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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 most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.     The new car, which takes its name, Portofino, from one of the most charming villages on the Italian Riviera, an eponym for stylish elegance, is the most versatile model in the range. A Ferrari designed to be driven every day that also effortlessly converts ......read more

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

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 Middle East at the 16 edition of the renowned real estate exhibition, Cityscape Global, which is taking place in Dubai’s World Trade Centre from 11-13 September.   The agreement supports Dubai’s Smart Government directives and it is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to develop government services and to achieve high quality of life for the UAE citizens and residents. The Dubai Land Department vision is to implement innovative ......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 Response 2 system and Active Roll Control are firsts for new Discovery Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover assembled by hand at the SVO Technical Centre when production begins in 2018 Film introducing Discovery SVX available here  Prospective customers and Land Rover enthusiasts are invited to register their interest in new Discovery SVX at www.landrover.com Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2017:  Land Rover has ......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 Madrid.   The agreement comes ahead of the first game of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season and will see the Japanese manufacturer stay as an official partner up to and including the 2020/2021 season. The UEFA Champions League continues to be Nissan’s largest investment in sports sponsorship, which began at the start of the 2014/2015 season. The UEFA Champions League continues to be the most watched annual sporting ......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 electric powertrain enabling 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds Engineered by Jaguar Land Rover Classic at company’s new ‘Classic Works’ in Warwickshire, UK E-type Zero made world debut during Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.  E-type Zero sat alongside the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE at Tech Fest, which goes on sale in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 September 2017: ......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. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business Development Sector at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, said: “The transportation sector is one of the essential supporting sectors in any economic entity aiming towards global markets. The performance of this sector is considered an indicator of the extent development in other production sectors and its ability to succeed in global commerce, as well as the ability ......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 operators such as Emirates Transport, Dubai Taxi Corporation, School Transport Services and other private schools, ANGE’s buses are transporting hundreds of thousands of children safely to and from school across the UAE.  Buti Al Naboodah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Commercial for ANGE said: “Over the past 30 years, Al Naboodah Group Enterprises has been a trusted partner, providing government bodies with school buses that ......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 – visionary FUTURE-TYPE virtual concept imagines autonomous, connected, electric and shared mobility for 2040 and beyond Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest takes place at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London Free-to-enter festival open from Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September Dubai, UAE, 7 September 2017:  From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrified. The company made the announcement at its inaugural ......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 natural material has been at the heart of the region's heritage for thousands of years, capturing the imagination through mythology and legend. The Pearl Edition celebrates this.   Marek Reichman, EVP and Chief Creative Officer, who oversees the dedicated Q by Aston Martin team at the company's HQ in Gaydon, Warwickshire commented: 'The Vanquish S Pearl Edition is an extremely special car, it is a chance for us to demonstrate ......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 Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, from 3 – 9 September in Abu Dhabi with the Conference being held from 5 - 6 September and the General Assembly from 7 - 8 September. Speaking about the sponsorship, Helal Hanei Omar, Vice-President, Premier Motors said: “It is an honour for Premier Motors to be associated with the IPC event being held in the UAE for the first time. We are ......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 used-car facility in Dubai. The state-of-the-art showroom seeks to enhance and improve a customer’s experience when purchasing an APPROVED pre-owned vehicle.     The facility was opened in partnership with Al Tayer Motors, Jaguar Land Rover’s exclusive retailer in the UAE, and is its biggest standalone, used-car showroom in the United Arab Emirates. The eco-friendly structure is fitted with a 660KW solar rooftop generating ......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 personal mobility, in which powertrain electrification, comprehensive digitalisation and other advances in the field of automated driving will play a particularly important role. Hall 11 at the main entrance to the Frankfurt trade fair site has been prepared for the shared BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad stand, and serves as a forum for current and future highlights of the product range. This is where the new products and features from all the brands ......read more

The Ferrari Portofino revealed: a GT that represents a unique combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort

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 the years, has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury. The launch colour of the new Ferrari has also been dedicated to this marvellous town: Rosso Portofino. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space plus ......read more

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

  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, materials and details   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 22, 2017 – The Ford GT will be available in a new limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to victory by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at Le Mans in 1967. The car will feature unique interior and exterior colour themes, and an exclusive wheel finish.   “In creating a worthy successor to the ’66 Heritage edition, we ......read more

Lexus International and The Weinstein Company announce Patty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua to join Taylor Sheridan as members ýof the Lexus Short Films Season 4 selection committee

