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Nissan shares vision for future mobility at CES Asia 2019

Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies merge real and virtual worlds, tap brain signals to help drivers Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:   Nissan will share its vision for the future of mobility at CES Asia 2019 by showing technologies that access brain waves and merge the real and virtual worlds to assist drivers. Nissan will demonstrate its innovative Invisible-to-Visible and Brain-to-Vehicle technologies and show the electric, all-wheel-drive IMs concept car at the trade show in Shanghai. Together, these displays will give customers insight into Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the brand’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. “At Nissan, we always aim to be ahead of the curve,” said Roel De Vries, senior vice president for marketing at Nissan. ......read more

BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover announce collaboration for next-generation electrification technology

• BMW “Gen 5” eDrive technology supports future evolutions with Jaguar Land Rover • Both companies share vision of future-oriented drive technologies     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   As it develops its plans for the mobility of the future, the BMW Group is increasingly focusing on co-operations to help make next-level electrification technology more widely available to customers by the start of the coming decade.   Cooperation between car manufacturers to share know-how and resources is important as the automotive industry tackles the significant technological challenges of autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).   After three years of Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group remains firmly on track, having ......read more

Britain's Greatest Test Driver, Norman Dewis Obe, Passes Away

• Legendary former Jaguar test driver and works racer, Norman Dewis OBE, has passed away aged 98 • Dewis was Britain’s greatest ever test driver, having developed 25 of the most significant Jaguars ever over his 33-year career • Jaguar’s most famous models, including the Le Mans 24 Hours-winning D-type as well as the iconic E-type, were honed with Dewis’ expertise • Dewis also set a land speed record for Jaguar and competed with a D-type at Le Mans and Goodwood during the 1950s • Even at 98, Dewis remained a global ambassador of Jaguar and an asset to the brand legacy he helped to establish   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:    The man responsible for developing some of the most iconic Jaguars ever, Norman Dewis OBE, has passed away aged 98. Over ......read more

Arabian Automobiles INFINITI team sweeps regional aftersales skills contest with three honours

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:   Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive distributor for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, secured another glorious year of big wins at the INFINITI Regional Aftersales Skills Contest 2019 that rewards excellence in customer service.  A platform designed by INFINITI Middle East to recognise and award INFINITI frontline brand ambassadors, the regional skills contest evaluated the competencies of the team in providing exceptional customer satisfaction and total ownership experience. Covering INFINITI service teams from across the GCC, the contest tests the level of innovation, commitment, dedication and passion that members show in enhancing customer service standards.  Arabian Automobiles INFINITI team ......read more

Aston Martin Produces First Cars at St Athan

• British luxury carmaker’s second manufacturing facility is now producing cars • Aston Martin St Athan is on target to go into full production in the first half of 2020 • Testing of the Aston Martin DBX continues apace   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:  Aston Martin Lagonda’s second UK manufacturing plant has started to produce cars, as the latest pre-production models of the luxury British carmaker’s first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, are built.   The 90-acre, former Ministry of Defence site at St Athan in Wales was announced as the second UK plant for Aston Martin Lagonda in early 2016 and since then the whole site, including three ‘Super Hangars’, has been transformed into a modern manufacturing facility for our hand-crafted British ......read more

Backseat battles: kids driving their parents to distraction – and danger on the roads, Nissan reveals

• More than six in 10 European parents are distracted by kids’ back seat behaviour  • One in three admit road safety suffers; red traffic lights missed, swerving across lanes and hands off the steering wheel • One in three parents will look for driving assistance technology on their next car    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:  More than six in 10 European parents (63%) admit they struggle to fully concentrate on the road when their children are misbehaving in the car.  But even more worrying is that nearly one in three adults (29%) reveal they know they’re less safe behind the wheel as a result, according to new research conducted by Nissan.   Parents say the level of distraction means they’ve taken their eyes off the road and their hands ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover & Bmw Group Announce Collaboration for Next Generation Electrification Technology

