Top 10: Best Moments of 2013

How did 2013 go for you? For us, it can only be described in one word: Phenomenal! From exclusive reveals to driving the best cars money can buy, we were spoilt for choice in deciding our top ten moments for 2013. We had to pick ten so without further ado, here is our fab list for 2013. We wish you a very Happy New Year!

 

1. Exclusive Reveal and First Drive: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

It don't get any better than this! We were the only ones to be invited to go to Washington DC and capture the live unveiling of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. To top that, we were invited to drive it across the Virginia Countryside too. We have the inside scoop on what makes the new Stingray probably the best Corvette ever made. 

 

2. Exclusive Reveal and First Drive: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

That's right, another exclusive reveal and first drive in Middle East from YallaMotor.com. The 2014 Silverado is a modern day hulk of a pick up. The grille has Road Respect written all over it. The interior has a ton of upgrades to make this a family owned option as well. Tread with care. 

 

3. Road Test: Bentley Continental GT V8

The sheer pleasure of driving Bentley Continental GT V8 propels it to the number 2 spot on our list. It has the best handling for a coupe we have driven and it is so much better in style compared to other luxury coupes in the market. It delivers on performance, it delivers on style and it has the most customizable interior compared to other brands. In short, we loved it. 

 

4. Head to Head: Mazda 6 vs Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord

What better way to lose advertising revenue than by comparing Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and the new upstart, Mazda6? And to top it all off, we actually made Mazda6 the winner. Needless to say this comparison sparked some heated discussion among readers and fans (and some annonymous PR folks!). 

 

5. Road Test: Mercedes-Benz SL 350 

Not only was the SL 350 a great convertible to drive, it was also surprisingly quite affordable. At 400,000 AED, you get a Mercedes-Benz convertible with all the comforts, gadgets and class leading safety features. It's a sin not to drive one!

 

6. Road Test: Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Talking about convertibles, the hottest convertible in the market right now is the Jaguar F-Type and we snagged it much before other 'established' and 'leading' publications. Hulk power, beast of an exhaust note and red hot good looks are just the surface. Read on to find out what made this one of our best drives in 2013. 

 

7. Head to Head: Toyota Avalon vs Chevrolet Impala

Again, we like to test the patience of leading brands by comparing flaghship sedans and no, our comparisons don't have tie-breakers! Both cars had their plus points and this was a very interesting analysis, read on to find out who won!

 

8. Road Test: Mercedes A250 AMG

It's not everyday you get to drive a hot hatch and when it comes to Mercedes-Benz how hot can it really get? On the other hand, does the price justify the drive or the comfort options provided? Is it better than the Volvo V40 we drove earlier? All this made this an intriguing drive and our top 10 pick this year. 

 

9. Terrain Test: 2014 Nissan Patrol 

When it comes to rugged off-road terrain, there are hardly any cars out there than can beat Nissan Patrol at it's game. Our terrain test includes wadi rock climbs, steep descents, dune bashing and fast highway drives. One of the most fun experiences in an off-road vehicle, period.  

 

10. First Drive: Lotus Evora S

The all new arrival of Lotus to UAE is a cause for celebration. We celebrated by taking it out for a spin. It has amazing handling and it looks stunning. We look forward to covering it further next year. The first taste though was so good that it made the list. Good job. 

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