Two victories in “Automotive Innovations Award”
A8 most innovative model, Audi most innovative premium brand for autonomous driving
Audi Board Member for Technical Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is at the forefront of technology and is successfully doing pioneering work with automated driving”
Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018: The Audi A8 is the most innovative model of the year 2018 and Audi is the most innovative premium brand in the “Autonomous driving and safety” category. The “Center of Automotive Management” and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, who together present the “Automotive Innovations Award,” reached this verdict.
“We are absolutely delighted with these awards,” said Peter Mertens, Board Member for Technical ......read more
18/06/2018, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) has been honoured with a prestigious international industry award in recognition of its outstanding levels of after-sales service and customer care.
Abu Dhabi-based EMC - CV was presented with the prize for ‘Best Service and Parts Performance for 2017 - Vans’, as the top performing general distributor of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles outside of Europe.
This is the first time EMC - CV wins this global award from the Daimler AG Vans division, and the first time a general distributor from the MENA region has been presented with the trophy.
EMC - CV, the authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, saw off competition from distributors in 116 countries to win ......read more
A fleet of forty cars with eighty high-profile women on board depart today from San Francisco for a charity tour to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Five teams of influential ladies in five red Maserati Levante SUVs join their forces to raise funds and global awareness for three charitable projects in Africa.
In its fifth edition, Cash & Rocket Tour aims to break the previous fundraising record of 1.4 million euros.
Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2018 – Cash & Rocket Tour 2018 started yesterday in San Francisco and Maserati is a proud official partner of this charity road trip along with other luxury brands.
Five Levante SUVs in GranLusso and GranSport trims, all in red - the official colours of this unique event - are enlisted in the glamorous convoy of forty cars. The four-day ......read more
Customers will now have the opportunity to repair their vehicles using Axalta’s leading waterborne refinish technology
Dubai, UAE – June 12, 2018: Axalta Middle East, part of Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has ramped up its environmentally responsible strategy for the region’s leading automotive distributors..
As part of its commitment to technology and product innovations that assist partners in fostering sustainability, Axalta is working with Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Operations in Kuwait on its “go-green” initiatives. Axalta’s line of Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC water-based refinish technology will now be used across Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Operations.
“We are excited to ......read more
Al-Futtaim completes land acquisition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 12, 2018: Al-Futtaim today announced the acquisition of an industrial plot of land to set-up a brand new automotive plant for the exclusive manufacture/assembly of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
The world-class facility will be set up at M-3 Industrial City in Faisalabad, which is strategically located in the country and is Pakistan’s largest Special Economic Zone.
“Al-Futtaim is fully committed to the Pakistani market and to this project,” said Colin Cordery, Senior Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Automotive International. “We, together with Groupe Renault, are delighted to have completed the land acquisition, which is an important milestone in the project. We believe this to be the ......read more
From June 7th to June 13th 2018
Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2018: The Paris-Modena race is a gathering for athletes and fans of a challenge. It will take place from June 7th to June 13th 2018.
Under the leadership of the famous Italian car brand Maserati and the Maserati West Europe offices, this race, as its name suggests, take place between Paris and Modena. Besides the personal challenge, each kilometer covered during this race (around 100km per day) will raise money for the association “Rêves” to realize to dreams of ill children.
Once again Paris-Modena has attracted a large number of VIP participants, including F1 former driver and actor Paul Belmondo, Italian national cycling team coach Davide Cassani, former professional cyclists such as Alessandro Ballan, Marco Velo and Paolo Fornaciari. Also attending are ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018: Mercedes-AMG is extending its sports car portfolio with the new AMG GT S Roadster as an attractive open-air model. With this latest addition the AMG GT family now has a dozen members: four two-door Coupés, three Roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and three four-door Coupés. The basis for the high Driving Performance of the new AMG GT S Roadster is the combination of a lightweight aluminium spaceframe, a V8 biturbo engine, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, a rear axle locking differential and a sport suspension with aluminium double wishbone axles.
Compared to the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT S Roadster is rendered even more dynamic by numerous modifications to the engine, suspension, brakes, design and interior. This positions it between the AMG GT Roadster and the even more ......read more
Aligned with the Dubai government’s sustainable mobility strategy
Advanced technologies help maximize the range for up to 520 Kilometers on a single full charge
The Chevrolet Bolt EV is one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the market and a game-changer in its segment
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018: Following its recent release in the US, the innovative electric vehicle, Chevrolet Bolt EV, is now available in the UAE market, announced Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
The launch of the most affordable electric vehicle in the UAE market is aligned with the Dubai government’s sustainable mobility strategy, as envisioned and outlined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018: On June 24, 2008, the UAE’s first-ever car manufacturer, Jannarelly, will become the first emirates-based enterprise to take part in the USA’s second oldest motorsport event, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in Colorado, which this year celebrates its 102nd anniversary.
