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Panasonic Jaguar Racing Management Team Discuss Formula E's Return to Racing in Berlin

• Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series • In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton talks to Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director James Barclay and Race Director Craig Wilson about Jaguar’s entry into Formula E, adapting to new ways of working and the latest announcement that ABB FIA Formula E will conclude season six in Berlin       28 June 2020:  Jaguar Racing has released the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director, James Barclay and Race Director, Craig Wilson.   During this episode the trio give insight into Jaguar Racing’s entry to Formula E, ......read more

Lamborghini SCV12: Squadra Corse Hypercar Ready to Hit the Track

• Track-only limited edition hypercar world première is scheduled for summer 2020 • The engine is the most powerful V12 from Lamborghini to date • Aerodynamic efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 car      June 23, 2020 -  Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s track-only hypercar, the Lamborghini SCV12, has completed its development programme and is now ready to hit the track for its world première, scheduled for summer 2020. Fitted with the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine from Lamborghini to date, the SCV12 – designed by the in-house Lamborghini Centro Stile – is capable of exceeding 830 hp thanks to aerodynamic supercharging at high speed.   The SCV12 benefits from Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s GT motorsport expertise, using its racing ......read more

WTTC Launches Safe Travels Protocols for Attractions, Car Hire and Short-Term Rental

New measures help to rebuild confidence for travellers   Latest phases of protocols aid the reopening of Travel & Tourism sector   June 23, 2020:    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels.   The latest protocols for the global Travel & Tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening of global attractions, drive business to car hire companies and enable short-term rentals to begin welcoming guest.   WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, held detailed discussions with key stakeholders and organisations to ensure maximum buy-in, alignment and practical implementation.   The ......read more

Lockdown Showdown: Jaguar I-pace Etrophy Series to Get Back on Track in Berlin in August

• Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY – the world’s first all-electric touring car race series returns to the streets of Berlin on 5 August 2020 • The German city will see seven eTROPHY races take place throughout a nine-day period including the finale on 13 August where the season two champions will be crowned • Sérgio Jimenez is currently leading the series • Super Sunday – 9 August will feature two eTROPHY races including a ‘Reverse Grid’ round 8 race  • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY races will be streamed live and free via on https://www.youtube.com/jaguarcars direct to smart TVs   18 June 2020: Jaguar Racing has confirmed that the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series will conclude its second season in Germany with seven rounds in nine days.   Berlin’s Tempelhof ......read more

Customer and Staff Safety Remain Highest Priority

Infiniti Al Babtain Welcomes Back its Customers to its Showrooms to Explore its Exquisite Models  Kuwait, 15 June 2020:  Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co. (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Infiniti vehicles in the State of Kuwait, invites its customers back to its showroom to enjoy optimal services while ensuring the comfort of a secure environment. Complying with the stringent precautionary measures mandated by the local authorities to evade the spread of COVID-19, Infiniti Al Babtain has integrated comprehensive preventive and safe work practices.  With customer care and safety at the core of all its operations at Infiniti Al Babtain, all of the servicing staff and remaining employees undergo daily checks before entering the showroom premise. Adhering to the latest standards, customers can be assured ......read more

UD Trucks Extends Vehicle Warranties During the Covid-19 Lockdown Period in the MEENA Region

In light of the ongoing pandemic, UD Trucks has put in place a series of support measures in line with the company’s commitment to go the extra mile for its customers in the MEENA region     April 29, 2020:  UD Trucks has announced a 60 day warranty extension for customers in the Middle East, East and North Africa whose vehicles’ warranties end during the COVID-19 lockdown period.   This iniative aims to support its customers who are not able to carry out services due to the varying levels of social distancing measures mandated by individual governments.    UD Trucks hopes to alleviate any concern from customers who have vehicle maintenance and repair needs during these challenging times.   Logistics is the lifeblood of society and with the current situation it is ......read more

