Al-Futtaim Motors Appoints Patrick Fourniol as New Toyota Head of Marketing
Jul 16 14
Patrick Fourniol has assumed duties as Head of Marketing for Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors. Fourniol, who holds a dual Franco-German citizenship, is a veteran automotive marketer, with a rich industry experience that spans many markets and a proven track record in building brand equity for some of the car brands such as Toyota, Renault, Volkswagen and more. He joins Al-Futtaim Motors from Renault Germany, where he was Marketing Director for Renault since 2011. Prior to that, he had served Renault from the position of VP Marketing Communications Worldwide.
Al-Futtaim Motors Further Extended its Line-Up of Toyota Vehicles with the Addition of Toyota Avanza
Jun 26 14
Al-Futtaim Motors has further extended its line-up of Toyota vehicles with the addition of Toyota Avanza, an affordable high occupancy small Multi- Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Introduced for the very first time in the UAE, the new 7-seat Avanza, is one of the most popular Toyota MPVs globally, due to its exceptional versatility, practicality, excellent loading capacity and great drivability. the Avanza is designed with an SUV/MPV crossover-like styling that represents practicality and safety, while expressing a sense of dynamism 4.14m long and 1.66m wide, Avanza’s external dimensions open into a spacious cabin on the inside with ample room for 7 passengers and cargo capacity of 900L even when the third row is in use. With leg room of 982mm when in the upright position, the second-row seats offer additional ample leg room by sliding 60mm backwards. The 1047 mm wide third-row seats offer an effective leg room of 799mm with seatbacks that embody a curved-in design to ensure sufficient knee space and comfort for adult passengers. Powered by an inline four cylinder 1.5 L engine with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent), the new Avanza churns out an output of 102 bhp and a maximum torque of 13.9kg-m at 400 rpm. It is engineered to be easily driven in narrow streets and tight parking lots. Thanks to the front engine rear-wheel drive platform, the car realizes a minimum turning radius of 4.7m which contributes to its excellent maneuverability. The car has also been designed with a ground clearance of 20cms, which along with the intelligently engineered suspension settings, makes it more comfortable to be driven over speed bumps and uneven road surfaces. The new Avanza SE is offered at an affordable price of AED 54,900 at Al-Futtaim Motors, Toyota showrooms across the UAE starting June 26, 2014.
Al-Futtaim Motors Signs Contract with Dubai Taxi
Jan 15 14
Al-Futtaim Motors announced that it will provide Dubai Taxi Corporation a new 1,638 vehicles as part of the agreement they signed. The new taxis provided by Al-Futtaim will include Toyota Camry and Innova vehicles to DTC.