In an effort to protect the rights and safety of its customers, Al-Futtaim Toyota, leader in sustainable mobility since 2008, in partnership with the UAE Government, conducted eight sweep raids on counterfeit car part dealers across various Emirates during the first two months of 2018. This practice resulted in the confiscation of 178,781 of fake car parts worth AED 4.2 million.

The eight raids were executed across Al Ain, Umm al Quwain and Dubai. In Al Ain, a villa was raided with the help of the municipality, police, Al Ain Economic Development Department (EDD) and other government entities, resulting in the confiscation of counterfeit parts worth AED 120,000. Another batch of counterfeit parts worth AED 1.2 million was found in a 40ft. container in Dubai Warsan 3.

Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim-Toyota, said “The dangers accompanying the use of counterfeit car parts are massive. These parts are not produced by certified manufacturers and do not meet the standards of safety and quality set by manufacturers. Using these fake parts not only puts the driver at risk, but also their families and the public. We implore the public to always opt for original and high-quality parts from authorized dealers.”

Al-Futtaim Toyota keeps high standards for genuine Toyota parts, which are built with the best in quality, reliability and durability.

 

About Al-Futtaim – Toyota

Toyota, a Japanese automotive manufacturer founded in 1937, is the world's market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles.

Toyota is exclusively distributed in the UAE by the Al-Futtaim Automotive Division, part of Al-Futtaim Group, for over 6 decades, and has been leading the sustainable mobility movement since 2008.

In addition to the large line-up of vehicles ranging from SUV, compact, sedan, coupe, MPV and LCV options, Al-Futtaim Toyota introduced Camry Electric Hybrid Vehicle (HEV) in 2008 to taxi operator fleets, in an effort to actively contribute to a lower carbon footprint in the UAE.

In 2016, Prius, the world’s most popular HEV for over 20 years was launched in the country, in order to actively support UAE Vision 2021’s environmental targets.

2017 saw the introduction of the zero-emission hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai, in a pilot aiming at studying the possibilities of establishing a hydrogen-based, carbon-free society. As part of the program the Mirai is being showcased to a number of key government stakeholders and is taking part in a number of events to give the public an understanding of what the future of zero-emissions motoring could look like.

While the Yaris Hatchback monopolises the compact range, the Sedan series offers a wide choice of vehicles such as Yaris Sedan, Corolla, Camry andAvalon. The SUV range comprises the legendary Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, FJ Cruiser, Fortuner and RAV4. As for the MPV line-up, it features Innova, Previa and the 7-seat Avanza.  The LCV range covers the Land Cruiser Pick-up, Hilux, Hiace and Coaster. Dedicated to the purists’ sports car is the front engine rear wheel drive Toyota 86. For more information and to book a test drive of the latest Toyota models please visit www.toyota.ae; Social Media Handles: ToyotaUAE

 

Source: Al Futtaim Motors