September 17, 2020

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed plans to launch its all-new Creta model in the GCC region with the SUV going on sale in September.

To be available in select markets across Middle East and Africa, the new-look and more powerful Creta has undergone significant upgrades that will make journeys even smoother and safer than before as well as help consumers stay one step ahead on the road.

Going beyond a mere facelift,"...

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September 13, 2020

Japan's Nissan Motor Company will issue $8 billion in dollar-denominated debt and is considering euro-denominated bonds, it said on Friday, as the troubled automaker looks to diversify its funding.

The bond sale is its first dollar-denominated issuance since its tie-up with France's Renault in 1999, Reuters reported citing a Nissan representative.

It comes as investors have expressed deepening concern"...

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September 12, 2020

The Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) said it has partnered with the UAE-based sustainable mobility solutions company ION to launch a new on-demand ride-hailing service in Sharjah by the year-end.

The service, which will boast a fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) including Tesla Model S and Model 3, will first be available to the emirate and then will expand to the rest of the UAE.

The announcement"...

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September 9, 2020

Mercedes-Benz has entered into a first-of its-kind collaboration with Virgil Abloh, Chief Creative Director and Founder of Off-White and Men’s Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton for a conceptual design project aimed at 'driving luxury forward with innovative design.'

Project Geländewagen – the first outcome of the collaboration – was unveiled via a unique digital launch event.


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September 8, 2020

Al Masaood Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of Nissan, Infiniti and Renault in Abu Dhabi, said it has now become the first automotive dealer in the GCC to win the ‘Safeguard’ Label for its sales and aftersales operations from Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services.

Al Masaood Automobiles has become the first company in Abu Dhabi to receive this accreditation across all sectors.


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September 8, 2020

SHARJAH, 7th September, 2020 (WAM) -- The management of Souq Al Haraj for Cars has announced that their occupancy rate has remained at 99 percent, despite the circumstances experienced by the global pandemic.

This reflects the strength of Sharjah's investment landscape and underlines the success of Sharjah Asset Management - which oversees its management- in developing the various procedures, services and facilities offered on the market.

Majid Al Mualla, Manager of Souq Al Haraj said, 'Despite the global pandemic, achieving a 99 percent rental rate for exhibitions"...

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September 6, 2020

General Motors and Honda are moving toward an alliance in North America to share vehicle development and technology costs as the industry moves toward electric and autonomous vehicles.

The nonbinding memorandum of understanding was announced Thursday, and the companies say they plan to share vehicle underpinnings as well as engines and transmissions.

It's another sign of increasing consolidation in the automotive business as companies face huge capital outlays to develop current products as well battery-powered and self-driving vehicles.


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September 2, 2020

Lexus has recently launched the Lexus Design Award 2021 and is calling on talented creators from around the world to submit their entries to its annual design competition.

Now in its ninth edition, the prestigious award offers a unique platform for aspiring designers to develop and showcase their talents on the global stage.

Established in 2013, the programme continues to evolve and inspire innovations in design"...

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September 1, 2020

Motorists in Dubai will no longer receive paper certificates when they get their vehicles tested for registration. Instead, e-certificates will be issued and e-mailed to customers, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday.

Besides making the process more convenient and cost-efficient, the step was taken in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy, a key project initiated by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The strategy seeks to transform the Dubai Government into a fully digital one in a couple of years.


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August 31, 2020

AFM Opel has unveiled its brand-new, state-of-the-art showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road, showcasing the latest models from the German automobile manufacturer renowned for producing exciting and approachable cars.

The opening of the new showroom marks the highly anticipated expansion of Opel’s availability in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

The 460-square-metre showroom, operated by the ALFAHIM Group in collaboration"...

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