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    The new BMW X3 M Competition and the new BMW X4 M Competition

    BMW Group Middle East Corporate Communication     The new BMW X3 M Competition and the new BMW X4 M Competition.   June 21, 2021:  BMW M GmbH is refreshing the high-performance models of the Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X3 and the Sports Activity Coupé BMW X4 two years after their launch. In addition to new design features drawn from the BMW X3 and BMW X4 (see here for details), which have likewise been revised, along with M specific changes and a new operating concept, the new BMW X3 M Competition (combined fuel consumption: 11.0 – 10.8 l/100 km according to WLTP; combined CO2 emissions: 250 – 246 g/km according to WLTP) and the new BMW X4 M Competition (combined fuel consumption: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km according to WLTP; combined CO2  emissions: 247 – 238 g/km according to ......read more

    Valuable Points in First Puebla E-prix for Jaguar Racing

    • Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, finished in the points in round eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship • Sam Bird climbed nine places through the field before a collision with Alex Lynn ended his race • Mitch Evans is fifth in the Drivers’ Standings, only four points behind championship leader, Robin Frijns, while teammate Sam Bird sits in seventh • Jaguar Racing remain in second place in the Teams’ World Championship, just six points behind Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team • Round nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the 2.93km, 15-corner circuit today, Sunday 20 June 2021 at 21:00 GMT time   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2021 – Jaguar Racing finished in the points with Mitch Evans after an eventful Puebla E-Prix which saw two ......read more

    Two Decades of the Carnival – Kia Celebrates Over 20 Years of Its Flagship Minivan With a New Modern Look

    • The latest model is the fourth generation of the world-renowned Kia Carnival and arrives during the brand’s transformation towards the new brand identity and design strategy • Initially launched back in 1998, over 2 million models of the brand’s flagship MPV have been sold since the first launch • The Carnival incorporates the heritage of its predecessors, with solidity in its architecture and a futuristic, SUV-inspired design   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 20, 2021 — Kia celebrates a pivotal milestone as the Carnival marks two decades of production and design. The fourth generation of the brand’s flagship minivan was announced to arrive in markets across Middle East and Africa (MEA) starting February 2021.    Since its launch in 1998, Kia’s flagship ......read more

    INFINITI Q60: All-Round Vehicular Innovation

    June 17, 2021:  While some people regard cars as a means of transport, others seek vehicles that complement their personalities, and a growing market segment is seeking the best of all worlds to cater to their dynamic personas. This fast-evolving customer base is on the lookout for cars that incorporate just the right sporty-vibe while also exuding luxury and style. Catering to that distinct demand, the INFINITI Q60 brings to the table high-end artisanship blended with superior interiors and powerful technology, representing the pinnacle of the luxury sports coupe segment. More than meets the eye  Boasting a choice of 300 and 400 horse-power engines, and with rear-wheel drive and a 7-speed automatic transmission, there is enough power under the hood to give you an idea of the kind of performance the Q60 has at its ......read more

    Red Bull Racing Honda F1 Show Car Comes to Town

    Trading Enterprises Honda, in conjunction with Honda Racing and Red Bull Racing, is bringing the Formula One show car to the UAE for a roadshow across the Emirates   Dubai, UAE, 17 June 2021:  F1 fans rejoice! Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles in the UAE, will be taking the RB16B Red Bull Racing Honda F1 show car on an exciting roadshow touring across the Emirates. Designed for the 2021 Formula One season, fans in the UAE can get up close and personal, at different locations, with the car.   Honda has long enjoyed a rich racing heritage and association with Red Bull Racing, having provided engines to the Red Bull family and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams since 2019, securing nine race victories to date.  The roadshow commences this weekend, Thursday 17th June at ......read more

    Jaguar Racing Aim for Points Haul in Puebla, Mexico

    • Jaguar Racing drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird both ready to race in Mexico on the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed circuit for the first time  • British racing team are aiming for big points haul as they sit only two points behind Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team in the ABB FIA Formula E Teams’ World Championship • The team will take to the new Formula E circuit, outside the colourful city of Puebla, for rounds eight and nine –– on Saturday 19 June at 16:00 (CDT) and Sunday 20 June 2021 at 16:00 (CDT)   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17, June 2021:   Jaguar Racing return to Mexico for rounds eight and nine of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on the Autódromo Miguel E. Abed circuit in Puebla.   The second half of the Formula E season is set to erupt ......read more

