The all-new Maserati GranTurismo
Dubai is considered by many as a haven for supercars. But the truth is that there is a lot going on in the automotive space in the UAE besides the supercar spotlight. Here’s a look at some of the local events that each car will headline.
The all-new Maserati GranTurismo enters the limelight
Do you like pure Italian sports cars? Who does not! Al Tayer Motors, the official UAE dealer of Maserati, launched the latest version of the Maserati GranTurismo sports car at Concrete, Al Serkal Avenue on 16 November 2023. The story that began with the Maserati A6 1500 continues with the GranTurismo revolution 75 years later. The remarkable exterior of the new coupe is a redesign of its predecessor. It retains the sleek silhouette, sharp nose, and almost circular grille at the front, but the position and shape of the headlamps have been changed and the triangular taillights have been lowered. The stylish interior is a classic with a large infotainment screen and touchscreen controls, with better materials and build quality than the model it replaces.
The GranTurismo is currently available in the Modena variant which is powered by a 3.0 liter V6 Nettuno engine producing a powerful 490 PS, which allows it to get from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The best variant of the Trofeo is also available with an updated 550 PS, and a faster sprint time to the ton of 3.5 seconds. And later this year, we also expect a fully electric version called the GranTurismo Folgore. The first all-electric Maserati will have three 300-kW electric motors and an 800-volt system with technology derived from Formula E and is said to produce an astonishing output of 760 PS. The performance claims of this electric version are simply amazing. With a 0 to 100 km/h sprint of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 325 km/h, it is sure to blur the landscape.
The starting price for the base versions of Modena and Trofeo are AED 689,000 and AED 819,000, respectively. They include a 3-year warranty and a 3-year/45,000 km service package. All things said, the Maserati GranTurismo lives up to its tagline, ‘The Others Just Travel’.
The all-electric Lotus Eletre hyper SUV goes on sale
In a spectacular heritage display and expo of vintage models and party displays through performing artists and entertainment enthusiasts, Lotus cars and their exclusive retail partner in the United Arab Emirates, Adamas Motor Group extended a fitting welcome to newcomers and all of them. -Electric Lotus Eletre. At a private gathering held at The Space, DIP 2, this electric SUV was revealed and is aimed at a new generation of Lotus customers who are willing to shell out AED 480,000 in exchange for style, speed, and sustainability. The new Lotus Eletre (spelled without the ‘c’ in the middle), is the first of a new range of pure electric cars from the renowned sports car manufacturer.
With up to 600 kilometers of distance, electric-fast acceleration that drives it from 0 to 100 km / h in less than three seconds, and a top speed of 260 km / h, Eletre is heating up the electric SUV segment. Its handling has also been fine-tuned by Lotus engineers to create a car that drives like a true sports car that inspires confidence while delivering the benefits of an SUV. It’s one of “For Drivers.”
Eletre’s futuristic cockpit is equipped with the highest quality materials, including an array of modern features such as the Lotus Hyper OS infotainment system, immersive KEF Premium Audio, and an array of state-of-the-art technology driver assistance including optional side-view cameras – instead of side-view mirrors – and small displays on the door.
Domestic deliveries are scheduled to begin in Q2 2024.
Launch of VW Amarok Pick Up in Dubai, 27 September 2023
Get a truck ride with the new Volkswagen Amarok pick-up
For all those who love big trucks, here is good news! Al Nabooda Automobiles LLC, the official distributor of Volkswagen in Dubai and the Northern Kingdom, took the wraps of the all-new Volkswagen Amarok at their Sheikh Zayed Road showroom on 25 September 2023.
This amazing new truck is brand new and designed to serve a wide variety of customers who may be looking for a lifestyle vehicle, off-roader, family vehicle, workhorse, or a combination of those needs. one. The tall Amarok certainly has a strong and smart exterior design. including powerful LED lights on all models and IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix lights on select versions.
The Amarok comes with a powerful new 2.3-litre turbo petrol engine, producing 302 horsepower and 452Nm of torque. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic that can be downshifted to 6-speed if needed and also has the advanced 4Motion all-wheel drive system, differential lock, and 4 different modes available to conquer any type of surface. With an impressive payload and towing capacity of up to 3,500 kg and a load of 1.19 tons, a cargo bed, and a length of up to 1,624 mm (the ability to adjust a Euro pallet loaded sideways or lengthwise), as an owner you will be everyone’s best friend. , come when shopping for furniture.
Gone are the days of interior bans, this Amarok is equipped with the latest 12-inch infotainment system and a 12.3-inch digital cockpit while accommodating up to 3 passengers in the rear cabin with a DoubleCab configuration. Safety and convenience are key in the Volkswagen Amarok, featuring more than 25 advanced assistance systems including parking assist and 360-degree all-round vision.
The Amarok starts at AED 149,999 and is now available for booking.
To know more about these vehicles, please visit the websites of the respective manufacturers and distributors.