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    Defender Lives on: Land Rover Launches V8 Edition To Celebrate 70th Anniversary

    405PS Defender Works V8 celebrates 70 years of Land Rover marque 5.0-litre petrol V8 Defender is the most powerful and fastest ever created by Land Rover, with 0-60mph in 5.6sec* Collector’s edition – Limited run of up to 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 January 2018:  Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary in 2018.    The Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors today.   Defender Works ......read more

    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, U.A.E., Jan. 17, 2018 –  The all-new Lincoln Navigator has been named North American Truck of the Year, marking the first time a Lincoln vehicle has captured this prestigious honor now in its 24th year. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator took the honors over the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and all-new Ford Expedition to win the award presented at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. “Lincoln is honored to be named the best among such ......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 (CES) in Las Vegas on 8th January. KIA’s manifesto envisions a future in which opportunities for mobility and transportation are limitless, while its ‘ACE’ strategy aims to make its cars more Autonomous, Connected and Eco/Electric. As part of its ‘ACE’ strategy, KIA will commercialise Level 4 autonomous driving technology, adopt connected car technologies across every vehicle segment, and make every single model a ......read more

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

    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 Sustainability Week last year, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has selected autonomous vehicle producer NAVYA as the most technically and commercially qualified contestant for the  next phase of the mobility network of Masdar City.    The iconic driverless vehicle network currently serving the sustainable urban community will be expanded along a new one-kilometre route.    Since 2010, the ......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 at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The futuristic ICONIQ SEVEN built on an intelligent, connected vehicle platform integrated with Microsoft’s AZURE cloud technology, is set to hit the market in 2019.  ICONIQ is also displaying its L5 autonomous driving concept at ADSW. As part of the collaboration, the L5 autonomous prototype will undergo extensive testing at Masdar City during 2018.  “Masdar City has put smart and ......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 Rolls-Royce elevated Bespoke to unprecedented new levels, resulting in one of the most significant years for Bespoke in the 114-year history of the brand. What follows is a snapshot of some of the finest examples of Bespoke design and craftsmanship to be completed by the luxury house over the past 12 months. ‘Sweptail’ Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’, the realisation of one customer’s coachbuilt dream. Premiered in 2017, ......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 INFINITI Middle East.     Juergen Schmitz brings more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry to the role. He joins Nissan from Infiniti Middle East, where he led the Nissan subsidiary since 2011 – first as General Manager and then as Managing Director. Juergen Schmitz joined Nissan in 2007 as Regional Director for Infiniti Central Europe, where he was responsible for sales and marketing, as well as ......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 Exhibition Centre. The global automaker will take part in a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for low-emission vehicles in the UAE, as well as showcasing its all-new, fully-electric Nissan LEAF.   Now in its 11th edition, the World Future Energy Summit is an annual event that gathers global industry leaders, policy-makers and businesses across a series of exhibitions and conferences. With transportation accounting for around ......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, high-gloss carbon-fibre interior panels and wood and hide steering wheel Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018:  Since its introduction, the Bentley Bentayga has defined a new sector and set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering customers the ultimate Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. The award-winning Bentley model is now available in its most sporting guise to date – the Bentayga V8.   At the ......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 future autonomous mobility services, including a working demonstration in Silicon Valley. This update to the existing research collaboration between Nissan and NASA builds on previous success to define a new scope of activities into 2019. Under the terms of the five-year research and development partnership, researchers from the Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley and NASA Ames have been working together to advance autonomous vehicle systems. ......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 104,900). With a classic look, elegant performance, and real road presence, Honda Civic EXI 2.0L is now for AED 72,900 (was AED 82,900) while the all-new urban chic Honda CR-V LX plus 2.4L 2WD is available for AED 94,900, previously priced at AED 99,900. The modern family SUV Pilot EXL 3.5L 4WD is now AED 145,900 (was AED 155,900). All prices are VAT inclusive.  The Al-Futtaim company is also offering 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, ......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 Rover Experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry will preserve the history and sympathetically restore the famous vehicle in 2018  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2018 –  Land Rover will mark its 70th anniversary with a series of events and celebrations in 2018, beginning with the restoration of the vehicle that started it all – one of the three pre-production Land Rovers shown at the 1948 Amsterdam ......read more

