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    Ramadan starts early this year at Al-Futtaim Toyota showrooms

    Not-to-be-missed bundle deals on 2018 models from April 21st Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 22, 2018:  In line with its tradition of delighting customers, Al-Futtaim Toyota leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE since 2008, has launched this year’s Ramadan offers with customers able to avail the best Toyota deals as early as April 21st and enjoying these benefits until the end of the Holy Month. This year’s Ramadan offer includes a bundle of one-year free insurance, free registration coupled with four years/80,000 Km Toyota care service package and more, allowing customers to own their dream Toyota car with savings of up to AED 37,000 on certain models. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, said: “Customers in need of some new shining wheels that come with the famous Toyota quality, ......read more

    New XE 300 Sport Edition Wins Gripping Ice Race

    Jaguar XE 300 SPORT showcases  dynamic handling against Olympic champion speed skater Shaolin Sándor Liu, on 3km outdoor ice track Sports saloon grips frozen surface in unique time trial against Hungarian short track speed skating gold medallist, with Team GB’s Elise Christie on board New performance model with 300PS 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine laps the world’s longest ice track at Flevonice, the Netherlands, at average speed of 59km/h 300 SPORT model features Dark Satin Grey exterior details, interior Contrast Yellow Stitch and bespoke 300 SPORT branding 300 SPORT editions in Jaguar XE and XF available to order now   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2018 - The new Jaguar XE 300 SPORT has made its debut by setting a unique lap record. The special edition sports saloon became the ......read more

    The new BMW M2 Competition

    Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2018:  With the new BMW M2 Competition (combined fuel consumption with six-speed manual gearbox: 10,0 – 9,9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 228 – 225 g/km*; combined with optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT): 9,2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 210 – 209 g/km)*, BMW M GmbH is setting fresh benchmarks in the compact high-performance sports car segment and adding marked refinement to the character of the BMW M2 Coupé New six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, based on the power unit from the BMW M3/M4, three-litre cubic capacity, 302 kW/410 HP, peak torque of 550 Nm (combined fuel consumption with six-speed manual gearbox: 10,0 – 9,9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 228 – 225 g/km*; combined with optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M ......read more

    MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018

    April 18, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: A unique combination of driving fun, premium quality and individual style, characterise the models with which MINI continues to increase its popularity on the Chinese automotive market. The model update for the MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door and the MINI Convertible set fresh impulses for the success of the brand. The Asian premiere of the new models will take place at the Auto China 2018 in Beijing. Furthermore, MINI will be presenting its range of models in the premium compact segment. More than 1600 exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting current models, technological innovations and services at the Auto China 2018. The international automotive meeting, which began in 1990, takes place every two years and is spread over 220 000 square metres at the China International Exhibition Center. The 15th ......read more

    'Global Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers Gear Up for Robust Business Growth at Automechanika Dubai 2018'

    Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021 April 18, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.  IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the 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 of ......read more

    UL's Safety Standard for Battery Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Helps Make Skies Safer

        UL 3030 certification designed to ensure battery operated systems used to power remote-controlled drones meet rigorous safety criteria     Standard designed to make help ensure electrical system mitigates risk of fire, electric shock and other hazardous malfunctions that can result in damage to property and personal injury Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018:  With drone technology expected to flow into the MENA region in the next decade, global safety science firm UL has now created a platform designed to help ensure the safety of lithium-ion battery powered unmanned aerial systems. The UL 3030 Standard establishes a baseline for electrical systems to help mitigate It electric shock and fire hazards and enables common expectation of safe use. It covers commercial (e.g. ......read more

    Jafza's Automotive & Spare Parts Sector Logs Business Worth AED 39.5 Billion in 2017

    DP World top management meets industry leaders to mark success Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018:  The automotive and spare parts companies operating in DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) recorded business worth AED 39.5 billion in 2017.  DP World, UAE Region recently held a forum for automotive companies to celebrate the close ties with the industry and to highlight the sector’s position as a cornerstone of business growth in Jafza.  Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, said: “The encouraging performance of the sector underlines Dubai’s position as the preferred logistics and distribution centre for the automotive industry in the region which has been with us since the beginning. We recognise how the industry has been an ......read more

    Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan Arrives in Middle East

    All-new compact model completes Genesis core sedan range Graceful exterior styling matched by sophisticated interior Performance and handling focus on driver experience Advanced technology for convenience and safety Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018:   Genesis has officially launched its compact G70 luxury sedan in Middle East markets, completing the ambitious brand’s core sedan line-up.    Engineered as a dynamic car with strong appeal to younger customers and more enthusiastic drivers, the G70 joins the flagship G90 large sedan and mid-sized G80 and G80 Sport, once again demonstrating the commitment to excellence and authenticity that underpins the world’s newest luxury auto brand.   The Genesis G70 is the latest representation of the brand’s rapidly evolving DNA, with its ......read more

    Honda take home prestigious awards

    Jazz, CR-V and Accord win at Wheels COTY and MECOTY awards  Dubai, April 16, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced that the Honda Jazz, Accord and CR-V has won top honours at two leading automotive award functions.  The recently launched Jazz won Best Compact car award at the annual Wheels Car of the Year awards while the CR-V and Accord (has since undergone a full model change and was launched in the UAE last month) won best Midsize Sedan and Best Small SUV respectively at the Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards.  The all-new Jazz comes loaded with features including a new 7.0in colour Display Audio touchscreen with swipe and touch functionality, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, keyless entry, cruise ......read more

    Record first quarter for BMW Group sales

    Deliveries up 3.0%: 604,629 units sold worldwide Sales growth achieved in all major sales regions  First-quarter electrified sales up 38.3%: 26,858 delivered worldwide March 2018 best-ever single month for BMW Group United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2018:  The BMW Group has achieved its best ever first-quarter sales with a total of 604,629 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 3.0% on last year and the first time the company has sold over 600,000 vehicles this early in the year. March 2018 was the company’s best-ever single month for sales, with a total of 256,162 (+0.5%) vehicles delivered. BMW Group sales in March were slightly affected by a sandstorm, which has delayed shipping of around 5,000 cars awaiting onward transport from the German port of Cuxhaven. As ......read more

    MG Motor and Al Yousuf Motors Open New Dubai Showroom

    (Middle East, 11th April 2018) MG Motor, along with their new UAE distributor, Al Yousuf Motors has opened the doors to a new showroom. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the showroom will showcase the MG ZS, and, the MG RX5 SUVs, as well as the MG 360 compact sedan.   As the recently appointed UAE distributor of MG Motor, Al Yousuf Motors will provide a range of services for new and existing customers of the rejuvenated MG brand, including new car sales, servicing, finance packages and leasing deals. In addition to the Sheikh Zayed Road showroom, MG Motors models will be available from four other locations across the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Ras Al-Khaimah and Fujairah)   Commenting on the showroom opening, Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director, SAIC Motor Middle East said: “At MG we are experiencing positive growth in the ......read more

    Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Scoops Best SUV Car of the Year trophy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 9, 2018 –   Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, one of the world’s toughest and most reliable SUVs and leader of the midsize SUV segment in the UAE acquired the Best SUV Car of the Year title at the Wheels Car of the Year Awards 2018, the region’s most established independent automotive awards, thanks to its new dynamic, modern and robust styling formula. Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE and leader in sustainable mobility said: “Since the Prado’s introduction in the UAE, it has always spearheaded the Midsize SUV segment, and has proven to be one of our best performing vehicles. This award came as no surprise and is a testament to the Prado’s unmatched capabilities for off-roaders, families and ......read more

    Al Tayer Motors Launches New Ford Trucks 6x4 Tractor Head series

    Dubai, April , 2018 –   Al Tayer Motors, the official Ford Trucks importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates, launched the new 6x4 Tractor Head series (3543T) at an event held in Dubai.   The new Ford Trucks 6x4 Tractor Head series (3543T) offers advanced specifications such as 10mm 500 MPa strong steel chassis, twin clutch, 16-speed ZF manual transmission, and day & sleeper cab options.    “A truly competitive, viable and economical alternative, the Ford Trucks 6x4 Tractor Head series are powerful and capable vehicles tailored to meet the specific needs of the UAE market. The 3543T is now equipped with 24-inch tyres in response to the market requirement and is currently being offered with a comprehensive warranty that can be extended up to five years,” said Ashok Khanna, Chief ......read more

