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World premieres at 2017 Dubai motor show

14 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The public world premieres of vehicles from Chevrolet, Land Rover and Infiniti took place at the 2017 Dubai International Motor show.


Ford gears up hybrids for Middle East

14 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford has announced it will accelerate its electrified vehicle plan in the Middle East by launching four new hybrid vehicles over the next four years, building on its 'global promise to provide customers with affordable and capable electrified vehicles'. 


Tesla starts Dubai sales

13 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla has started selling its luxury electric cars in Dubai, its first venture into the Middle East, a media report said.


Toyota joins research program to establish hydrogen-based society in UAE

17 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.


Shell announces Rolls-Royce oil supply deal

16 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Shell has announced an aftermarket/service oil supply deal with BMW's Rolls-Royce. Supply of 'genuine engine oil' actually began in October 2016 to dealers worldwide.


New McLaren chief credits predecessor for appointment

29 Nov 2016 | Graeme Roberts

New McLaren executive director Zak Brown reportedly has credited the sportscar maker Formula One team's ousted veteran head Ron Dennis for his recent appointment.


World premieres at 2015 Dubai motor show

10 Nov 2015 | Glenn Brooks

The world premieres of several vehicles from FCA and GM took place at the 2015 Dubai International Motor show.


UAE: GM appoints managing director of Saudi Arabia

23 Jun 2015 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has appointed a managing director specifically to lead the company's operations and strategy for Saudi Arabia.


UAE: Bill Ford highlights connectivity opportunity but warns of 'global gridlock'

19 Nov 2014 | Dave Leggett

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford has highlighted the opportunities ahead for the auto industry presented by advanced technologies, but also warned of the dangers of 'global gridlock' as the numbers of vehicles in use across the world continues to rise.


UAE: Ford to launch 25 new vehicles in Middle East and Africa

10 Sep 2014 | Graeme Roberts

Ford said it would launch 25 new vehicles in Middle East and African (MEA) markets by 2016 as part of plans for a new business unit focused on the regions.



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