Volvo Cars, the premium car maker from Sweden, has announced that the all-new XC60 SUV – which will be revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March – will feature three new advanced driver assistance features aimed at keeping the driver out of trouble. Taking the high fatalities rates and poor road safety records in most of the Middle Eastern and North African countries, those ......read more
Renault e.dams has won the third ePrix of season three of the FIA Formula E Championship with a mature and confident drive from Sébastien Buemi on the Puerto Madero circuit. The win is Séb’s third in a row and the team’s sixth consecutive victory, taking the Renault e.dams tally to twelve from twenty-four ePrix since the series inauguration, a 50% success rate. Nico Prost ......read more
Renault is upgrading its core B Sedan model in the Middle-East, by launching the New Renault Symbol facelift. While the exterior design has been refreshed, the interior quality has been enhanced, and new features such as C-shaped LED DRL, 16" Black Diamond Alloy Wheels and Rearview camera have been introduced. Speaking about New Renault Symbol, Marwan HAIDAMOUS, Managing Director ......read more
Volvo surprised us with some extremely good-looking and innovative models lately, such as the S90, the V90, the V90 Cross Country and the XC90, which obviously eflected on their local and global sales. The Swedish premium car maker has reported a robust 66% increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11.0bn (USD 1.24bn) compared to SEK6.62bn (USD 7.45m) in 2015, as global sales hit a ......read more
Until last year TOTAL used to be a long-year lubricant partner of the Renault Formula One Team, before TOTAL decided to focus more on soccer sponsoring rather than Formula One sponsoring and started sponsoring popular championships like the 2017 African Cup. As a consequence of TOTAL stepping out of F1, BP and Renault Sport Racing have today announced a new partnership which will see ......read more
In Germany one would say 'the launch of the new Mercedes E-Class in Egypt stands under no good star'. 'Standing under no good star' is the translation of 'Steht unter keinem guten Stern', which is a well-known German saying and which means that the start or launch of something is quite unlucky or has lots of negative things related to it. Same could be said about the recent launch of ......read more
International car manufacturers expressed their delight as the 4th consecutive Middle East Car of the Year Awards (MECOTY), which will be held on 30th March 2017 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, reached its final round after 9 months of conducting regional test drives and voting. ‘’ We are delighted to be nominated in three categories at the 2017 Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards ......read more
Is the recently (and finally) launched 'new' 2017 Mercedes E180 with the 1.6-litre engine worth its money? That has been one of the many questions I have been receiving during the past few weeks, after Mercedes Benz Egypt finally 'returned' to the Egyptian market last month with a 'new' product, namely the Mercedes E-Class which had already been unveiled one year ago for the first time at ......read more
The best-selling models Duster, Sanero and Logan are sold in some international markets under the brand Renault (such as in Egypt for example) and in other markets under the brand Dacia. In the UK, Dacia recorded its best-ever year of sales in 2016 since it experienced the most successful launch of any new car brand in the UK at the beginning of 2013. Sales of Dacia’s ......read more
BMW has announced a recall for more than 150,000 vehicles because of problems with the fuel pump. The affected cars could leak fuel and in worst case scenario lead to a crash. Twenty-six different BMW models built between 2007 and 2012 are affected by this recall. In this case a loose wiring in the fuel pump could melt a connector which consequently would lead to fuel leaking. ......read more
Total unveiled investment plans for its world-class lubricant blending plant in Borg El Arab, Alexandria, consolidating its long-term presence in Egypt. The plan includes an ambitious strategy, initiated in 2015, whereby Total is injecting EGP 45 million to expand the plant's production capacity to cater to both local as well as export market needs. "Egypt is a cornerstone of our ......read more
One year on from the very first production model leaving the assembly line the Bentayga has received international praise and recognition. The Bentayga was designed to be the world’s fastest and most luxurious SUV and has been recognised for its high level of luxury, elegant, timeless design execution, off-road performance and cutting-edge advanced ......read more
Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, has unveiled a top-of-the-line luxury model S90 Excellence in Shanghai, in advance of its first public appearance at the Guangzhou Motor Show 2016, highlighting the high levels of quality that underpin Volvo’s global manufacturing strategy. The new S90 Excellence will be built in Volvo Cars’ facility in Daqing, China and exported globally. ......read more
Only in very rare occasions do we publish reader's complaint on our front-page in addition to the regular reader's letter section. Today is one of those rare occasions as we received this complaints from another annoyed and disappointed BMW owner, this time a BMW 7 series owner. We are not surprised that BMW Egypt /Bavarian Auto Group BAG became extremely arrogant and careless in ......read more
Last week was a busy week in Egypt for the Senior Vice President for TOTAL Africa, Stanislas Mittelman. One day after announcing and signing a five-year contract with the Egyptian El Marakby group at a professional and well-organized press conference at the Four Seasons First Mall Hotel in Giza, Mr. Mittelman had a meeting with the Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, to which he ......read more
In line with the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Police has signed a “Collaboration Agreement” with Nissan Middle East, outlining a partnership that will see the introduction and implementation of a new road safety technology service called “Smart Response”, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East. At a special signing ceremony that took place at the Dubai Police stand ......read more
With 1,066,439 visitors (figure today on 16th October 2016 at 2 p.m., to be updated at closer of the show at 8 p.m.) , the Paris Motor Show is still the most visited automobile show in the World . The 14% decrease in the number of its visitors compared to the 2014 edition should be put in the context of the 15 to 30% decrease in the attendance rate of all national events since November ......read more
BMW Egypt has been very busy lately with solving their countless customer complaints and with promoting their outdated locally-assembled models, and therefore have no time (and no interest) in announcing the important news and model launches of the BMW AG mother-company in Munich. And since BMW Egypt and their PR 'partners' have no time for communicating the important BMW news and ......read more
Renault e.dams opened season three of the FIA Formula E Championship in emphatic fashion with Sébastien Buemi taking his seventh career Formula E win and Nico Prost working his way back through the field to finish fourth in the HKT Hong Kong ePrix. The team leaves Hong Kong with 37 points in the Team Championship, ahead of ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport and Andretti Formula E who both have ......read more
Uniting luxury fabrics with timeless design and detail, Bentley Collections launches a new capsule collection, ‘Iconic Classics’. Inspired by the Continental GT, voted one of the most iconic cars of the 21st century, the range features luxury apparel and accessories for both men and women. Bentley branding is exquisite and subtle throughout, hinting at the brand’s DNA, for example ......read more
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Is Egyptian car market corrupt or collapsing?
Is the Egyptian car market collapsing or is it just a corrupt and unprofessional car market? This is surely one of the most asked questions these days. Everybody is asking ...