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    Range Rover Evoque: Europe's Favourite Compact SUV

    · Range Rover Evoque wins Best Imported Compact SUV title at Auto Motor und Sport Best Car Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 · Winners chosen by more than 100,000 Auto Motor und Sport magazine readers in 11 European countries · Jaguar F-TYPE takes third place in Imported Convertibles category   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2020 –   The new Range Rover Evoque has won a top award voted for by motorists across Europe. The luxury compact SUV was named Best Imported Compact SUV and Off-road Vehicle at the Auto Motor und Sport Best Cars Readers’ Choice Awards after a poll of more than 100,000 magazine readers. Evoque was praised for its combination of Range Rover luxury, modernist design and sustainable and innovative technologies.   Jaguar was also ......read more

    New Land Rover Defender. It Does All Its Own Stunts

    ALL NEW DEFENDER 110 FLIES INTO ACTION IN LATEST JAMES BOND FILM NO TIME TO DIE  Dubai, UAE, 17TH February 2020: Land Rover’s television commercial for the new Defender demonstrates its capability on tough terrain. The commercial features an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at what to expect from the new Defender in No Time To Die. The rehearsal footage included in the advert shows the new Defender launching into the air.  The Defenders are put to further extreme tests as the vehicle is driven at top speeds through swamps and rivers.     The chase sequence in the No Time To Die was led by stunt coordinator, Lee Morrison working alongside Oscar winner and special effects, action vehicles supervisor Chris Corbould.  Lee Morrison stated: “We pushed the Defender further than we believed ......read more

    Kia Motors Unveils Sonet Compact SUV Concept at Delhi Auto Expo 2020

    • Kia Sonet concept revealed; a modern, dynamic and bold compact SUV • Kia Sonet will make its way to Middle East & Africa late 2020 after official launch   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 17, 2020 — Kia Motors unveiled the new Sonet compact SUV concept at the Auto Expo 2020 in Delhi, India, alongside Kia Motors India, wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, for not only the Indian market in mind, but thinking of the young and modern customer in the Middle East & Africa region.     The Kia Sonet, unveiled for the first time ever, previews a future global compact SUV from the brand. The concept will be developed further ahead of a launch in the Indian market in the second half of 2020, followed by a regional Middle East & Africa launch later in the ......read more

    Maserati Announces Its Plans for The Development and Production of the New Electrified Range

    Modena, 16 February 2020:  All new Maserati models will be 100% developed, engineered and built in Italy, and will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems delivering all the innovation and outstanding performance typical of the Brand's DNA.  Following on from the announcement of testing of the new full electric powerplants to be installed on future Maserati models, the development and production plans for the Trident Brand's electrified range are now presented.  Maserati’s electrification programme starts this year, and the first hybrid car to be built will be the new Maserati Ghibli. Production of the new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the Brand's first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions, will commence in 2021.  Maserati has decided to build the GranTurismo and ......read more

    Aston Martin DBX Makes First Public Appearance in UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 13, 2020:  Aston Martin DBX made its first public appearance in the UAE during an event at the marque’s Downtown Dubai showroom on Wednesday 12th February. DBX signals a new era in Aston Martin’s pursuit to deliver exceptional performance, style and usability in a segment previously unexplored by the world-famous manufacturer. Bringing both the versatility and indulgence expected of a luxury SUV with sports car levels of dynamic performance, DBX sets a bold new standard in this sector. Powered by a new version of the characterful 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, DBX features an impressive output of 550PS and 700NM of torque, carefully tuned to meet the specific needs of this model. With a sound character that is unquestionably Aston Martin, the active exhaust system ......read more

    Hyundai Launches the All New I30 N in South Africa

    Hyundai to launch the i30 N in the Middle East soon     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 13, 2020:   Hyundai Motors has increased its presence in South Africa by launching its first mass-produced high-performance car, i30 N, today in Cape Town.   The first model of the N brand, the i30 N is Hyundai’s first ever high-performance car and has been developed with a key focus on its race-track capability and its ability to be a fun to drive everyday sports car.    Advanced technology and a high level of driver customisation has been built into the i30 N, which means it can play the role of a comfort-oriented commuter as well as a race-track ready performance car.   The i30 N has a 1 998 cc, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with its maximum power output of 202 ......read more

    The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar – the Future of Coachbuilding

    ▪ Bentley Mulliner, the oldest coachbuilder in the world, to unveil the Bacalar at Geneva 2020 ▪ Sustainable materials and beautiful design inspired by EXP 100 GT ▪ To be revealed at 08:30 GMT, 3 March, 2020     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 13, 2020:   Bentley will reveal the future of coachbuilding at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show with the unveiling of the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar.    Exquisitely hand-built by Bentley Mulliner, the oldest coachbuilder in the world, the Bacalar represents Grand Touring at its most exhilarating.  Sustainable and ethically-sourced materials are fused with a beautiful yet dramatic design inspired by Bentley’s centenary concept car, the EXP 100 GT.    Many will get to see the Bentley ......read more

    Volvo to Display XC90 and XC60 Models at the Sustainable City Horse Show

    Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2020:   Trading Enterprises, an Al-Futtaim Automotive Group company and the official dealer of Volvo Cars in the UAE will be displaying two of its most popular models for distinguished visitors to the Sustainable City Horse Show event on its stand under the theme of ‘Volvo.Recharged’.  Taking place from 12th-15th February, the fun-filled family event will feature over 200 international show jumping riders and their horses, including Olympic Champions, World Equestrian Champions and Asian Games Champions, from all over the world in an eight different class competition. In addition to the show jumping, there will be other family friendly activities such as K9 Dog show, horse auction and Origin Organic food market. Oscar Rivoli, Managing Director at Trading Enterprises commented, ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover on Tour to Mark Two Years of Carbon Neutral Operations

