Dubai, November 15, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched “The Great Escape” promotion across all its showrooms in the UAE, offering customers the perfect opportunity to buy a Honda vehicle before the end of the year.
The Great Escape promotion from Al-Futtaim Honda allows customers to buy their dream Honda vehicle, with a five-year instalment plan with zero percent interest. The offer is available across the entire Honda Sedan, SUV and MPV range, making it the best time to buy a Honda.
The Al-Futtaim company is also offering 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, up to 100% finance and roadside assistance on all new cars and up to 5-year or 100,000 kms service contract on selected new car models. Trade-in ......read more
Luxury carmaker expands dealer network in the Middle East
Aston Martin Abu Dhabi opens in prestigious location close to Emirates Palace
15 November 2018, Abu Dhabi: Luxury British carmaker, Aston Martin Lagonda celebrated the opening of a new flagship dealership in Abu Dhabi last night in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. At an exclusive evening reception, guests mingled with senior personnel from Aston Martin, including Dan Balmer, President, Aston Martin Lagonda Middle East, North Africa & Turkey and David King, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer.
Aston Martin Abu Dhabi is situated in a prime location in the prestigious Etihad Towers, overlooking the beautiful Emirates Palace. The dealership boasts a state-of the-art 521m2 showroom ......read more
The third winner of the Audi Innovation Award is Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon with his project ‘Ruin to Reality’
His prize is $25,000 worth of consultancy together with a trophy and a trip to the Audi Headquarters in Ingolstadt to meet the team in Audi Design.
Second and third places were awarded to Dubai based designers Abdhul Hazeeb with ‘Connect to Thrive’ and Andrea Sensoli with ‘CyRCLE’.
Dubai, November 14, 2018 – At Dubai Design Week, Audi Middle East announced the third winner of the Audi Innovation Award. Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon, with his project ‘ R2R’, took home the winning trophy and prize of $25,000 worth of consultancy to develop his idea, together with a trip to the Audi factory in Ingolstadt and the opportunity to meet ......read more
Jaguar creates two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars to continue its celebration of 70 years of Jaguar sports cars
With design cues from F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, the 300PS 2.0-litre rally cars feature bespoke FIA-spec modifications
One-off rally cars pay homage to the Jaguar XK 120, introduced in 1948, which itself achieved competition success in the RAC, Tulip and Alpine rallies
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2018: Jaguar has developed two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with design cues from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since the XK 120 was revealed in 1948.
The one-off F-TYPE rally cars also pay homage to the legendary Jaguar XK 120 registered ‘NUB 120’ which, in the early ......read more
Third Winner of the Audi Innovation Award to be announced on 13th November at 3pm at Design Week in the Audi Innovation Hub
The Audi Innovation Hub is a space designed by Riyad Joucka, founder – MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network) and will be the base for Audi Innovation Talks during Dubai Design Week
Konrad Troeger, Senior Lighting Designer from Audi AG attending Design Week and to give Innovation Talk
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018: The Audi Innovation Award is now in its third year and has consistently grown in status and popularity since its inception in 2016. The first of its kind in the Middle East, the Audi Innovation Award seeks to empower local designers and inspire the region with innovative creations that can improve the way we live. It is an annual competition open to anyone residing in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 08, 2018: BMW is forging ahead with its model offensive in the luxury segment with the presentation of an open-top sports car which explores the highest reaches of dynamic flair, emotionality and exclusivity. The new BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design elegance and offers an extremely exclusive passport to hallmark BMW driving pleasure and a full-blooded open-top driving experience.
Premiere for the second model in the new BMW 8 Series luxury-class line-up: New BMW 8 Series Convertible combines dynamic flair and serene long-distance ability with a sumptuous open-top driving experience.
Open-air driving pleasure for four people. Classical soft-top roof with fully electric, extremely quiet operation, minimised weight and outstanding acoustic ......read more
Arc has pioneered Vector, the most efficient, safest and most fulfilling electric motorcycle experience yet
Vector has been revealed in Milan on 6 November
Vector comes with ground breaking haptic ride-wear and connected HUD helmet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 07, 2018 – InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital fund, announces its investment in Arc, which unveils ‘Vector’ – the world’s first fully-electric motorcycle with Human Machine Interface (HMI). Arc Vector is the most advanced electric motorcycle ever brought to market, using exotic materials, thoroughbred componentry and cutting-edge architecture, wrapped in a futuristic body.