● Jaguar Land Rover and BMW are joining forces to develop next generation electric drive systems. ● Collaboration seeks to advance development of electrification technology to support transition to ACES. ● Joint investment in research & development, engineering and procurement will provide the necessary economies of scale to support increased consumer adoption of electric vehicles.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11 June 2019: Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group today confirmed they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central part of the automotive industry’s transition to an ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) future.   The strategic collaboration ......read more

Diesel Technic (ME) Fze and Jafza Stimulate the Automotive Sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 June 2019:   According to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai’s automotive sector is poised for growth and is expected to increase by 35 per cent between 2017 and 2021 due to the spare parts and accessories market.  A key player in the automotive sector, Diesel Technic (ME) FZE is manoeuvring itself to capitalise on this advancement. The German-headquartered group has 41,000 products covering the full range of automotive parts and accessories and has been a leading player in the GCC’s automotive and spare parts and accessories sector since 1995.  Diesel Technic, however, has not been alone in building its brand in the Middle East. Since its inception in the region, the company has received ample support from Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) by utilising ......read more

Lexus ES 300h crowned ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan' at Middle East Car of the Year awards 2019

Pioneering hybrid electric vehicle recognized as finest in its class at prestigious annual award ceremony by panel of 19 independent automotive editors Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2019:  Lexus’ enduring commitment to excellence in engineering, innovation and driving dynamics has once again been highlighted with a prestigious industry recognition. The brand’s tireless pursuit of emotional design, exceptional comfort and class-leading performance was endorsed recently when the Lexus ES 300h was honoured in the ‘Best Midsize Luxury Sedan’ category at the 2019 Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards, one of the premier annual award ceremonies for the region’s automotive industry, which took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Combining class-leading handling with unparalleled luxury, the Lexus ES ......read more

Aston Martin Ready to Race in the Spirit of '59 as It Honours 60th Anniversary Le Mans Victory

• Aston Martin Racing targets GTE Pro and Am victory at Le Mans • Team in high state of readiness ahead of FIA World Endurance Championship finale • Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE to take its final bow    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Aston Martin Racing heads into the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans as a serious contender for victory in the fiercely-contested GTE Pro class, as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season reaches its climax at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe in France this weekend (15-16 June).   Sixty years on from Aston Martin’s greatest victory, when Roy Salvadori (GB) and Carroll Shelby (USA) took Aston Martin’s only outright win at Le Mans, the crews of the Vantage GTEs once again prepare to fight. In the front-running GTE ......read more

The Ultimate Q-Car: New Touring Specification for World's Fastest Production Sedan, Jaguar XE SV Project 8

 Limited-run collector’s edition Jaguar XE SV Project 8 features discreet fixed spoiler in place of rear aerodynamic wing   600PS road-focused Touring specification delivers exceptional performance with 0-60mph in 3.3sec and top speed of 186mph (300km/h)  Production strictly limited to no more than 15 four-seat vehicles worldwide, making Touring specification the most exclusive XE SV Project 8 derivative*  Touring specification available in four signature Project 8 paint finishes, including British Racing Green and Corris Grey Satin  Future classic evokes spirit of iconic motorsport-proven Jaguar touring cars including ‘Coombs’ Mk II and ‘Broadspeed’ XJC – in the Mk II’s 60th anniversary year  For more information on the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, and ......read more

Al-Futtaim Lexus launches the innovative Rewards by Lexus Prepaid Card

As rewarding as owning your own Lexus Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2019:  Al-Futtaim Lexus has launched one of the most innovative automotive prepaid cards in the Middle East in partnership with Noor Bank, Mastercard and Flex-e-card. The Rewards by Lexus Prepaid Card, offers customers buying a new Lexus attractive cashback on the card, which can be used across Al-Futtaim Lexus Service Centres, Intersect by Lexus, along with a diverse portfolio of Al-Futtaim brands and other retail stores in the UAE.  Customers taking advantage of the Rewards by Lexus Prepaid Card will also be able to access special aftersales benefits including 25% off all parts and 20% off all labour. Other benefits include, attractive discounts at Intersect by Lexus, dining benefits at Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Crowne Plaza Dubai ......read more

