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    Young artists take centre stage at 5th Annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

    Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota has announced the winners of the 5th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at a special award ceremony held at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.   The contest is a global initiative that runs across 81 countries, attracting over 900,000 submissions annually from children up to 15 years of age. The format of the competition allows children to let their youthful creativity run free by asking them to imagine the best problem-solving car in the world.    This year, the competition saw participation of over 950 entries from 22 schools across the UAE. The entries were judged around their uniqueness and execution of concept, as well as the child’s artistic ability.   Commenting on the competition, Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, said, ......read more

    All-new 2019 GMC Sierra arrives in the Middle East

    New Sierra Crew Cab now available across the region in six models GMC’s full-size pickup truck can be specified as Sierra, SLE, SLT and Denali models as well as new Elevation and AT4 versions Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2019:  GMC’s completely redesigned 2019 Sierra lightweight pickup truck is now on sale across the Middle East. Available in Crew Cab body style, the all-new 2019 Sierra range comprises of six models that each make a commanding statement in design, capability and advanced connectivity.   The next-generation Sierra lineup sees the introduction of two new trims, to complement the Sierra, SLE, SLT and premium Denali models. Targeting customers with active lifestyles, the first-ever AT4 combines smart capability and innovative technologies with uncompromising off-road capability. The new ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Motors launches new BMW & MINI Leasing Programme that puts flexibility, luxury and convenience in the driving seat

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: Driving your own luxury BMW or MINI vehicle is now easier and more convenient than ever before thanks to great new leasing offers and options from Abu Dhabi Motors. The exclusive BMW Group importer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain - Abu Dhabi Motors - has launched an innovative and flexible leasing programme which includes the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW X3 models and MINI 5-door models. Further models by Abu Dhabi Motors are expected to be added to offer customers a wider selection. With zero down payment, set term contracts, simple monthly payment options, comprehensive insurance and servicing as standard as well as protection against involuntary unemployment, customers who opt to lease a BMW or MINI with Abu Dhabi Motors can enjoy complete peace of mind on the road. BMW Group’s renowned Service and Repair ......read more

    New Peugeot 508 The Radical Saloon Makes Its Middle East Debut

    New Peugeot 508 makes regional debut at brand-new Peugeot Concept Store in Yas Mall Available in Middle East showrooms now with prices starting from $24,600 Completely redesigned Peugeot 508 sets world-class quality standards in the executive salon segment Cutting-edge PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® technology fitted as standard Iconic feline-inspired design cues denote Peugeot’s new design language Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2019:  The game-changing all-new Peugeot 508 has arrived in the Middle East. The radical new saloon from the visionary French brand was revealed at its recently opened Concept Store in Yas Mall. Available in showrooms across the region* now, the Peugeot 508 comes in three trim levels; the entry level ‘Active’, mid-trim ‘Allure’ and the top-of-the-range ‘GT Line’ ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Main Man Martin Aiming for Major Success in the Ardennes Classics

    United Arab Emirates - April 23, 2019:  The Ardennes Classics continue on Wednesday with UAE Team Emirates announcing a stellar line-up to take on La Flèche Wallonne and the fourth Monument of the season, Liège–Bastogne–Liège. Spearheading the team of seven riders will be Dan Martin. The Irishman picked up the race victory at Liège–Bastogne–Liège in 2013, and has finished in the top 10 at La Flèche Wallonne a remarkable five times – three of those being podium finishes. He will be supported by former World Champion, Rui Costa, Sergio Henao – who finished second in this race in 2013 – Manuele Mori, Rory Sutherland, Tadej Pogacar and Diego Ulissi.  La Flèche Wallonne is a one-day classic for the climbers. The 195.5km route from Ans to Huy circumnavigates the suburbs of Liege, ......read more

