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    Nissan to unveil new ambulance and electric delivery vehicle

    New Paramedic Concept and e-NV200 Fridge Concept to debut at Tokyo Motor Show Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:   Nissan will unveil two new fully customized vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show to improve city mobility: the new Paramedic Concept and the all-electric e-NV200 Fridge Concept. Packed with new technologies and features, the new Paramedic Concept will be Nissan’s fifth-generation ambulance and builds on the success of the previous versions, which are sold exclusively in Japan. The next-generation ambulance is based on Nissan’s NV350 Caravan, providing better comfort for the patient and a better work environment for paramedics and drivers. The company will also lift the lid on its solution to urban delivery challenges and launch a modified, all-electric Nissan e-NV200 Fridge Concept. The Fridge ......read more

    AGMC welcomes much anticipated plug-in hybrid fleet

    AGMC’s new fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) includes the BMW 330e iPerformance, 530e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and BMW X5 XDrive40e, which join the existing plug-in hybrid BMW i8 The new fleet is in showrooms now The UAE is installing electric car-charging stations across the country, with more than 50 already available across Dubai  The fully-electric BMW i3 will be on show at events across Dubai over the coming months, and will join the fleet by 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  AGMC, the official BMW Group importer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has welcomed the eagerly-anticipated fleet of PHEV models in its showrooms.   With lower fuel consumption and Co2 emissions thanks to their high-performance electric motors, the new fleet of green, low-emission ......read more

    UAE government steps up initiatives to boost sustainable transport

    Key theme Towards Sustainable and Intelligent Mobility under spotlight at the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modeshas thrown the spotlight on the UAEto be one of the best countries in the world, as the countdown begins to the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai.  The UAE has already seen a series of announcements from various government entities towards achieving the goals outlined in the national agenda of the UAE Vision 2021, and Dubai’s Autonomous Transportation Strategy. With electric vehicles standards and regulations now in place and with autonomous driving becoming a core component of future mobility, ......read more

    Renault KOLEOS achieves five-star Euro NCAP rating

    (Middle East, 18th October 2017)   The Renault KOLEOS has received a five-star rating in safety tests administered by the independent organisation Euro NCAP, one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety. The KOLEOS, which was named ‘Best Sub Compact SUV’ at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards earlier this year, passed the new protocol of 2016 Euro NCAP tests with flying colours, highlighting Renault's commitment to safety on the roads and cementing the KOLEOS as the ideal family SUV.  With strong sales of 5,300 units in H1 2017, the KOLEOS has already exceeded expectations in the Middle East market. Designed to take on any adventure, the KOLEOS SUV has an athletic stance that gives it a robust yet premium look, inside there’s a feeling of well-being thanks to an ......read more

    Ali & Sons Audi unveils all new Q5 and SQ5 in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi, 12 October, 2017:  Ali & Sons Audi, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has launched the second generation of the Audi Q5 and SQ5 across its showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.  The new Q5 and SQ5 represent a significant update on their predecessors both inside and out with a number of new and improved features designed to cement them as segment leaders.  Mark Austin, General Manager of Ali & Sons Audi, said: “The new Audi Q5 is a segment leading SUV that balances style, comfort and practicality. Its larger wheelbase makes it perfect for those looking for a luxury and stylish car with space for the family.” With a frame crafted from premium steel and aluminium, the Q5 boasts the lightest body in its class with a striking singleframe grille and large optional air ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Motors and Air Liquide officially inaugurate first hydrogen station for Fuel Cell Electric vehicles in the UAE

    Endorses both entities’ commitment to the UAE Vision 2021 Supports a larger scale deployment of Toyota Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2017:   Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, in collaboration with Air Liquide, one of the most established suppliers of hydrogen stations in the world, have jointly inaugurated the UAE’s first hydrogen station in Dubai Festival City, to be used by Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).   The new facility comes following the announcement made at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week earlier this year where Toyota’s Chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, announced the launch of a collaborative study about the feasibility of establishing a hydrogen-based society in the UAE, ......read more

    The New 2018 Range Rover – to be Revealed for the First Time in the Region at Dubai International Motor Show

