Freshened exterior and interior appearances
Enhanced technology features with next-generation Cadillac user experience
Improved chassis for even greater ride comfort with less noise, vibration and harshness
Advanced driver assistance systems for safer experience
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the redesigned 2018 XTS, the brand’s spacious and comfortable sedan with confident handling and performance. For 2018, the XTS receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten the appeal of this elegant sedan.
With the enhanced next-generation Cadillac user experience, the XTS now offers a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs.
The updated chassis has revised tire designs for ......read more
Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.
IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the regional waters for the supply of its aftermarket parts not only for the automotive industry, but for industrial, agricultural, and marine applications.
And Cyprus headquartered ALCO Filters is looking to build on its millions of dollars ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2018: A new network of over 200 state-of-the-art charging points has been established by GreenParking to power electric vehicles across UAE and Oman.
The GreenParking Network of EV Charging stations allows electrical car owners to travel through the Emirates and cross-border all the way to Muscat with few recharging stops, GreenParking expects to substantially increase the number of EV charging stations in UAE and Oman within the coming months.
“Electric vehicles are the future of transport and they will soon be a common sight on the UAE’s roads. We are delighted to be helping to lay the foundations for a revolution in transport in the Middle East” said Mr. Sam Alawiye, CEO GreenParking.
The creation of this EV Network is being made possible through innovative ......read more
AutoBest award ceremony in Salzburg for the first time
Jurors represent 31 European countries
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth accepted the CompanyBest Award in Salzburg
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: On the evening of Wednesday the 7th of February 2018, the AutoBest award ceremony was held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries. Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe.
AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured the two brands’ impressive level of growth and solid financial results despite challenging economic conditions, as well as the introduction of innovative and appealing products. Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, accepted ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Three years ago in the pages of The Financial Times, Rolls-Royce announced to the world that it would create an all-new, high-bodied car that would redefine luxury travel by making it Effortless, Everywhere. Since that day the world has waited, anticipating the arrival of this mould-breaking new Rolls-Royce.
Today, the wait is almost over as Rolls-Royce confirms that its new motor-car will be called Cullinan.
“The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce. “It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor-car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence ......read more
Individually crafted high-tech and innovation for top performance on the race track
Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2018: Abu Dhabi Motors, BMW Group’s importer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has welcomed a new and rare BMW HP4 RACE to its dealership – one of a limited production run of just 750.
Fascinating technical solutions for maximum performance on the race track have always been the hallmark of hand-picked factory racing motorcycles modified to perfection down to the last detail. With the new HP4 RACE, BMW Motorrad presents a purebred racing bike in a very limited production run. It is individually crafted by a small, highly specialised team, ensuring the very highest level of quality.
In terms of engine, electronics and spring elements, the new HP4 RACE is in the same category as ......read more
The innovative vehicle won a TRD 86 race at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi earlier this month
[Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2018]: In a UAE first, Immensa Technology Labs — the country’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company — has provided 3D printed parts for a Toyota GT86 race car. The innovative vehicle was driven by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and won the TRD 86 race earlier this month.
Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa, commented: “In alignment with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are proud to be the first 3D printing company in the UAE to apply this new technology to the local ......read more
Dubai, February 8,2018: Ounass to launch their very first pop-up shop at the One & Only The Palm’s prestigious 101 Privè space.
Launching to VIP customers on the 10th February, and following with an exclusive Press preview from 12pm-5pm on the 11th February, the week long pop-up store ending on the 17th February, will be open to all customers between the hours of 12pm-12am.
Ounass’ pop-up shop concept is in partnership with Al Tayer Motors, Maserati and The One & Only The Palm.
As one of Dubai’s most luxurious destinations perched on the edge of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, 101’s Privè space acts as the perfect backdrop to Ounass’ latest offering and top designers, from Gucci and Costarellos to Roland Mouret and Chloé as well as local labels such as Bambah Boutique. ......read more
#SheDrives campaign offers an unforgettable driving experience
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 6, 2018) – Celebrating Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to grant women driver’s licenses, Nissan recently offered a group of young women the chance to get behind the wheel for the first time – with a surprise group of driving instructors.
