Nissan Signs Actor Margot Robbie As its First Electric Vehicle Ambassador

Actor Margot Robbie has been revealed as Nissan’s new electric vehicle (EV) ambassador by racing the carmaker’s radical all-electric BladeGlider sports car around the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix circuit, at midnight.

The prototype 190km/h Nissan BladeGlider, which hits 100km/h in less than five seconds, challenges the conventional thinking of what an all-electric sports car could look like in the future. Showcasing all the fun and excitement of pure electric vehicles, the prototype is part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision of how cars should be driven, powered and integrated into society.

Nissan signs actor Margot Robbie as its first electric vehicle ambassador

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Hyundai Reveals Details of Next-generation Accent

The All-new Hyundai Accent has made its world premiere at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. Since its launch in 1994, the car has steadily gained popularity and built a firm foundation for the fifth-generation model.

The All-new Accent builds on the strengths of its predecessors, incorporating Hyundai’s modern engineering prowess and expertise in research and development. The All-new Accent boasts bold design, a sophisticated interior, a more efficient powertrain, noticeably reduced cabin noise, and significantly enhanced driving dynamics. Highlighting Hyundai Motor’s leadership in automotive innovation, the company’s newest subcompact car is equipped with the latest in safety technologies and convenience features.

The Accent four-door sedan will begin to arrive in markets globally from the third quarter this year, followed by the All-new Accent 5-door the next quarter.

“The Hyundai Accent has been enormously successful worldwide,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East. “The model has firmly established our brand as a leader in the small car market, and this new generation will set new standards in its class.”

Driver-focused engineering and enhanced safety

The All-new Accent is set to raise the segment benchmarks for driving dynamics and safety while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency and maintaining Hyundai’s competitive position for unbeatable value. Defined by its solidity, the All-new Accent uses 54.5% Advanced High-Strength Steel – up from 41.5% in the fourth generation – from the company’s affiliate Hyundai Steel plant. In addition, the Accent’s chassis has improved torsional rigidity by 32% by using 98.5 meters of structural adhesives to enhance rigidity.

This new, rigid chassis improves quality perception, noise isolation, and driving dynamics. The application of Advanced High-Strength Steel improves collision performance without adding unnecessary weight, which helps reduce fuel consumption and deliver better driving feel.

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The 2017 Volvo S90 T6: A Five-Star Hotel Suite On Wheels

Words: H.Soukar, Photos: N.Sawsou, T.Soukar

Have you ever seen a luxurious five-star hotel suite making its way throughout the streets and highways? This is no puzzle, guys! It seems that Volvo has made its mind  to turn boyhood dreams into reality. To clarify, I am not talking about “all show, no go” concept car here. This whip is real and being driven–it’s the 2017 Volvo S90 T6.

The 2017 Volvo S90 T6 features bespoke styling elements. Many of them are drawn directly from the masterpiece XC90. Despite retaining the same specs of the said XC90, this luxury sedan sports a different grille and unique headlight and tail-light graphics as well as added chrome and individual wheel designs.

 The 2017 Volvo S90 T6 revamps up performance and luxury for a reasonable price. The car is but a younger brother to the XC90. It seems that the designers went a little bit away from the square-ish design. It worked in Europe but not globally. Some people find it a bit too different.

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Aston Martin Rapide S: every trip in it is a red-carpet event!

Words: H.Soukar, Photos: N.Sawsou, T.Soukar

My dad, who’s a veteran auto expert, made a statement a while ago, through which he said: “When the Brits fashion sports cars they really mean it.” And if I am honest, I didn’t buy it at the time. But when I had my first date with Miss Aston Martin Rapide S, I found out that this four-door, British car is every inch a sports car.

 

It seems that Miss Rapide’s goal was to get out of the friend zone with me and hook the cars lover’s interest—I was totally seduced by her at the very first sight.

Since it was the very first date, we had to get to know each other better. As such, we made our mind to pick out some tough roads of different nature, so as to cut the Rapide S some slack.