The investment from InMotion Ventures, along with Mercia Fund Managers, the Proof of Concept & ......read more
Al-Futtaim Automotive showcases a diversified fleet of passenger and commercial green vehicles echoing the UAE’s commitment to a sustainable future
Toyota to sell 5 million electrified vehicles including more than 1 million zero-emission vehicles (BEVs, FCEVs) by 2030
Toyota will invest 14 billion dollars to support the new plans
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Nov 7th 2018: Displaying a variety of green technologies through a sample fleet of over nine electrified vehicles including models from Toyota, Lexus, Hino trucks and Toyota Material Handling, Al-Futtaim Automotive is front and centre at this year's International Conference on Future Mobility, being the Headline Sponsor for what has grown to become one of the region’s biggest sustainability forums.
Featuring a hydrogen ......read more
New model features bold new dynamic look with premium exterior styling upgrade
Smart interior includes dual-tone leather trim and latest cutting-edge technology
Fastback family sedan’s 1.5 L turbo engine offers 169hp and 0-100 kph in seven seconds
MG6 is the most spacious C Segment car on the market
Dubai, UAE, November 07, 2018: The all-new MG6 sedan has officially arrived in the Middle East. Now in its third generation, the new 2019 MG6 model has been upgraded with an array of premium and sporty features whilst delivering performance, efficiency and class-leading comfort.
With quality design features normally found on luxury brands, the MG6 has been given a new ‘Star Rider’ grill, carbon fibre detailing and LED headlamps - inspired by the London Eye - with progressive indicators. ......read more
Land Rover works with the Red Cross to help people in remote areas susceptible to disaster
World Disaster Report states 134 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2018
Mexican Red Cross project alone aims to support 55,000 people in vulnerable communities
Together Land Rover and the Red Cross have helped over one million people globally since 2013
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 November 2018 – Natural disasters can strike at any time, so Land Rover and the Red Cross are helping people in remote areas to prepare for the worst.
Such support has never been more important: the World Disaster Report 2018 estimates 134 million people will need humanitarian assistance this year. The report, by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), ......read more
Festival-goers will be the first in the region to set sight on Cadillac’s first-ever compact SUV model
This is the fourth year the brand has collaborated with the region’s biggest cultural festival
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Cadillac has announced that the region’s biggest cultural festival, SOLE DXB, will set the stage for the unveiling of the brand’s very first compact SUV, the all-new XT4. Kicking off Cadillac’s product offensive through to 2020, the new model is aimed at the type of young, upwardly mobile consumers that the three-night, two-day festival attracts every year.
Running from December 6th to 8th, SOLE DXB will give its millennial audience, an exclusive opportunity to experience first-hand the all-new XT4 as part of the bespoke Cadillac themed activations ......read more
For a limited time only, customers can celebrate the New Year early with remarkable value on select Toyota SUV models
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 06, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota is ringing in the New Year festivities early with the launch of its “Celebrate 2019 Now” campaign, inviting customers to celebrate the New Year by treating themselves to special deals on a select range of SUV models, coupled with complementary four-year or 80,000 km service contracts.
Customers looking for the ultimate in off-road ability and urban presence can choose from the 2019 Land Cruiser 5.7L GXR, 5.7L VXR and the newly introduced Grand Touring edition. While those looking for a great family SUV, they can opt for 2019 Prado providing them ample space and comfort. Also, part of the promotion is the proven 2019 ......read more
Al- Futtaim Toyota introduces the new GX grade
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 04, 2018: Following the launch of the 2019 seven-seater Rush EX SUV earlier this year, Al-Futtaim Toyota, introduces the GX grade offering customers even greater value for money with a longer list of standard equipment.
Powered by an economical 1.5L four-cylinder engine making 103 horsepower, 13.8 Kg-M of torque and comfortable seating for seven, the Toyota Rush is the perfect family vehicle.
On the exterior the Rush GX includes a new smoke finish radiator grille, front fog lamps and headlights which lend a new level of aggression to the front fascia.
