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Audi A7 concept achieves 900 km piloted drive

The 900 kilometre stretch between Silicon Valley, California and Las Vegas, Nevada was the metaphoric distance between the church door and the altar to Audi last week. It held the promise of the future of piloted driving for the German automaker, and perhaps the automotive world. Jack is a natural …

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DriveME 2014 Yearend NewsTrack

Booking starts for 45th anniversary Nissan GT-R You have to be lucky and quick to lay your hands on the 45th anniversary edition of the Godzilla of supercars. Nissan Motor Co. starts taking booking for the 45 limited edition cars, scheduled to be launched alongside the base 2015 model GT-R …

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DriveME NewsTrack Mid December 2014

Gulf 12 hour will be final test stage for McLaren 650S GT3 McLaren GT will enter two 650S GT3 cars at the 2014 Gulf 12 Hour taking place in the coming weekend. This will mark the final stage of the development programme, ahead of customer deliveries for the 2015 season. …

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Audi Prologue show car reveals future design

If you thought Audi was getting a little monotonous in bearing a sibling similarity and with so many more now on the road, even a bit tiresome to look at again and again, the new-age Audi is showing itself at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Marc Lichte, Head of Design, …

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DriveME NewsTrack November: Hybrids, Awards and a Recall

Toyota crosses 7 million mark in Hybrid vehicles While the discussion is rife amidst car enthusiasts and buyers in the Middle East about the relevance of hybrids in thie region, Toyota has made commendably long strides in the issue and the future generations here will be thankful for it. Shifting …

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Automatic refueling is a big hit with fleet owners

Honest drivers of commercial vehicles should be rejoicing that they don’t have to wait around for bills, and never again shall an accusative finger rise about underhand dealings happening between them and petrol station attendants. Fleet owners should be happy that they are back in the driver’s seat when it …

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Green Energy Initiatives: CNG promoted by ENOC while Hybrid Taxis reduce carbon footprint

The fourth Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum was held in Fujairah, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al-Sharqi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah. Addressing a panel discussion on ‘Deepening Global Fault Lines – Energy Security and the Middle East,’ Saeed Khoory, …

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Renault launches Certified Pre-owned programme and Renault Minute Service Centre

When it comes to cars, as with most high value purchases, the attitude of the market has been “Why not charge a premium, when the customer is willing to pay for the extras?” Fair game! Likewise, when the customer is willing to pay a little extra for tried and tested …

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QX70S Elite Sport arrives as Infiniti hints at top sedan

Just as a distinctively styled QX70 hits the Middle East, Infiniti has revealed an intriguing silhouette of what it hopes to shake up the top end of the premium market, a saloon concept named the Q80 Inspiration that will be revealed in just over three weeks. In the meanwhile, the …

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Car brands get charitably active in Ramadan

Al Nabooda sponsors charity drive at intersections Since ‘A Safe Ramadan’ was launched by Al Ihsan Charity Association, they have been distributing light meals at traffic intersections before Maghrib prayers. This year, Al Nabooda Automobiles, the Authorised dealer of Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen in Dubai and Northern Emirates will be the …

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