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Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental Receives CES 2019 Innovation Award for Intelligent Door System

High level of convenience: Passive Start and Entry system (PASE) and power door control support autonomous opening and closing  Greater safety: Intelligent obstacle detection prevents collisions Optimal protection: Intelligent door brake system supports opening and closing operations, while stopping uncontrolled slamming Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Continental, the premium German tyre and technology company, has been recognised for its intelligent door system as a CES 2019 Innovation Award honouree in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category. The CES organiser CTA (Consumer Technology Association) announced the honourees during its annual CES Unveiled New York event, a tech event that offers a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at the upcoming CES 2019.   Boast to be ......read more

V-KOOL™ Emirates opens its new flagship store in Dubai Unveils its new Car-Care concept in Heat & Paint Protection

Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   V-KOOL™ Emirates, the global leader in the high-performance premium window film market for both automotive and architectural glass, announced the opening of its flagship store at AWR Business Center with a renewed Car Care concept; in the presence of an elite clientele, channel partners, Eastman Chemicals Ltd and senior management from KAPICO Group, the group holding company of AUTO1 – Car Care Division that is a master franchisee for V-KOOL™ for UAE, Oman & Kuwait.   The outlet was inaugurated jointly by Mr. Vipan K. Handa, Deputy Group CEO & Board Member-KAPICO Group, Mr. Andrew Vickers, Commercial Manager – EMEA for Advanced Materials – Performance Films of Eastman Chemicals Company and Mr. Ranveer Handa, CEO – KAPICO Group. The ......read more

GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship

Team claims manufacturers’ title in second season since return to the WRC   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2018:   GAZOO Racing World Rally Team recently claimed the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers' title in style, with a rally victory for Jari-Matti Latvala in the No. 7 Toyota Yaris WRC at Kennards Hire Rally Australia. Esapekka Lappi finished fourth in the No. 9 Toyota Yaris WRC to enable GAZOO Racing to clinch the manufacturers' crown in just the second season since its return to the WRC.   GAZOO Racing World Rally Team’s Toyota Yaris WRC machines demonstrated their strong performance during the final round of the season, with Ott Tänak and Latvala moving to the top of the leaderboard on the fourth and final day of the race. The victory sealed ......read more

Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE

Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE earns five-star Euro NCAP safety rating Five-seat performance SUV achieves high scores in all main safety categories All three members of Jaguar’s PACE SUV family have the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating I-PACE is tenth consecutive vehicle produced by Jaguar Land Rover to receive five stars Lightweight aluminium body and integrated battery pack deliver exceptional structural stiffness for maximum occupant protection  5 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, confirming it as one of the safest vehicles on the road.   Jaguar’s first electric performance SUV scored 91% for adult occupant protection, 81% for child occupant protection and 81% for safety assist. ......read more

Ford's Desert Driving Tips, Episode 4: Driving Safely in the Desert

Latest episode covers convoy driving tips, and how to maintain a safe distance between cars Weekly video series hosted by Ford engineers, starring the Ford Ranger pickup Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:   The wide-open desert is the perfect playground for off-roaders but there are a few things to bear in mind when venturing into the dunes as part of a group for the first time.   Pacing and spacing is the subject of the fourth episode of Ford’s Desert Driving Tips series – and mastering both will make your desert drive a lot more relaxed and enjoyable.   “The spacing in front of you and behind you is important,” explains Mike Chavez, series co-host and Ford Middle East Product Development Lead Technologist. “You can fall back and catch up, but maintain a safe ......read more

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM Launches Cullinan

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM Launches Cullinan Drive-the Most Anticipated Drive Event of the Year in KSA Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  Arabia- the MYNM Cullinan Drive. VIP customers, invited guests, and the editors of KSA’s top motoring and lifestyle titles were invited to the exclusive event to experience Rolls-Royce’s most anticipated vehicle that combines the finest materials in the world with the ultimate ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ driving experience over every terrain. The pinnacle of Effortless Everywhere, the MYNM Cullinan Drive, which took place from 6th November - 13th November. Mr. Alan Gall Rolls-Royce Brand Manager of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM: “Cullinan is the culmination of Rolls-Royce’s proud legacy and traditions coupled with the demands of ......read more

