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The Mégane Renaultsport is widely acclaimed by many as the benchmark hot hatch, but on the off chance it isn’t quite exclusive enough for some, then Renault has the answer with the launch of a new limited edition, the Mégane Renaultsport Red Bull Racing RB8. In fact, exclusivity is virtually guaranteed with a batch of just 30 destined for the United Kingdom. Exclusive looks - ......read more
Volvo cars are well-known for their trendy Scandinavian luxury look and feel with class-leading safety and driving dynamics, such as the pedestrian airbag. With those attributes Volvo Middle East will try to overtake the competition in the GCC premium hatchback market with its all-new Volvo V40, which had its official debut in the UAE last week. With characteristics from larger ......read more
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
The Skoda Superb has been one of the most popular as well as most reliable long-term test-cars with many European publications and media such as the German car magazine Auto Bild and Auto Zeitung, as we were able to read and see during the past few weeks. We at Auto Arabia are planning as well to do a long-term test with the Superb soon, but this time with the new facelifted 2013 ......read more
UK pricing and specification for Renault’s flagship Z.E. model, ZOE, was announced at the Geneva Motorshow in 2012, with an on-the-road price of £13,650 (after the UK Plug-In Car Grant), comparable to that of a diesel-engined New Clio. The flagship vehicle of the French brand’s four-strong 100 per cent electric vehicle range is stylish, affordable and incredibly versatile – ......read more
At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show and Bridgestone Corporation, the Volkswagen Golf was declared the 2013 World Car of the Year. Vehicles are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of sixty-six (66) top-level automotive journalists from twenty-three (23) countries around the world, including Auto Arabia chief-editor Mohamed ......read more
Land Rover and Range Rover are two very well-known and respected brands in the automotive world, especially on some continents such as Europe and the USA. Unfortunately in some other markets, such as North Africa and the Middle East those two brands are not so popular and successful when compared with the main competitors from BMW, Mercedes, Infiniti, Lexus, Cadillac ......read more
Today the Made-In-Germany Mercedes C180 entered the ring of the biggest-ever comparison test in Egypt, in order to prove itself against the other competitors in the so-called ‘Small Luxury Car’ segment in Egypt, namely the BMW 316i, Volvo S60, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen CC, Audi A4 and Audi A5. So, will the Stuttgart-Star be able to outshine the other very strong competitors ......read more
The Volkswagen up! is one of the most interesting cars currently available in some of the international markets, and it even won last year the renowned World Car of the Year Award at the 2012 New York Auto Show, where it was selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of sixty-four (64) top-level automotive journalists from twenty-five (25) countries around the ......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
At a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show at the Geneva International Motor Show, the top finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced today. The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show ......read more
In the year of its 50th anniversary Automobili Lamborghini is presenting an extremely exclusive model at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. Only three unique units of the Lamborghini Veneno will be built and sold. Its design is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving the Veneno the real dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully ......read more
Audi is working intently to electrify the drivetrain using plug-in hybrid technology. The brand with the four rings is showing the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of system torque, sporty performance is guaranteed. The A3 Sportback e-tron is a true Audi. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) ......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
It seems that 2013 will be a very competitive year for BMW, Audi, Porsche, MINI and Volvo in Egypt. One of those reasons is of the course the fact that the Daimler representative office in Egypt, Mercedes Benz Egypt, has witnessed some structural and personnel developments over the past few months, in addition to the huge wave of new models expected to be launched by Daimler AG and ......read more
As the exciting new A-Class was introduced to the UK market for the first time, Mercedes-Benz in the United Kingdom recorded a 7.4 per cent rise in registrations for the month of January, according to figures released by the SMMT. Among the strongest performers in January was the C-Class Saloon, placed first in its highly-competitive market segment with a 12.8 per cent increase ......read more
BMW Group Middle East has developed and produced BMW Individual Pearl cars from the company's bespoke optioning programme, BMW Individual, which enables customers to tailor their vehicle to a bespoke design that suits their individual style by using a range of premium materials, paints and interior trims. The shallow and warm waters of the Arabian Gulf are famous for creating the ......read more
Global automakers have saved their best for the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), and with less than one month to go before the curtain rises, the industry remains focused on one of the top automotive events in the world. "This show is a reflection of the positive changes that are occurring in our industry," said Jim Seavitt, chairman, 2013 NAIAS. "Automakers ......read more
ŠKODA AUTO today officially initiated series production of the new ŠKODA Octavia in Mladá Boleslav. The third generation of this ŠKODA bestseller sets standards regarding its space offering, functionality, safety and comfort technology, timeless design and price-value ratio. This makes the Octavia a class of its own in the compact segment. The new model will be launched in the ......read more
Winter provides the best arguments in favour of intelligent all-wheel drive, but the increased driving pleasure it offers can be enjoyed all year round. BMW xDrive and MINI ALL4 give each of the premium brands BMW and MINI an all-wheel drive technology which not only optimises traction and stability on snow and ice, slippery surfaces and loose terrain but also perceptibly ......read more
It seems that it pays off that Volkswagen Middle East has one of the best management and PR & Marketing departments among the automotive companies in the Middle East, one reason why Volkswagen today is able to celebrate its most successful year in the Middle East with a star studded event at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. The spectacular occasion, which included the unveiling of all ......read more
When I test-drove the Lamborghini Aventador a few months ago in Dubai, I was already more than impressed. The only thing I missed was an open roof in order to be able to enjoy the nice weather and the fresh air when driving along the Cornishe or in JBR. Now Automobili Lamborghini found a solution for that: The new Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster, which can surely be ......read more
25 years of BMW 12-cylinder engines: setting new standards in the luxury class. BMWâ€™s second-generation 7 Series, unveiled in 1986, featured two new top-of-the-range sedans whose formidable six-cylinder in-line engines generated universal enthusiasm in the motoring media. Nevertheless, it was an open secret that an even bigger star was waiting in the wings: the first ......read more
A short while ago we had to the chance to test-drive the all-new Volvo V40 on the roads in and around the beautiful city of Verona. During this short test-drive it was quite obvious that the elegant and modern-looking Volvo V40 has some very good chances to compete strongly against the competitors, such as the established BMW 1 series, the new Mercedes A-Class and the new Audi A3, ......read more
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