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Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental Receives CES 2019 Innovation Award for Intelligent Door System

High level of convenience: Passive Start and Entry system (PASE) and power door control support autonomous opening and closing  Greater safety: Intelligent obstacle detection prevents collisions Optimal protection: Intelligent door brake system supports opening and closing operations, while stopping uncontrolled slamming Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Continental, the premium German tyre and technology company, has been recognised for its intelligent door system as a CES 2019 Innovation Award honouree in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category. The CES organiser CTA (Consumer Technology Association) announced the honourees during its annual CES Unveiled New York event, a tech event that offers a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at the upcoming CES 2019.   Boast to be ......read more

V-KOOL™ Emirates opens its new flagship store in Dubai Unveils its new Car-Care concept in Heat & Paint Protection

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   V-KOOL™ Emirates, the global leader in the high-performance premium window film market for both automotive and architectural glass, announced the opening of its flagship store at AWR Business Center with a renewed Car Care concept; in the presence of an elite clientele, channel partners, Eastman Chemicals Ltd and senior management from KAPICO Group, the group holding company of AUTO1 – Car Care Division that is a master franchisee for V-KOOL™ for UAE, Oman & Kuwait.   The outlet was inaugurated jointly by Mr. Vipan K. Handa, Deputy Group CEO & Board Member-KAPICO Group, Mr. Andrew Vickers, Commercial Manager – EMEA for Advanced Materials – Performance Films of Eastman Chemicals Company and Mr. Ranveer Handa, CEO – KAPICO Group. The ......read more

GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship

Team claims manufacturers’ title in second season since return to the WRC   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2018:   GAZOO Racing World Rally Team recently claimed the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers' title in style, with a rally victory for Jari-Matti Latvala in the No. 7 Toyota Yaris WRC at Kennards Hire Rally Australia. Esapekka Lappi finished fourth in the No. 9 Toyota Yaris WRC to enable GAZOO Racing to clinch the manufacturers' crown in just the second season since its return to the WRC.   GAZOO Racing World Rally Team’s Toyota Yaris WRC machines demonstrated their strong performance during the final round of the season, with Ott Tänak and Latvala moving to the top of the leaderboard on the fourth and final day of the race. The victory sealed ......read more

Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE

Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE earns five-star Euro NCAP safety rating Five-seat performance SUV achieves high scores in all main safety categories All three members of Jaguar’s PACE SUV family have the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating I-PACE is tenth consecutive vehicle produced by Jaguar Land Rover to receive five stars Lightweight aluminium body and integrated battery pack deliver exceptional structural stiffness for maximum occupant protection  5 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, confirming it as one of the safest vehicles on the road.   Jaguar’s first electric performance SUV scored 91% for adult occupant protection, 81% for child occupant protection and 81% for safety assist. ......read more

Ford's Desert Driving Tips, Episode 4: Driving Safely in the Desert

Latest episode covers convoy driving tips, and how to maintain a safe distance between cars Weekly video series hosted by Ford engineers, starring the Ford Ranger pickup Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:   The wide-open desert is the perfect playground for off-roaders but there are a few things to bear in mind when venturing into the dunes as part of a group for the first time.   Pacing and spacing is the subject of the fourth episode of Ford’s Desert Driving Tips series – and mastering both will make your desert drive a lot more relaxed and enjoyable.   “The spacing in front of you and behind you is important,” explains Mike Chavez, series co-host and Ford Middle East Product Development Lead Technologist. “You can fall back and catch up, but maintain a safe ......read more

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM Launches Cullinan

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM Launches Cullinan Drive-the Most Anticipated Drive Event of the Year in KSA Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  Arabia- the MYNM Cullinan Drive. VIP customers, invited guests, and the editors of KSA’s top motoring and lifestyle titles were invited to the exclusive event to experience Rolls-Royce’s most anticipated vehicle that combines the finest materials in the world with the ultimate ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ driving experience over every terrain. The pinnacle of Effortless Everywhere, the MYNM Cullinan Drive, which took place from 6th November - 13th November. Mr. Alan Gall Rolls-Royce Brand Manager of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM: “Cullinan is the culmination of Rolls-Royce’s proud legacy and traditions coupled with the demands of ......read more

UD Trucks names ‘Ultimate Truck Driver' in global Extra Mile Challenge 2018

300 participants from across the globe took part in qualifying rounds in nine countries Nine finalists completed the ultimate challenge at UD Trucks Headquarters in Ageo, Japan Truck driver representing the MEENA region, Dipendra Balami from Promar Marine Contracting, named for ‘Best Driving Skill’ in the Quester category  Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  UD Trucks hosted the final of its ‘Extra Mile Challenge 2018’ last month at the UD Experience Center in its corporate headquarters in Ageo, Japan. Out of 300 truck drivers from across the globe just nine participants made it through local qualifying rounds to the prestigious final.    Amongst the finalists, Dipendra Balami, representing the MEENA region from Qatar was named for ‘Best Driving Skills’ in the final ......read more

