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DriveME NewsTrack: White Points and Warnings

Safe drivers to be rewarded with White Points Now, instead of driving in fear of black points, you can ply the Dubai roads – and the network across the UAE – in anticipation of the happy feat of achieving white points. The new Dubai Police initiative awards drivers of vehicles …

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DriveME NewsTrack: Toyota Recall, Mini Avenue Edition and VW Facebook championship

Toyota Camry and Aurion vehicles recalled for possible leakage check As reported last week on our Facebook page, Al-Futtaim Motors, Toyota’s sole distributor in the UAE announced that some units of the 2012 year model Camry and Aurion vehicles will need to undergo a safety inspection as per the communication from …

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DriveME NewsTrack: 200 million Toyotas, Audi wins Spa 24 hrs, Safety via Cartoon

Spa 24 hours: Audi, BMW claim the podium An attempt at creating history refused to be washed away by rain last weekend, when Audi became the first racing team to claim a hat-trick at 24 hour races in Europe. The victories include Nürburgring, Le Mans and now Spa-Francorchamps! For the …

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DriveME NewsTrack: Munich DTM, Doctorate for UAE Rally pioneer, VW brands flash 900 Mil

Audi leads individual challenge, Mercedes clinches team relay at Munich DTM Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström (Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline) driving a Red Bull Audi A5 DTM, has won the single competition at the 2012 DTM show event in Munich. Prior to the pit stop, Ekström had accidentally shifted …

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Top News this week

The ultimate extreme wheeler Toyota AT 38 is here. Al Futtaim kicks off Emirates Drifting Team. Audi wins Nürburgring on electric wings. Mini with a Rolls-Royce souls is here in the UAE. It’s been an exciting week… Toyota Emirates Drifting Team formed It’s been just made known that I was privileged …

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Summer without Accidents: New Tire Safety Campaign

Outside temperature check in my car read 49 degrees today. Justin Bieber scowled at his “beliebers” from the warped CD cover I had left behind in the cabin. The parking card to my neighbourhood parking lot seemed unlikely to work its magic anymore. Chances are, this heat wouldn’t spare my …

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Top News this week

Engine of the year: Ferrari V8 Ferrari’s 4.5-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine has won Best Performance Engine for the second time in the prestigious International Engine of the Year Awards, leaving behind several forced induction engines. Ferrari’s thoroughbred dry-sump, flat-crank, 90-degree V8 also took the accolade in the above 4-litre category …

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New Passat marks a milestone in environment-friendly production

Thinking Blue, Volkswagen en route to reducing environmental impact of production by 25 per cent by 2018. Volkswagen’s Think Blue initiative has been setting people – at least some of them – thinking in our part of the world, where few think twice before driving an extra mile or digging …

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Swaidan adds reliability to used cars

Dubai: If you have a car to sell or insist on buying a car with credentials and well-checked whereabouts, there is a new address to check out. Swaidan Motors, a quality used cars operation has been launched by Swaidan Trading Co. LLC, part of the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group. …

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Now, Ducati rides on Audi

Last week, AUDI AG confirmed the news about two hot wheels from Bologna rolling into its stables. The acquisition of the tradition-steeped Italian sports motorcycle manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. With Ducati, the German brand will now be flanked by three traditional Italians – the other two being Lamborghini and …

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