The company today released an inspirational video about the initiative, part of its #SheDrives campaign, which encourages women to embrace the exciting prospect of becoming fully licensed drivers in 2018.
The women in the video say that while they’re delighted by the prospect, they face reluctance from some of their family members. To help them overcome this, Nissan invited aspiring female motorists to hone their driving skills and build confidence on a ......read more
Dubai, 06 February 2018: VIP delegates to the World Government Summit (WGS), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will travel in a fleet of 80 premium luxury Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles provided by Al Tayer Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE dealership is the exclusive automotive partner of the event, for the fifth consecutive year.
WGS 2018, to be held from February 11 – 13, is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of government worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. The Summit offers ......read more
Ingenium 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is recognised as one of the ‘10 Best Engines for 2018’ by industry experts, WardsAuto
Jaguar E-PACE latest new product to feature the powertrain
Ingenium engines are designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 February 2018: Jaguar Land Rover’s 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has been recognised as one of the 10 Best Engines for 2018 by WardsAuto.
For 2018, a total of 32 new or significantly improved powertrains from a number of automotive manufacturers were tested by WardsAuto’s editors in real-life, on-road driving conditions. This year’s 10 Best Engines were selected based on a range of testing criteria including, ......read more
February 03, 2018, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) was awarded two honorable awards at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Conference.
Held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, the conference included the Mercedez-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Awards for 2017.
Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles was presented with the Mercedes-Benz General Distributor of the Year, which is awarded yearly to the general distributor with the best overall performance, as well as the Vans Award for 2017 during the gala event held on 23rd and 24th of January.
The ceremony was organized by Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA FZE to honor its general distributors of Mercedes-Benz trucks, vans and buses in the region for their outstanding performance in the past ......read more
United Arab Emirates February 1, 2018 – Kia Motors Corporation announced its January 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 205,126 units sold, increasing 5.2% from 2017.
In January, sales in Korea totaled 39,105 units, representing an increase of 11.7% compared with the same month last year, largely due to rising sales of Ray which was revealed its product enhancement model last December.
The company’s overseas sales also increased by 3.8% compared to the previous year, posting 166,021 units on strong sales of Rio (known as ‘Pride’ in Korea) and Picanto (known as ‘Morning’ in Korea). Newly launched Stinger and Stonic also contributed to the sales growth.
Kia’s best-selling model in ......read more
The Mercedes-Benz International Pro-Am Supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Eastern Motors returns for its fifth edition from 28 January – 01 February 2018 at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: Following on from successful staging of their International Pro Am event dating back to 2014, the AESGC is looking forward to hosting the fifth edition with Eastern Motors, the exclusive dealership of Mercedes- Benz in Al Ain and automotive member of ALFAHIM. The event format will include a 3 day team event to crown the Pro Am Champions followed by the fourth and final day which will see the professionals competing to complete their 72 hole total score and the amateurs playing in the individual 2018 Mercedes Benz Amateur Stroke Play.
“The AESGC ......read more
Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 6.5% to 10,608,366 units in 2017 – one in nine passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide
Zero-emission leadership maintained with cumulative sales of 540,623 electric vehicles since 2010
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 31, 2018) – Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive Alliance, today announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to December 31, 2017.
Growing demand for SUVs, light commercial vehicles and a rising number of zero-emission pure electric vehicles helped lift unit sales by 6.5 percent in 2017, the first full-year of Mitsubishi Motors’ membership of the Alliance.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman ......read more
New 3.5-liter V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission promises emotionally-charged performance
Sporty look with aggressive character lines and low center of gravity
Ultra-modern interior enhancing comfort and convenience for all passengers
Advanced safety technologies ensure passenger safety
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018 - Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is proud to announce the launch of the 8th generation, all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, that sets new design, performance and comfort standards in the mid-size sedan segment.
