The ultimate in luxury travel

 If you want arguably the best luxury car on the market, then step right this way. The Mercedes S-Class makes a case for itself as the ultimate luxury saloon thanks to a combination of cutting edge technology, impeccable comfort and incredible refinement.

Even in world where the likes of the Bentley Flying Spur and Range Rover exist, plus rivals like the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series, the Mercedes S-Class still leads the way. Why? Read our in depth Mercedes S-Class review to find out why.  

There is an argument that big luxury saloons like this are now irrelevant but don't let Mercedes-Benz hear you saying that. True, they are not as popular as they once were - the rise of the luxury SUV has seen to that - but the S-Class remains the flagship in the Mercedes-Benz range and the innovations that debut here will filter down to the rest of the Mercedes range. 

The interior is a tour de force. The sleek design and impeccable build quality are everything you'd expect from a top of the range Mercedes-Benz and the seats are so comfortable you'd happily sell the house and move in. As you'd expect, it's incredibly roomy inside with the back seats of long wheelbase models feeling appropriately limousine-esque.

The MBUX infotainment system comes into its own in the tech and feature-laden Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Rather than having more buttons than a haberdashery, pretty much everything is controlled through the big screen on the dash. It's easy to use once you've mastered it and means a less cluttered interior layout.

On the move, the Mercedes S-Class proves it's one of the most comfortable cars money can buy with the refined suspension ironing out road surface imperfections with ease. We can think of no better car for covering long distances in. True, it's not the most dynamic of cars to drive - a BMW 7 Series is better - but the S-Class is reassuringly capable nonetheless.

The engine range includes two six-cylinder diesels - the S 350 d and S 400 d 4Matic - as well as an S 500 4Matic petrol - the quickest in the range. However, it's the S 580 e plug-in hybrid which really appeals thanks to an electric range of 65 miles and low running costs when it comes to VED. This would be our choice.

Whichever engine you choose, the Mercedes S-Class is suitably hushed at motorway speeds which makes for serene progress. It is of course fitted with pretty much every bell and whistle you'd want - and if not there's always the extensive optional extras list to keep you occupied.

The ultimate in luxury travel

While the latest Mercedes S-Class has hardly rewritten the luxury saloon rulebook, Mercedes-Benz has managed to refine and noticeable improve on the previous S-Class. It's not as brash as an SUV and while there is the whiff of the 'chauffeur driven', it's still the pinnacle of luxurious travel.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long set the benchmark for luxury saloons, despite strong competition from its noisy German neighbours. The popularity of luxury SUVs means even more pretenders to the crown. But the latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class shows exactly how its done. It remains unrivalled among its peers.

Things To Know About Honda Products

 When it comes to popular automakers across the globe, Honda is surely one of them. Honda cars are well-known for their reliability and durability. Alongside, the Japanese auto brand has a fine share of luxury and non-luxury vehicles in the automobile industry. 

But do you know the fact about Honda that it manufactures products other than just cars and motorcycles? Honda offers a diverse product range such as jet skis, boats, and other marine equipment. Besides, its product lineup includes airplanes and jets as well. 

Let’s find out more facts about Honda Motors Company and revisit its journey to becoming one of the popular Japanese auto brands.


Although Honda’s first-ever car debuted in 1963, the company started its journey way back in 1937. The founder of this popular Japanese auto brand, Soichiro Honda began working at an auto workshop in 1922. After 6 years, Soichiro Honda started his auto workshop. 

Let’s go through the complete Honda factsheet and learn more about the company’s journey to date.


Honda Journey
Honda started as a motorcycle manufacturing company and became the largest manufacturer in the world by 1964

In 1937, Honda started a company ‘Tökai Seiki’. It is a lesser-known fact about Honda Motors that the brand started as a car part manufacturer before it got into motorcycle and automobile production. The company produced and supplied car parts to another popular Japanese brand Toyota.

After the second world war, Soichiro Honda and a team of twelve engineers created a motorbike engine. In 1949, the first Honda motorcycle debuted with a two-stroke engine producing 98 hp. Moreover, Honda became the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world by 1964. 


Honda S600
S600 was the first-ever car produced by Honda

While many think that Honda Civic is the first-ever car by this Japanese auto brand, it is a lesser-known fact about Honda that its first-ever car was S600. Honda S600 was available as a convertible and coupe car body type. The car was equipped with an inline 4-cylinder engine producing 57 hp.

