Saturday 20 December 2014

Nissan suspends Russia car orders

Japan's Nissan Motor and French partner Renault have stopped taking orders for some cars in Russia and could raise prices on others if the rouble's plunge continues, alliance chief executive Carlos Ghosn said yesterday. 'We have suspended taking orders,' Ghosn to


UAE resident wins 2014 Corvette Stingray

AutoPro, a fully-owned subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) and full-service car repair provider, has awarded a UAE resident the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Mohammad Al Sheasha, a 38-year-old father of two children originally from Egypt, is the sole winner of AutoPro&rs


Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android

Google is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet without even plugging in their smartphones. The move is a major step up from Google's current Android Auto


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

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