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 and driver-assistive technologies.
Yolanda Delport, General Manager of Al-Futtaim Honda, said, “Honda has some of the most loyal and passionate fans in the UAE and we were extremely pleased to host members of the Honda UAE Club as ......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 Cup stage.
Kalyana Sivagnanam, President Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice-President Africa, Middle East & India Region, today signed the new sponsorship agreement with Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the ATCUAE and Emirates Motor Sport ......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 Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards for fiscal 2017.
Nissan first introduced e-POWER on the Nissan Note in Japan in November 2016. The company is working to launch more electric and e-POWER models globally as part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility ......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 by a 2018 6.0L V8 GMC Sierra Denali which valiantly pulled a 30-meter flag displaying a photo of the late Sheikh Zayed, to commemorate the UAE’s Year of Zayed.
The world record title was officiated by representatives from Guinness ......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 Dhabi, was attended by H.E. Mohammed Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019; Peter Wheeler, CEO of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019; and Ahmed Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, Chairman of ......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 Investment Park.
The introduction of the Advanced Safety Features is in line with the UAE Government’s vision 2021 to work towards providing a sustainable future and Volvo Trucks commitment to match customer needs.
“We are ......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, and a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
In recreating Accord for its 10th generation, Honda designers and engineers sought to convey ‘absolute confidence’ in every element of design and ......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 worldwide.
Prospective Range Rover SV Coupé clients can register their interest now on their website
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 7 March 2018: Nearly 50 years ago, Land Rover created the luxury SUV sector with the ......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 edition of the international motor show will be hosted at the Geneva Palexpo similar to every year and is considered to be the most important Motorshow among all others, establishing a perfect demonstration platform for the world’s automakers ......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 passenger experience and connectivity represents the beginning of a new category in the premium electric vehicle segment”.
FULLY AUTONOMOUS MODEL BY 2020
The goal of the three-party partnership is to successfully debut ICONIQ’s fully ......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 with one of Jaguar’s certified instructors.
The new Jaguar E-PACE is a five-seat, compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle.
The exterior ......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 (Regulation No 715/2007). The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and considers the different sizes of the selected wheels/tyres.
Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and ......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 region’s fastest-selling electric vehicle. More than 19,000 orders have been placed for the car across Europe.
The new Nissan LEAF is the icon of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision. It is spearheading the brand’s drive to ......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 distribution
Rapid public charging from 0-80% in just 40-minutes2, with 15-minutes charge giving 100km range
Smart Settings use artificial intelligence algorithms to tailor I-PACE to individual driver preferences
Customer peace of mind from eight-year ......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 enthusiasts throughout the UAE.
NISMO, which is Nissan’s motorsport and road car performance range, was introduced regionally in 2015 with the launch of the Nissan Patrol NISMO – an instant fan favourite has seen wide success ......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 first fully-fledged automotive dealership to open in the increasingly popular Dubai Motor City area.
Stathis I. Stathis, Managing Director of Albatha Automotive Group, the parent company of AGMC, said: “Throughout our 42-year ......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 provide leading innovations and solutions used in policing & law enforcement, border control, critical infrastructure protection, and major events & public spaces.
“ISNR brings together the top global innovators in security and ......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 MAG Lifestyle Development. The new fleet reflects MAG’s promise to go beyond bricks and mortar by offering its customers an entirely new way of living at its luxury developments.
Talal Moafaq Al Gaddah, CEO of MAG Lifestyle Development, ......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 is the EV drivers have been waiting for, delivering sustainable sports car performance, all-wheel-drive agility and five-seat SUV practicality.
Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, said: “Since revealing the I-PACE Concept ......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 with their fuel-efficient and safe vehicles equipped with safety aids such as reversing cameras and blind spot eliminators making them ideal for our couriers. We provide our employees with the best tools possible for their day-to-day work. Since the ......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 headquarters and the Yokohama World Porters shopping center.
For efficient fleet operation and customers’ peace of mind, Nissan and DeNA have set up a remote monitoring center that uses the two companies’ advanced technologies.
Nissan and ......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 Rolls-Royce Cullinan Viewing Suite.
Designed and engineered at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, the Rolls-Royce Viewing Suite is automatically deployed at the touch of a button. Two rear-facing, beautifully contemporary, finest leather chairs ......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 from racing. The name is, in fact, a direct homage to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor sports.