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Dubai embraces the first multipurpose showroom concept

Nostalgia Classic Cars has launched its first- showroom in the UAE which is set to be a playground for collectors and enthusiasts alike, and includes a restoration and maintenance department for classic cars in addition to serving as an exclusive event venue for major brands.

Located at the Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, Dubai, Nostalgia Classic Cars sells famous models of timeless classic cars for the most discerning collector, and a reasonably priced selection for entry-level hobbyists. The company has a collection of more than 100 classic cars ranging from $50,000 – $100,000.

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Two Gold Infused Phantoms Join Rolls-Royce Collection ‎Destined For the 13 Hotel, Macau‎

Two exceptional motor cars will join the collection at the most anticipated hotel, The 13. Reserved for the hotel’s most important guests, the two highly bespoke gold infused creations will become the flagships of the 30 strong collections of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, commissioned by luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of The 13 HOLDINGS LIMITED, to reflect his bold vision, as expressed in the design scheme of his refined and remarkable hotel.


Select guests will be conveyed in sumptuous style – ensconced in the world of Rolls-Royce and surrounded by bespoke enhancements commissioned by Mr. Hung – designed to make the experience as effortless and luxurious as possible. Identified by the inclusion of 24 carat gold on both the exterior and interior, the two distinctive motor cars will be heralded as the finest in the fleet and at the time of commissioning, the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever built.

Luxury visionaries, like Mr. Hung, come to Rolls-Royce in the knowledge that the marquee’s craftspeople accept no compromise. Characteristic care and attention has therefore been applied to the creation of one of the car’s defining features, an exterior finish enhanced with the finest particles of 23.75 carat gold, a weight chosen for even disbursement, achieving a perfectly executed finish. The result is the most expensive and meticulously engineered paint the marquee has ever produced – a challenge welcomed emphatically by the experts at the Home of Rolls-Royce.

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BMW at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas

BMW is shaping the future of mobility and the way we experience it through ongoing development projects and technically revolutionary innovations in automated driving, intelligent connectivity and interior design. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, taking place in Las Vegas on 5 – 8 January 2017, the German premium car maker will present a wide range of new products and services which are set to headline this radical change in the very near future.

It will also be revealing a vision of an interior whose architecture and user interface are extensively adapted for fully automated driving on board a vehicle that is seamlessly integrated into the driver’s digital life. The innovations BMW is presenting at the CES show in design, technology and functionality emphasize the company’s leading role over many years – through its ConnectedDrive program  – in the field of connected driving.

BMW’s pioneering advances in the areas of automated driving, intelligent connectivity and control and display systems are closely interconnected. The company offers highly innovative systems and technologies in all these areas. Examples include the driver assistance systems available for the brand’s current model range, the BMW Connected digital mobility companion and intuitive and flexible control and display systems such as the Head-Up Display, BMW iDrive, voice control and BMW gesture control. Such technologies provide an ideal platform for innovations aimed at delivering a futuristic mobility experience defined by hallmark BMW characteristics.

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Love at the very first sight?

Since its foundation Alfa Romeo has created models capable of changing the way we drive and love cars: unique masterpieces of design and engineering that continue to be admired and imitated. Today the Brand set a new milestone, after nearly 106 years of history. Stelvio is here to meet the highest expectations of every enthusiast driver.

New standards

Stelvio’s high yet sporty driving position is an exclusive premiere. The feelings you get at the wheel of Stelvio are an absolute breakthrough in the world of SUVs. So, let’s get on top of it.

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The Lamborghini Aventador S: Elevating the benchmark for super sports cars

The new Lamborghini Aventador S is characterized by new aerodynamic design, redeveloped suspension, increased power and new driving dynamics. The ‘S’ is the suffix of previous enhanced Lamborghini models and defines a new benchmark for the V12 Lamborghini.

 

“This is the next generation Aventador as well as the expression of new technological and performance milestones in super sports car development,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “The Aventador S is visionary design, cutting-edge technology and driving dynamics in pure harmony, and elevates the concept of super sports cars to a new level.”

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Shaping the future

The new Volvo Concept Coupe merges contemporary Swedish lifestyle and design with iconic elements from Volvo’s 1960s era. It reveals how Volvo could shape its cars from now on.

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