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At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil an innovative petrol plug-in hybrid. The Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept is an electric car, a highly economical hybrid and a powerful high-performance car all rolled into one. At the touch of a button, the driver decides how the available power from the combination of the ......read more
Crewe (UK), Bentley bounced back to pre-recession levels of demand during 2011, with strong growth in all major markets. Globally, sales were up 37% to 7003 for the calendar year with sales accelerating as the year progressed. December sales were 1059 (up 69%on the same month in 2010), the best month since Bentley’s pre-recession record of 2007 and the second best ......read more
Detroit (USA) / Lexus will unveil a new LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on 9 January, a vehicle which marks a further step in the development of Lexus’s design direction. Lexus has crafted the LF-LC from a clean sheet of paper, combining high technology and organic shapes to achieve a close connection between ......read more
Dubai - Munich / A new award-winning speed enforcement system that achieves speed compliance of over 99 per cent is being launched in the UAE tomorrow at the Gulf Traffic Exhibition. SafeZone is a new technology designed, developed and manufactured by Siemens UK, and uses average speed monitoring of all vehicles travelling between designated camera stations every 75 metres of the ......read more
Road safety is a very important issue in North Africa and the Middle East. Trucks and buses are involved in most of the severe accidents on Middle Eastern and North African roads, and especially in Egypt. Very old and worn-out vehicles as well as brand-new low-quality and low-budget trucks and buses from China are becoming more and more a threat in our region. Most of the fatal crashes ......read more
Although the German awards such as Golden Steering Wheel or Auto Trophy are very well-known in Germany and very important for the German car manufacturers, almost nobody in the Middle East or North Africa hears about them. We at Auto Arabia think it is important for our readers and radio listeners in the Middle East region to know which cars won their category at the German ......read more
Dubai, UAE - The Dubai International Rally, like most motor sport events, is traditionally dominated by men, but two young Turkish ladies plan to steal at least some of the limelight during the 33rd edition of the event running over UAE National Day weekend. Burcu ?‡etinkaya and her co-driver, ?‡i?§ek G?¼ney, have arrived in the Emirates for the first time at the start of what ......read more
The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 made its formal debut in Japan yesterday, at a spectacular VIP event held at Japan’s National Stadium, well known as the venue for the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, and Maurizio Reggiani, Director of Research and Development, attended the debut in Japan. More than 100 ......read more
Tokio/M?¼nchen. BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announce that they today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning a mid-to-long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly technologies, during which BMW Group will supply 1.6L and 2.0L BMW Fuel Efficient Diesel Engines to Toyota Motor. Under the MOU, the two companies agreed on a ......read more
Affalterbach/Bologna (Italy) – Of course it is mere coincidence that both Mercedes Benz and Ducati currently do not enjoy the best reputation in some Middle Eastern countries, and especially not in Egypt. But in most of Europe and Germany the case is totally different. That is why the new SLK 55 AMG and the new Ducati Streetfighter 848 – both finished in ......read more
The new Mercedes-Benz Actros has won the coveted title of International Truck of the Year 2012, becoming the first manufacturer in nearly two decades to win the award in consecutive years. The New Actros has been making serious waves throughout the industry since its official unveiling in Brussels in June 2011, as it was the first truck to fully comply with Euro VI emissions and ......read more
Dubai, Wolfsburg, Cairo / Volkswagen Middle East in collaboration with its long-term Dubai partner, Al Nabooda Automobiles, achieved great success at the recent 12th Dubai International Motor Show, where the new Scirocco R took centre stage for its first preview in the Middle East. The makers of the “People’s Car� displayed a wide variety of models at the ......read more