The car’s development evolved directly from the company’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship - where ......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 breaking the record in 2016, Barrow was always confident that an even greater speed was possible, due to the track in 2016 being slightly shorter than originally planned and the soft snow not allowing the grip needed.
This time he returned to the ......read more
Freshened exterior and interior appearances
Enhanced technology features with next-generation Cadillac user experience
Improved chassis for even greater ride comfort with less noise, vibration and harshness
Advanced driver assistance systems for safer experience
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018: Cadillac has announced the Middle East arrival of the redesigned 2018 XTS, the brand’s spacious and comfortable sedan with confident handling and performance. For 2018, the XTS receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten the appeal of this elegant sedan.
With the enhanced next-generation Cadillac user experience, the XTS now offers a dynamic platform that can be adjusted over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs.
The updated chassis has revised tire designs for ......read more
Repair and Maintenance in focus as leading global players line up cutting edge solutions at three-day auto aftermarket trade fair
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017: The finest in automotive repair and maintenance solutions will be under the spotlight at the Middle East’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair next month in Dubai, from non-wax based vehicle detailing services to automated body shop systems that save time and money.
Auto professionals searching for the latest innovations in workshop repairs and equipment will be in for a treat at Automechanika Dubai 2017, with leading ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017: Last year INFINITI unveiled the completely redesigned QX60 to the Middle East region. For 2017, the model features additional enhancements that are aimed at empowering the driver with a more premium experience.
The first in a host of upgrades is on the QX60’s powerplant. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive vehicle featuring the powerful yet efficient 3.5 litre V6 gasoline engine now delivers 295hp (+30hp) at 6,400 rpm with a torque output of 350NM (+24) at 4,800rpm.
Never compromising on convenience with the driver always in mind, the 2017 ......read more
Exclusive offers on a large Lexus line-up
Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, proudly presents the Spring Edition of the Lexus Select Event, giving customers the opportunity to purchase their preferred Lexus at exclusive prices starting at AED 122,000.
“The much anticipated Lexus Select Event brings to our customers a host of exclusive offers and benefits, giving them the chance join the world of luxury by choosing their preferred car from a selection of Lexus vehicles, all while ......read more
Suicide Squad and The Wolf of Wall Street actor revealed as the new face of Nissan’s electric vehicle and zero emission programme
In first mini-movie, Robbie takes Nissan BladeGlider for a midnight spin around Monaco as company moves to attract new audience to the electric revolution
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 22, 2017: Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.
The ......read more
New laws to come into force soon, setting ethical standards for fair trade practices
The new regulations, approved by the Directors of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) encompasses all areas of the auto spare parts industry, from manufacturing and packaging right down to transportation and sales and use of these products. It is expected to be announced by ESMA once approved by the cabinet.
Mr. Asad Badami Managing Director of A-MAP, welcomed the announcement “This is great news for genuine dealers. It was time that a regulatory board set strict new laws ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2017: Bridgestone Middle East and its sole importer and distributor for Dubai and the Northern Emirates Nasser bin Abdullatif Alserkal Est. have teamed up to help promote occupational health safety at Emirates Transport (ET), the leading transport and auto services corporation.
The global tyre maker and its distributor are jointly sponsoring a month’s worth of activities, including training and promotions, backed up with the provision of the technical hardware which will help keep the 20,000-strong fleet of vehicles serviced by ......read more
Product safety education paramount to stopping dangerous counterfeit parts
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 20, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, recently participated in a raid with the Al Ain Economic Development Department, in cooperation with the legal authorities, which led to the confiscation of counterfeit Toyota and Lexus spare parts worth approximately AED 7.6 million.
The raid was the culmination of months of investigation and organization between inspectors from the Al Ain Economic ......read more
PSA Group inaugurated its first regional headquarters in the "Dubai Airport Free Zone" (DAFZ) to promote the group’s presence in the region.
Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017: The high-profile event was attended by Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni; Director General of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, Jean-Christophe Quémard, Executive Vice-President; Africa-Middle East of PSA Group and Cedric Zayoun; Managing Director of the GCC region at PSA Group.
