April 27, 2016


Maruti Suzuki eyes Africa investment after quarterly profit fall

India's biggest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is conducting a feasibility study for a new assembly plant in Africa, a top executive said after the company posted its first fall in quarterly net profit in two years.

A push into Africa, where there is high demand for small, inexpensive cars, makes sense for the likes of Maruti Suzuki, analysts have said. Establishment of it own plant in the region could also help it to contend with stricter"......

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April 23, 2016


NanoSteel Delivers Advanced Automotive Steel to General Motors

Offers step-change improvement in steel lightweighting capability

Produced in collaboration with launch partner AK Steel Corporation

NanoSteel®, a leader in nanostructured steel materials, today announced the delivery of its first advanced high strength steel (AHSS) to General Motors for initial testing. Designed to provide automakers with a new standard in material performance, the sheet steel is poised to accelerate vehicle lightweighting"......

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April 20, 2016


Emirates Driving Institute celebrates 25 years of Driving Excellence

Emirates Driving Institute (EDI), the largest and most successful driving institute in UAE and Middle East, celebrates 25 years of successfully leading learner driver training and driver road risk reduction in the UAE and the greater GCC region.

EDI has announced a series of special promotions for 25 days. All those who register for any driving course with EDI will get 4 to 8 free driving classes and a chance to win an IPad in daily lucky draws for"...

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April 16, 2016


France gets the lion’s share in Algeria’s new cars market

Algerian trade ministry Thursday announced that it postponed delivering importing licences for the second week consecutively. A delay of 13 days is noted as the procedure was supposed to be launched on April 2nd. This is due to pressure made by car dealers.

Leaked figures show that France will have the lion’s share in imported cars i.e. 62,000 cars. Of them, 33,000 will be for Renault Algeria, 22,000 for Peugeot and 7,000 for Citroen. That means almost the half of imported cars out of 152,000 will be for the French"...

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April 14, 2016


Dana Aftermarket finds success with Saudi Arabian market at Automechanika Jeddah 2016

Dana Holding Corporation recently enhanced its commitment to participating in leading aftermarket events by exhibiting at the inaugural Automechanika Jeddah 2016. With its extensive product portfolio on-site, Dana was able to educate attendees on the breadth of its premium aftermarket Spicer® and Victor Reinz® technologies, including driveline and sealing solutions for light, commercial, and off-highway vehicles.


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April 13, 2016


Toyota To Build Cars, Trucks' Factories in Algeria

In this framework, Toyota Algeria Director, Noureddine Houssaime, received a senior Japanese delegation from Toyota for manufacturing Hino trucks, and it gave its approval and full support for the construction of the first factory for the installation of the Japanese trucks, as it will launch the production before the end of the current year, with an initial production capacity of 2,000 trucks of light weight and of the type Hino 300.


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April 9, 2016


MCP invests in Algerian car rental

Mediterrania Capital Partners, a regional private equity firm focusing on growth investments for SMEs in North Africa and sub-Saharan countries, has acquired a 43 per cent stake in Cieptal Cars.

Founded in 2006, Cieptal Cars specialises in the long-term car rental business and is the current market leader in Algeria, with a fleet of 761 cars. MCP’s investment will"...

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April 7, 2016


AGCO’s Brands Win Red Dot Design Award 2016

AGCO's attention to design was recognized recently when Fendt and Valtra, two of its leading brands, won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2016. The Red Dot Design competition is one of the largest and most respected design competitions in the world. More than 5,200 products from 57 countries entered this year’s contest. The jury consisted of 41 independent design experts from around the globe.


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April 5, 2016


Exclusive “Sharpe Soiree” in Abu Dhabi Exhibits the Aston Martin Supercar

ADGM – Abu Dhabi Global Market

Key players of the investment world gathered for a groundbreaking evening event at Abu Dhabi Global Market on March 30th. As part of the AIM Summit, the premier regional investment conference, Aston Martin showcased its $2.7 million Vulcan supercar.

Star violinist Quike Navarro came directly from Marbella’s Nikki Beach in Spain to perform a special show during the unveiling of the car.


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April 4, 2016


Thinking Of Buying a Luxury Car?

We’ve all thought about it: owning our dream car. But there is more than just the cost of the car to consider when you buy a car worth AED 300,000+. One important consideration is insurance, which will be a recurring cost for as long as you own the vehicle. sat down with Prasanna Venkatesh, Vice President for Motor Underwriting at QIC Insured, to provide"...

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