Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018: MG Motor has confirmed that its stylish all-new MG6 sedan will be launched in the Middle East in late October this year. The all-new MG6 is the latest model from the British-born automotive brand, which is enjoying a major resurgence in popularity across the region as its expanding new product line-up continues to attract a rapidly increasing number of buyers.
The sleek, dynamic profile of the all-new MG6 is boosted by carbon fibre trim on the front bumper, headlamps featuring a ‘London Eye’ design concept, twin chrome exhaust pipes and a ‘Star Rider’ front grille, which takes inspiration from the brand’s expressive design language. The sporty, premium vibe continues inside the cabin with a smartly configured dashboard and central console, complemented by stylish ......read more
Iconic cars whose sophisticated design and engineering is inspired by legendary Ferrari Sports cars of the past
Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2018: The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have been unveiled in occasion of the company’s Capital Market’s Day at the factory in Maranello. These limited-edition special-series cars are the first in a new segment called ‘Icona’ and draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and feature the most advanced sports car technology available today.
Aimed at dedicated clients and collectors, the Monza SP1 and SP2 reference the iconic Ferrari racing barchettas of the past, not least the 1948 166 MM, which originally inspired the name ‘barchetta’, and the 750 Monza and 860 Monza. Designed with the sole aim of ......read more
Maserati is the official car of the Cannes Yachting Festival for the second consecutive year
The entire Maserati MY19 range is on show at the Trident Brand’s Lounge
Exclusive “Drive & Sail” programme combining driving sessions with experiences on board Maserati Multi 70 with Giovanni Soldini
Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2018: For the second consecutive year, Maserati will be taking part as official car in the 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, with a comprehensive programme of events placing the Trident Brand firmly in the centre of Europe’s top yachting show.
Throughout the event, the Croisette will provide the backdrop for test drives involving the entire Maserati 2019 range: Levante, the first SUV in the Modena constructor’s more than a century of history, the ......read more
Toyota wins Most Preferred SUV Car Brand of the Year at The 2018 Filipino Times Awards
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 17, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE since 2008, took home “Most Preferred SUV Car Brand of the Year” award at The 2018 Filipino Times Awards. The unanimous win came following a rigorous round of voting through public survey, settling the battle of the most favoured brands by the Filipino community in the UAE. The voting included a total of 12 automotive brands and several categories such as dining, banking, electronics, shopping outlets.
Commenting on the win Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota said, “We are delighted to have been voted the top car brand in the SUV category by the Filipino community for the second time. ......read more
New turbocharged propulsion system and advanced chassis systems drive performance, efficiency and agility
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018: Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 leverages the brand’s legacy of technology leadership to reward drivers and passengers with a responsive and refined driving experience.
“The new Cadillac XT4 brings a new vitality to Cadillac, in one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “It pairs the agility of our award-winning sports sedans with a youthful SUV character.”
A new turbocharged propulsion system and an available Active Sport Suspension with Continuous Damping Control and precise, electronically calibrated steering, plus an available twin-clutch AWD system coalesce in the XT4 ......read more
Dubai, September 16, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched ‘Explore the Ultimate’ promotion across all its showrooms in the UAE making it easier for customers to purchase their dream car.
The campaign, which runs all through September, covers the entire Honda sedan, SUV and MPV range including the all-new Honda Accord which is available from as low as AED 999 per month, the sleek and sporty Honda Civic from AED 799 per month, delivering advanced sporty design, best comfort and best fuel efficiency in its category – Honda City from AED 599 per month and the Honda Jazz offering unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space starting from AED 699 per month.
The all-new urban chic Honda CR-V is also ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018: The robustness of a BMW X-model, combined with the power of a sports car and the aesthetics of a coupé: this is the second generation of the BMW X4 pre-sented at its premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The dynamic side lines and coupé-like roof line give the BMW X4 a sporty silhouette. This is additionally reinforced by the wide and athletically flat rear and the narrow full LED combi-nation rear lights. The powerful front with the LED headlights, the wide wheelbase and the beefy wheel arches emphasise the vehicle's X genes.
