Land Rover Bursary awarded to the ‘Mobile Malaria Project’
Driving a modified Land Rover Discovery, eight-week expedition will travel through Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya
Land Rover Bursary is awarded annually in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) – Land Rover’s longest standing humanitarian and conservation partner
Oxford University researchers with portable laboratory equipment will work with African scientists to learn about the challenges facing malaria research and investigate the potential of portable DNA sequencing technology
Project vehicle enhanced by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations in celebration of 30 years of Discovery as the most capable full-sized premium SUV
Thursday 21 March 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Land ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019: Volvo Cars is for the first time making its safety knowledge easily accessible in a central digital library which it urges the car industry to use, in the interest of safer roads for all.
The announcement symbolises the company’s philosophy of boosting safety through sharing knowledge that helps save lives and comes on the 60-year anniversary of what may have been the most important invention in the history of automotive safety, the three-point safety belt.
Introduced by Volvo Cars in 1959, the three-point safety belt is estimated to have saved over one million lives globally, not just in Volvos but in numerous other cars, thanks to its decision to share the invention in the interest of improving traffic safety. Since then it has continued to prioritise societal progress ......read more
Jaguar introduces F-PACE 300 SPORT and Chequered Flag special editions to the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year award-winning F-PACE range
Performance-focused 300 SPORT, available with both clean and efficient 300PS petrol and diesel AWD powertrains, features assertive sporting exterior and interior changes
Feature-packed Chequered Flag has an impressive standard specification including 10-way electric seats, Touch Pro Navigation and Meridian Sound System, distinctive design details throughout, and is available with 2.0-litre petrol and diesel Ingenium engines
Every model in the F-PACE range, from the 163PS 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel model to the halo 5.0-litre 550PS V8 F-PACE SVR, now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard
20 March 2019, Dubai, United Arab ......read more
Limited edition items mark 100 years of Bentley Motors
Centenary gold finish on individual pieces mirrors all cars built in 2019
Extraordinary statement pieces define exciting vision for the future
(Middle East, 20 March 2019) On July 10 2019 Bentley marks its 100th year. To celebrate this remarkable milestone we have created the new Centenary Collection which is available to order now.
The pieces in this limited edition collection feature the Bentley ‘100 Extraordinary Years’ alongside Centenary gold detailing similar to those that appear on every car built during this very special year.
The spirit and style of an incredible century is embedded into every piece. For the home, the exquisite gold-plated tealight holder and set of two napkins rings featuring the distinctive ......read more
Dual tone Nissan KICKS available in three choices - grey with orange roof; orange with black roof; and white with orange roof
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 19, 2019 – Nissan has made the award-winning Nissan KICKS even more distinctive for Middle East customers and enthusiasts, with the introduction of three new Dual Tone options.
Customers now have the freedom to choose the colours for their favourite Nissan KICKS that match their expectations and define their individuality. There are three bold colour options to choose from: grey with orange roof; orange with black roof; or white with orange roof – all assured to stand out and add to the personality and personal preferences of the motorists.
Kalyana Sivagnanam, Regional Vice President, Marketing and Sales, AMI said: “Since its launch in ......read more
EXCS luxury car show to host regional debut of 2019 CT6 with 3.6L powerplant
Cadillac SUV lineup led by the all-new XT4 to complement the brand’s premium model display
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019: Middle East – Cadillac revealed the new 2019 CT6 for the first time in the Middle East at this year’s EXCS luxury car show (14-17 March) The luxury car brand showcased its flagship facelifted sedan model alongside the new XT4 compact SUV, the XT5 mid-size SUV and the 2019 Escalade full-size SUV.
Making its regional debut on the exhibition’s Cadillac stand at the Hilton Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the new 2019 CT6 incorporates the brand’s new “Y” trim level strategy, which first came to the Cadillac XT4.
Represented at the show by the 335hp 3.6L V6 model, the new 2019 ......read more
The team had stopovers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Khorfakkan, Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah as part of their country-wide itinerary
Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019: Following the success of its expedition in Africa, TOYOTA’s GAZOO Racing arrived in the UAE for the final stage of its 5 Continents Drive project in Asia, which started in the Middle East. As part of the itinerary, the team had stopovers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Khorfakkan, Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.
The 5 Continents Drive was introduced to help everyone at Toyota to develop vehicles that excite the company’s customers and exceed their expectations. The seven-year project of unparalleled scale that has the power to unite all of Toyota’s 370,000 members around the world, has now covered four of the world's continents, since its ......read more
25 examples worldwide
Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019: As masters of the luxuriously Bespoke, Rolls-Royce have showcased the most recent interpretation of their motoring finesse and expertise in the shape of the latest, Bespoke Phantom Tranquillity. This Collection is strictly limited to just 25 examples worldwide and available as both Phantom and Phantom Extended Wheelbase, which discerning collectors have already purchased.
