UAE dealership stages largest F-150 parade with more than 200 vehicles to Sharjah’s Badayer desert
Dubai, 12 December 2017. Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ford vehicles in the UAE, celebrated 100 years of Ford pick-up trucks with an event that brought together F-150 and F-150 Raptor customers and enthusiasts from all over the Emirates.
The event began from the Al Tayer Motors Ford showroom on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Sharjah. Participants were in for a treat as they were able to see the newly arrived 2018 F-150 and F-150 Raptor vehicles, which were on display in the showroom for the first time.
A raffle draw was also staged, which saw three lucky vehicle owners Hussain Ahmed, Selvin Carvalho and Shanker Raipet win gift vouchers worth AED 25,000/-, AED 15,000/- and AED 10,000/- ......read more
2018 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report shines light on global shift toward activism, compassion and self-expression as consumers grapple with cultural and societal changes around the world
54 percent of adults globally agree they feel more stressed than they did a year ago, and Millennials feel this even more strongly – 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds agree
Sixth-annual report shows that while two-thirds of adults globally are overwhelmed by changes taking place around them, three-quarters of adults believe they can influence positive change; nearly half expect brands to take a stand on political issues
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017: People worldwide feel increasingly polarised by cultural and societal changes. More than 60 percent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by unrest in the ......read more
Sector set to grow at 5,1% CAGR to be worth SAR 33.6 billion by 2021
New women drivers set to drive vehicle sales
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: The Middle East's premier international trade and networking event, Automechanika, is now headed to Riyadh, capital and largest city of the region's largest automotive market, Saudi Arabia.
With the launch of Automechanika Riyadh, which will open doors for the first time in the Kingdom's capital in February next year, Automechanika has now extended its reach to cover the breadth of the automotive aftermarket in the country.
"The Riyadh edition of Automechanika, will be held every alternate year, interspersed with the Jeddah edition, will give us a wider reach across the Kingdom's vast aftermarket, especially in the central and eastern regions of ......read more
600PS Jaguar XE SV Project 8 laps Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min 21.23sec – the fastest time ever by a saloon of production-intent specification
Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by SVO – is capable of 0-60mph in 3.3sec and a top speed of 200mph*
Watch XE SV Project 8 prototype’s record 7min 21.23sec lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife
Production limited to 300 units for sale worldwide, priced from £149,995 in UK.
Monday 4 December 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Jaguar’s SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door saloon car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of just 7min 21.23sec is 11 seconds quicker ......read more
Toyota Mobility Foundation and Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre to expand mobility across the globe for people with lower-limb paralysis
Mobility Unlimited Challenge will reward development of personal mobility devices incorporating intelligent systems
Solutions will come from across the technological and design spectrum
Challenge supported by international ambassadors from worlds of sport, media, design, art, and technology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 4, 2017: The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4-million-dollar global challenge, ‘Mobility Unlimited Challenge,’ to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020.
The Mobility ......read more
Al-Futtaim Motors named Dealer of the Year 2017
Toyota Corolla wins in Small Sedan Category
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2017: The communication team at Al-Futtaim Motors walked away with two trophies at the third edition of the "ArabWheels Awards”. Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE was awarded “Dealer of the Year 2017” while the Toyota Corolla won in the “Small Sedan” category.
Nominees for the awards are judged by fifty percent of the jury members’ votes and fifty percent of the readers’ choice, via online voting. The jury this year consisted of three prominent automotive journalists from the Middle East with regional ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November, 2017: In celebration of the UAE National Day, Bridgestone has announced a special offer on its range of tyres exclusively for Homat Al Watan card holders.
Bridgestone, being part of the UAE community, is celebrating this special day with the entire nation, and especially those serving in the army and police.
Commenting on the offer, Berna Akinci, General Manager Marketing at Bridgestone said: “As we celebrate National Day together, this special offer for army and police personnel is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women who keep us safe. But, it’s also our way of helping them stay safe on the road with a great saving on a fresh set of high performing tyres.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to providing tailored deals to its ......read more
New Vantage road car forms basis of Aston Martin Racing’s 2018 WEC challenger
Developed in parallel with the new Vantage road car
Development car has already completed 13,000km of testing, including two 30hr tests
Three new key technical partners: Alcon brakes; Öhlins suspension; Michelin tyres
Established AMR drivers joined by British star Alex Lynn
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamic successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. In an unprecedented synchronised launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team’s most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage ......read more
New Nissan Altima voted best mid-size sedan in 2017
New Nissan Kicks voted best compact-SUV in 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2017: Nissan secured two awards at this year’s third annual Arab Wheels Awards, held at a prestigious ceremony in Dubai’s Meydan Hotel. The awards recognized the new Nissan Altima as the best mid-size sedan and the new Nissan Kicks as the best compact-SUV.
