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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Is this “100% Arab car” thing legit? And will it be produced in Egypt?

Geyushi Motors, El Saba Automotive, Abou Ghali Automotive, and El Sharkawy Automotive are all in talks with the UAE’s Sandstorm Auto over distribution rights and after-sale services in Egypt, MEA Regional Manager Karim Saleh tells Al Mal. The Emirati company is currently reviewing the offers, he adds. A Sandstorm Auto delegation will visit Egypt later this month to inspect the capacities of the bidding companies. Saleh had previously said that the company, which plans to produce the first “100% Arab-manufactured car,” was seeking to establish a plant in Egypt and launch a production line that can export produced cars to Africa. We’ve yet to hear anything legit on this from anyone but Saleh. This could be another PR-job courtesy of Al Mal.

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