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Celebrate the start of the spring with Lexus Select Event

Exclusive offers on a large Lexus line-up  Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, proudly presents the Spring Edition of the Lexus Select Event, giving customers the opportunity to purchase their preferred Lexus at exclusive prices starting at AED 122,000. “The much anticipated Lexus Select Event brings to our customers a host of exclusive offers and benefits, giving them the chance join the world of luxury by choosing their preferred car from a selection of Lexus vehicles, all while enjoying amazing experiences that extend well beyond the car,” said Christopher Buxton, Managing Director of Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors. Customers wishing to learn more about the offer can visit any of the Lexus showrooms across the UAE.

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Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor revealed as the new face of Nissan’s electric vehicle and zero emission programme In first mini-movie, Robbie takes Nissan BladeGlider for a midnight spin around Monaco as company moves to attract new audience to the electric revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 22, 2017:  Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight. The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future. Showcasing all the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles, the ......read more

Bridgestone MEA and distributor Alserkal go the extra mile for occupational health and safety with Emirates Transport

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2017:  Bridgestone Middle East and its sole importer and distributor for Dubai and the Northern Emirates Nasser bin Abdullatif Alserkal Est. have teamed up to help promote occupational health safety at Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport and auto services corporation.  The global tyre maker and its distributor are jointly sponsoring a month’s worth of activities, including training and promotions, backed up with the provision of the technical hardware which will help keep the 20,000-strong fleet of vehicles serviced by Emirates Transport in peak condition. Taking place throughout the month of March, the initiative dovetails with the sixth Emirates Transport Month of Occupational Health and Safety inaugurated by Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, ET General Manager. Mete ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors continues crackdown on counterfeit car parts with support of Al Ain Economic and Development Department

Product safety education paramount to stopping dangerous counterfeit parts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 20, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, recently participated in a raid with the Al Ain Economic Development Department, in cooperation with the legal authorities, which led to the confiscation of counterfeit Toyota and Lexus spare parts worth approximately AED 7.6 million. The raid was the culmination of months of investigation and organization between inspectors from the Al Ain Economic Development Department, legal authorities and Al-Futtaim Motors, leading to the confiscation of nearly 100,000 pieces of counterfeit Toyota and Lexus spare parts including air and oil filters, both of which are fundamental to the proper functionality of ......read more

PSA Group inaugurates its first Regional Headquarters for the Middle East

PSA Group inaugurated its first regional headquarters in the "Dubai Airport Free Zone" (DAFZ) to promote the group’s presence in the region.  Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017:  The high-profile event was attended by Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni; Director General of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, Jean-Christophe Quémard, Executive Vice-President; Africa-Middle East of PSA Group and Cedric Zayoun; Managing Director of the GCC  region at PSA Group. Welcoming PSA Group to DAFZA, Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni said: “The opening of PSA Group new facilities in DAFZA is a welcome addition to the diverse range of high-value and leading brands that have chosen to set up their offices here. Their presence will allow them the advantage of utilizing ......read more

World's Best Family SUV – the All-New Land Rover Discovery Makes its Debut in the United Arab Emirates

All-New Discovery showcases unrivalled capability and technology  Dubai, March 18 2017: Land Rover’s All-New Discovery made its highly anticipated UAE entrance this weekend at one of Dubai’s most popular adventure spots, Kite Beach in Jumeirah. The newest addition to the Land Rover Discovery Family of vehicles brought to life the philosophy of true adventure and discovery with daring stunt drives through a challenging obstacle course to the backdrop of crashing waves.  With unbeatable capability and versatility, the All-New Discovery clearly embodies the brand’s promise to go Above and Beyond, combining British desirability with an unstoppable spirit of adventure. The fifth-generation model benefits from Land Rover’s strong, safe and light full-size SUV architecture, delivering comfort and ......read more

Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017- Bosch teaches cars how to learn and take appropriate action

Artificial intelligence: Bosch teaches cars how to learn and take appropriate action Bosch CEO Denner: “Automated driving makes roads safer. Artificial intelligence is the key to that. We’re making the car smart.” New AI onboard computer can interpret road traffic  Blockchain: Bosch and TÜV Rheinland present a solution for odometer fraud Connected repair shops can repair vehicles in passing Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017:  At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin, the supplier of technology and services presented an onboard computer for automated vehicles. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), the computer can apply machine learning methods. The AI onboard computer is expected to guide self-driving cars through even complex traffic situations, or ones that are new ......read more

