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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
German triple Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull simply smoked their opponents in Bahrain this Sunday afternoon, and although his three-stop race strategy left him only 9.1s ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s two-stopping Lotus, the margin of superiority was very apparent. He scored his second victory of the 2013 Formula 1 season and the 28th since he started to drive Formula ......read more
The truck tire industry plays a very important role when it comes to cost-efficient transportation and road safety, especially in the Middle East and North Africa region. This is why all the major tire manufacturers like Michelin, Pirelli and Continental keep on developing new tires and road safety-related systems. So, only a few weeks after Pirelli introduced its ......read more
Fernando Alonso scored a perfect race result for Ferrari by winning in China last Sunday, to put himself back into the title hunt on a day when the leader of the drivers Formula 1 standings Sebastian Vettel could only arrive in fourth place for Red Bull behind runner-up Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus and third-placed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton ......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
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
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, the world’s first carbon-neutral Formula 1 team, has re-confirmed its carbon-neutral status and has formed a partnership with CNI (UK) Limited (CNI), who will join the team as an Associate Partner for Sustainability. Over the past four years the entire McLaren Group has rigorously examined, revised and improved every aspect of its operations to reduce ......read more
After the very positive feedback we received only from the announcement of our ‘Small Luxury Car’ comparison test on our website, we decided immediately to extend this ‘comparison test’ idea into a comprehensive comparison test series, covering all different segments such as compact hatchbacks, compact sedan, mid-size SUVs and luxury SUVs, mid-size sedans as well as upper ......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
Independently of another, the readers of three of the largest German car magazines have voted LIQUI MOLY as their favourite motor oil brand. "Receiving this award in the home country of the car shows us that quality and service pay off," says Ernst Prost, Managing Director of LIQUI MOLY. It is not the first success for the brand. Each year, three of the leading car magazines in ......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
German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel ignored team orders in the Malaysian GP to win an intense battle with Australian Red Bull team mate Mark Webber. Mark Webber led after the final round of pit stops and the drivers were told to hold positions to the end of the race (multiple 21) but the German triple World Formula 1 Champion Sebastian Vettel ignored the team orders on purpose ......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
Just last week (28.03.2013) The Skoda Superb completed the 100 000 km long-term endurance test performed by the German automotive magazine "Auto Bild" (issue No. 13), finishing it with the German ‘Note Eins (1)’, which is equivalent to the grade "A" and therefore considered the best mark possible to achieve. The German car magazine had 24 months time to take the qualities of ......read more
Kimi Raikkonen started the long-awaited 2013 Formula 1 season with an unexpected victory for Lotus in the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. After the turbulent qualifying session, almost everybody had expected the Red Bull domination to continue in the race, but almost everything went wrong right away from the start. German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel led the ......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
Infiniti has not been winning many awards lately in Europe or the Middle East & North Africa region, mainly because of a very modest brand awareness, not only among the public but also among large parts of the professional motoring media in this region. Many people do not even know that Infiniti has been involved heavily with Formula 1 for a few years now. This might change, with ......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 the Australian Grand Prix on March 17, Infiniti Red Bull Racing Driver Mark Webber will wear a special pair of racing boots customized with the Australian Flag: Geox designed the boots to celebrate Mark Webber’s home race, and as a kick-off of the 2013 Championship. Technology, innovation and design unite Geox and Formula One racing once again – the company’s winning ......read more
On March 13, 2013, Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn and representatives of France’s CFDT, CFE-CGC and FO unions signed the Renault Agreement, termed as ‘A Contract to Provide Fresh Impetus to Renault’s Growth and Social Development in France’ The Renault Agreement was submitted the previous day to the Group and Subsidiary Works Councils for consultation This agreement, which is ......read more
French tire manufacturer Michelin today announced that the all of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series cars will be fitted with the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. Delivering superior performance is engrained in the genetic code of the AMG brand. It’s also the mission assigned to the new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, which will equip all new Mercedes-Benz SLS ......read more


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