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Autonomous vehicle specialist NAVYA to realise expansion of Masdar City sustainable mobility network

Global competition winner to supply latest models of autonomous electric vehicles  New Bloomberg New Energy Finance research published today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week predicts that by 2040 half of all vehicles sold will be electric Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2018 –  Following the results of a global industry competition launched at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week last year, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has selected autonomous vehicle producer NAVYA as the most technically and commercially qualified contestant for the  next phase of the mobility network of Masdar City.    The iconic driverless vehicle network currently serving the sustainable urban community will be expanded along a new one-kilometre route.    Since 2010, the ......read more

Masdar City to test latest concepts in autonomous vehicles

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2018 –   Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), ICONIQ Motors, a China-based electric vehicle company, and its strategic partner Safe City Group today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to test the latest autonomous driving concepts at Masdar City. The ICONIQ SEVEN, one of the world’s latest EV models, is on display at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The futuristic ICONIQ SEVEN built on an intelligent, connected vehicle platform integrated with Microsoft’s AZURE cloud technology, is set to hit the market in 2019.  ICONIQ is also displaying its L5 autonomous driving concept at ADSW. As part of the collaboration, the L5 autonomous prototype will undergo extensive testing at Masdar City during 2018.  “Masdar City has put smart and ......read more

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 2017: The Year of Bespoke

Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018:  The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke department is an extraordinary collective of designers, engineers and craftspeople, who bring the marque’s discerning and influential patrons’ most ambitious and personal visions to reality.Today, almost every motor car that leaves the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, is Bespoke. 2017 was the year that Rolls-Royce elevated Bespoke to unprecedented new levels, resulting in one of the most significant years for Bespoke in the 114-year history of the brand. What follows is a snapshot of some of the finest examples of Bespoke design and craftsmanship to be completed by the luxury house over the past 12 months. ‘Sweptail’ Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’, the realisation of one customer’s coachbuilt dream. Premiered in 2017, ......read more

Nissan Announces Key Management Changes in Middle East

Juergen Schmitz named Managing Director of Nissan Middle East Markus Leithe named Managing Director of INFINITI Middle East Dubai, UAE, 15 January, 2018 – Nissan has announced key management changes to its leadership here in the Middle East region. Juergen Schmitz is appointed as Managing Director of Nissan Middle East and Markus Leithe has been named as the Managing Director of INFINITI Middle East.     Juergen Schmitz brings more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry to the role. He joins Nissan from Infiniti Middle East, where he led the Nissan subsidiary since 2011 – first as General Manager and then as Managing Director. Juergen Schmitz joined Nissan in 2007 as Regional Director for Infiniti Central Europe, where he was responsible for sales and marketing, as well as ......read more

Nissan reaffirms importance of electrification at World Future Energy Summit

Nissan Middle East is official sponsor for the Mobility Conference Nissan will take part in a panel discussion on low-emission vehicles in the UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 14 January 2018:  Nissan will take part in the Mobility Conference, which is taking place for the first time at the World Future Energy Summit on January 18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The global automaker will take part in a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for low-emission vehicles in the UAE, as well as showcasing its all-new, fully-electric Nissan LEAF.   Now in its 11th edition, the World Future Energy Summit is an annual event that gathers global industry leaders, policy-makers and businesses across a series of exhibitions and conferences. With transportation accounting for around ......read more

Performance and precision: The Bentley Bentayga V8

Power, luxury, usability and sportiness 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft. (770 Nm) of torque 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds); top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) Unmistakable V8 engine burble adds to emotional allure Optional carbon-ceramic brakes – world’s largest front brake system Twin-quad tailpipes, high-gloss carbon-fibre interior panels and wood and hide steering wheel Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  Since its introduction, the Bentley Bentayga has defined a new sector and set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering customers the ultimate Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. The award-winning Bentley model is now available in its most sporting guise to date – the Bentayga V8.   At the ......read more

