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 the ideal platform for us to launch such an important new car to the region. The MG RX5 embodies the positive, new direction this famous brand is taking, and we are looking forward to rolling it out across the region.”
The RX5 will be the ......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 vehicles, which were on display in the showroom for the first time.
A raffle draw was also staged, which saw three lucky vehicle owners Hussain Ahmed, Selvin Carvalho and Shanker Raipet win gift vouchers worth AED 25,000/-, AED 15,000/- and AED 10,000/- ......read more
2018 Looking Further with Ford Trends Report shines light on global shift toward activism, compassion and self-expression as consumers grapple with cultural and societal changes around the world
54 percent of adults globally agree they feel more stressed than they did a year ago, and Millennials feel this even more strongly – 65 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds agree
Sixth-annual report shows that while two-thirds of adults globally are overwhelmed by changes taking place around them, three-quarters of adults believe they can influence positive change; nearly half expect brands to take a stand on political issues
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017: People worldwide feel increasingly polarised by cultural and societal changes. More than 60 percent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by unrest in the ......read more
Sector set to grow at 5,1% CAGR to be worth SAR 33.6 billion by 2021
New women drivers set to drive vehicle sales
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2017: The Middle East's premier international trade and networking event, Automechanika, is now headed to Riyadh, capital and largest city of the region's largest automotive market, Saudi Arabia.
With the launch of Automechanika Riyadh, which will open doors for the first time in the Kingdom's capital in February next year, Automechanika has now extended its reach to cover the breadth of the automotive aftermarket in the country.
"The Riyadh edition of Automechanika, will be held every alternate year, interspersed with the Jeddah edition, will give us a wider reach across the Kingdom's vast aftermarket, especially in the central and eastern regions of ......read more
600PS Jaguar XE SV Project 8 laps Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7min 21.23sec – the fastest time ever by a saloon of production-intent specification
Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by SVO – is capable of 0-60mph in 3.3sec and a top speed of 200mph*
Watch XE SV Project 8 prototype’s record 7min 21.23sec lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife
Production limited to 300 units for sale worldwide, priced from £149,995 in UK.
Monday 4 December 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Jaguar’s SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door saloon car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of just 7min 21.23sec is 11 seconds quicker ......read more
Toyota Mobility Foundation and Nesta's Challenge Prize Centre to expand mobility across the globe for people with lower-limb paralysis
Mobility Unlimited Challenge will reward development of personal mobility devices incorporating intelligent systems
Solutions will come from across the technological and design spectrum
Challenge supported by international ambassadors from worlds of sport, media, design, art, and technology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 4, 2017: The Toyota Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has launched a $4-million-dollar global challenge, ‘Mobility Unlimited Challenge,’ to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis, culminating in the unveiling of the winners in Tokyo in 2020.
The Mobility ......read more
Al-Futtaim Motors named Dealer of the Year 2017
Toyota Corolla wins in Small Sedan Category
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2017: The communication team at Al-Futtaim Motors walked away with two trophies at the third edition of the "ArabWheels Awards”. Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE was awarded “Dealer of the Year 2017” while the Toyota Corolla won in the “Small Sedan” category.
Nominees for the awards are judged by fifty percent of the jury members’ votes and fifty percent of the readers’ choice, via online voting. The jury this year consisted of three prominent automotive journalists from the Middle East with regional ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 November, 2017: In celebration of the UAE National Day, Bridgestone has announced a special offer on its range of tyres exclusively for Homat Al Watan card holders.
Bridgestone, being part of the UAE community, is celebrating this special day with the entire nation, and especially those serving in the army and police.
Commenting on the offer, Berna Akinci, General Manager Marketing at Bridgestone said: “As we celebrate National Day together, this special offer for army and police personnel is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the brave men and women who keep us safe. But, it’s also our way of helping them stay safe on the road with a great saving on a fresh set of high performing tyres.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to providing tailored deals to its ......read more
New Vantage road car forms basis of Aston Martin Racing’s 2018 WEC challenger
Developed in parallel with the new Vantage road car
Development car has already completed 13,000km of testing, including two 30hr tests
Three new key technical partners: Alcon brakes; Öhlins suspension; Michelin tyres
Established AMR drivers joined by British star Alex Lynn
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamic successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. In an unprecedented synchronised launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team’s most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage ......read more
New Nissan Altima voted best mid-size sedan in 2017
New Nissan Kicks voted best compact-SUV in 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2017: Nissan secured two awards at this year’s third annual Arab Wheels Awards, held at a prestigious ceremony in Dubai’s Meydan Hotel. The awards recognized the new Nissan Altima as the best mid-size sedan and the new Nissan Kicks as the best compact-SUV.
