Alesayi Motors launches Mitsubishi Attrage in Saudi Arabia

The event was held in the presence of Masahiko Takahashi, president of Mitsubishi Motors Middle East & Africa FZE (MMMEA).
Updated 23 January 2018
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Alesayi Motors launches Mitsubishi Attrage in Saudi Arabia

Alesayi Motors, official distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Saudi Arabia, recently hosted a ceremony to launch the Mitsubishi Attrage, the new compact sedan. The event was held in the presence of Masahiko Takahashi, president of Mitsubishi Motors Middle East & Africa FZE (MMMEA).
“The Mitsubishi Attrage is a compact eco-friendly car, currently manufactured at the Mitsubishi Motors operation in Thailand. Along with its very lightweight components and distinguished design, it boasts a frugal and efficient performance, which amounts to a combined class-leading fuel consumption of 22km/L,” said Bandar Saeed Alesayi, CEO of Alesayi Motors.
“Thanks to its distinctive features in the compact car range, the new Attrage is aptly positioned to achieve unprecedented success in the Saudi market for consumers looking to buy a car with such high-quality specifications under the Mitsubishi brand,” he added.
The Attrage features a short nose, which delivers an outstanding forward field of view; it also enjoys superior maneuverability, with a class leading minimum turning radius of 4.8 meters making it easy to make U-turns and cut corners on tight and narrow road conditions.
Takahashi said: “The new Attrage’s lightweight and solid RISE body constructed with high tensile steel enhances driving safety, by effectively absorbing and dispersing crash energy. Power comes from a responsive 1.2-liter three-cylinder MIVEC petrol engine that produces 78 hp, which is coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox or an automatic continuously variable transmission, which maintains optimal rpm for high performance and fuel economy, with a top speed of 170 km/hr.”
Mitsubishi celebrates its centennial year as being the first Japanese automotive brand having introduced its first mass-production car in Japanese history in 1917.
Throughout its history, the company has developed new technologies and tapped into different fields.
The Mitsubishi Pajero scored its first win at the Paris-Dakar World Rally in 1982, which allowed the company to play an instrumental role in shaping the global trend toward sports cars and to enhance driving pleasure with high-performance vehicles including SUVs.
Towards the end of the ceremony, Takahashi lauded Alesayi Motors’ efforts to enhance consumers’ confidence in Mitsubishi vehicles in the Saudi market.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.