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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
Affalterbach – Cairo - Dubai If you have a budget of 100.000 Euros you can go to your local Mercedes dealer Cairo and exchange this amount there with a locally-assembled stock Mercedes E350 Elegance, which costs around 800.000 LE (Egyptian pounds). If your budget is 162.500 Euros (1.300.000 LE Egyptian Pounds) then you can buy the Made-In-Egypt Mercedes S 500. But if you really ......read more
18.02.2008 / Sweden-Egypt-UAE / Suzuki driver, Toni Gardemeister has secured valuable points for his team at the Swedish Rally – part of the 2008 World Rally Championship - held in Sweden from February 8-10, 2008 on a Suzuki SX4 WRC. Gardemeister claiming 7th position meant that Suzuki secured two driver points and three manufacturer points, making it the team’s best result to date. ......read more
After an almost 3-month involuntary pause (caused among others intentionally by some incompetent actions at the Renault Service and After Sales in Egypt), we have now resumed our Renault Megane long-term test-drive. Although Renault Egypt and their lawyers were urging and 'kindly asking' (others would call it threatening or even black-mailing) us to stop this long-term test-drive, ......read more
At first sight this Touareg looks more like an imitation of the Jurassic Park Mercedes M-Class version, with which Hollywood stars would go for dinosaur hunting. But when you look closer, you can see that Volkswagen is not joking with this car at all. Instead or driving through mud in some Stephen Spielberg movie set in Hollywood, VW is rather thinking of driving through war zones ......read more
Opel’s next-generation range of mid-size cars promises a radical step forward. The new model family, which makes its world premiere at the London Motor Show in July 2008, sets technology and design standards for the Opel brand and mid-size segment. To lead off the proceedings, Opel announced the new model’s name: Opel Insignia. The new Insignia family will be built at Opel’s ......read more
The Czech car manufacturer Skoda Auto has started testing the first prototype of the Skoda Fabia Super 2000 yesterday (12.2.2008). Designed to be used in the Super 2000 category, the vehicle is based on the second-generation Fabia and, in compliance with the FIA regulations, is equipped with a two-litre atmospheric four-cylinder petrol engine, a six-speed sequential transmission and ......read more
Dubai-Cairo-Stuttgart / Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, announced it will also be building a hybrid drive version of the new Panamera. This four-door Gran Turismo with sporting driving dynamics so typical of Porsche will boast the proven components featured in the Cayenne Hybrid entering the market at the end of the decade. And thanks to its newly developed full parallel ......read more
13.02.2008 / London-Cairo-Modena / Unlike the Maserati importer in Egypt, MTI, we find Maserati in every other part of the world creating a positive image and encouraging headlines. And as London gets ready to play host to over 50 trend setting designers showing their Autumn/Winter 08 collections, Italian supercar legend Maserati has once again paired up with London’s leading ......read more
13.02.2008 / Dubai-Cairo-Wolfsburg / The new RNS 510 radio navigation system from Volkswagen not only unites a host of multimedia functions, but it can also be combined with a “Premium” Bluetooth mobile phone preparation. Effective immediately, the RNS 510 can be ordered for the Touareg in the Middle East. The RNS 510 from Volkswagen is easily and systematically controlled via ......read more
12.2.2008 - Dubai / Cairo / Stuttgart – When the French Motor Sport Federation visited the United Arab Emirates for a training camp, they turned to Emirates Motor Company (EMC), the official distributor of Mercedes-Benz cars in Abu Dhabi, for assistance. EMC provided an ML-Class, an R-Class and two award-winning G-Class SUVs to enable the eight-strong team of your motorsport ......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 ...