"The two awards are a testament to Nissan’s commitment to deliver a wide portfolio of cars to its customers in the region, powered by advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology” said Kalyana Sivagnanam, President of Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice President Marketing and Sales for Africa, the Middle East and India, “For not only one, but two of our cars, Nissan ......read more
New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and dynamics
Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
Maximum speed 195mph. 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
Deliveries scheduled to begin second quarter of 2018
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Vantage. An evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn by some true icons. First used in 1951 on a high-output engine option for the DB2, Vantage was quickly established as a model in its own right. Highlights include the William Towns-designed V8 Vantage, spectacular twin-supercharged V600 Le Mans and ......read more
Event helps raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by riders
Dubai, November 22, 2017: Supporting the efforts by the UAE and Dubai government to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE jointly with RoadSafetyUAE, organized the ‘first ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Safety Event.
The event aimed to raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by motorcycle riders who are the most vulnerable on the road.
According to the data revealed by Dubai Police, there were a total of 276 motorbike related incidents in 2016 including 16 fatalities. Motorcyclists were ......read more
Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim sign definitive agreements dedicated to the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
Groupe Renault is entering Pakistan, a new market for the Group.
The assembly will be done in a brand new state-of-the-art plant in Karachi.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: Groupe Renault and Al-Futtaim today announced that they have signed definitive agreements for the exclusive assembly and distribution of Renault vehicles in Pakistan.
“Groupe Renault is delighted to extend its international footprint by entering Pakistan, a fast-growing market with a 10% annual growth rate. By partnering with Al-Futtaim, a very professional and renowned automotive partner, Groupe Renault aims to become a major player in Pakistan. We aim to bring our latest ......read more
Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula One with a video retracing its history in the pinnacle of motorsport – view it here
Over 40 years the French manufacturer has achieved 170 wins from 24 drivers and 481 podium finishes
40 ‘Yellow Teapots’ have been created to mark the anniversary, a special tribute to the heroic RS01 model
Middle East, 19th November 2017: As the Renault team prepares for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, the French manufacturer is celebrating 40 years of success, passion and pride in Formula One.
The success story began in 1977 with the RS01 model and is still very much alive today with Renault’s two drivers, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Nico Hülkenberg currently sitting in 9th and 12th place respectively ahead of the Abu Dhabi event, which will ......read more
Xtreme line-up now in an action-packed off-road activity at the Dubai Motor Show
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2017: Keeping the adrenaline fueled off-roaders in mind, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, has introduced the Xtreme kit to the Toyota Fortuner, inducting it into the Xtreme family along with the Land Cruiser and FJ Cruiser. Fans of the Xtreme lineup can see the cars’ limits being pushed at the action-packed off-road activity taking place during the Dubai International Motor Show at the outdoor Toyota 4x4 Adventure.
“Following the intense demand of the off-roading community in the UAE, we are proud to introduce a new Xtreme variant to the Toyota Fortuner, bringing it to the ranks of the Land Cruiser Xtreme and FJ Cruiser ......read more
First of its kind Zero Emission school bus.
Bus specially adopted to meet UAE’s school transport specifications.
Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2017: Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport, logistics and auto services provider, launched on Monday 6th November, the final phase of testing for the first electric-powered school bus in the region.
The 45-seater bus was manufactured in close cooperation with the Shanghai Sunwin Bus Cooperation, in one of the first projects of its kind worldwide.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mohammed Abdullah Al Jarman, general manager of Emirates Transport, said: “The launch of a Zero Emission school bus comes as part of our efforts to achieve the vision of the government for a green economy and ......read more
18,000 registration request for vehicle’s tires smart card in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 November 2017: The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has witnessed a strong demand from the manufacturers and suppliers of tires in the UAE to apply for registration in the tire tracking system and its specifications since it was approved by the board of directors of ESMA in early June.
The number of suppliers and registrants in the RFID system has reached 17,838 suppliers registered over the past three months, an increase of nearly double, compared to 9 thousand and 774 transactions were recorded in the second quarter of this year. HE Abdulla Almaeeni, Director General of “ESMA” said.
