middle east – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Thu, 21 Jan 2021 08:30:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.11 Ford F-150, Super Duty and Ranger Trucks Drive Sales Success in The Middle East https://tiresandparts.net/news/ford-f-150-super-duty-and-ranger-trucks-drive-sales-success-in-the-middle-east/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/ford-f-150-super-duty-and-ranger-trucks-drive-sales-success-in-the-middle-east/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:22:33 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33689 Ford’s trucks and commercial vehicles continue to underpin Ford’s success in the Middle East, with support for the Built Ford Tough F-150, Super Duty, Ranger and Transit van key to the company’s growth in the region. Internationally, the F-series celebrated its 44th consecutive year as America’s best-selling truck, and it’s clear that markets in the […]

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Ford’s trucks and commercial vehicles continue to underpin Ford’s success in the Middle East, with support for the Built Ford Tough F-150, Super Duty, Ranger and Transit van key to the company’s growth in the region.

Internationally, the F-series celebrated its 44th consecutive year as America’s best-selling truck, and it’s clear that markets in the Middle East echo that sentiment. The F-150 was Ford’s best-selling vehicle in Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the UAE in 2020, and remains a firm favourite with Ford truck fan across the region, accounting for 50 percent of Ford’s truck and van business.

Globally, F-Series sales totalled 787,422 in 2020, making it America’s best-selling pickup for the 44th straight year, whilst the Ranger sales totalled 101,486 registering an increase of 13.3%.

“2020 was certainly a tough year for the automotive industry with the challenges Covid-19 created but our teams were able to provide excellent support for our distributors and customers across the region, and we were able to close 2020 on a positive note,” said Chris Noel, Managing Director, Ford Middle East. “The results are a testament to our commitment to the region to delivering quality products that cater to the everyday needs of our customers.”

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait remain the top three market in terms of sales for Ford in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia (54 percent of total sales volume), the United Arab Emirates (17 percent) and Kuwait (15 percent) remain the region’s most active markets in terms of sales.

While support for the F-150 was strong, sales in 2020 also indicated growing interest in Ford’s mid-sized Ranger pickup. In fact, the South Africa-built Ranger outsold the F-150 in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever – with significant sales gains also recorded in Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.

Region-wide, both Ranger and Super Duty – Ford’s heavy duty full-sized pick-up – each recorded an 11 percent boost in year-on-year sales. Super Duty sales grew significantly in Bahrain and Oman, and in Jordan, it was the best-selling Ford vehicle.

Ford Transit has been America’s best-selling commercial van since its first full year of sales in 2015. For the year, Transit outsold its second-place competitor by 139 percent with a 38 percent share of the full-size van segment making Ford the best-selling maker of commercial vans for 42 years straight, with 2020 van sales totalling 203,153 vehicles. Middle East regional sales of Transit remained strong. Sales in Saudi Arabia grew by over 80 percent, while the UAE and Kuwait were also significant markets for Transit.

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MG Celebrates Middle East Success of new 2021 https://tiresandparts.net/news/mg-celebrates-middle-east-success-of-new-2021/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/mg-celebrates-middle-east-success-of-new-2021/#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:15:38 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33677 Celebrating the arrival of the new 2021 MG ZST in the Middle East, MG Motor has collaborated with social media content creators from across the region to create buzz around the unique features the growing British car brand offers on maximum power, maximum thrill and maximum technology. Launched in October, the new 2021 MG’s 160 […]

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Celebrating the arrival of the new 2021 MG ZST in the Middle East, MG Motor has collaborated with social media content creators from across the region to create buzz around the unique features the growing British car brand offers on maximum power, maximum thrill and maximum technology.

Launched in October, the new 2021 MG’s 160 hp ZST model has now taken to the roads across the region, with customers experiencing for themselves the turbo-charged power offered by this compact SUV. To bring MG ZST’s Max Power, Max Thrill and Max Tech to life, the brand collaborated with different social media influencers and challenged them to capture the car’s unique features in their own eyes. The influencers went even further and challenged their followers to show-off whatever talents they can take to the MAX for a chance to win a brand new 2021 MG ZST under the slogan ‘#MGTakeItToTheMax’

The winner of this competition was Nadia Alenezi, a health and fitness coach from Kuwait, who performed a video of herself executing max number of burpees in 5 minutes to show her Max Power. Nadia Alenezi, who submitted her entry via Instagram, received a brand new 2021 MG ZST from the official distributor of MG in Kuwait ‘Adel Al Ghanim Automotive’ and will get the chance to experience the true meaning of power and thrill with the MG ZST.

