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23.06.2010 / Stuttgart/Affalterbach - Cairo After several years of a Bavarian white-blue dominance in the renowned International Engine of the Year Award, it is now the shining star from Stuttgart who is taking over the prestigious and most important categories at this award. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine took away two top accolades as part of the coveted "International Engine of ......read more
Drowsiness at the wheel are one of the main reason of road traffic accidents, especially in countries such as Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Egypt where a lot of families use their car to reach their holiday destinations. Summer sunshine and sandy beaches by the sea is the motto of many families in Germany, when in a few days' time the great annual holiday period gets under way in ......read more
16.06.2010 / The new 2011 VW Jetta has been unveiled at Times Square in New York, featuring a sharp new look, greater space and the most advanced range of petrol and diesel engines yet. The new 2011 Jetta is much larger and more upscale than the 2010 model, and is expected to cost around 15.900 $ in the loaded version when it arrives in October 2010. Drawing inspiration from the ......read more
Middle Eastern and Egyptian business men and traders from the automotive sector have the chance of attending some very interesting presentations and discussions this year at the Automechanika Aftermarket Forum. The Automechanika Aftermarket Forum will be once again a component part of the renowned complementary programme of Automechanika Frankfurt, which opens its doors from 14 to ......read more
Cairo-Paris-Dubai / Do you know what the French car maker Renault, the Korean car-maker KIA and (apparently very soon also) the Italian car-maker Alfa Romeo have in common? Well, first of all these three car-makers have the same importer in Egypt which is the Egyptian International Motors (EIM) owned by the well-known business man Mohamed Nosseir. Secondly, and this is the ......read more
General Motors Co. said it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles with heated washer-fluid systems following engine fires that occurred even after a 2008 fix on many of the same cars for similar problems. The recalls, to begin by 14th of June 2010, will affect 18 models of 2006-2009 Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, GMCs, Hummers and Saturns, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said ......read more
It is not clear yet if Nissan Egypt will display this awesome-looking car at the upcoming 2010 AutoMech Akhbar Elyoum or not. Shunning conventional design in favour of more creative thinking, the Juke will shake up the small car sector with a line-up thatâ€™s set to appeal to a broad spread of drivers. At the top of the range sits a thrilling 190PS turbocharged model available ......read more
Having finished the last three rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge on the podium, Guy Wilks is hoping to continue his excellent run of success when he contests Round 5 of the series, Rally d'Italia-Sardegna (4-6 June), in his ? koda UK Motorsport Fabia S2000. Great performances in Brazil (2nd), Argentina (2nd) and Gran Canarias (3rd), and a 100% finishing record in his ......read more
Auburn Hills, Michigan / Although the old Jeep Grand Cherokee could not really compete with its German and Japanese competitors in the Middle East and North Africa, the new Grand Cherokee might be able to change that situation. Chrysler Group LLC released images today (May 19, 2010) of the all-new 2011 Jeep?® Grand Cherokee, an American icon and symbol of the new Chrysler. ......read more
As a result of customer feedback, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is preparing a recall of some Lexus LS 600h and LS 460 models equipped with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). The precise number of cars involved is still being finalised but initial figures show approximately 11,500 vehicles are affected globally. Around 40 units are to be affected in the UK market, while only 3 ......read more
For the second race in succession, Redbull driver Mark Webber won from pole, staying unruffled through four safety car periods caused by suspense-rich incidents to win ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel. Bernd Maylander, who drives the Formula 1 safety car since 2000, was the only person with his SLS AMG F1 Safety car ahead of the Australian driver during this weekend. ......read more
The Middle East is becoming more and more present in the most renowned international motor-sport series, including the top-class Formula One. A lot of companies from the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are involved in the Formula 1 now, aside the presence of top-class racing circuits such as Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi as well as very popular racing circuits such as Al ......read more
13th May, 2010 / Monaco-Cairo / Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team-mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton will race at this weekendâ€™s Monaco Grand Prix with individually crafted Steinmetz diamond crests on the steering wheels of their Formula 1 cars. The diamond crests will celebrate the world championship success of Jenson (in 2009) and Lewis (2008), as the two Vodafone ......read more
The German F1 team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS and the German company Deutsche Post announced today a new partnership between the team and the German communications company starting from the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo this weekend. Mercedes-Benz and the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team will be supporting Deutsche Post's new 'Online Letter' initiative and will be making use of this new method ......read more
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 HUMMER H3 VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE INTEGRAL CLIP-TABS ON THE LOUVER ON THE HOOD MAY FRACTURE, CAUSING THE HOOD LOUVER RATTLE AGAINST THE HOOD AND BECOME LOOSE. IF THIS INDICATOR IS UNNOTICED, ADDITIONAL CLIPS COULD FRACTURE AND THE HOOD LOUVER COULD DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE. IF THE VEHICLE IS ......read more
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., welcomed customers, VIPs and Lamborghini executives to the exclusive grand opening celebration of the newest Automobili Lamborghini Boutique, located in Aberdeen Centre in Vancouver, last Saturday May 8. The boutique is the first Automobili Lamborghini boutique to open in Canada, and follows the openings in Los ......read more
After a one-year break a cherished tradition was revived in downtown Munich today: players and coaches of the new German champion, FC Bayern M?¼nchen, were greeted by a cheering crowd of fans in a parade of vehicles provided by their partner Audi. The celebration culminated in the big championsâ€™ party on the balcony of the city hall on Marienplatz. The parade, which had started ......read more
More than 1.000 hardcore adventure fans have registered for Yamahaâ€™s Ride for Life, a pan-European project where 7 lucky riders chosen from all over Europe, will take on an epic journey, riding the new Yamaha XT1200Z Super T?©n?©r?© from Lisbon in Portugal to the ancient city of Marrakech in North Africa. This one-of-a-kind adventure will see five Super T?©n?©r?©s complete ......read more
After reducing its motorsport participation by leaving the Formula 1 at the end of 2009, and after a lot of circulating rumors and speculations about the entry of BMW into the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM), BMW finally confirmed on the 29th of April 2010 its participation in the German Touring Car Masters, DTM, for the 2012 season. Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW AG board ......read more
A few weeks ago Jeep/Chrysler Egypt started a huge and massive media campaign in some newspapers, in which it announced the arrival of the â€?Newâ€™ Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to the Egyptian market, which had been introduced to the international markets already several years ago. The â€?newâ€™ Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a 177 hp strong 2.8 CRD diesel engine, ......read more
There are only a few exclusive events and motorshows worldwide where the wealthiest people of our planet feel like 'home' and try to stay as long as they can. One of those few events is the Top Marques Monaco show, where the creme de la creme of the jet-set society meet and mingle. So, when Smart Air parked its plane on the esplanade of the Grimaldi Forum, little did anyone know that ......read more
Although the BMW dealers in Egypt and the Middle East, such as the Bavarian Auto Group, are currently facing a lot of reputation- as well as quality- and reliability-problems , we at Auto Arabia decided that we still must inform our readers in the region about this unique 4-door coupe concept from BMW AG. With an exclusive Design Night on the evening of the first press day at Auto ......read more
Volkswagen unveiled the revised Phaeton at the Beijing Motor Show, which is expected to give its competitors such as the BMW 7 series and Jaguar XJ a hard time in some markets, like in Egypt or the Middle East region. Featuring a new look and technologies, the updated Phaeton builds on what is already one of the most advanced and thoroughly engineered cars on the road today. Built in ......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 ...