Size matters: Hyundai Motor’s smallest EV revealed

Hyundai designers took inspiration from motorsports by placing just one seat in the middle of the car, which is made out of wood, a traditional eco material.
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Updated 01 November 2020

Size matters: Hyundai Motor’s smallest EV revealed

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed the first glimpse of its smallest EV yet, with a video sketching its innovative construction.

This petite EV’s exterior style is based on the “45” EV concept that Hyundai presented in 2019 at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Hyundai’s designers adapted the signature “kinetic cube lamp” design of “45” along with its angular yet smooth profile to create this yet-to-be-named EV that sports a Performance Blue exterior color with orange accents.

This “little engine that could” packs two DC motors that push it to the blistering top speed of 7 km/h. To boost driver confidence, Hyundai designers took inspiration from motorsports by placing just one seat in the middle of the car.

“In keeping with the 45’s design heritage theme, Hyundai has built this unique passenger vehicle out of a traditional eco material — wood. This new EV does not have an officially rated driving range yet, but the driver’s laughter is believed to fuel the vehicle to travel further based on its Emotion Adaptive Vehicle Control (EAVC) technology,” a statement said.

Further details will be revealed soon on how this one-of-a-kind EV will offer a unique mobility experience for young customers.

Hyundai Motor Company offers a range of vehicles and mobility services in more than 200 countries. The company sold more than 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2019, and currently employs some 120,000 personnel worldwide. Hyundai is enhancing its product lineup with vehicles designed to help usher in a more sustainable future, while offering innovative solutions to real-world mobility challenges.


Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrates Global Customer Appreciation Week

Updated 29 November 2020

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrates Global Customer Appreciation Week

  • Team members representing each department participated in a citywide series of sales calls, and visual and hybrid meetings

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh celebrated the Global Customer Appreciation Week with an event giving the men and women of the hotel a unique opportunity to show their appreciation for the support and continued patronage of the property by the top international and local clientele. 

Team members representing each department participated in a citywide series of sales calls, and visual and hybrid meetings, highlighting the Ritz-Carlton service directly to client offices and local associations.

The sales team expressed their appreciation by surprising their clients with luxurious boxes of handcrafted oriental sweets and travel kits given personally to their offices. The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh then wrapped up the week with a creative digital invitation, dedicated to their contacts and bookers to the hotel, for a gala dinner experience of its famous Seafood Night at the award-winning venue, Al-Orjouan Restaurant.

“This is an exciting week for the Marriott Family, as we celebrate the Global Customer Appreciation Week. We truly missed our loyal guests and partners and this is an exciting opportunity to regather after the tough situations caused by the global pandemic. As always, we pledge to provide the finest personal services and facilities for our guests to enjoy the warm, relaxed yet refined ambiance at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh,” said Mohammed Marghalani, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.

Located within 52 acres of luxuriantly landscaped gardens, the hotel offers 493 rooms and suites, 5,800 square meters of meeting and event space, and numerous onsite fine-dining options. It is prominently situated next to the Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Center, one of the largest in the region and host to international summits and conferences.