Record breaking feat took place on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland, with Barrow and the Maserati Levante SUV hitting a maximum speed of 151.57 km/h
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow has broken his own Guinness World Record, clocking a new fastest speed on a snowboard while being towed by a vehicle on the frozen lakes of St Moritz.
Barrow previously broke the same record in February 2016, when he was clocked at a speed of 99.87 km/h while being towed behind a car across the same frozen lake in St Moritz. Despite breaking the record in 2016, Barrow was always confident that an even greater speed was possible, due to the track in 2016 being slightly shorter than originally planned and the soft snow not allowing the grip needed.
This time he returned to the ......read more
Freshened exterior and interior appearances
Enhanced technology features with next-generation Cadillac user experience
Improved chassis for even greater ride comfort with less noise, vibration and harshness
Advanced driver assistance systems for safer experience
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the redesigned 2018 XTS, the brand’s spacious and comfortable sedan with confident handling and performance. For 2018, the XTS receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten the appeal of this elegant sedan.
With the enhanced next-generation Cadillac user experience, the XTS now offers a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs.
The updated chassis has revised tire designs for ......read more
Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.
IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the regional waters for the supply of its aftermarket parts not only for the automotive industry, but for industrial, agricultural, and marine applications.
And Cyprus headquartered ALCO Filters is looking to build on its millions of dollars ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2018: A new network of over 200 state-of-the-art charging points has been established by GreenParking to power electric vehicles across UAE and Oman.
The GreenParking Network of EV Charging stations allows electrical car owners to travel through the Emirates and cross-border all the way to Muscat with few recharging stops, GreenParking expects to substantially increase the number of EV charging stations in UAE and Oman within the coming months.
“Electric vehicles are the future of transport and they will soon be a common sight on the UAE’s roads. We are delighted to be helping to lay the foundations for a revolution in transport in the Middle East” said Mr. Sam Alawiye, CEO GreenParking.
The creation of this EV Network is being made possible through innovative ......read more
AutoBest award ceremony in Salzburg for the first time
Jurors represent 31 European countries
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth accepted the CompanyBest Award in Salzburg
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: On the evening of Wednesday the 7th of February 2018, the AutoBest award ceremony was held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries. Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe.
AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured the two brands’ impressive level of growth and solid financial results despite challenging economic conditions, as well as the introduction of innovative and appealing products. Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, accepted ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Three years ago in the pages of The Financial Times, Rolls-Royce announced to the world that it would create an all-new, high-bodied car that would redefine luxury travel by making it Effortless, Everywhere. Since that day the world has waited, anticipating the arrival of this mould-breaking new Rolls-Royce.
Today, the wait is almost over as Rolls-Royce confirms that its new motor-car will be called Cullinan.
“The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce. “It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor-car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence ......read more
Individually crafted high-tech and innovation for top performance on the race track
Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2018: Abu Dhabi Motors, BMW Group’s importer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has welcomed a new and rare BMW HP4 RACE to its dealership – one of a limited production run of just 750.
Fascinating technical solutions for maximum performance on the race track have always been the hallmark of hand-picked factory racing motorcycles modified to perfection down to the last detail. With the new HP4 RACE, BMW Motorrad presents a purebred racing bike in a very limited production run. It is individually crafted by a small, highly specialised team, ensuring the very highest level of quality.
In terms of engine, electronics and spring elements, the new HP4 RACE is in the same category as ......read more
The innovative vehicle won a TRD 86 race at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi earlier this month
[Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2018]: In a UAE first, Immensa Technology Labs — the country’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company — has provided 3D printed parts for a Toyota GT86 race car. The innovative vehicle was driven by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and won the TRD 86 race earlier this month.
Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa, commented: “In alignment with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are proud to be the first 3D printing company in the UAE to apply this new technology to the local ......read more
Dubai, February 8,2018: Ounass to launch their very first pop-up shop at the One & Only The Palm’s prestigious 101 Privè space.
Launching to VIP customers on the 10th February, and following with an exclusive Press preview from 12pm-5pm on the 11th February, the week long pop-up store ending on the 17th February, will be open to all customers between the hours of 12pm-12am.
Ounass’ pop-up shop concept is in partnership with Al Tayer Motors, Maserati and The One & Only The Palm.
