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  • Apollo Launches First Retail Outlet in Kuwait

    After Dubai, Indian tire maker Apollo has made further inroads into Middle Eastern market with the launch of its first branded retail outlet in Kuwait. Operated by Federal General Trading and Contracting Co, Apollo Zone will provide customers with hands-on retail experience and a closer look at the products on display such as passenger car, 4x4 and light truck tires.

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  • Bosch to Acquire Remaining Stake in ZF

    Robert Bosch GmbH has further gained dominance in the automotive industry after unexpectedly being the beneficiary of ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s leap into the number two spot. Bosch will purchase ZF’s 50% stake in a joint venture that makes electronic-steering systems, crucial to autonomous car development. The sale was driven by the latter’s $13.5 billion deal for TRW to add electronic components as ZF’s transmission unit is threatened by EVs, which do not employ gearboxes.

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  • Pirelli Partners Inter-religious Match for Peace

    In a world where tolerance itself is barely tolerated, it helps to lighten the mood with activities that promote peace.

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  • Renault Trucks Announces Opening a High-tech Workshop in Doha

    Al-Attiya Motors &Trading Co (ATMC), the exclusive importers of Renault Trucks in Qatar, have announced a new state-of-the-art, custom-built workshop in the city.

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  • Bentley Flying Spur V8 Zooms into the Middle East

    Bentley fans in the Middle East are in for a double treat. While the much awaited new V8, the latest variant to join the Bentley Flying Spur W12, arrives in the region, it is joined by the brand’s flagship grand tourer, the Continental GT Speed which comes with improved performance and refinement.

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  • ContiTech Takes the Wraps Off Its Expanded Kit Line at Automechanika 2014

    As part of its kit line expansion strategy, the ContiTech Power Transmission Group is rolling out its auxiliary drive kits for the very first time at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt. The all-new drive kits come with an OE quality V-ribbed belt and tensioner, which dealers and garages can order in autumn.

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Start-Stop Batteries Finally Arrive in VDO Portfolio

Cars in the 21st century are equipped with electronic and electrical systems that ensure improved comfort and safety as well as reduce fuel consumption. In its quest to take driving experience to the next level, Continental supplies numerous actuators and sensors for electronic vehicle systems to the aftermarket as well as to the OEM industry through its VDO brand. However, these would only function dependably if there is sufficient power supply. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. According to statistics, the starter battery continues to be one of the leading causes of breakdowns. This is why the German company has recently added AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) and EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery) starter batteries to VDO’s product portfolio.

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Magna to Introduce Industry-First Technologies in BMW

No one would be luckier than those who get behind the wheel of the BMW i8 plug-in electric sports car, as it will be equipped with Magna’s two innovative systems: the SmartLatch™ electronic side-door latch system and outside mirrors with hidden turn signals.

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