The rapid response by suppliers to join the tire tracking system contributes to ......read more
Jaguar E-PACE: the design and dynamics of a Jaguar sports car in a five-seat compact performance SUV
Latest connectivity technologies and practicality solutions for busy families
Sports car-inspired design includes first-in-class 21-inch alloy wheels
Up to eight devices can stream content using E-PACE’s 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
Touch Pro infotainment system connects customers to their favourite apps on the move
Large 12.3-inch full colour TFT driver display and Head-Up Display means the driver need never take their eyes off the road
Configurable Dynamics technology delivers Jaguar dynamics, allowing drivers to personalise throttle, steering and transmission settings
Lightweight suspension architecture, all-wheel drive, Active Driveline and torque vectoring technologies provide excellent agility and all-surface ......read more
Middle Eastern show debut of Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar
Iconic, rare original DB5 Convertible displayed
Regional debut of newly launched V8-powered DB11
Premiere of Middle East exclusive, Vanquish S Pearl Edition
November 14, 2017, Dubai: Aston Martin marks the 2017 edition of the Dubai International Motor Show with a show-stopping display of cars, including some of the rarest models ever built amongst several regional debuts.
The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar makes a hugely anticipated appearance, being shown for the first time in the region to the public. The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team Red Bull Racing, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the vision and skills of two ......read more
Over 70% fuel efficiency improvement
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2017: Going strong on its CO2 reduction agenda, Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, reiterated its support to UAE’s vision 2021 by launching the 2018 Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Motor Show
In addition to its striking stylish design, the 2018 Camry HEV provides over 70% greater fuel economy than a regular petrol engine Camry, thanks to a revised hybrid system. With a 2.5L engine, the new Camry’s improved electric motor produces more torque and helps make acceleration even more responsive, delivering 212 horsepower.
The 2018 model’s elevated efficiency arrives with a remarkably stunning drive, that ......read more
All-new fifth generation Lexus LS flagship sedan exhibits a coupe-like silhouette with the spaciousness of a luxury sedan
Radical new design with a daring coupe-like silhouette
Innovative styling, emotional driving and advanced technologies
Newly developed 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 10-Speed Transmission
3.5-liter V6 Multi Stage Hybrid System on LS 500h
Lexus Safety System+ and other advanced safety technologies
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 14, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008 and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, announced, from its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) exclusive stand at the Dubai International Motor Show, the launch of all-new Lexus LS, the fifth-generation of the original luxury disruptor, that has set benchmarks for powertrain smoothness, ......read more
2018 Levante, Quattroporte, and GranCabrio are also on display
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Maserati Middle East and Africa revealed almost its entire upgraded product portfolio at the Dubai International Motor Show (DIMS) 2017. Starting with the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly upgraded, adopting additional high-tech contents.
The new Ghibli as well as the Levante MY18 are now available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Ghibli and Quattroporte now feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati ......read more
The Prancing Horse stable showcases an Italian Grand Tourer par excellence
Dubai, 14 November 2017: Following its recent global debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, today, Ferrari revealed the Ferrari Portofino in the Middle Eastern region at the Dubai International Motor Show, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Portofino takes pride of place on the Ferrari stand, displayed amongst an elegant Ferrari fleet comprising the dynamic 812 Superfast, the exuberant 488 GTB and the luxurious GTC4 Lusso T.
The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 ......read more
New QX80 exemplifies INFINITI’s presence in the luxury SUV segment
Bold proportions and a commanding exterior design
Luxurious cabin with quality materials, a hand-crafted feel, and advanced technologies
Comfort assured by taut, refined dynamics and drive assist technologies
Full media information available at www.INFINITIpresspacks.com
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017: INFINITI Motor Company revealed the new QX80 full-size luxury SUV today for the first time at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.
“The new INFINITI QX80 ......read more
Newly designed exterior and improved interior features
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November, 2017: Toyota, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors, UAE’s leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, will be previewing the all-new 2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback during the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show.
Over the years, the Toyota Yaris Hatchback has branded itself as a fun and agile car, which is complemented by its low fuel consumption and driving comfort. This year, at the Dubai International Motor Show, the latest iteration of the Toyota Yaris Hatchback will make an appearance.
Redesigned for 2018, the new Toyota Yaris enjoys a sportier and trendier look and comes with a completely new front bumper and radiator grille combination with a glossy finish on the mesh. A new design for the lower back also ......read more
Regional premiere of revolutionary AM-RB 001 kicks off Formula 1 weekend
Presented in Abu Dhabi by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen
29 November 2016, UAE: Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have unveiled the groundbreaking hypercar AM-RB 001 for the first time in the Middle East. Fittingly making its debut on the eve of the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, AM-RB 001 was presented during a private reception hosted by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen.
