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    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 school bus in the region.   The 45-seater bus was manufactured in close cooperation with the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Cooperation, in one of the first projects of its kind worldwide.   Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, general manager of Emirates Transport, said: “The launch of a Zero Emission school bus comes as part of our efforts to achieve the vision of the government for a green economy and ......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 directors of ESMA in early June.   The number of suppliers and registrants in the RFID system has reached 17,838 suppliers registered over the past three months, an increase of nearly double, compared to 9 thousand and 774 transactions were recorded in the second quarter of this year. HE Abdulla Almaeeni, Director General of “ESMA” said. The rapid response by suppliers to join the tire tracking system contributes to ......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 favourite apps on the move Large 12.3-inch full colour TFT driver display and Head-Up Display means the driver need never take their eyes off the road Configurable Dynamics technology delivers Jaguar dynamics, allowing drivers to personalise throttle, steering and transmission settings Lightweight suspension architecture, all-wheel drive, Active Driveline and torque vectoring technologies provide excellent agility and all-surface ......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 some of the rarest models ever built amongst several regional debuts.   The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar makes a hugely anticipated appearance, being shown for the first time in the region to the public. The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team Red Bull Racing, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the vision and skills of two ......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 International Motor Show In addition to its striking stylish design, the 2018 Camry HEV provides over 70% greater fuel economy than a regular petrol engine Camry, thanks to a revised hybrid system. With a 2.5L engine, the new Camry’s improved electric motor produces more torque and helps make acceleration even more responsive, delivering 212 horsepower. The 2018 model’s elevated efficiency arrives with a remarkably stunning drive, that ......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+ and other advanced safety technologies United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 14, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, announced, from its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) exclusive stand at the Dubai International Motor Show, the launch of all-new Lexus LS, the fifth-generation of the original luxury disruptor, that has set benchmarks for powertrain smoothness, ......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 upgraded, adopting additional high-tech contents. The new Ghibli as well as the Levante MY18 are now available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Ghibli and Quattroporte now feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati ......read more

    Ferrari and Al Tayer Motors launch Ferrari Portofino in the Middle East at Dubai International Motor Show

    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 stand, displayed amongst an elegant Ferrari fleet comprising the dynamic 812 Superfast, the exuberant 488 GTB and the luxurious GTC4 Lusso T.   The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 ......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, 2017:  INFINITI Motor Company revealed the new QX80 full-size luxury SUV today for the first time at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. 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 INFINITI QX80 ......read more

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

    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 fun and agile car, which is complemented by its low fuel consumption and driving comfort. This year, at the Dubai International Motor Show, the latest iteration of the Toyota Yaris Hatchback will make an appearance. Redesigned for 2018, the new Toyota Yaris enjoys a sportier and trendier look and comes with a completely new front bumper and radiator grille combination with a glossy finish on the mesh. A new design for the lower back also ......read more

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

    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 Northern Emirates, and hand-crafted by the experts at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, the Spirit of Calligraphy is a unique Ex-tended Wheel Base Rolls-Royce Ghost that combines the words of the luxury brand’s founder with the region’s Arabian heritage.  The Rolls-Royce ‘Spirit of Calligraphy’ Bespoke Ghost draws its design inspiration from the ancient art of Arabic Calligraphy, where words are ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover rolls out new ‘ARCH' corporate identity across MENA dealer network

    Customer experience sits at heart of ARCH concept, delivering a premium experience every step of the journey Significant investment by retailer network will contribute to Jaguar Land Rover’s future growth and success Consistent look and feel will be found at all Jaguar Land Rover retail sites thanks to globally implemented standard architecture, interior design and use of materials Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 7 October, 2017:  An ambitious four-year programme to roll out Jaguar Land Rover’s all-new retailer corporate identity is well underway throughout the British carmaker’s Middle East and North Africa dealer network. Known as the ‘ARCH Concept,’ within the next two years every Jaguar Land Rover showroom and workshop facility within the region will have benefited from the redesign, ......read more

