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07-02-2008 / Cairo- Ruesselsheim - Dubai / A vision of GM’s future small monocab will be unveiled on 4.3.2008 at the next Geneva Motor-Show 2008. The design cues from other concepts including the sporty GTC Coupe and the environment-friendly Flextreme. Already Europe’s market leader in the monocab sector, with one in five pan-European sales being a Zafira, Meriva or Agila, ......read more
Chicago-Cairo-Dubai / Feb 6, 2008 The return of the iconic Dodge Challenger brings what pony car fanatics crave: ground shaking performance, unmistakable design cues reminiscent of the original Challenger, world-class ride and handling characteristics and benchmark braking. On top of that it features a wide variety of modern amenities and technology designed to delight a new ......read more
07-02-2008 / Cairo – Coventry - Jeddah - Land Rover and Jaguar are surely two of the most prestigious automotive brands world-wide. Such prestigious brands deserve nothing less than exclusive and state-of-the-art show-rooms, especially in image- and reputation-oriented consumer markets like Egypt and the Middle East. Unlike the Egyptian Jaguar & Land Rover importer MTI, who ......read more
04-02-2008 / Cairo-Paris-Berlin / It's known that car manufacturer do not like to admit that their cars have faulty brakes. Nevertheless we find the recall policies in Europe very much different than the recall policies in Middle Eastern countries, and especially in Egypt. Not only do some car manufacturers totally ignore the recalls of mother-companies, in other cases they even ......read more
31 January 2008 – Formula One racing’s governing body, the FIA, has confirmed the timetable for the 2008 FORMULA 1TM SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. The inaugural Singapore event, which will be first ever Grand Prix to be held at night, will take place on Sunday, September 28. The race will start under the floodlights at 2000 hours local time. The qualifying sessions on Saturday and ......read more
* Well established tournament series * Partnerships with high-calibre events 28. 01.2008 / Ingolstadt – Cairo Not only is Audi becoming more and more successful in several segments dominated in the past through BMW and Mercedes, but Audi also didn’t miss to maintain and even increase its commitment for various sports fields, especially golfing. Audi’s ......read more
The most powerful production naked muscle-bike is set to invade London at the end of the month, as Suzuki’s B-King gets ready to take centre stage at the London Motorcycle Show at Excel between the 31st January and the 3rd February. Launched last summer, the B-King has enjoyed widespread critical acclaim, delivering performance that can normally only be achieved by a full-on ......read more
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will have its largest stand ever at this year’s CV show at the NEC in April. This will feature the UK show debuts of the all-new Caddy Maxi and an environmental concept – the Caddy BlueMotion. In addition, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will be offering its visitors the benefit of some welcome refreshments from its coffee bar. The all-new Caddy ......read more
Detroit Motor-Show 2008: World premiere of the first four-door coupé from Volkswagen, the Passat CC Only 1.8 TSI, 2.0 TSI and 3.6 FSI engines – but unfortunately no 1.4 TSI or even 1.6l engines yet Dubai-Cairo-Berlin, 20 January 2007 Although traditionally the NAIAS North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) is used by American car manufacturers to show-case their ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (13 January, 2008) – Nissan can now reveal that the Middle East motor sport hero, who was one of the first to test the legendary Nissan GT-R before it was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier in 2007, is none other than the famous Middle East Rally driver Mohamed Ben Sulayem. Nissan invited Rally driver Ben Sulayem to test drive the Nissan GT-R super ......read more
Just one week after being announced as a 2008 race driver for the ING Renault F1 Team, Nelson Piquet Jr accompanied Renault President and CEO Carlos Ghosn as they met Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil. The meeting took place in the nation’s capital Brasilia, which is also home to Nelsinho’s family. After being introduced to President Lula following a meeting between ......read more
Volvo 850 TDI Accident in FranceNever before has a car accident caused by an apparent brake failure caused so much negative media coverage for a car manufacturer, which is always keen on praising his safety features and safety awards. Although backed by the mother-company, a local car distributor was taken to court in case of an accident caused by technical failure. So, can this also ......read more
