Powerful SUV with best-in-class safety and exceptional roominess
New model builds on the company’s strong SUV heritage
Elegant design includes signature Cascading Grille and Composite Light
Innovative safety features make advanced technology more accessible.
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018: Hyundai’s New-generation Santa Fe is set to arrive in Africa and Middle East markets in September, setting a new benchmark in Hyundai’s SUV line-up, and offering customers outstanding design, the latest safety features, and a great value-for-money ratio. It will build on Hyundai’s strong SUV heritage, developed through successive generations since the launch of the first Santa Fe in 2000.
The fourth generation Santa Fe is expected to attract more customers with its premium design, more space and ......read more
New technologies and Industry 4.0 key for future manufacturing success according to SPS Automation Middle East exhibitors
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018: Middle East factories could be some of the most advanced in the world in the coming years, with global automation suppliers saying regional government investment in new technologies and Industry 4.0 could play a key role in the future of world-wide production.
German-headquartered Indu-Sol, Japanese-based Mitsubishi Electric, and Cannon Automata from Italy, are among the latest global corporations commenting on the opportunities in a GCC industrial and building automation that’s projected to be worth US$10.3 billion in 2023.
Indu-Sol, which ensures the proper function of industrial automation systems, serves direct requests from the Middle East, and works ......read more
Prototypes of the first Sports Activity Vehicle for the luxury segment demonstrate their supreme versatility during test drives at the polar circle, on desert tracks and on the highway.
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: The Sports Activity Vehicle is heading for the luxury segment. And on its way there it is undergoing a true endurance test marathon. An equally extensive and diverse test programme takes the camouflaged prototypes of the new BMW X7 across challenging terrain all over the world. Earlier winter test drives on snow and ice at the edge of the polar circle were followed by long-distance endurance tests on desert and gravel tracks under the South African sun. Hectic stop-and-go-traffic in the urban jungle alternates with dynamic load tests on winding country roads and highways. Under extreme challenges and a wide spectrum ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018: SAIC Motor has achieved its highest ever position on the Fortune 500 list, ranking first among Chinese auto companies. Appearing on the prestigious list for a 14th consecutive year, SAIC Motor has been ranked No. 36 by US-based Fortune magazine, five places higher than the previous year. The accolade follows the brand achieving a sales revenue of 128.819 billion US Dollars and car sales of 6.93 million units in the 2017 financial year, a 6.8 percent increase on the previous year.
Already well established globally, SAIC Motor has sales networks in 13 core countries and regions including ASEAN, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Oceania, as well as an innovation centre in Silicon Valley. As the largest auto manufacturer in China, the brand ranked 7th among all global automakers on the Fortune 500 List, ......read more
Dubai, August 7, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has introduced a new programme to reward its existing customers.
The Honda Next Change programme makes it easier for existing Honda owners to trade-in their current model for a brand-new Honda. Customers purchasing through the programme will receive free warranty on the sixth-year, discounts on annual service contracts, in addition to benefits of the Honda Gold Card including great discounts on parts and labour and exclusive finance offers.
Eric Benavente, Regional Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Honda, said, “At Al-Futtaim Honda, we are always looking at ways to provide more value and the Honda Next Change programme makes it easier for our customers to purchase a new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018: Thanks to the on-going collaboration with PPG, Ferrari has introduced an innovative low temperature paint system, making the Prancing Horse the world’s first car manufacturer to adopt the new Low Cure clear coats technology.
This move further underscores Ferrari’s ongoing commitment to the pursuit of both excellence and sustainability. In 2004, it became one of the first companies in the world to introduce a water-based paint system which significantly lowered the environmental impact of its cars.
The new two-component paint system incorporates a specially formulated clear coat which makes it possible for the car to be baked at 100 degrees instead of 150 degrees, thereby cutting energy costs and enhancing the sustainability of the process.
The Low Cure resins ......read more
Abu Dhabi is leading the Middle East market for sales of Audi’s flagship all-new A8 model
The Audi A8 was voted as “World Luxury Car 2018” by the World Car Awards at the New York Auto Show
Audi Abu Dhabi have achieved 100 percent of their sales target for the Audi A8
Abu Dhabi, 05 August 2018: Abu Dhabi is leading the way for regional sales of the luxury all-new Audi A8, achieving 100 per cent of their sales target for May, June and July, outselling all other GCC markets for this flagship model. The Abu Dhabi based dealership also achieved the highest number of new car sales across the Middle East region for the month of June.
The Audi A8 was recently voted as ‘World Luxury Car 2018” at New York Auto Show by a panel of 82 jury members from 24 countries. Criteria ......read more
The automatic transmission is an all-new design and the first to be introduced to a luxury SUV
Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018: Engineers for the 2018 Cadillac Escalade’s new 10-speed automatic transmission have built on the experience of the previously critically acclaimed Hydra-Matic multispeed transmissions to push its performance, refinement and efficiency advantages to a new threshold. The 10-speed automatic transmission is an all-new design – and the first-ever application in an SUV – with a wider, 7.39 overall gear ratio spread, that enables the Escalade’s powerful and efficient 6.2L V-8 engine to achieve a more immediate feeling of performance.
