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, 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
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
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
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 ......read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 with a video retracing its history in the pinnacle of motorsport – view it here
Over 40 years the French manufacturer has achieved 170 wins from 24 drivers and 481 podium finishes
40 ‘Yellow Teapots’ have been created to mark the anniversary, a special tribute to the heroic RS01 model
Middle East, 19th November 2017: As the Renault team prepares for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, the French manufacturer is celebrating 40 years of success, passion and pride in Formula One.
The ......read more
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
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
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
Jaguar E-PACE: the design and dynamics of a Jaguar sports car in a five-seat compact performance SUV
Latest connectivity technologies and practicality solutions for busy families
Sports car-inspired design includes first-in-class 21-inch alloy wheels
Up to eight devices can stream content using E-PACE’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to their favourite apps on the move
Large 12.3-inch full colour TFT driver display and Head-Up Display means the driver need never take their eyes off the road
Configurable Dynamics technology delivers ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dubai, UAE: November 13, 2017: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will showcase the capa-bilities of its unparalleled Bespoke programme at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show as it unveils a special one-off commission - the Bespoke ‘Spirit of Calligraphy’ Ghost.
Conceptualized by brand experts at AGMC, the sole dealers of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, and hand-crafted by the experts at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, the Spirit of Calligraphy is a unique Ex-tended Wheel Base Rolls-Royce Ghost that combines the words of ......read more
Customer experience sits at heart of ARCH concept, delivering a premium experience every step of the journey
Significant investment by retailer network will contribute to Jaguar Land Rover’s future growth and success
Consistent look and feel will be found at all Jaguar Land Rover retail sites thanks to globally implemented standard architecture, interior design and use of materials
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 7 October, 2017: An ambitious four-year programme to roll out Jaguar Land Rover’s all-new retailer corporate identity is well underway throughout ......read more
Fake parts can lead to mechanical problems, breakdowns, accidents and even personal injury
Middle East, 7 November 2017: With the recent destruction by authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, of a major haul of fake spare parts, premium aftermarket supplier ACDelco is highlighting the dangers of purchasing counterfeit parts and warning Middle East customers to be vigilant when purchasing any auto parts.
While fake parts may often be less expensive to buy, the cost can prove to be far higher in the long run, and not just financially. Imitation parts ......read more
BMW Group is preparing for regional premieres of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, the BMW M5 and the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept.
Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017: BMW Middle East and AGMC, the official BMW importer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, will showcase an impressive display of 20 models at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show held on November 14-18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Heading up the display will be the much-anticipated BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, the all-new BMW M5 Sedan and the upgraded BMW X3 - each premiering in the Middle ......read more
New campaign personifies what it means to be Professional Grade
Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017: GMC, the truck and SUV manufacturer has announced the launch of ‘Like A Pro’, a new campaign evolving its ‘We Are Professional Grade’ positioning. ‘Like A Pro’ celebrates GMC vehicles and customers — people who passionately live life to a higher standard. The ‘Like A Pro’ campaign illustrates the core values of ‘We Are Professional Grade’ and shows the emotional connection customers have with their GMC trucks and SUV ......read more
Six models are making their Middle East debut, including one hero appearance by an all-new highly anticipated model in the region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 2, 2017: Jaguar announced today that it will put on a stunning display of six new vehicles at the upcoming Dubai International Motor Show, taking place from November 14 - 18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. In what is its largest line-up presented at the show to date, the British premium car manufacturer has confirmed that six new vehicles are making an appearance for the first time in the Middle East ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, 1 November 2017: Auto Bus Laser LLC, a newly established commercial vehicle parts manufacturer, has joined Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone’s (RAKEZ) bustling family of industrialists in its Al Ghail Industrial Zone. The company has been set up to exclusively support Ashok Leyland’s operations by supplying bus bodies, engines, exhausts, clutches, breaks, radiators, and other vehicle parts.
With around AED 40 million worth of investment, Auto Bus Laser has acquired a massive 20,100 square metre of land at RAKEZ’s Al Ghail Industrial Zone where ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 01 November 2017: Premier Motors, the official dealer for Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, Lincoln, Maserati, Ferrari and Ford Trucks in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2nd World Police Games organised by the International Police Sports Union (USIP) as its exclusive automotive partner.
The 2017 event will be held under the auspices of Lt. General H. H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, from 3 – 10 November in Abu Dhabi. The UAE, which is one of the founding member countries of USIP, is the first Arab country to host the ......read more
20 raids on counterfeit car part traders conducted in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Al Ain
Over AED 36 million worth of counterfeit part seized
240 government officials trained
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2017: As part of its on-going efforts to protect the rights and safety of consumers, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, conducted, in partnership with government authorities, 20 raids on counterfeit car part distributors in the first three quarters of this year, resulting in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017: Lexus, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is taking “Experience Amazing” to a new level at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, with its sustainability-centered stand through an exclusive display luxury hybrid electric lineup.
To complement the extensive display of hybrid electric vehicles consisting of LC 500 h, RX h F Sport, GS h F Sport, ES h and CT, Lexus will be launching a new generation of a much-anticipated hybrid electric model, which has ......read more
Refreshed exterior and interior design, with new grade structure for INFINITI Q50
All-new INFINITI QX30 with Intelligent All Wheel Drive
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017: INFINITI has today taken the covers of two new vehicles that will premiere at the Dubai International Motor Show. With the INFINITI Q50 and the all-new INFINITI QX30, the premium brand continues its product expansion story here in the region with the introduction of the new version of the executive sedan and the all-new premium active crossover.