The ......read more
Land Rover works with Magnum Photos to showcase some of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth
World-renowned photographer Jonas Bendiksen used Range Rover, the ultimate SUV, to reach superior vantage points for each stunning shot
Epic vistas of Norway are the first in a series of photographic works
Subjects range from vast fjords and islands to the breathtaking mountains of Dovre
Dubai, 27 November, 2016: Land Rover and renowned Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen have revealed the first in a series of unique works entitled ‘Ultimate Vistas’, ......read more
Dubai, November 24, 2016: Customers looking to buy a new Honda Car or Bike will receive discounts up to AED 20,000 as part of Al-Futtaim Honda’s Hot Spot offers.
Upon purchase of a new Honda vehicle, customers will receive 25% off on service contracts and accessories, 50% off on window tints and 30% off on rust proofing. Honda Bike customers will receive 20% off on after sales services and 30% off on accessories.
Customers looking to buy certified pre-owned Honda vehicles will receive discounts up to AED 10,000 on select models and will also receive 25% off on ......read more
State-of-the-art Center is the first of its kind and will cater significantly to INFINITI’S ever expanding customer base
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2016: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, achieves yet another milestone: the first ever Certified Pre-Owned Center in the MENA region.
Michel Ayat, CEO of Arabian Automobiles Company said, “We are proud to announce the launch of the region’s first Certified Pre-Owned Center for INFINITI in Dubai. Our ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016: Ford Trucks, with the official importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates, Al Tayer Motors, is showcasing its 2017 line-up of the powerful Construction Series including the 4143M and 3543M mixers alongside the 1843T tractor, at the Big 5 Exhibition in Dubai from November 21 – 24, 2016.
Powered by the new Ford Ecotorq engine family, the 2017 Construction Series now comes with greater power and more efficiency than ever to ensure customers can continue with their daunting tasks. With over fifty-five years of manufacturing expertise, Ford Trucks ......read more
Jaguar XF voted ‘Best Saloon’ in Medium-Full-size category
Jaguar F-PACE takes second place in the Large SUV category
Video interview with Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover CEO, available to view and share here
Dubai, 20 November 2016: Jaguar has won Germany’s top car award, the Golden Steering Wheel. The Jaguar XF was voted ‘Best Saloon’ in the Mid-Full-size category, ahead of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Volvo S90. Jaguar had further reason to celebrate in the Large SUV category, with the F-PACE taking second place.
The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: Ferrari reaffirms its ability to unleash an unparalleled spectrum of emotions in people with the release of its 488 Passione Rossa video this month. Inspired by the passion, adrenaline and pure joy associated with the 488 range, the footage showcases the agility, responsiveness and breathless exhilaration of the 488GTB and 488 Spider, seen through the eyes of its guests experiencing a very special moment.
On a cool night at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Legendary Formula 1 Ferrari driver Giancarlo Fisichella takes a lucky group of Ferrari ......read more
Jaguar Classic reveals ‘new original’ XKSS to media at Petersen Museum in Los Angeles
One-off car has been authentically produced to exact 1957 specification by Jaguar Land Rover Classic’s expert craftsmen
Nine examples to be hand-built in the UK with deliveries to customers beginning in 2017
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in almost 60 years was today given its world debut presentation at the Petersen Museum, Los Angeles by Jaguar Classic. The stunning XKSS, finished in Sherwood Green paint, has ......read more
Gulf Concours celebrates automotive excellence with some of the world’s rarest and most valuable cars on display for the first time in the UAE
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent today inaugurated the prestigious Gulf Concours event at the iconic seven star Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
The exclusive, invitation-only event is showcasing some of the world’s rarest and most valuable classic and current cars on the lawns of one of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks this weekend (17 to 19 November 2016).
His Royal Highness Prince ......read more
Dubai, 17 November 2016: Luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover took home four top motoring awards at the second edition of the ArabWheels 2016 Awards at a ceremony held on Tuesday, 15th November at the 5-star Meydan hotel.
Nominated alongside its peers in the automotive industry, Jaguar Land Rover’s flagship models were recognised at the ArabWheels Awards 2016. The new Jaguar F-PACE took the ‘Best Compact Premium SUV’ award while the 322kph, all-weather supercar, the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR was recognised as the region’s ‘Best Premium ......read more
Power of naturally-aspirated 6.0 litre V12 engine increased to 600PS
Suspension set-up honed to deliver greater poise and precision
Exterior features new exposed carbon fibre splitter and diffuser, plus striking new quad exhaust outlets
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016: Aston Martin has turned up the heat on it’s ultimate Super GT to create the new Vanquish S. Sharper styling, greater potency and increased athleticism define this latest evolution of an illustrious model line. One that originated from Aston Martin’s legendary Works in Newport ......read more
‘Road to autonomy inevitable’, speakers say ahead of 2nd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2016: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) can be at the forefront of the global movement toward the fully autonomous vehicle and Mobility as a Service (MaaS), transport and automotive industry experts have said.