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, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program’s selection committee.  The selection committee will be analyzing these aspiring filmmakers’ work to find the best of the best to move ‎forward and bring their new films produced by The Weinstein Company to life. As a part of the selection ‎committee, Patty Jenkins, ......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 Harley-Davidson’s enduring legacy and the pursuit of freedom that unites all. With a focus on the universal pursuit of independence, authenticity and the feeling of the open road, the new work is an open invitation to riders and non-riders across the globe to embrace their individuality.    The new platform comes to life via 30 and 90-second videos containing user-generated and filmed content and is set to pique the interest of ......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 selected Dubai, UAE, August 17, 2017:  After an exhaustive global search for the freshest and brightest young engineering talent, the recruitment phase of the 2017 INFINITI Engineering Academy closes with another year-on-year leap in applications.    Driven by the success of previous editions, the fourth running of this unique automotive-to-motorsport engineering recruitment program attracted some 12,020 registrations, a near-threefold ......read more

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

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 Level 4/5 automated driving and can be used by multiple automakers around the world while maintaining their unique brand identities Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:   BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing a world leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform for ......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 Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport, as part of its Government outreach program, aiming at building awareness about the benefits fuel cell technology and the positive environmental potentials of a hydrogen-based society. The four-door Toyota Mirai is the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, that generates electricity through an onboard Fuel Cell stack, using oxygen from the air with hydrogen stored in the ......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 of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make happiness and positivity an inherent part of the UAE lifestyle and in support of Dubai Economy’s objectives of enhancing happiness across the emirate.  The Consumer Happiness Counter will ensure that customer feedback is dealt with quickly and effectively.   Colin Cordery, Regional Managing Director at ......read more

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

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 Vanquish Zagato models will yield a total of 325 cars.

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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 carried out by Al-Futtaim Motors. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Our relationship with SAAED has been reinforced with the signing of this agreement, which will allow Al-Futtaim Motors to continue delivering premium service and genuine spare parts to meet SAAED’s ongoing efforts in managing traffic and road incidents in the UAE.”  Ibrahim Raml, Chief Executive Officer of SAAED ......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 60% of small urban crossover sales in the region. The Juke and newly launched Kicks models are vying for top spot in different markets.   Sales figures for the year to date show that Nissan has captured 59.7% of the B-segment (small car) urban crossover market with the Juke accounting for 44.2% of that share and the recently introduced Kicks taking already taking a healthy 15.5% (figures exclude KSA).    The Kicks has ......read more

GCAA “The UAE will not only be the first country to allow operation of flying pilotless taxis, it also wants ‘the safest'

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 country. Keeping the same spirit alive, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the concept of ‘Dubai Air Taxi – a driverless flying car’ or ‘Autonomous Unmanned Air System Taxi’ in technical terms, which would fly the passengers from one place to another without needing any pilot. Dubai Air Taxi would become part of Dubai’s Smart Autonomous Mobility Strategy, bringing eco-friendly and faster modes ......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 with CO2 emissions of just 163g/km Weight reduction of 52kg and bespoke chassis tuning delivers even greater agility Maximum torque of 400Nm together with 8-speed Quickshift transmission delivers excellent response throughout the rev range Intake and exhaust meticulously tuned to deliver renowned F-TYPE sound Enhanced suite of driver assistance systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Speed ......read more

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Ferrari 812 Superfast arrives in the UAE…

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

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Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 March 2017:  Etihad Rail has been participating in the region’s largest rail exhibition and conference, Middle East Rail (MER), held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre over the 7th and 8th March. During the two-day event, the national rail network has showcased an Etihad Rail Virtual Reality experience, planned network maps and an insight into ......read more

New PEUGEOT 3008 SUV named “Car of the Year 2017”…

Dubai, UAE, March 8, 2017:  The new PEUGEOT 3008 was named the 2017 Car of the Year on Monday 6 March in Geneva by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The judging panel acclaimed its style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the twenty other prizes the new PEUGEOT 3008 has already won. The vehicle is the fifth PEUGEOT to win Car of the Year and the ......read more

F-150 Dependability Award Underscores Built Ford Tough…

F-150 builds on its renowned toughness as truck is recognized for top dependability among large light duty pickup pickups in the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study Truck shoppers prioritize F-150 quality above all other attributes, and consistently say it is a differentiator, according to internal Ford research 2017 marks 40 consecutive years for Ford F-Series as top-selling truck ......read more

AMR - Taking Aston Martin to new Extremes…

New AMR brand strengthens the connection between road and race cars AMR derivatives planned for every core model in the Aston Martin range AMR Pro models to have increased power, sharper dynamics and unique exterior and interior treatment Rapide AMR and Vantage AMR Pro concepts confirmed for production Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2017:  Aston Martin has chosen the 2017 Geneva Motor ......read more

Ford Edge, the Region's Most Nominated CUV, Scoops Another Recognition During Awards Season with ...…