UD Trucks names ‘Ultimate Truck Driver' in global Extra Mile Challenge 2018

300 participants from across the globe took part in qualifying rounds in nine countries Nine finalists completed the ultimate challenge at UD Trucks Headquarters in Ageo, Japan Truck driver representing the MEENA region, Dipendra Balami from Promar Marine Contracting, named for ‘Best Driving Skill’ in the Quester category  Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  UD Trucks hosted the final of its ‘Extra Mile Challenge 2018’ last month at the UD Experience Center in its corporate headquarters in Ageo, Japan. Out of 300 truck drivers from across the globe just nine participants made it through local qualifying rounds to the prestigious final.    Amongst the finalists, Dipendra Balami, representing the MEENA region from Qatar was named for ‘Best Driving Skills’ in the final ......read more

The new BMW M8 en route to series production

From the race track to the road: the new BMW M8 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km [26.2 – 26.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km*) is rounding the final corner en route to series production. BMW M GmbH is putting an early prototype of its upcoming flagship through its paces at the Estoril grand-prix racing circuit in Portugal.  New BMW M8 (Fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km [26.2 – 26.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km) in the final phase of the series production development process. Customary BMW M dynamic prowess, agility and precision enter a new dimension. Performance-oriented vehicle concept with minimised weight, low centre of gravity, even weight distribution, optimum wheelbase and wide tracks. M-specific ......read more

Cadillac to bring first ever Cadillac HOTEL to SOLE DXB

Festival-goers will journey through Cadillac’s unique Structure with a host of activations  The First ever Cadillac XT4 will be revealed at SOLE DXB This is the fourth year Cadillac has collaborated with the region’s biggest cultural festival Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  With just over two weeks until the UAE’s biggest street-culture event, SOLE DXB, Cadillac has revealed the details of its bespoke activation at the festival that will form the backdrop of the regional unveiling of Cadillac’s first ever compact SUV, the XT4; Cadillac HOTEL.    As a daring concept specifically created for SOLE DXB 2018, Cadillac HOTEL will house a variety of activation rooms where guests can experience themes relating to safety, technology, and design. The Cadillac HOTEL will be built around ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda celebrates UAE National Day with Honda National Day Big Shopper Offer

Dubai, November 27, 2018:   As a part of the UAE National Day Celebrations, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched the Honda National Day Big Shopper Offer at the Big Shopper Event at Sharjah Expo.  Valid from November 28 to December 2, the National Day offers provides customers with the best opportunity to buy their dream Honda and save up to AED 11,000. The Honda National Day Big Shopper Offer brings new discounted prices to customers allowing them to make massive savings while purchasing selected Honda models. The offer extends along four models from Honda’s lineup of sedans and SUVs.  Exclusive to the Big Shopper event, this offer will see huge discounts on Honda’s flagship SUV Honda Pilot EX 2WD, where customers ......read more

Eye-Catching New 2019 Lincoln MKC arrives in the UAE, with even more luxury, driver-focused technology

Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors present the 2019 MKC, with a signature grille and styling cues that exemplify the new face of Lincoln, first introduced on the flagship Navigator SUV and Continental sedan The MKC welcomes owners with a dynamic signature lighting embrace that gracefully flows outward from beneath the HID headlights, exterior LED lamps that illuminate elegantly and luminous welcome mats that quietly appear on the ground DUBAI, UAE, November 27, 2018 –   The new 2019 Lincoln MKC is poised to attract even more luxury SUV buyers, thanks to its commanding new design, elevated levels of refinement, driver-focused technologies and enhanced safety features. The 2019 Lincoln MKC arrived at the showrooms of UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors, official Abu Dhabi ......read more

Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW 8 Series Convertible rolls off the line.

Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2018:  Second BMW 8 Series model from Lower Bavaria +++ Open sportscar with classic textile soft top +++ Market launch in March 2019 with two model variants  Dingolfing. Four months after production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé ramped up in Dingolfing, the BMW 8 Series family is joined by another new addition from Lower Bavaria. Earlier this week, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing began series production of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible, which will be built alongside BMW 5 Series and 7 Series variants on a single assembly line. The BMW Group has invested a total amount in the low three-digit-million-euro range in the new model family at the site in Lower Bavaria, strengthening Dingolfing’s role as the lead plant for the upper luxury-class segment. Newly developed textile soft top  The ......read more

World Premiere: Introducing the New Range Rover Evoque, the Luxury Suv for the City and Beyond

The next-generation Range Rover Evoque premiered with a high-energy dynamic display in London’s creative hub The New Range Rover Evoque sets new standards of refinement, capability and sustainability in the compact SUV segment, created from an all-new vehicle architecture  Featuring a modernist exterior design, with a luxurious technology-rich interior with new materials crafted from eucalyptus, wool and recycled plastics Available with a range of efficient four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines and Land Rover’s first mild-hybrid electric technology (MHEV) Range Rover fans, including Guy Ritchie, Richard Madden, Taron Egerton, Luke Evans, Stephen Graham, Edith Bowman and Mollie King attended the reveal and an exclusive Boiler Room X Evoque gig curated by activist and model Adwoa Aboah  Adwoa Aboah ......read more

