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Nissan shares vision for future mobility at CES Asia 2019

Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies merge real and virtual worlds, tap brain signals to help drivers Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   Nissan will share its vision for the future of mobility at CES Asia 2019 by showing technologies that access brain waves and merge the real and virtual worlds to assist drivers. Nissan will demonstrate its innovative Invisible-to-Visible and Brain-to-Vehicle technologies and show the electric, all-wheel-drive IMs concept car at the trade show in Shanghai. Together, these displays will give customers insight into Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the brand’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. “At Nissan, we always aim to be ahead of the curve,” said Roel De Vries, senior vice president for marketing at Nissan. ......read more

BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover announce collaboration for next-generation electrification technology

• BMW “Gen 5” eDrive technology supports future evolutions with Jaguar Land Rover • Both companies share vision of future-oriented drive technologies     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   As it develops its plans for the mobility of the future, the BMW Group is increasingly focusing on co-operations to help make next-level electrification technology more widely available to customers by the start of the coming decade.   Cooperation between car manufacturers to share know-how and resources is important as the automotive industry tackles the significant technological challenges of autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).   After three years of Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group remains firmly on track, having ......read more

Britain's Greatest Test Driver, Norman Dewis Obe, Passes Away

• Legendary former Jaguar test driver and works racer, Norman Dewis OBE, has passed away aged 98 • Dewis was Britain’s greatest ever test driver, having developed 25 of the most significant Jaguars ever over his 33-year career • Jaguar’s most famous models, including the Le Mans 24 Hours-winning D-type as well as the iconic E-type, were honed with Dewis’ expertise • Dewis also set a land speed record for Jaguar and competed with a D-type at Le Mans and Goodwood during the 1950s • Even at 98, Dewis remained a global ambassador of Jaguar and an asset to the brand legacy he helped to establish   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:    The man responsible for developing some of the most iconic Jaguars ever, Norman Dewis OBE, has passed away aged 98. Over ......read more

Arabian Automobiles INFINITI team sweeps regional aftersales skills contest with three honours

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:   Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive distributor for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, secured another glorious year of big wins at the INFINITI Regional Aftersales Skills Contest 2019 that rewards excellence in customer service.  A platform designed by INFINITI Middle East to recognise and award INFINITI frontline brand ambassadors, the regional skills contest evaluated the competencies of the team in providing exceptional customer satisfaction and total ownership experience. Covering INFINITI service teams from across the GCC, the contest tests the level of innovation, commitment, dedication and passion that members show in enhancing customer service standards.  Arabian Automobiles INFINITI team ......read more

Aston Martin Produces First Cars at St Athan

• British luxury carmaker’s second manufacturing facility is now producing cars • Aston Martin St Athan is on target to go into full production in the first half of 2020 • Testing of the Aston Martin DBX continues apace   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:  Aston Martin Lagonda’s second UK manufacturing plant has started to produce cars, as the latest pre-production models of the luxury British carmaker’s first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, are built.   The 90-acre, former Ministry of Defence site at St Athan in Wales was announced as the second UK plant for Aston Martin Lagonda in early 2016 and since then the whole site, including three ‘Super Hangars’, has been transformed into a modern manufacturing facility for our hand-crafted British ......read more

Backseat battles: kids driving their parents to distraction – and danger on the roads, Nissan reveals

• More than six in 10 European parents are distracted by kids’ back seat behaviour  • One in three admit road safety suffers; red traffic lights missed, swerving across lanes and hands off the steering wheel • One in three parents will look for driving assistance technology on their next car    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:  More than six in 10 European parents (63%) admit they struggle to fully concentrate on the road when their children are misbehaving in the car.  But even more worrying is that nearly one in three adults (29%) reveal they know they’re less safe behind the wheel as a result, according to new research conducted by Nissan.   Parents say the level of distraction means they’ve taken their eyes off the road and their hands ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover & Bmw Group Announce Collaboration for Next Generation Electrification Technology