2020 INFINITI QX80 Wins Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost To Own Award

Kuwait, 19 March 2020:   Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co. (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Infiniti vehicles in the State of Kuwait, announced that the 2020 INFINITI QX80 received the 2020 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the luxury full-size SUV category. The Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Award honors new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs. The award was presented to INFINITI during the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.   In developing the data that drives the 5-Year Cost to Own projections, Kelley Blue Book's analysts calculated projected resale values, insurance and state fees, and estimated costs for fuel. Maintenance and repair fees were also taken into consideration to determine the vehicle's acquisition cost according to Kelley Blue Book's Fair Purchase Price. The ......read more

Infiniti Al Babtain Announces 2019 National Sales and Service Skills Contest Winners

Winners to compete in the regional skills contest in Dubai, April 2020  KUWAIT- 25 February 2020: Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co. (AABC), the authorized dealer of Infiniti vehicles in the State of Kuwait, recently held its 2019 Infiniti national sales and service skills contests at the Learning & Development center and Infiniti showroom. The annual event serves as the ideal platform for the brand sales executives, technicians and service consultants to best demonstrate their skills and stay motivated to maintain their performance.  As a unique initiative among NSCs in the region, Infiniti Al Babtain combined the Sales and Service contests which included collaborative competition rounds for sales, service & technician staff. Gearing to compete at the regional contest in Dubai, the employees raised the bar as ......read more

Peugeot Kuwait Announces Irresistable Leasing Scheme

• KAICO launches new ‘Lease it to own it!’ scheme on selected Peugeot models  • Monthly lease payments starting from as low as KD 200 and zero down payment • Full insurance, free service and unlimited mileage included      17 February 2020, Kuwait -  Kuwait Automotive Imports Co., Peugeot’s authorized distributer in Kuwait, has announced new leasing offers throughout the month of February on a select range of models to celebrate the beginning of a new decade.    Making ownership of a Peugeot vehicle easier than ever, KAICO is offering leasing with instalments starting from KD 200 and zero down payment (1). Additionally, customers can enjoy complimentary full insurance, free service and an unlimited mileage cap.    The offer ......read more

More Celebrations With NISSAN Al-Babtain Offers

Kuwait, 11 February 2020:   Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Company (AABC), the authorized dealer of Nissan vehicles in the State of Kuwait, is offering an exclusive peace of mind package deal on the popular Nissan models as part of the grand celebrations.  Nissan Al Babtain customers can enjoy the Nissan Sentra, Altima, Maxima, X-Trail and Kicks, with benefits ranging from free service of up to 4 years, up to 1,000-litre free petrol, free roadside assistance, 5-year unlimited warranty and free traffic registration and 3rd party insurance, guaranteeing peace of mind to all Nissan’s customers. Nissan Altima features expressive styling, an uplifting interior, two new powertrains, and advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility features while the Nissan KICKS comes with class-leading fuel efficiency thanks to its ......read more

A special Hala February Offer for Nissan Fans! 2020 Nissan Patrol Comes With Unique Peace of Mind Package

With premium design and new advanced technologies, Nissan’s SUV flagship comes with added benefits this season   Kuwait, 29 January 2020:   Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Company (AABC), the authorized dealer of Nissan vehicles in the State of Kuwait, is offering an exclusive peace of mind package deal on the popular 2020 Nissan Patrol as part of the festive seasons celebrations. The much sought-after model in Kuwait is renowned for its high level of sophistication, comfort, safety and connectivity.    Nissan Al Babtain customers can enjoy the 6th generation Nissan Patrol further with added benefits ranging from free service of up to 4 years, 1,000 litre free petrol, window tinting, free roadside assistance, 5 year unlimited warranty and free traffic registration and 3rd party insurance, ......read more

Infiniti's Top Priority Remains Overall Safety of Its Customers

Continued recognition for its efforts to develop some of the safest cars on the road   Kuwait, 25 January 2020:   Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co. (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Infiniti vehicles in the State of Kuwait, prides itself in ensuring the highest level of safety across its models.    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ranked the INFINITI Q50 and INFINITI Q70 as top choices in its 2018 list of recommended vehicles for teens. With this distinction, INFINITI maintained to receive high marks for safety as well as used car choices. INFINITI's sports sedan offers a luxurious drive with a grounded feel and a Predictive Forward Collision Warning and Forward Emergency Braking, as well as a variety of available driver assist technologies while the Q70 features LED ......read more