The new BMW M8 en route to series production

From the race track to the road: the new BMW M8 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km [26.2 – 26.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km*) is rounding the final corner en route to series production. BMW M GmbH is putting an early prototype of its upcoming flagship through its paces at the Estoril grand-prix racing circuit in Portugal.  New BMW M8 (Fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km [26.2 – 26.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km) in the final phase of the series production development process. Customary BMW M dynamic prowess, agility and precision enter a new dimension. Performance-oriented vehicle concept with minimised weight, low centre of gravity, even weight distribution, optimum wheelbase and wide tracks. M-specific ......read more

Cadillac to bring first ever Cadillac HOTEL to SOLE DXB

Festival-goers will journey through Cadillac’s unique Structure with a host of activations  The First ever Cadillac XT4 will be revealed at SOLE DXB This is the fourth year Cadillac has collaborated with the region’s biggest cultural festival Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  With just over two weeks until the UAE’s biggest street-culture event, SOLE DXB, Cadillac has revealed the details of its bespoke activation at the festival that will form the backdrop of the regional unveiling of Cadillac’s first ever compact SUV, the XT4; Cadillac HOTEL.    As a daring concept specifically created for SOLE DXB 2018, Cadillac HOTEL will house a variety of activation rooms where guests can experience themes relating to safety, technology, and design. The Cadillac HOTEL will be built around ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda celebrates UAE National Day with Honda National Day Big Shopper Offer

Dubai, November 27, 2018:   As a part of the UAE National Day Celebrations, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched the Honda National Day Big Shopper Offer at the Big Shopper Event at Sharjah Expo.  Valid from November 28 to December 2, the National Day offers provides customers with the best opportunity to buy their dream Honda and save up to AED 11,000. The Honda National Day Big Shopper Offer brings new discounted prices to customers allowing them to make massive savings while purchasing selected Honda models. The offer extends along four models from Honda’s lineup of sedans and SUVs.  Exclusive to the Big Shopper event, this offer will see huge discounts on Honda’s flagship SUV Honda Pilot EX 2WD, where customers ......read more

Eye-Catching New 2019 Lincoln MKC arrives in the UAE, with even more luxury, driver-focused technology

Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors present the 2019 MKC, with a signature grille and styling cues that exemplify the new face of Lincoln, first introduced on the flagship Navigator SUV and Continental sedan The MKC welcomes owners with a dynamic signature lighting embrace that gracefully flows outward from beneath the HID headlights, exterior LED lamps that illuminate elegantly and luminous welcome mats that quietly appear on the ground DUBAI, UAE, November 27, 2018 –   The new 2019 Lincoln MKC is poised to attract even more luxury SUV buyers, thanks to its commanding new design, elevated levels of refinement, driver-focused technologies and enhanced safety features. The 2019 Lincoln MKC arrived at the showrooms of UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors, official Abu Dhabi ......read more

Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW 8 Series Convertible rolls off the line.

Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018:  Second BMW 8 Series model from Lower Bavaria +++ Open sportscar with classic textile soft top +++ Market launch in March 2019 with two model variants  Dingolfing. Four months after production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé ramped up in Dingolfing, the BMW 8 Series family is joined by another new addition from Lower Bavaria. Earlier this week, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing began series production of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible, which will be built alongside BMW 5 Series and 7 Series variants on a single assembly line. The BMW Group has invested a total amount in the low three-digit-million-euro range in the new model family at the site in Lower Bavaria, strengthening Dingolfing’s role as the lead plant for the upper luxury-class segment. Newly developed textile soft top  The ......read more

World Premiere: Introducing the New Range Rover Evoque, the Luxury Suv for the City and Beyond

The next-generation Range Rover Evoque premiered with a high-energy dynamic display in London’s creative hub The New Range Rover Evoque sets new standards of refinement, capability and sustainability in the compact SUV segment, created from an all-new vehicle architecture  Featuring a modernist exterior design, with a luxurious technology-rich interior with new materials crafted from eucalyptus, wool and recycled plastics Available with a range of efficient four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines and Land Rover’s first mild-hybrid electric technology (MHEV) Range Rover fans, including Guy Ritchie, Richard Madden, Taron Egerton, Luke Evans, Stephen Graham, Edith Bowman and Mollie King attended the reveal and an exclusive Boiler Room X Evoque gig curated by activist and model Adwoa Aboah  Adwoa Aboah ......read more