    Nissan launches bold and powerful refreshed 2019 Maxima in the Middle East

    Enhancements to Nissan’s flagship sedan include V-motion-inspired exterior, new wheel designs, refined interior   Dubai, UAE - 23 April 2019:  Nissan today revealed the new 2019 Nissan Maxima in the Middle East at a regional launch event in Dubai. With captivating performance stance, 19-inch diamond-cut wheels, boomerang signature LED lighting framing the enlarged V-motion grille, the Maxima also offers Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of advanced driver-assist systems that supports the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision to redefine how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.   The launch of the Maxima across the region comes following an impressive world debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in November last year. The model continues its reputation as an exciting near-luxury sports sedan ......read more

    Premier Motors and Maserati host ‘Le Donne Di Maserati' – a stylish evening

    Event featured Selma Benomar’s Ramadan 2019 collection, jewellery by designer Nada G™ and make-up by Iman Al Tamimi Abu Dhabi, 23 April 2019 -  Premier Motors, the official dealer for Maserati vehicles in Abu Dhabi, hosted a stylish evening event titled ‘Le Donne Di Maserati’ at its showroom in Khalidiya. The event showcased 20 exquisite creations from renowned Dubai-based luxury caftan brand Selma Benomar’s 2019 Ramadan collection. Many of the pieces in the show featured intricate embroidery - a well-known signature of the fashion house. Sheer fabric was a common feature in the collection, mostly used for the elaborate sleeves of the caftans.  Award-winning Lebanese contemporary jewellery designer, Nada Ghazal, Designer, Founder and Managing Partner of Nada G™, participated in ......read more

    BMW Group sales up 2.8% in March, beating market trends in several major markets

    BMW Group global number one in premium segment in first quarter BMW brand delivers 221,631 in March, up 3.7% All major sales regions contribute to sales increase First quarter sales grow at BMW, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad BMW i3 sales up 16% for best-ever first quarter: 9,227 sold Nota: “Our focus remains on sustainable, profitable growth” Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  March 2019 was the best-ever single sales month in the BMW Group’s history with a total of 263,319 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered to customers, an increase of 2.8% on the same month last year. Across the first quarter of the year, the company maintained sales at last year’s high level, with a total of 605,333 (+0.1%) vehicles sold.   “The year is progressing as we expected, given the ......read more

    Buying a Used Car, Worth It or Not?

    April 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The market for used cars always existed, but has started thriving in the last few years. This is because after your house, a car is probably the next expensive purchase that you will make and used cars sometimes give better value for money compared to new cars. But how much is it worth? Not just in terms of cost but also what it gives back. To help you answer this question and make a decision for yourself, a few points regarding the benefits of buying a used car are listed below. This will educate you about the market in question and help in making a more informed decision. The price tag is more appealing – a new car starts depreciating the moment it leaves the showroom but a used car has already been through all of that. This is a major factor that makes a used car a better bargain. The ......read more

    Hyundai Announces Project to Generate Electricity Using Hydrogen Vehicle Technology

    Hyundai Motor signs MOU to build 1 MW hydrogen fuel cell power facility in Korea NEXO power module to generate 8,000 MWh of electricity annually with zero emissions Hyundai continues effort to build Hydrogen Society in line with ‘FCEV Vision 2030’ Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  Hyundai Motor Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two South Korean energy firms to generate electricity from hydrogen, using technology from the company’s NEXO hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to power around 2,200 homes.   The pilot project, conducted under the MOU with Korea East-West Power (EWP) and Deokyang, will deliver a 1-megawatt (MW) hydrogen fuel cell power facility, with Hyundai Motor building the fuel cell system, EWP managing the facility and sale of electricity, and Deokyang supplying the ......read more

    UD Trucks launches New Quester to help companies in the MEENA region overcome business challenges and accelerate growth with Smart Logistics

    New Quester designed to extend uptime and provide MEENA fleet customers with a higher return on investment. Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019:   UD Trucks today unveiled New Quester in the Middle East, East and North Africa (MEENA). This new version of the brand’s well-established heavy-duty truck introduces a range of enhancements that will enable logistics companies across the region to tackle critical industry challenges and boost their bottom line through Smart Logistics.  Fuel efficiency, productivity, connectivity, and supporting and developing drivers are top priorities for fleets and transport companies in the MEENA region and New Quester will address these challenges with new features such as ESCOT (Easy Safe Controlled Transmission) and UD Telematics. To be introduced in fast-growing regions around ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover Finds the Teenagers Writing the Code for a Self-driving Future