The car was lightweight and later, the Honda S2000 was inspired by the S600 model. After S600, Honda went on to manufacture car models such as Honda Civic and Accord which are among the most popular used Japanese car models in the UAE and across the globe. 


Honda Accord
Honda Civic debuted in 1972 with a better fuel-efficiency to meet the demands during oil crisis

Amidst the oil crises in the 1970s, Honda Civic and Accord debuted in 1972 and 1976, respectively. The sedans were well-perceived by the masses because of Honda’s innovative technology. Moreover, the Civic and Accord came with better fuel efficiency.

Recently, Honda launched the tenth generation of Accord, and each year more features are added to this sedan. Besides, Honda Accord has won several awards among the top ten family sedans. Since innovation is the major aspect of this Japanese auto brand, it introduced a hybrid car model in 2003 for the first time in Honda Civic’s history. The battery of the Civic hybrid was said to last for a lifetime.


Although the automotive industry existed since the 19th century, the Honda Accord was the first non-American car produced in the USA. Besides, Honda already had started manufacturing motorcycles in the USA in 1958. 

Moreover, it is an interesting Honda fact that the brand has managed to sell more than one million Accord models in the USA alone. Honda has been in the USA for more than 40 years. And, it has more than 12 manufacturing plants in America. 


It is an interesting fact about Honda that it is known for its research and innovation to make technological advancements. That said, cars in Indy 500 race competitions use Honda and Chevrolet engines since 2005. Honda Indy engine is a 2.2-litre V6 twin-turbo engine producing 550 to 750 hp depending on the turbo boost pressure at tracks.


Honda Prelude
Prelude was the first four-wheel steering car by Honda Motors

Honda Prelude became the first-ever four-wheel steering car to be sold in the USA. Although the Prelude wasn’t a sports car like the Nissan R31 Skyline, it became popular with Honda’s innovation. Later, more Prelude models were released. That said, Prelude became one of the most appreciated car models in JDM.


Honda in motor racing
It is one of the interesting facts about Honda that it has been popular in motor racing competitions

Honda is one of the well-known manufacturers of car parts and engines in motor racing competitions. While the Japanese auto brand was popular in motorcycle racing, it is an interesting fact about Honda that it started Honda Racing Corporation in 1982. Since then, Honda has won several racing competitions.


Honda Jets
Honda also produces private jets alongside cars, motorcycles and marine transports

It is a well-known Honda fact that the brand is well-known for its diverse products. From jets and boats to cars and motorcycles, Honda has got a long list of products. That said, Honda also started a side project to design and produce robots in 2011.


Acura luxury car
Acura is the luxury car division by Honda

Honda started its luxury auto brand called ‘Acura’. It was the first-ever Japanese luxury car brand owned by one of the top automobile manufacturer, Honda in 1986. Later, Toyota followed it with the launch of ‘Lexus’ in 1989. 

Although the company started as a motorcycle manufacturer, Honda has come a long way with its innovation, research, and development. These were all the facts about Honda that made this Japanese auto brand popular in the world. 

You can look for popular new Honda cars from the Honda showrooms in the UAE. Or buy a used Honda car in the UAE offering modern features and safety systems. Moreover, you can explore other popular luxury and non-luxury vehicles from the listings of used cars in the UAE.

Stay connected with the UAE’s leading auto blog to learn more about popular auto brands and their services to the automotive industry.

LG rolls out its OLED TVs, perfect for cinema, sports and gaming, to key markets


LG rolls out its OLED TVs, perfect for cinema, sports and gaming, to key markets

The new LG OLED TVs are designed to deliver stunning picture quality and innovative design with upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features.

LG Electronics, the world leader in OLED TVs, is raising the bar again in with new LG OLED models led by two new art-inspired GX Gallery series4K Ultra HD TVs, 77 and 65 inch class.

The new LG OLED TVs — and new 8K and 4K LG NanoCell LCD TVs — are designed to deliver stunning picture quality and innovative design with upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that bring movies, sports and video games to life like never before imagined.

At the heart of the latest 8K and 4K LG OLED and 8K LG NanoCell TVs are a number of advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor. This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on LG’s renowned picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content including movies, games and sports, taking the user experience to new heights.

LG’s premium TVs flaunt unique, elegant designs that integrate effortlessly with any home decor. The all-new minimalist Gallery Series takes design to a whole different level with an ultra-thin form factor — the 65-inch model is a mere 20 millimeters (0.79 inches) thin. Paired with an included specially-designed wall mount, these 65 and 77 inch class models hang completely flush on the wall, providing a dramatic appearance, transforming the OLED into a piece of art.

