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British Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record for fastest speed on a snowboard, towed by a vehicle (Maserati Levante)

Record breaking feat took place on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland, with Barrow and the Maserati Levante SUV hitting a maximum speed of 151.57 km/h Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:   Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow has broken his own Guinness World Record, clocking a new fastest speed on a snowboard while being towed by a vehicle on the frozen lakes of St Moritz. Barrow previously broke the same record in February 2016, when he was clocked at a speed of 99.87 km/h while being towed behind a car across the same frozen lake in St Moritz.  Despite breaking the record in 2016, Barrow was always confident that an even greater speed was possible, due to the track in 2016 being slightly shorter than originally planned and the soft snow not allowing the grip needed. This time he returned to the ......read more

2018 XTS arrives in the Middle East featuring Cadillac's new generation of design and technology

Freshened exterior and interior appearances Enhanced technology features with next-generation Cadillac user experience Improved chassis for even greater ride comfort with less noise, vibration and harshness Advanced driver assistance systems for safer experience Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:   Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the redesigned 2018 XTS, the brand’s spacious and comfortable sedan with confident handling and performance. For 2018, the XTS receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten the appeal of this elegant sedan. With the enhanced next-generation Cadillac user experience, the XTS now offers a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs.   The updated chassis has revised tire designs for ......read more

Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers gear up for robust business growth at Automechanika Dubai 2018

Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021 Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018:  Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.  IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the regional waters for the supply of its aftermarket parts not only for the automotive industry, but for industrial, agricultural, and marine applications.  And Cyprus headquartered ALCO Filters is looking to build on its millions of dollars ......read more

GreenParking EV Network to power electric vehicle across UAE and Oman

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2018:   A new network of over 200 state-of-the-art charging points has been established by GreenParking to power electric vehicles across UAE and Oman.  The GreenParking Network of EV Charging stations allows electrical car owners to travel through the Emirates and cross-border all the way to Muscat with few recharging stops, GreenParking expects to substantially increase the number of EV charging stations in UAE and Oman within the coming months. “Electric vehicles are the future of transport and they will soon be a common sight on the UAE’s roads. We are delighted to be helping to lay the foundations for a revolution in transport in the Middle East” said Mr. Sam Alawiye, CEO GreenParking. The creation of this EV Network is being made possible through innovative ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Awarded as Company of the Year

AutoBest award ceremony in Salzburg for the first time Jurors represent 31 European countries Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth accepted the CompanyBest Award in Salzburg  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018:   On the evening of Wednesday the 7th of February 2018, the AutoBest award ceremony was held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries. Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe.   AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured the two brands’ impressive level of growth and solid financial results despite challenging economic conditions, as well as the introduction of innovative and appealing products. Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, accepted ......read more

Name of New High-sided Vehicle to Be Rolls-royce Cullinan

Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Three years ago in the pages of The Financial Times, Rolls-Royce announced to the world that it would create an all-new, high-bodied car that would redefine luxury travel by making it Effortless, Everywhere. Since that day the world has waited, anticipating the arrival of this mould-breaking new Rolls-Royce.  Today, the wait is almost over as Rolls-Royce confirms that its new motor-car will be called Cullinan.  “The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce. “It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor-car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence ......read more

The new BMW HP4 RACE arrives at Abu Dhabi Motors – one of just 750 built

Individually crafted high-tech and innovation for top performance on the race track   Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2018:  Abu Dhabi Motors, BMW Group’s importer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has welcomed a new and rare BMW HP4 RACE to its dealership – one of a limited production run of just 750.   Fascinating technical solutions for maximum performance on the race track have always been the hallmark of hand-picked factory racing motorcycles modified to perfection down to the last detail. With the new HP4 RACE, BMW Motorrad presents a purebred racing bike in a very limited production run. It is individually crafted by a small, highly specialised team, ensuring the very highest level of quality.   In terms of engine, electronics and spring elements, the new HP4 RACE is in the same category as ......read more

