Nissan CEO who oversaw Ghosn’s downfall testifies in court

Hiroto Saikawa is testifying this week at roughly the mid-point of the trial

Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors agrees to go public with $24bn valuation

Lucid will now start production of its debut EV, a luxury sedan called the Air, in the second half of this year

Martin Schulz Mercedes-Benz Middle East

Mercedes-Benz Middle East appoints Martin Schulz as new president and CEO

Schulz replaces Thomas Klein who held that position since July 2019 and led Mercedes-Benz across 13 markets within the Middle East and Levant region

Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival

Update: Inaugural Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival postponed

The festival, the first of its kind in the UAE, will screen movies exclusively designed to appeal to the motorcycling community

Jaguar Land Rover electric

Jaguar to become all-electric carmaker by 2025

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India’s Tata Motors, will invest about GBP2.5bn a year into electrification and related technologies

NEOM Saudi Arabia

How Saudi Arabia’s NEOM is using sports to define its future

Last year, NEOM signed a long-term sponsorship agreement to become the principal partner of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E team

Mercedes-AMG Store Dubai City Walk

World’s first AMG Store to open in Dubai this year

Located in City Walk, the hybrid retail concept will include a showroom, boutique and café

Google and Ford sign partnership for connected vehicle technology

Ford has also named Google Cloud its preferred cloud provider

BMW EGA CelestiAL aluminium

BMW Group becomes first customer for UAE’s solar-powered CelestiAL aluminium

Using this aluminium from EGA will reduce BMW Group’s emissions by 222,000 tonnes of CO2 per year

Mercedes-Ben E-commerce UAE

Mercedes-Benz launches the Middle East’s first e-commerce platform in the UAE

Customers can order test-drive cars to be sent to their location and also complete the entire purchase process online

Stellantis CEO sees Fiat-PSA merger shielding brands, jobs

The two companies have several underutilised factories around the globe

Mercedes-Benz EQC

The Mercedes-Benz EQC brings innovation to the forefront

The EQC is Mercedes-Benz’s first full-electric production car – and there are many more to come

Dr Manfred Braunl, CEO of Porsche Middle East & Africa FZE 7

Interview: Dr Manfred Bräunl, CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa

From the new Taycan launch to Porsche’s massive electrification programme, Dr Manfred Bräunl discusses the way ahead for the brand

BMW distributor AGMC opens new showroom in Dubai’s Motor City

The 300,000 sq ft facility is the first automotive dealership in the motor-themed Dubai neighborhood

On the road to an electric future: Mercedes-Benz

The luxury carmaker’s EQ fleet will offer electric and hybrid alternatives in each of its model segments – from compact cars to large family SUVs

Frangivento Asfanè DieciDieci

Italian luxury hypercar brand unveils masterpiece in Abu Dhabi

The vehicle is the brainchild of luxury car connoisseurs Paolo Mancini, Giorgio Pirolo, and Carlo Pirolo

Fenyr SuperSport

Supercar to be grand prize of this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment has partnered with W Motors

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

Al Habtoor Goup's Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

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