In a truly home-grown endeavour, a specially developed version of Jannarelly’s Design-1 sportscar will feature as the honoured ‘Official Safety Car’ (OSC); designed, developed and operated by a team co-created with fellow Dubai-based automotive pioneer, PureDrive Automotive, and supported by Pirelli.
Speaking on the joint-venture, Jannarelly Co-Founder, Anthony Jannarelly, said: "Providing the OSC through our partnership with PureDrive is a fantastic introduction to the racing ......read more
• New venture coinciding with World Environment Day plans to roll out electric vehicles across nine cities in MENA by 2020
• Fleet of electric vehicles for commercial transport launched in Dubai through Careem in pilot phase
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 05 June, 2018: Crescent Enterprises, the UAE-based diversified conglomerate, and Bee'ah, the Middle East's leading and award-winning environmental management company, today announced the launch of a joint venture, ION – a sustainable commercial transport company.
ION’s operations include the development, acquisition and management of electric vehicle (EV) fleets for commercial use, deployed through platforms such as ride-hailing services, as well as corporate and government ......read more
70% better fuel economy compared to 2.5L Camry petrol engine
26KM/L fuel consumption
Stylish exterior with aggressive character lines
Upgraded emotionally-charged performance
Dubai, UAE – June 5th, 2018: In line with its commitment towards providing environmentally- friendly vehicles, Al-Futtaim Toyota, the UAE sustainable mobility leader since 2008, announced the launch of the all-new Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), offering individuals and corporations the opportunity to be part of of the sustainalbe motoring movement, and to experience the power and pleasure of Toyota’s HEV cutting-edge technology in an engaging driving experience.
Toyota Camry HEV was introduced in the UAE in 2008 in a limited quantity, to be tested by fleet operators in the local weather conditionss. After the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2018: Tamam All Brands Quick Service, part of National Auto and the Al Ghandi Auto Group, recently announced the launch of its Ramadan promotion, aimed at providing all vehicle brands a one-stop-shop servicing center, coupled with a highly dedicated team of mechanics.
Inspired by the month of giving and the Year of Zayed, the management of Tamam All Brands Quick Service is offering throughout Ramadan a 50% discount on all vehicles, regardless of their brands and models. This announcement comes as part of the company’s relentless efforts to expand its offerings to its dedicated and prospective customers in the UAE.
Located opposite Dubai Airport at the Ittihad Road, Tamam Service Center has 10 fully functioning bays and the capacity to service customers in a quick and highly dedicated ......read more
Full-size SUV Combining Modern Luxury with Advanced Technology, Elevates Family Travel to First Class
The all-new Navigator includes 71 new features and technologies, and now leads its segment in many categories, such as power and torque, offering even greater levels of prestige
With more space for your belongings than any other large SUV*, the all-new Navigator assures almost nothing is left behind
Navigator comes to the UAE with brand-new Presidential trim options, increasing the level of luxury available to Lincoln customers
Dubai, 04 June 2018: Al Tayer Motors, the official UAE Lincoln importer-dealer, has commenced deliveries of the eagerly awaited all-new Navigator. The full-size luxury SUV is available through Al Tayer Motors showrooms in Dubai and the Northern Emirates and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018: Al Futtaim Toyota and Lexus are the proud recipients of the prestigious Toyota Outstanding Customer Service Award, the Toyota Marketing Award as well as the Toyota Marketing Award for Excellence for 2017 from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). These awards recognize the performance of distributors that achieve customer service and other performance targets set by the manufacturer in sales and after sales.
At an exclusive ceremony held at Al Badia Festival City, the Al Futtaim Toyota and Lexus teams were presented the trophies by Mr. Nobuhiko Murakami, CEO & Senior Managing Officer, East Asia, Oceania & Middle East at TMC.
These awards are a tribute to the dedicated daily efforts of the Al-Futtaim Toyota and Lexus’ customer service teams, and are in line with TMC’s ......read more
Jaguar Land Rover is developing off-road self-driving SUVs in project CORTEX
The £3.7m project is exploring all-terrain, all- weather autonomous capability
World-first '5D' technology is enabling Level 4 and 5 off-road automation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2018 – Jaguar Land Rover is developing autonomous cars capable of all-terrain, off-road driving in any weather condition.
