Record breaking feat took place on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland, with Barrow and the Maserati Levante SUV hitting a maximum speed of 151.57 km/h
Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018: Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow has broken his own Guinness World Record, clocking a new fastest speed on a snowboard while being towed by a vehicle on the frozen lakes of St Moritz.
Barrow previously broke the same record in February 2016, when he was clocked at a speed of 99.87 km/h while being towed behind a car across the same frozen lake in St Moritz. Despite breaking the record in 2016, Barrow was always confident that an even greater speed was possible, due to the track in 2016 being slightly shorter than originally planned and the soft snow not allowing the grip needed.
This time he returned to the ......read more
Freshened exterior and interior appearances
Enhanced technology features with next-generation Cadillac user experience
Improved chassis for even greater ride comfort with less noise, vibration and harshness
Advanced driver assistance systems for safer experience
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the redesigned 2018 XTS, the brand’s spacious and comfortable sedan with confident handling and performance. For 2018, the XTS receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten the appeal of this elegant sedan.
With the enhanced next-generation Cadillac user experience, the XTS now offers a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs.
The updated chassis has revised tire designs for ......read more
Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.
IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the regional waters for the supply of its aftermarket parts not only for the automotive industry, but for industrial, agricultural, and marine applications.
And Cyprus headquartered ALCO Filters is looking to build on its millions of dollars ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2018: A new network of over 200 state-of-the-art charging points has been established by GreenParking to power electric vehicles across UAE and Oman.
The GreenParking Network of EV Charging stations allows electrical car owners to travel through the Emirates and cross-border all the way to Muscat with few recharging stops, GreenParking expects to substantially increase the number of EV charging stations in UAE and Oman within the coming months.
“Electric vehicles are the future of transport and they will soon be a common sight on the UAE’s roads. We are delighted to be helping to lay the foundations for a revolution in transport in the Middle East” said Mr. Sam Alawiye, CEO GreenParking.
The creation of this EV Network is being made possible through innovative ......read more
AutoBest award ceremony in Salzburg for the first time
Jurors represent 31 European countries
Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth accepted the CompanyBest Award in Salzburg
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018: On the evening of Wednesday the 7th of February 2018, the AutoBest award ceremony was held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries. Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe.
AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured the two brands’ impressive level of growth and solid financial results despite challenging economic conditions, as well as the introduction of innovative and appealing products. Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, accepted ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018: Three years ago in the pages of The Financial Times, Rolls-Royce announced to the world that it would create an all-new, high-bodied car that would redefine luxury travel by making it Effortless, Everywhere. Since that day the world has waited, anticipating the arrival of this mould-breaking new Rolls-Royce.
Today, the wait is almost over as Rolls-Royce confirms that its new motor-car will be called Cullinan.
“The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago,” comments Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce. “It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor-car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence ......read more
Individually crafted high-tech and innovation for top performance on the race track
Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2018: Abu Dhabi Motors, BMW Group’s importer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has welcomed a new and rare BMW HP4 RACE to its dealership – one of a limited production run of just 750.
Fascinating technical solutions for maximum performance on the race track have always been the hallmark of hand-picked factory racing motorcycles modified to perfection down to the last detail. With the new HP4 RACE, BMW Motorrad presents a purebred racing bike in a very limited production run. It is individually crafted by a small, highly specialised team, ensuring the very highest level of quality.
In terms of engine, electronics and spring elements, the new HP4 RACE is in the same category as ......read more
The innovative vehicle won a TRD 86 race at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi earlier this month
[Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2018]: In a UAE first, Immensa Technology Labs — the country’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company — has provided 3D printed parts for a Toyota GT86 race car. The innovative vehicle was driven by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and won the TRD 86 race earlier this month.
Fahmi Al-Shawwa, CEO of Immensa, commented: “In alignment with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, we are proud to be the first 3D printing company in the UAE to apply this new technology to the local ......read more
Dubai, February 8,2018: Ounass to launch their very first pop-up shop at the One & Only The Palm’s prestigious 101 Privè space.
Launching to VIP customers on the 10th February, and following with an exclusive Press preview from 12pm-5pm on the 11th February, the week long pop-up store ending on the 17th February, will be open to all customers between the hours of 12pm-12am.
Ounass’ pop-up shop concept is in partnership with Al Tayer Motors, Maserati and The One & Only The Palm.