    Fully-autonomous vehicles will require an estimated one billion lines of code – compared to just 145,000 needed to land on the moon in 1969 Tomorrow’s engineers are already learning to code at school to prepare for self-driving future and bridge the skills gap Land Rover 4x4 In Schools programme is inspiring future talent to offset global STEM skills shortage Almost five million more people with specialist digital skills needed globally by 2023 Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2019:   Tomorrow’s engineers are learning to code self-driving vehicles of the future today thanks to the unique Land Rover 4x4 in Schools programme.   Self-driving cars will require an estimated one billion lines of computer code1 – almost 1,000 times more than the 145,000 lines required by NASA to land Apollo 11 on ......read more

    W Motors and ICONIQ Motors reveal their first Autonomous Vehicle “MUSE” to the world at Auto Shanghai 2019

    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 connectivity.  Two large screens and four personal tablets enable individual connectivity through a ‘CEO.UX’ User Experience which stands for Comfort, Entertainment and Office, one of the best in-car-experience offerings to-date. MUSE is also equipped with cutting-edge cyber-security and safety systems.  The MUSE was fully designed in-house by the W Motors design team. With its name deriving from the Greek Goddesses of Inspiration, all ......read more

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

    Renault Trucks welcomed customers from more than 30 different countries at its annual event on 8th to 12th April in Bahrain The event hosted more than 450 participants from all corners of the globe including 80 from the Middle East, and hundreds from Africa, Turkey and Algeria, at the Bahrain International Circuit 60 customers from Saudi Arabia joined the event on a day dedicated to clients from the Kingdom Renault’s range of trucks were put through their paces on the world-famous Formula One track In a series of workshops and unique driving experiences, Renault Trucks showcased its products through an unforgettable experience  Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  The Renault Trucks Xperience Days 2019, which took place in Bahrain on 8th to 12th April, brought together an international audience of 450 participants ......read more

    Dubai Police supports green vision with addition of 13 Renault ZOE electric cars from Arabian Automobiles to its patrol fleet

    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 the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda which focuses on improving the quality of air and promoting sustainable development. It also underlines the commitment of Dubai Police to promote green and eco-friendly initiatives.  Arabian Automobiles has been at the forefront in promoting sustainability in the region and is a committed partner in supporting the green vision of the UAE leadership. The Renault ZOE, a compact electric vehicle, is ......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 their new Toyota vehicle during the month of April.  As part of the campaign, customers purchasing a new Toyota will be eligible to get a free Umrah, in keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month. Designed to offer complete peace of mind, the package is inclusive of air tickets, airport meet and greet, private transportation, hotel accommodation and Umrah visa processing. Furthermore, a bilingual help desk service will be operating 24/7 to ......read more

    Bentley Offers First Glimpse of New Flying Spur

    Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2019:   The world’s leading luxury automotive company is innovating beyond the existing boundaries of performance, refinement and luxury with the introduction of an all-new four-door Grand Tourer. 

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    Consumers Plug Into BMW's Eco-friendly Range at Middle East E-mobility Auto Show

