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Top gear: Nissan's Samir Cherfan
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Top gear: Nissan's Samir Cherfan

Friday, 5 June 2015 9:32 AM

Japan’s Nissan Motor Company has been the fastest growing car brand in the Gulf region for the last three years. Samir Cherfan, the carmaker’s regional boss, outlines how it aims to build on this momentum to overtake Japanese rival Toyota and why resurgence in Saudi Arabia has been key to this plan

Pedal to the metal - Mumtalakat and McLaren
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Pedal to the metal - Mumtalakat and McLaren

Saturday, 8 November 2014 1:27 PM

Since taking a major stake in the iconic McLaren Group in 2006, Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has played a vital role in helping to fund the British firm’s plan to roll out its portfolio of production supercars across the world. McLaren board member Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa explains how Bahrain benefits from its association with the global brand.

Cool Britannia: Why McLaren is courting MidEast buyers
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Cool Britannia: Why McLaren is courting MidEast buyers

Tuesday, 3 June 2014 10:04 AM

As it launches its latest models, the UK-based carmaker says GCC buyers are it’s most valued customers

Interview: Saygin Yalcin
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Interview: Saygin Yalcin

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 11:10 AM

Serial entrepreneur Saygin Yalcin opens up about his latest venture, SellAnyCar.com, and how he sees internet entrepreneurship developing in the region

Interview: Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann
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Interview: Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann

Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:38 AM

Fans were left bereft when Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini retired the popular Gallardo in 2013, the company’s 50th anniversary year. As it moves towards its next milestone, its president and CEO talks about the replacement models, Arab investors and whether F1 could be in its future plans

Speed merchant
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Speed merchant

Friday, 29 March 2013 5:25 PM

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is most famous for pulling Ferrari back from the brink. So how did Italy’s most famous businessman do it?

Rolls-Royce Middle East: Life is a roller coaster
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Rolls-Royce Middle East: Life is a roller coaster

Sunday, 24 February 2013 5:14 PM

Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes has been at the helm of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since 2010. He has just delivered the company’s best ever sales figures

Trevor Hill interview: Audi in the Middle East
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Trevor Hill interview: Audi in the Middle East

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 11:14 PM

Audi's Middle East on why he wants to make it the top luxury car brand in the Gulf

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Stephan Winkelmann interview: Lamborghini
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Stephan Winkelmann interview: Lamborghini

Sunday, 8 April 2012 4:28 PM

With 80 percent growth last year, it is no wonder president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann considers it one of the marque’s most important markets

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Interview: Chris Buxton, Bentley Middle East
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Interview: Chris Buxton, Bentley Middle East

Thursday, 30 September 2010 4:15 PM

The first big Bentley for ten years arrives in the Middle East soon. We talk to the man responsible for managing the launch of the Mulsanne.

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The man behind the wheel at Audi Middle East
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The man behind the wheel at Audi Middle East

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 3:17 PM

Jeff Mannering talks about the carmaker's regional presence and future plans.

The man in charge of Bentley Middle East
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The man in charge of Bentley Middle East

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 3:02 PM

Chris Buxton talks about Bentley in the region and its new arrival - the Mulsanne.

Jeff Mannering: Audi Middle East
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Jeff Mannering: Audi Middle East

Sunday, 25 July 2010 3:24 PM

The man behind Audi ME explains the German car maker's plans for future success

Driving force
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Driving force

Sunday, 10 January 2010 4:00 AM

Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya is the chairman of one of India's most successful conglomerates. He talks to Anil Bhoyrul about making his mark on the F1 circuit.

Missing a gear?
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Missing a gear?

Sunday, 10 May 2009 4:00 AM

James Bond's favourite carmaker, Aston Martin, is looking to boost the brand's appeal in the Middle East amid the downturn. Claire Ferris-Lay talks to CEO, Ulrich Bez.

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