The high-seat coupé is available in the following model variants:
BMW X4 xDrive20i (184 HP*), rims from 18 to 21 inches,
BMW X4 xDrive 30i (252 hp*), rims from 18 to 21 inches,
BMW X4 M40i (354 HP*), rims from 20 to 21 ......read more
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 confirms status as the world’s fastest production sedan with a new lap record in the USA
Driver Randy Pobst clocked 1min 37.54sec in Project 8 on the 2.2-mile course at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California
Achievement follows the Nürburgring Nordschleife production sedan lap record of 7min 21.23sec set in November 2017
XE SV Project 8 is the quickest, most powerful road-legal Jaguar ever, with a 600PS supercharged V8 petrol engine, 0-60mph in 3.3sec (0-100km/h in 3.7sec) and 200mph top speed
Strictly limited to 300 units; all hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations in Coventry, available from £149,995 in the UK
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2018 – Jaguar’s supercar-rivalling XE SV Project 8 has confirmed its ......read more
Receive a car upgrade worth up to AED63,000 when purchasing a Toyota this month
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 11, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE since 2008, is bringing back its much anticipated Upgrade campaign on a host of SUVs including the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser, Parado, RAV4, Fortuner and FJ Cruiser.
Available across Al-Futtaim Toyota showrooms in the UAE and for the entire month of September, this exclusive campaign allows customers to enjoy either upgraded car models, trims or engine worth up to AED 63,000.
As part of the campaign, customers purchasing a new Corolla can choose to drive off with a RAV4 for the same price of the Corolla, while customers planning to purchase a RAV4 have the option to upgrade to a Toyota Fortuner or an FJ Cruiser. Customers ......read more
10th September 2018, Dubai - UAE:
As the world’s leading luxury brand, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is best placed to understand and harness the many different possibilities of luxury for its influential clients. Throughout history the power brokers and history makers have negotiated some of the most historical agreements in confidence thanks to the ‘luxury of privacy’ afforded to them by the rear compartment of a Rolls-Royce.
In this spirit, Rolls-Royce announced at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show today the introduction of the ‘Privacy Suite’ for the new Extended Wheelbase Phantom; an innovation that provides unrivalled levels of privacy and luxury.
As it has over the past 90 years, Phantom today stands as the most celebrated luxury item in the world. Its legend compels the world’s most influential and ......read more
Al Tayer Motors to stage unique art exhibit featuring creations by technicians
Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018: Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships representing Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Ferrari and Ford Trucks, is staging a unique exhibit of some truly stunning works of art made by recycling discarded automobile parts and scrap material.
Titled ‘Unseen Potential’, the display is the result of an internal competition organised for the technicians of Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors. The exhibition will be held from September 14 – 22 and the outcomes of the exhibition will support UAE- approved charitable causes.
The art objects will be on display at the dealership’s Sheikh Zayed Road showroom in Dubai and is open to everyone, especially ......read more
Brand confirms factory commitments in Formula E and DTM top-caliber series
Fans to see fully electric motorsport and popular touring car races
Board Member for Technical Development Mertens: Increased reference to production development
Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018: In 2019, Audi will continue to compete with electric power in motorsport. At the same time, the manufacturer will prolong its factory-backed commitment in the popular DTM touring car series.
In the 2017/2018 season, Audi was the first German automobile manufacturer on the Formula E grid. Having scored four victories and a total of eleven podiums after twelve races around the globe, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler claimed the teams’ championship. The commitment in the fully electric racing series that is currently experiencing a boom with the ......read more
Four-door coupe embodies progressiveness in design and technology
All-digital control system, comprehensive connectivity and mild hybrid technology
Gran Turismo with enhanced handling and more long-distance comfort
Dubai, 6th September 2018 - The new A7 Sportback represents the new Audi design language and delivers on the design promise made by the prologue concept car studies. The four-door coupe sets standards in the luxury class when it comes to progressiveness. It embodies a new style of Gran Turismo, with dynamic lines, systematic digitalization, a sporty driving experience and a versatile space concept. The new A7 is now available in Audi Showrooms throughout the Middle East.
The body concept: Coupé, Sedan and Avant in one
The A7 Sportback combines the best of all worlds and is a ......read more
Daring styling with a smart package to support a distinguishable personality
Newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission with 3.5L V6 Engine realizing class-top power performance and fuel efficiency
Innovative features and Toyota Safety Sense package to enhance passenger comfort and safety
Wireless charging, Head-up Display and premium audio with 14-speaker JBL surround sound system
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 05, 2018: Combining a new level of authenticity and exhilaration, the all-new 5th generation Toyota Avalon has been launched in the UAE by Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, heralding a new, refined driving experience that inspires confidence and luxury.