    ● Jaguar Land Rover’s UK facilities certified as carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust for second consecutive year ● Jaguar I-PACE completed a zero emissions tour across six sites to celebrate achievement ● Jaguar Land Rover has previously reached its target to operate as carbon neutral two years ahead of schedule ● Commitment is part of journey to Destination Zero; an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner     Dubai, UAE, Tuesday 11th February 2020 – Jaguar Land Rover has completed a zero emissions tour of its UK manufacturing and product development facilities to celebrate its operations being certified as carbon neutral for the second consecutive year.    An all-electric Jaguar I-PACE completed a zero emissions tour from ......read more

    Hala and Etisalat Team Up to Strengthen Dubai Taxi Captains' Bond With Their Families Through ‘further Together' Partnership

    Special mobile package for Captains goes live today   Dubai, UAE - 10 February 2020: Hala, the joint venture between the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and Careem that offers an innovative way to get around Dubai by enabling customers to book a Dubai Taxi on the Careem app, has partnered with Etisalat, the leading telecom operator in the UAE, to offer its Captains (taxi drivers) a generous data bundle and international minutes package, making it easier for them to be connected with their families. Around 25,000 taxi drivers in Dubai will now benefit from the year-long postpaid package that can be activated on any existing or new Etisalat UAE mobile number. The offer commenced on the 10th of February and is one of several initiatives by Hala to improve the lives of Captains through partnerships under the guidance of ......read more

    Japanese Driver Takuma Aoki Joins the Jaguar I-pace Etrophy Series With Team Yokohama Challenge

    • Takuma Aoki will race for Team Yokohama Challenge, the new Japanese-based eTROPHY team  • The former motorcycle racer, who was involved in an accident in 1998 resulting in paralysis from the waist down, will drive a specially adapted Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecar • The Japanese racer will create history as the first disabled person to compete in an international electric race • Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), Italian-based GuidoSimplex and M-Sport have modified the eTROPHY car with specially designed hand-controls • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY – the world’s first all-electric touring car race series returns for round three in Mexico City on 15 February 2020       Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2020: Takuma Aoki, former World Superbike and ......read more

    Arabian Automobiles Nissan Brings Back Best and Most Popular Trade-in Campaign ‘Automania Exchange'

    Dubai, UAE, 6 February 2020:   Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, is delighted to be bringing back the most popular trade-in campaign on the market, ‘Automania Exchange,’ whereby customers can exchange any car with a brand-new Nissan. Drivers will receive up to AED15,000 above market value — based on inspection and quality testing — on their vehicles as part of the trade-in, with Nissan owners getting AED 2,000 of additional value. Nissan customers are accustomed to Arabian Automobile’s expert support and customer-centric service that ensures hassle-free transactions and peace of mind, and this campaign presents a distinct opportunity for those looking to drive a Nissan to ......read more

    Kia Telluride Wins “Triple Crown” of Prestigious Automotive Awards

    • First time ever that an SUV has won all three awards in one year • Sweep caps year of unprecedented success for Kia and confirms brand amongst best in the automotive industry     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 5, 2020:   The Telluride is Kia’s winningest and most awarded vehicle in the past year and the first sport-utility vehicle to win the “Triple Crown” of the auto industry’s most prestigious accolades: 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year from North American Car of the Year (NACTOY); MotorTrend SUV of the Year; and a Car and Driver 10 Best.      The sweep caps an incredible 2019 for the Telluride, which captured not only the three most illustrious automotive industry awards, but also numerous “Best of” honors ......read more

    Buy a Toyota This Month and Win a Trip to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 04 2020:   All this month, Al-Futtaim Toyota is offering customers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a trip to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which is taking place in the Japanese capital from 24th July to 9th August. Toyota Motor Corporation is the Worldwide Mobility Partner for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Customers can purchase a new vehicle or trade in their old one for a brand new 2020 model Toyota and enter a draw to win one of 10 couple passes for the blockbuster event. The passes are valid from August 2-6 and cover the flight, four nights hotel accommodation and transportation to and from the Games venue.  What’s more, Al-Futtaim Toyota is also offering up to AED 10,000 cashback through the Toyota Rewards card, low monthly instalments and finance support which altogether ......read more

    Prof Sir Ralf Speth Announced as Non-executive Vice-chairman of Jaguar Land Rover PLC

    Dubai, UAE, 02 February 2020:   Mr Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, Tata Motors and Jaguar Land Rover plc would like to announce that Prof Sir Ralf Speth has decided to retire from his current role as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover at the end of his contract term in September 2020.  Mr. Chandrasekaran, said: “I want to thank Ralf for his passion and commitment over the last 10 years.  Ralf developed Jaguar Land Rover from a niche UK centric manufacturer to a respected, technological leading, global premium company.” “I am delighted that Ralf has agreed to maintain his relationship with Jaguar Land Rover by becoming non-executive Vice Chairman.” “Ralf will also remain on the board of Tata Sons.” “A search committee has ......read more

    Lincoln, Rivian Partner to Deliver Lincoln's First All-Electric Vehicle

     Lincoln and Rivian will work together to develop an all-new fully electric vehicle, based on Rivian’s skateboard platform  Building on Lincoln’s product momentum, the all-electric vehicle will progress Lincoln’s Quiet Flight DNA and feature advanced and intuitive technologies  Introduction of this zero-emissions electric vehicle advances Lincoln’s electrification plan that includes the Aviator and Corsair Grand Touring plug-in hybrid vehicles     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 02, 2020:    Lincoln announced today that it is working together with Rivian to develop an all-new electric vehicle previously announced as part of Ford Motor Company’s original investment in Rivian.      Lincoln’s first fully electric vehicle ......read more

