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
Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017: Alstom will be present in Eurasia Rail – the third biggest rolling stock rail industry exhibition in the world and the largest in the Eurasia Region – from 2-4 March 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The company will showcase its complete rail transport solutions from urban to high speed trains, and from signalling to services.
“Alstom has been a reliable partner for the Turkish railway sector for more than 60 years,” says Mrs Arban Citak, Managing Director of Alstom Turkey. “Alstom’s dedication to the Turkish market and to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has showcased its latest flagship performance coupe at the Dubai Mall, the all-new LC 500, marking a new chapter of “Experience Amazing”.
Ushering a new era in the brand’s design direction, the new LC 500 showcase offered a hands-on experience with the provocative flagship coupe, complemented by Crafted For Lexus, the brand’s ultimate representation of craftsmanship, giving visitors an entry into the artisanal world of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017: Tournament fourth seed Gael Monfils took a break from practice today to test out the latest Audi R8 V10 plus in Vegas Yellow. Having owned an R8 in the past, the world number 12 player was delighted to test the fastest series production Audi of all time, hitting a top speed of 330km/h and capable of doing 0 to 100 in 3.3 seconds. The Audi has 610 hp and the maximum torque of 560 NM is available at 6500rpm.
Audi is the official car sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and has supported the event for the last 12 years.
Play in the Dubai ......read more
Roadshow across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan raises profile of Dubai automotive aftermarket trade fair
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: More than 100 automotive aftermarket professionals from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are attending a two-day Automechanika Roadshow in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as they look at ways to boost interregional business ties with the vibrant Middle East.
The Automechanika Roadshow to the CIS is making its first stop in Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana today (28 February), before moving onto Tashkent, Uzbekistan tomorrow (1 March), ......read more
INFINITI reaffirmed its long-term technical partnership with Renault Sport Formula One at the Team’s new race car unveil.
The all-new R.S.17 incorporates for the first time the INFINITI co-developed second generation Energy Recovery System.
INFINITI also provides the Renault Sport Formula One Team with new and diverse talent through its highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy.
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: INFINITI has reaffirmed once again its long-term technical partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team at the team’s 2017 race car unveil and ......read more
Dubai, February 22, 2017: As part of its strategy to promote a culture of recognition and excellence, Al-Futtaim’s Emiratisation department and Al-Futtaim Automotive have awarded a group of 22 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award.
The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis and four expat associates within the Automotive division.
The Emirati associates were nominated by their respective businesses based on their skills and the value they added to the business, while the expat associates were ......read more
High-calibre expert panel honours tyre manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment
Vision 2025 triggered impressive number of projects in 2016
Over 150 million passenger car and light truck tyres were produced in markets including the Middle East region
Middle East – 20th February, 2017: Continental, the premium German automotive manufacturer, has been honoured by trade journal ‘Tire Technology International’ for initiating key innovation and excellence projects over the past 12 months. ......read more
Middle East, 20th February 2017: As part of its commitment to reducing the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer, UD Trucks, has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and aftermarket service that are helping Middle East businesses to run with greater efficiency. The Quester, a multi-purpose truck for a wide variety of applications, including off and on-road use, mining, construction, distribution and long-haul transportation, provides world class fuel efficiency, reliability and robustness and decreases the overall cost of truck ownership for fleet ......read more
AED100,000 and AED 50,000 in gift vouchers were rewarded to lucky INFINITI enthusiasts this festive season
Dubai, UAE, February 19th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the AED 50,000 and AED 100,000 winners in its DSF 2017 campaign.
Throughout DSF 2017, customers were privy to INFINITI’s ‘20% On Us’ campaign, providing them with complementary insurance, complementary servicing, five years of unlimited ......read more
Alliance sales reach 9,961,347 vehicles in 2016 – one in nine cars sold worldwide.
The Alliance confirms its zero-emission* leadership; cumulative sales reach 424,797 electric vehicles worldwide.
18-year old partnership sees boost in innovation for the vehicle of the future.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 19, 2017: The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles. The car group also reinforced its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of nearly 425,000 electric vehicles since ......read more
Dubai, 19 February, 2017: Jaguar Land Rover along with its exclusive importer and distributor in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Euro Motors, celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of the Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain, by holding a spectacular two day event at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.