    The new 2018 Range Rover will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show Redesigned cabin delivers peerless refinement – whether travelling for business or pleasure Elegant and intuitive Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with twin high-definition touchscreen controls is a digital butler fit for the 21st Century Available to order from Land Rover retailers now Customers should visit www.landrover-me.com for more information Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2017:  More than ever, Range Rover represents the pinnacle of luxury travel, making every journey a treasured experience whether driving or being driven. The new Range Rover will be making its motor show debut and appearing for the first time in the Middle East at the Dubai International Motor Show on November 14, ......read more

    Dubai International Motor Show in a league of its own with eye-catching line-up of awe-inspiring supercars

    USD2.9 million ICONA Vulcano Titanium to make regional debut; McLaren promises exciting show reveals; traditional heavyweights line-up on ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ at Middle East’s premiere automotive industry event Dubai, 11 October, 2017:  The GCC has an enduring obsession with supercars and some of the world’s fastest and most expensive models will turn regional admirers’ heads on the Boulevard of Dreams - a dedicated supercars zone - at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, which runs from 14-18 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). With tens of thousands of car enthusiasts set to descend on the five-day mega event, which is firmly established as the Middle East’s premiere automotive industry event, the Boulevard of Dreams – one of five specialised sectors at the ......read more

    Automotive industry & job market to grow as KSA empowers women drivers

    Kantar TNS report looks at the impact of the recent Royal Decree   Key beneficiary: Small and medium sized vehicle brands such as Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan amongst the top 5 brands that women aspire to buy, BMW being the aspirational brand in the premium segment. 82 percent of Saudi women intend to get driving license; driving to work as their primary motivation and males are endorsing this change. 60% intend to buy a car in next 3 years; 38 percent in 2018; non-premium, small and medium car segments more in demand Taxi and Uber services to suffer a setback with declining demand for hired transportation The initiative to give boost to retail, entertainment, Food and Beverages sectors October 10, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  To understand the early sentiment of Saudi residents and the likely outcome of the ......read more

    Renault Middle East celebrates Saudi women in the driver's seat with model giveaway

    Renault’s seven KSA showrooms to hand over seven Renault Capturs to Saudi female drivers  Renault Captur is first model designed by gender balanced team Middle East, 8th October 2017:  To celebrate the Saudi Royal Decree allowing women to drive, Renault Middle East, together with its distributor, Gulf Advantage Automobiles, is giving away seven brand-new cars to the first seven Saudi females to visit one of Renault’s showrooms in the Kingdom. The seven-lucky new female drivers must present their driving license at one of the seven Renault showrooms in the country for their chance to be handed the keys to a brand-new Renault Captur. This initiative is the first of many expected from Renault as they look to establish a long-term relationship with Saudi female drivers.    The Captur, which ......read more

    Five-Year Warranty and Service Package on Maserati vehicles in Middle East and Africa

    Dubai, 5th of October 2017:  Across the Middle East and Africa region, official importer and dealers of new Maserati vehicles, will now offer a five-year warranty and service package on all cars sold, upping the ante in the luxury sports car segment.  With distinctive Italian style and breath-taking design features – and now with this value-added offer for the region, the brand is further underlining its key characteristics of design, exclusivity and performance. The comprehensive service contract which is available across the range, also covers engine oil and air filters, front and rear brake pad and discs kits as well as drive belts in addition to few select consumables.  Maserati connoisseurs can choose from the sports executive sedan – the Ghibli; the flagship sedan – Quattroporte; the sporty ......read more

    Thales sign maintenance contract with SAR for signaling and telecom systems for the region's largest railway project

    Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017:  Thales has signed a two year contract with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to maintain the signalling, telecommunication and electromechanical systems of the 2,400 km Northern Train. This contract also includes the transfer of knowledge to SAR national human capital teams, which complies with the objectives of “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030”. The Northern Train project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the longest railway in the world equipped with state of the art technology signalling and communications systems, the ETCS  Level 2. The project, currently in operation, involved the construction of 2,400 km of track, sidings, yards, depots, stations and administrative facilities of the two lines.  SAR transports passengers from the capital city of Riyadh to Qurrayat (northern Saudi ......read more