Equally kitted on the interior the GX hosts a full-colour infotainment system and Bluetooth, while the audio system has also been upgraded with eight speakers. Also ......read more
Selfridges Edition Land Rover Defender takes centre stage as London store unveils its new menswear space
Unique Defender 110 Works V8 Soft Top, complete with branded hood in trademark Selfridges yellow, will be on permanent display in the store
Shoppers will be able to sit in the one-off model and get a real feel for the iconic British vehicle
Finished 4x4 took five Land Rover Classic workers just over four days to rebuild on the shop floor after entering the building as a rolling chassis
New Designer Street Room at the Oxford Street store is now open and home to the Selfridges Edition Land Rover Defender Works V8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2018: A unique Land Rover Defender Works V8 is now on permanent display in the new Designer Street Room at Selfridges’ flagship department store ......read more
Scania has launched its new truck generation in the UAE in full range – long-haulage, urban, and construction (XT) applications
Scania’s new truck generation focuses on customer profitability, by providing customised transportation solutions for an even better total operating economy
Dubai, UAE, November 01, 2018: Scania, the world’s leading provider of transport solutions, has announced the launch of its¬¬ new and complete truck range in the UAE. Scania’s new truck generation is extending its offering, and can now, with its unique modular system, supply more performance steps, connectivity, and a comprehensive palette of productivity-enhancing services as well as customised transportation solutions. The promise is that Scania's customers will always be able to carry out their work in ......read more
F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition Coupé and Convertible revealed, celebrating 70 years of Jaguar sports cars since the XK 120’s introduction
Features include Chequered Flag badging, and unique branding on the headrests, tread plates and dark brushed aluminium centre console finisher
Windsor Leather interior with embossed Performance Seats, Ebony Suedecloth headlining and steering wheel with red top centre marker
Touch Pro infotainment system now with Apple CarPlay
Available in Caldera Red, Fuji White or Carpathian Grey matched with Black Contrast Roof* and 20-inch wheels in Gloss Black with Diamond Turned finish
Powered by the 300PS four-cylinder and 340PS and 380PS supercharged V6 engines exclusively with eight-speed Quickshift transmissions
Refined damper tune on F-TYPE R, improving ride comfort at ......read more
Strong and efficient turbo engine features an industry-first tri-power system
The engine will debut in the Middle East later this year on the all-new Cadillac XT4
Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018: Cadillac has developed a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine as part of an all-new global architecture of versatile, high-efficiency engines representing the next generation of advanced powertrain engineering. Debuted earlier this year on the brand’s new compact SUV – the XT4, the lightweight engine, engineered with industry-leading valvetrain technology, delivers efficient performance, with immense power on demand at all speeds.
Set to launch in the Middle East later this year on the all-new Cadillac XT4, the new 2.0-liter turbo-charged engine features an advanced, power-dense ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018: Maserati announces an extended customer care service for its customers in the Middle East and Africa offering a seven-year maintenance and warranty package ensuring owners have peace of mind that their vehicle is kept in perfect working condition.
The 7-year Service Package is Maserati’s exclusive service that ensures that its cars are maintained at the highest level of efficiency and performance for years to come. The 7-year Service Package is linked to each individual vehicle and can be extended to any eventual subsequent owner during the entire seven-year period.
“The 7-year Service package gives customers maximum peace of mind and assurance that their vehicle meets the company’s strict requirements for safety, performance and reliability. This exclusive ......read more
By Sherif Marakby, CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC
Ford is expanding its autonomous vehicle testing to Washington, D.C.
Ford and Washington, D.C. officials are committed to exploring how self-driving vehicles can be deployed in an equitable way across the various neighborhoods that make up Washington, D.C., and in a way that promotes job creation
Ford is also collaborating with the D.C. Infrastructure Academy in Ward 8, a workforce training centre, to prepare residents for jobs as vehicle operators and auto technicians
DUBAI, UAE, October 23, 2018 – Just like guiding a bill through Congress, establishing a self-driving vehicle business requires a lot of coordination. Not only do self-driving vehicles need to operate safely and reliably, but they also need to work in concert with the businesses, people and cities ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 23, 2018: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban development, has embarked on the next phase of its sustainable mobility network with today’s formal unveiling of its first NAVYA autonomous vehicle.
Capable of transporting up to 12 people, the ‘Autonom® Shuttle’ was inaugurated in the presence of dignitaries representing the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi Police, and the French Embassy.
Also attending were Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer for Aerospace, Renewables & ICT at Mubadala Investment Company; Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company); Mohammed Darwish Al Qamzi, General Manager of Integrated Transport Center, Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi and Jérôme Rigaud, Deputy CEO of NAVYA ......read more
France wins gold in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, with hosts Australia claiming silver and United Kingdom bronze
First medals of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 awarded by TRH Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Cockatoo Island, Sydney, ahead of tonight’s Invictus Games opening ceremony
Jaguar Land Rover is the Presenting Partner of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the international sporting event for wounded, injured and ill veteran and active service personnel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 October 2018 – The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover got off to a flying start for France, as they were awarded the first gold medals of the Games by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The France team, made up of Cedric Arci and Mickael Ranchin, took gold in the Jaguar Land Rover ......read more
Nissan Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle X added to iconic Safari line-up
Dubai, UAE: 21 October 2018 – Nissan has expanded the iconic Patrol Safari range with the introduction of three exciting new editions. Exclusively developed for and available to customers in the Middle East, these cars are inspired by and named after two of the most iconic animals to inhabit the desert sands and skies of the region, the majestic soaring Falcon and fleet-footed Gazelle.
