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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (13 January, 2008) – Nissan can now reveal that the Middle East motor sport hero, who was one of the first to test the legendary Nissan GT-R before it was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier in 2007, is none other than the famous Middle East Rally driver Mohamed Ben Sulayem. Nissan invited Rally driver Ben Sulayem to test drive the Nissan GT-R super ......read more
Just one week after being announced as a 2008 race driver for the ING Renault F1 Team, Nelson Piquet Jr accompanied Renault President and CEO Carlos Ghosn as they met Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil. The meeting took place in the nation’s capital Brasilia, which is also home to Nelsinho’s family. After being introduced to President Lula following a meeting between ......read more
Volvo 850 TDI Accident in FranceNever before has a car accident caused by an apparent brake failure caused so much negative media coverage for a car manufacturer, which is always keen on praising his safety features and safety awards. Although backed by the mother-company, a local car distributor was taken to court in case of an accident caused by technical failure. So, can this also ......read more
As always AUTO ARABIA tries to offer its readers something new and something different. Paired with our aim to develop and improve the motoring media in Egypt and the region we never sit back and relax. On the contrary: We always try to set the bench-mark higher by continuously improving AUTO ARABIA and ourselves in order to get closer to the standard and level of the European car ......read more
MASERATI QUATTROPORTE SPORT GT SWith 2500 orders for the GranTurismo and steadily rising sales for the Quattroporte series, Maserati achieved its production target of 850 vehicles per month. In the 50th anniversary year of Fangio’s world title victory, Maserati won the FIA GT1 Constructors’ Championship, which also proves that Maserati cars are not only good/looking but also very ......read more
Lamborghini ReventonThe Ghedi (Brescia) military airport was the setting this week for an extraordinary acceleration race between a Tornado aircraft [A200-A] provided by the airbase, and the Lamborghini Revent?n driven by an official Lamborghini test driver. The fighter pilot and the Lamborghini test driver challenged each other on the 3000 m-long runway. The Revent?n took the lead ......read more
Jaguar XFToday marked the beginning of an exciting new era for Jaguar Cars as the first Jaguar XF rolled off the production line at the company's Castle Bromwich plant. Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, / Cairo - 26 November 2007 The XF, which is available to order now, has already been heralded by some of the UK's most influential motoring publications for its stunning new ......read more
Hannover - Cairo / 21 November 2007 A remarkable milestone has been reached as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has now produced in excess of 10 million examples of the iconic Transporter. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the model. The Volkswagen Transporter is unique. Not only is it one of the most easily recognized vans ever designed, it’s also built up a ......read more
Chrysler LLC Launches Production of New 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10® at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant Auburn Hills (Michigan) / Cairo / Dubai 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10Chrysler LLC announced the manufacturing launch of the new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®, which is being built at the company’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. In a time when most manufacturing plants utilize hundreds ......read more
Stuttgart, Cairo / November 14, 2007 Mercedes-Benz has kicked off a comprehensive marketing campaign for the new C-Class station wagon. The integrated campaign, which will be launched on the market on December 1, 2007, features numerous communication activities across all media channels and is designed to support the sales launch of the station wagon version of the C-Class - ......read more
Cairo, 5.11.2007 Brilliance Crash TestThe Bavarian Auto Group, which assembles both the German BMW and the Chinese Brillance car at the same factory / assembling line in 6th of October City (Cairo), is launching today (5.11.2007) its second Brilliance model, the Brilliance Splendor! Due to the fact that the previous Brilliance crash-test results are, contrary to the name ......read more
The 10th generation of Toyota Corolla reached the Saudi kingdom and made its debut at the luxurious Leylaty Ballroom in Jeddah. The new generation of Corolla 2008, which is launched in Saudi Arabia by the sole dealer ALJ, is one of the best-selling cars in the world. The Corolla 2008 was unveiled by Mr. Sakaguchi, Toyota Corolla chief engineer, and Mr. Waleed Hambishi, Toyota ......read more
Dubai, Cairo / (November 13, 2007) Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) today introduced the all-new 2007 Suzuki XL7 midsize crossover SUV at the 2007 Middle East International Motor Show. With the introduction of the new all-wheel-drive crossover SUV, Suzuki is moving forward to the next stage in its ongoing midsize car segment success story. With sleek styling and expressive ......read more
Brackley (UK), Cairo (Egypt) / 12 November 2007 Following a period of strengthening across its entire team, the Honda Racing F1 Team is delighted to announce a further key appointment. Fomer 'Ferrari-brain' Ross Brawn is to join Honda where he will take up the position of Team Principal with full responsibility for designing, manufacturing, engineering and racing Honda's Formula One ......read more
At the forthcoming 9th Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai, General Motors will introduce to the region's market the world's first production 2-Mode full hybrid propulsion system in the full-size SUV, the Chevrolet Tahoe. Comprehensively redesigned for 2007, the Tahoe has been weathering the demands of discerning customers in the Middle East and offers all the features ......read more
After wowing enthusiasts at motor shows globally since its debut at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the multi award winning Chevrolet Camaro concept car is all set to make its first Middle East debut at the biennial Dubai-based motor show in November, showing again the importance of the Middle East Motor Show. The all-new front-engined GT Camaro ......read more
As usual, the Middle East region in general and the GCC / gulf region in specific, will be the first export market for the Cadillac SLS, the long-wheelbase version of the STS luxury sedan. The car, which will be revealed at the Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai on 13 November and will reach regional showrooms in the first quarter of 2008, is the third variant in the successful ......read more
After being recently displayed at the Frankfurt International Motor Show last September, the Hummer Autobot Ratchet is now hitting Middle Eastern soil. Besides being one of the important eye-catcher at the GM and Humemr stand, the Ratchet will also dazzle the audiences at the GM Style Dubai, a night with the stars at the Madinat Arena to be held on November 11. The AUTOBOT RATCHET™ ......read more
The much awaited production version of the second generation 2008 Cadillac CTS will celebrate its Middle East debut at the region's largest biennial motor show in November. After becoming one of the most successful Cadillac models ever in Europe, the successor of the Cadillac CTS is prepared to hit the showrooms in Middle East. Following the footsteps of its predecessor which made ......read more
Chrysler Chairman and CEO Bob Nardelli confirmed that the market situation has changed dramatically, which led to Chrysler LLC announcing today that they will eliminate an additional 12,000 jobs according to the three-year Recovery and Transformation Plan (RTP) which had already included the elimination of 13.000 jobs. In addition to that Chrysler LCC announced the elimination of four ......read more
Aston Martin, Aston Martin Racing, Prodrive F1 Team, Prodrive Subaru WRC Team, etc. All these are names associated with the name David Richards. So, who is this David Richards, who has been moving and shaking things in the Rally, WRC and F1 scene for over three decades now? David was born on 3 June 1952 and grew up in North Wales, attending Bryn Hyffryd comprehensive school in ......read more
FERNANDO ALONSO AND VODAFONE McLAREN MERCEDES AGREE TO SPLIT Following a meeting between Fernando Alonso and McLaren, it was agreed that it would be in the best interests of both parties to bring the relationship to an end. Fernando AlonsoWoking / Cairo - 2nd November 2007: Following a meeting between Fernando Alonso and McLaren, it was agreed that it would be in the best interests ......read more
Dubai, Cairo, Wolfsburg Volkswagen, Europe’s largest automaker along with their local UAE partner Al Nabooda Automobiles, will be presenting a wide range of models at the 9th Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai from 14th – 18th November. Europe’s no. 1 will be displaying ten different models in Hall 1. Enjoying a starring role on the VW stand will be their new ......read more
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