First Ever UAE Race Car Fitted with Immensa 3D Printed Parts

The innovative vehicle won a TRD 86 race at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi earlier this month [Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2018]:   In a UAE first, Immensa Technology Labs — the country’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company — has provided 3D printed parts for a Toyota GT86 race car. The innovative vehicle was driven by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and won the TRD 86 race earlier this month. Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa, commented: “In alignment with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are proud to be the first 3D printing company in the UAE to apply this new technology to the local ......read more

Ounass Pop-Up Shop

Dubai, February 8,2018:  Ounass to launch their very first pop-up shop at the One & Only The Palm’s prestigious 101 Privè space. Launching to VIP customers on the 10th February, and following with an exclusive Press preview from 12pm-5pm on the 11th February,  the week long pop-up store ending on the 17th February, will be open to all customers between the hours of 12pm-12am.  Ounass’ pop-up shop concept is in partnership with Al Tayer Motors, Maserati and The One & Only The Palm. As one of Dubai’s most luxurious destinations perched on the edge of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, 101’s Privè space acts as the perfect backdrop to Ounass’ latest offering and top designers, from Gucci and Costarellos to Roland Mouret and Chloé as well as local labels such as Bambah Boutique. ......read more

Nissan puts Saudi women behind the wheel with surprise instructors

#SheDrives campaign offers an unforgettable driving experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 6, 2018) –   Celebrating Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to grant women driver’s licenses, Nissan recently offered a group of young women the chance to get behind the wheel for the first time – with a surprise group of driving instructors. The company today released an inspirational video about the initiative, part of its #SheDrives campaign, which encourages women to embrace the exciting prospect of becoming fully licensed drivers in 2018. The women in the video say that while they’re delighted by the prospect, they face reluctance from some of their family members. To help them overcome this, Nissan invited aspiring female motorists to hone their driving skills and build confidence on a ......read more

World Government Summit 2018 delegates to be transported in Land Rover vehicles from Al Tayer Motors

Dubai, 06 February 2018:  VIP delegates to the World Government Summit (WGS), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will travel in a fleet of 80 premium luxury Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles provided by Al Tayer Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE dealership is the exclusive automotive partner of the event, for the fifth consecutive year. WGS 2018, to be held from February 11 – 13, is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of government worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. The Summit offers ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium Petrol Engine Named Top 10 in the World

Ingenium 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is recognised as one of the ‘10 Best Engines for 2018’ by industry experts, WardsAuto  Jaguar E-PACE latest new product to feature the powertrain Ingenium engines are designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 February 2018:   Jaguar Land Rover’s 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has been recognised as one of the 10 Best Engines for 2018 by WardsAuto.   For 2018, a total of 32 new or significantly improved powertrains from a number of automotive manufacturers were tested by WardsAuto’s editors in real-life, on-road driving conditions. This year’s 10 Best Engines were selected based on a range of testing criteria including, ......read more

Emirates Motor Company Commercial Vehicles wins two prestigious titles at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Conference

February 03, 2018, Abu Dhabi:   Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) was awarded two honorable awards at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Conference. Held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, the conference included the Mercedez-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Awards for 2017. Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles was presented with the Mercedes-Benz General Distributor of the Year, which is awarded yearly to the general distributor with the best overall performance, as well as the Vans Award for 2017 during the gala event held on 23rd and 24th of January.  The ceremony was organized by Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA FZE to honor its general distributors of Mercedes-Benz trucks, vans and buses in the region for their outstanding performance in the past ......read more

Kia Motors posts global sales of 205,126 vehicles in January

United Arab Emirates February 1, 2018 –   Kia Motors Corporation announced its January 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 205,126 units sold, increasing 5.2% from 2017. In January, sales in Korea totaled 39,105 units, representing an increase of 11.7% compared with the same month last year, largely due to rising sales of Ray which was revealed its product enhancement model last December.  The company’s overseas sales also increased by 3.8% compared to the previous year, posting 166,021 units on strong sales of Rio (known as ‘Pride’ in Korea) and Picanto (known as ‘Morning’ in Korea). Newly launched Stinger and Stonic also contributed to the sales growth.  Kia’s best-selling model in ......read more

