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UAE. The new cargo service will operate every Monday using an Airbus A300-600F freighter, with a capacity of 42 metric tonnes.
SAUDI ARABIA. The port allocated 2 billion riyals to expand its container terminal capacity and another 800 million riyals for various facilities, al-Hayat reported.
UAE. Port operator makes a profit of US$247 million, barely changed from US$246 million in the year-earlier period; Revenue edges up to US$1.53 billion compared to US$1.50. billion.
Juffali Automotive Co. Ltd (JACO) launched the 4th generation of its flagship compact class car, the C-Class 2015. The all-new C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium compact-size cars’ category, adapting a progressive approach with its clear yet emotional design and its high-class interior. On […]
Dubai-based airline says new service will coincide with opening of customer contact centre in Hungarian city
Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motorshas welcomed the all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé – the third model to join the new BMW 4 Series product range and BMW’s first compact executive Coupé with four-doors. The car makes an immediate impression and combines the sleek look of a two-door coupé with the functionality provided by four-doors which […]
Japan’s second-biggest carmaker, Nissan has launched its 2015 model Sunny, which will be available from all Nissan dealerships across the Middle East region from August 1, Gulf Times has reported. The new 2015 Sunny comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and includes four spec variants with prices starting at $12,380, the company said. “The Middle […]
Filed under: Diesel, Emerging Technologies, Hybrid, MPG, Mercedes Benz, SMART, Europe/EU, Africa, UK, Videos Smart will not make another generation of the Roadster, but a Smart SUV might be in the cards. According to Smart's CEO, Annette Winkler, "The Roadster isn't a profitable business case. Everybody is keen on the car, but nobody wants to pay the bill." What Car? states that Smart is likely planning a baby SUV to take on the Nissan Juke and its ilk. But for the immediate future, Winkler says Smart "must focus on how we can maximize potential of the Fortwo and Forfour. That is strategy number one." Read more over at What Car?. A Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid made the 1,223-mile trek from Africa to the UK on just one tank of fuel. Driven by Andrew Frankel of Autocar, the diesel hybrid left Tangier, Morocco with a full tank of gas (using the optional 80-liter fuel tank), and arrived in Goodwood with the car indicating 100 miles of range left. Frankel and his co-driver averaged 61.2 miles per gallon (73.6 mpg UK) on the intercontinental journey through four countries, despite elevation changes and a traffic jam. See the first video below for more information, or check out the article at Carscoops. Duke Engines promises simplicity and efficiency from the axial engine it's developing. Rather than lining up the cylinders, this engine arranges them in a circle, which allows Duke to avoid unnecessary weight. The five-cylinder, four-stroke motor manages the same amount of powerstrokes per revolution as a standard six-cylinder mill, but weighs 30 percent less. It also has much fewer parts, says Duke. Its high compression ratios mean more power with less fuel, which adds up to more efficiency and fewer emissions. The second of the two videos below, which we first found over at Sploid, explains Duke's axial engine.Continue reading Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke's efficient axial engine [w/videos]Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke's efficient axial engine [w/videos] originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Filed under: Diesel, Emerging Technologies, Hybrid, MPG, Mercedes Benz, SMART, Europe/EU, Africa, UK, Videos Smart will not make another generation of the Roadster, but a Smart SUV might be in the cards. According to Smart's CEO, Annette Winkler, "The Roadster isn't a profitable business case. Everybody is keen on the car, but nobody wants to pay the bill." What Car? states that Smart is likely planning a baby SUV to take on the Nissan Juke and its ilk. But for the immediate future, Winkler says Smart "must focus on how we can maximize potential of the Fortwo and Forfour. That is strategy number one." Read more over at What Car?. A Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid made the 1,223-mile trek from Africa to the UK on just one tank of fuel. Driven by Andrew Frankel of Autocar, the diesel hybrid left Tangier, Morocco with a full tank of gas (using the optional 80-liter fuel tank), and arrived in Goodwood with the car indicating 100 miles of range left. Frankel and his co-driver averaged 61.2 miles per gallon (73.6 mpg UK) on the intercontinental journey through four countries, despite elevation changes and a traffic jam. See the first video below for more information, or check out the article at Carscoops. Duke Engines promises simplicity and efficiency from the axial engine it's developing. Rather than lining up the cylinders, this engine arranges them in a circle, which allows Duke to avoid unnecessary weight. The five-cylinder, four-stroke motor manages the same amount of powerstrokes per revolution as a standard six-cylinder mill, but weighs 30 percent less. It also has much fewer parts, says Duke. Its high compression ratios mean more power with less fuel, which adds up to more efficiency and fewer emissions. The second of the two videos below, which we first found over at Sploid, explains Duke's axial engine.Continue reading Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke's efficient axial engine [w/videos]Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke's efficient axial engine [w/videos] originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
South Korean automaker, Kia is recalling 51,641 of its small Soul crossovers from the 2014 model year to fix a steering issue, USA Today has reported. A supplier in South Korea has used the wrong adhesive to lock the threads on a plug, which secures a pinion gear to the steering assembly and if it […]
Chrysler Group ordered a supplier of trailer hitches to boost production dramatically a day after the company was accused by federal safety regulators of dragging its feet on the recall of older Jeeps.
Nick Scheele, an affable, globe-trotting troubleshooter and tough-nosed negotiator who served as president and COO of Ford, died Friday. He was 70.