Welcoming PSA Group to DAFZA, Dr. Mohammed Al ......read more
All-New Discovery showcases unrivalled capability and technology
Dubai, March 18 2017: Land Rover’s All-New Discovery made its highly anticipated UAE entrance this weekend at one of Dubai’s most popular adventure spots, Kite Beach in Jumeirah. The newest addition to the Land Rover Discovery Family of vehicles brought to life the philosophy of true adventure and discovery with daring stunt drives through a challenging obstacle course to the backdrop of crashing waves.
With unbeatable capability and versatility, the All-New Discovery clearly embodies the ......read more
Artificial intelligence: Bosch teaches cars how to learn and take appropriate action
Bosch CEO Denner: “Automated driving makes roads safer. Artificial intelligence is the key to that. We’re making the car smart.”
New AI onboard computer can interpret road traffic
Blockchain: Bosch and TÜV Rheinland present a solution for odometer fraud
Connected repair shops can repair vehicles in passing
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017: At the international Bosch ConnectedWorld 2017 conference in Berlin, the supplier of technology and services presented an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017: Thales has been selected by Alstom (leader of Expolink consortium), and Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to deliver the systems’ extension and upgrade of the Dubai metro's Red Line. The Red Line is one of the longest driverless metro lines in the world and will be used by the 25 million visitors expected at World Expo 2020.
The Alstom-led consortium Expolink , also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line ......read more
Companies sign research contract to develop mobility services system for self-driving vehicles
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 13, 2017: The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation.
The companies will collaborate to develop a comprehensive, modular transportation system to enable clients to book rides, and mobility operators to monitor and operate self-driving car fleets.
“As the mobility services landscape keeps evolving, we ......read more
Premium 3.0T and 2.0T variant now available across INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Centers
Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has introduced the highly anticipated and all-new Q60 Red Sport 400 Coupe, announcing the availability of the premium 3.0T and 2.0T variant across INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles Centers.
Mr. Salah Yamout, Director of Sales & Marketing at Arabian Automobiles Company, commented: “The introduction of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 March 2017: Liberty Automobiles Co., one of the largest General Motors dealerships and the sole dealer of Cadillac in the UAE and an authorised dealer for Chevrolet, Opel and AC Delco, has scooped seven top awards in the GM ‘Service & Parts Excellence Program’ and ‘Service Advisor Skills Competition.’ The company has been the highest performing dealership for the last three years, winning the highly coveted Service Advisor award for the third year running at the awards event hosted last month.
Rimoun Hanouch – ......read more
Al Habtoor continued its KSA expansion plan by opening of its Riyadh Vehicle Body Repair Centre and inviting 25 of the biggest insurance companies in Saudi to view the world class facility and meet the Al Habtoor KSA management team.
These large insurance companies were impressed by the quality processes designed to ensure top quality vehicle repair jobs and the full size truck spray booth, Black Hawk chassis straightener for accident repair of even the biggest heavy duty trucks and a specialized truck brake tester to ensure that the brake performance of every vehicle serviced meets ......read more
Effortless, exclusive and exhilarating, Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept brings luxury ownership experience to EV sector
Luxury customer demands met by Bentley levels of craftsmanship and refinement, with electric performance and grand touring capabilities
Bentley’s vision includes rapid inductive charging and connected on-board concierge services
EXP 12 Speed 6e concept to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley’s future luxury strategy
Concept showcases future Bentley exterior and interior design direction
EXP 12 Speed 6e is on display at the Geneva Motor ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 March 2017: Etihad Rail has been participating in the region’s largest rail exhibition and conference, Middle East Rail (MER), held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre over the 7th and 8th March.
During the two-day event, the national rail network has showcased an Etihad Rail Virtual Reality experience, planned network maps and an insight into the future passenger operations of the operator.
H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Etihad Rail, and Eng. Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, hosted a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 8, 2017: The new PEUGEOT 3008 was named the 2017 Car of the Year on Monday 6 March in Geneva by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The judging panel acclaimed its style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the twenty other prizes the new PEUGEOT 3008 has already won. The vehicle is the fifth PEUGEOT to win Car of the Year and the first SUV honoured in the history of the COTY prize.