Cadillac V-type engines: over 100 years of automotive innovation

Cadillac’s V-Series models are engineered proof of the brand’s promise of passion without compromise Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Cadillac has been at the forefront of automotive innovation throughout its 116-year history, leading the way with V-type engines. From V6 up to V16, the American premium car brand has evolved its V-type engine range since 1914, becoming the first automobile maker in the world to mass-produce V8 engines.   The first 1902 one-cylinder Cadillac car was a quality product, thanks to the insistence on precision by the brand’s General Manager, Henry Leland. A four-cylinder car was then invented in 1905, confirming Cadillac’s place in the luxury market.   In 1912, Cadillac wowed the automotive world with the groundbreaking electric self-starter that made ......read more

Lexus RX 450H named Best Premium Midsize SUV at the ArabWheels Awards 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2018:  Al-Futtaim Lexus, leader in green luxury mobility since 2010 and distributor of the largest line-up of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) in the UAE, walked away with the Best Premium Midsize SUV of the year Award at the fourth edition of the "ArabWheels Awards 2018”. Lexus RX450, introduced to the UAE in 2012 and winner of the trophy, has always driven the growth in Lexus Hybrid Electric (HEV) sales, as it accounts for approximately 50% of the brand’s HEV sales in the UAE. Commenting on the achievement, Mohammed Maktari, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Lexus said: “We are very proud to receive this award and we thank the ArabWheels team for their dedicated efforts reviewing all shortlisted vehicles across all categories. Winning the best Premium  Midsize ......read more

Deals on Wheels launches MILAN RED in UAE, one of the world's fastest hypercars

The prestigious dealership becomes exclusive agent of the hypercar in GCC, which was unveiled at the Deals on Wheels Sheikh Zayed Road showroom The hypercar will be on display at Formula 1 2018 Abu Dhabi.  The new-generation MILAN RED can speed up to 100kms per hour in just 2.5 seconds November 22, 2018; Dubai, UAE:  An exciting new addition to the UAE’s growing line of luxury vehicles, MILAN RED – one of the fastest hypercars in the world – was unveiled in UAE in a grand ceremony. The hypercar was launched by Deals on Wheels at their Sheikh Zayed Road showroom, giving the dealership exclusive rights to the sales of the car in the GCC, and placing them among the four distinguished agents worldwide to launch the hypercar. MILAN RED, which has already made an impression globally for its ......read more

The 2018 Ford Expedition's Sand Mode Secrets: Ford's First Full-Sized SUV with Terrain Management System, Developed with Middle East Drivers in Mind

New-generation Ford Expedition built to take owners anywhere they want to go, with advanced four-wheel-drive system and Terrain Management System calibrated in the Middle East Seven driving modes developed for the region, including Sand-mode for deep sand adventure Two-speed transfer case and electronic locking rear differential give the Expedition superior off-road ability Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2018:  For Middle East owners with an eye on the great outdoors, the all-new Expedition’s four-wheel-drive and Terrain Management System opens the region’s remote reaches to adventure for the entire family.   Ford Expedition has always put families first, with class-leading levels of comfort, safety and convenience and now – with its superior off-road ability plus a dedicated driving mode for sand ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda launches ‘The Great Escape' promotion

Dubai, November 15, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched “The Great Escape” promotion across all its showrooms in the UAE, offering customers the perfect opportunity to buy a Honda vehicle before the end of the year.   The Great Escape promotion from Al-Futtaim Honda allows customers to buy their dream Honda vehicle, with a five-year instalment plan with zero percent interest. The offer is available across the entire Honda Sedan, SUV and MPV range, making it the best time to buy a Honda. The Al-Futtaim company is also offering 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, up to 100% finance and roadside assistance on all new cars and up to 5-year or 100,000 kms service contract on selected new car models. Trade-in ......read more

Aston Martin Lagonda celebrates opening of flagship dealership in Abu Dhabi

Luxury carmaker expands dealer network in the Middle East Aston Martin Abu Dhabi opens in prestigious location close to Emirates Palace 15 November 2018, Abu Dhabi:   Luxury British carmaker, Aston Martin Lagonda celebrated the opening of a new flagship dealership in Abu Dhabi last night in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. At an exclusive evening reception, guests mingled with senior personnel from Aston Martin, including Dan Balmer, President, Aston Martin Lagonda Middle East, North Africa & Turkey and David King, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer.    Aston Martin Abu Dhabi is situated in a prime location in the prestigious Etihad Towers, overlooking the beautiful Emirates Palace. The dealership boasts a state-of the-art 521m2 showroom ......read more

