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Automobili Lamborghini’s Growth Continues, Turnover And Operating Profit Up In Q1 2022

Following on from an incredibly successful 2021, in which Automobili Lamborghini recorded its best-ever performance in terms of turnover and profitability, the first quarter of 2022 closed with continuing growth in its financial results. Turnover reached €592 million, up 13.3% compared with the first three months of 2021. The operating profit also showed an increase,…

Cadillac Is Revving Up Its V-Series Lineup With The Addition Of The Escalade-V, The Industry’s Most Powerful Full-Size SUV

Today, Cadillac revealed details surrounding the 2023 Escalade-V — the industry’s most powerful full-size SUV, which is expected to arrive to the Middle East by the end of 2022. With an elevation of design, performance and technology, the first-ever Cadillac V-Series SUV is the purest expression of the passion that exists at the core of…

MG’s Striking Middle East Car Range Enhanced By London-Based Design Team

At a time when Middle East car buyers continue to purchase MG models in record numbers, many of MG’s current line-up have benefitted from the involvement of the company’s hi-tech Advanced Design Studio in London, England. The British-born brand, which is now the sixth biggest-selling car maker in the region, is still closely connected to…

Long-Awaited: The Bentayga Extended Wheelbase

Bentley is bringing a new focus on wellness to its model range with the launch of the Bentayga Extended Wheelbase – a new grand touring SUV that builds on the strengths of the Bentayga to become a new luxury flagship, extending the latest product range to five models.  So much more than just a stretch,…

Al Ghandi Auto And Galadari Motor Driving Centre Offer Premium Off-Road Learning Experience With The Gmc Yukon At4

Committed to providing customers with exhilarating experiences, Al Ghandi Auto – the exclusive distributor of GMC in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, announced it extended its partnership with Galadari Motor Driving Centre (GMDC) for the second year consecutively. Designed to support the growing community of all-terrain motoring enthusiasts, the strategic alliance enables GMDC customers to…

Saudi World Rally Championship Star Rakan Al Rashed Says Local Experience Will Prove Crucial Going Into WRC 2 Rally De Portugal Weekend

Saudi professional rally driver Rakan Al Rashed hopes his recent participation in the local Rali Terras D’Aboboreira series will prepare him for next month’s WRC 2 Rally de Portugal race.   The 32-year-old, who is also a successful business professional and entrepreneur, used the local series event as an acclimatisation experience, expecting that the priceless on-ground…

Saudi Racer Reema Juffali Excited To Participate In First Full GT3 Series Season

Saudi female racing star Reema Juffali is looking forward to competing in her first full season in a GT3 series when she lines up in this weekend’s International GT Open Championship in Portugal. Juffali will again be part of the SPS Automotive Performance team for the season-opening race in Estoril – her first competitive outing…

The New Porsche 911 Sport Classic: Back To The Future

The new 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collector’s items that Porsche has presented from its Heritage Design strategy. A total of 1,250 examples of the limited-edition model by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur will revive the style of the 1960s and early 1970s. Like its immediate predecessor, the 997-based 911 Sport Classic presented in…

Emirates Motor Company Unveils The New EQE From Mercedes-EQ In Abu Dhabi For The First Time In The UAE

The latest all-electric addition to the Mercedes-EQ model range, the new EQE, has been unveiled at a private Iftar in Abu Dhabi at Emirates Motor Company’s new state-of-the-art showroom. Ahead of the model’s official market introduction in the third quarter of the year, the event gave Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts, stakeholders and media the opportunity to witness…

Nissan’s New Driver-Assistance Technology Dramatically Enhances Collision Avoidance

Nissan this week announced the development of a new driver-assistance technology that utilizes highly accurate, real-time information about the vehicle’s surrounding environment to dramatically enhance collision avoidance. At a Nissan facility, a test vehicle was used to demonstrate how this technology can automatically perform collision-avoidance maneuvers. Nissan’s “ground truth perception” technology fuses information from next-generation…

Corvette To Go Electric!