Start Your New Journey this Year with the Infiniti Q50

Equipped to give you the drive of your life!   Kuwait, 13 January 2020:   Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co. (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Infiniti vehicles in the State of Kuwait, invites its customers to explore a new adventure through the popular features of the Infiniti Q50. Available at a starting price of only KD 8,999, the Q50 is driver centric, powerfully elegant coupled with a striking performance and is available with 2.0-liter 208HP turbo-charged engine at 5,500 rpm with 350 Nm peak torque from 1,250 rpm. The INFINITI Q50’s fuel efficient engine is designed to offer enhanced performance while maintaining high levels of efficiency.   The steering wheel is sleeker and more performance based than ever, ensuring flawless drivability that triggers the senses. The Q50 delivers a ......read more

More Than Half of Kuwait Parents Don't Know the Legal Requirements for Child Seat Belt Use, According to New Survey

• New survey conducted by INFINITI Middle East as part of major new road safety awareness campaign  • More than half (56%) of parents in Kuwait do not feel that children should be wearing seat belts at all ages • According to Kuwait law, everybody in the vehicle has to wear a seat belt at all times, and children up to four years of age must be provided with a child safety seat     Kuwait, 06 January 2020:   More than half (56%) of parents don’t know the legal requirements for child seat belt use in Kuwait, according to a new survey.    More astonishingly, only 78% of parents said they require children to wear a seatbelt in the car, meaning 22% of parents surveyed do not enforce child safety measures whilst on the roads. The highest reason cited by parents (54%) ......read more

Renault Al Babtain Awards Winners of 25th Annual NBK Walkathon Event

Winners excited to receive latest models of  Renault Duster and Renault Megane RS   Kuwait – 9 December 2019:   Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co., the authorized agent of Renault in the State of Kuwait recently awarded Victoriano G. R. Moraldi and Lulu Alfarsi with a Renault Duster and Renault Megane RS respectively upon their participation at the annual NBK walkathon.    The annual event which took place on 7th December 2019 on Gulf Road, falls in line with Renault’s CSR mission to promote the increased benefits of fitness while inspiring positive community engagement. The two lucky winners who had completed the NBK Walkathon this year, held under the theme titled “One Step Can Change Your Life”, were granted the chance to enter a draw and win the popular ......read more

Al Babtain CEO Honors Top Performer of 2019 Renault Middle East Regional Skills Contest

Kuwait – 7 December 2019:   Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co., the authorized agent of Renault in the State of Kuwait recently attended the first Renault Middle East regional skills contest 2019. Winners of the Renault national sales and aftersales contest held in Kuwait advanced to participate in the regional contest that was held in Park Hyatt hotel, Dubai. The competition provided the contestants an opportunity to showcase their abilities by participating in a number of role-play activities, a written test and a team exercise for both sales and service. Based around the C@RE 2.0 and R School training programs, all the activities were designed to test each candidate’s skills and competencies as frontline staff for the Renault brand.  Previously awarded ‘Best Sales Executive’ ......read more

‘SpeedMate' from Al Babtain launches First Service Centre in Kuwait

‘Gulf Express’ tire centers to transform into ‘Speedmate’ tire and automotive centers  Kuwait, 18 November, 2019:  SpeedMate, operated by Al Babtain’s automotive retail channel, recently opened its first service center in Kuwait.. SpeedMate currently operates 700 automotive service centers in Korea and supplies OE equivalent auto spare parts for Asian vehicles in the global market.The products which are 100% Korean and mostly supplied by OE manufacturers is the first result of an 18th month initiative by Al Babtain to rebrand their existing ‘Gulf Express’ tire centers into ‘Speedmate’ tire and automotive centers.   By launching ‘SpeedMate’ in Kuwait, Al Babtain has cemented their vision of bringing local customers top notch-quality ......read more

Renault Al Babtain Announces its 2019 National Sales and Service Skills Contest Winners