The reveal at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show comes alongside the release of a beautifully filmed video interview with Matt Danton, the lead designer on Collection Cars.
Both the short film, and the Phantom Tranquillity motor car design, embrace the theme of the serenity of space. This is in keeping with the Phantom Tranquillity’s name and craft, which celebrates the feeling of ......read more
Sponsorship underscores Nissan Middle East’s commitment to the Middle East motorsport
Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2019: Nissan Middle East is gearing up for another exciting season of desert racing, as it looks forward to powering the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (ADDC). Taking to the dunes from 31 March to 4 April, ADDC is one of the region’s most anticipated annual five-day motorsport events and forms the third round of this year’s FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. This is the 16th year that Nissan Middle East has sponsored the prestigious motorsport event.
Nissan’s support of ADDC begins even before the event gets underway, with a fleet of Nissan Patrols being supplied to the race organisers. These allow officials to travel through the desert dunes and map out the ......read more
March 16, 2019 - Dubai, U.A.E. – With top executives from Singapore-based Giti Tire gathered in Dubai, the company inaugurated its first Giti flagship store on 7th March, 2019. In partnership with Amin Auto Care, the festive event included exciting displays, a ceremonial signing of a Commitment to Service, as well as remarks by Executive Director of International Sales and Marketing, Chris Bloor, as well as others. The event was held at the fast-growing Dubai Investment Park (DIP) district, a prefect location to reach a large and diverse customer base.
The day began with guests invited to enjoy refreshments and view the inside and outside of the large and decorated mega store, complete with new signage and painting, revamped interior, and newly installed waiting room. A ribbon was cut to kick off the main event, where speakers ......read more
Powerful new eTorque technology contributes to improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions
Continental’s industry-first, liquid-cooled 48-volt Eco Drive is now available on the iconic Jeep® Wrangler
Marks the technology’s first application in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment and with an American vehicle manufacturer
Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2019: Continental, the leading German tire and automotive technology company, is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to develop an eTorque mild-hybrid technology that will be applied on the all-new Jeep® Wrangler. Continental’s industry-first, liquid-cooled 48-volt Eco Drive supports the eTorque system, contributing to the SUV’s legendary performance, while simultaneously improving fuel ......read more
Counterfeit Toyota spare parts reach AED 20.68 million of forfeiture value in 2018
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019: Al-Futtaim Toyota, in partnership with UAE government authorities, has confiscated more than 453,456 counterfeit Toyota parts valued at AED20.68 million (USD 5.63 million) throughout 2018. A total of 26 raids on counterfeit car part dealers took place in 2018 across the Emirates mainly in Dubai, Al Ain, Um AL Quwain, Sharjah and Ajman. The majority of items were serviceable goods such as oil filters, fuel filters and spark plugs.
Al- Futtaim Toyota trained a total of 258 Economic Department Field Inspectors across the UAE in 2018 to increase their expertise in identifying counterfeit parts. These officials were also provided with the necessary tools to educate consumers about the importance of using genuine ......read more
Entry-level SUV completes Honda’s SUV line-up
Dubai, March 10, 2019: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new Honda HR-V.
The HR-V marks the presence of an entry level SUV from the Honda range and this 5-seater vehicle has been positioned as a fun and sporty SUV which has been designed for life. The HR-V comes in three grades – the DX, LX and top-of-the-range EX and is available across all Al-Futtaim Honda showrooms in the UAE.
Commenting on the launch, Eric Benavente, Managing Director for Trading Enterprises said, “With the addition of the HR-V, the Honda SUV line-up is now complete. The HR-V falls in the SUV sub-compact segment – which is ......read more
TLNI’s glamorous Great Gatsby-inspired black-tie event in Dubai celebrated the best global luxury lifestyle brands
Dubai, March 07, 2019: The Rolls-Royce Cullinan was named ‘Best Luxury SUV’ at the 2019 edition of The Luxury Network International’s (TLNI) awards show.
Held at the sumptuous Caesar’s Palace hotel on Bluewaters Island in Dubai Marina, the Great Gatsby-inspired black-tie event was attended by stylish VIP guests and glamorous stars.
Now in its 12th year, TLNI awards celebrate the world’s leading luxury brands while also raising money for charity.
