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British Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record for fastest speed on a snowboard, towed by a vehicle (Maserati Levante)

Record breaking feat took place on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland, with Barrow and the Maserati Levante SUV hitting a maximum speed of 151.57 km/h Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:   Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow has broken his own Guinness World Record, clocking a new fastest speed on a snowboard while being towed by a vehicle on the frozen lakes of St Moritz. Barrow previously broke the same record in February 2016, when he was clocked at a speed of 99.87 km/h while being towed behind a car across the same frozen lake in St Moritz.  Despite breaking the record in 2016, Barrow was always confident that an even greater speed was possible, due to the track in 2016 being slightly shorter than originally planned and the soft snow not allowing the grip needed. This time he returned to the ......read more

2018 XTS arrives in the Middle East featuring Cadillac's new generation of design and technology

Freshened exterior and interior appearances Enhanced technology features with next-generation Cadillac user experience Improved chassis for even greater ride comfort with less noise, vibration and harshness Advanced driver assistance systems for safer experience Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:   Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the redesigned 2018 XTS, the brand’s spacious and comfortable sedan with confident handling and performance. For 2018, the XTS receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten the appeal of this elegant sedan. With the enhanced next-generation Cadillac user experience, the XTS now offers a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs.   The updated chassis has revised tire designs for ......read more

Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers gear up for robust business growth at Automechanika Dubai 2018

Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021 Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018:  Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.  IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the regional waters for the supply of its aftermarket parts not only for the automotive industry, but for industrial, agricultural, and marine applications.  And Cyprus headquartered ALCO Filters is looking to build on its millions of dollars ......read more

GreenParking EV Network to power electric vehicle across UAE and Oman

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2018:   A new network of over 200 state-of-the-art charging points has been established by GreenParking to power electric vehicles across UAE and Oman.  The GreenParking Network of EV Charging stations allows electrical car owners to travel through the Emirates and cross-border all the way to Muscat with few recharging stops, GreenParking expects to substantially increase the number of EV charging stations in UAE and Oman within the coming months. “Electric vehicles are the future of transport and they will soon be a common sight on the UAE’s roads. We are delighted to be helping to lay the foundations for a revolution in transport in the Middle East” said Mr. Sam Alawiye, CEO GreenParking. The creation of this EV Network is being made possible through innovative ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Awarded as Company of the Year

AutoBest award ceremony in Salzburg for the first time Jurors represent 31 European countries Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth accepted the CompanyBest Award in Salzburg  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018:   On the evening of Wednesday the 7th of February 2018, the AutoBest award ceremony was held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries. Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe.   AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured the two brands’ impressive level of growth and solid financial results despite challenging economic conditions, as well as the introduction of innovative and appealing products. Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, accepted ......read more

Name of New High-sided Vehicle to Be Rolls-royce Cullinan

Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Three years ago in the pages of The Financial Times, Rolls-Royce announced to the world that it would create an all-new, high-bodied car that would redefine luxury travel by making it Effortless, Everywhere. Since that day the world has waited, anticipating the arrival of this mould-breaking new Rolls-Royce.  Today, the wait is almost over as Rolls-Royce confirms that its new motor-car will be called Cullinan.  “The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce. “It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor-car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence ......read more

The new BMW HP4 RACE arrives at Abu Dhabi Motors – one of just 750 built

Individually crafted high-tech and innovation for top performance on the race track   Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2018:  Abu Dhabi Motors, BMW Group’s importer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has welcomed a new and rare BMW HP4 RACE to its dealership – one of a limited production run of just 750.   Fascinating technical solutions for maximum performance on the race track have always been the hallmark of hand-picked factory racing motorcycles modified to perfection down to the last detail. With the new HP4 RACE, BMW Motorrad presents a purebred racing bike in a very limited production run. It is individually crafted by a small, highly specialised team, ensuring the very highest level of quality.   In terms of engine, electronics and spring elements, the new HP4 RACE is in the same category as ......read more

First Ever UAE Race Car Fitted with Immensa 3D Printed Parts

The innovative vehicle won a TRD 86 race at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi earlier this month [Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2018]:   In a UAE first, Immensa Technology Labs — the country’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company — has provided 3D printed parts for a Toyota GT86 race car. The innovative vehicle was driven by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and won the TRD 86 race earlier this month. Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa, commented: “In alignment with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are proud to be the first 3D printing company in the UAE to apply this new technology to the local ......read more

