Video: Aston Martin CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez talks to Phil Blizzard about their 100 year heritage of this luxury brand, known for racing the globally sporty marque on the circuits of Europe. He talks about the importance of the Middle East market and why Dubai was chosen for spectacular event of airlifting, by helicopter, an Aston Martin Vanquish onto the helipad at Burj Al Arab.
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Video: Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO, Rolls Royce Motor Cars talks to Phil Blizzard and gives an overview of their global market in 2012, indicating that the Middle East, and in particular the KSA, has not reached its full potential yet. He outlines their strategy for 2013, which includes the launch of their boldest and most dynamic Rolls Royce to date, and also provides an insight into the resurgent luxury car market by UK automobile manufacturers.
Video: The Middle East market has driven the global sales of luxury Rolls Royce cars to their highest annual level in the 108 year history of the company. Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO, Rolls Royce Motor Cars talks to Phil Blizzard about the factors driving this growth, where the UAE and KSA fit into their global sales top 10 and the significance of their bespoke options, with Abu Dhabi boasting the highest uptake in the world.
Video: Nissan has just announced record breaking sales in the region of their flagship SUV The Patrol, highlighting the importance of the Middle East market. Ahead of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, Phil Blizzard spoke to Atsuo Kosaka, MD, Nissan ME, about their business development in the region, the launch of new models from their Commercial Light Vehicle Division and their strategic alliance with the F1 Red Bull Racing team.
Video Replay: Executive Motoring with Phil Blizzard looks at a 'state of the art' vehicle workshop with James Liddle, Director - Aftersales, Al Ghandi Autos, whilst Mohmmed al Ghandi offers tips on how you should prepare your car before leaving it idle during a long vacation and also on the efficient running of cars during these high summer temperatures.
Video: The Jaguar F-Type when launched in 2013 will be the marques first two seater sports car in over 50 years. In this report Phil Blizzard looks at the key attributes of this exciting new Jaguar from a design and engineering perspective with Ian Callum, Chief Designer and from Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director talking about what the car will mean to the brand.
Luxury car brand Jaguar has just revealed their first two seater sports car to be produced in over 50 years. Phil Blizzard previews the model, with observations from former F1 driver Martin Brundle, as the car is put through its paces on the Jaguar test track with chief aerodynamics engineer Mike Cross.
The Land Rover Defender has a heritage stretching back to 1948 and over that period of time has seen very little change in its physical appearance. The concept Defender has been designed to retain the emotional connections of the original and to take this vehicle into the future, as Oliver Le Grice, Chief Designer, Land Rover explains to Phil Blizzard.
The new Aston Martin V12 Zagato is the star of the marque's display at the Dubai International Motor, where Phil Blizzard spoke with Andy Gawthorpe, Global Sales Director about the sales performance and the line-up of models at the show.
A 16% growth in UAE sales for Toyota in the first half of 2011, compared with 2010, and dynamic Ramadan promotions spearhead their return to full production. Simon Frith, MD, Al-Futtaim Motors talks to Phil Blizzard on how these results have been achieved following the effects of the devastating tsunami which hit Japan in March 2011.
Executive Motoring takes a look at the brand new Camaro Convertible, along with several collectors' cars, lined up to display the strong heritage of the GM brand. Phil Blizzard talks to Graham Turner, CEO, Al Ghandi Auto about market conditions in the region for the automotive market and the new models coming on stream.
Unveiled at the 59th International Association of Public Transport in Dubai, the Superbus, a high-speed, luxurious and gigantic electric powered automobile which runs at 250kph is now catching the public eye. In this report, Phil Blizzard looks into its innovative features and its potential to be part of the UAE's urban transport landscape.
The Smart For Two electric car from Daimler can be charged-up using a domestic power supply and on a full charge will allow users to travel up to 135km in an urban environment. Phil Blizzard is surprised by the drive as he takes the Smart car for an outing on the roads around the National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi.
Claudio Berro, Director of Motorsports, Lotus talks to Phil Blizzard about the business of selling limited edition, high performance cars and what customers who buy into the $1 million Exos Experience by Lotus will receive.