The world-first ‘CORTEX’ project will take self-driving cars off-road, ensuring they are fully capable in any weather condition: dirt, rain, ice, snow or fog. As part of the project, a ‘5D’ technique combining acoustic, video, radar, light detection and distance sensing (LiDAR) data live in real-time is being engineered. Access to this combined data improves the ......read more
Event visitors can win four Land Rover vehicles in raffle draw
Dubai, 27 May 2018. Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Land Rover vehicles in the UAE, is the exclusive automotive sponsor of the Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Sports Tournament for the fifth consecutive year.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the tournament’s theme for 2018 is ‘Limitless Abilities’.
Making their debut at the event this year are sporting disciplines such as 3x3 basketball, Futsal for People with Hearing Disabilities and Jiu-Jitsu, in addition to futsal, football, volleyball, padel tennis, fencing, NAS Night Challenge, the 5km and 10km run, 75km cycle race and wheelchair basketball.
“Events ......read more
27th May 2018 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has named the best truck driver in the UAE in the 2018 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge.
The global competition, hosted by Volvo Trucks, is bold new initiative which sees truck drivers put their skills to the test in a challenge of fuel efficiency, safety and productivity. The UAE part of the Driver Challenge saw 35 drivers from across the Emirates participate over four days, showcasing their driving capabilities.
At the end of the Driver Challenge event one winner was crowned Volvo’s best truck driver in the UAE. Pakistani national, Mr Younis Khan, from a Ras Al Khaimah-based company, completed 50km. In second place was, Mr Khalil Hamza, from Sharja and the third runner up was Mr Marcello Penamante from ......read more
(Dubai - UAE, 24 May 2018) In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, MG Motor together with its UAE retail partner, Al Yousuf Motors has launched special offers on their latest vehicles. The MG ZS, MG 360 and MG RX5 are now available at prices that start as low as AED575 per month.
Valid until the end of Ramadan, the offer allows customers to purchase the MG ZS SUV at a starting price of AED720 per month, in 60 monthly payments. Based on ‘Emotional Dynamism’, the MG ZS SUV embodies an expressive design language that emphasizes the premium experience and commitment to quality of the MG brand.
The MG RX5 compact SUV will be available for 60 monthly payments of AED835. The model will appeal to a range of customers across the region, especially younger buyers looking for value for money in a stylish, ......read more
May 23, 2018 - Dubai, UAE – Cadillac Middle East and IMPEX – the exclusive dealer of Cadillac in Lebanon, are offering customers significant incentives, this Ramadan, to join the premium experience of Cadillac and own a brand-new 2018 model during the holy Month. Available on all the Cadillac model range, the IMPEX Ramadan offer will provide customers the opportunity to buy a Cadillac with enjoy a ‘daring’ VAT-free price tag on the brand’s sedan and SUV model lineup.
Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East, said, “On behalf of Cadillac Middle East and our local partner in Lebanon, I would like to wish the Lebanese people a blessed Ramadan with friends and family. We are happy to share in the holy month’s spirit of giving and present to our new and existing customers an ......read more
MINI will provide fleet of cars to meet growing need for flexible mobility solutions in urban areas
Dubai, UAE, May 20, 2018: MINI Middle East follows the BMW Group regarding its systematic development as a customer-centric mobility company with the announcement that it has signed a partnership with ekar, the first and largest carshare operator in the Middle East. The world’s leading provider of premium mobility will supply a selection of MINI 3 Door and 5 Door Hatch cars for the RTA program known as ‘Dubai Car’. The program allows ekar users to rent premium cars via ekar’s mobile app for 50 fils per minute, or 30 AED an hour. This price includes free fuel, free parking, and no additional insurance costs.
“We wanted selecting an ekar to be like choosing an item of clothing, ......read more
Savings around AED 40,000 on new cars and AED 10,000 on pre-owned
Two special edition Land Cruisers
Car Care packages
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16th, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota announces new deals on its previously launched Ramadan campaign, giving customers a wide array of choices between offers on new cars, pre-owned vehicles and aftersales services.
With savings over AED 40,000 on certain new models, the one-year free insurance, free registration and four years/80,000 Km Toyota care bundle is topped with instant valuable gifts for customers buying their cars during the holy month of Ramdan.
More interestingly, the Toyota Ramadan promotion covers two special white and black Land Cruisers editions, which feature exclusively designed leather seats, front coloured grille, ......read more
An exclusive driving experience with professional drivers on board the Maserati range
Dubai - UAE, 16 May 2018 – The new Master Maserati programmes are tailored for the various levels of experience, under the constant watchful eye of the best Maserati drivers, enabling participants to learn all the secrets of sporty driving and put their skills at the wheel to the test, thanks to a completely renewed fleet of cars including all the models in the Maserati range.