As always AUTO ARABIA tries to offer its readers something new and something different. Paired with our aim to develop and improve the motoring media in Egypt and the region we never sit back and relax. On the contrary: We always try to set the bench-mark higher by continuously improving AUTO ARABIA and ourselves in order to get closer to the standard and level of the European car ......read more
MASERATI QUATTROPORTE SPORT GT SWith 2500 orders for the GranTurismo and steadily rising sales for the Quattroporte series, Maserati achieved its production target of 850 vehicles per month. In the 50th anniversary year of Fangio’s world title victory, Maserati won the FIA GT1 Constructors’ Championship, which also proves that Maserati cars are not only good/looking but also very ......read more
Lamborghini ReventonThe Ghedi (Brescia) military airport was the setting this week for an extraordinary acceleration race between a Tornado aircraft [A200-A] provided by the airbase, and the Lamborghini Revent?n driven by an official Lamborghini test driver. The fighter pilot and the Lamborghini test driver challenged each other on the 3000 m-long runway. The Revent?n took the lead ......read more
Jaguar XFToday marked the beginning of an exciting new era for Jaguar Cars as the first Jaguar XF rolled off the production line at the company's Castle Bromwich plant. Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, / Cairo - 26 November 2007 The XF, which is available to order now, has already been heralded by some of the UK's most influential motoring publications for its stunning new ......read more
Hannover - Cairo / 21 November 2007 A remarkable milestone has been reached as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has now produced in excess of 10 million examples of the iconic Transporter. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the model. The Volkswagen Transporter is unique. Not only is it one of the most easily recognized vans ever designed, it’s also built up a ......read more
Chrysler LLC Launches Production of New 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10® at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant Auburn Hills (Michigan) / Cairo / Dubai 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10Chrysler LLC announced the manufacturing launch of the new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®, which is being built at the company’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. In a time when most manufacturing plants utilize hundreds ......read more
Stuttgart, Cairo / November 14, 2007 Mercedes-Benz has kicked off a comprehensive marketing campaign for the new C-Class station wagon. The integrated campaign, which will be launched on the market on December 1, 2007, features numerous communication activities across all media channels and is designed to support the sales launch of the station wagon version of the C-Class - ......read more
Cairo, 5.11.2007 Brilliance Crash TestThe Bavarian Auto Group, which assembles both the German BMW and the Chinese Brillance car at the same factory / assembling line in 6th of October City (Cairo), is launching today (5.11.2007) its second Brilliance model, the Brilliance Splendor! Due to the fact that the previous Brilliance crash-test results are, contrary to the name ......read more
The 10th generation of Toyota Corolla reached the Saudi kingdom and made its debut at the luxurious Leylaty Ballroom in Jeddah. The new generation of Corolla 2008, which is launched in Saudi Arabia by the sole dealer ALJ, is one of the best-selling cars in the world. The Corolla 2008 was unveiled by Mr. Sakaguchi, Toyota Corolla chief engineer, and Mr. Waleed Hambishi, Toyota ......read more
Dubai, Cairo / (November 13, 2007) Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) today introduced the all-new 2007 Suzuki XL7 midsize crossover SUV at the 2007 Middle East International Motor Show. With the introduction of the new all-wheel-drive crossover SUV, Suzuki is moving forward to the next stage in its ongoing midsize car segment success story. With sleek styling and expressive ......read more
Brackley (UK), Cairo (Egypt) / 12 November 2007 Following a period of strengthening across its entire team, the Honda Racing F1 Team is delighted to announce a further key appointment. Fomer 'Ferrari-brain' Ross Brawn is to join Honda where he will take up the position of Team Principal with full responsibility for designing, manufacturing, engineering and racing Honda's Formula One ......read more


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