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    The new BMW X7 undergoes endurance tests under extreme conditions.

    Prototypes of the first Sports Activity Vehicle for the luxury segment demonstrate their supreme versatility during test drives at the polar circle, on desert tracks and on the highway. Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018:  The Sports Activity Vehicle is heading for the luxury segment. And on its way there it is undergoing a true endurance test marathon. An equally extensive and diverse test programme takes the camouflaged prototypes of the new BMW X7 across challenging terrain all over the world. Earlier winter test drives on snow and ice at the edge of the polar circle were followed by long-distance endurance tests on desert and gravel tracks under the South African sun. Hectic stop-and-go-traffic in the urban jungle alternates with dynamic load tests on winding country roads and highways. Under extreme challenges and a wide spectrum ......read more

    SAIC Motor continues to climb the Fortune 500 List

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  SAIC Motor has achieved its highest ever position on the Fortune 500 list, ranking first among Chinese auto companies. Appearing on the prestigious list for a 14th consecutive year, SAIC Motor has been ranked No. 36 by US-based Fortune magazine, five places higher than the previous year. The accolade follows the brand achieving a sales revenue of 128.819 billion US Dollars and car sales of 6.93 million units in the 2017 financial year, a 6.8 percent increase on the previous year. Already well established globally, SAIC Motor has sales networks in 13 core countries and regions including ASEAN, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Oceania, as well as an innovation centre in Silicon Valley. As the largest auto manufacturer in China, the brand ranked 7th among all global automakers on the Fortune 500 List, ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Honda launches Next Change programme to reward loyal customers

    Dubai, August 7, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has introduced a new programme to reward its existing customers.  The Honda Next Change programme makes it easier for existing Honda owners to trade-in their current model for a brand-new Honda. Customers purchasing through the programme will receive free warranty on the sixth-year, discounts on annual service contracts, in addition to benefits of the Honda Gold Card including great discounts on parts and labour and exclusive finance offers.  Eric Benavente, Regional Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Honda, said, “At Al-Futtaim Honda, we are always looking at ways to provide more value and the Honda Next Change programme makes it easier for our customers to purchase a new ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Thanks to the on-going collaboration with PPG, Ferrari has introduced an innovative low temperature paint system, making the Prancing Horse the world’s first car manufacturer to adopt the new Low Cure clear coats technology.  This move further underscores Ferrari’s ongoing commitment to the pursuit of both excellence and sustainability. In 2004, it became one of the first companies in the world to introduce a water-based paint system which significantly lowered the environmental impact of its cars.  The new two-component paint system incorporates a specially formulated clear coat which makes it possible for the car to be baked at 100 degrees instead of 150 degrees, thereby cutting energy costs and enhancing the sustainability of the process.  The Low Cure resins ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi is leading the Middle East market for sales of Audi’s flagship all-new A8 model The Audi A8 was voted as “World Luxury Car 2018” by the World Car Awards at the New York Auto Show Audi Abu Dhabi have achieved 100 percent of their sales target for the Audi A8   Abu Dhabi, 05 August 2018:  Abu Dhabi is leading the way for regional sales of the luxury all-new Audi A8, achieving 100 per cent of their sales target for May, June and July, outselling all other GCC markets for this flagship model. The Abu Dhabi based dealership also achieved the highest number of new car sales across the Middle East region for the month of June.   The Audi A8 was recently voted as ‘World Luxury Car 2018” at New York Auto Show by a panel of 82 jury members from 24 countries. Criteria ......read more

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

    The automatic transmission is an all-new design and the first to be introduced to a luxury SUV Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018:  Engineers for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade’s new 10-speed automatic transmission have built on the experience of the previously critically acclaimed Hydra-Matic multispeed transmissions to push its performance, refinement and efficiency advantages to a new threshold. The 10-speed automatic transmission is an all-new design – and the first-ever application in an SUV – with a wider, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread, that enables the Escalade’s powerful and efficient 6.2L V-8 engine to achieve a more immediate feeling of performance.   The Escalade has long defined spacious luxury driving with its modern design, powerful capability and lavish amenities that keep luxury ......read more

