18/06/2018, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) has been honoured with a prestigious international industry award in recognition of its outstanding levels of after-sales service and customer care.
Abu Dhabi-based EMC - CV was presented with the prize for ‘Best Service and Parts Performance for 2017 - Vans’, as the top performing general distributor of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles outside of Europe.
This is the first time EMC - CV wins this global award from the Daimler AG Vans division, and the first time a general distributor from the MENA region has been presented with the trophy.
EMC - CV, the authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, saw off competition from distributors in 116 countries to win ......read more
A fleet of forty cars with eighty high-profile women on board depart today from San Francisco for a charity tour to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Five teams of influential ladies in five red Maserati Levante SUVs join their forces to raise funds and global awareness for three charitable projects in Africa.
In its fifth edition, Cash & Rocket Tour aims to break the previous fundraising record of 1.4 million euros.
Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018 – Cash & Rocket Tour 2018 started yesterday in San Francisco and Maserati is a proud official partner of this charity road trip along with other luxury brands.
Five Levante SUVs in GranLusso and GranSport trims, all in red - the official colours of this unique event - are enlisted in the glamorous convoy of forty cars. The four-day ......read more
Customers will now have the opportunity to repair their vehicles using Axalta’s leading waterborne refinish technology
Dubai, UAE – June 12, 2018: Axalta Middle East, part of Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has ramped up its environmentally responsible strategy for the region’s leading automotive distributors..
As part of its commitment to technology and product innovations that assist partners in fostering sustainability, Axalta is working with Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Operations in Kuwait on its “go-green” initiatives. Axalta’s line of Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC water-based refinish technology will now be used across Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Operations.
“We are excited to ......read more
Al-Futtaim completes land acquisition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 12, 2018: Al-Futtaim today announced the acquisition of an industrial plot of land to set-up a brand new automotive plant for the exclusive manufacture/assembly of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
The world-class facility will be set up at M-3 Industrial City in Faisalabad, which is strategically located in the country and is Pakistan’s largest Special Economic Zone.
“Al-Futtaim is fully committed to the Pakistani market and to this project,” said Colin Cordery, Senior Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Automotive International. “We, together with Groupe Renault, are delighted to have completed the land acquisition, which is an important milestone in the project. We believe this to be the ......read more
From June 7th to June 13th 2018
Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2018: The Paris-Modena race is a gathering for athletes and fans of a challenge. It will take place from June 7th to June 13th 2018.
Under the leadership of the famous Italian car brand Maserati and the Maserati West Europe offices, this race, as its name suggests, take place between Paris and Modena. Besides the personal challenge, each kilometer covered during this race (around 100km per day) will raise money for the association “Rêves” to realize to dreams of ill children.
Once again Paris-Modena has attracted a large number of VIP participants, including F1 former driver and actor Paul Belmondo, Italian national cycling team coach Davide Cassani, former professional cyclists such as Alessandro Ballan, Marco Velo and Paolo Fornaciari. Also attending are ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018: Mercedes-AMG is extending its sports car portfolio with the new AMG GT S Roadster as an attractive open-air model. With this latest addition the AMG GT family now has a dozen members: four two-door Coupés, three Roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and three four-door Coupés. The basis for the high Driving Performance of the new AMG GT S Roadster is the combination of a lightweight aluminium spaceframe, a V8 biturbo engine, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, a rear axle locking differential and a sport suspension with aluminium double wishbone axles.
Compared to the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT S Roadster is rendered even more dynamic by numerous modifications to the engine, suspension, brakes, design and interior. This positions it between the AMG GT Roadster and the even more ......read more
Aligned with the Dubai government’s sustainable mobility strategy
Advanced technologies help maximize the range for up to 520 Kilometers on a single full charge
The Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market and a game-changer in its segment
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018: Following its recent release in the US, the innovative electric vehicle, Chevrolet Bolt EV, is now available in the UAE market, announced Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
The launch of the most affordable electric vehicle in the UAE market is aligned with the Dubai government’s sustainable mobility strategy, as envisioned and outlined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: On June 24, 2008, the UAE’s first-ever car manufacturer, Jannarelly, will become the first emirates-based enterprise to take part in the USA’s second oldest motorsport event, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in Colorado, which this year celebrates its 102nd anniversary.
