Monday 22 July 2019

UAE’s Al Emad Rental to add 100 Peugeot cars

Peugeot Middle East has signed a deal with one of the UAE’s leading local car rental companies Al Emad to add 100 units of its sporty Peugeot 208 hatchback model to its fleet. The cars will be available for customers to hire from August 1. The Peugeot 208 boa


Chevrolet rolls out first-ever mid-engine Corvette

US automaker Chevrolet has introduced the 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette.  “Corvette has always represented the pinnacle of innovation and boundary-pushing at GM. The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of per


BMW names Zipse new board chairman

BMW, a world leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, has appointed Oliver Zipse as its new board chairman effective August 16. He will replace Harald Krüger, who leaves the board of management by mutual agreement on August 15, said a statement from the c


RTA, Careem, unveil taxi e-hailing brand ‘Hala’

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Careem announced the launch of their taxi e-hailing service in Dubai under a joint venture, titled, 'Hala', which will officially offer its services to customers from September.   The 'Hala' l


BMW Group sales edge up in June to top 240,600 units

BMW Group said that its worldwide deliveries were up 0.7 per cent in June as compared to the same month last year, with a total of 240,674 premium BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles sold.  This brings the company’s total sales for the year to date to 1,252,837 (+0.8 pe


Ford Motor names top executive for Mena region

Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Randy Krieger as its president - direct markets, a new position which will focus on Ford’s distributor markets in the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets. Krieger joins the Dubai


Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales over 12 months

Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Volkswagen in Saudi Arabia, has announced a boost in sales to women following the first anniversary of women driving in the Kingdom. A milestone for women across the country with almost 50,000 driver licences issued so far, the


Aston Martin Valkyrie makes public debut

Aston Martin Valkyrie has broken cover after making its dynamic public debut in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Silverstone, UK ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix. Piloted by Aston Martin High Performance Test Driver Chris Goodwin, the 1,160bhp machine, took to Silverstone&rs


Hyundai marks global launch of new SUV

Hyundai Motor Company this week released a cinema-worthy video advert to mark the global debut of its newest entry sports utility vehicle, the Venue, catering to its young target audience’s viewing preferences. The nearly three-minute clip on YouTube celebrates Venue’


Ford, VW to expand tie-up on electric vehicles

Ford Motor and Volkswagen said they are expanding their global alliance to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and self-driving vehicles, enabling them to better serve customers while improving their competitiveness and cost and capital efficiencies. They will also collaborate with a

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