The Truth About Cars » Middle East http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Why Is The Most Popular Truck in the Middle East Used by Terrorists? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/popular-truck-middle-east-used-terrorists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/popular-truck-middle-east-used-terrorists/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1190298 (Probably because it’s the most popular truck.) Automotive News reported that Toyota is cooperating with U.S. authorities in uncovering why members of the terrorist group ISIS seem to be so fond of Toyota Hiluxes and Land Cruisers, which consistently rank among the top 5 best-selling vehicles for many Middle Eastern countries, prompted by an investigation* by ABC News. The […]

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(Probably because it’s the most popular truck.) Automotive News reported that Toyota is cooperating with U.S. authorities in uncovering why members of the terrorist group ISIS seem to be so fond of Toyota Hiluxes and Land Cruisers, which consistently rank among the top 5 best-selling vehicles for many Middle Eastern countries, prompted by an investigation* by ABC News. The […]

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Cadillac Will Give Us A Taste Of The XT5 This Week, Whole Meal in Dubai http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/cadillac-will-give-us-taste-xt5-week-whole-meal-dubai/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/cadillac-will-give-us-taste-xt5-week-whole-meal-dubai/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 21:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1164250 Cadillac will release later this week the first “official” looks at its replacement for the SRX — the XT5 — before unveiling the car first in Dubai, and then shortly after in Los Angeles. Autoblog first reported that the XT5 would be shown in Dubai. The Dubai International Auto show will be held Nov. 10-14, […]

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Cadillac will release later this week the first “official” looks at its replacement for the SRX — the XT5 — before unveiling the car first in Dubai, and then shortly after in Los Angeles. Autoblog first reported that the XT5 would be shown in Dubai. The Dubai International Auto show will be held Nov. 10-14, […]

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Cadillac Slowing its Plans to Sell Cars in Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/cadillac-slowing-plans-sell-cars-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/cadillac-slowing-plans-sell-cars-europe/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 22:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1140154 Cadillac likely won’t push to sell more cars in Europe before 2020, the company’s CEO Johan de Nysschen told analysts on Tuesday. “We’ll go to that market when we have the right powertrains and the right cars,” he said Tuesday, according to the Detroit News. Previously, Cadillac had planned some right-hand drive models and diesel powertrains […]

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Cadillac likely won’t push to sell more cars in Europe before 2020, the company’s CEO Johan de Nysschen told analysts on Tuesday. “We’ll go to that market when we have the right powertrains and the right cars,” he said Tuesday, according to the Detroit News. Previously, Cadillac had planned some right-hand drive models and diesel powertrains […]

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Saudi Prince Offers Bentleys To Pilots In Yemen Bombing Raid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/saudi-prince-offers-bentleys-pilots-yemen-bombing-raid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/saudi-prince-offers-bentleys-pilots-yemen-bombing-raid/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1052425 After the end of the first phase of a military campaign in Yemen, one Saudi prince decided to reward the pilots with Bentleys for a job well done. Saudi royal family member Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal tweeted that he would give the 100 pilots involved in the bombing operation 100 Bentleys “in appreciation of their […]

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After the end of the first phase of a military campaign in Yemen, one Saudi prince decided to reward the pilots with Bentleys for a job well done. Saudi royal family member Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal tweeted that he would give the 100 pilots involved in the bombing operation 100 Bentleys “in appreciation of their […]

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Volvo S60, V60 Polestar Enter Second Run, Middle East For 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/volvo-s60-v60-polestar-enter-second-run-middle-east-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/volvo-s60-v60-polestar-enter-second-run-middle-east-2015/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1007730 Been wanting a Volvo S60 or V60 Polestar? The Sino-Swedish automaker is making a second batch for 2015, with 13 countries to take delivery this time. Volvo plans to make 750 S60 and V60 Polestars this year for the 2016 model year, citing the performance vehicles’ sales success in 2014 for the second production run. […]

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Been wanting a Volvo S60 or V60 Polestar? The Sino-Swedish automaker is making a second batch for 2015, with 13 countries to take delivery this time. Volvo plans to make 750 S60 and V60 Polestars this year for the 2016 model year, citing the performance vehicles’ sales success in 2014 for the second production run. […]