Thales to upgrade and extend Dubai metro Red Line signalling systems for World Expo 2020

Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017:  Thales has been selected by Alstom (leader of Expolink consortium), and Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to deliver the systems’ extension and upgrade of the Dubai metro's Red Line. The Red Line is one of the longest driverless metro lines in the world and will be used by the 25 million visitors expected at World Expo 2020. The Alstom-led consortium Expolink , also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the system of the existing line. The total value of the project is 2.6 billion euros. Known as Route 2020, the 15 km extension will include seven stations and is currently under construction to connect the existing network with the World ......read more

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev to jointly develop driverless vehicle fleet system for future public and on-demand transportation

Companies sign research contract to develop mobility services system for self-driving vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 13, 2017:  The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation. The companies will collaborate to develop a comprehensive, modular transportation system to enable clients to book rides, and mobility operators to monitor and operate self-driving car fleets. “As the mobility services landscape keeps evolving, we have a great opportunity to offer innovative, connected mobility solutions for the evolving needs of our customers, fully aligned with our vision of a zero-emission, zero-fatalities society,” said Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan Alliance senior vice ......read more

INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Company debuts all-new Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe

Premium 3.0T and 2.0T variant now available across INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Centers Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has introduced the highly anticipated and all-new Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe, announcing the availability of the premium 3.0T and 2.0T variant across INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Centers. Mr. Salah Yamout, Director of Sales & Marketing at Arabian Automobiles Company, commented: “The introduction of the Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe represents an important step in Arabian Automobiles Company’s pursuit of innovation and style, thanks to its state-of-the-art features, daring curves and powerful stance. We plan to grow market share and lead the ......read more

Liberty Automobiles Co. scoops top General Motors awards, making it the region's leading dealership for customer service

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 March 2017:  Liberty Automobiles Co., one of the largest General Motors dealerships and the sole dealer of Cadillac in the UAE and an authorised dealer for Chevrolet, Opel and AC Delco, has scooped seven top awards in the GM ‘Service & Parts Excellence Program’ and ‘Service Advisor Skills Competition.’ The company has been the highest performing dealership for the last three years, winning the highly coveted Service Advisor award for the third year running at the awards event hosted last month.  Rimoun Hanouch – Group General Manager at Liberty Automobiles Co. – commented: “Customer satisfaction is central to Liberty’s mission of providing outstanding car-buying and ownership experiences. We demonstrate our commitment to our customers by ......read more

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept: The Luxury Electric Vehicle

Effortless, exclusive and exhilarating, Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept brings luxury ownership experience to EV sector Luxury customer demands met by Bentley levels of craftsmanship and refinement, with electric performance and grand touring capabilities Bentley’s vision includes rapid inductive charging and connected on-board concierge services EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley’s future luxury strategy Concept showcases future Bentley exterior and interior design direction EXP 12 Speed 6e is on display at the Geneva Motor Show until 19 March Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017:  Bentley Motors is today sharing its ambition to define the electric luxury segment with the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. Wolfgang Dürheimer, ......read more

Etihad Rail showcases at Middle East Rail 2017

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 March 2017:  Etihad Rail has been participating in the region’s largest rail exhibition and conference, Middle East Rail (MER), held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre over the 7th and 8th March. During the two-day event, the national rail network has showcased an Etihad Rail Virtual Reality experience, planned network maps and an insight into the future passenger operations of the operator. H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Etihad Rail, and Eng. Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, hosted a series of discussions with international rail delegates across the event, including Paul Maynard MP, UK Rail Minister,  Philip Parham, UK Ambassador to the UAE, and H.E. Dr Rumaih al Rumaih, President of Saudi Railways Organisation and the Public ......read more

New PEUGEOT 3008 SUV named “Car of the Year 2017”

Dubai, UAE, March 8, 2017:  The new PEUGEOT 3008 was named the 2017 Car of the Year on Monday 6 March in Geneva by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The judging panel acclaimed its style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the twenty other prizes the new PEUGEOT 3008 has already won. The vehicle is the fifth PEUGEOT to win Car of the Year and the first SUV honoured in the history of the COTY prize. Car of the Year 2017: the new Peugeot 3008 SUV arrived right on time! It appeals to choosy customers who want to stand out and have new experiences, aiming to become a major contender in the compact SUV category. The new PEUGEOT 3008 offers a unique blend of style, comfort and road handling. The spectacular PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® is state of the art and gives new meaning to being in the ......read more

