Most Popular Car Brands
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If you’re planning a trip to the UAE for work, visit, or to settle for good, you’re sure to need a car. It’s as good as any other basic necessity of life in the middle east. The sweltering summers aren’t amicable and places are often hard or slow to reach by public transport.
Some of the most popular auto-motor brands in the UAE include:
Toyota (Al Futtaim Motors)
Toyota is one of the most preferred brands in the UAE. It’s favored for the Land Cruiser and Corolla. The Japenese brand’s rugged SUV commands the fast lane and is a favourite among locals. Its desert-friendly Land Cruiser and smaller Prado proved most revered. Alongside the Corolla sedan with all-around dark tinted windows is commonplace on UAE roads. Toyota Camry is sadly overpopulated by RTA taxis in the emirates.
Every new Toyota model sells like hot cakes, especially during the Ramadan season sale. With incremental functional and comfort upgrades, Toyota cars are regarded among the safest in the UAE. Toyota is hence one of the most fast-moving cars on the rental rack. They are much preferred by local Emiratis as well as Saudi and Oman nationals visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Nissan (Arabian Automobiles / AW Rostamani)
SUVs have been the preferred choice of car type thanks to UAE’s ancient desert life. Nissan made it big in the UAE with its flagship SUV: The Nissan Batrol [sic]. Though the country has evolved to offering modern city life, Patrol has stuck its ground. It’s one of the most demanded rental cars in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. In fact, it’s booked weeks before an upcoming Eid holiday through till the weekend.
The Nissan Patrol SUV is adored for its powerful engine and massive size. If you happen to drive on the fast lane of Sheikh Zayed Road, Mohammed Bin Zayed, Emirates Road or any other highway in the UAE, you’ll probably be tailgated by a flashing Batrol. No matter if you were driving the maximum allowed speed limit.
Mercedes Benz (Gargash Motors)
In Dubai, Mercedes Benz S-class is a symbol of status like anywhere else. Higher the model no., the higher your societal status. It’s easy to spot one in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Be it a personal car, a rental or a chauffeured limousine. The German automaker’s new models are much in demand across the UAE, including the Maybachs.
The other popular car by Mercedes Benz is the G63 wagon. The luxury SUV is in high demand all round the year. In the Dubai rental market, the G63 is available all through 2016 to 2019. It comes with some of the most amazing car features alongside a powerful engine. It’s been an iconic car since Sheikh Mohammed was seen driving around Dubai his very own “1” G-wagon in this BBC interview.
Lexus (Al Futtaim Motors)
As much as the Emirates love their SUVs, Lexus is top at its game with the LX 570. It comes with power, luxury and safety features that Lexus is well-known for. This all-wheel-drive (AWD) car has responsive brakes and a high-tech cabin.
Given the smooth ride and advanced off-road capabilities, the Lexus LX 570 is in high demand for rentals too. Though you’re not allowed to take a rental car off-roading as insurance does not cover it. Another high-selling car by Lexus is the ES 350, the standard limousine car in the UAE. You’ll seem in white, black and silver color throughout the city of Dubai being chauffeured by professional drivers. It offers amazing legroom and elegant interiors for you and your guests.
Hyundai (Juma Al Majid Group)
Hyundai is world-renowned and highly respected. The Korean automotive producer offers a range of dependable economy and medium-range vehicles. From SUVs like Santa Fe, Tucson to sedans such as Accent, Elantra and even the H1 van. Every successive model has been a hit year after year.
Car rental companies that cater Hyundai cars receive quite a few inquiries, even though the availability is high in the market. Most customers prefer Hyundai cars given the brand’s likability by both men and women.
The five auto brands Described above are those which we believe are the most popular in the UAE. Please feel free to rent across all the brands labeled above through the UAE’s biggest car rental and leasing portal.