16th December, 2017, Muscat, Oman: The new Rolls-Royce Phantom has made its debut in Oman. Following its recent global debut in London, the new flagship of the luxury car manufacturer was presented by Al Jenaibi International Automobiles the exclusive importer for BMW, MINI and authorized dealership for Rolls-Royce in Oman. The who’s who of Oman’s society gathered to be some of the first to see the new Phantom – the world’s leading luxury item.
The New Phantom features a spectacular Bespoke advancement with ‘The Gallery’. An unprecedented new concept in luxury, ‘The Gallery’ reinterprets the motor car’s dashboard for the first time in 100 years. Owners will be able to commission a truly individual work of art that spans the width of ‘The Gallery’ and sits behind a ......read more
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 13th December 2017: MG Motor has announced that it will showcase its new RX5 compact SUV for the first time in the Middle East at this year’s Saudi International Motor Show (17-21 December). The launch of the RX5, which encapsulates the famous British brand’s exciting future, coincides with the company’s debut at this important automotive extravaganza.
Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director SAIC Motor Middle East, said: “The Saudi International Motor Show is one of the most important events in the Middle East motoring calendar, so we feel it is the ideal platform for us to launch such an important new car to the region. The MG RX5 embodies the positive, new direction this famous brand is taking, and we are looking forward to rolling it out across the region.”
The RX5 will be the ......read more
UAE dealership stages largest F-150 parade with more than 200 vehicles to Sharjah’s Badayer desert
Dubai, 12 December 2017. Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ford vehicles in the UAE, celebrated 100 years of Ford pick-up trucks with an event that brought together F-150 and F-150 Raptor customers and enthusiasts from all over the Emirates.
The event began from the Al Tayer Motors Ford showroom on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Sharjah. Participants were in for a treat as they were able to see the newly arrived 2018 F-150 and F-150 Raptor vehicles, which were on display in the showroom for the first time.
A raffle draw was also staged, which saw three lucky vehicle owners Hussain Ahmed, Selvin Carvalho and Shanker Raipet win gift vouchers worth AED 25,000/-, AED 15,000/- and AED 10,000/- ......read more
2018 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report shines light on global shift toward activism, compassion and self-expression as consumers grapple with cultural and societal changes around the world
54 percent of adults globally agree they feel more stressed than they did a year ago, and Millennials feel this even more strongly – 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds agree
Sixth-annual report shows that while two-thirds of adults globally are overwhelmed by changes taking place around them, three-quarters of adults believe they can influence positive change; nearly half expect brands to take a stand on political issues
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017: People worldwide feel increasingly polarised by cultural and societal changes. More than 60 percent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by unrest in the ......read more
Sector set to grow at 5,1% CAGR to be worth SAR 33.6 billion by 2021
New women drivers set to drive vehicle sales
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: The Middle East's premier international trade and networking event, Automechanika, is now headed to Riyadh, capital and largest city of the region's largest automotive market, Saudi Arabia.
With the launch of Automechanika Riyadh, which will open doors for the first time in the Kingdom's capital in February next year, Automechanika has now extended its reach to cover the breadth of the automotive aftermarket in the country.
"The Riyadh edition of Automechanika, will be held every alternate year, interspersed with the Jeddah edition, will give us a wider reach across the Kingdom's vast aftermarket, especially in the central and eastern regions of ......read more
600PS Jaguar XE SV Project 8 laps Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min 21.23sec – the fastest time ever by a saloon of production-intent specification
Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by SVO – is capable of 0-60mph in 3.3sec and a top speed of 200mph*
Watch XE SV Project 8 prototype’s record 7min 21.23sec lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife
Production limited to 300 units for sale worldwide, priced from £149,995 in UK.
Monday 4 December 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Jaguar’s SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door saloon car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of just 7min 21.23sec is 11 seconds quicker ......read more
Toyota Mobility Foundation and Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre to expand mobility across the globe for people with lower-limb paralysis
Mobility Unlimited Challenge will reward development of personal mobility devices incorporating intelligent systems
Solutions will come from across the technological and design spectrum
Challenge supported by international ambassadors from worlds of sport, media, design, art, and technology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 4, 2017: The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4-million-dollar global challenge, ‘Mobility Unlimited Challenge,’ to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020.