● Jaguar Land Rover and BMW are joining forces to develop next generation electric drive systems. ● Collaboration seeks to advance development of electrification technology to support transition to ACES. ● Joint investment in research & development, engineering and procurement will provide the necessary economies of scale to support increased consumer adoption of electric vehicles.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 June 2019: Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group today confirmed they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central part of the automotive industry’s transition to an ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) future.   The strategic collaboration ......read more

Diesel Technic (ME) Fze and Jafza Stimulate the Automotive Sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 June 2019:   According to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai’s automotive sector is poised for growth and is expected to increase by 35 per cent between 2017 and 2021 due to the spare parts and accessories market.  A key player in the automotive sector, Diesel Technic (ME) FZE is manoeuvring itself to capitalise on this advancement. The German-headquartered group has 41,000 products covering the full range of automotive parts and accessories and has been a leading player in the GCC’s automotive and spare parts and accessories sector since 1995.  Diesel Technic, however, has not been alone in building its brand in the Middle East. Since its inception in the region, the company has received ample support from Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) by utilising ......read more

Lexus ES 300h crowned ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan' at Middle East Car of the Year awards 2019

Pioneering hybrid electric vehicle recognized as finest in its class at prestigious annual award ceremony by panel of 19 independent automotive editors Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2019:  Lexus’ enduring commitment to excellence in engineering, innovation and driving dynamics has once again been highlighted with a prestigious industry recognition. The brand’s tireless pursuit of emotional design, exceptional comfort and class-leading performance was endorsed recently when the Lexus ES 300h was honoured in the ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan’ category at the 2019 Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards, one of the premier annual award ceremonies for the region’s automotive industry, which took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Combining class-leading handling with unparalleled luxury, the Lexus ES ......read more

Aston Martin Ready to Race in the Spirit of '59 as It Honours 60th Anniversary Le Mans Victory

• Aston Martin Racing targets GTE Pro and Am victory at Le Mans • Team in high state of readiness ahead of FIA World Endurance Championship finale • Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE to take its final bow    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Aston Martin Racing heads into the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans as a serious contender for victory in the fiercely-contested GTE Pro class, as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season reaches its climax at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe in France this weekend (15-16 June).   Sixty years on from Aston Martin’s greatest victory, when Roy Salvadori (GB) and Carroll Shelby (USA) took Aston Martin’s only outright win at Le Mans, the crews of the Vantage GTEs once again prepare to fight. In the front-running GTE ......read more

The Ultimate Q-Car: New Touring Specification for World's Fastest Production Sedan, Jaguar XE SV Project 8

 Limited-run collector’s edition Jaguar XE SV Project 8 features discreet fixed spoiler in place of rear aerodynamic wing   600PS road-focused Touring specification delivers exceptional performance with 0-60mph in 3.3sec and top speed of 186mph (300km/h)  Production strictly limited to no more than 15 four-seat vehicles worldwide, making Touring specification the most exclusive XE SV Project 8 derivative*  Touring specification available in four signature Project 8 paint finishes, including British Racing Green and Corris Grey Satin  Future classic evokes spirit of iconic motorsport-proven Jaguar touring cars including ‘Coombs’ Mk II and ‘Broadspeed’ XJC – in the Mk II’s 60th anniversary year  For more information on the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, and ......read more

Al-Futtaim Lexus launches the innovative Rewards by Lexus Prepaid Card

As rewarding as owning your own Lexus Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2019:  Al-Futtaim Lexus has launched one of the most innovative automotive prepaid cards in the Middle East in partnership with Noor Bank, Mastercard and Flex-e-card. The Rewards by Lexus Prepaid Card, offers customers buying a new Lexus attractive cashback on the card, which can be used across Al-Futtaim Lexus Service Centres, Intersect by Lexus, along with a diverse portfolio of Al-Futtaim brands and other retail stores in the UAE.  Customers taking advantage of the Rewards by Lexus Prepaid Card will also be able to access special aftersales benefits including 25% off all parts and 20% off all labour. Other benefits include, attractive discounts at Intersect by Lexus, dining benefits at Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Crowne Plaza Dubai ......read more