Ounass Pop-Up Shop

Dubai, February 8,2018:  Ounass to launch their very first pop-up shop at the One & Only The Palm’s prestigious 101 Privè space. Launching to VIP customers on the 10th February, and following with an exclusive Press preview from 12pm-5pm on the 11th February,  the week long pop-up store ending on the 17th February, will be open to all customers between the hours of 12pm-12am.  Ounass’ pop-up shop concept is in partnership with Al Tayer Motors, Maserati and The One & Only The Palm. As one of Dubai’s most luxurious destinations perched on the edge of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, 101’s Privè space acts as the perfect backdrop to Ounass’ latest offering and top designers, from Gucci and Costarellos to Roland Mouret and Chloé as well as local labels such as Bambah Boutique. ......read more

Nissan puts Saudi women behind the wheel with surprise instructors

#SheDrives campaign offers an unforgettable driving experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 6, 2018) –   Celebrating Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to grant women driver’s licenses, Nissan recently offered a group of young women the chance to get behind the wheel for the first time – with a surprise group of driving instructors. The company today released an inspirational video about the initiative, part of its #SheDrives campaign, which encourages women to embrace the exciting prospect of becoming fully licensed drivers in 2018. The women in the video say that while they’re delighted by the prospect, they face reluctance from some of their family members. To help them overcome this, Nissan invited aspiring female motorists to hone their driving skills and build confidence on a ......read more

World Government Summit 2018 delegates to be transported in Land Rover vehicles from Al Tayer Motors

Dubai, 06 February 2018:  VIP delegates to the World Government Summit (WGS), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will travel in a fleet of 80 premium luxury Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles provided by Al Tayer Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE dealership is the exclusive automotive partner of the event, for the fifth consecutive year. WGS 2018, to be held from February 11 – 13, is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of government worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. The Summit offers ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium Petrol Engine Named Top 10 in the World

Ingenium 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is recognised as one of the ‘10 Best Engines for 2018’ by industry experts, WardsAuto  Jaguar E-PACE latest new product to feature the powertrain Ingenium engines are designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 February 2018:   Jaguar Land Rover’s 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has been recognised as one of the 10 Best Engines for 2018 by WardsAuto.   For 2018, a total of 32 new or significantly improved powertrains from a number of automotive manufacturers were tested by WardsAuto’s editors in real-life, on-road driving conditions. This year’s 10 Best Engines were selected based on a range of testing criteria including, ......read more

Emirates Motor Company Commercial Vehicles wins two prestigious titles at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Conference

February 03, 2018, Abu Dhabi:   Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) was awarded two honorable awards at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Conference. Held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, the conference included the Mercedez-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Awards for 2017. Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles was presented with the Mercedes-Benz General Distributor of the Year, which is awarded yearly to the general distributor with the best overall performance, as well as the Vans Award for 2017 during the gala event held on 23rd and 24th of January.  The ceremony was organized by Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA FZE to honor its general distributors of Mercedes-Benz trucks, vans and buses in the region for their outstanding performance in the past ......read more

Kia Motors posts global sales of 205,126 vehicles in January

United Arab Emirates February 1, 2018 –   Kia Motors Corporation announced its January 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 205,126 units sold, increasing 5.2% from 2017. In January, sales in Korea totaled 39,105 units, representing an increase of 11.7% compared with the same month last year, largely due to rising sales of Ray which was revealed its product enhancement model last December.  The company’s overseas sales also increased by 3.8% compared to the previous year, posting 166,021 units on strong sales of Rio (known as ‘Pride’ in Korea) and Picanto (known as ‘Morning’ in Korea). Newly launched Stinger and Stonic also contributed to the sales growth.  Kia’s best-selling model in ......read more

5th Mercedes-Benz International set for January 2018

The Mercedes-Benz International Pro-Am Supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Eastern Motors returns for its fifth edition from 28 January – 01 February 2018 at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:   Following on from successful staging of their International Pro Am event dating back to 2014, the AESGC is looking forward to hosting the fifth edition with Eastern Motors, the exclusive dealership of Mercedes- Benz in Al Ain and automotive member of ALFAHIM. The event format will include a 3 day team event to crown the Pro Am Champions followed by the fourth and final day which will see the professionals competing to complete their 72 hole total score and the amateurs playing in the individual 2018 Mercedes Benz Amateur Stroke Play. “The AESGC ......read more

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Sells 10.6 Million Vehicles in 2017

Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 6.5% to 10,608,366 units in 2017 – one in nine passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide Zero-emission leadership maintained with cumulative sales of 540,623 electric vehicles since 2010  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 31, 2018) –   Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive Alliance, today announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to December 31, 2017.   Growing demand for SUVs, light commercial vehicles and a rising number of zero-emission pure electric vehicles helped lift unit sales by 6.5 percent in 2017, the first full-year of Mitsubishi Motors’ membership of the Alliance.     Carlos Ghosn, chairman ......read more

All-new Toyota Camry 2018 brings Unprecedented Change to the way it looks and drives

New 3.5-liter V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission promises emotionally-charged performance Sporty look with aggressive character lines and low center of gravity  Ultra-modern interior enhancing comfort and convenience for all passengers Advanced safety technologies ensure passenger safety  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018 -   Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is proud to announce the launch of the 8th generation, all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, that sets new design, performance and comfort standards in the mid-size sedan segment.    With the aim of reinventing the car, the design team worked from scratch using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) as the basis for the all-new platform, units, electronics, and other core components, which ......read more

Continental set to boost bus and truck safety in the Middle East with ContiPressureCheckTM

A first-of-its-kind system that continuously monitors bus and truck tyre pressure and temperature via sensors placed inside the tyre An increasing number of vehicles have been equipped with ContiPressureCheckTM since its global launch in 2013 Suitable for integration in almost all existing telematic fleet management systems Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:   Continental, the leading automotive, tyre and technology company, has announced the Middle East launch of ContiPressureCheckTM, a first-of-its-kind tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system for buses and trucks. Redefining the tyre market with this new innovative technology, and highlighting their commitment to providing tyre solutions, Continental Middle East aims to reduce overall fleet costs and improve road safety by ensuring the proper usage and ......read more

Limited Edition Range Rover SV Coupé Set for World Debut in Geneva

Land Rover announces the introduction of a new addition to the Range Rover portfolio – the Range Rover SV Coupé Seductive coupé design pays homage to the original Range Rover, in Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary year  No more than 999 examples of the Range Rover SV Coupé will be offered to clients worldwide, each hand-assembled by Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire, UK  Range Rover SV Coupé will be revealed on 06 March at landrover-me.com and make its world premiere at Geneva International Motor Show as part of the Jaguar Land Rover press conference at 11:45 CET  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January 2018:  Land Rover today announces the introduction of the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé. The new Range Rover SV Coupé will be a dramatic and desirable addition to the ......read more

Cadillac raises the luxury bar further with Middle East arrival of the 2018 Escalade

Powerful and efficient engine enhanced with new 10-speed transmission New Maple Sugar interior with Jet Black accents for Platinum models Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  Middle East – Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the 2018 Escalade, which now includes a new standard 10-speed automatic transmission with an even wider 7.39 gear ratio spread.    The Escalade has long defined spacious luxury driving, with its modern design, powerful capability and sumptuous amenities that keep luxury firmly in the driver’s seat.   Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East, said “The Cadillac Escalade is the epitome of premium design and power. The 2018 model, with a new powerful 10-speed automatic transmission, encapsulates our commitment to providing our ......read more

INFINITI QX80 makes Middle East debut

New QX80 exemplifies INFINITI’s presence in the luxury SUV segment Bold proportions and a commanding exterior design Luxurious cabin with quality materials, a hand-crafted feel, and advanced technologies Comfort assured by taut, refined dynamics and drive assist technologies Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  Following the World Premiere at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show, the INFINITI QX80 has arrived to the Middle East region. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.    The new model has been created to meet the needs of today’s luxury car buyers, and introduces a more ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda launches all-new 2018 Honda Jazz

Dubai, January 22, 2018:  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 Jazz.   Featuring a bold yet sophisticated exterior and interior design the all-new Jazz offers unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying cargo and passengers. The 2018 Honda Jazz offers a lively and responsive 1.5L Direct Injection i-VTEC engine mated to an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift control.    Exterior Styling   The 2018 Jazz features updated and sportier styling, including a lower and wider appearance thanks to new front and rear fascia and Honda signature solid wing face grille flanked by headlights. The front bumper ......read more

Electrification is the future and the present, says Nissan at World Future Energy Summit 2018

