Wait, it’s here? It took long enough, but the Toyota 86 has finally landed in the Middle East. In what has been hailed as the Japanese company’s game-changer, the 86 was officially launched in the GCC, at an event in Abu Dhabi.
Commemorationg the 30th year since Volkswagen produced their first ever Scirocco GTS, will be a new-age GTS version of the hot hatch.
Nissan has announced that a 100% electric compact van, the e-NV200, will go into production at its Barcelona plant in 2013.
Mini has introduced a new motor for their JCW range of cars. The turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine configuration is retained, it even has same the power and torque outputs as the outgoing engine. The only news is that fuel economy and C02 emissions have been improved substantially.
The 2012 Renault Duster, quite possibly the cheapest SUV currently on sale in the region, was officially launched in Abu Dhabi, after its debut in Dubai a couple of weeks ago. Interestingly, the Duster is slightly cheaper in Abu Dhabi than in Dubai. The Abu Dhabi dealer is Al Masaood Automobiles.
UAE dealer prices for the all-new Toyota 86 have been released, at the GCC launch event in Abu Dhabi. There are four model variants that are officially available, although Al Futtaim Motors says the available options might change in the future, depending on demand.
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held on the scenic shores of Lake Como in northern Italy is amongst the best places for automotive manufacturers to showcase their offerings and that is what BMW intends to do with their Zagato Coupe concept.
Swaidan Trading, Peugeot dealers for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, has extended their pre-owned cars operation with an additional showroom in Al Quoz.
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