Car of the Year 2017: the new Peugeot 3008 SUV arrived right on time! It appeals to choosy customers who want to stand out and have new ......read more
F-150 builds on its renowned toughness as truck is recognized for top dependability among large light duty pickup pickups in the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study
Truck shoppers prioritize F-150 quality above all other attributes, and consistently say it is a differentiator, according to internal Ford research
2017 marks 40 consecutive years for Ford F-Series as top-selling truck in America
DUBAI, U.A.E., March 8, 2017: American truck owners who value Built Ford Tough pickups are taking in some more great news: Ford F-150 is J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle ......read more
New AMR brand strengthens the connection between road and race cars
AMR derivatives planned for every core model in the Aston Martin range
AMR Pro models to have increased power, sharper dynamics and unique exterior and interior treatment
Rapide AMR and Vantage AMR Pro concepts confirmed for production
Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2017: Aston Martin has chosen the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to launch AMR - an exciting new brand that brings a new dimension of race inspired dynamism and performance.
Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes technology and ......read more
Award caps impressive year for Edge which also includes other segment-best titles in UAE, Lebanon and Oman
Proving its credentials as one of the region’s most impressive vehicles, Ford Edge is also a finalist for a coveted Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) trophy, the results of which will be announced later this month
All-new Ford Edge CUV delivers premium comfort and refinement, cutting-edge technologies, and class leading space and driving dynamics
Dubai, UAE, March 05, 2017: At its annual awards ceremony in Dubai last night, wheels magazine bestowed the title of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2017: Toyota Fortuner, the highly popular seven-seat SUV, bagged Wheels’ Readers’ Choice Award at the ninth Wheels Car of the Year ceremony, the UAE’s largest independent automotive awards, held recently for the automotive industry in the UAE.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “With the medium SUV segment contributing to the growth of the automotive industry in the UAE, the Fortuner has proven to be a key player for Toyota. It’s no surprise that the new Fortuner, with its fully ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017: Alstom will be present in Eurasia Rail – the third biggest rolling stock rail industry exhibition in the world and the largest in the Eurasia Region – from 2-4 March 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The company will showcase its complete rail transport solutions from urban to high speed trains, and from signalling to services.
“Alstom has been a reliable partner for the Turkish railway sector for more than 60 years,” says Mrs Arban Citak, Managing Director of Alstom Turkey. “Alstom’s dedication to the Turkish market and to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has showcased its latest flagship performance coupe at the Dubai Mall, the all-new LC 500, marking a new chapter of “Experience Amazing”.
Ushering a new era in the brand’s design direction, the new LC 500 showcase offered a hands-on experience with the provocative flagship coupe, complemented by Crafted For Lexus, the brand’s ultimate representation of craftsmanship, giving visitors an entry into the artisanal world of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017: Tournament fourth seed Gael Monfils took a break from practice today to test out the latest Audi R8 V10 plus in Vegas Yellow. Having owned an R8 in the past, the world number 12 player was delighted to test the fastest series production Audi of all time, hitting a top speed of 330km/h and capable of doing 0 to 100 in 3.3 seconds. The Audi has 610 hp and the maximum torque of 560 NM is available at 6500rpm.
Audi is the official car sponsor of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and has supported the event for the last 12 years.
Play in the Dubai ......read more
Roadshow across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan raises profile of Dubai automotive aftermarket trade fair
Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017: More than 100 automotive aftermarket professionals from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are attending a two-day Automechanika Roadshow in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as they look at ways to boost interregional business ties with the vibrant Middle East.
The Automechanika Roadshow to the CIS is making its first stop in Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana today (28 February), before moving onto Tashkent, Uzbekistan tomorrow (1 March), ......read more
INFINITI reaffirmed its long-term technical partnership with Renault Sport Formula One at the Team’s new race car unveil.
The all-new R.S.17 incorporates for the first time the INFINITI co-developed second generation Energy Recovery System.
INFINITI also provides the Renault Sport Formula One Team with new and diverse talent through its highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy.
Dubai, UAE, February 23, 2017: INFINITI has reaffirmed once again its long-term technical partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team at the team’s 2017 race car unveil and ......read more
Dubai, February 22, 2017: As part of its strategy to promote a culture of recognition and excellence, Al-Futtaim’s Emiratisation department and Al-Futtaim Automotive have awarded a group of 22 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award.
The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis and four expat associates within the Automotive division.
