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UAE dealer reports 750% surge in Nissan 370Z sales

UAE dealer reports 750% surge in Nissan 370Z sales


Nissan’s UAE dealer, Arabian Automobiles, reports that sales of the Nissan 370Z have increased by “750%” after its “repositioning” in the market this year in terms of price. That’s basically a roundabout way of admitting they had overpriced the car to Porsche Cayman levels for the past several years, and have now brought it down to realistic levels after following the Toyota 86’s lead.

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So we got a 2013 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

So we got a 2013 Alfa Romeo Giulietta


Alfa Romeo isn’t exactly a very popular brand in the GCC. But it should be, now that the Giulietta’s appeared in Fast & Furious 6 as the car that took down a cargo plane on the world’s longest runway. Incidentally, we took the car for a run just a week before the premiere of that movie in Dubai, which we attended courtesy of tickets from Chrysler-Fiat.

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Sharjah Police plan to "steal" cars, air traffic offenders on TV

Sharjah Police plan to “steal” cars, air traffic offenders on TV


Sharjah Police is apparently getting serious on certain types of violations in an attempt to improve the driving and safety standards there. In one initiative, they plan to “steal” cars left with the ignition on as their owners disappear into shops and such, to highlight that their cars could be easily stolen by real criminals. Another initiative is their plan to air videos of motorists who jump red signals on a local television channel to increase awareness of the action’s severity.

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Honda slashes Civic, Accord and Pilot prices in UAE

Honda slashes Civic, Accord and Pilot prices in UAE


The 2013 editions of the venerable Honda Civic and Honda Accord are pretty darn good cars in their segments, and used to be big sellers in the UAE. But more recently, Honda’s sales plummeted in this country thanks to dealer pricing that kept pitching them against Volkswagens rather than Toyotas, while the Koreans were all too happy to take away their customers as well. It seems Honda Middle East has managed to twist enough arms on the ground, as we’ve just received word that prices of several models have been revised, most of them downwards by a large margin.

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