The longest running nameplate of any car on the road today is undergoing one of its most fundamental transformations ever: electrification.  In addition to the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and other future gas-powered variants, Chevrolet will soon offer two new Corvette variants, an electrified and a fully electric, Ultium-based Corvette. More details and market availability…

MG Powers Into 2022 With A 35 Per Cent Increase In Middle East Sales In The First Quarter

 MG Motor continues to win over new car buyers across the Middle East, with sales up by a remarkable 35 per cent over the first three months of 2022 when compared to the same period last year. This exceptional achievement, in a market place that continues to present unique challenges, makes the British-born marque the…

More Is More With The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe Line-Up, Now Available In The Middle East

Chevrolet’s iconic full-size SUV, is back for 2022 and more is more. Already a legend, the 2022 Tahoe line-up launches with groundbreaking Google built-in compatibility to elevate the in-vehicle experience and strengthen GM’s leadership in connectivity, while the all-new Tahoe RST trim introduces new levels of performance and style to the full-size SUV segment.  “Chevrolet…

Nissan Introduces 2022 Patrol NISMO With Race-Inspired Design And Performance

Catering to the region’s sustained appeal for performance and prestige on the road, Nissan has released the new 2022 Nissan Patrol NISMO in the Middle East. The race-inspired version of the legendary Patrol combines a bold exterior design and a technologically advanced interior to offer customers the refinement of a luxury SUV with the thrill…

CITROËN Launches NIGHTRIDES Cycling Event To Raise Awareness About Cancer Research In The Region

CITROËN is continuing its comeback in the UAE with a unique sporting experience in Dubai this Ramadan. The European automaker will host CITROËN NIGHTRIDE, a first-of-its-kind cycling event focusing on generosity and people’s wellbeing, in the spirit of the Holy Month. The event will be held in association with Cycle Against Cancer, a charity founded…

Juma Al Majid Holding Group Awards 40 Employees For Their Dedication And Professionalism

During a ceremony held at the KIA – The Move showroom, Juma Al Majid Holding Group celebrated the performance of its workforce across its businesses and divisions. The ceremony was attended by Group Chief Operating Officer Tarig Shalabi, who awarded over 40 employees for their outstanding performance, dedication, and professionalism.  The ceremony was also attended…

Nissan elevates customer experience in the region with the launch of Nissan Service

Nissan has marked a new milestone as part of its strategy to transform the aftersales journey for its customers in the region, with the launch of ‘Nissan Service’ across its dealership partner network in the Middle East. Deepening Nissan’s commitment to customer satisfaction, this suite of aftersales products and services aims to offer greater value…

Emirates Motor Company Wins Double At The Mercedes-Benz General Distributor Of The Year Awards 2021

Emirates Motor Company (EMC), the authorised General Distributor for Mercedes-Benz in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has been recognised by Mercedes-Benz Middle East for its exceptional overall performance and business excellence at the Mercedes-Benz General Distributor (MBGD) 2021 Awards ceremony. The annual event, organised by Mercedes-Benz Middle East, was attended by all dealers across the…

Al-Futtaim Trading Enterprises Volvo Cars Introduces the ‘Volvo Care Loyalty Programme’

This Ramadan, Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the official distributor of Volvo Cars in the UAE, offers the ultimate protection with the Volvo Care Loyalty Programme.  Existing Volvo owners can experience the ultimate peace of mind protection with the Volvo Care Loyalty Programme enjoying a host of benefits* including complimentary 15-point vehicle check and up to 20%…

A Record-Breaking First Quarter For Lamborghini: The Best Ever

Lamborghini continued to soar in the first quarter of 2022, with a total of 2,539 vehicles delivered globally, making Q1 the company’s best-ever quarter. The figure was up by 5% on the same period in 2021 and 31% on 2020. The result comes on the back of 2021’s record-breaking figures in terms of sales (8,405…

“DRVN By Porsche” Is Dubai’s Home For Cars, Coffee And Culture

DRVN Coffee, Dubai’s well-known automotive-themed café located on Bluewaters Island, has strengthened its partnership with Porsche by intensifying its collaboration and officially rebranding it “DRVN by Porsche”. The brand’s regional office, Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE as well as the official Porsche importer in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Al Nabooda Automobiles, recently signed…

Nissan Acquires E.Dams Race Team

Nissan announced last week the acquisition of the e.dams race team, thus taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The team is currently based in Le Mans, France, and will continue to race as planned in Season 8. Nissan’s participation in Formula E supports the company’s long-term commitment…

Defining Your Own Luxury Just Got Easier – Meet The All-New INFINITI QX55

The all-new and all-bold INFINITI QX55 is not a luxury crossover for those looking for the ordinary. The latest model of the uniquely intriguing INFINITI QX55 is the brand’s iconic addition to its crossover coupe class, made for the ones who dare define their own luxury.   Command a second look with every turn you take….