The Patrol Safari range has a long-standing heritage in the Middle East. With its rugged exterior good-looks, and superb off-roading capabilities that can conquer any terrain, the car has gained legendary status in the popular culture of the region. The introduction of the three new editions, the Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle X, are set to continue the ......read more
October 21, 2018: Aston Martin Lagonda’s sixth region – Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT) – has been fully integrated into international operations with its UAE-based representative office now up and running. Previously President of Aston Martin UK & South Africa, Dan Balmer has taken the role of President, MENAT, and will head the team from the luxury British marque’s new regional office in Abu Dhabi.
Tasked with aligning the region with Aston Martin’s global strategy and driving forward President & Group CEO Dr Andy Palmer’s revolutionary Second Century Plan, Balmer will be responsible for a network of 11 dealers across the region.
“After months of preparation, we are pleased to finally be here and to speak out loud and proud about our plans for the Middle ......read more
The BMW X7 is the first car to fuse the presence, exclusivity and spaciousness of a luxury model with the agile and versatile driving properties expected of a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV).
A new dimension in luxury: The first BMW X7 combines the presence, exclusivity and spaciousness of a luxury car with the versatile, agile driving properties of a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). Production will take place at BMW Plant Spartanburg (USA). Market launch will be March 2019.
The largest BMW X model is 5,151 millimetres in length, 2,000 millimetres wide and 1,805 millimetres tall, and has a wheelbase of 3,105 millimetres. Its clear and precise design language spans a punchy, extremely prominent front end, large windows, high ground clearance, a long roofline and a two-section split tailgate. Exclusive detailing includes ......read more
Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods – and soon, will be used under the hood in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive
Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small amount of graphene while achieving major property improvements – more lightweight, better heat conductivity and noise reduction – a breakthrough application
In vehicles, graphene – which is lightweight and incredibly strong – will act like a pair of super-powered, noise cancelling headphones, reducing sound inside the cabin and creating a quieter ride
DUBAI, UAE, October 18, 2018 – It’s in cell phones and even some sporting goods – and soon, for the first time in automotive, it will be under the hood in Ford vehicles. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017: Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of innovative customer-focused solutions for individuals and organisations in the region has introduced a simple, online facility for individuals to file and track their motor claims.
Now customers are no longer required to visit branch offices and can use the online claims submission service for smooth uploading and tracking for their motor insurance claims. It offers vehicle owners convenience and time saving while keeping them regularly updated on the status of their claims through emails and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th December 2017: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the availability of the new INFINITI Q50 2018 year model, designed for all progressive challengers seeking power, elegance and performance to fuel their drive.
The commanding new contender in the sedan segment follows INFINITI’s renowned belief of ‘Safety is seeing ahead.’ The Blind Spot Warning & Prevention feature provides extended ......read more
Electrified vehicles to be available across the entire Toyota and Lexus line-up by around 2025
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2017: Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030. Toyota's electrified vehicle strategy centers on a significant acceleration in the development and launch plans of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
Addressing ......read more
Offering customers a generously subsidised down payment and extended warranty on new Cadillac purchases before the introduction of VAT.
[Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 18 December 2017]: Liberty Automobiles, the exclusive dealership for Cadillac in the UAE, is treating its customers to a grand finale to 2017 with the Cadillac End of Year campaign, which features a range of unbeatable offers including a subsidised down payment and an extended warranty across the entire Cadillac 2017 line-up.
Customers benefiting from the campaign will receive 50% support ......read more
16th December, 2017, Muscat, Oman: The new Rolls-Royce Phantom has made its debut in Oman. Following its recent global debut in London, the new flagship of the luxury car manufacturer was presented by Al Jenaibi International Automobiles the exclusive importer for BMW, MINI and authorized dealership for Rolls-Royce in Oman. The who’s who of Oman’s society gathered to be some of the first to see the new Phantom – the world’s leading luxury item.
The New Phantom features a spectacular Bespoke advancement with ‘The Gallery’. An unprecedented new ......read more
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 13th December 2017: MG Motor has announced that it will showcase its new RX5 compact SUV for the first time in the Middle East at this year’s Saudi International Motor Show (17-21 December). The launch of the RX5, which encapsulates the famous British brand’s exciting future, coincides with the company’s debut at this important automotive extravaganza.
Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director SAIC Motor Middle East, said: “The Saudi International Motor Show is one of the most important events in the Middle East motoring calendar, so we feel it is ......read more
UAE dealership stages largest F-150 parade with more than 200 vehicles to Sharjah’s Badayer desert
Dubai, 12 December 2017. Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ford vehicles in the UAE, celebrated 100 years of Ford pick-up trucks with an event that brought together F-150 and F-150 Raptor customers and enthusiasts from all over the Emirates.
The event began from the Al Tayer Motors Ford showroom on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Sharjah. Participants were in for a treat as they were able to see the newly arrived 2018 F-150 and F-150 Raptor ......read more
2018 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report shines light on global shift toward activism, compassion and self-expression as consumers grapple with cultural and societal changes around the world
54 percent of adults globally agree they feel more stressed than they did a year ago, and Millennials feel this even more strongly – 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds agree
Sixth-annual report shows that while two-thirds of adults globally are overwhelmed by changes taking place around them, three-quarters of adults believe they can influence positive change; nearly half expect brands to ......read more
Sector set to grow at 5,1% CAGR to be worth SAR 33.6 billion by 2021
New women drivers set to drive vehicle sales
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: The Middle East's premier international trade and networking event, Automechanika, is now headed to Riyadh, capital and largest city of the region's largest automotive market, Saudi Arabia.
With the launch of Automechanika Riyadh, which will open doors for the first time in the Kingdom's capital in February next year, Automechanika has now extended its reach to cover the breadth of the automotive aftermarket in the ......read more
600PS Jaguar XE SV Project 8 laps Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min 21.23sec – the fastest time ever by a saloon of production-intent specification
Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by SVO – is capable of 0-60mph in 3.3sec and a top speed of 200mph*
Watch XE SV Project 8 prototype’s record 7min 21.23sec lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife
Production limited to 300 units for sale worldwide, priced from £149,995 in UK.
Monday 4 December 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: ......read more
Toyota Mobility Foundation and Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre to expand mobility across the globe for people with lower-limb paralysis
Mobility Unlimited Challenge will reward development of personal mobility devices incorporating intelligent systems
Solutions will come from across the technological and design spectrum
Challenge supported by international ambassadors from worlds of sport, media, design, art, and technology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 4, 2017: The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has ......read more
Al-Futtaim Motors named Dealer of the Year 2017
Toyota Corolla wins in Small Sedan Category
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2017: The communication team at Al-Futtaim Motors walked away with two trophies at the third edition of the "ArabWheels Awards”. Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE was awarded “Dealer of the Year 2017” while the Toyota Corolla won in the “Small Sedan” category.
Nominees for the awards are judged by fifty ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November, 2017: In celebration of the UAE National Day, Bridgestone has announced a special offer on its range of tyres exclusively for Homat Al Watan card holders.
Bridgestone, being part of the UAE community, is celebrating this special day with the entire nation, and especially those serving in the army and police.
Commenting on the offer, Berna Akinci, General Manager Marketing at Bridgestone said: “As we celebrate National Day together, this special offer for army and police personnel is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the ......read more
New Vantage road car forms basis of Aston Martin Racing’s 2018 WEC challenger
Developed in parallel with the new Vantage road car
Development car has already completed 13,000km of testing, including two 30hr tests
Three new key technical partners: Alcon brakes; Öhlins suspension; Michelin tyres
Established AMR drivers joined by British star Alex Lynn
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamic successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. In an unprecedented synchronised ......read more
New Nissan Altima voted best mid-size sedan in 2017
New Nissan Kicks voted best compact-SUV in 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2017: Nissan secured two awards at this year’s third annual Arab Wheels Awards, held at a prestigious ceremony in Dubai’s Meydan Hotel. The awards recognized the new Nissan Altima as the best mid-size sedan and the new Nissan Kicks as the best compact-SUV.
"The two awards are a testament to Nissan’s commitment to deliver a wide portfolio of cars to its customers in the region, powered by ......read more
New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and dynamics
Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
Maximum speed 195mph. 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
Deliveries scheduled to begin second quarter of 2018
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Vantage. An evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn ......read more
Event helps raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by riders
Dubai, November 22, 2017: Supporting the efforts by the UAE and Dubai government to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE jointly with RoadSafetyUAE, organized the ‘first ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Safety Event.