The celebratory event, which was held on the 17th and 18th of February 2017, for VIPs, media representatives, guests as well as customers, included an experience on the Land Rover Experience course. The semi-final of Jaguar’s Art of Performance Tour was also held for ......read more
Most powerful ever 800 cv production engine
Maranello, February 18, 2017 – Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.
This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.
The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 February 2017: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's multi-billion dollar fully integrated national railway network, has since commencing Stage One operations, transported 10 million tonnes of granulated sulphur for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as of February 10, from sources at Shah and Habshan to its point of export at Ruwais.
Since having received approval for commercial operations from the Federal Transport Authority’s (FTA) – Land and Maritime in December 2015, two trains move along the Stage One network daily under ......read more
Exedy, Meritor, Al Dobowi, among more than 2,000 exhibitors readying for the return of three-day showcase in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017: An upward trend of both vehicle sales and spare parts demand across the Middle East has been welcomed by global automotive aftermarket players, as they ready themselves for the return of the region’s largest automotive service industry trade fair in Dubai.
While macroeconomic factors negatively impacted vehicle sales in 2016, analysts Frost & Sullivan expect renewed growth from 2017 onwards. According to their ......read more
Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of Mitsubishi in the UAE introduces one of the most exciting promotions that's poised to capture customers' attention. The Big Bigger Biggest offer promises bigger deals and greater savings on the entire range of Mitsubishi cars.
Customers can now buy the legendary Pajero at prices starting from AED 89,900 and monthly EMI from AED 1,378, the smart crossover ASX from AED 59,900 and monthly EMI from AED 918, the spacious Lancer EX from AED36,900 and monthly EMI from AED 566 per month and the powerful Montero Sport from AED 74,777 and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017: Tesla today will begin accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE. Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio to customize and order the Tesla vehicle that best suits their lifestyle. First orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer.
The launch of the UAE’s dedicated online platform is supported by a pop-up store in The Dubai Mall, Tesla Ranger service and a service centre now under construction near Interchange Two of Sheikh Zayed Road which will open in July. ......read more
Trial operation starts for driverless vehicles, mini-buses, boats
Phase II of Dubai Tram includes fully driverless trams
Study commissioned to the deployment of driverless express shuttle buses and taxis
RTA - Mohammed Al Munji:
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said: “The Autonomous Mobility had become a fait accompli, and a continuously evolving. This technology has been tested in several countries including Dubai, Singapore, the United States and Britain. The Government of Dubai is leading ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 February 2017: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the nine-month period to December 31, 2016.
“In the first nine months of the fiscal year, Nissan generated an operating profit of 503.2 billion yen, which represents a 6.1% margin on net revenues of 8.26 trillion yen,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Although these results reflect continued currency headwinds, we remain confident of achieving our fiscal year guidance.”
“On a constant currency basis, operating ......read more
3.0T Premium and 2.0T variant already available in the Middle East
Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017: The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. Following the arrival of the 2.0T that is currently available at INFINITI Partner’s across the region, the Middle East now counts down to the arrival of the all-new powerful Q60 Red Sport 400.
“The INFINITI Q60 Coupe has been one of the most eagerly anticipated models ever since the concept was first announced,” said Juergen Schmitz, ......read more
A trip to Japan awaits the young artists nominated to the world finals
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 8, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, is announcing the start of the third edition of Toyota’s global initiative, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage interest in making the world a better place.
It’s expected that around 30 schools from the UAE will be participating in this year’s edition, across three different age groups: below ......read more
Paris presentation of factory-restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic marks evolution of the successful Reborn programme by Land Rover Classic
Land Rover Classic will comprehensively restore an initial ten examples of the luxury SUV at launch
Jaguar Classic will also give a European debut to the ‘New Original’ XKSS at Salon Rétro-mobile
First Series I Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupe restoration – a privately-owned ‘barn find’ completely reconditioned to original specification – will be available to view on the Jaguar Land Rover Classic ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2017: Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018 today (1 February), as the region’s leading exhibition organiser expands its presence further in the Kingdom’s vast automotive aftermarket.