    Counterfeit parts warning from ACDelco Middle East after major new seizure

    Fake parts can lead to mechanical problems, breakdowns, accidents and even personal injury   Middle East, 7 November 2017:  With the recent destruction by authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, of a major haul of fake spare parts, premium aftermarket supplier ACDelco is highlighting the dangers of purchasing counterfeit parts and warning Middle East customers to be vigilant when purchasing any auto parts.   While fake parts may often be less expensive to buy, the cost can prove to be far higher in the long run, and not just financially. Imitation parts typically don’t last as long as genuine parts, making it necessary to replace them more frequently. Typically, these parts aren’t built to a particular car’s specifications, which can also lead to mechanical problems and breakdowns. ......read more

    BMW M5 and BMW Concept X7 iPerformance to headline Dubai International Motor Show.

    BMW Group is preparing for regional premieres of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, the BMW M5 and the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept. Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017:   BMW Middle East and AGMC, the official BMW importer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, will showcase an impressive display of 20 models at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show held on November 14-18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Heading up the display will be the much-anticipated BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, the all-new BMW M5 Sedan and the upgraded BMW X3 - each premiering in the Middle East for the first time. Other highlight models on the stand include the BMW i3s, the BMW X1 25i M Sport and the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept. Joining BMW Group Middle East and AGMC officials at the show will be Domagoj Dukec, Vice President ......read more

    GMC opens new chapter in Middle East with ‘Like A Pro' campaign

    New campaign personifies what it means to be Professional Grade Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017:   GMC, the truck and SUV manufacturer has announced the launch of ‘Like A Pro’, a new campaign evolving its ‘We Are Professional Grade’ positioning. ‘Like A Pro’ celebrates GMC vehicles and customers — people who passionately live life to a higher standard. The ‘Like A Pro’ campaign illustrates the core values of ‘We Are Professional Grade’ and shows the emotional connection customers have with their GMC trucks and SUV models. With the new campaign, this is first time in the region that the brand, which has been present in the Middle East for over 93 years, has taken its brand messaging in a new direction, marking a key moment in the brand’s ongoing ......read more

    Jaguar's Stellar Dubai International Motor Show Line-up Will Be Its Biggest Yet at Region's Premier Automotive Showcase Event

    Six models are making their Middle East debut, including one hero appearance by an all-new highly anticipated model in the region Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 2, 2017:  Jaguar announced today that it will put on a stunning display of six new vehicles at the upcoming Dubai International Motor Show, taking place from November 14 - 18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. In what is its largest line-up presented at the show to date, the British premium car manufacturer has confirmed that six new vehicles are making an appearance for the first time in the Middle East region, including a new record breaking model which is one of the brands most highly anticipated products in this region.    XF SPORTBRAKE Making its regional debut at the Dubai International Motorshow is the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, which ......read more

    Indian automobile manufacturer invests AED 40 million at RAKEZ

    Ras Al Khaimah, 1 November 2017:  Auto Bus Laser LLC, a newly established commercial vehicle parts manufacturer, has joined Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone’s (RAKEZ) bustling family of industrialists in its Al Ghail Industrial Zone. The company has been set up to exclusively support Ashok Leyland’s operations by supplying bus bodies, engines, exhausts, clutches, breaks, radiators, and other vehicle parts.  With around AED 40 million worth of investment, Auto Bus Laser has acquired a massive 20,100 square metre of land at RAKEZ’s Al Ghail Industrial Zone where the company will construct a state-of-the-art facility that will house the next generation of laser machines.  Commenting on the company’s establishment, Auto Bus Laser’s Chief Executive Officer Raman Macker stated: “We are ......read more

    Premier Motors Supports 2nd USIP World Police Games

    Abu Dhabi, 01 November 2017:  Premier Motors, the official dealer for Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, Lincoln, Maserati, Ferrari and Ford Trucks in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2nd World Police Games organised by the International Police Sports Union (USIP) as its exclusive automotive partner.  The 2017 event will be held under the auspices of Lt. General H. H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, from 3 – 10 November in Abu Dhabi. The UAE, which is one of the founding member countries of USIP, is the first Arab country to host the event.  Premier Motors will be supporting the event with a fleet of some of the latest Jaguar Land Rover vehicles including the flagship Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, the versatile Land Rover Discovery and the Jaguar XF and XJ. Speaking about ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Motors leads the charge against counterfeit car parts in the UAE