21 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Ismail Sethi, Regional Product Marketing Manager for SUV, Crossovers and Electric Vehicles at Nissan, spoke at the first edition of the Mobility Conference during a panel discussing the challenges and opportunities for mass low emission vehicle adoption in the UAE. The session took place January 18, 2018, at the 11th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.   Sethi said: “Electrification is not only the future, it is the present. As the world’s leading EV manufacturer, we have sold more than 280,000 Nissan LEAFs globally, making it the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. LEAF customers have driven more than 3.5 billion zero-emission kilometers combined. As global leaders in electric vehicles we are committed to contributing to the success of electric vehicles ......read more

Aston Martin reveals new Art of Living experiences for 2018

Unique driving experiences await Art of Living guests in 2018  Be at the heart of the action at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018:   Aston Martin has revealed the initial offering of ‘Art of Living by Aston Martin’ experiences for 2018. These exclusive experiences will offer unparalleled access to guests who would like to live life the Aston Martin way.   A highlight in the new Aston Martin’s Art of Living season is ‘Hokkaido On Ice’, an opportunity to experience a range of Aston Martin models against the spectacular backdrop of Japan’s northernmost island. Under the tutelage of expert drivers, guests will learn how to control a car in the slippery conditions, pushing themselves and the cars to the ......read more

Toyota and Lexus on a mission to drive decarbonized mobility at Abu Dhabi's World Future Energy Summit

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 18, 2018:  Toyota and Lexus, leaders in sustainable mobility in the UAE, shared insights on decarbonized mobility at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, through a series of talks on how to take green mobility from niche to mainstream and the global mega trends driving the energy transformation in big cities, as well the potential of hydrogen to change the global mobility landscape. Being the pioneer of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology (HEV) since 2008 and the frontrunner of zero-emission Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle mobility (FCEV) since 2017 Toyota has been represented by Dr. Prof. Katsuhiko Hirose, Professional Partner and Senior Advisor for Future Technology, Toyota, and Matthew Clark, General Manager Toyota Sales Operations at Al-Futtaim, in three different panel ......read more

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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 ...…

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

The new 2018 Range Rover will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show Redesigned cabin delivers peerless refinement – whether travelling for business or pleasure Elegant and intuitive Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with twin high-definition touchscreen controls is a digital butler fit for the 21st Century Available to order from Land Rover ......read more

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…

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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

BMW at the IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt.…

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2017:  The new products unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt show highlight the status of BMW as a manufacturer of vehicles that transmit unrivalled levels of emotional appeal with their inspirational design, trailblazing innovations and the driving pleasure for which the brand is renowned. BMW is also showcasing the latest technological developments for the future of ......read more

The Ferrari Portofino revealed: a GT that represents a unique combination of sportiness, elegance ...…

Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017:  The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort. Ferrari has chosen a particularly evocative moniker for this exceptionally versatile drop-top car, referencing one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. Portofino is renowned for its charming tourist port and, over ......read more

Ford Performance to Offer Tribute Livery of Historic 1967 Le Mans Winner with Ford GT '67 Heritage ...…

  Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition with unique red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV race car driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt   Ford GT ‘67 Heritage edition honouring historic No. 1 race car introduced for forthcoming model year  Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, plus unique interior colours, ......read more

Lexus International and The Weinstein Company announce Patty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua to join ...…

Dubai, UAE – August 21, 2017:  After an exciting launch in June 2017 at ‘Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia’ (SSFF & ASIA) in Tokyo for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and ‎The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures and DC ‎Comics’ Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, ......read more

Harley-Davidson Issues Global Call to Embrace The Freedom of the Open Road…

“All For Freedom. Freedom For All.” Celebrates Individuality of Riders and Non-Riders Alike   Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017:   Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has built motorcycles for one reason: to fulfill dreams of personal freedom. The Motor Company’s recently launched new brand platform – “All for Freedom, Freedom for All” – celebrates ......read more

UAE Welcomes the Finalists of the Most Popular INFINITI Engineering Academy Edition Ever…

Recruitment for the 2017 INFINITI Engineering Academy closes on a high with another student applications record set as entries triple last year’s total 70 finalists worldwide will compete to secure one of the seven, one-year placements with INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team UAE Final to take place on 6th & 7th September, where the 2017 winner will be ......read more

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to Join BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye in Developing Autonomous Driving ...…

BMW Group, Intel Corporation, Mobileye, an Intel company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding for FCA to join them in developing a world leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform The cooperation allows the companies to leverage each other’s individual strengths, capabilities and resources The platform will be scalable for Level 3 to ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors reiterates its environmental commitment with zero-emission Fuel Cell Vehicles…

Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport test electric hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:  In its continuous effort to support the UAE Vision 2021’s environmental objectives, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, introduced the zero-emission hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai to ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda launches Consumer Happiness Counter initiative…

Dubai, August 16, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, in partnership with the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy, have launched the ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ initiative across all its locations in Dubai.  The initiative is in line with the vision ......read more

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagatos: Speedster and Shooting Brake join Coupe and Volante to complete ...…

Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  One of the most enduring creative partnerships in the automotive industry has reached another milestone. First with the global debut of the Vanquish Zagato Volante, followed by confirmation that not only will the Vanquish Zagato Speedster enter production, but it will be joined by a spectacular Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. This ‘family’ of four ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors and Saaed sign service and spare parts partnership…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 8, 2017:  In an effort to deliver business excellence, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, and SAAED, the UAE’s leading traffic safety services organization, have signed a partnership agreement that will see all service and spare parts work for SAAED’s fleet of Toyota vehicles being ......read more

Nissan's Juke and Kicks dominate Gulf's small urban crossover segment…

Nissan captures almost 60% of the B-segment crossover sales in ME markets*   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 7, 2017:  Since pioneering the segment with the Murano back in 2003 before following up with the X-Trail, Qashqai and Juke, Nissan has dominated the global market in crossover vehicles. That dominance has been underscored in the Middle East with Nissan capturing almost ......read more

GCAA “The UAE will not only be the first country to allow operation of flying pilotless taxis, it ...…

Dubai, UAE, August 5, 2017:  The UAE may be a small country but thanks to the vision of its leaders, the country has set its mark globally in many fields. Dubai is known as the home of the tallest building on earth. “Where is the largest shopping mall of the world” is an easy question to answer now. Some of the best-known global brands in aviation too are based in this ......read more

The New Jaguar F-type Four-Cylinder: a Pure Sports Car with Even Greater Agility and Efficiency…

New Jaguar F-TYPE gains turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine A true Jaguar sports car and a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character New 300PS 2.0-litre is the most powerful four-cylinder ever in a production Jaguar Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes just 5.7 seconds, maximum speed 250 km/h Fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340PS V6, and ......read more

Federal-Mogul Motorparts strengthens strategic partnership with Rolman…

Extensive distribution network sees premium automotive parts brand gain market share in the UAE and MENA region Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017:  Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, has strengthened its strategic partnership with regional distributor Rolman World to advance its premium automotive parts in the Middle Eastern market.  The deepening partnership is ......read more

UAE's transport projects' value reaches $87 billion in H1 2017…

The number of active transport projects exceeds 481 in June 2017, according to BNC Network   News Announcements: As many as 481 transport projects are currently being executed in the UAE The total value of these projects hit US$87.6 billion (Dh321.49 bn) in June 2017 The value of 364 road projects reached US$36.5 billion in the UAE There are 39 on going rail projects, with ......read more

SAIC Motor achieves highest ever ranking on the Fortune 500 list…

Middle East, 30th July 2017:  SAIC Motor has achieved its highest ever ranking on the Fortune 500 list. Appearing on the prestigious list for a 13th consecutive year, SAIC Motor has been ranked No. 41 by US-based Fortune magazine, with a sales revenue of 113.86 billion US dollars for the 2016 financial year. As the largest auto manufacturer in China, SAIC Motor also ranked seventh ......read more

Nissan Reports First Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2017…

Nissan reports financial results in line with company expectations despite rising raw material costs, adverse foreign exchange impacts, and slower than anticipated growth in key markets. Sales in Japan up 45.6%, US sales up more than total industry volume at 1.2%, sales in China up 5.3%, sales in Europe up 1.1%, and sales in other markets, including Asia and Oceania, Latin America, the ......read more

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

Al Habtoor Motors rewards 10 Mitsubishi customers of Pick your deal Ramadan Promotion with Lancer ...…

Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, announced the names of the ten winners of its Ramadan Promotion who won Lancer EX cars. They include Sultan Murshed Esmaeel Alastad, Ramy Mohamed Tawadros Badros, Tapas K. Roychowdhory, Rana Caye Garces, Mohamed Reda Saad Zaghlool, Raymond Scholly Michelle, Mahmoud Amir Elsaid Elbana,  Sharaf Mohamed Shafik, Afroze Ahmed and ......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 ......read more

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