    The New 2018 Range Rover Sport – to Be Revealed at Dubai Motor Show

    The new 2018 Range Rover Sport will make its debut in the Middle East at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Latest consumer technology to tackle all life’s obstacles with Touch Pro Duo infotainment system, your twin high-definition touchscreen digital butler Customers can choose from clean Ingenium four-cylinder* 2.0 Litre Petrol turbo engine (currently available for the GCC), a supercharged V6 and supercharged V8 petrol engine as well  New flagship 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR completes 0-100kmph sprint in  only 4.5 sec (0-60mph in 4.3 seconds) Range Rover Sport’s exterior design enhanced to underline its dynamic character Available to order from Land Rover retailers now Customers should visit www.landrover-me.com for more information Dubai, UAE, 4 October 2017:  The new Range Rover ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Automotive associates honoured at Mashkoor award ceremony

    Dubai, October 02, 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 18 distinguished associates from Al-Futtaim Automotive the prestigious Mashkoor award. The award recognises the contribution of 18 distinguished Emiratis based on their skills and the value they added to the business. Congratulating the associates on their achievement, Abdulrahman Saqr, HR Director at Al-Futtaim Automotive and Al-Futtaim Group Services, said, “We value the contribution of each and every employee who makes an effort to achieve the organisation’s goals and objectives. These 18 associates have shown through the last year, their unwavering commitment and dedication to going above and beyond their job ......read more

    Nissan named one of the best global brands for 2017

    Nissan jumps to 39th place in Interbrand study as brand value rises to $11.5 billion  Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017:  The Nissan brand has been named one of the world's most valuable in 2017 by the leading consultancy Interbrand.  Nissan ranks 39th in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands study, released today. The study estimates the value of the Nissan brand at $11.534 billion. Last year, Nissan ranked 43rd with an estimated brand value of $11.066 billion.  In the study, Interbrand cites Nissan’s actions to improve brand value, centered around the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy. It also singles out the customer benefits Nissan has delivered, such as its autonomous driving technologies and electric vehicles. Interbrand has recognized Nissan as one of the world’s ......read more

    Otis Elevators Selected for Riyadh Metro

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 27th, 2017:   Otis Saudi Arabia has been selected for the prestigious Riyadh Metro – lines 4, 5 and 6 – by FAST Consortium of companies, which is led by Spanish construction group FCC and includes partners Samsung C&T, Alstom, Strukton, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia; and is contracted by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).  Otis will supply 256 escalators, 6 moving walkways, and 183 machine room-less elevators with travel speeds up to 1.0 meter per second, including fully glazed panoramic elevators. The heavy-duty escalators are specifically designed for public ......read more

    Al Tayer Motors to Celebrate Ferrari's 70th Anniversary in the UAE

    UAE dealership unveils LaFerrari Aperta and two Special Edition Cars to mark occasion 25th September 2017 Dubai:  Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ferrari in the UAE, announced plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Italian brand. On September 29th, a number of Ferrari owners will gather at the recently opened Ferrari service centre within Al Tayer Motor’s largest multi-purpose facility, near the Dubai Police General Department of Traffic - Al Barsha branch.  From the facility, they will travel in a motorcade to the high profile Jumeirah Beach Residence area and onwards to the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi for a day of fun and leisure activities. The next day, 70 red Prancing Horse cars will form a giant number 70, with a height of 26 metres and total width of 96 metres at ......read more

    Ferrari Portofino: the Italian Grand Tourer par excellence

    Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017:  The Ferrari Portofino is the new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of outright performance and versatility in addition to a level of driving pleasure and on-board comfort unparalleled on the market. Capable of unleashing a massive 600 cv and sprinting from 0 to 200 km/h in just 10.8 seconds, the Ferrari Portofino is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.     The new car, which takes its name, Portofino, from one of the most charming villages on the Italian Riviera, an eponym for stylish elegance, is the most versatile model in the range. A Ferrari designed to be driven every day that also effortlessly converts ......read more

    Airbus signs MoU with Dubai Land Department to explore the use of advanced geospatial solutions for promoting Dubai properties

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 September 2017:  Airbus today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) to provide geospatial solutions that will enhance the promotion of properties in the Emirate.    The MoU was signed by H.E Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department and Mikail Houari, Airbus President for Africa and Middle East at the 16 edition of the renowned real estate exhibition, Cityscape Global, which is taking place in Dubai’s World Trade Centre from 11-13 September.   The agreement supports Dubai’s Smart Government directives and it is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to develop government services and to achieve high quality of life for the UAE citizens and residents. The Dubai Land Department vision is to implement innovative ......read more