Nissan and NASA extend research into autonomous mobility services

Update to research agreement will help Nissan develop the technology for prototype transportation services Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2018:  Today at CES 2018, Nissan North America, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., announced an agreement with NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to collaborate on research and technology development for future autonomous mobility services, including a working demonstration in Silicon Valley. This update to the existing research collaboration between Nissan and NASA builds on previous success to define a new scope of activities into 2019. Under the terms of the five-year research and development partnership, researchers from the Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley and NASA Ames have been working together to advance autonomous vehicle systems. ......read more

New Year – New Savings now with Al-Futtaim Honda

Dubai, January 11, 2018:   As the year begins, Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, is offering customers more value with savings up to AED 10,000 across selected models. Drive away in the powerful Honda Accord Coupe EX 2.4L which comes with the best mix of sportiness and style only for AED 94,900 (was AED 104,900). With a classic look, elegant performance, and real road presence, Honda Civic EXI 2.0L is now for AED 72,900 (was AED 82,900) while the all-new urban chic Honda CR-V LX plus 2.4L 2WD is available for AED 94,900, previously priced at AED 99,900. The modern family SUV Pilot EXL 3.5L 4WD is now AED 145,900 (was AED 155,900). All prices are VAT inclusive.  The Al-Futtaim company is also offering 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, ......read more

Land Rover's 70th Anniversary Begins With Restoration of ‘Missing' Original 4x4

Land Rover will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018, starting with a unique restoration project: the original launch Land Rover The first Land Rovers were shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show; this original launch vehicle has been missing for the last 63 years  Recently discovered, it’s the world’s most historically significant unrestored Land Rover Experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry will preserve the history and sympathetically restore the famous vehicle in 2018  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2018 –  Land Rover will mark its 70th anniversary with a series of events and celebrations in 2018, beginning with the restoration of the vehicle that started it all – one of the three pre-production Land Rovers shown at the 1948 Amsterdam ......read more

Qualcomm and Ford Collaborate on C-V2X Global Initiative to Improve Vehicle Safety, Traffic Efficiency and Support for Autonomous Driving

---Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology Has the Potential to Help Cities Around the World Create Safer, More Capable Infrastructure and Connect Vehicles to a Larger Communications System--- DUBAI, UAE– January 10, 2018 –  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), are accelerating the development of connected cars with the extension of their long-standing relationship into the development of advanced connectivity systems for Ford vehicles and upcoming Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology testing. C-V2X is a highly advanced wireless connectivity technology for safety-conscious and automated driving solutions, which has the potential to help cities create more capable infrastructure as they look at how to connect vehicles to ......read more

Detroit world debut for new INFINITI concept car

Hong Kong – INFINITI will debut a new concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2018. Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  The concept previews a new generation of INFINITI vehicles and represents the first manifestation of a new INFINITI form language. “As a new wave of technologies begin to take shape, our Detroit concept car heralds a new generation of INFINITI. A seamless and  stunning new design philosophy demonstrating INFINITI artistry in the new age of autonomy and breakthrough drivetrains. In Detroit, shown alongside Prototype 9, INFINITI aims to showcase a new elegance, one that strikes harmony and simplicity in a complex world.” Alfonso Albaisa, SVP Global Design “The new INFINITI concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next ......read more

Lexus leads the Hybrid Electric Vehicle agenda in the UAE

251% increase in Lexus HEV sales in 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2018:  Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors, supplier of the largest line-up of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) in the UAE, is reaping the benefits of its diverse Hybrid Electric range with sales rising 251% in 2017 compared with 2016. Lexus Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Motors, Chris Buxton, attributed the hike to an increased interest in HEV technology in general, the introduction of two new HEV models in 2017 including Lexus LC 500h and LS 500h, supported by dedicated efforts and promotional activities by the brand, including a Hybrid Drive-in experience in November, dedicated HEV-only display at the Dubai International Motor Show and other incentivizing offers throughout the year. "Being the first choice when it comes to green luxury motoring ......read more

World Future Energy Summit's inaugural Mobility Conference to discuss future of low emission vehicles in the Middle East