"The two awards are a testament to Nissan’s commitment to deliver a wide portfolio of cars to its customers in the region, powered by advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology” said Kalyana Sivagnanam, President of Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice President Marketing and Sales for Africa, the Middle East and India, “For not only one, but two of our cars, Nissan ......read more
New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and dynamics
Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
Maximum speed 195mph. 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
Deliveries scheduled to begin second quarter of 2018
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Vantage. An evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn by some true icons. First used in 1951 on a high-output engine option for the DB2, Vantage was quickly established as a model in its own right. Highlights include the William Towns-designed V8 Vantage, spectacular twin-supercharged V600 Le Mans and ......read more
Event helps raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by riders
Dubai, November 22, 2017: Supporting the efforts by the UAE and Dubai government to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE jointly with RoadSafetyUAE, organized the ‘first ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Safety Event.
The event aimed to raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by motorcycle riders who are the most vulnerable on the road.
According to the data revealed by Dubai Police, there were a total of 276 motorbike related incidents in 2016 including 16 fatalities. Motorcyclists were ......read more
Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim sign definitive agreements dedicated to the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
Groupe Renault is entering Pakistan, a new market for the Group.
The assembly will be done in a brand new state-of-the-art plant in Karachi.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim today announced that they have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
“Groupe Renault is delighted to extend its international footprint by entering Pakistan, a fast-growing market with a 10% annual growth rate. By partnering with Al-Futtaim, a very professional and renowned automotive partner, Groupe Renault aims to become a major player in Pakistan. We aim to bring our latest ......read more
Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One with a video retracing its history in the pinnacle of motorsport – view it here
Over 40 years the French manufacturer has achieved 170 wins from 24 drivers and 481 podium finishes
40 ‘Yellow Teapots’ have been created to mark the anniversary, a special tribute to the heroic RS01 model
Middle East, 19th November 2017: As the Renault team prepares for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, the French manufacturer is celebrating 40 years of success, passion and pride in Formula One.
The success story began in 1977 with the RS01 model and is still very much alive today with Renault’s two drivers, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Nico Hülkenberg currently sitting in 9th and 12th place respectively ahead of the Abu Dhabi event, which will ......read more
Xtreme line-up now in an action-packed off-road activity at the Dubai Motor Show
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2017: Keeping the adrenaline fueled off-roaders in mind, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, has introduced the Xtreme kit to the Toyota Fortuner, inducting it into the Xtreme family along with the Land Cruiser and FJ Cruiser. Fans of the Xtreme lineup can see the cars’ limits being pushed at the action-packed off-road activity taking place during the Dubai International Motor Show at the outdoor Toyota 4x4 Adventure.
“Following the intense demand of the off-roading community in the UAE, we are proud to introduce a new Xtreme variant to the Toyota Fortuner, bringing it to the ranks of the Land Cruiser Xtreme and FJ Cruiser ......read more
First of its kind Zero Emission school bus.
Bus specially adopted to meet UAE’s school transport specifications.
Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017: Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport, logistics and auto services provider, launched on Monday 6th November, the final phase of testing for the first electric-powered school bus in the region.
The 45-seater bus was manufactured in close cooperation with the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Cooperation, in one of the first projects of its kind worldwide.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, general manager of Emirates Transport, said: “The launch of a Zero Emission school bus comes as part of our efforts to achieve the vision of the government for a green economy and ......read more
18,000 registration request for vehicle’s tires smart card in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 November 2017: The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has witnessed a strong demand from the manufacturers and suppliers of tires in the UAE to apply for registration in the tire tracking system and its specifications since it was approved by the board of directors of ESMA in early June.
The number of suppliers and registrants in the RFID system has reached 17,838 suppliers registered over the past three months, an increase of nearly double, compared to 9 thousand and 774 transactions were recorded in the second quarter of this year. HE Abdulla Almaeeni, Director General of “ESMA” said.
