United Motors Company launches 2 new Alfa Romeo models at EXCS 11

Two new Alfa Romeo models were launched recently at the Luxury Motor Show (EXCS 11) in Riyadh.
Updated 19 October 2017

United Motors Company launches 2 new Alfa Romeo models at EXCS 11

United Motors Company, the exclusive distributor of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, Fiat Professional, and Alfa Romeo in Saudi Arabia, launched two new Alfa Romeo models recently at the Luxury Motor Show (EXCS 11) in Riyadh.
“We are proud that Alfa Romeo has been added to our diverse brands and looking forward to ensure Alfa Romeo gets the attention it deserves in the Saudi market. Alfa Romeo is the vehicle of choice for those among automobile enthusiasts seeking driving pleasure,” said a spokesperson for United Motors Company.
The company expects Alfa Romeo to be the first choice of women drivers in Saudi Arabia.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia is considered the world’s most dynamic medium sedan medium car. This sedan car has achieved the best performance and control in its class and is considered the fastest 4-door sedan on the German Nurburgring motorsports complex Nürburgring.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is designed to be the standard model of the brand with gasoline engine, equipped with V6 turbocharger 2.9-liter size, inspired by Ferrari technology that generates 505 horsepower.
United Motors Company also introduced at the expo Alfa Romeo’s flagship Stelvio, the first SUV by the Italian manufacturer.
“Stelvio is the outcome of the perfect mix between performance and stability, focus on driver, and the elegant Italian design. Stelvio, which is named after the greatest road of the Italian Alps, has set new standards in luxury SUVs of medium size.
Stelvio, outfitted with a turbo engine fully made of aluminum size 2-liter a horsepower, grants the driver a high level of performance and efficiency which leads this vehicle to be the best in its class,” the company said in a press release.
It claimed there are five elements that have made Alfa Romeo one of the most desired cars in the world — the unique Italian design, creative and advanced engine, perfect weight balance by 50/50 percent, unique technology, and the best balance between weight and power.
United Motors Company, which was established in 1999, has significantly contributed to the Saudi automotive sector.
There are more than 70 outlets providing sales services, aftersales services, maintenance and parts.

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018

Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”