A mix of established and emerging brands, who each represent the pinnacle of luxury in their chosen field, were honoured at the glamourous event, which also provided attendees with a platform for high-level networking ......read more
Maserati Levante: Allegra Antinori one-off fully personalized by the Maserati Centro Stile
An interactive experience involving working tables of Italian excellence: Maserati presents the first step in customization
United Arab Emirates - March 6, 2019: Europe's biggest Motor Show of the year gets under way and Maserati presents a one-off Levante, giving a glimpse of the future customization programme. It has been customized to fit the requirements of Allegra Antinori, Vice President of Italian wine producer Marchesi Antinori.
At the 89th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show, Maserati further highlights customization and the expression of Italian identity combined with exquisite craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated aesthetics: a unique, exclusive mix achieved ......read more
The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history
United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2019: The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse’s classic two-seater berlinetta.
It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name implies, is an homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history.
The F8 Tributo sets the market benchmark for performance, driving pleasure and ease of handling. It makes the exhilarating performance of the best 8-cylinder in the world accessible to all drivers, with unprecedented handling and superior ride comfort.
With a massive 720 cv and a record specific power output of 185 cv/l, it is the most powerful V8 ever to be mounted in a ......read more
Project 003 becomes AM-RB 003, with the confirmation of Red Bull Advanced Technologies’ involvement
RBAT already integrated in the development of AM-RB 003
AM-RB 003 follows Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro as third mid-engined Aston Martin
Concept car makes debut at 2019 Geneva Motor Show
RBAT to focus on optimisation of AM-RB 003’s chassis and aerodynamics
AM-RB 003 to feature new Aston Martin hybrid turbo V6 engine
Aston Martin’s Matt Becker and Chris Goodwin leading AM-RB 003’s dynamic set-up
Overall development led by Chief Engineer, Fraser Dunn, Advanced Operations
Project team using RBAT’s world-leading F1TM modelling and simulation technology
Programme run from new Aston Martin Advanced Performance Centre ......read more
March 05, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will return to the Geneva Motor Show and debut its full current product portfolio for the first time on an international stage. Representing the near-infinite Bespoke possibilities at the heart of its record-breaking success in 2018, the marque will present one of an extraordinary collection of 25 Phantoms alongside the first publicly-revealed Bespoke Cullinan commission. In addition, two powerful visions of Black Badge and a highly Bespoke Dawn will be revealed, each informed by the taste patterns of a younger, more assertive breed of entrepreneur drawn to the brand.
The Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex continues to be celebrated as a global centre of luxury manufacturing excellence and the remarkable business record set in 2018 – the greatest sales ......read more
Jaguar I-PACE wins European Car of the Year 2019 award
60 expert journalists chose Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV above six other finalists
European sales to date represent 75 per cent of total global I-PACE volume*
Jaguar public charging service provides easy access to more than 85,000 charging points throughout Europe
I-PACE has won 55 awards globally since launch a year ago
4 March 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has been voted ‘Car of the Year’ at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019. This is the first time a Jaguar has won the coveted prize.
The European Car of the Year jury comprises 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries, and the award recognises technical innovation, design, performance, ......read more
Centenary stand celebrates Bentley’s remarkable first 100 years
Global debut of special Limited Edition inspired by iconic racing model
European Show Debut of Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner
Global debut of new Bentayga Speed – world’s fastest production SUV
Public debut of stylish new Continental GT Convertible
Live press conference 08:20 CET, Hall 1 Stand 1261
(Dubai,UAE - 3 March 2018) Bentley celebrates its Centenary at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show with a range of new models, including a highly evocative new Centenary Limited Edition, inspired by one of the British brand’s most iconic racing cars.
Making its first ever appearance on the world stage in Geneva will be the new Bentayga Speed. The world’s fastest production SUV features ......read more
50 examples of special edition DBS Superleggera produced to celebrate Aston Martin’s partnership with TAG Heuer
Special edition TAG Heuer Carrera created to provide collectors timepiece to each owner
Each of the 50 cars inspected personally by Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Andy Palmer, before leaving the factory
28 February 2019, Dubai, UAE: In celebration of its partnership with Swiss luxury watch company TAG Heuer, Aston Martin has launched the striking Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition. Just 50 of these stunning sports cars, finished in Monaco Black paint with red accents, will be available globally and built to a luxurious fixed specification.
