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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
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
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