Porsche Middle East And Africa Marks A Nine Year High For First Quarter Deliveries

Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, enjoyed a buoyant start to 2022 with a 25 per cent increase in new car deliveries between January and March when compared to the same period in 2021. The results marked also the region’s highest first quarter…

Continental And Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority To Offer Meals And Tips To Drivers This Ramadan

Leading tyre manufacturer, Continental, and Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority are working together on an initiative to distribute 1,000 meals for drivers this Ramadan. Starting on April 15th, the initiative will target truck and taxi drivers and will take place at a Truck Rest Area on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Dubai over the…

Al Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises Volvo Cars Presents New, Pure Electric Volvo C40 Recharge

Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the official distributor of Volvo Cars in the UAE, presents the C40 Recharge, the automotive brand’s latest manifestation of its commitment to a zero-emission future. The C40 Recharge has all the benefits of an SUV but with a lower and sleeker design. It is based on the CMA vehicle platform and the…

Gear Up For The Most Powerful Golf R Yet To Arrive In The Middle East

Volkswagen’s ultimate performer has arrived in the Middle East. The all-new Golf R delivers sheer power with sports-tuned suspension and 4MOTION all-wheel drive which ensures the driver both control and comfort. With a robust 2.0-litre 320 HP TSI petrol engine, the all-new Golf R releases power exactly when and where you need it. The all-new…

Automobili Lamborghini Presents The Huracán Tecnica: Designed And Engineered For The Best Of Both Worlds

Automobili Lamborghini presents the Huracán Tecnica: the next-generation rear-wheel drive V10, developed for pilots seeking driving fun and lifestyle perfection on both road and track. The Tecnica’s moniker embodies the advanced evolution of the Huracan’s technical prowess and, instantly distinguishable, is as much a Huracán innovation externally as it is under the hood, with its…

PEUGEOT Launches Its Ramadan Campaign “To Traditions That Live Forever” In The Middle East

European automaker, PEUGEOT, has launched its new Ramadan themed campaign “To Traditions That Live Forever” highlighting how adding a modern twist on old traditions can turn time around, slow it down, and bring people together through new experiences and ways of celebrating the Holy Month. “To Traditions That Live Forever” celebrates the month of Ramadan…

Nissan Unveils Prototype Production Facility For All-Solid-State Batteries

Last week Nissan unveiled its prototype production facility for laminated all-solid-state battery cells, which the company aims to bring to market in 2028. This prototype facility, within the Nissan Research Center in Kanagawa Prefecture, is aimed to further promote the development of all-solid-state-batteries. Under its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030, Nissan aims to launch an…

Audi Middle East Launches “Powered By Progress” Campaign In Celebration Of Ramadan

Audi Middle East has announced a suite of benefits for customers in the Middle East in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan. These benefits include mileage warranty, free service packages as well as free home charging installations.   Models available as part of the Ramadan campaign vary from one market to another, with an overall…

Audi Abu Dhabi Launches Ramadan Offer For Its Flagship Electric Model, E-Tron GT

In line with its vision of supporting sustainability and vehicle electrification, Audi Abu Dhabi and Al Ain have announced that its flagship electric spearhead, the Audi e-tron GT, will feature in the 2022 Ramadan campaign this year. The Audi e-tron GT starts from AED 469,000 with a complimentary home charger and installation providing added value….

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Showcases Its Safety Standars With Its A-Z Guide To Safety

Avoiding accidents or, at the very least, reducing the severity of their consequences is a top priority for Mercedes-Benz Trucks – and this is why the company is always researching and developing new and effective, safety, assistance systems, while regularly optimising the existing systems to ensure safety of its customers and other road users. Since…

A Ramadan Tale: Infiniti Celebrates Human Values With A Heartwarming Ramadan Video

INFINITI Middle East is marking the Holy Month of Ramadan with a short video release highlighting the importance of reconnecting with loved ones. As restrictions continue to ease across the region, families are once again able to reunite and celebrate treasured moments. This Ramadan tale captures that sense of longing and reunion as it follows…

Al-Futtaim Automotive Launches New Digital Platform For Automotive Industry

In line with its customer-centric approach and commitment to keeping the UAE driving towards a more sustainable future of mobility, Al-Futtaim Automotive has announced an all-new innovative digital platform that allows B2B dealers to purchase genuine spare parts, body parts, tyres and battery and lubricant products. The Trade Point portal provides a one-stop process that…

Nissan Reflects On Achievements As Expo 2020 Dubai Draws To A Close

With the world fair coming to an end last week, Nissan, the Official Automotive Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, takes a look in the rearview mirror, reflecting on key milestones achieved throughout the world event. The six-month extravaganza, Expo 2020 Dubai, offered Nissan a platform to showcase its leadership to a global audience, as well…

Cadillac Is Bringing Its Exclusive Offers Across Uae On Its Luxurious Line-up This Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is looked forward to every year. As night becomes day, friends, families and communities make new memories centered around the spirit of giving, joy and togetherness. This year, Cadillac and Al Ghandi Auto, its official dealer partner in the UAE are celebrating with savings across select 2021 and 2022 Cadillac…

