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Auto parts suppliers warn hard Brexit may set UK back 25 years
October 18, 2018

BRUSSELS: Failure to secure a trade deal for Britain when it exits the EU next year could set the UK auto sector back two decades, leading parts suppliers said on Wednesday as they urged leaders to reach agreement at a summit in Brussels.

Europe’s carmakers’ lobby ACEA and suppliers’ association CLEPA, along with BMW and brakes maker Brembo, jointly warned that"...

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Auto spare parts shops absorb young Saudi
October 15, 2018

JEDDAH — The automobile sector is one of the 12 areas where mandatory Saudization has been implemented by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development.

Prior to enforcing, the authorities had given sufficient time to the traders to comply with the decision.

Al-Baha was the first among the 13 provinces to implement Saudization in the sector as a pilot project before it was made mandatory throughout the Kingdom.


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Samaco - Audi hosts technical workshop for women in Jeddah
October 11, 2018

IN conjunction with the implementation of the women’s driving decision, Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Audi cars in Saudi Arabia, have launched an initiative to hold a series of technical workshops for their female customers. The purpose is not only to instruct on the basics of car maintenance, but also to raise awareness of the importance of regular service of their vehicles

The workshop, which was supervised by after sales"...

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New BMW Z4 to be launched in March 2019
October 8, 2018

The new BMW Z4 – a premium open-top sports car – boasts a classic fabric soft-top, an emotion-packed body design and a puristic, driver-focused interior

The classical roadster, reinterpreted and sportier than ever: new BMW Z4 fuses typical sports car dynamism with emotion-packed design, an exclusive ambience and advanced equipment features. Unadulterated driving pleasure meets state-of-the-art powertrain, chassis, operating and connectivity"...

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UAE Motorists Behavior Must Match Authorities’ Efforts – ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ (7th cycle)
October 8, 2018

  • 7th cycle of the unique perception study of UAE motorists
  • Dangerous driving is on the rise
  • Reversal of long-term positive trend
  • Only positives: Infrastructure improves as well as overall driving enjoyment

The 7th cycle of the unique ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ once more underlines the authorities’ efforts to further improve"...

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Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids due to stalling problems
October 6, 2018

TOKYO: Toyota Motor Corp. says it has issued a recall for 2.43 million hybrid vehicles in Japan and elsewhere for potential problems with stalling.
The company said Friday that in rare cases the vehicles might fail to enter a “failsafe” driving mode, lose power and stall. Power steering and braking would still work but a stall at a fast speed could increase risks of a crash.
The recall applies to some Toyota Prius and Auris hybrids made from"...

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Audi Q8 launched in KSA
October 4, 2018

THE Audi Q8 combines the best of two worlds – the elegance of a four-door luxury coupe and the convenient versatility of a large SUV. The generously dimensioned interior with variable luggage compartment, state-of-the-art operating and suspension technologies as well as intelligent assistance systems make the Audi Q8 a convincing companion for business and leisure. With the permanent quattro all-wheel drive and a ground clearance of up to 254 millimeters, the"...

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SAIC-GM recalls 3.3m cars
October 3, 2018

US auto giant General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC will recall 3.3 million vehicles in China over problems with their suspension system, in a fresh blow to GM as it braces for fallout from the China-US trade war.

GM and Shanghai-based SAIC will recall 3,326,725 vehicles starting from Oct. 20, China›s State Administration of Market Regulation said Saturday.

The recall includes Buicks, Chevrolets and Cadillacs made between March"...

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Electric cars set for European showrooms, but cast growing shadow on profits
October 2, 2018

PARIS: Electric cars are poised to arrive en masse in European showrooms after years of hyped concept-car launches and billions in investment by automakers and suppliers.

Now comes the hard part: selling them at a profit.
Battery models making their car-show debut in Paris this week, from PSA Group’s electric DS3 Crossback to the Mercedes EQC, will erode profitability"...

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Opportunities abound in car rental offices
October 1, 2018

The car rental sector has many job openings with salaries ranging from SR4,500 to SR7,000 for young Saudi job seekers, according to a field survey conducted by Okaz/Saudi Gazette.

The job opportunities have become visible after the Ministry of Labor and Social Development started enforcing 100 percent Saudization in the sector beginning July last year. Saudization is compulsory in such jobs in the sector as accounting, supervision, sales, receiving and"...

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