Long known for its class-top roomy interior, style and fuel economy, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018: Hyundai Motor Company’s Xcient truck has completed a 40km autonomously navigated highway journey, the first to take place in South Korea.
The semi-trailer truck, which has a maximum load capacity of 40 tons, was semi-equipped with a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standard Level 3 autonomous driving system, enabling it to steer, accelerate or decelerate, and maneuver through traffic without human input.
“This successful demonstration proves that innovative autonomous driving technology can be used to transform the trade logistics industry,” said Maik Ziegler, Ph.D., Director of Commercial Vehicle R&D Strategy Group at Hyundai Motor Company.
“At this stage, a human driver is still used to control the vehicle manually in certain situations, but I think ......read more
Self-driving pods have large ‘virtual eyes’ to interact with other road users
Intelligent pods make ‘eye contact’ with pedestrians to signal intent
Engineers work with psychologists to understand human trust in self-driving vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 02 September 2018: Jaguar Land Rover has fitted ‘virtual eyes’ to intelligent pods to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research studies suggest that as many as 63% of pedestrians worry about how safe it will be to cross the road in the future.
The friendly-faced ‘eye pods’ have a vital job: helping work out how much information future self-driving cars should share with users or pedestrians to ensure that people trust the technology.
As part of ......read more
Vehicle services firm extends its range of affordable and premium tyre brands.
Abu Dhabi company introduces established European tyre-maker to UAE.
Abu Dhabi, September 02, 2018: Central Motors and Equipment (CM&E) has announced the addition of TAURUS tyres to its extensive portfolio of high-quality automotive products and parts.
CM&E, an automotive member of ALFAHIM, will offer the established European tyre-maker’s products to private motorists, company fleets and transport firms across Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
As the official distributor of MICHELIN tyres in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, CM&E has been supplying motorists in the capital with the highest standards of service and best-in-class automotive parts for more than 30 years.
The addition of TAURUS tyres to ......read more
Land Rover has created a unique rhino design in Trafalgar Square, London, as part of the Tusk Rhino Trail
Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, is one of 21 internationally respected artists and designers to embellish one of the 1.2m-long rhinos
Project aims to raise funds for the conservation of this endangered species with a charity auction on 9 October and celebrates World Rhino Day on 22 September
Land Rover has been an official partner of the Tusk wildlife conservation charity, helping to reach some of the world’s most remote locations, for 15 years
Watch Gerry McGovern introduce his unique design here: https://youtu.be/FFLFpfOEBoc
The Rhino trail will run until Saturday 22 September across London. To discover more visit tuskrhinotrail.com and join in with ......read more
Zero-emissions conversions for iconic sports car get production go-ahead
Production follows successful debut of E-type Zero concept in 2017
Latest concept made US debut at California’s Monterey Car Week
Prospective clients invited to contact Jaguar Classic with expressions of interest
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28 August 2018: Following an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the original concept for ‘the most beautiful electric car in the world’, Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric E-types for sale. The news follows the iconic EV sports car’s successful debut in concept form at Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in September 2017.
Combining its restoration expertise with cutting-edge technology from the Jaguar I-PACE, the award-winning zero-emissions ......read more
UAE-first, Hybrid Electric model
F-SPORT Model newly introduced to the ES lineup
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, August 27, 2018: Long known for its unparalleled comfort, refinement and luxury appointments, the seventh-generation Lexus ES builds on its strengths with an all-new platform and is now available through the Al-Futtaim Lexus network in the UAE, the largest distributor of green luxury vehicles, and leader in sustainable mobility for over eight years.
After six generations of unprecedented success in the luxury sedan segment, the 2019 Lexus ES makes an extraordinary leap with a striking coupe-like design, enhanced performance, and innovative technologies.
One of two major additions to the all-new Lexus ES lineup includes the ES 300h, an electrified hybrid model, which combines ......read more
Bosch solution makes electrical powertrains for delivery vehicles cheaper and more efficient.
Huge market potential: UAE’s light commercial vehicle market set to grow by 8.25 per cent by 2022.
Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018: Bosch is launching eCityTruck, an electrical powertrain suitable for the vast majority of delivery vehicles. The first vehicles to feature the new electric powertrain will be launched in Germany in 2019.
