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Al-Futtaim Motors ushers low-carbon mobility through commercial vehicles

National Food Products Company takes delivery of first Hino 300 Series hybrid truck Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, handed over a Hino 300 Series hybrid truck to Oasis Water Company, in line with its environmental mobility agenda. The handover, which took place at Oasis Water’s Headquarters, was attended by Ramez Hamdan, General Manager of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors accompanied by a delegation from Hino Japan, George Antonios, Marketing Director of National Food Products Company in addition to a number of senior officials from both organizations. The custom-built Hino 300 series Hybrid light-duty truck has been modified by Gorica to suit the requirements of the business and now features a mounted half chiller, ......read more

Bridgestone and Autopro launch tyre safety initiative to safeguard UAE's roads

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  Motorists in Dubai are being encouraged to get their tyres checked out, free of charge, next time they get their car washed at selected car washes in the emirate. The Tyres and Accessories divisions of Dubai-based Bridgestone distributor, Nasser Al Serkal is implementing the Bridgestone MEA campaign with Autopro, a full-service car repair provider.  Free tyre-check services are being offered in Autopro Car Wash till 27 July, 4pm-9pm at their locations in ENOC service stations in Media City, Ibn Battuta and Meadows. “Tyre safety is a major issue here in the Emirates given the extreme climatic conditions which degrade tyres much quicker than in other parts of the world with less harsh climates,” said General Manager of Nasser Al Serkal, Adel Boutros. “In offering ......read more

Alstom presents to RTA a full size train Mock-up for the Route 2020 project in Paris

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  Alstom presented to a delegation of RTA, headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA (Roads &Transport Authority), the mock-up of the Metropolis trains for the Route 2020 project[1] in Coignères in Paris. A full-size mock-up of the Dubai Metro was unveiled to HE Mattar Al Tayer and his accompanying RTA delegation. During this successful visit, the RTA took the opportunity to inspect the aesthetic design and the interiors of the train and validated all comfort aspects. They are the result of the joint development between RTA architectural experts and Alstom one of the members of the ExpoLink Consortium. The Alstom-led consortium ExpoLink, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA (Roads & Transport ......read more

New Jaguar E-PACE rolls into the record books

All-new Jaguar E-PACE revealed with epic barrel roll Dynamic twist sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle   Final test proves E-PACE lives up to Jaguar’s ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy  Inspiration from cinema’s most iconic car stunt Attitude and stance come as standard with Jaguar’s new compact performance SUV  Sports car looks with SUV practicality for the next generation of Jaguar customers  Agile, responsive chassis and sports car driveline technology make E-PACE the hot hatch of its segment     Next-generation digital tech keeps you connected, with 4G Wi-Fi, and a super-sized touchscreen as standard All-weather, all-surface traction technology and all-wheel drive keeps you connected to ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors launches “Up to 20% Down payment on Us” purchase campaign

Scheme available on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched the “Up to 20% Down Payment on Us” campaign, whereby customers can avail up to 20% down payment covered by Al-Futtaim Motors on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models, giving buyers the opportunity to own their dream Toyota without the hassle of securing an up-front payment, while the remaining amount can be funded through any of the financial institutions in the UAE. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Al-Futtaim Motors strives to provide its customers with offers that make their buying decision seamless and hassle-free. This offer gives an added value to buyers who wish to own ......read more

Lexus hybrid sales soar 225% in the first half of 2017 in the UAE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 15, 2017:   Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has announced a 225% increase in its hybrid sales for the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, bolstering the company’s support for the UAE Vision 2021. The upsurge in hybrid sales was mainly driven by the Lexus RX h, which accounted for approximately 25% of all RX sales, followed by CT h, GS h and LS h. The recently launched LC 500h Coupe is the latest addition to the growing Lexus hybrid line-up, and introduces the world’s first multi-stage hybrid system in an emotionally captivating, high-performance model. Christopher Buxton, Managing Director of Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors, commented: “We take pride in leading the green luxury mobility ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Cars Closer To Driving City Streets Autonomously

Jaguar Land Rover takes a step closer to future vehicles which could drive themselves through a city  Autonomous Urban Drive is prototype technology engineered in Britain as part of the UK Autodrive research and development project  Jaguar Land Rover completes final trials of connected and autonomous research technology before tests on public roads in Milton Keynes and Coventry  UAE, Dubai, 15 July 2017:  Jaguar Land Rover will today demonstrate prototype autonomous technology called Autonomous Urban Drive that can enable a vehicle to operate autonomously through a city, obeying traffic lights as well as negotiating T-junctions and roundabouts.    This research technology, called Autonomous Urban Drive, is designed and developed in the UK. It is a step closer to achieving ‘level ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors launches 2018 Toyota Corolla