Award caps impressive year for Edge which also includes other segment-best titles in UAE, Lebanon and Oman Proving its credentials as one of the region’s most impressive vehicles, Ford Edge is also a finalist for a coveted Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) trophy, the results of which will be announced later this month All-new Ford Edge CUV delivers premium comfort and refinement, ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2017:  Toyota Fortuner, the highly popular seven-seat SUV, bagged Wheels’ Readers’ Choice Award at the ninth Wheels Car of the Year ceremony, the UAE’s largest independent automotive awards, held recently for the automotive industry in the UAE. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “With the ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Alstom will be present in Eurasia Rail – the third biggest rolling stock rail industry exhibition in the world and the largest in the Eurasia Region – from 2-4 March 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The company will showcase its complete rail transport solutions from urban to high speed trains, and from signalling to services.  “Alstom has been ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has showcased its latest flagship performance coupe at the Dubai Mall, the all-new LC 500, marking a new chapter of “Experience Amazing”. Ushering a new era in the brand’s design direction, the new LC 500 showcase offered a ......read more

Gael's Great in an R8…

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Tournament fourth seed Gael Monfils took a break from practice today to test out the latest Audi R8 V10 plus in Vegas Yellow. Having owned an R8 in the past, the world number 12 player was delighted to test the fastest series production Audi of all time, hitting a top speed of 330km/h and capable of doing 0 to 100 in 3.3 seconds. The Audi has 610 hp and the ......read more

Keen interest from Central Asia in Automechanika Dubai 2017…

Roadshow across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan raises profile of Dubai automotive aftermarket trade fair Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  More than 100 automotive aftermarket professionals from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are attending a two-day Automechanika Roadshow in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as they look at ways to boost interregional business ties with the vibrant Middle ......read more

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

INFINITI reaffirmed its long-term technical partnership with Renault Sport Formula One at the Team’s new race car unveil. The all-new R.S.17 incorporates for the first time the INFINITI co-developed second generation Energy Recovery System. INFINITI also provides the Renault Sport Formula One Team with new and diverse talent through its highly successful INFINITI Engineering ......read more

Al-Futtaim Automotive associates honoured at Mashkoor Award Ceremony…

Dubai, February 22, 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 22 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award.  The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis and four expat associates within ......read more

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

High-calibre expert panel honours tyre manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment Vision 2025 triggered impressive number of projects in 2016 Over 150 million passenger car and light truck tyres were produced in markets including the Middle East region Middle East – 20th February, 2017:  Continental, the ......read more

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

Middle East, 20th February 2017:  As part of its commitment to reducing the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer, UD Trucks, has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and aftermarket service that are helping Middle East businesses to run with greater efficiency. The Quester, a multi-purpose truck for a wide variety of applications, including ‎off and on-road ......read more

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

AED100,000 and AED 50,000 in gift vouchers were rewarded to lucky INFINITI enthusiasts this festive season Dubai, UAE, February 19th, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the AED 50,000 and AED 100,000 winners in its DSF 2017 ......read more

Renault-Nissan Alliance delivers significant growth in 2016, extends electric vehicle sales record…

Alliance sales reach 9,961,347 vehicles in 2016 – one in nine cars sold worldwide. The Alliance confirms its zero-emission* leadership; cumulative sales reach 424,797 electric vehicles worldwide. 18-year old partnership sees boost in innovation for the vehicle of the future. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 19, 2017:  The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered ......read more

Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover Celebrates Second Year Anniversary of Land Rover Experience Centre ...…

Dubai, 19 February, 2017:  Jaguar Land Rover along with its exclusive importer and distributor in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Euro Motors, celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of the Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain, by holding a spectacular two day event at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.  The celebratory event, which was held on the 17th and 18th of February 2017, ......read more

The Ferrari 812 Superfast: Geneva world premiere for the new, extreme performance V12 berlinetta…

Most powerful ever 800 cv production engine  Maranello, February 18, 2017 – Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.  This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 February 2017:  Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's multi-billion dollar fully integrated national railway network, has since commencing Stage One operations, transported 10 million tonnes of granulated sulphur for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as of February 10, from sources at Shah and Habshan to its point of export at Ruwais. Since ......read more

Global auto aftermarket players turn to Automechanika Dubai 2017 amid upward trend of Mid-East ...…

Exedy, Meritor, Al Dobowi, among more than 2,000 exhibitors readying for the return of three-day showcase in Dubai  Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017:  An upward trend of both vehicle sales and spare parts demand across the Middle East has been welcomed by global automotive aftermarket players, as they ready themselves for the return of the region’s largest automotive service ......read more

Al Habtoor Motors launches the new Big Bigger Biggest offer…

Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of Mitsubishi in the UAE introduces one of the most exciting promotions that's poised to capture customers' attention.  The Big Bigger Biggest offer promises bigger deals and greater savings on the entire range of Mitsubishi cars. Customers can now buy the legendary Pajero at prices starting from AED 89,900 and monthly EMI from AED 1,378, the ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017:  Tesla today will begin accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE. Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio to customize and order the Tesla vehicle that best suits their lifestyle. First orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer.  The launch of the UAE’s dedicated ......read more

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