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March 2018 - Global News

All-New Mercedes-Benz Actros, Arocs Trucks Launch in Middle East, Africa

The newly introduced Actros and Arocs models have been configured for environments of Middle East and Africa, which can reach temperatures as hot as 122 degrees.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Global, Mercedes-Benz Actros

March 2018 - Feature

Middle East Fleet Market: A Tale of Three Regions

The economies of the Middle East are coping with lower oil prices and the resulting austerity measures. The downturn impacted many small and medium enterprises, along with multinational corporations serving the oil industry.

Tags: Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, State of Fleet Market Report

February 2018 - Global News

SUVs and Crossovers Drive Nissan's Global Sales

Nissan’s global crossover and SUV sales increased more than 12% in 2017, representing an increase of 230,000 vehicles, according to the company. Full-year 2017 global sales reached more than 2 million vehicles.

Tags: Nissan, Global, Crossovers, Nissan Kicks, Compact SUVs

February 2018 - Global News

GMC Launches 2018 Terrain in the Middle East

General Motors is introducing the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain to Middle East markets, which features two new engines and an expanded range of safety features.

Tags: General Motors, GMC, GMC Terrain, Global

January 2018 - Global News

Dubai Forms Group to Advance Its Auto Industry

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has formed the Automotive Manufacturers Business Group, which will be tasked with developing and advancing Dubai’s automotive industry and provide a platform for industry stakeholders to collaborate.

Tags: Dubai, Global

December 2017 - Global News

Saudi Women Will Be Allowed to Drive Trucks in 2018

Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to drive trucks when the ban on women drivers is officially lifted in June 2018.

Tags: Drivers, Saudi Arabia, Global

December 2017 - Global News

Chevrolet Bolt EV Heading to Middle East

General Motors will launch the Chevrolet Bolt EV in the Middle East market, going on sale in Dubai by the end of 2018.

Tags: Dubai, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Bolt EV

November 2017 - Global News

Ford Middle East Shows Next-Gen Expedition, F-150

Ford’s 2018 model-year lineup will be on display at the Dubai International Motor Show from Nov. 14 to 18 in Hall 1.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, Ford, Dubai, Global, Ford Expedition

October 2017 - Global News

Visionscape Names Corporate Fleet Director

Allan Wells joined the company in August and is based in the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates.

Tags: Waste Management, UAE, Dubai, New Hire

October 2017 - Feature

State of the Middle East Commercial Fleet Market

All countries in the Middle East have been impacted by lower oil prices and the institution of austerity programs. Countering these economic headwinds are major infrastructure investments geared to stimulate national economies.

Tags: Global, State of Fleet Market Report, Saudi Arabia

October 2017 - Global News

Uber Adds 50 Tesla Vehicles to Dubai Fleet

The addition of 50 Tesla cars to Uber's fleet is part of a partnership with the Dubai Taxi Corporation, which plans to bolster its own fleet with 200 Tesla model this year.

Tags: Tesla, Dubai, UAE, Uber

September 2017 - Global News

Saudi Arabia to Let Women Drive in 2018

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive starting in June 2018, ending the country's long-established policy which has arrested and jailed women for taking the wheel.

Tags: Drivers, Saudi Arabia, Global

September 2017 - Global News

Chevrolet Introduces Equinox to the Middle East

The Chevrolet Equinox is now available for the first in the Middle East, and offers starting MSRP start of $30,185.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Equinox, Middle East, Global

September 2017 - Global News

Ford Expands Transit Van Production in Turkey

Ford Otosan is investing $52 million toward one of its manufacturing facilities in Turkey to increase the output of Transit, Transit Custom, and Toruneo Custom vehicles for the European commercial fleet market.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Ford, Ford Transit, Turkey, Global

August 2017 - Global News

Renault Forms New Joint Venture Company in Iran

Renault Group has signed a new joint venture agreement to boost its growth in Iran, bolstering an initial joint venture struck last year.

Tags: Renault, Iran, Global

August 2017 - Global News

Drone Delivery Company Pushes Into Dubai

An effort to push for autonomous drone delivery services in Dubai is being made following the creation of a new drone delivery service business.

Tags: Dubai, Global, Drones

July 2017 - Global News

Turkey's Auto Production Booms Through Year's First Half

Turkish automotive production through the first six months of 2017 has risen 20% year-over-year to 869,158 vehicles, according to Reuters.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Turkey, Global

June 2017 - Global News

Porsche Investing in Israeli Auto Tech

Porsche is investing tens of millions of euros in Israeli automotive start-ups.

