Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors unveils Hyundai’s IONIQ hybrid

The new IONIQ is fitted with a 1.6 liter engine that produces 105 HP, while its electric motor generates 88 kilowatts equivalent to 120 HP, with maximum torque of 295 n/m.
Updated 01 January 2018
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Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors unveils Hyundai’s IONIQ hybrid

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Company (MYNM), Hyundai dealer in the Western region of Saudi Arabia, unveiled the first hybrid of Hyundai model “IONIQ” at the Saudi International Motor Show in Jeddah.
The show’s visitors had the opportunity to look at the first sophisticated hybrid electric smart car by Hyundai, which aims at contributing to a cleaner environment and reduce energy consumption. By introducing this new eco-friendly car, Hyundai stepped forward in its endeavor toward using alternative energy. The new hybrid IONIQ will be offered in three different variants.
Khalid Alharthy, national marketing operations and PR manager at MYNM-Hyundai, said at the launch of “IONIQ” that it is time to move forward in the automotive industry, and the IONIQ from Hyundai is the first step toward future intelligent driving. He said that while the company keeps up with modern development in automotive production on one hand, it meets the aspirations and requirements of the new generation of customers on the other hand.
The new IONIQ benefits also from three “clean” driving systems: The hybrid propulsion (an internal combustion engine with an electric motor), full electric propulsion and rechargeable hybrid engine (plugin hybrid), which will be available soon. With the IONIQ, MYNM-Hyundai offers its customers a variety of options including fuel-economy and eco-friendly cars.
The new IONIQ is fitted with a 1.6 liter engine that produces 105 HP, while its electric motor generates 88 kilowatts equivalent to 120 HP, with maximum torque of 295 n/m. The engine is fed by lithium-ion battery of 28 kWh that can drive up to 280 km in normal driving conditions, and more than 200 km in various driving conditions, at a maximum speed of 165 km/h. The Hyundai IONIQ electrical car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h, in sports driving mode, in less than 10 seconds.


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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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.”