Mulliner Bespoke Commissioning: Bentayga Space Edition

Bentley Orlando has used Mulliner’s extensive capability to produce a bespoke space-themed Bentayga Speed for one of its customers. Using feature content from Mulliner’s personal commissioning guide and a number of bespoke elements, the resulting Bentayga Speed is a stunning individual example of the craftsmanship associated with Mulliner. The exterior paint shade of Cypress is…

Kia Ev6 Triumphs In 2022 Red Dot Design Awards

Shortly after being crowned 2022 European Car of the Year, the multi-award-winning Kia EV6 has claimed overall victory in the prestigious 2022 Red Dot Design Awards. The 50-strong expert jury of the renowned international design competition awarded the EV6 with the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ accolade for its pioneering and forward-looking design. The…

The All-new Kia Sportage Is Gearing Up For An Unmissable Launch In The Middle East & Africa Region

Kia Corporation has today announced the official launch of the stunning all-new Sportage in the region, an SUV that has been carefully constructed to inspire customers with its striking interior and exterior design.  The 2023 Kia Sportage is ringing in a new era for one of the brand’s most sought-after models, with a comprehensive redesign…

Hyundai Motor Group to Collaborate with Aramco and KAUST on New E-fuel Development to Support Clean Mobility

Hyundai Motor Group announced today that it has agreed with the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), to jointly research and develop an advanced fuel for an ultra lean-burn, spark-ignition engine that aims to lower the overall carbon dioxide emissions of a vehicle. Hyundai Motor Group is…

Jaguar Land Rover Announces 2030 Sustainability Targets

Jaguar Land Rover has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across its operations by 46 per cent by 2030. In addition, the company will cut average vehicle emissions across its value chains by 54 per cent, including a 60 per cent reduction throughout the use phase of its vehicles. The goals, which are approved by…

Thomas Müller Joins Jaguar Land Rover As Executive Director Of Product Engineering

Jaguar Land Rover has today announced the appointment of a new Executive Director of Product Engineering.  Thomas Müller begins his role immediately, taking responsibility for the technical development of all new Jaguar and Land Rovers, including both hardware and software. His expertise in technology, agile leadership and digital capabilities will bring significant benefits to the…

Bentley Expands 3d Printing Capability To Produce Thousands Of New Components

Bentley Motors has shared details of the impact of a £3 million investment to double its Additive Manufacturing (AM) capacity at the company’s headquarters in Crewe, England, where all Bentley models are built. A state-of-the-art AM facility has been applied to a wide range of uses, producing more than 15,000 components in 2021 alone. This…

Nissan’s Leadership Series Puts Spotlight On The Middle East As Region Of Opportunity

Building on the success of previous sessions, Nissan, the Official Automotive Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, conducted its final roundtable as part of a dedicated leadership series at Expo 2020 Dubai. Spotlighting the Middle East as a region of opportunity, the session once again attracted leading industry figures to the Dubai Exhibition Centre at Expo,…

The Enhanced Audi A8 and S8 Make Regional Debut

Audi Middle East presented its latest flagship luxury models, the Audi A8 and S8 in Dubai exclusively ahead of their official market introductions.  The company with the four rings has intensively redesigned the new flagship sedans to become the benchmark for luxury in its current fleet. The new high-end headlights and taillights inspire with innovative…

Nissan Leadership Advocates Women Empowerment in the Automotive Industry at Expo 2020 Dubai

Supporting change and providing equal opportunities in the workplace, Nissan, the Official Automotive Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, participated in an exclusive session last week, titled Driving Change: Women in the Automotive Industry. Highlighting Nissan’s ambition to remove the barriers to women’s advancement in the workplace, the session served as an inspiration talk for current…

Dubai Police Expands Its Exclusive Fleet With Addition Of The Lamborghini Urus

In celebration of the UAE’s 50th year anniversary, the Lamborghini Urus has officially joined the internationally acclaimed Dubai Police fleet. Dressed in full livery complete with police lights, the world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle will be used to patrol Dubai’s roads with the safety and security of the city’s residents in mind. Powered by…

GM Middle East Launches New In-Vehicle Technology – with Google built-in

Building on our vehicle intelligence technology goals and recent connectivity launches, General Motors Middle East has announced the introduction of infotainment systems with Google built-in. These new features enhance the overall customer experience and make it easier than ever for customers to bring their digital lives into future connected vehicles.  GM’s research1 shows that many…

Continental Celebrates Mother’s Day As Part Of Its Conti Cares Campaign

Leading tyre manufacturer Continental celebrated Mother’s Day with a unique set of activations as part of its Conti Cares Campaign. In collaboration with Kids Spot Nursery, the German manufacturer offered mothers across Dubai expert advice on tyre safety along with tyre safety check booklet guides to mark the occasion and ensure their safety. The campaign…

