November 21, 2017

GMC’s much loved Desert Fox special edition truck is celebrating its fortieth birthday this year, and to mark this anniversary a classic example appeared as one of the stars at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show. Bringing a significant dose of nostalgia to the event, the Desert Fox Jimmy model that made a special appearance on the GMC stand is particularly unique, having spent its entire working life in Saudi Arabia since first hitting the road in 1979. 

Trucks have long been the ‘workhorse’ of the global and regional automotive industry, with special edition models often holding a particularly designed for a life of heavy duty work on farms, on the roads or in the desert. A small percentage of...

November 19, 2017

Hyundai is showing the road forward towards an electric future at Dubai International Motor Show 2017, with all three versions of its IONIQ eco-car on display together for the first time in the Middle East. The three cars, which use a different electrified drivetrain, are being shown alongside the brand’s full UAE lineup of passenger cars and SUVs, including the New-generation Azera and ‘reborn’ Sonata models. 

Launched globally last year, the IONIQ is manufactured in hybrid, plug-in, and fully electric versions, and is the first car in the world to offer a choice of the three most popular electrified drivetrains. The range is offered for sale in selected Middle East and African markets, with the IONIQ Hybrid now available in the United Arab Emirates. 

“Hyundai...

November 19, 2017

The Genesis G80 and G80 Sport are quickly establishing themselves as contenders in the Middle East’s highly-competitive midsize luxury sedan segment, offering class-leading levels of comfort, convenience, design and technology, as well as a dynamic driving experience. 

The Genesis G80 is currently on display as part of Genesis’ first ever participation in the Dubai International Motor Show. 

“The Genesis G80 carries the sense of authenticity that is at the heart of a true luxury brand,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, Head of Genesis Brand. “With each new Genesis model, we are creating something original – we are not trying to imitate anybody. Customers who value that authenticity will be attracted to our bran...

November 15, 2017

Jaguar revealed today its latest compact performance SUV with sports car looks and performance, the new Jaguar E-PACE, to the Middle East’s automotive enthusiasts during Dubai International Motor Show, which is open for the public until 18 November 2017. This is the first appearance that the new Jaguar E-PACE is making  in this region and visitors to the motor show can see the vehicle at Jaguar Land Rover’s stand in Sheikh Saeed Hall 1 – SS105. 

Bruce Robertson, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover MENA, said: “Launching the new Jaguar E-PACE in the Middle East is an exciting moment for us as we have seen great anticipation from our customers in this region and debuting it at the Dubai International Motor Show was a natural fit as the event brings together th...

November 15, 2017

Galadari, one of the leading national Automobile distributors in the UAE, today unveiled the all new Mazda CX-5 – an SUV all customers will enjoy.

At this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, the second generation Mazda CX-5 was revealed to the Middle East market, featuring refined styling, premium-looking exterior, new technology and an interior that gives all occupants a pleasant feeling.

The model with a new body colour, Soul Red Crystal, combines vivid highlights and crystalline depths and further accentuates the design of the new CX-5.

Mr. Axel Dreyer, General Manager, Galadari Automobiles said, “The SUV segment is prolific in the UAE and accounts for a major chunk of overall automobile sales. Given the elements of style, comfort and luxury that are combined in SUVs, residents are keen...

November 15, 2017

The world’s most luxurious motor car, the New Rolls-Royce Phantom took its place at the for its regional public debut alongside the one-off Bespoke Spirit of Calligraphy Ghost and Dawn Black Badge. The region’s luxury and motoring enthusiasts alike gathered to be among the first to see ‘The Best Car in the World’ as presented by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.  

Rolls-Royce Phantom 

Since its debut in 1925, the Rolls-Royce Phantom has been the choice of luxury automobile transport for the world’s most powerful men and women, and naturally a constant presence at many of history’s most memorable moments.  

Every new Phantom that has s...

November 15, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans has placed the spotlight at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show on its V-Class, a model that has redefined the MPV. The V-Class has been exceptionally well received in the region with MENA retail sales for 2017 (January to October) already delivering approximately a 40% increase over 2016.

As the largest member of the passenger car family, the V-Class has set new benchmarks in its segment with its superior design and host of innovations. With capacity for up to eight people, the vehicle combines exemplary functionality with high-class appeal, efficient driving pleasure and a five star safety rating that distinguishes automobiles bearing the three-pointed star. This makes the Mercedes V-Class the perfect vehicle for those who appreciate great spaciousness, but do no...

November 15, 2017

A unique McLaren 720S supercar designed by McLaren Operations (MSO) is the centrepiece of the McLaren display at the 2017,  which takes place November 14 – 18.  

Created as an MSO Bespoke commission, the service from McLaren Special Operations that allows almost limitless enhancement and personalisation of McLaren cars, the 720S is in Zenith Black paint with a satin finish. Gold-coloured alloy wheels, a 24-carat gold engine heatshield and gold-coloured interior components complement the exterior colour.  

A plaque inside the car identifies it as a ‘1 of 1’ MSO commission, a fact also communicated by the unique rear wing that bears part of a famous quote* by McLaren founder, Bruce McLaren: ‘Life is measu...

November 15, 2017

Dubai – INFINITI Motor Company revealed the new QX80 full-size luxury SUV today for the first time at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Further advancing INFINITI’s market-leading presence in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.  

“The new INFINITI QX80 has been designed and engineered to allow customers to travel everywhere in luxury. It strengthens the brand’s position in the global full-size SUV segment, which currently accounts for more than half of all full-size luxury car sales around the world. The new model will further enhance our profile in an area of the market t...

November 15, 2017

GMC harnessed the power and style of its iconic Desert Fox nameplate at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, showcasing a unique Middle East Concept Truck alongside an original example of this classic special edition. Demonstrating how the premium brand’s reputation for delivering power and style is reflected in its current line-up, GMC also showcased the all-new 2018 Terrain and a refreshed 2018 Yukon Denali on the brand’s stand at the show. 

The Desert Fox Middle East Concept Truck that was unveiled at the show was created exclusively for the Middle East region where GMC’s trucks are respected for their ability to work hard, and desired for the premium quality they deliver. Base...

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