    150 HINO Trucks Join Dubai Refreshment PJSC – Local Pepsico Bottler

    The Al-Futtaim company extends its association with the global food and beverage leader   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 02, 2020:   Al-Futtaim’s Commercial Vehicle Division, exclusive distributor of HINO trucks in the UAE, has announced that is has delivered a major order of 150 Light Duty HINO 300 series trucks to Dubai Refreshment PJSC, local bottler and distributor of PepsiCo Beverages in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.     This new agreement further extends HINO’s association with PepsiCo bottler in Dubai which will use the new trucks to boost its fleet of refreshment delivery trucks in the UAE.    Following the handover, Ramez Hamdan, General Manager, HINO, Al-Futtaim’s Commercial Vehicle Division said, “Our presence in the F&B industry ......read more

    Peugeot Closes Record Year for 2019

    • Overall sales in the GCC increased 72 per cent compared to 2018  • Fleet deals drove commercial vehicles sales growth of 84 per cent  • Passenger vehicles achieved 62 per cent Y-o-Y growth  • Peugeot sedan models, 301 and the new 508, enjoyed highest Y-o-Y sales percentage increase  • Peugeot 3008 becomes the most sold model for the second consecutive year   (1st February 2020, Middle East) Peugeot concluded 2019 with a 72 per cent increase in overall sales in the GCC, marking a record year for the French manufacturer in the region.     Peugeot commercial vehicles achieved notable success with an 84 per cent year-on-year sales increase, with Peugeot Expert and Traveller both more than doubling their sales numbers. Additionally, last year witnessed ......read more

    Toyota named number 1 motor vehicle company on Fortune Magazine's 2020 “World's Most Admired” list

    Toyota Tops the Auto Industry for Sixth Consecutive Year     Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2020:   Toyota was ranked the No. 1 motor vehicle company for the sixth consecutive year on Fortune Magazine’s 2020 “World’s Most Admired Companies” annual ranking as it continues to expand its lead in the UAE automotive industry.    Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list is widely acknowledged as the definitive report card on corporate reputation and is based on company surveys and industry peer ratings from senior executives, directors and industry analysts from around the world. For each company, the survey measures nine attributes considered critical to a company’s global success, including quality of products and services, social and ......read more

    Sulayem Guides Drifting to New Level in UAE

    EMSO licences come into force as part of FIA drive to improve governance, safety   Dubai, UAE, 29th January, 2020:   Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Motorsports Organization, announced today that all drifting competitors in the UAE will hold EMSO licenses from this year as part of an FIA-backed scheme to improve governance and safety in the sport. “The UAE is very much the drifting capital of the region for this popular and fast-growing sport so it’s important that we have the highest levels of international safety standards,” said Sulayem, the multiple former Middle East rally champion. Among the first holders of the new EMSO drifting licence is Mohammed Hassan Al Mansoori, the Emirati competitor who will contest the first round of the Oman International Drift Championship ......read more

    Maserati Premieres the New Levante Royale Special Series The Snow Polo World Cup in St. Moritz

    • The Royale Special Series is available across all models with V6 engines featured in the current Maserati range. • Just 100 Maserati Levante, Quattroporte and Ghibli Royale will be produced with engines including the 350HP and 430 HP 3.0l V6 petrol     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2020:    Maserati took centre stage last weekend as St. Moritz welcomed the Snow Polo World Cup 2020, now in its 36th edition. The Italian carmaker premiered the Levante Royale Special Edition, a celebration of dynamic elegance, as guests gathered on the St. Moritz lake to attend one of the most glamorous events of the social calendar.      The Snow Polo World Cup Final, of which Maserati is Official Sponsor, took place yesterday: after an exciting game Team St. Moritz lifted the ......read more

    Mercedes-Benz certifies BRISTOL as International VanPartner

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 28, 2020:    Bristol - Fire engineering Industries L.L.C, UAE based commercial vehicle body manufacturer including ambulances and mobile clinics, has been recognized as a ‘VanPartner’ by Mercedes-Benz.    The announcement was made today during the Arab Health 2020 event taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre where Bristol is showcasing its ambulance.    The VanPartner status has been awarded to Bristol having successfully completed an extensive review process of conversion solutions made on a Mercedes-Benz van chassis.   The evaluation covers the areas of quality, sales and after-sales services which Mercedes-Benz imposes on body manufacturers in the field of individual body solutions.   This partnership arrangement gives Bristol ......read more

    Strong global demand for fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD

    Plug-in hybrid XC40 to be introduced to the UAE later this year and the fully electric XC40 Recharge P8 is expected to arrive in 2021     Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2020:   Volvo Cars has now formally opened order books for the XC40 Recharge P8 AWD, the company’s first fully electric car based on the best-selling SUV, in selected markets.   Tens of thousands of consumers have shown keen interest in the all-electric XC40 and the company already received several thousands of firm orders even before the formal start of sales. Production and the first customer deliveries of the XC40 Recharge P8 are scheduled to begin later this year.    Trading Enterprises, an Al-Futtaim Automotive company and exclusive distributor of  Volvo Cars in the UAE, will introduce the electric XC40 ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Toyota reports strong year-end results

