Jetour Dashing Launches in the UAE
The Elite Cars, one of the most renowned multi-brand luxury car dealerships in the UAE, launched the all-new ‘Jetour Dashing’, a sleek designed luxury SUV integrated with the latest in technology and innovative features. The new model adds to the company’s impressive portfolio of high-end vehicles.
The all-new Jetour Dashing is powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivering 197 bhp ensuring power and stability no matter the condition. It comes with a warranty of up to ten years or for 1,000,000 km and a three years’ service package for up to 40,000 km.
With its 4590 x 1900 mm body and 2720 mm wheelbase, Jetour Dashing offers a comfortable and smooth drive. With its spacious 5-seater configuration, experience a one-of-a-kind cabin that offers world-class comfort and luxury. Jetour Dashing, also features advanced infotainment systems and comes with a 15.6-inch smart touchscreen that integrates all its features in one clear and user-friendly interface.
With road safety being a top priority in UAE, to ensure the safety of passengers, Jetour Dashing ensures safer commuting with a blend of advanced and innovative safety features. Lateral Collision Warning, Lane Departure warning system, Emergency braking, High-speed warning, and Forward and Backward collision warning all add to a safer driving experience.
Ms. Dahlia Merlin, Director of Business Management at The Elite Cars, said, “At the Elite Cars, we have a steadfast dedication to delivering unparalleled experiences to our valued customers. We are thrilled to add Jetour Dashing to our fleet of opulent vehicles. This SUV employs state-of-the-art technologies and boasts outstanding performance, giving us every reason to believe that it will provide a remarkable driving experience to a diverse range of customers.”
Jetour Dashing comes with a striking exterior design, and features a sharp shoulder line with 20-inch alloys leading to a finely sculpted profile along with fine LED lights integrated on both ends of the imposing front grill. Additionally, the sporty appearance of the vehicle is further highlighted by the split rear roof spoilers, rear diffusers, and LED taillights with checkered flag patterns, along with dynamic turn signals. The car’s Adaptive Cruise Control eases long rides, while Advance Hill Ascent and gentle descent feature help control the pace at steep slopes.
With the launch of the new Jetour Dashing, The Elite Cars reiterates its commitment to offering its customers the utmost luxury and safety, coupled with high performance and exceptional driving experiences. The new vehicle is set to provide drivers, as well as passengers, with the highest level of satisfaction, along with secure, safe, and luxurious travel.
MG Motor Intros the MG One
The first generation of MG Motor’s all-new MG ONE has arrived in the Middle East. Available in three trims at Inter Emirates Motors, a subsidiary of Ali & Sons Holding LLC and the official distributor of MG in the UAE, the all-new 2023 MG ONE will strengthen the British-born brand’s increasingly popular model portfolio, offering customers even more style, technology and travelling comfort at great value prices.
The MG ONE harnesses the latest technology with the introduction of SAIC Motor’s self-developed all-new modular SIGMA architecture platform, housing a 1.5 Turbo unit delivering 181hp and max. torque of 285Nm – powering the vehicle to a top speed of 195 km/h. All models are equipped with an innovative seven-speed Continuously Variable Transmission for smoother, more efficient gear changes and optimum reliability. The arrival of the MG’s newest SUV is set to help the brand reinforce its position in the top six Middle East car makers.
The self-developed SIGMA architecture platform has been designed to optimise interior space, with up to 70 percent efficiency. The architecture compresses the mechanical space to help balance the exterior and interior space. As an all-in-one modular platform, it can house a range of all-electric, and hybrid powertrains, as well as regular internal combustion engines. This advanced electric architecture creates a smart car experience for MG’s new generation of vehicles.
The all-new sporty mid-size SUV’s aggressive look is emphasised by a new three-dimension front grill, shifting downwards, flanked by sharp-looking LED headlamps. The MG ONE’s athletic look is highlighted through a dual-tone colour scheme, a low and wide stance, sloping roofline, giving it a couple-like silhouette, split rear protruding lights and a distinctive sport spoiler with a cut-out.
