2015 Jaguar F-Type R – They brought out the fangs

Jaguar have done a lot to change people’s perception of the brand over the past few years, and since I first drove the F-Type V6s, I fell madly in love. I have known all along that the V8 would be a lot more feisty, but would it matter? Would the extra power, grunt and fangs be needed? I was incredibly eager to find out!

Giving me the keys to the F-Type R was probably one of the most incredible feelings and I couldn’t wait to spend a whole weekend with Jaguar’s fastest vehicle in production.

Huge thanks to Jaguar & Weber Shandwick for this amazing weekend ride.

Jaguar F-Type R - Cover

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2015 Range Rover SE LWB – What have they done?!

The Range Rover is one of the most iconic SUVs in the market today and since inception in 1970, the Range Rover has been the definition of a large, off-road capable, first class riding luxury SUVs.

Getting the keys to the 2015 Range Rover Vogue SE Long Wheel Base (Yes, that is a long name) has brought on a lot of questions, specifically; what have they done?!

Huge thanks to Land Rover & Weber Shandwick for this amazing weekend ride.

Range Rover Vogue SE Supercharged LWB - Cover Shot

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2015 Peugeot 308 GT – They’re back with a great hatch!

Peugeot is one of the brands that have won many international automotive awards, built iconic cars over the years and have been around for over a century, so how come they are not a very desired automotive brand in the UAE?

The past few generations of Peugeot have not really kept up with their competitors in my opinion and this is where the new 308, and specifically the 308 GT and GTI comes in.

Special thanks to PerceptGulf for a week with the lovely Peugeot 308 GT.

Peugeot 308 GT - Cover Shot

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2015 Infiniti Q50 through Shift Car Rental

I have not used a rental service in quite a long time, and evidently they have changed a lot. I had the opportunity to try out Shift Car Rental in Dubai after hearing of competitive pricing and new paperless applications – I am all for paperless processing!

The weapon of the week was the Infiniti Q50, which I had not reviewed yet. So, two birds. One stone.

2015 Infiniti Q50 through Shift Car Rental - Front Left Angle

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2015 Jaguar XE S – Should the Germans be worried?

The Germans have always come on top in the small sedan segment with the BMW 3-Series leading the race most often and now the British have a thing or two to say about that.

Jaguar have been doing an incredible and exciting job in the automotive industry for the past few years and now they want to have a word with the Germans about the small sedan car. Exciting.

Huge thanks to Jaguar & Weber Shandwick for this amazing weekend ride.

2015 Jaguar XE - Side Angle Shot

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2015 Ford F-150 Platinum – Is This Truck Perfection?

In case you were not keeping count, the 2015 Ford F-150 is the thirteenth generation Ford truck. That is right, it has over 60 years of trucking experience and boy does it show! Introducing the most advanced truck Ford has ever made – The Ford F-150 Platinum.

This would be the first truck review on ihabdrives.com and I have to say, I was extremely excited to try the best out of Ford, the Super Crew with a 5.0litre Ti-VCT V8 engine!

2015 Ford F150 Platinum - Exterior - Hill Front Right

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2015 Range Rover Evoque – Is it really a shrunken Range Rover?

Back in 2011 Land Rover made a bold move by introducing a third car to the Range Rover line up, called the Evoque. The car got a lot of publicity over the years and soon became a very popular cross-over with bold looks.

I have been very intrigued by the Evoque over the years, especially in coupe but never got the chance to experience it.. until now! This is my review of the 5 door version of the 2015 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic.

2015 Range Rover Evoque Dynamic - Cover

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2015 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid – Is the future here yet?

Last year I drove the face-lifted Porsche Panamera GTS and it was an incredible machine, but there was another version of the Panamera I was very keen to try, the Panamera S E-Hybrid.

If you think this is a boring Hybrid with barely any range, power or appeal, you are wrong. Very wrong.

It has a combined 416 horsepower, 5.5 seconds 0-100kmph time, 270kmph top speed and an electric drive range of 36kms on a full battery.. for starters.

Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid - Basalt Black Metalic

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2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 4Matic – The New Direction

Ever since a few years ago, Mercedes Benz started rolling out a new line-up of small sized cars and cross-overs; The all-new A, CLA, GLA, and the GLC. It was the first time that the brand ventured and invested heavily into smaller sized vehicles targeting and bringing younger generations to the three pointed star.

While their larger and established models got even better, I was intrigued to see what these new models were all about and I was fortunate enough to start this off with the 2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250 4Matic!

Mercedes Benz GLA - Cover Shot 2

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