As many as 14 local and regional ‘first-time’ reveals, including the Genesis fuel cell concept Sports Utility Vehicle, highlighted the opening of Qatar Motor Show (QMS) 2018 on Wednesday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
The five-day event, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, is organised by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) in co-operation with Fira Qatar on a 17,896sqm space.
HE the Minister of Transport and Communication Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti inaugurated QMS 2018, themed ‘Drive to Innovation,’ which demonstrates Qatar’s commitment to introducing the latest technology from the automotive industry.
“This (8th) edition comes as Qatar intensifies its efforts to enhance innovation and safety in the field of transportation. New innovations in the use of electric cars are in line with our commitment to promote clean and sustainable energy,” HE al-Sulaiti said in a press statement.
“The roads, rail, port, and airport projects that the Ministry of Transport and Communications is now completing, will make Qatar’s transportation sector one of the most advanced in the world,” he noted. “This will support the development plans of all national institutions as they work to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.”
The Qatar Motor Show 2018 hosts 37 exhibitors and 20 top brands and companies: BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinity, Chevrolet, Maxus, MG, Mitsubishi Motors, Harley Davidson, Jaguar, Land Rover, Genesis, ZX Auto, Borgward, Universal Motors (Lotus), Crystal Car, Auto Stacker, Kracher, Breu, Four Stroke, Car Care Centre, Al Jaber Car Care Centre, Pegasus, My Tyre, and Titanium (Smart Line).
The show’s sponsors and partners are: Mawater Centre, Qatar Insurance Company, Mowasalat, W Doha Hotel, and Joué Club.
Aimed at enriching the show’s content and cater to a variety of tastes, Mawater Centre also organised a special exhibition of classical cars under the sponsorship of QTA, exhibiting more than 65 classical and modified cars, 4-wheel drive cars, classical motorbikes, and government cars.
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