The rapid response by suppliers to join the tire tracking system contributes to ......read more
Jaguar E-PACE: the design and dynamics of a Jaguar sports car in a five-seat compact performance SUV
Latest connectivity technologies and practicality solutions for busy families
Sports car-inspired design includes first-in-class 21-inch alloy wheels
Up to eight devices can stream content using E-PACE’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to their favourite apps on the move
Large 12.3-inch full colour TFT driver display and Head-Up Display means the driver need never take their eyes off the road
Configurable Dynamics technology delivers Jaguar dynamics, allowing drivers to personalise throttle, steering and transmission settings
Lightweight suspension architecture, all-wheel drive, Active Driveline and torque vectoring technologies provide excellent agility and all-surface ......read more
Middle Eastern show debut of Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar
Iconic, rare original DB5 Convertible displayed
Regional debut of newly launched V8-powered DB11
Premiere of Middle East exclusive, Vanquish S Pearl Edition
November 14, 2017, Dubai: Aston Martin marks the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Motor Show with a show-stopping display of cars, including some of the rarest models ever built amongst several regional debuts.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar makes a hugely anticipated appearance, being shown for the first time in the region to the public. The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team Red Bull Racing, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the vision and skills of two ......read more
Over 70% fuel efficiency improvement
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2017: Going strong on its CO2 reduction agenda, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, reiterated its support to UAE’s vision 2021 by launching the 2018 Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Motor Show
In addition to its striking stylish design, the 2018 Camry HEV provides over 70% greater fuel economy than a regular petrol engine Camry, thanks to a revised hybrid system. With a 2.5L engine, the new Camry’s improved electric motor produces more torque and helps make acceleration even more responsive, delivering 212 horsepower.
The 2018 model’s elevated efficiency arrives with a remarkably stunning drive, that ......read more
All-new fifth generation Lexus LS flagship sedan exhibits a coupe-like silhouette with the spaciousness of a luxury sedan
Radical new design with a daring coupe-like silhouette
Innovative styling, emotional driving and advanced technologies
Newly developed 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 10-Speed Transmission
3.5-liter V6 Multi Stage Hybrid System on LS 500h
Lexus Safety System+ and other advanced safety technologies
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 14, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, announced, from its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) exclusive stand at the Dubai International Motor Show, the launch of all-new Lexus LS, the fifth-generation of the original luxury disruptor, that has set benchmarks for powertrain smoothness, ......read more
2018 Levante, Quattroporte, and GranCabrio are also on display
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Maserati Middle East and Africa revealed almost its entire upgraded product portfolio at the Dubai International Motor Show (DIMS) 2017. Starting with the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly upgraded, adopting additional high-tech contents.
The new Ghibli as well as the Levante MY18 are now available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Ghibli and Quattroporte now feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati ......read more
The Prancing Horse stable showcases an Italian Grand Tourer par excellence
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Following its recent global debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, today, Ferrari revealed the Ferrari Portofino in the Middle Eastern region at the Dubai International Motor Show, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Portofino takes pride of place on the Ferrari stand, displayed amongst an elegant Ferrari fleet comprising the dynamic 812 Superfast, the exuberant 488 GTB and the luxurious GTC4 Lusso T.
The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 ......read more
New QX80 exemplifies INFINITI’s presence in the luxury SUV segment
Bold proportions and a commanding exterior design
Luxurious cabin with quality materials, a hand-crafted feel, and advanced technologies
Comfort assured by taut, refined dynamics and drive assist technologies
Full media information available at www.INFINITIpresspacks.com
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017: INFINITI Motor Company revealed the new QX80 full-size luxury SUV today for the first time at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.
“The new INFINITI QX80 ......read more
Newly designed exterior and improved interior features
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November, 2017: Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, will be previewing the all-new 2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback during the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show.
Over the years, the Toyota Yaris Hatchback has branded itself as a fun and agile car, which is complemented by its low fuel consumption and driving comfort. This year, at the Dubai International Motor Show, the latest iteration of the Toyota Yaris Hatchback will make an appearance.
Redesigned for 2018, the new Toyota Yaris enjoys a sportier and trendier look and comes with a completely new front bumper and radiator grille combination with a glossy finish on the mesh. A new design for the lower back also ......read more
Dubai, UAE: November 13, 2017: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will showcase the capa-bilities of its unparalleled Bespoke programme at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show as it unveils a special one-off commission - the Bespoke ‘Spirit of Calligraphy’ Ghost.