    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 entirely to electrified vehicles and e-mobility.   The BMW 530e will be the eco-friendly flagship model that will roll into the e-MotorShow Middle East in Beirut on April 11-15.   The show is a great opportunity to enhance BMW Group’s reputation as a trendsetter in zero-emissions electromobility as the Middle East embraces sustainable transport.   Dr Hamid Haqparwar, Managing Director BMW Group Middle East, said: ......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 Crewe-based luxury car maker celebrates the life of the innovative British engineer whose drive and ingenuity started it all.   Walter Owen Bentley – or W.O. as he is fondly known – was born in 1888 in London, when horse and carriage was still the most common form of transport. Growing up in a busy household of 11, and despite an undistinguished school career, W.O. used enthusiasm and innovation to succeed. After an ......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 be the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan developed exclusively for customers in China – and likewise presented for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2019. Visitors to the show, which is taking place on 18 – 25 April 2019, will also be greeted by the world premiere of the new BMW X3 M (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km [26.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km) and new BMW X4 M (fuel consumption combined: ......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 valuable time. The new services introduced includes: Nano ceramic...AED 2000 GardX paint protection AED 1800 window Tinting Sedan AED 500 Window tinting SUV AED 800 Headlight wrapping AED 300 Headlight polishing AED 100. A mat wash price at Express Auto Wash is at AED 15 while the full interior price for SUV has been revised to 349. Cleanliness, professionalism, and passion is evident at Express Auto Wash on arrival, and as each ......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 East and Africa’s largest automotive aftermarket trade fair.     More than 1,800 exhibitors from 60-plus countries will partake in the 17th edition of Automechanika Dubai in June 2019, with more than 350 of that figure hailing from Europe.   Italy, known worldwide for its reputation as a producer of high-end sports cars, is also a major aftermarket player, exporting US$15.3 billion worth of auto parts and ......read more

    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Sets Dubai Autodrome Lap Record

      Jaguar XE SV Project 8 confirms its place as the world’s fastest production, four door saloon car with new record in Dubai Most extreme performance road-legal Jaguar four door saloon – designed, engineered and hand-assembled by Special Vehicles Operations – is capable of 0-100kmh in 3.7sec and a limited top speed of 320kmh Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 7, 2019:   The world’s fastest four-door saloon, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 added a new lap record to its growing list of global achievements. The stock, standard four seater configuration, Jaguar XE SV Project 8 lapped the 5.39-kilometre Dubai Autodrome GP circuit in 2:18.81 mins, making it the fastest four seater, four door saloon car around the circuit.    The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the most extreme Jaguar ......read more

    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 younger and inexperienced drivers such as teenagers that only just received their drivers’ licence.   The launch of the Care Key follows the announcement earlier this month that Volvo Cars will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180 kph from 2020, in order to send a strong signal about the dangers of speeding.   Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars’ chief executive, said this month that the company wants to start a ......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 since. Now, almost three decades later, Toyota is redefining the rules with the all-new fifth-generation RAV4, which was launched by Al-Futtaim Toyota, pioneer of sustainable mobility in the UAE since 2008. The 2019 RAV4 has arrived in the UAE to yet again shake up the segment. This time, as Al-Futtaim Toyota’s first-ever hybrid SUV in the Emirates. Aimed at active families that seek a balance of sportiness, practicality and ......read more

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    Useful Tips When Buying a Used Car

    April 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   A car is a matter of pride whether it is fresh out of the showroom or is a used one. It serves many purposes and is an investment for the entire family. Buying a car can prove to be a little bit of a challenge because there are so many factors that need to be considered, but it can prove to be a very fulfilling experience if done the right way.    The process of buying a used car requires a lot of research and patience. To help make the entire thing even more smooth and stress-free for you, below mentioned are six tips to keep in mind. ......read more

    Big data and artificial intelligence to play a big role in Middle East's automotive aftermarket future, experts say

    Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:  An ongoing transformation in the Middle East automotive industry will have a sizeable impact on the regional aftermarket, with big data and analytics playing a pivotal role in how industry players optimise their value chain, experts said today (27 March 2019.) Vishal Sanghavi, Project Manager for Automotive and Transportation at research and advisory firm Aranca, said megatrends such as shared mobility, electrification, connectivity and autonomous vehicles, will lead to a big shift in the redistribution of profits across the value chain, with the emergence ......read more

    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 pedestrians.   As tyre punctures are dangerous, government agencies encourage drivers to check their tyres regularly to make sure that they are safe. Preventive anti-burst products are also ......read more

    Six Reasons Why Gmc's 2019 Yukon Is the Ideal Family-friendly Vehicle

    Smart design, advanced technologies and versatile functionality make GMC’s full-size SUV stand out from its rivals   Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:   With their bold styling, premium interior appointments and powerful engine lineup, GMC’s Yukon and Yukon Denali are undoubtedly professional-grade full-size SUVs. Thanks to their smart design, advanced technologies and versatile functionality, they offer far more than meets the eye, making them the ideal family-friendly vehicle for those who want to stand out from the crowd.   Just like any family, ......read more