The 2018 season comprises a selection of programmes: Master on track – subdivided into four courses, Practice, Qualifying, Race and Championship, Master off road – offering two courses, Rally Shakedown and Rally Power Stage, and Master Incentive, conceived for groups and companies, which can be personalised to the customer's requirements. ......read more
Authentic small SUV designed for an active lifestyle
Roomy three-row seating in a compact body with ample loading and storage space
Top level fuel economy
Class top ground clearance
Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, welcomes Rush, a new versatile 7-seater SUV into the Toyota line-up , designed for those looking for the functionality and space of a large SUV as well upgraded lifestyle and affordability of a small SUV.
Carving itself a niche in the growing small SUV segment, Rush enjoys a unique offering, as it combines the space and solid road performance of a large SUV, with top level-leading fuel economy performance, and Toyota-guaranteed dependability, all packaged in a stylishly designed body.
“Crossover utility ......read more
(Dubai - UAE, 13 May 2018) Renault Middle East has announced the arrival of the all-new Megane GT. The newest member of the Megane family, tuned by Renault Sport, boasts a sportier look and the TCE 205 engine mated to 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox, achieving a swift 0-100km/h in just 7.1 seconds. The model is now available across the GCC, at a recommended starting price of around USD 29,400 in the GCC (prices may vary by market).
The Megane GT showcases an attractive sporty design, notably in the front grill and bumper, front C-shape DRL and full LED headlamps, and proudly wears the Renault Sport and GT logo on the front wings and at the rear. Rear LED tail lamp with distinctive 3D light effect and 18” GT MAGNY-COURS alloy wheels ensure the new model stands out from a crowd.
Combining dynamic style and ride comfort, ......read more
12 May 2018 - Dubai, UAE:
“The super-luxury lifestyle is evolving and Rolls-Royce is in the lead. Luxury is no longer an urban concept. More and more it is about embracing and experiencing the wider world. Our customers expect to go everywhere in luxury, effortlessly and without compromise, conquering the most challenging terrain to enjoy life’s most enriching experiences, wherever they may be. For this reason, they have asked us to create a Rolls-Royce that offers uncompromised luxury wherever they dare to venture. Cullinan is that car. It is Effortless, Everywhere.
It is incomparable and dramatically evolves the parameters of super-luxury travel, translating Rolls-Royce’s ethos of ‘Effortlessness’ into physical capability, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017: Thales has signed a two year contract with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to maintain the signalling, telecommunication and electromechanical systems of the 2,400 km Northern Train. This contract also includes the transfer of knowledge to SAR national human capital teams, which complies with the objectives of “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030”.
The Northern Train project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the longest railway in the world equipped with state of the art technology signalling and communications systems, the ETCS Level 2. The ......read more
The new 2018 Range Rover Sport will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show.
Latest consumer technology to tackle all life’s obstacles with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, your twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler
Customers can choose from clean Ingenium four-cylinder* 2.0 Litre Petrol turbo engine (currently available for the GCC), a supercharged V6 and supercharged V8 petrol engine as well
New flagship 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR completes 0-100kmph sprint in only 4.5 sec (0-60mph in 4.3 seconds)
Range Rover ......read more
Dubai, October 02, 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 18 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award. The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis based on their skills and the value they added to the business.
Congratulating the associates on their achievement, Abdulrahman Saqr, HR Director at Al-Futtaim Automotive and Al-Futtaim Group Services, said, “We value the contribution ......read more
Nissan jumps to 39th place in Interbrand study as brand value rises to $11.5 billion
Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017: The Nissan brand has been named one of the world's most valuable in 2017 by the leading consultancy Interbrand.
Nissan ranks 39th in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands study, released today. The study estimates the value of the Nissan brand at $11.534 billion. Last year, Nissan ranked 43rd with an estimated brand value of $11.066 billion.
In the study, Interbrand cites Nissan’s actions to improve brand value, centered around the ......read more
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 27th, 2017: Otis Saudi Arabia has been selected for the prestigious Riyadh Metro – lines 4, 5 and 6 – by FAST Consortium of companies, which is led by Spanish construction group FCC and includes partners Samsung C&T, Alstom, Strukton, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia; and is contracted by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Otis ......read more
UAE dealership unveils LaFerrari Aperta and two Special Edition Cars to mark occasion
25th September 2017 Dubai: Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ferrari in the UAE, announced plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Italian brand.