The eCityTruck powertrain will equip electric vans that especially handle last-mile deliveries from distribution centers to recipients. The kind of stop-and-go traffic that often take place within ecommerce deliveries is an area where electric vehicles are particularly efficient, because they can recuperate the energy from constant braking, which increases their range. Most delivery ......read more
Powerful SUV with best-in-class safety and exceptional roominess
New model builds on the company’s strong SUV heritage
Elegant design includes signature Cascading Grille and Composite Light
Innovative safety features make advanced technology more accessible.
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018: Hyundai’s New-generation Santa Fe is set to arrive in Africa and Middle East markets in September, setting a new benchmark in Hyundai’s SUV line-up, and offering customers outstanding design, the latest safety features, and a great value-for-money ratio. It will build on Hyundai’s strong SUV heritage, developed through successive generations since the launch of the first Santa Fe in 2000.
The fourth generation Santa Fe is expected to attract more customers with its premium design, more space and ......read more
New technologies and Industry 4.0 key for future manufacturing success according to SPS Automation Middle East exhibitors
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018: Middle East factories could be some of the most advanced in the world in the coming years, with global automation suppliers saying regional government investment in new technologies and Industry 4.0 could play a key role in the future of world-wide production.
German-headquartered Indu-Sol, Japanese-based Mitsubishi Electric, and Cannon Automata from Italy, are among the latest global corporations commenting on the opportunities in a GCC industrial and building automation that’s projected to be worth US$10.3 billion in 2023.
Indu-Sol, which ensures the proper function of industrial automation systems, serves direct requests from the Middle East, and works ......read more
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
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
Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018: Maserati introduces its 2018 range with three significantly restyled models at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing and proudly showcases its GranLusso and GranSport trim strategy.
Two lucky customers are heading to the UEFA Champions League Finals in Kiev, Ukraine
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 April 2018: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced the lucky winners of Nissan’s ‘Test Drive Carnival’, who will be travelling on an all-expense paid trip to the UEFA Champions League Finals on 26th May in Kiev, Ukraine.
Vijay Albert Furtado and Anju Joy both won the premium packages, which include flight tickets, hotel stays ......read more
Not-to-be-missed bundle deals on 2018 models from April 21st
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 22, 2018: In line with its tradition of delighting customers, Al-Futtaim Toyota leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE since 2008, has launched this year’s Ramadan offers with customers able to avail the best Toyota deals as early as April 21st and enjoying these benefits until the end of the Holy Month.
This year’s Ramadan offer includes a bundle of one-year free insurance, free registration coupled with four years/80,000 Km Toyota care service package and more, allowing ......read more
Jaguar XE 300 SPORT showcases dynamic handling against Olympic champion speed skater Shaolin Sándor Liu, on 3km outdoor ice track
Sports saloon grips frozen surface in unique time trial against Hungarian short track speed skating gold medallist, with Team GB’s Elise Christie on board
New performance model with 300PS 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine laps the world’s longest ice track at Flevonice, the Netherlands, at average speed of 59km/h
300 SPORT model features Dark Satin Grey exterior details, interior Contrast Yellow Stitch and bespoke 300 SPORT ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2018: With the new BMW M2 Competition (combined fuel consumption with six-speed manual gearbox: 10,0 – 9,9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 228 – 225 g/km*; combined with optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT): 9,2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 210 – 209 g/km)*, BMW M GmbH is setting fresh benchmarks in the compact high-performance sports car segment and adding marked refinement to the character of the BMW M2 Coupé
New six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, based on the power unit from the BMW M3/M4, ......read more
April 18, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: A unique combination of driving fun, premium quality and individual style, characterise the models with which MINI continues to increase its popularity on the Chinese automotive market. The model update for the MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and the MINI Convertible set fresh impulses for the success of the brand. The Asian premiere of the new models will take place at the Auto China 2018 in Beijing. Furthermore, MINI will be presenting its range of models in the premium compact segment.
More than 1600 exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting current ......read more
Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021
April 18, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.
IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the ......read more
UL 3030 certification designed to ensure battery operated systems used to power remote-controlled drones meet rigorous safety criteria
Standard designed to make help ensure electrical system mitigates risk of fire, electric shock and other hazardous malfunctions that can result in damage to property and personal injury
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018: With drone technology expected to flow into the MENA region in the next decade, global safety science firm UL has now created a platform designed to help ensure the safety of ......read more
DP World top management meets industry leaders to mark success
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018: The automotive and spare parts companies operating in DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) recorded business worth AED 39.5 billion in 2017.