    New Discovery SVX: Land Rover Reveals All-Terrain Champion at Frankfurt IAA

    New Discovery SVX revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show is a production preview of the ultimate all-terrain Land Rover Discovery, with a 525PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol powertrain  Most extreme Land Rover yet, with go-anywhere capability – increased ground clearance, body and suspension lifts, more wheel articulation and large all-terrain tyres  Specially tuned Terrain Response 2 system and Active Roll Control are firsts for new Discovery Discovery SVX will be the first Land Rover assembled by hand at the SVO Technical Centre when production begins in 2018 Film introducing Discovery SVX available here  Prospective customers and Land Rover enthusiasts are invited to register their interest in new Discovery SVX at www.landrover.com Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2017:  Land Rover has ......read more

    Nissan extends global UEFA Champions League partnership

    Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017:  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today confirmed a three-year extension to its global partnership with the UEFA Champions League, including the UEFA Super Cup. Legend Gareth Bale celebrated the announcement by surprising a group of schoolchildren in Madrid, Spain and teaching them how to recreate his iconic winning goal from the 2014 final against Club Atlético de Madrid.   The agreement comes ahead of the first game of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League season and will see the Japanese manufacturer stay as an official partner up to and including the 2020/2021 season. The UEFA Champions League continues to be Nissan’s largest investment in sports sponsorship, which began at the start of the 2014/2015 season. The UEFA Champions League continues to be the most watched annual sporting ......read more

    Jaguar E-type Zero: “The Most Beautiful Electric Car in the World”

    Jaguar Land Rover Classic electrifies the past with an inventive Jaguar E-type sports car featuring fully electric powertrain Acclaimed by Enzo Ferrari as “the most beautiful car in the world”, the Jaguar E-type now combines breathtaking beauty with zero emissions for the first time E-type Zero is based on 1968 Series 1.5 Jaguar E-type Roadster, and features a cutting-edge electric powertrain enabling 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds Engineered by Jaguar Land Rover Classic at company’s new ‘Classic Works’ in Warwickshire, UK E-type Zero made world debut during Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.  E-type Zero sat alongside the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE at Tech Fest, which goes on sale in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 September 2017: ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah sees more than 30% growth in Transportation Sector over the last Five Years

    Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 10, 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah Chamber announced that the growth rate in the transportation sector in the Emirate reached 30.3% during the years 2011-2015, according to a study published by the Chamber based on statistics published by the Ras Al Khaimah Center for Statistics and Studies.  Growth in the productivity of the transportation sector  Dr. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business Development Sector at Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, said: “The transportation sector is one of the essential supporting sectors in any economic entity aiming towards global markets. The performance of this sector is considered an indicator of the extent development in other production sectors and its ability to succeed in global commerce, as well as the ability ......read more

    Back to School: Al Naboodah Group Enterprises Delivers Over 750 New School Buses Across the UAE

    Estimated 400,000 UAE school children transported daily across a fleet of school buses provided to-date Dubai, UAE – 10th September 2017:  Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is kick starting the upcoming academic year by providing 750 new school buses. Partnering with operators such as Emirates Transport, Dubai Taxi Corporation, School Transport Services and other private schools, ANGE’s buses are transporting hundreds of thousands of children safely to and from school across the UAE.  Buti Al Naboodah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Commercial for ANGE said: “Over the past 30 years, Al Naboodah Group Enterprises has been a trusted partner, providing government bodies with school buses that ......read more

    Every Jaguar and Land Rover Launched From 2020 Will Be Electrified

    Commitment to electrification demonstrated with new electric models from Jaguar’s past, present and future at inaugural Tech Fest event Past – iconic Jaguar E-type now electrified for the 21st century  Present – all-new electric Jaguar I-PACE Concept, the SUV that combines a supercar silhouette with sports car performance, goes on sale next year Future – visionary FUTURE-TYPE virtual concept imagines autonomous, connected, electric and shared mobility for 2040 and beyond Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest takes place at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London Free-to-enter festival open from Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September Dubai, UAE, 7 September 2017:  From 2020 all new Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will be electrified. The company made the announcement at its inaugural ......read more

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    Al Habtoor Motors celebrates Mitsubishi's 100th Anniversary with Mitsubishi Super Win Promotion. 10 Lancer EX Cars, 5 Kilos of Gold & AED 1,000,000 in cash to be won in prizes!

