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Today, the Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. (“Fiat”) approved a corporate reorganisation and the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“FCA”) as a fully-integrated global automaker. Following Fiat’s acquisition of the minority equity interest in Chrysler Group LLC, previously held by the VEBA Trust, the Fiat Board of Directors has reviewed options for the most ......read more
Following an initial phase with the two corporate logos appearing side-by-side – symbolising the desire to respect the history, culture and industrial roots of the two groups – both Fiat and Chrysler now require a new corporate identity representative of an organisation that is much more than the sum of its two component parts, based on strong core values, that represents a ......read more
Only ten days after autoarabia.org published the official BMW recall of 176.000 units of the 3 Series, 5 Series and X1 Series for technical problems with its power brakes on 15.01.2014, the Bavarian Auto Group (which is the importer of BMW and MINI in Egypt) together with the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency CPA published an official and paid announcement in the weekly ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s WRC star Yazeed Al-Rajhi tops the entry list for Rally Jeddah, the Kingdom’s new cross-country event that gets underway on Thursday afternoon in Obhur with the start podium and a three-kilometre timed prologue stage. The Riyadh-based driver heads a provisional starting list of 38 cars, one truck and eight bikes and quads, which will tackle two days of off-road ......read more
Sebastian Husseini has proved himself to be one of the best quads riders in the world on the biggest international stage, but he expects a difficult test on his return to home territory in the UAE Desert Championship, which returns to Dubai with a record number of entries this weekend. Earlier this month the Dubai-based Dutchman won two stages in the grueling Dakar Rally, finished ......read more
The Volvo Concept XC Coupé won two prestigious design awards this week, further raising the excitement around Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) new design language. The Concept XC Coupe was awarded the title “Best Concept Car” at the 2014 EyesON Design Awards at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, while Volvo’s latest concept vehicle also won the award for “Best use of Color, Graphics ......read more
Porsche has taken off into the 2014 racing season with a victory in the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona this weekend in America. Porsche factory drivers Richard Lietz (Austria), Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Patrick Pilet (France) won the highly-competitive GTLM class of the sports car race in Florida in their Porsche 911 RSR run by the Porsche North America factory squad. With the ......read more
KTM is well-known for its undisputed victories and success stories at the world’s most grueling desert rallies, the DAKAR. So it was a little bit unfamiliar to see KTM launching its latest models on a racing circuit, in this case the well-known Dubai Autodrome. But it only shows that KTM is becoming one of the key-players in a new motorcycle-segment. That is why KTM Middle East ......read more
Volkswagen opened the new season of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a dream result. Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) produced an irresistible fightback and an outstanding driving display to secure victory on the first weekend of the 2014 season. The success at the “Monte” is their 17th victory in the WRC, and their tenth with Volkswagen. The win was the ......read more
The personal safety and protection gear is most important when riding motorcycles, especially in the winter time. So, with the winter season in full swing, Dainese’s range of Gore-Tex and D-Dry jackets, gloves and boots are an interesting option for warmth and protection against the elements. All items feature Dainese’s unrivalled protection, while retaining the Italian style ......read more
2013 was a record year in KTM’s history as sales, revenue and the number of employees increased again strongly. By consequently implementing the global product strategy and the expansion in the growth markets Asia and South America, KTM increased both sales and revenue and achieved a record year in 2013. Therefore, KTM is the fastest growing motorcycle brand in the world for ......read more
Whereas leading car manufacturers are starting the New Year with great efforts to achieve the ambitious sales numbers, improve the satisfaction rate of their car owners and to gain more clients for their brand, the renowned Bavarian car manufacturer BMW is starting the year 2014 with another safety related recall. The Bavarian automotive maker has issued a recall for a wide range ......read more
Bentley Motors today (14.01.2014) unveils a new Limited Edition model exclusively for European customers, the Birkin Mulsanne. Taking inspiration from Sir Henry ‘Tiger’ Tim Birkin – the legendary Bentley Boy who travelled and raced extensively around Europe in the 1920s and 1930s – this new model features numerous unique styling details and represents the pinnacle of British ......read more
BMW is recalling an estimated 176.000 of its four-cylinder, gasoline-powered vehicles from the 2012-2014 model years because of potential problems with the power brakes, the German car manufacturer stated. The affected BMW models, because of insufficient lubrication to a vacuum pump, can lose the power assistance when braking. A BMW spokesman said the driver can still stop the car in ......read more
No other car lives up to the standards so famously set by company founder Gottlieb Daimler quite as comprehensively as the top model from Mercedes-Benz. The S 600 with V12 biturbo engine is the top model in the already successfully established S-Class and is available exclusively with long wheelbase and with a luxurious package of equipment and appointments. Its performance data: ......read more
Sporty, compact and versatile: It is with these attributes that the Audi allroad shooting brake makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door car is a crossover and so it is not limited to paved roads. Its high level of functionality makes it ideal for recreational sports. Its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a ......read more
Bugatti has opened its first exclusive showroom in Hong Kong creating a dedicated sales representation for the French luxury marque in the Far East and Asia-Pacific region. A Service Center for customer cars will follow in the course of this year. Bugatti now has more than 30 dealer partners in 19 countries. Bugatti’s new address is located in the heart of the financial and ......read more
2014 is not starting well for BMW as the German luxury cars and motorcycles manufacturer has to recall almost 51,000 motorcycles because of a possible fuel leak, according to official statements. Most of the recalled BMW motorcycles are 2005 till 2011 models from the popular R and K series models, of which many are used in the police forces in Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates ......read more
Porsche is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Cayenne and Cayenne GTS, model year 2013 Cayenne Diesel and model year 2014 Cayenne S, S Hybrid, Turbo, and Turbo S vehicles manufactured May 27, 2013, through July 10, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the calculated range of the remaining fuel displayed on the instrument cluster may be higher than the actual range. Additionally, the ......read more
Mercedes-AMG rigorously continues its product initiative, and with the new GLA 45 AMG the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz makes another dynamic statement in the strongly growing segment of the compact SUV. The combination of powerful-distinctive design, exclusive appointments as well as superior engine power and driving performance is unique: the most powerful ......read more
The German Ingolstadt-based premium car manufacturer Audi is presenting a fascinating technology concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 6 to 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, USA. The Audi Sport quattro laserlight concept is reminiscent of the classic Sport quattro of 1983 while pointing towards the future – with the latest of the brand's technologies in plug-in ......read more
Honda Aircraft Company announced two significant milestones in the development of the world’s most advanced light jet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued the first Type Inspection Authorisation (TIA) certificate for the HondaJet and also has certified Honda Aircraft Company’s customer service facility as a Part 145 repair station on Dec. 20, 2013. TIA is a pivotal ......read more
With just a few days until the start of the Dakar 2014, Iveco has launched a new section for its website, dedicated to keeping the keenest motorsport fans up to speed with all Iveco’s Dakar news. The site will allow fans to uncover all the secrets of the Iveco De Rooy Petronas team vehicles in the build-up to the rally, and then follow the event step by step with daily updates from ......read more


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