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Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove took the wraps off Twin’Z this week. This concept car is the fruit of their close collaboration and brings together two worlds where Design plays an important role: the world of furniture and that of the automobile. When automotive Design meets the world of furniture: For once, Renault has chosen not to reveal a new concept car at a ......read more
Decision-makers allover the world should try this zero-emission car, especially decision-makers in North Africa and the Middle East because of the extreme pollution in this those parts of the world. But for the time-being only the political decision-makers in Brussels will have the pleasure of driving this car, as the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has been selected for the second consecutive ......read more
My first acquaintance with Automobili Lamborghini was back in 1996/1997 at the Lamborghini Racing Days on the Dijon Racing Circuit in South France. At that time Giuseppe Greco was the CEO of Lamborghini. During that racing weekend I was very anxious to test-drive the legendary LM002 all-wheel drive sport-utility vehicle, but unfortunately only the Diablo was available for a ......read more
The new ? KODA compact hatch will be called the Rapid, the brand announced today at AUTO CHINA 2012 in Beijing. The car will make its debut in Europe before the year is out. A Chinese version of the Rapid will be built and sold in China from 2013. The close-to-series concept car, which ? KODA is displaying in Beijing, provides a preview of the new Chinese model specifically. ......read more
Nissan is aiming to change the face of endurance racing forever by becoming a founding partner in the most radical motorsport project of its time â€“ Nissan DeltaWing. A highly-advanced and hugely-efficient Nissan engine will power the remarkable DeltaWing car as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June). While Nissan DeltaWing will ......read more
At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil an innovative petrol plug-in hybrid. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. At the touch of a button, the driver decides how the available power from the combination of the ......read more
Detroit (USA) / Lexus will unveil a new LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on 9 January, a vehicle which marks a further step in the development of Lexusâ€™s design direction. Lexus has crafted the LF-LC from a clean sheet of paper, combining high technology and organic shapes to achieve a close connection between ......read more
Amid the raft of new car concepts at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month, one of the head-turners was Volkswagenâ€™s bright orange ray of sunshine, the buggy up! concept. The buggy up! is inspired by the Californian beach buggies of the 1960s. These buggies, pioneered by people such as American Bruce Meyers, took the simple, reliable Beetle chassis and engine and replaced the ......read more
Wolfsburg (Germany) - Bor?¥s (Sweden) - Dubai / At the final presentation of the EU research project HAVEit (Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transport), Prof. Dr. J?¼rgen Leohold, Executive Director Volkswagen Group Research, has presented the â€œTemporary Auto Pilotâ€? by Volkswagen: Monitored by the driver, the car can drive semi-automatically up to a speed of ......read more
Cirencester - Dubai - Cairo / Mitsubishi Motors in the UK announced the delivery of a Mitsubishi i-MiEV to Thames Valley Police, which is the lead authority for Chiltern Transport Consortium. Chiltern Transport Consortium provides a cross-border shared service, back office support function for all the fleet requirements of Bedfordshire Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, ......read more
Berlin - Dubai - Cairo / You hardly see any hybrid or electric cars in the Middle East or North Africa region. In Egypt only Toyota Egypt (Al Futtaim) and Porsche Egypt (SMG) were brave enough to import the old Toyota Prius Hybrid (1.5-litre) and the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, even if not on their official price-list. That's why it's even more refreshing to see electric-powered rear ......read more
Gaydon - Abu Dhabi - Cairo / Aston Martin announces an exciting new collaboration with renowned Italian design house Zagato in the 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato. The first product of this renewed working partnership will be shown for the first time at the famous Villa Dâ€™Este Concours this month, with a racing debut at N?¼rburgring later in the month. ......read more