Each of the 50 cars will be accompanied with a limited edition TAG Heuer watch, the DBS Edition Carrera Heuer 02. Powered ......read more
Global brands make inroads in Saudi’s $7.6 billion spare parts and auto services market
February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Saudi’s foremost auto aftermarket trade fair opened today (26 February) in Jeddah, with more than 80 exhibitors from 15 countries tapping into the Kingdom’s auto services and spare parts market that’s estimated to grow six percent annually over the next five years. Mr. Mazen Batterjee, the Vice President of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry opened the show.
Running until tomorrow (27th February) at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel, Automechanika Jeddah 2019 arrives in its 3rd edition as new government policies and a significant boost in car parc (vehicles in operation) fuel rising demand for related auto aftermarket supplies a services.
Initiatives such as allowing women to drive ......read more
Citi Taxi Sharjah leads sustainability efforts with 450 Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles in its fleet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 27, 2019: In line with the UAE Vision 2021 goals for a smart, sustainable society, Al-Futtaim Toyota and Citi Taxi in Sharjah are investing into a better future with Toyota Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (HEV) to help ease the burden on the environment.
Citi Taxi has bolstered its ranks with 450 Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicles currently on its fleet, directly contributing to reducing pollution on Sharjah’s streets. This amounts to around half of the company’s fleet comprised of Hybrid-Electric Vehicles, producing on average 53 per cent less harmful emissions compared to a conventional vehicle and saving significant amounts of fuel with the Camry Hybrid’s range of around ......read more
Enhanced exterior provides a more assertive appearance with new front and rear bumpers, advanced all-LED headlights and tail-lights with distinctive LED signatures
All-new luxurious interior features beautiful details and premium materials
New Touch Pro Duo infotainment system and 12.3-inch interactive driver display shared with all-electric I-PACE are customisable, intuitive and responsive
Smart Settings technology uses artificial intelligence to learn the preferences of individual drivers and adjusts seat, mirror, audio and climate settings automatically
Segment-first ClearSight rear view mirror provides uninterrupted rearward visibility
Efficient Ingenium diesel and petrol engines available in AWD and RWD form
300 PS petrol-engine AWD derivative accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.7 seconds.
Lightweight ......read more
Honda Bike owners enjoy a fun day out with a ride to Al Hudayriat Island in Abu Dhabi
Dubai, February 26, 2019: Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, recently hosted its first bike ride event for 2019 - ‘Born To Ride’ which saw the Honda biking community turn up in full force.
The bikers began the 150km ride from the Honda showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Their first stop was the Al-Futtaim Honda Umm Al Nar showroom in Abu Dhabi where they were joined by riders from the Capital. After a short showroom tour, the riders set course for Al Hudayriat Island, Abu Dhabi where they were welcomed with breakfast and refreshments.
Commenting on the event, Eric Benavente, Managing Director for Trading Enterprises said, “The ......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
April 18, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: 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 ......read more
UL 3030 certification designed to ensure battery operated systems used to power remote-controlled drones meet rigorous safety criteria
Standard designed to make help ensure electrical system mitigates risk of fire, electric shock and other hazardous malfunctions that can result in damage to property and personal injury
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018: With drone technology expected to flow into the MENA region in the next decade, global safety science firm UL has now created a platform designed to help ensure the safety of ......read more
DP World top management meets industry leaders to mark success
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2018: The automotive and spare parts companies operating in DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) recorded business worth AED 39.5 billion in 2017.
DP World, UAE Region recently held a forum for automotive companies to celebrate the close ties with the industry and to highlight the sector’s position as a cornerstone of business growth in Jafza.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, said: “The ......read more
All-new compact model completes Genesis core sedan range
Graceful exterior styling matched by sophisticated interior
Performance and handling focus on driver experience
Advanced technology for convenience and safety
Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018: Genesis has officially launched its compact G70 luxury sedan in Middle East markets, completing the ambitious brand’s core sedan line-up.
Engineered as a dynamic car with strong appeal to younger customers and more enthusiastic drivers, the G70 joins the flagship G90 large sedan and mid-sized G80 and ......read more
Jazz, CR-V and Accord win at Wheels COTY and MECOTY awards
Dubai, April 16, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced that the Honda Jazz, Accord and CR-V has won top honours at two leading automotive award functions.
The recently launched Jazz won Best Compact car award at the annual Wheels Car of the Year awards while the CR-V and Accord (has since undergone a full model change and was launched in the UAE last month) won best Midsize Sedan and Best Small SUV respectively at ......read more
Deliveries up 3.0%: 604,629 units sold worldwide
Sales growth achieved in all major sales regions
First-quarter electrified sales up 38.3%: 26,858 delivered worldwide
March 2018 best-ever single month for BMW Group
United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2018: The BMW Group has achieved its best ever first-quarter sales with a total of 604,629 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 3.0% on last year and the first time the company has sold over 600,000 vehicles this early in the year.