The Mobility ......read more
Al-Futtaim Motors named Dealer of the Year 2017
Toyota Corolla wins in Small Sedan Category
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2017: The communication team at Al-Futtaim Motors walked away with two trophies at the third edition of the "ArabWheels Awards”. Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE was awarded “Dealer of the Year 2017” while the Toyota Corolla won in the “Small Sedan” category.
Nominees for the awards are judged by fifty percent of the jury members’ votes and fifty percent of the readers’ choice, via online voting. The jury this year consisted of three prominent automotive journalists from the Middle East with regional ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November, 2017: In celebration of the UAE National Day, Bridgestone has announced a special offer on its range of tyres exclusively for Homat Al Watan card holders.
Bridgestone, being part of the UAE community, is celebrating this special day with the entire nation, and especially those serving in the army and police.
Commenting on the offer, Berna Akinci, General Manager Marketing at Bridgestone said: “As we celebrate National Day together, this special offer for army and police personnel is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women who keep us safe. But, it’s also our way of helping them stay safe on the road with a great saving on a fresh set of high performing tyres.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to providing tailored deals to its ......read more
New Vantage road car forms basis of Aston Martin Racing’s 2018 WEC challenger
Developed in parallel with the new Vantage road car
Development car has already completed 13,000km of testing, including two 30hr tests
Three new key technical partners: Alcon brakes; Öhlins suspension; Michelin tyres
Established AMR drivers joined by British star Alex Lynn
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamic successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. In an unprecedented synchronised launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team’s most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage ......read more
New Nissan Altima voted best mid-size sedan in 2017
New Nissan Kicks voted best compact-SUV in 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2017: Nissan secured two awards at this year’s third annual Arab Wheels Awards, held at a prestigious ceremony in Dubai’s Meydan Hotel. The awards recognized the new Nissan Altima as the best mid-size sedan and the new Nissan Kicks as the best compact-SUV.
"The two awards are a testament to Nissan’s commitment to deliver a wide portfolio of cars to its customers in the region, powered by advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology” said Kalyana Sivagnanam, President of Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice President Marketing and Sales for Africa, the Middle East and India, “For not only one, but two of our cars, Nissan ......read more
New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and dynamics
Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
Maximum speed 195mph. 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
Deliveries scheduled to begin second quarter of 2018
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Vantage. An evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn by some true icons. First used in 1951 on a high-output engine option for the DB2, Vantage was quickly established as a model in its own right. Highlights include the William Towns-designed V8 Vantage, spectacular twin-supercharged V600 Le Mans and ......read more
Event helps raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by riders
Dubai, November 22, 2017: Supporting the efforts by the UAE and Dubai government to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE jointly with RoadSafetyUAE, organized the ‘first ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Safety Event.
The event aimed to raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by motorcycle riders who are the most vulnerable on the road.
According to the data revealed by Dubai Police, there were a total of 276 motorbike related incidents in 2016 including 16 fatalities. Motorcyclists were ......read more
Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim sign definitive agreements dedicated to the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
Groupe Renault is entering Pakistan, a new market for the Group.
The assembly will be done in a brand new state-of-the-art plant in Karachi.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim today announced that they have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
“Groupe Renault is delighted to extend its international footprint by entering Pakistan, a fast-growing market with a 10% annual growth rate. By partnering with Al-Futtaim, a very professional and renowned automotive partner, Groupe Renault aims to become a major player in Pakistan. We aim to bring our latest ......read more
Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One with a video retracing its history in the pinnacle of motorsport – view it here
Over 40 years the French manufacturer has achieved 170 wins from 24 drivers and 481 podium finishes
40 ‘Yellow Teapots’ have been created to mark the anniversary, a special tribute to the heroic RS01 model
Middle East, 19th November 2017: As the Renault team prepares for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, the French manufacturer is celebrating 40 years of success, passion and pride in Formula One.
