Abdullah Hashim Co. launches Honda HR-V in KSA

The Honda HR-V has been positioned as a fun and sporty SUV and is available in all Honda showrooms across Saudi Arabia.
Updated 13 May 2019
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Abdullah Hashim Co. launches Honda HR-V in KSA

Abdullah Hashim Co. Ltd. (AHCL), the sole distributor of Honda cars in Saudi Arabia, launched a new subcompact SUV, the Honda HR-V, last week at its head office in Jeddah.

The five-seater HR-V marks the presence of an entry-level SUV from the Honda range in the Kingdom.

The Honda HR-V has been positioned as a fun and sporty SUV, which comes with three grades for the region and is available in all Honda showrooms across Saudi Arabia.

The vehicle’s exterior styling has been enhanced in an attempt to make it appealing to millennials. The grille is enhanced by a new interpretation of the “flying wing” rendered in dark chrome and extending over the projector-style headlights. Under the chrome band, the grille opening has been restyled to emphasize a wide look, and the fog light housings have been enlarged to help give the HR-V a more aggressive stance. A sporty front bumper gives it an elegant yet rugged look. In the rear, taillights with integrated LED light bars give the HR-V a sporty look. New to the SUV-B segment is the panoramic sunroof in the EX grade. The HR-V is flanked by 16-inch alloy wheels for the DX grade and 17-inch alloy wheels for the LX and EX grades. 

Describing the SUV’s interior styling, the company said: “The all new HR-V boasts a youthful vibe with unique styling touches. The intuitively designed HR-V cockpit ensures that everything is where you need it. The dashboard includes the very latest technology, it’s incredibly easy to understand and use. Beige fabric (DX and LX Grade) and beige leather (EX Grade) gives the interior of the HR-V a premium comfort feel.”

The interior is comfortable and capacious with a centrally-mounted fuel tank. The 2nd-row Magic Seat is designed to increase the vehicle’s carrying capacity. The HR-V, like the Jazz, also has the 60:40 split rear seat feature. These 60:40 split seats can dive down to the floor, clearing out space for the sideways loading of large objects such as a bicycle. 

Some of the other features are a 6.8-inch display audio with touchscreen (LX and EX grades) and USB and HDMI ports that allow users to connect their smart phones and use its features such as playing their favorite music and using the phone book to make calls to their contacts.

The HR-V EX grade features automatic climate control allowing users to adjust the temperature of the cabin with the touch of a button.

The HR-V is available in three grades namely, DX, LX and EX and in one interior color — beige with black combination and various exterior color options such as: White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Passion Red Pearl and Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic.


467 Dar Al-Hekma students graduate in Jeddah

Updated 20 May 2019
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467 Dar Al-Hekma students graduate in Jeddah

Dar Al-Hekma University held a graduation ceremony for 467 undergraduate and postgraduate students from the 2018-2019 academic year. The students represented the 17th batch of the School of Design and Architecture, the School of Business and Law and the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education.
The event, which took place on May 16, was held under the patronage of Salih Al-Turki, Jeddah mayor and honorary president of Dar Al-Hekma University, and was attended by mothers of the students.
In her speech, Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, president of Dar Al-Hekma University, congratulated the students and their parents for their achievements. She wished them luck and urged the students to use the knowledge they gained at university to serve their country and religion.
“Today we celebrate the graduation of a new batch who will join the labor market. I am quite confident that our students will be valuable to the labor market and society and contribute to economic development because they have been prepared by highly-qualified faculty members who enjoy global experience,” she said.
“Indeed, this is one of the most beautiful moments in your life. Today you are reaping the benefits of the years you have spent studying at the university. Your efforts have paid off. You are about to start a new phase of your career and I am confident you will be successful. Keep up the persevering and fruitful efforts to reach the top,” Al-Qurashi told the students.
Jeddah mayor Al-Turki said the new batch of graduating students will follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and contribute to the development of the country and society and play a national role as citizens. Congratulating the students and parents, he said their achievements reflect the high standard of Dar Al-Hekma University.
Al-Qurashi thanked the sponsors and founders of Dar Al-Hekma University who have dedicated their time and efforts to the institution. She said the university will continue to recognize them as they are part of the successes achieved by the students.
During the event, speeches were delivered by the university’s board of trustees; guardian of the graduating students Dr. Hatim Al-Marzoky, deputy minister of education for universities; winner of Dar Al-Hekma Award for Outstanding Woman Dr. Eiman Al-Mutairi, assistant minister to the minister of commerce and investment; and the graduates.
Awards were handed out to the top-performing students, including the Abdulmajeed Outstanding Performance Award and Khalid Ali Al-Turki Award for Talents. Donors and sponsors, including Al-Turki, were also honored.
A documentary highlighting the development and achievements of the university was shown to the audience.