Automechanika Riyadh will take place from 5-7 February 2018 at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre, and will take place every two years. The three-day event will alternate between the existing Messe Frankfurt-organised Automechanika Jeddah, which will now become a biennial event, with the 3rd edition taking place in ......read more
Package includes standard 3-years/60,000kms service
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has announced that all Lexus vehicles sold from January 1, 2017 for a limited period will now include a standard service package, offering owners 3-years/60,000kms of periodic service, compliments of Al-Futtaim Motors.
With the new service package, customers will no longer have to pay for regular service intervals for three years, including labor and parts. The service package also ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2017: Luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa, just announced Elie Bahri from Saad & Trad (Lebanon) as the Region’s Jaguar Technician of the Year 2016 while Alaa Ahmad Chamas from Alfardan Motors (Qatar) was named the Region’s Land Rover Technician of the Year 2016. Nabeel Ambalavan from the Al Tayer Motors (UAE) team also took home the newly introduced Regional accolade of Jaguar Land Rover Service Advisor of the Year 2016.
While the company runs its successful Technician of the Year award challenge every ......read more
Power of naturally-aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine increased to 600PS
Suspension set-up honed to deliver greater poise and precision
Exterior features new exposed carbon fibre splitter and diffuser, plus striking new quad exhaust outlets
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017: Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. Sharper styling, greater potency and increased athleticism define this latest evolution of an illustrious model line. One that originated from Aston Martin’s legendary Works in Newport ......read more
Animation celebrates Range Rover’s enduring design and innovation over almost five decades
Trip through the generations begins with 1969 Velar prototype and concludes with 2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic
Range Rover has introduced numerous first-to-market technologies, including electronic traction control and automatic electronic air suspension
Range Rover is the original luxury SUV, epitomising the best of British design
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Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017: Two minutes is not long, but it’s enough time for Land Rover to celebrate a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 25 January, 2017: Ali & Sons Audi, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, are to partner with Abu Dhabi's Yas Links Golf Club for a third consecutive year. During April 2017, one of the most important tournaments that Ali & Sons Audi and Yas Links will host, is the local qualifier for the largest amateur golf tournament in the world, the Audi quattro Cup.
Mark Austin, General Manager of Ali & Sons Audi commented on the announcement saying, “We’re thrilled to renew our relationship with Yas Links Golf Club for another year. ......read more
Nissan’s new sedan concept captures prestigious honor from the officially-sanctioned design awards of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS); also receives award for Best Innovative use of Color, Graphics and Materials
Vmotion 2.0 was created to showcase Nissan’s new sedan design direction – fresh, dynamic and cabin-focused
Showcases the evolution of the signature “V-motion” front design seen on many of today’s Nissan products
Provides hints at the future of “Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” including a future vision ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2017: With large numbers of regional security industry professionals and crowds of trade buyers from across the wider Middle East scouring the halls at Intersec 2017, for the latest in security solutions, international brands were pulling out the stops to attract interest in their exhibits at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Among those drawing the most interest was Jaguar Land Rover's svelte and sleek armoured response vehicle, the AED 1.5 million Range Rover Sentinel, in the Homeland Security and Policing section. Though it ......read more
NAFFCO, continues to be the founding sponsor of the 2017 edition
Dubai, 22 January, 2017: NAFFCO, the world's leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions exhibits at Intersec 2017, the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade and networking exhibition for the Security and Safety industries.
A leading producer and supplier of life safety solutions, NAFFCO, the founding sponsor of Intersec is presenting the latest products and trends in safety and security focusing on its smart technologies and innovations. Intersec 2017 is being held from 22nd to ......read more
Unmissable deals allow customers to kick-off the New Year with exceptional savings on car purchases
Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, announced today the launch of its exclusive Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) offers.
Renault’s unmissable DSF deals come into effect at an opportune moment for prospective car customers, who will have assessed their financial commitments at the outset of the New Year and be delighted ......read more
Dubai, January 11, 2017: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, is starting the New Year with incredible Dubai Shopping Festival offers across its showrooms in the UAE.
