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Hyundai to Strengthen SUV Line-up with Fourth Generation Santa Fe

Powerful SUV with best-in-class safety and exceptional roominess New model builds on the company’s strong SUV heritage Elegant design includes signature Cascading Grille and Composite Light Innovative safety features make advanced technology more accessible. Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  Hyundai’s New-generation Santa Fe is set to arrive in Africa and Middle East markets in September, setting a new benchmark in Hyundai’s SUV line-up, and offering customers outstanding design, the latest safety features, and a great value-for-money ratio. It will build on Hyundai’s strong SUV heritage, developed through successive generations since the launch of the first Santa Fe in 2000.   The fourth generation Santa Fe is expected to attract more customers with its premium design, more space and ......read more

Middle East factories could be the ‘world's best' say leading automation solutions suppliers

New technologies and Industry 4.0 key for future manufacturing success according to SPS Automation Middle East exhibitors Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  Middle East factories could be some of the most advanced in the world in the coming years, with global automation suppliers saying regional government investment in new technologies and Industry 4.0 could play a key role in the future of world-wide production.   German-headquartered Indu-Sol, Japanese-based Mitsubishi Electric, and Cannon Automata from Italy, are among the latest global corporations commenting on the opportunities in a GCC industrial and building automation that’s projected to be worth US$10.3 billion in 2023. Indu-Sol, which ensures the proper function of industrial automation systems, serves direct requests from the Middle East, and works ......read more

The new BMW X7 undergoes endurance tests under extreme conditions.

Prototypes of the first Sports Activity Vehicle for the luxury segment demonstrate their supreme versatility during test drives at the polar circle, on desert tracks and on the highway. Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  The Sports Activity Vehicle is heading for the luxury segment. And on its way there it is undergoing a true endurance test marathon. An equally extensive and diverse test programme takes the camouflaged prototypes of the new BMW X7 across challenging terrain all over the world. Earlier winter test drives on snow and ice at the edge of the polar circle were followed by long-distance endurance tests on desert and gravel tracks under the South African sun. Hectic stop-and-go-traffic in the urban jungle alternates with dynamic load tests on winding country roads and highways. Under extreme challenges and a wide spectrum ......read more

SAIC Motor continues to climb the Fortune 500 List

Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  SAIC Motor has achieved its highest ever position on the Fortune 500 list, ranking first among Chinese auto companies. Appearing on the prestigious list for a 14th consecutive year, SAIC Motor has been ranked No. 36 by US-based Fortune magazine, five places higher than the previous year. The accolade follows the brand achieving a sales revenue of 128.819 billion US Dollars and car sales of 6.93 million units in the 2017 financial year, a 6.8 percent increase on the previous year. Already well established globally, SAIC Motor has sales networks in 13 core countries and regions including ASEAN, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Oceania, as well as an innovation centre in Silicon Valley. As the largest auto manufacturer in China, the brand ranked 7th among all global automakers on the Fortune 500 List, ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda launches Next Change programme to reward loyal customers

