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The 60th anniversary edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring (17 March) will provide an appropriately illustrious backdrop for both the competitive debut of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE and the first ever round of the new-for-2012 FIA World Endurance Championship. Florida’s Sebring International Raceway will host the 12-hour epic, with Aston Martin Racing’s sights firmly trained on ......read more
New Generation i30 looks set to build upon the remarkable success achieved by the original model when its hits showrooms today. It will offer consumers a stylish and more refined alternative with improved comfort and packaging, an increased level of standard feature, lower emissions and cost of ownership. Prices start from ?£14,495 (on the road) and rise to ?£20,795 – offering ......read more
? KODA UK Motorsport’s Andreas Mikkelsen believes that a podium finish on the forthcoming Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingl?©s (15-17 March) would be another significant step in the defence of his Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) drivers’ title, after his recent victory on the opening round in the Azores. The Canary Island-based event is the first asphalt rally ......read more
The BMW Group will undertake a strategic realignment of its Board of Management structure, effective 1 April 2012. “The rigorous implementation and refinement of our successful Strategy Number ONE will place even further demands on our company in the future. We need an organisation that can handle the increasing complexity of the tasks involved to ensure that the BMW Group maintains ......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 �finest’ cars. One of the ......read more
Kia today revealed the first official photographs of its all-new flagship sedan to be launched during the first half of this year in the Korean market. Referred to by its codename �KH’ until now, the company also confirmed that the Korean market name will be �K9’ – while the name for export markets, as well as overseas launch timings, will be revealed ......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
Open for customer ordering from today, Renault’s new performance flagships, M?©gane Renaultsport 265 Cup and 265 are priced ?£24,825 and ?£26,025 on-the-road, at any Renault dealer in the UK. The key improvement on the second phase of the French brand’s halo model is a 15hp hike on its predecessor, plus an extra 20Nm torque, both released through 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
Audi UK has confirmed that the ultra-exclusive 256PS A1 quattro will be priced at ?£41,020 OTR when an extremely limited quota of just nineteen UK-bound, left-hand-drive examples officially becomes available to order in early March. UK Audi Centres already have deposits for the vast majority of these exceptional high performance subcompacts, which are not only unique in featuring ......read more
The BMW X3 and BMW X5 are already quite popular in Europe and the Middle East. Especially the SKD-BMW X3, assembled in Egypt by the Bavarian Auto Group, is one of the most attractive alternatives in its segment in the Egyptian market. But this is no reason for BMW AG not to consider new innovative alterations to the range of engines and equipment, which would emphasize the ......read more
Autocar, one of the world’s most respected car magazine, this week became the first publication in the world to sample the ?£1.4 million Aston One-77 on the road and track. During the ride, Autocar’s editor-in-chief Steve Cropley hit 196mph on Aston’s test track while being driven by Aston’s chief development driver Chris Porritt. The One-77 is super ......read more
2011 was a successful year for Volkswagen in the Middle East, recording a 21 percent growth in sales (2010-2011) placing the German manufacturer among the fastest growing brands in the automotive industry in the region. 2011 has been a successful year for Volkswagen Middle East, with the highlight being the launch of the All-New Jetta. With over 9.6 million Jetta sold worldwide the ......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
Japanese automaker Suzuki’s Kizashi has placed 5th in the Affordable Midsize Cars category of the 2012 Best Cars for the Money Awards in the USA. According to Suzuki, this once again reaffirms Suzuki’s industry leadership and commitment to excellence and further strengthens its position in the global markets, including the KSA. Kizashi was 5th out of the top 19 ......read more
Audi competes in the 80th running of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16–17, 2012 with a total of four LMP1 sports cars. Two of the four cars in action will be equipped with hybrid drive for the first time. Audi Sport Team Joest also follows a two-pronged approach in the newly created FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during the 2012 season. Following the first win ......read more
Two specially prepared models of the new 2012 Jeep?® Grand Cherokee SRT8?® - according to the Chrysler marketing & communication department, the most powerful and best handling Jeep vehicle ever - were delivered yesterday to Scuderia Ferrari Formula One drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa at the Fiorano circuit in Maranello, Italy. The identical custom-built vehicles were ......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
الدوحـة – قطـر: تواصلت فعاليات معرض قطر الدولي للسيارات 2012 في نسخته الثانية لينتقل الحدث الأهم لصناعة السيارات والنقل في المنطقة إلى آفاق جديدة من خلال استمرار الكشف عن الطرز الجديدة لأشهر مصنعي السيارات وإبرام الاتفاقيات التجارية داخل أجنحة المعرض بمركز الدوحة للمعارض. المعرض الذي تستمر فعالياته على مدى ستة أيام ......read more
انفينيتي تطلق سيارة اف اكس 2012 في معرض قطر للسيارات شركة صالح الحمد المانع تعرض مجموعة انفينيتي الرائعة في معرض قطر للسيارات 2012 الدوحة – قطرفي 23 يناير 2012 قامت شركة صالح الحمد المانع الموزع الحصري لسيارات نيسان وانفينيتي ورينو في دولة قطر بعرض المجموعة الرائعة لسياراتها في معرض قطر للسيارات (من 25 الى 28يناير) في مركز ......read more


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