Global competition winner to supply latest models of autonomous electric vehicles
New Bloomberg New Energy Finance research published today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week predicts that by 2040 half of all vehicles sold will be electric
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2018 – Following the results of a global industry competition launched at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week last year, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has selected autonomous vehicle producer NAVYA as the most technically and commercially qualified contestant for the next phase of the mobility network of Masdar City.
The iconic driverless vehicle network currently serving the sustainable urban community will be expanded along a new one-kilometre route.
Since 2010, the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2018 – Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), ICONIQ Motors, a China-based electric vehicle company, and its strategic partner Safe City Group today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to test the latest autonomous driving concepts at Masdar City.
The ICONIQ SEVEN, one of the world’s latest EV models, is on display at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The futuristic ICONIQ SEVEN built on an intelligent, connected vehicle platform integrated with Microsoft’s AZURE cloud technology, is set to hit the market in 2019.
ICONIQ is also displaying its L5 autonomous driving concept at ADSW. As part of the collaboration, the L5 autonomous prototype will undergo extensive testing at Masdar City during 2018.
“Masdar City has put smart and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2018: The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke department is an extraordinary collective of designers, engineers and craftspeople, who bring the marque’s discerning and influential patrons’ most ambitious and personal visions to reality.Today, almost every motor car that leaves the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, is Bespoke. 2017 was the year that Rolls-Royce elevated Bespoke to unprecedented new levels, resulting in one of the most significant years for Bespoke in the 114-year history of the brand. What follows is a snapshot of some of the finest examples of Bespoke design and craftsmanship to be completed by the luxury house over the past 12 months.
Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’, the realisation of one customer’s coachbuilt dream. Premiered in 2017, ......read more
Juergen Schmitz named Managing Director of Nissan Middle East
Markus Leithe named Managing Director of INFINITI Middle East
Dubai, UAE, 15 January, 2018 – Nissan has announced key management changes to its leadership here in the Middle East region. Juergen Schmitz is appointed as Managing Director of Nissan Middle East and Markus Leithe has been named as the Managing Director of INFINITI Middle East.
Juergen Schmitz brings more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry to the role. He joins Nissan from Infiniti Middle East, where he led the Nissan subsidiary since 2011 – first as General Manager and then as Managing Director. Juergen Schmitz joined Nissan in 2007 as Regional Director for Infiniti Central Europe, where he was responsible for sales and marketing, as well as ......read more
Nissan Middle East is official sponsor for the Mobility Conference
Nissan will take part in a panel discussion on low-emission vehicles in the UAE
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 14 January 2018: Nissan will take part in the Mobility Conference, which is taking place for the first time at the World Future Energy Summit on January 18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The global automaker will take part in a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for low-emission vehicles in the UAE, as well as showcasing its all-new, fully-electric Nissan LEAF.
Now in its 11th edition, the World Future Energy Summit is an annual event that gathers global industry leaders, policy-makers and businesses across a series of exhibitions and conferences. With transportation accounting for around ......read more
Power, luxury, usability and sportiness
4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542 bhp (550 PS) and 568 lb.ft. (770 Nm) of torque
0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds); top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h)
Unmistakable V8 engine burble adds to emotional allure
Optional carbon-ceramic brakes – world’s largest front brake system
Twin-quad tailpipes, high-gloss carbon-fibre interior panels and wood and hide steering wheel
Dubai, UAE, January 14, 2018: Since its introduction, the Bentley Bentayga has defined a new sector and set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering customers the ultimate Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. The award-winning Bentley model is now available in its most sporting guise to date – the Bentayga V8.
At the ......read more
Update to research agreement will help Nissan develop the technology for prototype transportation services
Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2018: Today at CES 2018, Nissan North America, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., announced an agreement with NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to collaborate on research and technology development for future autonomous mobility services, including a working demonstration in Silicon Valley. This update to the existing research collaboration between Nissan and NASA builds on previous success to define a new scope of activities into 2019.
Under the terms of the five-year research and development partnership, researchers from the Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley and NASA Ames have been working together to advance autonomous vehicle systems. ......read more
Dubai, January 11, 2018: As the year begins, Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, is offering customers more value with savings up to AED 10,000 across selected models.