Dubai, August 7, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has introduced a new programme to reward its existing customers.  The Honda Next Change programme makes it easier for existing Honda owners to trade-in their current model for a brand-new Honda. Customers purchasing through the programme will receive free warranty on the sixth-year, discounts on annual service contracts, in addition to benefits of the Honda Gold Card including great discounts on parts and labour and exclusive finance offers.  Eric Benavente, Regional Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Honda, said, “At Al-Futtaim Honda, we are always looking at ways to provide more value and the Honda Next Change programme makes it easier for our customers to purchase a new ......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 2004, it became one of the first companies in the world to introduce a water-based paint system which significantly lowered the environmental impact of its cars.  The new two-component paint system incorporates a specially formulated clear coat which makes it possible for the car to be baked at 100 degrees instead of 150 degrees, thereby cutting energy costs and enhancing the sustainability of the process.  The Low Cure resins ......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 luxury all-new Audi A8, achieving 100 per cent of their sales target for May, June and July, outselling all other GCC markets for this flagship model. The Abu Dhabi based dealership also achieved the highest number of new car sales across the Middle East region for the month of June.   The Audi A8 was recently voted as ‘World Luxury Car 2018” at New York Auto Show by a panel of 82 jury members from 24 countries. Criteria ......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 threshold. The 10-speed automatic transmission is an all-new design – and the first-ever application in an SUV – with a wider, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread, that enables the Escalade’s powerful and efficient 6.2L V-8 engine to achieve a more immediate feeling of performance.   The Escalade has long defined spacious luxury driving with its modern design, powerful capability and lavish amenities that keep luxury ......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 KOBELCO SARD driven by Heikki Kovalainen and Kamui Kobayashi, claimed its first win of the season, which also gave Kobayashi his first-ever GT500 win.    Commenting on this significant win, Yugo Miyamoto, Chief Representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said, “I would like to congratulate the teams on this outstanding result. This triumph adds to our proven record in ......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 July 2018:  007 ELEMENTS, an exciting new James Bond experience built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl mountain in Sölden, Austria, is now open to the public.   The cinematic installation was opened by actress Naomie Harris who plays Moneypenny (Spectre, Skyfall) and Jakob Falkner Managing Director of Bergbahnen Sölden.   Visitors can learn how the thrilling action sequences in Spectre were filmed in ......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 in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Park area. Staffed by a team of experienced factory-trained technicians, the facility provides services ranging from periodic maintenance, oil & filters change, battery and brakes check, coolant and brake fluid change, AC service, tire replacement as well as wheel balancing and alignment for all makes & models, including light commercial vehicles. “Our after-sales department has won numerous awards ......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 GS is available across the region in two trim levels: 2.0T COM and 2.0T LUX AWD. With prices starting from just USD 17,200, depending on market, MG’s SUV offers fun family versatility in a highly affordable package.   The changes are immediately visible from the outside, with the New GS showing off a sportier, yet more aggressive look from the front. The newly designed bumper helps to improve aerodynamics and is nicely ......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 later this year, as the luxury car maker expands its SUV model range up to three, including the flagship full-size Escalade and the premium mid-size XT5. Revealed globally at Cadillac House in Manhattan earlier this year, the all-new compact SUV exemplifies Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, leading the brand’s product offensive to more than double the number of models available in its lineup over the next four years.   Over ......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 Engine of the Year Awards. In this, the award’s 20th anniversary edition, Ferrari took no fewer than six awards, the highest number for any manufacturer in any one year, bringing the total of Ferrari’s trophies up to 27, a record number of wins for any sports car company. Along with the overall Engine of the Year honour, the 720-cv 3.9-litre V8 that powers the new 488 Pista also took the 3-litre to 4-litre class, the Performance ......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 America achieved its 90th consecutive record-breaking month. In China, deliveries failed to reach the record-breaking level from 2017 (-7.2%) due to the announced tariff reductions. In Europe too, Audi sales were down 1.8 percent on last year. Worldwide and across all Audi models, deliveries increased by 4.5 percent since the start of the year. Cumulative sales total around 949,300 units.   “Despite the difficult environment, we ......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, showcasing various road safety initiatives and solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents in the country. The training highlighted the ongoing efforts to increase road safety, both by building safety into its trucks and fostering a culture of safe driving. Participants gained insights into how proper safety measures, best tire and load practices, technology-driven solutions and driver training support programs can lead to a ......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 d’Elegance (August 28) Watch a film about the limited edition at www.BentleyMotors.com/MulsanneWOEdition Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  Bentley Motors is demonstrating the beauty of bespoke with a new very special limited edition Mulsanne. The Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner pays homage to the founding father of the company and incorporates a genuine piece of Bentley history in every car.   Inside each of the 100 ......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 roads.  Going with its tagline of “Safe when new, Safe when worn”, MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyres respond to the customers’ need of long-lasting performance with exceptional braking results from new until it is worn (up to level of tread wear indicator) even when tested in most demanding wet conditions.  Thanks to the use of latest generation elastomers, the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyre delivers a very high level of grip, from the ......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 years, as it is one of the UAE’s traditional sports. The award was presented at the Al Tayer Motors Land Rover showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. Speaking during the presentation, Abdulla Ahmad Faraj, Director of Marketing, Partnerships & Events said, “The strong partnership that has been created between Dubai Camel Racing Club (DCRC) and Al Tayer Motors is in harmony and in line with the club’s future trends and vision. Our ......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 performance across the region. In the Gulf (GCC without KSA), Nissan’s market share grew by more than 20 per cent year on year. Nissan’s market share in the wider Middle East region also experienced a steady growth of almost 10 per cent.   “Our priority as a business is providing the best to our customers in terms of both service and products, and our latest sales figures are a recognition we are doing our job well” said ......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 this prestigious honour for one of its new models. The Ferrari Portofino is an elegant and versatile convertible which features a retractable hard top together with class-leading performance and luggage space. Its styling impressed the international judging panel which stated: “Embodying an impressive evolutionary advancement, the Ferrari Portofino fascinates with an exciting design language. It comes across as a fascinating sculptural ......read more