New Land Rover Defender Completes Tusk Testing to Support Lion Conservation in Kenya

● Tested by experts: New Defender undergoes testing in Kenya with Tusk to support lion conservation initiatives in Africa ● Tougher than ever: Specially camouflaged Defender prototype was used by wildlife managers to support conservation operations across the 14,000-hectare Borana Conservancy  ● Unstoppable capability: New Defender was put to the test towing supplies in support of operations and fording rivers while tracking prides of lion ● Trusted partners: Land Rover has been an official partner of wildlife conservation charity, Tusk, for 15 years and 2019 is its Year of the Lion, to highlight declining lion numbers in Africa   Sunday 9 June 2019, Dubai, UAE: The new Land Rover Defender has moved a step closer to production after successfully completing a demanding testing program with ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Plots Further MENA Expansion Following Remarkable Sales Growth

• Jaguar Land Rover reports outstanding 2018/2019 financial year results for MENA  • Jaguar’s MENA retail sales were 46 % up year-on-year, while Land Rover’s MENA retail sales were 13 % up for the same period  • The luxury manufacturer looks to maintain its growth for the 2019/2020 financial year with a series of new model launches across the region   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2019:  Despite all the challenges in the region’s automotive sector, luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has reported an impressive increase in annual sales in MENA across its two brands for 2018/2019, compared to 2017/2018 results.    Jaguar’s MENA retail sales were up significantly by 46 %, while Land Rover MENA displayed a 13 % year-on-year ......read more

Volvo's Car configurator tool now allows for a high degree of personalization

Customers can customize their dream Volvo model with multiple combinations and options Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 May 2019:    Trading Enterprises – Volvo, the exclusive distributor of Volvo vehicles in the UAE, is now offering customers additional flexibility of configuring their Volvo vehicle with the recently launched configurator tool that is now available at volvocars.com/en-ae/build.  The car configurator tool allows customers to configure their choice of Volvo model with different engines and trim levels together with various possible combinations of colours, wheels, upholstery, exterior styling, packages and options available. The configurator offers an easy, interactive and premium experience by creating a final rendering of choices showing interior and exterior of the configured ......read more

Sensory Steering Wheel Keeps Your Eyes on the Road

● Jaguar Land Rover researches rapid heating and cooling of the steering wheel for use with turn-by-turn navigation ● ‘Sensory steering wheel’ helps reduce driver distraction by keeping eyes on the road ● Drivers not paying attention is a major contributor to road accidents ● Thermal changes could also be used to warn of approaching junctions and roads with poor visibility     Wednesday, 29 May 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   A steering wheel developed by Jaguar Land Rover could help keep drivers’ eyes on the road – by using heat to tell drivers when to turn left or right.   The research, in partnership with Glasgow University, has created a ‘sensory steering wheel’, parts of which can be quickly heated and cooled to ......read more

New initiatives introduced by MG Motor to enhance customer satisfaction across the Middle East

 Three new initiatives launched by British-born car brand after record 2018   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 28, 2019:   MG Motor has introduced three important new initiatives in the Middle East this year as the car brand looks to build on its growing popularity across the region. The launches of a new spare parts online system, a customer referral incentive and a free clinic/trade-in campaign are all designed to bolster awareness of the brand while contributing to increased levels of customer satisfaction.   MG has been carefully working on improving its customer service standards – in February this year, the brand’s Customer Service Index (CSI) rating hit 90 percent, significantly up from the 2018 figure of 73 percent. Providing further peace of mind, all new MG cars come with a six ......read more