Drive away in the powerful Honda Accord Coupe EX 2.4L which comes with the best mix of sportiness and style only for AED 94,900 (was AED 104,900).
With a classic look, elegant performance, and real road presence, Honda Civic EXI 2.0L is now for AED 72,900 (was AED 82,900) while the all-new urban chic Honda CR-V LX plus 2.4L 2WD is available for AED 94,900, previously priced at AED 99,900. The modern family SUV Pilot EXL 3.5L 4WD is now AED 145,900 (was AED 155,900). All prices are VAT inclusive.
The Al-Futtaim company is also offering 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, ......read more
Land Rover will celebrate its 70th anniversary year throughout 2018, starting with a unique restoration project: the original launch Land Rover
The first Land Rovers were shown at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show; this original launch vehicle has been missing for the last 63 years
Recently discovered, it’s the world’s most historically significant unrestored Land Rover
Experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry will preserve the history and sympathetically restore the famous vehicle in 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2018 – Land Rover will mark its 70th anniversary with a series of events and celebrations in 2018, beginning with the restoration of the vehicle that started it all – one of the three pre-production Land Rovers shown at the 1948 Amsterdam ......read more
---Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology Has the Potential to Help Cities Around the World Create Safer, More Capable Infrastructure and Connect Vehicles to a Larger Communications System---
DUBAI, UAE– January 10, 2018 – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), are accelerating the development of connected cars with the extension of their long-standing relationship into the development of advanced connectivity systems for Ford vehicles and upcoming Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology testing. C-V2X is a highly advanced wireless connectivity technology for safety-conscious and automated driving solutions, which has the potential to help cities create more capable infrastructure as they look at how to connect vehicles to ......read more
Hong Kong – INFINITI will debut a new concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2018.
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018: The concept previews a new generation of INFINITI vehicles and represents the first manifestation of a new INFINITI form language.
“As a new wave of technologies begin to take shape, our Detroit concept car heralds a new generation of INFINITI. A seamless and stunning new design philosophy demonstrating INFINITI artistry in the new age of autonomy and breakthrough drivetrains. In Detroit, shown alongside Prototype 9, INFINITI aims to showcase a new elegance, one that strikes harmony and simplicity in a complex world.”
Alfonso Albaisa, SVP Global Design
“The new INFINITI concept car will take the traditional sedan architecture to its next ......read more
251% increase in Lexus HEV sales in 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2018: Lexus at Al-Futtaim Motors, supplier of the largest line-up of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) in the UAE, is reaping the benefits of its diverse Hybrid Electric range with sales rising 251% in 2017 compared with 2016.
Lexus Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Motors, Chris Buxton, attributed the hike to an increased interest in HEV technology in general, the introduction of two new HEV models in 2017 including Lexus LC 500h and LS 500h, supported by dedicated efforts and promotional activities by the brand, including a Hybrid Drive-in experience in November, dedicated HEV-only display at the Dubai International Motor Show and other incentivizing offers throughout the year.
"Being the first choice when it comes to green luxury motoring ......read more
Mobility Conference to be hosted by Nicki Shields, Formula E TV Presenter
Expert panelists to represent Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Siemens, Nissan and others
Masdar City and Bloomberg New Energy Finance to launch report on technologies for future smart city transit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 8, 2018: The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 will include the inaugural edition of the Mobility Conference, organisers of the annual event announced today. Held January 18 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the Mobility Conference will feature a series of specialist sessions on low emission vehicles, underlining their growing importance in the UAE and around the Middle East.
WFES is a foremost global platform dedicated to innovation and digitalization trends driving ......read more
Day of high-octane motorsports action perfect way to introduce customers to the world of Mercedes-AMG.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 08 2017: This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMG, the high performance division of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz.
To celebrate this landmark occasion Emirates Motor Company, authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, hosted the AMG Performance Tour at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
The tour visited the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 22nd with a host of high-performance cars such as the C43 AMG Coupe, the E43 Sport AMG 4M and the G63 Manufaktur available for test drives around the track.
