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Although the wild-life and camping in the desert are extremely popular in the Middle East and gulf region, and especially among the oil sheikhs and royalties in the gulf region, it seems that the wealthy Arabs in this region have not noticed that the Volkswagen Multivan and the Volkswagen California would be one of the most ideal cars for camping and falcon hunting in the Arabian ......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
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
Over the past two editions, the Qatar Motor Show was able to raise the bench-mark among the other regional motor shows, especially in regards to the high-caliber automotive managers and CEOs attending the motor-show as well as in regard to the automotive summits and conferences. Therefore the Qatar Motor Show can be indeed considered one of the most anticipated event in 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
Playing in the 'premier league' of super sports cars is not easy. So, winning two important awards in this 'premier league' can be considered a big achievement and success. And this is what McLaren Automotive has achieved when it received two awards, including overall ‘Car of the Year’, for its debut model, the 12C, at the 2012 Middle East Motor Awards (MEMA). The 12C was ......read more
Only a few days after displaying the complete Volkswagen fleet at the very short but very exciting Volkswagen Driving Event and also at the star-studded VW-Rotana event with Wael Kfoury on the impressive Yas Marina Circuit, Volkswagen Middle East is again displaying its popular model range at the International Automobile Show in Sharjah, which will also host the 2012 Middle East Motor ......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
Again Mercedes Benz was the undisputed star at the 2012 IAA Commercial Cars Motor Show and again, just like in the previous years, the media and press activities were surely the best and most comprehensive ones among the competitors. So after having a look at the Active Brake Assist 3 demonstration of Mercedes Benz Trucks, and after experiencing and watching the latest active and ......read more
The all-new Mazda6, which celebrates its world premiere at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show, is the second of a new generation of Mazda vehicles which adopt the Japanese companyâ€™s full range of SKYACTIV technology and the â€?KODO â€“ Soul of Motionâ€™ design language. Mazda has consistently strived to provide stylish, insightful and spirited cars and the new generation ......read more
Porsche will launch its new 911 Carrera 4 model at the upcoming 2012 Paris Motor Show in September. The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 unites the excellent performance and effi-ciency of the new generation of the 911 Carrera with the dynamic benefits of the latest version of the active all-wheel drive system PTM (Porsche Traction Manage-ment). The typical Porsche all-wheel drive ......read more
The 11th International Automobile show is scheduled to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from 28th November to 1st December, and the organizers are busy putting together an exhilarating event. Following the success of the previous event in 2010, a range of new models will be unveiled at the show later this year. If you are planning to change your car this year then the IAS 2012 will be ......read more
The Middle East in general and the GCC region in specific are considered some of the most important key markets for Bugatti. But the Chinese market is becoming more and more important for Bugatti. That is why the latest model from Molsheim was launched at the beijing motor-show in China. Following the success of the Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, Bugatti did not wait long before the ......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
Following its highly successful debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, the GranCabrio Fendi will go on sale with a limited production of 50 units, starting this Spring. Each of the 50 cars will feature a plaque, positioned on the right of the dashboard next to the GranCabrio logo. The plaque is engraved with the famous Maserati trident, the Fendi logo and a serial number ......read more
Thanks to the excellent work of the international communication team at VW AG in Wolfsburg and at Volkswagen Middle East in Dubai, I had the chance to test-drive some of the finest and most interesting cars available these days on the international markets, such as the VW CC and the Passat Alltrack which surely belong to the â€?finestâ€™ cars. One of the ......read more
Volvo Car Corporation will reveal the all-new Volvo V40 at a press conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show on 6th March. The all-new V40 is ready to overtake the competition in the Premium Hatchback class with sharpened features and characteristics from larger Volvos wrapped in a sleek, compact package. "The all-new V40 is the first new model that is fully developed according to ......read more
BMW already has a very huge fan-base in the Middle East and North Africa region, and especially in Egypt. Now this fan-base will probably grow a little bit more, after we see the highlights and new models which BMW AG is launching at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Especially the existing as well as the potential new owners of the Porsche Panamera, the Mercedes CLS, the ......read more
The new Maserati GranTurismo Sport that will premiere at the next Geneva Auto Show is characterized by an elegant overall restyling stressing its sporty nature and by increased performances. An innovative functionally redesigned new front bumper optimizes the front air flows for both engine and breaks cooling. A new design of the bumper with a new style profile frames the new ......read more
Aston Martin is not very popular in the Middle East and North Africa region, although this might change slightly with the new V12 Zagato (road car), of which Aston Martin today reveals the first images and which is scheduled for production later this year and which shows the the final design signed-off and engineering development work progressing apace. The V12 Zagato is the pinnacle ......read more
Ferrari, one of the most well-known automotive brands in the automotive and motor-sport field, joined hands with Shell Qatar to deliver one of the most anticipated street demonstrations in the Middle East region, since the last F1 Festival on the Abu Dhabi Corniche in the UAE back in January 2007. And although Shell Middle East is not known for any local or regional motorsport ......read more
Doha - Dubai - Cairo / The 2012 Qatar Motor Show was another successful edition. Also the Al Fardan group presence with all its different stands, such as the BMW, MINI, Rolls Royce, BMW Bikes, Ducati, Triumph and last but not least the Al Fardan Classic Car stand, was quite impressive. So it was no surprise that Alfardan Automobiles has revealed its sales results for 2011, with a ......read more
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