Have You Heard About Porsche Drive Flex?

Owning a Porsche becomes easier. The brand’s Middle East and Africa arm has introduced the Porsche Drive Flex. When opted for, the program allows the buyer to drive away a new vehicle with a fixed monthly charge. It also gives the option to continue or upgrade anytime after the first 12 months or terminate the plan with no strings attached. So, more like a subscription service. No down payment is involved, and the monthly charge includes registration, service, maintenance, insurance and warranty costs.

For example, one wants the Porsche Macan under this new program. Under the Porsche Drive Flex program, the compact SUV is available with a monthly charge starting at AED 5,999.

Those interested can visit the Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi, Ali & Sons Showrooms in the UAE’s capital or Al Ain. A visit to the distributor’s website is another way to proceed.

Oakley Launches Japan Collection In Various Markets

California-headquartered Oakley has announced that its Field Gear Line, designed in Japan, will be available in various markets outside the Land of the Rising Sun. More specifically, it will be introduced in select countries across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific).

Oakley buckets the above-mentioned apparel range under the Japan Collection tag. It is designed to fight against the elements in extreme outdoor conditions, such as intense sunlight, strong winds and rain. The collection features wrinkle-effect woven fabrics in neutral tones while including elevated trims and a performance-oriented fit.

The Oakley Japan Collection also includes apparel specifically designed for Golf and Training. These boast Hydrolix, Hydrofree DWR, and UPF50 materials for sun protection. The Golf Collection has three style lines: Fashionable Skull, Retro-inspired Icon, and Classic OG.

As mentioned above, the Oakley Japan Collection will be available in select countries and sold only in select stores. Buyers can also visit Oakley’s official website.

Audi Approved: Plus Outlet Opens In Guwahati

Audi India has announced the opening of its 26th pre-owned car facility – Audi Approved: plus – in the country. Located at Balughat, Jayanagar Tripura Road, Guwahati, the showroom with a 10-car display has become the largest luxury used car outlet in the Northeast.

Audi Approved: plus witnessed a strong growth of 62 per cent in India last year. The brand aims to expand its used car business network across India further. Over the next nine months, Audi India will inaugurate four more used car outlets in the country. That’ll take the total to 30 such facilities by the end of the year.

Before a car comes for sale through an Audi Approved: plus outlet, it undergoes 300+ multi-point checks, covering mechanical, bodywork, interior and electrical inspections. Buyers also benefit from a complete service history of the vehicle and a membership of 24×7 roadside assistance.

Dubai’s Aviterra Orders Over 100 Flying Cars

Aviterra, a Dubai-based firm, has signed a purchase deal with PAL-V for more than 100 Liberty flying cars. The acquired vehicles will be deployed across the Middle East and Africa. Also, Aviterra has announced an investment in PAL-V alongside inking a partnership for the Middle East and Africa.

Liberty can take the road like a conventional car or, by utilising Aviterra’s services, can take off like an aircraft from a very short runway. The flying car in question has a seating capacity of two and has space for 80 litres of stuff. In drive mode, it can hit 100kmph from a standstill in less than 9 seconds and clock 160kmph at full stretch. The range is 1,315km.

In flying mode, which takes about five minutes to get ready, Liberty needs a 180m take-off roll. Its 200hp powerplant can help reach up to 180kmph and a maximum altitude of 11,000 ft. The maximum range is between 400-500km, with a maximum flying time of 4.3 hours.

PAL-V is establishing regional offices globally to propel its flying car business. These will also be hubs for sales, maintenance, flight training and assembly locations.