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    Nissan Energy demonstration hits the spot

    Nissan recharges CES visitors with macchiato brewed using LEAF power January 20, 2019:  Nissan gave CES trade show attendees a taste of Nissan Energy. Nissan Energy is part of Nissan Intelligent Integration, the company’s vision of a connected world where new developments in battery technology and power generation enable homes and vehicles to better harness and power each other. At the CES Nissan display, visitors relaxed and sipped on a freshly-brewed macchiato topped with their self-portrait crafted from foam while watching Nissan Energy in action. The barista station ran purely off a Nissan LEAF, demonstrating Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. Nissan Energy will establish new standards for connecting vehicles to energy ......read more

    Royal Enfield 650 Twins launched in the UAE

    Highly anticipated Royal Enfield Twin motorcycles launched in Dubai - The Interceptor INT 650 to be available starting at AED 19,999 and the Continental GT 650 to be available starting at AED 20,399 Bookings to open on January 15, 2019 and motorcycles to be on display at dealership in Dubai starting February 2019   January 16, 2019, Dubai:   Following an enthusiastic reception from the world's press at the recent global launch of all-new Continental GT 650 Twin and Interceptor INT 650 Twin mid-sized motorcycles, its recent European launch at EICMA 2018 and following the launch at the Melbourne Moto Expo, Royal Enfield is delighted to bring the full-production versions of the motorcycles to riding enthusiasts in the UAE.    The Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650 will be on ......read more

    Audi turns the car into a virtual reality experience platform at CES

    Audi e-tron takes backseat passengers on adventure through outer space  Technology combines VR content with vehicle movements in real time  Debuts “Marvel’s Avengers: Rocket’s Rescue Run” futuristic prototype created with Disney Games and Interactive Experiences for CES showcase Start-up company, holoride, to establish new entertainment category via open platform Dubai, 15 January 2019 -   Audi redefined in-car entertainment at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In the future, backseat passengers will be able to experience movies, video games, and interactive content even more realistically using virtual reality glasses. The premium brand presented a technology that adopts virtual content to the movements of a vehicle in real time: If the car drives through a right ......read more

    2020 Cadillac XT6 Makes Global Debut

    All-new three-row crossover makes every seat the best seat in the house and offers comprehensive standard and available safety technologies Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2019:  Cadillac expands its popular crossover and SUV lineup with today’s global debut of the 2020 XT6.    Created to make the most of passengers’ time on the road, this all-new three-row crossover centers on a luxurious, adaptable and connected cabin, complemented with responsive handling and a comprehensive suite of standard and available safety technologies.    “The first-ever Cadillac XT6 delivers a compelling blend of spaciousness, safety and convenience features for customers who thrive on doing it all,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “It joins the all-new XT4, which has soared to the ......read more

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Achieves Historic Business Record

    Annual sales of 4,107 are the highest in the marque’s 115-year history Year-on-year sales growth in all regions; the Americas remains largest market Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to generate a meaningful financial contribution to its shareholder, the BMW Group  Buoyant demand for all model families, with Phantom a major growth driver  Record levels of Bespoke commissions establishes Rolls-Royce as a true Luxury House Cullinan garners stellar headlines worldwide following a highly successful launch. First few Cullinans delivered to customers in time for Christmas Cullinan advance orders running well into the second half of 2019 200 new jobs take total Rolls-Royce workforce past 2,000 for the first time Highest-ever intake on Apprenticeship Programme Exceptional growth in annual sales across the ......read more

    Cadillac announces Middle East arrival of the 2019 ATS model

    A PERFECT BALANCE OF POWER, CONTROL AND PRECISION  OFFERED IN ATS, LUXURY, PREMIUM LUXURY AND PREMIUM PERFORMANCE MODELS PREMIUM LUXURY AND PREMIUM PERFORMANCE MODELS OFFERED WITH A 3.6L V6 ENGINE (335 HP / 250 KW) Dubai, UAE, January 09, 2019:  Cadillac has announced the arrival of the 2019 ATS Coupe in the Middle East. The ATS is one of the segment’s most exhilarating and agile luxury cars. The ATS boasts the latest Cadillac user experience system to make it one of the most connected cars in its class.  The system is redefined through innovative features such as Personalized Profiles, integrated smartphone-like navigation, increasing user connectivity and creating a more user-friendly system.    Available in Premium Luxury and Premium Performance trims, the 2019 ATS offers a seamless ......read more

    Premier Motors in collaboration with ADNOC Distribution provides

    Vehicle Inspection Services at ADNOC Autoserv in Khalifa Park Abu Dhabi, 09 January 2019:   Premier Motors, one of Abu Dhabi’s leading automotive dealerships, along with ADNOC Distribution, UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and the sole retail fuel operator, has launched vehicle inspection and testing services at ADNOC Autoserv Centre in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Park area. The services provided through Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centre include mandatory inspection and testing for vehicle registration renewal, purchasing a second-hand car, or making changes to vehicle information such as colour or type, re-embossing or changing chassis number, as well as tires suitability test.   “We are pleased to be able to add vehicle inspection and testing services to our existing ......read more

    New Lamborghini Huracán EVO: elevation of technologies for amplified driving pleasure