The personalities taking part in this challenge included Omani life coach and motivational speaker, Waheed Al Balushi, Saudi YouTuber, Moiyad Baghdadi, Kuwaiti fashion guru, Fatema Alawadi, Bahraini Youtuber and Gamer, Mohamed Salah, Entrepreneur, Raja Otaqui, Qatari Fashionista, Tima Bin Brahim, and Iraqi Entertainer, Taqwa Alkhafaji. Each personality showcased a form of activity that typifies their personal preferences and interests. These ranged from doing a ‘max’ number of push-ups or burpees or putting together ‘max’ number of outfits in two minutes, to running a ‘max’ distance.

The 2021 MG ZST is the ideal model for millennial buyers looking for an exceptionally well-equipped car that also delivers strong performance and has the maximum safety features for its driver and passengers. This has granted the new 2021 MG ZST a 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating. The new 2021 MG model’s launch comes at an exciting time for the brand in the region, where its sales have rocketed over the past couple of years.

The new 2021 model is equipped with 1.3L Turbo engine and has a maximum power of 160 hp and produces up to 230 Nm of torque, which is far more powerful than its competitors within its segment. A key MG selling point is the availability of features more normally found in premium cars, but at a far lower cost. The new MG ZST is no different and comes as standard with rear parking sensor and camera, 17 alloy wheels, a 10.1 HD touch screen with CarPlay and Android Auto, largest panoramic sunroof, cruise control, rear air conditioning vents, keyless entry, an electric parking brake and push-button start.

The 2021 MG ZST then takes this value for money package on to another level, adding a state-of-the-art virtual instrument panel for the driver, a 360o surround parking camera that eliminates all blind spots, curtain airbags for extra safety, a seatbelt reminder system and an electronic stability control and a Trophy Sports Kit that emphasizes the new model’s sporty credentials. Alongside the MG ZST sit two other trim levels, both for the 1.5L engine variant: LUX and STD.

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The All-New Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 Turns Mountains into Molehills https://tiresandparts.net/news/the-all-new-chevrolet-tahoe-z71-turns-mountains-into-molehills/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/the-all-new-chevrolet-tahoe-z71-turns-mountains-into-molehills/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2021 09:36:59 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33606 To master the dunes, every off-road driver needs an SUV perfectly engineered to fly across the sand. As the Official SUV of Action, the recently launched Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 is the perfect partner for every desert adventure. Built with more Middle East input than ever before, the Tahoe Z71 is in its element with specifically […]

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To master the dunes, every off-road driver needs an SUV perfectly engineered to fly across the sand. As the Official SUV of Action, the recently launched Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 is the perfect partner for every desert adventure. Built with more Middle East input than ever before, the Tahoe Z71 is in its element with specifically designed off-roading performance features for the region’s most adventurous drivers.

For the first time ever, Chevrolet is offering the Z71 as a standalone trim on the all-new Tahoe. Based on regional input from loyal adventurers, Chevrolet engineers designed an SUV as fierce, stylish and capable as its drivers.

The very embodiment of action, the Tahoe Z71 boasts exceptional performance off-road along with best-in-class drive dynamics1. The powerful V8 engine, mated to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission is standard, allowing the Tahoe Z71 to sail across the softest sand with ease.

Likewise, the all-new independent multi-link rear suspension transforms the driving dynamics, allowing each rear wheel to handle road conditions separately. This architecture also enables first-in-class Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension1 which provides load-levelling at all corners of the vehicle and up to four inches of ride-height adjustment; drivers will feel the smoothness of the journey, even as they throw the Tahoe Z71 across the dunes.

The Tahoe Z71 also comes equipped with the Autotrac system, a 2-speed automatic, active transfer case offering five modes: Auto 4WD, 4HI, 4LO, 2HI and Neutral. These modes can be activated across different landscape, supporting the driver no matter what’s beneath the wheels. For example, while Auto 4WD can be used in slippery conditions and mild off-road driving, the driver can switch to 4Hi to increase traction on loose and soft sand for better purchase. For a more demanding route, 4Lo provides optimal torque delivery at moderate speeds throughout the range and up to 80 kph.