As one of Dubai’s most luxurious destinations perched on the edge of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah, 101’s Privè space acts as the perfect backdrop to Ounass’ latest offering and top designers, from Gucci and Costarellos to Roland Mouret and Chloé as well as local labels such as Bambah Boutique. ......read more
#SheDrives campaign offers an unforgettable driving experience
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 6, 2018) – Celebrating Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to grant women driver’s licenses, Nissan recently offered a group of young women the chance to get behind the wheel for the first time – with a surprise group of driving instructors.
The company today released an inspirational video about the initiative, part of its #SheDrives campaign, which encourages women to embrace the exciting prospect of becoming fully licensed drivers in 2018.
The women in the video say that while they’re delighted by the prospect, they face reluctance from some of their family members. To help them overcome this, Nissan invited aspiring female motorists to hone their driving skills and build confidence on a ......read more
Dubai, 06 February 2018: VIP delegates to the World Government Summit (WGS), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will travel in a fleet of 80 premium luxury Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles provided by Al Tayer Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates. The UAE dealership is the exclusive automotive partner of the event, for the fifth consecutive year.
WGS 2018, to be held from February 11 – 13, is a global platform dedicated to shaping the future of government worldwide. Each year, the Summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on how they can harness innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. The Summit offers ......read more
Ingenium 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is recognised as one of the ‘10 Best Engines for 2018’ by industry experts, WardsAuto
Jaguar E-PACE latest new product to feature the powertrain
Ingenium engines are designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 February 2018: Jaguar Land Rover’s 250PS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has been recognised as one of the 10 Best Engines for 2018 by WardsAuto.
For 2018, a total of 32 new or significantly improved powertrains from a number of automotive manufacturers were tested by WardsAuto’s editors in real-life, on-road driving conditions. This year’s 10 Best Engines were selected based on a range of testing criteria including, ......read more
February 03, 2018, Abu Dhabi: Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles (EMC - CV) was awarded two honorable awards at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Conference.
Held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, the conference included the Mercedez-Benz Commercial Vehicles MENA Awards for 2017.
Emirates Motor Company - Commercial Vehicles was presented with the Mercedes-Benz General Distributor of the Year, which is awarded yearly to the general distributor with the best overall performance, as well as the Vans Award for 2017 during the gala event held on 23rd and 24th of January.
The ceremony was organized by Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA FZE to honor its general distributors of Mercedes-Benz trucks, vans and buses in the region for their outstanding performance in the past ......read more
United Arab Emirates February 1, 2018 – Kia Motors Corporation announced its January 2018 global sales figures for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recording a total of 205,126 units sold, increasing 5.2% from 2017.
In January, sales in Korea totaled 39,105 units, representing an increase of 11.7% compared with the same month last year, largely due to rising sales of Ray which was revealed its product enhancement model last December.
The company’s overseas sales also increased by 3.8% compared to the previous year, posting 166,021 units on strong sales of Rio (known as ‘Pride’ in Korea) and Picanto (known as ‘Morning’ in Korea). Newly launched Stinger and Stonic also contributed to the sales growth.
Kia’s best-selling model in ......read more
The Mercedes-Benz International Pro-Am Supported by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Eastern Motors returns for its fifth edition from 28 January – 01 February 2018 at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates.
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: Following on from successful staging of their International Pro Am event dating back to 2014, the AESGC is looking forward to hosting the fifth edition with Eastern Motors, the exclusive dealership of Mercedes- Benz in Al Ain and automotive member of ALFAHIM. The event format will include a 3 day team event to crown the Pro Am Champions followed by the fourth and final day which will see the professionals competing to complete their 72 hole total score and the amateurs playing in the individual 2018 Mercedes Benz Amateur Stroke Play.
“The AESGC ......read more
Combined sales by Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rise 6.5% to 10,608,366 units in 2017 – one in nine passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold worldwide
Zero-emission leadership maintained with cumulative sales of 540,623 electric vehicles since 2010
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 31, 2018) – Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive Alliance, today announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,608,366 units in the 12 months to December 31, 2017.
Growing demand for SUVs, light commercial vehicles and a rising number of zero-emission pure electric vehicles helped lift unit sales by 6.5 percent in 2017, the first full-year of Mitsubishi Motors’ membership of the Alliance.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman ......read more
New 3.5-liter V6 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission promises emotionally-charged performance
Sporty look with aggressive character lines and low center of gravity
Ultra-modern interior enhancing comfort and convenience for all passengers
Advanced safety technologies ensure passenger safety
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018 - Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is proud to announce the launch of the 8th generation, all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, that sets new design, performance and comfort standards in the mid-size sedan segment.
