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Trading Enterprises – Honda makes dreams a reality this Summer

Up to 12,000 Dirhams saving when buying a new Honda car Dubai, July 16, 2019:  This summer is the perfect time for all Honda lovers to fulfil their dream of owning a new Honda vehicle as Trading Enterprises - Honda introduces its “Summer Dreams” promotion allowing customers to save up to AED 12,000 when buying a new car. Starting today July 16th till end of September, new car buyers can benefit from the promotion and save big when purchasing a new Honda Pilot EXL for AED 2,249 per month, Odyssey EXL for AED 2,249 per month, Accord 2L Turbo Sport for AED 1,949 per month or Civic S for AED 1,094 per month, across all Al-Futtaim Honda showrooms in the UAE. Also, the recently launched all new HR-V has a great offer for its fans with “free insurance”. Fardeen Sara, General Manager of Sales and Marketing, ......read more

Aston Martin Valkyrie Wows Crowds on Public Debut at Silverstone

• Aston Martin Valkyrie showcased dynamically ahead of 2019 British GP • High performance test driver Chris Goodwin completes lap of Silverstone • Verification Prototype 1 now set to begin extensive physical testing regime   14 July 2019:   Silverstone, UK: Aston Martin Valkyrie has broken cover after making its dynamic public debut in front of an enthusiastic crowd ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix.   Piloted by Aston Martin High Performance Test Driver Chris Goodwin, the 1,160bhp machine, took to Silverstone’s world-famous Grand Prix circuit for its first public demonstration run. With the focus not on outright lap time, today’s showcase offers a glimpse of what is to come from this extraordinary hypercar.   Following months of digital modelling ......read more

Peugeot announces sizzling summer offers

• Peugeot announces Summer Drive offers throughout July and August in the UAE • Free service up to 30,000 km on selected models • 0% Interest, five years/100,000 km warranty and five years roadside assistance on all Peugeot models   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:    Peugeot and Al Naboodah, the French brand’s distributor across Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah, are making the summer of 2019 an extra special one for car buyers by launching a blistering seasonal special offer across the entire model range, designed to make owning a Peugeot even more accessible and attractive to customers in the Emirates.   Throughout the months of July and August, the unique campaign by Peugeot and Al Naboodah will help customers enjoy an extra special 2019 summer holiday.  ......read more

Special edition 2019 Ford Expedition ‘Turath' arrives in Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms

Full size SUV draws inspiration from UAE’s heritage      Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14 July  2019:   Al Tayer Motors, the official UAE importer-dealer for Ford vehicles, has launched a special edition version of the full-size 2019 Ford Expedition sports utility vehicle (SUV) named ‘Turath’.   “Turath, the Arabic word for heritage, is a tribute to the UAE, which is a symbol of peace, modernity and tradition in the Arab world. Inspired by the ‘Year of Tolerance’, the Ford Expedition Turath has been customised and designed in-house to reflect the heritage of the great young, modern and tolerant nation that the UAE is today,” said Helal Hanei Omar, Senior Vice-President – Ford, Al Tayer Motors.   On the exterior, the Turath ......read more

Dubai Duty Free and Arabian Automobiles raffle a Nissan GT-R this holiday season

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 10th, 2019:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive distributor for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates is pleased to announce the launch of a new raffle draw on the Nissan GT-R, the first in the region, in collaboration with Dubai Duty Free. Travellers are invited to take pictures with the luxury car, showcased at Dubai International Airport, and enter the draw. The Nissan GT-R delivers a daily super-car driving experience with its 565-horsepower 3.8-litre V6 engine and two new turbochargers for enhanced performance efficiency, topped by burnished exhaust tips and an adjustable suspension system, ensuring greater stability and smoother handling while navigating corners.  