    The Very First Glimpse of the New GranTurismo Prototype

    16, June 2021:   The first prototype of the new Maserati GranTurismo was driven out of the Maserati Innovation Lab and was photographed on the streets of Modena. The new Maserati GranTurismo will be the Brand's first car to adopt a100% electric solution. Ahead of the launch of the new model, the prototype cars are currently undergoing a period of intensive road and circuit testing, in various conditions of use, to acquire vital data for the preparation of the final setup. Maserati S.p.A.  Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a global automotive industry benchmark. A tradition of successful cars, ......read more

    The Beauty of Sustainable Mobility with Maserati to the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    16, June 2021:   Beauty and sustainable mobility will travel onboard with Maserati to the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020. The sponsorship with Maserati will enrich the story of our Country and its wonders to an international audience visiting the Italian Pavilion during the six months of Expo - the first major global post-pandemic event - promoting those values of development and sustainable mobility that characterize its participation in the Exhibition. Maserati builds on its roots to reinterpret the values of its territory through technological innovation and unique design: innovation, passion and Italian-ness are the event’s guiding concepts, linked within the theme of “Il Saper fare Made in Italy” (Made in Italy know-how). Maserati’s presence at Expo 2020 Dubai is testimony to how ......read more

    Ferrari Appoints Benedetto Vigna as Chief Executive Officer

    16, June 2021:   Ferrari N.V. (“Ferrari” or the “Company”) announces the appointment of Benedetto Vigna as the Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Vigna will join Ferrari on 1 September from STMicroelectronics (“ST”), where he is currently President of its Analog, MEMS (Micro-electromechanical Systems) and Sensors Group, ST’s largest and most profitable operating business in 2020. He is also a Member of the ST Group’s Executive Committee.  Commenting on the appointment, John Elkann, Chairman of Ferrari said: “We’re delighted to welcome Benedetto Vigna as our new Ferrari CEO. His deep understanding of the technologies driving much of the change in our industry, and his proven innovation, business-building and leadership skills, will further strengthen ......read more

    PEUGEOT & Taaleem ‘Buckle Up!' on Road Safety

    PEUGEOT and Taaleem launch ‘Buckle Up!’ children’s story book to promote road safety  June 16, 2021:  French automotive manufacturer PEUGEOT and local education provider Taaleem, have partnered together to create a children’s book titled Buckle Up! to promote road safety for school children.  The book highlights five road safety tips in an engaging and fun illustration to help teach children about safe behaviour on the road in an easy-to-understand manner. Rakesh Nair, Managing Director for European Brands at Stellantis ME, said: “At PEUGEOT, we believe it’s never too early to learn about safety on the road. We are delighted to unveil the Buckle Up! story in collaboration with our partner Taaleem who enabled us to reach thousands of students and families with the Road Safety ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover to Develop Hydrogen-Powered Defender Fuel Cell Prototype

    • Jaguar Land Rover announces hydrogen concept to be based on New Land Rover Defender • Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) prototype to begin testing in 2021 • Hydrogen FCEVs forecast to top 10 million by 2030 with 10,000 refuelling stations worldwide* • Project part of company’s aim to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036 and net zero carbon emissions across supply chain, products and operations by 2039    Tuesday 15, June 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Jaguar Land Rover is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on New Land Rover Defender, with testing scheduled to begin this year.    The FCEV concept is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s aim to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and net zero carbon emissions ......read more

    Al Masaood Automobiles gets Outstanding Performance Award

    Abu Dhabi, June 16, 2021 - Al Masaood Automobiles, Abu Dhabi’s leading car dealership and distributor of INFINITI in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region, has recorded a double-digit increase in its local market share of INFINITI in 2020 and in the sales of its key INFINITI models, despite COVID-19 challenges. INFINITI Abu Dhabi’s market share increased by 10 per cent last year following the company’s overachievement across key performance indicators (KPIs) in sales, after-sales, parts, technology and customer satisfaction. Al Masaood Automobiles also posted an average 26 per cent sales growth across its key INFINITI models (Q50, QX50, Q60, QX80). It’s SUV line up (QX50, QX80) specifically witnessed a strong demand, posting a combined 30 per cent increase in sales in FY 2020. Implementing rapid actions ......read more