As one of Dubai’s most luxurious destinations perched on the edge of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, 101’s Privè space acts as the perfect backdrop to Ounass’ latest offering and top designers, from Gucci and Costarellos to Roland Mouret and Chloé as well as local labels such as Bambah Boutique. ......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 the video say that while they’re delighted by the prospect, they face reluctance from some of their family members. To help them overcome this, Nissan invited aspiring female motorists to hone their driving skills and build confidence on a ......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 shaping the future of government worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. The Summit offers ......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 significantly improved powertrains from a number of automotive manufacturers were tested by WardsAuto’s editors in real-life, on-road driving conditions. This year’s 10 Best Engines were selected based on a range of testing criteria including, ......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 held on 23rd and 24th of January.
The ceremony was organized by Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA FZE to honor its general distributors of Mercedes-Benz trucks, vans and buses in the region for their outstanding performance in the past ......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, posting 166,021 units on strong sales of Rio (known as ‘Pride’ in Korea) and Picanto (known as ‘Morning’ in Korea). Newly launched Stinger and Stonic also contributed to the sales growth.
Kia’s best-selling model in ......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 to crown the Pro Am Champions followed by the fourth and final day which will see the professionals competing to complete their 72 hole total score and the amateurs playing in the individual 2018 Mercedes Benz Amateur Stroke Play.
“The AESGC ......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 commercial vehicles and a rising number of zero-emission pure electric vehicles helped lift unit sales by 6.5 percent in 2017, the first full-year of Mitsubishi Motors’ membership of the Alliance.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman ......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 mid-size sedan segment.
With the aim of reinventing the car, the design team worked from scratch using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) as the basis for the all-new platform, units, electronics, and other core components, which ......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. Redefining the tyre market with this new innovative technology, and highlighting their commitment to providing tyre solutions, Continental Middle East aims to reduce overall fleet costs and improve road safety by ensuring the proper usage and ......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 11:45 CET
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January 2018: Land Rover today announces the introduction of the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé. The new Range Rover SV Coupé will be a dramatic and desirable addition to the ......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 Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East, said “The Cadillac Escalade is the epitome of premium design and power. The 2018 model, with a new powerful 10-speed automatic transmission, encapsulates our commitment to providing our ......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 ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.
The new model has been created to meet the needs of today’s luxury car buyers, and introduces a more ......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 control.
The 2018 Jazz features updated and sportier styling, including a lower and wider appearance thanks to new front and rear fascia and Honda signature solid wing face grille flanked by headlights. The front bumper ......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, making it the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. LEAF customers have driven more than 3.5 billion zero-emission kilometers combined. As global leaders in electric vehicles we are committed to contributing to the success of electric vehicles ......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 models against the spectacular backdrop of Japan’s northernmost island. Under the tutelage of expert drivers, guests will learn how to control a car in the slippery conditions, pushing themselves and the cars to the ......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) since 2017 Toyota has been represented by Dr. Prof. Katsuhiko Hirose, Professional Partner and Senior Advisor for Future Technology, Toyota, and Matthew Clark, General Manager Toyota Sales Operations at Al-Futtaim, in three different panel ......read more
All-new Jaguar E-PACE revealed with epic barrel roll
Dynamic twist sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle
Final test proves E-PACE lives up to Jaguar’s ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy
Inspiration from cinema’s most iconic car stunt
Attitude and stance come as standard with Jaguar’s new compact performance SUV
Sports car looks with SUV practicality for the next generation of Jaguar customers
Agile, responsive chassis and sports car driveline technology make ......read more
Scheme available on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched the “Up to 20% Down Payment on Us” campaign, whereby customers can avail up to 20% down payment covered by Al-Futtaim Motors on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models, giving buyers the opportunity to own their dream Toyota without the hassle of securing an up-front payment, while the remaining amount can be funded through any of the financial institutions in the UAE.
Saud ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 15, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has announced a 225% increase in its hybrid sales for the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, bolstering the company’s support for the UAE Vision 2021.