F-150 Dependability Award Underscores Built Ford Tough

F-150 builds on its renowned toughness as truck is recognized for top dependability among large light duty pickup pickups in the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study Truck shoppers prioritize F-150 quality above all other attributes, and consistently say it is a differentiator, according to internal Ford research 2017 marks 40 consecutive years for Ford F-Series as top-selling truck in America DUBAI, U.A.E., March 8, 2017:  American truck owners who value Built Ford Tough pickups are taking in some more great news: Ford F-150 is J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study award recipient for large light duty pickup. “All customers demand quality vehicles, and truck customers depend on toughness and reliability most of all,” said Bennie Fowler, Ford group vice president for quality. ......read more

AMR - Taking Aston Martin to new Extremes

New AMR brand strengthens the connection between road and race cars AMR derivatives planned for every core model in the Aston Martin range AMR Pro models to have increased power, sharper dynamics and unique exterior and interior treatment Rapide AMR and Vantage AMR Pro concepts confirmed for production Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2017:  Aston Martin has chosen the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to launch AMR - an exciting new brand that brings a new dimension of race inspired dynamism and performance.  Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes technology and inspiration from motorsport to amplify the sporting prowess present across the model range. With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, AMR takes Aston Martin’s road cars to new and exciting extremes. The AMR ......read more

Ford Edge, the Region's Most Nominated CUV, Scoops Another Recognition During Awards Season with wheels' Crossover of the Year 2017 Title

Award caps impressive year for Edge which also includes other segment-best titles in UAE, Lebanon and Oman Proving its credentials as one of the region’s most impressive vehicles, Ford Edge is also a finalist for a coveted Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) trophy, the results of which will be announced later this month All-new Ford Edge CUV delivers premium comfort and refinement, cutting-edge technologies, and class leading space and driving dynamics  Dubai, UAE, March 05, 2017: At its annual awards ceremony in Dubai last night, wheels magazine bestowed the title of Crossover of the Year for 2017 on the new Ford Edge, adding another trophy to the impressive crossover utility vehicle’s cabinet.  Edge has proved to be exceptionally popular in the Middle East since its launch, having already topped ......read more

Stylish Toyota Fortuner wins Readers' Choice trophy at the Wheels 2017 Car of the Year Awards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2017:  Toyota Fortuner, the highly popular seven-seat SUV, bagged Wheels’ Readers’ Choice Award at the ninth Wheels Car of the Year ceremony, the UAE’s largest independent automotive awards, held recently for the automotive industry in the UAE. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “With the medium SUV segment contributing to the growth of the automotive industry in the UAE, the Fortuner has proven to be a key player for Toyota. It’s no surprise that the new Fortuner, with its fully redesigned exterior and interior styling, has become so popular since its launch last year, and we would like to thank the thousands of voters that brought this award home to Toyota.” Renowned for its durability, on-road comfort and off-road ......read more

Alstom showcases its complete rail transport solutions at Eurasia Rail Turkey 2017

Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Alstom will be present in Eurasia Rail – the third biggest rolling stock rail industry exhibition in the world and the largest in the Eurasia Region – from 2-4 March 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The company will showcase its complete rail transport solutions from urban to high speed trains, and from signalling to services.  “Alstom has been a reliable partner for the Turkish railway sector for more than 60 years,” says Mrs Arban Citak, Managing Director of Alstom Turkey. “Alstom’s dedication to the Turkish market and to the development of the transport network which includes high speed and regional trains, metro, as well as signalling is confirmed by the growth in number and in expertise of our MEA Regional Hub in Istanbul’. Alstom is looking forward to ......read more

Performance coupe Lexus LC 500 brings a new chapter of amazing experiences in its first UAE debut

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has showcased its latest flagship performance coupe at the Dubai Mall, the all-new LC 500, marking a new chapter of “Experience Amazing”. Ushering a new era in the brand’s design direction, the new LC 500 showcase offered a hands-on experience with the provocative flagship coupe, complemented by Crafted For Lexus, the brand’s ultimate representation of craftsmanship, giving visitors an entry into the artisanal world of Lexus through a display of the latest collection of handmade lifestyle garments. Featuring avant garde elegance in a dynamic coupe package, the attractive form of the new LC 500 embodies the future design direction as it remains true to the key ......read more

