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    Debut of the New Maserati GranCabrio The Trident's New Spyder: Iconic Design and Open-Top Elegance.

    Modena, Italy – 29 February 2024 – Forever iconic – and now available as a spyder – Maserati presents GranCabrio, the Brand’s latest creation dedicated to driving enthusiasts who demand the greatest levels of comfort and style. GranCabrio is a brand-new and equally elegant open-top version of its coupe twin, the award-winning GranTurismo.   At launch, the Maserati GranCabrio is available in the Trofeo trim level, featuring the 6-cylinder internal combustion Nettuno engine, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo with 542 hp that serves as the unmistakable roaring heart of the highest-performance cars in the Trident range.   On board the GranCabrio, the extraordinary performance of the Nettuno engine – the most powerful ever built for the Maserati GranTurismo – is once again ......read more

    Kia EV9 selected as a Top Three in the World finalist in twin 2024 World Car Awards categories

    Kia EV9 named as a Top Three in the World finalist for the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle titles Panel of more than 100 esteemed automotive journalists recognized appeal of Kia’s flagship all-electric SUV World Car Awards winners to be crowned at New York International Auto Show, March 27, 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 29, 2024: The 2024 Kia EV9 has been named as a Top Three in the World finalist in two categories for the upcoming 2024 World Car Awards. The selection places the all-electric EV9 as a contender in the final round of judging for the World Car of the Year and World Electric Vehicle titles.   Inaugurated in 2003, the World Car Awards are renowned globally as a benchmark for excellence, celebrating outstanding achievements in the automotive industry. Recognition for ......read more

    New Aston Martin Vantage GT4 completes top-flight line-up of production-based GT racers

    Vantage GT4 joins new Vantage GT3 to complete Aston Martin’s formidable GT racing effort for the 2024 season. New GT4 race car showcases performance improvements introduced in latest Vantage road car Developed and built by Aston Martin Racing in parallel with Vantage GT3 and benefitting from new technical partnerships Featuring improvements in aerodynamics and cooling plus emphasis on maximising accessible performance and driver confidence Tuesday, 27 February 2024, Gaydon, UK: Following the recent successful introduction of the new Vantage road car and Vantage GT3 race car, Aston Martin is proud to introduce the new Vantage GT4. Aimed at partner racing teams and serious circuit driving enthusiasts, Vantage GT4 completes Aston Martin’s formidable GT line-up and underlines the brand’s commitment to ......read more

    The new McLaren Artura Spider: next-generation supercar exhilaration

    New Artura Spider revealed as McLaren's first-ever High-Performance Hybrid convertible; adds thrilling new dimension to Artura and McLaren supercar range New Spider has significant upgrades over original Artura, including more power, more performance and even greater driver engagement New Artura coupe benefits from the same improvements, further enhancing its next-generation supercar performance Advanced 3.0-litre V6 and E-motor powertrain now produces a combined 700PS (690bhp)* – with petrol engine output in excess of 200PS/litre Artura Spider is the lightest convertible supercar in its class, bettering rivals by as much as 83kg Maximum powertrain torque 720Nm (530lb ft); E-motor delivers transient torque of up to 225Nm, ensuring instant throttle response Artura Spider's ferocious acceleration almost ......read more

    All-New Ford Territory Dark Edition Elevates Crossover SUV Style in the Middle East

    The top-spec Territory is available in Elegant White, Lustrous Grey, and Panther Black Premium accents and exclusive Territory badging for a standout exterior Interior features Carbon Fiber theme and Dark Edition-exclusive orange stitching DUBAI, UAE, February 26 2024 – The newly launched All-New Ford Territory Dark Edition brings premium design enhancements to one of the region’s favorite crossover SUVs. Building on the success of the All-New Territory, the Dark Edition brings a distinct visual upgrade to an already favored small SUV, incorporating modern design, spacious interiors, and cutting-edge safety features. “Since its launch in late 2022, the Ford Territory has proven immensely popular among drivers in the Middle East,” says Sreejith Govind – Brand Manager, Middle East. “Its ......read more