With the aim of reinventing the car, the design team worked from scratch using Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) as the basis for the all-new platform, units, electronics, and other core components, which ......read more
A first-of-its-kind system that continuously monitors bus and truck tyre pressure and temperature via sensors placed inside the tyre
An increasing number of vehicles have been equipped with ContiPressureCheckTM since its global launch in 2013
Suitable for integration in almost all existing telematic fleet management systems
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: Continental, the leading automotive, tyre and technology company, has announced the Middle East launch of ContiPressureCheckTM, a first-of-its-kind tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system for buses and trucks. Redefining the tyre market with this new innovative technology, and highlighting their commitment to providing tyre solutions, Continental Middle East aims to reduce overall fleet costs and improve road safety by ensuring the proper usage and ......read more
Land Rover announces the introduction of a new addition to the Range Rover portfolio – the Range Rover SV Coupé
Seductive coupé design pays homage to the original Range Rover, in Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary year
No more than 999 examples of the Range Rover SV Coupé will be offered to clients worldwide, each hand-assembled by Special Vehicle Operations in Warwickshire, UK
Range Rover SV Coupé will be revealed on 06 March at landrover-me.com and make its world premiere at Geneva International Motor Show as part of the Jaguar Land Rover press conference at 11:45 CET
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 January 2018: Land Rover today announces the introduction of the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé. The new Range Rover SV Coupé will be a dramatic and desirable addition to the ......read more
Powerful and efficient engine enhanced with new 10-speed transmission
New Maple Sugar interior with Jet Black accents for Platinum models
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018: Middle East – Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the 2018 Escalade, which now includes a new standard 10-speed automatic transmission with an even wider 7.39 gear ratio spread.
The Escalade has long defined spacious luxury driving, with its modern design, powerful capability and sumptuous amenities that keep luxury firmly in the driver’s seat.
Christian Soemmer, Managing Director, Cadillac Middle East, said “The Cadillac Escalade is the epitome of premium design and power. The 2018 model, with a new powerful 10-speed automatic transmission, encapsulates our commitment to providing our ......read more
New QX80 exemplifies INFINITI’s presence in the luxury SUV segment
Bold proportions and a commanding exterior design
Luxurious cabin with quality materials, a hand-crafted feel, and advanced technologies
Comfort assured by taut, refined dynamics and drive assist technologies
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018: Following the World Premiere at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show, the INFINITI QX80 has arrived to the Middle East region. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.
The new model has been created to meet the needs of today’s luxury car buyers, and introduces a more ......read more
Dubai, January 22, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Jazz.
Featuring a bold yet sophisticated exterior and interior design the all-new Jazz offers unmatched versatility as well as class-leading space, with a range of configurations for carrying cargo and passengers. The 2018 Honda Jazz offers a lively and responsive 1.5L Direct Injection i-VTEC engine mated to an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with G-Shift control.
The 2018 Jazz features updated and sportier styling, including a lower and wider appearance thanks to new front and rear fascia and Honda signature solid wing face grille flanked by headlights. The front bumper ......read more
21 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Ismail Sethi, Regional Product Marketing Manager for SUV, Crossovers and Electric Vehicles at Nissan, spoke at the first edition of the Mobility Conference during a panel discussing the challenges and opportunities for mass low emission vehicle adoption in the UAE. The session took place January 18, 2018, at the 11th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Sethi said: “Electrification is not only the future, it is the present. As the world’s leading EV manufacturer, we have sold more than 280,000 Nissan LEAFs globally, making it the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. LEAF customers have driven more than 3.5 billion zero-emission kilometers combined. As global leaders in electric vehicles we are committed to contributing to the success of electric vehicles ......read more
Unique driving experiences await Art of Living guests in 2018
Be at the heart of the action at the Monaco Grand Prix and 24 Hours of Le Mans
Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2018: Aston Martin has revealed the initial offering of ‘Art of Living by Aston Martin’ experiences for 2018. These exclusive experiences will offer unparalleled access to guests who would like to live life the Aston Martin way.
