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Toyota Motor Europe announced today the recall of 8 Toyota models in Europe, to solve a potential accelerator pedal issue. The involved models and production periods are as follows: •AYGO (Feb 2005 – Aug 2009) •iQ (Nov 2008 – Nov 2009) •Yaris (Nov 2005 – Sep 2009) •Auris (Oct 2006 – 5 Jan 2010) •Corolla (Oct 2006 – ......read more
Cars have always been the favorite toy of rock-stars and singers. The Scorpions are no exception, as the German hard rock band will do an acoustic live performance on stage exclusively for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina) on Saturday, Feburary 6th. The new Volkswagen Amarok will be presented to journalists in the South American countryside ......read more
Toyota owners in Egypt and the Middle East should take this recall very seriously. After recently issuing a huge recall for 4.2 million vehicles due to floor mats reportedly jamming the accelerator pedal in a fully open state, the company confirmed that it would implement brake override systems in order to stop cars which aren’t responding to the normal brakes. Now, Toyota is ......read more
Several U.S. investments funds, including Elliott Associates, Glenhill Capital and Perry Partners, have filed a lawsuit against the German car manufacturer Porsche, as reported by The Wall Street Journal yesterday (27.01.2010). The funds are seeking to recover more than $1 billion in losses related to Porsche’s takeover bid for the Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen company. The ......read more
Today we received a very unique press release from Honda, informing us, among others, what we could do with the ?£3000 we would save when buying a Honda Insight instead of the Toyota Prius. Honda says that the Honda's Insight has reaffirmed its status as the most affordable hybrid car on the UK market with a brand new PCP offer. Customers can now get behind the wheel of the Insight SE ......read more
Positioned as the flagship of the 308 CC petrol range the new 308 CC THP 156 automatic sees the introduction of a new “AT6� 6-speed automatic gearbox, further strengthening the vehicle’s image as a distinctive and dynamic vehicle. The new “AT6� automatic gearbox has been developed by “Aisin AW� to specifications defined by the PSA Peugeot ......read more
Leverkusen, Cairo, Dubai / A highlight at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March will be the world premiere of the all-new Mazda5, which is especially good at meeting the needs of European families with active lifestyles. “Our main goal with the all-new Mazda5,� says Hideki Matsuoka, Mazda5 Programme Manager, “was to develop a new C-MAV that combines ......read more
Modena, Cairo, Dubai / The Maserati customer service in Egypt has a very bad reputation, due to the many complaints from Maserati owners, Ferrari owners, Jaguar owners and last but not least Land Rover and Range Rover owners, who are all serviced by one importer, MTI Egypt and MM Group. Fortunately in Europe it is very different. One hundred Alfa Romeo MiTos produced ......read more
The new BRABUS GL 63 Biturbo, which celebrates its world debut at the DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW, combines three attributes to almost perfection: Strong as a bull, sporty yet elegant and with exclusive appointments. With this luxury SUV BRABUS further expands its impressive portfolio of exclusive high-performance automobiles. The 4x4 SUV is powered by a BRABUS B63 Biturbo 6.3-liter ......read more
On his first asphalt rally in a Fabia S2000, ? koda UK Motorsport driver Guy Wilks achieved the team’s goal by finishing in a strong points-scoring 6th position on the Rallye Monte Carlo. Having celebrated his 29th birthday during the event, the Darlington-driver scored three points to make an encouraging start to his 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Co-driven by Phil ......read more
Hyundai is much more successful in Europe than it is in the Middle East and North Africa, especially because of its involvement in the previous and upcoming FIFA Soccer World Cups as well as because of its approach to green and environment-friendly technologies in its model range. Therefore Hyundai is set to build on its industry-leading scrappage success in the UK with ......read more
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today (25.01.2010) the appointment of Quill Motorcars Sdn Bhd as its authorised dealer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The opening of the new show-room in Kuala Lumpur comes only a few weeks after Rolls Royce canceled its dealer-ship agreement with the Bavarian Auto Group (BAG) in Cairo, which in-spite of that is still advertising and announcing that they ......read more
Over the past few weeks it was Michael Schumacher's return to the Formula Championship which made most of the motor-sport and also some of the non-motorsport headlines. Today Schumy made some more headlines, as the new Silver Arrows Formula One works team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Nico Rosberg and seven-time Formula One World ......read more
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and Italian co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini overcame a potentially costly puncture on the ninth special stage to clinch an eighth successive victory in the Qtel Qatar International Rally and take the early season initiative in the FIA Middle East Rally Championship. Al-Attiyah pedalled the new Ford Fiesta S2000 to a debut victory over 14 demanding ......read more
Introducing the new BMW S 1000 RR on the legendary Monza Racing Circuit, BMW Motorrad is for the first time launching absolutely innovative supersports with a straight-four power unit. With this world debut, BMW Motorrad is indeed establishing a true milestone in the world of sports machines, combining engine output of 142 kW (193 hp) with overall weight of just 204 kg (450 lb) ......read more
22-01-2010 / Harley fans in Egypt and the Middle East region can prepare themselves and their bank-accounts for a new and exciting surprise from the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson, called the Forty-Eight. The new Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight motorcycle is a new factory custom in the legendary tradition of the hot rod Sportster line with the raw, elemental ......read more
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today (21.01.2010) announced that Torsten M?¼ller-?–tv?¶s will join the company as its Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the role at the end of March 2010 from Tom Purves, who will retire after 25 years service with the BMW Group. During his more than 20 years with the Group, Torsten has held a number of management positions in the Sales and ......read more
AUH Motorsports, a newly formed race team based in Abu Dhabi, roared to a class victory at the 24 hours of Dubai race on Saturday. Driving an Aston Martin Vantage GT4, UAE National driver Humaid Al Masaood, UAE-based British driver Michael Prophet and French driver Eric Charles, and British driver Alex Kapadia powered to victory in the tightly contested SP3 class in a thrilling race ......read more
It was very difficult for the Arab rally fans and the Dakar enthusiasts in the Middle East to follow the 2010 Dakar Edition, as there was hardly any professional Arabic media coverage in the whole Middle East region. This is really a shame especially since this year's Dakar edition was surely one of the most exciting ones with only 2 minutes 12 seconds separating Dakar 2010 winner ......read more
The new Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models, unveiled at the Brussels Motorshow, herald the arrival of a series of new and innovative technologies and features that will challenge established perceptions of what Ford cars feel like to sit in and to drive. With fresh designs, they feature new interior materials and features, a range of more efficient powertrains and a host of ......read more
We have shed light over the past few months on the most prestigious automobile exhibitions worldwide and focused on the novelties presented in each of these shows. Two of those motor-show high-lights were definitely the Frankfurt Motor Show and the Dubai Motor Show which definitely had a lot in common. In Frankfurt some of the most important world premiers were revealed, as well as ......read more
Chinese car company, Geely, has made an interesting appearance at the COP15 in Copenhagen with its new electric car. The car is made in co-operation with the Danish company Lynx which has developed its electrical components and a new state-of-the-art lithium battery pack. Geely and the Danish electric car developer Lynx Cars and Danish Positive batteries have their focus on lowering ......read more
29.12.2009 / Riyadh – Cairo / A lot of motor-sport action is currently taking place in the Middle East enabled by the many racing circuit such as Bahrain Racing Circuit, Losail circuit in Doha, the Dubai Autodrome, the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, which marked the beginning of a new and professional motorsport era in the Middle East and Gulf region, and ......read more
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