DP World, UAE Region recently held a forum for automotive companies to celebrate the close ties with the industry and to highlight the sector’s position as a cornerstone of business growth in Jafza.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, said: “The ......read more
All-new compact model completes Genesis core sedan range
Graceful exterior styling matched by sophisticated interior
Performance and handling focus on driver experience
Advanced technology for convenience and safety
Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018: Genesis has officially launched its compact G70 luxury sedan in Middle East markets, completing the ambitious brand’s core sedan line-up.
Engineered as a dynamic car with strong appeal to younger customers and more enthusiastic drivers, the G70 joins the flagship G90 large sedan and mid-sized G80 and ......read more
Jazz, CR-V and Accord win at Wheels COTY and MECOTY awards
Dubai, April 16, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced that the Honda Jazz, Accord and CR-V has won top honours at two leading automotive award functions.
The recently launched Jazz won Best Compact car award at the annual Wheels Car of the Year awards while the CR-V and Accord (has since undergone a full model change and was launched in the UAE last month) won best Midsize Sedan and Best Small SUV respectively at ......read more
Deliveries up 3.0%: 604,629 units sold worldwide
Sales growth achieved in all major sales regions
First-quarter electrified sales up 38.3%: 26,858 delivered worldwide
March 2018 best-ever single month for BMW Group
United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2018: The BMW Group has achieved its best ever first-quarter sales with a total of 604,629 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 3.0% on last year and the first time the company has sold over 600,000 vehicles this early in the year.
March 2018 was the company’s best-ever single ......read more
(Middle East, 11th April 2018) MG Motor, along with their new UAE distributor, Al Yousuf Motors has opened the doors to a new showroom. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the showroom will showcase the MG ZS, and, the MG RX5 SUVs, as well as the MG 360 compact sedan.
As the recently appointed UAE distributor of MG Motor, Al Yousuf Motors will provide a range of services for new and existing customers of the rejuvenated MG brand, including new car sales, servicing, finance packages and leasing deals. In addition to the Sheikh Zayed Road showroom, MG Motors models will be available from ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 9, 2018 – Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, one of the world’s toughest and most reliable SUVs and leader of the midsize SUV segment in the UAE acquired the Best SUV Car of the Year title at the Wheels Car of the Year Awards 2018, the region’s most established independent automotive awards, thanks to its new dynamic, modern and robust styling formula.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE and leader in sustainable mobility said: “Since the Prado’s introduction in ......read more
Dubai, April , 2018 – Al Tayer Motors, the official Ford Trucks importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates, launched the new 6x4 Tractor Head series (3543T) at an event held in Dubai.
The new Ford Trucks 6x4 Tractor Head series (3543T) offers advanced specifications such as 10mm 500 MPa strong steel chassis, twin clutch, 16-speed ZF manual transmission, and day & sleeper cab options.
“A truly competitive, viable and economical alternative, the Ford Trucks 6x4 Tractor Head series are powerful and capable vehicles tailored to meet the ......read more
LEAF owners will be able to trade in old batteries for refabricated ones
Dubai, UAE (April 5, 2018) : Nissan LEAF owners in Japan will be able to exchange their cars’ old batteries for refabricated ones under a new, fee-based program.
Starting in May, owners of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF can turn in their used batteries and, for a fee, receive refabricated ones. Nissan is using the battery-refabrication capabilities of 4R Energy Corp., a company established through a joint venture with Sumitomo Corp., to offer the program.
As demand for electric vehicles grows, the ......read more
Enjoy the amazing line-up of Lexus’ popular luxury vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 4th, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, will be flexing its off-road muscles at the 4th Custom Show Emirates, the biggest custom cars and bikes show in the Middle East, which will take place concurrently with the 3rd International Motor Show Abu Dhabi.
Calling all adrenaline addicts and off-road enthusiasts, Toyota is offering the show visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the highly capable Xtreme line-up, in its ideal ......read more
The brand asserted its leading position in the automotive market by increasing its market share from 11.1% to 13%
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4th April 2018: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has outperformed the market in 2017, reaching an impressive 13% of the UAE automotive market by the end of the year.
Michel Ayat, CEO of Arabian Automobiles, commented: “We are proud to have improved our market share position for Nissan in 2017, which reflects the ......read more
Flagship model wins prestigious award
Ninth victory for Audi in the World Car Awards
Audi Board Member for Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is an innovation driver for our entire industry.”
Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018: The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018.” The win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship as the embodiment of “Vorsprung durch Technik.” The award ceremony took place at the New York Auto Show.