5th Mercedes-Benz International set for January 2018

The Mercedes-Benz International Pro-Am Supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Eastern Motors returns for its fifth edition from 28 January – 01 February 2018 at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:   Following on from successful staging of their International Pro Am event dating back to 2014, the AESGC is looking forward to hosting the fifth edition with Eastern Motors, the exclusive dealership of Mercedes- Benz in Al Ain and automotive member of ALFAHIM. The event format will include a 3 day team event to crown the Pro Am Champions followed by the fourth and final day which will see the professionals competing to complete their 72 hole total score and the amateurs playing in the individual 2018 Mercedes Benz Amateur Stroke Play. “The AESGC ......read more

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Sells 10.6 Million Vehicles in 2017

Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 6.5% to 10,608,366 units in 2017 – one in nine passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide Zero-emission leadership maintained with cumulative sales of 540,623 electric vehicles since 2010  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 31, 2018) –   Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive Alliance, today announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to December 31, 2017.   Growing demand for SUVs, light commercial vehicles and a rising number of zero-emission pure electric vehicles helped lift unit sales by 6.5 percent in 2017, the first full-year of Mitsubishi Motors’ membership of the Alliance.     Carlos Ghosn, chairman ......read more

All-new Toyota Camry 2018 brings Unprecedented Change to the way it looks and drives

New 3.5-liter V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission promises emotionally-charged performance Sporty look with aggressive character lines and low center of gravity  Ultra-modern interior enhancing comfort and convenience for all passengers Advanced safety technologies ensure passenger safety  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018 -   Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is proud to announce the launch of the 8th generation, all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, that sets new design, performance and comfort standards in the mid-size sedan segment.    With the aim of reinventing the car, the design team worked from scratch using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) as the basis for the all-new platform, units, electronics, and other core components, which ......read more

Continental set to boost bus and truck safety in the Middle East with ContiPressureCheckTM

A first-of-its-kind system that continuously monitors bus and truck tyre pressure and temperature via sensors placed inside the tyre An increasing number of vehicles have been equipped with ContiPressureCheckTM since its global launch in 2013 Suitable for integration in almost all existing telematic fleet management systems Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:   Continental, the leading automotive, tyre and technology company, has announced the Middle East launch of ContiPressureCheckTM, a first-of-its-kind tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system for buses and trucks. Redefining the tyre market with this new innovative technology, and highlighting their commitment to providing tyre solutions, Continental Middle East aims to reduce overall fleet costs and improve road safety by ensuring the proper usage and ......read more

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, UK  Range Rover SV Coupé will be revealed on 06 March at landrover-me.com and make its world premiere at Geneva International Motor Show as part of the Jaguar Land Rover press conference at 11:45 CET  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January 2018:  Land Rover today announces the introduction of the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé. The new Range Rover SV Coupé will be a dramatic and desirable addition to the ......read more

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

Powerful and efficient engine enhanced with new 10-speed transmission New Maple Sugar interior with Jet Black accents for Platinum models Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  Middle East – Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the 2018 Escalade, which now includes a new standard 10-speed automatic transmission with an even wider 7.39 gear ratio spread.    The Escalade has long defined spacious luxury driving, with its modern design, powerful capability and sumptuous amenities that keep luxury firmly in the driver’s seat.   Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East, said “The Cadillac Escalade is the epitome of premium design and power. The 2018 model, with a new powerful 10-speed automatic transmission, encapsulates our commitment to providing our ......read more

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 Show, the INFINITI QX80 has arrived to the Middle East region. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.    The new model has been created to meet the needs of today’s luxury car buyers, and introduces a more ......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 cargo and passengers. The 2018 Honda Jazz offers a lively and responsive 1.5L Direct Injection i-VTEC engine mated to an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift control.    Exterior Styling   The 2018 Jazz features updated and sportier styling, including a lower and wider appearance thanks to new front and rear fascia and Honda signature solid wing face grille flanked by headlights. The front bumper ......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 Dhabi.   Sethi said: “Electrification is not only the future, it is the present. As the world’s leading EV manufacturer, we have sold more than 280,000 Nissan LEAFs globally, making it the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. LEAF customers have driven more than 3.5 billion zero-emission kilometers combined. As global leaders in electric vehicles we are committed to contributing to the success of electric vehicles ......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 to live life the Aston Martin way.   A highlight in the new Aston Martin’s Art of Living season is ‘Hokkaido On Ice’, an opportunity to experience a range of Aston Martin models against the spectacular backdrop of Japan’s northernmost island. Under the tutelage of expert drivers, guests will learn how to control a car in the slippery conditions, pushing themselves and the cars to the ......read more