Customers can drive away in a new Honda City starting from AED 49,900, Civic starting from AED 69,900 and Accord starting from AED 79,900. Apart from the incredible prices, the Al-Futtaim company is also offering up to 100% finance across its model lineup.
In addition, customers can also avail of trade-in facility, flexible ......read more
A convoy of over 10 electric vehicles will set out on a 700 km long road trip through all seven Emirates of the UAE
The road trip will begin on 29th January and will end on 1st February 2017
The trip will unveil charging stations in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Abu Dhabi.
The fleet includes Tesla Model X and Model S’s, and other electric vehicles such as Renault Zoe and a Volkswagen Retrofitted Electric Car.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2017: Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip (Global EVRT) makes its way to the UAE for the first time, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2017: McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars, has recorded another record year of sales growth with a near-doubling of its sales volume year-over-year, selling a total of 3,286 cars in 2016 compared to 1,654 in 2015. The 99.3 per cent improvement in sales performance also follows the company’s announcement of a third consecutive year of profitability in 2015 and the production milestone of the company’s 10,000th car, all capping another highly successful and record-breaking year.
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, will be taking part in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East, and a significant platform for international dialogue and cooperation, as the Official Transport Partner of the exhibition, set to be held on 12-21 January, 2017, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi.
“Our message for many years has been that hybrid is the immediately ......read more
New Jaguar F-TYPE range announced
State-of-the-art technology, new look exterior and exclusive 400 SPORT launch edition
New R-Dynamic model with 340PS and 380PS engines gives customers more choice
World-first ReRun app developed with GoPro creates high quality video with real-time performance data
World-class, super-fast Touch Pro infotainment system now available on every F-TYPE
New full-LED headlights and front bumpers give the F-TYPE a distinctive new look
Lightweight slimline seats offer improved ergonomics and comfort and deliver a weight saving of more than ......read more
Announcements include innovations developed from NASA technology for seamless integration of autonomous driving, new LEAF, and Nissan’s first tests targeting driverless cars
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - January 07, 2017 – In his 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) keynote, Nissan Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn announced several technologies and partnerships that will advance mobility toward a zero-emission, zero-fatality future.
“At Nissan, we do not do technology for technology’s sake. Nor do we reserve the best ......read more
Dubai, January 04, 2017: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda vehicles, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has been recognised by Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) for its outstanding contribution to protecting the environment.
As a result of its efforts to recycle waste and on achieving its environmental targets for the year, the Al-Futtaim company was invited to plant two trees at the ‘For our Emirates, We Plant’ ceremony organised by EEG, where over 230 trees were planted. On maturity of these trees over 1.36 metric tons of CO2 ......read more
Lexus RX range includes the conventional RX 350 and RX 450h, the latest in Lexus’ hybrid innovation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017: The all-new 2016 Lexus RX luxury crossover has scooped up the “Midsize Premium SUV” award at the second ArabWheels Awards, recently held at the Meydan Hotel.
The fourth-generation RX offers advanced redesigned gasoline and hybrid powertrains, sophisticated safety technologies including the new Lexus Safety System+, driver aids, new convenience and technology features that make it the best Lexus sport-utility vehicle ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 29, 2016: The Conservatorium, Amsterdam’s luxury lifestyle palace in the heart of the Dutch capital, is the proud home of a Bentley Amsterdam shop in the hotel’s Van Baerle Shopping Gallery. Striving to curate luxurious moments for it’s guests the Conservatorium joined hands with Bently earlier in the year to provide a new digital experience drenched in opulence.
Both guests at the Conservatorium and prospective customers will receive a very unique digital Bentley experience in the outlet. In a luxurious lounge, they will be immersed in the ......read more
Mubadala World Tennis Championship car sponsor, EMC, announces competition to win a place at the post tournament cocktail party
Tennis clinic session and the chance to do the coin toss at the start of a match among other top prizes
Abu Dhabi: 28 December 2016: Tennis fans are being offered the chance to mingle with some of the best players in the world at the glamourous Mubadala Tennis Cocktail Party.