The upsurge in hybrid sales was mainly driven by the Lexus RX h, which accounted for approximately 25% of all RX sales, followed by CT h, GS h and LS h. The recently launched LC 500h Coupe is the latest addition to the growing Lexus hybrid line-up, and introduces ......read more
Jaguar Land Rover takes a step closer to future vehicles which could drive themselves through a city
Autonomous Urban Drive is prototype technology engineered in Britain as part of the UK Autodrive research and development project
Jaguar Land Rover completes final trials of connected and autonomous research technology before tests on public roads in Milton Keynes and Coventry
UAE, Dubai, 15 July 2017: Jaguar Land Rover will today demonstrate prototype autonomous technology called Autonomous Urban Drive that can enable a vehicle to operate autonomously ......read more
Refined, advanced and sophisticated design
Multi Drive 7S transmission for enhanced fuel efficiency and enhanced driving pleasure
New standard safety features across the line-up
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 10, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced the launch of the 2018 Toyota Corolla, with two efficient and enjoyable engines, including a choice of 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, combining great fuel economy with driving pleasure.
Keeping the dynamic and ......read more
10 July 2017
UAE-based total FM company first to bring Renault ZOE into transport fleet; company initially looking to save over 17,000 kilos of carbon emissions over 12 months
UAE-based sustainability leader and total FM company Farnek, has bought its first electric car from Renault as it continues to strive for a more sustainable way of operating its business, especially its growing transportation fleet, currently comprising over 200 vehicles.
Renault’s ZOE electric model will help Farnek to reduce its carbon footprint by saving 17 tonnes (78%) of carbon emissions ......read more
(Dubai, UAE) 6 July 2017: The Jaguar F-PACE, winner of the Best and Most Beautiful Car at the 2017 World Car Awards, has broadened its range with the introduction of the new 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo Ingenium petrol engine. The lightweight construction improves efficiency, enhances vehicle dynamics and delivers exceptional performance and refinement while meeting the most stringent global emissions regulations.
The new 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo Ingenium petrol engine is available with an eight speed automatic ZF transmission and standard AWD drivetrain. It ......read more
Lucky winners of competition run by Nissan on the OSN network are handed keys to brand-new Nissan Kicks
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2017: The Menon family from Dubai had a double cause for celebration as a result of the recent ICC Champions Trophy 2017, held in England and Wales.
Not only did they enjoy the drama and excitement of the tournament thanks to Nissan’s innovative tie-up with OSN which offered free in-game highlights throughout the event, but they were the lucky winners of a Nissan competition which took place during the event to win a brand-new ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 6, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus, in the UAE, has announced its official sponsorship of Dubai Police’s participation in the Ministry of Interior’s “Summer Without Accidents” campaign aiming at promoting road safety among residents in the UAE and educating motorists on summer-related accident causes.
Yousuf Al Raeesi, Director of Government Affairs at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Al-Futtaim Motors’ efforts to promote safety go many years back and ......read more
New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sits at the pinnacle of the world’s performance sedans, with a thrilling mix of explosive power, dynamic agility and all-wheel drive traction
Significant SVO enhancements made to award-winning XE include lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre exterior panels to meet extreme performance targets
322kmph and 0-100 km/h in 3.7sec – supercar performance from Jaguar’s most compact four-door sedan
Project 8 is the most powerful Jaguar road car ever – and first road-legal Jaguar with a 600PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8
Just 300 ......read more
Ford has earned the No. 2 ranking of all non-premium brands in this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study – the brand’s best ranking in the report’s 31-year history
Expedition and Mustang earn segment quality awards, with seven Ford and Lincoln models leading the top three of their segments
Ford’s has been improving the capability and quality of new technologies, including SYNC 3 equipped on 70 percent of vehicles
DUBAI, UAE. July 3, 2017 – Ford has jumped to No. 2 of all non-premium brands in J.D. Power’s 2017 ......read more
INFINITI’s popular models such as the QX50 and QX70 will be part of the brand’s exceptional offers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2nd, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has launched an exclusive range of offers for ‘Dubai Summer Surprises 2017’ – the 20th edition of Dubai’s favourite summer sales celebration. The exceptional offers will run from 1st July until 31st August, offering unbeatable prices on popular ......read more
RAIL NETWORK SAFETY
The six safety vital relays developed by Clearsy France are the very first self-controlled safety vital relays guaranteeing opening of their NO contacts at a SIL4 level. Since 2016, these safety vital relays are SIL4-certified according to the EN 50129 and EN 50155 standards. Applications of these relays include Lyon (France) tram level crossing protection systems, Nice (France) tram onboard control system and Luxembourg-City tram SIL 4 signaling system.