    Qualcomm and Ford Collaborate on C-V2X Global Initiative to Improve Vehicle Safety, Traffic Efficiency and Support for Autonomous Driving

    ---Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology Has the Potential to Help Cities Around the World Create Safer, More Capable Infrastructure and Connect Vehicles to a Larger Communications System--- DUBAI, UAE– January 10, 2018 –  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), are accelerating the development of connected cars with the extension of their long-standing relationship into the development of advanced connectivity systems for Ford vehicles and upcoming Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology testing. C-V2X is a highly advanced wireless connectivity technology for safety-conscious and automated driving solutions, which has the potential to help cities create more capable infrastructure as they look at how to connect vehicles to ......read more

    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 generation of INFINITI. A seamless and  stunning new design philosophy demonstrating INFINITI artistry in the new age of autonomy and breakthrough drivetrains. In Detroit, shown alongside Prototype 9, INFINITI aims to showcase a new elegance, one that strikes harmony and simplicity in a complex world.” Alfonso Albaisa, SVP Global Design “The new INFINITI concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next ......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 an increased interest in HEV technology in general, the introduction of two new HEV models in 2017 including Lexus LC 500h and LS 500h, supported by dedicated efforts and promotional activities by the brand, including a Hybrid Drive-in experience in November, dedicated HEV-only display at the Dubai International Motor Show and other incentivizing offers throughout the year. "Being the first choice when it comes to green luxury motoring ......read more

    World Future Energy Summit's inaugural Mobility Conference to discuss future of low emission vehicles in the Middle East

    Mobility Conference to be hosted by Nicki Shields, Formula E TV Presenter Expert panelists to represent Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Siemens, Nissan and others Masdar City and Bloomberg New Energy Finance to launch report on technologies for future smart city transit Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2018:   The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 will include the inaugural edition of the Mobility Conference, organisers of the annual event announced today. Held January 18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the Mobility Conference will feature a series of specialist sessions on low emission vehicles, underlining their growing importance in the UAE and around the Middle East.    WFES is a foremost global platform dedicated to innovation and digitalization trends driving ......read more

    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 flagship company of ALFAHIM, hosted the AMG Performance Tour at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The tour visited the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 22nd with a host of high-performance cars such as the C43 AMG Coupe, the E43 Sport AMG 4M and the G63 Manufaktur available for test drives around the track. This annual event, which is now in its sixth year, will be testing a series of exciting vehicles, such as the recently ......read more

    ‘Let The Numbers Do The Talking' – At INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles, you save 20% down payment and 5% VAT!

    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 Festival (DSF) - by covering 20% down payment on all new INFINITI purchases in addition to 5% VAT paid by INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Company from 2nd January until the 27th of January 2018.  Arabian Automobiles and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment initiated their strategic relationship over two decades ago and INFINITI’s customer-centric approach and brand presence gets stronger as they enter 2018 with two new models ......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 uploading and tracking for their motor insurance claims. It offers vehicle owners convenience and time saving while keeping them regularly updated on the status of their claims through emails and sms. “Enhancing customer service through useful, technology-led applications is a continuous pursuit at Union Insurance.” says Abdul Muttaleb Al Jaedi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Union Insurance Company. “The new ......read more

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th December 2017: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the availability of the new INFINITI Q50 2018 year model, designed for all progressive challengers seeking power, elegance and performance to fuel their drive.  The commanding new contender in the sedan segment follows INFINITI’s renowned belief of ‘Safety is seeing ahead.’ The Blind Spot Warning & Prevention feature provides extended peripheral views and trigger steering input to guide the car until it’s safe to switch lanes.  These safety features are further enhanced by Around View Monitor which provides a real-time illustration of the driver’s surroundings that help ......read more

    Toyota Aims for Sales of More Than 5.5 Million Electrified Vehicles Including 1 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles per Year by 2030