     King of every terrain, the Toyota Land Cruiser drives brand performance with increased sales and 48% market share  Toyota’s Hybrid Electric model range continues to expand its reach with 29% increase in sales  New models like the legendary Toyota Supra indicate an exciting year ahead in 2020       Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2020:   Al-Futtaim Toyota has recorded a strong performance throughout 2019 thanks to a sturdy refreshed line-up of dependable segment leaders and thrilling new models joining the portfolio such as the legendary Supra, the leading 2020 Land Cruiser, the Granvia Luxury Mover, and the ever-popular RAV4 and Corolla in both petrol engine and hybrid electric variants.     King of every terrain, the recently enhanced Toyota Land Cruiser ......read more

    The music is changing: Maserati starts testing its first 100% electric powertrain

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2020:    Implementing its plans for the electrification of its range, as previously announced, Maserati has started the testing phase of its new full electric propulsion systems that will equip the future models of the Brand.   Some experimental vehicles have now been built equipped with the new innovative powertrain, 100% electric with 100% Maserati technology, developed at the new Innovation Lab in Modena. During this experimental phase, the sound that will characterise the electric engine will also be developed. The next full electric models will have a distinctive signature sound, already a unique attribute of all Maserati cars equipped with traditional combustion engines. Customers will therefore benefit from 100% electric propulsion vehicles that will combine ......read more

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    Aston Martin Goldfinger Db5 Cars Are Taking Shape

    • Work is ongoing to create collectors’ item new Goldfinger DB5 continuation cars with fully functioning gadgets as seen in the classic James Bond film   • Aston Martin, with EON Productions’ Oscar-winning special effects guru Chris Corbould OBE, are together developing the 25 continuation cars • Gadget highlights include revolving number plates, a rear smoke screen, and replica machine guns   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 14, 2019:    Newport Pagnell, UK: For the first time in almost 55 years Aston Martin is once again ......read more

    Breitling Hits the Road – and the Water – With Wheels and Waves

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 14, 2019:   Breitling is announcing a new three-year partnership with Wheels and Waves, the world’s leading motorcycle, surfing, and skateboarding festival. It offers a perfect platform for Breitling, who will serve as Official Timekeeper. The brand looks forward to contributing to the spirit of an incredible festival that so authentically embodies the Breitling brand worlds of land and sea.  One of the world’s surfing capitals – Biarritz – will provide a stunning backdrop for the 2019 Wheels and Waves festival, ......read more

    Peugeot Offers an Efficient Solution to Rising Fuel Prices in the UAE

    UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry announces fuel price increase from 1st May Peugeot’s new range of stylish cars offer unbeatable fuel economy     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13, 2019:   As fuel prices in the UAE increase by 10%* from the 1st May, Peugeot is offering motorists an efficient solution to the rising cost of motoring with its range of stylish and economical hatchbacks, SUVs, and the recently launched 508 fastback.    The price of petrol in the UAE has been raised to Dh2.23 per litre for Super 98 - up from Dh2.04 ......read more

    Rolls-Royce marks 115 Years of Excellence and Innovation

    09 May 2019, Dubai - UAE: On 4 May 1904, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met for the first time at The Midland Hotel, Manchester. One-hundred-and-fifteen years later, the marque they agreed to form that day continues to set global standards for innovation and excellence and uphold their legacy as the originators of ‘the best car in the world’. Rolls and Royce would doubtless be astonished at the cars produced under their names in 2019. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars retains its links to those pioneering days in its approach, instincts and values. Today’s cars would be immediately ......read more

    Make Room for Elegance

    Sahara Centre Launches Ramadan/Summer Promotion to Reward Customers with 2 BMW8 Series Cars and Home Store Vouchers Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 08 May 2019:  Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, is marking the Holy Month of Ramadan and the summer monthith an unprecedented promotion that will bring exceptional value for customers.  To be held from May 6 to August 29, 2019, the Ramadan/Summer Campaign will reward lucky customers with two BMW 8 series cars and AED150,000 worth of home store vouchers, when they shop ......read more

    BMW Group's operational performance on course

    Recognition of provision for EU proceedings Volume growth achieved despite prevailing sector trend – market share increased Further rise in upfront expenditure for tomorrow’s mobility Significant increase in Motorcycles segment EBIT Good quarter for Financial Services segment Electrified vehicle deliveries continue to grow Tomorrow’s mobility requires openness to new technologies Krüger: “Tailwinds expected in second half of year”   May 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Within a challenging market environment, the BMW Group has started the ......read more

    Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, together with implementation partner Britehouse, wins top SAP prize for digital transformation

    The JSAP program is one of the largest SAP projects in the automotive distribution industry More than 300 staff and 140 consultants from Britehouse were involved in the flagship initiative, which took over 1.5 million working hours to complete over 22 months Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 05, 2019:  ABDUL Latif Jameel Motors, together with their SAP implementation partner, Britehouse, has been awarded a prestigious international prize for a digital transformation program that has overhauled performance at one of Saudi Arabia’s leading automotive distributors, improving ......read more

    ‘Level Up' – Free upgrade during Ramadan from Al-Futtaim Honda

    Dubai, May 05, 2019: This special season of Ramadan, when customers purchase a new Honda car, they will be surprised with an upgrade to an even better and more exciting model absolutely free of cost.   As part of the offer, customers paying AED 69,900 for a HR-V DX model will get an upgrade to the HR-V LX while Civic DX customers can drive away in a Civic LX Sport. Additionally, Accord LX Turbo Sport customers will get upgraded to the Accord EX Turbo for AED 106,900 and CR-V EX Plus customers can get upgraded to the top-spec CR-V Touring for AED 114,900.  In addition to ......read more

