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Ford to Unveil the All-New Bronco Tomorrow

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Ford is introducing an all-new Bronco outdoor brand of Built Wild SUVs during a special live event, tomorrow (14th July 2020). The all-new Bronco family includes a Bronco two-door, first-ever Bronco four-door model and all-new rugged, small SUV, Bronco Sport – the only domestic brand of SUVs with standard 4×4. Ford is revealing the all-new models at 4 a.m. GST on July 14 on its YouTube channel.

Every Bronco model is engineered to deliver thrilling and confident off-road experiences that build on the DNA of the original 1966 Bronco and its racing heritage, with ingenious new updatable technologies and adventure-ready attributes created for today’s outdoor enthusiasts.

“Bronco gave rise to the fun and versatile off-road SUV in 1966, becoming the first enjoyable sport utility vehicle for those who wanted to live, work and play outdoors,” said Jim Farley, Ford chief operating officer. “Like the original, the all-new Bronco family is engineered to take you to epic places, with capability to deliver confidence on any type of terrain.”

Bronco’s Built Wild brand positioning comes to life in a short film that offers glimpses of the all-new 2021 Bronco two-door, Bronco four-door and Bronco Sport models out in the wild. For the Bronco brand and its all-new Bronco two-door, four door and Sport models to be superior 4×4 vehicles, the Bronco family delivers on these Built Wild principles for ultimate off-road performance:

  • Built Wild Extreme Durability Testing: These elevated Bronco torture tests ensure toughness across thousands of proving ground, test lab and extreme real-world challenges in the toughest and harshest environments 
  • Built Wild Capability: Confidence to go over any terrain (G.O.A.T.) is provided by standard 4×4 and an exclusive drive mode system, plus unique Bronco-variant architectures with class-leading levels of capability and suspension technology
  • Built Wild Innovative Design: Bronco – the future of off-roading – delivers off-road ingenuity and new design innovations coupled with heritage-inspired DNA, plus new levels of personalization that can flatter the novice and challenge the expert adventure seeker

Ford’s off-road SUV expertise traces back to World War II, when the automaker was part of a government competition to build rugged carry-all utilities for GIs in the battlefield. Ford’s entry was called the GP, with the company building more than 270,000 of these “general purpose” vehicles for Allied forces. GIs returning home bought Army surplus GPs for work and play, but they were too small and uncomfortable for civilian life, according to Ford research from the early 1960s, so Ford developed a more refined, spacious, yet durable off-road vehicle to meet this need – Bronco.

The original Bronco was nicknamed G.O.A.T. by Donald Frey, the Ford president who championed both Mustang and Bronco nameplates and challenged engineering teams to deliver “go anywhere roadability.” An agile, sports-oriented off-road 4×4, Ford dubbed the original 1966 Bronco “a completely new line of sports-utility vehicles” at its reveal Aug. 11, 1965 – the first reference to “SUVs” from an American manufacturer.

Early Broncos had a rugged body-on-frame design with short front and rear overhangs, high ground clearance and a short wheelbase for maximum off-road capability. Bronco’s toughness and agility at high speed enabled racers like Rod Hall and Larry Minor to capture an overall win at the grueling 1969 Baja 1000 – a victory no other production 4×4 has replicated in 50 years.

“Rugged vehicles are in our heritage and we see strong growth opportunities with this ever-more popular segment,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford president, Americas and International Markets Group. “The Bronco brand meets that need by creating a family of truly capable off-roaders to take our customers further into the wild. We’ve leveraged our extensive off-road experience from vehicles like F-150 Raptor to ensure that every Bronco delivers the Built Wild toughness and durability our customers expect.”

Bronco holds a special place in popular culture and has been featured in more than 1,200 films and 200 songs. Since Ford ended production in 1996, Bronco SUVs have continued to grow in popularity with collectors and enthusiasts. With the January 2017 announcement of the return of Ford Bronco, valuations have skyrocketed, according to Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, with the average first-generation Bronco sale price nearly doubling from $39,763 to $74,820 in just more than three years. Hagerty valuation guide ranks 1966-77 Broncos as among the highest vehicle price increases of all collectible SUVs over the past three years – a 75.8 per cent gain. 

“Bronco delivers on the common theme desired by enthusiasts – authenticity,” said Mark Grueber, Ford U.S. consumer marketing manager. “Building Bronco as Ford’s distinct outdoor brand includes a unique network of experiences, community and engagement that extends far beyond ownership of Bronco and Bronco Sport models.”

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Al Habtoor Motors Launches JAC E30X in the UAE

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Al Habtoor Motors has unveiled the JAC E30X, the brand’s first electric vehicle in the UAE. The E30X boasts cutting-edge technology and eco-friendly credentials, offering drivers a blend of performance, comfort, and environmental responsibility.