The success story began in 1977 with the RS01 model and is still very much alive today with Renault’s two drivers, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Nico Hülkenberg currently sitting in 9th and 12th place respectively ahead of the Abu Dhabi event, which will ......read more
Xtreme line-up now in an action-packed off-road activity at the Dubai Motor Show
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2017: Keeping the adrenaline fueled off-roaders in mind, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, has introduced the Xtreme kit to the Toyota Fortuner, inducting it into the Xtreme family along with the Land Cruiser and FJ Cruiser. Fans of the Xtreme lineup can see the cars’ limits being pushed at the action-packed off-road activity taking place during the Dubai International Motor Show at the outdoor Toyota 4x4 Adventure.
“Following the intense demand of the off-roading community in the UAE, we are proud to introduce a new Xtreme variant to the Toyota Fortuner, bringing it to the ranks of the Land Cruiser Xtreme and FJ Cruiser ......read more
First of its kind Zero Emission school bus.
Bus specially adopted to meet UAE’s school transport specifications.
Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017: Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport, logistics and auto services provider, launched on Monday 6th November, the final phase of testing for the first electric-powered school bus in the region.
The 45-seater bus was manufactured in close cooperation with the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Cooperation, in one of the first projects of its kind worldwide.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, general manager of Emirates Transport, said: “The launch of a Zero Emission school bus comes as part of our efforts to achieve the vision of the government for a green economy and ......read more
18,000 registration request for vehicle’s tires smart card in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 November 2017: The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has witnessed a strong demand from the manufacturers and suppliers of tires in the UAE to apply for registration in the tire tracking system and its specifications since it was approved by the board of directors of ESMA in early June.
The number of suppliers and registrants in the RFID system has reached 17,838 suppliers registered over the past three months, an increase of nearly double, compared to 9 thousand and 774 transactions were recorded in the second quarter of this year. HE Abdulla Almaeeni, Director General of “ESMA” said.
The rapid response by suppliers to join the tire tracking system contributes to ......read more
Jaguar E-PACE: the design and dynamics of a Jaguar sports car in a five-seat compact performance SUV
Latest connectivity technologies and practicality solutions for busy families
Sports car-inspired design includes first-in-class 21-inch alloy wheels
Up to eight devices can stream content using E-PACE’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to their favourite apps on the move
Large 12.3-inch full colour TFT driver display and Head-Up Display means the driver need never take their eyes off the road
Configurable Dynamics technology delivers Jaguar dynamics, allowing drivers to personalise throttle, steering and transmission settings
Lightweight suspension architecture, all-wheel drive, Active Driveline and torque vectoring technologies provide excellent agility and all-surface ......read more
Middle Eastern show debut of Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar
Iconic, rare original DB5 Convertible displayed
Regional debut of newly launched V8-powered DB11
Premiere of Middle East exclusive, Vanquish S Pearl Edition
November 14, 2017, Dubai: Aston Martin marks the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Motor Show with a show-stopping display of cars, including some of the rarest models ever built amongst several regional debuts.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar makes a hugely anticipated appearance, being shown for the first time in the region to the public. The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team Red Bull Racing, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the vision and skills of two ......read more
Over 70% fuel efficiency improvement
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2017: Going strong on its CO2 reduction agenda, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, reiterated its support to UAE’s vision 2021 by launching the 2018 Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Motor Show
In addition to its striking stylish design, the 2018 Camry HEV provides over 70% greater fuel economy than a regular petrol engine Camry, thanks to a revised hybrid system. With a 2.5L engine, the new Camry’s improved electric motor produces more torque and helps make acceleration even more responsive, delivering 212 horsepower.
The 2018 model’s elevated efficiency arrives with a remarkably stunning drive, that ......read more
All-new fifth generation Lexus LS flagship sedan exhibits a coupe-like silhouette with the spaciousness of a luxury sedan
Radical new design with a daring coupe-like silhouette
Innovative styling, emotional driving and advanced technologies
Newly developed 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 10-Speed Transmission
3.5-liter V6 Multi Stage Hybrid System on LS 500h
Lexus Safety System+ and other advanced safety technologies
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 14, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, announced, from its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) exclusive stand at the Dubai International Motor Show, the launch of all-new Lexus LS, the fifth-generation of the original luxury disruptor, that has set benchmarks for powertrain smoothness, ......read more
2018 Levante, Quattroporte, and GranCabrio are also on display
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Maserati Middle East and Africa revealed almost its entire upgraded product portfolio at the Dubai International Motor Show (DIMS) 2017. Starting with the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly upgraded, adopting additional high-tech contents.