    The new BMW X3 and the new BMW X4

    June 14, 2021:  New look, improved equipment and an optimised range structure for the customer: BMW has given its successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) BMW X3 and the Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) BMW X4 a comprehensive refresh. Sportier, more modern and more digital. For the second phase of the model cycle, BMW has refreshed its successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) BMW and the Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) BMW with a new look, improved equipment and a range structure which has been optimised for customers. The redesigned front end and revised rear section lend even clearer emphasis to the robust off-road look and sporty appearance of the third-generation BMW X3. Its coupé counterpart, the second-generation BMW X4, adopts the new front end, adds its own accentuation with the exclusive BMW mesh kidney grille and offers a ......read more

    Kia Takes Six Prizes at the 2021 Russian Car of the Year Awards

    - Seven new dedicated electric vehicles to launch by 2027 - Kia celebrates six awards in the 2021 Russian Car of the Year annual Awards Ceremony - Carnival, Sorento, K5, Seltos, and Picanto are winners in their classes - Kia is recognized as "Favorite brand in mass segment "   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2021 – The winners of the “2021 Russian Car of the Year” – one of the most prestigious Russian annual automotive award – have been announced in Moscow. Kia took top prizes in six categories, as was decided by Russian people online voting.   Recently introduced at the Russian market Kia Carnival crossvan was recognized the winner in the “Minivans” category, with Kia Sorento and Kia K5 voted the best in the “Mid-size SUV” and ......read more

    Porsche goes the Extreme to Kick off Launch for new Taycan Cross Turismo

    Dubai, UAE - June 13, 2021:   Coinciding with the arrival of the first models, Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE is celebrating the new all-electric Taycan Cross Turismo with a thrilling video that showcases the versatile model being pushed to its limits in two remote locations with opposing climatic extremes. Driving cinematic content creation to a new leveI, it is the first time that an automotive brand released a campaign video captured entirely by a first-person view (FPV) drone in such challenging conditions. Two identical race tracks, one in the sandy desert in Liwa (UAE) and the other on a snow-blanketed frozen lake north of the Arctic circle in Levi (Finland), play host to the project, titled Drive2Extremes, which sees the Taycan Cross Turismo power between two contrasting worlds. Taking the viewer on this visual ......read more

    Own a Brand-New Renault from Arabian Automobiles from only AED 555 per month

    Dubai, 12 June 2021:  Building up towards the summer season with exceptionally cool deals over one spectacular weekend, Arabian Automobiles Company (AAC), the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is inviting you to take advantage of its Supersale weekend that is taking place from Thursday the 10th of June 2021 till Saturday the 12th of June 2021, allowing you to drive away with your model of choice at exceptional price points. City dwellers who are seeking a convenient car to commute with, can grab the Symbol starting from AED 555 per month. Those on the lookout for a family-centric SUV that is as suitable for everyday transports as it would for off-roading can get behind the wheel of a Duster starting at AED 750 per month. If you are on ......read more

    Land Rover Defender Supports the World's Toughest Adventure Race

    • Perfect partnership: Award-winning Land Rover Defender to play vital role as a support vehicle at the world’s toughest adventure race – the Red Bull X-Alps 2021 • Behind the scenes: A fleet of Defender 110 models will transport athletes, medical crew and support staff throughout the challenge,  over 1,238km of alpine terrain • Rugged accommodation: The 4x4 will be a home-from-home for participants, who will sleep onboard using the bespoke Autohome roof tent* developed for the Defender 110 • Extreme endurance: 12-day competition combines hiking, ultra-running, mountaineering and paragliding across five countries – Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France • Adventurous pedigree: Land Rover has more than 73 years of expedition heritage, making it the perfect official ......read more

    INFINITI Presents: Conquer Life in Style with All-New QX60 Starring Kate Hudson on June 23