The Escalade has long defined spacious luxury driving with its modern design, powerful capability and lavish amenities that keep luxury ......read more
Lexus races to a decisive victory and ignites the passion of motorsport fans
Dubai, UAE – 26 July 2018: Lexus powered to an overwhelming victory in the GT500 class race in the fourth round of the 2018 AUTOBACS SUPER GT series held recently at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand, taking the first four places in the race. The No. 39 Lexus LC 500 DENSO KOBELCO SARD driven by Heikki Kovalainen and Kamui Kobayashi, claimed its first win of the season, which also gave Kobayashi his first-ever GT500 win.
Commenting on this significant win, Yugo Miyamoto, Chief Representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said, “I would like to congratulate the teams on this outstanding result. This triumph adds to our proven record in ......read more
Spectre and Skyfall actress opens new 007 cinematic installation in the Alps
007 ELEMENTS cinematic installation focuses on Spectre and celebrates the legacy of the James Bond films
Jaguar Land Rover is official partner of the experience with star cars from Spectre on display
Located over 3,000m above sea level, it is the highest visitor experience of its kind
Dubai, UAE, 24 July 2018: 007 ELEMENTS, an exciting new James Bond experience built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl mountain in Sölden, Austria, is now open to the public.
The cinematic installation was opened by actress Naomie Harris who plays Moneypenny (Spectre, Skyfall) and Jakob Falkner Managing Director of Bergbahnen Sölden.
Visitors can learn how the thrilling action sequences in Spectre were filmed in ......read more
First ‘Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center’ facility opened in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Park area
Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2018: Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automotive dealerships, has entered into the fast vehicle servicing business. The company, represented by Premier Motors in Abu Dhabi, has opened the first Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Park area.
Staffed by a team of experienced factory-trained technicians, the facility provides services ranging from periodic maintenance, oil & filters change, battery and brakes check, coolant and brake fluid change, AC service, tire replacement as well as wheel balancing and alignment for all makes & models, including light commercial vehicles.
“Our after-sales department has won numerous awards ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: MG Motor has announced the arrival of the New MG GS 2019 in the Middle East. While the previous generation MG GS was the first SUV to be launched by the British-born car brand onto the global market, the new, improved model now takes a major step forward with its refreshed and practical interior, high levels of equipment and dynamic design.
The New MG GS is available across the region in two trim levels: 2.0T COM and 2.0T LUX AWD. With prices starting from just USD 17,200, depending on market, MG’s SUV offers fun family versatility in a highly affordable package.
The changes are immediately visible from the outside, with the New GS showing off a sportier, yet more aggressive look from the front. The newly designed bumper helps to improve aerodynamics and is nicely ......read more
Revealed worldwide in March 2018, Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 will launch in the Middle East later this year
Boosting Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, the XT4 complements the brand’s SUV line up alongside the flagship Escalade and mid-size premium XT5
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: The Middle East is set to eye the regional launch of Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 later this year, as the luxury car maker expands its SUV model range up to three, including the flagship full-size Escalade and the premium mid-size XT5. Revealed globally at Cadillac House in Manhattan earlier this year, the all-new compact SUV exemplifies Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, leading the brand’s product offensive to more than double the number of models available in its lineup over the next four years.
Over ......read more
The 3.9-litre V8 takes the International Engine of theYear Award for the third year running a record number of six awards
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018: The latest iteration of Ferrari’s turbo-charged V8 that equips, in various forms, all Ferrari’s V8-engined cars, has been nominated the best engine in the world for the third year running in the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.
In this, the award’s 20th anniversary edition, Ferrari took no fewer than six awards, the highest number for any manufacturer in any one year, bringing the total of Ferrari’s trophies up to 27, a record number of wins for any sports car company.
Along with the overall Engine of the Year honour, the 720-cv 3.9-litre V8 that powers the new 488 Pista also took the 3-litre to 4-litre class, the Performance ......read more
Worldwide around 949,300 deliveries since January
Interim CEO and Sales chief Bram Schot: “Performed well despite the difficult environment”
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: AUDI AG delivered around 164,000 premium automobiles to customers in June. In the United States, sales of the Four Rings were up 0.3 percent, on a par with the prior-year level. As a result, Audi of America achieved its 90th consecutive record-breaking month. In China, deliveries failed to reach the record-breaking level from 2017 (-7.2%) due to the announced tariff reductions. In Europe too, Audi sales were down 1.8 percent on last year. Worldwide and across all Audi models, deliveries increased by 4.5 percent since the start of the year. Cumulative sales total around 949,300 units.