The new Ghibli as well as the Levante MY18 are now available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Ghibli and Quattroporte now feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati ......read more
The Prancing Horse stable showcases an Italian Grand Tourer par excellence
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Following its recent global debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, today, Ferrari revealed the Ferrari Portofino in the Middle Eastern region at the Dubai International Motor Show, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Portofino takes pride of place on the Ferrari stand, displayed amongst an elegant Ferrari fleet comprising the dynamic 812 Superfast, the exuberant 488 GTB and the luxurious GTC4 Lusso T.
The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 ......read more
New QX80 exemplifies INFINITI’s presence in the luxury SUV segment
Bold proportions and a commanding exterior design
Luxurious cabin with quality materials, a hand-crafted feel, and advanced technologies
Comfort assured by taut, refined dynamics and drive assist technologies
Full media information available at www.INFINITIpresspacks.com
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017: INFINITI Motor Company revealed the new QX80 full-size luxury SUV today for the first time at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.
“The new INFINITI QX80 ......read more
New Paramedic Concept and e-NV200 Fridge Concept to debut at Tokyo Motor Show
Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017: Nissan will unveil two new fully customized vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show to improve city mobility: the new Paramedic Concept and the all-electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept.
Packed with new technologies and features, the new Paramedic Concept will be Nissan’s fifth-generation ambulance and builds on the success of the previous versions, which are sold exclusively in Japan. The next-generation ambulance is based on Nissan’s NV350 Caravan, providing better ......read more
AGMC’s new fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) includes the BMW 330e iPerformance, 530e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and BMW X5 XDrive40e, which join the existing plug-in hybrid BMW i8
The new fleet is in showrooms now
The UAE is installing electric car-charging stations across the country, with more than 50 already available across Dubai
The fully-electric BMW i3 will be on show at events across Dubai over the coming months, and will join the fleet by 2018
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017: AGMC, the official BMW Group importer for Dubai, Sharjah ......read more
Key theme Towards Sustainable and Intelligent Mobility under spotlight at the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017: Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modeshas thrown the spotlight on the UAEto be one of the best countries in the world, as the countdown begins to the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai.
The UAE has already seen a series of announcements from various government entities towards achieving the goals ......read more
(Middle East, 18th October 2017) The Renault KOLEOS has received a five-star rating in safety tests administered by the independent organisation Euro NCAP, one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety. The KOLEOS, which was named ‘Best Sub Compact SUV’ at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards earlier this year, passed the new protocol of 2016 Euro NCAP tests with flying colours, highlighting Renault's commitment to safety on the roads and cementing the KOLEOS as the ideal family SUV.
With strong sales of 5,300 units in H1 2017, the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 12 October, 2017: Ali & Sons Audi, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has launched the second generation of the Audi Q5 and SQ5 across its showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The new Q5 and SQ5 represent a significant update on their predecessors both inside and out with a number of new and improved features designed to cement them as segment leaders.
Mark Austin, General Manager of Ali & Sons Audi, said: “The new Audi Q5 is a segment leading SUV that balances style, comfort and practicality. Its larger wheelbase makes it perfect ......read more
Endorses both entities’ commitment to the UAE Vision 2021
Supports a larger scale deployment of Toyota Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, in collaboration with Air Liquide, one of the most established suppliers of hydrogen stations in the world, have jointly inaugurated the UAE’s first hydrogen station in Dubai Festival City, to be used by Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).
The new facility comes following ......read more
The new 2018 Range Rover will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show
Redesigned cabin delivers peerless refinement – whether travelling for business or pleasure
Elegant and intuitive Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with twin high-definition touchscreen controls is a digital butler fit for the 21st Century
Available to order from Land Rover retailers now Customers should visit www.landrover-me.com for more information
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2017: More than ever, Range Rover represents the pinnacle of luxury ......read more
USD2.9 million ICONA Vulcano Titanium to make regional debut; McLaren promises exciting show reveals; traditional heavyweights line-up on ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ at Middle East’s premiere automotive industry event
Dubai, 11 October, 2017: The GCC has an enduring obsession with supercars and some of the world’s fastest and most expensive models will turn regional admirers’ heads on the Boulevard of Dreams - a dedicated supercars zone - at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, which runs from 14-18 November at Dubai World Trade Centre ......read more
Kantar TNS report looks at the impact of the recent Royal Decree
Key beneficiary: Small and medium sized vehicle brands such as Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan amongst the top 5 brands that women aspire to buy, BMW being the aspirational brand in the premium segment.
