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
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
The 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles is the leading international trade fair for mobility, transportation and logistics and it is held in Hanover, in Germany, 21-29 September, 2016. Renault Pro+ is back to showcase a tailor-made offer based on its full line-up designed to meet the varied needs of professional customers worldwide. Renault Pro+ is presenting four conversions based on the ......read more
In 2010, the DeZir concept car embodied the renewal of Renault’s brand identity by inaugurating a new styling signature founded on simple, warm and sensuous lines. As the worthy successor to the DeZir, TREZOR marks the beginning of a brand new design cycle. Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn and Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design, Renault, will unveil TREZOR, ......read more
Sales of Ford’s performance cars in Europe have almost doubled this year, with close to 31,000 sold in the region August year-to-date – a massive 98 per cent up on 2015. This year Ford will sell more than 200,000 performance cars globally, including Mustang, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST – nearly double the volume of three years ago. Almost 14,000 of this year’s new ......read more
Aston Martin has commenced production of the highly anticipated DB11 for UK customers, the first core car launched under the luxury carmaker’s six year ‘Second Century Plan’. With the first DB11 coming off the Gaydon production line today, first deliveries to customers will take place during October. Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, who will personally assure ......read more
At the same time while they skipped the Paris Motor Show, the premium car maker Volvo Cars has unveiled the eagerly awaited V90 Cross Country, completing its 90 Series line-up. Since the introduction of the first Cross Country almost 20 years ago, Volvo Cars has become synonymous with the rugged all-road, all-weather product category, with a growing stable of Cross Country ......read more
Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports car. Alongside the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT C Roadster enhances the portfolio with a completely new model variant. With an output of 410 kW ......read more
FIA Formula E Teams’ champion Renault e.dams today revealed the dynamic new livery it will use to defend its team and driver crown in the 2016/17 championship. The champions unveiled a livery featuring a vivid blue colour with flashes of bright yellow that will make the Renault Z.E.16 stand out from the Formula E pack. The new livery will be on show at the Renault stand in the ......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 ...