Tournament car sponsor Emirates Motor Company (EMC) is offering the prize along with several others including a much sought-after place in the tennis clinic, passes to the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2016: Toyota Fortuner, the completely redesigned second generation seven-seat SUV, has been named “Midsize SUV of the Year” at the second Arab Wheels Award.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “The Medium SUV segment constitutes over 40% of the volume SUV market in the UAE and the Fortuner has played a major role in maintaining Toyota’s leadership of this segment for the past 5 years. As a matter of fact, the Fortuner has seen a year on year growth of sales and market share. ......read more
Company to launch GS4 SUV with Tasheelat Automotive Company in Bahrain in the second week of December
Dubai, December 8th, 2016: GAC MOTOR, one China’s leading automobile giants, is aiming to grow its market share in Bahrain with the introduction of indigenously developed GS4, its flagship SUV model. The company will launch the vehicle GS4 in the second week of December for Bahrain’s car enthusiasts. Tasheelat Automotive Company S.P.C., a subsidiary of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company, is the sole distributor for GAC Motor in Bahrain. The GS4, is born out of GAC ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7th, 2016: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has today announced a range of exclusive offers for December, across the entire line-up of Renault vehicles.
The compilation of unmissable Renault offers includes both well-established and newly-launched models, such as the Talisman and Koleos, ensuring that there is a deal tailored to all customer requirements. Arabian Automobiles is providing every retail buyer with the opportunity to end 2016 with a ......read more
Dial-A-Battery invites motorists to get under the hood and pick up some valuable tips on car batteries.
The iconic Captain Volt shares his super-expert advice.
It happens to the best of us. You’re dashing off to work or an appointment… you turn the ignition key on and well, your car won’t start. Frustration immediately kicks in. You’ve guessed right– yourvehicle has a flat battery!
When your battery fails your vehicle won’t start, sometimes leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere.So why take chances? Call Dial-A-Battery for a free battery ......read more
Over 2 million passengers transported in 6 years
Abu Dhabi/Dubai 6 December, 2016: The driverless Masdar Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system at the carbon neutral Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has functioned at over 99% efficiency since it began services 6 years ago! This remarkable achievement is indicative of the system’s quality technology, dynamic safety features and robustness resulting in almost no failures or delays, and zero collisions and accidents since its launch.
The PRT opened to the public in 2010, operates on a 2km loop servicing students and visitors ......read more
The world’s largest greenfield urban development, Dubai South takes the green approach towards developing its mass transit system
Dubai-UAE: 6 December, 2016: In a significant step towards building a low carbon footprint city, Dubai South today signed an agreement with Transit Australia Group (TAG). The signing was witnessed by Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO, Dubai South and Michael McGee, CEO, Transit Australia Group. The partnership involves the Australian mass transit company providing Dubai South with its first E-bus by early next year.
Ahmed Al Ansari, ......read more
Global Technician of the Year 2016 Top Scoring Market – MENA
Land Rover Global Technician of the Year 2016 – Jinto Thomas, Al Tayer Motors, UAE
Jaguar Global Technician of the Year 2016, First Runner Up – Koudi Kamal, SMEIA, Morocco
Dubai, UAE, November 30, 2016: At a ceremony held in the UK Global Head Quarters, luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa, scooped up two of the top accolades at the Jaguar Land Rover Global Technician of the Year 2016 Awards.
Demonstrating Jaguar Land Rover’s customer first ......read more
The new series drives enthusiasts to trace and share their weekend adventures across the region through the Land Rover Ardhi Mobile App
Dubai, 30 November, 2016: As part of its #MYLAND (Ardhi in Arabic) creative communications platform, Land Rover Middle East and North Africa has just launched the first film in its new Discovery Sport #WeekendAdventure series.
Featuring a Moroccan group of friends, the first episode sees them driving across the country in the Discovery Sport for their weekend adventure. Tracking the journey through Land Rover’s MYLAND Ardhi mobile app, ......read more
Regional premiere of revolutionary AM-RB 001 kicks off Formula 1 weekend
Presented in Abu Dhabi by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen
29 November 2016, UAE: Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have unveiled the groundbreaking hypercar AM-RB 001 for the first time in the Middle East. Fittingly making its debut on the eve of the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, AM-RB 001 was presented during a private reception hosted by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen.
The ......read more