Riyadh Travelogue - episode 2
I had the privilege of being driven in a few 4WDs during my stay there. These included a Cayenne Turbo , GMC Yukon (thanks to a local family friend) and my uncle's brand new Nissan Armada.
The Cayenne was a great experience. It was my first time ever in a Porsche and I had to constantly remind myself that this was a car meant for offroading unlike the 911s. The drive was exhilarating. You can literally feel those 450 horses pull the car during acceleration. The Cayenne can be compared to the Mercedes ML55 AMG and the BMW X5.
GMC Yukon is a monster. I didn't find anything interesting in it apart from its size which was quite intimidating.
The Nissan Armada was like a celebrity. There were lots of on-lookers when my uncle and I took the car out for a drive near the corniche. Apparently, nissan had launched only 100 of these on a test basis to see how the market responded and from what I noticed, it did appear to be quite popular. A perfect SUV for a family.
The Range Rover Autobiography, however, remains my favourite off-roader.
I also managed to go to a couple of showrooms to check out few toys that I would own some day! :)