    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 launch plans of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).   Addressing environmental challenges, such as global warming, air pollution, and limited natural resources and energy supply are of utmost importance to Toyota. In2015, Toyota launched the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, which aims to reduce the negative impact of ......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 unbeatable offers including a subsidised down payment and an extended warranty across the entire Cadillac 2017 line-up.    Customers benefiting from the campaign will receive 50% support on their down payments, a 10-year extended warranty, and complimentary insurance and registration for their first year of Cadillac ownership. The offers have been designed to offer complete peace of mind, while also providing an ideal window for ......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 the first to see the new Phantom – the world’s leading luxury item. The New Phantom features a spectacular Bespoke advancement with ‘The Gallery’. An unprecedented new concept in luxury, ‘The Gallery’ reinterprets the motor car’s dashboard for the first time in 100 years. Owners will be able to commission a truly individual work of art that spans the width of ‘The Gallery’ and sits behind a ......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 extravaganza. Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director SAIC Motor Middle East, said: “The Saudi International Motor Show is one of the most important events in the Middle East motoring calendar, so we feel it is the ideal platform for us to launch such an important new car to the region. The MG RX5 embodies the positive, new direction this famous brand is taking, and we are looking forward to rolling it out across the region.” The RX5 will be the ......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 began from the Al Tayer Motors Ford showroom on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Sharjah. Participants were in for a treat as they were able to see the newly arrived 2018 F-150 and F-150 Raptor vehicles, which were on display in the showroom for the first time. A raffle draw was also staged, which saw three lucky vehicle owners Hussain Ahmed, Selvin Carvalho and Shanker Raipet win gift vouchers worth AED 25,000/-, AED 15,000/- and AED 10,000/- ......read more

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    Ford 2018 Trends Report Underscores How Consumers and Companies March Ahead in Uncertain, Interesting Times

    2018 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report shines light on global shift toward activism, compassion and self-expression as consumers grapple with cultural and societal changes around the world 54 percent of adults globally agree they feel more stressed than they did a year ago, and Millennials feel this even more strongly – 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds agree Sixth-annual report shows that while two-thirds of adults globally are overwhelmed by changes taking place around them, three-quarters of adults believe they can influence positive change; nearly half expect brands to ......read more

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

    Sector set to grow at 5,1% CAGR to be worth SAR 33.6 billion by 2021 New women drivers set to drive vehicle sales Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017:  The Middle East's premier international trade and networking event, Automechanika, is now headed to Riyadh, capital and largest city of the region's largest automotive market, Saudi Arabia. With the launch of Automechanika Riyadh, which will open doors for the first time in the Kingdom's capital in February next year, Automechanika has now extended its reach to cover the breadth of the automotive aftermarket in the ......read more

    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 the Nürburgring Nordschleife  Production limited to 300 units for sale worldwide, priced from £149,995 in UK.  Monday 4 December 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  ......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 sport, media, design, art, and technology Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 4, 2017:  The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has ......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 and Lexus in the UAE was awarded “Dealer of the Year 2017” while the Toyota Corolla won in the “Small Sedan” category.   Nominees for the awards are judged by fifty ......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 Akinci, General Manager Marketing at Bridgestone said: “As we celebrate National Day together, this special offer for army and police personnel is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the ......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 Lynn Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017:  Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamic successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. In an unprecedented synchronised ......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 Nissan Kicks as the best compact-SUV.    "The two awards are a testament to Nissan’s commitment to deliver a wide portfolio of cars to its customers in the region, powered by ......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, 2017:  Vantage. An evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn ......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 RoadSafetyUAE, organized the ‘first ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Safety Event.    The event aimed to raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks ......read more

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

    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 that they have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.   “Groupe Renault is delighted to extend its international ......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 of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council, Al Ghandi Group organized a sports day for its 650-strong staff. “Al Ghandi Group’s Walk-a-Thon fitness activity, which took place at ......read more

    Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One

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    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 Cruiser and FJ Cruiser. Fans of the Xtreme lineup can see the cars’ limits being pushed at the action-packed off-road activity taking place during the Dubai International Motor Show at the outdoor ......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 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 ......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 ......read more

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

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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

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

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