Automotive 2014 articles

Kings of the road

Kings of the road

Reading Time: 8 minutes Car dealers are trying to keep upbeat. Weaker consumer purchasing power, and the overall economic malaise in the country are making it hard to do so, even if on paper it looks as if there is still growth in the sector due to consistently solid sales volumes. According to the Automobile Importers Association (AIA), the number

Running on empty

Reading Time: 5 minutes Executive met with Antoine Boukather, the recently appointed president of the Automobile Importers Association of Lebanon, to discuss the sector, the new regulations on loans, and regulatory issues in the transport sector.   It has been another difficult year for the sector, despite marginal growth. Yes, the figures are the same, but they don’t reflect

The road to more traffic

Reading Time: 8 minutes Road transportation in Lebanon is getting steadily worse. Traffic is congested, law enforcement is sporadic, half of the country’s cars skip the annual inspection, and public transport is almost nonexistent. The good news should be that a new traffic law has been passed by Parliament, 20 vehicles to be equipped with speed radar have been