The availability of these relays with NO contacts guarantee on opening and independently ......read more
Take a closer look behind the scenes of Lexus’ collaboration with Luc and the Valerian design team to create the SKYJET
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: July 2, 2017: To celebrate its creative partnership with Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, luxury automotive brand Lexus has recently unveiled a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the SKYJET collaboration, as well as the brand’s design and technology philosophy that inspired elements of the final SKYJET, in a way that has never been seen before.
The ambition is to immerse ......read more
Aston Martin confirms production of RapidE - the brand’s first all-electric model
Williams Advanced Engineering confirmed as lead engineering partner
RapidE will be based on the Rapide AMR
Limited build run of 155 cars with production set for 2019
28 June 2017, Dubai, UAE: Less than two years after being unveiled as a concept, Aston Martin is today confirming that the all-electric RapidE will enter production in 2019.
Set for a limited production run of 155 cars, RapidE is Aston Martin’s first all-electric model. As such ......read more
Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid key players in the UAE sustainability movement
AED 6.7 for every 100kms in a Prius*
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced an unprecedented increase in its Toyota hybrid sales led by the Prius and Camry hybrid, registering 535% and 430% growth respectively in the first half of this year, in comparison to the same period in 2016.
Launched last year in the UAE, Toyota Prius delivers enhanced fuel efficiency of 26.1 Km/L, and is the ......read more
Dubai, June 21, 2017: Al-Futtaim Automall, the largest retailer of pre-owned vehicles in the UAE, has announced the opening of a new super site at Dubai Festival City that will display over 400 cars.
Customers looking to buy good quality used cars can head to the new 12,000 sqm site, located opposite IKEA and alongside ACE, where they can view the widest range of pre-owned vehicles from all leading manufacturers including Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Dodge, Ford, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Jeep and luxury models including BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Volvo, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover and ......read more
Jaguar E-PACE combines sports car design and agility with everyday SUV practicality
Joins World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE and Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE Concept SUVs
World Premiere of Jaguar E-PACE 13 July 2017
21 June 2017, Whitley, UK: Jaguar introduces its new compact performance SUV, the Jaguar E-PACE.
Joining Jaguar’s PACE family of performance SUVs, the E-PACE follows on from the successful F-PACE, which helped boost Jaguar’s sales by 83 per cent last year, and the all-electric I-PACE Concept which will go into production in ......read more
Dubai, UAE – A Few weeks after its official launch in Dubai, ‘Shop Click Drive’, the region’s first online shopping site from Al Ghandi Auto with a wide range of Chevrolet vehicles, saw its first customer complete the purchase of a brand-new 2017 Chevrolet Trax.
Andre Muller, a South Africa national and a UAE resident, experienced firsthand the smooth journey of purchasing his vehicle from the convenience of his home.
“I want to congratulate Mr. Andre Muller for being our first customer to purchase his dream car via our newly-launched site ‘Shop Click ......read more
#36 au TOM’S LC 500 secures first win of the season at Autopolis
Dubai, UAE – June 20, 2017: Having dominated the first two rounds of the 2017 AUTOBACS SUPER GT500 series in Okayama and Fuji Speedway, the new Lexus LC 500 displayed its prowess once again at the Autopolis racing circuit to make it three wins in a row. This time, it was the turn of the #36 au TOM’S LC 500 driven by Kazuki Nakajima and James Rossiter to keep the Lexus flag flying as they raced to victory in the third round of the championship.
In a race held under clear bright skies and fought ......read more
Lucky QX60 Purchaser Drives Away with AED 100,000 and a Brand-New INFINITI
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced the first winner of INFINITI’s ongoing Ramadan campaign. The AED 100,000 prize was won through a scratch and win voucher presented to Mr. Kutalmis Kaan Damar when he bought the QX60 – INFINITI’s seven-passenger SUV.