Designers of the all-new MG ONE emphasised the use of sound and light technology to create a high-tech cabin built for a new generation of tech-savvy customers living in urban spaces. Through a unique surround-type trip screen, Arkamys sound system, dual-coloured sports seating, and drive by wire gear system, providing a new smart experience for drivers and passengers. The aesthetically designed cabin is padded with soft materials to ensure total comfort for occupants during their journey. There are plenty of storage spaces and even a wireless mobile phone charger on top-of-the-range models.
The impressive specification levels include the availability of leather seats, a 12.3” virtual cluster panel with a trip computer, a six-way electric driver seat with lumbar support, four-way electric passenger seats, a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, GPS navigation, as well as front, side and curtain airbags.
Cruise control, push-button ignition, keyless entry, and a rear-view camera are all fitted as standard, with a 360-degree parking view camera on full option models, to give the driver full control and peace of mind on their journey.
MG cars are renowned for featuring the latest safety technology and the all-new MG ONE is no different. Occupant safety is prioritised by the installation of a body structure that comprises over 65 per cent high-strength steel to minimise the impact of any collision by absorbing the energy.
The standard Electronic Stability Program includes eight safety functions, with ABS, EBD, CBC, TCS, VDC, HAZ, HHC, BDW enhancing driving stability in extreme road conditions or in situations involving aggressive driving to ensure driving safety.
Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor Middle East, commented, “The all-new MG ONE is the latest in our SUV offerings, which have propelled the MG brand into one of the most popular in the region. This tech-focused compact SUV not only complements our current product line-up but also provides customers with an exciting new option priced competitively.”
Mohamed Al Daheri, Managing Director, Motors Division, Ali & Sons Holding LLC, said, “As part of our strategy to better serve our customers and enhance the MG experience, we are focusing on expanding our presence in the UAE. In addition to our existing locations, we plan to open a new showroom in Dubai, a service center in Al Quoz, a new showroom in Abu Dhabi, and a new sales, service, and spares facility in Fujairah.”
The all-new MG ONE is now available for sale at Inter Emirates Motors. All models will benefit from the brand’s acclaimed six-year/200,000 km warranty, for ultimate peace of mind. Hisham El Sahn, General Manager IEM, said, “We are extremely proud of the success and increasing demand for MG vehicles across the nation. Whether it is the competitive pricing, or the unprecedented six-year, 200,000-kilometer warranty – MG becomes a significant brand to consider when customers choose to invest in a vehicle that caters to both their personal and professional needs.”
Nissan Launches the 2023 Patrol NISMO in the UAE
Nissan has launched the 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO, equipped with the brand’s innovative NissanConnect technology, in the UAE. Developed to elevate the overall ownership experience of the Patrol NISMO, NissanConnect is the first-of-its-kind digital platform by Nissan to offer customers a seamless connection between their 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO and smartphone for added safety and convenience features.
Comprising of a vehicle-installed device and an intuitive mobile application, NissanConnect offers twelve unique and beneficial features grouped under three key categories: Navigation & Driving, Convenience & Comfort, and Safety & Car Health. Through their smartphone, customers can remotely lock and unlock doors, activate the horn and lights, and start the engine to cool the cabin ahead of their departure. Additionally, and for added safety, they can also set customizable smart alerts for speed, curfew, and geographical boundaries, to better monitor how, where and at what time their 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO is being utilized.
Designed exclusively for customers in the Gulf, the Nissan Patrol NISMO reinforces the build of the Patrol V8 model and is aligned with Nissan’s design philosophy of being bold, energizing, human, and alive. Its exclusivity and ability to combine the refinement of a luxury SUV with the thrill of a sports car have long been admired by enthusiasts across the region. Exuding a sense of thrill and excitement, the 2023 Patrol NISMO features a carefully tuned engine by Nissan’s Takumi master craftsmen, as well as NISMO-branded side fender vents, and red accents on the interior and exterior denoting its sporting pedigree.
Thierry Sabbagh, President, Nissan Saudi Arabia, INFINITI Middle East, and Managing Director, Nissan Middle East, said, “The introduction of NissanConnect to the 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO is yet another example of our drive for continued innovation and commitment to making advanced mobility solutions accessible for all. At Nissan, we focus on the evolving needs of customers in the region, and this latest innovation, NissanConnect, enhances customer experiences while making the 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO safer and more connected than ever before.”