Mobility Conference to be hosted by Nicki Shields, Formula E TV Presenter Expert panelists to represent Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Siemens, Nissan and others Masdar City and Bloomberg New Energy Finance to launch report on technologies for future smart city transit Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2018:   The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 will include the inaugural edition of the Mobility Conference, organisers of the annual event announced today. Held January 18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the Mobility Conference will feature a series of specialist sessions on low emission vehicles, underlining their growing importance in the UAE and around the Middle East.    WFES is a foremost global platform dedicated to innovation and digitalization trends driving ......read more

EMC celebrates 50 years of Mercedes-AMG with thrilling track day at Yas Marina Circuit

Day of high-octane motorsports action perfect way to introduce customers to the world of Mercedes-AMG. Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 08 2017:   This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMG, the high performance division of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz. To celebrate this landmark occasion Emirates Motor Company, authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, hosted the AMG Performance Tour at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The tour visited the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 22nd with a host of high-performance cars such as the C43 AMG Coupe, the E43 Sport AMG 4M and the G63 Manufaktur available for test drives around the track. This annual event, which is now in its sixth year, will be testing a series of exciting vehicles, such as the recently ......read more

‘Let The Numbers Do The Talking' – At INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles, you save 20% down payment and 5% VAT!

An additional 5% atop the 20% down payment on new car purchases giving customers a treasured start to 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th January 2018:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, welcomes the New Year with great savings. The premium brand kicks off Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) - by covering 20% down payment on all new INFINITI purchases in addition to 5% VAT paid by INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Company from 2nd January until the 27th of January 2018.  Arabian Automobiles and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment initiated their strategic relationship over two decades ago and INFINITI’s customer-centric approach and brand presence gets stronger as they enter 2018 with two new models ......read more

Online facility by Union Insurance makes motor claims processing a smooth ride.

Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017:  Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of innovative customer-focused solutions for individuals and organisations in the region has introduced a simple, online facility for individuals to file and track their motor claims.  Now customers are no longer required to visit branch offices and can use the online claims submission service for smooth uploading and tracking for their motor insurance claims. It offers vehicle owners convenience and time saving while keeping them regularly updated on the status of their claims through emails and sms. “Enhancing customer service through useful, technology-led applications is a continuous pursuit at Union Insurance.” says Abdul Muttaleb Al Jaedi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Union Insurance Company. “The new ......read more

The New INFINITI Q50 2018 year model, Unique Blend Of Powerful Elegance, Makes its Debut at Arabian Automobiles

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th December 2017: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the availability of the new INFINITI Q50 2018 year model, designed for all progressive challengers seeking power, elegance and performance to fuel their drive.  The commanding new contender in the sedan segment follows INFINITI’s renowned belief of ‘Safety is seeing ahead.’ The Blind Spot Warning & Prevention feature provides extended peripheral views and trigger steering input to guide the car until it’s safe to switch lanes.  These safety features are further enhanced by Around View Monitor which provides a real-time illustration of the driver’s surroundings that help ......read more

Toyota Aims for Sales of More Than 5.5 Million Electrified Vehicles Including 1 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles per Year by 2030

Electrified vehicles to be available across the entire Toyota and Lexus line-up by around 2025   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2017:  Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030. Toyota's electrified vehicle strategy centers on a significant acceleration in the development and launch plans of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).   Addressing environmental challenges, such as global warming, air pollution, and limited natural resources and energy supply are of utmost importance to Toyota. In2015, Toyota launched the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, which aims to reduce the negative impact of ......read more

Liberty Automobiles Announces Grand Finale to 2017 with Cadillac End of Year Campaign

Offering customers a generously subsidised down payment and extended warranty on new Cadillac purchases before the introduction of VAT.   [Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 18 December 2017]:  Liberty Automobiles, the exclusive dealership for Cadillac in the UAE, is treating its customers to a grand finale to 2017 with the Cadillac End of Year campaign, which features a range of unbeatable offers including a subsidised down payment and an extended warranty across the entire Cadillac 2017 line-up.    Customers benefiting from the campaign will receive 50% support on their down payments, a 10-year extended warranty, and complimentary insurance and registration for their first year of Cadillac ownership. The offers have been designed to offer complete peace of mind, while also providing an ideal window for ......read more