    Nissan starts exchange program for Nissan LEAF batteries in Japan

    LEAF owners will be able to trade in old batteries for refabricated ones Dubai, UAE (April 5, 2018) :  Nissan LEAF owners in Japan will be able to exchange their cars’ old batteries for refabricated ones under a new, fee-based program. Starting in May, owners of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF can turn in their used batteries and, for a fee, receive refabricated ones. Nissan is using the battery-refabrication capabilities of 4R Energy Corp., a company established through a joint venture with Sumitomo Corp., to offer the program. As demand for electric vehicles grows, the number of used batteries will increase significantly. Nissan hopes that by reclaiming these batteries, it can help lower battery replacement costs and heighten the used-car value of electric vehicles. This will enhance the electric-car ownership ......read more

    Feel the adrenaline rush with the Xtreme Toyota obstacle course at the 4th Custom Show Emirates

    Enjoy the amazing line-up of Lexus’ popular luxury vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 4th, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Toyota leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, will be flexing its off-road muscles at the 4th Custom Show Emirates, the biggest custom cars and bikes show in the Middle East, which will take place concurrently with the 3rd International Motor Show Abu Dhabi. Calling all adrenaline addicts and off-road enthusiasts, Toyota is offering the show visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the highly capable Xtreme line-up, in its ideal habitat, an obstacle course that would put the Land Cruiser, FJ and Fortuner Xtreme as well as the Hilux Super Xtreme Concept to test in the most daring environment. The obstacle includes an “Axle Twister” which simulates variable terrain ......read more

    Arabian Automobiles Nissan outperforms the market in 2017, achieving 13% market share

    The brand asserted its leading position in the automotive market by increasing its market share from 11.1% to 13% Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4th April 2018:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has outperformed the market in 2017, reaching an impressive 13% of the UAE automotive market by the end of the year. Michel Ayat, CEO of Arabian Automobiles, commented: “We are proud to have improved our market share position for Nissan in 2017, which reflects the brand’s strong regional presence and the enduring popularity of its dynamic model line-up. We were particularly successful in the crossover and SUV segment, which is a priority for us as it accounts for 38% of the market; while the segment ......read more

    The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018”

    Flagship model wins prestigious award Ninth victory for Audi in the World Car Awards Audi Board Member for Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is an innovation driver for our entire industry.” Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018:  The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018.” The win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship as the embodiment of “Vorsprung durch Technik.” The award ceremony took place at the New York Auto Show.   In their decision, the 82 jury members from 24 countries assessed not only the emotional appeal, passenger comfort and safety, but also environment aspects as well as driving performance, market relevance and price-performance ratio. The Audi A8 prevailed against two competitors in the final elimination round. This marks the ninth overall victory ......read more

    All-New 2018 Nissan LEAF Named ‘2018 World Green Car of the Year'

    All-new 2018 Nissan LEAF named “2018 World Green Car” by the World Car Awards Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to win award since category was created Dubai, UAE (April 02, 2018) –   The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was named the “2018 World Green Car” at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.   The first all-electric vehicle to win the World Green Car award since the category’s inception in 2016, the 2018 Nissan LEAF has been reinvented for its second generation. Available in showrooms today, the new Nissan LEAF combines greater range1 with a dynamic new design and ......read more

    BMW celebrates its dealers with the Excellence in Sales Award

    Middle East received two awards for Jordan and Qatar  Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018:  BMW honoured its best dealers from around the world at a celebratory awards evening in the BMW Group Classic. Pieter Nota, BMW AG management board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW handed out the awards to the 41 top dealers, saying they were a thank-you from the company to its international dealer body, which had worked so hard to make 2017 yet another successful year. This year, two importers from the Middle East took home the esteemed honours. Abu Khader Automotive from Jordan won Best Retailer in BMW i & iPerformance in the Region Africa, Russia and the Importer Markets Eastern Europe and Middle East. In addition, Alfardan Automobiles, the official importer in Qatar was awarded Best Retailer in Customer Care in the Region ......read more