In a truly home-grown endeavour, a specially developed version of Jannarelly’s Design-1 sportscar will feature as the honoured ‘Official Safety Car’ (OSC); designed, developed and operated by a team co-created with fellow Dubai-based automotive pioneer, PureDrive Automotive, and supported by Pirelli.
Speaking on the joint-venture, Jannarelly Co-Founder, Anthony Jannarelly, said: "Providing the OSC through our partnership with PureDrive is a fantastic introduction to the racing ......read more
• New venture coinciding with World Environment Day plans to roll out electric vehicles across nine cities in MENA by 2020
• Fleet of electric vehicles for commercial transport launched in Dubai through Careem in pilot phase
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 05 June, 2018: Crescent Enterprises, the UAE-based diversified conglomerate, and Bee'ah, the Middle East's leading and award-winning environmental management company, today announced the launch of a joint venture, ION – a sustainable commercial transport company.
ION’s operations include the development, acquisition and management of electric vehicle (EV) fleets for commercial use, deployed through platforms such as ride-hailing services, as well as corporate and government ......read more
70% better fuel economy compared to 2.5L Camry petrol engine
26KM/L fuel consumption
Stylish exterior with aggressive character lines
Upgraded emotionally-charged performance
Dubai, UAE – June 5th, 2018: In line with its commitment towards providing environmentally- friendly vehicles, Al-Futtaim Toyota, the UAE sustainable mobility leader since 2008, announced the launch of the all-new Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), offering individuals and corporations the opportunity to be part of of the sustainalbe motoring movement, and to experience the power and pleasure of Toyota’s HEV cutting-edge technology in an engaging driving experience.
Toyota Camry HEV was introduced in the UAE in 2008 in a limited quantity, to be tested by fleet operators in the local weather conditionss. After the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: Tamam All Brands Quick Service, part of National Auto and the Al Ghandi Auto Group, recently announced the launch of its Ramadan promotion, aimed at providing all vehicle brands a one-stop-shop servicing center, coupled with a highly dedicated team of mechanics.
Inspired by the month of giving and the Year of Zayed, the management of Tamam All Brands Quick Service is offering throughout Ramadan a 50% discount on all vehicles, regardless of their brands and models. This announcement comes as part of the company’s relentless efforts to expand its offerings to its dedicated and prospective customers in the UAE.
Located opposite Dubai Airport at the Ittihad Road, Tamam Service Center has 10 fully functioning bays and the capacity to service customers in a quick and highly dedicated ......read more
Full-size SUV Combining Modern Luxury with Advanced Technology, Elevates Family Travel to First Class
The all-new Navigator includes 71 new features and technologies, and now leads its segment in many categories, such as power and torque, offering even greater levels of prestige
With more space for your belongings than any other large SUV*, the all-new Navigator assures almost nothing is left behind
Navigator comes to the UAE with brand-new Presidential trim options, increasing the level of luxury available to Lincoln customers
Dubai, 04 June 2018: Al Tayer Motors, the official UAE Lincoln importer-dealer, has commenced deliveries of the eagerly awaited all-new Navigator. The full-size luxury SUV is available through Al Tayer Motors showrooms in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018: Al Futtaim Toyota and Lexus are the proud recipients of the prestigious Toyota Outstanding Customer Service Award, the Toyota Marketing Award as well as the Toyota Marketing Award for Excellence for 2017 from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). These awards recognize the performance of distributors that achieve customer service and other performance targets set by the manufacturer in sales and after sales.