82 percent of Saudi women intend to get driving license; driving to work as their primary motivation and males are endorsing this change.
60% intend to buy a car in next 3 years; 38 percent in 2018; non-premium, small and medium car segments more in demand
Taxi and Uber services to suffer a setback with ......read more
Renault’s seven KSA showrooms to hand over seven Renault Capturs to Saudi female drivers
Renault Captur is first model designed by gender balanced team
Middle East, 8th October 2017: To celebrate the Saudi Royal Decree allowing women to drive, Renault Middle East, together with its distributor, Gulf Advantage Automobiles, is giving away seven brand-new cars to the first seven Saudi females to visit one of Renault’s showrooms in the Kingdom. The seven-lucky new female drivers must present their driving license at one of the seven Renault showrooms in the ......read more
Dubai, 5th of October 2017: Across the Middle East and Africa region, official importer and dealers of new Maserati vehicles, will now offer a five-year warranty and service package on all cars sold, upping the ante in the luxury sports car segment.
With distinctive Italian style and breath-taking design features – and now with this value-added offer for the region, the brand is further underlining its key characteristics of design, exclusivity and performance.
The comprehensive service contract which is available across the range, also covers engine oil and air ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017: Thales has signed a two year contract with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to maintain the signalling, telecommunication and electromechanical systems of the 2,400 km Northern Train. This contract also includes the transfer of knowledge to SAR national human capital teams, which complies with the objectives of “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030”.
The Northern Train project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the longest railway in the world equipped with state of the art technology signalling and communications systems, the ETCS Level 2. The ......read more
The new 2018 Range Rover Sport will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show.
Latest consumer technology to tackle all life’s obstacles with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, your twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler
Customers can choose from clean Ingenium four-cylinder* 2.0 Litre Petrol turbo engine (currently available for the GCC), a supercharged V6 and supercharged V8 petrol engine as well
New flagship 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR completes 0-100kmph sprint in only 4.5 sec (0-60mph in 4.3 seconds)
Range Rover ......read more
Dubai, October 02, 2017: As part of its strategy to promote a culture of recognition and excellence, Al-Futtaim’s Emiratisation department and Al-Futtaim Automotive have awarded a group of 18 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award. The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis based on their skills and the value they added to the business.
Congratulating the associates on their achievement, Abdulrahman Saqr, HR Director at Al-Futtaim Automotive and Al-Futtaim Group Services, said, “We value the contribution ......read more
Nissan jumps to 39th place in Interbrand study as brand value rises to $11.5 billion
Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017: The Nissan brand has been named one of the world's most valuable in 2017 by the leading consultancy Interbrand.
Nissan ranks 39th in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands study, released today. The study estimates the value of the Nissan brand at $11.534 billion. Last year, Nissan ranked 43rd with an estimated brand value of $11.066 billion.
In the study, Interbrand cites Nissan’s actions to improve brand value, centered around the ......read more
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 27th, 2017: Otis Saudi Arabia has been selected for the prestigious Riyadh Metro – lines 4, 5 and 6 – by FAST Consortium of companies, which is led by Spanish construction group FCC and includes partners Samsung C&T, Alstom, Strukton, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia; and is contracted by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Otis ......read more
UAE dealership unveils LaFerrari Aperta and two Special Edition Cars to mark occasion
25th September 2017 Dubai: Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ferrari in the UAE, announced plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Italian brand.
On September 29th, a number of Ferrari owners will gather at the recently opened Ferrari service centre within Al Tayer Motor’s largest multi-purpose facility, near the Dubai Police General Department of Traffic - Al Barsha branch. From the facility, they will travel in a motorcade to the high profile ......read more
This year Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th year of success and innovation anniversary. Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, marks the automobile giant's achievement with the Mitsubishi Super Win promotion - a special treat for its customers.