    Dubai, UAE — June 08, 2021:   INFINITI announces it will leverage the talents of Hollywood to introduce its bestselling, 3-row SUV through “INFINITI Presents: Conquer Life in Style with the All-New QX60,” starring award-winning actress Kate Hudson, directed by Zack Snyder. The short film-style reveal will stream on June 23 at 9 p.m. GST. Golden Globe-winner and Academy Award-nominated actress, producer, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author, the multifaceted Hudson embodies the target customer for the brand and its 3-row SUV designed to conquer all facets of life in style.  “Approaching this project, we wanted to celebrate the many roles our target customers play from the boardroom to school drop-off,” said INFINITI Global Brand and Marketing General Manager Phil York. ......read more

    Arabian Automobiles Record-Breaking 83 % Growth in Nissan Patrol Sales Compared to 2019

    Dubai, 6th June 2021: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is proud to announce outstanding sales growth of the Nissan Patrol range, compared to a pre-pandemic period of January – April 2019.   “As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Patrol, we’re proud to share that the Hero of all Terrain has witnessed an 83 % growth in sales. The Nissan Patrol performed exceptionally well despite a competitive market proving the strength of the Nissan brand and the long heritage of the Patrol and its roots within the community. Building on our experience of over 50 years in the UAE market and our team’s deep understanding of the region’s automotive landscape, we continue to go from ......read more

    The First Ever BMW i4

    This Media Information describes the equipment and specification of vehicles for the German market. These may vary for other markets.  All data is provisional. Homologation and type testing values are not yet available.   June 02, 2021:  The launch of the BMW i4 brings electric mobility to the heart of the BMW brand. Locally emission-free driving pleasure will come to the traditional core of the midsize segment for the first time from November 2021. The BMW i4 is a four-door gran coupé that combines this vehicle concept’s hallmark spaciousness and practicality with the sporting ability for which BMW is renowned and a range that also convinces over long journeys. A premium character beyond that of market rivals is reflected in the high level of development of its drive system and chassis technology, its elegant ......read more

    Jaguar I-pace Completes Everesting Challenge on a Single Charge With Olympic Cycling Ace at the Wheel

          ● Peak efficiency: All-electric Jaguar I-PACE completes 'Everesting Challenge' by climbing 8,848m – the height of Mount Everest – on a single charge ● Reaching new heights: Performance SUV completed 16.2 ascents of Britain’s highest surfaced road – Great Dun Fell – gaining 547m on each full climb ● Race-to-road technology: I-PACE’s clever regenerative braking – developed with learnings from the Jaguar Racing Fomula E team – recovered equivalent to 58-miles (93.3km) of range under the challenge’s extreme conditions  ● World-class performance: British Olympic and World champion cyclist, Elinor Barker MBE, was at the wheel of Jaguar’s award-winning EV for the drive ● Endurance challenge: ......read more

    INFINITI Q60: A Sleek Luxury Sports Coupe at Arabian Automobiles

    Intriguing without compromising on practicality, the INFINITI Q60 available at Arabian Automobiles Dubai, 31 May 2021: Continuously raising the bar for luxury driving, Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is highlighting the perfect companion for the road – the powerful INFINITI Q60 with a choice of 3.0 V6 turbo engine, with either a 300 or 400HP for their ride.  Taking advantage of high-end artisanship that blends comfort with science, the Q60 is a luxury sports coupe that grants superior acceleration and speed at the touch of the gas pedal. With its smooth, 7-speed automatic transmission’s Adaptive Shift Control, you can keep your eyes on the journey ahead, especially during those long-awaited ......read more

    Maserati Tipo 61: the 60th Anniversary of its Triumph at the Nürburgring

    An anniversary to remind us that good sporting DNA will always be victorious.  From racing roots to a new future on the track with MC20. UAE, 31 May 2021 – On 28th May, Maserati celebrated a significant anniversary; exactly 60 years ago, the Tipo 61 achieved an amazing victory at the seventh edition of the Nürburgring 1,000 kilometres, the great endurance classic held at the Nordschleife in Germany which reached the height of its splendour and popularity in those very years.  With this success, the Maserati Tipo 61 driven by Masten Gregory and Lloyd Casner recorded a memorable double, winning again just one year after the victory achieved in 1960, with Stirling Moss at the wheel alongside Dan Gurney.  The cars were customised with white and blue paintwork, the colours which inspired the Maserati MC12 ......read more

