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Preparations are in full swing for the highly anticipated third consecutive edition of Custom Show Emirates (CSE) 2017, which is set to return from 30 March – 01 April 2017 at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, after two thrilling editions that have positioned it as the most exciting automotive event of the region. The show has registered a major increase in new exhibitors from Italy, ......read more
Only a few days ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor show (March 9-19), the Renault-owned Alpine division revealed today the first images of the new two-seater sports car, which it will premiere at the Geneva Motor show. Its name is A110, reflecting the timeless principles of compact size, light weight and agility that made the success of the “Berlinette”. The A110 features a ......read more
The Kia Stinger is being plunged into the depths of Arctic winter for the latest stage in its development, ahead of its market introduction in the second half of 2017. Moving from the company’s European test base at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany, engineers are now subjecting Kia’s new fastback sport sedan to extreme sub-zero temperatures and icy conditions of ......read more
Volvo Cars, the premium car maker from Sweden, has announced that the all-new XC60 SUV – which will be revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March – will feature three new advanced driver assistance features aimed at keeping the driver out of trouble. Taking the high fatalities rates and poor road safety records in most of the Middle Eastern and North African countries, those ......read more
Renault e.dams has won the third ePrix of season three of the FIA Formula E Championship with a mature and confident drive from Sébastien Buemi on the Puerto Madero circuit. The win is Séb’s third in a row and the team’s sixth consecutive victory, taking the Renault e.dams tally to twelve from twenty-four ePrix since the series inauguration, a 50% success rate. Nico Prost ......read more
Volvo surprised us with some extremely good-looking and innovative models lately, such as the S90, the V90, the V90 Cross Country and the XC90, which obviously eflected on their local and global sales. The Swedish premium car maker has reported a robust 66% increase in operating profit in 2016 to SEK11.0bn (USD 1.24bn) compared to SEK6.62bn (USD 7.45m) in 2015, as global sales hit a ......read more
In Germany one would say 'the launch of the new Mercedes E-Class in Egypt stands under no good star'. 'Standing under no good star' is the translation of 'Steht unter keinem guten Stern', which is a well-known German saying and which means that the start or launch of something is quite unlucky or has lots of negative things related to it. Same could be said about the recent launch of ......read more
The best-selling models Duster, Sanero and Logan are sold in some international markets under the brand Renault (such as in Egypt for example) and in other markets under the brand Dacia. In the UK, Dacia recorded its best-ever year of sales in 2016 since it experienced the most successful launch of any new car brand in the UK at the beginning of 2013. Sales of Dacia’s ......read more
Only in very rare occasions do we publish reader's complaint on our front-page in addition to the regular reader's letter section. Today is one of those rare occasions as we received this complaints from another annoyed and disappointed BMW owner, this time a BMW 7 series owner. We are not surprised that BMW Egypt /Bavarian Auto Group BAG became extremely arrogant and careless in ......read more
Last week was a busy week in Egypt for the Senior Vice President for TOTAL Africa, Stanislas Mittelman. One day after announcing and signing a five-year contract with the Egyptian El Marakby group at a professional and well-organized press conference at the Four Seasons First Mall Hotel in Giza, Mr. Mittelman had a meeting with the Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, to which he ......read more
In line with the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Police has signed a “Collaboration Agreement” with Nissan Middle East, outlining a partnership that will see the introduction and implementation of a new road safety technology service called “Smart Response”, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East. At a special signing ceremony that took place at the Dubai Police stand ......read more