The LG OLED ZX Real 8K models, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, exceed the strict requirements established by the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) official industry definition for 8K Ultra HD TVs. The 88- and 77-inch LG OLED models also surpass the measurement criteria recommended by the International Committee for Display Metrology and are among the first to earn the new CTA 8K Ultra HD logo.

The LG NanoCell TV lineup is highlighted by six Real 8K TV models (75- and 65-inch models in Nano99, Nano97 and Nano95 series), all exceeding the stringent requirements needed to display the official industry 8K UHD logo from CTA.

Ultimate Cinema Experience

Combining OLED’s self-emissive technology and absolute blacks with support for Dolby Vision IQ and the UHD Alliance’s new Filmmaker Mode™, LG OLED TVs bring the cinema into the living room with new levels of realism. With Dolby Vision® ultra-vivid high dynamic range imaging, Dolby Atmos® immersive sound, and for the first time ever, Dolby Vision IQ, LG OLED TVs deliver a truly spectacular video-audio experience. Dolby Vision IQ introduces new intelligent features for TVs to deliver optimal picture quality as the creatives intended, no matter the ambient light environment or content genre.

The new Filmmaker Mode, supported by Hollywood’s leading directors, delivers images the way they intended. By disabling certain post-processing effects (such as motion smoothing, noise reduction and sharpening) while perfectly preserving correct aspect ratios, colors and frame rates, LG OLED TVs with the Filmmaker Mode faithfully replicate the original vision of the director.

LG OLED TVs also have been recognized by Hollywood Professional Association with its Excellence in Engineering Award as the first and only with integrated hardware-level calibration software, further solidifying LG’s OLED TV as Hollywood’s leading reference consumer display for use in content production.

LG’s award-winning webOS smart TV platform will bring LG OLED and LG NanoCell TVs a plethora of programming from the constantly-growing number of top global content providers through apps and services such as Disney+, Netflix and CBS All Access.

Ultimate Game Experience

With stellar picture quality and newly added gaming features, LG TVs are ideal for serious gamers, delivering the most seamless, immersive big-screen gaming experiences available anywhere. As the first TV manufacturer to offer NVIDIA G-SYNC® Compatibility, LG is expanding this capability to 12 OLED TVs to provide a flawless PC gaming experience without screen tearing or other distracting visual artifacts.

With unparalleled variable refresh rate and ultra-fast response time, LG OLED TV is considered the most advanced gaming TV on the market today. With the extremely low input lag of expensive desktop gaming monitors, detail-packed visuals of today’s games are simply jaw-dropping on LG OLED TVs. And the smoothness and responsiveness of controlling the onscreen action has to be experienced to be believed.

In another industry-first, LG OLED TVs feature the HDR Gaming Interest Group’s HGiG Mode so gamers can enjoy high quality visuals as game creators and developers intended when playing HDR games via consoles on their LG TVs. HGiG is a body made up of companies from the game and display industries that develops standards to improve the HDR gaming experience for consumers.

During intense gaming sessions, LG OLED TVs even help address eye fatigue. The Eye Comfort Display certification, from the trusted international testing lab TÜV Rheinland, verifies that LG OLED TVs offer adjustability for blue light content, are flicker-free, and provide exceptional image quality from any angle. LG OLED screens meet every TÜV testing criterion, including wide color gamut and HDR.

Ultimate Sports Experience

Not only ideal for film buffs and gamers, LG OLED TVs are perfect for sports fans, too, offering exhilarating viewing experiences courtesy of the 120Hz response time — made possible by the new α9 Gen 3 AI Processor — and sports-centric features.

Sports Alert helps users to keep track of their favourite teams and schedules and notifying them as soon as a team scores. Users can select their favourite teams in various sports — soccer, football, baseball, etc. — to receive automatic updates at the start of a match, whenever a team scores and when the game ends.

Sports fans can also benefit from enhanced sound. Viewers can connect the TV to Bluetooth speakers to create a more dynamic soundscape to create a real stadium environment.

“LG’s vision to offer outstanding value to its customers comes to life this year with the company’s new line-up of art-inspired TVs,” said Mr. Mike Ahn, General Manager, Home Entertainment TV Division, LG Electronics West African Operations. “Beyond the unrivaled picture quality that LG’s premium TVs deliver, the new additions also come with the company’s advanced technologies, best in AI-integration and unrivalled, futuristic design made possible by OLED technology.”