Commenting on the win, Mr. Kutalmis Kaan Damar commented: ......read more
Dubai, UAE (18 June, 2017) - Hussein M. Dajani has joined Nissan as General Manager, Digital Marketing, for Africa, the Middle East and India. He will lead Nissan’s digital and social media strategy in the region, which is becoming ever more significant for Nissan’s global business. Working with teams in local markets, his role will be to ensure that the company delivers an innovative experience online for customers, matching the innovation in Nissan’s cars. He will also take the lead on digital and content for Nissan’s regional Communications function, working on ......read more
With nearly all new cars expected to offer voice recognition by 2022, future systems may evolve to interpret tone of voice and facial expressions
Ford’s in-car connectivity system SYNC 3 already enables voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and will soon enable drivers to use Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa§
Ford with RWTH Aachen University is researching using multiple microphones to improve speech processing and reduce the effect of external noise and potential disruptions
DUBAI, UAE. June 14, 2017 – We are now used to cars that ......read more
Aston Martin’s most successful sports car is the first AMR model to enter production
Global Vantage AMR production limited to just 300 cars: 100 V12 and 200 V8
Inspired by the FIA World Endurance Championship winning V8 Vantage GTE
14 June 2017, Dubai - UAE: The Vantage name has long been synonymous with more extreme performance Aston Martins since the 1950s, so it’s entirely appropriate that the Vantage AMR should be the first series production derivative of Aston Martin’s new race-inspired performance range. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2017: The recently launched, impressively-elegant, all-new Lincoln Continental has made an impressive entry into the UAE market to an enthusiastic response across the emirates, according to Al Tayer Motors – the official UAE importer-dealer for the brand.
The 2017 version of the iconic Continental, that served to carry state leaders and monarchs for decades, has been delivered to customers in almost all the emirates including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
“We are delighted with the enthusiastic response to the all-new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017: Following its international launch at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, the Maserati GranTurismo ‘Special Edition’ has arrived at official importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors showroom in the UAE.
The car is on display at Al Tayer Motors Sheikh Zayed Road showroom in Dubai and comes with the standard three year/ 60,000 kilometre extended service package.
“The UAE is one of the few Middle East markets, which is able to present a small number of units of this limited edition GranTurismo car to our Maserati aficionados. It is a rare ......read more
All-new race-winning Ford GT supercar serves as a test bed for new technologies and advanced lightweight material that will benefit future Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles
Patent-pending rear wing improves track performance by changing shape like an airplane wing, increasing downforce on the car, with minimal impact on drag, to help aid acceleration, cornering and braking
GT’s aerodynamics produce positive downforce in all conditions, giving GT stability and grip on and off the track
DUBAI, UAE. June 11, 2017 – In creating the all-new high performance Ford ......read more
System to Rate Services of Vehicle Repair Facilities in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 June, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has launched a pilot project to classify automotive workshops in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with SAAEDaeed for Trafficking Systems.
Abu Dhabi’s first classification scheme for automotive workshops seeks to elevate the standard of vehicle repair services in the emirate by rating them through a system of one to five stars. A team of ......read more
All-new 2017 F-150 Raptor features a cutting-edge transfer case that merges all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive capabilities for handling virtually any situation – including sport, weather, four-high desert and four-low locked off-road driving
Controlled automatically via all-new Terrain Management System™, or manually by the 4x4 switch, innovative transfer case offers an electronically controlled clutch-based, on-demand system that delivers outstanding performance – for confidence whether on-road or off
Specially designed transfer case employs an electronic ......read more
Exclusive offers including one year complimentary free insurance enhance the limited-time campaign
Dubai, UAE, 07 June 2017: KIA Motors Corp., through its sole UAE distributor Al Majid Motors Co., is offering its customers the opportunity to save up to AED 10,000 on popular 2017 KIA models including the Cerato, Optima, Cadenza and Sorento this Ramadan. The special prices are enhanced by a range of other exclusive offers – including one year complimentary free insurance – that will be available throughout the holy month, making it the ideal time for customers to drive away ......read more
06 June, 2017, Dubai, UAE: FMS Tech., a global telematics systems provider, along with its business partner in Dubai and Northern Emirates, Technologica, has been awarded a project with Dubai Taxi Corporation, subsidiary of RTA, for the supply and installation of FMS Tech.’s Telematics device on DTC fleet and FMS Tech. Device Management Platform.