A highlight in the new Aston Martin’s Art of Living season is ‘Hokkaido On Ice’, an opportunity to experience a range of Aston Martin models against the spectacular backdrop of Japan’s northernmost island. Under the tutelage of expert drivers, guests will learn how to control a car in the slippery conditions, pushing themselves and the cars to the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 18, 2018: Toyota and Lexus, leaders in sustainable mobility in the UAE, shared insights on decarbonized mobility at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, through a series of talks on how to take green mobility from niche to mainstream and the global mega trends driving the energy transformation in big cities, as well the potential of hydrogen to change the global mobility landscape.
Being the pioneer of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle technology (HEV) since 2008 and the frontrunner of zero-emission Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle mobility (FCEV) since 2017 Toyota has been represented by Dr. Prof. Katsuhiko Hirose, Professional Partner and Senior Advisor for Future Technology, Toyota, and Matthew Clark, General Manager Toyota Sales Operations at Al-Futtaim, in three different panel ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (May 11, 2017) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the 12 months to March 31, 2017.
Nissan generated an operating profit of 742.2 billion yen on net revenues of 11.72 trillion yen as strong sales in the US, China and Western Europe partly offset the impact of foreign exchange and weakness in emerging markets.
Fiscal Year 2016 Full-Year Financial Highlights
The following table summarizes Nissan’s financial results for the 12-month period to March 31, 2017, calculated under the equity accounting ......read more
Pads cover 90 percent of truck and trailer vehicles in operation to generate cost benefits
Dubai, May 9,2017: Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC today announced the launch of Wagner QS® application-specific brake pads for commercial vehicles. The new range is targeted to meet the expectations of workshop and fleet operators who are looking for reduced parts cost with no compromise on quality or safety in the EMEA and GCC regions.
Designed, tested and certified to meet the most demanding expectations and supported by the Federal-Mogul Motorparts ......read more
Dubai, UAE: Super-modified tourers and trailers purpose-built to take on the rigours of the desert and its extreme conditions and an innovative protective spray-on exterior finish, were among the many special features attracting trade visitors at the ongoing Automechanika Dubai 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Dominating the show floor with its powerful appearance, the LC79 Tourer from Patriot Campers, was quite the attraction. Built up on a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser GXL chassis with dual cab, Patriot Campers have turned this into an off-road ......read more
The European Car of the year 2017 launched in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017: The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 CUV was unveiled last Wednesday during a regional launch event at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The high-profile event was attended by Jean-Philippe Imparato, Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot brand, Jean-Christophe Quemard, Executive Vice-President Africa-Middle East of PSA Group, Cedric Zayoun, Managing Director of the GCC region at PSA Group and UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, in addition to over 100 key figures from the industry and prominent media ......read more
Biggest names in global automotive aftermarket converge for three-days to boost business ties in Middle East and Africa
Dubai, UAE, May 7, 2017: The biggest names in the global automotive aftermarket are gathering in Dubai this week, as they take aim at a Middle East spare parts market and auto services industry that’s estimated to grow by 4.9 per cent over the next five years.
Automechanika Dubai 2017 opened today (7 May) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 1,954 exhibitors from 57 countries are looking to make inroads in a ......read more
Impresses UAE Media with Successful Test Drive
Available Exclusively with Union Motors
Price Starts at AED 55,000 for Its Basic Model
Dubai, UAE, 7th May 2017: Global auto major, Geely Auto, the sister brand of Volvo, launched its all new Emgrand X7 Sport SUV in the UAE with a test drive being undertaken by key UAE media. The launch and the positive response form the UAE media, underscores the immense potential that the UAE market holds for Geely.
Available across the UAE, exclusively with Union Motors, The Emgrand X7 Sport embodies a design language inspired by Peter ......read more
Sharjah Police tests Toyota’s zero-emission Fuel Cell technology and receives 127 new Toyota Vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has handed over 127 Toyota vehicles to Sharjah Police, cementing the long-term partnership between the two entities. Al-Futtaim Motors also supported Sharjah Police in their plans to drive the UAE Vision 2021’s sustainable environment initiatives, by test driving Toyota’s zero-emission Fuel Cell technology in the form of the ......read more
Dubai Police tests zero-emissions Toyota Mirai and welcomes its first Lexus ES hybrid to the fleet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling Equipment and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, have joined Dubai Police in reinforcing both organizations’ support for UAE Vision 2021’s sustainable environment initiatives, by test driving Toyota’s zero-emission Fuel Cell technology in the form of the hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Toyota Mirai.
