Doha: On behalf of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al -Thani, His Excellency Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti opened this evening the 6th Qatar Motor Show 2016 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
His Excellency the minister toured the various pavilions where he was introduced to a wide range of exhibitors and exciting range of new car and motorcycle models by the organizers.
In a statement following the tour, His Excellency the Minister Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti said "the current edition of the exhibition area has seen an increase by 18 per cent from the previous one which includes 38 exhibitors.
He praised this year's edition which features some companies exhibiting cars powered by hybrid fuel, pointing to the need to raise public awareness for the acquisition of such cars because of their role in maintaining the environment.
This year’s event is hosting more than 20 new automotive models in the country.
Key partners include Commercial bank, the show’s official bank sponsor, and the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, the show’s official hotel, Qatar Insurance Company, Qatar Airways, and QTickets.
Among several new models, Qatar’s first concept car was also revealed.
Texas A&M Qatar graduate Abdulwahab Ziaullah conceptualized the car during his undergraduate research and the model has been brought to life for the first time in partnership with Ali Bin Ali Group.
This year’s show features Audi, BMW, Bosch, Cadillac, Castrol, Chrysler, Continental, Dodge, Ducati, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson (NBK), Infinity, Jaguar, Jeep, KTM, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Maxus, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Piaggio, Porsche, RAM, Renault, Rolls Royce, Sand X, Titanium, Toyota, Triumph, VW and Ziebart