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Dubai / Cairo / Goeteborg It seems that this year some SUV and Cross-over coupe buyers in Egypt and the Middle East will postpone their purchase decision until early 2009 after they see the pictures of the new Volvo XC60. "It's not only the safest Volvo ever. If you ask me, it's also the most stunning. Not a bad combination, is it?" says Volvo Cars President and CEO Fredrik Arp. ......read more
SEAT Sport drivers Yvan Muller and Rickard Rydell held off the BMW Team Germany’s attack of Augusto Farfus and J?oerg Müller, to win the first race in Curitiba. This was a tough race for the leading two, who in the final laps had to sweat to defend their position as their tyres were wearing out. But it was even tougher for Chevrolet. On lap 3 Nicola Larini made contact with ......read more
Yvan Muller placed his SEAT Le?n TDI on pole position following an eventful qualifying session in Curitiba, with a time of 1:24.295, the fastest time of the weekend so far and half a second faster than J?oerg Müller's pole from last year. His SEAT Sport team-mate Rickard Rydell followed closely in second with a time of 1:24.404, and BMW Team Germany's Augusto Farfus qualified third, ......read more
Dubai-Cairo-Stuttgart / After the positive impact at last years' Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche plans at this year’s Geneva Auto Salon to show off again an environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient range of automobiles. The show, staged this year between March 6 and March 16, is traditionally used to reveal the most significant trends for the automobile season ahead, while this ......read more
After the unacceptable high numbers of road fatalities in Egypt we believe it's about time that the Egyptian government as well as the automotive companies in Cairo must take immediate action. Volvo already started taking action in order to reduce the numbers of accidents caused by fatigue and inattentiveness. Fatigue and inattentiveness, as well as alcohol, are the most common causes ......read more
Milwaukee-Cairo / Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) announced its results for the fourth quarter and the year ended December 31, 2007. Revenue for the quarter was $1.39 billion compared to $1.50 billion in the year-ago quarter, a 7.7 percent decline. Net income for the quarter was $186.1 million compared to $252.4 million, down 26.3 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2006. ......read more
29.02.2008 / Dubai-Cairo-Oxford/ MINI lovers and fans allover the world and especially in the Middle East region, can start calling their banks or financial advisors now as the new MINI John Cooper Works will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show in a few days. Production of John Cooper Works-tuned cars is all set to resume at MINI’s Plant Oxford after the launch of ......read more
Never-ending story of McLaren & Ferrari Woking, United Kingdom, Friday 29th February 2008: It seems that the McLaren Mercedes F1 Team is not very happy about the ongoing investigation and the statements of the Italian Police, which were made yesterday. This makes it clear that the Ferrari-McLaren story will be a never-ending one. And this is McLaren's reaction through its ......read more
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It is not like the Leon Cupra has a boring design or so. But with the new styling kit, the Leon Cupra looks even hotter now. Fresh for the imminent ‘08’ plate change SEAT is giving its most potent road-going model – the muscular Leon Cupra – the option of an even more sporty look courtesy of a dramatic limited edition styling kit version, called the K1 kit. The impressive ......read more
Some readers would probably ask themselves why an outstanding 5-stars holiday destination like El Gouna standing for relaxation, leisure and recreation would get involved in noisy, hectic and adrenalin-pushing motor-sport? Well, the answer is very easy: After an exhausting and exciting Ferrari Challenge season you will surely need some exquisite relaxation and recharging of ......read more
Mitsubishi unveiled new preview images and more details of the new Lancer Sportback’s close relative. Ahead of its official global unveiling on 4th March at the Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors now reveals further images of the Prototype-S – born from the same gene pool as the original 2005 Concept-Sportback. The prototype remains close to its original inspiration, and ......read more
British duo Oliver Jarvis and Katherine Legge will contest the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) for Audi this year. Jarvis (24), from Burwell near Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, and Legge (27), from Haslemere, Surrey, will drive for the “factory” Audi Sport Team Phoenix and “customer” Futurecome TME teams respectively in the world’s most popular international touring car ......read more
London-Cairo-Stuttgart / Following its launch of a judicial challenge against Mayor Ken Livingstone’s emissions related congestion charge, Porsche released on the 21st of February an examination of the expected CO2 savings. Using Transport for London’s own figures, the savings expected in an entire year from the emissions charge will be equal to the emissions from Heathrow ......read more
26.2.2008 / London-Cairo-Stuttgart / London's Mayor Ken Livingstone claimed at today’s press conference that Transport for London has published the full details of their Ipsos-Mori poll on the congestion charge. If this statement is true then why have Ipsos-Mori repeatedly and explicitly refused to release the full results of the poll. This is why the British Polling Council ......read more
26.02.2008 / Tokyo-Cairo / Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is to give the Prototype-S sport hatchback concept its global debut at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 4 through March 16 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 6). Also included in Mitsubishi Motors' 16-model stand (13 on Press Days) are: the ......read more
26.02.2008 / Modena- Cairo / A year after the unveiling of the GranTurismo, Maserati will be back at the Geneva International Motorshow with yet another world premiere, the GranTurismo S. The ultimate expression of the Trident coupé’s sportiness shifts the emphasis onto performance and driving enjoyment. Two main novelties are at the heart of the new Maserati: the 440 HP V8 ......read more
With Wagner’s famous ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ providing a rousing score, the latest creative commercial from French car manufacturer, Citroën - the people that brought you the award winning dancing robot in the Citroen C4 commercial– confidently presents its new C5 saloon as ‘Unmistakeably German’. The audacious 60-second film in partnership with Euro RSCG plays off ......read more
Dubai, Cairo / Emirates Auction smashed the world record for license plate prices when it sold the world's most expensive number plate for 14.5 million US $ a few days ago in the UAE's capital Abu Dhabi, earning itself a place in the Guinness Book of Records once again. “Saeed Abdul Ghaffar Khouri, paid Dh52.2 million, more than double the current record, to become the proud ......read more
21.02.2008 / Maranello-Cairo-Mumbai / Have you ever thought of doing a trip through India? Well, now we will give you an idea about which car might be suitable for such a unique trip. What about a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti? Amazed of such a choice? Well, don’t be because Ferrari just announced the start of a new Prancing Horse adventure, the Magic India Discovery Tour, which ......read more
Detroit-Cairo-Dubai / The editors of AutoWeek magazine have picked the 2009 Ford F-150 as the “Most Significant” vehicle of this year’s North American International Auto show at their annual Design Forum held recently in Detroit. Editors of the automotive magazine said that based on the ample number of significant Ford vehicles at the show, the decision to select just one ......read more
After suffering heavily in the past few years the FORD brand in Egypt is apparently now recovering with its new importer the Ford Egypt / Egyptian American Automotive (Fikry Group). Although the Japanese, German and Korean brands managed to secure large market shares in the Egyptian market recently, it seems like the Focus will change this market-share distribution soon. A very good ......read more
Recalls and technical failures are main reason of fatal accidents in Egypt and the Middle East. Auto Arabia's editor and road safety expert Mohamed Sheta will be talking together with other experts and celebrities (Egyptian actor Khaled Abu El Naga) live tonight (20.2.2008 / 10.30 pm Cairo Local Time) in the program MUBASHER MEN EL KAHIRA on the Egyptian Arabic-speaking satellite ......read more
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