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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano launched

Dubai – Al Tayer Motors, the sole dealer for Ferrari cars in Dubai and the Northern Emirates launched the latest offering from Ferrari, the 599 GTB Fiorano in Dubai today. Present at the launch was none other than famous Italian painter and the specially commissioned lithographer for collectors by Ferrari,…

BMW group heading for record sales

Munich – The BMW Group has reported a 2.8% increase in sales of cars worldwide from January 2006 until November 2006. The company has sold 1,244,775 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles this year (Jan 06-Nov 06) with a increase of 33,654 vehicles over the same period last year. Dr…

Porsche launch 911 targa 4s

Porsche launch 911 targa 4s

Abu Dhabi – Porsche Middle East has launched the all-new Porsche 911 Targa 4S in Abu Dhabi. This third-generation all-wheel-drive coupe continues in the Stuttgart-based manufacturer’s established 40-year-old tradition of a highly advanced and proven glass roof concept. Commenting on the introduction of the new car, Deesch Papke, Managing Director…

Hyundai launch all new Elantra

Hyundai launch all new Elantra

Dubai – Juma Al Majid Est., distributor of Hyundai brand of vehicle in the United Arab Emirates, has unveiled the new look 2007 Elantra. A completely new design from the ground up, the 2007 Elantra is expected to continue the model’s reputation as one of Hyundai’s most coveted and best-selling…

Castrol announce auto industry awards

Castrol announce auto industry awards

Dubai – Castrol has revealed the winners of its first ever ‘Liquid Engineering Awards’ with five entrants from the United Arab Emirates securing top places among the Industry’s best. The programme aims to recognize and reward the industry’s unsung heroes as well as raise service standards in the region. Participant…

Volvo xc90 wins auto trophy awards

Volvo xc90 wins auto trophy awards

Dubai – Volvo’s XC90 and C30 have bagged top honours in the ‘2006 Auto Trophy Awards’ in Germany. The Volvo XC90 captured its fifth trophy in the import ranking for SUV’s and off-road vehicles and the Volvo C30, participating in the competition for the first time, won the import ranking…

Sulayem visits Nissan

Sulayem visits Nissan

Dubai – Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club for the UAE (ATCUAE) was recently invited to Nissan HQ in Japan to test the next generation Nissan Patrol which is expected to be launched in 2008. During his week-long visit, Sulayem met with the design team to…

2007 Skoda Fabia S2000

2007 Skoda Fabia S2000

Mlada Boleslav – Skoda has a rich heritage in motorsport – rallying in particular. This legacy is going to continue with the development of a new competition car based on the next generation Fabia, due to be launched next year. Skoda’s technical development engineers will use 2007 to develop and…

2007 Mitsubishi Pajero

2007 Mitsubishi Pajero

Tokyo – Mitsubishi has revealed their all-new fourth generation Pajero off-roader. The new Pajero is a progressive evolution that combines authentic four-wheel-drive go-anywhere ability with bold and muscular new styling and the choice of either a three-door short or five-door long-wheelbase chassis. Despite minimal carry over of parts, a mere…

One million yaris built by toyota

One million yaris built by toyota

Valenciennes – On 11 December 2006 at 6:00 pm, the millionth Yaris rolled off the assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF). Since the start of production in January 2001 production of the supermini has increased steadily, supporting the growing sales success of Yaris worlwide. Since the launch of…


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