Automechanika Dubai cancels 2020 event amid Covid-19

The automotive products exhibition will be held from June 7-9 2021 at DWTC

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Ford appoints Jim Farley to replace Jim Hackett as new CEO

Jim Farley will join the board of directors from October 1

BMW records first quarterly loss since 2009 on virus impact

BMW shares have lost more than a fifth this year

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Jaguar Land Rover appoints ex-Renault chief, Thierry Bolloré, as new CEO

He will replace Sir Ralf Speth who will in turn assume the role of non-executive vice chairman of JLR

Renault reports record $8bn loss

Renault shares have fallen 47 per cent this year

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Mercedes-Benz teams up with designer Virgil Abloh to create one-off G-Class SUV

The unique artwork will be digitally revealed on September 8

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Range Rover introduces 50th anniversary limited edition SUV

The new Range Rover Fifty celebrates half a century of iconic SUV design and engineering that hasn’t lost sight of its roots

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA merged company to be called Stellantis

The merger is expected to be completed in early 2021

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Ford’s new 2021 Bronco will revive iconic model after 24-year hiatus

The car will enter into production at Ford’s Michigan plant early next year

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Geneva Motor Show 2021 cancelled, event to be sold

The foundation that runs the show said that it will sell the rights to the show to Palexpo SA, the exhibition center that hosts the event

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Mercedes-Benz And Nvidia to collaborate on automated driving technology

Mercedes vehicles featuring the new technology are expected to debut in 2024

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Nissan Middle East reports 0.5% growth in domestic sales for FY 2019

It will introduce eight new models to the region over the next two years

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BMW And Mercedes end self-driving car partnership

The two carmakers had previously said that they intended to jointly develop a Level 4 self-driving car by 2024

Hyundai to donate medical equipment worth $2.4m to countries in MEA

Over 603,000 items including face masks, hand sanitisers, protective equipment and 43 ambulances will be donated to 37 countries

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Cyber-attack forces Honda to halt production at a few of its factories

Investigators believe that the virus was a type of ransomware called Snake

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Ralf Brandstätter appointed as Volkswagen brand CEO

He previously occupied the position of COO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars

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Aston Martin appoints SentinelOne as official cybersecurity partner

The cybersecurity firm’s endpoint protection platform will help secure the carmaker’s manufacturing, headquarters, supply chain, and field offices

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Nissan posts biggest loss in 20 years, unveils turnaround plan

A four-year plan calls for production to be cut by 20 per cent to about 5.4 million vehicles a year

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Tesla expected to soon reveal ‘million-mile-battery’

Tesla has collaborated with Chinese company Contemporary Amperex Technology for this battery

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Al Tayer Motors delivers world’s first Defender retail units to customers in the UAE

It added that the next shipment of the vehicle is expected ‘latest by Q3 2020’

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Volkswagen Middle East launches new e-commerce platform in UAE, Saudi Arabia

A Live Chat facility will also allow customers to access an online personal chat with a dealership’s sales representative

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Al Ghandi Auto donates 10 Cadillac Escalades to Dubai Police

The 2020 Escalade has a dealer advertised price of Dhs376,000 inclusive of VAT

Abu Dhabi F1 race scheduled to take place in December

The exact dates of the final race of the season has not yet been revealed

Audi Volkswagen Middle East Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

Audi and Volkswagen supply SUVs to Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

The vehicles are being used to transport critical equipment, medical supplies and meals to team workers and their families living in the UAE

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Electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors enters UAE and Saudi Arabia

The Saudi PIF-backed company is expected to begin deliveries of its Lucid Air model next year to customers in the Middle East

Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet offers deep discounts and order-from-home on its cars in the UAE

Customers can complete the entire purchasing process online without visiting the showroom

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Bahrain F1 circuit engineers manufacture ventilators, share blueprints worldwide

The device which can be used for non-ICU patients in need of respiratory assistance has already received approval from Bahrain’s Ministry of Health

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Watch: A Honda advertisement filmed entirely at home in the UAE

A full-scale miniature Honda Civic model can be seen gliding across the floor of a living room

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Car review: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

It’s a crossover SUV primed for the track, but equally easy to handle during an everyday intra-city drive

How technology will cruise the automotive industry forward

The next phase of the UAE’s mobility market is here and it will revolutionise the way we travel