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Lincoln Nautilus: Luxury Redefined Inside and Out

From Ultra Comfort seats to exclusive Revel sound, Lincoln Nautilus sets a new benchmark for luxury crossovers True to Lincoln DNA, the two-row Nautilus offers a stunning exterior design and an interior crafted with the highest quality materials Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  10 July  2019:   Delivering a luxurious driver environment with SUV flexibility, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus offers a stunning exterior design and an interior crafted with the highest quality materials, integrated with intuitive technology for a premium driving experience. “The new Lincoln Nautilus is a stylish and sophisticated SUV built to the highest of standards and exceptional levels of craftsmanship,” said Sami Malkawi, Regional Sales Manager, Lincoln Middle East. “As Lincoln’s newest entry to the midsize ......read more

Ahmad Daham becomes first Arab drifter to participate in Drift Masters European Championship & Goodwood Festival of Speed

Daham’s custom Lexus RC F Pro Drift spec car – unveiled by Al-Futtaim Lexus in the UAE in May – makes first appearance in Europe The five-time Middle East drift champion already has over 75 podium wins to his name Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 9, 2019:  Ahmad Daham has made history by making his Goodwood Festival of Speed debut this month between 4-7 July in the United Kingdom. The annual event is a hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles, as well as F1 machines and other cars and motorbikes. The event has seen between 100,000 to 150,000 motorsport fans attended daily. His inaugural participation is made extra special by the fact that his custom Lexus RC F Pro Drift spec car – which was unveiled by Al-Futtaim Lexus in the UAE in May – has made its first appearance in ......read more

W Motors Headlines at Goodwood Festival of Speed With Limited Edition Fenyr Supersport

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08 July  2019:    W Motors, the Middle East’s only manufacturer of high-performance luxury sports cars, marked its return to the world-renowned annual Goodwood Festival of Speed with an unforgettable display of power and innovation. W Motor’s limited edition Fenyr SuperSport took centre stage at this year’s festival, which concluded yesterday (7 July 2019), showcasing its unparalleled performance capabilities with two hill climbs on each day of the sellout event that captivated spectators with its incredible on-track performance, unwavering agility and extraordinary design. “The Goodwood Hillclimb is one of the festival’s iconic experiences, for automotive designers, drivers and motorsport enthusiasts. This year, we had the privilege of seeing our ......read more

Arabian Automobiles introduces convenient test drives with Renault Anywhere in Dubai and Sharjah

The service is a testament to the company’s customer-centric approach Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 7, 2019:  Renault Anywhere ensures that customers based in Dubai and Sharjah, whether at home, work or a shopping mall, and unable to visit a Renault showroom, can conduct their test drives wherever they please.  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has launched ‘Renault Anywhere,’ a service that takes the hassle out of test drives by bringing the model to the customer’s location anywhere in Dubai and Sharjah. Made easier thanks to Arabian Automobiles’ wide distribution network, now one does not need to find the time to visit a showroom for a test drive.  The service is ......read more

Contract signed: BMW Group and Daimler AG launch long-term development cooperation for automated driving

• Initial goal: to develop technologies for driver assistance systems, highly automated driving on highways, and automated parking (all up to SAE Level 4) • Market launch in series vehicles scheduled for 2024 • Partners will implement technologies independently in their respective series vehicles • Cooperation involves over 1,200 development specialists in Unterschleissheim and Sindelfingen   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  07 July  2019:   The BMW Group and Daimler AG are launching their cooperation on automated driving: representatives from the two companies today signed an agreement for a long-term strategic cooperation, which will focus on joint development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and automated parking (all ......read more

Festival of Speed Celebrates Aston Martin's Racing History

• Festival of Speed Central Feature dedicated to Aston Martin’s racing history • Central feature represents a continuous race track adorned with the Le Mans winning DBR1  • Aero kit released for Aston Martin’s true sportscar, Vantage  • ‘Q by Aston Martin’ unveils six ‘Vantage Heritage Racing Editions’ spanning 91 years of racing history    06 July  2019:   Founded on a love for motorsport, Aston Martin’s racing history is as old as the company itself. In 2019, the marque celebrates two significant anniversaries – 60 years since its iconic 1-2 win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 70 years since the company first raced at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. It is fitting then that the Central Feature at Festival of Speed this year ......read more