Tags: Porsche, Israel, Global, Startups

June 2017 - Global News

GM, Mobileye Permitted to Test Autonomous Cars in Israel

General Motors and Mobileye have been granted permission to test autonomous vehicles in Israel following approval from Israel’s Ministry of Transport.

Tags: General Motors, Israel, Global, Mobileye, Chevrolet Bolt EV

June 2017 - Global News

Turkey’s Auto Production Highest in a Decade

Turkey’s auto production hit a 10-year high during the first four months of 2017, which rose by 42% when compared to last year.

Tags: Vehicle Production, Turkey, Global

May 2017 - Global News

UAE Launches EV Incentive Program

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy launched an incentive program that will call for up to 10% of car fleets of federal ministries and agencies to be electric vehicles.

Tags: UAE, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Incentives

April 2017 - Global News

Saudi Company to Assemble Ssangyong Pickup In Saudi Arabia

Ssangyong Motor Co., South Korean unit of India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., is expanding its sales into the Middle East by granting the Saudi National Automoibile Manufacturing Co. (SNAM) a license to assemble and ship its vehicles in Saudi Arabia starting in 2020.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Global, Mahindra Group, Middle East

April 2017 - Global News

Turkey Relief Foundation Sends 1,000 Trucks to Aid Syrians

In the first three months of 2017, Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) has dispatched over 1,000 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Syrians, according to the Anadolu Agency.

Tags: Turkey, Global, Syria, Disaster Relief

March 2017 - Global News

Saudi Transport Group Buys 540 Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Al Khaldi from Dammam (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) signed a purchase order for approximately 540 medium- and heavy-duty trucks from Mercedes-Benz on March 23, 2017, in Dubai. With this deal the Al Khaldi transport group increased its total fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks to approximately 1,045 units.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Medium-Duty Trucks, Saudi Arabia, Global

March 2017 - Global News

Tesla Launches in the United Arab Emirates

Tesla has launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), during an event hosted by CEO Elon Musk in Dubai on Feb. 13.

Tags: Tesla, UAE, Global

March 2017 - Global News

Eicher to Offer Light-, Medium-Duty Truck Line in Kuwait

Kuwait Automotive Imports Co. is producing Eicher Motors’ newest generation truck that fits the range of the light- and medium-duty truck segment.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks, Kuwait, Global

February 2017 - Global News

Fresh Del Monte Produce Expands Fleet in Saudi Arbia and UAE

Fresh Del Monte Produce is expanding its business in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates by increasing its presence in the foodservice space

Tags: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Global, Food and Beverage Fleets

February 2017 - Global News

Tata Motors Launches Truck Brand in Saudi Arabia

Tata Motors, India’s largest automotive manufacturer and one of the top 10 commercial vehicle manufacturers globally, launched its “World-Smart Truck” brand — the Tata PRIMA — in Saudi Arabia.

Tags: Tata Motors, Saudi Arabia, Global, Smart Technology

January 2017 - Global News

Toyota Collaborates on Hydrogen Power in UAE

Toyota has agreed to collaborate with Masdar, a city located in the United Arab Emirates, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Air Liquide, and Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors for the creation of a sustainable, low-carbon society.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Toyota Mirai, Toyota, UAE

January 2017 - Global News

Chery Now No. 1 OEM in Iran

Chinese auto manufacturer Chery is now the largest foreign automaker in Iran with a cumulative output and sales volume of over 200,000 units.

Tags: China, Egypt, Iran, Chery

January 2017 - Global News

PSA Group Doubles Sales in Middle East, Africa Region

The PSA Group doubled its sales in the Middle-East and Africa region in calendar-year 2016 with a total of 383,500 vehicles sold.

Tags: Peugeot, Iran, PSA Group

January 2017 - Global News

Logistics Company Expands in Bahrain

Global logistics provider Agility is investing $10 million to expand its regional logistics hub in Bahrain to 28,000 square meters, its storage capacity by an additional 19,000 pallet positions, and its workforce by almost 25%.

Tags: Bahrain, Logistics

December 2016 - Global News

Renault Trucks Signs Agreements with Iranian Vehicle Importer

Renault Trucks has signed to agreements with Iranian importer Arya Diesel Motors.

