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Fernando Alonso finished first on his race debut with the Prancing Horse, while Felipe Massa came second on his comeback after the accident in Budapest last year. This is victory number 211 for the Scuderia from 794 Grand Prix starts, the fourth in the seven editions of this race. For Fernando, it is win number twenty two from 141 Grand Prix starts, his third ......read more
The Middle East region had never been very famous for its automotive and motor-sport importance over the past decades. The most important international motor-shows and new model launches took place in Frankfurt and Geneva, the most important F1 races took place in Silverstone and Monza and recalls were taken very seriously in California and Munich. But this now seems to be changing. ......read more
The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, the regionâ€™s premier sportscar championship, today announced a record entry for the 2010 season, which gets underway in April as part of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai. Twenty-three of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars will line up on the grid, with an exciting field of Asian and European GT professionals and keen amateur racing ......read more
Mercedes Benz is not only successful on-road with its regular Mercedes models, but also off-road with some more special models. Last year The Irish/French duo Jeanette James and Anne-Marie Ortola achieved first place in their category in a Mercedes-Benz Viano 4matic at the Aicha des Gazelles Rally. This year two female Daimler AG employees will try to repeat the same success. ......read more
Although TAG Heuer is not very popular or well-known in the Middle East and North Africa region, the Swiss brand is quite successful in other parts of the world. Brazil is apparently one of those parts. Starting March 28, 2010, S?£o Paulo, TAG Heuer will enjoy the honour of being official Timekeeper and Timing supplier for the Brazilian Motorsport largest series: Stock Car ......read more
In what was an exceptional year, global transport volume plummeted worldwide in the course of 2009, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region. Purchases of new trucks were correspondingly low. After years of record sales, the sharp decline hit Europe at the beginning of 2009. The North American truck market once again contracted significantly last year, while the ......read more
عمان ـ الاردن: تعهد السائق الفرنسي سيباستيان لوب بطل العالم للراليات 6 مرات بوضع واحدة من أكثر الحوادث الغريبة التي صادفها خلال مسيرته المهنية المرموقة خلف ظهره، وبذل أفضل ما لديه من مهارات للفوز بلقب رالي الاردن ووصفه بأنه "عالمي المستوى". وكان لوب قد تعرض لحادث اصطدام بسيارته مع سائق زيمبابوي كونراد راوتنباخ، مما ......read more
First it was Bahrain, then came Dubai, then Qatar, later on Abu Dhabi and now it is Saudi Arabia which is booking its place ?³n the international and regional motor-sport map. The upcoming importance and role of Saudi Arabia in the international motor-sport scene just became very obvious this week when FIA President Jean Todt completed a one-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as ......read more
In a few days the historical comeback of F1-legend Michael Schumacher will take place at the 2010 Bahrain F1 Grand Prix in Manama. But today Vodafone McLaren already unveiled a historic partnership. X-Trade Brokers, a Warsaw-based brokerage house specialising in foreign exchange (FOREX), commodity and stock market investments, announced today the historic partnership with the ......read more
Car designers round the world voted the Aston Martin Rapide and the Cadillac Converj as their favourite designs for 2009, and their creators received awards during the Geneva Motor Show last week. The two cars won Best Production and Best Concept categories respectively of the Car Design of the Year Awards. They are particularly respected in the design community as accolades from ......read more
The Michelin guide France 2010, available from 4 March, features a selection of the best restaurants and hotels in France. The new edition includes over 100 newly designated Bib Gourmand restaurants, exclusive offers in more than 1,000 restaurants during the Printemps du guide Michelin and a boxed set of regional guides (not available in UK and Ireland). The Michelin guide France 2010 ......read more
Racing talents and racing enthusiasts in the Middle East and North Africa region always had the problem of not finding a proper and professional racing team to support them in their races. That is why a lot of Middle Eastern talents were never able to show their real talent . Now, Audi has a solution for those talented and probably also very wealthy customers and racing drivers: The ......read more
One of the most elegant convertibles of the past decade is finally arriving to showrooms in the Middle East. The highly appealing Cabriolet, first seen by the worldâ€™s press at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi last December, is the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class line-up and will be available in showrooms across the Middle East, Levant and North Africa this month ......read more
Not too long ago the British MINI One, which is sold in Egypt by the Bavarian Auto Group, lost a comparison test against the much cheaper Japanese Suzuki Swift. Now, the powerful MINI Cooper and MINI Clubman will be facing a new nightmare: The new Czech Skoda Fabia RS and Fabia Combi RS, which ? koda Auto just presented today (02.03.2010) at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The Skoda Fabia ......read more
Mercedes Benz is known in Egypt and the Middle East mainly for its luxurious and powerful models, such as the Mercedes S500, the E 350, the G55 AMG, the Maybach 57s and many more. But only few know that Mercedes Benz is also keen on developing and offering 'green' and environment-friendly cars for its customers. This message was the core of Mercedes Benz Board Chairman Dieter Zetsche's ......read more
Even more dynamic, lighter, more powerful and stunning â€“ the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera is the new top model in the Gallardo line-up. Its evocative â€œsuperlightâ€? badge refers to a driving machine of true sporting character and describes a high-performance and lean automotive athlete. The Superleggera makes its entrance to continue the success of ......read more
Bosch has recently developed a new generation antilock braking system (ABS) for motorcycles which has the potential to prevent 38 per cent of motorcycle accidents involving personal injury and 48 per cent of those leading to fatalities, according to a study published by the Swedish highways authority. Further, a study published by the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) ......read more
Only a few days after shocking the established upper middle class, known here in Egypt as the luxury class or business class and mainly represented by the BMW 5 series and Jaguar XF, with the all-new Skoda Superb, Skoda Egypt / Artoc Auto is now planning to restructure the extremely popular compact-class with the new face-lifted Skoda Fabia and Skoda Roomster. ? koda Auto is ......read more
Spyker Cars N.V. today (23 February, 2010) confirmed it has finalized the deal with General Motors Company to purchase Saab Automobile AB. The transfer of ownership took place at 16:30 on February 23. Going forward Saab Automobile and Spyker Cars will operate as sister companies under the umbrella of the Amsterdam Euronext listed parent company Spyker Cars N.V. (Ticker symbol:SPYKR). ......read more
Motorcycles in general are not very popular in Egypt and the Middle East region. But some brands such as BMW, Ducati and Harley Davidson are very popular among a small group of motorcycle enthusiasts. And now the Ducati Multistrada will probably be able to be a really strong competitor to the best-selling BMW GS 1200 R. That is why the new Multistrada 1200 continues on its tour ......read more
In Germany and Europe Skoda cars are bestsellers and compete with great success against its many established rivals such as BMW, AUDI and Volkswagen. Back in 2004 the previous Skoda Superb even won a comparison test against the Mercedes E-Class and the Cadillac CTS. And as a first reaction from the Skoda competitors, BMW Egypt published an advertisement in the Al-Ahram ......read more
Mercedes-Benzâ€™ F 800 Style research vehicle is showing the future of premium automobiles from a new perspective, as the five-seat upper-range sedan combines highly efficient drive technologies with unparalleled safety and convenience features and an emotive design idiom, which interprets current Mercedes-Benz styling in line with the brandâ€™s hallmark attribute of ......read more
Although Maserati does hardly have any presence in Egypt due to the very poor Maserati & Ferrari service and after-sales of its Egyptian dealer MTI and also does not have the media and public awareness it deserves in the Middle East region, we at Auto Arabia still decided to publish this Maserati article as we believe in the essence and the importance of this traditional Italian brand 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 ...