One of the biggest promotions till date, Mitsubishi customers can look forward to great winnings, never-before value along with added savings while buying their favourite Mitsubishi passenger cars.
The promotion promises every customer a chance to be a winner. What makes it even more exciting are ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.
The new ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 September 2017: Airbus today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) to provide geospatial solutions that will enhance the promotion of properties in the Emirate.
The MoU was signed by H.E Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and Mikail Houari, Airbus President for Africa and Middle East at the 16 edition of the renowned real estate exhibition, Cityscape Global, which is taking place in Dubai’s World Trade Centre from 11-13 September.
The agreement ......read more
New Discovery SVX revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show is a production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery, with a 525PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol powertrain
Most extreme Land Rover yet, with go-anywhere capability – increased ground clearance, body and suspension lifts, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tyres
Specially tuned Terrain Response 2 system and Active Roll Control are firsts for new Discovery
Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover assembled by hand at the SVO Technical Centre when production begins in 2018
Film ......read more
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars in the world, National Auto, part of the Al Ghandi Group and the exclusive dealer of Fiat in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, announced today the expected arrival of the special anniversary limited edition Fiat 500-60th model in the third quarter of 2017.
Out of the 560 models produced worldwide, National Auto will make available only 10 cars of the Fiat 500-60th model, which are expected to be available at its showroom by November.
Commenting on the announcement, David Fraser, Sales Manager for Fiat at National Auto, said: ......read more
Al Habtoor Motors, in co-operation with the Dubai Economy, has opened ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ at the Mitsubishi showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. The initiative is meant to provide an improved buying experience and as an outlet for customers to have their concerns and grievances addressed quickly and efficiently.
Al Habtoor Motors’ Dubai showrooms and workshops for Bentley, Bugatti, Mclaren, FUSO, Chery and JAC, in addition to Mitsubishi, will all have the Consumer Happiness Counters.
The Counters form part of the larger initiative of Al Habtoor Motors as well as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today confirmed a three-year extension to its global partnership with the UEFA Champions League, including the UEFA Super Cup. Legend Gareth Bale celebrated the announcement by surprising a group of schoolchildren in Madrid, Spain and teaching them how to recreate his iconic winning goal from the 2014 final against Club Atlético de Madrid.
The agreement comes ahead of the first game of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season and will see the Japanese manufacturer stay as an official partner up to and including the ......read more
Jaguar Land Rover Classic electrifies the past with an inventive Jaguar E-type sports car featuring fully electric powertrain
Acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world”, the Jaguar E-type now combines breathtaking beauty with zero emissions for the first time
E-type Zero is based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain enabling 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds
Engineered by Jaguar Land Rover Classic at company’s new ‘Classic Works’ in Warwickshire, UK
E-type Zero made world debut ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 10, 2017: Ras Al Khaimah Chamber announced that the growth rate in the transportation sector in the Emirate reached 30.3% during the years 2011-2015, according to a study published by the Chamber based on statistics published by the Ras Al Khaimah Center for Statistics and Studies.
Growth in the productivity of the transportation sector
Dr. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business Development Sector at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, said: “The transportation sector is one of the essential ......read more
Estimated 400,000 UAE school children transported daily across a fleet of school buses provided to-date
Dubai, UAE – 10th September 2017: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is kick starting the upcoming academic year by providing 750 new school buses. Partnering with operators such as Emirates Transport, Dubai Taxi Corporation, School Transport Services and other private schools, ANGE’s buses are transporting hundreds of thousands of children safely to and from ......read more
Commitment to electrification demonstrated with new electric models from Jaguar’s past, present and future at inaugural Tech Fest event
Past – iconic Jaguar E-type now electrified for the 21st century
Present – all-new electric Jaguar I-PACE Concept, the SUV that combines a supercar silhouette with sports car performance, goes on sale next year
Future – visionary FUTURE-TYPE virtual concept imagines autonomous, connected, electric and shared mobility for 2040 and beyond
Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest takes place at Central Saint Martins, University of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017: The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition is a bold showcase of the bespoke personalistion service offered by Q by Aston Martin. The Vanquish S Pearl Edition will be limited to just 15 examples, available exclusively in the Middle East which has a long association with the pearl industry. The fascinating cultural history of this spectacularly rare and elegant natural material has been at the heart of the region's heritage for thousands of years, capturing the imagination through mythology and legend. The Pearl Edition celebrates this.