    Ferrari F8 Tributo arrives in the UAE

    The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history       Dubai, UAE, 4 May 2019 - Al Tayer Motors, the UAE’s official importer-dealer for Ferrari, launched the iconic Italian brand’s latest car the F8 Tributo at a launch event in Dubai held at the luxurious Bulgari Hotel Yacht Club.   The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse’s classic two-seater berlinetta. It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name ......read more

    Al Habtoor Motors Ramadan Promotion offers customers One Million Dirhams Cashback

    Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019:  Al Habtoor Motors-Mitsubishi focuses on offering Mitsubishi customers greater peace of mind this Ramadan.  With One Million Dirhams lined up for cashback, one hundred customers get a chance to win back AED 10,000 each. And not just that, all customers get to drive their new car or SUV for free with complimentary Petrol, Salik and Service for one whole year.  The exciting Ramadan offer is valid on the Mitsubishi range featuring the stylish Montero Sport SUV, the legendary Pajero SUV, the feature-packed Eclipse Cross, the 7-Seater family SUV - ......read more

    Vantage AMR: Pure, Engaging, Manual Performance

    Vantage AMR delivers ultimate driving experience for customers Seven-speed manual transmission inspired by iconic motorsport setups Maximum speed 195mph*. 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds*  95kg lighter than standard Vantage Limited to 200 units worldwide with 59 units dedicated to ‘Vantage 59’ specification Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/625Nm twin-turbo V8 Deliveries scheduled to begin Q4 2019 Available in five Vantage AMR specifications including 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans celebration ‘Vantage 59’ livery Launched at penultimate round of 2018/19 FIA World ......read more

    Lincoln Driving Q1 Success with Popular Aspirational Products, Effortless Services, and Exceptional Sales

    Lincoln sales were up nearly 50 per cent across the GCC in the first quarter of 2019 over the same period last year driven mainly by strong performance in the UAE and Kuwait Impressive growth has been led by the luxury marque’s established nameplates, and momentum is set to continue with new mid-size SUV Nautilus Distributor engagement, investments in facilities, personalized services coupled with new products continue to drive the luxury marque’s identity as true American luxury Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2019:  Lincoln is in the midst of a sales spike in the region, ......read more

    On the Money: Earn as You Drive With Jaguar Land Rover

    Innovative ‘Smart Wallet’ technology will let drivers earn cryptocurrency on the go Credits can be earned for sharing information about traffic jams and potholes and used to automatically pay for tolls, parking and electric charging Connected services are part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero vision - zero accidents, zero congestion and zero emissions Technology on test at new Jaguar Land Rover software engineering centre in Shannon, Republic of Ireland Monday, 29 April 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Drivers will be able to earn ......read more

    PEUGEOT announces record-breaking Q1 sales in the GCC

    • French brand posts +143 per cent YoY sales growth in Q1 2019 • Award-winning 3008 and 5008 SUVs amongst best-selling PEUGEOT models in the region • PEUGEOT Boxer commercial vehicle positively impacting sales growth   (28 April 2019, Dubai, UAE) As French automotive manufacturer, PEUGEOT, continues its comeback in the Middle East, the brand announces record-breaking sales results for the first quarter of 2019, with a growth of +143 per cent compared to the same period last year.   PEUGEOT’s MECOTY award-winning* flagship 3008 SUV, and its ......read more

    2020 Genesis G90 Luxury Flagship Sedan Enters the Middle East

     Redesigned G90 luxury sedan elevates Genesis brand prestige  Flagship sedan features “Quad Lamp” design, evolving the brand’s Athletic Elegance styling  Wide range of new standard driver-assistance technologies, including Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2019:  Today, Genesis unveiled the brand’s redesigned 2020 G90 flagship sedan in its Middle Eastern debut in Bahrain. The G90 incorporates new-car-level design changes on the exterior and interior, further enhancing its presence as the brand’s ......read more

    A Century of Innovation: the Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur

     Elegant S2 Continental Flying Spur a landmark car in Bentley history  Flagship four-door saloon launched 60 years ago to great acclaim  Ground-breaking 6.2-litre aluminium V8 vastly improved performance  Luxury features included press button window lifts, enhanced air conditioning and window demisters  Electrically-operated ride control offered luxurious Grand Touring  Bentley’s drive for innovation still synonymous with brand in 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 April 2019:   Bentley’s centenary celebrations continue ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Trading Enterprises Honda technician to represent Middle East region at Honda's World Skills Contest in Japan

    Prajeeth Chandran will be among 26 finalists from over 75,000 mechanical technicians worldwide  Dubai, April 25, 2019:   40-year-old Prajeeth Naduvalappil Chandran, a Mechanical Technician at Al-Futtaim Honda has been elected to represent the Middle East region at the inaugural Honda World Skills Contest, which will be held in Japan in May this year.  Mr. Prajeeth Chandran who has been working at Al-Futtaim Honda for over 14 years was elected the winner from 116 mechanical technicians in the National Skills Contest in September 2018 in the preliminary round. He went ......read more

    Young artists take centre stage at 5th Annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

    Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota has announced the winners of the 5th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at a special award ceremony held at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.   The contest is a global initiative that runs across 81 countries, attracting over 900,000 submissions annually from children up to 15 years of age. The format of the competition allows children to let their youthful creativity run free by asking them to imagine the best problem-solving car in the world.    This year, the competition saw participation of over 950 entries from ......read more

    All-new 2019 GMC Sierra arrives in the Middle East

    New Sierra Crew Cab now available across the region in six models GMC’s full-size pickup truck can be specified as Sierra, SLE, SLT and Denali models as well as new Elevation and AT4 versions Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2019:  GMC’s completely redesigned 2019 Sierra lightweight pickup truck is now on sale across the Middle East. Available in Crew Cab body style, the all-new 2019 Sierra range comprises of six models that each make a commanding statement in design, capability and advanced connectivity.   The next-generation Sierra lineup sees the introduction of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Motors launches new BMW & MINI Leasing Programme that puts flexibility, luxury and convenience in the driving seat