New Land Rover Defender Completes Tusk Testing to Support Lion Conservation in Kenya

● Tested by experts: New Defender undergoes testing in Kenya with Tusk to support lion conservation initiatives in Africa ● Tougher than ever: Specially camouflaged Defender prototype was used by wildlife managers to support conservation operations across the 14,000-hectare Borana Conservancy  ● Unstoppable capability: New Defender was put to the test towing supplies in support of operations and fording rivers while tracking prides of lion ● Trusted partners: Land Rover has been an official partner of wildlife conservation charity, Tusk, for 15 years and 2019 is its Year of the Lion, to highlight declining lion numbers in Africa   Sunday 9 June 2019, Dubai, UAE: The new Land Rover Defender has moved a step closer to production after successfully completing a demanding testing program with ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Plots Further MENA Expansion Following Remarkable Sales Growth

• Jaguar Land Rover reports outstanding 2018/2019 financial year results for MENA  • Jaguar’s MENA retail sales were 46 % up year-on-year, while Land Rover’s MENA retail sales were 13 % up for the same period  • The luxury manufacturer looks to maintain its growth for the 2019/2020 financial year with a series of new model launches across the region   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2019:  Despite all the challenges in the region’s automotive sector, luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has reported an impressive increase in annual sales in MENA across its two brands for 2018/2019, compared to 2017/2018 results.    Jaguar’s MENA retail sales were up significantly by 46 %, while Land Rover MENA displayed a 13 % year-on-year ......read more

Volvo's Car configurator tool now allows for a high degree of personalization

Customers can customize their dream Volvo model with multiple combinations and options Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:    Trading Enterprises – Volvo, the exclusive distributor of Volvo vehicles in the UAE, is now offering customers additional flexibility of configuring their Volvo vehicle with the recently launched configurator tool that is now available at volvocars.com/en-ae/build.  The car configurator tool allows customers to configure their choice of Volvo model with different engines and trim levels together with various possible combinations of colours, wheels, upholstery, exterior styling, packages and options available. The configurator offers an easy, interactive and premium experience by creating a final rendering of choices showing interior and exterior of the configured ......read more

Sensory Steering Wheel Keeps Your Eyes on the Road

● Jaguar Land Rover researches rapid heating and cooling of the steering wheel for use with turn-by-turn navigation ● ‘Sensory steering wheel’ helps reduce driver distraction by keeping eyes on the road ● Drivers not paying attention is a major contributor to road accidents ● Thermal changes could also be used to warn of approaching junctions and roads with poor visibility     Wednesday, 29 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   A steering wheel developed by Jaguar Land Rover could help keep drivers’ eyes on the road – by using heat to tell drivers when to turn left or right.   The research, in partnership with Glasgow University, has created a ‘sensory steering wheel’, parts of which can be quickly heated and cooled to ......read more

New initiatives introduced by MG Motor to enhance customer satisfaction across the Middle East

 Three new initiatives launched by British-born car brand after record 2018   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 28, 2019:   MG Motor has introduced three important new initiatives in the Middle East this year as the car brand looks to build on its growing popularity across the region. The launches of a new spare parts online system, a customer referral incentive and a free clinic/trade-in campaign are all designed to bolster awareness of the brand while contributing to increased levels of customer satisfaction.   MG has been carefully working on improving its customer service standards – in February this year, the brand’s Customer Service Index (CSI) rating hit 90 percent, significantly up from the 2018 figure of 73 percent. Providing further peace of mind, all new MG cars come with a six ......read more

Genesis G70 Wins Best Luxury Sedan Award

May 28, 2019:  The 2019 Genesis G70’s exquisite attention to detail has contributed to it being named as the ‘Best Luxury Sedan’ by Sport Motor, KSA. The magazine announces a list of best car awards each year to recognize remarkable vehicles with judging criteria that involves the evaluation of essential features, unique design display, and functionality that enhances user experience.  The award-winning Genesis G70 has been recognized by magazines both regionally and internationally, as well as by review boards, winning ‘Car of the Year’ by the Motor Trend and ‘North American Car of the Year’ by an independent jury from North America. These accolades are testament to Genesis creating the finest automobiles and related products and services for driving connoisseurs around the ......read more