Refined, advanced and sophisticated design Multi Drive 7S transmission for enhanced fuel efficiency and enhanced driving pleasure New standard safety features across the line-up  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 10, 2017:   Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced the launch of the 2018 Toyota Corolla, with two efficient and enjoyable engines, including a choice of 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, combining great fuel economy with driving pleasure.   Keeping the dynamic and modern design unveiled with the 2017 Corolla, the latest iteration of this crowd favourite features a premium interior, outstanding fuel efficiency offering up to 27% better efficiency than its nearest competitor thanks to its efficient engine ......read more

Farnek First GCC Corporate to Add Renault's Electric Car to Fleet

10 July 2017 UAE-based total FM company first to bring Renault ZOE into transport fleet; company initially looking to save over 17,000 kilos of carbon emissions over 12 months  UAE-based sustainability leader and total FM company Farnek, has bought its first electric car from Renault as it continues to strive for a more sustainable way of operating its business, especially its growing transportation fleet, currently comprising over 200 vehicles. Renault’s ZOE electric model will help Farnek to reduce its carbon footprint by saving 17 tonnes (78%) of carbon emissions annually, compared with any of the existing saloon cars in its fleet, that travel approximately 72,000 kilometres per year. In Europe, Renault is a leader in the field of electric mobility with one out of every four EVs sold being a Renault. Globally, ......read more

Jaguar F-Pace Now With A New 250ps Turbo Engine That Delivers More Efficiency, More Choice And More Affordability

(Dubai, UAE) 6 July 2017:  The Jaguar F-PACE, winner of the Best and Most Beautiful Car at the 2017 World Car Awards,  has broadened its range with the introduction of the new 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo Ingenium petrol engine. The lightweight construction improves efficiency, enhances vehicle dynamics and delivers exceptional performance and refinement while meeting the most stringent global emissions regulations. The new 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo Ingenium petrol engine is available with an eight speed automatic ZF transmission and standard AWD drivetrain. It has single twin-scroll turbo that produces 365Nm of torque from only 1,200rpm. The smooth and responsive petrol engine powers F-PACE from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds.  The new Jaguar F-PACE line-up comes with 5 years service package as well as 5 ......read more

Family get a Kicks out of ICC Champions Trophy 2017!

Lucky winners of competition run by Nissan on the OSN network are handed keys to brand-new Nissan Kicks Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2017:  The Menon family from Dubai had a double cause for celebration as a result of the recent ICC Champions Trophy 2017, held in England and Wales.  Not only did they enjoy the drama and excitement of the tournament thanks to Nissan’s innovative tie-up with OSN which offered free in-game highlights throughout the event, but they were the lucky winners of a Nissan competition which took place during the event to win a brand-new Nissan Kicks.   Kalyana, Sivagnanam, Nissan’s Regional VP, Marketing and Sales for the AMI region, said “We had a huge response to the competition, which reflected the massive viewing figures for both the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors and Dubai Police aim at heightened road safety this summer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 6, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus, in the UAE, has announced its official sponsorship of Dubai Police’s participation in the Ministry of Interior’s “Summer Without Accidents” campaign aiming at promoting road safety among residents in the UAE and educating motorists on summer-related accident causes. Yousuf Al Raeesi, Director of Government Affairs at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Al-Futtaim Motors’ efforts to promote safety go many years back and vary between anti-counterfeit campaigns, drivers training and school outreach programs, to name just a few. Participating in this initiative cements our decades-long partnership with the Dubai Police and reiterates our commitment to safety. Using an ......read more

The New Jaguar XE SV Project 8

New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sits at the pinnacle of the world’s performance sedans, with a thrilling mix of explosive power, dynamic agility and all-wheel drive traction  Significant SVO enhancements made to award-winning XE include lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre exterior panels to meet extreme performance targets 322kmph and 0-100 km/h in 3.7sec – supercar performance from Jaguar’s most compact four-door sedan  Project 8 is the most powerful Jaguar road car ever – and first road-legal Jaguar with a 600PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 Just 300 examples of the ultimate expression of Jaguar performance are available worldwide – exclusively left-hand drive  Project 8 features manually adjustable ride height, aerodynamics and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics settings for circuit use. ......read more

Ford Becomes No. 2 Non-Premium Brand in J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study; Ford's Best Ranking in Report's 31-Year History