Conceptualized by brand experts at AGMC, the sole dealers of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, and hand-crafted by the experts at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, the Spirit of Calligraphy is a unique Ex-tended Wheel Base Rolls-Royce Ghost that combines the words of the luxury brand’s founder with the region’s Arabian heritage.
The Rolls-Royce ‘Spirit of Calligraphy’ Bespoke Ghost draws its design inspiration from the ancient art of Arabic Calligraphy, where words are ......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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (May 11, 2017) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the 12 months to March 31, 2017.
Nissan generated an operating profit of 742.2 billion yen on net revenues of 11.72 trillion yen as strong sales in the US, China and Western Europe partly offset the impact of foreign exchange and weakness in emerging markets.
Fiscal Year 2016 Full-Year Financial Highlights
The following table summarizes Nissan’s financial results for the 12-month period to March 31, 2017, calculated under the equity accounting ......read more
Pads cover 90 percent of truck and trailer vehicles in operation to generate cost benefits
Dubai, May 9,2017: Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC today announced the launch of Wagner QS® application-specific brake pads for commercial vehicles. The new range is targeted to meet the expectations of workshop and fleet operators who are looking for reduced parts cost with no compromise on quality or safety in the EMEA and GCC regions.
Designed, tested and certified to meet the most demanding expectations and supported by the Federal-Mogul Motorparts ......read more
Dubai, UAE: Super-modified tourers and trailers purpose-built to take on the rigours of the desert and its extreme conditions and an innovative protective spray-on exterior finish, were among the many special features attracting trade visitors at the ongoing Automechanika Dubai 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Dominating the show floor with its powerful appearance, the LC79 Tourer from Patriot Campers, was quite the attraction. Built up on a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser GXL chassis with dual cab, Patriot Campers have turned this into an off-road ......read more
The European Car of the year 2017 launched in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017: The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 CUV was unveiled last Wednesday during a regional launch event at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The high-profile event was attended by Jean-Philippe Imparato, Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot brand, Jean-Christophe Quemard, Executive Vice-President Africa-Middle East of PSA Group, Cedric Zayoun, Managing Director of the GCC region at PSA Group and UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, in addition to over 100 key figures from the industry and prominent media ......read more
Biggest names in global automotive aftermarket converge for three-days to boost business ties in Middle East and Africa
Dubai, UAE, May 7, 2017: The biggest names in the global automotive aftermarket are gathering in Dubai this week, as they take aim at a Middle East spare parts market and auto services industry that’s estimated to grow by 4.9 per cent over the next five years.
Automechanika Dubai 2017 opened today (7 May) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 1,954 exhibitors from 57 countries are looking to make inroads in a ......read more
Impresses UAE Media with Successful Test Drive
Available Exclusively with Union Motors
Price Starts at AED 55,000 for Its Basic Model
Dubai, UAE, 7th May 2017: Global auto major, Geely Auto, the sister brand of Volvo, launched its all new Emgrand X7 Sport SUV in the UAE with a test drive being undertaken by key UAE media. The launch and the positive response form the UAE media, underscores the immense potential that the UAE market holds for Geely.
Available across the UAE, exclusively with Union Motors, The Emgrand X7 Sport embodies a design language inspired by Peter ......read more
Sharjah Police tests Toyota’s zero-emission Fuel Cell technology and receives 127 new Toyota Vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has handed over 127 Toyota vehicles to Sharjah Police, cementing the long-term partnership between the two entities. Al-Futtaim Motors also supported Sharjah Police in their plans to drive the UAE Vision 2021’s sustainable environment initiatives, by test driving Toyota’s zero-emission Fuel Cell technology in the form of the ......read more
Dubai Police tests zero-emissions Toyota Mirai and welcomes its first Lexus ES hybrid to the fleet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling Equipment and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, have joined Dubai Police in reinforcing both organizations’ support for UAE Vision 2021’s sustainable environment initiatives, by test driving Toyota’s zero-emission Fuel Cell technology in the form of the hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Toyota Mirai.