With the aim of reinventing the car, the design team worked from scratch using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) as the basis for the all-new platform, units, electronics, and other core components, which ......read more
A first-of-its-kind system that continuously monitors bus and truck tyre pressure and temperature via sensors placed inside the tyre
An increasing number of vehicles have been equipped with ContiPressureCheckTM since its global launch in 2013
Suitable for integration in almost all existing telematic fleet management systems
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: Continental, the leading automotive, tyre and technology company, has announced the Middle East launch of ContiPressureCheckTM, a first-of-its-kind tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system for buses and trucks. Redefining the tyre market with this new innovative technology, and highlighting their commitment to providing tyre solutions, Continental Middle East aims to reduce overall fleet costs and improve road safety by ensuring the proper usage and ......read more
Land Rover announces the introduction of a new addition to the Range Rover portfolio – the Range Rover SV Coupé
Seductive coupé design pays homage to the original Range Rover, in Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary year
No more than 999 examples of the Range Rover SV Coupé will be offered to clients worldwide, each hand-assembled by Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire, UK
Range Rover SV Coupé will be revealed on 06 March at landrover-me.com and make its world premiere at Geneva International Motor Show as part of the Jaguar Land Rover press conference at 11:45 CET
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January 2018: Land Rover today announces the introduction of the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé. The new Range Rover SV Coupé will be a dramatic and desirable addition to the ......read more
Powerful and efficient engine enhanced with new 10-speed transmission
New Maple Sugar interior with Jet Black accents for Platinum models
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018: Middle East – Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the 2018 Escalade, which now includes a new standard 10-speed automatic transmission with an even wider 7.39 gear ratio spread.
The Escalade has long defined spacious luxury driving, with its modern design, powerful capability and sumptuous amenities that keep luxury firmly in the driver’s seat.
Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East, said “The Cadillac Escalade is the epitome of premium design and power. The 2018 model, with a new powerful 10-speed automatic transmission, encapsulates our commitment to providing our ......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
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018: Following the World Premiere at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show, the INFINITI QX80 has arrived to the Middle East region. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.
The new model has been created to meet the needs of today’s luxury car buyers, and introduces a more ......read more
Dubai, January 22, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Jazz.
Featuring a bold yet sophisticated exterior and interior design the all-new Jazz offers unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying cargo and passengers. The 2018 Honda Jazz offers a lively and responsive 1.5L Direct Injection i-VTEC engine mated to an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift control.
The 2018 Jazz features updated and sportier styling, including a lower and wider appearance thanks to new front and rear fascia and Honda signature solid wing face grille flanked by headlights. The front bumper ......read more
21 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Ismail Sethi, Regional Product Marketing Manager for SUV, Crossovers and Electric Vehicles at Nissan, spoke at the first edition of the Mobility Conference during a panel discussing the challenges and opportunities for mass low emission vehicle adoption in the UAE. The session took place January 18, 2018, at the 11th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Sethi said: “Electrification is not only the future, it is the present. As the world’s leading EV manufacturer, we have sold more than 280,000 Nissan LEAFs globally, making it the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. LEAF customers have driven more than 3.5 billion zero-emission kilometers combined. As global leaders in electric vehicles we are committed to contributing to the success of electric vehicles ......read more
Unique driving experiences await Art of Living guests in 2018
Be at the heart of the action at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018: Aston Martin has revealed the initial offering of ‘Art of Living by Aston Martin’ experiences for 2018. These exclusive experiences will offer unparalleled access to guests who would like to live life the Aston Martin way.
A highlight in the new Aston Martin’s Art of Living season is ‘Hokkaido On Ice’, an opportunity to experience a range of Aston Martin models against the spectacular backdrop of Japan’s northernmost island. Under the tutelage of expert drivers, guests will learn how to control a car in the slippery conditions, pushing themselves and the cars to the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 18, 2018: Toyota and Lexus, leaders in sustainable mobility in the UAE, shared insights on decarbonized mobility at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, through a series of talks on how to take green mobility from niche to mainstream and the global mega trends driving the energy transformation in big cities, as well the potential of hydrogen to change the global mobility landscape.
Being the pioneer of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology (HEV) since 2008 and the frontrunner of zero-emission Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle mobility (FCEV) since 2017 Toyota has been represented by Dr. Prof. Katsuhiko Hirose, Professional Partner and Senior Advisor for Future Technology, Toyota, and Matthew Clark, General Manager Toyota Sales Operations at Al-Futtaim, in three different panel ......read more
405PS Defender Works V8 celebrates 70 years of Land Rover marque
5.0-litre petrol V8 Defender is the most powerful and fastest ever created by Land Rover, with 0-60mph in 5.6sec*
Collector’s edition – Limited run of up to 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 January 2018: Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary in 2018.
The Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors today.
Defender Works ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017: Tournament fourth seed Gael Monfils took a break from practice today to test out the latest Audi R8 V10 plus in Vegas Yellow. Having owned an R8 in the past, the world number 12 player was delighted to test the fastest series production Audi of all time, hitting a top speed of 330km/h and capable of doing 0 to 100 in 3.3 seconds. The Audi has 610 hp and the maximum torque of 560 NM is available at 6500rpm.
Audi is the official car sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and has supported the event for the last 12 years.
Play in the Dubai ......read more
Roadshow across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan raises profile of Dubai automotive aftermarket trade fair
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: More than 100 automotive aftermarket professionals from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are attending a two-day Automechanika Roadshow in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as they look at ways to boost interregional business ties with the vibrant Middle East.
The Automechanika Roadshow to the CIS is making its first stop in Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana today (28 February), before moving onto Tashkent, Uzbekistan tomorrow (1 March), ......read more
INFINITI reaffirmed its long-term technical partnership with Renault Sport Formula One at the Team’s new race car unveil.
The all-new R.S.17 incorporates for the first time the INFINITI co-developed second generation Energy Recovery System.
INFINITI also provides the Renault Sport Formula One Team with new and diverse talent through its highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy.
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: INFINITI has reaffirmed once again its long-term technical partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team at the team’s 2017 race car unveil and ......read more
Dubai, February 22, 2017: As part of its strategy to promote a culture of recognition and excellence, Al-Futtaim’s Emiratisation department and Al-Futtaim Automotive have awarded a group of 22 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award.
The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis and four expat associates within the Automotive division.
The Emirati associates were nominated by their respective businesses based on their skills and the value they added to the business, while the expat associates were ......read more
High-calibre expert panel honours tyre manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment
Vision 2025 triggered impressive number of projects in 2016
Over 150 million passenger car and light truck tyres were produced in markets including the Middle East region
Middle East – 20th February, 2017: Continental, the premium German automotive manufacturer, has been honoured by trade journal ‘Tire Technology International’ for initiating key innovation and excellence projects over the past 12 months. ......read more
Middle East, 20th February 2017: As part of its commitment to reducing the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer, UD Trucks, has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and aftermarket service that are helping Middle East businesses to run with greater efficiency. The Quester, a multi-purpose truck for a wide variety of applications, including off and on-road use, mining, construction, distribution and long-haul transportation, provides world class fuel efficiency, reliability and robustness and decreases the overall cost of truck ownership for fleet ......read more
AED100,000 and AED 50,000 in gift vouchers were rewarded to lucky INFINITI enthusiasts this festive season
Dubai, UAE, February 19th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the AED 50,000 and AED 100,000 winners in its DSF 2017 campaign.
Throughout DSF 2017, customers were privy to INFINITI’s ‘20% On Us’ campaign, providing them with complementary insurance, complementary servicing, five years of unlimited ......read more
Alliance sales reach 9,961,347 vehicles in 2016 – one in nine cars sold worldwide.
The Alliance confirms its zero-emission* leadership; cumulative sales reach 424,797 electric vehicles worldwide.
18-year old partnership sees boost in innovation for the vehicle of the future.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 19, 2017: The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles. The car group also reinforced its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of nearly 425,000 electric vehicles since ......read more
Dubai, 19 February, 2017: Jaguar Land Rover along with its exclusive importer and distributor in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Euro Motors, celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of the Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain, by holding a spectacular two day event at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.
The celebratory event, which was held on the 17th and 18th of February 2017, for VIPs, media representatives, guests as well as customers, included an experience on the Land Rover Experience course. The semi-final of Jaguar’s Art of Performance Tour was also held for ......read more
Most powerful ever 800 cv production engine
Maranello, February 18, 2017 – Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.
This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.
The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 February 2017: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's multi-billion dollar fully integrated national railway network, has since commencing Stage One operations, transported 10 million tonnes of granulated sulphur for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as of February 10, from sources at Shah and Habshan to its point of export at Ruwais.