The Tahoe Z71s off-road credentials are bolstered by one of the industry’s most sophisticated chassis technologies with Magnetic Ride Control. Using sensors to continually ‘read’ the road and alter the damping rate of the shocks almost instantly, reducing bounding body roll and vibrations, making for a smoother ride even across rough ground.

An exclusive offering on the Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 in the Middle East, is the combination of the Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, Magnetic Ride Control, Autotrac and an electronic limited slip differential that work together to provide Active Response 4WD. The all-new Active Response 4WD System is an intelligent 4×4 system that comes standard on the Z71 in the Middle East, allowing the driver to easily and confidently tackle off-road conditions, by sending optimal torque to each wheel to improve traction.

Likewise, the Traction Select System allows the driver to quick switch between multiple traction configurations. Off-Road mode optimizes the powertrain calibrations, traction control settings and stability control system to deliver the best performance the rough terrain demands.

Besides the power packed into the official ‘SUV of Action’, the Tahoe Z71 climbs up, over and down the most intimidating of dunes with ease, thanks to a generous approach angle of 32 degrees which can go to the best-in-class 34.9 degrees, with the highest suspension set-up selected.

Like any extreme sport, off-roading comes with a unique set of challenges, which the Tahoe Z71 is designed to tackle. To crest the highest dunes, drivers have to travel at a side angle, often at high speeds which, given the soft sand, can throw the vehicle into severe angles. Under normal safety precautions, this would deploy the side airbags in anticipation of the car rolling over, however the Tahoe 4WD models offer a Rollover Detect Deactivation switch which prevents the curtain air bags from deploying unintentionally. This is the kind of smart engineering, specially tailored to the Middle East customer, that makes the Tahoe Z71 the ideal off-road companion.

Finally, the Tahoe Z71 doesn’t just support drivers while off-roading but when they’re returning home too. Before heading off-road, drivers need to deflate their tires so they better travel over sand. When ready to return to tarmac, Tire Fill Alert notifies the driver when they’ve reached recommended pressure while drivers air up with a gentle sound of the horn.

The all-new Tahoe is engineered to unlock maximum performance, no matter the environment. The Tahoe Z71, in particular, is synonymous with off-road performance, and your new best friend on every adventure. The Chevrolet Tahoe line-up is available in dealerships across the Middle East now. For more information, please visit Chevrolet Arabia.

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General Motors Welcomes UAE Ministry of Economy, H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, to UAE Headquarters to Celebrate Longstanding Collaboration https://tiresandparts.net/news/general-motors-welcomes-uae-ministry-of-economy-h-e-abdulla-bin-touq-al-marri-to-uae-headquarters-to-celebrate-longstanding-collaboration/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/general-motors-welcomes-uae-ministry-of-economy-h-e-abdulla-bin-touq-al-marri-to-uae-headquarters-to-celebrate-longstanding-collaboration/#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2021 04:14:16 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33534 This week, General Motors welcomed H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri UAE Minister of Economy, and his team to their headquarters in Dubai, UAE to celebrate their longstanding collaboration and discuss ways to further strengthen the prosperous relationship. Luay Al Shurafa, President and Managing Director of General Motors Africa and Middle East led H.E. Abdulla […]

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This week, General Motors welcomed H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri UAE Minister of Economy, and his team to their headquarters in Dubai, UAE to celebrate their longstanding collaboration and discuss ways to further strengthen the prosperous relationship. Luay Al Shurafa, President and Managing Director of General Motors Africa and Middle East led H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri on the tour, followed by a detailed presentation of GM’s ambitious future mobility agenda.

General Motors has been in the region for over 90 years and specifically in the UAE since 1987, growing and building with the country and its people. By creating purpose-built vehicles for the region and employing over 250 people through GM’s direct operations and another 1,200 through GM’s 22 dealer network in the UAE, GM has been positively contributing to the economy and acting as a strategic partner as the UAE grows. Serving as a global hub for the US, Europe and Asia, General Motors has a purpose-built Middle East Distribution Center, which serves customers across the Middle East and Africa.