  Ford has earned the No. 2 ranking of all non-premium brands in this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study – the brand’s best ranking in the report’s 31-year history  Expedition and Mustang earn segment quality awards, with seven Ford and Lincoln models leading the top three of their segments Ford’s has been improving the capability and quality of new technologies, including SYNC 3 equipped on 70 percent of vehicles   DUBAI, UAE. July 3, 2017 – Ford has jumped to No. 2 of all non-premium brands in J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study – the brand’s best-ever ranking in the annual study now in its 31st year.   The Ford brand improved to 86 problems per 100 vehicles from 102 in 2016. This improvement helped Ford tie for fourth among all ......read more

INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Launches Exclusive ‘Dubai Summer Surprises' Campaign

INFINITI’s popular models such as the QX50 and QX70 will be part of the brand’s exceptional offers Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2nd, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has launched an exclusive range of offers for ‘Dubai Summer Surprises 2017’ – the 20th edition of Dubai’s favourite summer sales celebration. The exceptional offers will run from 1st July until 31st August, offering unbeatable prices on popular INFINITI models and allowing customers to make significant savings of up to AED 50,000 at this time of year.  Salah Yamout, Director of Sales & Marketing at Arabian Automobiles Company, commented: “Arabian Automobiles and the Dubai ......read more

Clearsy Announces The SIL4 Certification of its Safety Vital Relay Range

RAIL NETWORK SAFETY   The six safety vital relays developed by Clearsy France are the very first self-controlled safety vital relays guaranteeing opening of their NO contacts at a SIL4 level. Since 2016, these safety vital relays are SIL4-certified according to the EN 50129 and EN 50155 standards. Applications of these relays include Lyon (France) tram level crossing protection systems, Nice (France) tram onboard control system and Luxembourg-City tram SIL 4 signaling system.   The availability of these relays with NO contacts guarantee on opening and independently certified SIL 4 by Certifer is a first on the railway market.   We owe this new development to Clearsy an Aix-en-Provence (France)-based company, which employs more than one hundred people specialized in the production of SIL 0 to SIL4 ......read more

Lexus Adds Design Flair and Imaginative Technologies to Luc Besson's Upcoming Sci-fi Epic Valerian

Take a closer look behind the scenes of Lexus’ collaboration with Luc and the Valerian design team to create the SKYJET Dubai, United Arab Emirates: July 2, 2017: To celebrate its creative partnership with Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, luxury automotive brand Lexus has recently unveiled a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the SKYJET collaboration, as well as the brand’s design and technology philosophy that inspired elements of the final SKYJET, in a way that has never been seen before.  The ambition is to immerse automotive and film fans alike further into the development of the SKYJET and to offer a unique insight and experience into how Lexus collaborated with Luc Besson and his design team to bring the single-seat pursuit craft of the future to life on the ......read more

Aston Martin Confirms Production of First All-Electric Model

Aston Martin confirms production of RapidE - the brand’s first all-electric model  Williams Advanced Engineering confirmed as lead engineering partner RapidE will be based on the Rapide AMR   Limited build run of 155 cars with production set for 2019   28 June 2017, Dubai, UAE: Less than two years after being unveiled as a concept, Aston Martin is today confirming that the all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019.    Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, RapidE is Aston Martin’s first all-electric model. As such it spearheads development of the brand’s low- and zero-emission vehicle strategy laid out by Aston Martin’s President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, in the company’s Second Century Plan.   RapidE sees a continuation of the ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors sees stellar growth in its hybrid sales

Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid key players in the UAE sustainability movement AED 6.7 for every 100kms in a Prius* Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced an unprecedented increase in its Toyota hybrid sales led by the Prius and Camry hybrid, registering 535% and 430% growth respectively in the first half of this year, in comparison to the same period in 2016. Launched last year in the UAE, Toyota Prius delivers enhanced fuel efficiency of 26.1 Km/L, and is the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle employing both a petrol engine and an electric motor. The hybrid car can be powered by the engine, the electric motor or a combination of both, automatically choosing the most efficient mode for the ......read more

Al-Futtaim Automall Opens New Destination for Used Cars in the UAE that Displays Over 400 Cars

Dubai, June 21, 2017: Al-Futtaim Automall, the largest retailer of pre-owned vehicles in the UAE, has announced the opening of a new super site at Dubai Festival City that will display over 400 cars. Customers looking to buy good quality used cars can head to the new 12,000 sqm site, located opposite IKEA and alongside ACE, where they can view the widest range of pre-owned vehicles from all leading manufacturers including Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Dodge, Ford, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Jeep and luxury models including BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Volvo, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover and Porsche amongst others.  Declan McCluskey, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Automall, said: “Right from day one, Automall has always been about providing customers with the widest choice of good quality used cars and a memorable shopping ......read more