    New design for improved aerodynamics First Lamborghini with predictive logic on vehicle dynamics control: fully-integrated Lamborghini Vehicle Dynamics Control System combined with all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering for redefined parameters of responsiveness, agility and easiness to drive Engine from the Huracán Performante with 640 hp and 600 Nm of torque New infotainment system with advanced connectivity features Dubai, UAE, January 08, 2019:  Automobili Lamborghini presents the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO: the next generation V10 super sports car, based on the prowess and performance of the Huracán Performante and incorporating next-generation vehicle dynamic control and aerodynamics.    “Lamborghini is intent on leading the advance to the highest level of super sports car ......read more

    Continental Commissions First Driverless Tyre Test Vehicle

    Newly developed tyres are being tested under real life conditions to ensure premium quality Automation allows for improved processes and more conclusive results  Driverless tyre tests based on prototypes of Continental’s automated Cruising Chauffeur January 7, 2019 -   Continental, the premium German tyre and technology company, has commissioned the first driverless tyre test vehicle, using pioneering technology based on the company’s automated Cruising Chauffeur. Launched at the Continental test site in Texas, USA, the innovative system will see newly developed tyres being tested under real life conditions across a wide range of road surface, making test results for Continental’s passenger and light truck tyres more conclusive to ensure premium quality.     Controlled ......read more

    This DSF, every INFINITI customer wins it big with Arabian Automobiles

    From guaranteed cash rewards for all, even up to the value of the new INFINITI to VAT on-the-house,  Arabian Automobiles offers premium with value Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 January 2019:   Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, offers an opportunity to make the best of the New Year and the Dubai Shopping Festival 2019.  In one of the most rewarding campaigns to be rolled out by Arabian Automobiles, during DSF 2019, every INFINITI customer is guaranteed unbeatable cash awards. From cash back offers up to the value of the new INFINITI, the luxury experience is made even more worthwhile for customers as the entire 5 per cent VAT on the value of the car is paid by INFINITI.  There is ......read more

    Sportier and more efficient than ever thanks to state-of-the-art BMW eDrive Technology: the new BMW 330e Sedan.

    Dubai, UAE, December 30, 2018:  Engine portfolio supplemented for the new generation of the sports sedan with the addition of plug-in hybrid drive – electrically powered range increased as compared to predecessor model by 50 per cent to 60 kilometres* – CO2 emissions reduced by more than 10 per cent – enhanced sprint power: standard XtraBoost further increases drive output on a temporary basis to as much as 30 kW/41 hp – market launch in summer 2019.    Munich. Superior driving dynamics and exemplary efficiency are the key characteristics of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan. With the extension of the engine portfolio to include a plug-in hybrid system, these essential properties of the new sports sedan acquire an additional and especially pioneering dimension. In the new BMW 330e Sedan, the latest ......read more

    Design your personalised McLaren 720S Spider with the McLaren Automotive digital configurator

    Digital configurator showcasing full range of colours and options now available online  Buyers can explore millions of unique permutations for new McLaren convertible supercar  McLaren 720S Spider can be ordered now at McLaren retailers, priced from £237,000 (UK) Dubai, UAE, December 30, 2018:  Anyone with internet access can ‘build’ their dream car using McLaren’s advanced online 2D configurator, which now features the new McLaren 720S Spider. The digital system can be accessed without restrictions or password, allowing customers and brand enthusiasts to view and specify current McLaren Sports Series and Super Series models. Visitors to McLaren retailers additionally have the option to use a 3D, McLaren Automotive Realtime Configurator system that showcases the cars in on a large, 4K ......read more

    Jaguar's Award-winning I-PACE to Electrify Regional Showrooms Next Year

    All Electric Jaguar I-PACE will be available for purchase in the second half of 2019 The I-PACE made its regional dynamic debut this month in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  More than 600 people tested and loved the car during the Smart Cones Challenge organised by the brand   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 23, 2018:   Jaguar’s highly awarded All-Electric I-PACE will be available for sale in the MENA region as soon as the second half of 2019.    The I-PACE was received with great enthusiasm by the people in Saudi Arabia after the car made its Middle Easter debut this month at the showroom of Jaguar Land Rover’s official retailer in the Kingdom, Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Co, in Riyadh as well as at the first ever Formula E race in the Kingdom.    Jaguar I-PACE ......read more

    BMW Group increases worldwide sales in November

    Dubai, UAE, December 23, 2018:  BMW deliveries grow 1.6% in November, up 1.8% in year-to-date +++ All three major sales regions contributed to year-to-date growth +++ November sees double-digit increase in China, Germany +++ Best-ever single month for BMW Group electrified sales +++ Every fifth BMW 5 Series sedan delivered is electrified +++    Munich. The BMW Group has achieved sales growth both in November and the year to date, despite the current very volatile market situation. In November, the company delivered 222,462 vehicles to customers around the world, an increase of 0.8% compared with the same month last year. That result brings the company’s year-to-date sales total to 2,258,159, up 1.3% compared with the same period last year.   “As this challenging year draws to a close, we have ......read more

    The BMW iFE.18 drivetrain: Unprecedented teamwork between motorsport and production development.

    Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  On 15th December, the new BMW iFE.18 and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team will contest their first race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Ad Diriyah (KSA). At the heart of the car, which was developed for Season 5, lies the drivetrain: The Racing eDrive01. It brings together the pioneering spirit, innovation and technological expertise of both BMW Motorsport and BMW i.    Munich. On 15th December, the new BMW iFE.18 and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team will contest their first race in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Ad Diriyah (KSA). At the heart of the car, which was developed for Season 5, lies the drivetrain: The Racing eDrive01. It brings together the pioneering spirit, innovation and technological expertise of both BMW Motorsport and BMW i. In an unprecedented ......read more

    Word-of-Mouth and Online Research Have Big Impact on Model and Dealer Selection, J.D. Power Finds

    Kia Ranks Highest among Mass Market Brands; Land Rover Ranks Highest among Luxury Brands   Dubai, United Arab of Emirates: 20 Dec. 2018 —   Nearly three-fourths of new vehicle buyers in the U.A.E. either rely on consulting with friends or relatives or on online research to decide not only on the vehicle brand and model to purchase, but also the specific dealership from which to purchase, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.A.E. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study,SM released today.    Vehicle pricing, followed by features specifications, warranty, sale promotions and dealer information are the most-cited information searched for by vehicle buyers online. However, nearly one-fifth (18%) of customers visit their purchasing dealer website. Alternatively, 68% of new-vehicle buyers who shopped online ......read more

    The world's favourite family sedan is ready to thrill again

    Limited Edition 2019 Toyota Corolla XLi Exclusive now available in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 19, 2018:   The world’s most popular sedan with over 44 million units sold worldwide, the Toyota Corolla, is now available in an exclusive variant in the UAE, loaded with new refined and sophisticated features.  Available in limited quantities, the 2019 Corolla XLi Exclusive marks the newest and most premium addition to the Corolla line-up. It comes with a refined, advanced, and sophisticated styling which sets it apart in its segment. Building on the nameplate's heritage carrying on the legacy as a symbol of quality, durability and reliability in the medium size sedan segment.  The Toyota Corolla XLi Exclusive is enhanced with additional features such as front fog lamps, sunroof, rear ......read more

    Nissan to create electric vehicle ‘ecosystem'

    Nissan Energy vision connects electric cars with homes, businesses and power grids; develops new ways to reuse batteries   Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  Nissan has created a vision to make electric vehicles even more useful to customers by introducing new convenient ways to utilize their batteries’ ability to store and share energy.   Under the plan, called Nissan Energy, owners of Nissan’s electric vehicles will be able to easily connect their cars with energy systems to charge their batteries, power homes and businesses or feed energy back to power grids. The company will also develop new ways to reuse electric car batteries.   Nissan has already begun programs in the U.S., Japan and Europe aimed at creating an “ecosystem” around its range of electric vehicles, including ......read more

    Lamborghini SC18: the first ‘one-off' created by Squadra Corse

    A unique car developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse in conjunction with the customer Aerodynamics derived from experience in Lamborghini Super Trofeo and GT3 racing Track-oriented use and exclusive racing contents Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018:  Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveils the SC18, the first one-off in the history of the Sant’ Agata Bolognese motorsport division. The unique example, designed in synergy with the customer and Centro Stile Lamborghini, is road-approved but designed primarily for use on the track. The SC18 paves the way to further personalised development projects for motorsport customers under the Squadra Corse brand.   The car features extreme aerodynamics, developed specifically for this model and derived from Squadra Corse’s experience in competition. The racing elements ......read more

    Safe, Convenient, Award-Winning: Continental Receives CES 2019 Innovation Award for Intelligent Door System

    High level of convenience: Passive Start and Entry system (PASE) and power door control support autonomous opening and closing  Greater safety: Intelligent obstacle detection prevents collisions Optimal protection: Intelligent door brake system supports opening and closing operations, while stopping uncontrolled slamming Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2018:  Continental, the premium German tyre and technology company, has been recognised for its intelligent door system as a CES 2019 Innovation Award honouree in the Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category. The CES organiser CTA (Consumer Technology Association) announced the honourees during its annual CES Unveiled New York event, a tech event that offers a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at the upcoming CES 2019.   Boast to be ......read more

    V-KOOL™ Emirates opens its new flagship store in Dubai Unveils its new Car-Care concept in Heat & Paint Protection

    Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2018:   V-KOOL™ Emirates, the global leader in the high-performance premium window film market for both automotive and architectural glass, announced the opening of its flagship store at AWR Business Center with a renewed Car Care concept; in the presence of an elite clientele, channel partners, Eastman Chemicals Ltd and senior management from KAPICO Group, the group holding company of AUTO1 – Car Care Division that is a master franchisee for V-KOOL™ for UAE, Oman & Kuwait.   The outlet was inaugurated jointly by Mr. Vipan K. Handa, Deputy Group CEO & Board Member-KAPICO Group, Mr. Andrew Vickers, Commercial Manager – EMEA for Advanced Materials – Performance Films of Eastman Chemicals Company and Mr. Ranveer Handa, CEO – KAPICO Group. The ......read more

    GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship

    Team claims manufacturers’ title in second season since return to the WRC   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2018:   GAZOO Racing World Rally Team recently claimed the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers' title in style, with a rally victory for Jari-Matti Latvala in the No. 7 Toyota Yaris WRC at Kennards Hire Rally Australia. Esapekka Lappi finished fourth in the No. 9 Toyota Yaris WRC to enable GAZOO Racing to clinch the manufacturers' crown in just the second season since its return to the WRC.   GAZOO Racing World Rally Team’s Toyota Yaris WRC machines demonstrated their strong performance during the final round of the season, with Ott Tänak and Latvala moving to the top of the leaderboard on the fourth and final day of the race. The victory sealed ......read more