13.04.2011 / New York - Dubai / The Lexus LF-Gh will make its global debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The concept has been conceived as a redefinition of the luxury grand tourer, with a â€œclean sheet of paperâ€? approach to design. The aim was to produce a perfect blend of style, performance, efficiency and environmental compatibility, while introducing ......read more
07.04.2011 / Stuttgart-Shanghai-Dubai / With the Concept A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a car that might have come from another planet: its expressive design symbolises concentrated dynamism. The technical highlights include a new, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, a dual clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist. A ......read more
31.03.2011 / Seoul - Dubai - Cairo / Making its world premiere at the Seoul Motor Show today (Thursday), the Kia Naimo electric concept car combines Korean heritage with innovative modern features. Taking its name from the Korean word â€œNe-moâ€?, (pronounced â€?Neh-moâ€™, meaning â€?square shapeâ€™), the Naimo electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) ......read more
17.03.2011 / London - Tokyo - Cairo / MUGEN Euro is developing a highly-tuned version of Hondaâ€™s CR-Z, which will deliver â€œType R-likeâ€? performance from the hybridâ€™s petrol-electric powertrain â€“ and may offer even better fuel economy. This faster, more powerful car will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. The CR-Z ......read more
04.03.2011 / Dubai - Geneva - Cairo / Nissan's Infiniti luxury unit unveiled the Etherea at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The Etherea concept, which will be on display for the public at the Geneva International Motor Show 2011 at the stand of the luxurious car manufacturer Infiniti from 03.-13.03.2011, is a vision of how a sublime compact car may look like. With a length of ......read more
الدوحة، 25 يناير 2011 خبراء تصميم السيارات الإيطالية يلتقون في قطر - نماذج السيارات الأولية تستحوذ على الاهتمام في معرض قطر للسيارات من المنتظر أن تكون النسخة الدولية الأولى من معرض قطر للسيارات المقرر إقامتها في الفترة من 26 إلى 29 يناير 2011 معرضاً مهماً لمصممي السيارات الإيطاليين الذين سيعرضون إبداعاتهم في "مجموعة ......read more
Kristiansund (Norway) - Cairo (Egypt) / It seems that Mercedes-AMG is on its way of revolutionizing the image and standing of electric cars, when it accepted the challenges of future motoring: the SLS AMG E-CELL is evidence of the state-of-the-art development of an exciting super sports car featuring a zero-emission high-tech drive. Boasting a power output of 392 kW and 880 Nm of ......read more
Although the BMW dealers in Egypt and the Middle East, such as the Bavarian Auto Group, are currently facing a lot of reputation- as well as quality- and reliability-problems , we at Auto Arabia decided that we still must inform our readers in the region about this unique 4-door coupe concept from BMW AG. With an exclusive Design Night on the evening of the first press day at Auto ......read more
Car designers round the world voted the Aston Martin Rapide and the Cadillac Converj as their favourite designs for 2009, and their creators received awards during the Geneva Motor Show last week. The two cars won Best Production and Best Concept categories respectively of the Car Design of the Year Awards. They are particularly respected in the design community as accolades from ......read more
Mercedes Benz is known in Egypt and the Middle East mainly for its luxurious and powerful models, such as the Mercedes S500, the E 350, the G55 AMG, the Maybach 57s and many more. But only few know that Mercedes Benz is also keen on developing and offering 'green' and environment-friendly cars for its customers. This message was the core of Mercedes Benz Board Chairman Dieter Zetsche's ......read more
Mercedes-Benzâ€™ F 800 Style research vehicle is showing the future of premium automobiles from a new perspective, as the five-seat upper-range sedan combines highly efficient drive technologies with unparalleled safety and convenience features and an emotive design idiom, which interprets current Mercedes-Benz styling in line with the brandâ€™s hallmark attribute of ......read more
Opel / Vauxhall will unveil a dramatic concept car at this yearâ€™s Geneva Show that is set to boost its credentials as a leader in environmental vehicles. The Flextreme GT/E illustrates how extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) technology can be plugged into large or mid-sized vehicles, as well as compact cars, like the upcoming Ampera. Opel / Vauxhall calls the ......read more
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