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

    Lexus races to a decisive victory and ignites the passion of motorsport fans   Dubai, UAE – 26 July 2018:   Lexus powered to an overwhelming victory in the GT500 class race in the fourth round of the 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series held recently at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand, taking the first four places in the race. The No. 39 Lexus LC 500 DENSO KOBELCO SARD driven by Heikki Kovalainen and Kamui Kobayashi, claimed its first win of the season, which also gave Kobayashi his first-ever GT500 win.    Commenting on this significant win, Yugo Miyamoto, Chief Representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said, “I would like to congratulate the teams on this outstanding result. This triumph adds to our proven record in ......read more

    Naomie Harris Opens 007 Elements

    Spectre and Skyfall actress opens new 007 cinematic installation in the Alps 007 ELEMENTS cinematic installation focuses on Spectre and celebrates the legacy of the James Bond films Jaguar Land Rover is official partner of the experience with star cars from Spectre on display  Located over 3,000m above sea level, it is the highest visitor experience of its kind Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2018:  007 ELEMENTS, an exciting new James Bond experience built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl mountain in Sölden, Austria, is now open to the public.   The cinematic installation was opened by actress Naomie Harris who plays Moneypenny (Spectre, Skyfall) and Jakob Falkner Managing Director of Bergbahnen Sölden.   Visitors can learn how the thrilling action sequences in Spectre were filmed in ......read more

    Al Tayer Motors Enters Fast Vehicle Servicing Business

    First ‘Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center’ facility opened in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Park area  Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2018:   Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automotive dealerships, has entered into the fast vehicle servicing business.  The company, represented by Premier Motors in Abu Dhabi, has opened the first Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Park area. Staffed by a team of experienced factory-trained technicians, the facility provides services ranging from periodic maintenance, oil & filters change, battery and brakes check, coolant and brake fluid change, AC service, tire replacement as well as wheel balancing and alignment for all makes & models, including light commercial vehicles. “Our after-sales department has won numerous awards ......read more

    MG Motor introduces new MG GS 2019 to the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  MG Motor has announced the arrival of the New MG GS 2019 in the Middle East. While the previous generation MG GS was the first SUV to be launched by the British-born car brand onto the global market, the new, improved model now takes a major step forward with its refreshed and practical interior, high levels of equipment and dynamic design.   The New MG GS is available across the region in two trim levels: 2.0T COM and 2.0T LUX AWD. With prices starting from just USD 17,200, depending on market, MG’s SUV offers fun family versatility in a highly affordable package.   The changes are immediately visible from the outside, with the New GS showing off a sportier, yet more aggressive look from the front. The newly designed bumper helps to improve aerodynamics and is nicely ......read more

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

    Revealed worldwide in March 2018, Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 will launch in the Middle East later this year Boosting Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, the XT4 complements the brand’s SUV line up alongside the flagship Escalade and mid-size premium XT5 Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  The Middle East is set to eye the regional launch of Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 later this year, as the luxury car maker expands its SUV model range up to three, including the flagship full-size Escalade and the premium mid-size XT5. Revealed globally at Cadillac House in Manhattan earlier this year, the all-new compact SUV exemplifies Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, leading the brand’s product offensive to more than double the number of models available in its lineup over the next four years.   Over ......read more

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

    The 3.9-litre V8 takes the International Engine of theYear Award for the third year running a record number of six awards Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The latest iteration of Ferrari’s turbo-charged V8 that equips, in various forms, all Ferrari’s V8-engined cars, has been nominated the best engine in the world for the third year running in the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards. In this, the award’s 20th anniversary edition, Ferrari took no fewer than six awards, the highest number for any manufacturer in any one year, bringing the total of Ferrari’s trophies up to 27, a record number of wins for any sports car company. Along with the overall Engine of the Year honour, the 720-cv 3.9-litre V8 that powers the new 488 Pista also took the 3-litre to 4-litre class, the Performance ......read more