    20 raids on counterfeit car part traders conducted in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Al Ain Over AED 36 million worth of counterfeit part seized 240 government officials trained Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2017:  As part of its on-going efforts to protect the rights and safety of consumers, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, conducted, in partnership with government authorities, 20 raids on counterfeit car part distributors in the first three quarters of this year, resulting in the confiscation of over AED 36 million worth of counterfeit parts.   In order to help raise awareness on the dangers of counterfeit car parts, Al-Futtaim Motors conducted a series of trainings, helping over 240 government officials in Dubai and ......read more

    Lexus leads green luxury mobility with a hybrid-exclusive presence at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017:  Lexus, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is taking “Experience Amazing” to a new level at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, with its sustainability-centered stand through an exclusive display luxury hybrid electric lineup. To complement the extensive display of hybrid electric vehicles consisting of LC 500 h, RX h F Sport, GS h F Sport, ES h and CT, Lexus will be launching a new generation of a much-anticipated hybrid electric model, which has historically played a great role in the success of the brand, not only in the UAE, but worldwide too. Motor Show goers will also be able to enjoy hand-made artisanal garments at the dedicated Crafted For Lexus display. The mini boutique will ......read more

    INFINITI unveils two new vehicles ahead of Dubai International Motor Show 2017

    Refreshed exterior and interior design, with new grade structure for INFINITI  Q50 All-new INFINITI QX30 with Intelligent All Wheel Drive Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017:   INFINITI has today taken the covers of two new vehicles that will premiere at the Dubai International Motor Show. With the INFINITI Q50 and the all-new INFINITI QX30, the premium brand continues its product expansion story here in the region with the introduction of the new version of the executive sedan and the all-new premium active crossover.   “At INFINITI we seek to empower our customers on their journey and experience with us through our product offering as well as our forward looking technologies. The introductions of the Q50 as well as the all-new QX30 are two vehicles that will continue deliver on this promise to our ......read more

    Let Jaguar Land Rover‘s Innovation Lab and Formula E racing simulator take you on an immersive journey at the Dubai International Motor Show

    Virtual reality experience to take visitors on a sensory journey into Jaguar Racing’s Formula E driver’s seat  Jaguar Land Rover’s Innovation Lab to showcase the latest technologies implemented in the company’s product range, including Cabin Air Ionisation,  Vision Technology and the Ingenium Petrol Engines Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017:  When visitors to the Dubai International Motor Show head to the Jaguar Land Rover stand, they will find an astonishing experience. Not only they will have the opportunity to try the cutting-edge automotive technology deployed on current Jaguar Land Rover products in the premium carmaker’s Innovation Lab, but they will also get a taste of an electrifying adrenaline rush endured by the modern racing driver.  ......read more

    3rd International Conference on Future Mobility to open November 7th in Dubai

    UAE government steps up initiatives to boost sustainable transport Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modes has thrown the spotlight on the UAE to be one of the best countries in the world, as the countdown begins to the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai.  The UAE has already seen a series of announcements from various government entities towards achieving the goals outlined in the national agenda of the UAE Vision 2021, and Dubai’s Autonomous Transportation Strategy. With electric vehicles standards and regulations now in place and with autonomous driving becoming a core component of future mobility, the UAE’s federal standardisation governing body, the ......read more

    Nissan tests fully autonomous prototype technology on streets of Tokyo

    Public road demonstration of next-generation ProPILOT technology shows significant advancement Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:   Nissan demonstrated a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, planned for real-world use from 2020, on public roads in Tokyo. Nissan Motor Corp. tested the next-generation ProPILOT technology on a modified INFINITI Q50 sports sedan. The technology enables the vehicle to operate autonomously on urban roads and freeways, beginning when the driver selects a destination using the navigation system, until arrival. The prototype’s artificial intelligence uses input from 12 sonars, 12 cameras, nine millimeter-wave radars, six laser scanners and a high-definition map to analyze complex scenarios in real time and navigate smoothly through challenging city conditions – ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Honda introduces all-new Odyssey

