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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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National Auto Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Fiat 500 with the Launch of Limited Edition Fiat ...…

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars in the world, National Auto, part of the Al Ghandi Group and the exclusive dealer of Fiat in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, announced today the expected arrival of the special anniversary limited edition Fiat 500-60th model in the third quarter of 2017. Out of the 560 models produced worldwide, National Auto will make available ......read more

Al Habtoor Motors joins hands with Dubai Economy to launch ‘Consumer Happiness Counters'…

Al Habtoor Motors, in co-operation with the Dubai Economy, has opened ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ at the Mitsubishi showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. The initiative is meant to provide an improved buying experience and as an outlet for customers to have their concerns and grievances addressed quickly and efficiently. Al Habtoor Motors’ Dubai showrooms and workshops for Bentley, ......read more

Nissan extends global UEFA Champions League partnership…

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Jaguar E-type Zero: “The Most Beautiful Electric Car in the World”…

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Ras Al Khaimah sees more than 30% growth in Transportation Sector over the last Five Years…

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 10, 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Chamber announced that the growth rate in the transportation sector in the Emirate reached 30.3% during the years 2011-2015, according to a study published by the Chamber based on statistics published by the Ras Al Khaimah Center for Statistics and Studies.  Growth in the productivity of the transportation sector  Dr. ......read more

Back to School: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises Delivers Over 750 New School Buses Across the UAE…

Estimated 400,000 UAE school children transported daily across a fleet of school buses provided to-date Dubai, UAE – 10th September 2017:  Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is kick starting the upcoming academic year by providing 750 new school buses. Partnering with ......read more

Every Jaguar and Land Rover Launched From 2020 Will Be Electrified…

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The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition…

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Premier Motors Supports 2017 International Paralympic Committee General Assembly & Conference…

Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2017:  Premier Motors, one of the leading automobile dealerships in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly and Conference as its exclusive automotive partner. The 2017 event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover extends commitment to customers with dedicated APPROVED used-car facility…

In partnership with Al Tayer Motors, the 55,000 sqm facility is the first of its kind in the GCC. Jaguar Land Rover looks to expand used-car services across MENA Jaguar Land Rover APPROVED customers benefit from a full live view on current stock available at any period of time. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2017:  Jaguar Land Rover has launched its first APPROVED ......read more

BMW at the IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt.…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Al-Futtaim Honda launches Consumer Happiness Counter initiative…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Federal-Mogul Motorparts strengthens strategic partnership with Rolman…

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

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

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

Nissan Reports First Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2017…

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

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

National Food Products Company takes delivery of first Hino 300 Series hybrid truck Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, handed over a Hino 300 Series hybrid truck to Oasis Water Company, in line with its environmental mobility agenda. The handover, which took place at Oasis ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017:  Motorists in Dubai are being encouraged to get their tyres checked out, free of charge, next time they get their car washed at selected car washes in the emirate. The Tyres and Accessories divisions of Dubai-based Bridgestone distributor, Nasser Al Serkal is implementing the Bridgestone MEA campaign with Autopro, a full-service car repair ......read more

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

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

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

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  Alstom presented to a delegation of RTA, headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA (Roads &Transport Authority), the mock-up of the Metropolis trains for the Route 2020 project[1] in Coignères in Paris. A full-size mock-up of the Dubai Metro was unveiled to HE Mattar Al Tayer and his accompanying ......read more

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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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, ......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 ......read more

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

(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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Ford Becomes No. 2 Non-Premium Brand in J.D. Power's 2017 Initial Quality Study; Ford's Best ...…

  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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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% ......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 ......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 ......read more

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