New 7-seater Teramont arrives in Middle East

The Teramont presents itself as the ‘perfect family SUV.’
Updated 09 September 2018
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New 7-seater Teramont arrives in Middle East

Volkswagen Middle East has welcomed the new Teramont, Volkswagen’s first ever seven-seater to the GCC region. The new SUV presents a new chapter in Volkswagen’s history and allows families to make room for more of life’s eventualities. 

The Teramont presents itself as the “perfect family SUV,” with a functional seven-seat layout, one-step third row entry and exit, and child seats.

The seven-seater builds on the latest Volkswagen design DNA to create a bold new look in the SUV segment and its modern and muscular design retains classic proportions and clean lines. 

Engineered from Volkswagen’s award-winning Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture, Teramont is 198.3 inches long, 78.3 inches wide and 70 inches high — larger than any other Volkswagen model on sale in the Middle East. 

Andrew Savvas, brand director Volkswagen Middle East, said: “Welcoming the Teramont to our market is a delight, as we are confident this car will be perfect for this location. Size matters, especially for families in this region and this is exactly what we can deliver now. The Teramont expresses true Volkswagen style and quality finish — delivering the distinctive design and craftsmanship we’re known for, now with room for seven. This year we have been busy ramping up our SUV range and having this seven-seater now means we have a complete lineup in place and can offer the perfect car for every type of family.”

Volkswagen Middle East is optimistic that the seven-seater will be well-received across the region, due to its suitability for families’ everyday requirements and the competitive price point against others in the market. 

The company said safety for families is a priority in all Volkswagen vehicles. The SUV’s passive safety features include the three-point seatbelts for all seats, side-curtain head-protection airbags that cover all three rows, and a reinforced safety cage construction. From front to back, all these technologies work together to help keep families safe.

The new Teramont is available in four trim levels — an S with a 2 L engine, and a 3.6 L in S, SE and SEL, starting at 137,100 dirhams ($37,324) including VAT and three-year service or 45,000 kilometers (whichever comes first).


Huawei honored for CSR initiatives

King Salman with Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East.
Updated 18 November 2018
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Huawei honored for CSR initiatives

Huawei, a global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has won first prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the annual awards gala, which took place on Nov. 12 at Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, King Salman recognized Huawei for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives. 

Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and only award focused on responsible competitiveness and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Kingdom, and Huawei is the first ICT company to win first place in the award’s history. 

As digital transformation sweeps across the globe, ICT technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, cloud computing and
more will unlock new values of growth and innovation and uplift societies and organizations to great heights of prosperity. 

The award recognized Huawei for its transformative impact in driving forward the Kingdom’s ICT sector as a whole in line with the government’s digitization goals, the National Transformation Program and Vision 2030. In particular, Huawei was celebrated for deploying their most advanced technologies, high-quality products and secured networks in the Kingdom.

Charles Yang, president of Huawei Middle East, said: “We are deeply humbled to receive such recognition from Saudi Arabia’s leadership. In the Kingdom, Huawei is determined to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. The improvement is endless on the road to providing customers with high-quality products and services. Today’s award is a milestone for us to continue to surpass ourselves. We will continue to play an active role in driving Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector development and grow together with our local partners, openly collaborating to build an ever deeper pool of ICT talent empowered to enable digital transformation.”