In their decision, the 82 jury members from 24 countries assessed not only the emotional appeal, ......read more
All-new 2018 Nissan LEAF named “2018 World Green Car” by the World Car Awards
Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to win award since category was created
Dubai, UAE (April 02, 2018) – The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was named the “2018 World Green Car” at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
The first all-electric vehicle ......read more
Middle East received two awards for Jordan and Qatar
Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018: BMW honoured its best dealers from around the world at a celebratory awards evening in the BMW Group Classic. Pieter Nota, BMW AG management board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW handed out the awards to the 41 top dealers, saying they were a thank-you from the company to its international dealer body, which had worked so hard to make 2017 yet another successful year.
This year, two importers from the Middle East took home the esteemed honours. Abu Khader Automotive from Jordan won ......read more
Range Rover Velar named World Car Design of the Year at 2018 World Car Awards
Victory announced at New York International Auto Show
Velar features unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity
Takes over from Jaguar F-PACE, which won the award last year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 March 2018: The Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards.
Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar ......read more
Beginning March 31, connected vehicles with eCall will automatically call for help in an accident
Thanks to the automatic eCall, emergency responders can arrive at the scene of an accident up to twice as fast
eCall service from Bosch speaks 16 languages
The telematics eCall plug is the retrofit eCall solution for all vehicles
Bosch develops eCall for cars and motorcycles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29, March 2018: On March 31, 2018, the automatic “emergency call” system – eCall, for short – ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2018: GMC redefines the off-road space by introducing the all-new 2019 Sierra AT4. For the first time ever, the Sierra AT4 delivers a unique formula of authentic off-road capability and innovative technology paired with premium refinement and a bold appearance expected from GMC.
“The 2019 Sierra AT4 is designed for the customer who wants an elevated presence on the road and the capability to venture off life’s beaten path,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “It’s also the beginning for the AT4 brand, ......read more
Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine developing 550PS and 680Nm of torque
0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds (0-60mph in 4.1 seconds) with a top speed of 283km/h (176mph)
SVR aerodynamic package features unique front and rear bumpers, lower body sides and rear flip spoiler to enhance cooling, reduce lift and drag and aid high-speed stability.
SVR-tuned chassis features uprated dampers with front and rear spring rates increased by 30/10 per cent respectively
Lightweight 21- and optional 22-inch forged wheels with differential width from front to rear to improve handling and ......read more
Limited Collection of 55 unique Rolls-Royce motor cars
First ever shooting star headliner World debut of illuminated wooden paneling Stainless steel hand-woven fabric incorporated into cabin
Global debut of Sunburst Grey paint.
Solid grey with rich copper tones Oxford English Dictionary definition Luminary: 1) A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere. 2) A natural light-giving body, especially the sun or moon.
Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2018: In a bold expression of dynamic luxury, Rolls-Royce ......read more
Move follows ESMA’s directives to import trucks that meet Euro 4 emission standards
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 27, 2018: Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (Famco), exclusive distributor of Volvo Trucks in the UAE, recently announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks that meets Euro 5 emission standards.
The introduction of the new Euro 5 engines supports the UAE Government’s Vision 2021 to provide a safer environment and to work towards providing a sustainable future.
As part of the Government's efforts, Emirates Authority For ......read more
Dubai, March 25, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has introduced the 2018 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing.
Since its introduction as a naked 1000cc machine in 1975, the Honda Goldwing has always been the ultimate in two-wheeled travel. It is a motorcycle that has been very much on its own journey, growing in physical size and displacement over the decades, all the while creating an enduring and unrivalled reputation for luxury, quality and comfort. It has amassed a huge fan base here in the UAE and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2018: Limited units of the Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport ‘Nerissimo’ Special Edition cars have arrived at official importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors showrooms in the UAE
Only 50 of the Limited Edition vehicles are being made specifically for the Middle East region and Japan. One of the cars is currently on display at the Al Tayer Motors showroom in Sharjah.
“The UAE market has a strong affection for cars, particularly special, distinctive models and this is an exclusive opportunity for very select customers to own a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: Industrial refrigeration specialist company Al Furat has announced the setting up of a unit to build a wide range of vehicle bodies.
The new unit, being developed as part of the business diversification of the thirty-year-old company, will help build trailers, semi-trailers, curtain side semi-trailers, low bed trailers, municipal utility equipment and tipping bodies.