Marek ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2017: Premier Motors, one of the leading automobile dealerships in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly and Conference as its exclusive automotive partner.
The 2017 event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, from 3 – 9 September in Abu Dhabi with the Conference being held from 5 - 6 September and the General ......read more
In partnership with Al Tayer Motors, the 55,000 sqm facility is the first of its kind in the GCC.
Jaguar Land Rover looks to expand used-car services across MENA
Jaguar Land Rover APPROVED customers benefit from a full live view on current stock available at any period of time.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2017: Jaguar Land Rover has launched its first APPROVED used-car facility in Dubai. The state-of-the-art showroom seeks to enhance and improve a customer’s experience when purchasing an APPROVED pre-owned vehicle.
The facility was ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2017: The new products unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt show highlight the status of BMW as a manufacturer of vehicles that transmit unrivalled levels of emotional appeal with their inspirational design, trailblazing innovations and the driving pleasure for which the brand is renowned. BMW is also showcasing the latest technological developments for the future of personal mobility, in which powertrain electrification, comprehensive digitalisation and other advances in the field of automated driving will play a particularly important role.
Hall 11 at the main ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017: The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort.
Ferrari has chosen a particularly evocative moniker for this exceptionally versatile drop-top car, referencing one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. Portofino is renowned for its charming tourist port and, over the years, has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury. The launch colour of the new Ferrari has also been dedicated to this marvellous town: Rosso ......read more
Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition with unique red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV race car driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt
Ford GT ‘67 Heritage edition honouring historic No. 1 race car introduced for forthcoming model year
Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, plus unique interior colours, materials and details
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 22, 2017 – The Ford GT will be available in a new limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to ......read more
Dubai, UAE – August 21, 2017: After an exciting launch in June 2017 at ‘Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia’ (SSFF & ASIA) in Tokyo for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics’ Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program’s selection committee.
The ......read more
“All For Freedom. Freedom For All.” Celebrates Individuality of Riders and Non-Riders Alike
Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017: Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has built motorcycles for one reason: to fulfill dreams of personal freedom. The Motor Company’s recently launched new brand platform – “All for Freedom, Freedom for All” – celebrates Harley-Davidson’s enduring legacy and the pursuit of freedom that unites all. With a focus on the universal pursuit of independence, authenticity and the feeling of the open road, the new work is an ......read more
Recruitment for the 2017 INFINITI Engineering Academy closes on a high with another student applications record set as entries triple last year’s total
70 finalists worldwide will compete to secure one of the seven, one-year placements with INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team
UAE Final to take place on 6th & 7th September, where the 2017 winner will be selected
Dubai, UAE, August 17, 2017: After an exhaustive global search for the freshest and brightest young engineering talent, the recruitment phase of the 2017 INFINITI Engineering Academy closes with ......read more
BMW Group, Intel Corporation, Mobileye, an Intel company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding for FCA to join them in developing a world leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform
The cooperation allows the companies to leverage each other’s individual strengths, capabilities and resources
The platform will be scalable for Level 3 to Level 4/5 automated driving and can be used by multiple automakers around the world while maintaining their unique brand identities
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017: BMW Group, Intel and ......read more
Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport test electric hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017: In its continuous effort to support the UAE Vision 2021’s environmental objectives, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, introduced the zero-emission hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai to Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport, as part of its Government outreach program, aiming at building awareness about the benefits fuel cell technology and the positive environmental potentials of a ......read more
Dubai, August 16, 2017: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, in partnership with the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy, have launched the ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ initiative across all its locations in Dubai.
The initiative is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make happiness and positivity an inherent part of the UAE lifestyle and in support of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017: One of the most enduring creative partnerships in the automotive industry has reached another milestone. First with the global debut of the Vanquish Zagato Volante, followed by confirmation that not only will the Vanquish Zagato Speedster enter production, but it will be joined by a spectacular Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake.