“Despite the difficult environment, we ......read more
Highlights included various road safety initiatives as well as solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents
Dubai - UAE, July 15, 2018: Aimed at emphasizing the role of heavy vehicles in ensuring safety on UAE roads, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, in partnership with RoadSafetyUAE, Michelin tires and WABCO recently hosted a Safety Workshop for Dubai Police officers, showcasing various road safety initiatives and solutions to reduce heavy commercial traffic incidents in the country.
The training highlighted the ongoing efforts to increase road safety, both by building safety into its trucks and fostering a culture of safe driving. Participants gained insights into how proper safety measures, best tire and load practices, technology-driven solutions and driver training support programs can lead to a ......read more
Limited edition of 100 Mulsannes to celebrate upcoming centenary
Homage to founder W.O. Bentley’s famous final 1930 design
Each Mulsanne holds a slice of crankshaft from W.O.’s personal car
Mulliner designers take inspiration from golden age of British motoring
True collector’s item as Bentley approaches centenary in 2019
Public debut to be at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 28)
Watch a film about the limited edition at www.BentleyMotors.com/MulsanneWOEdition
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: Bentley Motors is demonstrating the beauty of bespoke with a new very special limited edition Mulsanne. The Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner pays homage to the founding father of the company and incorporates a genuine piece of Bentley history in every car.
Inside each of the 100 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: Michelin today announced the availability of MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyres in the GCC region. True to its Mission of sustainable mobility, this latest update of the popular PRIMACY range, the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyre is a reference in tyre safety.
After three years of development, this tyre provides a high level of performance in both dry and wet roads.
Going with its tagline of “Safe when new, Safe when worn”, MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyres respond to the customers’ need of long-lasting performance with exceptional braking results from new until it is worn (up to level of tread wear indicator) even when tested in most demanding wet conditions.
Thanks to the use of latest generation elastomers, the new MICHELIN PRIMACY 4 tyre delivers a very high level of grip, from the ......read more
Dubai, July 15, 2018: The Dubai Camel Racing Club, a pioneering and leading sports establishment, has honoured Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, for its support to the 2017-18 racing season as a platinum sponsor.
Al Tayer Motors and Land Rover have been long-term supporters of camel racing as a sport and the Dubai Camel Racing Club for many years, as it is one of the UAE’s traditional sports.
The award was presented at the Al Tayer Motors Land Rover showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Speaking during the presentation, Abdulla Ahmad Faraj, Director of Marketing, Partnerships & Events said, “The strong partnership that has been created between Dubai Camel Racing Club (DCRC) and Al Tayer Motors is in harmony and in line with the club’s future trends and vision. Our ......read more
Nissan’s share in the Gulf sees year-on-year growth of more than 20 per cent
Middle East set to play a key role in expansion plans as part of Nissan M.O.V.E to 2022 strategy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 12, 2018: Nissan today announced its fiscal year 2017 (FY17) business results in the Middle East, which demonstrate the company’s successful performance across the region. In the Gulf (GCC without KSA), Nissan’s market share grew by more than 20 per cent year on year. Nissan’s market share in the wider Middle East region also experienced a steady growth of almost 10 per cent.
“Our priority as a business is providing the best to our customers in terms of both service and products, and our latest sales figures are a recognition we are doing our job well” said ......read more
The Ferrari Portofino is recognized for its ground-breaking design
Red Dot awards also for the 812 Superfast And the FXX K EVO
Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018: Ferrari has received the Red Dot: Best of the Best award for the ground-breaking design of the Portofino, Ferrari’s most recent V8-engined GT car. This is the consecutive fourth year that the Prancing Horse receives this prestigious honour for one of its new models.
The Ferrari Portofino is an elegant and versatile convertible which features a retractable hard top together with class-leading performance and luggage space. Its styling impressed the international judging panel which stated: “Embodying an impressive evolutionary advancement, the Ferrari Portofino fascinates with an exciting design language. It comes across as a fascinating sculptural ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018: Rolls-Royce has announced Rami Joudi as Regional PR & Communications Manager, Middle East, Africa & India. He will be based in Dubai.
Born in Kuwait and of Syrian descent, Joudi graduated from Lincoln University in the UK with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He started his career in 1999 as Assistant Editor for Motorsport Magazine in Dubai. As a journalist, his experience includes heading a number of Dubai-based publications, including Editor at Gulf Auto Magazine and Auto News Magazine, and Managing Editor at Sport Auto Magazine. As a PR professional, his experience encompasses both the agency and corporate worlds. Agencies included Grayling PR (PR Senior Account Manager for Audi Middle East), ExtraCake (PR Account Manager for Audi Middle East) and Hill & Knowlton (PR ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018: DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France.
Through its vast distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and assembled in its French manufacturing plants and workshops.