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

    Worldwide around 949,300 deliveries since January Interim CEO and Sales chief Bram Schot: “Performed well despite the difficult environment” Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  AUDI AG delivered around 164,000 premium automobiles to customers in June. In the United States, sales of the Four Rings were up 0.3 percent, on a par with the prior-year level. As a result, Audi of America achieved its 90th consecutive record-breaking month. In China, deliveries failed to reach the record-breaking level from 2017 (-7.2%) due to the announced tariff reductions. In Europe too, Audi sales were down 1.8 percent on last year. Worldwide and across all Audi models, deliveries increased by 4.5 percent since the start of the year. Cumulative sales total around 949,300 units.   “Despite the difficult environment, we ......read more

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

    Highlights included various road safety initiatives as well as solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents Dubai - UAE, July 15, 2018:   Aimed at emphasizing the role of heavy vehicles in ensuring safety on UAE roads, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, in partnership with RoadSafetyUAE, Michelin tires and WABCO recently hosted a Safety Workshop for Dubai Police officers, showcasing various road safety initiatives and solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents in the country. The training highlighted the ongoing efforts to increase road safety, both by building safety into its trucks and fostering a culture of safe driving. Participants gained insights into how proper safety measures, best tire and load practices, technology-driven solutions and driver training support programs can lead to a ......read more

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

    Limited edition of 100 Mulsannes to celebrate upcoming centenary Homage to founder W.O. Bentley’s famous final 1930 design Each Mulsanne holds a slice of crankshaft from W.O.’s personal car Mulliner designers take inspiration from golden age of British motoring True collector’s item as Bentley approaches centenary in 2019 Public debut to be at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 28) Watch a film about the limited edition at www.BentleyMotors.com/MulsanneWOEdition Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  Bentley Motors is demonstrating the beauty of bespoke with a new very special limited edition Mulsanne. The Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner pays homage to the founding father of the company and incorporates a genuine piece of Bentley history in every car.   Inside each of the 100 ......read more

    Michelin introduces the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 in GCC region

    Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  Michelin today announced the availability of MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyres in the GCC region. True to its Mission of sustainable mobility, this latest update of the popular PRIMACY range, the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyre is a reference in tyre safety. After three years of development, this tyre provides a high level of performance in both dry and wet roads.  Going with its tagline of “Safe when new, Safe when worn”, MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyres respond to the customers’ need of long-lasting performance with exceptional braking results from new until it is worn (up to level of tread wear indicator) even when tested in most demanding wet conditions.  Thanks to the use of latest generation elastomers, the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyre delivers a very high level of grip, from the ......read more

    Dubai Camel Racing Club Honours Al Tayer Motors

    Dubai, July 15, 2018:  The Dubai Camel Racing Club, a pioneering and leading sports establishment, has honoured Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, for its support to the 2017-18 racing season as a platinum sponsor. Al Tayer Motors and Land Rover have been long-term supporters of camel racing as a sport and the Dubai Camel Racing Club for many years, as it is one of the UAE’s traditional sports. The award was presented at the Al Tayer Motors Land Rover showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. Speaking during the presentation, Abdulla Ahmad Faraj, Director of Marketing, Partnerships & Events said, “The strong partnership that has been created between Dubai Camel Racing Club (DCRC) and Al Tayer Motors is in harmony and in line with the club’s future trends and vision. Our ......read more

    Nissan Reports Continued Growth in the Middle East

    Nissan’s share in the Gulf sees year-on-year growth of more than 20 per cent  Middle East set to play a key role in expansion plans as part of Nissan M.O.V.E to 2022 strategy Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 12, 2018:  Nissan today announced its fiscal year 2017 (FY17) business results in the Middle East, which demonstrate the company’s successful performance across the region. In the Gulf (GCC without KSA), Nissan’s market share grew by more than 20 per cent year on year. Nissan’s market share in the wider Middle East region also experienced a steady growth of almost 10 per cent.   “Our priority as a business is providing the best to our customers in terms of both service and products, and our latest sales figures are a recognition we are doing our job well” said ......read more