Ferrari's V8 takes its fourth consecutive International Engine & Powertrain of the Year award

The Ferrari engine also takes Performance Engine of the Year and two other categories Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   The 21st edition of the International Engine & Powertrain of the Year has seen Ferrari triumph again, taking the overall title with its 720-cv, 3.9-litre V8 for the fourth year running, a feat never achieved by any other engine in the history of the awards. The 3902 cc V8 engine that powers the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista and 488 Pista Spider took the overall honours and also the Performance Engine award. With this year’s change from capacity categories to power output categories, to ensure a fairer judging of hybrid powertrains, Ferrari’s V8 took a further two categories: the same engine was voted the best power unit over 650 PS, while the 3855 cc version that powers ......read more

Rolls-Royce Unveils Wraith Eagle VIII Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled its latest Collection Car, Wraith Eagle VIII, on the shores of Lake Como at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, 24-26 May. Created by the Bespoke Collective at the House of Rolls-Royce, a Collection of just 50 Wraith Eagle VIII motor cars will tell the epic tale of one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century.  Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown braved uncharted skies to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June, 1919. Contemporaries of Sir Henry Royce, Alcock and Brown flew non-stop from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland in a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber aircraft. The bi-plane was powered by twin 20.3 litre, 350 bhp, Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines. It ......read more

Toyota Yaris WRC races to victory in first-ever Rally Chile

Ott Tänak and GAZOO Racing World Rally Team dominate track to claim second win of the season in round six of the 2019 World Rally Championship   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   GAZOO Racing (GR) World Rally Team and driver Ott Tänak clinched their second victories of the season recently at the inaugural Rally Chile in Talcahuano during the sixth round of the 2019 FIA's World Rally Championship (WRC). Tänak completed an outstanding performance in the No. 8 Toyota Yaris WRC to secure the fastest time on the rally-ending Power Stage during the demanding four-day event, gaining extra points to climb up to second place in the drivers' championship.   Tänak finished 1.3 seconds faster than anyone else in the Power Stage, as he and co-driver Martin Järveoja ......read more

A Strong Q1 2019 Start for Renault Middle East

 With a growing market share, sales volume and presence through industry recognition at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2019, Renault Middle East has a positive outlook for the coming year   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:  Renault Middle East announced its first-quarter 2019 commercial results, which were strengthened by higher-quality revenue and benefits from its digital strategy and award-winning vehicles.    The first quarter results showcased Renault Middle East achieving 3.54% market share in the Middle East, a growth of +0.53 points in comparison to the same period in 2018. This in accordance saw Renault, the No 1 European brand in the Middle East, achieve a sales volume increase of 23% when compared to Q1 2018, in an overall car market slightly growing by ......read more

Germany the next step for Nissan e.dams' Formula E Challenge

Berlin airfield circuit awaits Buemi and Rowland Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   Nissan e.dams takes its Formula E challenge to Germany this week with the electric street racing championship staging its penultimate European round at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport. Nissan heads to the German capital following its best Formula E result to date in Monaco on May 11 where Oliver Rowland earned his third pole position of the season and finished on the podium in second place. Sebastien Buemi backed that up with a fifth-place finish. As the market leader for electric vehicles in Europe, Nissan is using Formula E to demonstrate the power and performance of its electric vehicle technology – a key part of the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.  The Nissan LEAF was the best-selling ......read more

Jaguar I-pace Wins Three Titles at the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards 2019