    Kia Teases First Images of the All-New Sportage

    - Images of fifth-generation Sportage hint at bold and contemporary design, taking inspiration from nature and modernity  - Refined and muscular body contrasts crisp, tense and clean character lines that ripple the surface - Pioneering interior promises a serene space with a swooping integrated curved display as the focal point - Kia’s acclaimed ‘Opposites United’ design philosophy at the heart of Sportage’s youthful appearance   UAE May 31, 2021 – Kia Corporation has revealed the first official teaser images of the all-new Sportage – the fifth incarnation of the brand’s most popular SUV model.   Due to be revealed in July in Korea, the all-new Sportage has been carefully crafted to establish new benchmarks in its segment – for its advanced exterior and ......read more

    Lexus Achieves Cumulative Global Sales of 2 Million Electrified Vehicles

    Milestone has contributed to a cumulative reduction in CO2 emissions of around 19 million tons Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2021:  Lexus announced recently that the luxury brand eclipsed the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles  at the end of April 2021. The company has been a pioneer of electrification in the luxury market since the launch of the RX400h in 2005, and has continued to expand its lineup of electrified vehicles to meet the needs of its customers and society. Based on a philosophy of "right time, right product, right place", Lexus aims to further develop its electrified product portfolio to make use of the diverse energy sources and infrastructure environments encountered around the world. Lexus now sells nine models of electrified vehicles, including HEVs and ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover and Google Measure Dublin Air Quality With All-electric I-pace

    ● Jaguar I-PACE becomes Google’s first all-electric vehicle  ● Jaguar Land Rover engineers have integrated Google Street View and air quality technology into the award-winning I-PACE ● Google will use the I-PACE to map streets and measure air quality in partnership with Dublin City Council  ● ‘Air View Dublin’ launched this month with Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE collecting data on public roads for 12 months ● As Jaguar Land Rover reimagines its future strategy it is committed to collaborate with industry leaders to enhance sustainability and reduce emissions ● Jaguar Land Rover starts journey to become a net zero carbon business by 2039   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Wednesday 27 May 2021: Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with ......read more

    All-New Ford Bronco Earns Prestigious iF Design Gold Award 2021; Jury Says Pragmatic, Emotional Design ‘Redefines The Lifestyle SUV''

    • Out of nearly 10,000 entries, all-new 2021 Ford Bronco two-and four-door SUV honored in the top 75 pinnacles of design globally across numerous disciplines and industries, taking home prestigious iF Design gold award 2021 • “Pragmatic, emotional design” of all-new Bronco brings “the thrill of its iconic forebear into the 2020s” says jury for Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH   Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 27, 2021:   Not only is the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco ready for adventure, the two- and four-door SUV is garnering international acclaim for outstanding design as well.   Out of nearly 10,000 entries, Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH has named Bronco among its top 75 pillars of design across numerous disciplines and industries for ......read more

    Saudi's Motorsport Star Reema Juffali on Making Her Mark and Changing Attitudes

    26 May, 2021: Saudi Arabia’s first female Formula 3 driver Reema Juffali says she has her sights set on a top 10 finish after competing in the opening round of the 2021 BRDC British F3 Championship. The Jeddah-born driver, 29, produced a solid display at the first race of the 2021 season at Brands Hatch, where she made her Formula 3 debut. As the only female competing in the event, there is a natural interest in Juffali’s performances, and she is certainly happy to play a part in breaking down barriers in what can be a male-dominated environment. “To be honest, it's not something I spend a lot of time thinking about,” she says. “For sure, other drivers test me out sometimes to see what I am made of – to see how far they can push me, but they would do this regardless of my gender. I'm ......read more