    Five-Star Euro NCAP for Jaguar's Electric I-PACE

    Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE earns five-star Euro NCAP safety rating Five-seat performance SUV achieves high scores in all main safety categories All three members of Jaguar’s PACE SUV family have the maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating I-PACE is tenth consecutive vehicle produced by Jaguar Land Rover to receive five stars Lightweight aluminium body and integrated battery pack deliver exceptional structural stiffness for maximum occupant protection  5 December 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has achieved a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, confirming it as one of the safest vehicles on the road.   Jaguar’s first electric performance SUV scored 91% for adult occupant protection, 81% for child occupant protection and 81% for safety assist. ......read more

    Ford's Desert Driving Tips, Episode 4: Driving Safely in the Desert

    Latest episode covers convoy driving tips, and how to maintain a safe distance between cars Weekly video series hosted by Ford engineers, starring the Ford Ranger pickup Dubai, UAE, December 05, 2018:   The wide-open desert is the perfect playground for off-roaders but there are a few things to bear in mind when venturing into the dunes as part of a group for the first time.   Pacing and spacing is the subject of the fourth episode of Ford’s Desert Driving Tips series – and mastering both will make your desert drive a lot more relaxed and enjoyable.   “The spacing in front of you and behind you is important,” explains Mike Chavez, series co-host and Ford Middle East Product Development Lead Technologist. “You can fall back and catch up, but maintain a safe ......read more

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM Launches Cullinan

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM Launches Cullinan Drive-the Most Anticipated Drive Event of the Year in KSA Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2018:  Arabia- the MYNM Cullinan Drive. VIP customers, invited guests, and the editors of KSA’s top motoring and lifestyle titles were invited to the exclusive event to experience Rolls-Royce’s most anticipated vehicle that combines the finest materials in the world with the ultimate ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ driving experience over every terrain. The pinnacle of Effortless Everywhere, the MYNM Cullinan Drive, which took place from 6th November - 13th November. Mr. Alan Gall Rolls-Royce Brand Manager of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Rolls-Royce Motor Cars MYNM: “Cullinan is the culmination of Rolls-Royce’s proud legacy and traditions coupled with the demands of ......read more

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    One-off Land Rover Defender Hits The ‘designer Street' in Selfridges

    Selfridges Edition Land Rover Defender takes centre stage as London store unveils its new menswear space Unique Defender 110 Works V8 Soft Top, complete with branded hood in trademark Selfridges yellow, will be on permanent display in the store Shoppers will be able to sit in the one-off model and get a real feel for the iconic British vehicle Finished 4x4 took five Land Rover Classic workers just over four days to rebuild on the shop floor after entering the building as a rolling chassis New Designer Street Room at the Oxford Street store is now open and home to the Selfridges ......read more

    Scania's New Truck Generation Is Now in the Gulf

    Scania has launched its new truck generation in the UAE in full range – long-haulage, urban, and construction (XT) applications Scania’s new truck generation focuses on customer profitability, by providing customised transportation solutions for an even better total operating economy Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018:  Scania, the world’s leading provider of transport solutions, has announced the launch of its¬¬ new and complete truck range in the UAE. Scania’s new truck generation is extending its offering, and can now, with its unique modular ......read more

    F-Type Chequered Flag Celebrates 70 Years Of Jaguar Sports Cars

    F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition Coupé and Convertible revealed,  celebrating 70 years of Jaguar sports cars since the XK 120’s introduction Features include Chequered Flag badging, and unique branding on the headrests, tread plates and dark brushed aluminium centre console finisher Windsor Leather interior with embossed Performance Seats, Ebony Suedecloth headlining and steering wheel with red top centre marker Touch Pro infotainment system now with Apple CarPlay  Available in Caldera Red, Fuji White or Carpathian Grey matched with Black Contrast Roof* and ......read more

    Cadillac adds power and performance with all-new 2.0L engine

    Strong and efficient turbo engine features an industry-first tri-power system The engine will debut in the Middle East later this year on the all-new Cadillac XT4 Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018:  Cadillac has developed a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine as part of an all-new global architecture of versatile, high-efficiency engines representing the next generation of advanced powertrain engineering. Debuted earlier this year on the brand’s new compact SUV – the XT4, the lightweight engine, engineered with industry-leading valvetrain technology, delivers ......read more

    Maserati offers an exclusive customer care service with an upgraded seven-year package on 2018 range models

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018:   Maserati announces an extended customer care service for its customers in the Middle East and Africa offering a seven-year maintenance and warranty package ensuring owners have peace of mind that their vehicle is kept in perfect working condition.  The 7-year Service Package is Maserati’s exclusive service that ensures that its cars are maintained at the highest level of efficiency and performance for years to come. The 7-year Service Package is linked to each individual vehicle and can be extended to any eventual subsequent owner ......read more

    Ford's Self-Driving Business Development Expands to Washington, D.C.