At an exclusive ceremony held at Al Badia Festival City, the Al Futtaim Toyota and Lexus teams were presented the trophies by Mr. Nobuhiko Murakami, CEO & Senior Managing Officer, East Asia, Oceania & Middle East at TMC.
These awards are a tribute to the dedicated daily efforts of the Al-Futtaim Toyota and Lexus’ customer service teams, and are in line with TMC’s ......read more
Jaguar Land Rover is developing off-road self-driving SUVs in project CORTEX
The £3.7m project is exploring all-terrain, all- weather autonomous capability
World-first '5D' technology is enabling Level 4 and 5 off-road automation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2018 – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous cars capable of all-terrain, off-road driving in any weather condition.
The world-first ‘CORTEX’ project will take self-driving cars off-road, ensuring they are fully capable in any weather condition: dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog. As part of the project, a ‘5D’ technique combining acoustic, video, radar, light detection and distance sensing (LiDAR) data live in real-time is being engineered. Access to this combined data improves the ......read more
Event visitors can win four Land Rover vehicles in raffle draw
Dubai, 27 May 2018. Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Land Rover vehicles in the UAE, is the exclusive automotive sponsor of the Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Sports Tournament for the fifth consecutive year.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the tournament’s theme for 2018 is ‘Limitless Abilities’.
Making their debut at the event this year are sporting disciplines such as 3x3 basketball, Futsal for People with Hearing Disabilities and Jiu-Jitsu, in addition to futsal, football, volleyball, padel tennis, fencing, NAS Night Challenge, the 5km and 10km run, 75km cycle race and wheelchair basketball.
“Events ......read more
27th May 2018 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has named the best truck driver in the UAE in the 2018 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge.
The global competition, hosted by Volvo Trucks, is bold new initiative which sees truck drivers put their skills to the test in a challenge of fuel efficiency, safety and productivity. The UAE part of the Driver Challenge saw 35 drivers from across the Emirates participate over four days, showcasing their driving capabilities.
At the end of the Driver Challenge event one winner was crowned Volvo’s best truck driver in the UAE. Pakistani national, Mr Younis Khan, from a Ras Al Khaimah-based company, completed 50km. In second place was, Mr Khalil Hamza, from Sharja and the third runner up was Mr Marcello Penamante from ......read more
(Dubai - UAE, 24 May 2018) In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, MG Motor together with its UAE retail partner, Al Yousuf Motors has launched special offers on their latest vehicles. The MG ZS, MG 360 and MG RX5 are now available at prices that start as low as AED575 per month.
Valid until the end of Ramadan, the offer allows customers to purchase the MG ZS SUV at a starting price of AED720 per month, in 60 monthly payments. Based on ‘Emotional Dynamism’, the MG ZS SUV embodies an expressive design language that emphasizes the premium experience and commitment to quality of the MG brand.
The MG RX5 compact SUV will be available for 60 monthly payments of AED835. The model will appeal to a range of customers across the region, especially younger buyers looking for value for money in a stylish, ......read more
May 23, 2018 - Dubai, UAE – Cadillac Middle East and IMPEX – the exclusive dealer of Cadillac in Lebanon, are offering customers significant incentives, this Ramadan, to join the premium experience of Cadillac and own a brand-new 2018 model during the holy Month. Available on all the Cadillac model range, the IMPEX Ramadan offer will provide customers the opportunity to buy a Cadillac with enjoy a ‘daring’ VAT-free price tag on the brand’s sedan and SUV model lineup.
Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East, said, “On behalf of Cadillac Middle East and our local partner in Lebanon, I would like to wish the Lebanese people a blessed Ramadan with friends and family. We are happy to share in the holy month’s spirit of giving and present to our new and existing customers an ......read more
MINI will provide fleet of cars to meet growing need for flexible mobility solutions in urban areas
Dubai, UAE, May 20, 2018: MINI Middle East follows the BMW Group regarding its systematic development as a customer-centric mobility company with the announcement that it has signed a partnership with ekar, the first and largest carshare operator in the Middle East. The world’s leading provider of premium mobility will supply a selection of MINI 3 Door and 5 Door Hatch cars for the RTA program known as ‘Dubai Car’. The program allows ekar users to rent premium cars via ekar’s mobile app for 50 fils per minute, or 30 AED an hour. This price includes free fuel, free parking, and no additional insurance costs.