BMW Egypt has been very busy lately with solving their countless customer complaints and with promoting their outdated locally-assembled models, and therefore have no time (and no interest) in announcing the important news and model launches of the BMW AG mother-company in Munich. And since BMW Egypt and their PR 'partners' have no time for communicating the important BMW news and ......read more
Renault e.dams opened season three of the FIA Formula E Championship in emphatic fashion with Sébastien Buemi taking his seventh career Formula E win and Nico Prost working his way back through the field to finish fourth in the HKT Hong Kong ePrix. The team leaves Hong Kong with 37 points in the Team Championship, ahead of ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport and Andretti Formula E who both have ......read more
In 2010, the DeZir concept car embodied the renewal of Renault’s brand identity by inaugurating a new styling signature founded on simple, warm and sensuous lines. As the worthy successor to the DeZir, TREZOR marks the beginning of a brand new design cycle. Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn and Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design, Renault, will unveil TREZOR, ......read more
Sales of Ford’s performance cars in Europe have almost doubled this year, with close to 31,000 sold in the region August year-to-date – a massive 98 per cent up on 2015. This year Ford will sell more than 200,000 performance cars globally, including Mustang, Focus RS, Focus ST and Fiesta ST – nearly double the volume of three years ago. Almost 14,000 of this year’s new ......read more
Aston Martin has commenced production of the highly anticipated DB11 for UK customers, the first core car launched under the luxury carmaker’s six year ‘Second Century Plan’. With the first DB11 coming off the Gaydon production line today, first deliveries to customers will take place during October. Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, who will personally assure ......read more
At the same time while they skipped the Paris Motor Show, the premium car maker Volvo Cars has unveiled the eagerly awaited V90 Cross Country, completing its 90 Series line-up. Since the introduction of the first Cross Country almost 20 years ago, Volvo Cars has become synonymous with the rugged all-road, all-weather product category, with a growing stable of Cross Country ......read more
Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports car. Alongside the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT C Roadster enhances the portfolio with a completely new model variant. With an output of 410 kW ......read more
شاحنات دايملر تـقـدّم شاحـنة Fuso eCanter وشاحنة مرسيدس-بنز Urban eTruck في معرض 2016 IAA يتمحور التركيز خلال دورة هذه السنة مع معرض IAA الدولي للمركبات التجارية في هانوفر (من 22 إلى 29 سبتمبر 2016) حول الاتجاهات الرئيسية الضخمة للمستقبل: الرقمنة والتنقل الإلكتروني. وتربط شاحنات مرسيدس-بنز بين الاتجاهين الرقمنة والتنقل الإلكتروني من ......read more
Bentley Motors is today announcing the introduction of a new flagship to the Flying Spur range, blending luxury, style and power: the Flying Spur W12 S. The new model is the first four-door Bentley to have a top speed in excess of 200 mph, and offers a more sporting experience for owners looking for increased power, torque and responsiveness. The Flying Spur W12 S features a number ......read more
شركة Maserati الأيطالية تستدعي 28 ألف سيارة من موديلات Quattroporte و Ghibli أشارصانع السيارات الرياضية الإيطالي مازاراتي، و الذي كان يتبع شركة فيراري الشهيرة، أنه سيقوم بإستدعاء 28235 سيارة من طرازي السيدان كواتروبورتي و جيبلي من موديلات 2014 حتي 2016 و التي خرجت من مصنعها في الفترة بين 1 فبراير 2013 ، و 30 نوفمبر 2015. تعود المشكلة الي خلل خاص ......read more
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
استدعاء 8060 موتوسيكل من موديل هارلي دافيدسون داينا FXDL بسبب عيب خطير في الدائرة الكهربائية أعلنت شركة هارلي دافيدسون موتور كومباني الأمريكية و مقرها مدينة ميل واكي الأمريكية، عن استدعاء موتوسيكلات موديل داينا لو رايدر لأعوام 2014-2016 و التي تم تصنيعها من 6 يناير 2014 حتى 7 أبريل 2016، و جدير بالذكر أن هذا الموديل تم استدعائه ......read more
استدعاء بعد استدعاء ظل الشيء الوحيد الثابت في أداء في الوسائد الهوائية من تاكاتا. لم تقتصر الكارثة على عالم السيارات حيث تم استدعاء أكثر من 10 مليون مركبة لسيارات التويوتا و المازدا و ميتسوبيشي و الهوندا و بعض السيارات الأخرى , بل و انتقلت الى عالم الدراجات النارية الفارهة كدراجات الهوندا جولدوينج و هي الدراجة النارية الأولى ......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 ...