Jaguar E-PACE: The New Compact Performance SUV

Jaguar E-PACE combines sports car design and agility with everyday SUV practicality Joins World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE and Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE Concept SUVs  World Premiere of Jaguar E-PACE 13 July 2017 21 June 2017, Whitley, UK:  Jaguar introduces its new compact performance SUV, the Jaguar E-PACE.  Joining Jaguar’s PACE family of performance SUVs, the E-PACE follows on from the successful F-PACE, which helped boost Jaguar’s sales by 83 per cent last year, and the all-electric I-PACE Concept which will go into production in 2018. Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar, said: “The combination of sports car looks with Jaguar performance will ensure that the E-PACE stands out. Every Jaguar is designed to excite the senses, and we think E-PACE will do just that, albeit ......read more

Lexus LC 500 Takes Three-in-a-Row 2017 SUPER GT500 Victory

#36 au TOM’S LC 500 secures first win of the season at Autopolis  Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2017: Having dominated the first two rounds of the 2017 AUTOBACS SUPER GT500 series in Okayama and Fuji Speedway, the new Lexus LC 500 displayed its prowess once again at the Autopolis racing circuit to make it three wins in a row. This time, it was the turn of the #36 au TOM’S LC 500 driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter to keep the Lexus flag flying as they raced to victory in the third round of the championship.  In a race held under clear bright skies and fought over a challenging 300-km distance, the au TOM’S LC 500 battled its way from seventh on the grid to the top step of the podium to continue Lexus’ scintillating start to the season and consolidate the team’s position on top of the ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company Announces the First Lucky Winner of INFINITI's Ramadan Campaign

Lucky QX60 Purchaser Drives Away with AED 100,000 and a Brand-New INFINITI Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced the first winner of INFINITI’s ongoing Ramadan campaign. The AED 100,000 prize was won through a scratch and win voucher presented to Mr. Kutalmis Kaan Damar when he bought the QX60 – INFINITI’s seven-passenger SUV. Commenting on the win, Mr. Kutalmis Kaan Damar commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been offered this opportunity by Arabian Automobiles Company – winning AED 100,000 was a huge surprise! I feel very fortunate and grateful, because I made significant savings on my INFINITI QX60 and drove away ......read more

Hussein M. Dajani Appointed General Manager, Digital Marketing, for Africa, Middle East and India, of Nissan Middle East

Dubai, UAE (18 June, 2017) - Hussein M. Dajani has joined Nissan as General Manager, Digital Marketing, for Africa, the Middle East and India. He will lead Nissan’s digital and social media strategy in the region, which is becoming ever more significant for Nissan’s global business. Working with teams in local markets, his role will be to ensure that the company delivers an innovative experience online for customers, matching the innovation in Nissan’s cars. He will also take the lead on digital and content for Nissan’s regional Communications function, working on strategies to support the company’s business goals. Hussein, who has a BS in Business Administration from the American University in Beirut said: “I am delighted to be joining Nissan and I am looking forward to further strengthening ......read more

Your Ford Could Become Virtual Personal Assistant, and Even Know When You've Had a Bad Day at the Office

  With nearly all new cars expected to offer voice recognition by 2022, future systems may evolve to interpret tone of voice and facial expressions Ford’s in-car connectivity system SYNC 3 already enables voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and will soon enable drivers to use Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa§ Ford with RWTH Aachen University is researching using multiple microphones to improve speech processing and reduce the effect of external noise and potential disruptions DUBAI, UAE. June 14, 2017 – We are now used to cars that understand what we say. Experts predict that in future they may also know how we feel – sometimes without us having to say a word. Nearly 90 per cent* of all new cars are expected to offer voice recognition capability by 2022. The next step for the ......read more

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Lexus Unveils All-New LC luxury Coupe to Open a New Chapter in Brand History…

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More value for you this Ramadan with Al-Futtaim Honda…

Dubai, May 16, 2017:  This Ramadan, customers will receive more from Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE. The Al-Futtaim company will be offering exciting starting prices and excellent value with free service and warranty across the car range.  In addition, customers purchasing a new Honda cars during the ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors showcase its vision for a more sustainable future in-line with the UAE Vision 2021…