Audi Innovation Award Winner Announced at Dubai Design Week

The third winner of the Audi Innovation Award is Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon with his project ‘Ruin to Reality’  His prize is $25,000 worth of consultancy together with a trophy and a trip to the Audi Headquarters in Ingolstadt to meet the team in Audi Design.  Second and third places were awarded to Dubai based designers Abdhul Hazeeb with ‘Connect to Thrive’ and Andrea Sensoli with ‘CyRCLE’.  Dubai, November 14, 2018 –   At Dubai Design Week, Audi Middle East announced the third winner of the Audi Innovation Award. Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon, with his project ‘ R2R’, took home the winning trophy and prize of $25,000 worth of consultancy to develop his idea, together with a trip to the Audi factory in Ingolstadt and the opportunity to meet ......read more

Jaguar F-Type Rally Cars Celebrate 70 Years of Sports Car Heritage

 Jaguar creates two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars to continue its celebration of  70 years of Jaguar sports cars With design cues from F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, the 300PS 2.0-litre rally cars feature bespoke FIA-spec modifications  One-off rally cars pay homage to the Jaguar XK 120, introduced in 1948, which itself achieved competition success in the RAC, Tulip and Alpine rallies Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2018:   Jaguar has developed two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with design cues from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since the XK 120 was revealed in 1948.   The one-off F-TYPE rally cars also pay homage to the legendary Jaguar XK 120 registered ‘NUB 120’ which, in the early ......read more

Audi Middle East Announce Third Audi Innovation Award

Third Winner of the Audi Innovation Award to be announced on 13th November at 3pm at Design Week in the Audi Innovation Hub The Audi Innovation Hub is a space designed by Riyad Joucka, founder – MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network) and will be the base for Audi Innovation Talks during Dubai Design Week Konrad Troeger, Senior Lighting Designer from Audi AG attending Design Week and to give Innovation Talk  Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The Audi Innovation Award is now in its third year and has consistently grown in status and popularity since its inception in 2016. The first of its kind in the Middle East, the Audi Innovation Award seeks to empower local designers and inspire the region with innovative creations that can improve the way we live. It is an annual competition open to anyone residing in the ......read more

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible.

Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2018:  BMW is forging ahead with its model offensive in the luxury segment with the presentation of an open-top sports car which explores the highest reaches of dynamic flair, emotionality and exclusivity. The new BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design elegance and offers an extremely exclusive passport to hallmark BMW driving pleasure and a full-blooded open-top driving experience.  Premiere for the second model in the new BMW 8 Series luxury-class line-up: New BMW 8 Series Convertible combines dynamic flair and serene long-distance ability with a sumptuous open-top driving experience. Open-air driving pleasure for four people. Classical soft-top roof with fully electric, extremely quiet operation, minimised weight and outstanding acoustic ......read more

InMotion Ventures Invests in Arc Vector – the World's Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle

Arc has pioneered Vector, the most efficient, safest and most fulfilling electric motorcycle experience yet Vector has been revealed in Milan on 6 November Vector comes with ground breaking haptic ride-wear and connected HUD helmet Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 07, 2018 –   InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, announces its investment in Arc, which unveils ‘Vector’ – the world’s first fully-electric motorcycle with Human Machine Interface (HMI). Arc Vector is the most advanced electric motorcycle ever brought to market, using exotic materials, thoroughbred componentry and cutting-edge architecture, wrapped in a futuristic body.     The investment from InMotion Ventures, along with Mercia Fund Managers, the Proof of Concept & ......read more

Toyota reveals future environmental insights at the 4th International Conference on Future Mobility

Al-Futtaim Automotive showcases a diversified fleet of passenger and commercial green vehicles echoing the UAE’s commitment to a sustainable future Toyota to sell 5 million electrified vehicles including more than 1 million zero-emission vehicles (BEVs, FCEVs) by 2030 Toyota will invest 14 billion dollars to support the new plans United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Nov 7th 2018:   Displaying a variety of green technologies through a sample fleet of over nine electrified vehicles including models from Toyota, Lexus, Hino trucks and Toyota Material Handling, Al-Futtaim Automotive is front and centre at this year's International Conference on Future Mobility, being the Headline  Sponsor for what has grown to become one of the region’s biggest sustainability forums.   Featuring a hydrogen ......read more

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Al Masaood announces opening of new Volvo Penta Spare Parts Centre in Sharjah…