H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, said that the automobile industry is one of the most important sectors of the future economy that encourage innovation and employ advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence in manufacturing. These developments have led to the transformation of the transport sector in general and the auto industry in particular – as reflected by the launch of autonomous vehicle and other modern mobility solutions over the past few years, he said.

H.E. further explained that transportation is a sector of great importance under the national strategy for innovation and advanced innovation and the UAE Vision 2021, given its role in driving economic diversification and enhancing the competitiveness of the business environment. He added: “Today, the UAE is a prominent regional hub in the manufacturing and trade of cars and their spare parts. Also, the UAE is home to a number of leading global companies in this industry, most notably General Motors. We are keen to strengthen the partnership between the government and the private sector to further develop this vital sector and attract quality investments to the country through it, in a way that achieves mutual benefit and supports our vision for the future.”

Commenting on the visit, Al Shurafa said, “We are honored by the visit of H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri and his team at our offices. We have been working together for almost four decades and have gone from strength to strength. As we step forward into the next wave of technology, it is more important than ever that we work hand-in-hand to make our cities smarter and our roads safer. We at General Motors are committed to being a bold and supportive partner for the UAE government and the wider region.”

The visit concluded with Al Shurafa walking H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri through General Motors vision of a future with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and the innovative product and service portfolio that will accelerate the brand, and the UAE, into the future. The UAE government has outlined some bold and ambitious plans to become a smart, sustainable and advanced city and General Motors is committed to being a bold partner to achieve this goal.

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EV Lab Launches The First Dedicated Electric Vehicle Platform In The Middle East https://tiresandparts.net/news/ev-lab-launches-the-first-dedicated-electric-vehicle-platform-in-the-middle-east/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/ev-lab-launches-the-first-dedicated-electric-vehicle-platform-in-the-middle-east/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:57:50 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33349 EV Lab, a first of its kind omnichannel, multi-brand electric vehicle platform, has today announced its official launch in the region. With the goal of revolutionizing the automotive industry, the new and immersive platform aims to empower automotive enthusiasts in the Middle East to embrace more sustainable and responsible motoring experiences. Channeling the knowledge of […]

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EV Lab, a first of its kind omnichannel, multi-brand electric vehicle platform, has today announced its official launch in the region. With the goal of revolutionizing the automotive industry, the new and immersive platform aims to empower automotive enthusiasts in the Middle East to embrace more sustainable and responsible motoring experiences.

Channeling the knowledge of mobility in the region and their expertise in retail, the team behind EV Lab have created a concept that supports a customer’s journey from the introduction to EVs through to the switch associated with owning an EV.

Channeling the knowledge of mobility in the region and their expertise in retail, the team behind EV Lab have created a concept that supports a customer’s journey from the introduction to EVs through to the switch associated with owning an EV.

While the Arabian Gulf has been predominantly seen as an oil-based economy for over a decade, renewable energy, clean transportation technologies, concerns about pollution and climate change, and support for sustainable growth     are now driving the new economic agenda, with governments now fully focused on economic diversification with the introduction of renewable energy sources high on the priority list. The UAE aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 70 percent, increase clean energy use by 50 percent, and improve energy efficiency by 40 percent by 2050.

INSPIRATION BEHIND EV-LAB

The new era of EVs is steadily taking share in the region, with the introduction of increasingly technologically advanced and environmentally friendly solutions. During its lifecycle, electric vehicles can save an average of 20 percent of carbon dioxide for every kilometer driven in comparison to their gasoline counterparts, and up to 100 percent of the electric grid is operated solely on renewable energy. With a 40 percent global year-on-year increase in EV sales, Dubai is just one of the cities in the region working on making its roads viable for electric cars.

Kevin Chalhoub, Founder & CEO at EV Lab, is confident the UAE is ready to embrace this new technology, saying “Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and road transportation is responsible for 24% of emissions globally. There is an urgent need to move towards a fully electrified transportation system. That’s why it was crucial for us to launch EV Lab in a city as forward looking as Dubai. With the second-highest ratio of public charging stations per EVs in the world, the UAE is a perfect place to own an electric car. The faster acceleration, the ease of charging, the extended range, the increased power, and the advanced technology are some of the reasons why EVs   are the future of mobility.”