Al-Futtaim Motors also handed ......read more
~ Explore without limits with the newly launched Isuzu D-Max AT35 ~
Dubai, UAE, May 2, 2017: The modified Isuzu D-Max AT35, that launched earlier this month at Abu Dhabi’s Custom Show, is an exciting addition for conversion enthusiasts in the region. Boasting higher ground clearance and better traction control, this model provides a softer ride and higher all round visibility. Very popular in Europe especially in countries like Norway and UK, the vehicle now aims to makes its mark in the UAE and the growing conversion market of the Middle East.
The ......read more
Ramadan promotion starts as early as May 1st
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2017 – Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched this year’s Ramadan offers with customers able to avail the best Toyota deals one month prior to the Holy Month, and enjoying these benefits until the end of Ramadan.
This year’s Ramadan offers include deferred payments for up to 12 months on select vehicles, with Al-Futtaim Motors covering up to 8 months of payments. The offer also features three unique ......read more
Fuel Cell LF-FC concept car takes centre stage at the restaurant’s Garage
Dubai, UAE – April 27, 2017: Intersect By Lexus, the award-winning dynamic eatery and cultural hub located at the heart of DIFC, will be hosting Lexus’ first ever Fuel Cell flagship concept, the Lexus LF-FC at its Garage, from April 21st until the end of August. Initially revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015, the LF-FC flagship concept, is a visionary vehicle that offers a peek into the design and technology direction of the brand’s future flagship sedans, evoking inspiring emotions with ......read more
UK-based global engineering equipment manufacturer Auger Torque to unveil grand opening of Middle East operations centre in the U.A.E following business partnership with United Motors Heavy Equipment
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 26, 2017: World leading earthmoving attachment manufacturer and engineering solutions business Auger Torque Europe Ltd will announce the opening of its operational headquarters – Auger Torque Middle East in the UAE following a successful exclusive distribution agreement of its equipment by the region’s leading construction company, United ......read more
Deferred payment allows INFINITI customers to purchase now and start the payments after six months
Dubai, UAE, April 26th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced that customers purchasing the QX60 2016 now will only pay six months later, with INFINITI covering three months of instalments after the bank pays the initial three months.
The market-leading deferred payment plan reflects Arabian Automobiles Company’s customer-centric philosophy, ......read more
24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In a landmark deal, Al Ghandi Auto, a leading General Motors dealership selling Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, signed an agreement with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, for the sale of 112 Chevrolet vehicles – 109 Trailblazers and three Tahoes.
Commenting on the agreement, Ali Saeed Bin Saroud, Executive Manager, Dubai Camel Racing Club, said, “We have chosen Al Ghandi Auto from a line of other auto dealers in Dubai because of the great commitment and flexibility shown in their sales proposition. We were ......read more
• New K Xtrem offers the most robust chassis on the market
• New model is now available across the Middle East
• Designed for the most extreme conditions
(Middle East, 24th April, 2017) Renault Trucks has introduced the new K Xtrem to the Middle East market. The robust model, developed to take on the most challenging environments found in the Middle East, was launched during Renault Trucks XTREM DAYS event in Marrakech, Morocco, for industry leaders from Greater Middle East, Sub-Sahara Africa, Algeria, ......read more
• New high-performance technology delivers acceleration of 0-100KM/h in under 4 seconds
• Model stands alongside new Liverpool customised version of the MG ZS
(Middle East, 20th April 2017) : The new MG electric supercar concept - MG E-motion, made its global debut on the MG stand at the 17th Shanghai International Auto Show. With 94 years of history, this legendary British brand is enjoying a significant revival thanks to recent scientific and technical innovation, delivering a stunning new concept model that combines high standards in ......read more
• LYNK & CO tested its in-car, app-based sharing feature live for the first time in Shanghai on April 16, 2017
• Digital keys are spawning new ownership and collaboration models
• With Ericsson cloud technology, LYNK & CO delivers on their core brand promise of enabling new services through connectivity
19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: LYNK & CO, which has been hailed as the world’s “most connected car” after its launch in October 2016, has partnered with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to help ......read more
Light duty Hino 300 Series Hybrid offers cleaner, more efficient transport
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2017 – In line with its efforts to make a significant difference in the environmental footprint and contribute to a cleaner air quality in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, has launched the country’s first hybrid truck at the 8th edition of the Cold Food Chain Conference, which was held on the 5th of April the Meydan Hotel in Dubai.