Jacob Bangsgaard, Director General for FIA Region 1, Belgium, said existing infrastructure and services in Gulf countries means regional governments can implement MaaS as a transport option, thereby reducing traffic ......read more
ERAS Customs & Classics partner to provide exclusive vehicles
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016: ERAS Customs & Classics, part of Al-Futtaim Group, has partnered with Dubai Autodrome to introduce two new motorsport experiences for the public, allowing guests to experience the thrill of three different high performance cars.
Motoring fans will get a choice of two track encounters: the Lotus Experience and the Caterham Hot Laps Experience.
The Lotus Experience allows enthusiastic drivers the chance to drive both the 400 BHP 3.5 litre V6 Lotus Evora 400 and the smaller ......read more
Agreement to study high-speed routes that reduce travel time between Abu Dhabi and Dubai to 12 minutes
UAE could see a Hyperloop ‘within next five years’, according to company
Hyperloop One vision includes original concept for autonomous vehicles and Hyperloop One Portal design
Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2016: The UAE is one step closer to being the world’s first location for a new form of high speed transport, after an agreement signed today between Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and pioneering mobility company, Hyperloop One. The two parties ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2016: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., today introduced its new drive system called e-POWER to customers. It marks the first time that e-POWER technology is available for consumers, marking a significant milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
e-POWER borrows from the EV technology perfected in the Nissan LEAF, the best-selling pure electric car in history, with more than 250,000 units sold. Unlike the LEAF, e-POWER adds a small gasoline engine to charge the high-output battery when necessary, eliminating the need for an external ......read more
The new Quattroporte: restyling and range strategy for a new product experience
Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016: After three and a half years of unprecedented success in the international markets, the Quattroporte continues its success story that commenced over 50 years ago by undergoing a substantial restyling. The new flagship was unveiled at the Salon Des Grandes Complications event at the Dubai International Financial Centre by Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Maserati in the UAE.
Special private previews of the new car will also be held ......read more
The Zetros is available in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations as tractor-head and chassis version for various heavy-duty applications, with GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) variants ranging from 18 – 40t.
The vehicle exhibited at ADIPEC is a Zetros 3643 AS 6x6 Tractor-head, sporting 426hp and providing a GCW (Gross Combination Weight) of up to 116 tonnes, thus highly capable of hauling large and heavy equipment and supplies.
Roland Schneider, President & CEO of Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA: “With the Zetros, Mercedes-Benz is updating the long tradition and remarkable success of ......read more
أول شركة متخصصة بصيانة وتعديل الدراجات النارية
افتتحت مجموعة دكتور محاريق الجمعة ثاني فروع ستروكرز الشرق الأوسط في إمارة دبي بمجمع دبي للإستثمار وسط حضور عدد من كبار الشخصيات ومجموعة كبيرة من الدراجين وعشاق الدراجات النارية من بينهم مجموعات من الاردن والسعودية والكوبت والبحرين وعمان ولبنان
وتعد ستروكرز الشرق الأوسط فرع دبي اول شركة تقدم حلول متكاملة متخصصة بصيانة وتعديل وتزويد الدراجات النارية وفق اعلى المعايير العالمية . بالاضافة كونها أكبر شركة على مستوى الخليج العربي من حيث المساحة ونوعية الدراجات الموجودة.
وتأتي الشركة الجديدة في اطار اهتمام مجموعة محاريق للعمل على تحقيق ......read more
Region First Specialized Company for Motors Maintenance and Customization
Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016: On Friday, Dr. Mahareiq Group opened the second branch of Strokerz Middle East in Dubai Investment Park, Dubai. The event was attended by VIPs, motorcycles fans, and riders from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Lebanon.
Strokerz Middle East-Dubai will be the first specialized company that provides maintenance and customization services according to best international standards. It is also the biggest GCC company as per the area of the workshop and number of ......read more
Eight reasons for travelers from the UAE to fly British Airways’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to London
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 November 2016: British Airways have announced a special fares campaign to mark the one year anniversary since the launch of the Dreamliner 787-9 on its Abu Dhabi to London service. The special fares campaign will run until 16 November with travel valid until 31 March 2017.