    This year Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th year of success and innovation anniversary. Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, marks the automobile giant's achievement with the Mitsubishi Super Win  promotion - a special treat for its customers. One of the biggest promotions till date, Mitsubishi customers can look forward to great winnings, never-before value along with added savings while buying their favourite  Mitsubishi passenger cars. The promotion promises every customer a chance  to be a winner. What makes it even more exciting are ......read more

    National Auto Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Fiat 500 with the Launch of Limited Edition Fiat 500-60

    Celebrating the 60th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars in the world, National Auto, part of the Al Ghandi Group and the exclusive dealer of Fiat in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, announced today the expected arrival of the special anniversary limited edition Fiat 500-60th model in the third quarter of 2017. Out of the 560 models produced worldwide, National Auto will make available only 10 cars of the Fiat 500-60th model, which are expected to be available at its showroom by November. Commenting on the announcement, David Fraser, Sales Manager for Fiat at National Auto, said: ......read more

    Al Habtoor Motors joins hands with Dubai Economy to launch ‘Consumer Happiness Counters'

    Al Habtoor Motors, in co-operation with the Dubai Economy, has opened ‘Consumer Happiness Counter’ at the Mitsubishi showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. The initiative is meant to provide an improved buying experience and as an outlet for customers to have their concerns and grievances addressed quickly and efficiently. Al Habtoor Motors’ Dubai showrooms and workshops for Bentley, Bugatti, Mclaren, FUSO, Chery and JAC, in addition to Mitsubishi, will all have the Consumer Happiness Counters. The Counters form part of the larger initiative of Al Habtoor Motors as well as ......read more

    The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition

    Dubai, UAE, September 5, 2017:  The Aston Martin Vanquish S Pearl Edition is a bold showcase of the bespoke personalistion service offered by Q by Aston Martin. The Vanquish S Pearl Edition will be limited to just 15 examples, available exclusively in the Middle East which has a long association with the pearl industry. The fascinating cultural history of this spectacularly rare and elegant natural material has been at the heart of the region's heritage for thousands of years, capturing the imagination through mythology and legend. The Pearl Edition celebrates this.   Marek ......read more

    Premier Motors Supports 2017 International Paralympic Committee General Assembly & Conference

    Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2017:  Premier Motors, one of the leading automobile dealerships in Abu Dhabi, is supporting the 2017 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) General Assembly and Conference as its exclusive automotive partner. The 2017 event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, from 3 – 9 September in Abu Dhabi with the Conference being held from 5 - 6 September and the General ......read more

    Jaguar Land Rover extends commitment to customers with dedicated APPROVED used-car facility

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    BMW at the IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt.

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    The Ferrari Portofino revealed: a GT that represents a unique combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort

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    Ford Performance to Offer Tribute Livery of Historic 1967 Le Mans Winner with Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition

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    Lexus International and The Weinstein Company announce Patty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua to join Taylor Sheridan as members ýof the Lexus Short Films Season 4 selection committee

    Dubai, UAE – August 21, 2017:  After an exciting launch in June 2017 at ‘Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia’ (SSFF & ASIA) in Tokyo for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and ‎The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures and DC ‎Comics’ Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program’s selection committee.  The ......read more

    Harley-Davidson Issues Global Call to Embrace The Freedom of the Open Road

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    UAE Welcomes the Finalists of the Most Popular INFINITI Engineering Academy Edition Ever

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to Join BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye in Developing Autonomous Driving Platform

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    Al-Futtaim Motors reiterates its environmental commitment with zero-emission Fuel Cell Vehicles

    Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport test electric hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2017:  In its continuous effort to support the UAE Vision 2021’s environmental objectives, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, introduced the zero-emission hydrogen-running Toyota Mirai to Sharjah Municipality and Emirates Transport, as part of its Government outreach program, aiming at building awareness about the benefits fuel cell technology and the positive environmental potentials of a ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Honda launches Consumer Happiness Counter initiative