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: Driving your own luxury BMW or MINI vehicle is now easier and more convenient than ever before thanks to great new leasing offers and options from Abu Dhabi Motors. The exclusive BMW Group importer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain - Abu Dhabi Motors - has launched an innovative and flexible leasing programme which includes the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW X3 models and MINI 5-door models. Further models by Abu Dhabi Motors are expected to be added to offer customers a wider selection. With zero down payment, set term contracts, simple monthly payment options, comprehensive ......read more

    New Peugeot 508 The Radical Saloon Makes Its Middle East Debut

    New Peugeot 508 makes regional debut at brand-new Peugeot Concept Store in Yas Mall Available in Middle East showrooms now with prices starting from $24,600 Completely redesigned Peugeot 508 sets world-class quality standards in the executive salon segment Cutting-edge PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® technology fitted as standard Iconic feline-inspired design cues denote Peugeot’s new design language Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2019:  The game-changing all-new Peugeot 508 has arrived in the Middle East. The radical new saloon from the visionary French brand was revealed at its ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Main Man Martin Aiming for Major Success in the Ardennes Classics

    United Arab Emirates - April 23, 2019:  The Ardennes Classics continue on Wednesday with UAE Team Emirates announcing a stellar line-up to take on La Flèche Wallonne and the fourth Monument of the season, Liège–Bastogne–Liège. Spearheading the team of seven riders will be Dan Martin. The Irishman picked up the race victory at Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2013, and has finished in the top 10 at La Flèche Wallonne a remarkable five times – three of those being podium finishes. He will be supported by former World Champion, Rui Costa, Sergio Henao – who ......read more

    Nissan launches bold and powerful refreshed 2019 Maxima in the Middle East

    Enhancements to Nissan’s flagship sedan include V-motion-inspired exterior, new wheel designs, refined interior   Dubai, UAE - 23 April 2019:  Nissan today revealed the new 2019 Nissan Maxima in the Middle East at a regional launch event in Dubai. With captivating performance stance, 19-inch diamond-cut wheels, boomerang signature LED lighting framing the enlarged V-motion grille, the Maxima also offers Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of advanced driver-assist systems that supports the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision to redefine how cars are driven, powered and ......read more

    Premier Motors and Maserati host ‘Le Donne Di Maserati' – a stylish evening

    Event featured Selma Benomar’s Ramadan 2019 collection, jewellery by designer Nada G™ and make-up by Iman Al Tamimi Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2019 -  Premier Motors, the official dealer for Maserati vehicles in Abu Dhabi, hosted a stylish evening event titled ‘Le Donne Di Maserati’ at its showroom in Khalidiya. The event showcased 20 exquisite creations from renowned Dubai-based luxury caftan brand Selma Benomar’s 2019 Ramadan collection. Many of the pieces in the show featured intricate embroidery - a well-known signature of the fashion house. Sheer ......read more

    BMW Group sales up 2.8% in March, beating market trends in several major markets

    BMW Group global number one in premium segment in first quarter BMW brand delivers 221,631 in March, up 3.7% All major sales regions contribute to sales increase First quarter sales grow at BMW, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad BMW i3 sales up 16% for best-ever first quarter: 9,227 sold Nota: “Our focus remains on sustainable, profitable growth” Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  March 2019 was the best-ever single sales month in the BMW Group’s history with a total of 263,319 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 2.8% on ......read more

    Hyundai Announces Project to Generate Electricity Using Hydrogen Vehicle Technology

    Hyundai Motor signs MOU to build 1 MW hydrogen fuel cell power facility in Korea NEXO power module to generate 8,000 MWh of electricity annually with zero emissions Hyundai continues effort to build Hydrogen Society in line with ‘FCEV Vision 2030’ Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  Hyundai Motor Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two South Korean energy firms to generate electricity from hydrogen, using technology from the company’s NEXO hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to power around 2,200 homes.   The pilot project, conducted under ......read more

    UD Trucks launches New Quester to help companies in the MEENA region overcome business challenges and accelerate growth with Smart Logistics

    New Quester designed to extend uptime and provide MEENA fleet customers with a higher return on investment. Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019:   UD Trucks today unveiled New Quester in the Middle East, East and North Africa (MEENA). This new version of the brand’s well-established heavy-duty truck introduces a range of enhancements that will enable logistics companies across the region to tackle critical industry challenges and boost their bottom line through Smart Logistics.  Fuel efficiency, productivity, connectivity, and supporting and developing drivers are top ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover Finds the Teenagers Writing the Code for a Self-driving Future

    Fully-autonomous vehicles will require an estimated one billion lines of code – compared to just 145,000 needed to land on the moon in 1969 Tomorrow’s engineers are already learning to code at school to prepare for self-driving future and bridge the skills gap Land Rover 4x4 In Schools programme is inspiring future talent to offset global STEM skills shortage Almost five million more people with specialist digital skills needed globally by 2023 Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2019:   Tomorrow’s engineers are learning to code self-driving vehicles of the future ......read more

    W Motors and ICONIQ Motors reveal their first Autonomous Vehicle “MUSE” to the world at Auto Shanghai 2019

    Dubai, UAE - 16th April 2019:  W Motors and ICONIQ Motors have officially unveiled the MUSE Autonomous car to the world at Auto Shanghai.  The fully-electric self-driving MUSE offers a unique and futuristic travel experience. It features an advanced infotainment system and smart onboard services, innovative wide screen user interfaces and advanced cloud-computed connectivity.  Two large screens and four personal tablets enable individual connectivity through a ‘CEO.UX’ User Experience which stands for Comfort, Entertainment and Office, one of the best ......read more

