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Felipe Massa looks to be planning a repeat of his Valencia performance after he took a comfortable pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday evening. The Brazilian upped the ante after McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen had set the fastest times, lapping his F2008 in 1m 44.801s. With Hamilton next on 1m 45.465s ahead of Raikkonen on 1m 45.617s, ......read more
Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, acquired a further 4.89 per cent of the Volkswagen ordinary shares on Tuesday, 16 September. As a result, the total stake in the Wolfsburg-based car manufacturer now amounts to 35.14 per cent of the voting rights. This step ensures that Porsche has a lasting majority at the VW annual general meeting. Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, Chief Executive ......read more
They laughed when Sebastian Vettel and Toro Rosso snatched pole position in qualifying - but that turned to cheers of admiration on Sunday when the 21 year-old German became Formula Oneâ€™s youngest ever winner after a brilliant wet-weather victory at Monza. Neither Vettel nor the underdog team put a wheel wrong, as superb driving, strategy and pit work brought them home ......read more
Zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell cars are becoming more and more popular now. Now Honda has joined this club as well. The first Honda FCX Clarity customers have taken delivery of their zero emission cars in California. Up to 200 customers will begin leasing the fuel cell vehicles in the United States and Japan over the next three years. Film director Ron Yerxa was the first ......read more
Peugeot is always keen on presenting something unique at their ‘home-exhibition’, the Paris Motor Show. This year it is the ‘RC …’ The ‘RC…’ whose full name will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show, is a hybrid concept car which is according to Peugeot created from the passion and expertise of Peugeot’s stylists and engineers. It is a ‘GT’ coupé which provides ......read more
The Russian car market is becoming on of the most emerging and important car markets not only in Europe but worldwide. The market is expanding in each segment and especially in the luxury car segment due to large numbers of millionaires and billionaires in not only in Moscow and St. Petersburg but allover Russia. One of the successful car manufacturers in the Russian market is Lexus. ......read more
The 5th Peugeot Design Competition, launched at the Beijing Motor Show on 20 April 2008, entered its second phase on 20 July 2008, the final date for the submission of projects. It’s now time to let amateur designers and motoring enthusiasts have their say as they help to nominate the successor to the Flux project, the last winner of this prestigious contest. For this ......read more
If you are looking for a ‘gorgeous’ convertible then you should definitely wait until early 2009, as Infiniti will launch its G37 Convertible. Infiniti has already released the first picture of the new G37 Convertible which will receive its official global debut at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Nevertheless Infiniti showed the G37 Convertible for a short while at the ......read more
Following detailed customer research, BMW Motorrad has good news for riders who prefer a lower seat height, but do not want to compromise on model choice. BMW Motorrad has once again led the way by becoming the first motorcycle manufacturer to launch a range of models that can be ordered with lowered suspension – to provide customers with lower seat height options. Feedback from ......read more
On 8 August 2008, the four millionth car was built at Volvo Cars Ghent. It was a sporty Volvo V50 R-DESIGN, ordered by a customer from Breda in the Netherlands who works for VDL, parent company of Steelweld, one of Volvo Cars Ghent's main suppliers of production installations for the Volvo XC60. Volvo has been building cars in Belgium since 1965. Initially the Ghent plant was set up ......read more
Suzuki GB has added a brand-new GSX-R to the 2008 line-up - this time coming to the official parts and accessories catalogue, in the form of the 'Kiddimoto GSX-R' wooden childs bike. Made almost entirely of Birch ply, the new GSX-R is painted in the renowned Suzuki blue and white colour scheme and features the iconic GSX-R logo down its side panels. Ideal for children aged from two ......read more
?koda’s Press and PR department has appointed Iga Kowalska-Owen as Press Information Officer and Holly Robinson as Press and PR Assistant in a recent hiring spree which takes the team up to five. Iga Kowalska-Owen joins the Milton Keynes-based firm from Golley Slater Public Relations where she managed the car manufacturer’s business sales account. As well as trade journalism, ......read more
Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., welcomed VIPs, celebrities and Lamborghini executives to the grand opening celebration of Lamborghini’s newest showroom and the world’s first Collezione Automobili Lamborghini fashion boutique on Saturday, August 9. To appeal to all visitors’ senses, Lamborghini Las Vegas also partnered with Dal Toro, a ......read more
06.08.2008 / Cairo-Wolfsburg-Dubai Five generations, 34 years and over 26 million vehicles after the original first went on sale, the sixth generation of the Golf has been unveiled. The new model continues the evolution of an icon. The new Golf is the safest, most technically advanced and most dynamic iteration yet. Not only does the new Golf promise great value, but it aims to ......read more
Dubai-Cairo / Porsche Middle East & Africa announced the appointment of Mirna Al-Qassim as regional public relations manager. In her new role, Mirna will be responsible for the corporate and product communications of Porsche in the region covering GCC, Levant, Africa, Iran, Pakistan and India, reporting directly to the managing director. Palestinian-Egyptian living in Dubai, ......read more
It has been the definitive cross-country vehicle since 1979. It has won the Paris-Dakar Rally, is deemed a worthy means of transport for the Pope, ranks as an automotive design icon, is a serial winner of readers' polls and constitutes the gene pool for a Mercedes-Benz SUV family that now numbers four model series in all. It is, of course – the G-Class. It has been in production for ......read more
Cairo – Paris – Dubai / Automechanika exhibition which will run from 1st to 3rd of June in Dubai will be hosting 18 French companies that will present their products and latest technologies in automotive trading and all related products. The event which is expected to attract a large number of visitors and decision-makers specialized in the car industry, will provide the opportunity ......read more
29.5.2008 / Cairo / Egypt is hosting two motor-shows each year. One of them is the AUTOMECH AKHBAR EL YOM Motor-show, one of the leading annual trade fair for vehicles, buses, motorcar workshops, service station equipment, automobile spare parts, accessories and feeding industries in the MENA region. AutoMech will have 400 international companies from 16 countries exhibiting ......read more
Cairo-Dubai-Stuttgart / While Porsche is now celebrating its anniversary, nobody would have ever imagined that this small car manufacturer would become the most profitable automobile manufacturer in the world. Exactly 60 years ago the cornerstone was laid for the family-operated industrial company, whose rise from modest beginnings to become one of the most important sports ......read more
Dubai/Cairo/Beijing The Porsche Cayenne is one of the most (if not THE most) popular Porsche models in Egypt and the Middle East region, while the 500-hp Cayenne Turbo is the ultimate and benchmark-setting model within the SUV segment in terms of performance and safety. But for some Porsche Cayenne clients, especially in the Middle East and Egypt, 500 horsepower are just not enough. ......read more
Kimi Raikkonen storms again from pole position to victory in a spectacular Spanish Grand Prix in front of a disappointed Spanish crowd. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen hereby became the eighth consecutive Formula 1 driver to win the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position, when he conquered Sunday's race at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Finn’s pursuit of victory was unaffected by two safety ......read more
16.04.2008 / Maranello-Cairo / The “competition” versions (Challenge and GTC) of the F430 will be competing this coming weekend at the Silverstone circuit in England. The F430 Challenge cars will be taking part in the second round of this season’s European Ferrari Challenge Pirelli Trophy, while the F430 GTC will be making their debut in the FIA ......read more
Stuck and Carlos Sainz in Volkswagen Scirocco on the Nordschleife The 24-hour race on the Nuerburgring is known as one of the most difficult, if not THE most difficult 24-hour race in the world. Therefore it is no surprise that VW will let two of the most experienced and well-known driver compete with the new VW Scirocco in this race before its official market launch. The two-time ......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 ...