Ramadan Car Guide: Premium Crossovers

08 Jul 2015
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Premium Crossovers


Established in 1917, Lincoln manufactured the most spectacular luxury cars with the most advanced engineering. Today, Lincoln stands at the pinnacle of automotive luxury and are more desired than ever before

The Lincoln MKC, is performance-minded and technologically savvy. It will greet owners with approach detection, an intuitive feature that senses when an owner is within a range of up to 2.4 metres, at which point the vehicle comes to life with a soft glow. Throughout the cabin, available open-pore wood trim, door-panel stitching, and exclusive Bridge of Weir® Deepsoft leather-trimmed seats accentuate the Lincoln MKC’s elegance and grace. The Lincoln MKC features a standard 2.0-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine delivering a competitive 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm, the most torque per litre in its class. The Intelligent All-wheel drive evaluates road conditions in milliseconds and Torque Vectoring Control, standard across all models, increases the fun-to-drive factor.


Price Range: From RO16,200


  • Engine: 2.0L EcoBoost
  • Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters
  • Horsepower: 240 HP @ 5500 rpm
  • Torque: 270 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm


  • Active noise control
  •  Continuously controlled damping
  •  Electronic power assisted steering
  •  Torque vectoring control
  •  Active grille shutters
  •  Dual stage driver and front passenger airbags, driver knee airbag
  • Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support
  •  Active park assist
  •  Lane keeping system
  •  Vista Roof® with power shade
  •  Dual zone electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC)
  •  10-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar and memory
  •  THX® II certified audio system with 14 speakers
  •  SYNC® with MyLincoln touch
  •  GCC navigation


User Recommendation:

“The Lincoln MKC sets new standards for the luxury crossover segment with high-end interiors, crisp handling and a potent engine. With features like Vista Roof With Power Shade, Dual Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, 10-Way Power Driver Seat with two-way power lumbar and memory, it offers a balance of driving dynamism and comfort.”

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With more than 125 years of experience, Mercedes-Benz is one of the world’s most prestigious and successful automobile companies

The new Mercedes-Benz GLA redefines the crossover segment with convincing style and world-class comfort, both on road and on difficult terrain, indulging its occupants in luxury. The high-quality appointments, developed with a loving attention to detail, and the flexible interior clearly position the GLA as a premium crossover vehicle. The modern four-cylinder engine provides turbocharging and direct injection, along with a standard ECO start and stop function that makes for superior efficiency. As the first Mercedes-Benz crossover, the GLA comes with the new generation 4MATIC all-wheel drive transmission, featuring fully variable torque distribution. The GLA is not just a crossover, it is first and foremost a Mercedes-Benz, combining the design values of progression and tradition, with its adventurous spirit being found wherever you look.


Price Range: From RO18,995

Specifications GLA 250 4MATIC:

  • Engine: 2.0L
  • Transmission: 7G-DCT 7-speed dual clutch transmission
  • Horsepower: 211 @ 5,500 rpm
  • Torque: 350 Nm @ 1,200-4,000 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100kph in 7.1 seconds
  • Top Speed: 230kph
  • Mode: All-Wheel Drive

Specifications GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC:

  • Engine: 2.0L
  • Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-Speed Sports Transmission
  • Horsepower: 360 @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 450 Nm @ 2,250-5,000 rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100kph in 4.8 seconds
  • Top Speed: 250kph
  • Mode: All-Wheel Drive


  • 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive
  •  Special off-road driving mode
  •  Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
  •  COMAND with Navigation on a 17.8 cm central media display
  •  Collision Prevention Assist Plus
  •  Reversing camera
  • Blind Spot Assist
  •  Active Parking Assist
  •  Panoramic sliding sunroof
  •  EASY-PACK tailgate
  •  Keyless-Go start function
  •  Tyre pressure monitoring system
  •  7-speed dual clutch transmission
  •  Comfort Suspension
  •  7 airbags as standard
  • Speed sensitive power steering
  •  Bi-xenon headlamps


User Recommendation:

“Whether for business, family, or leisure, the GLA delivers all around versatility, perfect for the Omani lifestyle. I’m confident that it will steal the hearts of drivers at first glance.”

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