    Renault Trucks Gives Its Customers an Adventure Experience in the Middle East

    Renault Trucks welcomed customers from more than 30 different countries at its annual event on 8th to 12th April in Bahrain The event hosted more than 450 participants from all corners of the globe including 80 from the Middle East, and hundreds from Africa, Turkey and Algeria, at the Bahrain International Circuit 60 customers from Saudi Arabia joined the event on a day dedicated to clients from the Kingdom Renault’s range of trucks were put through their paces on the world-famous Formula One track In a series of workshops and unique driving experiences, Renault Trucks ......read more

    Dubai Police supports green vision with addition of 13 Renault ZOE electric cars from Arabian Automobiles to its patrol fleet

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 15th, 2019:   Dubai Police today announced that is has added 13 Renault ZOE electric cars from Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, to its patrol fleet.  The collaboration between Dubai Police and Arabian Automobiles is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda which focuses on improving the quality of air and promoting sustainable development. It also underlines the commitment of Dubai Police to promote green and ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Toyota rewards customers ahead of the holy month of Ramadan

    Customers can choose between an Umrah or a holiday destination with the purchase of every new Toyota vehicle  Dubai, UAE - April 11, 2019:  Al-Futtaim Toyota is welcoming the holy month of Ramadan earlier this year with the launch of new rewards. Customers will no longer have to wait until Ramadan to snag the best deals and can do it a full month earlier with the purchase of their new Toyota vehicle during the month of April.  As part of the campaign, customers purchasing a new Toyota will be eligible to get a free Umrah, in keeping with the spirit of the Holy ......read more

    Bentley Offers First Glimpse of New Flying Spur

    Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:   The world’s leading luxury automotive company is innovating beyond the existing boundaries of performance, refinement and luxury with the introduction of an all-new four-door Grand Tourer.  ...read more

    Consumers Plug Into BMW's Eco-friendly Range at Middle East E-mobility Auto Show

    BMW Group Middle East partners with Bassoul-Heneine, the official BMW Group importer in Lebanon, to make big impact at e-MotorShow Middle East in Beirut on April 11-15. Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:  BMW Group Middle East, together with Bassoul-Heneine, the official BMW Group importer in Lebanon, will put on a high-voltage display at the region’s first auto show dedicated entirely to electrified vehicles and e-mobility.   The BMW 530e will be the eco-friendly flagship model that will roll into the e-MotorShow Middle East in Beirut on April 11-15.   The ......read more

    Trains, Planes and Automobiles: The Story of Bentley's Innovative Founder

    British luxury car company founded 100 years ago by W.O. Bentley Original Bentley Rotary One (BR1) engine developed during First World War Founding father of Bentley considered one of the greatest British automotive engineers of all time Innovation remains at heart of successful luxury brand Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:   As Bentley marks its Centenary year, the Crewe-based luxury car maker celebrates the life of the innovative British engineer whose drive and ingenuity started it all.   Walter Owen Bentley – or W.O. as he is fondly known – ......read more

    BMW at Auto Shanghai 2019

    April 09, 2019:  BMW takes to the stage at Auto Shanghai 2019 with the spotlight on two model premieres in particular. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan is making its Chinese debut at the international motor show, and the latest generation of the globally popular sports sedan will be built for the Chinese market by BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang. Also rolling off the assembly line here will be the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan developed exclusively for customers in China – and likewise presented for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2019. Visitors to the show, ......read more

    Useful Tips When Buying a Used Car

    April 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   A car is a matter of pride whether it is fresh out of the showroom or is a used one. It serves many purposes and is an investment for the entire family. Buying a car can prove to be a little bit of a challenge because there are so many factors that need to be considered, but it can prove to be a very fulfilling experience if done the right way.    The process of buying a used car requires a lot of research and patience. To help make the entire thing even more smooth and stress-free for you, below mentioned are six tips to keep in mind. ......read more

    Express Auto Wash introduces premium new services

    Revolutionary 5 minutes car wash recycles 95% of water  Dubai, UAE, April 08, 2019:  Express Auto Wash (EAW) located behind the Mushrif Mall introduces new premium services to meet the discerning requirements of car owners in Abu Dhabi. The environment friendly car wash facility recycles 95% of the water used and allows multiple cars to be washed simultaneously saving your valuable time. The new services introduced includes: Nano ceramic...AED 2000 GardX paint protection AED 1800 window Tinting Sedan AED 500 Window tinting SUV AED 800 Headlight wrapping AED ......read more

    Italian flair adds exciting touch to Automechanika Dubai 2019's powerful European presence

    Leading manufacturers from Italy target growing Middle East and Africa at region’s premier automotive aftermarket trade fair    Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  The powerful European presence at this year’s Automechanika Dubai exhibition will have a big boost of turbo-charged Italian flair, with a host of companies from Italy revving their engines ahead of the Middle East and Africa’s largest automotive aftermarket trade fair.     More than 1,800 exhibitors from 60-plus countries will partake in the 17th edition of Automechanika Dubai in ......read more

    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Sets Dubai Autodrome Lap Record

      Jaguar XE SV Project 8 confirms its place as the world’s fastest production, four door saloon car with new record in Dubai Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar four door saloon – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by Special Vehicles Operations – is capable of 0-100kmh in 3.7sec and a limited top speed of 320kmh Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 7, 2019:   The world’s fastest four-door saloon, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 added a new lap record to its growing list of global achievements. The stock, standard four seater ......read more