The project will include over 100 telematics parameters obtained by the FMS TECH. device from limousine vehicles and sent across to the RTA RMS (Regulatory Monitoring System) Platform. This data is then analyzed to evaluate the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2017: As the mercury rises, PAL Auto Garage reminds motorists that high temperatures take their toll on cars as well as people. A lot of pressure is put on engines during the harsh summer months which can cause engines to overheat, leaving drivers stranded on the roadside. To help keep you safe (and cool) on the roads this month, PAL Auto Garage are offering UAE car owners a free AC check at either of their two branches located in Deira and Al Quoz. The complimentary service can be availed by prior booking at Deira branch on 04 2971222 / 055 2655857 or Al Quoz branch ......read more
Dubai, 05 June 2017: A Ford F-550 Super Duty delivery truck belonging to Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ford vehicles in the UAE, has driven more than a million kilometres in 2014 days, or just over five and a half years, living up to its ‘Built Tough’ tagline.
Used by the dealership to transport customer vehicles to showrooms and customer deliveries, the vehicle is estimated to have made over 14,000 deliveries since it was brought into service in October 2011. The distance covered by the vehicle would equate to around 25 trips around the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017: Al Habtoor Motors Saudi Arabia is proud to announce its first anniversary in Saudi Arabia selling Daimler-Fuso trucks. To kick off its anniversary celebration, the company will launch a number of promotional campaigns for its customers & resellers. Furthermore, the company plans to host Kingdom wide promotional events to celebrate this milestone.
The early success of Habtoor Motors in Saudi Arabia indicates a growing demand for reduced truck operating costs through quick and efficient service and highest possible standards of repair.
“We ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2017: Al Masaood Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of Nissan, Infiniti and Renault in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has launched a major promotional campaign during the holy month of Ramadan.
Exceptional deals are on offer for a select range of cars that includes Nissan and Infiniti line-ups and select Renault models. They include support on down-payments, reduced monthly instalments and complimentary service packages as well as free add-on special services, such as insurance and a five year car paint protection warranty.
Flexible ......read more
~~During the holy month Customers will experience great value on 2017 Chevrolet Models, including savings up to AED 50,000
Dubai, UAE– The holy month of Ramadan is a time of giving and Al Ghandi Auto, the exclusive Chevrolet dealer in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, is sharing its most generous offers of the year to customers in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. Chevrolet’s powerful, stylish and technologically advanced 2017 vehicles will make this Ramadan one to remember. Throughout the holy month, customers can take advantage of some of the greatest deals of the year on Chevrolet ......read more
New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is next Collector’s Edition sports car designed, engineered and assembled by SVO
Production strictly limited to 300 units worldwide
Project 8 will offer supercar performance and dynamics in a sedan
600PS 5.0-litre V8 will make Project 8 the most powerful road legal Jaguar in history
Project 8 prototype featuring unique camouflage by SVO Design now on test at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Dubai, May 28, 2017: Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) today announces the most powerful, agile and extreme ......read more
Emirates Motor Company Daimler Commercial Vehicles delivers 50 heavy duty vehicles to Transgulf Readymix.
All Actros 4440 8x4 vehicles are equipped with Leibherr 12cbm mixers
24/05/2017, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles has delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Transgulf Readymix that will help the UAE concrete firm fulfil on its growing list of contracts.
EMC officially handed the fleet of trucks over to the Abu Dhabi-based firm today in what is believed to be one of the largest deals of its kind in the UAE.
Transgulf are ......read more
Winning campaign developed in partnership with Aqdar and RoadSafetyUAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 May 2017: Nissan’s Aqdar Drive Safely program has been officially recognised by the Middle East Road & Bridge Forum for its innovative and engaging approach to road safety in the UAE, just three months after its launch.
The program, developed by Nissan, Aqdar and RoadSafetyUAE, won the award for 'Best Road Safety Innovation Campaign Award by an Automobile Company' at the recent Middle East Road & Bridge Forum Awards hosted by the ......read more
First four-seater Ferrari with a V8 engine is now at Al Tayer Motors, Dubai and Premier Motors, Abu Dhabi
Dubai, 23 May 2017: Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater to sport a V8 engine, has arrived in UAE showrooms and can be viewed at Al Tayer Motors, Dubai and Premier Motors, Abu Dhabi.