The Emirati associates were nominated by their respective businesses based on their skills and the value they added to the business, while the expat associates were ......read more
High-calibre expert panel honours tyre manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment
Vision 2025 triggered impressive number of projects in 2016
Over 150 million passenger car and light truck tyres were produced in markets including the Middle East region
Middle East – 20th February, 2017: Continental, the premium German automotive manufacturer, has been honoured by trade journal ‘Tire Technology International’ for initiating key innovation and excellence projects over the past 12 months. ......read more
Middle East, 20th February 2017: As part of its commitment to reducing the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer, UD Trucks, has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and aftermarket service that are helping Middle East businesses to run with greater efficiency. The Quester, a multi-purpose truck for a wide variety of applications, including off and on-road use, mining, construction, distribution and long-haul transportation, provides world class fuel efficiency, reliability and robustness and decreases the overall cost of truck ownership for fleet ......read more
AED100,000 and AED 50,000 in gift vouchers were rewarded to lucky INFINITI enthusiasts this festive season
Dubai, UAE, February 19th, 2017: Arabian Automobiles Company, the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has recently announced the AED 50,000 and AED 100,000 winners in its DSF 2017 campaign.
Throughout DSF 2017, customers were privy to INFINITI’s ‘20% On Us’ campaign, providing them with complementary insurance, complementary servicing, five years of unlimited ......read more
Alliance sales reach 9,961,347 vehicles in 2016 – one in nine cars sold worldwide.
The Alliance confirms its zero-emission* leadership; cumulative sales reach 424,797 electric vehicles worldwide.
18-year old partnership sees boost in innovation for the vehicle of the future.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 19, 2017: The Renault-Nissan Alliance delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles. The car group also reinforced its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of nearly 425,000 electric vehicles since ......read more
Dubai, 19 February, 2017: Jaguar Land Rover along with its exclusive importer and distributor in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Euro Motors, celebrated the 2nd year anniversary of the Land Rover Experience Centre Bahrain, by holding a spectacular two day event at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.
The celebratory event, which was held on the 17th and 18th of February 2017, for VIPs, media representatives, guests as well as customers, included an experience on the Land Rover Experience course. The semi-final of Jaguar’s Art of Performance Tour was also held for ......read more
Most powerful ever 800 cv production engine
Maranello, February 18, 2017 – Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.
This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.
The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 February 2017: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's multi-billion dollar fully integrated national railway network, has since commencing Stage One operations, transported 10 million tonnes of granulated sulphur for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as of February 10, from sources at Shah and Habshan to its point of export at Ruwais.
Since having received approval for commercial operations from the Federal Transport Authority’s (FTA) – Land and Maritime in December 2015, two trains move along the Stage One network daily under ......read more
Exedy, Meritor, Al Dobowi, among more than 2,000 exhibitors readying for the return of three-day showcase in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017: An upward trend of both vehicle sales and spare parts demand across the Middle East has been welcomed by global automotive aftermarket players, as they ready themselves for the return of the region’s largest automotive service industry trade fair in Dubai.
While macroeconomic factors negatively impacted vehicle sales in 2016, analysts Frost & Sullivan expect renewed growth from 2017 onwards. According to their ......read more
Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of Mitsubishi in the UAE introduces one of the most exciting promotions that's poised to capture customers' attention. The Big Bigger Biggest offer promises bigger deals and greater savings on the entire range of Mitsubishi cars.
Customers can now buy the legendary Pajero at prices starting from AED 89,900 and monthly EMI from AED 1,378, the smart crossover ASX from AED 59,900 and monthly EMI from AED 918, the spacious Lancer EX from AED36,900 and monthly EMI from AED 566 per month and the powerful Montero Sport from AED 74,777 and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017: Tesla today will begin accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE. Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio to customize and order the Tesla vehicle that best suits their lifestyle. First orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer.
The launch of the UAE’s dedicated online platform is supported by a pop-up store in The Dubai Mall, Tesla Ranger service and a service centre now under construction near Interchange Two of Sheikh Zayed Road which will open in July. ......read more
Trial operation starts for driverless vehicles, mini-buses, boats
Phase II of Dubai Tram includes fully driverless trams
Study commissioned to the deployment of driverless express shuttle buses and taxis
RTA - Mohammed Al Munji:
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said: “The Autonomous Mobility had become a fait accompli, and a continuously evolving. This technology has been tested in several countries including Dubai, Singapore, the United States and Britain. The Government of Dubai is leading ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 February 2017: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the nine-month period to December 31, 2016.
