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

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

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

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

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

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

New Jaguar E-PACE rolls into the record books

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

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

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

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

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

Jaguar Land Rover Cars Closer To Driving City Streets Autonomously

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

Al-Futtaim Motors launches 2018 Toyota Corolla

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

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

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

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

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

Family get a Kicks out of ICC Champions Trophy 2017!

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

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

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

The New Jaguar XE SV Project 8

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

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

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

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

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

Clearsy Announces The SIL4 Certification of its Safety Vital Relay Range

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

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

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

Aston Martin Confirms Production of First All-Electric Model

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

Al-Futtaim Motors sees stellar growth in its hybrid sales

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

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

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

Jaguar E-PACE: The New Compact Performance SUV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing unveil radical AM-RB 001 hypercar in the Middle East…

Regional premiere of revolutionary AM-RB 001 kicks off Formula 1 weekend  Presented in Abu Dhabi by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen 29 November 2016, UAE:  Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have unveiled the groundbreaking hypercar AM-RB 001 for the first time in the Middle East. Fittingly making its debut on the eve of the 2016 ......read more

A Picture of Refinement: Range Rover and Jonas Bendiksen Capture the World's Ultimate Vistas…

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Discounts up to AED 20,000 during the Honda Hot Spot offers…

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INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Establishes the First Certified Pre-Owned Center in the MENA Region…

State-of-the-art Center is the first of its kind and will cater significantly to INFINITI’S ever expanding customer base Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2016:   Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, achieves yet another milestone: the first ever Certified Pre-Owned Center in the MENA ......read more

Ford Trucks Showcases its 2017 Line-up at BIG 5…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016:   Ford Trucks, with the official importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates, Al Tayer Motors, is showcasing its 2017 line-up of the powerful Construction Series including the 4143M and 3543M mixers alongside the 1843T tractor, at the Big 5 Exhibition in Dubai from November 21 – 24, 2016. Powered by the new Ford Ecotorq engine family, the 2017 ......read more

Jaguar XF Wins Golden Steering Wheel Award For Best Saloon Car…

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Ferrari Unleashes a Spectrum of Emotions With The Launch of The 488 Passione Rossa…

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The ‘New Original': Jaguar XKSS Makes World Debut in Los Angeles…

Jaguar Classic reveals ‘new original’ XKSS to media at Petersen Museum in Los Angeles  One-off car has been authentically produced to exact 1957 specification by Jaguar Land Rover Classic’s expert craftsmen  Nine examples to be hand-built in the UK with deliveries to customers beginning in 2017 Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:  The first genuine Jaguar ......read more

H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent inaugurates the Gulf Concours event at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah…

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Jaguar Land Rover Scoops Four Top Accolades at ArabWheels Awards 2016…

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

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Gulf region can lead global movement toward fully autonomous vehicle, say industry experts…

‘Road to autonomy inevitable’, speakers say ahead of 2nd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai  Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016:  The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can be at the forefront of the global movement toward the fully autonomous vehicle and Mobility as a Service (MaaS), transport and automotive industry experts have said. Jacob Bangsgaard, ......read more

New Lotus and Caterham Experiences unveiled at Dubai Autodrome…

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RTA and Hyperloop One Sign Agreement to Start Connecting the Emirates…

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Nissan Introduces New Electric-Motor Drivetrain: e-POWER…

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Al Tayer Motors unveils the New Maserati Quattroporte at Salon des Grandes Complications…

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Emirates Motor Company (EMC) and Mercedes-Benz to show the Zetros 3643 AS Tractor-head at ADIPEC ...…

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Dr. Mahareiq Group Opens Strokerz Middle East in Dubai…

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British Airways celebrates first anniversary of the Dreamliner launch with special fares from Abu ...…

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Arabian Automobiles Company launches Infiniti Halo Model the Q50 RED SPORT 400…

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Masdar Institute Links up with QinetiQ and Sand-X Motors to Develop Automated Unmanned Rover System ...…

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World's first Audi Sport Center officially opens in Abu Dhabi…

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Exclusive home for the Audi Sport RS and R models Ali & Sons have invested over US $60 million in the brand Regional launch of Audi’s new performance brand Audi Sport  Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 23, 2016 : Ali &Sons, the exclusiveAudi representative in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, will celebrate the inauguration of their new Audi Sport Center on October 26th. The Audi ......read more

Land Rover Diaries: Range Rover SVAutobiography…

Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2016:  The latest episode in our test drive series titled ‘The Land Rover Diaries’ has just been release in the Middle East - join us as we test drive the Range Rover SVAutobiography around the city.  Building on 45-years success, the Range Rover SVAutobiography produced exclusively by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations bespoke ......read more