“We wanted selecting an ekar to be like choosing an item of clothing, ......read more
Savings around AED 40,000 on new cars and AED 10,000 on pre-owned
Two special edition Land Cruisers
Car Care packages
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16th, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota announces new deals on its previously launched Ramadan campaign, giving customers a wide array of choices between offers on new cars, pre-owned vehicles and aftersales services.
With savings over AED 40,000 on certain new models, the one-year free insurance, free registration and four years/80,000 Km Toyota care bundle is topped with instant valuable gifts for customers buying their cars during the holy month of Ramdan.
More interestingly, the Toyota Ramadan promotion covers two special white and black Land Cruisers editions, which feature exclusively designed leather seats, front coloured grille, ......read more
An exclusive driving experience with professional drivers on board the Maserati range
Dubai - UAE, 16 May 2018 – The new Master Maserati programmes are tailored for the various levels of experience, under the constant watchful eye of the best Maserati drivers, enabling participants to learn all the secrets of sporty driving and put their skills at the wheel to the test, thanks to a completely renewed fleet of cars including all the models in the Maserati range.
The 2018 season comprises a selection of programmes: Master on track – subdivided into four courses, Practice, Qualifying, Race and Championship, Master off road – offering two courses, Rally Shakedown and Rally Power Stage, and Master Incentive, conceived for groups and companies, which can be personalised to the customer's requirements. ......read more
Authentic small SUV designed for an active lifestyle
Roomy three-row seating in a compact body with ample loading and storage space
Top level fuel economy
Class top ground clearance
Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, welcomes Rush, a new versatile 7-seater SUV into the Toyota line-up , designed for those looking for the functionality and space of a large SUV as well upgraded lifestyle and affordability of a small SUV.
Carving itself a niche in the growing small SUV segment, Rush enjoys a unique offering, as it combines the space and solid road performance of a large SUV, with top level-leading fuel economy performance, and Toyota-guaranteed dependability, all packaged in a stylishly designed body.
“Crossover utility ......read more
(Dubai - UAE, 13 May 2018) Renault Middle East has announced the arrival of the all-new Megane GT. The newest member of the Megane family, tuned by Renault Sport, boasts a sportier look and the TCE 205 engine mated to 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, achieving a swift 0-100km/h in just 7.1 seconds. The model is now available across the GCC, at a recommended starting price of around USD 29,400 in the GCC (prices may vary by market).
The Megane GT showcases an attractive sporty design, notably in the front grill and bumper, front C-shape DRL and full LED headlamps, and proudly wears the Renault Sport and GT logo on the front wings and at the rear. Rear LED tail lamp with distinctive 3D light effect and 18” GT MAGNY-COURS alloy wheels ensure the new model stands out from a crowd.
Combining dynamic style and ride comfort, ......read more
12 May 2018 - Dubai, UAE:
“The super-luxury lifestyle is evolving and Rolls-Royce is in the lead. Luxury is no longer an urban concept. More and more it is about embracing and experiencing the wider world. Our customers expect to go everywhere in luxury, effortlessly and without compromise, conquering the most challenging terrain to enjoy life’s most enriching experiences, wherever they may be. For this reason, they have asked us to create a Rolls-Royce that offers uncompromised luxury wherever they dare to venture. Cullinan is that car. It is Effortless, Everywhere.