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

    The Ferrari Portofino is recognized for its ground-breaking design Red Dot awards also for the 812 Superfast And the FXX K EVO Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Ferrari has received the Red Dot: Best of the Best award for the ground-breaking design of the Portofino, Ferrari’s most recent V8-engined GT car. This is the consecutive fourth year that the Prancing Horse receives this prestigious honour for one of its new models. The Ferrari Portofino is an elegant and versatile convertible which features a retractable hard top together with class-leading performance and luggage space. Its styling impressed the international judging panel which stated: “Embodying an impressive evolutionary advancement, the Ferrari Portofino fascinates with an exciting design language. It comes across as a fascinating sculptural ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Rolls-Royce has announced Rami Joudi as Regional PR & Communications Manager, Middle East, Africa & India. He will be based in Dubai. Born in Kuwait and of Syrian descent, Joudi graduated from Lincoln University in the UK with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He started his career in 1999 as Assistant Editor for Motorsport Magazine in Dubai. As a journalist, his experience includes heading a number of Dubai-based publications, including Editor at Gulf Auto Magazine and Auto News Magazine, and Managing Editor at Sport Auto Magazine. As a PR professional, his experience encompasses both the agency and corporate worlds. Agencies included Grayling PR (PR Senior Account Manager for Audi Middle East), ExtraCake (PR Account Manager for Audi Middle East) and Hill & Knowlton (PR ......read more

    DALBY and its 50 years of experience in hydraulic hooklifts will be present at the IAA commercial vehicle trade show in Hannover on 20-27 September 2018.

    Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France.   Through its vast distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and assembled in its French manufacturing plants and workshops.    DALBY's strength is its adaptability and flexibility. Our engineering teams are continuously developing or modernising our products and tailoring them to meet the specific ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi’s public transport a step closer to the sustainability targets of the UAE Vision 2021 907 Camry HEV estimated to save over 47,000 000 kg of CO2 52,000 kg of CO2 saving per Camry Taxi lifecycle Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2018:   In line with its commitment to spearhead the environmental mobility agenda within the UAE Vision 2021’s environmental targets, Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, announced the handover of 907 Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) to Abu Dhabi’s Tawasul Transport, a subsidiary of Das Holding Group of Companies, marking Tawasul as Abu Dhabi’s largest hybrid fleet operator.    The strategic introduction of the Camry HEVs comes in line with Tawasul’s long-term vision aiming at converting its ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  The arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class was celebrated at Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai this week. The event introduced to the region the legendary flagship model – taking a leap into a new era in terms of technology while staying true to its unrivalled legacy. Haven undergone its greatest change in history, the new G-Class maintains its iconic design and remains a benchmark for originality, ruggedness and luxury - with regards to comfort and safety. Beneath its classic rugged exterior lies the latest cutting-edge technology, giving its drivers a much better performance than ever before.  The new model presents itself in top form – whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, advanced assistance systems, ......read more

    ConVeX Consortium Hosts Europe's First Live C-V2X Direct Communication Interoperability Demonstration Between Motorcycles, Vehicles, and Infrastructure

    Audi, Ducati, Ericsson, Qualcomm, SWARCO, and Technical University of Kaiserslautern Collaborate to Demonstrate Advanced Connected Car Capabilities for Road Safety and Traffic Efficiency Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  AUDI AG, Ducati, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), SWARCO, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced Europe’s first live demonstration for C-V2X direct communication interoperability between a motorcycle, vehicles and roadside infrastructure. The companies, which formed the Connected Vehicle to Everything of Tomorrow (ConVeX) consortium last year to carry out the first announced C-V2X trial based upon the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) Release 14, held the demonstration in Ingolstadt, ......read more

    Arabia Taxi welcomes 1000 new Toyota vehicles

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 3, 2018 –   In a joint effort to decrease emissions and global environmental footprint, Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, handed over 454 Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) to Arabia Taxi, member of Arabia Holdings Group of companies and one of the UAE’s largest taxi operators, as part of a larger deal of 1000 Toyota cars that comprises Camry HEV, Prius and petrol engine Camry. Thanks to their superb fuel efficiency of 26km/L, it is estimated that each of the Toyota HEVs saves around 88 tons of CO2 through its lifecycle as a taxi with Arabia Taxi’s fleet. This totals to a collective 40,000 tons of CO2 reduction when in operation for 850,000 km. Commenting on the handover, Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota said: ......read more