    BENTAYGA EWB – INFINITE CHOICE, CURATED BY MULLINER

    Unique customer commission for first-ever two-tone Bentayga EWB – then adopted as factory option 12 months early Stunning combination of Kingfisher, Mandarin and Imperial Blue Mulliner represents the ultimate in Bentley personalisation  2023 saw a 43 per cent year-on-year increase in Mulliner customer commissions compared with 2022 – itself a record year 75 per cent of all new Bentleys now feature Mulliner content   (Middle East, 26 February 2024) A striking, highly personalised duo-tone Bentayga EWB Azure V8 – the first of its kind – has been delivered to its expectant customers, having been crafted by hand by Bentley’s bespoke and personalisation division, Mulliner.   An example of the growing trend among Bentley customers for personal commissions, the car is a ......read more

    Arabian Automobiles Elevating Luxury and Safety

    The 2024 INFINITI QX50 Dubai, UAE, 23 February 2024 – INFINITI of Arabian Automobiles, the exclusive distributor for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is gladdened to open its doors to the 2024 INFINITI QX50, combining stylish design, dynamic performance, and cutting-edge technology. Appreciated for its sophistication, this model returns with refined enhancements and upgraded safety elements, ready to provide another set of pleasures to the loyal customer base.   The 2024 INFINITI QX50 offers a touch of individuality with new exterior and interior color options, including elegant White, striking Dynamic Sunstone Red, and sophisticated Pebble Gray, all complemented by a standard graphite. These choices allow drivers to express their personal style and make a statement on every journey.   Building on ......read more

    Arabian Automobiles' Nissan Sunny: A Timeless Icon of Efficiency and Quality

    Dubai, UAE, 23 February 2024 – With a legacy spanning 58 illustrious years, the Nissan Sunny is widely known for its efficiency, reliability, and quality. It has the hearts of families and young drivers across the Middle East, embodying a steadfast commitment to excellence and innovation.   As a core model in Nissan’s line-up, the Sunny nameplate came about from a major naming campaign that took place in Japanese newspapers in 1966. People from across the country submitted over 8.5 million names for Nissan’s latest passenger vehicle at the time, with “Sunny” being chosen for its perceived image of being bright, cheerful, and youthful.   Across eleven remarkable generations, this vehicle’s numerous evolutions have proved immensely popular. From the groundbreaking first Datsun Sunny ......read more

    Rent-A-Car Market In Dubai

    The car rental market in Dubai is not only competitive but also highly innovative, with companies constantly introducing new services and technologies to enhance customer experience with outstanding features and new products, they also offer the freedom to drive on your own if you hold a valid driving license. So buckle up and let's take a closer look into some of the agencies you can rely upon for your car rental services in Dubai:   Hertz Hertz is a highly regarded car rental company in Dubai, known for its unique service, the reason being said as it has a strong presence in many countries, and an impressive reputation for quality service, the company operates branches with six locations throughout the emirate, providing convenience and convenience for customers. They’ve got your back 24/7 with their customer ......read more

    McLaren Abu Dhabi delivers the first 750S in the United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi Motors, the official dealer of McLaren sales and service in the UAE’s capital, announced the delivery of the first 750S, the latest benchmark-setting supercar, to a customer in the UAE.  Marking its debut on the roads of the United Arab Emirates, the 750S is McLaren Automotive’s lightest and most powerful series-production supercar to date.  Celebrating the occasion, Syed Faiz Karim, CEO of Abu Dhabi Motors, said: “We are thrilled to deliver the first McLaren 750S to a customer in the United Arab Emirates. This milestone reflects our commitment to delivering unparalleled driving experiences to supercar enthusiasts in the Emirates, with a vehicle that sets new standards of performance, precision, and exhilaration. We are eagerly anticipating bringing this exceptional car to many more of our valued ......read more

    Kandura Rally and Hot Wheels™ Legends Tour Unite for a spectacular first-time ever Automotive Showcase in Dubai!

    Over 200 supercars, classics, muscle cars will revv-up the excitement at the third edition of Kandura Rally in Dubai, offering winners prizes worth AED 30,000 Adventurers and motor enthusiasts will buckle up for the free-for-visitors Motorshow at Dubai Autodrome on Apr 13, 2024   Dubai, February, 20 – Prepare for the thrill of Dubai's coolest motor show Kandura Rally, now in its third consecutive year, as it powers up with an unprecedented collaboration with Mattel’s Hot Wheels Legends Tour, making its debut in the Middle East. The Hot Wheels Legends Tour offers car customizers the opportunity to have their custom car creations immortalized as a 1:64 scale Hot Wheels die-cast and celebrated by fans around the world. Featuring an astounding display of 200+ cars including supercars, modified drift, classic ......read more