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

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 in Dubai. As a journalist, his experience includes heading a number of Dubai-based publications, including Editor at Gulf Auto Magazine and Auto News Magazine, and Managing Editor at Sport Auto Magazine. As a PR professional, his experience encompasses both the agency and corporate worlds. Agencies included Grayling PR (PR Senior Account Manager for Audi Middle East), ExtraCake (PR Account Manager for Audi Middle East) and Hill & Knowlton (PR ......read more

DALBY and its 50 years of experience in hydraulic hooklifts will be present at the IAA commercial vehicle trade show in Hannover on 20-27 September 2018.

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 distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and assembled in its French manufacturing plants and workshops.    DALBY's strength is its adaptability and flexibility. Our engineering teams are continuously developing or modernising our products and tailoring them to meet the specific ......read more

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

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 environmental targets, Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, announced the handover of 907 Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) to Abu Dhabi’s Tawasul Transport, a subsidiary of Das Holding Group of Companies, marking Tawasul as Abu Dhabi’s largest hybrid fleet operator.    The strategic introduction of the Camry HEVs comes in line with Tawasul’s long-term vision aiming at converting its ......read more

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

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 and remains a benchmark for originality, ruggedness and luxury - with regards to comfort and safety. Beneath its classic rugged exterior lies the latest cutting-edge technology, giving its drivers a much better performance than ever before.  The new model presents itself in top form – whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, advanced assistance systems, ......read more

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

Land Rover announces the introduction of a new addition to the Range Rover portfolio – the Range Rover SV Coupé Seductive coupé design pays homage to the original Range Rover, in Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary year  No more than 999 examples of the Range Rover SV Coupé will be offered to clients worldwide, each hand-assembled by Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire, ......read more

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

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INFINITI QX80 makes Middle East debut…

New QX80 exemplifies INFINITI’s presence in the luxury SUV segment Bold proportions and a commanding exterior design Luxurious cabin with quality materials, a hand-crafted feel, and advanced technologies Comfort assured by taut, refined dynamics and drive assist technologies Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  Following the World Premiere at the 2017 Dubai International Motor ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda launches all-new 2018 Honda Jazz…

Dubai, January 22, 2018:  Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Jazz.   Featuring a bold yet sophisticated exterior and interior design the all-new Jazz offers unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying ......read more

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

21 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Ismail Sethi, Regional Product Marketing Manager for SUV, Crossovers and Electric Vehicles at Nissan, spoke at the first edition of the Mobility Conference during a panel discussing the challenges and opportunities for mass low emission vehicle adoption in the UAE. The session took place January 18, 2018, at the 11th World Future Energy Summit in Abu ......read more

Aston Martin reveals new Art of Living experiences for 2018…

Unique driving experiences await Art of Living guests in 2018  Be at the heart of the action at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018:   Aston Martin has revealed the initial offering of ‘Art of Living by Aston Martin’ experiences for 2018. These exclusive experiences will offer unparalleled access to guests who would like ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 18, 2018:  Toyota and Lexus, leaders in sustainable mobility in the UAE, shared insights on decarbonized mobility at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, through a series of talks on how to take green mobility from niche to mainstream and the global mega trends driving the energy transformation in big cities, as well the potential of hydrogen to ......read more

Defender Lives on: Land Rover Launches V8 Edition To Celebrate 70th Anniversary…

405PS Defender Works V8 celebrates 70 years of Land Rover marque 5.0-litre petrol V8 Defender is the most powerful and fastest ever created by Land Rover, with 0-60mph in 5.6sec* Collector’s edition – Limited run of up to 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 January 2018:  Land Rover today announces a limited-edition ......read more