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

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 change the global mobility landscape. Being the pioneer of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology (HEV) since 2008 and the frontrunner of zero-emission Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle mobility (FCEV) since 2017 Toyota has been represented by Dr. Prof. Katsuhiko Hirose, Professional Partner and Senior Advisor for Future Technology, Toyota, and Matthew Clark, General Manager Toyota Sales Operations at Al-Futtaim, in three different panel ......read more

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Gael's Great in an R8…

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

Keen interest from Central Asia in Automechanika Dubai 2017…

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

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

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

Al-Futtaim Automotive associates honoured at Mashkoor Award Ceremony…

Dubai, February 22, 2017:  As part of its strategy to promote a culture of recognition and excellence, Al-Futtaim’s Emiratisation department and Al-Futtaim Automotive have awarded a group of 22 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award.  The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis and four expat associates within ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Al Habtoor Motors launches the new Big Bigger Biggest offer…

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

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

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

Al Tayer: Mohammed bin Rashid's vision transforms Dubai into a global driverless mobility leader by ...…

Trial operation starts for driverless vehicles, mini-buses, boats Phase II of Dubai Tram includes fully driverless trams  Study commissioned to the deployment of driverless express shuttle buses and taxis RTA - Mohammed Al Munji: HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said: “The Autonomous Mobility had ......read more

Nissan Reports Nine-Month Results for Fiscal Year 2016…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 February 2017:  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the nine-month period to December 31, 2016. “In the first nine months of the fiscal year, Nissan generated an operating profit of 503.2 billion yen, which represents a 6.1% margin on net revenues of 8.26 trillion yen,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive ......read more

Middle East poised for debut of new INFINITI Q60 Red Sport 400…

3.0T Premium and 2.0T variant already available in the Middle East Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017:  The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. Following the arrival of the 2.0T that is currently available at INFINITI Partner’s across the region, the Middle East now counts down to the arrival of the ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors hosts third edition of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest…

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Range Rover Reborn Set for World Debut at Salon Rétromobile 2017…

Paris presentation of factory-restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic marks evolution of the successful Reborn programme by Land Rover Classic Land Rover Classic will comprehensively restore an initial ten examples of the luxury SUV at launch  Jaguar Classic will also give a European debut to the ‘New Original’ XKSS at Salon Rétro-mobile First Series I Jaguar E-type ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Middle East announces launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018…

Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2017:  Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018 today (1 February), as the region’s leading exhibition organiser expands its presence further in the Kingdom’s vast automotive aftermarket.   Automechanika Riyadh will take place from 5-7 February 2018 at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre, and will take place every ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors offers free service packages on all new vehicles…

Package includes standard 3-years/60,000kms service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has announced that all Lexus vehicles sold from January 1, 2017 for a limited period will now include a standard service package, offering owners 3-years/60,000kms of periodic service, ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover MENA Technician and Service Advisor of the Year 2016 Demonstrate First-Class ...…

Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2017:  Luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa, just announced Elie Bahri from Saad & Trad (Lebanon) as the Region’s Jaguar Technician of the Year 2016 while Alaa Ahmad Chamas from Alfardan Motors (Qatar) was named the Region’s Land Rover Technician of the Year 2016. Nabeel Ambalavan from the Al Tayer Motors (UAE) ......read more

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

Power of naturally-aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine increased to 600PS    Suspension set-up honed to deliver greater poise and precision  Exterior features new exposed carbon fibre splitter and diffuser, plus striking new quad exhaust outlets  Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017:  Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new ......read more

48 Years of Range Rover: Peerless Design and Engineering Innovation Through Every Generation…

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Ali & Sons Audi announces a third year of partnership with Yas Links…

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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Wins EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle at North American ...…

  Nissan’s new sedan concept captures prestigious honor from the officially-sanctioned design awards of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS); also receives award for Best Innovative use of Color, Graphics and Materials Vmotion 2.0 was created to showcase Nissan’s new sedan design direction – fresh, dynamic and cabin-focused Showcases the evolution of ......read more

