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A few weeks ago Volkswagen chairman Matthias Mueller announced that Volkswagen will focus in the future more on the mobility issues as well as on electric cars, instead of the diesel technology. Which sounds like good news especially ahead of the 2016 Paris Motor Show, where the Volkswagen group is expected to launch several interesting and promising models. But unfortunately in ......read more
Youm7.com website, which has approx. 56 million visitors and 208 million page views and which according to Alexa.com is the number one media & news website in Egypt and is globally ranked number 230, has published an article about the recent financial and business scandal of the Volkswagen Egypt & AUDI Egypt dealership (EATC) and its infamous co-owner Karim Najjar. This feature ......read more
Usually we do not publish reader’s letters and complaints in our articles and news section, but this complaint from our reader Mohamed Ragab Hadary about the AUDI-Volkswagen-SEAT dealership discriminating his veiled fiancée at the recent AUDI A4 launch event had to published here as well as in the reader’s letter section. As soon as we receive an official reply and statement from ......read more
An award ceremony for the winners of 2014 was held on April 10 at the Renault Technocentre in the Paris region. Jérôme Stoll, Chief Performance Officer and Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, acknowledged the commitment and professionalism of these elite Renault dealers throughout the ceremony. He underlined the importance of the dealer network in transmitting the values of ......read more
It is well-known that the Egyptian automotive market has lots of potential for foreign investors, especially since dozens of automotive and motorcycle headquarters (e.g. Volkswagen, Audi, Maserati, Harley-Davidson, etc.) are not satisfied with the performance of their importer or authorized dealer in this huge Egyptian market with its almost 100 million inhabitants. Add to this ......read more
Last week the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce held its election in Cairo, in which Mr. Ulrich Hermann Huth was elected as president. Mr. Farid El Tobgui, Chairman of the Bavarian Auto Group which represents BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI, Mahindra and Brilliance successfully in Egypt, was elected as Vice President. Mr. Mohamed El Mahdi, Chairman & Managing Director of ......read more
Viele Länder in der Middle East und North Africa Region benötigen dringend ein National Sales Office bzw. eine National Sales Company. Ägypten gehört definitiv zu diesen Länder. Daher kommt diese neue Besetzung von wichtigen Volkswagen Vertriebsfunktionen sehr gelegen und zu einem guten Zeitpunkt. Dr. Andreas Offermann (56) wird mit Wirkung zum 1. September zum Vorstand für ......read more
The amazing Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 achieved an important milestone in its history, with the 2,000th vehicle produced. The Nero Nemesis car, chassis number 2,000, rolled off the assembly line destined for the United States. Its owner, Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Intelligence Officer for AT&T, is a highly ranked U.S. executive and a passionate Lamborghini customer, who already owns ......read more
Infiniti has not been winning many awards lately in Europe or the Middle East & North Africa region, mainly because of a very modest brand awareness, not only among the public but also among large parts of the professional motoring media in this region. Many people do not even know that Infiniti has been involved heavily with Formula 1 for a few years now. This might change, with ......read more
On March 13, 2013, Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn and representatives of France’s CFDT, CFE-CGC and FO unions signed the Renault Agreement, termed as ‘A Contract to Provide Fresh Impetus to Renault’s Growth and Social Development in France’ The Renault Agreement was submitted the previous day to the Group and Subsidiary Works Councils for consultation This agreement, which is ......read more
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity and pleasure of experiencing the sheer power of the E63 AMG and the E63 AMG 4Matic S with its 585hp and 800Nm on some wet and curvy country roads around Barcelona. And since then AMG has been dominating the international headlines over the past few days and weeks. So, only a few days after the first pictures of the SLS AMG Black Series and the SLS ......read more
In every business field there are a few black sheep who jeopardize the reputation of the remaining white sheep. The automotive industry and the motoring media are no exception, especially since both those sectors have a very sensitive and critical relationship, which in some cases lead to a very obvious corruption for the advantage of the car company and a certain editor or ......read more
Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., have signed a unique three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialisation of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology. The goal of the collaboration is to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while reducing investment costs associated with the engineering of the technology. Each company will ......read more
BMW Group again was able to reaffirm its position as the world’s leading premium car manufacturer with the delivery of more than 20,000 vehicles in the Middle East in 2012 – the most successful year in its history in terms of regional sales and a 14% increase on 2011 figures. With a total of 21,314 BMW and MINI vehicles sold across 13 Middle East markets, the company’s ......read more
Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer at Kia Motors and the man who has led the company’s design transformation has been appointed President – the first non-Korean to hold that title in the company’s history. Schreyer, 59, joined Kia in 2006 from the Volkswagen Group to create a new design-led product strategy for the brand and quickly became known for his “Tiger-nose” ......read more
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michel Schumacher today announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the 2012 season during a press conference at the Suzuka circuit in Japan. Michael Schumacher said, 'I have decided to retire from Formula One at the end of the season, although I am still able to compete with the best drivers of the world. This is something that makes ......read more
Big profile for the legendary BMW 328: This successful model will be represented with twelve cars at the start of the Mille Miglia 2012. Alongside series versions, there will be a number of racing cars competing in the lightning trip from Brescia to Rome. The Bavarian fleet of cars will be led by the BMW 328 Touring Coup?©, the winning car in 1940. Behind the wheel will be Dr. ......read more
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is mourning Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The Honorary President of the Supervisory Board died on 5 April 2012 in Salzburg, aged 76. Matthias M?¼ller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche AG, paid tribute to Ferdinand Alexander Porscheâ€™s services to the sports car manufacturer: â€œWe mourn the death of our ......read more
The BMW Group will undertake a strategic realignment of its Board of Management structure, effective 1 April 2012. â€œThe rigorous implementation and refinement of our successful Strategy Number ONE will place even further demands on our company in the future. We need an organisation that can handle the increasing complexity of the tasks involved to ensure that the BMW Group maintains ......read more
San Paolo, Brazil/Santâ€™Agata Bolognese, Italy - A few days ago the jury members of the Middle East Motor Award, including Auto Arabia's editor Mohamed Sheta, chose the Aventador as the best cars in its category. A few days later Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini attended the Aventador debut in South America, where the new Lamborghini Aventador ......read more
Speeches of Board Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board, BMW AG, Board Members , Ian Robertson, Dr. Klaus Draeger, at the World premiere of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan, Munich, BMW Welt, October 14, 2011 Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board, BMW AG: Ladies and gentlemen, We are especially proud of this car. The BMW 3 Series has been a key factor ......read more
Gaydon - Dubai / At the prestigious Royal Automobile Club last night, international motorsport legend, Sir Stirling Moss took delivery of his newly purchased Aston Martin Cygnet; a surprise birthday present for wife, Lady Moss. One of the closest teams in motorsport for many years, Sir Stirling and Lady Moss planned a private celebratory dinner on the eve of her birthday at the ......read more
Rolle (Switzerland) - Dubai (UAE) / Infiniti in the Middle East has not reached the same success like Lexus did. But this might change soon, as Infiniti has announced that Bernard Loire, will be appointed as Vice President, Infiniti Europe and Middle East, based in Rolle, Switzerland from August 1, 2011. Currently Vice President Sales Operations, Nissan Europe, Bernard replaces ......read more
18.04.2011 / Woking (England) - Dubai / McLaren Automotive is celebrating a 1-2 with the announcement of the MP4-12C as Vehicle Dynamics International Car of the Year and the companyâ€™s engineers recognised as the Dynamics Team of the Year. Vehicle Dynamics International magazineâ€™s respected awards jury featured professional engineers and senior motoring journalists ......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 ...