All-New Lincoln Navigator Named North American Truck of the Year…

All-new Lincoln Navigator is North American Truck of the Year – as awarded by a jury of U.S. and Canadian journalists This marks the first time a Lincoln vehicle has captured North American Car, Truck or Utility of the Year honors Lincoln Navigator combines modern luxury with unmatched, refined capability and advanced technology that elevates travel to first-class DUBAI, ......read more

KIA presents its ‘Boundless for all' vision for future mobility at CES 2018…

Paving the way for enhanced future mobility with more autonomous, connected and eco/electric vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 January 2018:  KIA Motors Corp., through its sole UAE distributor Al Majid Motors Co., has revealed its ‘Boundless for all’ vision and ‘ACE’ strategy for future mobility, which were presented at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show ......read more

Autonomous vehicle specialist NAVYA to realise expansion of Masdar City sustainable mobility ...…

Global competition winner to supply latest models of autonomous electric vehicles  New Bloomberg New Energy Finance research published today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week predicts that by 2040 half of all vehicles sold will be electric Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2018 –  Following the results of a global industry competition launched at Abu Dhabi ......read more

Masdar City to test latest concepts in autonomous vehicles…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2018 –   Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), ICONIQ Motors, a China-based electric vehicle company, and its strategic partner Safe City Group today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to test the latest autonomous driving concepts at Masdar City. The ICONIQ SEVEN, one of the world’s latest EV models, is on display ......read more

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 2017: The Year of Bespoke…

Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018:  The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke department is an extraordinary collective of designers, engineers and craftspeople, who bring the marque’s discerning and influential patrons’ most ambitious and personal visions to reality.Today, almost every motor car that leaves the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, is Bespoke. 2017 was the year that ......read more

Nissan Announces Key Management Changes in Middle East…

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Nissan reaffirms importance of electrification at World Future Energy Summit…

Nissan Middle East is official sponsor for the Mobility Conference Nissan will take part in a panel discussion on low-emission vehicles in the UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 14 January 2018:  Nissan will take part in the Mobility Conference, which is taking place for the first time at the World Future Energy Summit on January 18 at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more

Performance and precision: The Bentley Bentayga V8…

Power, luxury, usability and sportiness 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft. (770 Nm) of torque 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds); top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) Unmistakable V8 engine burble adds to emotional allure Optional carbon-ceramic brakes – world’s largest front brake system Twin-quad tailpipes, ......read more

Nissan and NASA extend research into autonomous mobility services…

Update to research agreement will help Nissan develop the technology for prototype transportation services Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2018:  Today at CES 2018, Nissan North America, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., announced an agreement with NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to collaborate on research and technology development for ......read more

New Year – New Savings now with Al-Futtaim Honda…

Dubai, January 11, 2018:   As the year begins, Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, is offering customers more value with savings up to AED 10,000 across selected models. Drive away in the powerful Honda Accord Coupe EX 2.4L which comes with the best mix of sportiness and style only for AED 94,900 (was AED ......read more

Land Rover's 70th Anniversary Begins With Restoration of ‘Missing' Original 4x4…

Land Rover will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018, starting with a unique restoration project: the original launch Land Rover The first Land Rovers were shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show; this original launch vehicle has been missing for the last 63 years  Recently discovered, it’s the world’s most historically significant unrestored Land ......read more

Qualcomm and Ford Collaborate on C-V2X Global Initiative to Improve Vehicle Safety, Traffic ...…

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Detroit world debut for new INFINITI concept car…

Hong Kong – INFINITI will debut a new concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2018. Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  The concept previews a new generation of INFINITI vehicles and represents the first manifestation of a new INFINITI form language. “As a new wave of technologies begin to take shape, our Detroit concept car heralds a new ......read more

Lexus leads the Hybrid Electric Vehicle agenda in the UAE…

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World Future Energy Summit's inaugural Mobility Conference to discuss future of low emission ...…

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EMC celebrates 50 years of Mercedes-AMG with thrilling track day at Yas Marina Circuit…

Day of high-octane motorsports action perfect way to introduce customers to the world of Mercedes-AMG. Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 08 2017:   This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMG, the high performance division of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz. To celebrate this landmark occasion Emirates Motor Company, authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the ......read more