UAE, August 06, 2018: Al Masaood has announced the opening of a new Volvo Penta Spare Parts Centre in Sharjah. The opening of the new facility addressing the UAE’s northern region’s increased demand for spare parts of Volvo Penta, a global manufacturer of power solutions for marine and industrial applications. The new Spare Parts Centre in Sharjah will offer genuine Spare parts, ......read more

Ferrari introduces the world's first low-bake paint technology…

Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Thanks to the on-going collaboration with PPG, Ferrari has introduced an innovative low temperature paint system, making the Prancing Horse the world’s first car manufacturer to adopt the new Low Cure clear coats technology.  This move further underscores Ferrari’s ongoing commitment to the pursuit of both excellence and sustainability. In ......read more

Audi Abu Dhabi leads regional sales for “World Luxury Car 2018” – the all-new Audi A8…

Abu Dhabi is leading the Middle East market for sales of Audi’s flagship all-new A8 model The Audi A8 was voted as “World Luxury Car 2018” by the World Car Awards at the New York Auto Show Audi Abu Dhabi have achieved 100 percent of their sales target for the Audi A8   Abu Dhabi, 05 August 2018:  Abu Dhabi is leading the way for regional sales of the ......read more

Ten facts that distinguish the Escalade's innovative 10-speed transmission…

The automatic transmission is an all-new design and the first to be introduced to a luxury SUV Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018:  Engineers for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade’s new 10-speed automatic transmission have built on the experience of the previously critically acclaimed Hydra-Matic multispeed transmissions to push its performance, refinement and efficiency advantages to a new ......read more

Al Masaood Automobiles pilots global launch of ‘MyINFINITI' exclusive car services program…

Abu Dhabi, August 04, 2018: Al Masaood Automobiles announced that INFINITI car owners in Abu Dhabi will be among the first customers globally to take benefit from a range of highly-advanced services of INFINITI’s exclusive ‘MyINFINITI’ car servicing program and experience convenience in getting premium after sales services. Al Masaood Automobiles is piloting the new program in ......read more

Al Masaood Automobiles launches latest model of all-electric Renault Zoe to boost zero emissions ...…

Abu Dhabi, August 01, 2018: Abu Dhabi’s bid to create a green metropolis and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cars has received a new boost with Al Masaood Automobiles’ launch of Renault Zoe’s latest electric car model across the emirate. Renault, which was the first to introduce a full electric vehicle (EV) in the Middle East, is delivering this time the Renault Zoe long ......read more

Lexus sweeps the board in fourth round of 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT 500 series…

Lexus races to a decisive victory and ignites the passion of motorsport fans   Dubai, UAE – 26 July 2018:   Lexus powered to an overwhelming victory in the GT500 class race in the fourth round of the 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series held recently at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand, taking the first four places in the race. The No. 39 Lexus LC 500 DENSO ......read more

Naomie Harris Opens 007 Elements…

Spectre and Skyfall actress opens new 007 cinematic installation in the Alps 007 ELEMENTS cinematic installation focuses on Spectre and celebrates the legacy of the James Bond films Jaguar Land Rover is official partner of the experience with star cars from Spectre on display  Located over 3,000m above sea level, it is the highest visitor experience of its kind Dubai, UAE, 24 ......read more

Al Tayer Motors Enters Fast Vehicle Servicing Business…

First ‘Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center’ facility opened in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Park area  Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2018:   Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automotive dealerships, has entered into the fast vehicle servicing business.  The company, represented by Premier Motors in Abu Dhabi, has opened the first Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center ......read more

MG Motor introduces new MG GS 2019 to the Middle East…

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  MG Motor has announced the arrival of the New MG GS 2019 in the Middle East. While the previous generation MG GS was the first SUV to be launched by the British-born car brand onto the global market, the new, improved model now takes a major step forward with its refreshed and practical interior, high levels of equipment and dynamic design.   The New MG ......read more

Cadillac Middle East expands its 2019 SUV lineup with the all-new XT4…

Revealed worldwide in March 2018, Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 will launch in the Middle East later this year Boosting Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, the XT4 complements the brand’s SUV line up alongside the flagship Escalade and mid-size premium XT5 Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  The Middle East is set to eye the regional launch of Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 ......read more

Ferrari's turbo-charged V8 is voted the best engine of the last 20 years…

The 3.9-litre V8 takes the International Engine of theYear Award for the third year running a record number of six awards Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The latest iteration of Ferrari’s turbo-charged V8 that equips, in various forms, all Ferrari’s V8-engined cars, has been nominated the best engine in the world for the third year running in the 2018 International ......read more

