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Shifting Gears
The Kingdom’s petrol heads are gearing up for 2015 and the imminent arrival of new models from Bahrain’s biggest motoring companies.

A plethora of sleek sedans, racy roadsters, cool coupes and clever crossovers are set to take the island by storm this year. Bahrain This Month highlights some of the new models coming to a showroom near you and the special offers that come with them.

Al Haddad Motors:
The Kingdom’s dealer for Mercedes-Benz is set to welcome a number of new variants in its line-up, such as the ML 400, SL 400, CLS 400 and the new S-Coupe and CLA.
The first half of the year will see the release of exciting AMG models, GLA, M-Class and
GT offerings.

The company’s used car division — ProvenExclusivity — provides customers with a minimum one-year warranty on used cars, unless the car has an extended warranty.

Servicing with the dedicated service centre gives customers the satisfaction of getting their vehicle maintained by professionals who are specifically trained to handle their cars. Moreover, the warranty stays valid if the vehicle is maintained at the service centre.

Ebrahim K. Kanoo:
Both Toyota and Lexus are constantly upgrading their model line-up and introducing new models.

This year, there will be both full model and minor changes in Toyota’s sedan and SUV segments, highlighting the Waki-Doki designs.

Lexus will introduce new models into its line up including sedans and SUVs, as well as instigating changes in its existing models. It will also introduce a 2.0-litre turbo engine into its line-up and will launch the new Lexus NX in the premium SUV market.

Both brands offer competitive warranty services — 4-year/150,000kms and 5-year/200,000kms for Toyota and Lexus respectively. Ebrahim K. Kanoo offers new vehicles for purchase, used cars for sale, car renting, tyre services and car care as well as repair and maintenance services.

Motorcity Holding BSC:
Carrying a number of brands including Volvo, Subaru, Citroen, SsangYong, Chery and Luxgen, customers are spoilt for choice. The company has passenger car showrooms at Sitra and Sanad, a commercial vehicles showroom at Nuwaidrat, a service centre at Ma’ameer, and parts centres at Ma’ameer, Salmabad and Muharraq.

Motorcity offers new vehicles for purchase, used cars for sale and trade-in as well as repair and maintenance services.

This year sees the arrival of several new models including: Subaru’s new Legacy sedan, Subaru Impreza sedan facelift, Chery Tiggo 3 and Tiggo 5 SUVs, new Volvo XC90 SUV, SsangYong X100 SUV, ISUZU MUX SUV and Luxgen new SUV.

Its used car division — Motorcity Pre Owned Certified Vehicles — offers a certified pre-owned programme warranty on certified used cars. The manufacturer’s warranty or extended warranty, available on the vehicle at the time of selling, is passed on to the customer.

By servicing their vehicle at the company’s workshop customers receive: A full-fledged service and repair infrastructure, trained technicians, genuine spare parts, availability of customised service packages, concierge service, courtesy car, 24 hours roadside assistance, low cost maintenance programme and 5-years/150,000 km warranty.

Euro Motors — Maserati Showroom:
Fans of Italian finesse are spoiled for choice when it comes to Maserati.
Euro Motors offers new vehicles for purchase, used cars for sales and repair and maintenance and car rental through Zayani Leasing.

Major changes to the line-up of 2015 model year vehicles include the new 330bhp Quattroporte engine. Another change is the Ghibli all-wheel drive and the MC Stradale Centennial Edition.
The company offers one year’s warranty on 2010 model year vehicles and above, if it doesn’t have a warranty. It also offers customers the option of extending their warranty for two years.
The pre-owned and the certified pre-owned cars are no older than 2005 model year, while the certified pre-owned has to follow the following rules; car mileage should be less than 60,000km, not older than three years and maintained by the dealer.

Almoayyed Motors:
As a company known for quality, Almoayyed Motors is not content to rest on its laurels and this year will see the arrival of new designs presented with additional technology. Models to look out for include Ford Expedition, Ford Mustang, Ford Focus, Lincoln Navigator and Ford F150.
Almoayyed Motors offers new vehicles for purchase, used cars for sale as well as repair and maintenance services.

Behbehani Brothers W.L.L. — Volkswagen Bahrain:
This German marque is gaining popularity worldwide thanks to its combinations of style, safety and efficiency. It offers new vehicles for purchase, used cars for sale as well as repair and maintenance services.

The are several new additions/product improvement to the Volkswagen line-up for 2015 including the Scirocco, Scirocco R, Touareg, Jetta and Passat.

The Volkswagen used car section — Das WeltAuto — offers optional one to two years warranty on any used car.

Meanwhile, the Volkswagen Service Centre is equipped with all the latest European tools and diagnostic equipment. Under Behbehani Brothers W.L.L., there is also a Vehicle Refinishing Centre.

First Motors:
The Kingdom’s dedicated Hyundai dealer offers new vehicles for purchase, used cars for sale, repair and maintenance and car rental through Zayani Leasing.

The company has award-winning cars such as the new Genesis, which won the 2015 ALG’s residual value award.

Another model to keep your eyes peeled for is the new Sonata, which has established a new standard for mid-size sedans, the company says. It was included in 2014 IIHS top safety pick+ alongside the Genesis.

This year will see the launch of the Grand i10, a vehicle, which boasts a marriage between breathtaking design and future skewed engineering.

Lifetime warranties are offered on all Hyundai new and approved used vehicles (terms and conditions apply) and the company also offers Hyundai Premium Assurance Plus programme for Hyundai Luxury cars such as Centennial and Genesis, terms and conditions apply.

The Hyundai Premium Assurance Plus includes 5-years /100,000kms maintenance service, five years roadside assistance, five years home to home service, five years service courtesy car, lifetime warranty, lifetime dedicated service advisor and a buy back value guarantee.
The company has a repair and maintenance facility at the showroom in Sitra and another one for quick service in Salmabad.

Porsche Centre Bahrain:
Considered by many as the pinnacle of German engineering, Porsche is a brand with a well-deserved reputation for excellence. The Porsche Centre Bahrain offers new vehicles for purchase, used cars for sale as well as repair and maintenance facilities.

Without revealing too many details, the company says the new 2015 Cayenne will be available during the first half of the year and there will be upgrades on other models to be announced soon.

The Porsche Pre-owned Showroom is offering ‘Porsche Approved’ Pre-owned Cars with one-year warranty on all cars purchased through the programme.

The company has a workshop dedicated to Porsche cars with nine service bays and one dialogue bay. There is also a central body shop and an on-site tyre service facility.