Winners to compete in the regional skills contest in Dubai, November 2019  Kuwait – 22 October 2019:  Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co., the authorized agent of Renault in the State of Kuwait recently held for the first time, the Renault sales and aftersales contests in the Al Rai showroom. The event serves as the ideal platform for the brand sales executives, technicians and service advisors to best demonstrate their skills and competencies and also entitles the winners to showcase their talents at the regional skills competitions taking place in Dubai on November 12th and 13th. Azeem Ahmed received the Best Technicians award; the award for Best Service advisor was bagged by Ganesh Prasad and the Best Sales Executive award went to Mohammed Zaher.  The event was attended by senior management of ......read more

New 2020 Nissan Patrol Arrives in Kuwait

 With premium design and new advanced technologies, Nissan SUV flagship delivers even higher levels of comfort, safety and connectivity     Kuwait, 7 October 2019:  Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Company (AABC), the authorized dealer of Nissan vehicles in the State of Kuwait, recently unveiled the new 2020 Nissan Patrol at its Al Rai showroom. The much-anticipated model comes with its enhancements that offer customers even higher levels of sophistication, comfort, safety and connectivity.    The Nissan Patrol 2020 Launch was attended by Al Babtain Group CEO Mr. Saleh Al Babtain and The Chairman Mr. Khaled Al Babtain, the ICONIC SUV was unveiled in the midst of its media partners and senior delegates from Al Babtain Group and Nissan Middle East. Revealing the transition of the iconic model ......read more

Infiniti Qx80 Wins 2019 Autopacific Ideal Vehicle Award

KUWAIT, 17 September 2019:  The INFINITI QX80 has received the 2019 Ideal Vehicle Award in the Luxury SUV segment from AutoPacific, the automotive research and consulting firm. The Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) recognize vehicles that exceed owners' expectations, based on responses from more than 50,000 owners of new vehicles across all major manufacturers. The 2019 IVAs are based on scores developed using results from AutoPacific's National New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey, where respondents rate 14 vehicle attributes concerning their desire for change. The INFINITI QX80 scored 1093 out of a possible 1400, beating out competitors’ premium SUVs. The flagship SUV model has been created to meet the needs of today’s luxury car buyers, and introduces a more modern interpretation of upscale luxury to the ......read more

No Down Payment on NISSAN PATROL and ALTIMA

Leasing Offers continue on Nissan Models Kuwait, 16 September 2019:  Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Company (AABC), the authorized dealer of Nissan vehicles in the State of Kuwait, announces the continuation of the leasing offers on Nissan Patrol and ALTIMA so the customers can enjoy their driving experience on Kuwait’s roads. Nissan Al Babtain guarantees attractive leasing prices without down payment in addition to a benefit package of free comprehensive insurance, free maintenance, a replacement car, roadside assistance and several benefits that comes along with the leasing offer guaranteeing peace of mind to all Nissan’s customers. The leasing offer includes the new Nissan Altima, the sixth generation of Nissan’s best-selling sedan, Nissan Altima features expressive styling, an uplifting ......read more

Leasing Offers continue on Nissan Latest Models

“Lease it from Nissan Al Babtain and Enjoy Peace of Mind” Kuwait, 26 August 2019:  Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Company (AABC), the authorized dealer of Nissan vehicles in the State of Kuwait, announces the continuation of the biggest summer leasing offers available across all models to enjoy the exquisite experience on Kuwait’s roads. Nissan Al Babtain guarantees attractive leasing prices in addition to a benefit package of free comprehensive insurance, free maintenance, a replacement car, roadside assistance and several benefits that comes along with the leasing offer guaranteeing peace of mind to all Nissan’s customers. The offer includes a line-up of all of its vehicles, some of its popular models include Nissan Patrol, KICKS, X-Trail, ALTIMA, Maxima and Pathfinder. Nissan KICKS has ......read more