March 2018 was the company’s best-ever single ......read more
(Middle East, 11th April 2018) MG Motor, along with their new UAE distributor, Al Yousuf Motors has opened the doors to a new showroom. Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the showroom will showcase the MG ZS, and, the MG RX5 SUVs, as well as the MG 360 compact sedan.
As the recently appointed UAE distributor of MG Motor, Al Yousuf Motors will provide a range of services for new and existing customers of the rejuvenated MG brand, including new car sales, servicing, finance packages and leasing deals. In addition to the Sheikh Zayed Road showroom, MG Motors models will be available from ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 9, 2018 – Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, one of the world’s toughest and most reliable SUVs and leader of the midsize SUV segment in the UAE acquired the Best SUV Car of the Year title at the Wheels Car of the Year Awards 2018, the region’s most established independent automotive awards, thanks to its new dynamic, modern and robust styling formula.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE and leader in sustainable mobility said: “Since the Prado’s introduction in ......read more
Dubai, April , 2018 – Al Tayer Motors, the official Ford Trucks importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates, launched the new 6x4 Tractor Head series (3543T) at an event held in Dubai.
The new Ford Trucks 6x4 Tractor Head series (3543T) offers advanced specifications such as 10mm 500 MPa strong steel chassis, twin clutch, 16-speed ZF manual transmission, and day & sleeper cab options.
“A truly competitive, viable and economical alternative, the Ford Trucks 6x4 Tractor Head series are powerful and capable vehicles tailored to meet the ......read more
LEAF owners will be able to trade in old batteries for refabricated ones
Dubai, UAE (April 5, 2018) : Nissan LEAF owners in Japan will be able to exchange their cars’ old batteries for refabricated ones under a new, fee-based program.
Starting in May, owners of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF can turn in their used batteries and, for a fee, receive refabricated ones. Nissan is using the battery-refabrication capabilities of 4R Energy Corp., a company established through a joint venture with Sumitomo Corp., to offer the program.
As demand for electric vehicles grows, the ......read more
Enjoy the amazing line-up of Lexus’ popular luxury vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 4th, 2018: Al-Futtaim Toyota leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, will be flexing its off-road muscles at the 4th Custom Show Emirates, the biggest custom cars and bikes show in the Middle East, which will take place concurrently with the 3rd International Motor Show Abu Dhabi.
Calling all adrenaline addicts and off-road enthusiasts, Toyota is offering the show visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the highly capable Xtreme line-up, in its ideal ......read more
The brand asserted its leading position in the automotive market by increasing its market share from 11.1% to 13%
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4th April 2018: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has outperformed the market in 2017, reaching an impressive 13% of the UAE automotive market by the end of the year.
Michel Ayat, CEO of Arabian Automobiles, commented: “We are proud to have improved our market share position for Nissan in 2017, which reflects the ......read more
Flagship model wins prestigious award
Ninth victory for Audi in the World Car Awards
Audi Board Member for Development Peter Mertens: “The Audi A8 is an innovation driver for our entire industry.”
Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018: The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018.” The win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship as the embodiment of “Vorsprung durch Technik.” The award ceremony took place at the New York Auto Show.
In their decision, the 82 jury members from 24 countries assessed not only the emotional appeal, ......read more
All-new 2018 Nissan LEAF named “2018 World Green Car” by the World Car Awards
Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric vehicle to win award since category was created
Dubai, UAE (April 02, 2018) – The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was named the “2018 World Green Car” at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
The first all-electric vehicle ......read more
Middle East received two awards for Jordan and Qatar
Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2018: BMW honoured its best dealers from around the world at a celebratory awards evening in the BMW Group Classic. Pieter Nota, BMW AG management board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW handed out the awards to the 41 top dealers, saying they were a thank-you from the company to its international dealer body, which had worked so hard to make 2017 yet another successful year.
This year, two importers from the Middle East took home the esteemed honours. Abu Khader Automotive from Jordan won ......read more
Range Rover Velar named World Car Design of the Year at 2018 World Car Awards
Victory announced at New York International Auto Show
Velar features unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity
Takes over from Jaguar F-PACE, which won the award last year
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 March 2018: The Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards.
Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar ......read more
Beginning March 31, connected vehicles with eCall will automatically call for help in an accident
Thanks to the automatic eCall, emergency responders can arrive at the scene of an accident up to twice as fast
eCall service from Bosch speaks 16 languages
The telematics eCall plug is the retrofit eCall solution for all vehicles
Bosch develops eCall for cars and motorcycles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29, March 2018: On March 31, 2018, the automatic “emergency call” system – eCall, for short – ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2018: GMC redefines the off-road space by introducing the all-new 2019 Sierra AT4. For the first time ever, the Sierra AT4 delivers a unique formula of authentic off-road capability and innovative technology paired with premium refinement and a bold appearance expected from GMC.
“The 2019 Sierra AT4 is designed for the customer who wants an elevated presence on the road and the capability to venture off life’s beaten path,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “It’s also the beginning for the AT4 brand, ......read more
Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine developing 550PS and 680Nm of torque
0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds (0-60mph in 4.1 seconds) with a top speed of 283km/h (176mph)
SVR aerodynamic package features unique front and rear bumpers, lower body sides and rear flip spoiler to enhance cooling, reduce lift and drag and aid high-speed stability.
SVR-tuned chassis features uprated dampers with front and rear spring rates increased by 30/10 per cent respectively
Lightweight 21- and optional 22-inch forged wheels with differential width from front to rear to improve handling and ......read more
Limited Collection of 55 unique Rolls-Royce motor cars
First ever shooting star headliner World debut of illuminated wooden paneling Stainless steel hand-woven fabric incorporated into cabin
Global debut of Sunburst Grey paint.
Solid grey with rich copper tones Oxford English Dictionary definition Luminary: 1) A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere. 2) A natural light-giving body, especially the sun or moon.
Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2018: In a bold expression of dynamic luxury, Rolls-Royce ......read more
Move follows ESMA’s directives to import trucks that meet Euro 4 emission standards
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 27, 2018: Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (Famco), exclusive distributor of Volvo Trucks in the UAE, recently announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks that meets Euro 5 emission standards.
The introduction of the new Euro 5 engines supports the UAE Government’s Vision 2021 to provide a safer environment and to work towards providing a sustainable future.
As part of the Government's efforts, Emirates Authority For ......read more
Dubai, March 25, 2018: Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has introduced the 2018 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing.
Since its introduction as a naked 1000cc machine in 1975, the Honda Goldwing has always been the ultimate in two-wheeled travel. It is a motorcycle that has been very much on its own journey, growing in physical size and displacement over the decades, all the while creating an enduring and unrivalled reputation for luxury, quality and comfort. It has amassed a huge fan base here in the UAE and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2018: Limited units of the Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport ‘Nerissimo’ Special Edition cars have arrived at official importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors showrooms in the UAE
Only 50 of the Limited Edition vehicles are being made specifically for the Middle East region and Japan. One of the cars is currently on display at the Al Tayer Motors showroom in Sharjah.
“The UAE market has a strong affection for cars, particularly special, distinctive models and this is an exclusive opportunity for very select customers to own a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018: Industrial refrigeration specialist company Al Furat has announced the setting up of a unit to build a wide range of vehicle bodies.
The new unit, being developed as part of the business diversification of the thirty-year-old company, will help build trailers, semi-trailers, curtain side semi-trailers, low bed trailers, municipal utility equipment and tipping bodies.
The new unit is being built with an initial investment of AED 20 million.
The Umm al-Quwain headquartered Al Furat Refrigeration and Thermal Insulation Industry was ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018: PitStopArabia has fast become the one-stop shop for the people of UAE by bringing quality tyres at excellent value. UAE is home to a diverse population of drivers who had no choice but to visit multiple stores to find the right tyres for their vehicle and pay significantly higher prices. This pain point has been addressed by PitStopArabia with their mission of “making the tyre buying process easy and positive” for their customers.
Finding suitable car tyres is always an annoyance as most drivers have little understanding of ......read more
Dubai, March 19, 2018: To celebrate the launch of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, hosted at its Dubai Festival City showroom members of the Honda UAE Club.
During the event, product experts from Al-Futtaim Honda highlight some of the key features of the new Accord including its outstanding quality, fuel efficiency, packaging and sophisticated driving dynamics in addition to its spacious and upscale interior, and the latest generation of advanced Honda safety ......read more
Manufacturer extends one of Middle East motor sport’s longest running partnerships
Dubai, UAE, 15 March, 2018: One of the longest running partnerships in Middle East motor sport has entered its 15th year with the approach of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan, which turns the focus of the cross country rallying world on the UAE capital again later this month.
Title sponsors Nissan Middle East have joined forces again with the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the rally organisers, to present one of the most spectacular events on the World ......read more
Energy Conservation Center Japan recognizes innovative drive system for helping reduce CO2 emissions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (15 March 2018) – Nissan’s e-POWER electric powertrain technology, which helped make the Nissan Note Japan’s best-selling compact car last year, has won a prestigious Japanese environmental award for its contributions to reducing CO2 emissions.
The Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ), an organization backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, awarded e-POWER its Chairman’s Prize as part of the ......read more
The ‘largest parade of GMC cars’ title was achieved during GCC Traffic Week
Leading the parade, a GMC Sierra flew the flag of Year of Zayed as it cruised Yas Marina Circuit
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 15, 2018: As part of the GCC Traffic Week (11-15 March), GMC Middle East set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, for the ‘largest parade of GMC cars’, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Police. Held at Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, 191 GMC vehicles gathered to form over a four-kilometer long parade on the famous Formula One race track. The parade was led ......read more
Sponsorship includes 70 Mercedes Benz and 15 Jeep Grand Cherokee cars
14th March, 2018, ABU DHABI: UAE-based conglomerate, ALFAHIM, has been confirmed as an official sponsor of Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 at a signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi today.
As part of the agreement the family-run ALFAHIM will provide 85 vehicles, made up of 70 Mercedes-Benz and 15 Jeep Grand Cherokee cars, to be used for 10 days by Special Olympics committee members, heads of delegations, VIPs and honored guests.
The signing at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu ......read more
Volvo Trucks commitment to safety helps drive the success of customers business by putting the well-being of drivers and their families first. Volvo Truck’s attention to safety lowers insurance costs related to accidents and reduces cargo loss and downtime due to accidents
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018: Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks advanced safety features in the UAE.
The launch event was attended by senior management from Volvo Trucks and FAMCO and was held at the FAMCO premises at Dubai ......read more
Dubai, March 12, 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 Accord.
The all-new Accord is the 10th generation of Honda’s perennially best-selling midsize sedan.
All-new from the ground up, the 2018 Accord is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure; a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; two advanced new power units, including Accord’s first-ever turbocharged engines, ......read more
Land Rover has created the world’s first full-size luxury SUV coupé – a seductive limited-edition two-door Range Rover
Beautifully curated interiors set new standards for materials and craftsmanship, with extensive personalization options for SV Coupé clients
565PS and 700Nm 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain makes SV Coupé the fastest-ever full-size Range Rover, with 0-60mph in just 5 seconds and 165mph (266kph) top speed**
SV Coupé will be hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, with no more than 999 examples available ......read more
Fenyr Supersport - Global Debut and World Premiere Iconiq Seven - Europeean Premiere
Dubai, March 6th 2018– W Motors, the first Arab brand of high-performance luxury sports cars from the Middle East, achieved a new milestone today with the world premiere of the Fenyr SuperSport launched at the renowned Geneva International Motor Show.
W Motors was also joined on the stand by partner ICONIQ Motors, based in China, who unveiled in parallel their brand new electric SPVs ICONIQ Seven model in VIP edition.
Held every March, in the Swiss City of Geneva, the 88th ......read more
6 MARCH 2018, UAE: ICONIQ Motors celebrated the European debut of its Model SEVEN at the Geneva Motor Show, showcasing the world’s first all-electric passenger-focused MPV, with a focus on bringing an unparalleled level of connectivity and convenience to passengers.
ICONIQ President Alan Wu commented: “ICONIQ’ SEVEN’s debut in Europe marks another milestone for the company as we expand our market reach while taking a leap forward to announce the next level of our partnership with Microsoft and AKKA to make driverless technology a reality. Our focus on ......read more
The British manufacturer is inviting all car enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies to attend the launch event
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 06 March 2018: To mark the arrival of the latest compact performance SUV in the UAE, Jaguar Middle East and Al Tayer Motors will be hosting an exciting launch event for the New Jaguar E-PACE at City Walk 2 on the 9 & 10 March 2018 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Guests will have the chance to be in the driver seat and experience the New Jaguar E-PACE for themselves in a timed activity, or they can get in the passenger seat ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2018: BMW i8 Roadster: combined fuel consumption 2,1 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption 14,5 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 46 g/km.
BMW i8 Coupe: combined fuel consumption 1,9 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption 14,0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 42 g/km.
(Calculated in the EU test cycle, in combination with standard tyres).
All figures are preliminary.
The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and operating range figures were determined according to the prescribed test procedure in the version applicable at the time of type approval ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 6, 2018) – The acceleration of electrification was the key theme at the Nissan stand during this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Taking center stage was the world premiere of the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship race car, seen in its concept livery for the first time. The car will make its city circuit debut at the start of the 2018/19 season later this year.