This annual event, which is now in its sixth year, will be testing a series of exciting vehicles, such as the recently ......read more
An additional 5% atop the 20% down payment on new car purchases giving customers a treasured start to 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7th January 2018: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, welcomes the New Year with great savings. The premium brand kicks off Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) - by covering 20% down payment on all new INFINITI purchases in addition to 5% VAT paid by INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Company from 2nd January until the 27th of January 2018.
Arabian Automobiles and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment initiated their strategic relationship over two decades ago and INFINITI’s customer-centric approach and brand presence gets stronger as they enter 2018 with two new models ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017: Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of innovative customer-focused solutions for individuals and organisations in the region has introduced a simple, online facility for individuals to file and track their motor claims.
Now customers are no longer required to visit branch offices and can use the online claims submission service for smooth uploading and tracking for their motor insurance claims. It offers vehicle owners convenience and time saving while keeping them regularly updated on the status of their claims through emails and sms.
“Enhancing customer service through useful, technology-led applications is a continuous pursuit at Union Insurance.” says Abdul Muttaleb Al Jaedi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Union Insurance Company. “The new ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th December 2017: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the availability of the new INFINITI Q50 2018 year model, designed for all progressive challengers seeking power, elegance and performance to fuel their drive.
The commanding new contender in the sedan segment follows INFINITI’s renowned belief of ‘Safety is seeing ahead.’ The Blind Spot Warning & Prevention feature provides extended peripheral views and trigger steering input to guide the car until it’s safe to switch lanes. These safety features are further enhanced by Around View Monitor which provides a real-time illustration of the driver’s surroundings that help ......read more
Electrified vehicles to be available across the entire Toyota and Lexus line-up by around 2025
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2017: Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030. Toyota's electrified vehicle strategy centers on a significant acceleration in the development and launch plans of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
Addressing environmental challenges, such as global warming, air pollution, and limited natural resources and energy supply are of utmost importance to Toyota. In2015, Toyota launched the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, which aims to reduce the negative impact of ......read more
Offering customers a generously subsidised down payment and extended warranty on new Cadillac purchases before the introduction of VAT.
[Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 18 December 2017]: Liberty Automobiles, the exclusive dealership for Cadillac in the UAE, is treating its customers to a grand finale to 2017 with the Cadillac End of Year campaign, which features a range of unbeatable offers including a subsidised down payment and an extended warranty across the entire Cadillac 2017 line-up.
Customers benefiting from the campaign will receive 50% support on their down payments, a 10-year extended warranty, and complimentary insurance and registration for their first year of Cadillac ownership. The offers have been designed to offer complete peace of mind, while also providing an ideal window for ......read more
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
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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017: Motorists in Dubai are being encouraged to get their tyres checked out, free of charge, next time they get their car washed at selected car washes in the emirate. The Tyres and Accessories divisions of Dubai-based Bridgestone distributor, Nasser Al Serkal is implementing the Bridgestone MEA campaign with Autopro, a full-service car repair provider.
Free tyre-check services are being offered in Autopro Car Wash till 27 July, 4pm-9pm at their locations in ENOC service stations in Media City, Ibn Battuta and Meadows.
“Tyre safety ......read more
Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, announced the names of the ten winners of its Ramadan Promotion who won Lancer EX cars. They include Sultan Murshed Esmaeel Alastad, Ramy Mohamed Tawadros Badros, Tapas K. Roychowdhory, Rana Caye Garces, Mohamed Reda Saad Zaghlool, Raymond Scholly Michelle, Mahmoud Amir Elsaid Elbana, Sharaf Mohamed Shafik, Afroze Ahmed and Amal Joseph Athirakulangara.
An elated Sharaf Mohamed Shafik commented, "Al Habtoor Motors has offered me the best value during the holy month. I was out shopping for my favourite Pajero ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017: Alstom presented to a delegation of RTA, headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA (Roads &Transport Authority), the mock-up of the Metropolis trains for the Route 2020 project in Coignères in Paris.
A full-size mock-up of the Dubai Metro was unveiled to HE Mattar Al Tayer and his accompanying RTA delegation. During this successful visit, the RTA took the opportunity to inspect the aesthetic design and the interiors of the train and validated all comfort aspects.