Genesis G70 Wins Best Luxury Sedan Award

May 28, 2019:  The 2019 Genesis G70’s exquisite attention to detail has contributed to it being named as the ‘Best Luxury Sedan’ by Sport Motor, KSA. The magazine announces a list of best car awards each year to recognize remarkable vehicles with judging criteria that involves the evaluation of essential features, unique design display, and functionality that enhances user experience.  The award-winning Genesis G70 has been recognized by magazines both regionally and internationally, as well as by review boards, winning ‘Car of the Year’ by the Motor Trend and ‘North American Car of the Year’ by an independent jury from North America. These accolades are testament to Genesis creating the finest automobiles and related products and services for driving connoisseurs around the ......read more

Ferrari's V8 takes its fourth consecutive International Engine & Powertrain of the Year award

The Ferrari engine also takes Performance Engine of the Year and two other categories Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   The 21st edition of the International Engine & Powertrain of the Year has seen Ferrari triumph again, taking the overall title with its 720-cv, 3.9-litre V8 for the fourth year running, a feat never achieved by any other engine in the history of the awards. The 3902 cc V8 engine that powers the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista and 488 Pista Spider took the overall honours and also the Performance Engine award. With this year’s change from capacity categories to power output categories, to ensure a fairer judging of hybrid powertrains, Ferrari’s V8 took a further two categories: the same engine was voted the best power unit over 650 PS, while the 3855 cc version that powers ......read more

Rolls-Royce Unveils Wraith Eagle VIII Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled its latest Collection Car, Wraith Eagle VIII, on the shores of Lake Como at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, 24-26 May. Created by the Bespoke Collective at the House of Rolls-Royce, a Collection of just 50 Wraith Eagle VIII motor cars will tell the epic tale of one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century.  Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Brown braved uncharted skies to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June, 1919. Contemporaries of Sir Henry Royce, Alcock and Brown flew non-stop from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland in a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber aircraft. The bi-plane was powered by twin 20.3 litre, 350 bhp, Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engines. It ......read more

Toyota Yaris WRC races to victory in first-ever Rally Chile

Ott Tänak and GAZOO Racing World Rally Team dominate track to claim second win of the season in round six of the 2019 World Rally Championship   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   GAZOO Racing (GR) World Rally Team and driver Ott Tänak clinched their second victories of the season recently at the inaugural Rally Chile in Talcahuano during the sixth round of the 2019 FIA's World Rally Championship (WRC). Tänak completed an outstanding performance in the No. 8 Toyota Yaris WRC to secure the fastest time on the rally-ending Power Stage during the demanding four-day event, gaining extra points to climb up to second place in the drivers' championship.   Tänak finished 1.3 seconds faster than anyone else in the Power Stage, as he and co-driver Martin Järveoja ......read more

A Strong Q1 2019 Start for Renault Middle East

 With a growing market share, sales volume and presence through industry recognition at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2019, Renault Middle East has a positive outlook for the coming year   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:  Renault Middle East announced its first-quarter 2019 commercial results, which were strengthened by higher-quality revenue and benefits from its digital strategy and award-winning vehicles.    The first quarter results showcased Renault Middle East achieving 3.54% market share in the Middle East, a growth of +0.53 points in comparison to the same period in 2018. This in accordance saw Renault, the No 1 European brand in the Middle East, achieve a sales volume increase of 23% when compared to Q1 2018, in an overall car market slightly growing by ......read more

Germany the next step for Nissan e.dams' Formula E Challenge

Berlin airfield circuit awaits Buemi and Rowland Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   Nissan e.dams takes its Formula E challenge to Germany this week with the electric street racing championship staging its penultimate European round at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport. Nissan heads to the German capital following its best Formula E result to date in Monaco on May 11 where Oliver Rowland earned his third pole position of the season and finished on the podium in second place. Sebastien Buemi backed that up with a fifth-place finish. As the market leader for electric vehicles in Europe, Nissan is using Formula E to demonstrate the power and performance of its electric vehicle technology – a key part of the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.  The Nissan LEAF was the best-selling ......read more

