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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
11.02.2008 – Paris / Cairo / Dubai - It seems like Renault Egypt / EIM is becoming more and more a collecting pond for unemployed and not so successful and unlucky marketing managers. After welcoming a while ago Khaled Youssef and Rami Gad from the VW Importer and Audi representative (Egyptian Automotive Company) Renault Egypt opened its arms this week to Amr El Habal as a ......read more
When an Italian vehicle causes a furore, it's usually a red sports car from Maranello (like the Ferrari 430 Scuderia) or a jet-like grey sports cars from Sant'Agata (like the Lamborghini Reventon). But that's not necessarily always the case. With its successful retro design, quality and fair price, the Fiat 500 drives directly into the hearts of the waiting customers. All ......read more
11.2.2008 – Cairo / Dubai / Tokyo - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that it has concluded a product placement agreement for the latest Hollywood film by the Wachowski brothers - Speed Racer, scheduled for release in major international markets in May 2008 and in Japan in July - known for their direction of the Matrix films. Product placement, which is a notable ......read more
10.2.2008 - Dubai / Cairo / Stuttgart – Air pollution is not only a major problem in Cairo, but also in a lot of other Arab cities. Dubai is one of the few cities to take actions now. Dubai Road Transport Authority (RTA), in another move to improve the air quality in the city and help Dubai become greener, has begun a four-month trial using 10 Mercedes-Benz buses fitted with the ......read more
10.02.2008 / Dubai – Cairo Volkswagen Middle East is offering Volkswagen car owners free vehicle check-ups by Volkswagen Service Clinic experts regardless of the model or the year of the car. Volkswagen Middle East aims to rotate the Service Clinic every two years across all 11 markets it covers in the region providing visual check ups and diagnosis for all models. Last year, ......read more
10.02.2008 / Dubai - Cairo Not only are Nissan cars winning some of the most important SUV comparison test in Egypt, but they are also out-performing its competitor in Lebanon. Nissan Middle East celebrated the success achieved by RYMCO, its official distributor in Lebanon, securing No. 1 market leader position for the third year in a row. Abdo Sweidan, CEO of Rasamny Younis ......read more
A new suspension, which is the stainless steel constructed coilovers Variant 3, was introduced for the BMW M6. The KW coilover suspensions for the BMW M6 enables the owner to lower their vehicle 15-45 mm (0.6-1.8 inches) on the front and rear axle and retains enough travel to handle maximum load and dynamic loads during driving. Variant 3 permits an even higher degree of ......read more
In a final attempt to amortize the fiasco project of assembling the current BMW 7 series (E65 / E 66) in Egypt, and to boost its limping sales before being replaced by its successor in the last quarter of 2008, Bavarian Auto Group started a very 'remarkable' and expensive marketing campaign to introduce the 'new' so-called BMW 7-series Individual to the Egyptian market. The cards were ......read more
06.02. 2007 / Cairo-Tokyo-Rolle / Nissan will be displaying three vehicles for the first time in Europe at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, the sports-car Nissan GT-R, the new Murano SUV and the Pivo concept car. Nissan hopes to the three Japanese 'stars' on display will show Nissan's commitment to passionate performance, design, innovation and technology. THE SPORTY ......read more
08.02.2008 / Tokyo – Cairo – Dubai / Nissan Motor Co., Ltd today announced that it will begin bio-ethanol trials through its participation in the Tokachi E10 project. The project, the first of its kind in Japan, aims to test the feasibility of E10 fuel, which contains 10% bio-ethanol mix. Early trials will be conducted in the Tokachi region of Hokkaido, beginning April ......read more
07-02-2008 / Cairo- Ruesselsheim - Dubai / A vision of GM’s future small monocab will be unveiled on 4.3.2008 at the next Geneva Motor-Show 2008. The design cues from other concepts including the sporty GTC Coupe and the environment-friendly Flextreme. Already Europe’s market leader in the monocab sector, with one in five pan-European sales being a Zafira, Meriva or Agila, ......read more
Chicago-Cairo-Dubai / Feb 6, 2008 The return of the iconic Dodge Challenger brings what pony car fanatics crave: ground shaking performance, unmistakable design cues reminiscent of the original Challenger, world-class ride and handling characteristics and benchmark braking. On top of that it features a wide variety of modern amenities and technology designed to delight a new ......read more
07-02-2008 / Cairo – Coventry - Jeddah - Land Rover and Jaguar are surely two of the most prestigious automotive brands world-wide. Such prestigious brands deserve nothing less than exclusive and state-of-the-art show-rooms, especially in image- and reputation-oriented consumer markets like Egypt and the Middle East. Unlike the Egyptian Jaguar & Land Rover importer MTI, who ......read more
04-02-2008 / Cairo-Paris-Berlin / It's known that car manufacturer do not like to admit that their cars have faulty brakes. Nevertheless we find the recall policies in Europe very much different than the recall policies in Middle Eastern countries, and especially in Egypt. Not only do some car manufacturers totally ignore the recalls of mother-companies, in other cases they even ......read more
31 January 2008 – Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has confirmed the timetable for the 2008 FORMULA 1TM SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. The inaugural Singapore event, which will be first ever Grand Prix to be held at night, will take place on Sunday, September 28. The race will start under the floodlights at 2000 hours local time. The qualifying sessions on Saturday and ......read more
* Well established tournament series * Partnerships with high-calibre events 28. 01.2008 / Ingolstadt – Cairo Not only is Audi becoming more and more successful in several segments dominated in the past through BMW and Mercedes, but Audi also didn’t miss to maintain and even increase its commitment for various sports fields, especially golfing. Audi’s ......read more
The most powerful production naked muscle-bike is set to invade London at the end of the month, as Suzuki’s B-King gets ready to take centre stage at the London Motorcycle Show at Excel between the 31st January and the 3rd February. Launched last summer, the B-King has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim, delivering performance that can normally only be achieved by a full-on ......read more
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