New Rolls-Royce Phantom Debuts in Oman

16th December, 2017, Muscat, Oman:  The new Rolls-Royce Phantom has made its debut in Oman. Following its recent global debut in London, the new flagship of the luxury car manufacturer was presented by Al Jenaibi International Automobiles the exclusive importer for BMW, MINI and authorized dealership for Rolls-Royce in Oman. The who’s who of Oman’s society gathered to be some of the first to see the new Phantom – the world’s leading luxury item. The New Phantom features a spectacular Bespoke advancement with ‘The Gallery’. An unprecedented new concept in luxury, ‘The Gallery’ reinterprets the motor car’s dashboard for the first time in 100 years. Owners will be able to commission a truly individual work of art that spans the width of ‘The Gallery’ and sits behind a ......read more

MG Motor announces Middle East launch for new RX5 at this year's Saudi International Motor Show

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 13th December 2017:  MG Motor has announced that it will showcase its new RX5 compact SUV for the first time in the Middle East at this year’s Saudi International Motor Show (17-21 December). The launch of the RX5, which encapsulates the famous British brand’s exciting future, coincides with the company’s debut at this important automotive extravaganza. Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director SAIC Motor Middle East, said: “The Saudi International Motor Show is one of the most important events in the Middle East motoring calendar, so we feel it is the ideal platform for us to launch such an important new car to the region. The MG RX5 embodies the positive, new direction this famous brand is taking, and we are looking forward to rolling it out across the region.” The RX5 will be the ......read more

Al Tayer Motors Celebrates 100 Years of Ford Pick-up Trucks

UAE dealership stages largest F-150 parade with more than 200 vehicles to Sharjah’s Badayer desert  Dubai, 12 December 2017.  Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ford vehicles in the UAE, celebrated 100 years of Ford pick-up trucks with an event that brought together F-150 and F-150 Raptor customers and enthusiasts from all over the Emirates. The event began from the Al Tayer Motors Ford showroom on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Sharjah. Participants were in for a treat as they were able to see the newly arrived 2018 F-150 and F-150 Raptor vehicles, which were on display in the showroom for the first time. A raffle draw was also staged, which saw three lucky vehicle owners Hussain Ahmed, Selvin Carvalho and Shanker Raipet win gift vouchers worth AED 25,000/-, AED 15,000/- and AED 10,000/- ......read more

Ford 2018 Trends Report Underscores How Consumers and Companies March Ahead in Uncertain, Interesting Times

2018 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report shines light on global shift toward activism, compassion and self-expression as consumers grapple with cultural and societal changes around the world 54 percent of adults globally agree they feel more stressed than they did a year ago, and Millennials feel this even more strongly – 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds agree Sixth-annual report shows that while two-thirds of adults globally are overwhelmed by changes taking place around them, three-quarters of adults believe they can influence positive change; nearly half expect brands to take a stand on political issues Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017:  People worldwide feel increasingly polarised by cultural and societal changes. More than 60 percent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by unrest in the ......read more

Automechanika Riyadh turns focus on exciting growth potential of Saudi automotive aftermarket

Sector set to grow at 5,1% CAGR to be worth SAR 33.6 billion by 2021 New women drivers set to drive vehicle sales Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  The Middle East's premier international trade and networking event, Automechanika, is now headed to Riyadh, capital and largest city of the region's largest automotive market, Saudi Arabia. With the launch of Automechanika Riyadh, which will open doors for the first time in the Kingdom's capital in February next year, Automechanika has now extended its reach to cover the breadth of the automotive aftermarket in the country. "The Riyadh edition of Automechanika, will be held every alternate year, interspersed with the Jeddah edition, will give us a wider reach across the Kingdom's vast aftermarket, especially in  the central and eastern regions of ......read more

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Is World's Fastest Saloon Car, With Record Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap

600PS Jaguar XE SV Project 8 laps Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min 21.23sec – the fastest time ever by a saloon of production-intent specification Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by SVO – is capable of 0-60mph in 3.3sec and a top speed of 200mph*  Watch XE SV Project 8 prototype’s record 7min 21.23sec lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife  Production limited to 300 units for sale worldwide, priced from £149,995 in UK.  Monday 4 December 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Jaguar’s SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door saloon car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of just 7min 21.23sec is 11 seconds quicker ......read more