The Hino 300 Series Hybrid light-duty truck ......read more
Hosting the Renault Duster as the lead in the SUV B segment, the dealership secures growth in sales volume
Dubai, UAE, April 16th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has released Renault’s 2016 Growth Report confirming the brand’s remarkable performance.
The report reveals that Arabian Automobiles achieved positive volume growth of 17% for Renault, and that the company’s market share performance ranks number one among Renault ......read more
New V6 powertrain technology, offering 400 hp, delivers exhilarating drive
‘Powerful Elegance’ design philosophy inspires daring exterior
Empowering performance from world-first technologies
Dubai, April 13, 2017: The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines a completely all-new design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. The taut, muscular lines of the exterior underline the Q60’s considerable performance potential – reinforced by an advanced all-new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine.
The high performance 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo ......read more
Limited edition Vanquish S takes inspiration from the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows
The third Q by Aston Martin - Commission by Aston Martin Cambridge
Tenth car will be gifted to the RAF Benevolent Fund
11 April 2017, Gaydon: Spectacular British aviation skills are the inspiration for Aston Martin's latest Q by Aston Martin creation; the Vanquish S Red Arrows edition.
Just ten examples of the Red Arrows inspired cars are being commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge, each with special design features, hand-crafted interiors and graphic elements that draw on the visual ......read more
Ashwani Gupta Appointed Alliance Senior Vice President of the Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit, effective April 1
Move expected to expand light commercial vehicle market leadership under a single business unit and boost sales by unleashing the full potential of Renault's van expertise and Nissan's truck know-how in key markets.
Alliance partners to create more synergies by having one business unit, while ensuring brand differentiation, maximizing cross-development and cross-manufacturing, technology sharing and cost reduction.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: April 11, 2017 ......read more
Until the end of April, customers can pay 0% interest for up to five years on select Renault models
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 9, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has launched its special spring offers, which will run until stocks last. The offer allows customers to become owners of new cars that strike the perfect balance between product and pricing.
During the promotion period, Arabian Automobiles will be taking care of interest costs for its ......read more
Al Tayer Motors is world’s first dealer to launch new V12 Prancing Horse
Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017: The Ferrari 812 Superfast made its first international dealer launch at a special preview in Dubai by Al Tayer Motors - the official Ferrari importer-dealer in the UAE. The car, which roared into this year’s Geneva International Motorshow, was revealed to VIP guests at an exclusive event held on the roof-top of the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai – the city’s newest hospitality venue.
The event, themed ‘Shift to the 12th Dimension’, referring to the ......read more
• New car from iconic British brand now on sale at MG distributors across the region
• MG saloon features exquisite design, a range of intelligent technologies and impressive interior flexibility and space
(April 4th 2017, Middle East): Iconic British automotive brand, MG today announced the launch of the new MG 360 in the Middle East, the first region in the world to market the brand’s exciting new model. Now on sale across the region, the MG 360 is the newest model from one of the automotive world’s most famous ......read more
Dubai, April 3, 2017 – Jaguar Land Rover scooped up three prestigious motoring accolades at the fourth edition of the 2017 Middle East Car of the Year Awards (MECOTY) that were held in Dubai on Thursday, March 30th 2017.
Nominated alongside peers from the automotive industry, Jaguar saw the F-PACE win the “Best Compact Premium Performance SUV” title followed by another success for the brand with the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR awarded “Best Premium Performance Coupe”.
Recognized for innovation, Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque Convertible ......read more
Limited-time offers across all Nissan models featuring special promotions on the popular Juke, all-new Altima and Pathfinder
Dubai, UAE, April 2nd, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has launched its limited-time spring offers – running from 1st to 10th April, customers will be spoilt for choice with outstanding discounts across Nissan’s entire line-up. Fans of the company’s popular Juke, Altima and Pathfinder models are in for a ......read more
Repair and Maintenance in focus as leading global players line up cutting edge solutions at three-day auto aftermarket trade fair
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017: The finest in automotive repair and maintenance solutions will be under the spotlight at the Middle East’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair next month in Dubai, from non-wax based vehicle detailing services to automated body shop systems that save time and money.
Auto professionals searching for the latest innovations in workshop repairs and equipment will be in for a treat at Automechanika Dubai 2017, with leading ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017: Last year INFINITI unveiled the completely redesigned QX60 to the Middle East region. For 2017, the model features additional enhancements that are aimed at empowering the driver with a more premium experience.