Cadillac V-type engines: over 100 years of automotive innovation

Cadillac’s V-Series models are engineered proof of the brand’s promise of passion without compromise Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:  Cadillac has been at the forefront of automotive innovation throughout its 116-year history, leading the way with V-type engines. From V6 up to V16, the American premium car brand has evolved its V-type engine range since 1914, becoming the first automobile maker in the world to mass-produce V8 engines.   The first 1902 one-cylinder Cadillac car was a quality product, thanks to the insistence on precision by the brand’s General Manager, Henry Leland. A four-cylinder car was then invented in 1905, confirming Cadillac’s place in the luxury market.   In 1912, Cadillac wowed the automotive world with the groundbreaking electric self-starter that made ......read more

Lexus RX 450H named Best Premium Midsize SUV at the ArabWheels Awards 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2018:  Al-Futtaim Lexus, leader in green luxury mobility since 2010 and distributor of the largest line-up of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) in the UAE, walked away with the Best Premium Midsize SUV of the year Award at the fourth edition of the "ArabWheels Awards 2018”. Lexus RX450, introduced to the UAE in 2012 and winner of the trophy, has always driven the growth in Lexus Hybrid Electric (HEV) sales, as it accounts for approximately 50% of the brand’s HEV sales in the UAE. Commenting on the achievement, Mohammed Maktari, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Lexus said: “We are very proud to receive this award and we thank the ArabWheels team for their dedicated efforts reviewing all shortlisted vehicles across all categories. Winning the best Premium  Midsize ......read more

Deals on Wheels launches MILAN RED in UAE, one of the world's fastest hypercars

The prestigious dealership becomes exclusive agent of the hypercar in GCC, which was unveiled at the Deals on Wheels Sheikh Zayed Road showroom The hypercar will be on display at Formula 1 2018 Abu Dhabi.  The new-generation MILAN RED can speed up to 100kms per hour in just 2.5 seconds November 22, 2018; Dubai, UAE:  An exciting new addition to the UAE’s growing line of luxury vehicles, MILAN RED – one of the fastest hypercars in the world – was unveiled in UAE in a grand ceremony. The hypercar was launched by Deals on Wheels at their Sheikh Zayed Road showroom, giving the dealership exclusive rights to the sales of the car in the GCC, and placing them among the four distinguished agents worldwide to launch the hypercar. MILAN RED, which has already made an impression globally for its ......read more

The 2018 Ford Expedition's Sand Mode Secrets: Ford's First Full-Sized SUV with Terrain Management System, Developed with Middle East Drivers in Mind

New-generation Ford Expedition built to take owners anywhere they want to go, with advanced four-wheel-drive system and Terrain Management System calibrated in the Middle East Seven driving modes developed for the region, including Sand-mode for deep sand adventure Two-speed transfer case and electronic locking rear differential give the Expedition superior off-road ability Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2018:  For Middle East owners with an eye on the great outdoors, the all-new Expedition’s four-wheel-drive and Terrain Management System opens the region’s remote reaches to adventure for the entire family.   Ford Expedition has always put families first, with class-leading levels of comfort, safety and convenience and now – with its superior off-road ability plus a dedicated driving mode for sand ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda launches ‘The Great Escape' promotion

Dubai, November 15, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched “The Great Escape” promotion across all its showrooms in the UAE, offering customers the perfect opportunity to buy a Honda vehicle before the end of the year.   The Great Escape promotion from Al-Futtaim Honda allows customers to buy their dream Honda vehicle, with a five-year instalment plan with zero percent interest. The offer is available across the entire Honda Sedan, SUV and MPV range, making it the best time to buy a Honda. The Al-Futtaim company is also offering 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, up to 100% finance and roadside assistance on all new cars and up to 5-year or 100,000 kms service contract on selected new car models. Trade-in ......read more

Aston Martin Lagonda celebrates opening of flagship dealership in Abu Dhabi

Luxury carmaker expands dealer network in the Middle East Aston Martin Abu Dhabi opens in prestigious location close to Emirates Palace 15 November 2018, Abu Dhabi:   Luxury British carmaker, Aston Martin Lagonda celebrated the opening of a new flagship dealership in Abu Dhabi last night in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. At an exclusive evening reception, guests mingled with senior personnel from Aston Martin, including Dan Balmer, President, Aston Martin Lagonda Middle East, North Africa & Turkey and David King, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer.    Aston Martin Abu Dhabi is situated in a prime location in the prestigious Etihad Towers, overlooking the beautiful Emirates Palace. The dealership boasts a state-of the-art 521m2 showroom ......read more