DALBY's strength is its adaptability and flexibility. Our engineering teams are continuously developing or modernising our products and tailoring them to meet the specific ......read more
Abu Dhabi’s public transport a step closer to the sustainability targets of the UAE Vision 2021
907 Camry HEV estimated to save over 47,000 000 kg of CO2
52,000 kg of CO2 saving per Camry Taxi lifecycle
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2018: In line with its commitment to spearhead the environmental mobility agenda within the UAE Vision 2021’s environmental targets, Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, announced the handover of 907 Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) to Abu Dhabi’s Tawasul Transport, a subsidiary of Das Holding Group of Companies, marking Tawasul as Abu Dhabi’s largest hybrid fleet operator.
The strategic introduction of the Camry HEVs comes in line with Tawasul’s long-term vision aiming at converting its ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018: The arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class was celebrated at Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai this week. The event introduced to the region the legendary flagship model – taking a leap into a new era in terms of technology while staying true to its unrivalled legacy.
Haven undergone its greatest change in history, the new G-Class maintains its iconic design and remains a benchmark for originality, ruggedness and luxury - with regards to comfort and safety. Beneath its classic rugged exterior lies the latest cutting-edge technology, giving its drivers a much better performance than ever before.
The new model presents itself in top form – whether on or off the road and whatever the operating conditions, the off-road vehicle impresses with its performance, advanced assistance systems, ......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
Event helps raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by riders
Dubai, November 22, 2017: Supporting the efforts by the UAE and Dubai government to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE jointly with RoadSafetyUAE, organized the ‘first ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Safety Event.
The event aimed to raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks ......read more
Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim sign definitive agreements dedicated to the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
Groupe Renault is entering Pakistan, a new market for the Group.
The assembly will be done in a brand new state-of-the-art plant in Karachi.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim today announced that they have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
“Groupe Renault is delighted to extend its international ......read more
650 staff members participate in the challenge
al ghandi GROUP’s challenge ranks 3rd across the uae
Dubai, UAE: As part of its ongoing mission to align its strategic social responsibility efforts with the recent Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council, Al Ghandi Group organized a sports day for its 650-strong staff.
“Al Ghandi Group’s Walk-a-Thon fitness activity, which took place at ......read more
Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One with a video retracing its history in the pinnacle of motorsport – view it here
Over 40 years the French manufacturer has achieved 170 wins from 24 drivers and 481 podium finishes
40 ‘Yellow Teapots’ have been created to mark the anniversary, a special tribute to the heroic RS01 model
Middle East, 19th November 2017: As the Renault team prepares for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, the French manufacturer is celebrating 40 years of success, passion and pride in Formula One.
The ......read more
Xtreme line-up now in an action-packed off-road activity at the Dubai Motor Show
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2017: Keeping the adrenaline fueled off-roaders in mind, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, has introduced the Xtreme kit to the Toyota Fortuner, inducting it into the Xtreme family along with the Land Cruiser and FJ Cruiser. Fans of the Xtreme lineup can see the cars’ limits being pushed at the action-packed off-road activity taking place during the Dubai International Motor Show at the outdoor ......read more
First of its kind Zero Emission school bus.
Bus specially adopted to meet UAE’s school transport specifications.
Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017: Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport, logistics and auto services provider, launched on Monday 6th November, the final phase of testing for the first electric-powered school bus in the region.
The 45-seater bus was manufactured in close cooperation with the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Cooperation, in one of the first projects of its kind ......read more
18,000 registration request for vehicle’s tires smart card in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 November 2017: The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has witnessed a strong demand from the manufacturers and suppliers of tires in the UAE to apply for registration in the tire tracking system and its specifications since it was approved by the board of directors of ESMA in early June.
The number of suppliers and registrants in the RFID system has reached 17,838 suppliers registered over the past three months, an increase of nearly ......read more
Jaguar E-PACE: the design and dynamics of a Jaguar sports car in a five-seat compact performance SUV
Latest connectivity technologies and practicality solutions for busy families
Sports car-inspired design includes first-in-class 21-inch alloy wheels
Up to eight devices can stream content using E-PACE’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to their favourite apps on the move
Large 12.3-inch full colour TFT driver display and Head-Up Display means the driver need never take their eyes off the road
Configurable Dynamics technology delivers ......read more
Dubai, November 14, 2017 - German-based automotive brand Borgward has officially entered the GCC car market with the rollout of the Middle East versions of its premier BX5 and BX7 SUV models at the ongoing 14th Dubai International Motor Show. Known for their advanced technology, high performance, and characteristic Borgward design, the flagship models’ distinct features are being showcased at Hall 2 - Stand 200 of the motor show's venue.
Borgward's entry to the GCC comes amid robust customer demand for compact and mid-size SUVs in the region, where sales for these types of ......read more