    Dubai, October 29, 2017:  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 Odyssey. With over 2.7 million units sold across four generations, the Odyssey is one of the most popular MPV’s around the world.  Available in a range of exterior colours, the fifth generation 2018 Odyssey features world class technologies such as CabinWatch, CabinTalk, 10 Speed AT and Magic Slide 2nd row seats amongst others.  The exterior of the Odyssey has been completely redesigned to portray sophisticated and modern new styling that incorporates a signature flying wing front grille with Halogen Headlights (in LX and EX-L) and LED Headlights (in Touring) with Auto On-Off timer making it energy efficient.  The Odyssey ......read more

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    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 at Hall 2 - Stand 200 of the motor show's venue. Borgward's entry to the GCC comes amid robust customer demand for compact and mid-size SUVs in the region, where sales for these types of ......read more

    Range Rover Velar Arrives in the UAE

    Car on Display at Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors Showrooms Dubai, 29 October 2017:  One of the most hotly anticipated vehicles announced by Land Rover, the Range Rover Velar, has arrived at official UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms. Velar, which fills the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, is a mid-size luxury SUV that delivers new levels of refinement, elegance and technology. The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family and offers levels of ......read more

    Al Ghandi Auto Super sale WEEKEND to offer used car buyers remarkable discounts and valuable prizes

    Dubai, UAE: Ahead of the much-anticipated Dubai Motor Show, Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, announced today its Super Sale Weekend on used GMC and Chevrolet vehicles, scheduled during November 2-4 at its showrooms in Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road. Considered to be one of Al Ghandi Auto’s biggest promotional campaigns in 2017 for its used vehicles, the November 2-4 weekend will be packed with major discounts and guaranteed gifts of IPhone 8 for all purchases, as well as the ......read more

    Al Tayer Motors launches 2018 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio in the UAE

    Dubai, 26 October 2017:  Al Tayer Motors, the official Maserati importer-dealer in the UAE, launched the 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio at the Dubai Autodrome marking the regional debut of the Italian luxury sports cars.   The event was designed to showcase the exhilarating performance of the cars and give customers the opportunity to fully experience their sporty character on the racing track.   “The GranTurismo has evolved over time to become one of the world’s most iconic sports cars and remains a resolutely sporty luxury coupé with a uniquely ......read more

    Nissan unveils IMx zero-emission concept at Tokyo Motor Show

    All-electric, fully autonomous concept vehicle embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2017:   The Nissan IMx, an all-electric crossover concept vehicle offering fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometers, was unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show. The innovative concept vehicle provides a glimpse into the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan’s approach to changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated with society. It’s designed to strengthen the link between car and driver as a ......read more

    Al Ghandi Auto Hosts Boy Scouts Of America; Supports Them In Earning An Automotive Merit Badge

    Dubai, UAE: Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, announced today the hosting of a delegation from the Boy Scouts of America 813 at its service center in Ras Al Khor, as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility and in line with the company’s strategic direction to support the young generation in their endeavor to develop their skills and enrich their life experiences.   The Boy Scouts of America’s visit is part of the group’s efforts to achieve an ......read more

    Ford Embraces Future Investment Initiatives to Boost Smart Mobility in the Middle East

    DUBAI, UAE, October 23, 2017:  Home to more than 51 million people, the GCC is a rapidly developing region that faces growing demands on its infrastructure. Estimates suggest that the population could rise to 65 million by 2030, placing extra pressure not only on natural resources, but also on national infrastructure and governments to lay significant foundation plans for the future. Along with other stakeholders, Ford recognises that massive changes are coming to the way people and goods move around cities and is working with local governments, companies and citizens on finding ......read more

    Al Masaood Automobiles Company Inaugurates the First State of the Art Retail Concept Nissan Showroom in the Region

    The Abu Dhabi distributor adds excitement to the inauguration by launching the newest SUV – the 2018 Nissan X-TRAIL Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017:  Al Masaood Automobiles Company, the exclusive distributor of Nissan vehicles in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has recently inaugurated its highly anticipated Nissan Retail Environment Design Initiative “NREDI” in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan at the grand reopening of its Khalidiya Showroom.    At the event, the distributor also launched the latest 2018 ......read more