The new unit is being built with an initial investment of AED 20 million.
The Umm al-Quwain headquartered Al Furat Refrigeration and Thermal Insulation Industry was ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018: PitStopArabia has fast become the one-stop shop for the people of UAE by bringing quality tyres at excellent value. UAE is home to a diverse population of drivers who had no choice but to visit multiple stores to find the right tyres for their vehicle and pay significantly higher prices. This pain point has been addressed by PitStopArabia with their mission of “making the tyre buying process easy and positive” for their customers.
Finding suitable car tyres is always an annoyance as most drivers have little understanding of ......read more
Dubai, March 19, 2018: To celebrate the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, hosted at its Dubai Festival City showroom members of the Honda UAE Club.
During the event, product experts from Al-Futtaim Honda highlight some of the key features of the new Accord including its outstanding quality, fuel efficiency, packaging and sophisticated driving dynamics in addition to its spacious and upscale interior, and the latest generation of advanced Honda safety ......read more
Manufacturer extends one of Middle East motor sport’s longest running partnerships
Dubai, UAE, 15 March, 2018: One of the longest running partnerships in Middle East motor sport has entered its 15th year with the approach of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan, which turns the focus of the cross country rallying world on the UAE capital again later this month.
Title sponsors Nissan Middle East have joined forces again with the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the rally organisers, to present one of the most spectacular events on the World ......read more
Energy Conservation Center Japan recognizes innovative drive system for helping reduce CO2 emissions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (15 March 2018) – Nissan’s e-POWER electric powertrain technology, which helped make the Nissan Note Japan’s best-selling compact car last year, has won a prestigious Japanese environmental award for its contributions to reducing CO2 emissions.
The Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ), an organization backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, awarded e-POWER its Chairman’s Prize as part of the ......read more
The ‘largest parade of GMC cars’ title was achieved during GCC Traffic Week
Leading the parade, a GMC Sierra flew the flag of Year of Zayed as it cruised Yas Marina Circuit
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018: As part of the GCC Traffic Week (11-15 March), GMC Middle East set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, for the ‘largest parade of GMC cars’, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Police. Held at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, 191 GMC vehicles gathered to form over a four-kilometer long parade on the famous Formula One race track. The parade was led ......read more
Sponsorship includes 70 Mercedes Benz and 15 Jeep Grand Cherokee cars
14th March, 2018, ABU DHABI: UAE-based conglomerate, ALFAHIM, has been confirmed as an official sponsor of Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 at a signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi today.
As part of the agreement the family-run ALFAHIM will provide 85 vehicles, made up of 70 Mercedes-Benz and 15 Jeep Grand Cherokee cars, to be used for 10 days by Special Olympics committee members, heads of delegations, VIPs and honored guests.
The signing at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu ......read more
Volvo Trucks commitment to safety helps drive the success of customers business by putting the well-being of drivers and their families first. Volvo Truck’s attention to safety lowers insurance costs related to accidents and reduces cargo loss and downtime due to accidents
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018: Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks advanced safety features in the UAE.
The launch event was attended by senior management from Volvo Trucks and FAMCO and was held at the FAMCO premises at Dubai ......read more
Dubai, March 12, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord.
The all-new Accord is the 10th generation of Honda’s perennially best-selling midsize sedan.
All-new from the ground up, the 2018 Accord is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure; a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; two advanced new power units, including Accord’s first-ever turbocharged engines, ......read more
Land Rover has created the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé – a seductive limited-edition two-door Range Rover
Beautifully curated interiors set new standards for materials and craftsmanship, with extensive personalization options for SV Coupé clients
565PS and 700Nm 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain makes SV Coupé the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with 0-60mph in just 5 seconds and 165mph (266kph) top speed**
SV Coupé will be hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, with no more than 999 examples available ......read more
Fenyr Supersport - Global Debut and World Premiere Iconiq Seven - Europeean Premiere
Dubai, March 6th 2018– W Motors, the first Arab brand of high-performance luxury sports cars from the Middle East, achieved a new milestone today with the world premiere of the Fenyr SuperSport launched at the renowned Geneva International Motor Show.
W Motors was also joined on the stand by partner ICONIQ Motors, based in China, who unveiled in parallel their brand new electric SPVs ICONIQ Seven model in VIP edition.
