Hyundai offers limited-time rewards on Sonata

The 2018 Sonata builds on the model’s legacy stretching back through three decades of success
Updated 10 September 2018
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Hyundai offers limited-time rewards on Sonata

Hyundai’s three Saudi distributors — Al-Wallan Motors in Riyadh, Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors in Jeddah, and Almajdouie Motors in Dammam — are offering great deals on the current 2018 Hyundai Sonata. With different deals for each region, the company said that the buyers are being offered a combination of big savings, easy payment plans, and free servicing, with more details on specific offers available from local Hyundai showrooms.

“With Sonata already a favorite with buyers in Saudi Arabia, this is a great chance for customers wanting to upgrade from a compact sedan to a more spacious, dynamic, and stylish model, while taking advantage of extremely competitive deals that put Sonata even further ahead of its rivals,” the carmaker said.

The promotion runs until October across all Hyundai showrooms in the Kingdom.

Created at Hyundai’s California Design Studio, the 2018 Sonata builds on the model’s legacy stretching back through three decades of success. For this latest version, the dramatic appearance is highlighted by Hyundai’s signature “Cascading Grille” in front, with sleek styling from front to rear giving the sedan a powerful, dynamic stance.

The interior style matches the exterior appearance, with a premium look and feel, including a sporty three-spoke steering wheel and piano-key buttons to control the audio system and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The 2018 Sonata can be equipped with an optional seven-inch color display audio touchscreen, and enabled for Apple CarPlay integration. The available navigation system is enhanced with a bird’s-eye-view feature.

Convenience features offered include remote engine start with smart key, so drivers can warm the engine and run the air conditioning before getting into the car. Smartphones can now be charged without a plug using the available wireless charging pad (Qi standard).

Every 2018 Sonata can be equipped with blind spot detection (BSD) with rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA), and front and rear parking assist (PAS). Working in conjunction with the standard rearview camera, RCTA gives drivers peace of mind that the road behind them is clear. 

The Hyundai Sonata features a selection of advanced, all-alloy four-cylinder engines, including 2.4-liter MPI and 2.4 GDI engines, both with six-speed automatic transmission, and a two-liter turbocharged GDI with eight-speed automatic transmission.


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.