The E30X features a modern exterior and a luxurious interior. A panoramic sunroof creates a spacious feel, while a 15.6-inch touchscreen keeps you connected with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The E30X offers keyless entry, a multi-function leather steering wheel, heated and ventilated driver seats with memory settings, and ambient lighting for added comfort.

The E30X comes in various colours and offers a spacious interior for five passengers. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The E30X boasts a 360° panoramic camera, reversing radars, and child seat compatibility for added convenience and safety.

Powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor and a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, the E30X delivers a peak power of 100 kW and a range of over 400 kilometres on a single charge. The AC charging station fully charges the battery in 9 hours, while the DC fast charger provides an 80% charge in 30 minutes. Advanced driver-assistance systems like Lane Departure Warning and Blind-Spot Detection further enhance safety.

The JAC E30X is now available for test drives and purchase at JAC Motors dealerships across the UAE.

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SINGAUTO Debuts Global Launch in Abu Dhabi

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SINGAUTO, the Singapore-based innovator, has unveiled its global brand at the iconic Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. With an ambitious vision to be a world-leading, new energy, intelligent, complete logistics solutions provider, SINGAUTO launched its inaugural masterpiece: the world’s first one-step new energy intelligent refrigerated vehicle.

During the launch, SINGAUTO presented its latest innovative model which integrates autonomous driving capabilities and advanced cold chain logistics technology, featuring an AI-powered digital platform, multi-temperature control, independent suspension, and a sophisticated cloud platform for fleet management. The company also signed product agreements with DAEJI P&I, Shandong Heima Group. These partnerships underscore SINGAUTO’s dedication to global market expansion and its strategy of fostering high-quality international collaborations.

This event also gathered industry leaders and potential partners to witness the future of intelligent, sustainable logistics. Showcasing SINGAUTO’s advanced technologies and comprehensive solutions, the company reinforced its commitment to innovation. Taking centre stage, SINGAUTO’s Global CEO and Co-Founder, Chris Chen, outlined the company’s strategic direction for the UAE, and beyond. With over two decades of leadership experience in the global auto industry, Chen introduced a compelling new brand vision and core values, further solidifying SINGAUTO’s position in the evolving landscape of logistics.

Chen commented on the future of SINGAUTO’s global launch saying, “The UAE is not just the economic and innovation hub of the Middle East; the country is leading the transition towards clean energy and high-tech industries so it is the ideal base for our ambition. Our focus on sustainability and innovation, aligning with the UAE’s goal of 44% clean energy by 2050, will redefine the logistics industry. We aim to create a more sustainable, innovative, and efficient logistics landscape through advanced technologies and global partnerships. Our vision is to be your trusted partner, ensuring long-term success for our customers .”

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Jeep Announces All-Electric 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S

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The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S, the brand’s first global battery-electric vehicle (BEV), which will launch initially in the U.S. and Canada, delivers 4xe capability, impressive performance credentials, a sleek aerodynamic design and state-of-the-art technology; Jeep Wagoneer S delivers exhilarating performance with 600 horsepower, more than 800 Nm of immediate torque for lightning-quick 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.4 seconds and range of more than 300 miles. Jeep brand-exclusive Selec-Terrain traction management system features five distinct drive modes: Auto, Sport, Eco, Snow, and Sand, for all weather and road conditions.

Debuting first, the Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition features elegant black cues, a reimagined seven-slot illuminated grille, 20-inch wheels and standard dual-pane panoramic sunroof (Launch Edition to be US only); Tech-integrated interior with 45 inches of usable screen space – best-in-class among EVs – with segment-exclusive interactive front passenger screen, premium heated and ventilated front and rear seats and segment-exclusive 19-speaker, 1,160-watt McIntosh audio system; Available in Jeep brand dealerships in US starting in the second half of 2024, the Wagoneer S will later be available in markets around the world.

The Jeep brand is charging into the electrified SUV segment with the reveal of its first global battery-electric vehicle (BEV) – the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition (US only). The all-new, all-electric 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S will launch first in the U.S. and Canada in the second half of 2024 and later be available in markets around the world.

The Jeep Wagoneer S is offered exclusively as a BEV with a range of more than 300 miles on a single charge, delivering 600 horsepower, lightning-quick 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.4 seconds and more than 800 Nm of instant torque. With impressive performance credentials paired with the Jeep brand-exclusive Selec-Terrain traction management system, the Jeep Wagoneer S instils driving confidence and traction for all weather and road conditions.

