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.


Expo spotlights luxury watches

Updated 17 April 2018
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Expo spotlights luxury watches

Salon des Grandes Complications was officially inaugurated by Prince Faisal bin Nawaf at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel last week. Taking place for the first time in Jeddah from April 9-12, the four-day fine watchmaking exhibition offered a unique and exclusive social platform for horology enthusiasts in Jeddah to gather.

Revered mechanical masterpieces were displayed, encompassing the newest innovations, historial savoir-faire and inimitable craftsmanship. Visitors were invited to delve into the world of haute horology and get up close and personal with timepieces that are among the best in the world, interacting with watchmakers and designers themselves. 

The event included celebrated traditional maisons and niche independent companies such as Armand Nicolet, Armin Strom, Blancpain, Breguet, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Hysek, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Quinting and Vacheron Constantin, and with the support of retailers Alfardan Jewellery, Abdullah Said Binzagr Jewellery and Watches, Al-Hussaini and Platinum Sands.

On wrapping up in Jeddah, the Salon des Grandes Complications will move to Riyadh’s Al-Faisaliah Hotel from April 16-19.

Participating brands have crafted some of the most complicated and highly valued timepieces ever and have between them an array of international accolades.

Salon des Grandes Complications was first launched in the UAE in 2014 and after much success, has taken place every year since — in 2017 also branching out to Saudi Arabia. 

In January, Saudi Arabia was named the 12th largest export market for Swiss watches by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, clearly showing its significance within the industry not only in the Middle East, but on a global level. In 2017, the Kingdom was the second biggest market in the region for Swiss watch exports, with a total value of CHF325.1 million ($349.4 million).

Salon des Grandes Complications is held with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Saudi Arabia and Visa International.