“In the first nine months of the fiscal year, Nissan generated an operating profit of 503.2 billion yen, which represents a 6.1% margin on net revenues of 8.26 trillion yen,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Although these results reflect continued currency headwinds, we remain confident of achieving our fiscal year guidance.”
“On a constant currency basis, operating ......read more
3.0T Premium and 2.0T variant already available in the Middle East
Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017: The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. Following the arrival of the 2.0T that is currently available at INFINITI Partner’s across the region, the Middle East now counts down to the arrival of the all-new powerful Q60 Red Sport 400.
“The INFINITI Q60 Coupe has been one of the most eagerly anticipated models ever since the concept was first announced,” said Juergen Schmitz, ......read more
A trip to Japan awaits the young artists nominated to the world finals
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 8, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, is announcing the start of the third edition of Toyota’s global initiative, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage interest in making the world a better place.
It’s expected that around 30 schools from the UAE will be participating in this year’s edition, across three different age groups: below ......read more
Paris presentation of factory-restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic marks evolution of the successful Reborn programme by Land Rover Classic
Land Rover Classic will comprehensively restore an initial ten examples of the luxury SUV at launch
Jaguar Classic will also give a European debut to the ‘New Original’ XKSS at Salon Rétro-mobile
First Series I Jaguar E-type Fixed Head Coupe restoration – a privately-owned ‘barn find’ completely reconditioned to original specification – will be available to view on the Jaguar Land Rover Classic ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2017: Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018 today (1 February), as the region’s leading exhibition organiser expands its presence further in the Kingdom’s vast automotive aftermarket.
Automechanika Riyadh will take place from 5-7 February 2018 at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre, and will take place every two years. The three-day event will alternate between the existing Messe Frankfurt-organised Automechanika Jeddah, which will now become a biennial event, with the 3rd edition taking place in ......read more
Package includes standard 3-years/60,000kms service
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2017: Al-Futtaim Motors, the leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, has announced that all Lexus vehicles sold from January 1, 2017 for a limited period will now include a standard service package, offering owners 3-years/60,000kms of periodic service, compliments of Al-Futtaim Motors.
With the new service package, customers will no longer have to pay for regular service intervals for three years, including labor and parts. The service package also ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2017: Luxury automotive manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa, just announced Elie Bahri from Saad & Trad (Lebanon) as the Region’s Jaguar Technician of the Year 2016 while Alaa Ahmad Chamas from Alfardan Motors (Qatar) was named the Region’s Land Rover Technician of the Year 2016. Nabeel Ambalavan from the Al Tayer Motors (UAE) team also took home the newly introduced Regional accolade of Jaguar Land Rover Service Advisor of the Year 2016.
While the company runs its successful Technician of the Year award challenge every ......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, January 29, 2017: 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
Animation celebrates Range Rover’s enduring design and innovation over almost five decades
Trip through the generations begins with 1969 Velar prototype and concludes with 2017 Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic
Range Rover has introduced numerous first-to-market technologies, including electronic traction control and automatic electronic air suspension
Range Rover is the original luxury SUV, epitomising the best of British design
Watch the video here
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017: Two minutes is not long, but it’s enough time for Land Rover to celebrate a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 25 January, 2017: Ali & Sons Audi, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, are to partner with Abu Dhabi's Yas Links Golf Club for a third consecutive year. During April 2017, one of the most important tournaments that Ali & Sons Audi and Yas Links will host, is the local qualifier for the largest amateur golf tournament in the world, the Audi quattro Cup.
Mark Austin, General Manager of Ali & Sons Audi commented on the announcement saying, “We’re thrilled to renew our relationship with Yas Links Golf Club for another year. ......read more
Nissan’s new sedan concept captures prestigious honor from the officially-sanctioned design awards of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS); also receives award for Best Innovative use of Color, Graphics and Materials
Vmotion 2.0 was created to showcase Nissan’s new sedan design direction – fresh, dynamic and cabin-focused
Showcases the evolution of the signature “V-motion” front design seen on many of today’s Nissan products
Provides hints at the future of “Nissan Intelligent Mobility,” including a future vision ......read more