For customers who are yet to experience a flight on the Boeing 787-9, British Airways reveals eight good reasons why customers should choose this state-of-the-art ......read more
Land Rover engineers find new aerodynamics solutions as they work with the team to make Sir Ben Ainslie’s catamaran the fastest boat in the America’s Cup
Engineers’ pioneering work creates software that has the potential to unlock crucial extra performance and manoeuvrability to get team over the line first
Sophisticated computer analysis of carbon fibre wingsail and air flow provides many new avenues of performance gains for the team
Land Rover BAR aims to bring home the world’s oldest sporting trophy to Britain for the first time in its 165-year ......read more
Expanding Powertrain Line-Up with the Q50 Red Sport 400 tailored to sport performance seekers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 November, 2016: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Infiniti in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, announced the launch of the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400.
Infiniti’s exciting new halo model the Q50 RED SPORT 400 , offers an exhilarating ride and a great deal of horsepower under the bonnet, all encased within an energetic and modern design. The new 3.0 twin turbo ......read more
Using SAND-X Motor’s All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as a Platform, the Collaborative Project Aims to Develop an Automated URS Ground Vehicle that Can Take on Local Terrain
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 29 October, 2016: The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, along with UK-based QinetiQ, a leading technology development and engineering company operating primarily in the defense, security and aerospace markets, and Swiss-based all-terrain vehicle (ATV) developer Sand-X Motors, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 29th, 2016: Audi Sport CEO, Stephan Winkelmann and H.E. Ali Bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Founder and Chairman of Family Council Ali and Sons, officially inaugurated the world’s first Audi Sport Center in Abu Dhabi last night.
They were joined by VIP guests at the Audi Sport Center, located in Al Sawari Tower A on the prestigious Corniche Road, to mark the new facility which is the first stand-alone showroom dedicated to Audi’s new performance brand. Audi Sport brand ambassador, and nine-times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen was present at ......read more
Exclusive home for the Audi Sport RS and R models
Ali & Sons have invested over US $60 million in the brand
Regional launch of Audi’s new performance brand Audi Sport
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 23, 2016 : Ali &Sons, the exclusiveAudi representative in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, will celebrate the inauguration of their new Audi Sport Center on October 26th. The Audi Sport Center, located in Al Sawari Tower A on the prestigious Corniche Road, is the world’s first stand-alone showroom dedicated to Audi’s new performance brand. The new facility spans 1,122 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2016: The latest episode in our test drive series titled ‘The Land Rover Diaries’ has just been release in the Middle East - join us as we test drive the Range Rover SVAutobiography around the city.
Building on 45-years success, the Range Rover SVAutobiography produced exclusively by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations bespoke arm delivers a new level of refinement in the luxury SUV sector.
A-MAP conducts car battery maintenance training to the Fasttrack team
Al-Muqarram Auto Spare Parts Trading [A-MAP], a global player in the distribution of aftermarket automotive products, has recently conducted car battery maintenance training to 70 personnel of the Sales and Technical team at Fasttrack.
The training was conducted by Ramamurthy Rao who heads up the R&D, Technical & Quality Assurance division at A-MAP, and was aimed at equipping Fasttrack’s Sales and Technical team with knowledge on Lead Acid Automotive Batteries and Solite Batteries in a step towards ......read more
Advanced transmission developed in-house for front-wheel drive models
Intelligent packaging ensureslighter weight and similardimensions as a conventional six-speed automatic transmission
143 new patents filed throughout development of advanced transmission
Eight-speed FWD automatic transmission to debut in 2017 Kia Cadenza
Dubai ,UAE,October 11, 2016: Kia Motors has revealed details of its advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT), engineered for use in front-wheel drivevehicles.
Kia’s new front-wheel drive 8AT (FWD 8AT) has been developed in-house by the ......read more
Dubai, UAE,October 11, 2016: The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world’s leader in zero-emissions mobility, has sold its 350,000th electric vehicle since December 2010, when the Nissan LEAF went on sale.
The Alliance achieved the historic milestone in August, while also setting an industry record of 100,000 EVs sold in a single year.
The Alliance today accounts for half of the EVs sold worldwide. The Nissan LEAF remains the industry’s best-selling EV ever, with more than 230,000 units sold globally. Renault is the best-performing EV brand in Europe.
“This ......read more
Gulf Concours announced with a stunning line-up of unique cars set for inaugural showpiece event on the lawns of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Dubai, UAE – October 11, 2016: A combination of near priceless, classic cars mixed with the ultimate in modern, bespoke luxury and supercars have been confirmed to headline the inaugural Gulf Concours to be held on the lawns of the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai from November 17 to 19.