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    Emerson Named IIoT Corporate Leader of the Year

    August 12, 2018 - Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global automation technology and software company, has been named “IIoT Corporate Leader of the Year” by McRock Capital. The award recognizes Emerson’s unique and successful deployment of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. Emerson’s IIoT solutions have been deployed extensively across the globe helping manufacturing industries including oil and gas, life sciences, chemical, power, food and beverage, and more to improve efficiency, performance, and safety. Modern manufacturing organizations are continually ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2018: Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of INFINITI in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, was elated after INFINITI gained the highest score for customer satisfaction in the luxury automotive segment in the inaugural J.D. Power 2018 U.A.E. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study. The survey results have further cemented the company’s status as a provider of world-class global products and services that exceed customer expectations and satisfaction in the UAE. As per the results of J.D. Power survey, the premium manufacturer gained an impressive 897 points (on a ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, August 08, 2018: Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region, recently revealed that exclusive feature upgrades have been added to the 2018 Nissan Patrol Titanium V8. The latest additions further reinforce the interior technology embedded into the top-notch, sleek vehicle, thereby solidifying anew its status as the most powerful model in its class.   The exciting features include a soft door closer and an in-car wireless smartphone charger, a place where the driver can put his mobile phone in a designated ......read more

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

    UAE, August 06, 2018: Al Masaood has announced the opening of a new Volvo Penta Spare Parts Centre in Sharjah. The opening of the new facility addressing the UAE’s northern region’s increased demand for spare parts of Volvo Penta, a global manufacturer of power solutions for marine and industrial applications. The new Spare Parts Centre in Sharjah will offer genuine Spare parts, accessories for marine leisure and commercial segments and industrial engines, and it is the latest addition to the existing Volvo Penta Aftersales Centre’s located in Abu Dhabi and ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, August 04, 2018: Al Masaood Automobiles announced that INFINITI car owners in Abu Dhabi will be among the first customers globally to take benefit from a range of highly-advanced services of INFINITI’s exclusive ‘MyINFINITI’ car servicing program and experience convenience in getting premium after sales services. Al Masaood Automobiles is piloting the new program in line with the brand’s global retention program aimed at providing unified standards for INFINITI car servicing worldwide to facilitate and enhance customers’ experience using advanced ......read more

    Al Masaood Automobiles launches latest model of all-electric Renault Zoe to boost zero emissions mobility in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, August 01, 2018: Abu Dhabi’s bid to create a green metropolis and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cars has received a new boost with Al Masaood Automobiles’ launch of Renault Zoe’s latest electric car model across the emirate. Renault, which was the first to introduce a full electric vehicle (EV) in the Middle East, is delivering this time the Renault Zoe long range model which boasts a 40 battery - 41kWh unit power source extending the driving range of the EV to record 300 kilometers on a single charge. The zero emissions car’s reach is double the ......read more

    Bentley Supports International Women in Engineering Day

    Bentley encourages young women into engineering Educational outreach and apprenticeships key to transformation International Women in Engineering Day aims to redress gender imbalance Search #INWED18 and #RaisingTheBar for more information Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018:  Bentley Motors celebrated International Women in Engineering Day by shining a light on its successful female engineers and encouraging young women to consider engineering as a future career.   Bentley recently held an open day for young girls from the company’s partner schools. Female ......read more

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

    30,000 m2 facility in Corbeil-Essonnes/Évry spans four soccer fields, signals UPS’s confidence in French economy & growing cross-border trade; Advanced technology Paris Hub is part of UPS’s ongoing $2 billion investment plan through 2019 to enhance its European network; Highly efficient tech-enabled building placed at strategic point in UPS’s smart global logistics network. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2, 2018 -  Today UPS® (NYSE: UPS) officially opened a new 30,000-square-meter, advanced technology package sorting and delivery hub outside ......read more

