September 2017 - Global News
Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive starting in June 2018, ending the countries long-established policy which has arrested and jailed women for taking the wheel.
Tags: Drivers, Saudi Arabia, Global
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
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 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
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
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 is investing tens of millions of euros in Israeli automotive start-ups.
Tags: Porsche, Israel, Global
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
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.
May 2017 - Global News
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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 has signed to agreements with Iranian importer Arya Diesel Motors.
Tags: Iran, Renault Trucks, Global
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Rising urbanization, expanding vehicle fleet size and rising infrastructure developments are expected to drive the Kuwait tire market through 2021.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
March 2016 - Global News
Cummins Inc. and The Olayan Group have announced the formation of Cummins Arabia, a 50-50, three-country distribution joint venture company in the Middle East.
Tags: Cummins, Joint Venture, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE
NEAH GES Dubai (GES) announced that its affiliates have completed the consolidation and the corporate rebranding of its business units in Africa, including new corporate logos, uniforms, vehicles, and other proprietary assets.
Tags: Africa, Dubai, Logistics, Branding
When the Tehran International Motor Show opened, it brought together over 200 vehicles from nearly 30 brands from around the world. The show was the first one in Iran after the international community lifted sanctions.
Tags: Iran, Chery, IKCO, SAIPA
March 2016 - Industry News
Jetex, a privately held company headquartered in Dubai, UAE that provides its clients with luxury global aviation services in 260 global locations, announced the newest fleet of airport shuttle vehicles for its Dubai World Central (DWC)-based fixed base operator (FBO).
Tags: Dubai, Rolls-Royce, Airports
Netherlands-based GoSparc presented its SPARC device at the recent Telematics Conference Middle-East & Africa in Dubai.
Tags: Telematics, Middle East, GoSparc
February 2016 - Global News
Bosch, an auto component manufacturer, has opened its first office in Lahore, Pakistan.
Tags: Bosch, Middle East, Pakistan, Automotive Components
In early February, Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd., visited the Infiniti Middle East offices and met with the regional teams covering all areas of business operations for the year ahead.
Tags: Infiniti, Vehicle Sales, Middle East
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled a plan to convert 50 percent of Dubai taxicabs to hybrid vehicles by 2021.
Tags: Dubai, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Taxi Fleets
The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) recently finished training 200 employees in defensive driving techniques through the implementation of MiX Telematics’s e-Learning program.
Tags: Bahrain, MiX Telematics, BAPCO
Groupe Renault, PSA Peugeot Citroën, and Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) will increase production in Iran or return to the country following the lifting of economic sanctions on Jan. 16.
Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Renault, Iran, PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Chery, DS Automobiles
January 2016 - Global News
Approximately 15,000 cars were stolen in Israel during 2015, according to Pointer, which provides vehicle location services and systems for fleet management.
Tags: Vehicle Theft, Israel, Commercial Vehicles
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