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February 22, 2018

Nissan’s global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12 per cent in 2017 to more than two million vehicles.

The sales were driven by the all-new Nissan Kicks small crossover, the Rogue, X-Trail and Qashqai compact models, a refreshed Armada full-size SUV and the Infiniti QX30 compact luxury crossover.

Infiniti luxury crossovers and SUVs were up almost 9 per cent in 2017. In total, Nissan increased global crossover and SUV volume by nearly 230,000 vehicles last year.

The Kicks benefited from its first full year of sales in Mexico, Latin America and China, reaching nearly 109,000 sales worldwide. The small crossover will launch this year in the US and Canada and is expected"...

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February 22, 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the initial design of the Hyperloop project which aims to revolutionise travel by cutting the Dubai to Abu Dhabi journey to just 12 minutes.

Hyperloop, which is part of RTA’s initiatives for Dubai Future Accelerators, was exhibited for the first time in the world, in collaboration with Virgin Hyperloop One, as part of its participation in the UAE Innovation Month.

The RTA and Virgin Hyperloop One Company said they have made 'considerable progress' in the technical, engineering and economic feasibility"...

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February 20, 2018

The two major investment decisions in most people's lives are when deciding to buy a house or a car. Although, most Dubai residents would argue to add school tuition to the list, this piece focuses on your next car. With increased reasons for car replaceability, many consumers opt for used cars due to their significant cost advantages. So, what are the key pointers on your next used car search?

First and foremost, you need to know what suits you best. You can narrow down to 2-3 picks by estimating your budget, shortlisting your favourite brands, marking your favourite features and then browsing through online reviews and statistics. The"...

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February 19, 2018

Audi chairman Matthias Mueller appealed to workers to ignore a media report that chief executive Rupert Stadler was about to be ousted, hoping to quell further unrest at the scandal-hit Volkswagen group.

German tabloid Bild reported on its front page at the weekend that Mr Stadler would leave in April because of his handling of the diesel emissions affair, in which Audi played a prominent role. The report said Mr Stadler would, however, be given a new role as VW group finance chief.

In a message to Audi staff, Mr Mueller, who is also CEO of parent company Volkswagen,"...

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February 18, 2018

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, has signed a partnership agreement with the Jaguar Land Rover Limited Middle East and North Africa (JLR), the regional branch of Jaguar Land Rover Limited, to establish its new regional headquarters at the hi-tech park.

Dr Mohammed Alzarooni, Vice- Chairman and CEO of DSOA, and Bruce Robertson, Managing Director of JLR Middle East and North Africa, signed the agreement in the presence of senior officials from the two entities.

Set to comprise"...

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February 17, 2018

Mwasalat, the Oman National Transport Company, will start taxi operations at the Muscat International Airport from February 18, 2018.

The announcement was made following the signing of an agreement between Mwasalat and Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC).

'Mwasalat and OAMC signed an agreement for the Provision of Mwasalat Taxi in Muscat International Airport as of February 18, 2018,' a statement from the taxi service provider said.

Speaking about the deal, Aimen Al Hosni, CEO of OAMC, said that the agreement will ensure airport fares are efficient and contribute to passenger services adhering to the highest standards.

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February 17, 2018

When it comes to the automotive building blocks of the UAE, few cars are more iconic than early Land Rovers and Toyota Land Cruisers. Both are well-monikered off-roaders: they would indeed rove and cruise the land before the advent of today’s network of world-class highways across the Emirates.

For Sebastian Husseini, the man behind Dubai-based workshop Sebsports and a motorsport racer who is a veteran of two Dakar Rallies, it was nostalgia for this simpler time that inspired his move into restoring classic off-roaders.

“I grew up here,” he recalls."...

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February 17, 2018

Al Habtoor Motors - Mitsubishi, the official distributor of the Japanese automobile giant in the UAE, brings back one of the biggest and most popular promotions. The 'Big Bigger Biggest Offer' which gave customers bigger deals and greater savings on the entire range of Mitsubishi cars is now back by popular demand.

Once again, customers have chances to buy the legendary Pajero at special price starting from Dh94,395 and monthly EMI from Dh1,447, the powerful Montero Sport from Dh79,695 and monthly EMI from Dh1,222 per month, the stylish Outlander from Dh77,595 and monthly EMI from Dh1190, the smart crossover ASX from Dh67,095 and monthly"...

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February 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7272) (ISIN:JP3942800008) is actively engaged in racing efforts all over the world in order to develop technologies and personnel under three main principles: raising the value of the Yamaha brand, acquiring advanced technologies and promoting the healthy spread of motorcycle racing.

In MotoGP last season, Yamaha notched up its 500th Grand Prix victory since it began racing in the World Championship in 1961. In addition, the GMT94 Yamaha Official EWC Team lifted the Endurance World Championship (EWC) title at the series’ Suzuka 8 Hours finale, where the"...

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February 15, 2018

First exhibited at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show, the first-ever Land Rover had been missing for 63 years before being found recently in a garden in of Solihull, UK, near where it was first built. Experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic spent months researching the company’s archives to unravel its ownership history and confirm its provenance. Now, as part of the Land Rover Series I Reborn programme, which allows customers to own a slice of restored Land Rover history, the car will undergo a year-long mission to preserve the historically significant prototype and enable it to be driven again.

The launch vehicle has a number of special features"...

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