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BMW M5 and BMW Concept X7 iPerformance to headline Dubai International Motor Show.…

BMW Group is preparing for regional premieres of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, the BMW M5 and the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept. Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017:   BMW Middle East and AGMC, the official BMW importer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, will showcase an impressive display of 20 models at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show held on November ......read more

GMC opens new chapter in Middle East with ‘Like A Pro' campaign…

New campaign personifies what it means to be Professional Grade Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:   GMC, the truck and SUV manufacturer has announced the launch of ‘Like A Pro’, a new campaign evolving its ‘We Are Professional Grade’ positioning. ‘Like A Pro’ celebrates GMC vehicles and customers — people who passionately live life to a higher ......read more

Jaguar's Stellar Dubai International Motor Show Line-up Will Be Its Biggest Yet at Region's Premier ...…

Six models are making their Middle East debut, including one hero appearance by an all-new highly anticipated model in the region Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 2, 2017:  Jaguar announced today that it will put on a stunning display of six new vehicles at the upcoming Dubai International Motor Show, taking place from November 14 - 18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. In ......read more

Indian automobile manufacturer invests AED 40 million at RAKEZ…

Ras Al Khaimah, 1 November 2017:  Auto Bus Laser LLC, a newly established commercial vehicle parts manufacturer, has joined Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone’s (RAKEZ) bustling family of industrialists in its Al Ghail Industrial Zone. The company has been set up to exclusively support Ashok Leyland’s operations by supplying bus bodies, engines, exhausts, clutches, breaks, ......read more

Premier Motors Supports 2nd USIP World Police Games…

Abu Dhabi, 01 November 2017:  Premier Motors, the official dealer for Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, Lincoln, Maserati, Ferrari and Ford Trucks in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2nd World Police Games organised by the International Police Sports Union (USIP) as its exclusive automotive partner.  The 2017 event will be held under the auspices of Lt. General H. H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors leads the charge against counterfeit car parts in the UAE…

20 raids on counterfeit car part traders conducted in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Al Ain Over AED 36 million worth of counterfeit part seized 240 government officials trained Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2017:  As part of its on-going efforts to protect the rights and safety of consumers, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive ......read more

Lexus leads green luxury mobility with a hybrid-exclusive presence at the 2017 Dubai International ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017:  Lexus, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is taking “Experience Amazing” to a new level at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, with its sustainability-centered stand through an exclusive display luxury hybrid electric lineup. To complement the ......read more

INFINITI unveils two new vehicles ahead of Dubai International Motor Show 2017…

Refreshed exterior and interior design, with new grade structure for INFINITI  Q50 All-new INFINITI QX30 with Intelligent All Wheel Drive Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:   INFINITI has today taken the covers of two new vehicles that will premiere at the Dubai International Motor Show. With the INFINITI Q50 and the all-new INFINITI QX30, the premium brand continues its ......read more

Let Jaguar Land Rover‘s Innovation Lab and Formula E racing simulator take you on an immersive ...…

Virtual reality experience to take visitors on a sensory journey into Jaguar Racing’s Formula E driver’s seat  Jaguar Land Rover’s Innovation Lab to showcase the latest technologies implemented in the company’s product range, including Cabin Air Ionisation,  Vision Technology and the Ingenium Petrol Engines Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, ......read more

3rd International Conference on Future Mobility to open November 7th in Dubai…

UAE government steps up initiatives to boost sustainable transport Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modes has thrown the spotlight on the UAE to be one of the best countries in the world, as the countdown begins to the 3rd International Conference on ......read more

Nissan tests fully autonomous prototype technology on streets of Tokyo…

Public road demonstration of next-generation ProPILOT technology shows significant advancement Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:   Nissan demonstrated a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, planned for real-world use from 2020, on public roads in Tokyo. Nissan Motor Corp. tested the next-generation ProPILOT technology on a modified INFINITI Q50 sports sedan. ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda introduces all-new Odyssey…