Al-Futtaim Motors also handed ......read more
~ Explore without limits with the newly launched Isuzu D-Max AT35 ~
Dubai, UAE, May 2, 2017: The modified Isuzu D-Max AT35, that launched earlier this month at Abu Dhabi’s Custom Show, is an exciting addition for conversion enthusiasts in the region. Boasting higher ground clearance and better traction control, this model provides a softer ride and higher all round visibility. Very popular in Europe especially in countries like Norway and UK, the vehicle now aims to makes its mark in the UAE and the growing conversion market of the Middle East.
The ......read more
Ramadan promotion starts as early as May 1st
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2017 – Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched this year’s Ramadan offers with customers able to avail the best Toyota deals one month prior to the Holy Month, and enjoying these benefits until the end of Ramadan.
This year’s Ramadan offers include deferred payments for up to 12 months on select vehicles, with Al-Futtaim Motors covering up to 8 months of payments. The offer also features three unique ......read more
Fuel Cell LF-FC concept car takes centre stage at the restaurant’s Garage
Dubai, UAE – April 27, 2017: Intersect By Lexus, the award-winning dynamic eatery and cultural hub located at the heart of DIFC, will be hosting Lexus’ first ever Fuel Cell flagship concept, the Lexus LF-FC at its Garage, from April 21st until the end of August. Initially revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015, the LF-FC flagship concept, is a visionary vehicle that offers a peek into the design and technology direction of the brand’s future flagship sedans, evoking inspiring emotions with ......read more
UK-based global engineering equipment manufacturer Auger Torque to unveil grand opening of Middle East operations centre in the U.A.E following business partnership with United Motors Heavy Equipment
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 26, 2017: World leading earthmoving attachment manufacturer and engineering solutions business Auger Torque Europe Ltd will announce the opening of its operational headquarters – Auger Torque Middle East in the UAE following a successful exclusive distribution agreement of its equipment by the region’s leading construction company, United ......read more
Deferred payment allows INFINITI customers to purchase now and start the payments after six months
Dubai, UAE, April 26th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced that customers purchasing the QX60 2016 now will only pay six months later, with INFINITI covering three months of instalments after the bank pays the initial three months.
The market-leading deferred payment plan reflects Arabian Automobiles Company’s customer-centric philosophy, ......read more
24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In a landmark deal, Al Ghandi Auto, a leading General Motors dealership selling Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, signed an agreement with the Dubai Camel Racing Club, for the sale of 112 Chevrolet vehicles – 109 Trailblazers and three Tahoes.
Commenting on the agreement, Ali Saeed Bin Saroud, Executive Manager, Dubai Camel Racing Club, said, “We have chosen Al Ghandi Auto from a line of other auto dealers in Dubai because of the great commitment and flexibility shown in their sales proposition. We were ......read more
• New K Xtrem offers the most robust chassis on the market
• New model is now available across the Middle East
• Designed for the most extreme conditions
(Middle East, 24th April, 2017) Renault Trucks has introduced the new K Xtrem to the Middle East market. The robust model, developed to take on the most challenging environments found in the Middle East, was launched during Renault Trucks XTREM DAYS event in Marrakech, Morocco, for industry leaders from Greater Middle East, Sub-Sahara Africa, Algeria, ......read more
• New high-performance technology delivers acceleration of 0-100KM/h in under 4 seconds
• Model stands alongside new Liverpool customised version of the MG ZS
(Middle East, 20th April 2017) : The new MG electric supercar concept - MG E-motion, made its global debut on the MG stand at the 17th Shanghai International Auto Show. With 94 years of history, this legendary British brand is enjoying a significant revival thanks to recent scientific and technical innovation, delivering a stunning new concept model that combines high standards in ......read more
• LYNK & CO tested its in-car, app-based sharing feature live for the first time in Shanghai on April 16, 2017
• Digital keys are spawning new ownership and collaboration models
• With Ericsson cloud technology, LYNK & CO delivers on their core brand promise of enabling new services through connectivity
19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: LYNK & CO, which has been hailed as the world’s “most connected car” after its launch in October 2016, has partnered with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to help ......read more
Light duty Hino 300 Series Hybrid offers cleaner, more efficient transport
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2017 – In line with its efforts to make a significant difference in the environmental footprint and contribute to a cleaner air quality in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, has launched the country’s first hybrid truck at the 8th edition of the Cold Food Chain Conference, which was held on the 5th of April the Meydan Hotel in Dubai.