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    The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagatos: Speedster and Shooting Brake join Coupe and Volante to complete quartet

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    Al-Futtaim Motors and Saaed sign service and spare parts partnership

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    Nissan's Juke and Kicks dominate Gulf's small urban crossover segment

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    GCAA “The UAE will not only be the first country to allow operation of flying pilotless taxis, it also wants ‘the safest'

    Dubai, UAE, August 5, 2017:  The UAE may be a small country but thanks to the vision of its leaders, the country has set its mark globally in many fields. Dubai is known as the home of the tallest building on earth. “Where is the largest shopping mall of the world” is an easy question to answer now. Some of the best-known global brands in aviation too are based in this country. Keeping the same spirit alive, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the concept of ‘Dubai Air Taxi – a driverless flying car’ or ‘Autonomous Unmanned ......read more

    The New Jaguar F-type Four-Cylinder: a Pure Sports Car with Even Greater Agility and Efficiency

    New Jaguar F-TYPE gains turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine A true Jaguar sports car and a true F-TYPE, with its own unique character New 300PS 2.0-litre is the most powerful four-cylinder ever in a production Jaguar Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes just 5.7 seconds, maximum speed 250 km/h Fuel consumption reduction of more than 16 per cent compared to the 340PS V6, and with CO2 emissions of just 163g/km Weight reduction of 52kg and bespoke chassis tuning delivers even greater agility Maximum torque of 400Nm together with 8-speed Quickshift transmission delivers ......read more

    Federal-Mogul Motorparts strengthens strategic partnership with Rolman

    Extensive distribution network sees premium automotive parts brand gain market share in the UAE and MENA region Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017:  Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul LLC, has strengthened its strategic partnership with regional distributor Rolman World to advance its premium automotive parts in the Middle Eastern market.  The deepening partnership is boosting growth for Federal-Mogul Motorparts products in a market that traditionally favors incumbent brands and rewards an extensive local presence.  “Federal-Mogul Motorparts is making ......read more

    UAE's transport projects' value reaches $87 billion in H1 2017

    The number of active transport projects exceeds 481 in June 2017, according to BNC Network   News Announcements: As many as 481 transport projects are currently being executed in the UAE The total value of these projects hit US$87.6 billion (Dh321.49 bn) in June 2017 The value of 364 road projects reached US$36.5 billion in the UAE There are 39 on going rail projects, with a value of US$33.9 billion Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017:  The total value of 481 active transport projects exceeded AED 321.49 billion (US$87.6 billion) in the first half of 2017, according to ......read more

    SAIC Motor achieves highest ever ranking on the Fortune 500 list

    Middle East, 30th July 2017:  SAIC Motor has achieved its highest ever ranking on the Fortune 500 list. Appearing on the prestigious list for a 13th consecutive year, SAIC Motor has been ranked No. 41 by US-based Fortune magazine, with a sales revenue of 113.86 billion US dollars for the 2016 financial year. As the largest auto manufacturer in China, SAIC Motor also ranked seventh among all the global automakers, ahead of brands like BMW and Hyundai. In the face of a changing automotive market, SAIC Motor is actively focused on developing new energy vehicles, connected cars and ......read more

    Nissan Reports First Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2017

    Nissan reports financial results in line with company expectations despite rising raw material costs, adverse foreign exchange impacts, and slower than anticipated growth in key markets. Sales in Japan up 45.6%, US sales up more than total industry volume at 1.2%, sales in China up 5.3%, sales in Europe up 1.1%, and sales in other markets, including Asia and Oceania, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa up 1.2%. Dubai, UAE, 27 July, 2017:  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced first quarter financial results for the three months to June 30, 2017.    Nissan ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Motors ushers low-carbon mobility through commercial vehicles

    National Food Products Company takes delivery of first Hino 300 Series hybrid truck Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, handed over a Hino 300 Series hybrid truck to Oasis Water Company, in line with its environmental mobility agenda. The handover, which took place at Oasis Water’s Headquarters, was attended by Ramez Hamdan, General Manager of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors accompanied by a delegation from Hino Japan, George Antonios, Marketing Director of National Food ......read more

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