Gael's Great in an R8

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Tournament fourth seed Gael Monfils took a break from practice today to test out the latest Audi R8 V10 plus in Vegas Yellow. Having owned an R8 in the past, the world number 12 player was delighted to test the fastest series production Audi of all time, hitting a top speed of 330km/h and capable of doing 0 to 100 in 3.3 seconds. The Audi has 610 hp and the maximum torque of 560 NM is available at 6500rpm. Audi is the official car sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and has supported the event for the last 12 years. Play in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships continues until 4 March, and along with Monfils, features Wimbledon, Olympic and ATP Finals champion and ATP world number one Andy Murray, Australian Open champion and seven-time Dubai winner Roger Federer, and two-time ......read more

Keen interest from Central Asia in Automechanika Dubai 2017

Roadshow across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan raises profile of Dubai automotive aftermarket trade fair Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  More than 100 automotive aftermarket professionals from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are attending a two-day Automechanika Roadshow in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as they look at ways to boost interregional business ties with the vibrant Middle East.  The Automechanika Roadshow to the CIS is making its first stop in Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana today (28 February), before moving onto Tashkent, Uzbekistan tomorrow (1 March), to analyse recent trends and future opportunities in the two vast automotive aftermarkets. The event is part of the Kazakhstan International Automotive Expo, supported by Automechanika, the world’s leading international automotive trade show ......read more

INFINITI co-developed second generation ERS unveiled with all-new R.S.17

INFINITI reaffirmed its long-term technical partnership with Renault Sport Formula One at the Team’s new race car unveil. The all-new R.S.17 incorporates for the first time the INFINITI co-developed second generation Energy Recovery System. INFINITI also provides the Renault Sport Formula One Team with new and diverse talent through its highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy. Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017:  INFINITI has reaffirmed once again its long-term technical partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team at the team’s 2017 race car unveil and driver line up presentation in London today. Following the successful debut of the INFINITI and Renault Sport Racing collaboration in 2016, the newly launched R.S.17 introduces for the first time the INFINITI co-developed second generation Energy ......read more

Al-Futtaim Automotive associates honoured at Mashkoor Award Ceremony

Dubai, February 22, 2017:  As part of its strategy to promote a culture of recognition and excellence, Al-Futtaim’s Emiratisation department and Al-Futtaim Automotive have awarded a group of 22 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award.  The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis and four expat associates within the Automotive division.  The Emirati associates were nominated by their respective businesses based on their skills and the value they added to the business, while the expat associates were nominated based on their contribution towards the group’s Nationalisation efforts. Congratulating the associates on their achievement, Abdulrahman Saqr, HR Director at Al-Futtaim Automotive, said: “We value the contribution of each and ......read more

Continental named 2017 Tire Manufacturer of the Year by Tire Technology International

High-calibre expert panel honours tyre manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment Vision 2025 triggered impressive number of projects in 2016 Over 150 million passenger car and light truck tyres were produced in markets including the Middle East region Middle East – 20th February, 2017:  Continental, the premium German automotive manufacturer, has been honoured by trade journal ‘Tire Technology International’ for initiating key innovation and excellence projects over the past 12 months. Continental recently collected the award for ‘Tire Manufacturer of the Year,’ having competed with other leading tyre brands for the accolade.  On its 10th anniversary, the Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and ......read more

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Incredible DSF offers from Al-Futtaim Honda…

Dubai, January 11, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, is starting the New Year with incredible Dubai Shopping Festival offers across its showrooms in the UAE.  Customers can drive away in a new Honda City starting from AED 49,900, Civic starting from AED 69,900 and Accord starting from AED 79,900. ......read more

UAE Trail Blazing Towards Sustainability Vision 2021 With Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip…

A convoy of over 10 electric vehicles will set out on a 700 km long road trip through all seven Emirates of the UAE  The road trip will begin on 29th January and will end on 1st February 2017 The trip will unveil charging stations in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi.  The fleet includes Tesla Model X and Model S’s, and other electric vehicles such as Renault Zoe ......read more

McLaren Automotive Sales Surge to Near-100% Increase in 2016…

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2017:  McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars, has recorded another record year of sales growth with a near-doubling of its sales volume year-over-year, selling a total of 3,286 cars in 2016 compared to 1,654 in 2015. The 99.3 per cent improvement in sales performance also follows the company’s announcement of a third ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors looks to accelerate implementation of sustainable mobility at the Abu Dhabi ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, will be taking part in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East, and a significant platform for international dialogue and cooperation, as the Official Transport Partner of the ......read more