● I-PACE wins Best Electric Powertrain, Best New Engine, and the 350 to 450PS category at The International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards ● State-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers range of up to 292 miles (WLTP) and can charge from 0-80% in only 40 minutes (100kW DC) ● Two light, compact and efficient electric motors generate a combined output of 400PS and 696Nm of torque together with all-wheel drive traction ● Electrifying performance with 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds ● Winners announced at the Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show, Stuttgart ● The Jaguar I-PACE is available to order now, priced from £60,9951 in the UK, and can be configured at www.jaguar.com   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   The all-electric Jaguar ......read more

New Discovery Sport: Enhanced for Every Family Adventure

‘Go anywhere’ premium compact SUV embodies Land Rover spirit of Discovery   • New Discovery Sport: The world’s most versatile compact 5+2 SUV has been updated with the latest user-friendly technology and more efficient, electrified engines • Transformed Interior: Premium cabin delivers great levels of craftsmanship and comfort, while updated exterior enhances distinctive Discovery design • Versatile by design: Practical 5+2 seating enhanced with 40:20:40 second row seats – providing 24 possible seat configurations – offer more flexibility for family adventures • Efficient hybrid-electric power: 48-volt MHEV, 3-cylinder PHEV or three- and four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines deliver increased customer choice • RDE2 certified: New Discovery Sport (as ......read more

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Lincoln Driving Q1 Success with Popular Aspirational Products, Effortless Services, and Exceptional ...…

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On the Money: Earn as You Drive With Jaguar Land Rover…

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PEUGEOT announces record-breaking Q1 sales in the GCC…

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2020 Genesis G90 Luxury Flagship Sedan Enters the Middle East…

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A Century of Innovation: the Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur…

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Al-Futtaim Trading Enterprises Honda technician to represent Middle East region at Honda's World ...…

Prajeeth Chandran will be among 26 finalists from over 75,000 mechanical technicians worldwide  Dubai, April 25, 2019:   40-year-old Prajeeth Naduvalappil Chandran, a Mechanical Technician at Al-Futtaim Honda has been elected to represent the Middle East region at the inaugural Honda World Skills Contest, which will be held in Japan in May this year.  Mr. Prajeeth ......read more

Young artists take centre stage at 5th Annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest…

Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota has announced the winners of the 5th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at a special award ceremony held at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.   The contest is a global initiative that runs across 81 countries, attracting over 900,000 submissions annually from children up to 15 years of age. The format of the competition allows children ......read more

All-new 2019 GMC Sierra arrives in the Middle East…

New Sierra Crew Cab now available across the region in six models GMC’s full-size pickup truck can be specified as Sierra, SLE, SLT and Denali models as well as new Elevation and AT4 versions Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2019:  GMC’s completely redesigned 2019 Sierra lightweight pickup truck is now on sale across the Middle East. Available in Crew Cab body style, the all-new ......read more

Abu Dhabi Motors launches new BMW & MINI Leasing Programme that puts flexibility, luxury and ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Driving your own luxury BMW or MINI vehicle is now easier and more convenient than ever before thanks to great new leasing offers and options from Abu Dhabi Motors. The exclusive BMW Group importer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain - Abu Dhabi Motors - has launched an innovative and flexible leasing programme which includes the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW X3 models and MINI 5-door ......read more

New Peugeot 508 The Radical Saloon Makes Its Middle East Debut…

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UAE Team Emirates' Main Man Martin Aiming for Major Success in the Ardennes Classics…

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Nissan launches bold and powerful refreshed 2019 Maxima in the Middle East…

Enhancements to Nissan’s flagship sedan include V-motion-inspired exterior, new wheel designs, refined interior   Dubai, UAE - 23 April 2019:  Nissan today revealed the new 2019 Nissan Maxima in the Middle East at a regional launch event in Dubai. With captivating performance stance, 19-inch diamond-cut wheels, boomerang signature LED lighting framing the enlarged V-motion ......read more

