News round-up: Peugeot, Nissan, Toyota, Maserati, BMW

News round-up: Peugeot, Nissan, Toyota, Maserati, BMW

It was a busy week in the UAE automotive sector, with the launch of a new Peugeot showroom in Abu Dhabi, a Juke Missions campaign by Nissan, the announcement of fake parts raid by Toyota, the start of a new Maserati one-make race season, and a booster-seat giveaway by BMW.

Peugeot’s Abu Dhabi dealer, Omeir Bin Youssef & Sons, opened a new showroom in the heart of the city last week. Built on the Old Airport Road, the showroom comes in response to a doubling of Peugeot sales in the region.

Nissan’s UAE dealer, Arabian Automobiles, has launched a new campaign to promote the Juke crossover, already on sale. The public is expected to join the Nissan Dubai Facebook page and take part in “missions” to do odd things while using the car and being filmed for the “Juke Missions” Youtube channel, in this “social media” marketing exercise.

Toyota’s UAE dealer, Al Futtaim Motors, has announced the results of a co-ordinated 10-day govenrment raid in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah for fake parts, seizing 30,000 fake parts that came from abroad and repackaged as genuine Toyota parts locally to be sold at a discount. They’ve also announced that certain distributors are now allowed to sell genuine Toyota parts besides the dealer, identifiable by authorised shop signboards.

Maserati Middle East has launched the Maserati Trofeo JBF RAK race series in the Middle East. Racing circuits across the region will feature 12 Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo cars racing for the title. Maserati will race in Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi as part of a six-weekend, 12-race series. Each race will be supported by local racing championships each weekend.

And BMW gave away thousands of booster seats in AGMC Dubai and Abu Dhabi Motors showrooms as part of their ‘Stay Alert, Stay Alive’ campaign in an attempt to reduce traffic fatalities involving children while promoting the brand via advertisements in local newspapers.

What do you think?



  1. Is this an error in the 4th paragraph regarding the Toyota article??.. ‘ They’ve also announced that certain distributors are now allowed to sell genuine Toyota parts besides the dealer ‘ …I guess it’s supposed to be ‘not allowed’ …If this is the case, most of us know who they are actually talking about..!!! 😉 😛

  2. when I read it the first time I read it as “not allowed” but when I read your comment I got it. haha. Eagle eye 😉 Nice catch

  3. Toyota parts are expensive from Al Futtaim. I usually buy the oman imported parts which is genuine and half the Al Futtaim prices.

    A/C cabin filter from Al Futtaim: 400DHS after discount. Oman imported: 140DHS.

    Power window motor Al Futtaim: 1200DHS Oman imported: 525DHS

    • That is very much true Rahul and it applies for other brands as well.But it is still more easier to procure parts for toyota from oman, but this same pricing applies for Ford, GM, Hyundai and so on.

  4. where do you get those oman parts from? and how do u know they r genuine?

    • Buy these parts from the Oman dealer and then take it to Al Futtaim and ask them whether it is genuine or not 😛

    • @Nabael: I buy from Al Amani Auto parts. It has the genuine label, print and part number. And all the major to minor parts I bought from has not got any problem. And way cheaper too.

      @Nikhil: Lol….. What an Idea…… 😛

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