Since having received approval for commercial operations from the Federal Transport Authority’s (FTA) – Land and Maritime in December 2015, two trains move along the Stage One network daily under ......read more
Exedy, Meritor, Al Dobowi, among more than 2,000 exhibitors readying for the return of three-day showcase in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017: An upward trend of both vehicle sales and spare parts demand across the Middle East has been welcomed by global automotive aftermarket players, as they ready themselves for the return of the region’s largest automotive service industry trade fair in Dubai.
While macroeconomic factors negatively impacted vehicle sales in 2016, analysts Frost & Sullivan expect renewed growth from 2017 onwards. According to their ......read more
Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of Mitsubishi in the UAE introduces one of the most exciting promotions that's poised to capture customers' attention. The Big Bigger Biggest offer promises bigger deals and greater savings on the entire range of Mitsubishi cars.
Customers can now buy the legendary Pajero at prices starting from AED 89,900 and monthly EMI from AED 1,378, the smart crossover ASX from AED 59,900 and monthly EMI from AED 918, the spacious Lancer EX from AED36,900 and monthly EMI from AED 566 per month and the powerful Montero Sport from AED 74,777 and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017: Tesla today will begin accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE. Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio to customize and order the Tesla vehicle that best suits their lifestyle. First orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer.
The launch of the UAE’s dedicated online platform is supported by a pop-up store in The Dubai Mall, Tesla Ranger service and a service centre now under construction near Interchange Two of Sheikh Zayed Road which will open in July. ......read more
Trial operation starts for driverless vehicles, mini-buses, boats
Phase II of Dubai Tram includes fully driverless trams
Study commissioned to the deployment of driverless express shuttle buses and taxis
RTA - Mohammed Al Munji:
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said: “The Autonomous Mobility had become a fait accompli, and a continuously evolving. This technology has been tested in several countries including Dubai, Singapore, the United States and Britain. The Government of Dubai is leading ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 February 2017: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the nine-month period to December 31, 2016.
“In the first nine months of the fiscal year, Nissan generated an operating profit of 503.2 billion yen, which represents a 6.1% margin on net revenues of 8.26 trillion yen,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Although these results reflect continued currency headwinds, we remain confident of achieving our fiscal year guidance.”
“On a constant currency basis, operating ......read more
3.0T Premium and 2.0T variant already available in the Middle East
Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017: The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. Following the arrival of the 2.0T that is currently available at INFINITI Partner’s across the region, the Middle East now counts down to the arrival of the all-new powerful Q60 Red Sport 400.
“The INFINITI Q60 Coupe has been one of the most eagerly anticipated models ever since the concept was first announced,” said Juergen Schmitz, ......read more
A trip to Japan awaits the young artists nominated to the world finals
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 8, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, is announcing the start of the third edition of Toyota’s global initiative, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage interest in making the world a better place.
It’s expected that around 30 schools from the UAE will be participating in this year’s edition, across three different age groups: below ......read more
Paris presentation of factory-restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic marks evolution of the successful Reborn programme by Land Rover Classic
Land Rover Classic will comprehensively restore an initial ten examples of the luxury SUV at launch
Jaguar Classic will also give a European debut to the ‘New Original’ XKSS at Salon Rétro-mobile
First Series I Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupe restoration – a privately-owned ‘barn find’ completely reconditioned to original specification – will be available to view on the Jaguar Land Rover Classic ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2017: Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018 today (1 February), as the region’s leading exhibition organiser expands its presence further in the Kingdom’s vast automotive aftermarket.
Automechanika Riyadh will take place from 5-7 February 2018 at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre, and will take place every two years. The three-day event will alternate between the existing Messe Frankfurt-organised Automechanika Jeddah, which will now become a biennial event, with the 3rd edition taking place in ......read more
Package includes standard 3-years/60,000kms service
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has announced that all Lexus vehicles sold from January 1, 2017 for a limited period will now include a standard service package, offering owners 3-years/60,000kms of periodic service, compliments of Al-Futtaim Motors.