On September 29th, a number of Ferrari owners will gather at the recently opened Ferrari service centre within Al Tayer Motor’s largest multi-purpose facility, near the Dubai Police General Department of Traffic - Al Barsha branch. From the facility, they will travel in a motorcade to the high profile ......read more
This year Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th year of success and innovation anniversary. Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, marks the automobile giant's achievement with the Mitsubishi Super Win promotion - a special treat for its customers.
One of the biggest promotions till date, Mitsubishi customers can look forward to great winnings, never-before value along with added savings while buying their favourite Mitsubishi passenger cars.
The promotion promises every customer a chance to be a winner. What makes it even more exciting are ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: 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 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.
The new ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 September 2017: Airbus today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) to provide geospatial solutions that will enhance the promotion of properties in the Emirate.
The MoU was signed by H.E Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and Mikail Houari, Airbus President for Africa and Middle East at the 16 edition of the renowned real estate exhibition, Cityscape Global, which is taking place in Dubai’s World Trade Centre from 11-13 September.
The agreement ......read more
New Discovery SVX revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show is a production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery, with a 525PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol powertrain
Most extreme Land Rover yet, with go-anywhere capability – increased ground clearance, body and suspension lifts, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tyres
Specially tuned Terrain Response 2 system and Active Roll Control are firsts for new Discovery
Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover assembled by hand at the SVO Technical Centre when production begins in 2018
Film ......read more
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars in the world, National Auto, part of the Al Ghandi Group and the exclusive dealer of Fiat in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, announced today the expected arrival of the special anniversary limited edition Fiat 500-60th model in the third quarter of 2017.
Out of the 560 models produced worldwide, National Auto will make available only 10 cars of the Fiat 500-60th model, which are expected to be available at its showroom by November.
Commenting on the announcement, David Fraser, Sales Manager for Fiat at National Auto, said: ......read more
Al Habtoor Motors, in co-operation with the Dubai Economy, has opened ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ at the Mitsubishi showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. The initiative is meant to provide an improved buying experience and as an outlet for customers to have their concerns and grievances addressed quickly and efficiently.
Al Habtoor Motors’ Dubai showrooms and workshops for Bentley, Bugatti, Mclaren, FUSO, Chery and JAC, in addition to Mitsubishi, will all have the Consumer Happiness Counters.
The Counters form part of the larger initiative of Al Habtoor Motors as well as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today confirmed a three-year extension to its global partnership with the UEFA Champions League, including the UEFA Super Cup. Legend Gareth Bale celebrated the announcement by surprising a group of schoolchildren in Madrid, Spain and teaching them how to recreate his iconic winning goal from the 2014 final against Club Atlético de Madrid.
The agreement comes ahead of the first game of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season and will see the Japanese manufacturer stay as an official partner up to and including the ......read more
Jaguar Land Rover Classic electrifies the past with an inventive Jaguar E-type sports car featuring fully electric powertrain
Acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world”, the Jaguar E-type now combines breathtaking beauty with zero emissions for the first time
E-type Zero is based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain enabling 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds
Engineered by Jaguar Land Rover Classic at company’s new ‘Classic Works’ in Warwickshire, UK
E-type Zero made world debut ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 10, 2017: Ras Al Khaimah Chamber announced that the growth rate in the transportation sector in the Emirate reached 30.3% during the years 2011-2015, according to a study published by the Chamber based on statistics published by the Ras Al Khaimah Center for Statistics and Studies.
Growth in the productivity of the transportation sector
Dr. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business Development Sector at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, said: “The transportation sector is one of the essential ......read more
Estimated 400,000 UAE school children transported daily across a fleet of school buses provided to-date
Dubai, UAE – 10th September 2017: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is kick starting the upcoming academic year by providing 750 new school buses. Partnering with operators such as Emirates Transport, Dubai Taxi Corporation, School Transport Services and other private schools, ANGE’s buses are transporting hundreds of thousands of children safely to and from ......read more
Commitment to electrification demonstrated with new electric models from Jaguar’s past, present and future at inaugural Tech Fest event
Past – iconic Jaguar E-type now electrified for the 21st century
Present – all-new electric Jaguar I-PACE Concept, the SUV that combines a supercar silhouette with sports car performance, goes on sale next year
Future – visionary FUTURE-TYPE virtual concept imagines autonomous, connected, electric and shared mobility for 2040 and beyond
Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest takes place at Central Saint Martins, University of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017: The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition is a bold showcase of the bespoke personalistion service offered by Q by Aston Martin. The Vanquish S Pearl Edition will be limited to just 15 examples, available exclusively in the Middle East which has a long association with the pearl industry. The fascinating cultural history of this spectacularly rare and elegant natural material has been at the heart of the region's heritage for thousands of years, capturing the imagination through mythology and legend. The Pearl Edition celebrates this.