    Adamas Motor Group Hosts The Largest Lotus Emira Gathering In The Middle East

    Emira Founders Appreciation Event held in Dubai on 03 February 2024. Over 50 Lotus Emira sports cars united in a single photograph. Expression of gratitude to initial owners and celebration of resounding Emira sales success in 2023. Abu Dhabi and Dubai among the most successful cities for Lotus Emira sales globally. Mid-engined sports car featuring striking design, thrilling dynamics, best-in-class handling and unrivaled experience ‘’For The Drivers’. Available exclusively from Adamas Motor Group priced from AED 415,000. Adamas Motor Group, the exclusive Retail Partner of Lotus Cars in the UAE, is proud to announce the resounding success of the Lotus Emira Founders Appreciation Event held on 03 February 2024. The activity was held as a gesture of gratitude to first local owners and concluded with ......read more

    AW Rostamani Group and EV-only brand, 'ZEEKR,' enter partnership to launch premium electric vehicles in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 February 2024: AW Rostamani Group (AWR), a leading conglomerate, continues to champion technological innovation by announcing its partnership with ZEEKR, a global pure electric premium vehicle subsidiary of Geely Holding Group. This collaboration between AWR and ZEEKR marks a strategic advancement in the local automotive landscape, introducing vehicles that merge cutting-edge technology with bold, distinctive design. This groundbreaking collaboration breaks new ground and aligns with the UAE government's vision and the undertakings promised by the recent COP28 final agreement to transition to cleaner fuel emissions. Michel Ayat, Chief Executive Officer of Automotive at AW Rostamani Group, commented on the partnership: “Aligned with the UAE's pursuit of sustainable mobility, AWR ......read more

    Abarth 500e enters the finalists at the 2024 World Car Awards

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 06, 2024: The Abarth 500e has successfully entered the top 5 finalists in the World Urban Car category at the 2024 World Car Awards. The vehicle garnered significant attention from the jurors, who selected this electric hot hatch as one of the finalists. Now in their 20th year, the annual World Car Awards stand out as one of the most important awards programs in the world with the mission to recognize, reward and inspire automotive excellence, leadership, and innovation in a rapidly changing automotive industry on a global scale. The Abarth 500e is set to compete in the 2024 World Urban Car class alongside four other contenders. The finalists were chosen by a panel of over a hundred international automotive journalists hailing from 29 countries, who voted by secret ballot after test-drives ......read more

    Launch of a Unique Edition: Range Rover SV Bespoke Sadaf Edition (ÕÏÝ) Revealed Exclusivelyat Range Rover House

    • Sadaf (ÕÏÝ) is the Arabic term for seashell; the new Range Rover SV Bespoke is inspired by the Arabian Gulf and historical tradition of pearl diving. A sophisticated pearlescent white exterior and deep blue interior reflect and celebrate the heritage of the region  • The compelling and beautifully crafted 2024 Range Rover SV Bespoke Sadaf Edition is limited to just 20 units, with prices starting at AED 1,525,076. • Owners of the limited edition will also receive an exclusive art piece curated by Emirati conceptual designer and sculptor Matar Bin Lahej, renowned for his calligraphy work that wraps the Museum of the Future in Dubai      Dubai, UAE – 4 February 2024: The Range Rover SV Bespoke Sadaf Edition – a breathtaking example of bespoke curation inspired by the heritage ......read more

    Adamas Motor Group hosts the Largest Lotus Emira gathering in the Middle East

     Emira Founders Appreciation Event held in Dubai on 03 February 2024.  Over 50 Lotus Emira sports cars united in a single photograph.   Expression of gratitude to initial owners and celebration of resounding Emira sales success in 2023.  Abu Dhabi and Dubai among the most successful cities for Lotus Emira sales globally.   Mid-engined sports car featuring striking design, thrilling dynamics, best-in-class handling and unrivaled experience ‘’For The Drivers’.  Available exclusively from Adamas Motor Group priced from AED 415,000.    Adamas Motor Group, the exclusive Retail Partner of Lotus Cars in the UAE, is proud to announce the resounding success of the Lotus Emira Founders Appreciation Event held on 03 February 2024. The activity was held as a ......read more

    Kia EV9 Secures Victory in SUV Category at the 2024 Women's Worldwide Car of the Year Awards