Held every March, in the Swiss City of Geneva, the 88th ......read more
6 MARCH 2018, UAE: ICONIQ Motors celebrated the European debut of its Model SEVEN at the Geneva Motor Show, showcasing the world’s first all-electric passenger-focused MPV, with a focus on bringing an unparalleled level of connectivity and convenience to passengers.
ICONIQ President Alan Wu commented: “ICONIQ’ SEVEN’s debut in Europe marks another milestone for the company as we expand our market reach while taking a leap forward to announce the next level of our partnership with Microsoft and AKKA to make driverless technology a reality. Our focus on ......read more
The British manufacturer is inviting all car enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies to attend the launch event
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 06 March 2018: To mark the arrival of the latest compact performance SUV in the UAE, Jaguar Middle East and Al Tayer Motors will be hosting an exciting launch event for the New Jaguar E-PACE at City Walk 2 on the 9 & 10 March 2018 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Guests will have the chance to be in the driver seat and experience the New Jaguar E-PACE for themselves in a timed activity, or they can get in the passenger seat ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2018: BMW i8 Roadster: combined fuel consumption 2,1 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption 14,5 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 46 g/km.
BMW i8 Coupe: combined fuel consumption 1,9 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption 14,0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 42 g/km.
(Calculated in the EU test cycle, in combination with standard tyres).
All figures are preliminary.
The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and operating range figures were determined according to the prescribed test procedure in the version applicable at the time of type approval ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 6, 2018) – The acceleration of electrification was the key theme at the Nissan stand during this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Taking center stage was the world premiere of the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship race car, seen in its concept livery for the first time. The car will make its city circuit debut at the start of the 2018/19 season later this year.
Also featured was the all-electric, zero-emission new Nissan LEAF. One new Nissan LEAF is being ordered in Europe every 12 minutes, making it the ......read more
New all-electric I-PACE places Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution
Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle (EV), the I-PACE offers bold aero-efficient design, and interior space from the segment above
Electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed motors with a combined 400PS and 696Nm delivering 0-100km/h in 4.8s
90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers 480km range1, with EV navigation to ensure range-optimised routing
Bespoke EV aluminium architecture delivers Jaguar’s most rigid body structure with 50:50 weight ......read more
The Nissan 370Z NISMO is the third offering from Nissan’s in-house performance division to be introduced to the region
Nissan 370Z NISMO marked by distinctive exterior appearance and unique interior features
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: The 2018 Nissan 370Z NISMO has launched in UAE for the first time, as part of the global automaker’s continued drive to bring tuned, high-performance NISMO models to the market. With a 3.7-liter V6 engine and 350 brake horsepower, the powerful 370Z NISMO is an iconic car that is set to be another favourite choice among ......read more
New BMW and MINI showroom and aftersales facility will be first automotive dealership in Dubai Motor City as part of AGMC’s network expansion to cater to its existing and potential customers across Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2018: AGMC, the official importer of BMW Group products for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has broken ground at the site of what will be a new, ultra-modern, multi-million-dirham BMW and MINI facility in Dubai Motor City.
The new 100,000 square foot showroom and aftersales facility will be the ......read more
Dealership signs as event’s Exclusive Automotive Partner
Dubai, 27 February 2018: VVIP and VIP delegates to the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR), will travel in a fleet of 60 premium luxury Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles provided by Premier Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in Abu Dhabi. The dealership has signed as the exclusive automotive partner of the event.
ISNR 2018, to be held from March 6 - 8, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, attracts the world’s top companies that ......read more
The luxury vehicles deliver on MAG’s promise to exceed its customers’ expectations at every turn
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 February 2018: MAG Lifestyle Development (MAG), the property development arm of the MAG Group, has unveiled the biggest fleet of Rolls-Royce Ghost motor cars in the world, making it the leading global customer for the ultra-luxury car.
MAG’s Rolls-Royce fleet, which originally comprised twelve Ghost models, has now grown to a total of 30 vehicles following the company’s recent rebrand from MAG Property Development to ......read more
New all-electric I-PACE to be unveiled on Jaguar social channels in live global broadcast at 18:00 GMT on 1 March
I-PACE is Jaguar’s first electric vehicle and the newest member of the PACE family
Official public debut of I-PACE will be at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March
Watch the live I-PACE reveal on 1 March here
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 February 2018 – Jaguar will livestream the global premiere of its first electric vehicle (EV), the I-PACE, at 19:00 CET on 1 March.
The I-PACE is Jaguar’s newest member of the PACE family and ......read more