The event aimed to raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks ......read more
Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim sign definitive agreements dedicated to the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
Groupe Renault is entering Pakistan, a new market for the Group.
The assembly will be done in a brand new state-of-the-art plant in Karachi.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim today announced that they have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
“Groupe Renault is delighted to extend its international ......read more
650 staff members participate in the challenge
al ghandi GROUP’s challenge ranks 3rd across the uae
Dubai, UAE: As part of its ongoing mission to align its strategic social responsibility efforts with the recent Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council, Al Ghandi Group organized a sports day for its 650-strong staff.
“Al Ghandi Group’s Walk-a-Thon fitness activity, which took place at ......read more
Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One with a video retracing its history in the pinnacle of motorsport – view it here
Over 40 years the French manufacturer has achieved 170 wins from 24 drivers and 481 podium finishes
40 ‘Yellow Teapots’ have been created to mark the anniversary, a special tribute to the heroic RS01 model
Middle East, 19th November 2017: As the Renault team prepares for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, the French manufacturer is celebrating 40 years of success, passion and pride in Formula One.
The ......read more
Xtreme line-up now in an action-packed off-road activity at the Dubai Motor Show
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2017: Keeping the adrenaline fueled off-roaders in mind, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, has introduced the Xtreme kit to the Toyota Fortuner, inducting it into the Xtreme family along with the Land Cruiser and FJ Cruiser. Fans of the Xtreme lineup can see the cars’ limits being pushed at the action-packed off-road activity taking place during the Dubai International Motor Show at the outdoor ......read more
First of its kind Zero Emission school bus.
Bus specially adopted to meet UAE’s school transport specifications.
Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017: Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport, logistics and auto services provider, launched on Monday 6th November, the final phase of testing for the first electric-powered school bus in the region.
The 45-seater bus was manufactured in close cooperation with the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Cooperation, in one of the first projects of its kind ......read more
18,000 registration request for vehicle’s tires smart card in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 November 2017: The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has witnessed a strong demand from the manufacturers and suppliers of tires in the UAE to apply for registration in the tire tracking system and its specifications since it was approved by the board of directors of ESMA in early June.
The number of suppliers and registrants in the RFID system has reached 17,838 suppliers registered over the past three months, an increase of nearly ......read more
Jaguar E-PACE: the design and dynamics of a Jaguar sports car in a five-seat compact performance SUV
Latest connectivity technologies and practicality solutions for busy families
Sports car-inspired design includes first-in-class 21-inch alloy wheels
Up to eight devices can stream content using E-PACE’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to their favourite apps on the move
Large 12.3-inch full colour TFT driver display and Head-Up Display means the driver need never take their eyes off the road
Configurable Dynamics technology delivers ......read more
Dubai, November 14, 2017 - German-based automotive brand Borgward has officially entered the GCC car market with the rollout of the Middle East versions of its premier BX5 and BX7 SUV models at the ongoing 14th Dubai International Motor Show. Known for their advanced technology, high performance, and characteristic Borgward design, the flagship models’ distinct features are being showcased at Hall 2 - Stand 200 of the motor show's venue.
Borgward's entry to the GCC comes amid robust customer demand for compact and mid-size SUVs in the region, where sales for these types of ......read more
Middle Eastern show debut of Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar
Iconic, rare original DB5 Convertible displayed
Regional debut of newly launched V8-powered DB11
Premiere of Middle East exclusive, Vanquish S Pearl Edition
November 14, 2017, Dubai: Aston Martin marks the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Motor Show with a show-stopping display of cars, including some of the rarest models ever built amongst several regional debuts.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar makes a hugely anticipated appearance, being shown for the first time in the region ......read more
Over 70% fuel efficiency improvement
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2017: Going strong on its CO2 reduction agenda, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, reiterated its support to UAE’s vision 2021 by launching the 2018 Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Motor Show
In addition to its striking stylish design, the 2018 Camry HEV provides over 70% greater fuel economy than a regular petrol engine Camry, thanks to a revised hybrid system. With a ......read more
All-new fifth generation Lexus LS flagship sedan exhibits a coupe-like silhouette with the spaciousness of a luxury sedan
Radical new design with a daring coupe-like silhouette
Innovative styling, emotional driving and advanced technologies
Newly developed 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 10-Speed Transmission
3.5-liter V6 Multi Stage Hybrid System on LS 500h
Lexus Safety System+ and other advanced safety technologies
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 14, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Lexus in ......read more
2018 Levante, Quattroporte, and GranCabrio are also on display
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Maserati Middle East and Africa revealed almost its entire upgraded product portfolio at the Dubai International Motor Show (DIMS) 2017. Starting with the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly upgraded, adopting additional high-tech contents.