With the new service package, customers will no longer have to pay for regular service intervals for three years, including labor and parts. The service package also ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2017: Luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa, just announced Elie Bahri from Saad & Trad (Lebanon) as the Region’s Jaguar Technician of the Year 2016 while Alaa Ahmad Chamas from Alfardan Motors (Qatar) was named the Region’s Land Rover Technician of the Year 2016. Nabeel Ambalavan from the Al Tayer Motors (UAE) team also took home the newly introduced Regional accolade of Jaguar Land Rover Service Advisor of the Year 2016.
While the company runs its successful Technician of the Year award challenge every ......read more
Power of naturally-aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine increased to 600PS
Suspension set-up honed to deliver greater poise and precision
Exterior features new exposed carbon fibre splitter and diffuser, plus striking new quad exhaust outlets
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017: Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. Sharper styling, greater potency and increased athleticism define this latest evolution of an illustrious model line. One that originated from Aston Martin’s legendary Works in Newport ......read more
Animation celebrates Range Rover’s enduring design and innovation over almost five decades
Trip through the generations begins with 1969 Velar prototype and concludes with 2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic
Range Rover has introduced numerous first-to-market technologies, including electronic traction control and automatic electronic air suspension
Range Rover is the original luxury SUV, epitomising the best of British design
Watch the video here
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017: Two minutes is not long, but it’s enough time for Land Rover to celebrate a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 25 January, 2017: Ali & Sons Audi, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, are to partner with Abu Dhabi's Yas Links Golf Club for a third consecutive year. During April 2017, one of the most important tournaments that Ali & Sons Audi and Yas Links will host, is the local qualifier for the largest amateur golf tournament in the world, the Audi quattro Cup.
Mark Austin, General Manager of Ali & Sons Audi commented on the announcement saying, “We’re thrilled to renew our relationship with Yas Links Golf Club for another year. ......read more
Nissan’s new sedan concept captures prestigious honor from the officially-sanctioned design awards of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS); also receives award for Best Innovative use of Color, Graphics and Materials
Vmotion 2.0 was created to showcase Nissan’s new sedan design direction – fresh, dynamic and cabin-focused
Showcases the evolution of the signature “V-motion” front design seen on many of today’s Nissan products
Provides hints at the future of “Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” including a future vision ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2017: With large numbers of regional security industry professionals and crowds of trade buyers from across the wider Middle East scouring the halls at Intersec 2017, for the latest in security solutions, international brands were pulling out the stops to attract interest in their exhibits at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Among those drawing the most interest was Jaguar Land Rover's svelte and sleek armoured response vehicle, the AED 1.5 million Range Rover Sentinel, in the Homeland Security and Policing section. Though it ......read more
NAFFCO, continues to be the founding sponsor of the 2017 edition
Dubai, 22 January, 2017: NAFFCO, the world's leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions exhibits at Intersec 2017, the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade and networking exhibition for the Security and Safety industries.
A leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions, NAFFCO, the founding sponsor of Intersec is presenting the latest products and trends in safety and security focusing on its smart technologies and innovations. Intersec 2017 is being held from 22nd to ......read more
Unmissable deals allow customers to kick-off the New Year with exceptional savings on car purchases
Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, announced today the launch of its exclusive Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) offers.
Renault’s unmissable DSF deals come into effect at an opportune moment for prospective car customers, who will have assessed their financial commitments at the outset of the New Year and be delighted ......read more
Dubai, January 11, 2017: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, is starting the New Year with incredible Dubai Shopping Festival offers across its showrooms in the UAE.
Customers can drive away in a new Honda City starting from AED 49,900, Civic starting from AED 69,900 and Accord starting from AED 79,900. Apart from the incredible prices, the Al-Futtaim company is also offering up to 100% finance across its model lineup.
In addition, customers can also avail of trade-in facility, flexible ......read more
A convoy of over 10 electric vehicles will set out on a 700 km long road trip through all seven Emirates of the UAE
The road trip will begin on 29th January and will end on 1st February 2017
The trip will unveil charging stations in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi.
The fleet includes Tesla Model X and Model S’s, and other electric vehicles such as Renault Zoe and a Volkswagen Retrofitted Electric Car.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2017: Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip (Global EVRT) makes its way to the UAE for the first time, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2017: McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars, has recorded another record year of sales growth with a near-doubling of its sales volume year-over-year, selling a total of 3,286 cars in 2016 compared to 1,654 in 2015. The 99.3 per cent improvement in sales performance also follows the company’s announcement of a third consecutive year of profitability in 2015 and the production milestone of the company’s 10,000th car, all capping another highly successful and record-breaking year.