Dubai, October 29, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey. With over 2.7 million units sold across four generations, the Odyssey is one of the most popular MPV’s around the world.  Available in a range of exterior colours, the fifth generation ......read more

Range Rover Velar Arrives in the UAE…

Car on Display at Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors Showrooms Dubai, 29 October 2017:  One of the most hotly anticipated vehicles announced by Land Rover, the Range Rover Velar, has arrived at official UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms. Velar, which fills the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, is a mid-size luxury SUV ......read more

Al Ghandi Auto Super sale WEEKEND to offer used car buyers remarkable discounts and valuable prizes…

Dubai, UAE: Ahead of the much-anticipated Dubai Motor Show, Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, announced today its Super Sale Weekend on used GMC and Chevrolet vehicles, scheduled during November 2-4 at its showrooms in Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road. Considered to be one of Al Ghandi Auto’s ......read more

Al Tayer Motors launches 2018 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio in the UAE…

Dubai, 26 October 2017:  Al Tayer Motors, the official Maserati importer-dealer in the UAE, launched the 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio at the Dubai Autodrome marking the regional debut of the Italian luxury sports cars.   The event was designed to showcase the exhilarating performance of the cars and give customers the opportunity to fully experience their sporty character ......read more

Nissan unveils IMx zero-emission concept at Tokyo Motor Show…

All-electric, fully autonomous concept vehicle embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2017:   The Nissan IMx, an all-electric crossover concept vehicle offering fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometers, was unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show. The innovative concept vehicle provides a glimpse into the future ......read more

Al Ghandi Auto Hosts Boy Scouts Of America; Supports Them In Earning An Automotive Merit Badge…

Dubai, UAE: Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, announced today the hosting of a delegation from the Boy Scouts of America 813 at its service center in Ras Al Khor, as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility and in line with the company’s strategic direction to support the young ......read more

Ford Embraces Future Investment Initiatives to Boost Smart Mobility in the Middle East…

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Al Masaood Automobiles Company Inaugurates the First State of the Art Retail Concept Nissan ...…

The Abu Dhabi distributor adds excitement to the inauguration by launching the newest SUV – the 2018 Nissan X-TRAIL Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017:  Al Masaood Automobiles Company, the exclusive distributor of Nissan vehicles in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has recently inaugurated its highly anticipated Nissan Retail Environment Design Initiative ......read more

Nissan to unveil new ambulance and electric delivery vehicle…

New Paramedic Concept and e-NV200 Fridge Concept to debut at Tokyo Motor Show Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:   Nissan will unveil two new fully customized vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show to improve city mobility: the new Paramedic Concept and the all-electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept. Packed with new technologies and features, the new Paramedic Concept will be Nissan’s ......read more

AGMC welcomes much anticipated plug-in hybrid fleet…

AGMC’s new fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) includes the BMW 330e iPerformance, 530e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and BMW X5 XDrive40e, which join the existing plug-in hybrid BMW i8 The new fleet is in showrooms now The UAE is installing electric car-charging stations across the country, with more than 50 already available across Dubai  The fully-electric ......read more

UAE government steps up initiatives to boost sustainable transport…

Key theme Towards Sustainable and Intelligent Mobility under spotlight at the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modeshas thrown the spotlight on the UAEto be one of the best countries in the world, as the ......read more

Renault KOLEOS achieves five-star Euro NCAP rating…

(Middle East, 18th October 2017)   The Renault KOLEOS has received a five-star rating in safety tests administered by the independent organisation Euro NCAP, one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety. The KOLEOS, which was named ‘Best Sub Compact SUV’ at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards earlier this year, passed the new protocol of 2016 Euro ......read more

Ali & Sons Audi unveils all new Q5 and SQ5 in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain…

Abu Dhabi, 12 October, 2017:  Ali & Sons Audi, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has launched the second generation of the Audi Q5 and SQ5 across its showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.  The new Q5 and SQ5 represent a significant update on their predecessors both inside and out with a number of new and improved features designed to cement them as segment ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors and Air Liquide officially inaugurate first hydrogen station for Fuel Cell ...…