It is incomparable and dramatically evolves the parameters of super-luxury travel, translating Rolls-Royce’s ethos of ‘Effortlessness’ into physical capability, ......read more
Dubai, UAE – May 07, 2018: Adding a new feather in its cap, the 2018 Toyota Corolla has been recently honored with the recognition for the best car in the ‘Small Sedan’ category at the 2018 Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards, the biggest and most prestigious awards program for the regional automotive sector.
The most successful production car model ever built was chosen by a judging panel comprised of 16 independent senior editors from leading automotive publications representing the Middle East and North Africa.
The 12th generation Toyota Corolla emerged as the winner after impressing the judges on ten aspects that have been set as the selection criteria for the fifth edition of MECOTY. These included design and quality, exterior and interior, handling and drivability, safety and ......read more
#SheDrives campaign offers an unforgettable driving experience
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 6, 2018) – Celebrating Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to grant women driver’s licenses, Nissan recently offered a group of young women the chance to get behind the wheel for the first time – with a surprise group of driving instructors.
The company today released an inspirational video about the initiative, part of its #SheDrives campaign, which encourages women to embrace the exciting prospect of becoming fully licensed drivers in 2018.
The women in ......read more
Dubai, 06 February 2018: VIP delegates to the World Government Summit (WGS), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will travel in a fleet of 80 premium luxury Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles provided by Al Tayer Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE dealership is the exclusive automotive partner of the event, for the fifth consecutive year.
WGS 2018, to be held from February 11 – 13, is a global platform dedicated to ......read more
Ingenium 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is recognised as one of the ‘10 Best Engines for 2018’ by industry experts, WardsAuto
Jaguar E-PACE latest new product to feature the powertrain
Ingenium engines are designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 February 2018: Jaguar Land Rover’s 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has been recognised as one of the 10 Best Engines for 2018 by WardsAuto.
For 2018, a total of 32 new or ......read more
February 03, 2018, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) was awarded two honorable awards at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Conference.
Held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, the conference included the Mercedez-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Awards for 2017.
Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles was presented with the Mercedes-Benz General Distributor of the Year, which is awarded yearly to the general distributor with the best overall performance, as well as the Vans Award for 2017 during the gala event ......read more
United Arab Emirates February 1, 2018 – Kia Motors Corporation announced its January 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 205,126 units sold, increasing 5.2% from 2017.
In January, sales in Korea totaled 39,105 units, representing an increase of 11.7% compared with the same month last year, largely due to rising sales of Ray which was revealed its product enhancement model last December.
The company’s overseas sales also increased by 3.8% compared to the previous year, ......read more
The Mercedes-Benz International Pro-Am Supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Eastern Motors returns for its fifth edition from 28 January – 01 February 2018 at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: Following on from successful staging of their International Pro Am event dating back to 2014, the AESGC is looking forward to hosting the fifth edition with Eastern Motors, the exclusive dealership of Mercedes- Benz in Al Ain and automotive member of ALFAHIM. The event format will include a 3 day team event ......read more
Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 6.5% to 10,608,366 units in 2017 – one in nine passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide
Zero-emission leadership maintained with cumulative sales of 540,623 electric vehicles since 2010
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 31, 2018) – Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive Alliance, today announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to December 31, 2017.
Growing demand for SUVs, light ......read more
New 3.5-liter V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission promises emotionally-charged performance
Sporty look with aggressive character lines and low center of gravity
Ultra-modern interior enhancing comfort and convenience for all passengers
Advanced safety technologies ensure passenger safety
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018 - Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is proud to announce the launch of the 8th generation, all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, that sets new design, performance and comfort standards in the ......read more
A first-of-its-kind system that continuously monitors bus and truck tyre pressure and temperature via sensors placed inside the tyre
An increasing number of vehicles have been equipped with ContiPressureCheckTM since its global launch in 2013
Suitable for integration in almost all existing telematic fleet management systems
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: Continental, the leading automotive, tyre and technology company, has announced the Middle East launch of ContiPressureCheckTM, a first-of-its-kind tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system for buses and trucks. ......read more
Land Rover announces the introduction of a new addition to the Range Rover portfolio – the Range Rover SV Coupé
Seductive coupé design pays homage to the original Range Rover, in Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary year
No more than 999 examples of the Range Rover SV Coupé will be offered to clients worldwide, each hand-assembled by Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire, UK
Range Rover SV Coupé will be revealed on 06 March at landrover-me.com and make its world premiere at Geneva International Motor Show as part of the Jaguar Land Rover press conference at ......read more
Powerful and efficient engine enhanced with new 10-speed transmission
New Maple Sugar interior with Jet Black accents for Platinum models
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018: Middle East – Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the 2018 Escalade, which now includes a new standard 10-speed automatic transmission with an even wider 7.39 gear ratio spread.
