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Goodbye traction control welcome ecu

The FIA has ruled that traction control on Formula One cars will be banned from 2008. The decision was taken after a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) recently. The FIA has also announced that it is set to bring in the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in 2008…

Al Tayer Motors is 4th largest Ford dealer

Ford Middle East has awarded Al Tayer Motors for achieving record sales in the United Arab Emirates during 2006. Al Tayer Motors and its subsidiary for Abu Dhabi, Premier Motors, recorded a combined 35 per cent growth across the three brands of the Ford Motor Company i.e. Ford, Lincoln and…

Over one million km and counting

Over one million km and counting

In a bid to find a roadworthy Nissan Patrol with the highest mileage still in use, Arabian Automobiles, the Nissan importer for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, concluded a month-long campaign and some pretty extreme results came to the fore. Over 750 Patrol users sent in their entries from throughout…

Four stars for suzuki grand vitara

Four stars for suzuki grand vitara

  Suzuki’s compact SUV, the Grand Vitara has received a four star rating for adult occupant protection and a three star rating for child occupant protection in the latest round of European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. It also achieved a three star pedestrian rating – the highest…

New Abu Dhabi centre for Audi, Volkswagen

New Abu Dhabi centre for Audi, Volkswagen

Ali & Sons has declared open their new AED100million centre for Audi and Volkswagen in the Capital. Located at the Mussafah Industrial Area in Abu Dhabi, the 34,100 sqm centre features the latest in vehicle diagnostic equipment coupled with state-of-the-art facilities for owners of Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. Speaking at…

Ford brings in the funky new edge

Ford’s all-new mid-size CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) – Edge – has hit the showrooms in United Arab Emirates. Designed and positioned to attract younger customers into its fold, the 2007 Edge is a funky new CUV that shares its platform with the Lincoln MKX (also introduced this year and available…

Porsche ups it2019s stake in volkswagen

Porsche ups it2019s stake in volkswagen

Stuttgart-based Porsche AG has announced that it will increase its stake of ordinary shares held in Volkswagen AG up to 31 per cent. Porsche currently hold 27.3 per cent of ordinary shares in the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer. The decision was made in a meeting held by the Supervisory Board of Porsche…

Power play for 2008

Power play for 2008

Luxury carmaker Infiniti will debut its all-new 2008 G37 Coupe at the 2007 New York International Auto Show. Infiniti has said that the new, second generation G37 Coupe will combine the performance, styling and sporty characteristics of the original G Coupe in a powerful new package. The G37 Coupe is…

Ghosn cease to head north american operations

Ghosn cease to head north american operations

  Nissan Motor Company CEO Carlos Ghosn has renounced his duties from the North American market and will no longer head the company’s operations there. Hiroto Saikawa, Executive VP will take on the responsibilities of the North American operations from Ghosn. The move comes after a continuing slump in sales…

Safe driver campaign kicks off

Safe driver campaign kicks off

Emirates Motor Sports Federation and Dubai Police have launched the Caltex RoadStar Contest to promote and reward safe drivers on the streets of Dubai. The campaign will run from March 18 to 22 and up to 75 drivers can receive rewards for driving safely.  The campaign primarily aims at educating…


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