The Gulf Concours is set to redefine the definition of a Concours with the inclusion of a hand selected mix of ......read more
CM&E to Have Exclusive Rights to Distribute High Performance specialty chemicals in Automotive, Heavy duty/ Fleet, Industrial, Agricultural and Marine segments in UAE Market
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 9, 2016: Central Motors & Equipment (CM&E), a member of Al Fahim Group with exclusive agency agreements for leading global brands of tyres, automotive parts, lubricants, service and power tools in the UAE, has signed a sole distributorship agreement with Cyclo, a leading global automotive car care brand with over 50 years of industry expertise.
Under the agreement, ......read more
Hints at future INFINITI mid-sized premium SUV
Latest interpretation of ‘Powerful Elegance’ form language
Design evolved for European premiere in Paris
Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2016: The INFINITI QX Sport Inspiration is an elegant and powerful expression of progressive SUV design. Laying down markers for future INFINITI QX models, the QX Sport Inspiration explores the brand’s vision for a next-generation, premium mid-size SUV. The concept makes its European premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile), and includes several new design ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016: Gargash Enterprises, The authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah & Northern Emirates, reaffirms its social commitment yet again by introducing ‘Score for Charity’, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region. In a unique collaboration with Al Ahli Football Club, Gargash Enterprises has announced a contribution of AED 1,000 for each goal scored by Al Ahli Football Club’s first team players during the Arabian Gulf League 2015-16 Season to the Rashid Centre for Disabled in Al Barsha.
The proceeds ......read more
The World Premiere at the Paris Motor Show
Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016: Technological excellence, performance, style, exclusivity. These are Ferrari’s unique core values which are perfectly represented by the car launched to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the company. Designed for Ferrari’s most passionate clients, the LaFerrari Aperta is the new limited-edition special series, an open-top version of the acclaimed LaFerrari supercar.
Available with both a carbon-fibre hard top (optional) and soft top, the LaFerrari Aperta boasts the same ......read more
The first Ferrari V8-engined four-seater
World Premier of the GTC4Lusso T at the Paris Motor Show
Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016: Following on from the success of GTC4Lusso, which raised the performance bar for Ferrari’s traditional four-seater V12 GTs, the Prancing Horse announces the arrival of the new GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater to be powered by a V8 engine. Ushering in a whole new Ferrari Grand Touring concept, the car is aimed at drivers seeking a car that is sporty and versatile, as well as perfect for driving on a daily basis.
The new GTC4Lusso T is equipped ......read more
Companies sign global, multiyear contract to work on next-generation connected car technologies and driving experiences
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 5, 2016: The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have signed a global, multiyear agreement to partner on next-generation technologies to advance connected driving experiences worldwide.
The companies will work together to develop next-generation connected services for cars powered by Microsoft Azure, one of the company’s intelligent cloud offerings. These new services will ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016: Maserati’s focus for this year’s Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris, its on updates for its sedan range. The Trident brand’s executive sedan, the Ghibli, and the flagship, the new Quattroporte, adopt additional high-tech content in the area of on-board comfort and driver assistance systems and offer an even higher degree of customisation.
While the Maserati flagship, the new Quattroporte, is being launched with an exterior restyling, both Model Year 2017 sedans benefit from substantial upgrades on the interior as well as new ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016: Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, has appointed Al-Futtaim, one of the most diversified conglomerates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a constantly expansionary outlook, as its distributor for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
Mr. Colin Cordery of Al-Futtaim and Mr. Deepak Mokashi, Head – Global Business, Hero MotoCorp, today jointly inaugurated the first Hero showroom in the UAE, located at the Airport Road in Deira, Dubai. The Service Center is located in Rashidiya.
The association ......read more
Shihab Solaiman is the United Arab Emirates winner of the INFINITI Engineering Academy 2016
He secures one of just seven, year-long placements with INFINITI Motor Company and the Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team
23-year-old Shihab Solaiman will begin his 12-month placement in the UK this November
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016: A university student from the United Arab Emirates has been awarded the career opportunity of a lifetime in Formula OneTM, as INFINITI announces Shihab Solaiman as the UAE winner of the INFINITI Engineering Academy 2016.
Having been selected ......read more
All-New Discovery is highly desirable with unrivalled capability and technology like no other. It has been designed from the outset to enable Land Rover customers to live the lifestyle they aspire to. The result is the best family SUV in the world.
The All-New Land Rover Discovery is a full-sized, three-row, seven-seat SUV with unbeatable capability and versatility
It embodies Land Rover’s drive to go Above and Beyond, combining British desirability with an unstoppable spirit of adventure
The Seven Wonders of Discovery:
Seven principles describe the essence of Discovery ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2016: This month see’s Ford Tools and Ford Power Equipment in partnership with VTools launch their first exclusive store in Dubai. VTools has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Ford Tools and Ford Power Equipment in the Middle East.