Director General of the Municipality in Ajman tests zero emission Toyota Mirai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling Equipment and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, introduced His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Municipality and Planning ......read more

Application deadline approaches for INFINITI Engineering Academy 2017…

This unique recruitment program will offer one young engineer studying in the UAE a 12-month placement with INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team Dubai, UAE, May 11, 2017:  The deadline for applications draws close for the 2017 edition of the INFINITI Engineering Academy - INFINITI’s global search for the best and brightest engineering talent.  Now in ......read more

Nissan Reports Full-Year Results for Fiscal Year 2016…

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (May 11, 2017) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the 12 months to March 31, 2017.  Nissan generated an operating profit of 742.2 billion yen on net revenues of 11.72 trillion yen as strong sales in the US, China and Western Europe partly offset the impact of foreign exchange and weakness in emerging ......read more

Edel & Stark Group – the Swiss luxury car hirer opens new office in Dubai…

After the opening of new locations in Munich, Germany in March 2014 and in Nice, France in January 2015, the opening of a new office in Dubai followed in April 2017. The Edel & Stark Group finances the strategic expansion of the branch network with a long-term investment of a sports car enthusiast and visionary as well as through the corporation with a local partner in the United Arab ......read more

Federal-Mogul Motorparts Launches Mid-Range Wagner QSTM Aftermarket Brake Pads…

  Pads cover 90 percent of truck and trailer vehicles in operation to generate cost benefits Dubai, May 9,2017: Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC today announced the launch of Wagner QS® application-specific brake pads for commercial vehicles. The new range is targeted to meet the expectations of workshop and fleet operators who are looking for reduced parts ......read more

Custom Super Tourer and Innovative Spray-on Body Finish Drawing Attention at Automechanika Dubai…

Dubai, UAE:  Super-modified tourers and trailers purpose-built to take on the rigours of the desert and its extreme conditions and an innovative protective spray-on exterior finish, were among the many special features attracting trade visitors at the ongoing Automechanika Dubai 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dominating the show floor with its powerful ......read more

‘The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 CUV makes Middle East debut'…

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Automechanika Dubai 2017 gets off to flying start featuring 1,954 exhibitors from 57 countries…

Biggest names in global automotive aftermarket converge for three-days to boost business ties in Middle East and Africa  Dubai, UAE, May 7, 2017:  The biggest names in the global automotive aftermarket are gathering in Dubai this week, as they take aim at a Middle East spare parts market and auto services industry that’s estimated to grow by 4.9 per cent over the next five ......read more

Geely's All New Emgrand X7 Sport SUV Launches in the UAE…

Impresses UAE Media with Successful Test Drive Available Exclusively with Union Motors Price Starts at AED 55,000 for Its Basic Model Dubai, UAE, 7th May 2017:  Global auto major, Geely Auto, the sister brand of Volvo, launched its all new Emgrand X7 Sport SUV in the UAE with a test drive being undertaken by key UAE media. The launch and the positive response form the UAE media, ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors Reiterates Its Environmental Leadership in the UAE…

Sharjah Police tests Toyota’s zero-emission Fuel Cell technology and receives 127 new Toyota Vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has handed over 127 Toyota vehicles to Sharjah Police, cementing the long-term partnership between the two entities. Al-Futtaim Motors also ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors and Dubai Police One Step Closer to UAE Vision 2021's Sustainability Targets…

Dubai Police tests zero-emissions Toyota Mirai and welcomes its first Lexus ES hybrid to the fleet Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling Equipment and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, have joined Dubai Police in reinforcing both organizations’ support for UAE Vision 2021’s ......read more

Arctic Trucks has introduced its very first modified Isuzu in the Middle East…

~ Explore without limits with the newly launched Isuzu D-Max AT35 ~  Dubai, UAE, May 2, 2017: The modified Isuzu D-Max AT35, that launched earlier this month at Abu Dhabi’s Custom Show, is an exciting addition for conversion enthusiasts in the region. Boasting higher ground clearance and better traction control, this model provides a softer ride and higher all round visibility. Very ......read more

Buy now and pay in 2018 with Al-Futtaim Motors' Toyota Ramadan deals…

Ramadan promotion starts as early as May 1st  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2017 – Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched this year’s Ramadan offers with customers able to avail the best Toyota deals one month prior to the Holy Month, and enjoying these benefits until the end of ......read more

Intersect By Lexus Offers a Peek Into the Future of Lexus' Design and Technology…

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Launch of Auger Torque Middle East with the Support of British Embassy, UK Department of ...…