“At INFINITI we seek to empower our ......read more
Virtual reality experience to take visitors on a sensory journey into Jaguar Racing’s Formula E driver’s seat
Jaguar Land Rover’s Innovation Lab to showcase the latest technologies implemented in the company’s product range, including Cabin Air Ionisation, Vision Technology and the Ingenium Petrol Engines
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017: When visitors to the Dubai International Motor Show head to the Jaguar Land Rover stand, they will find an astonishing experience. Not only they will have the opportunity to try the ......read more
UAE government steps up initiatives to boost sustainable transport
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017: Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modes has thrown the spotlight on the UAE to be one of the best countries in the world, as the countdown begins to the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai.
The UAE has already seen a series of announcements from various government entities towards achieving the goals outlined in the national agenda of the UAE Vision 2021, ......read more
Public road demonstration of next-generation ProPILOT technology shows significant advancement
Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017: Nissan demonstrated a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, planned for real-world use from 2020, on public roads in Tokyo.
Nissan Motor Corp. tested the next-generation ProPILOT technology on a modified INFINITI Q50 sports sedan. The technology enables the vehicle to operate autonomously on urban roads and freeways, beginning when the driver selects a destination using the navigation system, until arrival.
The ......read more
Dubai, October 29, 2017: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey. With over 2.7 million units sold across four generations, the Odyssey is one of the most popular MPV’s around the world.
Available in a range of exterior colours, the fifth generation 2018 Odyssey features world class technologies such as CabinWatch, CabinTalk, 10 Speed AT and Magic Slide 2nd row seats amongst others.
The exterior of the Odyssey has been completely ......read more
Car on Display at Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors Showrooms
Dubai, 29 October 2017: One of the most hotly anticipated vehicles announced by Land Rover, the Range Rover Velar, has arrived at official UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms.
Velar, which fills the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, is a mid-size luxury SUV that delivers new levels of refinement, elegance and technology.
The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family and offers levels of ......read more
Dubai, UAE: Ahead of the much-anticipated Dubai Motor Show, Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, announced today its Super Sale Weekend on used GMC and Chevrolet vehicles, scheduled during November 2-4 at its showrooms in Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road.
Considered to be one of Al Ghandi Auto’s biggest promotional campaigns in 2017 for its used vehicles, the November 2-4 weekend will be packed with major discounts and guaranteed gifts of IPhone 8 for all purchases, as well as the ......read more
Dubai, 26 October 2017: Al Tayer Motors, the official Maserati importer-dealer in the UAE, launched the 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio at the Dubai Autodrome marking the regional debut of the Italian luxury sports cars.
The event was designed to showcase the exhilarating performance of the cars and give customers the opportunity to fully experience their sporty character on the racing track.
“The GranTurismo has evolved over time to become one of the world’s most iconic sports cars and remains a resolutely sporty luxury coupé with a uniquely ......read more
All-electric, fully autonomous concept vehicle embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility
Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2017: The Nissan IMx, an all-electric crossover concept vehicle offering fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometers, was unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The innovative concept vehicle provides a glimpse into the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan’s approach to changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated with society. It’s designed to strengthen the link between car and driver as a ......read more
Dubai, UAE: Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, announced today the hosting of a delegation from the Boy Scouts of America 813 at its service center in Ras Al Khor, as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility and in line with the company’s strategic direction to support the young generation in their endeavor to develop their skills and enrich their life experiences.
The Boy Scouts of America’s visit is part of the group’s efforts to achieve an ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, October 23, 2017: Home to more than 51 million people, the GCC is a rapidly developing region that faces growing demands on its infrastructure. Estimates suggest that the population could rise to 65 million by 2030, placing extra pressure not only on natural resources, but also on national infrastructure and governments to lay significant foundation plans for the future.
Along with other stakeholders, Ford recognises that massive changes are coming to the way people and goods move around cities and is working with local governments, companies and citizens on finding ......read more
The Abu Dhabi distributor adds excitement to the inauguration by launching the newest SUV – the 2018 Nissan X-TRAIL
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017: Al Masaood Automobiles Company, the exclusive distributor of Nissan vehicles in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has recently inaugurated its highly anticipated Nissan Retail Environment Design Initiative “NREDI” in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan at the grand reopening of its Khalidiya Showroom.
At the event, the distributor also launched the latest 2018 ......read more
New Paramedic Concept and e-NV200 Fridge Concept to debut at Tokyo Motor Show
Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017: Nissan will unveil two new fully customized vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show to improve city mobility: the new Paramedic Concept and the all-electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept.
Packed with new technologies and features, the new Paramedic Concept will be Nissan’s fifth-generation ambulance and builds on the success of the previous versions, which are sold exclusively in Japan. The next-generation ambulance is based on Nissan’s NV350 Caravan, providing better ......read more
AGMC’s new fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) includes the BMW 330e iPerformance, 530e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and BMW X5 XDrive40e, which join the existing plug-in hybrid BMW i8
The new fleet is in showrooms now
The UAE is installing electric car-charging stations across the country, with more than 50 already available across Dubai
The fully-electric BMW i3 will be on show at events across Dubai over the coming months, and will join the fleet by 2018
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017: AGMC, the official BMW Group importer for Dubai, Sharjah ......read more