New Jaguar F-type Debuts With World-first Gopro Technology…

AT-A-GLANCE New Jaguar F-TYPE range announced State-of-the-art technology, new look exterior and exclusive 400 SPORT launch edition New R-Dynamic model with 340PS and 380PS engines gives customers more choice World-first ReRun app developed with GoPro creates high quality video with real-time performance data World-class, super-fast Touch Pro infotainment system now available on ......read more

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Announces Breakthrough Technologies and Partnerships to Deliver ...…

Announcements include innovations developed from NASA technology for seamless integration of autonomous driving, new LEAF, and Nissan’s first tests targeting driverless cars Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 07, 2017 – In his 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote, Nissan Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn announced several technologies and ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda recognised for its environmental work…

Dubai, January 04, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has been recognised by Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) for its outstanding contribution to protecting the environment. As a result of its efforts to recycle waste and on achieving its environmental targets for the year, the Al-Futtaim company was ......read more

All-new Lexus RX takes home ArabWheels' Midsize Premium SUV award…

Lexus RX range includes the conventional RX 350 and RX 450h, the latest in Lexus’ hybrid innovation Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017:  The all-new 2016 Lexus RX luxury crossover has scooped up the “Midsize Premium SUV” award at the second ArabWheels Awards, recently held at the Meydan Hotel. The fourth-generation RX offers advanced redesigned gasoline and ......read more

Bentley's ‘Digital Experience' in The Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam…

Dubai, UAE, December 29, 2016:   The Conservatorium, Amsterdam’s luxury lifestyle palace in the heart of the Dutch capital, is the proud home of a Bentley Amsterdam shop in the hotel’s Van Baerle Shopping Gallery. Striving to curate luxurious moments for it’s guests the Conservatorium joined hands with Bently earlier in the year to provide a new digital experience drenched ......read more

Emirates Motor Company Offers Tennis Fans the Chance to Meet the Best Players in the World…

Mubadala World Tennis Championship car sponsor, EMC, announces competition to win a place at the post tournament cocktail party Tennis clinic session and the chance to do the coin toss at the start of a match among other top prizes Abu Dhabi: 28 December 2016:  Tennis fans are being offered the chance to mingle with some of the best players in the world at the glamourous Mubadala ......read more

Redesigned Fortuner Scoops Arab Wheels' Midsize SUV of the Year Award…

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2016:  Toyota Fortuner, the completely redesigned second generation seven-seat SUV, has been named “Midsize SUV of the Year” at the second Arab Wheels Award. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “The Medium SUV segment constitutes over 40% of the volume SUV market in the UAE and the ......read more

‘Bahrain' forms a strategic growth market in GCC for China's luxury car giant GAC Motor…

Company to launch GS4 SUV with Tasheelat Automotive Company in Bahrain in the second week of December Dubai, December 8th, 2016: GAC MOTOR, one China’s leading automobile giants, is aiming to grow its market share in Bahrain with the introduction of indigenously developed GS4, its flagship SUV model. The company will launch the vehicle GS4 in the second week of December for ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company Announces Exclusive End of Year Offers for Renault Vehicles…

Dubai, UAE, December 7th, 2016:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has today announced a range of exclusive offers for December, across the entire line-up of Renault vehicles. The compilation of unmissable Renault offers includes both well-established and newly-launched ......read more

Dial-A-Battery invites motorists to get under the hood and pick up some valuable tips on car ...…

Dial-A-Battery invites motorists to get under the hood and pick up some valuable tips on car batteries. The iconic Captain Volt shares his super-expert advice. It happens to the best of us. You’re dashing off to work or an appointment… you turn the ignition key on and well, your car won’t start. Frustration immediately kicks in. You’ve guessed right– ......read more

Masdar's PRT System Functions at 99% Since Launch in 2010…

Over 2 million passengers transported in 6 years Abu Dhabi/Dubai 6 December, 2016:  The driverless Masdar Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system at the carbon neutral Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has functioned at over 99% efficiency since it began services 6 years ago! This remarkable achievement is indicative of the system’s quality technology, dynamic safety features and ......read more

Dubai South to hit the road with its first E-bus…

The world’s largest greenfield urban development, Dubai South takes the green approach towards developing its mass transit system Dubai-UAE: 6 December, 2016:  In a significant step towards building a low carbon footprint city, Dubai South today signed an agreement with Transit Australia Group (TAG). The signing was witnessed by Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO, Dubai South and ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover MENA Scoops Up Top Accolades at the Global Technician of the Year 2016 Awards ...…