Audi sales grow by 4.5 percent in the first half of the year…

Worldwide around 949,300 deliveries since January Interim CEO and Sales chief Bram Schot: “Performed well despite the difficult environment” Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  AUDI AG delivered around 164,000 premium automobiles to customers in June. In the United States, sales of the Four Rings were up 0.3 percent, on a par with the prior-year level. As a result, Audi of ......read more

MAN Truck & Bus Middle East hosts safety workshop for Dubai Police…

Highlights included various road safety initiatives as well as solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents Dubai - UAE, July 15, 2018:   Aimed at emphasizing the role of heavy vehicles in ensuring safety on UAE roads, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, in partnership with RoadSafetyUAE, Michelin tires and WABCO recently hosted a Safety Workshop for Dubai Police officers, ......read more

The Mulsanne W.o. Edition by Mulliner: A Unique Car to Mark an Extraordinary Milestone…

Limited edition of 100 Mulsannes to celebrate upcoming centenary Homage to founder W.O. Bentley’s famous final 1930 design Each Mulsanne holds a slice of crankshaft from W.O.’s personal car Mulliner designers take inspiration from golden age of British motoring True collector’s item as Bentley approaches centenary in 2019 Public debut to be at Pebble Beach Concours ......read more

Michelin introduces the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 in GCC region…

Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  Michelin today announced the availability of MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyres in the GCC region. True to its Mission of sustainable mobility, this latest update of the popular PRIMACY range, the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyre is a reference in tyre safety. After three years of development, this tyre provides a high level of performance in both dry and wet ......read more

Dubai Camel Racing Club Honours Al Tayer Motors…

Dubai, July 15, 2018:  The Dubai Camel Racing Club, a pioneering and leading sports establishment, has honoured Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, for its support to the 2017-18 racing season as a platinum sponsor. Al Tayer Motors and Land Rover have been long-term supporters of camel racing as a sport and the Dubai Camel Racing Club for many ......read more

Nissan Reports Continued Growth in the Middle East…

Nissan’s share in the Gulf sees year-on-year growth of more than 20 per cent  Middle East set to play a key role in expansion plans as part of Nissan M.O.V.E to 2022 strategy Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 12, 2018:  Nissan today announced its fiscal year 2017 (FY17) business results in the Middle East, which demonstrate the company’s successful ......read more

Ferrari takes the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” design award for the fourth year running…

The Ferrari Portofino is recognized for its ground-breaking design Red Dot awards also for the 812 Superfast And the FXX K EVO Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Ferrari has received the Red Dot: Best of the Best award for the ground-breaking design of the Portofino, Ferrari’s most recent V8-engined GT car. This is the consecutive fourth year that the Prancing Horse receives ......read more

Rolls-royce Motor Cars Announces New Regional PR & Communications Manager for Middle East, Africa & ...…

Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Rolls-Royce has announced Rami Joudi as Regional PR & Communications Manager, Middle East, Africa & India. He will be based in Dubai. Born in Kuwait and of Syrian descent, Joudi graduated from Lincoln University in the UK with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He started his career in 1999 as Assistant Editor for Motorsport Magazine ......read more

DALBY and its 50 years of experience in hydraulic hooklifts will be present at the IAA commercial ...…

Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France.   Through its vast ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota delivers a large fleet of Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Hybrid Vehicles to Tawasul ...…

Abu Dhabi’s public transport a step closer to the sustainability targets of the UAE Vision 2021 907 Camry HEV estimated to save over 47,000 000 kg of CO2 52,000 kg of CO2 saving per Camry Taxi lifecycle Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2018:   In line with its commitment to spearhead the environmental mobility agenda within the UAE Vision 2021’s ......read more

The most anticipated launch of the year - The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class arrives in style to the ...…

Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  The arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class was celebrated at Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai this week. The event introduced to the region the legendary flagship model – taking a leap into a new era in terms of technology while staying true to its unrivalled legacy. Haven undergone its greatest change in history, the new G-Class maintains its iconic design ......read more

ConVeX Consortium Hosts Europe's First Live C-V2X Direct Communication Interoperability ...…

Audi, Ducati, Ericsson, Qualcomm, SWARCO, and Technical University of Kaiserslautern Collaborate to Demonstrate Advanced Connected Car Capabilities for Road Safety and Traffic Efficiency Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  AUDI AG, Ducati, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), SWARCO, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated ......read more

Arabia Taxi welcomes 1000 new Toyota vehicles…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 3, 2018 –   In a joint effort to decrease emissions and global environmental footprint, Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, handed over 454 Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) to Arabia Taxi, member of Arabia Holdings Group of companies and one of the UAE’s largest taxi operators, as part of a larger deal of 1000 ......read more