    GMC Reaches New Heights with Next Gen 2019 Sierra Elevation

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

    Continental Announces 2019 Middle East Arrival for New Digital Tyre Monitoring Platform ContiConnect™

    Solution monitors, analyses and reports data about tyre temperature and pressure for commercial fleets New platform delivers increased uptime and lower maintenance costs, while maximising efficiency Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Continental, the leading automotive, tyre and technology company, has announced that its new digital tyre monitoring platform for commercial fleets, ContiConnect™, is set to be introduced in the Middle East by 2019. This efficient solution for remote tyre monitoring helps fleets to maximise efficiency and sends alerts if tyre pressure deviates from ......read more

    Bentley Puts The Future in Writing

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

    Historic Day Marked by Female Racing Driver as Saudi Women Gain the Right to Drive

    Saudi woman racer Aseel Al Hamad commemorates the reversal of the ban on female drivers with a lap of honour in her home country Today, Jaguar and Aseel join forces to remember this historic day each year by kicking off World Driving Day –  a global programme which invites both men and women to celebrate the enjoyment of driving now and in the future Aseel, who has never raced in her home country before, completed the emotional drive in a Jaguar F-TYPE  Watch the video of Aseel’s drive here. Jaguar was built for people who love driving and so today we invite ......read more

    Saudi Women Drive

    Dubai, UAE, June 23, 2018:  On June 24, 2018, women in Saudi Arabia will be legally able to drive on the roads of the Kingdom. This is a momentous time in history and we are delighted to be able to welcome Saudi women “to the front”, to the driver’s seat. Ford Motor Company was built on the belief that freedom of movement drives human progress, and we are thrilled to be part of this historical milestone, and have the opportunity to support women in the Kingdom during such an extraordinary time. Quote “This is a wonderful moment in history for women in ......read more

    Audi A8 most innovative model of 2018

    Two victories in “Automotive Innovations Award” A8 most innovative model, Audi most innovative premium brand for autonomous driving Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is at the forefront of technology and is successfully doing pioneering work with automated driving” Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018:  The Audi A8 is the most innovative model of the year 2018 and Audi is the most innovative premium brand in the “Autonomous driving and safety” category. The “Center of Automotive Management” and ......read more

    Emirates Motor Company wins prestigious global award for outstanding customer service and after-sales care

    18/06/2018, Abu Dhabi:   Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) has been honoured with a prestigious international industry award in recognition of its outstanding levels of after-sales service and customer care. Abu Dhabi-based EMC - CV was presented with the prize for ‘Best Service and Parts Performance for 2017 - Vans’, as the top performing general distributor of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles outside of Europe. This is the first time EMC - CV wins this global award from the Daimler AG Vans division, and the first time a general distributor ......read more

    Maserati joins Cash & Rocket Tour 2018

    A fleet of forty cars with eighty high-profile women on board depart today from San Francisco for a charity tour to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  Five teams of influential ladies in five red Maserati Levante SUVs join their forces to raise funds and global awareness for three charitable projects in Africa.  In its fifth edition, Cash & Rocket Tour aims to break the previous fundraising record of 1.4 million euros. Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018 –   Cash & Rocket Tour 2018 started yesterday in San Francisco and Maserati is a proud official partner of this ......read more

    Axalta and Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Go Green in Kuwait

    Customers will now have the opportunity to repair their vehicles using Axalta’s leading waterborne refinish technology Dubai, UAE – June 12, 2018:  Axalta Middle East, part of Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has ramped up its environmentally responsible strategy for the region’s leading automotive distributors.. As part of its commitment to technology and product innovations that assist partners in fostering sustainability, Axalta is working with Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Operations in Kuwait on ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Renault Pakistan confirms Faisalabad home to new car manufacturing plant

    Al-Futtaim completes land acquisition   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 12, 2018:   Al-Futtaim today announced the acquisition of an industrial plot of land to set-up a brand new automotive plant for the exclusive manufacture/assembly of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.   The world-class facility will be set up at M-3 Industrial City in Faisalabad, which is strategically located in the country and is Pakistan’s largest Special Economic Zone.    “Al-Futtaim is fully committed to the Pakistani market and to this project,” said ......read more

    Maserati Is Hosting the 5th Edition of Paris-modena, Kilometers for Charity!