    Future Jaguar Land Rover Models Could Help Stop the Spread of Superbugs

    Using a type of ultraviolet light, Jaguar Land Rover believes it could help to stop the spread of bacteria and harmful viruses Future ventilation systems could neutralise pathogens which cause infections  UV-C technology can help stop the spread of cold and flu, while reducing the transmission of major superbugs by up to 30%*  Jaguar Land Rover is exploring a wide range of driver and passenger wellbeing features as it works towards a self-driving future  Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steve Iley believes cars can play a part in preventative healthcare in an age of shared ......read more

    Al Tayer Motors Opens World's Largest Lincoln Vitrine Facility

    Integrated 3S complex and new-look Lincoln and Ford showrooms on Sheikh Zayed Road to provide sales impetus in 2019 Dubai, 31 March 2019:   Continuing its network expansion, Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s leading automobile dealerships and official importer-dealer for Ford and Lincoln vehicles, has opened the world’s largest Lincoln Vitrine facility at Al Ittihad Road in Dubai. Elena Ford, Chief Customer Experience Officer of Ford Motor Company along with senior officials from Al Tayer Motors, Ford Middle East & Africa and Lincoln Middle East inaugurated the ......read more

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

    KIA Cerato wins the Best Compact Sedan award and KIA Stinger is voted as Best Compact Premium Sedan  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2019:   Al Majid Motors, the sole distributor for KIA passenger vehicles in the UAE, today announced that KIA has won two top laurels at the Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) Awards 2019.  While KIA Cerato won the Best Compact Sedan Award, KIA Stinger was voted as the Best Compact Premium Sedan in the highly competitive and prestigious awards, instituted to celebrate excellence in the automotive industry. Now in its 6th ......read more

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

    Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2019:  Camouflaged pre-series vehicles of the third-generation BMW 1 Series are currently still undergoing extensive test drives at the BMW proving ground in Miramas, Southern France. The facility’s diverse handling tracks offer the optimal conditions for refining agility and dynamics of the new BMW 1 Series. This was preceded by five years of intensive development work and the change to the modern BMW front-wheel drive architecture.   A genuine BMW with an individual character. The new BMW 1 Series will set new standards in the premium compact class ......read more

    The King of Toyota gets a sportier makeover with new design details

    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 designed to make city driving even more fulfilling than ever before, the 2019 Land Cruiser VXR GTS edition appeal to a new set of discerning motorists looking for superior power, comfort features and a ......read more

    The BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT undergo cold testing in the Arctic Circle

    Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:   BMW i is preparing to launch the next generation of solely electrically powered models. Three of the brand’s electric models are currently going through a key phase of their series development process at the BMW Group’s winter test centre in Arjeplog, Sweden. Together with the BMW iX3 already due to go on sale next year, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT, being brought to market in 2021, are also completing an intensive test programme. Within the framework of comprehensive vehicle testing, their drive and suspension components are being put ......read more

    Renault Takes Top Honors at Middle East Car of the Year 2019

    Renault’s all-new Duster won the MECOTY Public Award for 2019 The new Renault Megane R.S. was voted best in class for the Performance Hatchback category Leading the Electric Vehicles segment, Renault’s Zoe Z.E. 40 charged to first place Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2019:  On March 25, 2019, Renault Middle East made swift wins across multiple award categories at the highly-coveted MECOTY Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2019.The esteemed awards ceremony was held alongside the International Motor Show Abu Dhabi and the Custom Show Emirates at the Al Ma'ared Hall, ......read more

    Aston Martin Db11 Volante Wins at Middle East Car of the Year Awards

    DB11 Volante wins in Luxury Coupe (Convertible) category Recognised at region’s most prestigious automotive awards 26 March 2019, Dubai:   Aston Martin triumphed at the prestigious Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards on 25th March, with the DB11 Volante winning best in class in the Luxury Coupe (Convertible) category.   The DB11 Volante sets new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the definitive open-top Sports GT. Engineered to be the most advanced and complete open-top Aston Martin ever built, it is honed to ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Automotive drives Green initiative for sustainable future