    - Kia EV9 praised for exceptional aerodynamics, design, technology, and charging capabilities - Category winners chosen by 75 female motoring journalists out of 62 competing models - Overall winner of WWCOTY's award to be revealed on March 8   (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) February 5, 2024 – Kia announced today that the Kia EV9 has been named the winner in the SUV category at the prestigious 2024 Women's Worldwide Car of the Year (WWCOTY) Awards.    This achievement comes after a thorough evaluation of 62 competing models, where the Kia EV9 stood out due to its exceptional performance in various areas, such as safety, driving experience, technology, comfort, efficiency, environmental impact, and value for money. This recognition further solidifies the Kia EV9's reputation as an ......read more

    Racing at night in Diriyah is so special – I'd love to see more Formula E night races, reveals Maserati MSG Racing driver Max Gunther

    • Diriyah E-Prix takes place on Friday and Saturday in Riyadh • Gunther reckons night races ‘absolutely’ take street racing back to its traditional roots • Tickets are available starting at SAR100 on the FIA Formula E website   DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA: 26 January 2024: Maserati MSG Racing driver Max Gunther says he would love to see more night races in the ABB FIA World Formula E World Championship, as he praised the “special atmosphere” of the upcoming Diriyah E-Prix.  After the opening race of the season in Mexico, the 26-year-old German-Austrian driver is relishing the double header in Diriyah on Friday and Saturday – where both the round two and three races take place at night under the lights.  Gunther is a huge fan of the format and believes night races ......read more

    Kia amplifies EV focus at Australian Open 2024

    1. Kia supplies 130 official vehicles to AO24 tournament organizers, including all-electric 7-seater EV9 SUV and all-electric EV6 crossover 2. First time Kia has supplied the EV9 as an official tournament vehicle 3. Kia incorporates EV line-up into AO24 brand campaigns and promotional activities, plus collaboration with Uber One on the all-electric ‘Kia fan fleet’ 4. Kia celebrates 20-year partnership with brand ambassador Rafael Nadal   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2024: Kia Corporation is supporting the Australian Open 2024 (AO24) – the prestigious tennis Grand Slam event of the Asia-Pacific region – through the supply of a fleet of official tournament vehicles, including its award-winning all-electric models EV9 and EV6. Kia is also organizing a series of fan engagement ......read more

    Bentley Customers Personalise their Cars more than ever in 2023

     Bentley Motors delivers 13,560 extraordinary cars in 2023 – the third highest on record  More customers choosing personalisation than ever before – increased by 43 per cent over 2022   Mixed regional performance as demand weakens in some markets due to external factors  Luxury SUV Bentayga remains highest selling model, accounting for 44 per cent of total sales, following introduction of Extended Wheelbase (EWB)   Bentley’s home market in the UK becomes proportionally biggest selling hybrid region, with almost a third sold selected as hybrid   (Middle East, 23 January 2024) Bentley Motors achieved its third best ever year in 2023 with global sales of 13,560 luxury cars. Although an 11 per cent decrease on 2022, Bentley’s best ever result, interest in ......read more

    Electric Car Rental in Dubai: Features and Prices

    Electric cars are rapidly gaining traction in global automotive markets, both for purchase and rental. Electric vehicles offer numerous advantages over conventional internal combustion engine automobiles. In addition to the overall environmental trend, EVs are more cost-effective to operate, more dependable and sustainable than traditional vehicles and more modern and dynamic.   The UAE placed seventh in the globe and first in the region in the 2023 Electric Vehicle Readiness Index. 82% of the country's citizens plan to buy or rent an electric automobile as their next vehicle. Previously, the majority of Dubai residents and visitors preferred to rent GMC, Mercedes, BMW or Range Rovers, but currently, regardless of car brand, electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular.   As the UAE strives to become ......read more

    Ford Middle East Promotes Ravi Ravichandran to President

    • Ford veteran steps into new, expanded role  • Automaker to open Dubai Central parts distribution center and bring its EVs to the region in 2025   Dubai, United Arab Emirates January 22, 2024 – Ford Middle East has begun 2024 with the appointment of Ravi Ravichandran as President as it gears up to deliver reimagined customer experiences, launch exciting new vehicles, sustain brands and sales growth, and lay the groundwork for bringing its electric vehicles to the region starting 2025.    Ravichandran takes on his new responsibility after three years as Executive Director – Middle East Operations for Ford International Markets Group (IMG) – a role in which he was responsible for the growth and profitability of the Ford and Lincoln brands with its distributor partners across ......read more