    From June 7th to June 13th 2018 Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2018:  The Paris-Modena race is a gathering for athletes and fans of a challenge. It will take place from June 7th to June 13th 2018. Under the leadership of the famous Italian car brand Maserati and the Maserati West Europe offices, this race, as its name suggests, take place between Paris and Modena. Besides the personal challenge, each kilometer covered during this race (around 100km per day) will raise money for the association “Rêves” to realize to dreams of ill children. Once again Paris-Modena has attracted ......read more

    New open-air member of the AMG GT family

    Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018:  Mercedes-AMG is extending its sports car portfolio with the new AMG GT S Roadster as an attractive open-air model. With this latest addition the AMG GT family now has a dozen members: four two-door Coupés, three Roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and three four-door Coupés. The basis for the high Driving Performance of the new AMG GT S Roadster is the combination of a lightweight aluminium spaceframe, a V8 biturbo engine, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, a rear axle locking differential and a sport suspension with aluminium double wishbone ......read more

    Al Ghandi Auto brings the most Affordable Electric Vehicle - Chevrolet Bolt EV - to the UAE Market

    Aligned with the Dubai government’s sustainable mobility strategy Advanced technologies help maximize the range for up to 520 Kilometers on a single full charge The Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market and a game-changer in its segment Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018:  Following its recent release in the US, the innovative electric vehicle, Chevrolet Bolt EV, is now available in the UAE market, announced Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the Northern ......read more

    The UAE's first car manufacturer forms team for debut drive at America's second oldest motorsport event

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  On June 24,  2008, the UAE’s first-ever car manufacturer, Jannarelly, will become the first emirates-based enterprise to take part in the USA’s second oldest motorsport event, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in Colorado, which this year celebrates its 102nd anniversary. In a truly home-grown endeavour, a specially developed version of Jannarelly’s Design-1 sportscar will feature as the honoured ‘Official Safety Car’ (OSC); designed, developed and operated by a team co-created with fellow Dubai-based automotive ......read more

    Crescent Enterprises, Bee'ah Launch Joint Venture ‘ION' to Power Sustainable Commercial Transport Solutions

    •     New venture coinciding with World Environment Day plans to roll out electric vehicles across nine cities in MENA by 2020 •     Fleet of electric vehicles for commercial transport launched in Dubai through Careem in pilot phase  Dubai, United Arab Emirates 05 June, 2018:  Crescent Enterprises, the UAE-based diversified conglomerate, and Bee'ah, the Middle East's leading and award-winning environmental management company, today announced the launch of a joint venture, ION – a sustainable commercial ......read more

    Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle now available for retail motorists in the UAE

    70% better fuel economy compared to 2.5L Camry petrol engine 26KM/L fuel consumption Stylish exterior with aggressive character lines Upgraded emotionally-charged performance Dubai, UAE – June 5th, 2018:  In line with its commitment towards providing environmentally- friendly vehicles, Al-Futtaim Toyota, the UAE sustainable mobility leader since 2008, announced the launch of the all-new Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), offering individuals and corporations the opportunity to be part of of the sustainalbe motoring movement, and to experience the power and ......read more

    Tamam All Brands Quick Service Offers 50% Discount on All Vehicle Services During Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018:  Tamam All Brands Quick Service, part of National Auto and the Al Ghandi Auto Group, recently announced the launch of its Ramadan promotion, aimed at providing all vehicle brands a one-stop-shop servicing center, coupled with a highly dedicated team of mechanics.  Inspired by the month of giving and the Year of Zayed, the management of Tamam All Brands Quick Service is offering throughout Ramadan a 50% discount on all vehicles, regardless of their brands and models. This announcement comes as part of the company’s relentless efforts to expand its ......read more

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