Jaguar and Land Rover set to wow Goodwood crowd with prototype Defender and new model line-up

• New Defender prototype to continue testing programme on the hill ahead of global reveal later this year • Electric Jaguar eTROPHY one-make race car to make Goodwood debut • Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition, Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring Pack and F-TYPE SVR to thunder up the hill throughout the show • Jaguar F-TYPE Rally car will drift through the rally course every day • Jaguar and Land Rover Top Trumps is back offering prizes by competing in a digital version of iconic game  • Dynamic passenger experiences for festival visitors on the Jaguar Land Rover stand   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:    Jaguar and Land Rover will be debuting a series of exciting new models at this year’s annual celebration of all things ......read more

Automotive and Mobility Industry Leaders Publish First-of-its-Kind Framework for Safe Automated Driving Systems

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Emphasizing safety by design, 11 industry leaders across the automotive and automated driving technology spectrum today published “Safety First for Automated Driving,” (SaFAD), a non-binding organized framework for the development, testing and validation of safe automated passenger vehicles.   These 11 leaders — Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, FCA US LLC, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen — comprise the broadest representation across the industry and have published, to date, the largest report on how to build, test and operate a safe automated vehicle.   The SaFAD white paper authors’ purpose is to emphasize the importance of safety by design, along with verification and validation, as the industry works ......read more

Bentley Motors Announces Behbehani Brothers as Its New Retailer in Bahrain

Bentley starts a new chapter in the Kingdom with Behbehani Brothers as the new local retailer New models in 2019 set new standards for Bentley in Bahrain    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:    Bentley Motors, the British luxury automotive manufacturer, has appointed Behbehani Brothers as its official retail partner in Bahrain to provide sales and after-sales services in the Kingdom.    The appointment of the retailer marks an exciting new chapter for Bentley in Bahrain as it seeks to strengthen its position in the country, supported by the recent launches of acclaimed models such as the Continental GT Coupe and Convertible, and the Bentayga V8 and Bentayga Speed luxury SUVs.   With Bentley Bahrain coming under the management of Behbehani Brothers, all new ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota Centralizes its Sharjah Operations into One 3S Facility

Sharjah, UAE, July 3, 2019: In line with Al-Futtaim Toyota’s customer centric approach and in order to continue to provide its customers with the best possible service and offering, Al-Futtaim Toyota has consolidated its services through its 3S facility (Sales, Service and Spare parts) on Al Wahda Street in Sharjah.  The Al-Futtaim Toyota Sharjah showroom in the industrial area will close as of 4th July and the updated Al Wahda Street facility will continue to serve as a one-stop shop for all customers in the Sharjah area. The larger and refurbished 3S Al Wahda Street operation consisting of a showroom, service centre and spare parts facility also offers pre-owned cars as well as registration services.  Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, said, “At Toyota, our focus is on transforming our ......read more

The PEUGEOT SUV Offensive: All-new 2008 SUV revealed

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03 July  2019:  PEUGEOT has revealed first details of its exciting new compact SUV, the 2008, which becomes the third member of the French brand’s stylish SUV line-up. Set to arrive in the Middle East in 2020, the new PEUGEOT 2008 is an ultra-modern interpretation of the instinctive and versatile driving experience that exemplifies the brand’s vision of an exciting future. PEUGEOT strengthened its current SUV range with the introduction of the refreshed 3008, followed by the arrival of the 5008, which both arrived in the Middle East in 2017. Now, the new PEUGEOT 2008 is designed to bolster the line-up further, demonstrating the compatibility between technology and pleasure.  Rakesh Nair, Managing Director, PEUGEOT Middle East, said: “Our SUV line-up is second ......read more

