Friday 6 May 2016

UK new car registration hits 13-year high

British new car registrations rose to their highest level in 13 years last month, rising two per cent compared with a year ago to 189,505 units, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said on Friday. The petrol car registrations rose 3.4 per cent from last year and 26.8 p


US, Takata confirm recall of 35m-40m air bag inflators

The US Transportation Department and Takata Corp confirmed on Wednesday that automakers will recall another 35 million to 40 million US air bag inflators assembled by the Japanese manufacturer by 2019. The confirmation follows a report by Reuters Tuesday about the expansion of th


Abu Dhabi traffic patrols deploy mobile radar

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police has equipped its patrols with the mobile radars in support of traffic officers’ efforts to maintain road safety and provide a safe environment for all road users. On the occasion of the Arab Traffic Week, held under th


Ford invests $182m in tech for self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co is investing $182.2 million in San Francisco-based Pivotal Software, underscoring the pressure carmakers face to boost their technology platforms given the rise of connected and self-driving cars. The investment in Pivotal, a cloud-software company which provides to


Tesla targets 500,000 cars in 2018

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors said it would accelerate production to meet strong demand for its upcoming Model 3 mass-market sedan, but higher spending will make it harder to reach promises of profitability this year. Tesla shares rose more than 5 per cent to $234.70 in after ho


Nissan wins big at ME Car of the Year awards

Nissan has won an impressive trio of awards at the recently held Middle East Car of the Year Awards (MECOTY) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Maxima took top honours in the Best Large Sedan category and the Patrol scooped up Best Large SUV, while the Patrol Desert Edition was awarded Speci


Iran bans import of Chevrolet cars

Iran has banned the import of Chevrolet cars, a week after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised imports of US autos and asked the government to support domestic production. The semi-official Mehr news agency quoted an unnamed official in the Ministry of Industry, Mine


Jaguar Land Rover introduces online vehicle configurators

Jaguar Land Rover Middle East and North Africa (Mena) recently introduced the new online vehicle configurators designed to enrich customer experiences across its six markets in the Gulf. Offering built-in country specific manufacturer suggested retail pricing (MSRP), the new onli


New Michelin sport tyres launched in MEA

Michelin, a global technology leader, has launched its Michelin Pilot Sport4 tyres for the Middle East and African markets. The new Michelin Pilot Sport4, developed in partnership with some of the world's most demanding car manufacturers, is the latest in the line of high-per


Spectacular launch for Jaguar F-Pace at Burj Khalifa

British luxury brand Jaguar created a world first with the Middle East launch of its all-new F-Pace performance SUV at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. In a fitting tribute to the renowned city of firsts, Dubai was a worthy choice for Jaguar to launch the F-Pace, th

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