Tuesday 27 September 2016

Hyundai union stages strike over wages

Hyundai Motor's South Korean labor union staged its first full nationwide strike in 12 years on Monday over wages, putting the automaker's earnings and sales targets at risk. The full-day walkout came after a series of partial stoppages since July at the automaker's f


Nissan unveils Navara EnGuard Concept

Nissan has unveiled an all-new vehicle - the Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept - at the 2016 Hannover Motor Show, which is currently under way. It is a durable and tough all-terrain pick-up, designed to operate as a life-saving rescue platform in some of the world’s most harsh


Al-Futtaim launches Toyota Land Cruiser 2017

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched the 2017 Land Cruiser, featuring a host of exterior and interior upgrades, as well as a plethora of new safety features. The new safety features now comes as standard across the range (EXR, GXR and VXR),


Hyundai to unveil RN30 Concept at Paris Motor Show

Hyundai Motor Company has shared a first glimpse of its latest high-performance N Concept, the RN30, that will celebrate its world premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Based on the New Generation Hyundai i30, the RN30 was born as a racing machine, developed in close collaborati


Bahrain-Saudi Causeway traffic doubles to 23m

The number of passengers using King Fahad Causeway has almost doubled over the past 10 years to 23 million, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication To read further, please visit


Audi unveils new finance plan for UAE customers

Ali & Sons, the official Audi dealer for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has announced a new and bespoke finance plan ‘Solutions’, for customers purchasing a pre-owned Audi Approved: plus vehicle. The new ‘Solutions’ finance plan administered by A plus Financial


Infiniti appoints vice president EMEA

Infiniti Motor Company has appointed Raoul Picello as vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa effective October 1. Picello, currently vice president of Sales for Nissan in Europe, succeeds François Goupil de Bouille, who is leaving the company to pursue other intere


Renault-Nissan acquires French software firm

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is acquiring the French software-development company Sylpheo to accelerate the expansion of its connected vehicle and mobility services programmes.   The acquisition was announced by Ogi Redzic, alliance senior vice president of connected vehicles


Scania’s S-series truck wins global honour

Swedish-based Scania’s S-series has been announced as International Truck of the Year 2017, marking the fifth time Scania has won this award. Previous winners were the 3-series (1989), the 4-series (1996), the R-series (2005) and the new R-series (2010).  In selecting


Daimler unit renamed Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East

Daimler Middle East & Levant FZE (DMEL), the regional head office for Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, will be now known as Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East FZE (MBCME). The new name will more accurately reflect its business operations in the region, following Daimler’s deci

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