AED 1.5 million Range Rover Sentinel armoured vehicle wows the crowds at Intersec Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2017:   With large numbers of regional security industry professionals and crowds of trade buyers from across the wider Middle East scouring the halls at Intersec 2017, for the latest in security solutions, international brands were pulling out the stops to attract interest in their exhibits at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among those ......read more

NAFFCO showcases in Intersec 2017…

NAFFCO, continues to be the founding sponsor of the 2017 edition Dubai, 22 January, 2017:  NAFFCO, the world's leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions exhibits at Intersec 2017, the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade and networking exhibition for the Security and Safety industries.  A leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions, ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company Renault launches exclusive DSF offers…

Unmissable deals allow customers to kick-off the New Year with exceptional savings on car purchases Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, announced today the launch of its exclusive Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) ......read more

Incredible DSF offers from Al-Futtaim Honda…

Dubai, January 11, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, is starting the New Year with incredible Dubai Shopping Festival offers across its showrooms in the UAE.  Customers can drive away in a new Honda City starting from AED 49,900, Civic starting from AED 69,900 and Accord starting from AED 79,900. ......read more

UAE Trail Blazing Towards Sustainability Vision 2021 With Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip…

A convoy of over 10 electric vehicles will set out on a 700 km long road trip through all seven Emirates of the UAE  The road trip will begin on 29th January and will end on 1st February 2017 The trip will unveil charging stations in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi.  The fleet includes Tesla Model X and Model S’s, and other electric vehicles such as Renault Zoe ......read more

McLaren Automotive Sales Surge to Near-100% Increase in 2016…

Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2017:  McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars, has recorded another record year of sales growth with a near-doubling of its sales volume year-over-year, selling a total of 3,286 cars in 2016 compared to 1,654 in 2015. The 99.3 per cent improvement in sales performance also follows the company’s announcement of a third ......read more

Al-Futtaim Motors looks to accelerate implementation of sustainable mobility at the Abu Dhabi ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, will be taking part in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East, and a significant platform for international dialogue and cooperation, as the Official Transport Partner of the ......read more

New Jaguar F-type Debuts With World-first Gopro Technology…

AT-A-GLANCE New Jaguar F-TYPE range announced State-of-the-art technology, new look exterior and exclusive 400 SPORT launch edition New R-Dynamic model with 340PS and 380PS engines gives customers more choice World-first ReRun app developed with GoPro creates high quality video with real-time performance data World-class, super-fast Touch Pro infotainment system now available on ......read more

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Announces Breakthrough Technologies and Partnerships to Deliver ...…

Announcements include innovations developed from NASA technology for seamless integration of autonomous driving, new LEAF, and Nissan’s first tests targeting driverless cars Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 07, 2017 – In his 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote, Nissan Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn announced several technologies and ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda recognised for its environmental work…

Dubai, January 04, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has been recognised by Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) for its outstanding contribution to protecting the environment. As a result of its efforts to recycle waste and on achieving its environmental targets for the year, the Al-Futtaim company was ......read more

All-new Lexus RX takes home ArabWheels' Midsize Premium SUV award…

Lexus RX range includes the conventional RX 350 and RX 450h, the latest in Lexus’ hybrid innovation Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017:  The all-new 2016 Lexus RX luxury crossover has scooped up the “Midsize Premium SUV” award at the second ArabWheels Awards, recently held at the Meydan Hotel. The fourth-generation RX offers advanced redesigned gasoline and ......read more

Bentley's ‘Digital Experience' in The Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam…

Dubai, UAE, December 29, 2016:   The Conservatorium, Amsterdam’s luxury lifestyle palace in the heart of the Dutch capital, is the proud home of a Bentley Amsterdam shop in the hotel’s Van Baerle Shopping Gallery. Striving to curate luxurious moments for it’s guests the Conservatorium joined hands with Bently earlier in the year to provide a new digital experience drenched ......read more

Emirates Motor Company Offers Tennis Fans the Chance to Meet the Best Players in the World…

