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Audi UK has confirmed that the ultra-exclusive 256PS A1 quattro will be priced at ?£41,020 OTR when an extremely limited quota of just nineteen UK-bound, left-hand-drive examples officially becomes available to order in early March. UK Audi Centres already have deposits for the vast majority of these exceptional high performance subcompacts, which are not only unique in featuring ......read more
The BMW X3 and BMW X5 are already quite popular in Europe and the Middle East. Especially the SKD-BMW X3, assembled in Egypt by the Bavarian Auto Group, is one of the most attractive alternatives in its segment in the Egyptian market. But this is no reason for BMW AG not to consider new innovative alterations to the range of engines and equipment, which would emphasize the ......read more
Autocar, one of the worldâ€™s most respected car magazine, this week became the first publication in the world to sample the ?£1.4 million Aston One-77 on the road and track. During the ride, Autocarâ€™s editor-in-chief Steve Cropley hit 196mph on Astonâ€™s test track while being driven by Astonâ€™s chief development driver Chris Porritt. The One-77 is super ......read more
2011 was a successful year for Volkswagen in the Middle East, recording a 21 percent growth in sales (2010-2011) placing the German manufacturer among the fastest growing brands in the automotive industry in the region. 2011 has been a successful year for Volkswagen Middle East, with the highlight being the launch of the All-New Jetta. With over 9.6 million Jetta sold worldwide the ......read more
Aston Martin is not very popular in the Middle East and North Africa region, although this might change slightly with the new V12 Zagato (road car), of which Aston Martin today reveals the first images and which is scheduled for production later this year and which shows the the final design signed-off and engineering development work progressing apace. The V12 Zagato is the pinnacle ......read more
Japanese automaker Suzukiâ€™s Kizashi has placed 5th in the Affordable Midsize Cars category of the 2012 Best Cars for the Money Awards in the USA. According to Suzuki, this once again reaffirms Suzukiâ€™s industry leadership and commitment to excellence and further strengthens its position in the global markets, including the KSA. Kizashi was 5th out of the top 19 ......read more
Audi competes in the 80th running of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16â€“17, 2012 with a total of four LMP1 sports cars. Two of the four cars in action will be equipped with hybrid drive for the first time. Audi Sport Team Joest also follows a two-pronged approach in the newly created FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during the 2012 season. Following the first win ......read more
Two specially prepared models of the new 2012 Jeep?® Grand Cherokee SRT8?® - according to the Chrysler marketing & communication department, the most powerful and best handling Jeep vehicle ever - were delivered yesterday to Scuderia Ferrari Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa at the Fiorano circuit in Maranello, Italy. The identical custom-built vehicles were ......read more
Ferrari, one of the most well-known automotive brands in the automotive and motor-sport field, joined hands with Shell Qatar to deliver one of the most anticipated street demonstrations in the Middle East region, since the last F1 Festival on the Abu Dhabi Corniche in the UAE back in January 2007. And although Shell Middle East is not known for any local or regional motorsport ......read more
Doha - Dubai - Cairo / The 2012 Qatar Motor Show was another successful edition. Also the Al Fardan group presence with all its different stands, such as the BMW, MINI, Rolls Royce, BMW Bikes, Ducati, Triumph and last but not least the Al Fardan Classic Car stand, was quite impressive. So it was no surprise that Alfardan Automobiles has revealed its sales results for 2011, with a ......read more
الدوحـة – قطـر: تواصلت فعاليات معرض قطر الدولي للسيارات 2012 في نسخته الثانية لينتقل الحدث الأهم لصناعة السيارات والنقل في المنطقة إلى آفاق جديدة من خلال استمرار الكشف عن الطرز الجديدة لأشهر مصنعي السيارات وإبرام الاتفاقيات التجارية داخل أجنحة المعرض بمركز الدوحة للمعارض. المعرض الذي تستمر فعالياته على مدى ستة أيام ......read more
