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W Motors Ghiath Smart Patrol Dubai Police

Dubai Police to get 400 W Motors Ghiath Smart Patrol vehicles in Dhs196m deal

The first batch of 10 vehicles have been handed over to the police force

McLaren Emma Gilmour

Why Emma Gilmour has become a pathbreaker for women in motorsport

New Zealander Emma Gilmour has become the first woman to bag a driver’s role at McLaren Racing – and she’s doing so at the equally revolutionary Extreme E series

Polestar 2 UAE

Swedish electric car manufacturer Polestar enters UAE market

The first Polestar Destination in the UAE is scheduled to open in Dubai later this year

Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing

Interview: Zak Brown, CEO of McLaren Racing

Making sure that McLaren Racing remains commercially sound, expands its racing portfolio, and makes a consistent push to finish on the podium, is a balance that Brown strikes effortlessly

Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta

Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta outlines carmaker’s electrification strategy

Nissan’s electrification plan could define the trajectory of the Japanese carmaker for decades to come. Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer at the automaker, is leaving nothing to chance

Dr Manfred Bräunl, CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE

Porsche outlines its comprehensive strategy for the Middle East

Porsche saw strong performance in the Middle East in 2021, backed by new models and local collaborations. Dr Manfred Bräunl, CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa, reveals the brand’s mobility strategy going forward

Markus Leithe

How Stellantis plans to disrupt the auto sector in the Middle East

It hasn’t even been a full year that Stellantis, one of the world’s biggest auto companies, has been in existence. Still, its wheels are spinning furiously. Here’s what it has in store for the region

Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln Middle East reports best sales figures in six years

Its lineup includes the Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator and Navigator

Vincent Wijnen, Senior Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Automotive officially opens Al-Futtaim Automall in DIP

Five minutes with Vincent Wijnen, senior managing director at Al-Futtaim Automotive

Al-Futtaim Automotive reportedly has around a 40 per cent market share in the UAE

Nasif Siddiqi, Managing Director, Infiniti International Markets

Five minutes with Nasif Siddiqi, managing director of Infiniti International Markets

How Infiniti plans to continue its focus on the Middle East as one of its key global markets

Abu Dhabi Formula 1 GP

Abu Dhabi’s Formula 1 GP to be held at full capacity

Those who attend will be required to present a Green Pass through the Al Hosn app and a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours to enter the venue

Cafu car service

Cafu rolls out new at-home car service facility for Abu Dhabi customers

It will now offer on-demand battery replacement, tyre change, and engine oil change services in Abu Dhabi

LEXUS LX600

Lexus unveils new flagship LX600 in Dubai

It will be available with a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine

Nissan showcases its first all-electric crossover, Ariya, at Expo 2020 Dubai

Nissan aims to achieve carbon neutrality across its operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050

Mercedes Benz EQS

How Mercedes-EQ will pave the way for a new era of mobility in the Middle East and beyond

Krishan Bodhani, VP and director of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz, explains how the Mercedes-EQ vision of electric mobility will shape the brand’s strategy for decades to come

Audi Dubai Police

Dubai Police acquires fleet of 100 Audi cars

It obtained the vehicles by way of a partnership with Al Nabooda Automobiles

Ahmed Omar, CEO and co-founder of Odiggo

The SME Story: Ahmed Omar, CEO and co-founder of Odiggo

E-commerce auto and spare parts platform, Odiggo, raised $2.3m in its latest seed round

Linda Cars

Dubai’s Linda Cars offers premium warranty of up to four years on pre-owned luxury vehicles

The family-run business is celebrating its third anniversary this year

Dubai Police Aston Martin

Dubai Police add Aston Martin Vantage to supercar fleet

The new vehicle bearing the number plate “77” will be showcased alongside the police force’s other luxury cars at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai

Nissan pre-owned warranty

Nissan rolls out manufacturer-backed warranty for pre-owned programme in the Middle East

All Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will receive a two-year or 60,000km manufacturer warranty

Electric Vehicle charging

Abu Dhabi introduces unified tariff for electric vehicle charging across emirate

Once a charging unit is registered and a sub-meter installed, a unified tariff of 30 fils per kilowatt hour will be implemented

Aston Martin DBX

Review: My first Aston Martin drive – the DBX

The DBX gives you the power of a sports car with the comfort of a luxury SUV

McLaren gets $760m from investors including Saudi wealth fund PIF

McLaren, controlled by Bahrain’s Mumtalakat, has been hit by the pandemic

Stephan Winkelmann Lamborghini

Interview: Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann on the carmaker’s electrification plans

Lamborghini has an ambitious roadmap for all its cars to be hybrid models by 2024, followed by an all-new full-electric Lambo before the end of the decade. And before you ask, the V12 combustion engine will continue to breathe

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class in Dubai showrooms by August 2021

Production of the Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC for the Middle East will begin in June

Porsche taycan

Watch: Karim Al-Azhari tests the Launch Control on the Porsche Taycan in Dubai

The all-electric car can accelerate from 0-100kph in 3.2 seconds

Ferrari Richard Mille

Richard Mille partners with Ferrari; Girard-Perregaux with Aston Martin

RIchard Mille’s partnership with Ferrari will extend to Formula One as well as esports

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

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