The INFINITI QX80 Built to Transform Driving Experiences

‘Best Premium SUV’ at ‘Wheels Car of the Year’  Kuwait – 25 Augusts 2019:  The INFINITI QX80 brought by Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co. (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Infiniti vehicles in the State of Kuwait, exemplifies INFINITI’s presence in the luxury SUV segment.  The INFINITI QX80 takes INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language in a bold new direction, creating a powerful, contemporary and commanding aesthetic.  The flagship SUV model has been created to meet the needs of today’s luxury car buyers, and introduces a more modern interpretation of upscale luxury to the full-size SUV segment. It will appeal to a buyer that demands space and utility, hand-crafted quality and modern design, and effortless on-road ......read more

The All New Nissan Altima - Tech to Take the Lead

Sixth generation of Altima sets new standards for Nissan sedan design and comes complete with Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies and new powertrains Kuwait, 20 August 2019:  Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Company (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Nissan vehicles in the State of Kuwait exemplifies the all-new Nissan Altima. The sixth generation of Nissan’s best-selling sedan comes with a new benchmark in design, driving enjoyment and technology built within the new Altima.  The car features expressive styling, an uplifting interior, two new powertrains, and advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility features. It is longer and wider than the previous generation with a highly balanced, aggressive stance and the option of 19-inch wheels and tires. Inside, the all-new premium interior features a wide ......read more

2019 INFINITI QX60 earns top safety ratings

KUWAIT, 20 August 2019:   The 2019 INFINITI QX60 luxury crossover was recently awarded Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety* (IIHS), as well as a 5-star overall vehicle safety rating as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) and New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Driven by the safety of its customers and their passengers as a top priority, the award-winning QX60 offers a combination of family-oriented features as well as a welcoming, carefully crafted design inside and out.   Standard on all QX60 models is a breakthrough technology designed especially for active families – Rear Door Alert. The new Rear Door Alert system, first introduced on the 2018 QX60, can help remind customers of things that may be forgotten in the rear seat, such as pets, ......read more

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 27th, 2017:   Otis Saudi Arabia has been selected for the prestigious Riyadh Metro – lines 4, 5 and 6 – by FAST Consortium of companies, which is led by Spanish construction group FCC and includes partners Samsung C&T, Alstom, Strukton, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia; and is contracted by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. Otis, ......read more

Al Tayer Motors to Celebrate Ferrari's 70th Anniversary in the UAE…

UAE dealership unveils LaFerrari Aperta and two Special Edition Cars to mark occasion 25th September 2017 Dubai:  Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ferrari in the UAE, announced plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Italian brand. On September 29th, a number of Ferrari owners will gather at the recently opened Ferrari service centre within Al ......read more

On its First Anniversary Al Habtoor Motors Salutes Saudi Arabia…

Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017:  Al Habtoor Motors Saudi Arabia is proud to announce its first anniversary in Saudi Arabia selling Daimler-Fuso trucks. To kick off its anniversary celebration, the company will launch a number of promotional campaigns for its customers & resellers. Furthermore, the company plans to host Kingdom wide promotional events to celebrate this milestone.  The ......read more

‘The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 CUV makes Middle East debut'…

The European Car of the year 2017 launched in Dubai Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017:  The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 CUV was unveiled last Wednesday during a regional launch event at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The high-profile event was attended by Jean-Philippe Imparato, Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot brand, Jean-Christophe Quemard, Executive Vice-President Africa-Middle East of PSA Group, ......read more

Daimler Commercial Vehicles MENA and EMC deliver 27 Mercedes-Benz Zetros trucks to Suhail Al ...…

Fleet of 27 Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6x6 tractor-heads delivered to Suhail Al Mazroui Transportation and Heavy Equipment Establishment 5,555th Mercedes-Benz Zetros milestone truck as part of the fleet handed over at Daimler Commercial Vehicles Regional Office in Dubai All-wheel drive trucks will be used by Suhail Al Mazroui Est. for heavy equipment transport and Oil & Gas field ......read more