A-MAP conducts car battery maintenance training to the Fasttrack team…

A-MAP conducts car battery maintenance training to the Fasttrack team Al-Muqarram Auto Spare Parts Trading [A-MAP], a global player in the distribution of aftermarket automotive products, has recently conducted car battery maintenance training to 70 personnel of the Sales and Technical team at Fasttrack. The training was conducted by Ramamurthy Rao who heads up the R&D, Technical & ......read more

Kia Introduces Its First Front-Wheel Drive Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission…

Advanced transmission developed in-house for front-wheel drive models Intelligent packaging ensureslighter weight and similardimensions as a conventional six-speed automatic transmission 143 new patents filed throughout development of advanced transmission Eight-speed FWD automatic transmission to debut in 2017 Kia Cadenza Dubai ,UAE,October 11, 2016: Kia Motors has revealed details ......read more

Renault-Nissan Alliance hits milestone of 350,000 electric vehicles sold, maintains position as ...…

Dubai, UAE,October 11, 2016: The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world’s leader in zero-emissions mobility, has sold its 350,000th electric vehicle since  December 2010, when the Nissan LEAF went on sale. The Alliance achieved the historic milestone in August, while also setting an industry record of 100,000 EVs sold in a single year. The Alliance today accounts for half of the EVs ......read more

Modern day Concours comes to Dubai…

Gulf Concours announced with a stunning line-up of unique cars set for inaugural showpiece event on the  lawns of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Dubai, UAE – October 11, 2016:   A combination of near priceless, classic cars mixed with the ultimate in modern, bespoke luxury and supercars have been confirmed to headline the inaugural Gulf Concours to be held on the lawns of the ......read more

Central Motors & Equipment Announces Sole Distributorship Agreement with Cyclo Industries…

CM&E to Have Exclusive Rights to Distribute High Performance specialty chemicals in Automotive, Heavy duty/ Fleet, Industrial, Agricultural and Marine segments in UAE Market Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 9, 2016:  Central Motors & Equipment (CM&E), a member of Al Fahim Group with exclusive agency agreements for leading global brands of tyres, automotive parts, lubricants, service ......read more

QX Sport Inspiration: A daring new SUV vision from INFINITI…

Hints at future INFINITI mid-sized premium SUV Latest interpretation of ‘Powerful Elegance’ form language Design evolved for European premiere in Paris Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2016:  The INFINITI QX Sport Inspiration is an elegant and powerful expression of progressive SUV design. Laying down markers for future INFINITI QX models, the QX Sport Inspiration explores the ......read more

Score for Charity: Gargash Enterprises Mercedes-Benz collaborates with Al Ahli Football Club to ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:    Gargash Enterprises, The authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah & Northern Emirates, reaffirms its social commitment yet again by introducing ‘Score for Charity’, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region. In a unique collaboration with Al Ahli Football Club, Gargash Enterprises has announced a contribution of ......read more

LaFerrari Aperta: the joy of extreme open-top driving…

The World Premiere at the Paris Motor Show Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:  Technological excellence, performance, style, exclusivity. These are Ferrari’s unique core values which are perfectly represented by the car launched to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the company. Designed for Ferrari’s most passionate clients, the LaFerrari Aperta is the new ......read more

Sporty, agile and versatile: the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso T…

The first Ferrari V8-engined four-seater World Premier of the GTC4Lusso T at the Paris Motor Show Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:  Following on from the success of GTC4Lusso, which raised the performance bar for Ferrari’s traditional four-seater V12 GTs, the Prancing Horse announces the arrival of the new GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater to be powered by a V8 engine. Ushering in a ......read more

Renault-Nissan and Microsoft partner to deliver the future of connected driving…

Companies sign global, multiyear contract to work on next-generation connected car technologies and driving experiences Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 5, 2016:  The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide.     ......read more

Maserati debuts the new Quattroporte and Ghibli Model Year 2017 at Paris Motor Show…

Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016:   Maserati’s focus for this year’s Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris, its on updates for its sedan range. The Trident brand’s executive sedan, the Ghibli, and the flagship, the new Quattroporte, adopt additional high-tech content in the area of on-board comfort and driver assistance systems and offer an even higher degree of ......read more

Hero Motocorp Appoints Al-futtaim as Its Distributor for GCC Market Hero's First GCC Showroom Opens ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016:  Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has appointed Al-Futtaim, one of the most diversified conglomerates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a constantly expansionary outlook, as its distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.  Mr. Colin Cordery of Al-Futtaim and Mr. Deepak Mokashi, Head – ......read more