The Hino 300 Series Hybrid light-duty truck ......read more
Hosting the Renault Duster as the lead in the SUV B segment, the dealership secures growth in sales volume
Dubai, UAE, April 16th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has released Renault’s 2016 Growth Report confirming the brand’s remarkable performance.
The report reveals that Arabian Automobiles achieved positive volume growth of 17% for Renault, and that the company’s market share performance ranks number one among Renault ......read more
New V6 powertrain technology, offering 400 hp, delivers exhilarating drive
‘Powerful Elegance’ design philosophy inspires daring exterior
Empowering performance from world-first technologies
Dubai, April 13, 2017: The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines a completely all-new design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. The taut, muscular lines of the exterior underline the Q60’s considerable performance potential – reinforced by an advanced all-new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine.
The high performance 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo ......read more
Limited edition Vanquish S takes inspiration from the Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows
The third Q by Aston Martin - Commission by Aston Martin Cambridge
Tenth car will be gifted to the RAF Benevolent Fund
11 April 2017, Gaydon: Spectacular British aviation skills are the inspiration for Aston Martin's latest Q by Aston Martin creation; the Vanquish S Red Arrows edition.
Just ten examples of the Red Arrows inspired cars are being commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge, each with special design features, hand-crafted interiors and graphic elements that draw on the visual ......read more
Ashwani Gupta Appointed Alliance Senior Vice President of the Renault-Nissan LCV Business Unit, effective April 1
Move expected to expand light commercial vehicle market leadership under a single business unit and boost sales by unleashing the full potential of Renault's van expertise and Nissan's truck know-how in key markets.
Alliance partners to create more synergies by having one business unit, while ensuring brand differentiation, maximizing cross-development and cross-manufacturing, technology sharing and cost reduction.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: April 11, 2017 ......read more
Until the end of April, customers can pay 0% interest for up to five years on select Renault models
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 9, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, has launched its special spring offers, which will run until stocks last. The offer allows customers to become owners of new cars that strike the perfect balance between product and pricing.
During the promotion period, Arabian Automobiles will be taking care of interest costs for its ......read more
Al Tayer Motors is world’s first dealer to launch new V12 Prancing Horse
Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017: The Ferrari 812 Superfast made its first international dealer launch at a special preview in Dubai by Al Tayer Motors - the official Ferrari importer-dealer in the UAE. The car, which roared into this year’s Geneva International Motorshow, was revealed to VIP guests at an exclusive event held on the roof-top of the Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai – the city’s newest hospitality venue.
The event, themed ‘Shift to the 12th Dimension’, referring to the ......read more
• New car from iconic British brand now on sale at MG distributors across the region
• MG saloon features exquisite design, a range of intelligent technologies and impressive interior flexibility and space
(April 4th 2017, Middle East): Iconic British automotive brand, MG today announced the launch of the new MG 360 in the Middle East, the first region in the world to market the brand’s exciting new model. Now on sale across the region, the MG 360 is the newest model from one of the automotive world’s most famous ......read more
Dubai, April 3, 2017 – Jaguar Land Rover scooped up three prestigious motoring accolades at the fourth edition of the 2017 Middle East Car of the Year Awards (MECOTY) that were held in Dubai on Thursday, March 30th 2017.
Nominated alongside peers from the automotive industry, Jaguar saw the F-PACE win the “Best Compact Premium Performance SUV” title followed by another success for the brand with the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR awarded “Best Premium Performance Coupe”.
Recognized for innovation, Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque Convertible ......read more
Limited-time offers across all Nissan models featuring special promotions on the popular Juke, all-new Altima and Pathfinder
Dubai, UAE, April 2nd, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has launched its limited-time spring offers – running from 1st to 10th April, customers will be spoilt for choice with outstanding discounts across Nissan’s entire line-up. Fans of the company’s popular Juke, Altima and Pathfinder models are in for a ......read more
Repair and Maintenance in focus as leading global players line up cutting edge solutions at three-day auto aftermarket trade fair
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017: The finest in automotive repair and maintenance solutions will be under the spotlight at the Middle East’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair next month in Dubai, from non-wax based vehicle detailing services to automated body shop systems that save time and money.