“The launch of the all-electric Jeep Wagoneer S marks a new chapter in the storied history of the Jeep brand,” said Antonio Filosa, Jeep brand CEO. “Building upon nearly a century of innovation and design, this first global EV will introduce a whole new generation of owners to an experience that is distinctly Jeep and 100% electric in every way. With new energy in the Jeep vehicle lineup, ranging from EV to V-8, customers have never had more freedom to choose their own adventure.”

To make charging of this first global Jeep brand BEV quick and easy for customers, the Jeep Wagoneer S carries an efficient 400-volt, 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack that allows owners to charge the vehicle from 20% to 80% in 23 minutes (with a DC fast charger). Every Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition includes a 48-amp Level 2 home charger or public charging credits of equal value through Free2move Charge, Stellantis’ 360-degree charging ecosystem, making it easy for customers to always be charged by delivering seamless charging and energy management. Wagoneer S customers can access the Free2move Charge app to conveniently search for charging stations, activate the charging session and keep track of their charging history (US only).

The foundation for the segment-leading characteristics of the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S is the highly flexible, BEV-native STLA Large platform. Jeep brand designers and engineers flexed the STLA Large platform to adjust the length, width, suspension and powertrain configurations to tailor it specifically for the Jeep Wagoneer S to deliver instant torque and lightning-quick acceleration. The standard, all-electric, four-wheel drive delivers composed driving dynamics both on-road and in a variety of road conditions. Stellantis-designed electric drive modules (EDMs) independently power the front and rear wheels for instant torque response, while the Jeep brand-exclusive Selec-Terrain traction management system features five distinct driving modes: Auto, Sport, Eco, Snow, and Sand.

The Jeep Wagoneer S’s 3-in-1 EDMs combine the electric motor, gearing and power electronics into a single, compact unit that is both powerful and efficient. The front EDM is equipped with wheel disconnects to reduce energy draw when cruising and to help optimize range. The use of new technologies and techniques played a crucial role in the overall development of the Jeep Wagoneer S. To improve the driving experience and reduce the overall noise and vibration levels to create a quiet interior cabin and a smooth ride, the Jeep engineering team improved body torsion stiffness by 35% over previous midsize-segment Jeep brand SUVs for a superior ride, handling and effective response to driver input.

A vehicle forged from premium heritage, innovation and refinement, the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S is set to blaze its own path with its elevated style, sleek sophistication and unwavering confidence. The SUV’s exterior design is an intelligent combination of harmonious proportions, modern 4xe capability and aerodynamic efficiency that reimagines the Jeep brand’s functional side for today’s electrification era. The front fascia is artfully punctuated by a reimagined, seven-slot grille, transforming the functionality of breathing into seeing. No longer needed to allow airflow and cooling, the enclosed grille now illuminates the line of sight when approaching the vehicle. New striking ambient cast lighting is inspired by modern architecture and delivers a distinguishable appearance even miles down the road.

Aerodynamic surfacing is pronounced through the precise slope and curvature of the hood and windshield, both angled for optimal performance and efficiency at high speeds. A sloping roofline cascades beneath a cantilevered rear spoiler, bridging function and aesthetics with its signature Wagoneer silhouette. Debuting first for the 2024 model year, the Jeep Wagoneer S Launch Edition will be exclusively outfitted with elegant dark accent cues. Delivering style and customization straight from the factory, the Launch Edition features 20-inch Gloss Black wheels, as well as Gloss Black and dark neutral grey exterior elements throughout. Noticeably absent is the use of chrome, as the design team looked to incorporate more environmentally friendly processes and materials. Satin-painted accent trim and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof for an open-air experience round out the exterior appearance details.

When it comes to an all-electric vehicle, aerodynamics is a crucial component of the overall design equation. Jeep brand designers and engineers set aggressive goals to reach optimal aerodynamic performance for maximum efficiency, range and performance while maintaining its sleek, premium appearance. By utilizing state-of-the-art tools and a rigorous testing and development process, including state-of-the-art wind tunnels, the team achieved a coefficient of drag (CD) of 0.29, which is the lowest CD ever for a Jeep vehicle and approximately 15% better than the average SUV.

Structurally, the roof and rear liftgate spoiler are angled to minimize wake size. The vehicle’s flush pocket door handles, rear wing and integrated fins help guide airflow around the vehicle and control the separation point at the rear. Additionally, an integrated system of underbody shields, three-dimensional shaped front tyre spats and a unique side-sill design all direct airflow smoothly around the tyres and to the rear of the vehicle for minimum drag. All of these contribute to the Wagoneer S being the most aerodynamic Jeep brand SUV ever.

As the pioneers and creators of the industry’s first modern luxury SUV, the iconic 1963 Jeep Wagoneer was a cut above the competition, breaking new ground and ushering in the widespread adoption of utility vehicles. Six decades later, the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S continues to push boundaries and evolve the iconic Jeep brand with a new embrace of technology, luxury and innovation.