‘Let The Numbers Do The Talking' – At INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles, you save 20% down payment ...…

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Online facility by Union Insurance makes motor claims processing a smooth ride.…

Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017:  Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of innovative customer-focused solutions for individuals and organisations in the region has introduced a simple, online facility for individuals to file and track their motor claims.  Now customers are no longer required to visit branch offices and can use the online claims submission service for smooth ......read more

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Toyota Aims for Sales of More Than 5.5 Million Electrified Vehicles Including 1 Million ...…

Electrified vehicles to be available across the entire Toyota and Lexus line-up by around 2025   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2017:  Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030. Toyota's electrified vehicle strategy centers on a significant acceleration in the development and ......read more

Liberty Automobiles Announces Grand Finale to 2017 with Cadillac End of Year Campaign…

Offering customers a generously subsidised down payment and extended warranty on new Cadillac purchases before the introduction of VAT.   [Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 18 December 2017]:  Liberty Automobiles, the exclusive dealership for Cadillac in the UAE, is treating its customers to a grand finale to 2017 with the Cadillac End of Year campaign, which features a range of ......read more

New Rolls-Royce Phantom Debuts in Oman…

16th December, 2017, Muscat, Oman:  The new Rolls-Royce Phantom has made its debut in Oman. Following its recent global debut in London, the new flagship of the luxury car manufacturer was presented by Al Jenaibi International Automobiles the exclusive importer for BMW, MINI and authorized dealership for Rolls-Royce in Oman. The who’s who of Oman’s society gathered to be some of ......read more

MG Motor announces Middle East launch for new RX5 at this year's Saudi International Motor Show…

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 13th December 2017:  MG Motor has announced that it will showcase its new RX5 compact SUV for the first time in the Middle East at this year’s Saudi International Motor Show (17-21 December). The launch of the RX5, which encapsulates the famous British brand’s exciting future, coincides with the company’s debut at this important automotive ......read more

Al Tayer Motors Celebrates 100 Years of Ford Pick-up Trucks…

UAE dealership stages largest F-150 parade with more than 200 vehicles to Sharjah’s Badayer desert  Dubai, 12 December 2017.  Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ford vehicles in the UAE, celebrated 100 years of Ford pick-up trucks with an event that brought together F-150 and F-150 Raptor customers and enthusiasts from all over the Emirates. The event ......read more

Ford 2018 Trends Report Underscores How Consumers and Companies March Ahead in Uncertain, ...…

2018 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report shines light on global shift toward activism, compassion and self-expression as consumers grapple with cultural and societal changes around the world 54 percent of adults globally agree they feel more stressed than they did a year ago, and Millennials feel this even more strongly – 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds agree Sixth-annual ......read more

Automechanika Riyadh turns focus on exciting growth potential of Saudi automotive aftermarket…

Sector set to grow at 5,1% CAGR to be worth SAR 33.6 billion by 2021 New women drivers set to drive vehicle sales Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  The Middle East's premier international trade and networking event, Automechanika, is now headed to Riyadh, capital and largest city of the region's largest automotive market, Saudi Arabia. With the launch of Automechanika ......read more

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Is World's Fastest Saloon Car, With Record Nürburgring Nordschleife Lap…

600PS Jaguar XE SV Project 8 laps Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min 21.23sec – the fastest time ever by a saloon of production-intent specification Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by SVO – is capable of 0-60mph in 3.3sec and a top speed of 200mph*  Watch XE SV Project 8 prototype’s record 7min 21.23sec lap of ......read more

Four-million-dollar challenge to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis…

Toyota Mobility Foundation and Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre to expand mobility across the globe for people with lower-limb paralysis Mobility Unlimited Challenge will reward development of personal mobility devices incorporating intelligent systems Solutions will come from across the technological and design spectrum Challenge supported by international ambassadors from worlds of ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors bags two awards at the ArabWheels Awards 2017…

Al-Futtaim Motors named Dealer of the Year 2017 Toyota Corolla wins in Small Sedan Category Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2017:   The communication team at Al-Futtaim Motors walked away with two trophies at the third edition of the "ArabWheels Awards”. Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Toyota ......read more