Global Technician of the Year 2016 Top Scoring Market – MENA Land Rover Global Technician of the Year 2016 – Jinto Thomas, Al Tayer Motors, UAE Jaguar Global Technician of the Year 2016, First Runner Up – Koudi Kamal, SMEIA, Morocco Dubai, UAE, November 30, 2016:  At a ceremony held in the UK Global Head Quarters, luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land ......read more

Land Rover Reveals its Discovery Sport #WeekendAdventure Film Series…

The new series drives enthusiasts to trace and share their weekend adventures across the region through the Land Rover Ardhi Mobile App Dubai, 30 November, 2016:  As part of its #MYLAND (Ardhi in Arabic) creative communications platform, Land Rover Middle East and North Africa has just launched the first film in its new Discovery Sport #WeekendAdventure series.  Featuring a ......read more

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing unveil radical AM-RB 001 hypercar in the Middle East…

Regional premiere of revolutionary AM-RB 001 kicks off Formula 1 weekend  Presented in Abu Dhabi by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen 29 November 2016, UAE:  Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have unveiled the groundbreaking hypercar AM-RB 001 for the first time in the Middle East. Fittingly making its debut on the eve of the 2016 ......read more

A Picture of Refinement: Range Rover and Jonas Bendiksen Capture the World's Ultimate Vistas…

Land Rover works with Magnum Photos to showcase some of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth World-renowned photographer Jonas Bendiksen used Range Rover, the ultimate SUV, to reach superior vantage points for each stunning shot  Epic vistas of Norway are the first in a series of photographic works Subjects range from vast fjords and islands to the breathtaking mountains of ......read more

Discounts up to AED 20,000 during the Honda Hot Spot offers…

Dubai, November 24, 2016:  Customers looking to buy a new Honda Car or Bike will receive discounts up to AED 20,000 as part of Al-Futtaim Honda’s Hot Spot offers.  Upon purchase of a new Honda vehicle, customers will receive 25% off on service contracts and accessories, 50% off on window tints and 30% off on rust proofing. Honda Bike customers will receive 20% off on after ......read more

INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Establishes the First Certified Pre-Owned Center in the MENA Region…

State-of-the-art Center is the first of its kind and will cater significantly to INFINITI’S ever expanding customer base Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2016:   Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, achieves yet another milestone: the first ever Certified Pre-Owned Center in the MENA ......read more

Ford Trucks Showcases its 2017 Line-up at BIG 5…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016:   Ford Trucks, with the official importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates, Al Tayer Motors, is showcasing its 2017 line-up of the powerful Construction Series including the 4143M and 3543M mixers alongside the 1843T tractor, at the Big 5 Exhibition in Dubai from November 21 – 24, 2016. Powered by the new Ford Ecotorq engine family, the 2017 ......read more

Jaguar XF Wins Golden Steering Wheel Award For Best Saloon Car…

Jaguar XF voted ‘Best Saloon’ in Medium-Full-size category  Jaguar F-PACE takes second place in the Large SUV category Video interview with Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, available to view and share here  Dubai, 20 November 2016:  Jaguar has won Germany’s top car award, the Golden Steering Wheel. The Jaguar XF was voted ‘Best Saloon’ ......read more

Ferrari Unleashes a Spectrum of Emotions With The Launch of The 488 Passione Rossa…

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:   Ferrari reaffirms its ability to unleash an unparalleled spectrum of emotions in people with the release of its 488 Passione Rossa video this month. Inspired by the passion, adrenaline and pure joy associated with the 488 range, the footage showcases the agility, responsiveness and breathless exhilaration of the 488GTB and 488 Spider, seen through the eyes of ......read more

The ‘New Original': Jaguar XKSS Makes World Debut in Los Angeles…

Jaguar Classic reveals ‘new original’ XKSS to media at Petersen Museum in Los Angeles  One-off car has been authentically produced to exact 1957 specification by Jaguar Land Rover Classic’s expert craftsmen  Nine examples to be hand-built in the UK with deliveries to customers beginning in 2017 Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:  The first genuine Jaguar ......read more

H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent inaugurates the Gulf Concours event at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah…

Gulf Concours celebrates automotive excellence with some of the world’s rarest and most valuable cars on display for the first time in the UAE Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:  His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent today inaugurated the prestigious Gulf Concours event at the iconic seven star Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The exclusive, invitation-only event is showcasing some of ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Scoops Four Top Accolades at ArabWheels Awards 2016…