To support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which seeks to produce 75 percent of the Emirate’s energy from clean energy, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy mandated that 10 percent of all new cars in the Emirate must be electric or hybrid by 2020, and 10 percent of all cars should be green by 2030. Since the launch of Tesla’s showroom in Dubai in 2017, the government has continued to encourage people to buy EVs over traditional cars, leaving the market with an array of EV choices in Dubai ever since.

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an EV marketplace is also beginning to take shape with Saudi Ministry of Energy and NEOM recently signing an MoU that constitutes the Saudi road map for the implementation of future energy goals as the Kingdom prepares to complete an integrated energy sector strategy by the end of 2020.

EV Lab is aiming to partner with key automotive players to offer a selection of the best EV products available in the market. The company will also offer a wider range of electric vehicles such as motorcycles, skateboards, and scooters.

“Our aim is to foster an inclusive community of EV enthusiasts, through an outstanding customer experience online     and offline. Many features are available on the website to educate our customers and accompany them in their EV journey. We’ve integrated an EV Planner tool so that users can calculate the CO2 emission savings, acceleration, cost  of ownership, round trips to work and find all available charging stations and charging times for a chosen car. On the    EV LAB platform, you can also schedule a test drive and access a unique selection of EVs at your preferred location to experience all the benefits that an EV has to offer.” Said Luca Rubino, Chief Marketing Officer at EV Lab.

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Mitsubishi Motors Middle East and Africa Appoints New President https://tiresandparts.net/news/mitsubishi-motors-middle-east-and-africa-appoints-new-president/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/mitsubishi-motors-middle-east-and-africa-appoints-new-president/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:03:14 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33127 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Yutaka Yano as President of Mitsubishi Motors Middle East and Africa. Yano will be looking after the GCC, Levante and Africa regions and will be based in Dubai, UAE. Yano is a veteran automotive executive, having spent over 28 years of his career with Mitsubishi […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Yutaka Yano as President of Mitsubishi Motors Middle East and Africa. Yano will be looking after the GCC, Levante and Africa regions and will be based in Dubai, UAE.

Yano is a veteran automotive executive, having spent over 28 years of his career with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. His rich industry experience spans across several European and Middle Eastern markets.

“The Middle East is a crucial region for Mitsubishi Motors, and I look forward to working with such dynamic markets that represent a promising platform for growth. Mitsubishi Motors’ track record of producing quality vehicles will help us tremendously during these unprecedented times. Since the pandemic started, we have gone above and beyond to ensure we adapt to the new normal and cater to our customers’ needs across the region.”

Before assuming the President role in the Middle East, Yano was General Manager for the Middle East department at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.

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All-New Nissan X-Terra expands SUV lineup in Middle East https://tiresandparts.net/news/all-new-nissan-x-terra-expands-suv-lineup-in-middle-east/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/all-new-nissan-x-terra-expands-suv-lineup-in-middle-east/#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:05:50 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33083 Nissan today unveiled the all-new Nissan X-Terra 2021, further solidifying the brand’s presence in the Middle East. The launch of the all-new Nissan X-Terra represents a new addition to the lineup in the region, bolstering the brand’s extensive SUV portfolio, while also addressing customer demands in the rapidly growing D-SUV segment. It also takes forward […]

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Nissan today unveiled the all-new Nissan X-Terra 2021, further solidifying the brand’s presence in the Middle East.

The launch of the all-new Nissan X-Terra represents a new addition to the lineup in the region, bolstering the brand’s extensive SUV portfolio, while also addressing customer demands in the rapidly growing D-SUV segment. It also takes forward the Nissan Next transformation journey, which began earlier this year with the global launch of the Nissan Ariya and continued with the unveil of the Nissan Z Proto in September.

Unveiled in a virtual event, the tough yet sophisticated Nissan X-Terra* represents 70 years of SUV expertise. It promises to be an ideal partner for customers seeking a reliable partner for both everyday commuting and exciting outdoor adventures.

Powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, the all-new Nissan X-Terra delivers a robust four-wheel-drive experience with features including four-wheel lock, brake limited slip differential and electronic locking rear differential.

Underlining this bold new design, breakthrough engineering and a suite of advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, the all-new X-Terra offers impressive strength, driving capabilities and adventure-ready confidence for drivers to go ‘beyond boundaries’ and explore new places.