Nissan Achieves All Time High Market Share of 16.9% in the Gulf

• Nissan Patrol is Middle East’s favorite SUV and Nissan Sunny and Nissan Kicks lead their segments • Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 six-year midterm strategy on track for Africa, Middle East and India   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 03 July 2019:  Nissan today announced its fiscal year 2018 (FY18) business results in the Middle East, recording a highly successful performance across the region. Nissan’s market share in the Gulf  reached a record high of 16.9 per cent, a gain of 2.9 points over the last two years. Nissan also witnessed strong growth momentum across the wider Middle East1 region, with its overall market share standing at a healthy 15.7 per cent.    Nissan continued to strengthen its performance in the region with a firm commitment to customer satisfaction and ......read more

GAZOO Racing clinches dramatic one-two victory in 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicle TS050 breaks Le Mans record with fastest-ever lap   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019:  GAZOO Racing (GR) recently won the 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans with a one-two finish at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France following a dramatic final hour of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. The trio of Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima, and Fernando Alonso successfully defended their Le Mans crown in the No. 8 TS050 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), securing the Drivers' World Championship in front of 252,500 spectators, and capping a highly successful season for the GR team.   The winners finished 16.9 seconds ahead of their GR team-mates Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi, and José María López when they slipped into second place in the No. 7 TS050 HEV ......read more

The sound of the vehicles of the future: Hans Zimmer and BMW Group work together on sound design for electric mobility.

Pioneering work for the electric driving experience. Sound for the BMW Vision M NEXT jointly developed.   June 25, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Munich. Hans Zimmer is known worldwide for his film music. He has composed countless soundtracks for Hollywood and won numerous awards. Now Hans Zimmer, together with Renzo Vitale, acoustic engineer and sound designer at the BMW Group, has composed the sound for the BMW Vision M NEXT. The Vision M NEXT celebrates its world premiere on June 25th 2019 at #NEXTGen. Hans Zimmer: “I have always been a BMW enthusiast. As a kid I used to recognise my mother coming home by the sound of her BMW. I am thrilled to get the chance to design the sound of future electric BMW’s and create emotion for the future electric driving experience.”   Hans Zimmer and Renzo ......read more

Gargash Group Expands Gac Motor in the UAE With Two New Models, New Showrooms and New Service Centers

• Preview of two new GAC signature models- GA4 and GS3 for the UAE market  • An ambitious expansion plan will see the opening of three new showrooms – one in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and two in Dubai • Delivering outstanding customer experience with two new GAC Motor service centers in Dubai    Dubai; 24 June 2019:  Gargash Group, one of the largest distributors of premium and luxury cars in the UAE, in collaboration with GAC Motor, China's leading auto brand, officially released the latest star duo GA4 and GS3 in the UAE. Introducing high-end automobile options to local customers, Gargash Group further accelerates GAC Motor's strategy of global expansion and greater brand development within the region.   As part of the global launch plan, the UAE launch ceremony ......read more

Nissan announces senior management changes for the Africa, Middle East and India region

Joni Paiva appointed as Regional Vice President for Marketing and Sales for Africa, Middle East and India Thierry Sabbagh promoted to Managing Director of Nissan Middle East Dubai, UAE, 24 June 2019 – Nissan today announced changes to its senior leadership with the appointments of Joni Paiva as Regional Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Africa, Middle East and India, and Thierry Sabbagh as Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. Peyman Kargar, Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Chairman of the Management Committee for Africa, Middle East, and India, commented, “Nissan aims to double its presence in Africa, the Middle East and India over the course of our midterm plan to 2022. We are pleased to welcome Joni from Nissan Canada to the region to lead our regional AMI business, and congratulate ......read more

Three new models in 2019 as MG Motor's Middle East expansion gains momentum

• MG to introduce its first ever seven-seater SUV, the MG RX 8 • All-new MG 5 compact sedan and MG HS mid-size SUV will also join the British-born brand’s bold model line-up • MG enjoying impressive rise in popularity around the region     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:  MG Motor is set to embark on its most prolific period in recent years, announcing that it will launch three brand new models across the Middle East in the second half of 2019. The move builds on the brand’s rapidly-growing popularity with car buyers across the region by dramatically expanding its product offering.    Having launched in the Middle East in 2015 with just one hero model, MG currently boasts a line-up of MG 6, MG RX 5, MG ZS and MG GS, and will soon add three more to ......read more