LG is again pushing the innovation envelope by bringing the ultimate picture to a TV screen size that is much more approachable. Now even more consumers will be able to experience the superior performance of LG OLED TVs, considered to be the most advanced gaming TV on the market today.

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To advance the functionality of today’s home appliances to a whole new level, LG Electronics is set to deliver an unparalleled level of performance and convenience into the home with enhanced features to present consumers with a more enriching smart home experience.

The deploys of new solar energy system to 2-Way Steel Works Nigeria Ltd

Rensource, a West-African SME-focused renewable energy company, in partnership with Stellaris Power Solutions (SPS), has deployed a 300kWp solar PV for 2-Way Steel Works Nigeria Ltd, a steel manufacturing company in Kaduna, Nigeria.

The solar PV plant will generate 0.5MWh of energy annually and offset over four-thousand tons of carbon throughout the project’s lifetime, improving air quality and benefiting health outcomes in the country.

2-Way Steel Works Nigeria Ltd has thus set the pace to be one of the largest installed solar PV in the steel manufacturing industry in Nigeria. The project, which commenced operations in March 2022, will have an important footprint in terms of sustainability. It will save up to 360 tons of CO2emissions per year and create 20 jobs during its construction and operations phase.

Since venturing into providing Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Renewable Energy solutions to businesses & industries in 2019 with its flagship project in Premium Poultry Abuja, Rensource Energy has signed PPAs to provide over 5MWp of installed solar PV capacity across Nigeria and projects to construct 12MWp by the end of the year.

According to the Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN), Nigeria has been affected by an insufficient power supply which has largely contributed to the paralyzing of industrial and commercial activities in the country. CREN estimates that power outages brought about a loss of 126 billion Naira annually.

Aside from the huge income loss, it has also resulted in health difficulties because of the exposure to carbon emissions caused by the constant use of generators in different households and businesses, unemployment, and high cost of living leading to the degeneration of living conditions. Generators remain inadequate to satisfy the needs of Nigeria. As such, solar energy becomes a great solution as it is cheaper and reduces carbon emissions, which lessens the effect of climate change.

This project will represent the steel manufacturing industry’s largest renewable energy project. The solar PV is expected to operate for 15 years according to the power purchase agreement (PPA).

Commenting on the deployment, Rensource’s COO Prince Ojeabulu said:

We are honored to partner with 2-Way Steel Works Nigeria Ltd to provide a state-of-the-art PV solution that generates cheap and clean energy to power 2-Way Steel Works production activities. This successful completion of the PV plant represents Rensource’s commitment to continue to bridge the energy gap hampering economic growth in Nigeria.

Mr. Clement U. Ejeh the CEO/Chairman of 2 Way Steel was also elated by the project, according to him:

For years, as big players in steel construction, requiring high electric power to produce, we have had to grapple with the epileptic supply from the grid, resulting in high production cost and loss of revenue. Today, that is history, as we operate at full capacity, towering above production targets, all thanks to God that brought Stellaris Power Solutions & Rensource Energy our way! Our power partners come with the rising sun!

 About Rensource Energy

Rensource is a leading West African provider of renewable energy-related services, it specializes in the development and financing of solar-hybrid captive power provision which provides commercial, industrial, and utility customers, solutions that bridge the gap between desired and available power. Rensource deploys any combination of solar power and fossil-fired power, primarily gas and diesel but also includes natural gas with appropriate battery storage solutions. Rensource has proven itself with a track record of reliability and consistency in the region.

About 2-Way Steel

2-Way Steel Works Limited is a world-class steel manufacturing company that focuses on the production of quality fabrication of iron and steel. 2-Way Steel creates the unimaginable with iron to suit clients’ needs, these include silo, palletized, box, container, flat bird, tankers, LPG Bodies amongst others.

About Stellaris Power Solutions

Stellaris Power Solutions is the leading EPC and Engineering Services company with a regional footprint across Africa and the Middle East. Stellaris provides turnkey design, supply, and installation for utility-scale solar tracker projects. As a GameChange Solar’s certified, trusted partner and the market’s leading provider of GENIUS TRACKERTM, Stellaris helps its customers meet their renewable energy goals with simple, seamless project execution.

This content was brought to you by Rensource Energy.