Available on the vehicle’s Platinum grade are Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Driver Alertness and Intelligent Emergency Braking.

Developed in line with Nissan’s ‘unbreakable’ frame vehicle design philosophy, the all-new X-Terra offers the right combination of solidity with sleek and modern execution. The front resembles the iconic Nissan Patrol with the powerful new V-motion grille, whose thick frame contrasts with the refined horizontal chrome bars within.

The overall image is rugged and imposing, with added expressions of sophistication and technology. The C-shaped LED signature headlamps, similar to those on the Patrol, have evolved and have been interpreted in a new way on the all-new X-Terra to convey a high-tech impression.

Inside, the instrument panel has a full-width horizontal design, with its movement stretching from door to door to emphasize the spaciousness of the cabin. The shapes are bold and strong, yet finished in comfortable soft-touch materials. The 9-inch intuitive touch-screen display screen dominates the center, adding enhanced sophistication.

The all-new X-Terra delivers best-in-class ride comfort thanks to Zero Gravity seats in the front and second row. Meanwhile, significant noise reduction efforts around the engine compartment and the use of acoustic glass on both the windshield and side windows help create a relaxed and quiet cabin setting for all occupants.

The all-new Nissan X-Terra will be available in seven exterior colors, including bright brown and burgundy. The upscale exterior is matched with premium black and light grey interior colors that add to the richness of the vehicle.

The all-new Nissan X-Terra 2021 will go on sale from December 2020 at Nissan showrooms across the Middle East.

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GMC’s flagship SUV, the All-New 2021 Yukon now on sale in the Middle East https://tiresandparts.net/news/gmcs-flagship-suv-the-all-new-2021-yukon-now-on-sale-in-the-middle-east/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/gmcs-flagship-suv-the-all-new-2021-yukon-now-on-sale-in-the-middle-east/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:42:33 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33045 GMC has announced that the all-new 2021 Yukon and Yukon XL are now on sale across the Middle East. The next generation SUVs offer class-leading1 technology, more spacious interior and bolder design, complemented by state-of-the-art engineering and performance. This year the Yukon lineup is headlined by two of GMC’s high-performing sub-brands: Denali and the first-ever […]

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GMC has announced that the all-new 2021 Yukon and Yukon XL are now on sale across the Middle East. The next generation SUVs offer class-leading1 technology, more spacious interior and bolder design, complemented by state-of-the-art engineering and performance. This year the Yukon lineup is headlined by two of GMC’s high-performing sub-brands: Denali and the first-ever AT4.

“We are extremely proud to present to our loyal customers in the Middle East the next generation of our flagship SUV – the all-new 2021 Yukon. Not only is it more practical, thanks to increased cabin space, but it is packed with a range of premium features and technologies that we know our customers will love. Despite its modern convenience features, the 2021 Yukon retains its indomitable off-road credentials. Designed all-new from the ground up, we are confident the all-new Yukon range will exceed customer expectations and continue to dominate the roads like never before,” said Luay Al Shurafa, President and Managing Director, General Motors, Africa and Middle East.

Representing the pinnacle of GMC craftsmanship, the all-new 2021 Yukon exterior styling is more striking than ever, with bold and distinctive lines made with the Middle East customer in mind. The Denali’s trademark Galvano chrome grille, for instance, is larger and more detailed. In fact, it features a precise dimensional pattern with over 10,000 individual reflective surfaces. The all-new 2021 Yukon also benefits from advanced lighting technology – GMC’s C-shaped front lighting signature is conveyed through a prominent “light blade” that delivers uniform LED illumination for the daytime running lamps.

Inside the all-new Yukon, the interior has also been completely redesigned across the range, highlighted by a Denali-exclusive interior and a new, class-leading1 available Center Console Fridge as well as a choice of four unique color themes, giving customers unparalleled personalization options.

When it comes to power, the all-new 2021 Yukon offers drivers a choice of two engines to meet the requirements of differing lifestyles. The most powerful engine in the full-size SUV segment, an all-new 6.2L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management (standard on Denali) delivers an estimated 420 horsepower, which is higher than any competitor. The standard engine is an all-new 5.3L V8. Both engines feature stop/start technology and new Dynamic Fuel Management that enables the engine to operate on two to eight cylinders, to optimize power and efficiency. Furthermore, both engines are mated to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission with GMC’s Electronic Precision Shift push-button gear selector.