    Bestune Celebrates 70 Years of FAW's Legacy with a Distinctive Artistic Showcase

    Dubai, 18th January – Bestune, a prestigious brand from the FAW Group, proudly commemorated the 70th anniversary of FAW at it’s Bestune showroom on the Shiekh Zayed Road.  In front of a high profile audience of numerous media houses, VIPs, art patrons, industry veterans, and influencers, artists from across the UAE were invited to showcase their artistic talents.   The event merged the world of art with Bestune’s artistic design concept applied to each of the  Bestune cars and SUVs in the Bestune range.  Headlining the event was Bestune’s flagship SUV, the T99, beautifully transformed through the world of Arabic calligraphy by Rubab Zahra.  Rubab captured the essence of Bestune using phrases such as “Drive your Senses” and “Start a new Journey”. A ......read more

    Maserati MSG Racing takes fourth in Mexico City Formula E Opener

    Team takes 12 points from opening race of Formula E’s 10th season In Numbers Maximilian Günther Free Practice One // P21 Free Practice Two // P2 Qualifying // P5 [1:13.505, Quarter-Final Four] Race // P4 Positions Gained // -1 Fastest Lap // 1:15.209 Championship Position // P4 [12 points] Jehan Daruvala Free Practice One // P22 Free Practice Two // P19 Qualifying // P17 [1:14.649, Group A] Race // P16 Positions Gained // +1 Fastest Lap // 1:15.639 Championship Position // P16 [0 points] Maserati MSG Racing Championship Position // P4 [12 points] In Detail Maserati MSG Racing secured a competitive start to Season 10 of the FIA Formula E World Championship, with driver, Maximilian Günther, finishing fourth at the 2024 Mexico City E-Prix. Following a promising pre-season test in Valencia in late ......read more

    Al Masaood Empowers Truck Drivers with Comprehensive Training and Health Check

    New CSR campaign to educate truck drivers about the importance of safety and health, showcasing their joint commitment to fostering responsible business practices within the transportation industry Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 16, 2024 – The Al Masaood Commercial Vehicles and Equipment Division, in collaboration with UD Trucks - the Japanese truck manufacturer and part of the Isuzu Group, recently launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign aimed at educating truck drivers about the significance of safety and health in alignment with the organizations' joint commitment to promoting responsible business practices and fostering a culture of well-being within the transportation industry.  Through comprehensive training sessions, Al Masaood and UD Trucks aim to equip truck drivers with essential knowledge ......read more

    A successful 2023: BMW Group Posts Record Sales, meets ambitious E-mobility Growth Targets

    BMW Group sales reach new all-time high of 2,555,341 units in 2023 (+6.5%) BMW Group BEV sales at 15%, with growth across all sales re­gions worldwide BMW brand once again tops global premium segment in 2023; electric models see significant growth (+92.2%) Rolls-Royce and Motorrad brands also report new highs Jochen GoIler: "Record sales for 2023 show desirability of our strong brands. Customers worldwide value our highly attrac­tive product offering - across all drive technologies."   Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The BMW Group delivered a total of 2,555,341 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles to customers last year (+6.5%) - a new all-time sales high for the company. The BMW, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad brands also reported new record highs in 2023. In the fourth quarter, BMW Group sales climbed ......read more

    MG Cyberster To Visit Middle East for the first time as MG Motor Celebrates 100 Years of Passion

    • MG Cyberster to travel across the Middle East as part of a landmark transcontinental journey, highlighting both MG's commitment to electric mobility and its rich heritage. • Turner Twins to explore local landmarks across Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman.   (15 January, Middle East) MG Motor has announced that the highly-anticipated Cyberster model will make its first appearance in the Middle East this January, as it journeys across the region as part of a unique transcontinental driving tour to celebrate the brand’s Centenary.   The Cyberster takes inspiration from the British-born brand’s renowned classic MGB model and features the latest automotive technology and electrifying innovation. The car’s visit to the region as part of this landmark activation ......read more

    Starting on a High Note: Al Masaood Automobiles Launches Nissan New Year Pre-Owned Vehicle Campaign

    The campaign offers customers the opportunity to buy low mileage pre-owned 2023 models with an array of benefits  Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 15, 2024 – Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorised distributor for Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western region, has launched its Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles (CPOV) New Year Campaign. Running until January 31, 2024, the campaign features attractive offers on pre-owned Nissan Patrol and Nissan X-Terra models, combining quality with exceptional value. These low mileage pre-owned cars are also available via the trade-in option – which means customers can upgrade their driving experience by exchanging their current vehicles. Covered under the global Nissan Intelligent Choice program, the Certified Pre-Owned Nissan models come with a minimum of 12-month/30,000 km ......read more

