Saturday 20 January 2018

BMW unveils latest models at US auto show

BMW is celebrating two world premieres of its car models at the ongoing North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) being held in Detroit, US. The event which kicked off on January 14, will run until January 28. Both public and trade visitors to the show will ha


Masdar to test new concepts in autonomous vehicles

Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), Iconiq Motors, a China-based electric vehicle company, and its strategic partner Safe City Group have signed an agreement to test the latest autonomous driving concepts at Masdar City. The Iconiq Seven, one of the world’s latest EV


Nissan makes key Middle East appointments

Nissan has announced key management changes to its leadership in the Middle East region. Juergen Schmitz has been appointed as managing director of Nissan Middle East and Markus Leithe has been named as the managing director of Infiniti Middle East.    


ABC Marketplace open for business

The Arabian Business Community (ABC) Bahrain, the kingdom’s rapidly growing business information database, has launched a classified marketplace providing visitors with the chance to browse for Cars, Real Estate, Jobs and Products and Services.   The ABC M


Careem launches operations in Iraq

Careem, a leading ride-hailing service in Mena, Turkey and Pakistan, has announced the expansion of its services into Iraq. Using Careem’s mobile application-based service, residents of Baghdad can now order rides 24/7 via the app and, through GPS technology, can be picked


Lamborghini Urus set to arrive in UAE

The world’s very first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, the Lamborghini Urus, is on its way to the UAE to be officially unveiled later this month.    As this SSUV smoothly roars into the region, Lamborghini UAE will be opening the doors of its showrooms e


Toyota launches Yaris hatchback in Bahrain

Ebrahim K Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota vehicles in Bahrain, has launched the new 2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback at its showroom in Sitra. The all new Toyota Yaris hatchback is part of Toyota’s “Value Beyond Belief” concept, featuring a class above fuel eco


Qatar firm to supply 50 Actros trucks to Tekfen Construction

Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) Automobiles, the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, has entered into an agreement with Turkey’s Tekfen Construction for the supply of 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks, said a report. Tekfen Construction is a subsidiary of Turkey-


Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6bn JV manufacturing plant in US

Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp have selected Huntsville, Alabama, US, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant, which represents an investment of $1.6 billion. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined the two auto giants during


Mercedes-Benz achieves record sales in 2017

Mercedes-Benz achieved its most successful year in 2017, increasing its unit sales by 9.9 per cent to sell a total of 2,289,344 vehicles. The car division’s growth last year was driven in particular by the new E-Class Sedan and Estate and the SUVs, said a statement.

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