    Volvo Cars introduces Care Key as standard on all cars for safe car sharing

    Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2019:   Volvo Cars today reveals the Care Key, allowing any Volvo buyer to set a speed limit for themselves, their family members or friends. The Care Key will come as standard on all Volvo cars from model year 2021.   The Care Key allows Volvo drivers to set limitations on the car’s top speed, before lending their car to other family members or to younger and inexperienced drivers such as teenagers that only just received their drivers’ licence.   The launch of the Care Key follows the announcement earlier this month that Volvo Cars ......read more

    The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is shaking up the SUV game again

    Al-Futtaim Toyota’s 1st Hybrid Electric SUV in the UAE   Trend setting design, tougher looks and class-leading fuel economy  Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2019:   In 1994 Toyota did something unprecedented in motoring by launching its first crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Toyota RAV4, revolutionizing the segment and redefining the meaning of adventure ever since. Now, almost three decades later, Toyota is redefining the rules with the all-new fifth-generation RAV4, which was launched by Al-Futtaim Toyota, pioneer of sustainable mobility in the UAE since ......read more

    Big data and artificial intelligence to play a big role in Middle East's automotive aftermarket future, experts say

    Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:  An ongoing transformation in the Middle East automotive industry will have a sizeable impact on the regional aftermarket, with big data and analytics playing a pivotal role in how industry players optimise their value chain, experts said today (27 March 2019.) Vishal Sanghavi, Project Manager for Automotive and Transportation at research and advisory firm Aranca, said megatrends such as shared mobility, electrification, connectivity and autonomous vehicles, will lead to a big shift in the redistribution of profits across the value chain, with the emergence ......read more

    Innovative gel sealant enters UAE to prevent tyre bursts in soaring temperatures

    High-quality product prevents punctures and blowouts to guarantee safety on the road   Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 1, 2019):   Even the thought of a burst tyre in a moving vehicle, however rare, is enough to induce paranoia amongst motorists. And in an unfortunate event when a poorly-maintained tyre gives way, the consequences can be fatal — both for drivers and pedestrians.   As tyre punctures are dangerous, government agencies encourage drivers to check their tyres regularly to make sure that they are safe. Preventive anti-burst products are also ......read more

    Six Reasons Why Gmc's 2019 Yukon Is the Ideal Family-friendly Vehicle

    Smart design, advanced technologies and versatile functionality make GMC’s full-size SUV stand out from its rivals   Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:   With their bold styling, premium interior appointments and powerful engine lineup, GMC’s Yukon and Yukon Denali are undoubtedly professional-grade full-size SUVs. Thanks to their smart design, advanced technologies and versatile functionality, they offer far more than meets the eye, making them the ideal family-friendly vehicle for those who want to stand out from the crowd.   Just like any family, ......read more

    Future Jaguar Land Rover Models Could Help Stop the Spread of Superbugs

    Using a type of ultraviolet light, Jaguar Land Rover believes it could help to stop the spread of bacteria and harmful viruses Future ventilation systems could neutralise pathogens which cause infections  UV-C technology can help stop the spread of cold and flu, while reducing the transmission of major superbugs by up to 30%*  Jaguar Land Rover is exploring a wide range of driver and passenger wellbeing features as it works towards a self-driving future  Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steve Iley believes cars can play a part in preventative healthcare in an age of shared ......read more

    Al Tayer Motors Opens World's Largest Lincoln Vitrine Facility

    Integrated 3S complex and new-look Lincoln and Ford showrooms on Sheikh Zayed Road to provide sales impetus in 2019 Dubai, 31 March 2019:   Continuing its network expansion, Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s leading automobile dealerships and official importer-dealer for Ford and Lincoln vehicles, has opened the world’s largest Lincoln Vitrine facility at Al Ittihad Road in Dubai. Elena Ford, Chief Customer Experience Officer of Ford Motor Company along with senior officials from Al Tayer Motors, Ford Middle East & Africa and Lincoln Middle East inaugurated the ......read more

    Al Majid Motors celebrates KIA's top laurels at Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2019

    KIA Cerato wins the Best Compact Sedan award and KIA Stinger is voted as Best Compact Premium Sedan  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2019:   Al Majid Motors, the sole distributor for KIA passenger vehicles in the UAE, today announced that KIA has won two top laurels at the Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) Awards 2019.  While KIA Cerato won the Best Compact Sedan Award, KIA Stinger was voted as the Best Compact Premium Sedan in the highly competitive and prestigious awards, instituted to celebrate excellence in the automotive industry. Now in its 6th ......read more

    The new BMW 1 Series: final test phase in Miramas.

    Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2019:  Camouflaged pre-series vehicles of the third-generation BMW 1 Series are currently still undergoing extensive test drives at the BMW proving ground in Miramas, Southern France. The facility’s diverse handling tracks offer the optimal conditions for refining agility and dynamics of the new BMW 1 Series. This was preceded by five years of intensive development work and the change to the modern BMW front-wheel drive architecture.   A genuine BMW with an individual character. The new BMW 1 Series will set new standards in the premium compact class ......read more

    The King of Toyota gets a sportier makeover with new design details

    The Land Cruiser Grand Touring Sport now available in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota announces the arrival of the new Land Cruiser VXR Grand Touring Sport (GTS). Having firmly positioned itself as the king of all terrains, the mighty Toyota Land Cruiser GTS is set to dominate the concrete jungle once more.  With a host of upgrades designed to make city driving even more fulfilling than ever before, the 2019 Land Cruiser VXR GTS edition appeal to a new set of discerning motorists looking for superior power, comfort features and a ......read more

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