    Attention Adventure Seekers: Ford Next-Gen Ford Everest's Towing Tech Makes Hitching And Hauling Your Gear Easier Than Ever

    • Next-Gen Ford Everest ’s hitch view button provides a bird’s-eye view of the tow ball and receiver for pinpoint accuracy. • The trailer connection checklist provides a handy step-by-step reference for towing novices and seasoned pros. • Trailer Sway Control will warn the driver to slow down and, if necessary, apply brake pressure to individual wheels.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 January, 2024 – For adventurers who need to tow, the Ford Next-Gen Ford Everest ’s rugged capability, innovative technologies and smart safety features make hitching and hauling easier, safer, and more convenient than ever.   Next-Gen Ford Everest’s go-anywhere capabilities and class-leading 3.1T towing capacity mean owners can take everything they need to make their next adventure ......read more

    Kia Launches Platform Beyond Vehicle business at CES 2024 to go ‘Beyond Mobility'

    - Kia’s Platform Beyond Vehicle (PBV) goes ‘Beyond Mobility’, with adaptability that stands ‘Ready to Answer Every Question’ - Customized vehicles and solutions will enhance versatility and open up limitless possibilities, catering to both businesses and individuals - Five Kia PBV concept models unveiled at CES 2024 – three Concept PV5 derivatives, Concept PV7 and Concept PV1 - Kia Concept PV5 to enter mass production in 2025 - PBV platform offers users a blank canvas to redefine how space and mobility can adapt to their needs by providing exceptional flexibility through radical modularity - Three-phase PBV road map will transform the mobility landscape, with more models, advanced software and bespoke services to come - Concept EV3, Concept EV4 and EV6 GT and EV9 production models ......read more

    Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chair Euisun Chung Outlines ‘Sustainable Growth through Consistent Change' in New Year's Message

    • Hyundai Motor Group celebrates New Year at Kia AutoLand Gwangmyeong, the first dedicated EV factory in Korea ⋯ Executive Chair Euisun Chung and other Group executive share New Year’s message and vision for robotics, AAM and electrification ⋯ Kia AutoLand Gwangmyeong evolves from Korea’s first comprehensive automotive plant to an electrification innovation hub • Consistent change to provide flawless customer satisfaction ⋯ “Customers always want better products and services, so we can never be satisfied with where we are today and must strive to become better ⋯ “Consistent change is the key to innovation, which needs creativity”  ⋯ “We need to foster a corporate culture that encourages innovation and challenge, and not fear ......read more

    Second Season for Maserati in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

    9 January 2024 – Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship officially kicks off with the Mexico City E-Prix on Saturday 13 January.   Maserati is proud to continue its presence in the all-electric series, the most innovative on the international motorsport scene, where the Modena-based manufacturer is the first and only luxury Italian automotive brand in the championship. Following the announcement in late September of the new driver line-up for the 2024 season, with race winner Maximilian Günther joined by this year’s only rookie, Jehan Daruvala – Maserati MSG Racing is preparing for a new challenge in the all-electric single-seater world championship. Last season saw Maserati MSG Racing frequently fight it out in the top ten, finishing the championship in sixth place, as a result of ......read more

    All-New MG Whale SUV Coupe Arrives in the Middle East

    • Sporty and urban mid-size SUV is designed to meet the transportation requirements of the ambitious youth, modern couples, and young families • Whale-inspired details include: Whale grille, Whale-fin outside mirror and Whale-tail spoiler, helping convey the playfulness, intelligence and grace of the model’s namesake • 2.0L Turbo engine and 8-speed transmission for purposeful power and exceptional fuel efficiency • High-tech interior with premium comforts and safety features like a HD 360°surround view system     (8 January 2024, Middle East) - British-born automotive brand, MG is expanding its comprehensive range of sedans and SUVs in the Middle East as the brand kicks off 2024 with the launch of the  all-new MG Whale SUV Coupe. This sporty mid-size SUV is designed to cater ......read more

    AGMC and Dubai Autodrome Partnership unveils BMW XM as Safety Car for 2024 Racing Season