    Range Rover Velar Named Most Beautiful Car in the World

    Range Rover Velar named World Car Design of the Year at 2018 World Car Awards Victory announced at New York International Auto Show Velar features unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity Takes over from Jaguar F-PACE, which won the award last year Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 March 2018: The Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards.   Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar offers a unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity.   Prof. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, said: “The Range Rover Velar is an outstanding, superior SUV. Compelling modernity, eye-catching design, innovative ......read more

    Bosch is turning the car into a lifesaver

    Beginning March 31, connected vehicles with eCall will automatically call for help in an accident     Thanks to the automatic eCall, emergency responders can arrive at the scene of an accident up to twice as fast     eCall service from Bosch speaks 16 languages     The telematics eCall plug is the retrofit eCall solution for all vehicles     Bosch develops eCall for cars and motorcycles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29, March 2018:  On March 31, 2018, the automatic “emergency call” system – eCall, for short – will become mandatory in the European Union. This requirement means that a digital first responder who automatically calls for help in an accident, will be riding along in the car, each and every time. “Connecting cars makes a great deal ......read more

    Refinement Ventures Off-Road with All-New Sierra AT4

    Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2018:   GMC redefines the off-road space by introducing the all-new 2019 Sierra AT4. For the first time ever, the Sierra AT4 delivers a unique formula of authentic off-road capability and innovative technology paired with premium refinement and a bold appearance expected from GMC.   “The 2019 Sierra AT4 is designed for the customer who wants an elevated presence on the road and the capability to venture off life’s beaten path,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “It’s also the beginning for the AT4 brand, which will be seen on every vehicle in our lineup in the next two years.”    Standard content on the 2019 Sierra AT4 includes: 2-inch factory-installed suspension lift Standard 4WD with a two-speed transfer case, locking ......read more

    The Jaguar F-PACE SVR : Sportscar Performance, Suv Design

    Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine developing 550PS and 680Nm of torque  0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds (0-60mph in 4.1 seconds) with a top speed of 283km/h (176mph) SVR aerodynamic package features unique front and rear bumpers, lower body sides and rear flip spoiler to enhance cooling, reduce lift and drag and aid high-speed stability. SVR-tuned chassis features uprated dampers with front and rear spring rates increased by 30/10 per cent respectively  Lightweight 21- and optional 22-inch forged wheels with differential width from front to rear to improve handling and traction Rear Electronic Active Differential for optimised traction and dynamics Uprated brakes feature 395/396mm front/rear two-piece discs Variable Valve Active exhaust delivers powerful Jaguar SVR soundtrack, is 6.6kg lighter and aids ......read more

    Rolls-Royce Takes Bespoke to New Heights With ‘Wraith Luminary Collection'

    Limited Collection of 55 unique Rolls-Royce motor cars  First ever shooting star headliner World debut of illuminated wooden paneling  Stainless steel hand-woven fabric incorporated into cabin  Global debut of Sunburst Grey paint. Solid grey with rich copper tones Oxford English Dictionary definition Luminary: 1) A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere. 2) A natural light-giving body, especially the sun or moon. Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2018:  In a bold expression of dynamic luxury, Rolls-Royce unveils the Wraith Luminary Collection. Inspired by those who lead where others follow, the Wraith Luminary Collection will light the way for the luxury trailblazer. In response to an ongoing global demand for Rolls-Royce Collection Cars, the marque ......read more

    Famco introduces Euro 5 emission standard Volvo Trucks in the UAE

    Move follows ESMA’s directives to import trucks that meet Euro 4 emission standards  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 27, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (Famco), exclusive distributor of Volvo Trucks in the UAE, recently announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks that meets Euro 5 emission standards.  The introduction of the new Euro 5 engines supports the UAE Government’s Vision 2021 to provide a safer environment and to work towards providing a sustainable future.  As part of the Government's efforts, Emirates Authority For Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) recently mandated that all trucks imported starting this year must meet Euro 4 emission standards. Famco and Volvo Trucks Middle East have taken a step further and introduced the Euro 5-compliant ......read more

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    Al-Futtaim Honda introduces 2018 GL1800 Gold Wing in the UAE

