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Nuerburg (Germany) / Vodafone McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton silenced all of his critics with a supreme and beautifully judged drive to victory on Sunday afternoon, in a race which the 2008 Formula 1 World Champion described to his crew as �easy’ during his slowing down lap. Beside the immaculate drive, the faultless pit stop strategy and the excellent timed pit stops ......read more
Nuerburg - Cairo - Abu Dhabi / The 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship now makes its way to Germany for round 10 of 19, the German Grand Prix, held this year at the twisty, undulating 3.2 mile N?¼rburgring on the edge of the Eifel mountains and forest range to the north of the country. The German Grand Prix is the home race for two drivers from Renault-powered teams; Lotus ......read more
Jeddah (KSA) - Abdul Latif Jameel Co. Ltd. (ALJ), exclusive dealer of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, has turned to Facebook for the launch of its new TV commercial campaign for Toyota Sequoia 4x4. The TV advertisement was filmed in Dubai in April, with the Toyota team travelling to the UAE to choose the best actors participating in a performance test. Adel Ezzat, ......read more
Silverstone (UK) - Two times Formula 1 World Champion and Spanish Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso was the closest rival for Red Bull after qualifying and on Sunday afternoon he put Ferrari back in the long awaited Victory Lane with a beautifully-judged performance that was accentuated by the involutary delay during Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel’s second pit ......read more
London (UK) - Jaguar Land Rover is proud to be supporting the world's largest student motorsport event − Formula Student 2011 − which kicks off this Thursday (July 14th) at Silverstone. The event organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is now in its 14th Year and will challenge graduates from around the globe to design, build, and eventually ......read more
Gaydon - Dubai / At the prestigious Royal Automobile Club last night, international motorsport legend, Sir Stirling Moss took delivery of his newly purchased Aston Martin Cygnet; a surprise birthday present for wife, Lady Moss. One of the closest teams in motorsport for many years, Sir Stirling and Lady Moss planned a private celebratory dinner on the eve of her birthday at the ......read more
Honda is introducing four years free servicing and roadside assistance on a range of models to help drive down the cost of new car ownership. This offer is available on CR-Z, Insight and British-built Jazz (excluding Jazz Hybrid), Civic and CR-V orders until the end of September. â– Four years complimentary servicing and roadside assistance on wide range of models ......read more
عُمير خان يتوج بطلاً لمنافسات بطولة "توتال الإمارات تورينغ كارز" الفئة 2 بدا للجميع أن عمير خان تصدر بكل سهولة منافسات بطولة "الإمارات توتال تورينغ كارز" عن الفئة 2 من موسم 2010/2011 على متن سيارة "لاب هوندا 57" (Lap57 Honda)، إذ جمع 136 نقطة وبفارق 57 نقطة عن أقرب منافسيه، محققا الفوز في ثمان جولات من أصل 15 جولة (تم إلغاء أحد السباقات) خلال ......read more
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011DODGE JOURNEY, JEEP WRANGLER, CHRYSLER 200, CHRYSLER 200 CONVERTIBLE, DODGE AVENGER, DODGE NITRO, JEEP LIBERTY, DODGE CALIBER, JEEP COMPASS, JEEP PATRIOT, DODGE GRAND CARAVAN AND CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH A MISSING OR INCORRECTLY INSTALLED STEERING COLUMN PIVOT ......read more
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011, 911 TURBO; TURBO S, 911 GT3, GT3 RS AND GT2 RS HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 18, 2009 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17, 2010, AND EQUIPPED WITH CENTER LOCKING HUB AND WHEEL ASSEMBLIES. OVER TIME THE HUBS CAN WEAR PREMATURELY. Consequences: AS THE HUBS WEAR, THE WHEELS COULD LOOSEN, INCREASING THE RISK OF A ......read more
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 JETTA VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE AN ELECTRICAL WIRING AND FUSE LAYOUT WHERE THE CONVERTER BOX IS PROTECTED BY THE SAME FUSE USED BY THE SIGNAL HORN AND THE ANTI-THEFT ALARM SYSTEM. SHOULD THAT FUSE BE BLOWN, THE CONVERTER BOX WILL BE DISCONNECTED FROM THE POWER SUPPLY WHICH, IN TURN, ......read more