Infiniti Gives Uae Student the Formula One™ Career Opportunity of a Lifetime…

Shihab Solaiman is the United Arab Emirates winner of the INFINITI Engineering Academy 2016 He secures one of just seven, year-long placements with INFINITI Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team 23-year-old  Shihab Solaiman will begin his 12-month placement in the UK this November Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016:  A university student from the United Arab ......read more

Land Rover Reveals All-new Discovery…

All-New Discovery is highly desirable with unrivalled capability and technology like no other. It has been designed from the outset to enable Land Rover customers to live the lifestyle they aspire to. The result is the best family SUV in the world. The All-New Land Rover Discovery is a full-sized, three-row, seven-seat SUV with unbeatable capability and versatility It embodies Land ......read more

Vtools opens first ever-exclusive showroom bringing a complete range of Ford Tools and Ford Power ...…

Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2016:   This month see’s Ford Tools and Ford Power Equipment in partnership with VTools launch their first exclusive store in Dubai. VTools has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Ford Tools and Ford Power Equipment in the Middle East.  Whether you are a DIY enthusiast, tradesman or professional contractor, Ford Tools and Ford Power ......read more

Al Tayer Motors is First Regional Dealer to Win Ford's The Chairman's Award for 2015…

Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2016 Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, has added one more feather to its cap by winning Ford’s coveted The Chairman’s Award for 2015.  The UAE dealership is the first in the Middle East region to win the trophy from Jim Farley, Chairman & CEO of Ford of Europe, and Executive Vice President and President ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company Offers Customers Guaranteed Smiles with Exclusive Deals on Nissan Models…

Upgrades, deferred payments, aftersales benefits and much more on offer  Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2016:  Arabian Automobiles, Flagship Company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, welcomes customers to its state-of-the-art showrooms to indulge themselves with a brand new Nissan car this month, with a range of deals that ensure ......read more

Daimler Trucks presents Fuso eCanter and Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck at 2016 IAA…

Daimler Trucks at the IAA 2016: Urban all-electric Trucks for the future World premiere: the all-electric and networked Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck World premiere: the new all-electric Fuso eCanter At this year's IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover (22 to 29 September 2016) the focus is on the megatrends of the future: digitalisation and ......read more

Nissan develops an autonomous chair for people who can't stand queuing…

Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016:  Nissan today unveiled the latest in a series of innovations designed to bring the benefits of its Intelligent Mobility blueprint to the daily lives of customers. Following the success of the Intelligent Parking Chair earlier this year, the newly-developed ProPILOT Chair negotiates queues on behalf of its occupant, sparing them the hassle of standing in ......read more

2017 Infiniti Q50 Sports Sedan: New Engines and Chassis Technologies Deliver Empowering Performance ...…

New powerful and efficient turbocharged V6 gasoline engines headlined by Q50 Red Sport 400 delivering 400 hp Key technology additions feature Dynamic Digital Suspension & Rack Electronic Power Steering Next-generation Direct Adaptive Steering leads dynamic enhancements Safety and connectivity technologies complete premium sports sedan package Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: ......read more

Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept: the ultimate all-terrain rescue pick-up with portable EV battery ...…

World debut of Navara-based emergency rescue concept World debut of Nissan EV portable battery pack prototype, further developing Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision Navara EnGuard Concept showcases how award-winning Nissan Navara is suited to use in the most challenging conditions Nissan’s LCV range also includes ‘flexible for business’ vans and ......read more

The Ferrari GTC4Lusso T revealed…

First four-seater in Prancing Horse history with V8 Turbo Official debut at upcoming Paris Show Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016:  The upcoming Paris Motor Show provides the venue for the unveiling of the GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater in Prancing Horse history to sport a V8 turbo engine, hailing a whole new Ferrari GT concept aimed at owners seeking a car that is sporty and ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company Gives Opportunity to End September with A Brand New Infiniti…

Infiniti extends its ‘Exchange to Infiniti’ campaign till the end of September  Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2016:   Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Infiniti in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, is extending its hugely popular ‘Exchange to Infiniti’ campaign until end of September. New car buyers are ......read more

Audi Approved: plus unveils new ‘Solutions' finance plan…

Abu Dhabi, 22 September, 2016:  Ali & Sons, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has announced a new and bespoke finance plan called ‘Solutions’, for customers purchasing a pre-owned Audi Approved: plus vehicle. The new ‘Solutions’ finance plan administered by A plus Financial Services, the branded financial service provider for Audi, is a bespoke ......read more

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