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, will be taking part in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East, and a significant platform for international dialogue and cooperation, as the Official Transport Partner of the exhibition, set to be held on 12-21 January, 2017, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi.
“Our message for many years has been that hybrid is the immediately ......read more
New Jaguar F-TYPE range announced
State-of-the-art technology, new look exterior and exclusive 400 SPORT launch edition
New R-Dynamic model with 340PS and 380PS engines gives customers more choice
World-first ReRun app developed with GoPro creates high quality video with real-time performance data
World-class, super-fast Touch Pro infotainment system now available on every F-TYPE
New full-LED headlights and front bumpers give the F-TYPE a distinctive new look
Lightweight slimline seats offer improved ergonomics and comfort and deliver a weight saving of more than ......read more
Announcements include innovations developed from NASA technology for seamless integration of autonomous driving, new LEAF, and Nissan’s first tests targeting driverless cars
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 07, 2017 – In his 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote, Nissan Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn announced several technologies and partnerships that will advance mobility toward a zero-emission, zero-fatality future.
“At Nissan, we do not do technology for technology’s sake. Nor do we reserve the best ......read more
Dubai, January 04, 2017: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has been recognised by Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) for its outstanding contribution to protecting the environment.
As a result of its efforts to recycle waste and on achieving its environmental targets for the year, the Al-Futtaim company was invited to plant two trees at the ‘For our Emirates, We Plant’ ceremony organised by EEG, where over 230 trees were planted. On maturity of these trees over 1.36 metric tons of CO2 ......read more
Lexus RX range includes the conventional RX 350 and RX 450h, the latest in Lexus’ hybrid innovation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017: The all-new 2016 Lexus RX luxury crossover has scooped up the “Midsize Premium SUV” award at the second ArabWheels Awards, recently held at the Meydan Hotel.
The fourth-generation RX offers advanced redesigned gasoline and hybrid powertrains, sophisticated safety technologies including the new Lexus Safety System+, driver aids, new convenience and technology features that make it the best Lexus sport-utility vehicle ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 29, 2016: The Conservatorium, Amsterdam’s luxury lifestyle palace in the heart of the Dutch capital, is the proud home of a Bentley Amsterdam shop in the hotel’s Van Baerle Shopping Gallery. Striving to curate luxurious moments for it’s guests the Conservatorium joined hands with Bently earlier in the year to provide a new digital experience drenched in opulence.
Both guests at the Conservatorium and prospective customers will receive a very unique digital Bentley experience in the outlet. In a luxurious lounge, they will be immersed in the ......read more
Mubadala World Tennis Championship car sponsor, EMC, announces competition to win a place at the post tournament cocktail party
Tennis clinic session and the chance to do the coin toss at the start of a match among other top prizes
Abu Dhabi: 28 December 2016: Tennis fans are being offered the chance to mingle with some of the best players in the world at the glamourous Mubadala Tennis Cocktail Party.
Tournament car sponsor Emirates Motor Company (EMC) is offering the prize along with several others including a much sought-after place in the tennis clinic, passes to the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2016: Toyota Fortuner, the completely redesigned second generation seven-seat SUV, has been named “Midsize SUV of the Year” at the second Arab Wheels Award.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “The Medium SUV segment constitutes over 40% of the volume SUV market in the UAE and the Fortuner has played a major role in maintaining Toyota’s leadership of this segment for the past 5 years. As a matter of fact, the Fortuner has seen a year on year growth of sales and market share. ......read more
Company to launch GS4 SUV with Tasheelat Automotive Company in Bahrain in the second week of December
Dubai, December 8th, 2016: GAC MOTOR, one China’s leading automobile giants, is aiming to grow its market share in Bahrain with the introduction of indigenously developed GS4, its flagship SUV model. The company will launch the vehicle GS4 in the second week of December for Bahrain’s car enthusiasts. Tasheelat Automotive Company S.P.C., a subsidiary of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company, is the sole distributor for GAC Motor in Bahrain. The GS4, is born out of GAC ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7th, 2016: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has today announced a range of exclusive offers for December, across the entire line-up of Renault vehicles.