The new Ghibli as well as the Levante MY18 are now available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Ghibli and ......read more
The Prancing Horse stable showcases an Italian Grand Tourer par excellence
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Following its recent global debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, today, Ferrari revealed the Ferrari Portofino in the Middle Eastern region at the Dubai International Motor Show, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Portofino takes pride of place on the Ferrari stand, displayed amongst an elegant Ferrari fleet comprising the dynamic 812 Superfast, the exuberant 488 GTB and the luxurious GTC4 Lusso T.
The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to ......read more
New QX80 exemplifies INFINITI’s presence in the luxury SUV segment
Bold proportions and a commanding exterior design
Luxurious cabin with quality materials, a hand-crafted feel, and advanced technologies
Comfort assured by taut, refined dynamics and drive assist technologies
Full media information available at www.INFINITIpresspacks.com
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017: INFINITI Motor Company revealed the new QX80 full-size luxury SUV today for the first time at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence ......read more
Newly designed exterior and improved interior features
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November, 2017: Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, will be previewing the all-new 2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback during the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show.
Over the years, the Toyota Yaris Hatchback has branded itself as a fun and agile car, which is complemented by its low fuel consumption and driving comfort. This year, at the Dubai International Motor Show, the latest iteration of the Toyota Yaris Hatchback will make ......read more
Dubai, UAE: November 13, 2017: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will showcase the capa-bilities of its unparalleled Bespoke programme at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show as it unveils a special one-off commission - the Bespoke ‘Spirit of Calligraphy’ Ghost.
Conceptualized by brand experts at AGMC, the sole dealers of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, and hand-crafted by the experts at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, the Spirit of Calligraphy is a unique Ex-tended Wheel Base Rolls-Royce Ghost that combines the words of ......read more
Customer experience sits at heart of ARCH concept, delivering a premium experience every step of the journey
Significant investment by retailer network will contribute to Jaguar Land Rover’s future growth and success
Consistent look and feel will be found at all Jaguar Land Rover retail sites thanks to globally implemented standard architecture, interior design and use of materials
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 7 October, 2017: An ambitious four-year programme to roll out Jaguar Land Rover’s all-new retailer corporate identity is well underway throughout ......read more
Fake parts can lead to mechanical problems, breakdowns, accidents and even personal injury
Middle East, 7 November 2017: With the recent destruction by authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, of a major haul of fake spare parts, premium aftermarket supplier ACDelco is highlighting the dangers of purchasing counterfeit parts and warning Middle East customers to be vigilant when purchasing any auto parts.
While fake parts may often be less expensive to buy, the cost can prove to be far higher in the long run, and not just financially. Imitation parts ......read more
BMW Group is preparing for regional premieres of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, the BMW M5 and the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept.
Dubai, UAE, November 5, 2017: BMW Middle East and AGMC, the official BMW importer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, will showcase an impressive display of 20 models at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show held on November 14-18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Heading up the display will be the much-anticipated BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, the all-new BMW M5 Sedan and the upgraded BMW X3 - each premiering in the Middle ......read more
New campaign personifies what it means to be Professional Grade
Dubai, UAE, November 2, 2017: GMC, the truck and SUV manufacturer has announced the launch of ‘Like A Pro’, a new campaign evolving its ‘We Are Professional Grade’ positioning. ‘Like A Pro’ celebrates GMC vehicles and customers — people who passionately live life to a higher standard. The ‘Like A Pro’ campaign illustrates the core values of ‘We Are Professional Grade’ and shows the emotional connection customers have with their GMC trucks and SUV ......read more
Six models are making their Middle East debut, including one hero appearance by an all-new highly anticipated model in the region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 2, 2017: Jaguar announced today that it will put on a stunning display of six new vehicles at the upcoming Dubai International Motor Show, taking place from November 14 - 18 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. In what is its largest line-up presented at the show to date, the British premium car manufacturer has confirmed that six new vehicles are making an appearance for the first time in the Middle East ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, 1 November 2017: Auto Bus Laser LLC, a newly established commercial vehicle parts manufacturer, has joined Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone’s (RAKEZ) bustling family of industrialists in its Al Ghail Industrial Zone. The company has been set up to exclusively support Ashok Leyland’s operations by supplying bus bodies, engines, exhausts, clutches, breaks, radiators, and other vehicle parts.