Al Habtoor drives to improve vehicle body repair standards in KSA…

Al Habtoor continued its KSA expansion plan by opening of its Riyadh Vehicle Body Repair Centre and inviting 25 of the biggest insurance companies in Saudi to view the world class facility and meet the Al Habtoor KSA management team. These large insurance companies were impressed by the quality processes designed to ensure top quality vehicle repair jobs and the full size truck spray booth, ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Middle East announces launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018…

Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2017:  Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018 today (1 February), as the region’s leading exhibition organiser expands its presence further in the Kingdom’s vast automotive aftermarket.   Automechanika Riyadh will take place from 5-7 February 2018 at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre, and will take place every ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Oldest Truck Reseller Partners With Al Habtoor Motors…

KSA, January 3, 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s oldest truck reseller, Atheryon International Corporation, has formally signed an agreement with Al Habtoor Motors to sell new FUSO trucks.    Atheryon’s current truck facility in Riyadh is spread over 7,000 sq. meters at Exit 17, in Sulai, Al Ra’ad Street. They have built their excellent reputation by selling used trucks ......read more

Saudi Arabia's largest fleets visit Fuso Factory in Chennai with Al Habtoors Motors…

Saudi Arabia’s largest fleet customers visited the FUSO factory in Chennai with Al Habtoor Motors from 18th till 20th October 2016. This event was a great opportunity for Saudi fleet operators to meet, interact and share their ideas with other industry colleagues and learn best practice. The customers saw the outstanding build quality of FUSO trucks in this brand new manufacturing ......read more

Dr. Mahareiq Group Opens Strokerz Middle East in Dubai…

Region First Specialized Company for Motors Maintenance and Customization Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016:   On Friday, Dr. Mahareiq Group opened the second branch of Strokerz Middle East in Dubai Investment Park, Dubai. The event was attended by VIPs, motorcycles fans, and riders from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Lebanon. Strokerz Middle East-Dubai will be the first ......read more

Score for Charity: Gargash Enterprises Mercedes-Benz collaborates with Al Ahli Football Club to ...…

Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:    Gargash Enterprises, The authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah & Northern Emirates, reaffirms its social commitment yet again by introducing ‘Score for Charity’, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region. In a unique collaboration with Al Ahli Football Club, Gargash Enterprises has announced a contribution of ......read more

First Saudi-built Renault Truck rolls out of AVI facility in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)…

Saudi Arabia, 22nd June, 2016:  The new era of Renault Trucks in Saudi Arabia started recently with the assembly of its first C & K range models at its newly built state-of-the-art assembly facility of Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry Co. Ltd. (AVI), based in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).  A milestone for Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry and for the French truck ......read more

Gargash Enterprises introduces the ‘She's Mercedes' Hub in Dubai: a platform empowering UAE talent.…

Amongst all other masterminds, was also the all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, premiering at its classiest best. Dubai, UAE, June 16, 2016:   Artistic, inspiring and impressively modern, the first-ever ‘She’s Mercedes’ event in the region was hosted by Gargash Enterprises at the Leila Heller Gallery on Saturday June 4th, devoted to encourage, connect and empower local ......read more

Taking quality to another level: Silicon carbide-based mechanical seals in many MEYLE water pumps…

Newly developed mechanical seal material to extend service life Seal type of the MEYLE water pumps goes above and beyond the quality standards typically available in the independent aftermarket and is also used by leading car manufacturers Minimum service life guarantee on top of MEYLE guarantee period MEYLE video tip offers further information on water pumps and the operating principle ......read more

Fascination Porsche Motorsport set to take place in Bahrain…

Jeddah, November 21, 2015:  Porsche is set to bring its racing heritage to the Middle East, as it takes centre stage at Bahrain International Circuit later this month showcasing its on-track legacy in a variety of global and regional competitions. Organised across the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the climatic conclusion of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and the opening race weekend of ......read more

Oshkosh Defense's Next Generation of Light Vehicles Provides Unprecedented Air Transportability and ...…

The Oshkosh L-ATV Increases Strategic and Tactical Mobility for Future Missions Dubai UAE, November 11, 2015 — For the first time in company history, Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will be exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow, November 8 – 12, 2015, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Oshkosh offers a full range of leading-edge military, security and ......read more

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