The compilation of unmissable Renault offers includes both well-established and newly-launched models, such as the Talisman and Koleos, ensuring that there is a deal tailored to all customer requirements. Arabian Automobiles is providing every retail buyer with the opportunity to end 2016 with a ......read more
Dial-A-Battery invites motorists to get under the hood and pick up some valuable tips on car batteries.
The iconic Captain Volt shares his super-expert advice.
It happens to the best of us. You’re dashing off to work or an appointment… you turn the ignition key on and well, your car won’t start. Frustration immediately kicks in. You’ve guessed right– yourvehicle has a flat battery!
When your battery fails your vehicle won’t start, sometimes leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere.So why take chances? Call Dial-A-Battery for a free battery ......read more
Over 2 million passengers transported in 6 years
Abu Dhabi/Dubai 6 December, 2016: The driverless Masdar Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system at the carbon neutral Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has functioned at over 99% efficiency since it began services 6 years ago! This remarkable achievement is indicative of the system’s quality technology, dynamic safety features and robustness resulting in almost no failures or delays, and zero collisions and accidents since its launch.
The PRT opened to the public in 2010, operates on a 2km loop servicing students and visitors ......read more
The world’s largest greenfield urban development, Dubai South takes the green approach towards developing its mass transit system
Dubai-UAE: 6 December, 2016: In a significant step towards building a low carbon footprint city, Dubai South today signed an agreement with Transit Australia Group (TAG). The signing was witnessed by Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO, Dubai South and Michael McGee, CEO, Transit Australia Group. The partnership involves the Australian mass transit company providing Dubai South with its first E-bus by early next year.
Ahmed Al Ansari, ......read more
Global Technician of the Year 2016 Top Scoring Market – MENA
Land Rover Global Technician of the Year 2016 – Jinto Thomas, Al Tayer Motors, UAE
Jaguar Global Technician of the Year 2016, First Runner Up – Koudi Kamal, SMEIA, Morocco
Dubai, UAE, November 30, 2016: At a ceremony held in the UK Global Head Quarters, luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa, scooped up two of the top accolades at the Jaguar Land Rover Global Technician of the Year 2016 Awards.
Demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover’s customer first ......read more
The new series drives enthusiasts to trace and share their weekend adventures across the region through the Land Rover Ardhi Mobile App
Dubai, 30 November, 2016: As part of its #MYLAND (Ardhi in Arabic) creative communications platform, Land Rover Middle East and North Africa has just launched the first film in its new Discovery Sport #WeekendAdventure series.
Featuring a Moroccan group of friends, the first episode sees them driving across the country in the Discovery Sport for their weekend adventure. Tracking the journey through Land Rover’s MYLAND Ardhi mobile app, ......read more
Regional premiere of revolutionary AM-RB 001 kicks off Formula 1 weekend
Presented in Abu Dhabi by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen
29 November 2016, UAE: Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have unveiled the groundbreaking hypercar AM-RB 001 for the first time in the Middle East. Fittingly making its debut on the eve of the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, AM-RB 001 was presented during a private reception hosted by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen.
The ......read more
Land Rover works with Magnum Photos to showcase some of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth
World-renowned photographer Jonas Bendiksen used Range Rover, the ultimate SUV, to reach superior vantage points for each stunning shot
Epic vistas of Norway are the first in a series of photographic works
Subjects range from vast fjords and islands to the breathtaking mountains of Dovre
Dubai, 27 November, 2016: Land Rover and renowned Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen have revealed the first in a series of unique works entitled ‘Ultimate Vistas’, ......read more
Dubai, November 24, 2016: Customers looking to buy a new Honda Car or Bike will receive discounts up to AED 20,000 as part of Al-Futtaim Honda’s Hot Spot offers.
Upon purchase of a new Honda vehicle, customers will receive 25% off on service contracts and accessories, 50% off on window tints and 30% off on rust proofing. Honda Bike customers will receive 20% off on after sales services and 30% off on accessories.
Customers looking to buy certified pre-owned Honda vehicles will receive discounts up to AED 10,000 on select models and will also receive 25% off on ......read more