Auto News, June – July 2018

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Genesis G70 luxury sedan arrives in Qatar

Skyline Automotive W.L.L., a Jaidah Group company and official distribution partners of Hyundai Motor Company for the state of Qatar, unveiled the all-new Genesis G70 as the third Genesis model in Qatar, completing the luxury sedan line-up with the brand’s most compact model.

Mohamed Jaidah, Group Executive Director of Jaidah Group, introduced the brand-new arrival to the media. “Building an entirely new brand from scratch is an audacious undertaking. That’s exactly what the team at Genesis delivered – a dream for any car designer. It’s been decades since such an event took place in the auto industry. And my team at Skyline Automotive and Jaidah Group and I wanted to make sure that automotive aficionados in Qatar had the chance to experience this historic journey from the start.”

The Genesis G70 will be available in two variants: a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine and a sport variant with a 3.3 litre turbocharged engine.

Mazda celebrates 50 million vehicles made in Japan

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that its cumulative production in Japan reached 50 million units in May. The company held a commemorative ceremony recently at its Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. Representative Director, President and CEO Masamichi Kogai, executive officers and union representatives were in attendance. The 50 million-unit milestone was achieved 86 years and seven months after Mazda produced its first three-wheeled truck in October 1931.

“Mazda began making cars 86 years ago, and now we’ve reached 50 million units of production in Japan. Even making one million cars a year, it would take 50 years to reach this milestone, showing just how long Mazda’s history is,” said Kogai at the ceremony.

“Moving forward, Mazda will continue to build a strong brand through a variety of initiatives. Our plants in Hofu and Hiroshima will continue to evolve and act as parent factories, rapidly deploying their technologies and skills to our overseas plants,” he added.

Rolls-Royce’s new Cullinan SUV now in Qatar

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha, the authorised dealers of the brand in Qatar, has officially unveiled the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Cullinan, the first-ever SUV in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, was unveiled to privileged guests, top-tier customers and invited members of the press during an exclusive event in May.

Marking Rolls-Royce’s debut in the SUV market, the Cullinan has been created to meet the demands of customers in the region, and around the globe, who desire a combination of high-end refinement, superior comfort and powerful off-road capabilities.

“The Cullinan marks the next stage in the ongoing development of Rolls-Royce in the Middle East,” said Rabih Ataya, General Manager, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Doha. “The Cullinan marks the next stage in the ongoing development of Rolls-Royce in the Middle East.”

NBK’s special ‘AC service campaign’ for summer

In an effort to enable its customers beat the heat, Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) Automobiles is giving Mercedes-Benz owners a chance to check the readiness of their cars’ air-conditioning systems before June 30.

The offer grants them free 53 points vehicle health check and report, along with special prices for AC cleaning starting from QR432, and AC disinfectant cleaning starting from QR750.

“We are proud to achieve what we have always promised to provide – the best prices and the finest after-sales service to our customers across the State of Qatar,” said Sheikh Faleh bin Nawaf Al Thani, Operations Director, Auto, NBK Holding. “We at Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles consider customers’ satisfaction as our top priority and value each and every one of our vehicle owners.”

NBK Automobiles is the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar.

Official Lexus F-Club launched in Qatar, courtesy AAB

In a landmark event attended by members of the press and social media specialists, Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co., the exclusive distributors of Lexus in Qatar, launched the first official Lexus F Club in the country.  Lusail International Circuit was the venue for this adrenaline-fuelled event.

Addressing the attendees about the objective of the club, Firas Mufti – Senior Marketing Manager – Lexus, said: “The whole purpose of the club is to build a community for thrill seekers and have them participate on a regular basis in get-togethers and different functions in which they can compare each other’s rides and interact with other F owners from all around the country.”

The launch was also attended by owners of Lexus F and F Sport models, along with new club members, who enjoyed a full day of thrills by driving their vehicles and test driving high-performance Lexus F models.