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Arabian Automobiles Company Announces ‘Buy Now Pay Later' Scheme…

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Al Ghandi Auto Inks Landmark Deal with Dubai Camel Racing Club for the Sale of 112 Chevrolet ...…

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Renault Trucks' Ultra-Tough, New K Xtrem Arrives in the Middle East…

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MG E-motion Concept Makes World Premiere at the 17th Shanghai International Auto Show…

•    New high-performance technology delivers acceleration of 0-100KM/h in under 4 seconds •    Model stands alongside new Liverpool customised version of the MG ZS (Middle East, 20th April 2017) : The new MG electric supercar concept - MG E-motion, made its global debut on the MG stand at the 17th Shanghai International Auto Show. With 94 years of ......read more

Digital Key Shapes Future Car Connectivity…

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Al-Futtaim Motors launches the UAE's first hybrid truck…

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Arabian Automobiles Renault Announces Successful 17% Growth Results for 2016…

Hosting the Renault Duster as the lead in the SUV B segment, the dealership secures growth in sales volume Dubai, UAE, April 16th, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has released Renault’s 2016 Growth Report confirming the brand’s remarkable ......read more

New INFINITI Q60 sports coupe: designed and engineered to perform…

New V6 powertrain technology, offering 400 hp, delivers exhilarating drive ‘Powerful Elegance’ design philosophy inspires daring exterior Empowering performance from world-first technologies Dubai, April 13, 2017:  The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines a completely all-new design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. The taut, muscular lines ......read more

Q by Aston Martin: Vanquish S Red Arrows Edition…

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Renault-Nissan Alliance forms light commercial vehicle business unit…

Ashwani Gupta Appointed Alliance Senior Vice President of the Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit, effective April 1 Move expected to expand light commercial vehicle market leadership under a single business unit and boost sales by unleashing the full potential of Renault's van expertise and Nissan's truck know-how in key markets. Alliance partners to create more synergies by having ......read more

Renault Offers Limited-Time 0% Interest at Arabian Automobiles this Spring…

Until the end of April, customers can pay 0% interest for up to five years on select Renault models Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 9, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has launched its special spring offers, which will run until stocks last. The offer ......read more

Ferrari 812 Superfast arrives in the UAE…

Al Tayer Motors is world’s first dealer to launch new V12 Prancing Horse Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017:  The Ferrari 812 Superfast made its first international dealer launch at a special preview in Dubai by Al Tayer Motors - the official Ferrari importer-dealer in the UAE. The car, which roared into this year’s Geneva International Motorshow, was revealed to VIP guests at an ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Wins Three 2017 Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) Awards…

Dubai, April 3, 2017 – Jaguar Land Rover scooped up three prestigious motoring accolades at the fourth edition of the 2017 Middle East Car of the Year Awards (MECOTY) that were held in Dubai on Thursday, March 30th  2017.  Nominated alongside peers from the automotive industry, Jaguar saw the F-PACE win the “Best Compact Premium Performance SUV” title followed ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Announces 10 Days of Exceptional Discounts Across Nissan Models…

Limited-time offers across all Nissan models featuring special promotions on the popular Juke, all-new Altima and Pathfinder Dubai, UAE, April 2nd, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has launched its limited-time spring offers – running from 1st to 10th ......read more

New vehicle detailing services and automated body shop systems among latest innovations at ...…

Repair and Maintenance in focus as leading global players line up cutting edge solutions at three-day auto aftermarket trade fair Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017:  The finest in automotive repair and maintenance solutions will be under the spotlight at the Middle East’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair next month in Dubai, from non-wax based vehicle detailing services to automated body ......read more

INFINITI QX60 features a host of upgrades for a premium motoring experience…

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Last year INFINITI unveiled the completely redesigned QX60 to the Middle East region. For 2017, the model features additional enhancements that are aimed at empowering the driver with a more premium experience. The first in a host of upgrades is on the QX60’s powerplant. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive vehicle featuring the powerful yet efficient 3.5 ......read more

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 ......read more

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 ......read more

A-MAP applauds new legal regulations in auto Spare parts in UAE…

New laws to come into force soon, setting ethical standards for fair trade practices The new regulations, approved by the Directors of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) encompasses all areas of the auto spare parts industry, from manufacturing and packaging right down to transportation and sales and use of these products. It is expected to be announced by ESMA once ......read more

Bridgestone MEA and distributor Alserkal go the extra mile for occupational health and safety with ...…

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 ......read more

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

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 ......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, ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev to jointly develop driverless vehicle fleet system for future ...…

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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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