The first in a host of upgrades is on the QX60’s powerplant. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive vehicle featuring the powerful yet efficient 3.5 litre V6 gasoline engine now delivers 295hp (+30hp) at 6,400 rpm with a torque output of 350NM (+24) at 4,800rpm.
Never compromising on convenience with the driver always in mind, the 2017 ......read more
Exclusive offers on a large Lexus line-up
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, proudly presents the Spring Edition of the Lexus Select Event, giving customers the opportunity to purchase their preferred Lexus at exclusive prices starting at AED 122,000.
“The much anticipated Lexus Select Event brings to our customers a host of exclusive offers and benefits, giving them the chance join the world of luxury by choosing their preferred car from a selection of Lexus vehicles, all while ......read more
Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor revealed as the new face of Nissan’s electric vehicle and zero emission programme
In first mini-movie, Robbie takes Nissan BladeGlider for a midnight spin around Monaco as company moves to attract new audience to the electric revolution
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 22, 2017: Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.
The ......read more
New laws to come into force soon, setting ethical standards for fair trade practices
The new regulations, approved by the Directors of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) encompasses all areas of the auto spare parts industry, from manufacturing and packaging right down to transportation and sales and use of these products. It is expected to be announced by ESMA once approved by the cabinet.
Mr. Asad Badami Managing Director of A-MAP, welcomed the announcement “This is great news for genuine dealers. It was time that a regulatory board set strict new laws ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2017: Bridgestone Middle East and its sole importer and distributor for Dubai and the Northern Emirates Nasser bin Abdullatif Alserkal Est. have teamed up to help promote occupational health safety at Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport and auto services corporation.
The global tyre maker and its distributor are jointly sponsoring a month’s worth of activities, including training and promotions, backed up with the provision of the technical hardware which will help keep the 20,000-strong fleet of vehicles serviced by ......read more
Product safety education paramount to stopping dangerous counterfeit parts
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 20, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, recently participated in a raid with the Al Ain Economic Development Department, in cooperation with the legal authorities, which led to the confiscation of counterfeit Toyota and Lexus spare parts worth approximately AED 7.6 million.
The raid was the culmination of months of investigation and organization between inspectors from the Al Ain Economic ......read more
PSA Group inaugurated its first regional headquarters in the "Dubai Airport Free Zone" (DAFZ) to promote the group’s presence in the region.
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017: The high-profile event was attended by Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni; Director General of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, Jean-Christophe Quémard, Executive Vice-President; Africa-Middle East of PSA Group and Cedric Zayoun; Managing Director of the GCC region at PSA Group.
Welcoming PSA Group to DAFZA, Dr. Mohammed Al ......read more
All-New Discovery showcases unrivalled capability and technology
Dubai, March 18 2017: Land Rover’s All-New Discovery made its highly anticipated UAE entrance this weekend at one of Dubai’s most popular adventure spots, Kite Beach in Jumeirah. The newest addition to the Land Rover Discovery Family of vehicles brought to life the philosophy of true adventure and discovery with daring stunt drives through a challenging obstacle course to the backdrop of crashing waves.
With unbeatable capability and versatility, the All-New Discovery clearly embodies the ......read more
Artificial intelligence: Bosch teaches cars how to learn and take appropriate action
Bosch CEO Denner: “Automated driving makes roads safer. Artificial intelligence is the key to that. We’re making the car smart.”
New AI onboard computer can interpret road traffic
Blockchain: Bosch and TÜV Rheinland present a solution for odometer fraud
Connected repair shops can repair vehicles in passing
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017: At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin, the supplier of technology and services presented an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017: Thales has been selected by Alstom (leader of Expolink consortium), and Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to deliver the systems’ extension and upgrade of the Dubai metro's Red Line. The Red Line is one of the longest driverless metro lines in the world and will be used by the 25 million visitors expected at World Expo 2020.
The Alstom-led consortium Expolink , also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line ......read more
Companies sign research contract to develop mobility services system for self-driving vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 13, 2017: The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation.
The companies will collaborate to develop a comprehensive, modular transportation system to enable clients to book rides, and mobility operators to monitor and operate self-driving car fleets.