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Middle Eastern, Asian Demand Fuels Booming US Auto Exports http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/middle-eastern-asian-demand-fuels-booming-us-auto-exports/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/middle-eastern-asian-demand-fuels-booming-us-auto-exports/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=995394 Demand from the Middle East and Asia has helped fuel a new record in U.S. auto exports for the third consecutive year. The Wall Street Journal reports 2.1 million vehicles from factories in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States left for export markets in 2014, breaking the 2-million barrier for the first time. The figure […]

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Demand from the Middle East and Asia has helped fuel a new record in U.S. auto exports for the third consecutive year. The Wall Street Journal reports 2.1 million vehicles from factories in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States left for export markets in 2014, breaking the 2-million barrier for the first time. The figure […]

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Aston Martin Revives The Lagonda, By Invitation Only http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/aston-martin-revives-the-lagona-by-invitation-only/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/aston-martin-revives-the-lagona-by-invitation-only/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:05:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=873266   If you want an Aston Martin Lagonda, you must meet two requirements Get an invite from Aston Martin Live in the Middle East The new Lagonda will share its underpinnings and V12 engine with other Astons, but the sales and marketing process will be quite different. Orders will only be taken from select clients […]

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  If you want an Aston Martin Lagonda, you must meet two requirements Get an invite from Aston Martin Live in the Middle East The new Lagonda will share its underpinnings and V12 engine with other Astons, but the sales and marketing process will be quite different. Orders will only be taken from select clients […]

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Ford to Fight for the Heart of Middle East, Africa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/ford-to-fight-for-the-heart-of-middle-east-africa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/ford-to-fight-for-the-heart-of-middle-east-africa/#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:24:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=645490 From the Blade Runner future in Dubai to the shores of Tripoli, Ford aims to launch an aggressive campaign in the Middle East and Africa markets through the creation of a fifth business unit that will consolidate the Blue Oval’s operations in the two regions. The automaker will launch 17 new or refreshed models from […]

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From the Blade Runner future in Dubai to the shores of Tripoli, Ford aims to launch an aggressive campaign in the Middle East and Africa markets through the creation of a fifth business unit that will consolidate the Blue Oval’s operations in the two regions. The automaker will launch 17 new or refreshed models from […]

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Egyptian Sheikh Declares Chevrolet “Haram” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/egyptian-sheikh-declares-chevrolet-haram/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/egyptian-sheikh-declares-chevrolet-haram/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428653   An Egyptian sheikh has declared Chevrolet products “haram” (or forbidden, in Arabic) but the culprit this time isn’t the “Zionists”. It’s Christians. According to the sheikh, the Chevrolet bowtie logo looks too similar to a cross. Egyptian TV presenter Amr Adeeb railed against the silly fatwa, noting the extreme, delusional narcissism of the sheikh […]

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  An Egyptian sheikh has declared Chevrolet products “haram” (or forbidden, in Arabic) but the culprit this time isn’t the “Zionists”. It’s Christians. According to the sheikh, the Chevrolet bowtie logo looks too similar to a cross. Egyptian TV presenter Amr Adeeb railed against the silly fatwa, noting the extreme, delusional narcissism of the sheikh […]

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Fuel Efficiency Still A Consumer Concern http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/fuel-efficiency-still-a-consumer-concern/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/fuel-efficiency-still-a-consumer-concern/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:25:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=240631 According to a study by the Consumer Federation of America (PDF), relatively low gas prices haven’t done much to change consumer trends towards more fuel-efficient vehicles. This revelation comes amid claims that small car demand was artificially inflated by high gas prices and increased truck production from General Motors. The survey asked respondents to rate […]

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According to a study by the Consumer Federation of America (PDF), relatively low gas prices haven’t done much to change consumer trends towards more fuel-efficient vehicles. This revelation comes amid claims that small car demand was artificially inflated by high gas prices and increased truck production from General Motors. The survey asked respondents to rate […]

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