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Al Masaood Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of INFINITI in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has unveiled the all-new INFINITI Q60 – a premium sports coupe that combines a completely new design with adrenaline-charged performance and dynamics. The latest INFINITI model will continue to deliver the brand’s premium experience to a new segment of customer and, along with Al ......read more
The largest Bugatti showroom in the world is opening its doors today on Sheikh Zayed Road in the centre of Dubai. The French super sports car manufacturer’s facility in Dubai is the 15th location in the brand’s global dealership network with the new award-winning brand design. Bugatti’s long-standing sales and service partner in the UAE is Al Habtoor Motors. With 30 orders ......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
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
Preparations are in full swing for the highly anticipated third consecutive edition of Custom Show Emirates (CSE) 2017, which is set to return from 30 March – 01 April 2017 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, after two thrilling editions that have positioned it as the most exciting automotive event of the region. The show has registered a major increase in new exhibitors from Italy, ......read more
Only a few days ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor show (March 9-19), the Renault-owned Alpine division revealed today the first images of the new two-seater sports car, which it will premiere at the Geneva Motor show. Its name is A110, reflecting the timeless principles of compact size, light weight and agility that made the success of the “Berlinette”. The A110 features a ......read more
The Kia Stinger is being plunged into the depths of Arctic winter for the latest stage in its development, ahead of its market introduction in the second half of 2017. Moving from the company’s European test base at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany, engineers are now subjecting Kia’s new fastback sport sedan to extreme sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions of ......read more
 
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
Readers, viewers and followers of autoarabia have probably noticed over the past few years that our coverage shifted significantly from the light and casual press releases and test-drives to the more sophisticated, in-depth and behind-the-scenes stories. By this shift we are not mainly targeting the masses but rather targeting the stake-holders, the investors, the decision-makers in ......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
We at Auto Arabia consider that the lack of public awareness about road safety and speeding hazards is one of the main problems which Egypt is facing in its crucial fight against the high numbers of road crashes and road fatalities, and which needs to be tackled in a professional and sustainable way in order to improve the road safety records in this 100-million ......read more
We at Auto Arabia consider that the lack of public awareness about road safety and speeding hazards is one of the main problems which Egypt is facing in its crucial fight against the high numbers of road crashes and road fatalities, and which needs to be tackled in a professional and sustainable way in order to improve the road safety records in this 100-million ......read more
We at Auto Arabia consider that the lack of public awareness about road safety and speeding hazards is one of the main problems which Egypt is facing in its crucial fight against the high numbers of road crashes and road fatalities, and which needs to be tackled in a professional and sustainable way in order to improve the road safety records in this 100-million ......read more
We at Auto Arabia consider that the lack of public awareness about road safety and speeding hazards is one of the main problems which Egypt is facing in its crucial fight against the high numbers of road crashes and road fatalities, and which needs to be tackled in a professional and sustainable way in order to improve the road safety records in this 100-million ......read more
We at Auto Arabia consider that the lack of public awareness about road safety and speeding hazards is one of the main problems which Egypt is facing in its crucial fight against the high numbers of road crashes and road fatalities, and which needs to be tackled in a professional and sustainable way in order to improve the road safety records in this 100-million ......read more
We at Auto Arabia consider that the lack of public awareness about road safety and speeding hazards is one of the main problems which Egypt is facing in its crucial fight against the high numbers of road crashes and road fatalities, and which needs to be tackled in a professional and sustainable way in order to improve the road safety records in this 100-million ......read more
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