    Ferrari Reports Strong First Quarter Results and Record Order Book

    • Total shipments of 2,771 units, slightly up versus prior year • Net revenues of Euro 1,011 million, up by 8.5% • Confident to reach top end of the 2021 guidance range on the back of excellent results, robust net order intake as well as record order book at the end of Q1 2021 • 2022 financial targets postponed by one year due to Covid-19       26 May 2021 – Commenting on the results and the outlook, Chairman and Acting CEO John Elkann said: “This strong start augurs well for the rest of 2021 and is testimony to the resilience of our business model as well as the extraordinary work of the women and men of Ferrari. Looking ahead, we expect the prudent steps we took in 2020 and are continuing in 2021 to adjust our expenditure in response to the Covid-19 emergency, will ......read more

    All-New Ford Bronco Earns Prestigious iF Design Gold Award 2021; Jury Says Pragmatic, Emotional Design ‘Redefines The Lifestyle SUV'

    • Out of nearly 10,000 entries, all-new 2021 Ford Bronco two-and four-door SUV honored in the top 75 pinnacles of design globally across numerous disciplines and industries, taking home prestigious iF Design gold award 2021 • “Pragmatic, emotional design” of all-new Bronco brings “the thrill of its iconic forebear into the 2020s” says jury for Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH   Dubai, UAE - May 26, 2021:  Not only is the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco ready for adventure, the two- and four-door SUV is garnering international acclaim for outstanding design as well.   Out of nearly 10,000 entries, Germany-based iF International Forum Design GmbH has named Bronco among its top 75 pillars of design across numerous disciplines and industries for elevating the brand ......read more

    BMW M GmbH and Hans Zimmer Co-Develop the Emotionally Engaging Driving Sound for Electrified BMW M Models

    25th May, 2021:  BMW M GmbH and Hans Zimmer co-develop the emotionally engaging driving sound for electrified BMW M models.  Ongoing expansion of the range of sounds for electric vehicles. BMW IconicSounds Electric enriches electric mobility with a fascinating and unmistakable sonic experience. Collaboration with the Academy Award winner produces a new, characteristic driving sound for the BMW i4, the M version of the BMW i4 and the BMW iX.  Munich. The future of driving pleasure is electric, locally emission-free – and characterised by a typically BMW sporting flair expressed not only in dynamic talent, but also through an emotionally rich aural experience. BMW IconicSounds Electric brings an unmistakable sound portfolio to BMW models powered by a fully electric or plug-in hybrid drive system. The ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Lexus Upgrades UAE Showrooms with Dedicated Space for Pre-owned Vehicles

        Lexus Pre-Owned represents Al-Futtaim Automotive’s commitment to delivering the highest quality products and best service to its customers   Dubai, UAE, 24 May 2021:  Al-Futtaim Lexus has upgraded its showroom network with the inauguration of a dedicated space for Lexus Pre-Owned vehicles across the brand’s nine showroom facilities in the UAE. The pre-owned wing of Lexus UAE showrooms offers customers authentic and premium Lexus cars and services, emphasizing Al-Futtaim Automotive’s commitment to delivering the highest quality products and best service to its customers. On par with the needs and wants of a customer looking to own an approved pre-owned Lexus, the premium fleet from Al-Futtaim Lexus includes vehicles that are inspected for quality assurance, serviced as per ......read more

    UD Trucks Assembled in the Kingdom Today For the Kingdom of Tomorrow

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 23, 2021:   UD Trucks, the leading Japanese truck manufacturer, with a range of medium and heavy duty vehicles that provide comprehensive solutions that meet the needs of Kingdom's demanding transportation sector are now being assembled, with excellence, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Zahid Group’s Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry (AVI) facility in the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). AVI is now the only facility in the world that assembles Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks and UD Trucks on the same production line; an achievement that showcases Zahid Tractor, AVI and Zahid Group’s relentless commitment to creating career opportunities and enhancing the careers of Saudi Arabian nationals. Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Nasser J. Bayram, Group President – ......read more

    Jaguar Enhances E-pace With New R-dynamic Black Edition and Advanced Technology

    ● R-Dynamic Black Edition: New model brings a dramatic aesthetic to the E-PACE line-up with unique gloss black design elements and an enhanced specification ● Desirable and imposing: Highlights include the Black Pack with unique black mirror caps, panoramic roof, privacy glass and red brake calipers, which complement Satin Grey  19-inch alloy wheels ● Crafted interior: Recent upgrades across the E-PACE line-up give customers even greater levels of comfort, technology and convenience than before ● Advanced connectivity: Available soon via Software-Over-The-Air (SOTA),  wireless Apple CarPlay® technology will provide added convenience and connectivity*. Wireless Android Auto™ will also become available at the same time* ● Premium Transverse Architecture: Advanced vehicle ......read more