They are the result of ......read more
All-new Jaguar E-PACE revealed with epic barrel roll
Dynamic twist sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle
Final test proves E-PACE lives up to Jaguar’s ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy
Inspiration from cinema’s most iconic car stunt
Attitude and stance come as standard with Jaguar’s new compact performance SUV
Sports car looks with SUV practicality for the next generation of Jaguar customers
Agile, responsive chassis and sports car driveline technology make ......read more
Scheme available on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched the “Up to 20% Down Payment on Us” campaign, whereby customers can avail up to 20% down payment covered by Al-Futtaim Motors on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models, giving buyers the opportunity to own their dream Toyota without the hassle of securing an up-front payment, while the remaining amount can be funded through any of the financial institutions in the UAE.
Saud ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 15, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has announced a 225% increase in its hybrid sales for the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, bolstering the company’s support for the UAE Vision 2021.
The upsurge in hybrid sales was mainly driven by the Lexus RX h, which accounted for approximately 25% of all RX sales, followed by CT h, GS h and LS h. The recently launched LC 500h Coupe is the latest addition to the growing Lexus hybrid line-up, and introduces ......read more
Jaguar Land Rover takes a step closer to future vehicles which could drive themselves through a city
Autonomous Urban Drive is prototype technology engineered in Britain as part of the UK Autodrive research and development project
Jaguar Land Rover completes final trials of connected and autonomous research technology before tests on public roads in Milton Keynes and Coventry
UAE, Dubai, 15 July 2017: Jaguar Land Rover will today demonstrate prototype autonomous technology called Autonomous Urban Drive that can enable a vehicle to operate autonomously ......read more
Refined, advanced and sophisticated design
Multi Drive 7S transmission for enhanced fuel efficiency and enhanced driving pleasure
New standard safety features across the line-up
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 10, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced the launch of the 2018 Toyota Corolla, with two efficient and enjoyable engines, including a choice of 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, combining great fuel economy with driving pleasure.
Keeping the dynamic and ......read more
10 July 2017
UAE-based total FM company first to bring Renault ZOE into transport fleet; company initially looking to save over 17,000 kilos of carbon emissions over 12 months
UAE-based sustainability leader and total FM company Farnek, has bought its first electric car from Renault as it continues to strive for a more sustainable way of operating its business, especially its growing transportation fleet, currently comprising over 200 vehicles.
Renault’s ZOE electric model will help Farnek to reduce its carbon footprint by saving 17 tonnes (78%) of carbon emissions ......read more
(Dubai, UAE) 6 July 2017: The Jaguar F-PACE, winner of the Best and Most Beautiful Car at the 2017 World Car Awards, has broadened its range with the introduction of the new 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo Ingenium petrol engine. The lightweight construction improves efficiency, enhances vehicle dynamics and delivers exceptional performance and refinement while meeting the most stringent global emissions regulations.
The new 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo Ingenium petrol engine is available with an eight speed automatic ZF transmission and standard AWD drivetrain. It ......read more
Lucky winners of competition run by Nissan on the OSN network are handed keys to brand-new Nissan Kicks
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2017: The Menon family from Dubai had a double cause for celebration as a result of the recent ICC Champions Trophy 2017, held in England and Wales.
Not only did they enjoy the drama and excitement of the tournament thanks to Nissan’s innovative tie-up with OSN which offered free in-game highlights throughout the event, but they were the lucky winners of a Nissan competition which took place during the event to win a brand-new ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 6, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus, in the UAE, has announced its official sponsorship of Dubai Police’s participation in the Ministry of Interior’s “Summer Without Accidents” campaign aiming at promoting road safety among residents in the UAE and educating motorists on summer-related accident causes.