The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S builds upon the Jeep brand’s legacy of world-class interiors that exemplify the art of travel. Its tech-integrated interior is equally impressive as its performance numbers, with a best-in-class usable screen space of more than 45 inches, segment-exclusive interactive front passenger screen, artisan details and elegant appointments.

Building upon current-generation Jeep Grand Wagoneer design cues, the sleek, linear cockpit is fully digital with modern controls and interfaces. The focal point of the front cabin is a cross-car wing sculpture with a visually continuous display that spans the entire width of the front instrument panel with wine-red accent stitching and chiselled metal decorative trim. The architecturally impactful, integrated 12.3-inch centre display is framed by a rich mix of materials, including a refined cross-metal deco trim applique with a glazed laced pattern.

There are several new details throughout the interior, including a performance-inspired, wine-red-stitched steering wheel with a flat-bottom design and twin-spoke. The steering wheel introduces a new Cabo vinyl anti-microbial surface coating, making it easier to keep the vehicle clean. The electronic door releases, which are new for the Jeep brand, can be activated with ease by the light touch of a thumb. A newly relocated start button is surrounded by a die-cast zinc metal marked with a fine, navigational haptic textured pattern.

The Launch Edition comes standard with a full suite of customizable LED lighting with daytime/nighttime settings, plus active, direct ambient lighting with up to 64 selectable colours. The spacious, five-passenger Jeep Wagoneer S is the only BEV in its segment to have standard heated and exclusive standard ventilated rear seats.

Audiophiles looking for a premium, immersive sound system need look no further than the new Jeep Wagoneer S. Thanks to a segment-exclusive partnership with McIntosh, signature audio performance is delivered through a custom-tuned, 19-speaker system. Powered by a 1,160-watt amplifier and 12-inch subwoofer for outstanding bass quality, the high-performance system delivers an immersive experience, making all vehicle occupants feel like they’re in the recording studio with their favourite artists.

The front cockpit of the Jeep Wagoneer S is adorned with several new details, including a new black ceramic-coated aluminium with haptic applique that appears on many of the vehicle’s touch points. Featured prominently on the driver control centre, the exclusive navigational tactile pattern is cool to the touch and has a porcelain-like feel. Soft-wrapped doors are accentuated with decorative trim, including chiselled cross-metal accents to match the front instrument panel.

The use of recycled resources and materials was consciously integrated into the Jeep Wagoneer S. The seating, console, doors and instrument panel surfaces feature a non-leather synthetic material. Additional appointments include a premium microfiber suede headliner and premium carpets comprised of recycled pre- and post-consumer materials.

Leading the way in its class among all EVs, the all-new 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S features more than 45 inches of high-definition sculpted screen space, including a segment-exclusive 10.25-inch front interactive passenger display that talks directly to the Uconnect 5 system, allowing the front passenger to provide the driver with directions with a quick touch of the screen.

The Jeep Wagoneer S driver will experience elevated driving and seamless connectivity through an all-new standard 12.3-inch driver cluster designed to be intuitive and visually impactful based on customer feedback. Working with the standard integrated navigation system, new dynamic road views better assist the driver and augment the vehicle’s standard autonomous driving system. It also features a refined set of menus, including BEV-specific elements, such as charge level, battery health and available power. When parked and plugged in, the Jeep Wagoneer S cluster will display the current charging status, which is activated when the remote key is sensed.

The standard 12.3-inch centre display houses the award-winning Uconnect 5 system, offering new levels of clarity. The screen is more responsive and provides better visibility than previous generations, specifically related to the readability of maps, cameras and widgets. An expansive range of saturated colours and backlighting also allows better projection of system apps.

The Jeep Wagoneer S also includes Jeep Connect services as part of the Jeep app, which helps owners understand and access details, such as the vehicle’s available remaining charge. For instance, with the Dynamic Range Mapping feature, once a destination is entered into the navigation, software algorithms calculate and visually display the range that can be travelled based on the vehicle’s state of charge.

The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S delivers a combination of more than 170 standard safety and security features that help make instrumentation easier to see and aid in collision avoidance with advanced driver-assist technology. Features on the Launch Edition include Active Driving Assist, Intersection Collision Assist, Drowsy Driver Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition and Surround View camera.

With a flexible architecture and open software-defined platform, the Jeep Wagoneer S can receive innovative features and services, including additional automated driving, performance and other technologies via over-the-air (OTA) updates. With OTA updates, the vehicle will continue to evolve.

Jeep Wagoner S customers are automatically enrolled in Jeep Wave, a premium loyalty program filled with benefits and perks, including dedicated 24/7 support. Availability of features and trim levels specified above vary in various regions.

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