    By Sherif Marakby, CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC Ford is expanding its autonomous vehicle testing to Washington, D.C. Ford and Washington, D.C. officials are committed to exploring how self-driving vehicles can be deployed in an equitable way across the various neighborhoods that make up Washington, D.C., and in a way that promotes job creation Ford is also collaborating with the D.C. Infrastructure Academy in Ward 8, a workforce training centre, to prepare residents for jobs as vehicle operators and auto technicians DUBAI, UAE, October 23, 2018 – Just like guiding a ......read more

    Masdar City to introduce first operational autonomous mobility service in MENA with unveiling of NAVYA ‘AUTONOM SHUTTLE'

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 23, 2018:  Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban development, has embarked on the next phase of its sustainable mobility network with today’s formal unveiling of its first NAVYA autonomous vehicle. Capable of transporting up to 12 people, the ‘Autonom® Shuttle’ was inaugurated in the presence of dignitaries representing the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi Police, and the French Embassy.  Also attending were Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer for Aerospace, Renewables & ICT at ......read more

    Their Royal Highnesses Present First Medals to Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Competitors

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    Every Land Has Its Legend: Nissan Continues to Dominate On and Off Road with Expansions to Patrol Safari Range

    Nissan Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle X added to iconic Safari line-up Dubai, UAE: 21 October 2018 –   Nissan has expanded the iconic Patrol Safari range with the introduction of three exciting new editions. Exclusively developed for and available to customers in the Middle East, these cars are inspired by and named after two of the most iconic animals to inhabit the desert sands and skies of the region, the majestic soaring Falcon and fleet-footed Gazelle. The Patrol Safari range has a long-standing heritage in the Middle East. With its rugged exterior good-looks, ......read more

    Aston Martin Lagonda's Sixth Global Region – Middle East, North Africa & Turkey – begins operations

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    The first-ever BMW X7

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    Cell Phones, Sporting Goods, and Soon, Cars: Ford Innovates with “Miracle” Material, Powerful Graphene for Vehicle Parts

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    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to Expand Talented Workforce

    Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that it is recruiting for 200 new positions, all based at the company’s Head Office and Manufacturing Plant in Goodwood, West Sussex. The new roles will bring the total workforce to over 2000 for the first time, a six-fold increase on the original total when the company first opened, at Goodwood, in 2003. The new roles are available across all skilled production areas, including Wood, Leather, Assembly, Test & Finish, Paint and Logistics. The successful applicants will undergo extensive training before ......read more

    W Motors and Safe City Group introduce the BEAST PATROL at GITEX: One of the most advanced police vehicles in the world

    Dubai, UAE; Monday 15th October 2018 –   W Motors has launched the all-new ‘BEAST PATROL’ in partnership with Safe City Group, following the advanced technology company’s initiative to develop the most advanced police vehicle in the world. The distinctive and highly advanced BEAST PATROL was showcased for the first time at GITEX Technology Week from 14th-18th October 2018, Dubai.  The BEAST PATROL integrates distinctive and highly advanced technologies, functionality and reliability, setting a new standard for security vehicles on an international ......read more

    Toyota's legendary King goes urban with the 2019 Land Cruiser Grand Touring Edition

    With striking new design details and a comprehensive list of equipment upgrades, the new Land Cruiser Grand Touring Edition brings the king’s indomitable spirit to the city streets   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2018:   Having firmly positioned itself as the King of the Desert with bullet-proof reliability and exceptional off-road abilities, the Toyota Land Cruiser also dominates the concrete jungle, as the 2019line-up sees the introduction of the ultimate urban-spec SUV, the Grand Touring edition (GT) that comes with a host of features, designed to make ......read more

    Nissan to Make Official On-track Formula E Debut

    Brand partnership with Shell begins at preseason test Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:   Nissan will make its official on-track debut and begin a new brand partnership with Royal Dutch Shell PLC when the ABB FIA Formula E championship stages its preseason test this week. The Nissan e.dams team will conduct three days of testing at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, alongside the other 10 teams competing in the upcoming season of the all-electric racing championship. As the first Japanese company to enter Formula E, Nissan will draw on its track record of selling ......read more

    The Ford F-150 Raptor: Your Ultimate Partner for Off-Road Adventure

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    Self-driving Range Rover Runs Autonomous Rings Round Coventry

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    UAE Tour Debut Edition - Logo and Trophy unveiled in Dubai

    The new UAE Tour’s event identity and winner’s prize are presented in style  The Middle East’s only WorldTour race is scheduled from 24 February to 2 March 2019 Audi Al Nabooda is confirmed as the official car of the race Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:  In the Audi Dubai Showroom, home of Al Nabooda Automobiles, the Supreme Organising Committee of the UAE Tour have unveiled the event’s new logo and the new winner’s trophy. Both heptagonal – seven sided – shapes to reference the seven United Arab Emirates involved: Abu Dhabi, ......read more

    Lexus Design Award 2019 open for entries

    Al-Futtaim Lexus invites UAE-based creators to design a better tomorrow Dubai, UAE –October 8th,  2018:   Al-Futtaim Lexus invites all UAE-based artists and creators to participate in the 7th edition of the Lexus Design Award 2019. Since its launch in 2013, the worldwide design competition has served as a platform for emerging designers and creators whose works can lead to a better future for all. The annual event attracts thousands of upcoming creative talents from around the world, who aspire to win the coveted award for innovative design excellence.  Making ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Toyota says BYE. BYE. BUY on select 2018 models

