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Tesla Launches in the UAE with Model S and Model X

Tesla today will begin accepting online orders for Model S and Model X in the UAE. Customers in the UAE can now visit the online design studio to customize and order the Tesla vehicle that best suits their lifestyle. First orders of Model S and Model X vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer.

 

The launch of the UAE’s dedicated online platform is supported by a pop-up store in The Dubai Mall, Tesla Ranger service and a service center now under construction near Interchange Two of Sheikh Zayed Road which will open in July. The store will provide an opportunity for customers to experience Tesla and learn about the benefits of Tesla ownership. In addition to Dubai, Tesla will open a store and service center in Abu Dhabi next year.

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Hyundai Motor UK Celebrates First Click To Buy Handovers

Hyundai Motor UK is delighted to announce that the first customers to purchase via its innovative website, Click To Buy, have had their brand new cars handed over to them.

An industry first, Click To Buy www.hyundai.co.uk/clicktobuy was launched on 6th January and allows customers nationwide to purchase a new car completely online, offering a no-haggle, fixed-price experience, making buying a brand-new Hyundai simple, quick and transparent. The entire process is possible to complete in less than five minutes when purchasing with cash, making it just as easy to buy a new car as it is to buy a weekly grocery shop online.

Since launch, 23 Hyundai cars have been ordered via Click To Buy and the site has had over 92,200 visitors with 43 percent of customers trading in and 93 percent collecting their new car from their local dealer.

Customer Keith Piele with his new car at the Hyundai Showroom in Poole, Dorset. Also pictured David Pugh Marketing Director for Hyundai UK. January 26 2017

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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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Nissan GT-R creates the world’s largest-ever country map

Nissan Motor India celebrated the 68th year of the Republic with a record-breaking tribute to India and its people starring the legendary Nissan GT-R sports car. The company is set to enter the Limca Book of Records – the Indian equivalent of Guinness Book of World Records – for the world’s largest-ever outline of a country map. This was achieved by a Nissan GT-R, which carved out the approximate map of India spanning three square kilometers on the dry surface of Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. This latest feat of the GT-R, captured in a video, salutes the Indian Republic.

Speed and precision were critical to accomplish this incredible act, which marks the arrival of the iconic Nissan GT-R supercar in India. Nissan chose Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan as the location for the record attempt for its level and dry lakebed surface, stunning vistas and soil, which is soft enough to leave a deep impression to be captured by camera drones high above.

The Nissan GT-R’s precise and crisp responses enabled the car to maneuver through the twists and turns to trace the complex proportions of India’s landmass on the sandy surface in a dry section of the lake.

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Volvo Cars celebrates 20 years of All-Wheel Drive in the snow

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, is celebrating 20 years of mechanical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) by putting some of its most capable cars through their paces on the frozen lakes around the Northern Swedish ski resort of Åre.

The Swedish car maker is running a winter test drive showcasing its leading mechanical and new electric All-Wheel Drive solutions on the all-road, all-weather XC90, V90 Cross Country and V40 Cross Country models.

“Volvo cars are well known for what we call ‘framkomlighet’ in Swedish – the ability to get you wherever you want to go – regardless of the weather conditions. This is an important part of our heritage and a clear reflection of who we are and where we come from. With the recent addition of electric All-Wheel Drive to our top-of-the-line products we have further refined our performance in this important area,” said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Cars.

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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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2017 Nissan GT-R Makes Middle East Debut with Fresh Look and More Power

Nissan today launched the new 2017 GT-R across the Middle East, the latest iteration of Nissan’s flagship performance vehicle, boasting a revised look both inside and out as well as major driving performance enhancements and more power. The 2017 models represent the most significant changes made to the GT-R since it was introduced in 2007, with Nissan also announcing the immediate availability of its GT-R NISMO in the region.

The new GT-R’s exterior gets a complete makeover across the front end. The new chrome matte finish “V-motion” grille represents one of Nissan’s latest design signatures. It has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling and features an updated mesh pattern. A new hood, which flows flawlessly from the grille, has been significantly reinforced, contributing to stability during high-speed driving. A freshly-designed front spoiler lip and front bumpers with finishers situated immediately below the headlamps give the new GT-R the look of a pure-bred race-car, while generating high levels of front down-force.

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Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4² : A pure new creation in the G-Class family

A new highlight in the rich history of the G-Class, the G 500 4×4² is a pure new creation in the G-Class family which understands the need for extreme off-road driving with no boundaries, while preserving the legendary Mercedes-Benz comfort and style.

Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 superior all-wheel-drive power-train, the new series is powered by an all-new Mercedes-Benz bi-turbo V8 engine with 422 hp and a choice of 22-inch wheels or 18-inch bead lock wheels, carbon-fiber fender flares and roof spoilers with LED lighting body parts, and seductive designo Exclusive range for the interior. Portal axles from the legendary 6×6 with a newly-developed variable chassis and one reduced portal axle increases the ground clearance from 240mm to 450mm, ensuring the machine powers up, or through, any terrain.

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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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