    • High performance BMW XM model to be the official safety car for next year’s season including Hankook 24H Dubai race   DUBAI, UAE, December 8, 2023 – AGMC, the official BMW Group importer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has announced a partnership with Dubai Autodrome for its 2024 racing season - providing a BMW XM as the official safety car. The collaboration will begin at the much-awaited Hankook 24H Dubai race in January, a highlight of the 2024 racing season.   The BMW XM is a special model created to mark BMW M’s 50th anniversary. It comes with an M HYBRID drive system that produces 653 hp and a V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. The car also features a unique 4WD Sand mode designed specifically for this region’s terrain. Besides power and performance, the ......read more

    Ford Performance Announces Global Mustang GT3 Factory Driver Squad

    • Ford Performance expands its sports car factory driver lineup to nine drivers for its global GT3 race programs   • Ben Barker, Chris Mies, Dennis Olsen, Andy Priaulx and Frédéric Vervisch join Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Harry Tincknell and Mike Rockenfeller   • On top of the IMSA factory effort run by Ford Multimatic Motorsports, the sports car factory drivers will support the Mustang GT3 customer programs worldwide, which includes IMSA GTD, GT World Challenge Europe and the FIA World Endurance Championship   Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 8 January 2024 – Ben Barker, Chris Mies, Dennis Olsen, Andy Priaulx and Frédéric Vervisch join previously announced drivers Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Harry Tincknell and Mike Rockenfeller on the Ford Performance Mustang GT3 team in ......read more

    Hyundai Motor Group Executive Chair Euisun Chung Outlines ‘Sustainable Growth through Consistent Change' in New Year's Message

    • Hyundai Motor Group celebrates New Year at Kia AutoLand Gwangmyeong, the first dedicated EV factory in Korea  ⋯ Executive Chair Euisun Chung and other Group executive share New Year’s message and vision for robotics, AAM and electrification  ⋯ Kia AutoLand Gwangmyeong evolves from Korea’s first comprehensive automotive plant to an electrification innovation hub  • Consistent change to provide flawless customer satisfaction  ⋯ “Customers always want better products and services, so we can never be satisfied with where we are today and must strive to become better  ⋯ “Consistent change is the key to innovation, which needs creativity”   ⋯ “We need to foster a corporate culture that encourages innovation and ......read more

    Ford Middle East and DB Schenker Breaks Ground on 42,000-sq-m Parts Distribution Center in Dubai World Central

    • The facility consolidates storage and distribution of parts and accessories into a single depot  • Inauguration expected in January 2025   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2024 – A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the upcoming DB Schenker - Ford Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Dubai Logistics District, part of Dubai World Central (DWC). Set to commence operations in January 2025, the 41,792-sq-m facility will be a consolidated storage and distribution site, ensuring better availability of parts, optimizing inventory management, and enhancing customer service.   Ravi Ravichandran, newly appointed President of Ford Middle East, and Ako Djaf, Vice President DB Schenker Middle East and Africa, attended the PDC’s ground-breaking ceremony alongside senior leaders ......read more

    Genesis Opens Second Flagship Showroom in UAE on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 21, 2023: Genesis is delighted to announce the grand opening of its second flagship showroom in the heart of Dubai, strategically located on Sheikh Zayed Road. The decision represents Genesis's and Juma al Majid’s steadfast commitment to delivering an unmatched luxury automotive experience in the region. The new showroom stands as a testament to Genesis's design philosophy—Athletic Elegance, offering a captivating space for enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the brand's world-class vehicles.  In a remarkable achievement, this marks the second dedicated showroom opened by Genesis in Dubai within just one year. This underscores the brand's rapid expansion and resonates with the discerning tastes of Dubai's luxury automotive market. Suliman Al Zaben, ......read more

    Premier Motors Opens Massive State-of-the-art 3s Facility in Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi, 19 December 2023. Premier Motors, one of the leading automobile dealerships in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has expanded its footprint with the opening of a state-of-the-art 3S (Showroom, Service and Spare Parts) facility in Al Ain.  Measuring nearly 157,000 square feet, the massive new facility will host some of the UAE’s favourite brands including Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar, and Land Rover. “Continuing our efforts to surprise and delight customers, we have opened this new facility, which includes beautiful showrooms, service centres and well stocked spare-parts outlets. Here we can seamlessly integrate customers’ digital and physical journeys combine them into a world-class ownership experience, which is what they expect from us,” said Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors. The ......read more

    Ford Performance Motorsports Debuts Mustang GT3 Documentary Leading up to Debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona

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    Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2023: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan and INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, reinforces its commitment to customer satisfaction with the introduction of a complimentary shuttle service at its Deira Service Center. This initiative exemplifies the company's focus on improving the customer experience, showcasing a dedication to convenience and customer-centricity. The complimentary shuttle service represents a tangible expression of the company's philosophy that the ......read more

    Kia to Announce Future PBV Vision and Model Lineup at CES 2024

    - Kia redefines PBV as ‘Platform Beyond Vehicle’ - Kia to present PBV vision and business strategy at CES in Las Vegas - New Kia PBV concept models and technologies to be showcased - Keynote speakers to elaborate on Kia’s dedicated PBV lineup and business roadmap  - Presentation of Kia’s ‘EVs for All’ vision with the Concept EV3, Concept EV4, EV9 and EV6 GT on display   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2023: Kia has announced it will redefine the term PBV as ‘Platform Beyond Vehicle’ and officially launch its ......read more

    Arabian Automobiles Unveils Renault Triple 5 Offer

    Dubai, UAE, 15 December 2023: Renault of Arabian Automobiles, the exclusive Renault dealer serving Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates and a flagship company under the AW Rostamani Group umbrella, is excited to introduce an offer of multiple fives, designed to elevate the buying experience. Under this campaign, interested parties can enjoy three remarkable benefits when purchasing a Renault Koleos or Duster. These benefits include a generous 5-year service package, providing peace of mind. In addition, there is a comprehensive 5-year warranty, ensuring long-term satisfaction and ......read more

    Deciphering the Costs of Charging Your Electric Vehicle (EV) in Dubai

    Electric vehicles (EVs) have sparked immense interest in fostering a more sustainable environment. The expansion of charging infrastructure and the availability of reasonably priced electric cars are fueling this momentum. But what’s the actual cost of charging an EV? Understanding the monthly charging expenses is crucial for managing your budget, and we’ve dissected the numbers to provide a clearer picture. An electric vehicle, as the name suggests, runs on electricity instead of traditional fossil fuels. The advantages of driving an electric car are manifold. The cost ......read more

    Kia EV9 Shortlisted for 2024 Car of the Year

    - Kia’s all electric SUV with 563km range and ultra-fast charging secures place on esteemed COTY shortlist - Kia has been shortlisted 3 times in a row (6 overall), with the Niro family in 2023 and a win for the Kia EV6 in 2022 - Leather alternatives, biomaterials, and recycled plastics prove the brands commitment to sustainability   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2023: The Kia EV9 has been shortlisted for the final round of the 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) in Europe award. The all-electric SUV was provisionally listed among 28 new models launched this year and ......read more

    Kia Unveils its All-New K3 for the first time in the Middle East at Riyadh Motor Show 2023

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    Ranger Raptor Boasts Motorsport-Inspired Customizable Performance Shift Indicator Borrowed from Mustang

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    "A Quarter Century of Excellence: Al Tayer Motors and Maserati Continuing the Legacy of Elegance in Modena"

    Dubai, 05 December 2023: In honour of the 25th year of its partnership with Al Tayer Motors in the UAE, Maserati invited key members from the UAE dealer’s leadership team to participate in an exclusive visit to the brand’s official headquarters in Motor Valley, Modena, further strengthening the long-held relationship between Maserati and Al Tayer Motors.   The immersive visit offered the brand’s UAE partner an unprecedented glimpse into the House of Trident and included a preview of the recently unveiled MCXtrema, one of only 62 exemplars of the most extreme ......read more

    ANIB Introducing New F&I Products in Partnership with Al Nabooda Automobiles

    Dubai, UAE (December 03, 2023): In a steadfast commitment to ensuring unmatched protection for esteemed clients, ANIB is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative F&I products. Demonstrating a strong dedication to meeting the diverse needs of customers, they have meticulously crafted these enhanced insurance solutions to elevate the safeguarding of your vehicles to unprecedented levels.  Developed in collaboration with NGI, the underwriter of the product, and administered by Waypoint Systems, the new suite of products delivers a comprehensive range of benefits, providing ......read more

    Dubai Police and Arabian Automobiles Join Forces to Showcase GHIATH Smart Patrol

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    INFINITI's Product Renaissance: A Glimpse into the Electrified Future

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    Hyundai Middle East and Africa Launches the all-electric IONIQ Range and Reveals Sustainable Future Plans

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