Swedish Team Of Annie Seel And Mikaela Ã…hlin-Kottulinsky Wins Inaugural Rally Jameel, Saudi Arabia’s First-Ever Women-Only Motor Event

March 19th, 2022: Annie Seel and her co-driver Mikaela Ã…hlin-Kottulinsky stayed ahead of the chasing pack on Day Three of Rally Jameel to take the overall win in their Toyota RAV4 by more than nine points. The Swedish pair took the least penalties of all the 34 teams to bring home the win, ahead of…

2021: Lamborghin’s Best Year Ever For Sales, Turnover And Profitability

Automobili Lamborghini concluded the financial year 2021 with the best results ever in terms of sales, turnover and profitability, confirming a solid and winning strategy. Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman, and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, commented: Lamborghini has delivered excellent commercial and financial results, the best in its history, which give the company the necessary solidity to…

Nissan Motor Company Appoints Thierry Sabbagh As President For Nissan Saudi Arabia, Managing Director For Nissan Middle East

Nissan has announced the appointment of Thierry Sabbagh as President of Nissan Saudi Arabia from April 1st 2022, while continuing his position as Managing Director of Nissan Middle East.  In his new scope, Sabbagh will work alongside the current Managing Director of Nissan Saudi Arabia, Bader El Houssami to lead the business strategy and performance…

W Motor’s Ghiath Joins Dubai Police Fleet; 400 Units To Follow $54.4 Million Deal

His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, said the force is adding 400 Ghiath smart police patrols over the next five years, a deal worth 196 million dirhams ($ 54.4 million). Lt. Gen. Al Marri made the announcement during the official launch of the second generation of the Ghiath Smart…

Al Habtoor Motors Unveils Its Latest Bentley Models At The Dubai International Boat Show

Al Habtoor Motors, the official distributor of Bentley Motors in the United Arab Emirates, participated at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show, the Middle East’s largest and most-popular leisure marine event. The event saw new Bentley models in the Bentayga S and Continental GT Speed Convertible unveiled to the public in UAE for the first…

2022 Nissan Patrol Super Safari Elevates Off-Road Experiences In The Middle East

Building on the success of the legendary Patrol Super Safari, Nissan announces aesthetic and technological upgrades for the 2022 model to cater to the evolving needs of buyers in the region. Conquering the harshest of terrain for almost seventy years, the Patrol has built a legacy in the Middle East, composed of a deep-rooted heritage,…

The life-size LEGO® Technic™ Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Arrives in Dubai

Start your engines! The life-size LEGO® Technicâ„¢ Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 accelerates into Dubai Design District (d3) on the 11th of March as the next stop on its world tour. Completed with working head and taillights, over 400,000 LEGO Technic elements were used to ensure the model embodied the unmistakeable silhouette of the Lamborghini Sián…

Nissan Cements SUV Leadership With The Middle East Launch Of The All-New Nissan Pathfinder 2022

Strengthening its SUV dominance in the Middle East, Nissan has announced the regional launch of the bold and versatile, all-new Nissan Pathfinder 2022  a fifth generation that is inspired by the original model and the nameplate’s 35-year heritage. Building on the robust capabilities of its predecessors, the all-new Pathfinder has been completely redesigned from the…

Digitalization and Green Transition are the Main Drivers of the Future of Mobility

Italy has a long and prestigious history in the automotive industry  over € 33 bilion of cars manufactured in Italy are exported abroad every year – and ranks among the first countries with the highest percentage of industrial robots used in this sector (9% of companies vs 7% European average). The challenges of decarbonisation are…

Polestar Confirmed for United Arab Emirates

Polestar, the Swedish premium electric performance brand, confirms its arrival in the United Arab Emirates with the Polestar 2. Polestar has appointed the Al-Futtaim Group, the leading automotive distributor and retailer in the United Arab Emirates, as its representative in the region.  Nils Mösko, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Polestar, comments: “We are…

The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse Arrives in the Middle East, Taking Family Adventures to the Next Level

Chevrolet Traverse has carved out a unique place in the Chevy line-up as the mid-size SUV that blends brawns with brains, offering the technology, capability and safety to move the region’s families from A to B. For 2022, the Chevrolet Traverse updates keep a keen eye on design enhancements, offering a more stylized iteration of…

Nissan Renews Commitment To Sustainable Mobility At Expo 2020 Dubai

Nissan, the Official Automotive Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, continues its commitment to a greener, safer, and more connected future with the release of a new video as part of its Let’s Move brand campaign. Developed especially for the brand’s partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai, the video showcases latest models and the breadth of Nissan…

