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

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

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

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Gael's Great in an R8…

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Keen interest from Central Asia in Automechanika Dubai 2017…

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

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Al-Futtaim Automotive associates honoured at Mashkoor Award Ceremony…

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

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UD Trucks offers eight features for lowering the cost of ownership for Middle East businesses…

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Arabian Automobiles Announces Winners of AED 100,000 and AED 50,000 for DSF 2017!…

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Etihad Rail achieves a new milestone with transporting 10 million tonnes of sulphur…

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Al Habtoor Motors launches the new Big Bigger Biggest offer…

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Tesla Launches in the UAE with Model S and Model X…

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Jaguar Land Rover MENA Technician and Service Advisor of the Year 2016 Demonstrate First-Class ...…

Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2017:  Luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa, just announced Elie Bahri from Saad & Trad (Lebanon) as the Region’s Jaguar Technician of the Year 2016 while Alaa Ahmad Chamas from Alfardan Motors (Qatar) was named the Region’s Land Rover Technician of the Year 2016. Nabeel Ambalavan from the Al Tayer Motors (UAE) ......read more

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

Power of naturally-aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine increased to 600PS    Suspension set-up honed to deliver greater poise and precision  Exterior features new exposed carbon fibre splitter and diffuser, plus striking new quad exhaust outlets  Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017:  Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new ......read more

48 Years of Range Rover: Peerless Design and Engineering Innovation Through Every Generation…

Animation celebrates Range Rover’s enduring design and innovation over almost five decades Trip through the generations begins with 1969 Velar prototype and concludes with 2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic Range Rover has introduced numerous first-to-market technologies, including electronic traction control and automatic electronic air suspension Range Rover is the original ......read more

Ali & Sons Audi announces a third year of partnership with Yas Links…

Abu Dhabi, 25 January, 2017:  Ali & Sons Audi, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, are to partner with Abu Dhabi's Yas Links Golf Club for a third consecutive year.  During April 2017, one of the most important tournaments that Ali & Sons Audi and Yas Links will host, is the local qualifier for the largest amateur golf tournament in the world, the Audi ......read more

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Wins EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle at North American ...…

  Nissan’s new sedan concept captures prestigious honor from the officially-sanctioned design awards of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS); also receives award for Best Innovative use of Color, Graphics and Materials Vmotion 2.0 was created to showcase Nissan’s new sedan design direction – fresh, dynamic and cabin-focused Showcases the evolution of ......read more

AED 1.5 million Range Rover Sentinel armoured vehicle wows the crowds at Intersec Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2017:   With large numbers of regional security industry professionals and crowds of trade buyers from across the wider Middle East scouring the halls at Intersec 2017, for the latest in security solutions, international brands were pulling out the stops to attract interest in their exhibits at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among those ......read more

NAFFCO showcases in Intersec 2017…

NAFFCO, continues to be the founding sponsor of the 2017 edition Dubai, 22 January, 2017:  NAFFCO, the world's leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions exhibits at Intersec 2017, the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade and networking exhibition for the Security and Safety industries.  A leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions, ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company Renault launches exclusive DSF offers…

Unmissable deals allow customers to kick-off the New Year with exceptional savings on car purchases Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, announced today the launch of its exclusive Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) ......read more

Incredible DSF offers from Al-Futtaim Honda…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Al-Futtaim Honda recognised for its environmental work…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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