Plugging into the future: Next stop is electric vehicles

One of the biggest revelations for the luxury auto industry this year is that going electric is no longer an option – and it must be done now

Yutaka Yano appointed as president of Mitsubishi Motors Middle East and Africa

Yano was previously the general manager for the Middle East at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in Tokyo

Battista Anniversario

German firm Automobili Pininfarina unveils world’s first globally connected hypercar

Owners will be able to access online services in over 50 countries, including the Gulf region

LEXUS

Lexus UAE partners with Facebook for new online showroom experience

Customers can extensively browse through the Lexus range on their Facebook mobile app

GM latest automaker to recall EV for battery-fire risk

The Detroit-based company said on Friday it is recalling 68,667 2017-2019 model year Bolt hatchbacks delivered globally

SAUDI ARABIA TO HOST FORMULA 1 IN 2021 - JEDDAH CORNICHE

Formula 1: Saudi Arabia to host race in 2021

The kingdom will become the 33rd country to host an F1 race

bentley

Bentley to become electric-only carmaker by 2030

Every model line will offer a hybrid version by 2023, with the company’s first fully-electric model slated to be introduced in 2025

Tesla Electric Vehicle

The rise of electric mobility in the Middle East – time to make the switch?

The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook 2020 report found that sales of electric vehicles topped 2.1 million globally in 2019

Electric-car mania turns battery makers into power brokers

A handful of companies based in China, Japan and South Korea, make automotive-grade battery cells, which has upset the traditional dynamic between carmakers and parts suppliers

GAC Motor GA8

GAC Motor launches all-new GA8 sedan in Saudi Arabia

GAC has five showrooms in four cities spread out across Madinah, Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah

Review: Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz has launched the seventh generation of its flagship S-Class, demonstrating its worldview of a car that merges the concepts of uber luxury and next-generation technology

Joey Ghazal Mercedes-AMG Dubai

Video: Restaurateur Joey Ghazal drives the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé in Dubai

The founder of The MAINE Group explains what luxury means in the context of his own business – and beyond

UAE’s Al Habtoor Group completes preparations for Cairo office

The office will act as a liaison unit, and will be tasked with finding opportunities in the local market

Honda Red Bull F1

Honda to exit F1 post 2021 season

It will use F1 technology to drive its goal of electrifying two-thirds of its fleet by 2030

Electric cars Dubai

Free parking in Dubai for electric cars registered in the emirate until 2022

There are around 1,803 electric cars registered in the emirate

Maserati Ghibli Hybrid

Italian carmaker Maserati to focus on hybrid and full electric vehicles

Maserati’s Ghibli Hybrid is the carmaker’s first-ever hybrid – and there are more to come

Ghosn’s former aide pleads not guilty as trial starts in Japan

Greg Kelly has been charged by Japanese prosecutors for allegedly helping understate Ghosn’s compensation by about 9 billion yen over eight years

Saudi-backed Tesla rival Lucid Motors unveils four electric vehicle models

The flagship Lucid Air EV will start at just under $80,000

BMW LVL Up Academy

BMW Middle East to organise esports training sessions throughout September

The series provides esports enthusiasts and casual gamers an opportunity to learn different aspects of gaming from professionals in a private one-on-one setting

Rolls-Royce New Ghost

Rolls-Royce showcases its second-generation Ghost saloon

It took eleven years for Rolls-Royce to unveil this second-generation of its Ghost model

Dubai RTA Classic Cars

RTA launches new design for licence plates of classic vehicles in Dubai

The plates will be available from November and can be ordered via the RTA’s website or through its Customer Happiness Centre in Deira

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé

The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé merges the concept of SUVs and sportscars

The new Coupé is a thoroughbred AMG machine where performance is everything

Jaguar Land Rover JLR New Regional HQ at DSO

Construction on Jaguar Land Rover’s new regional HQ at Dubai Silicon Oasis completed

The 14,000-square-metre facility comprises of a training academy, an engineering testing unit and a customer relations centre

Nissan Ariya

How Nissan is preparing to reboot its Middle East business

The Japanese carmaker has had a rocky year that has brought it to the brink. However, a four-year transformation strategy has plotted out an aggressive turnaround plan.
Here’s what to expect in the Middle East

Saudi-backed Lucid Motors claims it will have the fastest charging EV in the world

Lucid Air EV will be able to charge at rates of up to 32 kilometres per minute

Automechanika Dubai cancels 2020 event amid Covid-19

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

Jim Hackett and Jim Farley Ford

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

Thierry Bolloré Jaguar Land Rover CEO

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