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 07, 2018:  Whether you are in the market for the mighty Land Cruiser, the practical and reliable Camry or the nippy Yaris city car, there are exceptional deals to be had on a range of 2018 Toyota vehicles this October.  Available for a limited period of time ‘Bye. Bye. Buy’ is Al-Futtaim Toyota’s latest campaign, and it offers customers unprecedented value when choosing a brand new 2018 Toyota vehicle including Land Cruiser, Prado, FJ Cruiser, RAV4, Camry, Corolla and Yaris, making car ownership easier than ever ......read more

    Winners Announced at the Land Rover Born Awards Global Final 2018

    Six global winners, three special prizes from 47 regional winners Eighth annual Land Rover BORN Awards held at The Design Museum, London Honouring creative intelligence in six categories: architecture, interiors, sport, fashion, mobility and technology The 2019 awards theme announced as ‘Desire’ Online registration now open for Land Rover BORN Awards 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 07 October 2018 –   Creative greats from around the world gathered at the Design Museum for the eighth annual Land Rover BORN Awards. Honouring creative intelligence in ......read more

    Limited Edition 755 Hp Ford F-150 Shelby Debuts in UAE

    Powerful vehicle now available at Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018:  The Ford F-150 vehicle line up in the UAE received a powerful boost with the Limited Edition Shelby version with 755 HP arriving at Al Tayer Motors’ showrooms in Dubai & the Northern Emirates, and Premier Motors’ showrooms in Abu Dhabi. A limited number of vehicles are available for sale through the UAE’s official importer-dealer for Ford vehicles, which retails 24 variants of the multiple award-winning full-size pickup truck.  Also joining the line-up ......read more

    Meet the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider: the highest performance Prancing Horse drop-top ever

     Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  After its world premiere at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, the new special series Ferrari 488 Pista Spider has made its European debut at the Paris Motor Show. The 50th drop-top model to be introduced by the Prancing Horse is also the most powerful series production spider in Ferrari history, with an unprecedented weight/power ratio of 1.92 kg/cv.     The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider combines the finest race-developed technological solutions with the joy of en plein air driving to deliver an exhilarating experience ......read more

    “2019 International Truck of the Year Award” goes to the new Ford Trucks tractor F-MAX!

    Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  F-MAX, the new tractor that Ford Trucks launched at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, has won the “2019 International Truck of the Year”. The competition was adjudicated by a panel of independent judges, comprising leading specialised journalists from 23 European countries.  The new Ford Trucks tractor F-MAX, which was launched at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover, Germany, has won the “2019 International Truck of the Year” award. The prestigious award of the heavy commercial vehicles industry was presented by ......read more

    Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2: the first in a new concept of limited series ‘Icona' cars

    Models inspired by the Sports cars that made history Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:   The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are the forerunners in a new concept, known as ‘Icona’ (Icon), that taps into a leitmotif of the most evocative cars in the company’s history to create a new segment of special limited series cars for clients and collectors. The intention is to use a modern aesthetic to reinterpret a timeless style, with technologically advanced components and the highest performance possible through continuous innovation. The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are ......read more

    Cadillac Escalade: 20 Years on the Road

    Segment-leading icon celebrates its history of innovation Dubai, UAE, October 03, 2018:  Since its public debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 1998, the Cadillac Escalade has become a cultural phenomenon and defined the full-size luxury SUV segment.    Escalade quickly grew to dominate its segment in the US, leading in total sales since 2014 and for 15 of the last 20 years. In fact, each year since the Escalade was redesigned in 2015, consumers have spent about USD 3 billion or more on the model. Sales have topped more than three-quarters ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Motors expands its unparalleled range of Bespoke Rolls-Royce Motor Cars with arrival of limited edition Collections

    Adamas and Luminary Collections take ‘Bespoke’ to new heights  Abu Dhabi, UAE; 02 October 2018:   Abu Dhabi Motors, the sole authorised dealer of Rolls-Royce vehicles in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has welcomed two limited edition Collections to its award-winning showroom. Expanding its unparalleled range of premium and Bespoke vehicles, the arrival of the Adamas and Luminary Collections further define Abu Dhabi Motors’ commitment to excellence, offering discerning customers the ultimate in Rolls-Royce luxury.  Embodying its namesake, the Adamas ......read more

    Nissan Refreshes MY19 Patrol with Bold New Look

    110% year-on-year increase in sales of Nissan Patrol in the UAE in Q1 of fiscal year MY19 model available in two new stylish colours and with refreshed exterior accessories Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 01 October 2018:   Nissan Middle East has unveiled the latest updates to the Nissan Patrol MY19 in the UAE, with two bold new colours added to the line-up, along with exterior accessories that are exclusive to the UAE. Tough on the outside yet welcoming on the inside, the Nissan Patrol is an all-terrain vehicle that effortlessly combines luxurious style and ......read more

    The new Ford Trucks tractor unveiled: The 2019 International Truck of the Year (ITOY) Winner

    All New Ford Trucks F-MAX is ready to offer comfort, Power & Efficiency, and Cutting-Edge Technology  The F-MAX, the all-new tractor developed by Ford Trucks, launched at the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover, Germany.  In its global debut, the F-MAX also won the prestigious International Truck of the Year award.  The newly designed 2.5m cabin combines innovation with cutting-edge technology, and has a cozy but spacious feel to make our drivers feel special.  Cost of ownership is key attribute of the new F-MAX. Cost of ownership is what sets the ......read more