Ready to Summit: Bentley Continental Gt Set for Pikes Peak Record Attempt

Continental GT seeks outright production car record on June 30 Follows Bentley Bentayga record-setting run in 2018 Full race livery is revealed Race number #100 recognises Bentley’s centenary year Extensive testing programme continues   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:   Bentley Motors is set to attempt to break the outright production car record at the world-renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) with the new Continental GT later this month. The current record and time to beat is 10:26.9.   Last year, the record for a production SUV at Pikes Peak was set by the Bentley Bentayga in a time of 10:49.9 - taking nearly two minutes off the previous record by averaging 66.5 mph.   In Bentley Motors’ centenary year, the spirit of endeavour and desire to ......read more

Sahara Centre rewards lucky Emirati customer with grand prize of Polaris Slingshot in ‘Win Wheels with Meals' campaign

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 23 June 2019:  Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, dining, entertainment and leisure destination, announced that an Emirati national is the winner of the ‘Win Wheels with Meals’ campaign held from 25th February to 30th May. The digital draw was conducted in the presence of the Sharjah Economic Development Department representative.  With the ‘Win Wheels with Meals’ campaign, shoppers who spend AED100 at any of the restaurants on 2nd Level, East Atrium, received a raffle coupon to enter the draw for the Polaris Slingshot. Day-time shoppers had the opportunity to double their chance to win when they dined in from 12 PM to 3 PM by receiving two coupons for the raffle draw.  Sahara Centre regularly organises campaigns that delight shoppers and visitors, ......read more

Nissan e.dams' Buemi set for home race in Switzerland

Final European Formula E race to be staged in Bern Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:   Nissan e.dams aims to continue its recent points scoring spree when the ABB FIA Formula E Championship kicks off a home race weekend for team driver Sebastien Buemi in Switzerland. The final European race of the season will be staged in Bern – just over 100 kilometers from Buemi’s home town of Aigle.  As the market leader for electric vehicles in Europe, Nissan is using Formula E to demonstrate the power and performance of its electric vehicle technology – a key part of the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision. The Nissan LEAF was the best-selling electric car in Europe in 2018, and the 2019 lineup has been enhanced with the addition of the LEAF e+, offering increased range and ......read more

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W Motors and ICONIQ Motors reveal their first Autonomous Vehicle “MUSE” to the world at Auto ...…

Dubai, UAE - 16th April 2019:  W Motors and ICONIQ Motors have officially unveiled the MUSE Autonomous car to the world at Auto Shanghai.  The fully-electric self-driving MUSE offers a unique and futuristic travel experience. It features an advanced infotainment system and smart onboard services, innovative wide screen user interfaces and advanced cloud-computed ......read more

Renault Trucks Gives Its Customers an Adventure Experience in the Middle East…

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Dubai Police supports green vision with addition of 13 Renault ZOE electric cars from Arabian ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 15th, 2019:   Dubai Police today announced that is has added 13 Renault ZOE electric cars from Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, to its patrol fleet.  The collaboration between Dubai Police and Arabian Automobiles is in line with ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota rewards customers ahead of the holy month of Ramadan…

Customers can choose between an Umrah or a holiday destination with the purchase of every new Toyota vehicle  Dubai, UAE - April 11, 2019:  Al-Futtaim Toyota is welcoming the holy month of Ramadan earlier this year with the launch of new rewards. Customers will no longer have to wait until Ramadan to snag the best deals and can do it a full month earlier with the purchase of ......read more

Bentley Offers First Glimpse of New Flying Spur…

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BMW Group Middle East partners with Bassoul-Heneine, the official BMW Group importer in Lebanon, to make big impact at e-MotorShow Middle East in Beirut on April 11-15. Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:  BMW Group Middle East, together with Bassoul-Heneine, the official BMW Group importer in Lebanon, will put on a high-voltage display at the region’s first auto show dedicated ......read more