Mubadala World Tennis Championship car sponsor, EMC, announces competition to win a place at the post tournament cocktail party Tennis clinic session and the chance to do the coin toss at the start of a match among other top prizes Abu Dhabi: 28 December 2016:  Tennis fans are being offered the chance to mingle with some of the best players in the world at the glamourous Mubadala ......read more

Redesigned Fortuner Scoops Arab Wheels' Midsize SUV of the Year Award…

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2016:  Toyota Fortuner, the completely redesigned second generation seven-seat SUV, has been named “Midsize SUV of the Year” at the second Arab Wheels Award. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “The Medium SUV segment constitutes over 40% of the volume SUV market in the UAE and the ......read more

‘Bahrain' forms a strategic growth market in GCC for China's luxury car giant GAC Motor…

Company to launch GS4 SUV with Tasheelat Automotive Company in Bahrain in the second week of December Dubai, December 8th, 2016: GAC MOTOR, one China’s leading automobile giants, is aiming to grow its market share in Bahrain with the introduction of indigenously developed GS4, its flagship SUV model. The company will launch the vehicle GS4 in the second week of December for ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Company Announces Exclusive End of Year Offers for Renault Vehicles…

Dubai, UAE, December 7th, 2016:  Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has today announced a range of exclusive offers for December, across the entire line-up of Renault vehicles. The compilation of unmissable Renault offers includes both well-established and newly-launched ......read more

Dial-A-Battery invites motorists to get under the hood and pick up some valuable tips on car ...…

Dial-A-Battery invites motorists to get under the hood and pick up some valuable tips on car batteries. The iconic Captain Volt shares his super-expert advice. It happens to the best of us. You’re dashing off to work or an appointment… you turn the ignition key on and well, your car won’t start. Frustration immediately kicks in. You’ve guessed right– ......read more

Masdar's PRT System Functions at 99% Since Launch in 2010…

Over 2 million passengers transported in 6 years Abu Dhabi/Dubai 6 December, 2016:  The driverless Masdar Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system at the carbon neutral Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has functioned at over 99% efficiency since it began services 6 years ago! This remarkable achievement is indicative of the system’s quality technology, dynamic safety features and ......read more

Dubai South to hit the road with its first E-bus…

The world’s largest greenfield urban development, Dubai South takes the green approach towards developing its mass transit system Dubai-UAE: 6 December, 2016:  In a significant step towards building a low carbon footprint city, Dubai South today signed an agreement with Transit Australia Group (TAG). The signing was witnessed by Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO, Dubai South and ......read more

Jaguar Land Rover MENA Scoops Up Top Accolades at the Global Technician of the Year 2016 Awards ...…

Global Technician of the Year 2016 Top Scoring Market – MENA Land Rover Global Technician of the Year 2016 – Jinto Thomas, Al Tayer Motors, UAE Jaguar Global Technician of the Year 2016, First Runner Up – Koudi Kamal, SMEIA, Morocco Dubai, UAE, November 30, 2016:  At a ceremony held in the UK Global Head Quarters, luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land ......read more

Land Rover Reveals its Discovery Sport #WeekendAdventure Film Series…

The new series drives enthusiasts to trace and share their weekend adventures across the region through the Land Rover Ardhi Mobile App Dubai, 30 November, 2016:  As part of its #MYLAND (Ardhi in Arabic) creative communications platform, Land Rover Middle East and North Africa has just launched the first film in its new Discovery Sport #WeekendAdventure series.  Featuring a ......read more

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

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

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

Land Rover works with Magnum Photos to showcase some of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth World-renowned photographer Jonas Bendiksen used Range Rover, the ultimate SUV, to reach superior vantage points for each stunning shot  Epic vistas of Norway are the first in a series of photographic works Subjects range from vast fjords and islands to the breathtaking mountains of ......read more

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

Dubai, November 24, 2016:  Customers looking to buy a new Honda Car or Bike will receive discounts up to AED 20,000 as part of Al-Futtaim Honda’s Hot Spot offers.  Upon purchase of a new Honda vehicle, customers will receive 25% off on service contracts and accessories, 50% off on window tints and 30% off on rust proofing. Honda Bike customers will receive 20% off on after ......read more

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