Nissan Joins Expo 2020 Dubai Partners In Sustainability Portal Opening

In yet another milestone moment since the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai, Nissan participated in an exclusive opportunity for Expo partners to gather at one of the final openings of Expo’s iconic Sustainability Portal. With the global event drawing to an end on 31st March 2022, the ceremony was a unique coming together to celebrate…

An Enduring Legacy: Nissan Patrol Dominates Middle Eastern Market

The special 70th Anniversary model of the Hero of All Terrains, the Nissan Patrol, has landed in the Middle Eastern market with much fanfare worthy of the region’s most beloved and iconic SUV. The 2022 model exudes its present-day market power and strength. Since its launch seven decades ago, it is now an epitome of…

Royal Backing for Rally Jameel, Saudi Arabia’s First-Ever Women-Only Motor Event

With the clock ticking towards the March 16th start of Saudi Arabia’s Rally Jameel, the Middle East’s first-ever women-only navigational rally, it has been announced that the historic motorsport event will be held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ambassador to the United States….

Ali & Sons Extend Their Support To The UAE Tour

Ali & Sons Holding LLC have partnered with the UAE Tour, a celebrated road cycling stage race organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council. As part of the agreement, the exclusive distributor for Audi in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain has offered a selection of Audi cars as fleet support for the event. The UAE Tour,…

Nissan And NISMO Announce 2022 Motorsports Programs

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. last week announced the outline of their motorsports activities for 2022. “In our pursuit of excitement, we have always challenged the limits of what is possible, daring to do what others don’t and creating a legacy of speed. Motorsport is the expression of this passion…

Al-Futtaim Lexus Introduces Lexus Connect Service In Uae To Offer Enhanced Convenience, Comfort, and Safety

Al-Futtaim Lexus announced today the launch of Lexus Connect Service in UAE, in collaboration with Etisalat. The industry-leading connected-car solution enables vehicles to connect with smartphones through the Lexus app and provides a more convenient and comfortable and safer driving experience.  Lexus Connect Service lets owners enjoy many features in their vehicle remotely from the…

First Mercedes-Maybach Display Lounge In The Middle East Is Now Open In Abu Dhabi At Emirates Motor Company Showroom

Celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the iconic Maybach, Emirates Motor Company has opened the first Mercedes-Maybach display lounge in the Middle East. Located at the new flagship Mercedes-Benz showroom on Airport Road in Abu Dhabi, the display lounge will showcase the luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Mercedes-Maybach is an emblem of the ultimate luxury of the future…

Agile And Exclusive: Porsche Presents The First Macan T

Porsche expands its sports car offering in the compact SUV range with the new Macan T. Previously reserved for 911 and 718 models, this marks the first time a four-door sports car bears the special designation. Ever since the legendary Porsche 911 T from 1968, the letter T has represented a unique form of dynamic…

New Audi RS3 Available For Exclusive Preview And Pre-Orders In Abu Dhabi

Audi Abu Dhabi has lined up an exclusive preview of the the all-new Audi RS3 in Abu Dhabi, two months ahead of its official market introduction. The celebrated five-cylinder is also available for pre-orders in showrooms across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.  The new Audi RS3 offers driving dynamics of the highest calibre and the best…

Nissan Offers Exciting Opportunity To Experience The Driving Innovation Of Ariya

Offering audiences the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the all-electric Ariya and experience the ultimate expression of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan is proud to introduce the Ariya EV driving game as part of the brand’s digital activations launched during Expo 2020 Dubai. Staying true to its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,…

GM Middle East Celebrates Landmark 2021, Underlined by 26% Sales Growth In Suvs and Announcing 13 All-New EVs to Launch by 2025

General Motors (GM) Middle East celebrated a milestone year in 2021 as it spearheaded the region’s future mobility agenda and reported strong 2021 full year results across its core vehicle sales operations. Posting outstanding 9.4% YoY sales growth in the Middle East across the Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac brands, these results were led by 26%…

Al-Futtaim Lexus Introduces the All-New Lexus Lx, Bringing Highest Levels Of Luxury and Performance to the UAE

As part of its relentless pursuit to deliver Amazing Experiences from Lexus and meet the diverse and growing aspirations of discerning customers in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Lexus has announced the launch of the all-new Lexus LX. The new generation of the Lexus LX combines modern design, superb performance, and a new powertrain with world and…

“Inter Emirates Motors” Increases MG Motor Market Position in the UAE from 15th to 7th in less than 10 months

Inter Emirates Motors (IEM) a subsidiary of Ali & Sons Holding LLC and the official distributor of MG Motor in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continued to increase the rankings among the country’s top car distributors as MG records a remarkable 2.1% market share in the UAE.  In less than 10 months of operations, IEM…

