This year’s edition of the Dubai International Motor Show, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) through Saturday, 16th November, bears witness to car manufacturers’ innovation, demonstrating a transition from the growing role of electrification to a more futuristic vision on mobility solutions. Inkas, the UAE-based armoured vehicle company, closed day three with an impressive deal of USD 15 million, with other participating brands reporting buyer’s interest across the show floor.
Commenting on their remarkable sale at the show, Ulugbekhon Maksumov, CEO of Inkas Vehicles LLC, said: "We are overwhelmed with the interest that has been expressed in our wide range of armoured commercial and tactical vehicles at our Dubai International Motor Show stand. We’ve already had genuine interest from customers across the MENA and CIS regions and we are delighted to announce that on day three we closed a sale of over US$ 15 million.”
The record-breaking Aspark OWL turned heads with up to seven offers made for the fastest electric car ever made valued at USD 3.2 million. Reporting enthusiasm from serious buyers, Masanori Yoshida, CEO, Aspark, said: “We’ve received a lot of interest at the Dubai International Motor Show and we’re delighted to be here. In the first two days, we’ve had seven serious buyers coming from Europe, the USA and the Middle East for the Aspark Owl, the world’s fastest accelerating electric car. The Dubai International Motor Show has been fantastic for us, and we’re really pleased with the results it has delivered so far. We’re extremely optimistic about what the region holds in store for us as the Middle East is one of the biggest markets for Aspark.”
Nissan, showcasing the recently launched Nissan Patrol 2020, a region favourite, also debuted the all-new refreshed Nissan Sunny 2020, which garnered huge interest given the popularity of the sedan in the region. Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East, said: “Dubai International Motor Show is an important event and has always been an ideal platform for us to showcase our exciting new additions to the Nissan line-up in the Middle East. Visitors are enjoying the dynamic line-up on our stand and unsurprisingly, the region’s favourite – the iconic 2020 Nissan Patrol – continues to attract crowds. We are also receiving a significant amount of interest for our all-new refreshed Nissan Sunny 2020 as well as our Middle East inspired concepts, the Gazelle Storm and Navara Gazelle. Nissan is also offering some exciting deals at the motor show this year and would encourage people to visit the show before it ends.”
With multimillion-dollar supercars, striking new SUVs, latest sedans and innovations in the automotive industry, the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show has something to suit all motoring tastes.
Irish F1 legend, Eddie Jordan, joined the show yesterday, recounting tales from his legendary career, sharing his views on the future of motoring. Jordan spoke to fans about his experiences founding the Jordan Grand Prix team in 1991, discovering a young Michael Schumacher and what it was like racing with mid-1970s with Alain Prost and Niki Lauda and Emerson Fittipaldi and James Hunt. Speaking about the show, Jordan commented: “This is the first time I am visiting the Dubai International Motor Show, and it is a revelation; very friendly, very open. The cars are sensational, especially the supercars. The show has lots of emphasis on the new era of mobility and electrification. I am overjoyed with the level of expertise that the Dubai International Motor Show has in place, in terms of how visitors are being informed about where the industry is going and the technology that is shaping it.”
Also in the spotlight are the Arabian Gazelles, the first and only ladies supercar club in the world, who have been hosting a number of workshops at their lounge throughout the show. Coming up on Saturday, The Women’s World Car of the Year Award, will also announce categories including the Holly Reich Dream Car Award, the Woman of Worth Award, the best cars in categories including Urban, Family, Green, Luxury, Performance and SUV/Crossover, as well as the Supreme Winner.
Motorheads can also witness the world's best stunt riders at Red Bull’s bike stunts this weekend. World stunt-motorbike champion Mike Jensen, regional champion Shadi Dhaheri and rally driver Abdo Feghali will astound as they push the limits of what’s possible on two and four wheels in our dedicated drifting area, and experience the thrill of drifting first-hand with Prodrift at smoke-raging speeds. Strap into your seat and hold on tight as you ride with a professional drift instructor, on our custom-made drift course at the Dubai World Trade Centre. For junior petrolheads, head on down to Kidzania Driving Streets for test drives and where they can earn their first personal driving license.
A show for the whole family, the 2019 edition also features driving thrills, exciting games and fun for all ages. Visitors can enjoy an array of activities, while getting up close and personal with classic cars, and smart car technologies including autonomous mobility, virtual reality test drives and augmented reality experiences.
The Dubai International Motor Show will run until 16th November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.