Endorses both entities’ commitment to the UAE Vision 2021 Supports a larger scale deployment of Toyota Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2017:   Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, in collaboration with Air Liquide, one of the most established suppliers of hydrogen stations ......read more

The New 2018 Range Rover – to be Revealed for the First Time in the Region at Dubai International ...…

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Dubai International Motor Show in a league of its own with eye-catching line-up of awe-inspiring ...…

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Automotive industry & job market to grow as KSA empowers women drivers…

Kantar TNS report looks at the impact of the recent Royal Decree   Key beneficiary: Small and medium sized vehicle brands such as Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan amongst the top 5 brands that women aspire to buy, BMW being the aspirational brand in the premium segment. 82 percent of Saudi women intend to get driving license; driving to work as their primary motivation and males ......read more

Renault Middle East celebrates Saudi women in the driver's seat with model giveaway…

Renault’s seven KSA showrooms to hand over seven Renault Capturs to Saudi female drivers  Renault Captur is first model designed by gender balanced team Middle East, 8th October 2017:  To celebrate the Saudi Royal Decree allowing women to drive, Renault Middle East, together with its distributor, Gulf Advantage Automobiles, is giving away seven brand-new cars to the ......read more

Five-Year Warranty and Service Package on Maserati vehicles in Middle East and Africa…

Dubai, 5th of October 2017:  Across the Middle East and Africa region, official importer and dealers of new Maserati vehicles, will now offer a five-year warranty and service package on all cars sold, upping the ante in the luxury sports car segment.  With distinctive Italian style and breath-taking design features – and now with this value-added offer for the region, the brand ......read more

Thales sign maintenance contract with SAR for signaling and telecom systems for the region's ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017:  Thales has signed a two year contract with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to maintain the signalling, telecommunication and electromechanical systems of the 2,400 km Northern Train. This contract also includes the transfer of knowledge to SAR national human capital teams, which complies with the objectives of “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030”. The ......read more

The New 2018 Range Rover Sport – to Be Revealed at Dubai Motor Show…

The new 2018 Range Rover Sport will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Latest consumer technology to tackle all life’s obstacles with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, your twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler Customers can choose from clean Ingenium four-cylinder* 2.0 Litre Petrol turbo engine (currently available for the GCC), ......read more

Al-Futtaim Automotive associates honoured at Mashkoor award ceremony…

Dubai, October 02, 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 18 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award. The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis based on their skills and the value they ......read more

Nissan named one of the best global brands for 2017…

Nissan jumps to 39th place in Interbrand study as brand value rises to $11.5 billion  Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017:  The Nissan brand has been named one of the world's most valuable in 2017 by the leading consultancy Interbrand.  Nissan ranks 39th in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands study, released today. The study estimates the value of the Nissan brand at ......read more

Otis Elevators Selected for Riyadh Metro…

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 27th, 2017:   Otis Saudi Arabia has been selected for the prestigious Riyadh Metro – lines 4, 5 and 6 – by FAST Consortium of companies, which is led by Spanish construction group FCC and includes partners Samsung C&T, Alstom, Strukton, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia; and is contracted by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. Otis, ......read more

Al Tayer Motors to Celebrate Ferrari's 70th Anniversary in the UAE…

UAE dealership unveils LaFerrari Aperta and two Special Edition Cars to mark occasion 25th September 2017 Dubai:  Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ferrari in the UAE, announced plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Italian brand. On September 29th, a number of Ferrari owners will gather at the recently opened Ferrari service centre within Al ......read more

Al Habtoor Motors celebrates Mitsubishi's 100th Anniversary with Mitsubishi Super Win Promotion. ...…

This year Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th year of success and innovation anniversary. Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, marks the automobile giant's achievement with the Mitsubishi Super Win  promotion - a special treat for its customers. One of the biggest promotions till date, Mitsubishi customers can look forward to great winnings, never-before ......read more

