Sunday 28 December 2014

Tesla to roll out new high-speed electric car

US electric car maker Tesla Motors will relaunch its Roadster model with a new battery pack that will increase the distance the car can travel on a single charge by nearly two-thirds to more than 400 miles. The company's shares rose 2.8 per cent to $228.44 in late afternoon t


Audi plans electric sports car, activity vehicle

Volkswagen's premium Audi division aims to bring two purely electric vehicles to market by 2018 as it tries to catch up with rivals such as Tesla Motors and BMW. Audi's chief executive Rupert Stadler told German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) in an interview t


Bahrain sets date to enforce new traffic law

Bahrain is set to enforce its tough new traffic law from February 8, it was declared yesterday (December 25). The executive code for the law has almost been finalised, Legislative and Legal Opinion Commission president Abdulla Al Buainain said. The law, ratified by


Nissan displays top models at Saudi motor show

Nissan reinforced its presence in the Saudi Arabian market by presenting a notable line-up of top vehicles and ground-breaking technology, at this year’s Saudi International Motor Show. A broad product range comprising all Nissan vehicles were on display at the event which


Renault launches holiday promotion

Arabian Automobiles, the exclusive dealer of Renault in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has announced an offer providing savings of up to Dh20,000 ($5,445) on selected models this holiday season. The campaign boasts full vehicle financing plans with zero per cent down payment an


Hyundai’s brand value crosses $10bn mark

Hyundai Motor Company, a leading multinational automotive manufacturer, has seen its brand value exceed $10 billion for the first time, according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2014 report. Fueled by the successful launch of the new Genesis and Sonata, as well as the im


New Range Rover Sport in spotlight

Land Rover, a leading luxury SUV manufacturer, has released footage of the Range Rover Sport SVR being thoroughly tested and pushed to its limits. In the film, Mike Cross, chief engineer of vehicle integrity at Jaguar Land Rover, has demonstrated the adjustability, poise and body


New Subaru Legacy launched in Bahrain

Motorcity, the Subaru dealer in Bahrain, has launched the new 2015 Legacy at an exclusive media preview. The new all-wheel drive Subaru Legacy is powered by a 2.5-litre boxer engine which produces 175 horsepower, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Robert Bosch launches safety system for bikes

With speeding being responsible for 90 per cent of traffic accidents on Dubai roads, Robert Bosch, a multinational engineering and electronics company, has developed the world’s first all-in-one safety system for motorcycles. The Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), de


Ali Alghanim launches valet marketing service in Kuwait

Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive, the exclusive importer of BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover and McLaren, has launched a valet parking service in partnership with Parking Pal in Kuwait. Yousuf Al Qatami, general manager, said: “We at Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive a

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