Trains, Planes and Automobiles: The Story of Bentley's Innovative Founder…

British luxury car company founded 100 years ago by W.O. Bentley Original Bentley Rotary One (BR1) engine developed during First World War Founding father of Bentley considered one of the greatest British automotive engineers of all time Innovation remains at heart of successful luxury brand Dubai, UAE, April 09, 2019:   As Bentley marks its Centenary year, the ......read more

BMW at Auto Shanghai 2019…

April 09, 2019:  BMW takes to the stage at Auto Shanghai 2019 with the spotlight on two model premieres in particular. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan is making its Chinese debut at the international motor show, and the latest generation of the globally popular sports sedan will be built for the Chinese market by BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang. Also rolling off the assembly line here will ......read more

Express Auto Wash introduces premium new services…

Revolutionary 5 minutes car wash recycles 95% of water  Dubai, UAE, April 08, 2019:  Express Auto Wash (EAW) located behind the Mushrif Mall introduces new premium services to meet the discerning requirements of car owners in Abu Dhabi. The environment friendly car wash facility recycles 95% of the water used and allows multiple cars to be washed simultaneously saving your ......read more

Italian flair adds exciting touch to Automechanika Dubai 2019's powerful European presence…

Leading manufacturers from Italy target growing Middle East and Africa at region’s premier automotive aftermarket trade fair    Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  The powerful European presence at this year’s Automechanika Dubai exhibition will have a big boost of turbo-charged Italian flair, with a host of companies from Italy revving their engines ahead of the Middle ......read more

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Sets Dubai Autodrome Lap Record…

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Volvo Cars introduces Care Key as standard on all cars for safe car sharing…

Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2019:   Volvo Cars today reveals the Care Key, allowing any Volvo buyer to set a speed limit for themselves, their family members or friends. The Care Key will come as standard on all Volvo cars from model year 2021.   The Care Key allows Volvo drivers to set limitations on the car’s top speed, before lending their car to other family members or to ......read more

The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is shaking up the SUV game again…

Al-Futtaim Toyota’s 1st Hybrid Electric SUV in the UAE   Trend setting design, tougher looks and class-leading fuel economy  Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2019:   In 1994 Toyota did something unprecedented in motoring by launching its first crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Toyota RAV4, revolutionizing the segment and redefining the meaning of adventure ever ......read more

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Innovative gel sealant enters UAE to prevent tyre bursts in soaring temperatures…

High-quality product prevents punctures and blowouts to guarantee safety on the road   Dubai, United Arab Emirates (April 1, 2019):   Even the thought of a burst tyre in a moving vehicle, however rare, is enough to induce paranoia amongst motorists. And in an unfortunate event when a poorly-maintained tyre gives way, the consequences can be fatal — both for drivers and ......read more

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Al Majid Motors celebrates KIA's top laurels at Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2019…

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The new BMW 1 Series: final test phase in Miramas.…

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The Land Cruiser Grand Touring Sport now available in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota announces the arrival of the new Land Cruiser VXR Grand Touring Sport (GTS). Having firmly positioned itself as the king of all terrains, the mighty Toyota Land Cruiser GTS is set to dominate the concrete jungle once more.  With a host of upgrades ......read more

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Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:   Volvo Cars is for the first time making its safety knowledge easily accessible in a central digital library which it urges the car industry to use, in the interest of safer roads for all.   The announcement symbolises the company’s philosophy of boosting safety through sharing knowledge that helps save lives and comes on the 60-year anniversary ......read more

Jaguar F-Pace: 300 Sport and Chequered Flag Special Editions Join Award-winning Range…

Jaguar introduces F-PACE 300 SPORT and Chequered Flag special editions to the World Car  of the Year and World Car Design of the Year award-winning F-PACE range Performance-focused 300 SPORT, available with both clean and efficient 300PS petrol and diesel AWD powertrains, features assertive sporting exterior and interior changes Feature-packed Chequered Flag has an impressive standard ......read more