    Dubai, March 25, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has introduced the 2018 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing.  Since its introduction as a naked 1000cc machine in 1975, the Honda Goldwing has always been the ultimate in two-wheeled travel. It is a motorcycle that has been very much on its own journey, growing in physical size and displacement over the decades, all the while creating an enduring and unrivalled reputation for luxury, quality and comfort. It has amassed a huge fan base here in the UAE and ......read more

    Special Edition Maserati Quattroporte GTS ‘Nerissimo' arrive at Al Tayer Motors showrooms in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2018:  Limited units of the Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport ‘Nerissimo’ Special Edition cars have arrived at official importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors showrooms in the UAE   Only 50 of the Limited Edition vehicles are being made specifically for the Middle East region and Japan. One of the cars is currently on display at the Al Tayer Motors showroom in Sharjah.   “The UAE market has a strong affection for cars, particularly special, distinctive models and this is an exclusive opportunity for very select customers to own a ......read more

    Al Furat to set up AED 20 million auto body building unit

    Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  Industrial refrigeration specialist company Al Furat has announced the setting up of a unit to build a wide range of vehicle bodies. The new unit, being developed as part of the business diversification of the thirty-year-old company, will help build trailers, semi-trailers, curtain side semi-trailers, low bed trailers, municipal utility equipment and tipping bodies.   The new unit is being built with an initial investment of AED 20 million. The Umm al-Quwain headquartered Al Furat Refrigeration and Thermal Insulation Industry was ......read more

    PitStopArabia - The Leading Authorized Online Tyres Dealer in UAE

    Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018:  PitStopArabia has fast become the one-stop shop for the people of UAE by bringing quality tyres at excellent value. UAE is home to a diverse population of drivers who had no choice but to visit multiple stores to find the right tyres for their vehicle and pay significantly higher prices. This pain point has been addressed by PitStopArabia with their mission of “making the tyre buying process easy and positive” for their customers.   Finding suitable car tyres is always an annoyance as most drivers have little understanding of ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Honda hosts members of Honda UAE Club to celebrate launch of all-new Accord

    Dubai, March 19, 2018:   To celebrate the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, hosted at its Dubai Festival City showroom members of the Honda UAE Club.   During the event, product experts from Al-Futtaim Honda highlight some of the key features of the new Accord including its outstanding quality, fuel efficiency, packaging and sophisticated driving dynamics in addition to its spacious and upscale interior, and the latest generation of advanced Honda safety ......read more

    Nissan powers Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge for 15th year

    Manufacturer extends one of Middle East motor sport’s longest running partnerships Dubai, UAE, 15 March, 2018:   One of the longest running partnerships in Middle East motor sport has entered its 15th year with the approach of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan, which turns the focus of the cross country rallying world on the UAE capital again later this month. Title sponsors Nissan Middle East have joined forces again with the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the rally organisers, to present one of the most spectacular events on the World ......read more

    Nissan's e-POWER technology wins environmental award

    Energy Conservation Center Japan recognizes innovative drive system for helping reduce CO2 emissions Dubai, United Arab Emirates (15 March 2018) –   Nissan’s e-POWER electric powertrain technology, which helped make the Nissan Note Japan’s best-selling compact car last year, has won a prestigious Japanese environmental award for its contributions to reducing CO2 emissions. The Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ), an organization backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, awarded e-POWER its Chairman’s Prize as part of the ......read more

    GMC sets a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title in partnership with Abu Dhabi Police

    The ‘largest parade of GMC cars’ title was achieved during GCC Traffic Week Leading the parade, a GMC Sierra flew the flag of Year of Zayed as it cruised Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018:  As part of the GCC Traffic Week (11-15 March), GMC Middle East set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, for the ‘largest parade of GMC cars’, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Police. Held at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, 191 GMC vehicles gathered to form over a four-kilometer long parade on the famous Formula One race track. The parade was led ......read more

    Al Fahim to provide 85 vehicles to Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018

    Sponsorship includes 70 Mercedes Benz and 15 Jeep Grand Cherokee cars    14th March, 2018, ABU DHABI:  UAE-based conglomerate, ALFAHIM, has been confirmed as an official sponsor of Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 at a signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi today.   As part of the agreement the family-run ALFAHIM will provide 85 vehicles, made up of 70 Mercedes-Benz and 15 Jeep Grand Cherokee cars, to be used for 10 days by Special Olympics committee members, heads of delegations, VIPs and honored guests.    The signing at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu ......read more

