Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors unveils Hyundai’s IONIQ hybrid

The new IONIQ is fitted with a 1.6 liter engine that produces 105 HP, while its electric motor generates 88 kilowatts equivalent to 120 HP, with maximum torque of 295 n/m.
Updated 01 January 2018

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors unveils Hyundai’s IONIQ hybrid

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Company (MYNM), Hyundai dealer in the Western region of Saudi Arabia, unveiled the first hybrid of Hyundai model “IONIQ” at the Saudi International Motor Show in Jeddah.
The show’s visitors had the opportunity to look at the first sophisticated hybrid electric smart car by Hyundai, which aims at contributing to a cleaner environment and reduce energy consumption. By introducing this new eco-friendly car, Hyundai stepped forward in its endeavor toward using alternative energy. The new hybrid IONIQ will be offered in three different variants.
Khalid Alharthy, national marketing operations and PR manager at MYNM-Hyundai, said at the launch of “IONIQ” that it is time to move forward in the automotive industry, and the IONIQ from Hyundai is the first step toward future intelligent driving. He said that while the company keeps up with modern development in automotive production on one hand, it meets the aspirations and requirements of the new generation of customers on the other hand.
The new IONIQ benefits also from three “clean” driving systems: The hybrid propulsion (an internal combustion engine with an electric motor), full electric propulsion and rechargeable hybrid engine (plugin hybrid), which will be available soon. With the IONIQ, MYNM-Hyundai offers its customers a variety of options including fuel-economy and eco-friendly cars.
The new IONIQ is fitted with a 1.6 liter engine that produces 105 HP, while its electric motor generates 88 kilowatts equivalent to 120 HP, with maximum torque of 295 n/m. The engine is fed by lithium-ion battery of 28 kWh that can drive up to 280 km in normal driving conditions, and more than 200 km in various driving conditions, at a maximum speed of 165 km/h. The Hyundai IONIQ electrical car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h, in sports driving mode, in less than 10 seconds.


Michelin-starred chefs delight Riyadh foodies

Guests at Taste of the World, Riyadh, a six-day extravaganza featuring some of the world’s best restaurants in the capital’s Digital City, sipped mocktails while listening to live acoustic music on the Music Stage.
Updated 17 November 2019

Michelin-starred chefs delight Riyadh foodies

Taste of the World, Riyadh has been heralded as a great success by both event organizers and the 14,000 visitors that attended the six-day extravaganza in the capital’s Digital City.
Commissioned by the General Entertainment Authority, this bespoke edition of the festival, created especially for the Riyadh Season, featured 14 of the world’s best restaurants, boasting a combined 13 Michelin stars.  
Throughout the festival, the participating restaurants featured an exclusive menu of three dishes, served in taster-size portions — two of each restaurant’s signature dishes, as well as a Saudi-inspired dish that the chef had exclusively designed for Taste of the World, Riyadh. Visitors looking for a more exclusive experience were welcomed to The Taste Residence where they were treated to a four-course dining experience with Michelin-starred chefs.
Another major attraction that drew large crowds was the Fire Pit, where local star chefs Areej Al-Shareef, Abdelelah bin Jarid and Fahad Bokhari showed off their talents alongside the global superstars. Hosted by Saudi culinary star and presenter Rakan Aloraifi, spectators enjoyed cooking demonstrations, tasting sessions and a live DJ.
In another area of the festival, guests sipped mocktails while listening to live acoustic music on the Music Stage.  
Award-winning chef Shane Osborn from Hong Kong’s Arcane said “Taste of the World, Riyadh has far exceeded my expectations. I have been fortunate to have experienced many similar events around the world but this one in Riyadh is both very unique and very different to anything that I have experienced before. It is the people of Riyadh who have really made it special and welcoming.”

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14,000 - of the capital’s cosmopolitan citizens visited the six-day culinary festival, featuring 14 of the world’s best restaurants and boasting a combined 13 Michelin stars.

Pascal Aussignac from London’s Michelin-starred Club Gascon said: “The smiles of the people whilst trying my food and their inquisitive questions about the meals prepared made it truly very special. I am
very happy to be here in Riyadh and to have taken part in this exciting event.”
Saudi chef Al-Shareef said: “I am very happy to be here and taking part in Taste of the World, Riyadh. I am also very proud in being the only female Saudi chef taking part and my experiences at the Fire Pit were very exciting and fun.”
Chef Aloraifi said, “This is the first time that Taste of the World has taken place in the Kingdom and people have been very excited about the occasion, the activities and the cooking demonstrations ... Hopefully next year we will be back again and will be able to add more local touches to the program.”
Based on the overwhelming enthusiasm and fast-selling ticket sales that has greeted the Taste of the World experience, organizers said they are looking forward to announcing a 2020 event soon.