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.


Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019
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Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.