2018 Chevrolet Impala is available in the Kingdom

Updated 18 January 2018
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2018 Chevrolet Impala is available in the Kingdom

One of the most striking sedans in its class, the 2018 Chevrolet Impala is now on sale in Saudi Arabia. For 2018, the award-winning nameplate adds the exclusive new Midnight Edition to the lineup. The new premier designation replaces LTZ as the top-spec trim.
The second special edition model launched this year after the imposing Tahoe Midnight Edition, the exclusive Impala is finished in dramatic Jet Black exterior paint, complemented by a blacked out Chevrolet bowtie.
New 19-inch alloy wheels with black accents and an exclusive aerodynamic kit, meanwhile, add an intimidating aura to the Impala’s already striking exterior appearance.
The dark theme continues in the impeccably crafted cabin which can be ordered in Jet Black, Jet Black/Dark Titanium and Jet Black/Mojave finish.
The styling enhancements to the Impala Midnight Edition are fittingly backed by one of the most powerful engines in its class, delivering the dynamic prowess the name evokes. The 3.6L naturally-aspirated V-6 develops 305 horsepower and 356Nm of torque and is mated to Chevrolet’s proven six-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission.
The new Impala, with its vast well-appointed cabin and advanced safety and entertainment technologies represents one of the most comprehensive offerings in its segment.
Since its launch in 2014, the Impala has been a firm favorite in the Kingdom and the 2018 version is poised to continue that momentum.
“For 2018, look forward to offer our Impala customers in Saudi Arabia that would like to stand out with the Midnight Edition, which features exclusive aesthetic enhancements that add an extra layer of intensity to the Impala’s already dramatic exterior design. The 2018 Impala is now available at our dealer partners across the Kingdom,” said Ahmed Soudodi, head of brand at Chevrolet Middle East.
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala also offers an impressive array of safety, entertainment and convenience features including 10 airbags, an advanced MyLink infotainment system that mirrors smartphone functionality, as well as wireless phone charging.
He added: “The 2018 Chevrolet Impala is one of the most remarkable cars in our lineup. Its aggressive yet fluid styling is backed by a potent V-6 engine and its serene cabin is among the most spacious and tech-laden. With 10 airbags and a host of available cutting edge safety and entertainment features it is one of the most accomplished family cars on the market.”


Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

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Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Annual horology exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, with shows in both Jeddah and Riyadh. The event will showcase the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel April 8-11, and then move to Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh April 15-18.

Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces in the Kingdom. 

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers — last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6 percent, and this figure is only expected to increase with the introduction of new policies. 

The capital city of Riyadh is home to over 10,000 watch collectors while Jeddah on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there. 

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover — often for the first time in the region — limited editions, the newest launches and unique rarities. 

Among the international brands that will be present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. 

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewelry timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private majlis (a gathering place for social events), where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology. 

SDGC has successfully attracted over 80 international Swiss, German and Italian brands during the past five years.

The event will be held alongside the 10th annual Jewellery Salon 2019, a well-established jewelry exhibition in the Kingdom.

SDGC 2019 will be held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be open free of charge to all professional visitors from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.