Friday 18 June 2021

GM to boost EV and AV investments to $35bn through 2025

General Motors said that it will increase its EV (electric vehicle) and AV (automated vehicle) investments from 2020 through 2025 to $35 billion, representing a 75 percent increase from its initial commitment announced prior to the pandemic. The company’s enhanced commitmen


Genesis prepares for the launch of second SUV

Genesis Middle East & Africa HQs has announced that its much-anticipated GV70 will soon be joining its regional fleet.    The Genesis GV70 becomes the fifth model in the Genesis lineup, joining the G70, G80 and G90 sedans, and the GV80 mid-luxury SUV. L


Renewable fuel to power Bentley’s Continental GT3

Luxury car brand Bentley said that its Continental GT3 Pikes Peak, designed and built to compete for the Time Attack 1 record at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, will be the first competition Bentley to run on renewable fuel. Bentley recently launched the ne


Jaguar Land Rover to develop hydrogen-powered Defender fuel cell prototype

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on New Land Rover Defender, with testing scheduled to begin this year.     The FCEV concept is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s aim to achieve zero tailpipe e


Audi brings electric chargers to Dubai Airport Free Zone

Audi Middle East has once again highlighted its commitment to electrification by sponsoring the installation of three charging stations in the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) staff parking area.   The manufacturer has installed a dual sided 44kW AC eVolve charge


Ferrari picks tech executive Vigna as new CEO

Ferrari has appointed Benedetto Vigna, an Italian national with extensive international experience, as its new chief executive effective September 1.    Vigna takes over the top post at the luxury sports car company after working with some of the world&rsqu


Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Euisun Chung honoured

Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Euisun Chung has been honoured with the Issigonis Trophy at the 2021 Autocar Awards ceremony.   Named in honour of legendary car designer Sir Alec Issigonis, the Trophy is Autocar’s highest accolade. Each year it is presented t


Continental signs Nico Rosberg as brand ambassador

Continental, a leading international tyre manufacturer, has signed Formula 1 World Champion of 2016 and sustainability entrepreneur Nico Rosberg as its new Brand Ambassador. Nico Rosberg, who has enjoyed great success racing in the Middle East, is one of the best-known figures in


New Peugeot 208 arrives in Bahrain

Motorcity, the distributor of world-renowned vehicles in Bahrain, and Peugeot Bahrain unveiled the new 208 generation in Bahrain, perfectly highlighting the French automaker’s expansion strategy in the region.    Futuristic, and athletic, the new 208


JV between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors marks 10 years

The joint venture between Nissan Motor Co, Ltd and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, NMKV Co, Ltd, has marked ten years since its founding.   Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors established NMKV on June 1, 2011 as a 50/50 joint venture engaged in product planning and proj

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