Also featured was the all-electric, zero-emission new Nissan LEAF. One new Nissan LEAF is being ordered in Europe every 12 minutes, making it the ......read more
New all-electric I-PACE places Jaguar at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution
Designed from the outset as an electric vehicle (EV), the I-PACE offers bold aero-efficient design, and interior space from the segment above
Electrifying all-wheel drive performance from twin Jaguar-designed motors with a combined 400PS and 696Nm delivering 0-100km/h in 4.8s
90kWh Lithium-ion battery delivers 480km range1, with EV navigation to ensure range-optimised routing
Bespoke EV aluminium architecture delivers Jaguar’s most rigid body structure with 50:50 weight ......read more
The Nissan 370Z NISMO is the third offering from Nissan’s in-house performance division to be introduced to the region
Nissan 370Z NISMO marked by distinctive exterior appearance and unique interior features
Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018: The 2018 Nissan 370Z NISMO has launched in UAE for the first time, as part of the global automaker’s continued drive to bring tuned, high-performance NISMO models to the market. With a 3.7-liter V6 engine and 350 brake horsepower, the powerful 370Z NISMO is an iconic car that is set to be another favourite choice among ......read more
New BMW and MINI showroom and aftersales facility will be first automotive dealership in Dubai Motor City as part of AGMC’s network expansion to cater to its existing and potential customers across Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2018: AGMC, the official importer of BMW Group products for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has broken ground at the site of what will be a new, ultra-modern, multi-million-dirham BMW and MINI facility in Dubai Motor City.
The new 100,000 square foot showroom and aftersales facility will be the ......read more
Dealership signs as event’s Exclusive Automotive Partner
Dubai, 27 February 2018: VVIP and VIP delegates to the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR), will travel in a fleet of 60 premium luxury Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles provided by Premier Motors - the official Land Rover importer-dealer in Abu Dhabi. The dealership has signed as the exclusive automotive partner of the event.
ISNR 2018, to be held from March 6 - 8, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, attracts the world’s top companies that ......read more
The luxury vehicles deliver on MAG’s promise to exceed its customers’ expectations at every turn
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 February 2018: MAG Lifestyle Development (MAG), the property development arm of the MAG Group, has unveiled the biggest fleet of Rolls-Royce Ghost motor cars in the world, making it the leading global customer for the ultra-luxury car.
MAG’s Rolls-Royce fleet, which originally comprised twelve Ghost models, has now grown to a total of 30 vehicles following the company’s recent rebrand from MAG Property Development to ......read more
New all-electric I-PACE to be unveiled on Jaguar social channels in live global broadcast at 18:00 GMT on 1 March
I-PACE is Jaguar’s first electric vehicle and the newest member of the PACE family
Official public debut of I-PACE will be at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March
Watch the live I-PACE reveal on 1 March here
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 February 2018 – Jaguar will livestream the global premiere of its first electric vehicle (EV), the I-PACE, at 19:00 CET on 1 March.
The I-PACE is Jaguar’s newest member of the PACE family and ......read more
Automatic vehicles enable logistics provider to employ more female drivers
Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2018: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has taken delivery of its first batch of Ford Transit vans from National Car Rental (NCR), one of the UAE’s leading car rental companies.
It is the first time that DHL Express will operate Ford Transit vans in its UAE fleet as it replaces its existing vehicles.
“At DHL we are committed to continuous improvement and our Go Green initiatives. Ford Transit vans allows us to do that ......read more
Field test to begin March 5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 25, 2018: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and DeNA Co., Ltd. will begin a field test of Easy Ride, the robo-vehicle mobility service being developed by both companies, on March 5.
Easy Ride is envisioned as a mobility service for anyone who wants to travel freely to their destination of choice in a robo-vehicle. During the field test, the participants will be able to travel in vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology along a set route. The route spans about 4.5 kilometers between Nissan’s global ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018: As the arrival of Cullinan nears and final preparations are made, Rolls-Royce this week offers a glimpse into what will undoubtedly be the best seat in the house. So much more than an SUV, Crossover or Off-roader, Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be Effortless, Everywhere, delivering effortless luxury everywhere its owner chooses to venture. Such boundless luxury will be enhanced through a suite of features only the designers, craftspeople and artisans at the Home of Rolls-Royce can imagine and create.
The first of these authentic Bespoke features is the ......read more
First images released ahead of unveiling at Geneva Motor Show
Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018: The Ferrari 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which have received critical acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling.
The Ferrari 488 Pista marks a significant step forward from the previous special series in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of technological carry-over ......read more
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 ......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 ......read more