    Ford F-150: The Middle East's Best 4x4 Full-Size Pickup Truck by Far

    Tougher, smarter and more capable 2018 F-150 is built to take on the region’s toughest terrain New engines and powertrain combinations offer best in class performance 2018 F-150 debuts Co-Pilot 360 package of safety technologies Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2018:  With class-leading power, smart technology and unrivaled capability and safety features, the Ford F-150 is built to take anything the Middle East can throw at it.   The 2018 F-150 is the distillation of more than 100 years of truck development and the refinement of 42 years of F-Series leadership, ......read more

    GMC Acadia All-Terrain Pro Tips

    The mid-size crossover takes the path less travelled, thanks to a blend of professional-grade capability and premium appointments   Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2018:   The GMC Acadia All-Terrain mid-size crossover is aimed at helping adventurous and thrill-seeking drivers stray from the beaten path while remaining confident and connected. This family-friendly SUV provides premium amenities and professional-grade capability that can deliver both on-road and off-road experiences.    Available with five-, six- and seven-passenger seating configurations on ......read more

    Al Masaood to support the operations of Special Olympics World Games 2019

    Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018: Al Masaood, one of the leading family businesses in Abu Dhabi, will be supporting the transport logistics of the Special Olympics World Games, which will be hosted for the first time in the Middle East in March 2019. The leading UAE-based conglomerate has signed an agreement with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, to support the world’s biggest sports and humanitarian event of 2019 as its exclusive automotive partner. Under this agreement, Al Masaood, the authorized distributor of Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al ......read more

    9 Ways Motorola's Changed in 90 Years – Before and After

    Dubai, UAE, 25 September, 2018:  In sweet home Chicago on September 25, 1928 brothers Paul and Joseph Galvin incorporated Motorola’s founding company, Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, with only one product and five employees. Flash forward through #90yearsmotorola and there’s no doubt we have transformed the tech industry. Join us as we travel back through 90 years of innovation and technological breakthroughs to see how we have changed from then to now. 1.) We said “goodbye” to Galvin and “hello” to Motorola Galvin Manufacturing introduced the ......read more

    Jaguar XE Sets Lap Record at Forgotten Grand Prix Circuit

    Jaguar XE sports saloon establishes lap record for a production saloon at the original Circuit de Charade, Clermont Ferrand Record set on first flying lap of the former GP circuit for 30 years Vincent Radermecker piloted an XE 300 SPORT around the 8km, 48 turn track in 4min 09sec at an average speed of 116kmh (72mph) 300 SPORT model is powered by a 300PS 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine Feat follows the Nürburgring lap record set by the XE’s track-ready stablemate, the SV Project 8 Track played host to French Grand Prix in 1965, 1969, 1970 and 1972 Dubai, United Arab ......read more

    Maserati honoured for outstanding design: Readers of auto motor und sport put Ghibli first

    Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2018:   The readers' choice "autonis - the best design novelty 2018" of auto motor und sport, the renowned German car magazine, is always a special indicator of the design capabilities of a car brand. During this year's prestigious vote, readers chose the Maserati Ghibli as their number 1 in its “upper-class” segment with more than 20 percent of the 11,990 votes. Overall, readers of auto motor und sport had around 90 models to choose from. The Ghibli sedan is one of the most important models within the Maserati range. ......read more

    Pirelli P Zero World Opens in Monte Carlo: Tyre Excellence in the World's Capital of Luxury Cars

    Pirelli’s Third Flagship Store Now Opens Its Doors: Next Up Is Dubai at the Beginning of 2019 Pirelli Design Mv Agusta Dragster 800 Rr Also Makes Its World Debut at the Monaco P Zero World Launch UAE, Dubai, September 24, 2018 –   Just a few metres from the Portier corner on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, which Formula 1 cars go through at 80kph in first gear before charging into the famous tunnel, Pirelli launches its latest P Zero World store. This is the flagship boutique that takes its name from Pirelli’s signature range of ultra high performance ......read more

    Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: The pinnacle of Lamborghini V12 super sports cars

    The new generation of the iconic V12 Lamborghini flagship,  limited to 900 units Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap record for production cars:  6:44.97 minutes  New design features focused on aerodynamic performance  Naturally-aspirated V12 engine, 770 hp, four-wheel drive  and four-wheel steering for technical supremacy Lightweight materials, racing solutions and ALA 2.0  for best handling performance  0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, top speed over 350 km/h Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:   The distillation of extraordinary ......read more

    Ferrari Proudly Pays Tribute to the Portofino in the Middle East

    New video campaign links the beauty of the Portofino with the unique values of the Middle East    Dubai, 23 September 2018 –   Ferrari pays tribute to the deep-rooted characteristics and unique values of the Middle East with a new ‘Portofino’ campaign; a breathtaking series of videos showcasing the attributes of four Middle Eastern countries, as celebrated by the stunning design and performance of the Ferrari Portofino.    In the series, the Portofino is exhilaratingly shot tackling the city streets and mountain terrain of the UAE, ......read more