The distinctive design of the Patrol NISMO exudes sportiness with aerodynamic inserts and a variety of NISMO badges, heightened by the signature NISMO red line wrapped around the SUV’s base. The honeycomb three-dimensional mesh emphasizes the signature V-motion grille, flanked by LED headlights to create an imposing presence on the road. In the back, dark chrome inserts and wraparound taillights make a striking impression, while the LED rear fog light – inspired by Formula One – emits the same brightness as the car’s brake lights in adverse conditions.
The interiors of the 2023 Patrol NISMO dial-up luxurious comfort while underlining NISMO’s racing heritage. Premium quality seats with crafted quilting, together with a black Alcantara steering wheel and red center stripe, allow drivers to feel the thrill while cruising the streets. Red stitching and carbon fiber inserts run along the center console and sit fittingly in the Patrol NISMO for a sporty and dynamic feel. Made of the highest strength and resistance, it is the optimal material for the ultimate car.
This striking center console features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as an ergonomically designed Intelligent Driving dial. Adding to the overall experience is a 13-speaker Bose Premium Sound System with perfectly placed speakers to offer a premium audio experience for all onboard. Improved noise reduction also enables drivers to have a more luxurious experience inside the Patrol NISMO.
Under the hood, the Patrol NISMO’s V8 engine is tuned by Nissan’s Takumi craftsmen, a group of five master engine builders who hand-build Nissan GT-R engines – resulting in a concentrated 428hp and peak torque of 560Nm. Bilstein-tuned suspension and shock absorbers, which come in a prominent yellow color, allow for better handling while a side duct in the front bumper, roof spoiler, and lighter 22-inch two-tone aluminum wheels refine aerodynamics to achieve zero lift force.
The 2023 Nissan Patrol NISMO which is available at Nissan’s partner network across the Middle East, features the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) technologies. This includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Smart Rear View Mirror, and High Beam Assist.
Genesis Shows Off X Concept Trilogy in the UAE
Genesis has revealed the X Concept Trilogy for the first time. The company revealed all three concepts, including the Genesis X Concept, the Genesis X Speedium Coupe, and the Genesis X Convertible. Kickstarting the line-up in the brand’s journey was Omar Al-Zubaidi, Head of Genesis Middle East & Africa, followed by a talk session on the trilogy design and brand vision for Genesis led by Graeme Russell, Genesis Chief Brand Officer, and Luc Donckerwolke, Group Chief Creative Officer.
Speaking on the success of the event, Omar Al-Zubaidi said, “We have had immense pride and joy in hosting the world’s first showcase of the Genesis X Concept Trilogy. These experimental models are strong and powerful symbols of the importance of design for the brand. We would like to thank our partners and VIP guests for their continued support of the brand and are looking forward to many more successful milestones for Genesis throughout the region.”
The X Concept Trilogy is a representation of Genesis’ capabilities to design and develop cars without being bound by typology. The ‘X’ is symbolic of a “hidden hero” and also stands for explorations of various design potentials of the brand. “The X concept cars are beaming the Brand into the future and demonstrating that the new EV Genesis portfolio will be elegant, thrilling, and desirable,” said Luc Donckerwolke.
The first in the series was the Genesis X Concept, which made its debut in Los Angeles in March of 2021. The EV-based Gran Turismo concept car employed Genesis’ Athletic Elegance design language to exemplify the brand’s vision of sustainable luxury. The second addition to the series is the Genesis X Speedium Coupe.
This concept displayed the brand’s signature design language in an even more progressive way. Inspired by the passion for motorsports, this model focuses on the emotional value of driving in the era of electrification. This concept is also known for the evolution of the Genesis Crest Grille to signify its electric powertrain.
The X Convertible is the third concept in the trilogy, taking the X Speedium Coupe concept further up the emotional scale. The X Convertible offers freedom of expression and a heightened sensory experience thanks to the open roof, which allows a direct connection with the surrounding environment.
“Our pursuit of electrification revolves around our commitment to exploring new paths. And we aim to pave the way by becoming a zero-emission vehicle brand by 2030, and to pursue carbon-net-zero status by 2035,” said Graeme Russell.
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