At the pinnacle of the all-new 2021 Yukon lineup is the more upscale Denali and the first-ever Yukon AT4. The Denali offers customers a first-class experience thanks to its bold design, refined interior appointments and capable features. Whereas the first-ever Yukon AT4 brings with it a whole new character for Yukon and fulfills GMC’s promise to bring the AT4 sub-brand across the entire lineup. The AT4 melds premium driving experience and unrivalled off-road prowess, making the vehicle unlike any other vehicle in its segment when it comes to outdoor adventures.

In addition, the Yukon benefits from available first-in-class1 four-corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension that delivers the optimal ride quality and can raise the body by up to 2 inches (50 mm) for additional ground clearance when traveling off-road.

On the technology front, the GMC Yukon is available with up-to nine camera views, the most in the segment. These increase driver awareness and include High Definition Surround Vision and Rear Camera Mirror. But that’s not all, the Yukon also packs a segment-leading1 available 15-inch-diagonal multicolor Head-Up Display projects speed, navigation, safety features and other driver-centric information when fully equipped.

Naturally, being a family vehicle first and foremost the all-new 2021 Yukon offers a range of enhanced connectivity and active safety technologies2 and can warn a driver of an impending collision, and in some cases, even avoid them. These include Rear Pedestrian Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and more.

However, elevating the customer ownership experience even further, the all-new 2021 Yukon is equipped with OnStar3, General Motors’ pioneering in-vehicle safety and security technology. Backed by the human touch, OnStar will make every drive in the all-new Yukon more connected and protected as soon as customers step foot in the SUV.

With safety features such as the Automatic Crash Response – the all-new Yukon can call for help even when the driver is unable to and OnStar Advisor’s will be on the line as well as simultaneously working with emergency services to ensure the right help is on the way. Whereas with the Stolen Vehicle Assist option – working alongside authorities, OnStar will help retrieve your stolen Yukon by bringing the vehicle to an idle speed and with a remote ignition block signal, the engine can be prevented from turning back on again once it has been switched off.

OnStar’s range of Connected Services ensure customers are in complete control of their SUV at all times making their busy lives just that little bit easier for them thanks to services such as remote lock and unlock, vehicle diagnostics and remote start. Ensuring all on-board the bold Yukon are connected whatever the journey – OnStar is also available with a Wi-Fi data plan for up to 7 devices.

The all-new 2021 GMC Yukon line up is now on sale across the Middle East. For more information, please visit GMC Arabia.

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Genesis Luxury Flagship SUV, The Gv80, Prepares For Its Middle East & Africa Debut https://tiresandparts.net/news/genesis-luxury-flagship-suv-the-gv80-prepares-for-its-middle-east-africa-debut/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/genesis-luxury-flagship-suv-the-gv80-prepares-for-its-middle-east-africa-debut/#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2020 09:09:41 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=33008 Genesis Middle East & Africa HQs today announced that its first sport-utility vehicle, The GV80 will soon be available for customers in the region from the 26th November 2020. As the very first SUV model from the brand, Genesis applied its design philosophy ‘Athletic Elegance’ to SUV architecture. The “V” in The GV80 marque represents […]

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Genesis Middle East & Africa HQs today announced that its first sport-utility vehicle, The GV80 will soon be available for customers in the region from the 26th November 2020.

As the very first SUV model from the brand, Genesis applied its design philosophy ‘Athletic Elegance’ to SUV architecture.

The “V” in The GV80 marque represents versatility that only a Genesis SUV can offer. The production GV80 realizes the vision of the Genesis GV80 Concept SUV first shown at the 2017 New York International Auto Show.

The GV80 SUV joins the lineup alongside the G70, The All-new G80, and G90 sedans with more than a common thread of design identity. The interior and exterior styling is the result of a collaboration between Genesis Design studios located in South Korea, the United States and Germany.

Signature Genesis design elements are immediately visible on The GV80, from every vantage point. The Crest Grille is consistent with the Genesis brand, while the Parabolic Line runs smoothly along the side with precise execution, accentuated by power lines above each wheel emphasizing stance and presence.