Jaguar I-pace Wins Three Titles at the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards 2019

● I-PACE wins Best Electric Powertrain, Best New Engine, and the 350 to 450PS category at The International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards ● State-of-the-art 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers range of up to 292 miles (WLTP) and can charge from 0-80% in only 40 minutes (100kW DC) ● Two light, compact and efficient electric motors generate a combined output of 400PS and 696Nm of torque together with all-wheel drive traction ● Electrifying performance with 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds ● Winners announced at the Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show, Stuttgart ● The Jaguar I-PACE is available to order now, priced from £60,9951 in the UK, and can be configured at www.jaguar.com   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:   The all-electric Jaguar ......read more

New Discovery Sport: Enhanced for Every Family Adventure

‘Go anywhere’ premium compact SUV embodies Land Rover spirit of Discovery   • New Discovery Sport: The world’s most versatile compact 5+2 SUV has been updated with the latest user-friendly technology and more efficient, electrified engines • Transformed Interior: Premium cabin delivers great levels of craftsmanship and comfort, while updated exterior enhances distinctive Discovery design • Versatile by design: Practical 5+2 seating enhanced with 40:20:40 second row seats – providing 24 possible seat configurations – offer more flexibility for family adventures • Efficient hybrid-electric power: 48-volt MHEV, 3-cylinder PHEV or three- and four-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines deliver increased customer choice • RDE2 certified: New Discovery Sport (as ......read more

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‘Unseen Potential' - Art from Scrap and Discarded Parts…

Al Tayer Motors to stage unique art exhibit featuring creations by technicians  Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships representing Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Ferrari and Ford Trucks, is staging a unique exhibit of some truly stunning works of art made by recycling discarded automobile parts and scrap ......read more

Audi headed for the future with Formula E and DTM…

Brand confirms factory commitments in Formula E and DTM top-caliber series Fans to see fully electric motorsport and popular touring car races Board Member for Technical Development Mertens: Increased reference to production development Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:   In 2019, Audi will continue to compete with electric power in motorsport. At the same time, the ......read more

The new Audi A7 Sportback: Sporty face of Audi in the luxury class now available in the Middle East…

Four-door coupe embodies progressiveness in design and technology All-digital control system, comprehensive connectivity and mild hybrid technology Gran Turismo with enhanced handling and more long-distance comfort Dubai, 6th September 2018 -   The new A7 Sportback represents the new Audi design language and delivers on the design promise made by the prologue concept car ......read more

Luxurious all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon infuses admired confidence…

Daring styling with a smart package to support a distinguishable personality  Newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission with 3.5L V6 Engine realizing class-top power performance and fuel efficiency Innovative features and Toyota Safety Sense package to enhance passenger comfort and safety  Wireless charging, Head-up Display and premium audio with ‎14-speaker JBL ......read more

Hyundai Motor Company Completes South Korea's First Domestic Autonomous Truck Highway Journey…

Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  Hyundai Motor Company’s Xcient truck has completed a 40km autonomously navigated highway journey, the first to take place in South Korea. The semi-trailer truck, which has a maximum load capacity of 40 tons, was semi-equipped with a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standard Level 3 autonomous driving system, enabling it to steer, accelerate or ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover's Virtual Eyes Look at Trust in Self-Driving Cars…

Self-driving pods have large ‘virtual eyes’ to interact with other road users Intelligent pods make ‘eye contact’ with pedestrians to signal intent Engineers work with psychologists to understand human trust in self-driving vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 02 September 2018:   Jaguar Land Rover has fitted ‘virtual eyes’ to ......read more

ALFAHIM's Central Motors & Equipment introduces established European tyre-maker TAURUS to UAE…