    The vintage cars with a high-tech secret

    Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:   While most vintage car enthusiasts seek to return vehicles to their former glory, Jonathan Ward prizes and preserves the beauty in their decay, while hiding some high tech secrets under the hood. Ward is the founder of ICON, a California-based company that reimagines classic SUVs like Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos with modern tech and materials.  While that remains the bulk of the business, Ward has another, more unusual passion project: take vintage cars and, instead of restoring it to the way that it would have looked and driven when it ......read more

    The New Generation MG6 Arrives in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  MG Motor has confirmed that its stylish all-new MG6 sedan will be launched in the Middle East in late October this year. The all-new MG6 is the latest model from the British-born automotive brand, which is enjoying a major resurgence in popularity across the region as its expanding new product line-up continues to attract a rapidly increasing number of buyers. The sleek, dynamic profile of the all-new MG6 is boosted by carbon fibre trim on the front bumper, headlamps featuring a ‘London Eye’ design concept, twin chrome exhaust pipes and a ......read more

    The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 unveiled – the first models in a new concept of limited-edition special series called ‘Icona'

    Iconic cars whose sophisticated design and engineering is inspired by legendary Ferrari Sports cars of the past    Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2018:  The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have been unveiled in occasion of the company’s Capital Market’s Day at the factory in Maranello. These limited-edition special-series cars are the first in a new segment called ‘Icona’ and draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and feature the most advanced sports car technology available today.     Aimed at dedicated ......read more

    Maserati is the official car of the 41st Cannes Yachting Festival

    Maserati is the official car of the Cannes Yachting Festival for the second consecutive year The entire Maserati MY19 range is on show at the Trident Brand’s Lounge Exclusive “Drive & Sail” programme combining driving sessions with experiences on board Maserati Multi 70 with Giovanni Soldini Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2018:  For the second consecutive year, Maserati will be taking part as official car in the 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, with a comprehensive programme of events placing the Trident Brand firmly in the centre of ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Toyota swoops another win at the Filipino Times Awards

    Toyota wins Most Preferred SUV Car Brand of the Year at The 2018 Filipino Times Awards  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 17, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE since 2008, took home “Most Preferred SUV Car Brand of the Year” award at The 2018 Filipino Times Awards. The unanimous win came following a rigorous round of voting through public survey, settling the battle of the most favoured brands by the Filipino community in the UAE. The voting included a total of 12 automotive brands and several categories such as dining, ......read more

    Cadillac XT4 Delivers Dynamic Driving Experience

    New turbocharged propulsion system and advanced chassis systems drive performance, efficiency and agility Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 leverages the brand’s legacy of technology leadership to reward drivers and passengers with a responsive and refined driving experience.    “The new Cadillac XT4 brings a new vitality to Cadillac, in one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “It pairs the agility of our award-winning sports sedans with a youthful SUV ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Honda launches ‘Explore the Ultimate' promotion all through September

    Dubai, September 16, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched ‘Explore the Ultimate’ promotion across all its showrooms in the UAE making it easier for customers to purchase their dream car. The campaign, which runs all through September, covers the entire Honda sedan, SUV  and MPV range including the all-new Honda Accord which is available from as low as AED 999 per month, the sleek and sporty Honda Civic from AED 799 per month, delivering advanced sporty design, best ......read more

    New Homologations for Pirelli Tyres

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:   The robustness of a BMW X-model, combined with the power of a sports car and the aesthetics of a coupé: this is the second generation of the BMW X4 pre-sented at its premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.   The dynamic side lines and coupé-like roof line give the BMW X4 a sporty silhouette. This is additionally reinforced by the wide and athletically flat rear and the narrow full LED combi-nation rear lights. The powerful front with the LED headlights, the wide wheelbase and the beefy wheel arches emphasise the vehicle's X ......read more

    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Sets New Speed Record

    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 confirms status as the world’s fastest production sedan with a new lap record in the USA Driver Randy Pobst clocked 1min 37.54sec in Project 8 on the 2.2-mile course at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California Achievement follows the Nürburgring Nordschleife production sedan lap record of 7min 21.23sec set in November 2017 XE SV Project 8 is the quickest, most powerful road-legal Jaguar ever, with a 600PS supercharged V8 petrol engine, 0-60mph in 3.3sec (0-100km/h in 3.7sec) and 200mph top speed Strictly limited to 300 units; all hand-built ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Toyota's Upgrade campaign brings back the hottest car deals

    Receive a car upgrade worth up to AED63,000 when purchasing a Toyota this month Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 11, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE since 2008, is bringing back its much anticipated Upgrade campaign on a host of SUVs including the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser, Parado, RAV4, Fortuner and FJ Cruiser. Available across Al-Futtaim Toyota showrooms in the UAE and for the entire month of September, this exclusive campaign allows customers to enjoy either upgraded car models, trims or engine worth up to AED ......read more

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Takes the Luxury of Privacy to a New Level

    10th September 2018, Dubai - UAE: As the world’s leading luxury brand, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is best placed to understand and harness the many different possibilities of luxury for its influential clients. Throughout history the power brokers and history makers have negotiated some of the most historical agreements in confidence thanks to the ‘luxury of privacy’ afforded to them by the rear compartment of a Rolls-Royce. In this spirit, Rolls-Royce announced at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show today the introduction of the ‘Privacy Suite’ for the new Extended ......read more

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