ALJ-Toyota previews new Avalon, Rav 4 at SIMS

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Updated 27 December 2012
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ALJ-Toyota previews new Avalon, Rav 4 at SIMS

Making a dramatic impact on day one, Toyota surprised visitors to the Saudi International Motor Show (SIMS) in Jeddah by unveiling the keenly anticipated all new 2013 Toyota Avalon and the completely re-engineered SUV Toyota Rav 4. Toyota had on display its full 2013 line up at the show in addition to the fun and interactive activities that have become the hallmark of the Toyota pavilion at the motor show and something Kingdom’s car enthusiasts look for every year.
The motor show was inaugurated on Dec. 24 by Mufarreh bin Mohammed Al-Zahrani, general director of roads and transports department in Makkah Province, and is being held till Dec. 28.
Adel Ezzat, MD-marketing at Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ), the authorized distributor of Toyota in Saudi Arabia, said: “The Saudi International Motor Show is a world-class event and as such it is the ideal platform for us to unveil two key Toyota models, while also on display are the Toyota Prius, the pioneer of hybrid vehicles, some special editions for our youth and the complete range of Toyota cars.”
Ezzat added: “With major happenings such as these two debuts, along with many exciting activities and competitions, we look forward to welcoming many more visitors during the next few days to have the joyful experience at the Toyota booth.”


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

  • Kate, the wife of Prince William, was admitted to hospital on Monday to give birth to the couple's third child and the latest member of Britain's royal family
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the couple are officially known, drove from their home Kensington Palace in central London to St Mary's Hospital in west London

London: Kensington Palace said on Monday the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces (3.8 kilograms).
The palace says the child was born at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT), a few hours after Kate was admitted to London's St. Mary's Hospital in labor.
Prince William was present for the birth of his son, who is fifth in line to the throne.
The palace said: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."