    FAMCO launches Volvo Trucks Advanced Safety Features in UAE

    Volvo Trucks commitment to safety helps drive the success of customers business by putting the well-being of drivers and their families first. Volvo Truck’s attention to safety lowers insurance costs related to accidents and reduces cargo loss and downtime due to accidents Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018:  Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks advanced safety features in the UAE.  The launch event was attended by senior management from Volvo Trucks and FAMCO and was held at the FAMCO premises at Dubai ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Honda launches 10th generation Honda Accord

    Dubai, March 12, 2018:  Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord.   The all-new Accord is the 10th generation of Honda’s perennially best-selling midsize sedan.    All-new from the ground up, the 2018 Accord is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure; a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; two advanced new power units, including Accord’s first-ever turbocharged engines, ......read more

    Luxury First: Range Rover Sv Coupé Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

    Land Rover has created the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé – a seductive limited-edition two-door Range Rover  Beautifully curated interiors set new standards for materials and craftsmanship, with extensive personalization options for SV Coupé clients  565PS and 700Nm 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain makes SV Coupé the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with 0-60mph in just 5 seconds and 165mph (266kph) top speed** SV Coupé will be hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, with no more than 999 examples available ......read more

    W Motors at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

    Fenyr Supersport - Global Debut and World Premiere Iconiq Seven - Europeean Premiere  Dubai, March 6th 2018–  W Motors, the first Arab brand of high-performance luxury sports cars from the Middle East, achieved a new milestone today with the world premiere of the Fenyr SuperSport launched at the renowned Geneva International Motor Show. W Motors was also joined on the stand by partner ICONIQ Motors, based in China, who unveiled in parallel their brand new electric SPVs ICONIQ Seven model in VIP edition. Held every March, in the Swiss City of Geneva, the 88th ......read more

    CONIQ Model SEVEN makes European debut ICONIQ MOTORS to work with Microsoft and AKKA Technologies to make driverless technology a reality

    6 MARCH 2018, UAE:  ICONIQ Motors celebrated the European debut of its Model SEVEN at the Geneva Motor Show, showcasing the world’s first all-electric passenger-focused MPV, with a focus on bringing an unparalleled level of connectivity and convenience to passengers. ICONIQ President Alan Wu commented: “ICONIQ’ SEVEN’s debut in Europe marks another milestone for the company as we expand our market reach while taking a leap forward to announce the next level of our partnership with Microsoft and AKKA to make driverless technology a reality. Our focus on ......read more

    New Jaguar E-PACE to debut in the UAE

    The British manufacturer is inviting all car enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies to attend the launch event  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 06 March 2018:   To mark the arrival of the latest compact performance SUV in the UAE, Jaguar Middle East and Al Tayer Motors will be hosting an exciting launch event for the New Jaguar E-PACE at City Walk 2 on the 9 & 10 March 2018 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Guests will have the chance to be in the driver seat and experience the New Jaguar E-PACE for themselves in a timed activity, or they can get in the passenger seat ......read more

    BMW Group Plant Leipzig starts series production of BMW i8 Roadster.

    Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2018:  BMW i8 Roadster: combined fuel consumption 2,1 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption 14,5 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 46 g/km. BMW i8 Coupe: combined fuel consumption 1,9 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption 14,0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 42 g/km. (Calculated in the EU test cycle, in combination with standard tyres). All figures are preliminary. The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and operating range figures were determined according to the prescribed test procedure in the version applicable at the time of type approval ......read more

    Nissan at Geneva Motor Show 2018: Transforming the way we drive, transforming the way we live

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 6, 2018) –  The acceleration of electrification was the key theme at the Nissan stand during this year’s Geneva Motor Show.   Taking center stage was the world premiere of the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship race car, seen in its concept livery for the first time. The car will make its city circuit debut at the start of the 2018/19 season later this year.   Also featured was the all-electric, zero-emission new Nissan LEAF. One new Nissan LEAF is being ordered in Europe every 12 minutes, making it the ......read more