Ushering in a whole new Ferrari GT concept, the car is aimed squarely at drivers looking for range as well as sporty driving and versatility.
“Ferraristi looking for a sporty and versatile vehicle that does not compromise on performance, while providing greater fuel ......read more
Tom Brady and Aston Martin enter new long-term partnership
Brady will collaborate with the British luxury brand on a new content series entitled Category of One, to premiere later this year
Tom Brady pictured with new Aston Martin DB11
22 May 2017, Dubai - UAE: Aston Martin today announces the start of a new long-term partnership with Tom Brady, record-breaking National Football League star and one of the most renowned and respected athletes of all time.
In collaboration with Aston Martin’s VP & Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 21 2017: Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, is ready to treat customers with absolute value along with greater savings on the entire fleet of Mitsubishi passenger cars during the holy month of giving. What makes it even more exciting is they also get a chance to win 5 Lancer EX cars in Dubai and 5 in Sharjah.
The Mitsubishi range is now available at special prices with the legendary Pajero starting from AED 1,390 per month, the smart crossover ASX from AED 926, the stylish Outlander from AED 1127 per month, the spacious Lancer ......read more
Marking the holy month with generous offers, a 100% down payment promise and a complimentary five year service package
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is offering its customers the chance to win up to AED 100,000 in instant rewards when they buy a new INFINITI vehicle this Ramadan. The offer is part of a range of outstanding promotions that have been launched to celebrate the holy month.
Purchasers of new ......read more
Major redesign includes bold new front end with signature boomerang-shaped headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and available LED headlights
New 3.5-liter V6 engine adds direct injection system, horsepower increases to 271, with towing capacity of 1,500 KG
Enhanced user friendliness features range from Motion-Activated liftgate to a new touch screen monitor to be added for the first time in the Nissan line-up in the Middle East
New advanced driver assistance technology includes Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, Blind Spot Warning, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017: Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced a close partnership with Google, one of the world’s largest technology companies, to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will launch on new Volvo models within two years.
The partnership promises to revolutionize how Volvo customers engage and interact with their cars. The large catalogue of popular Android apps – developed by Google, Volvo, or third party app ......read more
• UD Trucks’ all-new medium duty truck range helps customers maximise productivity
• Available with a wide range of customisable configurations for superior uptime
(Middle East, 16th May 2017) Japanese manufacturer, UD Trucks has launched Croner, an all-new medium duty truck, in the Middle East, East and North Africa. Continuing its rich Japanese legacy of building the “truck that the world needs today”, UD Trucks has designed the Croner range specifically for growth markets across the Middle East, Asia, ......read more
• Alluring, expressively designed performance coupe defines a new era for the global luxury brand
• Flagship model introduces new Multi Stage Hybrid powertrain and the first-ever 10-speed automatic transmission for a luxury automobile
• All-new rear-wheel drive GA-L platform realizes a significantly agile, more refined driving experience
• New multimedia and safety technologies complement the car’s masterful craftsmanship to provide a comfortable, pleasurable drive
Dubai, United ......read more
Dubai, May 16, 2017: This Ramadan, customers will receive more from Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE. The Al-Futtaim company will be offering exciting starting prices and excellent value with free service and warranty across the car range.
In addition, customers purchasing a new Honda cars during the campaign period will also receive an Al-Futtaim Retail gift card which can be used at participating stores including F&F, Plug Ins, GUESS, Marks & Spencer, Al-Futtaim ACE, The Watch House and Toys ......read more
Director General of the Municipality in Ajman tests zero emission Toyota Mirai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling Equipment and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, introduced His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman, to the zero emission hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai at its headquarters, as part of its efforts in providing more sustainable motoring in-line with the UAE Vision 2021, moving a step ......read more
This unique recruitment program will offer one young engineer studying in the UAE a 12-month placement with INFINITI and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team
Dubai, UAE, May 11, 2017: The deadline for applications draws close for the 2017 edition of the INFINITI Engineering Academy - INFINITI’s global search for the best and brightest engineering talent.
Now in its fourth successive year, the Academy will once again offer one engineering student currently enrolled in the UAE an unparalleled opportunity to join a 12-month placement working on both automotive ......read more