Isuzu D-Max successfully completes long-distance driving challenge

The new Isuzu D-max features many high-end specifications.
Updated 17 March 2018
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Isuzu D-Max successfully completes long-distance driving challenge

The Isuzu D-Max has successfully completed a unique experiment to demonstrate the fuel economy feature of the pickup.
The vehicle drove 1,386 kilometers from the western coast to the eastern coast of the Kingdom with only one stop in Riyadh.
With this drive, Isuzu proved the fuel economy feature of the D-Max, on one hand, and the pickup engine power, durability and efficiency, on the other hand.
The starting point of the first phase, with rally champion Saleh Al-Saleh as the driver, was from the Isuzu showroom in Jeddah to the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The second phase started from Riyadh to the Isuzu showroom in Alkhobar with only one full fuel tank (76 liters) costing SR35 ($9). The fuel consumption of Isuzu D-Max equals SR26 for each 1,000 kilometers.
The technical team sealed the fuel tank of the pickup with a sticker so that it could not be opened until the pickup arrived at its final destination.
With the success of this experiment, the Isuzu D-Max set a new record of traveling 1,386 kilometers with one full tank of fuel at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour.
Later, the company held a press conference in the presence of Al-Saleh to review the experience of the trip and the vehicle’s performance.
The new Isuzu D-max features many high-end specifications that combine durability, easy maneuvering, high stability, agility and a luxurious cabin that offers high levels of comfort and safety, along with a diesel-driven engine with the lowest emissions rate.
The D-Max is available in 4X2 and 4X4 variants for clients to choose. Isuzu also has a modern SUV named the MU-X that has seven seats, 3-liter 163-hp diesel engine, 4X2 and 4X4 types and it is suitable for city drive and off-road drive as well. The Isuzu MU-X engine has been created to reduce fuel consumption and generate high torque.
Over the years, the D-Max has achieved great success in the Saudi market. The truck won the “Best Pickup” award in Saudi Arabia last year.


Saudi Arabian Airlines displays new products

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabian Airlines displays new products

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national carrier, is participating in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), taking place in Dubai this week. This year marks the 25th edition of the show. Saudia has participated consistently throughout the years.
The airline has rolled out many new products and onboard amenities this year, including a new Business Class Porsche Design Men’s kit and Furla Ladies kit, as well as new children’s characters and kits.
Saudia is debuting a new exhibition stand design (9 x 30.5 meters) along with many interactive features and products on display. These include all the latest seats on static display — First Suite (first class), Business Class, and the Guest Class (economy) seats.
Also on display is a “smart model” experience, which provides a 3D interactive tour through the new Jeddah King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
Saudia is currently in the midst of a rapid transformation, fleet and network expansion program.
The airline has achieved double-digit growth in international passenger traffic, flying to 89 destinations across four continents. Saudia is receiving on average, one new aircraft every 12 days. Currently at 147, by the end of 2020 the fleet is set to reach 200 aircraft.
“Saudia looks forward to welcoming its travel retail partners, media and hospitality guests at ATM. The airline’s stand is located at ME 4310,” the airline said in a press release.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, the airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
Saudia carried 30 million passengers in 2016, and was named the 2017 World’s Most Improved Airline by Skytrax, an independent global aviation industry monitor.
The airline has 11 codeshare partners including: Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, Korean Airlines, KLM, Middle East Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Europa and Oman Air.