Tuesday 22 January 2019

Audi Abu Dhabi sales up 6.8pc in 2018

Audi Abu Dhabi posted a year-on-year growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018, driven by sales of new Audi models introduced during the year, including the all-new Audi A8, Q8, A7 and A6. Audi Abu Dhabi led the way for regional sales of the luxury Audi A8 for all GCC markets in 2018. This


Volkswagen, Ford form global alliance on trucks, vans

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company said they will form a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets beginning as early as 2022. Volkswagen CEO Dr Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said the alliance will drive significant scale an


Dubai Taxi bookings hit record 12.3m in 2018

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that taxi bookings touched 12.3 million in 2018, recording in the process a 17 per cent rise compared to the figure reported in 2017 that was 10.5 million. “The average time taken to dispatch taxis to clients last year


Hyundai’s new technology helps hearing-impaired drivers

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed a new innovative technology that assists hearing-impaired drivers by replacing sounds with visual or touch-based cues, and using advanced sensor and artificial intelligence technology to help them ‘hear’ the traffic around them.  


Exceptional sales growth for Rolls-Royce in Middle East

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Middle East and Africa (MEA) enjoyed an exceptional 2018 with impressive growth of 32 per cent on the previous year.    The Middle East also remains the strongest market for Bespoke Rolls-Royce models around the world.


Nissan unveils LEAF e+, expands power, range

Japanese automaker Nissan today (January 9) unveiled the Nissan LEAF e+, further broadening the appeal of the world’s best-selling electric car by offering a new powertrain with additional power and range. The “e+” refers to the increased energy density of the m


LG to employ Microsoft Azure in AI-driven vehicle strategy

LG Electronics (LG) and Microsoft entered into a memorandum of understanding to enhance and further grow LG’s autonomous vehicle and infotainment system business.    Under the terms of the partnership, LG will accelerate the transformation of its exis


Masdar to roll out first e-bus service in Middle East

UAE-based renewable energy company Masdar has collaborated with the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi bus manufacturer Hafilat Industry and technology major Siemens to officially launch the first fully electric passenger bus in the region. The vehicle will serve a six-stop route


McLaren global sales top record 4,800 cars, up 44pc

McLaren Automotive, a British creator of luxury sportscars and supercars, sold a record 4,806 cars in 2018, as against 3,340 cars in the previous year, marking an increase of 43.9 per cent. North America, which represents McLaren’s biggest single market and over a third of

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