Whether you are a DIY enthusiast, tradesman or professional contractor, Ford Tools and Ford Power Equipment delivers to you a high quality product at a reasonable price.
Mr. Ahmad Sorayanejad, CEO at Venus Tools, highlights, “We are very proud to bring Ford Tools and Ford Power Equipment to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2016
Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, has added one more feather to its cap by winning Ford’s coveted The Chairman’s Award for 2015.
The UAE dealership is the first in the Middle East region to win the trophy from Jim Farley, Chairman & CEO of Ford of Europe, and Executive Vice President and President Europe, Middle East & Africa.
The Chairman’s Award trophy was presented by Kalyana Sivagnanam, Vice President, Marketing Sales and Service, Middle East & Africa for Ford and Lincoln to ......read more
Upgrades, deferred payments, aftersales benefits and much more on offer
Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2016: Arabian Automobiles, Flagship Company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, welcomes customers to its state-of-the-art showrooms to indulge themselves with a brand new Nissan car this month, with a range of deals that ensure guaranteed smiles. Nissan’s September promotions were re-launched due to popular demand, following a successful recent end-of-season campaign.
Customers visiting showrooms will receive ......read more
Daimler Trucks at the IAA 2016: Urban all-electric Trucks for the future
World premiere: the all-electric and networked Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck
World premiere: the new all-electric Fuso eCanter
At this year's IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover (22 to 29 September 2016) the focus is on the megatrends of the future: digitalisation and e-mobility.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is linking the two megatrends digitalisation and e-mobility in the Urban eTruck. The vehicle is a spectacular vision of the networked and all-electric distribution truck of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016: Nissan today unveiled the latest in a series of innovations designed to bring the benefits of its Intelligent Mobility blueprint to the daily lives of customers. Following the success of the Intelligent Parking Chair earlier this year, the newly-developed ProPILOT Chair negotiates queues on behalf of its occupant, sparing them the hassle of standing in line.
Named after the company’s flagship autonomous driving technology, the ProPILOT Chair detects and automatically follows the chair ahead of it, maintaining a fixed distance and travelling along ......read more
New powerful and efficient turbocharged V6 gasoline engines headlined by Q50 Red Sport 400 delivering 400 hp
Key technology additions feature Dynamic Digital Suspension & Rack Electronic Power Steering
Next-generation Direct Adaptive Steering leads dynamic enhancements
Safety and connectivity technologies complete premium sports sedan package
Dubai, UAE, September 26, 2016: INFINITI Middle East today unveiled the new 2017 INFINITI Q50 sports sedan with a number of performance and dynamic upgrades that deliver a more empowering and rewarding drive experience. ......read more
World debut of Navara-based emergency rescue concept
World debut of Nissan EV portable battery pack prototype, further developing Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision
Navara EnGuard Concept showcases how award-winning Nissan Navara is suited to use in the most challenging conditions
Nissan’s LCV range also includes ‘flexible for business’ vans and trucks
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016: Nissan has unveiled an all-new vehicle at the 2016 Hannover Motor Show. The Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept is a durable and tough all-terrain pick-up, designed to ......read more
First four-seater in Prancing Horse history with V8 Turbo
Official debut at upcoming Paris Show
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016: The upcoming Paris Motor Show provides the venue for the unveiling of the GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater in Prancing Horse history to sport a V8 turbo engine, hailing a whole new Ferrari GT concept aimed at owners seeking a car that is sporty and versatile but also perfect for frequent driving.
The new GT effortlessly marries elegance, superb occupant comfort and sportiness with the exhilaratingly dynamic driving delivered by a combination of ......read more
Infiniti extends its ‘Exchange to Infiniti’ campaign till the end of September
Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2016: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Infiniti in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, is extending its hugely popular ‘Exchange to Infiniti’ campaign until end of September. New car buyers are welcomed to experience a hassle free transaction and enjoy unbeatable rates for the exchange of their current vehicles to a brand new Infiniti.
The campaign, running until the end of September ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 22 September, 2016: Ali & Sons, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has announced a new and bespoke finance plan called ‘Solutions’, for customers purchasing a pre-owned Audi Approved: plus vehicle.
The new ‘Solutions’ finance plan administered by A plus Financial Services, the branded financial service provider for Audi, is a bespoke programme that allows customers to get in the driving seat in the simplest and most affordable way possible. ‘Solutions’ is an exclusive 2-year plan with a guaranteed buy-back option, now ......read more