Bentley Collection Celebrates Centenary Milestone…

Limited edition items mark 100 years of Bentley Motors Centenary gold finish on individual pieces mirrors all cars built in 2019 Extraordinary statement pieces define exciting vision for the future   (Middle East, 20 March 2019) On July 10 2019 Bentley marks its 100th year. To celebrate this remarkable milestone we have created the new Centenary Collection which is available ......read more

Nissan announces arrival of 2019 Nissan KICKS in dual color tones across the Middle East…

Dual tone Nissan KICKS available in three choices - grey with orange roof; orange with black roof; and white with orange roof Dubai, United Arab Emirates: March 19, 2019 –   Nissan has made the award-winning Nissan KICKS even more distinctive for Middle East customers and enthusiasts, with the introduction of three new Dual Tone options. Customers now have the freedom to ......read more

New 2019 Cadillac CT6 makes its Middle East debut…

EXCS luxury car show to host regional debut of 2019 CT6 with 3.6L powerplant Cadillac SUV lineup led by the all-new XT4 to complement the brand’s premium model display Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019:  Middle East – Cadillac revealed the new 2019 CT6 for the first time in the Middle East at this year’s EXCS luxury car show (14-17 March) The luxury car brand showcased ......read more

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing took on UAE's unique terrain in final stage of '5 Continents Drive'…

The team had stopovers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Khorfakkan, Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah as part of their country-wide itinerary Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  Following the success of its expedition in Africa, TOYOTA’s GAZOO Racing arrived in the UAE for the final stage of its 5 Continents Drive project in Asia, which started in the Middle East. As part of the itinerary, the ......read more

Rolls-Royce Showcases ‘out of This World' Phantom Tranquillity at 2019 Geneva Motor Show…

25 examples worldwide  Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  As masters of the luxuriously Bespoke, Rolls-Royce have showcased the most recent interpretation of their motoring finesse and expertise in the shape of the latest, Bespoke Phantom Tranquillity. This Collection is strictly limited to just 25 examples worldwide and available as both Phantom and Phantom Extended Wheelbase, which ......read more

Nissan Powers Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge for 16th Consecutive Year…

Sponsorship underscores Nissan Middle East’s commitment to the Middle East motorsport Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2019:   Nissan Middle East is gearing up for another exciting season of desert racing, as it looks forward to powering the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (ADDC). Taking to the dunes from 31 March to 4 April, ADDC is one of the region’s most ......read more

Giti Tire Celebrates New Beginnings with Opening of First Middle East Flagship Store in Dubai…

March 16, 2019 - Dubai, U.A.E. – With top executives from Singapore-based Giti Tire gathered in Dubai, the company inaugurated its first Giti flagship store on 7th March, 2019. In partnership with Amin Auto Care, the festive event included exciting displays, a ceremonial signing of a Commitment to Service, as well as remarks by Executive Director of International Sales and Marketing, Chris ......read more

Continental Technology Powers Jeep® Wrangler's New eTorque Mild-Hybrid System…

Powerful new eTorque technology contributes to improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions  Continental’s industry-first, liquid-cooled 48-volt Eco Drive is now available on the iconic Jeep® Wrangler  Marks the technology’s first application in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment and with an American vehicle manufacturer  Dubai, UAE, March 12, ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota and UAE Government Authorities confiscate 453,456 counterfeit car parts in UAE ...…

Counterfeit Toyota spare parts reach AED 20.68 million of forfeiture value in 2018 Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota, in partnership with UAE government authorities, has confiscated more than 453,456 counterfeit Toyota parts valued at AED20.68 million (USD 5.63 million) throughout 2018. A total of 26 raids on counterfeit car part dealers took place in 2018 across the ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda launches the all-new Honda HR-V…

Entry-level SUV completes Honda’s SUV line-up   Dubai, March 10, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new Honda HR-V.    The HR-V marks the presence of an entry level SUV from the Honda range and this 5-seater vehicle has been positioned ......read more