“As the mobility services landscape keeps evolving, we ......read more
Premium 3.0T and 2.0T variant now available across INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Centers
Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has introduced the highly anticipated and all-new Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe, announcing the availability of the premium 3.0T and 2.0T variant across INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Centers.
Mr. Salah Yamout, Director of Sales & Marketing at Arabian Automobiles Company, commented: “The introduction of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 March 2017: Liberty Automobiles Co., one of the largest General Motors dealerships and the sole dealer of Cadillac in the UAE and an authorised dealer for Chevrolet, Opel and AC Delco, has scooped seven top awards in the GM ‘Service & Parts Excellence Program’ and ‘Service Advisor Skills Competition.’ The company has been the highest performing dealership for the last three years, winning the highly coveted Service Advisor award for the third year running at the awards event hosted last month.
Rimoun Hanouch – ......read more
Al Habtoor continued its KSA expansion plan by opening of its Riyadh Vehicle Body Repair Centre and inviting 25 of the biggest insurance companies in Saudi to view the world class facility and meet the Al Habtoor KSA management team.
These large insurance companies were impressed by the quality processes designed to ensure top quality vehicle repair jobs and the full size truck spray booth, Black Hawk chassis straightener for accident repair of even the biggest heavy duty trucks and a specialized truck brake tester to ensure that the brake performance of every vehicle serviced meets ......read more
Effortless, exclusive and exhilarating, Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept brings luxury ownership experience to EV sector
Luxury customer demands met by Bentley levels of craftsmanship and refinement, with electric performance and grand touring capabilities
Bentley’s vision includes rapid inductive charging and connected on-board concierge services
EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley’s future luxury strategy
Concept showcases future Bentley exterior and interior design direction
EXP 12 Speed 6e is on display at the Geneva Motor ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 March 2017: Etihad Rail has been participating in the region’s largest rail exhibition and conference, Middle East Rail (MER), held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre over the 7th and 8th March.
During the two-day event, the national rail network has showcased an Etihad Rail Virtual Reality experience, planned network maps and an insight into the future passenger operations of the operator.
H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Etihad Rail, and Eng. Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, hosted a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 8, 2017: The new PEUGEOT 3008 was named the 2017 Car of the Year on Monday 6 March in Geneva by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The judging panel acclaimed its style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the twenty other prizes the new PEUGEOT 3008 has already won. The vehicle is the fifth PEUGEOT to win Car of the Year and the first SUV honoured in the history of the COTY prize.
Car of the Year 2017: the new Peugeot 3008 SUV arrived right on time! It appeals to choosy customers who want to stand out and have new ......read more
F-150 builds on its renowned toughness as truck is recognized for top dependability among large light duty pickup pickups in the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study
Truck shoppers prioritize F-150 quality above all other attributes, and consistently say it is a differentiator, according to internal Ford research
2017 marks 40 consecutive years for Ford F-Series as top-selling truck in America
DUBAI, U.A.E., March 8, 2017: American truck owners who value Built Ford Tough pickups are taking in some more great news: Ford F-150 is J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle ......read more
New AMR brand strengthens the connection between road and race cars
AMR derivatives planned for every core model in the Aston Martin range
AMR Pro models to have increased power, sharper dynamics and unique exterior and interior treatment
Rapide AMR and Vantage AMR Pro concepts confirmed for production
Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2017: Aston Martin has chosen the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to launch AMR - an exciting new brand that brings a new dimension of race inspired dynamism and performance.
Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes technology and ......read more
Award caps impressive year for Edge which also includes other segment-best titles in UAE, Lebanon and Oman
Proving its credentials as one of the region’s most impressive vehicles, Ford Edge is also a finalist for a coveted Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) trophy, the results of which will be announced later this month
All-new Ford Edge CUV delivers premium comfort and refinement, cutting-edge technologies, and class leading space and driving dynamics
Dubai, UAE, March 05, 2017: At its annual awards ceremony in Dubai last night, wheels magazine bestowed the title of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2017: Toyota Fortuner, the highly popular seven-seat SUV, bagged Wheels’ Readers’ Choice Award at the ninth Wheels Car of the Year ceremony, the UAE’s largest independent automotive awards, held recently for the automotive industry in the UAE.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “With the medium SUV segment contributing to the growth of the automotive industry in the UAE, the Fortuner has proven to be a key player for Toyota. It’s no surprise that the new Fortuner, with its fully ......read more