Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive, the exclusive importer of BMW Group vehicles in Kuwait, revealed the all-new MINI Paceman at a unique activity at Avenues Mall, where visitors and media got the chance to interact with the brand. With all the driving excitement of a Sports Activity Coupé and the hallmark MINI go-kart fun driving experience, the seventh addition to the MINI family is set to turn heads in Kuwait. Shoppers will have the chance to interact with the brand’s newest addition and experience the new MINI Paceman for themselves via a host of fun, creative, eye-catching stunts, including pop art and interactive drawing screens,. Entitled “Design with Bite,” the activation will form part of a region-wide road show, which includes visits to six countries across the MiddleEast.
The seventh model in the MINI family has a unique character all of its own, while displaying clear ties to the inimitable style of the British brand. On the outside, the MINI Paceman offers a unique combination of sporty and extrovert design with two elongated doors, large new horizontal taillights and sloping roofline. The fresh and individual character of the MINI Paceman comes across most prominently when the car is viewed from the side. It is also highly customisable, and available in eight body finishes and a choice of seven light alloy wheels in four colours. The roof and exterior mirror caps can be painted in the chosen body colour, white or black.
Commenting on the launch of this car in Kuwait, Mr. Yousef Al Qatami, General Manager of Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive, said: “MINI has achieved phenomenal success in Kuwait over the years, helping to make it the most successful small premium car brand in the world and across the Middle East. Unique, yet typically MINI, the MINI Paceman opens up the brand to a whole new audience segment that has been looking for a MINI that combines the sportiness and space of an SUV, with the sleek design of a coupé. We are confident that this new addition will prove highly popular among MINI fans here in Kuwait and will mark a new and exciting chapter in MINI’s illustrious history.”
A friend to our blog sent us photos for 2014 Porsche Cayman and Cayman S launching event in Kuwait at Al Raya hotel yesterday, he says the event was entertaining. I find Porsche Cayman one of the great looking sport cars and the new generation looks even greater. Aesthetics aside, performance was also improved big-time, they say Porsche Cayman S 2014 has 3.4-liter engine that produces 325-horsepower and accelerates from 0-100 KM/Hr in merely 4.4 secs (with PDK), that’s fast enough in comparison with other similar sport cars. I find Cayman getting better and better over the year that it’s almost getting ahead of the 911, but of course Porsche won’t let that ever happen. Though personally there are number of things that I think Cayman supersedes the 911. Let’s see;
Obviously cheaper than 911 by KD10,000+
Better Fuel Economy; it consumes less gas.
Bigger luggage space; yes you can put more stuff.
Lighter; I read it’s lighter than 911 by about 70KGs.
Sounds better; many car experts agree with that.
I guess 911 fans are pissed at me but I’m just trying to expain why I find Porsche Cayman appealing and not just the ‘Poor’s Man 911′. Anyhow, I called Posche Center to inquire about the price, they said the 2014 model starts at KD18,222 and adding the S will increase the price by around KD4,000 , so that’s KD22,000 in cash and in full.
I just received this link on WhatsApp about presumably new traffic law penaltieshere in Kuwait and I wanted to share it with all of you. Please lets try to be more careful of our driving because the accident rates have been increasing lately. Have a good day and safe driving!
Update: Ministry of Interior has officially mentioned that above penalties are false.
I recall we covered the participating photos last year [link] and there were numerous cool shots. I think pro photographers would find this contest quite interesting. Now please be aware that in case of winning 25% of the prize shall be given to me as a token of appreciation (kidding!).
As I said before this is the first Arabian-made supercar (er, hypercar) and it costs 1Million Kuwaiti Dinar roughyly (well KD959,000 to be more precise). It produces 751 horsepower and accelerates from 0-100 km/h in merely 2.8 secs and reach the astonishing top speed of 395 km/hr. So now Lykan or 500 sq. meter villa?