San Paolo, Brazil/Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy - A few days ago the jury members of the Middle East Motor Award, including Auto Arabia's editor Mohamed Sheta, chose the Aventador as the best cars in its category. A few days later Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini attended the Aventador debut in South America, where the new Lamborghini Aventador ......read more
باناميرا جي تي إس: سيارة رياضية بأربعة أبواب - طراز بورشه "غران توريزمو" جديد بقوة 430 حصان ودفع رباعي دائم وهيكل رياضي دبي. خرجت "باناميرا جي تي إس" Panamera GTS من حظيرة رياضة السيارات لدى شركة بورشه الألمانية لصناعة السيارات، ومقرّها شتوتغارت، كالنسخة الأكثر ديناميكية في مجموعة باناميرا. وإذا كان المكتوب يُقرأ من عنوانه، ......read more
Volvo cars are becoming more and more popular in the Middle East and North African region, among both customers as well as motoring journalists. This is probably one of the reasons why the Volvo Car Corporation took home the most coveted award of the Middle East Motor Award (MEMA) ceremony with the Volvo S60 winning “Middle East Car of the Year�. MEMA is currently the ......read more
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes with both its drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton were staring the whole weekend, before German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel scored his 14th pole position of the season on the final lap of Q3, thus equaling Nigel Mansell’s seasonal record. After Lewis Hamilton made the headlines this season due to his continuous fights and resulting crashes ......read more
In the previous episode of our series of "Are you fit enough to be a world-class racing driver?" we have outlined the importance of keeping optimum hydration levels to compensate and replenish the lost electrolytes during the preparation phase and the grueling race distance. In part 3 of our series, we will discuss one of the fundamental pillars of being a world-class racing driver, ......read more
I have to admit that this could be an attractive title page of a tabloid newspaper article, with the guarantee, that this issue will be a big hit, while at the same time making the gossip factory working overtime. But the track is clear for the above-mentioned title to turn into reality. After the return of 7 times Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher to the Formula 1 grid back ......read more
In one of the keenly contested and prestigious auto awards in the Middle East, Volvo S60 drove away with the coveted �Car of the Year’ honour at the Middle East Motor Awards (MEMA) ceremony held at Expo Centre Sharjah on Thursday, November 3, 2011. H.E. Mohammad Ben Sulayem, Vice-President of FIA Middle East and President of the Automobile and Touring Club UAE, in the ......read more
شركة الإمارات للسيارات تستضيف فريق مرسيدس جي بي بيتروناس للفورمولا 1 - في حفل افتتاح صالة عرض شارع المطار مايكل شوماخر ونيكو روزبرغ يتوقعان منافسة حادة في سباق أبوظبي ! أعلنت شركة الإمارات للسيارات، الشركة الرائدة لمجموعة الفهيم والموزع العام لمرسيدس-بنز في أبوظبي والعين، عن الافتتاح الرسمي لصالة عرض شارع ......read more
فولكس واجن تقدم السيارة شيروكو R في معرض دبي الدولي للسيارات 2011 - صانعو "سيارة الشعب" يعرضون تشكيلة موديلاتهم المتنوعة في أكبر معرض للسيارات في الشرق الأوسط دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة - 10 نوفمبر 2011 – تعرض فولكس واجن الشرق الأوسط بالتعاون مع شريكتها على مدى سنين في دبي، النابودة للسيارات، سلسلة موديلات سياراتها في معرض ......read more
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the first 2011 Formula 1 Airtel Grand Prix of India, in dominance and in style which was a carbon copy of his victory in the last Formula 1 Grand Prix of Korea. The German Red Bull driver and the youngest Formula 1double world champion ever ran away right from the start and left Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button to chasing him from ......read more
فريق النابودة ريسينغ يشارك لأول مرة في تحدي كأس بورش جي تي3 الشرق الأوسط دبي .انضم فريق "النابودة ريسينغ" اليوم إلى نخبة من خيرة الفرق والسائقين المنافسين في سلسلة سباقات تحدي كأس بورش جي تي 3 الشرق الأوسط والتي ستدشن موسمها الثالث في حلبة دبي أوتودروم دبي خلال عطلة نهاية الأسبوع الجاري. وقام مركز بورش دبي بشركة ......read more
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