    Flying Spur in Detail: Making the Best Car Even Better

     New features and options for the Flying Spur, building on the best  Exterior paint palette increases to 63, with the addition of Cambrian Grey  City Specification, Welcome Lighting and Air Ioniser now standard  New open pore woods and a new exterior colour expand customer choice  Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) eliminated via advanced computer-aided technology  Sustainable design process used to create the Flying Spur’s ultimate in-cabin experience   (Middle East, 18 May 2021) The world’s finest four door sedan has been made even better with increased technology and comfort now as standard, along with new and contemporary interior veneer choices and a new exterior paint - Cambrian Grey, that expands the standard paint palette to 63 colours.  City ......read more

    New Range Rover Evoque: Elegant Bronze Collection Edition and Powerful P300 Hst Broaden Range Rover Evoque Family

    Elegant Bronze Collection and powerful P300 HST join the recently launched Range Rover Evoque Autobiography to make latest Evoque line-up the most sophisticated and luxurious yet  Bronze Collection: Exclusive new Special Edition is available in three colours, with unique design elements inside and out including a distinctive Corinthian Bronze contrast roof and Burnished Copper side vents  Sporty stealth: Powerful Range Rover Evoque P300 HST features a Black Pack, Gloss Black Sliding Panoramic Roof, Gloss Black 20-inch alloys with red brake calipers and powerful 300PS Ingenium petrol engine  Power and efficiency: Range Rover Evoque is available with a choice of powerful and efficient mild-hybrid engines, including a three-cylinder 1.5-litre Ingenium petrol plus the P300e plug-in hybrid  On the charge: ......read more

    'Movement That Inspires': Kia Launches its New Brand Purpose and Identity in MEA Markets

    - New brand launch took place on May 14 through a multimedia showcase on the iconic Burj Khalifa  - Kia Cerato to be the first vehicle with the new logo sold in the MEA region, followed by the K8 in August 2021  - Company puts its mid to long-term ‘Plan S’ strategy into action to spearhead transition to EV and sustainable mobility solutions for customers in the future   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2021 – Kia launched today its new global brand identity, strategy, and purpose across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a signal of Kia Corporation’s future direction and vision. The regional launch, which involved a striking multimedia show at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, follows the global announcement of Kia’s brand transformation at the beginning of ......read more

    20 Years of Modern Driving Pleasure in the Mini

    The MINI brand and the BMW Group's British production plants in Oxford and Swindon celebrate 20 years of production of the original in the small car premium segment for the 21st century.     May 10, 2021:  A success that has now lasted two decades: At the beginning of 2001, the production of MINI body parts started in Swindon. And a little later, on 26 April 2001, the first new MINI rolled off the production line in Oxford. Since then, MINI has built more than five million premium cars in Great Britain. At the Oxford plant alone, the MINI 3-door, the MINI 5-door and the MINI Clubman as well as the fully- electric MINI Cooper SE are currently being built - all together on the same production line.  BMW Group Chairman of the Board of Management Oliver Zipse was in charge of manufacturing at the MINI ......read more

    First Motors Celebrates Ramadan With Exclusive Benefits on Select Genesis Vehicles

    UAE, 06 May 2021:  First Motors, the official distributor of Genesis in Bahrain has launched an exciting campaign this Ramadan to bring its Genesis customers exceptional offers on select models throughout the holy month.   As a design-focused brand, Genesis has a significant line-up embodying ‘athletic elegance’, including The new G70, The All-new G80 midsize luxury sedan and the first SUV, GV80 and the flagship G90.    This Ramadan, Genesis customers can enjoy incredible benefits on the sought-after line-up. To ensure that customers have a hassle-free buying and ownership experience, each model includes a five-year 100,000km service contract – covering maintenance work. As well as additional benefits including a five years’ or unlimited km manufacturer warranty - ensuring that ......read more

    Lucid Motors Appoints Sherry House as Chief Financial Officer

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