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Dubai to promote use of hybrid vehicles

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has adopted a strategy to achieve sustainable development to create a low-carbon economy and promote the use of hybrid cars and electric vehicles. Between 2016 and 2020, 2 per cent of all cars purchased will be either electric or hybrid vehicle

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 410,000 vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defect that can lead to a loss of propulsion. The automaker said it will update software and replace wire harnesses to address the electronic issue that appears in a small numb

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Fiat Chrysler recalling 410,000 vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it is recalling nearly 410,000 vehicles worldwide because of a defect that can lead to a loss of propulsion. The automaker said it will update software and replace wire harnesses to address the electronic issue that appears in a small n

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GM raises full-year forecast after strong second-quarter profit

General Motors Co on Thursday raised its forecast for full-year profits after reporting a record second-quarter profit as it continued to capitalise on strong sales of pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles in the US. The earnings handily beat Wall Street expectations, sending

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VW profit tops forecast, but takes another dieselgate hit

Volkswagen said cost cutting and rising European car sales helped it to beat first-half underlying profit forecasts, though it set aside another €2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) to cover costs related to its "dieselgate" emissions scandal. Europe's biggest car

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Hyundai plans standalone store for luxury brand

Hyundai Motor on Thursday said it plans to open its first dedicated store for its Genesis luxury car line near Seoul later this year, as the South Korean automaker looks to build a separate identity for the brand. Hyundai Motor, best known as a value automaker, launched Genesis a

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Volkswagen's Audi plans electric car push to put heat on Tesla

Audi will aim for electric cars to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025 as part of a strategic overhaul following the emissions scandal at parent Volkswagen, company sources said, in a move that could step up the challenge to US group Tesla. Audi, which has been slow to emb

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Jaguar to showcase F-Pace cutaway car in Bahrain

Euro Motors, the exclusive retailer and distributor for luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar in Bahrain, has announced that it will be showcasing the cutaway car of its revolutionary new Jaguar F-Pace. The cutaway car will allow customers, both existing and potential, to catch a

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Mideast vehicle sales ‘to hit 4.4m by 2020’

Total light vehicle sales in the region is likely to reach 4.4 million by 2020 as compared to the 2015 total of 3.2 million, said the organisers of an upcoming automotive aftermarket exhibition in Dubai, UAE, citing a report. At the same time, the number of vehicles in operation

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Datsun back in ME with two new models

Nissan Motor is bringing the legendary Datsun brand back to the Middle East region with the exclusive launch of two new models in Lebanon, the on-DO and mi-DO. Launched in 2014 after the brand was globally phased out in 1981, Datsun has sold over 170,000 cars in India, Indonesia,

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