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).


King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

Updated 18 September 2018
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King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

King Abdullah Port has signed an agreement to sponsor the Supply Chain and Logistics Conference organized by the Transport Ministry. The conference, which will take place on Oct. 15-16 in Riyadh, will be held under the patronage of Transport Minister Dr. Nabil M. Al-Amoudi. Decision-makers, experts and officials from major local and international companies involved in the supply chain and logistics sector are expected to attend.

Highlighting the importance of participating in the event, Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “Our sponsorship of the conference comes within our commitment to cooperate and exchange expertise with the active players of the logistics sector, which recently has been witnessing major developments in terms of business volume, innovation and solutions that complement Vision 2030 and transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub by promoting its position on the Logistics Performance Index issued by the World Bank.”

“Saudi Arabia has a number of components and facilities that enable it to play a key role in this sector at the regional and global levels, and we will play our part in showcasing the best King Abdullah Port has to offer in the logistics sector, such as solutions and facilitation for investors based on the port’s strategic location on the Red Sea. The port is on the main shipping line between the East and West, which significantly enhances the Kingdom’s competitiveness and positions it among the key countries in global trade,” he added.

Qutub will participate in a session for CEOs, where participants will discuss strategic decisions to reshape and keep pace with the global system of supply chains and logistics.

King Abdullah Port previously announced an increase in container handling reaching 1,236,075 TEU during the first half of 2018, marking a new record of 50.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Earlier, the port announced a 21 percent increase in its annual throughput by the end of 2017, making it the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling. 

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest growing container port in the world and one of the world’s top 100 ports after less than four years of operation. Eight of the largest shipping lines work at the port, which offers integrated services to exporters and importers.