Valencia - Dubai - Cairo / It was a yawning week-end without any interesting adrenalin kicks like the ones Formula 1 enthusiasts enjoyed till the last lap of the entertaining Canadian GP, when 2010 World Champion and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel scored his sixth victory of the season in Valencia on Sunday, without anyone being able to threat his dominance at any stage of the ......read more
Due to the many reader’s letters, complaints as well as phone calls to our weekly live program on Radio Masr 88.7 (every Sunday from 4pm to 7pm) about several Volkswagen models as well as the Volkswagen & Audi service center in Egypt, we decided to republish the following recall which was announced by the Volkswagen Group a while ago: VW announced a problem with the Jetta, ......read more
Molsheim - Dubai / The final order for the Bugatti Veyron has been placed by a European customer, marking an end to the successful era and exclusive production run of 300 units of the supercar and its even faster cousin the Super Sport. The coupe versions of the Veyron are worthy successors to the heritage of classic Bugattis, now collector's items of unparalleled status and ......read more
Wolfsburg (Germany) - Bor?¥s (Sweden) - Dubai / At the final presentation of the EU research project HAVEit (Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport), Prof. Dr. J?¼rgen Leohold, Executive Director Volkswagen Group Research, has presented the “Temporary Auto Pilotâ€? by Volkswagen: Monitored by the driver, the car can drive semi-automatically up to a speed of ......read more
Rolle (Switzerland) - Dubai (UAE) / Infiniti in the Middle East has not reached the same success like Lexus did. But this might change soon, as Infiniti has announced that Bernard Loire, will be appointed as Vice President, Infiniti Europe and Middle East, based in Rolle, Switzerland from August 1, 2011. Currently Vice President Sales Operations, Nissan Europe, Bernard replaces ......read more
(Part 1) Whereas a lot of people in the Middle East solely focus on driving the most up-to-date cars both on the racing circuit and on the normal road, and equip them with the latest performance and handling improving gadgets, they are missing out on the most significant variable of the equation, namely the driver. Using the most sophisticated fuel and oil, is essential for the ......read more
In the Middle East and North Africa region, especially in Egypt, the Volkswagen Passat sedan is considered one of the most popular and successful cars in its segment. But with over 15 million cars sold worldwide, the Passat by Volkswagen is also one of the most successful automobiles in the whole world. And now the new Passat, in its seventh generation since 1973, has also ......read more
Stuttgart - Dubai - Cairo / Brimming with innovation and emotion. Easier on the environment than other trucks. Aiming for the very top in terms of comfort, driving dynamics and economy. Boasting outstanding material and build quality as well as the lowest overall costs. Not to mention irresistibly good looks. Yet for all these superlatives, the most important aspect for those ......read more
In Loutraki / It would have been indeed difficult to find a better place for the first victory in SWRC. The Red Bull ? KODA team won the legendary Acropolis Rally, one of the most difficult events in the rallying calendar. The season's fourth event saw Juho H?¤nninen win after putting in a brilliant performance - a combination of speed, patience and cool-headedness. Although he ......read more
Auto Arabia was the first, and is still the only, automotive media to conduct 100.000km and 50.000km long-term test-drives in the Middle East and North Africa region. ´ Such long-term test-drives are extremely important for the customers and automotive consumers in the Middle East region, as such tests are the only reliable source for them, before they decide which car they should ......read more
London - Dubai / The third generation Toyota Yaris will be launched in the UK this summer. Developed from an original concept of “compact outside, spacious inside,� new Yaris shows Toyota further improving the clever packaging that was a hallmark of its predecessors. Moreover, it will mark a breakthrough in its segment for affordable multimedia connectivity with ......read more
Wolfsburg / Nizhny Novgorod / Dubai Volkswagen and the GAZ Group today signed an agreement to assemble Volkswagen and ? koda models under contract at the GAZ plant in Nizhny Novgorod. The companies already concluded a memorandum of understanding regarding joint automobile production in Russia in February 2011. The planned production volume is 110,000 vehicles per year. The agreement ......read more
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