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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
The iPhone is one of the most popular smart phones among trendy and stylish people in Egypt and the Middle East region. Now, all you need to be more trendy and stylish is a smart car in order to be able to use the latest iPhone app. This week smart became the first car brand to develop its own drive app for the iPhone. Together with the vehicle-specific smart cradle for the iPhone ......read more
Less than one week after we drove the new 2010 Hyundai Sonata and the 2010 ix35 in Oman and highlighted the 'big jump' forward which Hyundai did with these two models, the Korean car manufacturer won the prestigious 'Carmaker of the Year' award. The leading industry publication AM Magazine presented the prestigious award of Carmaker of the Year to Hyundai, at its annual ceremony ......read more
Opel / Vauxhall will unveil a dramatic concept car at this yearâ€™s Geneva Show that is set to boost its credentials as a leader in environmental vehicles. The Flextreme GT/E illustrates how extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology can be plugged into large or mid-sized vehicles, as well as compact cars, like the upcoming Ampera. Opel / Vauxhall calls the ......read more
Not too many people in the Middle East and North Africa know what Hyundai is really about and many of them have a wrong impression about this Korean giant. Only a few know that Hyundai has been investing millions of Euros in the FIFA Soccer World Cup since Opel stepped out in 1998. Only a few know it is a three-digits figure since 1998, and an estimated 40-45 Million Euros for past 2006 ......read more
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce a new partnership with Processia Solutions â€“ a Canadian PLM (product lifecycle management) implementation specialist who will work alongside the team to improve the software associated with the design, build and integration of its Formula 1 cars. Processiaâ€™s role will be key during the design and development stage: ......read more
Four Mercedes-Benz models have the lowest depreciation in their segment, and can justifiably call themselves the "Value retention champions 2010" â€“ the E, C, S and R-Class. These are the findings of analyses carried out each year by the Saarbr?¼cken-based market research institute B?¤hr & Fess Forecast on behalf of a German motoring magazine. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are ......read more
An all-new concept car is set to catch the â€?iâ€™ of visitors to the Geneva Motor Show next month. Hyundai has chosen the event to reveal the i-flow, a stylish saloon that previews the look of its new D-segment contender. Styled at the companyâ€™s European design headquarters in R?¼sselsheim, Germany, i-flow is expected to attract much attention, thanks to its ......read more
The E-Class has always taken its place in the ranks of the world's most popular automobiles. An impressive collection of major national and international awards underlines its exceptional status. Just recently, this public favourite and trendsetter was the recipient of the GOOD DESIGN?® Award in the Business category - the oldest award for outstanding product design. Since ......read more
ميونيخ، 14 فبراير 2010، قامت شركة فولكس واجن، أكبر مصنّع للسيارات في أوروبا بعرض سيارتها الأكثر ابتكاراً من الناحية التقنية على الإطلاق، وهي سيارة طوارق الجديدة ـ بإطلاقها من خلال برنامج "Touareg Late Night Show" الذي أُذيع مباشرةً في أنحاء العالم مساء العاشر من فبراير. وستتوفر سيارة طوارق الجديدة للعملاء المحليين في منتصف شهر ......read more
BMW has always been building sheer-driving-pleasure cars. One of them is the BMW X5. And this spring, BMW will write the latest chapter in the story of the worldâ€™s first Sports Activity Vehicle?®, the BMW X5. Originally launched for the 2000 model year in late 1999, the BMW X5 permanently changed the automotive landscape. It proved that the driving dynamics, responsiveness, and ......read more
2010 seems to be a promising year for Mercedes Benz. Not only will the company start the 2010 Formula One season with 7-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher racing in the Mercedes Petronas F1 race car, but the German car manufacturer is also among the most successful brands in the readers vote for the Off-roader of the Year 2010 held by a German motoring magazine specialized in ......read more
One-make cups in the Middle East and Gulf region havent really proved to be successful. This now might change with the new Porsche Cup Middle East. The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, an exciting new one-make motor racing series attracting some of the regionâ€™s most promising young drivers, makes its UAE debut at Abu Dhabiâ€™s Yas Marina Circuit this weekend with ......read more
BMW will be introducing a new brand within its company group, which already includes the brands BMW, MINI and Rolls Royce. A working group inside the company is already busy with the subject Mobility in the future. The new brand and its models are aimed to be mobility solutions for the mega-cities. The first Mega-City Vehicle is expected to be launched in mid 2010. In this context, ......read more
Honda Motor Co. recalled 646,000 of its Fit/Jazz and City automobiles worldwide because of faulty window switch after a child died when fire broke out in a car in 2009. The Honda recall includes 141,084 vehicles in the United States and covers the models sold in North America, South America, Europe, South Africa and Asia, but not Japan, a spokeswoman said. Neither Honda Egypt nor ......read more
For the first time, Euro NCAP can now release its top five safest cars of 2009, based on their maximum five star award and their overall score. Top of this list is the Volkswagen Golf VI that was first tested in 2008 under the former rating scheme and was re-released in 2009. The Honda Insight Hybrid and Toyota Prius, two fuel-efficient vehicles tested in 2009, were second and ......read more
Motorcycles are becoming more and more popular in Egypt and the Middle East region. Surely that is one good reason why you should check out the London Motorcycle Show 2010. The London Motorcycle Show will host among others the UK launch of the 2010 Ducati model range as the bright lights of the capital city illuminates an eagerly awaited line-up that includes the hugely anticipated ......read more
Toyota Motor Europe announced today the recall of 8 Toyota models in Europe, to solve a potential accelerator pedal issue. The involved models and production periods are as follows: â€¢AYGO (Feb 2005 â€“ Aug 2009) â€¢iQ (Nov 2008 â€“ Nov 2009) â€¢Yaris (Nov 2005 â€“ Sep 2009) â€¢Auris (Oct 2006 â€“ 5 Jan 2010) â€¢Corolla (Oct 2006 â€“ ......read more
Cars have always been the favorite toy of rock-stars and singers. The Scorpions are no exception, as the German hard rock band will do an acoustic live performance on stage exclusively for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina) on Saturday, Feburary 6th. The new Volkswagen Amarok will be presented to journalists in the South American countryside ......read more
Toyota owners in Egypt and the Middle East should take this recall very seriously. After recently issuing a huge recall for 4.2 million vehicles due to floor mats reportedly jamming the accelerator pedal in a fully open state, the company confirmed that it would implement brake override systems in order to stop cars which arenâ€™t responding to the normal brakes. Now, Toyota is ......read more
Several U.S. investments funds, including Elliott Associates, Glenhill Capital and Perry Partners, have filed a lawsuit against the German car manufacturer Porsche, as reported by The Wall Street Journal yesterday (27.01.2010). The funds are seeking to recover more than $1 billion in losses related to Porscheâ€™s takeover bid for the Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen company. The ......read more
Today we received a very unique press release from Honda, informing us, among others, what we could do with the ?£3000 we would save when buying a Honda Insight instead of the Toyota Prius. Honda says that the Honda's Insight has reaffirmed its status as the most affordable hybrid car on the UK market with a brand new PCP offer. Customers can now get behind the wheel of the Insight SE ......read more
Positioned as the flagship of the 308 CC petrol range the new 308 CC THP 156 automatic sees the introduction of a new â€œAT6â€? 6-speed automatic gearbox, further strengthening the vehicleâ€™s image as a distinctive and dynamic vehicle. The new â€œAT6â€? automatic gearbox has been developed by â€œAisin AWâ€? to specifications defined by the PSA Peugeot ......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 ...