Marek ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2017: Premier Motors, one of the leading automobile dealerships in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly and Conference as its exclusive automotive partner.
The 2017 event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, from 3 – 9 September in Abu Dhabi with the Conference being held from 5 - 6 September and the General ......read more
In partnership with Al Tayer Motors, the 55,000 sqm facility is the first of its kind in the GCC.
Jaguar Land Rover looks to expand used-car services across MENA
Jaguar Land Rover APPROVED customers benefit from a full live view on current stock available at any period of time.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2017: Jaguar Land Rover has launched its first APPROVED used-car facility in Dubai. The state-of-the-art showroom seeks to enhance and improve a customer’s experience when purchasing an APPROVED pre-owned vehicle.
The facility was ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2017: The new products unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt show highlight the status of BMW as a manufacturer of vehicles that transmit unrivalled levels of emotional appeal with their inspirational design, trailblazing innovations and the driving pleasure for which the brand is renowned. BMW is also showcasing the latest technological developments for the future of personal mobility, in which powertrain electrification, comprehensive digitalisation and other advances in the field of automated driving will play a particularly important role.
Hall 11 at the main ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 23, 2017: The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort.
Ferrari has chosen a particularly evocative moniker for this exceptionally versatile drop-top car, referencing one of Italy’s most beautiful towns. Portofino is renowned for its charming tourist port and, over the years, has become internationally synonymous with elegance, sportiness and understated luxury. The launch colour of the new Ferrari has also been dedicated to this marvellous town: Rosso ......read more
Ford GT ’67 Heritage edition with unique red-and-white-stripe livery celebrates 1967 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark IV race car driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt
Ford GT ‘67 Heritage edition honouring historic No. 1 race car introduced for forthcoming model year
Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, plus unique interior colours, materials and details
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 22, 2017 – The Ford GT will be available in a new limited-edition Heritage theme honouring the GT40 Mark IV race car driven to ......read more
Dubai, UAE – August 21, 2017: After an exciting launch in June 2017 at ‘Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia’ (SSFF & ASIA) in Tokyo for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics’ Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program’s selection committee.
The ......read more
“All For Freedom. Freedom For All.” Celebrates Individuality of Riders and Non-Riders Alike
Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2017: Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has built motorcycles for one reason: to fulfill dreams of personal freedom. The Motor Company’s recently launched new brand platform – “All for Freedom, Freedom for All” – celebrates Harley-Davidson’s enduring legacy and the pursuit of freedom that unites all. With a focus on the universal pursuit of independence, authenticity and the feeling of the open road, the new work is an ......read more
Recruitment for the 2017 INFINITI Engineering Academy closes on a high with another student applications record set as entries triple last year’s total
70 finalists worldwide will compete to secure one of the seven, one-year placements with INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team
UAE Final to take place on 6th & 7th September, where the 2017 winner will be selected
Dubai, UAE, August 17, 2017: After an exhaustive global search for the freshest and brightest young engineering talent, the recruitment phase of the 2017 INFINITI Engineering Academy closes with ......read more
BMW Group, Intel Corporation, Mobileye, an Intel company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding for FCA to join them in developing a world leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform
The cooperation allows the companies to leverage each other’s individual strengths, capabilities and resources
The platform will be scalable for Level 3 to Level 4/5 automated driving and can be used by multiple automakers around the world while maintaining their unique brand identities
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017: BMW Group, Intel and ......read more
Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport test electric hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017: In its continuous effort to support the UAE Vision 2021’s environmental objectives, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, introduced the zero-emission hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai to Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport, as part of its Government outreach program, aiming at building awareness about the benefits fuel cell technology and the positive environmental potentials of a ......read more
Dubai, August 16, 2017: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, in partnership with the Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in Dubai Economy, have launched the ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ initiative across all its locations in Dubai.
The initiative is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make happiness and positivity an inherent part of the UAE lifestyle and in support of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017: One of the most enduring creative partnerships in the automotive industry has reached another milestone. First with the global debut of the Vanquish Zagato Volante, followed by confirmation that not only will the Vanquish Zagato Speedster enter production, but it will be joined by a spectacular Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake.