Elevate Your Every Drive with OnStar

OnStar, the pioneering in-vehicle safety and security technology from General Motors, helps to protect and connect you, offering the widest range of safety and security services to drivers. Currently, OnStar is available on most 2021 GM models, across the Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac brands in the UAE. Built into the vehicle from the beginning with…

Cadillac Previews Project GTP Race Car

In the mindset of defending its 2021 International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Championship, Cadillac continues to prepare for its return to the world race stage. Cadillac Design is in the process of shaping the forthcoming GTP race car and the future of Cadillac Racing. . Drawing from Cadillac’s previous racing success, the Cadillac GTP race…

Continental Tires Partners with Ain Dubai

Huge wheels are no stranger to German tyre manufacturer, Continental. But now, Continental’s tyres are being used to help operate the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel – Ain Dubai, by Dubai Holding, located on Dubai’s must-visit island destination, Bluewaters. Continental’s tyres have long been used in the operation of the London Eye – the…

The Refreshed 2023 Chevrolet Blazer is Revealed with Head-Turning Good Looks and an Enhanced Technology Offering

Chevrolet has unveiled the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer, arriving to the Middle East early 2023. Since its legendary launch in the Middle East on the stage of Arabs Got Talent, the Blazer has taken the region by storm. Refreshed for 2023, the Chevrolet Blazer builds on what its regional drivers want: style, performance and technology. Practicality…

Flying Spur Electrifies in Beverly Hills

In January, a combined fleet of nine Flying Spur Hybrids covered 10,500 miles over six days, 3,000 miles of which using electric power – equivalent to driving across the United States from coast to coast. Each car saved three gallons of fuel each day when compared to a Flying Spur V8. Almost 100 media guests…

Nissan Reports April-December Results For Fiscal Year 2021

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced financial results for the April-December period of fiscal year 2021 and an upwardly revised outlook for fiscal year 2021. April-December financial highlights For the first nine months of the fiscal year, consolidated net revenue was 6.15 trillion yen, consolidated operating profit was 191.3 billion yen, and the operating profit margin…

2022 INFINITI QX80 Flagship SUV Set To Arrive In The Middle East With Updated Infotainment And Fresh Look

INFINITI’s body-on-frame full-sized luxury SUV, the 2022 QX80, is set to go on sale in showrooms across the Middle East with a single, larger interior touchscreen and wireless smartphone charger to complement its opulent interior, across three enhanced grades: SENSORY, ProACTIVE and Blinfack Edition. The new 2022 QX80 has been significantly refined in 2022 with…

Luxury Hypercar Manufacturer Pagani Automobili Appoints Al Habtoor Motors As Its Exclusive UAE Distributor

Italian luxury hypercar manufacturer, Pagani Automobili has appointed Al Habtoor Motors as its official distributor in the United Arab Emirates. Al Habtoor Motors, one of the leading automobile distributors in the UAE boasting a stable of high-end car brands operated under the Prestige Division, will be looking after Pagani’s entire sales and after sales operations…

2022 Lotus Emira Lands on UAE Shores!

While the 2022 Lotus Emira is the last petrol-powered car from Norwich, it certainly isn’t something that you can take lightly. Despite the sports car being, er, quite light itself. And this is just the first of many good things about this car. Shall we find out more?

The All-New 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Is Releasing Soon

The countdown to the all-new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has begun. It will be revealed to the world on Oct. 26. Designed to amplify the thrill of driving, the Corvette Z06 is a supercar that performs – whether on backroads or the Autobahn or the world’s most recognizable tracks like Circuit de la Sarthe.

Kia EV6 Achieves Product Carbon Footprint Certification From The Carbon Trust

Kia EV6 is the first Korean car in history to achieve product carbon footprint certification from the Carbon Trust EV6 footprint measured against internationally recognized PAS2050 Standards Certification validates CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) figures for the lifecycle of EV6 Kia EV6 has achieved product carbon footprint certification and ‘Carbon Measured’ label from the global climate…

Land Rover Introduces More Choices For Range Rover Velar

  Limited Edition: New Range Rover Velar Auric Edition combines unique design elements, including Gloss Sparkle Silver 20-inch alloys and exclusive Auric Atlas exterior finishes Luxury of choice: Range Rover Velar customers can now specify impeccable hand-finished paint finishes from SV Bespoke including the Premium Palette colour spectrum and the exclusive Match To Sample service…

