Saturday 25 April 2015

Nissan backs Infiniti racing team at Bahrain F1

Nissan’s Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) extended its support to the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team at Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. The firm provided a total of eight Nissan Urban NV350, said a statement. Samir Cherfan, managing director of Nissan Middle Ea


Hyundai appoints new VP and head for MEA

Hyundai Motor Company has appointed Jin (James) Kim as its new vice president and head of operations in Africa and the Middle East. Kim is succeeding Tom Lee, who is assuming a new leading role in the company’s headquarters in Korea. In his new role, Kim will


BMW launches X5M and X6M models in Bahrain

Euro Motors, the official BMW Group importer in Bahrain, has launched the new BMW X5M and BMW X6M in the kingdom. The two new models combine BMW’s hallmark high performance engineering with everyday practicality, in turn further strengthening BMW’s X model portfolio,


New supercars to boost McLaren sales by 60pc

Two new McLaren supercars launched yesterday (April 19) are expected to boost the luxury car brand's presence in Bahrain by 50-60 per cent, an official has said. McLaren Automotive's marketing manager for Middle East and Africa Thomas Pryor told the Gulf Daily News (G


E K Kanoo wins key awards from Toyota

Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Bahrain, has announced winning of key awards from Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC). TMC adviser Hisayuki Inoue presented E K Kanoo chairman Mohammed Kanoo and vice-chairman Fuad Kanoo with the ‘Toyota Marketing Awar


National Express to open Bahrain office

British multinational public transport company National Express is setting up a regional office in Bahrain to access other public transportation opportunities in the GCC. The company's international division operations director Mark Kipling yesterday told the Gulf Daily N


Racing helmet factory starts production in Bahrain

Production has started at a Bahrain-based helmet factory that will outfit Formula One champions. Bell Racing Helmets factory is based in Sakhir, part of a one million-sq-m plot of land earmarked for the development by the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), said a report in the


Shanghai GM to spend $16bn developing new vehicles

Shanghai GM, a joint venture between General Motors and China's SAIC Motor Corp, plans to spend 100 billion yuan ($16 billion) over the next five years developing new vehicles, Shanghai GM President Wang Yongqing said on Sunday. The automaker will use that money for 10 new or


F1 ‘has put Bahrain on global map’: King

The Gulf Air Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix has put Bahrain on the international sporting map, His Majesty King Hamad declared yesterday (April 19). He was speaking as he attended this year's Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit. The King was receive


Hamilton wins Bahrain GP for second time

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish. The Briton's pole-to-flag victory at the floodlit desert track was his thi

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