Tags: Iran, Renault Trucks, Global

December 2016 - Global News

Chery Debuts Arrizo 5 in UAE, Saudi Arabia

Chinese automaker Chery launched its Arrizo 5 in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. The UAE and Saudi Arabia were the new legs of the global launch tour of Arrizo 5, after it was launched in Chile, China, Iran and Peru.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Chery Arrizo 5

December 2016 - Global News

GAC Motor Releases SUV in Bahrain

GAC Motor released its GS4 in Bahrain during an event at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre in early December. The company exhibited eight GS4, eight GA6, two GS8 and one GA8 models.

Tags: Bahrain, GAC Motor, Compact SUVs

November 2016 - Global News

BYD Partners with Iranian Car Manufacturer

China’s BYD will supply pure electric vehicles to Iran. BYD said its commercial initiatives in the Middle East and Africa presently include energy storage, new energy vehicles, and solar power generation.

Tags: Sustainability, BYD, China, Iran

November 2016 - Global News

Dubai Police Add Audi Super Cars to Patrol Fleet

The Dubai Police General HQ has recently added six new Audi R8 and Audi Q7 cars to its super car patrol fleet as part of its efforts to reach out to UAE residents on traffic safety.

Tags: Audi, Police Vehicles, Audi Q7, Dubai

October 2016 - Global News

Ram Launches Pickup Truck in the Middle East

The expansion of the Ram brand outside of North America continues with the introduction of the new Ram 1200.

Tags: Ram Truck, Dubai, Pickup Trucks, Large Pickups

October 2016 - Global News

PSA Group and SAIPA to Produce Citroën Vehicles in Iran

Manufacturing of new Citroën vehicles will take place at the Kashan plant in Iran, which will be 50% owned by PSA Group.

Tags: Peugeot-Citroen, Iran, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, PSA Group

October 2016 - Global News

Renault Initiates Joint Venture in Iran

Renault announced that an agreement has been signed for the creation of a joint venture with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO). Renault will be the majority shareholder.

Tags: Iran, Renault, Renault Duster, Renault Symbol

September 2016 - Global News

Dubai Adds Hybrids for Police, Taxi Service

Dubai police have received four Toyota Prius cars from Al-Futtaim Motors, bringing the total number of hybrids in the fleet to 10.

Tags: Toyota Prius, Dubai, Taxi Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 2016 - Global News

Emrill to Partner with Hertz in the UAE

Emrill, a facilities management provider in the UAE, signed a four year deal with Hertz rental to improve efficiency in fleet management, the company said.

Tags: Hertz, UAE, Emrill

August 2016 - Global News

Kuwait Tire Market to Grow During 11 Points Through 2021

Rising urbanization, expanding vehicle fleet size and rising infrastructure developments are expected to drive the Kuwait tire market through 2021.

August 2016 - Global News

Chery Flagship Models Test the Extremes of Saudi Arabia

During July, Chery and its local dealer group launched a two-month summer extreme heat adaptive road test-drive in Saudi Arabia with its flagship models, including Tiggo 5, Arrizo 3 and Arrizo 7.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Test Drive, Chery

July 2016 - Global News

Datsun Begins Sales in Lebanon

Datsun is expanding its global presence by returning to the Middle East with the re-launch of the brand in Lebanon. Sales are set to begin on July 14, 2016.

Tags: Lebanon, Datsun, Datsun ON-Do, Datsun MI-Do

July 2016 - Global News

Chery Arrizo 5 Completes World Tour in Iran

The Iran leg of Chery Arrizo 5 Global Media Test Drive recently been wrapped up. In addition to Iran, the test drive covered markets in Chile, China, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, the UAE, and Peru.

Tags: Iran, Chery, Chery Arrizo 5

June 2016 - Global News

Infiniti Executives Address Regional Trends at UAE Conference

The conference, which took place in Dubai, aims to identify various industry trends and topics within the region.

Tags: Infiniti, Dubai, UAE, Trends

May 2016 - Global News

Chery Enters Saudi Arabian Market

Chinese automaker Chery recently launched its brand in Saudi Arabia with three new models: Tiggo 3, Tiggo 5, and Arrizo 7. The automaker is partnering with Saudi Arabian distributor the Yemni Group.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Distributors, Chery

May 2016 - Global News

McNeilus Refuse Trucks to be Offered in Saudi Arabia

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced plans to market its McNeilus Metro-Pak and M2-S refuse compactor vehicles in Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region.

Tags: Saudi Arabia, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Refuse Fleets

May 2016 - Global News

UAE Commercial Vehicle Market to Grow 7 Percent by 2021

Research and Markets has released its latest report, “UAE Commercial Vehicles Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2021."

Tags: Market values, UAE, Crude Oil Prices, Commercial Vehicles



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