Monday 16 January 2017

Al Haddad Motors presents Fab 5

Bahrain’s Al Haddad Motors has introduced the extraordinary Fab 5 AMG Mercedes-Benz cars to the market. The Fab 5 is an exclusive one-piece collection of GL63 AMG, A45 AMG, GTS AMG, E400 and CLA45 AMG Mercedes-Benz cars. These Mercedes-Benz pieces are not only engineered


Volkswagen 2016 sales top 10m vehicles

The Volkswagen Group delivered 10.3 million vehicles to customers worldwide last year, a rise of 3.8 per cent compared with the prior-year figure. Deliveries in December rose by 11.8 per cent to 933,300 vehicles. Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, s


Volkswagen agrees $4.3bn settlement in emissions case

Volkswagen has agreed with the US government to pay penalties and fines totalling $4.3 billion to resolve criminal and federal environmental and other civil claims into the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating. The company has also agreed to a series of measures to fu


Dubai RTA in deal with Uber to deploy 14,000 cars

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a cooperation agreement with Uber Technologies, the international pioneer in the technology of linking riders with drivers, to provide online taxi and limo booking services in Dubai, UAE. Under the agreement, Uber will of


McLaren reports record sales growth in 2016

McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars, has reported a record year of sales growth with a near-doubling of its sales volume year-over-year, selling a total of 3,286 cars in 2016 compared to 1,654 in 2015. The 99.3 per cent improvement in sales


Hertz connects vehicles with Orange IoT solutions

Orange Business Services has won a three-year contract with Hertz, one of the foremost global car rental companies, for IoT connectivity services to support its hourly vehicle rental service. The Hertz 24/7 hourly rental service is currently available for businesses and through r


Ebrahim K Kanoo sponsors Japan National Day reception

Ebrahim K Kanoo, sole distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Bahrain, sponsored a reception held by the Japanese Embassy to celebrate Japan’s National Day at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain. The event also celebrated the birthday of His Majesty Emperor Akihito, who has been Japan&


Infiniti showcases 'co-pilot' technology

Luxury automaker Infiniti today (January 10) previewed ‘co-pilot’, an evolving suite of autonomous drive support technologies, at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, US. Central to the strategy for the development of all future ‘c


BlackBerry offers advanced OS for automotive sector

BlackBerry Limited has launched its most advanced and secure embedded operating system (OS) for the automotive industry. QNX Software Development Platform 7.0 (QNX SDP 7.0) is a 64-bit OS that builds on the proven reliability of QNX technology and raises the bar for security and


BMW Group appoints head of corporate communications

The BMW Group regional headquarters in Dubai, responsible for BMW and MINI business operations across the Middle East, has appointed Silke Brigl as head of corporate communications. Effective February 1, Brigl succeeds Leanne Blanckenberg, who has taken on the role of marketing m

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