This ‘family’ of four Vanquish Zagato models will yield a total of 325 cars.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 8, 2017: In an effort to deliver business excellence, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, and SAAED, the UAE’s leading traffic safety services organization, have signed a partnership agreement that will see all service and spare parts work for SAAED’s fleet of Toyota vehicles being carried out by Al-Futtaim Motors.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Our relationship with SAAED has been reinforced with the signing of this agreement, ......read more
Nissan captures almost 60% of the B-segment crossover sales in ME markets*
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 7, 2017: Since pioneering the segment with the Murano back in 2003 before following up with the X-Trail, Qashqai and Juke, Nissan has dominated the global market in crossover vehicles. That dominance has been underscored in the Middle East with Nissan capturing almost 60% of small urban crossover sales in the region. The Juke and newly launched Kicks models are vying for top spot in different markets.
Sales figures for the year to date show that Nissan ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 5, 2017: The UAE may be a small country but thanks to the vision of its leaders, the country has set its mark globally in many fields. Dubai is known as the home of the tallest building on earth. “Where is the largest shopping mall of the world” is an easy question to answer now. Some of the best-known global brands in aviation too are based in this country.
Keeping the same spirit alive, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the concept of ‘Dubai Air Taxi – a driverless flying car’ or ‘Autonomous Unmanned ......read more
New Jaguar F-TYPE gains turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine
A true Jaguar sports car and a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character
New 300PS 2.0-litre is the most powerful four-cylinder ever in a production Jaguar
Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes just 5.7 seconds, maximum speed 250 km/h
Fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340PS V6, and with CO2 emissions of just 163g/km
Weight reduction of 52kg and bespoke chassis tuning delivers even greater agility
Maximum torque of 400Nm together with 8-speed Quickshift transmission delivers ......read more
Extensive distribution network sees premium automotive parts brand gain market share in the UAE and MENA region
Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017: Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, has strengthened its strategic partnership with regional distributor Rolman World to advance its premium automotive parts in the Middle Eastern market.
The deepening partnership is boosting growth for Federal-Mogul Motorparts products in a market that traditionally favors incumbent brands and rewards an extensive local presence.
“Federal-Mogul Motorparts is making ......read more
The number of active transport projects exceeds 481 in June 2017, according to BNC Network
As many as 481 transport projects are currently being executed in the UAE
The total value of these projects hit US$87.6 billion (Dh321.49 bn) in June 2017
The value of 364 road projects reached US$36.5 billion in the UAE
There are 39 on going rail projects, with a value of US$33.9 billion
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017: The total value of 481 active transport projects exceeded AED 321.49 billion (US$87.6 billion) in the first half of 2017, according to ......read more
Middle East, 30th July 2017: SAIC Motor has achieved its highest ever ranking on the Fortune 500 list. Appearing on the prestigious list for a 13th consecutive year, SAIC Motor has been ranked No. 41 by US-based Fortune magazine, with a sales revenue of 113.86 billion US dollars for the 2016 financial year.
As the largest auto manufacturer in China, SAIC Motor also ranked seventh among all the global automakers, ahead of brands like BMW and Hyundai. In the face of a changing automotive market, SAIC Motor is actively focused on developing new energy vehicles, connected cars and ......read more
Nissan reports financial results in line with company expectations despite rising raw material costs, adverse foreign exchange impacts, and slower than anticipated growth in key markets.
Sales in Japan up 45.6%, US sales up more than total industry volume at 1.2%, sales in China up 5.3%, sales in Europe up 1.1%, and sales in other markets, including Asia and Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa up 1.2%.
Dubai, UAE, 27 July, 2017: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced first quarter financial results for the three months to June 30, 2017.
Nissan ......read more
National Food Products Company takes delivery of first Hino 300 Series hybrid truck
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, handed over a Hino 300 Series hybrid truck to Oasis Water Company, in line with its environmental mobility agenda.
The handover, which took place at Oasis Water’s Headquarters, was attended by Ramez Hamdan, General Manager of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors accompanied by a delegation from Hino Japan, George Antonios, Marketing Director of National Food ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 July 2017: Motorists in Dubai are being encouraged to get their tyres checked out, free of charge, next time they get their car washed at selected car washes in the emirate. The Tyres and Accessories divisions of Dubai-based Bridgestone distributor, Nasser Al Serkal is implementing the Bridgestone MEA campaign with Autopro, a full-service car repair provider.
Free tyre-check services are being offered in Autopro Car Wash till 27 July, 4pm-9pm at their locations in ENOC service stations in Media City, Ibn Battuta and Meadows.