Rolls-Royce Cullinan named ‘Best Luxury SUV' at The Luxury Network International Awards…

TLNI’s glamorous Great Gatsby-inspired black-tie event in Dubai celebrated the best global luxury lifestyle brands Dubai, March 07, 2019: The Rolls-Royce Cullinan was named ‘Best Luxury SUV’ at the 2019 edition of The Luxury Network International’s (TLNI) awards show. Held at the sumptuous Caesar’s Palace hotel on Bluewaters Island in Dubai Marina, the Great ......read more

Maserati Levante: the Allegra Antinori one-off and the interactive journey through Italian ...…

 Maserati Levante: Allegra Antinori one-off fully personalized by the Maserati Centro Stile   An interactive experience involving working tables of Italian excellence: Maserati presents the first step in customization United Arab Emirates -  March 6, 2019:  Europe's biggest Motor Show of the year gets under way and Maserati presents a one-off Levante, giving ......read more

Ferrari F8 Tributo, a celebration of excellence…

The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history   United Arab Emirates, 5 March 2019:  The F8 Tributo is the new mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of the Prancing Horse’s classic two-seater berlinetta.   It is a car with unique characteristics and, as its name implies, is an ......read more

AM-RB 003:The Third in the Mid-Engined Family…

 Project 003 becomes AM-RB 003, with the confirmation of Red Bull Advanced Technologies’ involvement  RBAT already integrated in the development of AM-RB 003   AM-RB 003 follows Aston Martin Valkyrie and Valkyrie AMR Pro as third mid-engined Aston Martin  Concept car makes debut at 2019 Geneva Motor Show  RBAT to focus on optimisation of AM-RB ......read more

Rolls-Royce to Showcase full bespoke portfolio at 2019 Geneva Motor Show…

March 05, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will return to the Geneva Motor Show and debut its full current product portfolio for the first time on an international stage. Representing the near-infinite Bespoke possibilities at the heart of its record-breaking success in 2018, the marque will present one of an extraordinary collection of 25 Phantoms alongside the first publicly-revealed ......read more

Jaguar I-Pace is European Car of the Year…

Jaguar I-PACE wins European Car of the Year 2019 award 60 expert journalists chose Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV above six other finalists  European sales to date represent 75 per cent of total global I-PACE volume*  Jaguar public charging service provides easy access to more than 85,000 charging points throughout Europe I-PACE has won 55 awards globally since ......read more

Bentley at the Geneva International Motor Show…

Centenary stand celebrates Bentley’s remarkable first 100 years Global debut of special Limited Edition inspired by iconic racing model European Show Debut of Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner Global debut of new Bentayga Speed – world’s fastest production SUV Public debut of stylish new Continental GT Convertible Live press conference 08:20 CET, Hall 1 Stand ......read more

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera TAG Heuer Edition…

50 examples of special edition DBS Superleggera produced to celebrate Aston Martin’s partnership with TAG Heuer Special edition TAG Heuer Carrera created to provide collectors timepiece to each owner Each of the 50 cars inspected personally by Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group CEO, Andy Palmer, before leaving the factory   28 February 2019, Dubai, UAE: In ......read more

Automechanika Jeddah opens with 80 exhibitors from 15 countries…

Global brands make inroads in Saudi’s $7.6 billion spare parts and auto services market February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Saudi’s foremost auto aftermarket trade fair opened today (26 February) in Jeddah, with more than 80 exhibitors from 15 countries tapping into the Kingdom’s auto services and spare parts market that’s estimated to grow six percent annually over the ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota and Citi Taxi Sharjah committed to improving UAE air quality…

Citi Taxi Sharjah leads sustainability efforts with 450 Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles in its fleet   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 27, 2019: In line with the UAE Vision 2021 goals for a smart, sustainable society, Al-Futtaim Toyota and Citi Taxi in Sharjah are investing into a better future with Toyota Hybrid-Electric Vehicles (HEV) to help ease the burden on the ......read more

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