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September 26, 2017

Daimler Commercial Vehicles (DCV) Mena FZE has honoured 11 winners of its 'Actros Mileage Millionaire' campaign with the highest mileage of Actros Trucks in UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia with a combined 16 million km travelled.

The campaign was launched last November to mark the occasion of ‘20 years of Actros’ in the Mena region.

While the total mileage covered was an equivalent of 389 trips around the world or 20 round trips to the moon, the highest record was 2.3 million km without an engine overhaul.

Roland Schneider, president & CEO of Daimler Commercial Vehicles (DCV) Mena commented: “After celebrating the Actros’s 20th anniversary,"...

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September 26, 2017

Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari will not be launching electric or autonomous cars, according to chief executive of the Far and Middle East, Dieter Knechtel.

Speaking to Arabian Business at the launch of the brand’s 70th anniversary limited edition models in Dubai, Knechtel said electric and self-driving cars are “not fitting with the brand.”

“To be honest with you, I don’t see our clients [being interested] in a self-driving, autonomous Ferrari. Electrification is very important for us, but there will not be any 100 percent electric"...

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September 25, 2017

In this part of the world the arrival of a new 4x4 can raise the heart-rate of many a driver.

So the launch in the UAE of the 2018 Lexus LX 570 Signature, exclusively distributed by Al-Futtaim Motors here, is likely to set off-road enthusiasts and luxury car fans' hearts a-flutter.

Available in limited quantities, the Lexus LX 570 Signature exhibits a host of exclusive add-ons, including a new front 'Spindle' grille, new front bumper spoiler, and rear bumper diffuser for enhanced aerodynamic performance.

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September 25, 2017

Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari revealed its LaFerrari Aperta, as well as two special edition cars, in Dubai to mark its 70th anniversary.

The cars were unveiled in Ferrari’s official UAE importer Al Tayer Motors.

LaFerrari Aperta, the new limited-edition special series, is an open-top version of the acclaimed LaFerrari supercar.

The two special edition cars, a 488 Spider and an F12 Berlinetta, are part of a 350-piece collection developed by the brand in honour of its anniversary."...

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September 25, 2017

Electric car owners will be allowed to charge their vehicles for free as part of a series of incentives announced by Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy to encourage more to invest in the energy efficient models

Under the Dubai Green Mobility Initiative, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) made a series of announcements that are hoped to increase the uptake in electric car ownership.

The biggest incentive is to give cars free charging at DEWA’s Green Charger electric vehicle charging stations"...

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September 24, 2017

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched seven new bus routes, including two metro link routes. The authority has also improved 24 other routes.

Metro link bus routes F19A and F19B will serve the Business Bay district and pass through several hotspots in the area. The service will be running at a 10-minute interval every day except Fridays.

Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashimi, director of planning and business development, public transport agency, said: 'The RTA is opting for broadening and improving the public bus network as a quick response to the needs"...

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September 23, 2017

This year Mitsubishi is celebrating its 100th year of success and innovation anniversary.

Al Habtoor Motors, Mitsubishi's official dealer in the UAE, marks the automobile giant's achievement with the Mitsubishi Super Win promotion - a special treat for its customers.

One of the biggest promotions till date, Mitsubishi customers can look forward to great winnings, never-before value along with added savings while buying their favourite Mitsubishi passenger cars.

The promotion promises"...

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September 20, 2017

The world’s leading automotive industry players are gearing up for the Dubai International Motor Show 2017 in November as they look to leverage the Middle East’s enduring affinity with all things motoring and drive increased regional sales.

This year’s Dubai International Motor Show, the 14th in the biennial event’s history, will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from November 14 to 18. It has attracted more than 150 automotive manufacturers from every corner of the world.

Launches and unveilings of new models are expected to surpass the 18 global and 139 regional launches seen at the previous event in 2015, said a statement from organisers.

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September 20, 2017

The renewed alliance of Ford Motor and Mahindra & Mahindra makes sense for a host of reasons.

The car market that is soon to be the world's third-biggest is almost impregnable to new entrants thanks to the power of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. and, to a lesser extent, Hyundai Motor. Within the past four months alone, two of the world's largest car companies, Volkswagen and General Motors, decided the competition was too tough and backed away from India.

There are, however, two weak points in Maruti Suzuki's formidable armour: 4x4s, and electric vehicles."...

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September 19, 2017

Liberty Automobiles – the exclusive dealership for Cadillac and Opel in the UAE, and the General Motors (GM) dealer for Chevrolet, and AC Delco, has launched Opel’s ‘Summer Bonanza’ – an exclusive promotional campaign.

The campaign provides customers with a range of exceptional offers on new purchases across the entire Opel line-up.

Rimoun Hanouch, group general manager at Liberty Automobiles, commented: “Opel’s ‘Summer Bonanza’ campaign has been designed to give customers ultimate peace of mind, reflecting Liberty’s commitment to providing an outstanding car-buying and ownership experience right from the showroom to aftersales and beyond.”...

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