Yousuf Al Raeesi, Director of Government Affairs at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Al-Futtaim Motors’ efforts to promote safety go many years back and ......read more
New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sits at the pinnacle of the world’s performance sedans, with a thrilling mix of explosive power, dynamic agility and all-wheel drive traction
Significant SVO enhancements made to award-winning XE include lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre exterior panels to meet extreme performance targets
322kmph and 0-100 km/h in 3.7sec – supercar performance from Jaguar’s most compact four-door sedan
Project 8 is the most powerful Jaguar road car ever – and first road-legal Jaguar with a 600PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8
Just 300 ......read more
Ford has earned the No. 2 ranking of all non-premium brands in this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study – the brand’s best ranking in the report’s 31-year history
Expedition and Mustang earn segment quality awards, with seven Ford and Lincoln models leading the top three of their segments
Ford’s has been improving the capability and quality of new technologies, including SYNC 3 equipped on 70 percent of vehicles
DUBAI, UAE. July 3, 2017 – Ford has jumped to No. 2 of all non-premium brands in J.D. Power’s 2017 ......read more
INFINITI’s popular models such as the QX50 and QX70 will be part of the brand’s exceptional offers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2nd, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has launched an exclusive range of offers for ‘Dubai Summer Surprises 2017’ – the 20th edition of Dubai’s favourite summer sales celebration. The exceptional offers will run from 1st July until 31st August, offering unbeatable prices on popular ......read more
RAIL NETWORK SAFETY
The six safety vital relays developed by Clearsy France are the very first self-controlled safety vital relays guaranteeing opening of their NO contacts at a SIL4 level. Since 2016, these safety vital relays are SIL4-certified according to the EN 50129 and EN 50155 standards. Applications of these relays include Lyon (France) tram level crossing protection systems, Nice (France) tram onboard control system and Luxembourg-City tram SIL 4 signaling system.
The availability of these relays with NO contacts guarantee on opening and independently ......read more
Take a closer look behind the scenes of Lexus’ collaboration with Luc and the Valerian design team to create the SKYJET
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: July 2, 2017: To celebrate its creative partnership with Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, luxury automotive brand Lexus has recently unveiled a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the SKYJET collaboration, as well as the brand’s design and technology philosophy that inspired elements of the final SKYJET, in a way that has never been seen before.
The ambition is to immerse ......read more
Aston Martin confirms production of RapidE - the brand’s first all-electric model
Williams Advanced Engineering confirmed as lead engineering partner
RapidE will be based on the Rapide AMR
Limited build run of 155 cars with production set for 2019
28 June 2017, Dubai, UAE: Less than two years after being unveiled as a concept, Aston Martin is today confirming that the all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019.
Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, RapidE is Aston Martin’s first all-electric model. As such ......read more
Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid key players in the UAE sustainability movement
AED 6.7 for every 100kms in a Prius*
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced an unprecedented increase in its Toyota hybrid sales led by the Prius and Camry hybrid, registering 535% and 430% growth respectively in the first half of this year, in comparison to the same period in 2016.
Launched last year in the UAE, Toyota Prius delivers enhanced fuel efficiency of 26.1 Km/L, and is the ......read more
Dubai, June 21, 2017: Al-Futtaim Automall, the largest retailer of pre-owned vehicles in the UAE, has announced the opening of a new super site at Dubai Festival City that will display over 400 cars.
Customers looking to buy good quality used cars can head to the new 12,000 sqm site, located opposite IKEA and alongside ACE, where they can view the widest range of pre-owned vehicles from all leading manufacturers including Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Dodge, Ford, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Jeep and luxury models including BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Volvo, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover and ......read more
Jaguar E-PACE combines sports car design and agility with everyday SUV practicality
Joins World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE and Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE Concept SUVs
World Premiere of Jaguar E-PACE 13 July 2017
21 June 2017, Whitley, UK: Jaguar introduces its new compact performance SUV, the Jaguar E-PACE.
Joining Jaguar’s PACE family of performance SUVs, the E-PACE follows on from the successful F-PACE, which helped boost Jaguar’s sales by 83 per cent last year, and the all-electric I-PACE Concept which will go into production in ......read more
Dubai, UAE – A Few weeks after its official launch in Dubai, ‘Shop Click Drive’, the region’s first online shopping site from Al Ghandi Auto with a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles, saw its first customer complete the purchase of a brand-new 2017 Chevrolet Trax.
