Thursday 22 February 2018

BMW to unveil new sports X4 at Geneva show

BMW will hold the world premiere for the new BMW X4, the new edition of the first Sports Activity Coupe at the premium end of the mid-size class at the Geneva International Motor Show running from March 8 to 18. The coupe features state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and la


Sharjah students develop futuristic car

Students of Sharjah Men’s College and Sharjah Women’s College have worked jointly to develop an alternative to the conventional car by making a hybrid electric car, which is not just cost-effective and produces less emission but can also help reduce traffic congestion significantly.


RTA unveils prototype of Hyperloop design in Dubai

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the prototype of the Hyperloop for the first time in the world, in collaboration with Virgin Hyperloop One, a US-based start-up developing super high-speed transportation systems, at the ongoing UAE Innovation Month.  


Nissan crossover, SUV sales surge 12pc in 2017

Nissan’s global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12 per cent in 2017 to more than two million vehicles. The sales were driven by the all-new Nissan Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full-size SUV and the Infi


EK Kanoo opens new Toyota centre in Bahrain

Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Bahrain, has officially inaugurated the newly renovated Arad Service Centre to cater to both Toyota and Lexus customers in the Muharraq area of the kingdom. The 60,000-sq-ft facility brings high quality, effici


Volkswagen Middle East launches new brand campaign

Volkswagen Middle East this week launched its new six-week brand campaign which showcases how technology is making lives better and less complicated, through innovative features in its new models. In a series of three films, both in English and Arabic, the “Wouldn't it


Cadillac launches 2018 XTS in Mideast

Cadillac, a leading automotive manufacturer, has announced the Middle East arrival of the redesigned 2018 XTS, a spacious and comfortable sedan with confident handling and performance. For 2018, the XTS receives technical, chassis and appearance changes to heighten the appeal of


Kia Motors appoints COO for MEA headquarters

Kia Motors Corporation has appointed Yaser Shabsogh as its new chief operating officer to its Dubai-based Kia Motors Middle East and Africa (MEA) regional headquarters. Shabsogh assumed the role this month and brings extensive experience of the Kia brand from his work with Kia Mo


ME automotive aftermarket revenues to reach $15bn by 2021

Middle East sales revenue from engine and car components, systems, tyres, and auto accessories, will surpass the $15 billion mark by 2021, compared to approximately $12.4 billion in 2017, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 per cent, according to a report by TechSci Research,


Dubai starts trial run of ‘Bus on Demand’ service

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has started the trial run of its 'Bus on Demand' service. The move is aimed at enhancing its Dubai Future Accelerators, and the Smart City schemes to develop innovative solutions for the First and Last Mile challenge

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