Bentley Supports International Women in Engineering Day…

Bentley encourages young women into engineering Educational outreach and apprenticeships key to transformation International Women in Engineering Day aims to redress gender imbalance Search #INWED18 and #RaisingTheBar for more information Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018:  Bentley Motors celebrated International Women in Engineering Day by shining a light on its successful female ......read more

UPS Makes Largest-Ever Investment in France With $100 Million Advanced Technology Paris Hub…

30,000 m2 facility in Corbeil-Essonnes/Évry spans four soccer fields, signals UPS’s confidence in French economy & growing cross-border trade; Advanced technology Paris Hub is part of UPS’s ongoing $2 billion investment plan through 2019 to enhance its European network; Highly efficient tech-enabled building placed at strategic point in UPS’s smart global ......read more

GMC Reaches New Heights with Next Gen 2019 Sierra Elevation…

The Elevation variation comes as an all new trim to the Sierra line-up Crew-cab model boasts a bold and confident attitude with elevated capability Additional regular-cab model will exclusively be available only in the Middle East  Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  The launch of the next generation Sierra lineup continues with the introduction of an all-new trim, the 2019 GMC ......read more

Continental Announces 2019 Middle East Arrival for New Digital Tyre Monitoring Platform ...…

Solution monitors, analyses and reports data about tyre temperature and pressure for commercial fleets New platform delivers increased uptime and lower maintenance costs, while maximising efficiency Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Continental, the leading automotive, tyre and technology company, has announced that its new digital tyre monitoring platform for commercial fleets, ......read more

Bentley Puts The Future in Writing…

Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018:  Bentley Motors announces a new and exclusive partnership with Graf von Faber-Castell to launch a collection of luxury writing instruments and accessories that perfectly combine timeless design, passion for precision and extraordinary craftsmanship. The ‘Graf von Faber-Castell for Bentley’ collection comprises three ranges of writing instruments and ......read more

Historic Day Marked by Female Racing Driver as Saudi Women Gain the Right to Drive…

Saudi woman racer Aseel Al Hamad commemorates the reversal of the ban on female drivers with a lap of honour in her home country Today, Jaguar and Aseel join forces to remember this historic day each year by kicking off World Driving Day –  a global programme which invites both men and women to celebrate the enjoyment of driving now and in the future Aseel, who has never raced ......read more

Saudi Women Drive…

Dubai, UAE, June 23, 2018:  On June 24, 2018, women in Saudi Arabia will be legally able to drive on the roads of the Kingdom. This is a momentous time in history and we are delighted to be able to welcome Saudi women “to the front”, to the driver’s seat. Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress, and we are thrilled to be ......read more

Audi A8 most innovative model of 2018…

Two victories in “Automotive Innovations Award” A8 most innovative model, Audi most innovative premium brand for autonomous driving Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is at the forefront of technology and is successfully doing pioneering work with automated driving” Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018:  The Audi A8 is the most ......read more

Emirates Motor Company wins prestigious global award for outstanding customer service and ...…

18/06/2018, Abu Dhabi:   Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) has been honoured with a prestigious international industry award in recognition of its outstanding levels of after-sales service and customer care. Abu Dhabi-based EMC - CV was presented with the prize for ‘Best Service and Parts Performance for 2017 - Vans’, as the top performing general ......read more

Maserati joins Cash & Rocket Tour 2018…

A fleet of forty cars with eighty high-profile women on board depart today from San Francisco for a charity tour to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  Five teams of influential ladies in five red Maserati Levante SUVs join their forces to raise funds and global awareness for three charitable projects in Africa.  In its fifth edition, Cash & Rocket Tour aims to break the previous ......read more

Axalta and Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Go Green in Kuwait…

Customers will now have the opportunity to repair their vehicles using Axalta’s leading waterborne refinish technology Dubai, UAE – June 12, 2018:  Axalta Middle East, part of Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has ramped up its environmentally responsible strategy for the region’s leading automotive distributors.. As part of ......read more

Al-Futtaim Renault Pakistan confirms Faisalabad home to new car manufacturing plant…

Al-Futtaim completes land acquisition   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 12, 2018:   Al-Futtaim today announced the acquisition of an industrial plot of land to set-up a brand new automotive plant for the exclusive manufacture/assembly of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.   The world-class facility will be set up at M-3 Industrial City in Faisalabad, which is ......read more

Maserati Is Hosting the 5th Edition of Paris-modena, Kilometers for Charity!…

From June 7th to June 13th 2018 Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2018:  The Paris-Modena race is a gathering for athletes and fans of a challenge. It will take place from June 7th to June 13th 2018. Under the leadership of the famous Italian car brand Maserati and the Maserati West Europe offices, this race, as its name suggests, take place between Paris and Modena. Besides the personal challenge, ......read more