Dubai, 17 November 2016:  Luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover took home four top motoring awards at the second edition of the ArabWheels 2016 Awards at a ceremony held on Tuesday, 15th November at the 5-star Meydan hotel. Nominated alongside its peers in the automotive industry, Jaguar Land Rover’s flagship models were recognised at the ArabWheels Awards 2016. The ......read more

Vanquish S takes Aston Martin's ultimate Super GT to the next level…

Power of naturally-aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine increased to 600PS    Suspension set-up honed to deliver greater poise and precision  Exterior features new exposed carbon fibre splitter and diffuser, plus striking new quad exhaust outlets  Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016:  Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new ......read more

Gulf region can lead global movement toward fully autonomous vehicle, say industry experts…

‘Road to autonomy inevitable’, speakers say ahead of 2nd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai  Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016:  The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can be at the forefront of the global movement toward the fully autonomous vehicle and Mobility as a Service (MaaS), transport and automotive industry experts have said. Jacob Bangsgaard, ......read more

New Lotus and Caterham Experiences unveiled at Dubai Autodrome…

ERAS Customs & Classics partner to provide exclusive vehicles Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016:   ERAS Customs & Classics, part of Al-Futtaim Group, has partnered with Dubai Autodrome to introduce two new motorsport experiences for the public, allowing guests to experience the thrill of three different high performance cars. Motoring fans will get a choice of two track ......read more

RTA and Hyperloop One Sign Agreement to Start Connecting the Emirates…

Agreement to study high-speed routes that reduce travel time between Abu Dhabi and Dubai to 12 minutes UAE could see a Hyperloop ‘within next five years’, according to company Hyperloop One vision includes original concept for autonomous vehicles and Hyperloop One Portal design Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2016:  The UAE is one step closer to being the world’s first ......read more

Nissan Introduces New Electric-Motor Drivetrain: e-POWER…

Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016:  Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., today introduced its new drive system called e-POWER to customers. It marks the first time that e-POWER technology is available for consumers, marking a significant milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility. e-POWER borrows from the EV technology perfected in the Nissan LEAF, the best-selling pure ......read more

Al Tayer Motors unveils the New Maserati Quattroporte at Salon des Grandes Complications…

The new Quattroporte: restyling and range strategy for a new product experience      Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016:   After three and a half years of unprecedented success in the international markets, the Quattroporte continues its success story that commenced over 50 years ago by undergoing a substantial restyling. The new flagship was unveiled at the Salon Des Grandes ......read more

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) and Mercedes-Benz to show the Zetros 3643 AS Tractor-head at ADIPEC ...…

The Zetros is available in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations as tractor-head and chassis version for various heavy-duty applications, with GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) variants ranging from 18 – 40t. The vehicle exhibited at ADIPEC is a Zetros 3643 AS 6x6 Tractor-head, sporting 426hp and providing a GCW (Gross Combination Weight) of up to 116 tonnes, thus highly capable of hauling large and ......read more

Dr. Mahareiq Group Opens Strokerz Middle East in Dubai…

Region First Specialized Company for Motors Maintenance and Customization Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016:   On Friday, Dr. Mahareiq Group opened the second branch of Strokerz Middle East in Dubai Investment Park, Dubai. The event was attended by VIPs, motorcycles fans, and riders from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Lebanon. Strokerz Middle East-Dubai will be the first ......read more

British Airways celebrates first anniversary of the Dreamliner launch with special fares from Abu ...…

Eight reasons for travelers from the UAE to fly British Airways’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to London Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 November 2016:  British Airways have announced a special fares campaign to mark the one year anniversary since the launch of the Dreamliner 787-9 on its Abu Dhabi to London service. The special fares campaign will run until 16 November with travel valid until 31 ......read more

Land Rover Driving Ben Ainslie's Race to Win America's Cup…

Land Rover engineers find new aerodynamics solutions as they work with the team to make Sir Ben Ainslie’s catamaran the fastest boat in the America’s Cup  Engineers’ pioneering work creates software that has the potential to unlock crucial extra performance and manoeuvrability to get team over the line first Sophisticated computer analysis of carbon fibre wingsail ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company launches Infiniti Halo Model the Q50 RED SPORT 400…

Expanding Powertrain Line-Up with the Q50 Red Sport 400 tailored to sport performance seekers  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 November, 2016:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Infiniti in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, announced the launch of the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400.  Infiniti’s ......read more

