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Exxon Mobil Egypt, EIT sign five-year partnership

Exxon Mobil Egypt organised a ceremony to celebrate signing a new partnership with the Egyptian International Trading & Agencies (EIT), the exclusive dealership of Kia in Egypt, to provide Exxon Mobil lubricants for use across Kia’s maintenance service centres. The ceremony was attended by Samy El-Ansary, general manager of lubricants at Exxon Mobil Egypt, and …

Daily News Egypt

Car companies struggle to stabilise prices after fuel price changes

The car market has received the decision to increase fuel prices with a stabilisation of the delivery prices of the current month, ignoring the projections on social media of the upcoming period and a possible increase in prices. Some of the companies that have kept their prices fixed are Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Chevrolet, BMW, Toyota, Renault, …

Ahmed Amer

Bavarian Brilliance introduces V6 in September

The Bavarian Auto Company, the dealership for the Chinese Brilliance in Egypt, is set to officially introduce the V6 in September, during the Automech Formula 2018. The general manager of the company, Khaled Saad, said that the new car will be among the crossover SUV models, coming in a slightly larger size than the V5, …

Islam Atris

SGS announces first MSI 20000 certification in Egypt

After a long process of evaluation and verification, strictly evaluated on the basis of the specifications of the MSI 20000 regulation, the SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) has announced that the Egyptian company Auto-Group conforms to MSI 20000 standards. Auto Group representatives The official MSI 20000 certification ceremony was held at the firm’s registered offices, …

Daily News Egypt

Toyota launches all-new Century after 21-year absence

Toyota announced the launch of its completely redesigned third generation Century in Japan and the start of sales at Toyota dealers nationwide, with a monthly sales target for Japan of only 50 units, and it will be assembled at Higashi-Fuji Plant in eastern Japan. The outline reflects the Japanese aesthetic of passive symmetry while employing …

Mohamed Al-Roubi

Swiss students design 400 km range e-bike

A group of 14 engineering students from the University of Zurich in Switzerland managed to produce a one-off motorcycle with an electric range of 400 km through a massive lithium-ion 15 kWh battery. According to RideApart, the motorcycle, named Ethec, comes with a futuristic, minimalist design and elaborate technology, sustaining more classical motorcycle elements, including …

Daily News Egypt

New industry minister revives hopes for automotive sector

The ambitions and hopes of the automotive sector were renewed after Amr Nassar became the new minister of trade and industry earlier this month. Nassar is the first industry minister to have a background and history in the automotive sector, as he previously served as an executive consultant for MCV Group. The demands and ambitions …

Mohamed Al-Roubi

Eight companies lead higher prices of June deliveries

The car market witnessed a noticeable increase in prices in early June, an average of about EGP 15,500. The surprise is that the car with the highest price increase is the locally-assembled Hyundai Verna. Some of the most prominent brands with changed prices are Hyundai, Nissan, Chery, Renault, Geely, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, and Opel. The car …

Ahmed Amer

Khaled Youssef named CEO of Peugeot Egypt

The Al-Mansour-Scoop alliance, the agents of the French Peugeot brand in Egypt, have announced the appointment of Khalid Youssef as CEO of Peugeot Egypt starting from 1 July. Youssef has served as head of the automotive sector at the Egyptian International Motors Company (EIM), the agent of Kia and Renault in Egypt, for more than …

Mohamed Al-Roubi

BYD to release new S5 after Eid Al-Fitr

Al-Amal Company for Foreign Trade, the Egyptian agent of the Chinese carmaker BYD, announced it will officially launch the new S5 in the Egyptian market after the Eid Al-Fitr holiday. Hassan Suleiman, chairperson of Al-Amal, told Daily News Egypt that the new SUV will be offered at a competitive price, adding that the car was …

Islam Atris

Egypt Automotive stirs competition among auto companies again

The second Ramadan football championship for the automotive sector, Shell Egypt Automotive, kicked off on Wednesday 23 May (7 Ramadan). The competition is held between automotive companies in Maadi over 13 days until 5 June (20 Ramadan), when the final game is set to be played. The championship includes 20 teams: Ford, SsangYong Motor, Subaru, …

Daily News Egypt

Local automotive manufacturing committee will soon begin functions

The Ministry of Trade and Industry announced days ago the members of the local automotive manufacturing committee, chaired by Hossam Khattab, the minister’s deputy for industry affairs. Members also include Ahmed Abdel Razik, head of the Industrial Development Authority; Alaa Salah El Din, head of the central administration of local manufacturing at the IDA; and …

Mohamed Al-Roubi

Al-Mansour launches two new Opel models

Al-Mansour Automotive, Opel’s agent in Egypt, unveiled two new cars for 2018, the Crossland X and the Grandland X. Al-Mansour and Opel leaders held a press conference at Palm Hills to reveal the multi-use SUV models, as well as the former’s expansion plans in Egypt for 2018. Ankush Arora, CEO of Al-Mansour, said that his …

Daily News Egypt

Test drive of all-new Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 is a mid-size multi-purpose sporty car, made entirely in Sweden, and was officially presented to the public at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The XC60 is the younger sister of the XC90, combining beauty and strength like its sibling. The all-new XC60 was released on the Egyptian market almost a month …

Daily News Egypt

Industry Ministry increases local component ratio in car assembling to 46%

Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil issued a decision to regulate the system of determining the ratio of local components in the car industry and its feeding industries. The decision stipulated that local components in car manufacturing must not be less than 46%. The contributions of the assembling line in the local manufacturing of …

Ahmed Amer