Auto professionals searching for the latest innovations in workshop repairs and equipment will be in for a treat at Automechanika Dubai 2017, with leading ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017: Last year INFINITI unveiled the completely redesigned QX60 to the Middle East region. For 2017, the model features additional enhancements that are aimed at empowering the driver with a more premium experience.
The first in a host of upgrades is on the QX60’s powerplant. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive vehicle featuring the powerful yet efficient 3.5 litre V6 gasoline engine now delivers 295hp (+30hp) at 6,400 rpm with a torque output of 350NM (+24) at 4,800rpm.
Never compromising on convenience with the driver always in mind, the 2017 ......read more
Exclusive offers on a large Lexus line-up
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, proudly presents the Spring Edition of the Lexus Select Event, giving customers the opportunity to purchase their preferred Lexus at exclusive prices starting at AED 122,000.
“The much anticipated Lexus Select Event brings to our customers a host of exclusive offers and benefits, giving them the chance join the world of luxury by choosing their preferred car from a selection of Lexus vehicles, all while ......read more
Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor revealed as the new face of Nissan’s electric vehicle and zero emission programme
In first mini-movie, Robbie takes Nissan BladeGlider for a midnight spin around Monaco as company moves to attract new audience to the electric revolution
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 22, 2017: Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.
The ......read more
New laws to come into force soon, setting ethical standards for fair trade practices
The new regulations, approved by the Directors of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) encompasses all areas of the auto spare parts industry, from manufacturing and packaging right down to transportation and sales and use of these products. It is expected to be announced by ESMA once approved by the cabinet.
Mr. Asad Badami Managing Director of A-MAP, welcomed the announcement “This is great news for genuine dealers. It was time that a regulatory board set strict new laws ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2017: Bridgestone Middle East and its sole importer and distributor for Dubai and the Northern Emirates Nasser bin Abdullatif Alserkal Est. have teamed up to help promote occupational health safety at Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport and auto services corporation.
The global tyre maker and its distributor are jointly sponsoring a month’s worth of activities, including training and promotions, backed up with the provision of the technical hardware which will help keep the 20,000-strong fleet of vehicles serviced by ......read more
Product safety education paramount to stopping dangerous counterfeit parts
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 20, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, recently participated in a raid with the Al Ain Economic Development Department, in cooperation with the legal authorities, which led to the confiscation of counterfeit Toyota and Lexus spare parts worth approximately AED 7.6 million.
The raid was the culmination of months of investigation and organization between inspectors from the Al Ain Economic ......read more
PSA Group inaugurated its first regional headquarters in the "Dubai Airport Free Zone" (DAFZ) to promote the group’s presence in the region.
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017: The high-profile event was attended by Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni; Director General of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, Jean-Christophe Quémard, Executive Vice-President; Africa-Middle East of PSA Group and Cedric Zayoun; Managing Director of the GCC region at PSA Group.
Welcoming PSA Group to DAFZA, Dr. Mohammed Al ......read more
All-New Discovery showcases unrivalled capability and technology
Dubai, March 18 2017: Land Rover’s All-New Discovery made its highly anticipated UAE entrance this weekend at one of Dubai’s most popular adventure spots, Kite Beach in Jumeirah. The newest addition to the Land Rover Discovery Family of vehicles brought to life the philosophy of true adventure and discovery with daring stunt drives through a challenging obstacle course to the backdrop of crashing waves.
With unbeatable capability and versatility, the All-New Discovery clearly embodies the ......read more
Artificial intelligence: Bosch teaches cars how to learn and take appropriate action
Bosch CEO Denner: “Automated driving makes roads safer. Artificial intelligence is the key to that. We’re making the car smart.”
New AI onboard computer can interpret road traffic
Blockchain: Bosch and TÜV Rheinland present a solution for odometer fraud
Connected repair shops can repair vehicles in passing
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017: At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin, the supplier of technology and services presented an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017: Thales has been selected by Alstom (leader of Expolink consortium), and Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to deliver the systems’ extension and upgrade of the Dubai metro's Red Line. The Red Line is one of the longest driverless metro lines in the world and will be used by the 25 million visitors expected at World Expo 2020.
The Alstom-led consortium Expolink , also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line ......read more
Companies sign research contract to develop mobility services system for self-driving vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 13, 2017: The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation.
The companies will collaborate to develop a comprehensive, modular transportation system to enable clients to book rides, and mobility operators to monitor and operate self-driving car fleets.