Aviation authority carries out final checks to end 80-day runway refurbishment and upgrade programme
Filed under: Diesel, MPG, USA Going against popular perception, diesel vehicles are showing some pretty good pickup. The context, of course, is US sales of oil-burners. And those sales are on the rise as more Americans look to cut refueling costs via more fuel-efficient vehicles. US clean-diesel sales through June have jumped 25 percent from a year earlier, outpacing the 4.2 percent increase of total vehicle sales, says Diesel Technology Forum, citing research from HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates. In fact, diesels, which account for about three percent of US vehicle sales now, may double that marketshare by 2018, as more Americans are attracted to a powertrain that on average delivers about 30 percent better fuel economy than similar gas-powered engines. In all, there are 46 diesel models in the US, including 27 cars and SUVs, so it's not just all about big torquey rumbling pickup trucks anymore. Oddly, Volkswagen - a leader in the US clean diesel initiative - saw a sales decrease of about eight percent from a year earlier to about 42,000 units. That said, sister company Audi boosted diesel sales almost fourfold to more than 8,100 units. And the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has moved almost 3,000 units through June. Check out the Diesel Technology Forum's press release, below.Continue reading US diesel vehicle sales are up 25% this yearUS diesel vehicle sales are up 25% this year originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
New documents reveal GM redesigned faulty ignition switches without changing the part number in more than the 2.59 million small cars at the center of its recall crisis.
A new eight-speed automatic transmission will come standard on some 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine, GM said today.
Filed under: Diesel, Kia Is Kia making diesel rumors a biennial thing? The South Korean automaker once again may take a closer look at making an oil-burner available for US consumption, JustAuto says. All in the name of fuel economy, of course. Kia Motors America vice president Orth Hedrick tells JustAuto that the automaker may start selling diesels in the States during the next few years. Kia is getting ready to debut its Soul EV battery-electric in the US later this year, and with diesel powertrains gradually overcoming their perceptions of being slow and loud, the company may find a receptive audience in the US for these powerplants. The problem has always been the inconsistent emissions standards between Europe and the US, but that may be resolved by 2018, says Hedrick. Kia's obviously encouraged by rising diesel sales from German automakers such as Volkswagen and Audi, as well as the fact that it just completed a record-breaking six-month sales period for the US. Kia spokesman Scott McKee, in an email to AutoblogGreen, would only say that "identifying new opportunities for growth is part of our long-term strategy" but reiterated that no announcements have been made. Of course, there was a similar buzz during the spring of 2012, when reports surfaced that Kia would start making a diesel-powered Optima, which it provides to European customers.Kia still said to be considering diesels in US originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
South Korean supplier LG Chem plans to supply batteries for electric vehicles that can travel more than 200 miles, or 321 kilometers, per charge in 2016, its CFO said on Friday.
Tesla Motors, a month after starting Model S deliveries in the United Kingdom, said its flagship electric sedan is among the cars being considered for purchase by the government there to transport officials.
Continental Structural Plastics signed a definitive agreement to acquire five North American plants from Magna International.
Mitsubishi Motors is recalling cars made with Takata Corp. airbags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers to say it will conduct a recall that includes those areas.
Johnson Controls' fiscal third-quarter earnings slid 68 percent as restructuring and other charges offset a modest rise in revenue.
Takata will book a special loss of around $440 million in the April-June quarter after several automakers recalled vehicles due to potential problems with the supplier's airbags.
Mehr Leistung für den VW Amarok: Ein Tuner aus Ostfriesland rüstet den Pick-up mit einem Achtzylinder aus. Dank 410 PS, Chrom und Alcantara wird aus dem Laster ein Luxuswagen. Einen prominenten Fan für den Wagen gibt es schon.
Dubai-based low cost carrier says two new routes will start in December; will also receive new aircraft this month
Filed under: Diesel, Audi, Videos Nope, the diesel engine never really did go out of style for Audi. Now, the German automaker has released a video reminding the world of its persistence with the oil-burners and is commemorating the Silver Anniversary of Audi's first commitment to turbodiesels in 1989. And, yes, there are some road racers shown in the clip, so some of those bad boys actually move pretty well. Audi engineers on camera admitted to some of the early TDI engines being "slow" but still valuable for their torque and, obviously, their fuel economy relative to gas-powered engines. A bunch of tinkering later, though, and Audi says its diesels can be a legitimate "part of a performance car" and has even overcome the issue of noisiness that's often associated with diesels. The automaker made some news in these parts a few years back when its Audi A3 TDI won the 2010 Green Car of the Year at the annual LA Auto Show in late 2009, and the model even succeeded a fellow diesel (the Volkswagen Jetta TDI) to boot. Granted, diesel sales aren't nearly as popular in the US as they are in Europe. Still, Audi last year boosted its diesel sales in the US by 40 percent to 10,076, which was about a tenth of what sister company Volkswagen sold in diesels last year in the States. And things have looked even rosier this year for Audi's TDI sales. Through June, Audi diesel sales have almost quadrupled from a year earlier to more than 8,100 units. Check out the 150-second video on Audi's 25-years of TDI production below.Continue reading Audi celebrates 25 years of TDIAudi celebrates 25 years of TDI originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
BMW baut einen Familien-Van mit Dreizylindermotor und Frontantrieb - so begannen früher Witze. Mit dem Zweier Active Tourer haben die Bayern genau dieses Auto jetzt im Programm. Die Lacher haben sie damit auf ihrer Seite.
Dubai airline takes decision to suspend all Kiev flights after Malaysian airliner was brought down over Ukraine
Dubai-based airline is in the top six companies to sponsor football globally, a new report shows
Der har ikke været nogen forhandlinger mellem Volkswagen og hverken Fiat eller storaktionæren Exor om en tysk overtagelse af det italienske bilklenodie. Foto: STRINGER/ITALY

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