The interior of The GV80 focuses on “the beauty of white space”, characteristic of the elegant South Korean architectural philosophy. The concept of “luxury in space” defines the open feeling of the cabin of GV80.

Customers can expect a high level of convenience with a suite of new technology, including optimum infotainment systems, connected-car technology and an innovative air-conditioning system.

Like each member of the Genesis lineup, The GV80 provides an unmatched level of standard active and passive safety systems, as part of a brand-level engineering commitment to passenger security and comfort, with systems in The GV80 including Smart Cruise, Driver Attention Alert, Forward Collision Prevention Assist and more.

Speaking of the launch, Bang Sun Jeong, Vice President, Head of Genesis Middle East and Africa Operation, said, “The launch of The GV80 is a monumental moment for the brand. As we launch our first luxury flagship SUV, it marks a turning point for Genesis in the region and worldwide. 

We are delighted to be launching The First SUV, GV80 to our customers in the Middle East and Africa region. Authentic to the Genesis identity, customers can expect a new level of excellence with the entry of The GV80 into the luxury SUV market”.

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General Motors Leads Business Push for Electric Vehicle Adoption at Upcoming G20 https://tiresandparts.net/news/general-motors-leads-business-push-for-electric-vehicle-adoption-at-upcoming-g20/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/general-motors-leads-business-push-for-electric-vehicle-adoption-at-upcoming-g20/#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:57:36 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=32983 As G20 leaders prepare to meet virtually, the premier business community forum advising G20 governments has formally adopted General Motors’ call for greater electric vehicle (EV) adoption as a critical tool in the fight against climate change.  GM used its leading role on the Business 20 (B20’s) Trade and Investment task force to highlight the […]

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As G20 leaders prepare to meet virtually, the premier business community forum advising G20 governments has formally adopted General Motors’ call for greater electric vehicle (EV) adoption as a critical tool in the fight against climate change.  GM used its leading role on the Business 20 (B20’s) Trade and Investment task force to highlight the beneficial role that EVs will play in reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions as they become more prevalent on the world’s roads.

Building on General Motors’ global commitment to an all-electric future with zero emissions, zero crashes and zero congestion, Everett Eissenstat, SVP Global Public Policy at General Motors, drove the initiative through a series of discussions with other business leaders throughout 2020.

The B20 is the private sector’s channel to the G20 heads of state, providing the international business community with a direct engagement forum to influence future economic and trade policies under consideration by the world’s leaders at the G20 Summit – which is now set to be hosted by Saudi Arabia virtually on November 21-22 2021.

As the only American automotive industry leader present on the B20’s Trade and Investment Task Force panel, Eissenstat led talks on how policies that promote EV manufacturing and consumer adoption can drive a future that is greener and more sustainable. Such policies will require international cooperation on harmonization of standards, infrastructure development, and incentives.

In addition, GM encouraged the G20 economies to explore the use of cleaner fuels to power the electrical grids used to charge EVs globally.  As a result of the yearlong discussions, the Sustainable Trade and Investment Policy set of business community recommendations to be delivered to leaders at the G20 Summit now specifically includes greater e-vehicle adoption, in addition to other climate-friendly steps such as innovative waste management and recycling approaches.

General Motors and its brands, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, are committed to driving change in mobility in Saudi Arabia and across the region. Consumers in the region are known as early adopters of technology, providing the company with even greater opportunities to further its vision of a future with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. This vision continues to guide the development of General Motors’ business in the Middle East and internationally.

Over the last few years, General Motors has rolled out some truly exceptional vehicles and cutting-edge technology that set the automotive giant apart as the leader in future mobility.

GM brought its first electric vehicle to the region in 2017 with the Chevrolet Bolt EV. More recent product reveals include the Cadillac LYRIQ – to be built on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by GM’s own Ultium propulsion system – and the groundbreaking GMC HUMMER EV truck, which is the first electric addition to GMC’s lineup of bold, capable and precisely crafted premium trucks and SUVs.  The all-new, all-electric HUMMER will be available in the Middle East starting from Autumn 2022.

In addition to its innovations in alternative propulsion, General Motors will in early 2021 launch its industry-leading OnStar in-vehicle safety and security service in some Gulf Cooperation Council countries, elevating its customer experience through connectivity backed by a local, human connection.

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