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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

FIA hands Ferrari €50,000 fine for F1 accident in Bahrain

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) fined Ferrari €50,000 after the recent Formula One race in Bahrain where a Ferrari driver, Kimi Raikkonen, was released from his pit box too soon, knocking over a mechanic on the left-rear of the car. A clip of the accident circulated widely on social media. The mechanic, Francesco Cigarini, …

Daily News Egypt

Abdel Rahman Sultan appointed CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Egypt

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) appointed Abdel Rahman Sultan as CEO at its office in Egypt, succeeding Francesco Monaco, who was recently selected to head the FCA’s office in Morocco. Sultan has 19 years of experience in the local automotive industry, where he held various positions at international car companies. Most recently, he held the position …

Daily News Egypt

8 car brands lead price rises in April

The local automotive market witnessed a change in most car prices in April. The price moves included a number of models such as from Opel, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz and Ford. The price increases ranged between EGP 1,000, such as Chevrolet Aveo and EGP 40,000, like Mercedes C180. In March, the agents of Chevrolet, Hyundai, and …

Ahmed Amer

Egypt issues decision to import used electric cars

Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil issued a decree to allow the importation of used vehicles that work by electric motor (electric cars), except motorcycles, on condition of no more than three years from the year of production to the date of shipment or ownership. The minister explained in a press statement on Saturday …

Daily News Egypt

DNE reviews major models at 88th Geneva Motor Show

The 88th Geneva International Motor Show, which took place at Palexpo convention centre from March 8 to 18, featured 900 cars by 180 exhibitors from different countries, in the presence of 110 European and world officials. The event received about 700,000 visitors. Daily News Egypt will review the most important vehicles exhibited at the event. …

Mohamed Al-Roubi