This ‘family’ of four Vanquish Zagato models will yield a total of 325 cars.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 8, 2017: In an effort to deliver business excellence, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, and SAAED, the UAE’s leading traffic safety services organization, have signed a partnership agreement that will see all service and spare parts work for SAAED’s fleet of Toyota vehicles being carried out by Al-Futtaim Motors.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Our relationship with SAAED has been reinforced with the signing of this agreement, ......read more
Nissan captures almost 60% of the B-segment crossover sales in ME markets*
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 7, 2017: Since pioneering the segment with the Murano back in 2003 before following up with the X-Trail, Qashqai and Juke, Nissan has dominated the global market in crossover vehicles. That dominance has been underscored in the Middle East with Nissan capturing almost 60% of small urban crossover sales in the region. The Juke and newly launched Kicks models are vying for top spot in different markets.
Sales figures for the year to date show that Nissan ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 5, 2017: The UAE may be a small country but thanks to the vision of its leaders, the country has set its mark globally in many fields. Dubai is known as the home of the tallest building on earth. “Where is the largest shopping mall of the world” is an easy question to answer now. Some of the best-known global brands in aviation too are based in this country.
Keeping the same spirit alive, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the concept of ‘Dubai Air Taxi – a driverless flying car’ or ‘Autonomous Unmanned ......read more
New Jaguar F-TYPE gains turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine
A true Jaguar sports car and a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character
New 300PS 2.0-litre is the most powerful four-cylinder ever in a production Jaguar
Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes just 5.7 seconds, maximum speed 250 km/h
Fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340PS V6, and with CO2 emissions of just 163g/km
Weight reduction of 52kg and bespoke chassis tuning delivers even greater agility
Maximum torque of 400Nm together with 8-speed Quickshift transmission delivers ......read more
Extensive distribution network sees premium automotive parts brand gain market share in the UAE and MENA region
Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017: Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, has strengthened its strategic partnership with regional distributor Rolman World to advance its premium automotive parts in the Middle Eastern market.
The deepening partnership is boosting growth for Federal-Mogul Motorparts products in a market that traditionally favors incumbent brands and rewards an extensive local presence.
“Federal-Mogul Motorparts is making ......read more
The number of active transport projects exceeds 481 in June 2017, according to BNC Network
As many as 481 transport projects are currently being executed in the UAE
The total value of these projects hit US$87.6 billion (Dh321.49 bn) in June 2017
The value of 364 road projects reached US$36.5 billion in the UAE
There are 39 on going rail projects, with a value of US$33.9 billion
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017: The total value of 481 active transport projects exceeded AED 321.49 billion (US$87.6 billion) in the first half of 2017, according to ......read more
Middle East, 30th July 2017: SAIC Motor has achieved its highest ever ranking on the Fortune 500 list. Appearing on the prestigious list for a 13th consecutive year, SAIC Motor has been ranked No. 41 by US-based Fortune magazine, with a sales revenue of 113.86 billion US dollars for the 2016 financial year.
As the largest auto manufacturer in China, SAIC Motor also ranked seventh among all the global automakers, ahead of brands like BMW and Hyundai. In the face of a changing automotive market, SAIC Motor is actively focused on developing new energy vehicles, connected cars and ......read more
Nissan reports financial results in line with company expectations despite rising raw material costs, adverse foreign exchange impacts, and slower than anticipated growth in key markets.
Sales in Japan up 45.6%, US sales up more than total industry volume at 1.2%, sales in China up 5.3%, sales in Europe up 1.1%, and sales in other markets, including Asia and Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa up 1.2%.
Dubai, UAE, 27 July, 2017: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced first quarter financial results for the three months to June 30, 2017.
Nissan ......read more
National Food Products Company takes delivery of first Hino 300 Series hybrid truck
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, handed over a Hino 300 Series hybrid truck to Oasis Water Company, in line with its environmental mobility agenda.
The handover, which took place at Oasis Water’s Headquarters, was attended by Ramez Hamdan, General Manager of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors accompanied by a delegation from Hino Japan, George Antonios, Marketing Director of National Food ......read more