Masdar Institute Links up with QinetiQ and Sand-X Motors to Develop Automated Unmanned Rover System ...…

Using SAND-X Motor’s All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as a Platform, the Collaborative Project Aims to Develop an Automated URS Ground Vehicle that Can Take on Local Terrain Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 October, 2016:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, along with UK-based ......read more

World's first Audi Sport Center officially opens in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 29th, 2016:  Audi Sport CEO, Stephan Winkelmann and H.E. Ali Bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Founder and Chairman of Family Council Ali and Sons, officially inaugurated the world’s first Audi Sport Center in Abu Dhabi last night.  They were joined by VIP guests at the Audi Sport Center, located in Al Sawari Tower A on the prestigious Corniche Road, to ......read more

Ali & Sons to open the first Audi Sport Center in the world in Abu Dhabi…

Exclusive home for the Audi Sport RS and R models Ali & Sons have invested over US $60 million in the brand Regional launch of Audi’s new performance brand Audi Sport  Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 23, 2016 : Ali &Sons, the exclusiveAudi representative in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, will celebrate the inauguration of their new Audi Sport Center on October 26th. The Audi ......read more

Land Rover Diaries: Range Rover SVAutobiography…

Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2016:  The latest episode in our test drive series titled ‘The Land Rover Diaries’ has just been release in the Middle East - join us as we test drive the Range Rover SVAutobiography around the city.  Building on 45-years success, the Range Rover SVAutobiography produced exclusively by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations bespoke ......read more

A-MAP conducts car battery maintenance training to the Fasttrack team…

A-MAP conducts car battery maintenance training to the Fasttrack team Al-Muqarram Auto Spare Parts Trading [A-MAP], a global player in the distribution of aftermarket automotive products, has recently conducted car battery maintenance training to 70 personnel of the Sales and Technical team at Fasttrack. The training was conducted by Ramamurthy Rao who heads up the R&D, Technical & ......read more

Kia Introduces Its First Front-Wheel Drive Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission…

Advanced transmission developed in-house for front-wheel drive models Intelligent packaging ensureslighter weight and similardimensions as a conventional six-speed automatic transmission 143 new patents filed throughout development of advanced transmission Eight-speed FWD automatic transmission to debut in 2017 Kia Cadenza Dubai ,UAE,October 11, 2016: Kia Motors has revealed details ......read more

Renault-Nissan Alliance hits milestone of 350,000 electric vehicles sold, maintains position as ...…

Dubai, UAE,October 11, 2016: The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world’s leader in zero-emissions mobility, has sold its 350,000th electric vehicle since  December 2010, when the Nissan LEAF went on sale. The Alliance achieved the historic milestone in August, while also setting an industry record of 100,000 EVs sold in a single year. The Alliance today accounts for half of the EVs ......read more

Modern day Concours comes to Dubai…

Gulf Concours announced with a stunning line-up of unique cars set for inaugural showpiece event on the  lawns of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Dubai, UAE – October 11, 2016:   A combination of near priceless, classic cars mixed with the ultimate in modern, bespoke luxury and supercars have been confirmed to headline the inaugural Gulf Concours to be held on the lawns of the ......read more

Central Motors & Equipment Announces Sole Distributorship Agreement with Cyclo Industries…

CM&E to Have Exclusive Rights to Distribute High Performance specialty chemicals in Automotive, Heavy duty/ Fleet, Industrial, Agricultural and Marine segments in UAE Market Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 9, 2016:  Central Motors & Equipment (CM&E), a member of Al Fahim Group with exclusive agency agreements for leading global brands of tyres, automotive parts, lubricants, service ......read more

QX Sport Inspiration: A daring new SUV vision from INFINITI…

Hints at future INFINITI mid-sized premium SUV Latest interpretation of ‘Powerful Elegance’ form language Design evolved for European premiere in Paris Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2016:  The INFINITI QX Sport Inspiration is an elegant and powerful expression of progressive SUV design. Laying down markers for future INFINITI QX models, the QX Sport Inspiration explores the ......read more

Score for Charity: Gargash Enterprises Mercedes-Benz collaborates with Al Ahli Football Club to ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:    Gargash Enterprises, The authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah & Northern Emirates, reaffirms its social commitment yet again by introducing ‘Score for Charity’, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region. In a unique collaboration with Al Ahli Football Club, Gargash Enterprises has announced a contribution of ......read more

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