Audi Innovation Award Winner Announced at Dubai Design Week

The third winner of the Audi Innovation Award is Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon with his project ‘Ruin to Reality’  His prize is $25,000 worth of consultancy together with a trophy and a trip to the Audi Headquarters in Ingolstadt to meet the team in Audi Design.  Second and third places were awarded to Dubai based designers Abdhul Hazeeb with ‘Connect to Thrive’ and Andrea Sensoli with ‘CyRCLE’.  Dubai, November 14, 2018 –   At Dubai Design Week, Audi Middle East announced the third winner of the Audi Innovation Award. Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon, with his project ‘ R2R’, took home the winning trophy and prize of $25,000 worth of consultancy to develop his idea, together with a trip to the Audi factory in Ingolstadt and the opportunity to meet ......read more

Jaguar F-Type Rally Cars Celebrate 70 Years of Sports Car Heritage

 Jaguar creates two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars to continue its celebration of  70 years of Jaguar sports cars With design cues from F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, the 300PS 2.0-litre rally cars feature bespoke FIA-spec modifications  One-off rally cars pay homage to the Jaguar XK 120, introduced in 1948, which itself achieved competition success in the RAC, Tulip and Alpine rallies Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2018:   Jaguar has developed two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with design cues from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since the XK 120 was revealed in 1948.   The one-off F-TYPE rally cars also pay homage to the legendary Jaguar XK 120 registered ‘NUB 120’ which, in the early ......read more

Audi Middle East Announce Third Audi Innovation Award

Third Winner of the Audi Innovation Award to be announced on 13th November at 3pm at Design Week in the Audi Innovation Hub The Audi Innovation Hub is a space designed by Riyad Joucka, founder – MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network) and will be the base for Audi Innovation Talks during Dubai Design Week Konrad Troeger, Senior Lighting Designer from Audi AG attending Design Week and to give Innovation Talk  Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The Audi Innovation Award is now in its third year and has consistently grown in status and popularity since its inception in 2016. The first of its kind in the Middle East, the Audi Innovation Award seeks to empower local designers and inspire the region with innovative creations that can improve the way we live. It is an annual competition open to anyone residing in the ......read more

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible.

Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2018:  BMW is forging ahead with its model offensive in the luxury segment with the presentation of an open-top sports car which explores the highest reaches of dynamic flair, emotionality and exclusivity. The new BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design elegance and offers an extremely exclusive passport to hallmark BMW driving pleasure and a full-blooded open-top driving experience.  Premiere for the second model in the new BMW 8 Series luxury-class line-up: New BMW 8 Series Convertible combines dynamic flair and serene long-distance ability with a sumptuous open-top driving experience. Open-air driving pleasure for four people. Classical soft-top roof with fully electric, extremely quiet operation, minimised weight and outstanding acoustic ......read more

InMotion Ventures Invests in Arc Vector – the World's Most Advanced Electric Motorcycle

Arc has pioneered Vector, the most efficient, safest and most fulfilling electric motorcycle experience yet Vector has been revealed in Milan on 6 November Vector comes with ground breaking haptic ride-wear and connected HUD helmet Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 07, 2018 –   InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, announces its investment in Arc, which unveils ‘Vector’ – the world’s first fully-electric motorcycle with Human Machine Interface (HMI). Arc Vector is the most advanced electric motorcycle ever brought to market, using exotic materials, thoroughbred componentry and cutting-edge architecture, wrapped in a futuristic body.     The investment from InMotion Ventures, along with Mercia Fund Managers, the Proof of Concept & ......read more

Toyota reveals future environmental insights at the 4th International Conference on Future Mobility

Al-Futtaim Automotive showcases a diversified fleet of passenger and commercial green vehicles echoing the UAE’s commitment to a sustainable future Toyota to sell 5 million electrified vehicles including more than 1 million zero-emission vehicles (BEVs, FCEVs) by 2030 Toyota will invest 14 billion dollars to support the new plans United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Nov 7th 2018:   Displaying a variety of green technologies through a sample fleet of over nine electrified vehicles including models from Toyota, Lexus, Hino trucks and Toyota Material Handling, Al-Futtaim Automotive is front and centre at this year's International Conference on Future Mobility, being the Headline  Sponsor for what has grown to become one of the region’s biggest sustainability forums.   Featuring a hydrogen ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Masdar City to test latest concepts in autonomous vehicles…