    Huge desert clean-up results in 2,000 bags of rubbish collected Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2019:   As part of its efforts to protect the environment and keeping in line with the UAE Vision 2021, over 650 associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive, participated in a desert clean-up.  Organised in association with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Police, the clean-up covered approximately one square kilometre of Dubai’s deserts, resulting in four truck loads of rubbish including plastic, paper, carton and discarded food items, amongst other environmentally harmful material being ......read more

    INFINITI Engineering Academy 2019 launches as 50% of winners secure full-time roles

    INFINITI launches the sixth edition of its highly successful Engineering Academy as its retention rate achieves record numbers So far 50% of the Academy Engineers have secured a job in F1® or at INFINITI, with this percentage expected to rise as some former winners complete their studies This success is possible thanks to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, which facilitates such a close collaboration between INFINITI and Renault F1® Team With applications soaring year on year, the 2019 edition is expected to be the most popular yet. Are you Engineered Differently? Apply ......read more

    Mobile Malaria Project Embarks on Journey of Discovery

    Land Rover Bursary awarded to the ‘Mobile Malaria Project’  Driving a modified Land Rover Discovery, eight-week expedition will travel through Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya Land Rover Bursary is awarded annually in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) – Land Rover’s longest standing humanitarian and conservation partner Oxford University researchers with portable laboratory equipment will work with African scientists to learn about the challenges facing malaria research and investigate the potential of portable DNA sequencing ......read more

    Volvo Cars celebrates 60 years of sharing safety knowledge with open-for-all digital library

    Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:   Volvo Cars is for the first time making its safety knowledge easily accessible in a central digital library which it urges the car industry to use, in the interest of safer roads for all.   The announcement symbolises the company’s philosophy of boosting safety through sharing knowledge that helps save lives and comes on the 60-year anniversary of what may have been the most important invention in the history of automotive safety, the three-point safety belt.   Introduced by Volvo Cars in 1959, the three-point safety belt is ......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 specification including 10-way electric seats, Touch Pro Navigation and Meridian Sound System, distinctive design details throughout, and is available with 2.0-litre petrol and diesel Ingenium ......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 to order now.   The pieces in this limited edition collection feature the Bentley ‘100 Extraordinary Years’ alongside Centenary gold detailing similar to those that appear on ......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 choose the colours for their favourite Nissan KICKS that match their expectations and define their individuality. There are three bold colour options to choose from: grey with orange roof; orange with ......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 its flagship facelifted sedan model alongside the new XT4 compact SUV, the XT5 mid-size SUV and the 2019 Escalade full-size SUV.   Making its regional debut on the exhibition’s ......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 team had stopovers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Khorfakkan, Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.  The 5 Continents Drive was introduced to help everyone at Toyota to develop vehicles that excite the ......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 discerning collectors have already purchased.   The reveal at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show comes alongside the release of a beautifully filmed video interview with Matt Danton, the lead designer ......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 anticipated annual five-day motorsport events and forms the third round of this year’s FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. This is the 16th year that Nissan Middle East has sponsored the ......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 Bloor, as well as others. The event was held at the fast-growing Dubai Investment Park (DIP) district, a prefect location to reach a large and diverse customer base. The day began with guests ......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, 2019:  Continental, the leading German tire and automotive technology company, is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to develop an eTorque mild-hybrid technology that will be applied on ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Toyota and UAE Government Authorities confiscate 453,456 counterfeit car parts in UAE raids last year

    Counterfeit Toyota spare parts reach AED 20.68 million of forfeiture value in 2018 Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:   Al-Futtaim Toyota, in partnership with UAE government authorities, has confiscated more than 453,456 counterfeit Toyota parts valued at AED20.68 million (USD 5.63 million) throughout 2018. A total of 26 raids on counterfeit car part dealers took place in 2018 across the Emirates mainly in Dubai, Al Ain, Um AL Quwain, Sharjah and Ajman. The majority of items were serviceable goods such as oil filters, fuel filters and spark plugs. Al- Futtaim Toyota trained a total ......read more

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