“As the mobility services landscape keeps evolving, we ......read more
Premium 3.0T and 2.0T variant now available across INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Centers
Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has introduced the highly anticipated and all-new Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe, announcing the availability of the premium 3.0T and 2.0T variant across INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Centers.
Mr. Salah Yamout, Director of Sales & Marketing at Arabian Automobiles Company, commented: “The introduction of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 March 2017: Liberty Automobiles Co., one of the largest General Motors dealerships and the sole dealer of Cadillac in the UAE and an authorised dealer for Chevrolet, Opel and AC Delco, has scooped seven top awards in the GM ‘Service & Parts Excellence Program’ and ‘Service Advisor Skills Competition.’ The company has been the highest performing dealership for the last three years, winning the highly coveted Service Advisor award for the third year running at the awards event hosted last month.
Rimoun Hanouch – ......read more
Al Habtoor continued its KSA expansion plan by opening of its Riyadh Vehicle Body Repair Centre and inviting 25 of the biggest insurance companies in Saudi to view the world class facility and meet the Al Habtoor KSA management team.
These large insurance companies were impressed by the quality processes designed to ensure top quality vehicle repair jobs and the full size truck spray booth, Black Hawk chassis straightener for accident repair of even the biggest heavy duty trucks and a specialized truck brake tester to ensure that the brake performance of every vehicle serviced meets ......read more
Effortless, exclusive and exhilarating, Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept brings luxury ownership experience to EV sector
Luxury customer demands met by Bentley levels of craftsmanship and refinement, with electric performance and grand touring capabilities
Bentley’s vision includes rapid inductive charging and connected on-board concierge services
EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley’s future luxury strategy
Concept showcases future Bentley exterior and interior design direction
EXP 12 Speed 6e is on display at the Geneva Motor ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 March 2017: Etihad Rail has been participating in the region’s largest rail exhibition and conference, Middle East Rail (MER), held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre over the 7th and 8th March.
During the two-day event, the national rail network has showcased an Etihad Rail Virtual Reality experience, planned network maps and an insight into the future passenger operations of the operator.
H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Etihad Rail, and Eng. Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, hosted a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 8, 2017: The new PEUGEOT 3008 was named the 2017 Car of the Year on Monday 6 March in Geneva by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The judging panel acclaimed its style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the twenty other prizes the new PEUGEOT 3008 has already won. The vehicle is the fifth PEUGEOT to win Car of the Year and the first SUV honoured in the history of the COTY prize.
Car of the Year 2017: the new Peugeot 3008 SUV arrived right on time! It appeals to choosy customers who want to stand out and have new ......read more
F-150 builds on its renowned toughness as truck is recognized for top dependability among large light duty pickup pickups in the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study
Truck shoppers prioritize F-150 quality above all other attributes, and consistently say it is a differentiator, according to internal Ford research
2017 marks 40 consecutive years for Ford F-Series as top-selling truck in America
DUBAI, U.A.E., March 8, 2017: American truck owners who value Built Ford Tough pickups are taking in some more great news: Ford F-150 is J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle ......read more
New AMR brand strengthens the connection between road and race cars
AMR derivatives planned for every core model in the Aston Martin range
AMR Pro models to have increased power, sharper dynamics and unique exterior and interior treatment
Rapide AMR and Vantage AMR Pro concepts confirmed for production
Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2017: Aston Martin has chosen the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to launch AMR - an exciting new brand that brings a new dimension of race inspired dynamism and performance.
Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes technology and ......read more
Award caps impressive year for Edge which also includes other segment-best titles in UAE, Lebanon and Oman
Proving its credentials as one of the region’s most impressive vehicles, Ford Edge is also a finalist for a coveted Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) trophy, the results of which will be announced later this month
All-new Ford Edge CUV delivers premium comfort and refinement, cutting-edge technologies, and class leading space and driving dynamics
Dubai, UAE, March 05, 2017: At its annual awards ceremony in Dubai last night, wheels magazine bestowed the title of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2017: Toyota Fortuner, the highly popular seven-seat SUV, bagged Wheels’ Readers’ Choice Award at the ninth Wheels Car of the Year ceremony, the UAE’s largest independent automotive awards, held recently for the automotive industry in the UAE.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “With the medium SUV segment contributing to the growth of the automotive industry in the UAE, the Fortuner has proven to be a key player for Toyota. It’s no surprise that the new Fortuner, with its fully ......read more
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