Friday 19 December 2014

Gulf countries ‘eyeing Russian truck purchase’

Gulf countries are interested in buying products from Kamaz, a Russian truck manufacturer, said a top official. “I had a conversation with the Minister of Industry and Commerce of Bahrain on the possible sale of our trucks on the Bahraini market and markets of other Gulf countrie


Abu Dhabi firm in tie-up for UAE’s first solar car

Abu Dhabi’s Petroleum Institute (PI) has entered into a technical partnership with Michelin, the world’s leading tire company, in a move to equip the UAE’s first solar racing car for the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC); the flagship solar car race in the Middle East.


Nissan ME sets world record for twin vehicle drifting

Nissan Middle East has set a new Guinness World Records title for the longest twin vehicle drifting as two Nissan Z cars drifted around a track at the same time without stopping for 28.52 km at an event in Kuwait. The record was set in the second attempt during the launch of the


Latest car models on show at Saudi motor event

Several international automobile makers are exhibiting their latest car models in a motor show in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The 36th edition of the five-day Saudi International Motor Show will run till December 19 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. Mohammed Ta


Saudi Arabia's tyre market set to grow 17pc

The tyre market in Saudi Arabia is set to grow at an average of 17.19 per cent during the period from 2014 to 2019, according to the recently released TechSci Research report. The expanding automobile fleet, favourable government policies and increasing foreign investments in aut


Bosch develops new safety system for motorcycles

With an eye on speed causing 90 per cent of traffic accidents on Dubai roads, German technology firm Robert Bosch has developed the world’s first all-in-one safety system for motorcycles which will help to save lives. According to Col Saif Al Mazroui, director of Dubai Traf


Nissan Tiida secures top prize at Mecoty

The Nissan Tiida, from the Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer’s fleet, has won the ‘Best Hatchback of the year’ at the ‘Middle East Car of the Year’ awards (Mecoty), which recently took place in Dubai, UAE. The ceremony was attended by to


Bahrain's Mumtalakat set to sell McLaren stake

Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has agreed to sell some of its stake in McLaren to the Formula One team's overall head Ron Dennis, who is set to become the majority shareholder. 'No transaction has taken place, but the shareholders have had discussions on h


‘Bahrain can veto Qatar F1 race’: Ecclestone

No amount of money can secure Qatar a place on the Formula One calendar because nearby Bahrain effectively has the power to veto any plans to hold a race there, Bernie Ecclestone said. The sport's commercial supremo told reporters the Middle East could easily support three ra


Toyota’s Corolla wins top Mideast car honour

The 2014 Corolla which is the 11th generation of the world famous model from Toyota, was officially crowned as the Middle East Car of the Year in the midsize category. A jury comprising 14 motoring journalists from around the region selected the Corolla as the choice for the acco

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