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Loeb wins as fords get penalized

Loeb wins as fords get penalized

Sebastien Loeb earned a comfortable win at Rally Portugal yesterday and emerging the championship leader in the World Rally Championship by one point. Loeb’s victory was his second successive win on gravel after his triumph in Mexico three weeks ago. Championship leader prior to Portugal, Marcus Gronholm was on the…

Chery to launch 5 new models in uae

Chery to launch 5 new models in uae

Chery will launch 5 new cars in the United Arab Emirates this year. One of China’s leading manufacturer of passenger cars, Chery Automobiles has ambitious plans to achieve a worldwide sales goal of 1 million units by 2010. With the recent agreement plan between Chery and Chrysler to build small…

1000km on a shoe string budget

1000km on a shoe string budget

  A Nissan Skyline Coupe (it’s an Infiniti G35, but only with a smaller engine!) in Japan has succeeded in covering more than 1000km on a single tank of fuel! Yes, believe it or not, it’s true. The so-called ‘eco-challenge’ was conducted by a team of product development experts from…

Goodbye traction control welcome ecu

The FIA has ruled that traction control on Formula One cars will be banned from 2008. The decision was taken after a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) recently. The FIA has also announced that it is set to bring in the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in 2008…

Al Tayer Motors is 4th largest Ford dealer

Ford Middle East has awarded Al Tayer Motors for achieving record sales in the United Arab Emirates during 2006. Al Tayer Motors and its subsidiary for Abu Dhabi, Premier Motors, recorded a combined 35 per cent growth across the three brands of the Ford Motor Company i.e. Ford, Lincoln and…

Over one million km and counting

Over one million km and counting

In a bid to find a roadworthy Nissan Patrol with the highest mileage still in use, Arabian Automobiles, the Nissan importer for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, concluded a month-long campaign and some pretty extreme results came to the fore. Over 750 Patrol users sent in their entries from throughout…

Four stars for suzuki grand vitara

Four stars for suzuki grand vitara

  Suzuki’s compact SUV, the Grand Vitara has received a four star rating for adult occupant protection and a three star rating for child occupant protection in the latest round of European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. It also achieved a three star pedestrian rating – the highest…

New Abu Dhabi centre for Audi, Volkswagen

New Abu Dhabi centre for Audi, Volkswagen

Ali & Sons has declared open their new AED100million centre for Audi and Volkswagen in the Capital. Located at the Mussafah Industrial Area in Abu Dhabi, the 34,100 sqm centre features the latest in vehicle diagnostic equipment coupled with state-of-the-art facilities for owners of Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. Speaking at…

Porsche ups it2019s stake in volkswagen

Porsche ups it2019s stake in volkswagen

Stuttgart-based Porsche AG has announced that it will increase its stake of ordinary shares held in Volkswagen AG up to 31 per cent. Porsche currently hold 27.3 per cent of ordinary shares in the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer. The decision was made in a meeting held by the Supervisory Board of Porsche…

Power play for 2008

Power play for 2008

Luxury carmaker Infiniti will debut its all-new 2008 G37 Coupe at the 2007 New York International Auto Show. Infiniti has said that the new, second generation G37 Coupe will combine the performance, styling and sporty characteristics of the original G Coupe in a powerful new package. The G37 Coupe is…


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