Wednesday 1 December 2021

First edition of ‘Auto Moto’ exhibition in October 2022

Major international companies specialised in car and bicycle equipment manufacturing will take part in the first edition of the ‘Auto Moto’ exhibition in October 2022.   The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) will host the event, which will


CARS24 raises $20.42m debt funding from CBD

CARS24, one of the most valuable privately held pre-owned car startups globally, has raised AED75 million ($20.42 million) in local debt funding from Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD), a leading bank in the UAE.    This debt facility further strengthens CARS24


BMW Concept XM – going beyond conventions

BMW M GmbH is presenting an expressive new vehicle concept on the global stage for the first time – the BMW Concept XM – at Art Basel’s 2021 Miami Beach show (from December 2 to 4).   The BMW Concept XM will be the most powerful BMW M car ever


First Volvo electric car in the region launched

Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the official distributor of Volvo Cars in the UAE, has unveiled its first fully electric car to the Middle East, the XC40 BEV, a compact SUV designed for modern urban living.    The launch comes as another milestone i


AAC partners with Spotii for ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ after-sales

Arabian Automobiles Company (AAC) is partnering with Spotii to offer its automotive aftersales customers the region’s first ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ initiative.   AAC is the flagship company of the AW Rostamani (AWR) Group and exclusive dealer for


Shell brings carbon neutral lubricants to the Middle East

Oil Major Shell’s recently launched portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants is now available for customers in the Middle East.    Shell’s expansion plans not only ensure product availability in the region but is a step towards realising its commi


Nissan unveils Ambition 2030; to invest $17.62bn on EVs

Nissan Motor Co has unveiled Ambition 2030, its new long-term vision seeking to accelerate electrification plans investing 2 trillion yen ($17.62 billion) over the next five years.    It will launch 23 exciting new electrified models, including 15 new EVs,


Motorcity wins prestigious awards

Motorcity, the distributor of world-renowned vehicle brands including Peugeot in Bahrain has won the ‘Highest Test Drive Conversion’ as well as ‘Most Advanced CRM (customer relationship management) Integration’ in the Middle East.   The a


Celebrating UAE’s golden jubilee ‘Cullinan 50th’ revealed

Rolls-Royce has created a spectacular, one-of-a-kind example of its superluxury SUV, Cullinan, to mark the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, in time for the official National Day on December 2, 2021.   Designed and hand-built by the Bespoke Collective at the Home of R


‘Change is a constant’ in future reality

Future mobility, skills, entrepreneurs, and mindsets, as well as AI, data analytics, and IoT were in the spotlight at the recent youth-oriented Generation Future conference.    Dedicated to empowering the new generation to make its mark in industries of the

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