The Escalade has long defined spacious luxury driving, with its modern design, powerful capability and sumptuous amenities that keep luxury firmly in the driver’s seat.
Christian ......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
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018: Following the World Premiere at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show, the INFINITI QX80 has arrived to the Middle East region. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ......read more
Dubai, January 22, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Jazz.
Featuring a bold yet sophisticated exterior and interior design the all-new Jazz offers unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying cargo and passengers. The 2018 Honda Jazz offers a lively and responsive 1.5L Direct Injection i-VTEC engine mated to an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift ......read more
21 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Ismail Sethi, Regional Product Marketing Manager for SUV, Crossovers and Electric Vehicles at Nissan, spoke at the first edition of the Mobility Conference during a panel discussing the challenges and opportunities for mass low emission vehicle adoption in the UAE. The session took place January 18, 2018, at the 11th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Sethi said: “Electrification is not only the future, it is the present. As the world’s leading EV manufacturer, we have sold more than 280,000 Nissan LEAFs globally, ......read more
Unique driving experiences await Art of Living guests in 2018
Be at the heart of the action at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018: Aston Martin has revealed the initial offering of ‘Art of Living by Aston Martin’ experiences for 2018. These exclusive experiences will offer unparalleled access to guests who would like to live life the Aston Martin way.
A highlight in the new Aston Martin’s Art of Living season is ‘Hokkaido On Ice’, an opportunity to experience a range of Aston Martin ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 18, 2018: Toyota and Lexus, leaders in sustainable mobility in the UAE, shared insights on decarbonized mobility at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, through a series of talks on how to take green mobility from niche to mainstream and the global mega trends driving the energy transformation in big cities, as well the potential of hydrogen to change the global mobility landscape.
Being the pioneer of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology (HEV) since 2008 and the frontrunner of zero-emission Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle mobility (FCEV) ......read more
405PS Defender Works V8 celebrates 70 years of Land Rover marque
5.0-litre petrol V8 Defender is the most powerful and fastest ever created by Land Rover, with 0-60mph in 5.6sec*
Collector’s edition – Limited run of up to 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 January 2018: Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary in 2018.
The Defender Works V8 ......read more
All-new Lincoln Navigator is North American Truck of the Year – as awarded by a jury of U.S. and Canadian journalists
This marks the first time a Lincoln vehicle has captured North American Car, Truck or Utility of the Year honors
Lincoln Navigator combines modern luxury with unmatched, refined capability and advanced technology that elevates travel to first-class
DUBAI, U.A.E., Jan. 17, 2018 – The all-new Lincoln Navigator has been named North American Truck of the Year, marking the first time a Lincoln vehicle has captured this prestigious honor now in its ......read more
Paving the way for enhanced future mobility with more autonomous, connected and eco/electric vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 January 2018: KIA Motors Corp., through its sole UAE distributor Al Majid Motors Co., has revealed its ‘Boundless for all’ vision and ‘ACE’ strategy for future mobility, which were presented at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on 8th January. KIA’s manifesto envisions a future in which opportunities for mobility and transportation are limitless, while its ‘ACE’ strategy aims to make its ......read more
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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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) ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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: ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more