Toyota Corolla Achieves Global Sales Milestone Of 50 Million Vehicles

Further strengthening the 55-year legacy of Toyota Corolla, Al-Futtaim Toyota has announced that the iconic Corolla model has surpassed sales of 50 million units worldwide. The incredible milestone underlines the enduring appeal of the much-loved model, which is globally renowned for providing low operating costs and reliable, trouble-free motoring stemming from quality engineering, together with…

Lexus And Salehe Bembury Announce New Collaborative Apparel Collection

Driven by a shared dedication to pushing the boundaries of design and creativity, Al-Futtaim Lexus announced today that the luxury automaker Lexus and designer Salehe Bembury have launched a collection showcasing an assortment of collaborative apparel printed on Champion silhouettes. Lexus’ future-looking mobility innovation and Bembury’s signature nature-inspired design ethos come together for this capsule…

Al-Futtaim Toyota Introduces Toyota Care For Resale

To provide its customers with the ultimate peace of mind and the highest resale value for their Toyota, Al-Futtaim Toyota has launched a complete set of aftersales care and solutions, Toyota Care. Quality service is key for pre-owned cars, especially during hot summer days, as it ensures the safety of customers and preserves the value…

Future Volvo Cars To Run On Volvo Operating System

Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Volvo Cars in the UAE, has announced that Volvo Cars will take software development in-house, as a car’s appeal increasingly becomes more defined by software-driven functions and features, rather than traditional automotive attributes. The next generation of pure electric Volvo models, including the fully electric successor to the…

Jaguar F-Pace Gets R-Dynamic Black Model And Enchanced Technology

  Jaguar F-PACE R-Dynamic Black: New model enhances the assertive, sculpted design still further with unique Gloss Black elements and an even more luxurious specification Desirable and distinctive: Black Pack with Gloss Black mirror caps, 20-inch Gloss Black wheels, fixed panoramic roof, privacy glass and Gloss Black roof rails set the new R-Dynamic Black apart…

New Opel Crossland Makes UAE Debut

  Early adopter: Opel Crossland features a unique face Sweeping change: Opel Vizor covers the whole fascia, integrating grille and headlights The sporty, Ultimate trim is available for enthusiasts looking for that little bit of extra Outstanding versatility and comfort, with 6-way manually adjustable leather seats Dynamic drive: Opel engineers further develop chassis and steering…

Honda To Offer Complimentary Safety Inspection To Delivery Riders

Honda to offer delivery riders, not limited to the Honda brand, a free safety check in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Riders will also receive a complimentary pre-packed meal while they wait for their motorcycle safety check to be completed Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the official distributor of Honda in the UAE, announced today an initiative to…

Meet The All-New Renault Master

In September 1980, in the French commune of Batilly, the first Renault Master was launched with the 2.5 L Fiat-Sofim diesel engine. Distinctively designed with a sliding door design and rare round door handles, the van had a spacious load area, height, and longer wheelbases for mid-to heavy-duty commutes. Sooner than expected, Renault Master became…

Al-Futtaim Automotive Reports Strong Results For Toyota And Lexus In H1

  Al-Futtaim Toyota sales surged by 12% in H1 2021 compared to H1 2020, driven by newly launched models like the Highlander, C-HR, and Corolla Cross Al-Futtaim Lexus market share maintained its encouraging and solid recovery from 2020, due to a strong Q2 that helped the brand increase market share by 3% Al-Futtaim Automotive marks…

Volvo To Harness Real-Time Data From Customer Cars For New Safety Standards

Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of Volvo Cars in the UAE, has announced the next generation of Volvo cars are set to be the company’s safest ever, thanks to cutting-edge software and hardware levels, coupled with continuous and more rapid improvements to safety features with the help of real-time data. Volvo Cars have always…

Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises Honda Reports Successful H1 Sales

  Honda reported promising first-half sales in the UAE in the first six months of 2021 Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises Honda reveals an increase in sales across the vehicle, marine engine and power products compared with the same period in 2020 and 2019 Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the official distributor of Honda in the UAE, announced today…

Mulliner Develops 22” Carbon Fibre Wheel For Bentley Bentayga

Here are the key highlights: 22” Mulliner carbon wheel will be the largest carbon wheel in production Weight saving of 6 kg per wheel, unsprung mass, compared to aluminium Developed in conjunction with leading composite manufacturer, Bucci composites Five years of engineering delivers first carbon wheel to pass TÃœV testing Innovative processes ensure repeatable high-quality…

Dubai Car Dealers Business Group Re-Elects Executive Committee For Second Term

Dubai Car Dealers Business Group (DCDBG), a group established under the umbrella of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) to unite the voices of member companies, serve common interests and foster public-private sector dialogues, announced the re-election of its Executive Committee during a virtual General Assembly meeting that took place on 14th June 2021….