New open-air member of the AMG GT family…

Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018:  Mercedes-AMG is extending its sports car portfolio with the new AMG GT S Roadster as an attractive open-air model. With this latest addition the AMG GT family now has a dozen members: four two-door Coupés, three Roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and three four-door Coupés. The basis for the high Driving Performance of the new AMG GT S Roadster is the ......read more

Al Ghandi Auto brings the most Affordable Electric Vehicle - Chevrolet Bolt EV - to the UAE Market…

Aligned with the Dubai government’s sustainable mobility strategy Advanced technologies help maximize the range for up to 520 Kilometers on a single full charge The Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market and a game-changer in its segment Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018:  Following its recent release in the US, the innovative electric ......read more

The UAE's first car manufacturer forms team for debut drive at America's second oldest motorsport ...…

Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  On June 24,  2008, the UAE’s first-ever car manufacturer, Jannarelly, will become the first emirates-based enterprise to take part in the USA’s second oldest motorsport event, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in Colorado, which this year celebrates its 102nd anniversary. In a truly home-grown endeavour, a specially developed version ......read more

Crescent Enterprises, Bee'ah Launch Joint Venture ‘ION' to Power Sustainable Commercial Transport ...…

•     New venture coinciding with World Environment Day plans to roll out electric vehicles across nine cities in MENA by 2020 •     Fleet of electric vehicles for commercial transport launched in Dubai through Careem in pilot phase  Dubai, United Arab Emirates 05 June, 2018:  Crescent Enterprises, the UAE-based diversified ......read more

Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle now available for retail motorists in the UAE…

70% better fuel economy compared to 2.5L Camry petrol engine 26KM/L fuel consumption Stylish exterior with aggressive character lines Upgraded emotionally-charged performance Dubai, UAE – June 5th, 2018:  In line with its commitment towards providing environmentally- friendly vehicles, Al-Futtaim Toyota, the UAE sustainable mobility leader since 2008, announced the ......read more

Tamam All Brands Quick Service Offers 50% Discount on All Vehicle Services During Ramadan…

Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018:  Tamam All Brands Quick Service, part of National Auto and the Al Ghandi Auto Group, recently announced the launch of its Ramadan promotion, aimed at providing all vehicle brands a one-stop-shop servicing center, coupled with a highly dedicated team of mechanics.  Inspired by the month of giving and the Year of Zayed, the management of Tamam All Brands Quick ......read more

Al Tayer Motors begins deliveries of all-new Lincoln Navigator…

Full-size SUV Combining Modern Luxury with Advanced Technology, Elevates Family Travel to First Class  The all-new Navigator includes 71 new features and technologies, and now leads its segment in many categories, such as power and torque, offering even greater levels of prestige  With more space for your belongings than any other large SUV*, the all-new Navigator assures almost ......read more

Nissan Awards Al Masaood Automobiles for Outstanding Sales and Customer Service…

Abu Dhabi, June 02, 2018: Nissan Middle East awarded Al Masaood Automobiles for ‘Exemplary performance in Sales and Customer Experience in FY17’. The authorized distributor for Nissan was awarded this prestigious title for increasing its market share in 2017 and showcasing impressive customer service standards in the automobile industry. The award aims to highlight the achievements ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota and Lexus receive three prestigious awards from Toyota Motor Corporation…

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  Al Futtaim Toyota and Lexus are the proud recipients of the prestigious Toyota Outstanding Customer Service Award, the Toyota Marketing Award as well as the Toyota Marketing Award for Excellence for 2017 from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC).  These awards recognize the performance of distributors that achieve customer service and other performance targets set ......read more

Land Rover Is Making All-Terrain Autonomy a Reality…

Jaguar Land Rover is developing off-road self-driving SUVs in project CORTEX The £3.7m project is exploring all-terrain, all- weather autonomous capability World-first '5D' technology is enabling  Level 4 and 5 off-road automation Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2018 –   Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous cars capable of all-terrain, ......read more

Al Tayer Motors Is Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament…

Event visitors can win four Land Rover vehicles in raffle draw Dubai, 27 May 2018.  Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Land Rover vehicles in the UAE, is the exclusive automotive sponsor of the Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Sports Tournament for the fifth consecutive year.  Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince ......read more

FAMCO names the best truck driver in the UAE in the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2018…

27th May 2018 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates):  Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has named the best truck driver in the UAE in the 2018 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge. The global competition, hosted by Volvo Trucks, is bold new initiative which sees truck drivers put their skills to the test in a challenge of fuel efficiency, safety and productivity. The UAE part of the Driver ......read more

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