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Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer at Kia Motors and the man who has led the company’s design transformation has been appointed President – the first non-Korean to hold that title in the company’s history. Schreyer, 59, joined Kia in 2006 from the Volkswagen Group to create a new design-led product strategy for the brand and quickly became known for his “Tiger-nose” ......read more
Playing in the 'premier league' of super sports cars is not easy. So, winning two important awards in this 'premier league' can be considered a big achievement and success. And this is what McLaren Automotive has achieved when it received two awards, including overall ‘Car of the Year’, for its debut model, the 12C, at the 2012 Middle East Motor Awards (MEMA). The 12C was ......read more
Harley-Davidson Middle East and North Africa (MENA), a subsidiary of the iconic motorcycle brand Harley-Davidson Europe, Middle East and Africa, have held its 110 years celebration at Al Badia Golf Club Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. “This is a momentous occasion for Harley-Davidson, and for thousands of Harley enthusiasts in MENA and around the world. Harley-Davidson ......read more
ŠKODA AUTO today officially initiated series production of the new ŠKODA Octavia in Mladá Boleslav. The third generation of this ŠKODA bestseller sets standards regarding its space offering, functionality, safety and comfort technology, timeless design and price-value ratio. This makes the Octavia a class of its own in the compact segment. The new model will be launched in the ......read more
Winter provides the best arguments in favour of intelligent all-wheel drive, but the increased driving pleasure it offers can be enjoyed all year round. BMW xDrive and MINI ALL4 give each of the premium brands BMW and MINI an all-wheel drive technology which not only optimises traction and stability on snow and ice, slippery surfaces and loose terrain but also perceptibly ......read more
This week Harley Davidson Middle East launched in Dubai (UAE) its latest models which will be available across showrooms in the Middle East as well as North Africa, including Egypt of course. Already exciting enough and unrivalled in sound and style, Harley Davidson spiced up its models a little bit more. Today we drove some of them, and tomorrow we will test the rest of them. The ......read more
Only a few days after displaying the complete Volkswagen fleet at the very short but very exciting Volkswagen Driving Event and also at the star-studded VW-Rotana event with Wael Kfoury on the impressive Yas Marina Circuit, Volkswagen Middle East is again displaying its popular model range at the International Automobile Show in Sharjah, which will also host the 2012 Middle East Motor ......read more
The Ministry of the People’s Power for Industry of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Renault Venezuela have signed a letter of intention for the installation of a vehicle assembly plant. This signature will enable a feasibility study for local production of vehicles. The first Training Centre for Automotive Mechatronics (the systematic combination of ......read more
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button won the 2012 Brazilian Formula 1 race, while Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso finished in 2nd place and his Brazilian teammate Felipe Massa took last slot on the podium. German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel may have finished only in sixth position in an amazing Brazilian race, as Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button ......read more
Lewis Hamilton on Vodafone McLaren Mercedes won the United States Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel on Red Bull finished in second place, with Fernando Alonso driving for the Scuderia Ferrari arriving on the last step on the podium. The last time Formula One cars raced in the US Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton scored an impressive victory, and he repeated that on ......read more
It seems that it pays off that Volkswagen Middle East has one of the best management and PR & Marketing departments among the automotive companies in the Middle East, one reason why Volkswagen today is able to celebrate its most successful year in the Middle East with a star studded event at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. The spectacular occasion, which included the unveiling of all ......read more
When I test-drove the Lamborghini Aventador a few months ago in Dubai, I was already more than impressed. The only thing I missed was an open roof in order to be able to enjoy the nice weather and the fresh air when driving along the Cornishe or in JBR. Now Automobili Lamborghini found a solution for that: The new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, which can surely be ......read more
Kimi Raikkonen on Lotus scores maiden victory in 2012 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, by leading Fernando Alonso on Ferrari, followed by Sebastian Vettel on Red Bull to the finish line. Kimi Raikkonen held the challenging Ferrari driven by Spaniard Fernando Alonso at distance in a super-dramatic Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Yas Marina on Sunday evening, to score Lotus's long overdue first ......read more
German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins Indian 2012 Grand Prix for the second time in a row, while Spanish Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso finishes in a distant second in front of Australian Red Bull driver Mark Webber. As a matter of fact, the German Red Bull driver was never challenged in the second year of the Indian Grand Prix taking place on Sunday, winning it in an ......read more
25 years of BMW 12-cylinder engines: setting new standards in the luxury class. BMW’s second-generation 7 Series, unveiled in 1986, featured two new top-of-the-range sedans whose formidable six-cylinder in-line engines generated universal enthusiasm in the motoring media. Nevertheless, it was an open secret that an even bigger star was waiting in the wings: the first ......read more
As government entities ramp up road safety campaigns, Al Nabooda Automobiles joins the battle against traffic-related accidents. A complimentary Audi Advanced driving experience training is offered to all new car retail customers in Dubai and the northern emirates. Mr. Ali Al Nabooda, General Manager of Audi for Al Nabooda Automobiles said: “Following encouraging feedback from ......read more
Stephan Winkelmann, Automobili Lamborghini’s President and CEO set out a bold vision for the ultimate one make series Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo at the final round of the European series in Los Arcos, Navarra. Flanked by the company’s Research & Development Director and Head of Lamborghini Motorsport, Maurizio Reggiani, the pair outlined how the series ......read more
Road Safety took centre stage when Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff addressed the United Nations Annual General Assembly highlighting the role the FIA has taken in combating the rising number of deaths and serious injuries on the world's roads. Most of these tragic statistics, 1.3m fatalities and 40m injuries, are especially relevant to the fast-developing nations and to the 15-29 ......read more
Only three weeks left for the Abu Dhabi F1 GP (02.11.-04.11.2012) and Sebastian Vettel is now making everything much more exciting for the expected audience and visitors at Yas Marina Circuit, by scoring his 3rd Formula One 2012 race victory in a row, while pole setter and team mate Mark Webber finished 2nd in front of Scuderia Ferrari driver and former championship leader Fernando ......read more
German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel closed the gap to four points to Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso in the fight for the 2012 Formula 1 world championship, after Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix witnessed Red Bull dominating the race from pole position to the finishing line, while Spanish driver Ferrari suffered another first-corner accident, reminding the spectators of this years ......read more
بعد فوزه بلقب رالي الفراعنة - الإماراتي خليفة المطيوعي يتوّج بطلاً لكأس العالم للراليات الصحراوية للمرة الثانية القاهرة (مصر): توّج خليفة المطيوعي، نجم فريق "فزاع" للراليات، بطلاً لرالي الفراعنة وفاز بلقب بطولة كأس العالم "فيا" للراليات الصحراوية للمرة الثانية. وبهذا الإنجاز المشرّف دخل بطل الراليات الاماراتي تاريخ ......read more
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michel Schumacher today announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the 2012 season during a press conference at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. Michael Schumacher said, 'I have decided to retire from Formula One at the end of the season, although I am still able to compete with the best drivers of the world. This is something that makes ......read more
"فيا" كأس العالم للراليات الصحراوية الطويلة ـ كروس كانتري 2012 ـ الجولة السابعة - رالي كروس كانتري الفراعنة، مصر، الإماراتي خليفة المطيوعي يحافظ على صدارة ترتيب رالي كروس كانتري الفراعنة - نجم فريق "فزاع" للراليات يتعرض للضغوط من منافسه شليسر تيبنيا (مصر): تابع الإماراتي خليفة المطيوعي مع ملاحه الألماني أندرياس شولز تصدره ......read more
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