“Tyre safety ......read more
Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, announced the names of the ten winners of its Ramadan Promotion who won Lancer EX cars. They include Sultan Murshed Esmaeel Alastad, Ramy Mohamed Tawadros Badros, Tapas K. Roychowdhory, Rana Caye Garces, Mohamed Reda Saad Zaghlool, Raymond Scholly Michelle, Mahmoud Amir Elsaid Elbana, Sharaf Mohamed Shafik, Afroze Ahmed and Amal Joseph Athirakulangara.
An elated Sharaf Mohamed Shafik commented, "Al Habtoor Motors has offered me the best value during the holy month. I was out shopping for my favourite Pajero ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017: Alstom presented to a delegation of RTA, headed by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General & Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors RTA (Roads &Transport Authority), the mock-up of the Metropolis trains for the Route 2020 project in Coignères in Paris.
A full-size mock-up of the Dubai Metro was unveiled to HE Mattar Al Tayer and his accompanying RTA delegation. During this successful visit, the RTA took the opportunity to inspect the aesthetic design and the interiors of the train and validated all comfort aspects.
They are the result of ......read more
All-new Jaguar E-PACE revealed with epic barrel roll
Dynamic twist sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Furthest Barrel Roll in a Production Vehicle
Final test proves E-PACE lives up to Jaguar’s ‘Art of Performance’ philosophy
Inspiration from cinema’s most iconic car stunt
Attitude and stance come as standard with Jaguar’s new compact performance SUV
Sports car looks with SUV practicality for the next generation of Jaguar customers
Agile, responsive chassis and sports car driveline technology make ......read more
Scheme available on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched the “Up to 20% Down Payment on Us” campaign, whereby customers can avail up to 20% down payment covered by Al-Futtaim Motors on all 2017 and 2018 Toyota models, giving buyers the opportunity to own their dream Toyota without the hassle of securing an up-front payment, while the remaining amount can be funded through any of the financial institutions in the UAE.
Saud ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 15, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has announced a 225% increase in its hybrid sales for the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, bolstering the company’s support for the UAE Vision 2021.
The upsurge in hybrid sales was mainly driven by the Lexus RX h, which accounted for approximately 25% of all RX sales, followed by CT h, GS h and LS h. The recently launched LC 500h Coupe is the latest addition to the growing Lexus hybrid line-up, and introduces ......read more
Jaguar Land Rover takes a step closer to future vehicles which could drive themselves through a city
Autonomous Urban Drive is prototype technology engineered in Britain as part of the UK Autodrive research and development project
Jaguar Land Rover completes final trials of connected and autonomous research technology before tests on public roads in Milton Keynes and Coventry
UAE, Dubai, 15 July 2017: Jaguar Land Rover will today demonstrate prototype autonomous technology called Autonomous Urban Drive that can enable a vehicle to operate autonomously ......read more
Refined, advanced and sophisticated design
Multi Drive 7S transmission for enhanced fuel efficiency and enhanced driving pleasure
New standard safety features across the line-up
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 10, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced the launch of the 2018 Toyota Corolla, with two efficient and enjoyable engines, including a choice of 1.6-litre and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, combining great fuel economy with driving pleasure.
Keeping the dynamic and ......read more
10 July 2017
UAE-based total FM company first to bring Renault ZOE into transport fleet; company initially looking to save over 17,000 kilos of carbon emissions over 12 months
UAE-based sustainability leader and total FM company Farnek, has bought its first electric car from Renault as it continues to strive for a more sustainable way of operating its business, especially its growing transportation fleet, currently comprising over 200 vehicles.
Renault’s ZOE electric model will help Farnek to reduce its carbon footprint by saving 17 tonnes (78%) of carbon emissions ......read more
(Dubai, UAE) 6 July 2017: The Jaguar F-PACE, winner of the Best and Most Beautiful Car at the 2017 World Car Awards, has broadened its range with the introduction of the new 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo Ingenium petrol engine. The lightweight construction improves efficiency, enhances vehicle dynamics and delivers exceptional performance and refinement while meeting the most stringent global emissions regulations.
The new 250PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo Ingenium petrol engine is available with an eight speed automatic ZF transmission and standard AWD drivetrain. It ......read more
Lucky winners of competition run by Nissan on the OSN network are handed keys to brand-new Nissan Kicks
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2017: The Menon family from Dubai had a double cause for celebration as a result of the recent ICC Champions Trophy 2017, held in England and Wales.
Not only did they enjoy the drama and excitement of the tournament thanks to Nissan’s innovative tie-up with OSN which offered free in-game highlights throughout the event, but they were the lucky winners of a Nissan competition which took place during the event to win a brand-new ......read more