Bridgestone celebrates National Day with special offers…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November, 2017:  In celebration of the UAE National Day, Bridgestone has announced a special offer on its range of tyres exclusively for Homat Al Watan card holders. Bridgestone, being part of the UAE community, is celebrating this special day with the entire nation, and especially those serving in the army and police. Commenting on the offer, Berna ......read more

2018 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE…

New Vantage road car forms basis of Aston Martin Racing’s 2018 WEC challenger   Developed in parallel with the new Vantage road car Development car has already completed 13,000km of testing, including two 30hr tests  Three new key technical partners: Alcon brakes; Öhlins suspension; Michelin tyres Established AMR drivers joined by British star Alex ......read more

Nissan Bags Two Trophies at the Annual Arab Wheels Awards…

New Nissan Altima voted best mid-size sedan in 2017 New Nissan Kicks voted best compact-SUV in 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2017:  Nissan secured two awards at this year’s third annual Arab Wheels Awards, held at a prestigious ceremony in Dubai’s Meydan Hotel. The awards recognized the new Nissan Altima as the best mid-size sedan and the new ......read more

Introducing the new Vantage: the successor to a true sporting dynasty…

New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and dynamics   Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission Maximum speed 195mph. 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds  First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff) Deliveries scheduled to begin second quarter of 2018 Dubai, UAE, November 22, ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda and RoadSafetyUAE organize ‘first-ever' UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Safety Event…

Event helps raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by riders   Dubai, November 22, 2017:  Supporting the efforts by the UAE and Dubai government to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE jointly with ......read more

Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim sign agreements to assemble and distribute Renault vehicles in ...…

Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim sign definitive agreements dedicated to the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan. Groupe Renault is entering Pakistan, a new market for the Group. The assembly will be done in a brand new state-of-the-art plant in Karachi. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017:  Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim today announced ......read more

Al Ghandi GROUP rises to the Dubai fitness challenge…

650 staff members participate in the challenge al ghandi GROUP’s challenge ranks 3rd across the uae Dubai, UAE: As part of its ongoing mission to align its strategic social responsibility efforts with the recent Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council ......read more

Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One…

Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One with a video retracing its history in the pinnacle of motorsport – view it here Over 40 years the French manufacturer has achieved 170 wins from 24 drivers and 481 podium finishes 40 ‘Yellow Teapots’ have been created to mark the anniversary, a special tribute to the heroic RS01 model Middle East, 19th November ......read more

Toyota goes Xtreme with Land Cruiser, FJ Cruiser and Fortuner…

Xtreme line-up now in an action-packed off-road activity at the Dubai Motor Show Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2017:  Keeping the adrenaline fueled off-roaders in mind, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, has introduced the Xtreme kit to the Toyota Fortuner, inducting it into the Xtreme family along with the Land ......read more

Emirates Transport to launch the first electric-powered school bus in the region…

First of its kind Zero Emission school bus. Bus specially adopted to meet UAE’s school transport specifications.   Emirates Transport Media Dept.  Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017:  Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport, logistics and auto services provider, launched on Monday 6th November, the final phase of testing for the first electric-powered ......read more

Almaeeni: 100% growth in supplier response past 3 months…

18,000 registration request for vehicle’s tires smart card in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 November 2017:  The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has witnessed a strong demand from the manufacturers and suppliers of tires in the UAE to apply for registration in the tire tracking system and its specifications since it was approved by the board of ......read more

The New Jaguar E-Pace Makes Middle East Debut at Dubai International Motor Show…

Jaguar E-PACE: the design and dynamics of a Jaguar sports car in a five-seat compact performance SUV Latest connectivity technologies and practicality solutions for busy families Sports car-inspired design includes first-in-class 21-inch alloy wheels Up to eight devices can stream content using E-PACE’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to their ......read more

Middle East versions of Borgward's BX7 &BX5 SUVs officially unveiled in UAE …

Dubai, November 14, 2017 - German-based automotive brand Borgward has officially entered the GCC car market with the rollout of the Middle East versions of its premier BX5 and BX7 SUV models at the ongoing 14th Dubai International Motor Show. Known for their advanced technology, high performance, and characteristic Borgward design, the flagship models’ distinct features are being showcased ......read more

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