By Ahmed Amer
During the “Automech-Formula 2015” exhibition, held at the Cairo International Convention Centre between 12 and 17 of March, prices and specifications of newly introduced cars in Egypt were presented.
Around 110 companies took part in the exhibition, including spare part companies, manufacturers, banks and car payment instalment companies.
Car agencies presented more than 42 new passenger cars, buses and trucks in light of the exhibition launch. Passenger cars, including sedan, hatchback and SUV cars, were presented according to the engine litre capacity, while 14 agents presented more than 28 passenger cars for the first time in Egypt during Automech-Formula 2015.
Egyptian International Motors company (EIM), the Kia and Renault agent in Egypt, presented three new Renault cars: Sandero, Sandero Stepaway and Logan Automatic, as well as Kia Cee’d, with prices ranging between EGP 165,000 and 185,000 and an engine of 1,400 CC as well as 183 horsepower. Cee’d SW’s price ranges from EGP 136,000 to 138,000.
Bavarian Auto Group (BAG), BMW agent in Egypt, showcased its new Mini Cooper 5-doors with the same engine of the 3-door Mini Cooper, at 1,500 CC. Its price ranges from EGP 258,000 to 335,000.
Chairman of BAG Farid El-Tobgy announced the launch of the locally produced new X5 car which is, at EGP 968,000. The car’s first appearance in the Egyptian market was through its successful display in the Automech-Formula 2015.
Marketing Director of BAG, Yahia Abdel Kodouss, said that the car will be delivered to customers starting from mid-April, adding that the group targets manufacturing roughly 300 cars over the current year. Mansour Chevrolet also presented five 2015 models, in Chevrolet annex in the exhibition and they are: Lanos, New Optra, New Aveo, Aveo Classic and Cruse.
Auto Jameel, Ford agent in Egypt, introduced three new cars during its participation in the exhibition: Fusion, Focus and Kuga. The company showcased different types of sedans and SUVs, in addition to EcoBoostTM, with a new engine capacity of 1,500 CC.
Ford Fusion was shown with a price ranging between EGP 245,000 and EGP 305,000, with automatic gear, while Kuga’s price ranged between EGP 255,000 and EGP 322,000, and New Fox between EGP 185,000 and EGP 220,000.
Abou Ghali Motors, Subaru’s agent, presented a new car, Impreza, with a 1,600 CC engine and automatic gear, and the price range was between EGP 175,000 and EGP 195,000.
Al-Qasrawi, cars distributor and agent of Baic, showcased the first Senova car in Egypt, with a price range between EGP 77,900 and EGP 99,900. The car has an engine capacity of 1,500 CC as well as an automatic gear.