Ferrari Portofino: the Italian Grand Tourer par excellence…

Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the ......read more

Airbus signs MoU with Dubai Land Department to explore the use of advanced geospatial solutions for ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 September 2017:  Airbus today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) to provide geospatial solutions that will enhance the promotion of properties in the Emirate.    The MoU was signed by H.E Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and Mikail Houari, Airbus President for Africa and ......read more

New Discovery SVX: Land Rover Reveals All-Terrain Champion at Frankfurt IAA…

New Discovery SVX revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show is a production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery, with a 525PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol powertrain  Most extreme Land Rover yet, with go-anywhere capability – increased ground clearance, body and suspension lifts, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tyres  Specially tuned Terrain ......read more

National Auto Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Fiat 500 with the Launch of Limited Edition Fiat ...…

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars in the world, National Auto, part of the Al Ghandi Group and the exclusive dealer of Fiat in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, announced today the expected arrival of the special anniversary limited edition Fiat 500-60th model in the third quarter of 2017. Out of the 560 models produced worldwide, National Auto will make available ......read more

Al Habtoor Motors joins hands with Dubai Economy to launch ‘Consumer Happiness Counters'…

Al Habtoor Motors, in co-operation with the Dubai Economy, has opened ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ at the Mitsubishi showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. The initiative is meant to provide an improved buying experience and as an outlet for customers to have their concerns and grievances addressed quickly and efficiently. Al Habtoor Motors’ Dubai showrooms and workshops for Bentley, ......read more

Nissan extends global UEFA Champions League partnership…

Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017:  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today confirmed a three-year extension to its global partnership with the UEFA Champions League, including the UEFA Super Cup. Legend Gareth Bale celebrated the announcement by surprising a group of schoolchildren in Madrid, Spain and teaching them how to recreate his iconic winning goal from the 2014 final against Club Atlético de ......read more

Jaguar E-type Zero: “The Most Beautiful Electric Car in the World”…

Jaguar Land Rover Classic electrifies the past with an inventive Jaguar E-type sports car featuring fully electric powertrain Acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world”, the Jaguar E-type now combines breathtaking beauty with zero emissions for the first time E-type Zero is based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, and features a cutting-edge ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah sees more than 30% growth in Transportation Sector over the last Five Years…

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 10, 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Chamber announced that the growth rate in the transportation sector in the Emirate reached 30.3% during the years 2011-2015, according to a study published by the Chamber based on statistics published by the Ras Al Khaimah Center for Statistics and Studies.  Growth in the productivity of the transportation sector  Dr. ......read more

Back to School: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises Delivers Over 750 New School Buses Across the UAE…

Estimated 400,000 UAE school children transported daily across a fleet of school buses provided to-date Dubai, UAE – 10th September 2017:  Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is kick starting the upcoming academic year by providing 750 new school buses. Partnering with ......read more

Every Jaguar and Land Rover Launched From 2020 Will Be Electrified…

Commitment to electrification demonstrated with new electric models from Jaguar’s past, present and future at inaugural Tech Fest event Past – iconic Jaguar E-type now electrified for the 21st century  Present – all-new electric Jaguar I-PACE Concept, the SUV that combines a supercar silhouette with sports car performance, goes on sale next year Future – ......read more

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition…

Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017:  The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition is a bold showcase of the bespoke personalistion service offered by Q by Aston Martin. The Vanquish S Pearl Edition will be limited to just 15 examples, available exclusively in the Middle East which has a long association with the pearl industry. The fascinating cultural history of this spectacularly rare and elegant ......read more

Premier Motors Supports 2017 International Paralympic Committee General Assembly & Conference…

Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2017:  Premier Motors, one of the leading automobile dealerships in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly and Conference as its exclusive automotive partner. The 2017 event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover extends commitment to customers with dedicated APPROVED used-car facility…

In partnership with Al Tayer Motors, the 55,000 sqm facility is the first of its kind in the GCC. Jaguar Land Rover looks to expand used-car services across MENA Jaguar Land Rover APPROVED customers benefit from a full live view on current stock available at any period of time. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2017:  Jaguar Land Rover has launched its first APPROVED ......read more

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