Premier Motors and Maserati host ‘Le Donne Di Maserati' – a stylish evening…

Event featured Selma Benomar’s Ramadan 2019 collection, jewellery by designer Nada G™ and make-up by Iman Al Tamimi Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2019 -  Premier Motors, the official dealer for Maserati vehicles in Abu Dhabi, hosted a stylish evening event titled ‘Le Donne Di Maserati’ at its showroom in Khalidiya. The event showcased 20 exquisite creations from ......read more

BMW Group sales up 2.8% in March, beating market trends in several major markets…

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Buying a Used Car, Worth It or Not?…

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Hyundai Announces Project to Generate Electricity Using Hydrogen Vehicle Technology…

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UD Trucks launches New Quester to help companies in the MEENA region overcome business challenges ...…

New Quester designed to extend uptime and provide MEENA fleet customers with a higher return on investment. Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019:   UD Trucks today unveiled New Quester in the Middle East, East and North Africa (MEENA). This new version of the brand’s well-established heavy-duty truck introduces a range of enhancements that will enable logistics companies across the ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Finds the Teenagers Writing the Code for a Self-driving Future…

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W Motors and ICONIQ Motors reveal their first Autonomous Vehicle “MUSE” to the world at Auto ...…

Dubai, UAE - 16th April 2019:  W Motors and ICONIQ Motors have officially unveiled the MUSE Autonomous car to the world at Auto Shanghai.  The fully-electric self-driving MUSE offers a unique and futuristic travel experience. It features an advanced infotainment system and smart onboard services, innovative wide screen user interfaces and advanced cloud-computed ......read more

Renault Trucks Gives Its Customers an Adventure Experience in the Middle East…

Renault Trucks welcomed customers from more than 30 different countries at its annual event on 8th to 12th April in Bahrain The event hosted more than 450 participants from all corners of the globe including 80 from the Middle East, and hundreds from Africa, Turkey and Algeria, at the Bahrain International Circuit 60 customers from Saudi Arabia joined the event on a day dedicated to ......read more

Dubai Police supports green vision with addition of 13 Renault ZOE electric cars from Arabian ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 15th, 2019:   Dubai Police today announced that is has added 13 Renault ZOE electric cars from Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, to its patrol fleet.  The collaboration between Dubai Police and Arabian Automobiles is in line with ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota rewards customers ahead of the holy month of Ramadan…

Customers can choose between an Umrah or a holiday destination with the purchase of every new Toyota vehicle  Dubai, UAE - April 11, 2019:  Al-Futtaim Toyota is welcoming the holy month of Ramadan earlier this year with the launch of new rewards. Customers will no longer have to wait until Ramadan to snag the best deals and can do it a full month earlier with the purchase of ......read more

Bentley Offers First Glimpse of New Flying Spur…

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Consumers Plug Into BMW's Eco-friendly Range at Middle East E-mobility Auto Show…

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles: The Story of Bentley's Innovative Founder…

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BMW at Auto Shanghai 2019…

April 09, 2019:  BMW takes to the stage at Auto Shanghai 2019 with the spotlight on two model premieres in particular. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan is making its Chinese debut at the international motor show, and the latest generation of the globally popular sports sedan will be built for the Chinese market by BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang. Also rolling off the assembly line here will ......read more

Express Auto Wash introduces premium new services…

Revolutionary 5 minutes car wash recycles 95% of water  Dubai, UAE, April 08, 2019:  Express Auto Wash (EAW) located behind the Mushrif Mall introduces new premium services to meet the discerning requirements of car owners in Abu Dhabi. The environment friendly car wash facility recycles 95% of the water used and allows multiple cars to be washed simultaneously saving your ......read more

Italian flair adds exciting touch to Automechanika Dubai 2019's powerful European presence…

Leading manufacturers from Italy target growing Middle East and Africa at region’s premier automotive aftermarket trade fair    Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  The powerful European presence at this year’s Automechanika Dubai exhibition will have a big boost of turbo-charged Italian flair, with a host of companies from Italy revving their engines ahead of the Middle ......read more

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Sets Dubai Autodrome Lap Record…