    Nissan to unveil new ambulance and electric delivery vehicle

    New Paramedic Concept and e-NV200 Fridge Concept to debut at Tokyo Motor Show Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:   Nissan will unveil two new fully customized vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show to improve city mobility: the new Paramedic Concept and the all-electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept. Packed with new technologies and features, the new Paramedic Concept will be Nissan’s fifth-generation ambulance and builds on the success of the previous versions, which are sold exclusively in Japan. The next-generation ambulance is based on Nissan’s NV350 Caravan, providing better ......read more

    AGMC welcomes much anticipated plug-in hybrid fleet

    AGMC’s new fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) includes the BMW 330e iPerformance, 530e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and BMW X5 XDrive40e, which join the existing plug-in hybrid BMW i8 The new fleet is in showrooms now The UAE is installing electric car-charging stations across the country, with more than 50 already available across Dubai  The fully-electric BMW i3 will be on show at events across Dubai over the coming months, and will join the fleet by 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  AGMC, the official BMW Group importer for Dubai, Sharjah ......read more

    UAE government steps up initiatives to boost sustainable transport

    Key theme Towards Sustainable and Intelligent Mobility under spotlight at the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modeshas thrown the spotlight on the UAEto be one of the best countries in the world, as the countdown begins to the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai.  The UAE has already seen a series of announcements from various government entities towards achieving the goals ......read more

    Renault KOLEOS achieves five-star Euro NCAP rating

    (Middle East, 18th October 2017)   The Renault KOLEOS has received a five-star rating in safety tests administered by the independent organisation Euro NCAP, one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety. The KOLEOS, which was named ‘Best Sub Compact SUV’ at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards earlier this year, passed the new protocol of 2016 Euro NCAP tests with flying colours, highlighting Renault's commitment to safety on the roads and cementing the KOLEOS as the ideal family SUV.  With strong sales of 5,300 units in H1 2017, the ......read more

    Ali & Sons Audi unveils all new Q5 and SQ5 in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi, 12 October, 2017:  Ali & Sons Audi, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has launched the second generation of the Audi Q5 and SQ5 across its showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.  The new Q5 and SQ5 represent a significant update on their predecessors both inside and out with a number of new and improved features designed to cement them as segment leaders.  Mark Austin, General Manager of Ali & Sons Audi, said: “The new Audi Q5 is a segment leading SUV that balances style, comfort and practicality. Its larger wheelbase makes it perfect ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Motors and Air Liquide officially inaugurate first hydrogen station for Fuel Cell Electric vehicles in the UAE

    Endorses both entities’ commitment to the UAE Vision 2021 Supports a larger scale deployment of Toyota Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2017:   Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, in collaboration with Air Liquide, one of the most established suppliers of hydrogen stations in the world, have jointly inaugurated the UAE’s first hydrogen station in Dubai Festival City, to be used by Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).   The new facility comes following ......read more

    The New 2018 Range Rover – to be Revealed for the First Time in the Region at Dubai International Motor Show

    The new 2018 Range Rover will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show Redesigned cabin delivers peerless refinement – whether travelling for business or pleasure Elegant and intuitive Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with twin high-definition touchscreen controls is a digital butler fit for the 21st Century Available to order from Land Rover retailers now Customers should visit www.landrover-me.com for more information Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2017:  More than ever, Range Rover represents the pinnacle of luxury ......read more

    Dubai International Motor Show in a league of its own with eye-catching line-up of awe-inspiring supercars

    USD2.9 million ICONA Vulcano Titanium to make regional debut; McLaren promises exciting show reveals; traditional heavyweights line-up on ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ at Middle East’s premiere automotive industry event Dubai, 11 October, 2017:  The GCC has an enduring obsession with supercars and some of the world’s fastest and most expensive models will turn regional admirers’ heads on the Boulevard of Dreams - a dedicated supercars zone - at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, which runs from 14-18 November at Dubai World Trade Centre ......read more