Andre Muller, a South Africa national and a UAE resident, experienced firsthand the smooth journey of purchasing his vehicle from the convenience of his home.
“I want to congratulate Mr. Andre Muller for being our first customer to purchase his dream car via our newly-launched site ‘Shop Click ......read more
#36 au TOM’S LC 500 secures first win of the season at Autopolis
Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2017: Having dominated the first two rounds of the 2017 AUTOBACS SUPER GT500 series in Okayama and Fuji Speedway, the new Lexus LC 500 displayed its prowess once again at the Autopolis racing circuit to make it three wins in a row. This time, it was the turn of the #36 au TOM’S LC 500 driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter to keep the Lexus flag flying as they raced to victory in the third round of the championship.
In a race held under clear bright skies and fought ......read more
Lucky QX60 Purchaser Drives Away with AED 100,000 and a Brand-New INFINITI
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced the first winner of INFINITI’s ongoing Ramadan campaign. The AED 100,000 prize was won through a scratch and win voucher presented to Mr. Kutalmis Kaan Damar when he bought the QX60 – INFINITI’s seven-passenger SUV.
Commenting on the win, Mr. Kutalmis Kaan Damar commented: ......read more
Dubai, UAE (18 June, 2017) - Hussein M. Dajani has joined Nissan as General Manager, Digital Marketing, for Africa, the Middle East and India. He will lead Nissan’s digital and social media strategy in the region, which is becoming ever more significant for Nissan’s global business. Working with teams in local markets, his role will be to ensure that the company delivers an innovative experience online for customers, matching the innovation in Nissan’s cars. He will also take the lead on digital and content for Nissan’s regional Communications function, working on ......read more
With nearly all new cars expected to offer voice recognition by 2022, future systems may evolve to interpret tone of voice and facial expressions
Ford’s in-car connectivity system SYNC 3 already enables voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and will soon enable drivers to use Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa§
Ford with RWTH Aachen University is researching using multiple microphones to improve speech processing and reduce the effect of external noise and potential disruptions
DUBAI, UAE. June 14, 2017 – We are now used to cars that ......read more
Aston Martin’s most successful sports car is the first AMR model to enter production
Global Vantage AMR production limited to just 300 cars: 100 V12 and 200 V8
Inspired by the FIA World Endurance Championship winning V8 Vantage GTE
14 June 2017, Dubai - UAE: The Vantage name has long been synonymous with more extreme performance Aston Martins since the 1950s, so it’s entirely appropriate that the Vantage AMR should be the first series production derivative of Aston Martin’s new race-inspired performance range. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2017: The recently launched, impressively-elegant, all-new Lincoln Continental has made an impressive entry into the UAE market to an enthusiastic response across the emirates, according to Al Tayer Motors – the official UAE importer-dealer for the brand.
The 2017 version of the iconic Continental, that served to carry state leaders and monarchs for decades, has been delivered to customers in almost all the emirates including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response to the all-new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017: Following its international launch at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, the Maserati GranTurismo ‘Special Edition’ has arrived at official importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors showroom in the UAE.
The car is on display at Al Tayer Motors Sheikh Zayed Road showroom in Dubai and comes with the standard three year/ 60,000 kilometre extended service package.
“The UAE is one of the few Middle East markets, which is able to present a small number of units of this limited edition GranTurismo car to our Maserati aficionados. It is a rare ......read more
All-new race-winning Ford GT supercar serves as a test bed for new technologies and advanced lightweight material that will benefit future Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles
Patent-pending rear wing improves track performance by changing shape like an airplane wing, increasing downforce on the car, with minimal impact on drag, to help aid acceleration, cornering and braking
GT’s aerodynamics produce positive downforce in all conditions, giving GT stability and grip on and off the track
DUBAI, UAE. June 11, 2017 – In creating the all-new high performance Ford ......read more
System to Rate Services of Vehicle Repair Facilities in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has launched a pilot project to classify automotive workshops in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with SAAEDaeed for Trafficking Systems.
Abu Dhabi’s first classification scheme for automotive workshops seeks to elevate the standard of vehicle repair services in the emirate by rating them through a system of one to five stars. A team of ......read more