JVE, Hino to train Saudi women to drive trucks

Jamjoom Vehicles and Equipment (JVE), distributor of Hino Motors in Saudi Arabia, will offer training to women to drive light duty trucks.
Updated 26 December 2017
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JVE, Hino to train Saudi women to drive trucks

Jamjoom Vehicles and Equipment (JVE), distributor of Hino Motors in Saudi Arabia, will offer training to women to drive light-duty trucks.
It is the first such training program in the Kingdom.
This initiative is designed to support women who want to become a part of the workforce of small businesses such as food trucks and delivery of light parcels.
Hino Motors is a Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles and diesel engines of the Toyota Group headquartered in Hino-shi, Tokyo.
“After the official announcement of the Saudi government allowing women to drive cars from June 2018, JVE has been wanting to support women and decided to provide training on driving light-duty trucks with automatic transmission model until they get their licenses. These activities are considered a part of Hino’s ‘Total Support Philosophy’ seeking to be real business partners with our customers,” the company said in a press release.
JVE said it always strives to support government decisions and work for the implementation of the Vision 2030. “JVE is also doing everything possible to reduce the unemployment rate as targeted in the Vision 2030 by providing opportunities for males and females in this program using a safe, environmentally friendly (Euro3), and easy and smooth state-of-the-art automatic transmission truck,” it said.


Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Updated 19 April 2018
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Genesis G70 arrives in the Middle East

Genesis has officially launched its compact G70 luxury sedan in Middle East markets, completing the brand’s core sedan lineup. Engineered as a dynamic car with strong appeal to younger customers and more enthusiastic drivers, the G70 joins the flagship G90 large sedan and mid-sized G80 and G80 Sport.

“Genesis has been very well received in the Middle East, and the Genesis G70 will be an exciting new chapter in our story,” said Altar Yilmaz, Genesis general manager for the Africa and Middle East region. “For many of our potential customers, this is the Genesis they have been waiting for.”

The arrival of the Genesis G70 in showrooms follows a previous display presentation at the Dubai International Motor Show in November 2017, where Genesis fielded a large number of inquiries about the car. With larger G80 and G90 models already growing a strong base of loyal customers, it is expected the compact model will add significantly to the brand’s appeal in the competitive Middle East luxury car market.

The G70 showcases the future direction of the Genesis brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design identity. 

“The G70’s interior is configured to prioritize an excellent user experience, with superb fit and finish throughout. The interior packaging reflects simplicity, with an emphasis on genuine functionality instead of gimmickry. A horizontal layout brings a sense of stability, with an intuitively laid-out switchgear and a comfortable, assertive sport steering wheel,” the carmaker said.

The G70 offers two powertrains in the Middle East region — a 3.3-liter V6 petrol turbo and 2.0-liter I4 petrol turbo.  The Lambda II 3.3-liter V6 turbo GDI engine is the heart of the enthusiast-focused G70 Sport, with 370 ps and maximum torque of 52.0 kg.m (510 N.m) 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 270 km/h.