With around AED 40 million worth of investment, Auto Bus Laser has acquired a massive 20,100 square metre of land at RAKEZ’s Al Ghail Industrial Zone where ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 01 November 2017: Premier Motors, the official dealer for Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, Lincoln, Maserati, Ferrari and Ford Trucks in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2nd World Police Games organised by the International Police Sports Union (USIP) as its exclusive automotive partner.
The 2017 event will be held under the auspices of Lt. General H. H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, from 3 – 10 November in Abu Dhabi. The UAE, which is one of the founding member countries of USIP, is the first Arab country to host the ......read more
20 raids on counterfeit car part traders conducted in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Al Ain
Over AED 36 million worth of counterfeit part seized
240 government officials trained
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1, 2017: As part of its on-going efforts to protect the rights and safety of consumers, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, conducted, in partnership with government authorities, 20 raids on counterfeit car part distributors in the first three quarters of this year, resulting in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017: Lexus, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, is taking “Experience Amazing” to a new level at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, with its sustainability-centered stand through an exclusive display luxury hybrid electric lineup.
To complement the extensive display of hybrid electric vehicles consisting of LC 500 h, RX h F Sport, GS h F Sport, ES h and CT, Lexus will be launching a new generation of a much-anticipated hybrid electric model, which has ......read more
Refreshed exterior and interior design, with new grade structure for INFINITI Q50
All-new INFINITI QX30 with Intelligent All Wheel Drive
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2017: INFINITI has today taken the covers of two new vehicles that will premiere at the Dubai International Motor Show. With the INFINITI Q50 and the all-new INFINITI QX30, the premium brand continues its product expansion story here in the region with the introduction of the new version of the executive sedan and the all-new premium active crossover.
“At INFINITI we seek to empower our ......read more
Virtual reality experience to take visitors on a sensory journey into Jaguar Racing’s Formula E driver’s seat
Jaguar Land Rover’s Innovation Lab to showcase the latest technologies implemented in the company’s product range, including Cabin Air Ionisation, Vision Technology and the Ingenium Petrol Engines
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017: When visitors to the Dubai International Motor Show head to the Jaguar Land Rover stand, they will find an astonishing experience. Not only they will have the opportunity to try the ......read more
UAE government steps up initiatives to boost sustainable transport
Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017: Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modes has thrown the spotlight on the UAE to be one of the best countries in the world, as the countdown begins to the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai.
The UAE has already seen a series of announcements from various government entities towards achieving the goals outlined in the national agenda of the UAE Vision 2021, ......read more
Public road demonstration of next-generation ProPILOT technology shows significant advancement
Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017: Nissan demonstrated a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, planned for real-world use from 2020, on public roads in Tokyo.
Nissan Motor Corp. tested the next-generation ProPILOT technology on a modified INFINITI Q50 sports sedan. The technology enables the vehicle to operate autonomously on urban roads and freeways, beginning when the driver selects a destination using the navigation system, until arrival.
The ......read more
Dubai, October 29, 2017: 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 Odyssey. With over 2.7 million units sold across four generations, the Odyssey is one of the most popular MPV’s around the world.
Available in a range of exterior colours, the fifth generation 2018 Odyssey features world class technologies such as CabinWatch, CabinTalk, 10 Speed AT and Magic Slide 2nd row seats amongst others.
The exterior of the Odyssey has been completely ......read more
Car on Display at Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors Showrooms
Dubai, 29 October 2017: One of the most hotly anticipated vehicles announced by Land Rover, the Range Rover Velar, has arrived at official UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms.
Velar, which fills the white space between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, is a mid-size luxury SUV that delivers new levels of refinement, elegance and technology.
The Range Rover Velar brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family and offers levels of ......read more
Dubai, UAE: Ahead of the much-anticipated Dubai Motor Show, Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, announced today its Super Sale Weekend on used GMC and Chevrolet vehicles, scheduled during November 2-4 at its showrooms in Deira and Sheikh Zayed Road.
Considered to be one of Al Ghandi Auto’s biggest promotional campaigns in 2017 for its used vehicles, the November 2-4 weekend will be packed with major discounts and guaranteed gifts of IPhone 8 for all purchases, as well as the ......read more
Dubai, 26 October 2017: Al Tayer Motors, the official Maserati importer-dealer in the UAE, launched the 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio at the Dubai Autodrome marking the regional debut of the Italian luxury sports cars.
The event was designed to showcase the exhilarating performance of the cars and give customers the opportunity to fully experience their sporty character on the racing track.
“The GranTurismo has evolved over time to become one of the world’s most iconic sports cars and remains a resolutely sporty luxury coupé with a uniquely ......read more