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

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

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

Nissan Announces Key Management Changes in Middle East…

Juergen Schmitz named Managing Director of Nissan Middle East Markus Leithe named Managing Director of INFINITI Middle East Dubai, UAE, 15 January, 2018 – Nissan has announced key management changes to its leadership here in the Middle East region. Juergen Schmitz is appointed as Managing Director of Nissan Middle East and Markus Leithe has been named as the Managing Director of ......read more

Nissan reaffirms importance of electrification at World Future Energy Summit…

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

Performance and precision: The Bentley Bentayga V8…

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

Nissan and NASA extend research into autonomous mobility services…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Detroit world debut for new INFINITI concept car…

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

Lexus leads the Hybrid Electric Vehicle agenda in the UAE…

251% increase in Lexus HEV sales in 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2018:  Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors, supplier of the largest line-up of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) in the UAE, is reaping the benefits of its diverse Hybrid Electric range with sales rising 251% in 2017 compared with 2016. Lexus Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Motors, Chris Buxton, attributed the hike to ......read more

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

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

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

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

An additional 5% atop the 20% down payment on new car purchases giving customers a treasured start to 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th January 2018:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, welcomes the New Year with great savings. The premium brand kicks off Dubai Shopping ......read more

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

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

The New INFINITI Q50 2018 year model, Unique Blend Of Powerful Elegance, Makes its Debut at Arabian ...…

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

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

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

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

New Rolls-Royce Phantom Debuts in Oman…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bridgestone celebrates National Day with special offers…

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

2018 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE…

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

Nissan Bags Two Trophies at the Annual Arab Wheels Awards…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Al Ghandi GROUP rises to the Dubai fitness challenge…

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

Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aston Martin at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show…

Middle Eastern show debut of Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar Iconic, rare original DB5 Convertible displayed  Regional debut of newly launched V8-powered DB11  Premiere of Middle East exclusive, Vanquish S Pearl Edition November 14, 2017, Dubai:  Aston Martin marks the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Motor Show with a show-stopping display of cars, including ......read more

2018 Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle makes appearance at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show…

Over 70% fuel efficiency improvement  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2017:  Going strong on its CO2 reduction agenda, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, reiterated its support to UAE’s vision 2021 by launching the 2018 Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) at the 14th edition of the Dubai ......read more

Lexus launches reimagined flagship, all-new 'LS' in the UAE…

All-new fifth generation Lexus LS flagship sedan exhibits a coupe-like silhouette with the spaciousness of a luxury sedan Radical new design with a daring coupe-like silhouette Innovative styling, emotional driving and advanced technologies Newly developed 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 10-Speed Transmission 3.5-liter V6 Multi Stage Hybrid System on LS 500h Lexus Safety System+ ......read more

Maserati Middle East and Africa reveals new Ghibli at Dubai International Motor Show 2017…

2018 Levante, Quattroporte, and GranCabrio are also on display Dubai, 14 November 2017:  Maserati Middle East and Africa revealed almost its entire upgraded product portfolio at the Dubai International Motor Show (DIMS) 2017. Starting with the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly ......read more

Ferrari and Al Tayer Motors launch Ferrari Portofino in the Middle East at Dubai International ...…

The Prancing Horse stable showcases an Italian Grand Tourer par excellence   Dubai, 14 November 2017:  Following its recent global debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, today, Ferrari revealed the Ferrari Portofino in the Middle Eastern region at the Dubai International Motor Show, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Portofino takes pride of place on the Ferrari ......read more

INFINITI unveils new QX80 at Dubai International Motor Show…

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 Full media information available at www.INFINITIpresspacks.com  Dubai, UAE, November 14, ......read more

Trendier and sportier new Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2018 to be previewed at Dubai International Motor ...…

Newly designed exterior and improved interior features Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November, 2017:  Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, will be previewing the all-new 2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback during the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Over the years, the Toyota Yaris Hatchback has branded itself as a ......read more

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to unveil one-off Bespoke ‘Spirit of Calligraphy' Ghost at Dubai ...…

Dubai, UAE: November 13, 2017:  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will showcase the capa-bilities of its unparalleled Bespoke programme at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show as it unveils a special one-off commission - the Bespoke ‘Spirit of Calligraphy’ Ghost. Conceptualized by brand experts at AGMC, the sole dealers of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Dubai, Sharjah and the ......read more

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