    Automotive industry & job market to grow as KSA empowers women drivers

    Kantar TNS report looks at the impact of the recent Royal Decree   Key beneficiary: Small and medium sized vehicle brands such as Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan amongst the top 5 brands that women aspire to buy, BMW being the aspirational brand in the premium segment. 82 percent of Saudi women intend to get driving license; driving to work as their primary motivation and males are endorsing this change. 60% intend to buy a car in next 3 years; 38 percent in 2018; non-premium, small and medium car segments more in demand Taxi and Uber services to suffer a setback with ......read more

    Renault Middle East celebrates Saudi women in the driver's seat with model giveaway

    Renault’s seven KSA showrooms to hand over seven Renault Capturs to Saudi female drivers  Renault Captur is first model designed by gender balanced team Middle East, 8th October 2017:  To celebrate the Saudi Royal Decree allowing women to drive, Renault Middle East, together with its distributor, Gulf Advantage Automobiles, is giving away seven brand-new cars to the first seven Saudi females to visit one of Renault’s showrooms in the Kingdom. The seven-lucky new female drivers must present their driving license at one of the seven Renault showrooms in the ......read more

    Five-Year Warranty and Service Package on Maserati vehicles in Middle East and Africa

    Dubai, 5th of October 2017:  Across the Middle East and Africa region, official importer and dealers of new Maserati vehicles, will now offer a five-year warranty and service package on all cars sold, upping the ante in the luxury sports car segment.  With distinctive Italian style and breath-taking design features – and now with this value-added offer for the region, the brand is further underlining its key characteristics of design, exclusivity and performance. The comprehensive service contract which is available across the range, also covers engine oil and air ......read more

    Thales sign maintenance contract with SAR for signaling and telecom systems for the region's largest railway project

    Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017:  Thales has signed a two year contract with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to maintain the signalling, telecommunication and electromechanical systems of the 2,400 km Northern Train. This contract also includes the transfer of knowledge to SAR national human capital teams, which complies with the objectives of “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030”. The Northern Train project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the longest railway in the world equipped with state of the art technology signalling and communications systems, the ETCS  Level 2. The ......read more

    The New 2018 Range Rover Sport – to Be Revealed at Dubai Motor Show

    The new 2018 Range Rover Sport will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Latest consumer technology to tackle all life’s obstacles with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, your twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler Customers can choose from clean Ingenium four-cylinder* 2.0 Litre Petrol turbo engine (currently available for the GCC), a supercharged V6 and supercharged V8 petrol engine as well  New flagship 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR completes 0-100kmph sprint in  only 4.5 sec (0-60mph in 4.3 seconds) Range Rover ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Automotive associates honoured at Mashkoor award ceremony

    Dubai, October 02, 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 18 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award. The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis based on their skills and the value they added to the business. Congratulating the associates on their achievement, Abdulrahman Saqr, HR Director at Al-Futtaim Automotive and Al-Futtaim Group Services, said, “We value the contribution ......read more

    Nissan named one of the best global brands for 2017

    Nissan jumps to 39th place in Interbrand study as brand value rises to $11.5 billion  Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017:  The Nissan brand has been named one of the world's most valuable in 2017 by the leading consultancy Interbrand.  Nissan ranks 39th in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands study, released today. The study estimates the value of the Nissan brand at $11.534 billion. Last year, Nissan ranked 43rd with an estimated brand value of $11.066 billion.  In the study, Interbrand cites Nissan’s actions to improve brand value, centered around the ......read more

    Otis Elevators Selected for Riyadh Metro

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 27th, 2017:   Otis Saudi Arabia has been selected for the prestigious Riyadh Metro – lines 4, 5 and 6 – by FAST Consortium of companies, which is led by Spanish construction group FCC and includes partners Samsung C&T, Alstom, Strukton, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia; and is contracted by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).  Otis ......read more

    Al Tayer Motors to Celebrate Ferrari's 70th Anniversary in the UAE

    UAE dealership unveils LaFerrari Aperta and two Special Edition Cars to mark occasion 25th September 2017 Dubai:  Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ferrari in the UAE, announced plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Italian brand. On September 29th, a number of Ferrari owners will gather at the recently opened Ferrari service centre within Al Tayer Motor’s largest multi-purpose facility, near the Dubai Police General Department of Traffic - Al Barsha branch.  From the facility, they will travel in a motorcade to the high profile ......read more

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