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.


ISF willing to bring five-a-side football world cup to Kingdom

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ISF willing to bring five-a-side football world cup to Kingdom

Leisure Leagues (LL), the organizer of the first five-a-side football in Lisbon this year, says it will hold talks with Saudi sports authorities to bring the ISF (International Soccer Federation) world cup to the Kingdom next year.

Speaking to Arab News, Shahzaib Mehmood Trunkwala, vice president of ISF and president of the group that owns Leisure Leagues Pakistan (LLP), said: “The mega event will boost small-sided football in the Kingdom and South Asia through exchanging Saudi and foreign players onto different teams.”

Trunkwala said the forthcoming ISF world cup in Lisbon has won global attention as a large number of football fans are traveling to Portugal.

He said the Trunkwala family has been mentoring youth and promoting a healthier Pakistan for decades. The family plans to bring the Argentine football star Lionel Messi over next year.

“There have been talks between Leisure Leagues and Messi, and it is likely that Pakistani fans will see the world’s greatest star play here next year,” he said, adding that Messi has expressed his desire to bring two teams to play matches in Pakistan.

Last year, the LLP brought several international football players, including Brazilian star Ronaldinho and the Welsh ex-Manchester United ace Ryan Giggs to Pakistan.

The ISF organizes international small-sided football competitions for both national and club teams in the formats of five, six, seven and eight-a-side football.

Founded in 2017 by national operators of five and six-a-side football leagues across Europe and Asia, ISF brings together the expertise of the industry’s leaders to launch the most exciting international small-sided football tournaments in locations across the world.

Any national level organization which runs five, six, seven or eight-a-side football leagues is eligible to register to join the ISF and gain the license to run their national team. Once registered and approved, the licensee becomes the exclusive operator of their country’s national team and the only organization eligible to represent their country in ISF world or continental championships.

The first Socca6 World Cup will take place in 2018 and players wishing to play for their national team can apply online via the national team page for their country. Continental championships will take place from 2019.