Wednesday 10 February 2016

Al-Futtaim offers UAE Armed Forces special discounts

Al-Futtaim Motors, the exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE, has signed a deal with the General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, offering all staff special discounted prices of up to Dh25,000 ($6,804.7) on select Toyota and Lexus vehicles with new benefit


Maserati posts record sales across Mideast region

Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati has achieved a record year in terms of sales across the Middle East, India and Africa (MEIA) region last year.    While 2013 saw the launch of the new Maserati Quattroporte and 2014 the launch of the new Ghibli, in 2


Renault launches motorsport programme

French automobile manufacturer Renault has launched a comprehensive motorsport programme entitled Renault Sport, which will be managed by two entities: Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars. The plans were revealed recently by Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn at


Over 1m vehicles plying on Abu Dhabi roads

The Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department of the Abu Dhabi Police announced that the number of vehicles in Abu Dhabi has risen to 1.016 million vehicles during the past year. The department has set these vehicles in seven different categories; notably light vehicles numbering


Abu Dhabi Traffic to activate 12 new radars in Al Ain

Abu Dhabi's Traffic and Patrols Directorate is set to activate 12 radars across four roads in Al Ain from February 7.   The new radars will be adjusted according to the legal speed limits set on those roads, said a statement.  


5m vehicles worldwide ‘may have faulty air bags’

Continental Automotive Systems has it supplied potentially defective air bag control units to five million vehicles used by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, and three other manufacturers built over a five-year period worldwide, widening an air bag safety crisis.  


UAE to begin application of control system for trailers

UAE's Ministry of Interior (MoI) is set to begin the application related to the UAE Control System for trailers, camper trailers and semi-trailers starting from April.   The Ministerial Resolution No. 12 of 2015 stipulates that none of the above vehicles may


Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 8.5m vehicles in 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance sold 8,528,887 vehicles in 2015, up almost 1 per cent from the previous year, attributed to record sales in the US, China and Europe. Combined sales for the world’s fourth largest car group, which includes Renault Group, Nissan Motor Co, and Russ


Zero down payment offer launched for Toyota in UAE

Al-Futtaim Motors, the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched a one-of-a-kind zero down payment purchase plan on all 2015 and 2016 Toyota models.   The offer will relieve customers from the hassle of securing a big up-front payment, allowing th


Bahrain motor show to feature monster trucks, stunts

“Petrolheads” from Bahrain will gather at a major event later this year which will feature monster trucks, renowned drifting drivers and jaw-dropping motorcycle stunts. The Bahrain International Motor Show (BIMS) will be held from December 1 to 3 at the Bahrain International Circu

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