    Jaguar Charges Ahead With All-new Electric I-PACE

    New all-electric I-PACE places Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle (EV), the I-PACE offers bold aero-efficient design, and interior space from the segment above Electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed motors with a combined 400PS and 696Nm delivering 0-100km/h in 4.8s 90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers 480km range1, with EV navigation to ensure range-optimised routing Bespoke EV aluminium architecture delivers Jaguar’s most rigid body structure with 50:50 weight ......read more

    Iconic Nissan 370Z NISMO launched in UAE

    The Nissan 370Z NISMO is the third offering from Nissan’s in-house performance division to be introduced to the region Nissan 370Z NISMO marked by distinctive exterior appearance and unique interior features Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:   The 2018 Nissan 370Z NISMO has launched in UAE for the first time, as part of the global automaker’s continued drive to bring tuned, high-performance NISMO models to the market. With a 3.7-liter V6 engine and 350 brake horsepower, the powerful 370Z NISMO is an iconic car that is set to be another favourite choice among ......read more

    AGMC breaks ground at new multi-million Dubai Motor City site

    New BMW and MINI showroom and aftersales facility will be first automotive dealership in Dubai Motor City as part of AGMC’s network expansion to cater to its existing and potential customers across Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates  Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2018:   AGMC, the official importer of BMW Group products for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has broken ground at the site of what will be a new, ultra-modern, multi-million-dirham BMW and MINI facility in Dubai Motor City. The new 100,000 square foot showroom and aftersales facility will be the ......read more

    Top Global Security Experts to travel in Land Rover vehicles from Premier Motors

    Dealership signs as event’s Exclusive Automotive Partner  Dubai, 27 February 2018:  VVIP and VIP delegates to the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR), will travel in a fleet of 60 premium luxury Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles provided by Premier Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in Abu Dhabi. The dealership has signed as the exclusive automotive partner of the event. ISNR 2018, to be held from March 6 - 8, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, attracts the world’s top companies that ......read more

    MAG Lifestyle Development Unveils the Biggest Fleet of Rolls-Royce Ghost Motor Cars in the World

    The luxury vehicles deliver on MAG’s promise to exceed its customers’ expectations at every turn Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 February 2018:  MAG Lifestyle Development (MAG), the property development arm of the MAG Group, has unveiled the biggest fleet of Rolls-Royce Ghost motor cars in the world, making it the leading global customer for the ultra-luxury car.  MAG’s Rolls-Royce fleet, which originally comprised twelve Ghost models, has now grown to a total of 30 vehicles following the company’s recent rebrand from MAG Property Development to ......read more

    Front-Row Seats at Global Premiere of All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE

    New all-electric I-PACE to be unveiled on Jaguar social channels in live global broadcast at 18:00 GMT on 1 March I-PACE is Jaguar’s first electric vehicle and the newest member of the PACE family Official public debut of I-PACE will be at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March Watch the live I-PACE reveal on 1 March here Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 February 2018 –   Jaguar will livestream the global premiere of its first electric vehicle (EV), the I-PACE, at 19:00 CET on 1 March.   The I-PACE is Jaguar’s newest member of the PACE family and ......read more

    Ford Transit Vans to Power DHL Express in UAE

    Automatic vehicles enable logistics provider to employ more female drivers Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2018:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has taken delivery of its first batch of Ford Transit vans from National Car Rental (NCR), one of the UAE’s leading car rental companies. It is the first time that DHL Express will operate Ford Transit vans in its UAE fleet as it replaces its existing vehicles. “At DHL we are committed to continuous improvement and our Go Green initiatives. Ford Transit vans allows us to do that ......read more

    Nissan and DeNA to start Easy Ride robo-vehicle mobility service trial

    Field test to begin March 5 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 25, 2018:  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and DeNA Co., Ltd. will begin a field test of Easy Ride, the robo-vehicle mobility service being developed by both companies, on March 5. Easy Ride is envisioned as a mobility service for anyone who wants to travel freely to their destination of choice in a robo-vehicle. During the field test, the participants will be able to travel in vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology along a set route. The route spans about 4.5 kilometers between Nissan’s global ......read more

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