Vehicle services firm extends its range of affordable and premium tyre brands. Abu Dhabi company introduces established European tyre-maker to UAE. Abu Dhabi, September 02, 2018:  Central Motors and Equipment (CM&E) has announced the addition of TAURUS tyres to its extensive portfolio of high-quality automotive products and parts.   CM&E, an automotive ......read more

Al Masaood Automobiles supports Al Ain Championship for Rmdha Challenge Round 2 as main sponsor…

Abu Dhabi, September 01, 2018: Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of Nissan, Infiniti and Renault in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region, announced that it is the main sponsor of the exciting Round 2 of Al Ain Championship for Rmdha Challenge, the popular Bedouin sport event in the UAE. This year’s challenge in Al Ain was held on September 01, 2018 under the patronage ......read more

Land Rover on the Trail of London's Endangered Rhinos…

Land Rover has created a unique rhino design in Trafalgar Square, London, as part of the Tusk Rhino Trail Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, is one of 21 internationally respected artists and designers to embellish one of the 1.2m-long rhinos Project aims to raise funds for the conservation of this endangered species with a   charity auction on 9 October and ......read more

E-lectric! Jaguar Classic Will Build Zero-Emissions E-types…

Zero-emissions conversions for iconic sports car get production go-ahead Production follows successful debut of E-type Zero concept in 2017 Latest concept made US debut at California’s Monterey Car Week Prospective clients invited to contact Jaguar Classic with expressions of interest  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28 August 2018:   Following an overwhelmingly ......read more

All-new 2019 Lexus ES ushers a new era of performance and sophistication…

UAE-first, Hybrid Electric model F-SPORT Model newly introduced to the ES lineup United Arab Emirates, Dubai, August 27, 2018:   Long known for its unparalleled comfort, refinement and luxury appointments, the seventh-generation Lexus ES builds on its strengths with an all-new platform and is now available through the Al-Futtaim Lexus network in the UAE, the largest ......read more

Vans Featuring Bosch's Newest Electric Powertrain to Roll Out in 2019…

Bosch solution makes electrical powertrains for delivery vehicles cheaper and more efficient. Huge market potential: UAE’s light commercial vehicle market set to grow by 8.25 per cent by 2022. Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  Bosch is launching eCityTruck, an electrical powertrain suitable for the vast majority of delivery vehicles. The first vehicles to feature the new electric ......read more

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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Emerson Named IIoT Corporate Leader of the Year…

August 12, 2018 - Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global automation technology and software company, has been named “IIoT Corporate Leader of the Year” by McRock Capital. The award recognizes Emerson’s unique and successful deployment of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Emerson’s IIoT solutions have been deployed extensively across the globe helping manufacturing ......read more

Al Masaood Automobiles elated over INFINITI ranking first in J.D. Power customer satisfaction ...…

Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2018: Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of INFINITI in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, was elated after INFINITI gained the highest score for customer satisfaction in the luxury automotive segment in the inaugural J.D. Power 2018 U.A.E. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The survey results have further cemented the company’s status as a provider of world-class ......read more

Al Masaood Automobiles reveals the exclusive upgrade of Nissan Patrol Titanium V8 …

Abu Dhabi, August 08, 2018: Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region, recently revealed that exclusive feature upgrades have been added to the 2018 Nissan Patrol Titanium V8. The latest additions further reinforce the interior technology embedded into the top-notch, sleek vehicle, thereby solidifying anew its status as the most ......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 ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Naomie Harris Opens 007 Elements…

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

Al Tayer Motors Enters Fast Vehicle Servicing Business…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michelin introduces the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 in GCC region…

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

Dubai Camel Racing Club Honours Al Tayer Motors…

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

Nissan Reports Continued Growth in the Middle East…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arabia Taxi welcomes 1000 new Toyota vehicles…

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

Bentley Supports International Women in Engineering Day…

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

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

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

GMC Reaches New Heights with Next Gen 2019 Sierra Elevation…

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

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

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

Bentley Puts The Future in Writing…

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

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