  Jaguar XE SV Project 8 confirms its place as the world’s fastest production, four door saloon car with new record in Dubai Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar four door saloon – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by Special Vehicles Operations – is capable of 0-100kmh in 3.7sec and a limited top speed of 320kmh Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April ......read more

Volvo Cars introduces Care Key as standard on all cars for safe car sharing…

Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2019:   Volvo Cars today reveals the Care Key, allowing any Volvo buyer to set a speed limit for themselves, their family members or friends. The Care Key will come as standard on all Volvo cars from model year 2021.   The Care Key allows Volvo drivers to set limitations on the car’s top speed, before lending their car to other family members or to ......read more

The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is shaking up the SUV game again…

Al-Futtaim Toyota’s 1st Hybrid Electric SUV in the UAE   Trend setting design, tougher looks and class-leading fuel economy  Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2019:   In 1994 Toyota did something unprecedented in motoring by launching its first crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Toyota RAV4, revolutionizing the segment and redefining the meaning of adventure ever ......read more

Big data and artificial intelligence to play a big role in Middle East's automotive aftermarket ...…

Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:  An ongoing transformation in the Middle East automotive industry will have a sizeable impact on the regional aftermarket, with big data and analytics playing a pivotal role in how industry players optimise their value chain, experts said today (27 March 2019.) Vishal Sanghavi, Project Manager for Automotive and Transportation at research and advisory firm ......read more

Innovative gel sealant enters UAE to prevent tyre bursts in soaring temperatures…

High-quality product prevents punctures and blowouts to guarantee safety on the road   Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 1, 2019):   Even the thought of a burst tyre in a moving vehicle, however rare, is enough to induce paranoia amongst motorists. And in an unfortunate event when a poorly-maintained tyre gives way, the consequences can be fatal — both for drivers and ......read more

Six Reasons Why Gmc's 2019 Yukon Is the Ideal Family-friendly Vehicle…

Smart design, advanced technologies and versatile functionality make GMC’s full-size SUV stand out from its rivals   Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:   With their bold styling, premium interior appointments and powerful engine lineup, GMC’s Yukon and Yukon Denali are undoubtedly professional-grade full-size SUVs. Thanks to their smart design, advanced technologies ......read more

Future Jaguar Land Rover Models Could Help Stop the Spread of Superbugs…

Using a type of ultraviolet light, Jaguar Land Rover believes it could help to stop the spread of bacteria and harmful viruses Future ventilation systems could neutralise pathogens which cause infections  UV-C technology can help stop the spread of cold and flu, while reducing the transmission of major superbugs by up to 30%*  Jaguar Land Rover is exploring a wide range of ......read more

Al Tayer Motors Opens World's Largest Lincoln Vitrine Facility…

Integrated 3S complex and new-look Lincoln and Ford showrooms on Sheikh Zayed Road to provide sales impetus in 2019 Dubai, 31 March 2019:   Continuing its network expansion, Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s leading automobile dealerships and official importer-dealer for Ford and Lincoln vehicles, has opened the world’s largest Lincoln Vitrine facility at Al Ittihad Road ......read more

Al Majid Motors celebrates KIA's top laurels at Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2019…

KIA Cerato wins the Best Compact Sedan award and KIA Stinger is voted as Best Compact Premium Sedan  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2019:   Al Majid Motors, the sole distributor for KIA passenger vehicles in the UAE, today announced that KIA has won two top laurels at the Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) Awards 2019.  While KIA Cerato won the Best Compact ......read more

The new BMW 1 Series: final test phase in Miramas.…

Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2019:  Camouflaged pre-series vehicles of the third-generation BMW 1 Series are currently still undergoing extensive test drives at the BMW proving ground in Miramas, Southern France. The facility’s diverse handling tracks offer the optimal conditions for refining agility and dynamics of the new BMW 1 Series. This was preceded by five years of intensive ......read more

The King of Toyota gets a sportier makeover with new design details…

The Land Cruiser Grand Touring Sport now available in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota announces the arrival of the new Land Cruiser VXR Grand Touring Sport (GTS). Having firmly positioned itself as the king of all terrains, the mighty Toyota Land Cruiser GTS is set to dominate the concrete jungle once more.  With a host of upgrades ......read more

The BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT undergo cold testing in the Arctic Circle…

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:   BMW i is preparing to launch the next generation of solely electrically powered models. Three of the brand’s electric models are currently going through a key phase of their series development process at the BMW Group’s winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden. Together with the BMW iX3 already due to go on sale next year, the BMW i4 and the ......read more

Renault Takes Top Honors at Middle East Car of the Year 2019…

Renault’s all-new Duster won the MECOTY Public Award for 2019 The new Renault Megane R.S. was voted best in class for the Performance Hatchback category Leading the Electric Vehicles segment, Renault’s Zoe Z.E. 40 charged to first place Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:  On March 25, 2019, Renault Middle East made swift wins across multiple award categories at the ......read more

Aston Martin Db11 Volante Wins at Middle East Car of the Year Awards…

DB11 Volante wins in Luxury Coupe (Convertible) category Recognised at region’s most prestigious automotive awards 26 March 2019, Dubai:   Aston Martin triumphed at the prestigious Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards on 25th March, with the DB11 Volante winning best in class in the Luxury Coupe (Convertible) category.   The DB11 Volante sets new ......read more

Al-Futtaim Automotive drives Green initiative for sustainable future…

Huge desert clean-up results in 2,000 bags of rubbish collected Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2019:   As part of its efforts to protect the environment and keeping in line with the UAE Vision 2021, over 650 associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive, participated in a desert clean-up.  Organised in association with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Police, the clean-up covered approximately ......read more

INFINITI Engineering Academy 2019 launches as 50% of winners secure full-time roles…

INFINITI launches the sixth edition of its highly successful Engineering Academy as its retention rate achieves record numbers So far 50% of the Academy Engineers have secured a job in F1® or at INFINITI, with this percentage expected to rise as some former winners complete their studies This success is possible thanks to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, which facilitates such a ......read more

Mobile Malaria Project Embarks on Journey of Discovery…

Land Rover Bursary awarded to the ‘Mobile Malaria Project’  Driving a modified Land Rover Discovery, eight-week expedition will travel through Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya Land Rover Bursary is awarded annually in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) – Land Rover’s longest standing humanitarian and conservation partner Oxford ......read more

Volvo Cars celebrates 60 years of sharing safety knowledge with open-for-all digital library…

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:   Volvo Cars is for the first time making its safety knowledge easily accessible in a central digital library which it urges the car industry to use, in the interest of safer roads for all.   The announcement symbolises the company’s philosophy of boosting safety through sharing knowledge that helps save lives and comes on the 60-year anniversary ......read more

Jaguar F-Pace: 300 Sport and Chequered Flag Special Editions Join Award-winning Range…

Jaguar introduces F-PACE 300 SPORT and Chequered Flag special editions to the World Car  of the Year and World Car Design of the Year award-winning F-PACE range Performance-focused 300 SPORT, available with both clean and efficient 300PS petrol and diesel AWD powertrains, features assertive sporting exterior and interior changes Feature-packed Chequered Flag has an impressive standard ......read more

Bentley Collection Celebrates Centenary Milestone…

Limited edition items mark 100 years of Bentley Motors Centenary gold finish on individual pieces mirrors all cars built in 2019 Extraordinary statement pieces define exciting vision for the future   (Middle East, 20 March 2019) On July 10 2019 Bentley marks its 100th year. To celebrate this remarkable milestone we have created the new Centenary Collection which is available ......read more

Nissan announces arrival of 2019 Nissan KICKS in dual color tones across the Middle East…

Dual tone Nissan KICKS available in three choices - grey with orange roof; orange with black roof; and white with orange roof Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 19, 2019 –   Nissan has made the award-winning Nissan KICKS even more distinctive for Middle East customers and enthusiasts, with the introduction of three new Dual Tone options. Customers now have the freedom to ......read more

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