انفينيتي تطلق سيارة اف اكس 2012 في معرض قطر للسيارات شركة صالح الحمد المانع تعرض مجموعة انفينيتي الرائعة في معرض قطر للسيارات 2012 الدوحة – قطرفي 23 يناير 2012 قامت شركة صالح الحمد المانع الموزع الحصري لسيارات نيسان وانفينيتي ورينو في دولة قطر بعرض المجموعة الرائعة لسياراتها في معرض قطر للسيارات (من 25 الى 28يناير) في مركز ......read more
شركة صالح الحمد المانع تكشف عن سيارة رينو داستر الجديدة في معرض قطر للسيارات - رينو، أسرعُ العلاماتِ نمواً في منطقة الخليج، تكشف عن سيارة رينو داستر الجديدة التي ستُطرح للبيع في العام 2012 الدوحة - قطر ، شركة صالح الحمد المانع الموزع الحصري لسيارات نيسان ، رينو وانفينيتي عرضت اسطول سيارات رينو المعزز خلال معرض قطر للسيارات ......read more
شركة صالح الحمد المانع تعرض مجموعة رائعة من سيارات نيسان في معرض قطر 2012 نيسان تكشف عن باترول اصدار ماسي خاص بمناسبة عيده الستين اضافة الى صني الجديدة كلياً وهي اضافات الى لائحة سيارات نيسان وتاتي لتعزز (الابداع والاثارة للجميع) . التوقعات لمعرض قطر للسيارات ستكون مثيرة في جزء كبير منها بفضل المجموعة الكبيرة من طرازات ......read more
The Qatar Motor Show is becoming more and more important on the regional level. This is why Volkswagen always has a strong presence with many important VW decision-makers and many new and interesting models for Qatar and the rest of the region. At this year's Qatar Motor Show the Passat celebrated its national premiere in Doha. This signifies the market launch of the successful ......read more
At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil an innovative petrol plug-in hybrid. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. At the touch of a button, the driver decides how the available power from the combination of the ......read more
Crewe (UK), Bentley bounced back to pre-recession levels of demand during 2011, with strong growth in all major markets. Globally, sales were up 37% to 7003 for the calendar year with sales accelerating as the year progressed. December sales were 1059 (up 69%on the same month in 2010), the best month since Bentleyâ€™s pre-recession record of 2007 and the second best ......read more
Detroit (USA) / Lexus will unveil a new LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on 9 January, a vehicle which marks a further step in the development of Lexusâ€™s design direction. Lexus has crafted the LF-LC from a clean sheet of paper, combining high technology and organic shapes to achieve a close connection between ......read more
Dubai - Munich / A new award-winning speed enforcement system that achieves speed compliance of over 99 per cent is being launched in the UAE tomorrow at the Gulf Traffic Exhibition. SafeZone is a new technology designed, developed and manufactured by Siemens UK, and uses average speed monitoring of all vehicles travelling between designated camera stations every 75 metres of the ......read more
Road safety is a very important issue in North Africa and the Middle East. Trucks and buses are involved in most of the severe accidents on Middle Eastern and North African roads, and especially in Egypt. Very old and worn-out vehicles as well as brand-new low-quality and low-budget trucks and buses from China are becoming more and more a threat in our region. Most of the fatal crashes ......read more
Although the German awards such as Golden Steering Wheel or Auto Trophy are very well-known in Germany and very important for the German car manufacturers, almost nobody in the Middle East or North Africa hears about them. We at Auto Arabia think it is important for our readers and radio listeners in the Middle East region to know which cars won their category at the German ......read more
Dubai, UAE - The Dubai International Rally, like most motor sport events, is traditionally dominated by men, but two young Turkish ladies plan to steal at least some of the limelight during the 33rd edition of the event running over UAE National Day weekend. Burcu ?‡etinkaya and her co-driver, ?‡i?§ek G?¼ney, have arrived in the Emirates for the first time at the start of what ......read more
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 made its formal debut in Japan yesterday, at a spectacular VIP event held at Japanâ€™s National Stadium, well known as the venue for the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, and Maurizio Reggiani, Director of Research and Development, attended the debut in Japan. More than 100 ......read more
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