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GM plant set to close will produce electric cars
January 28, 2020

DETROIT — General Motors said on Monday one of its US manufacturing plant set for closure will instead shift to producing new electric trucks and SUVs.

The US auto giant announced a massive restructuring in 2018 that would have slashed 15 percent of its workforce to save $6 billion, a move criticized by President Donald Trump as 'nasty' because it would have required shuttering several manufacturing facilities in North America.
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Riyadh Airport new taxi service launched
January 28, 2020

RIYADH — Saudi Minister of Transport and Communications Saleh Al-Jasser participated in the launch of Airport Taxi services with its new identity after the operating company of the taxi services received 100 cars model Hyundai sonata 2020, which represents the first step towards moving into the future of sustainable transport and upgrading the level of transportation services to and from the Kingdom's airports after the adoption of the approved identity"...

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UD Trucks posts solid growth in MEENA region
January 28, 2020

UD Trucks, a Japanese truck manufacturer and part of Volvo Group, registered solid growth across the Middle East, East and North Africa (MEENA) region last year.

The launch of the new, heavy-duty Quester, a series of major fleet deals and the announcement of a new retail partner in Saudi Arabia were among the key highlights of 2019 as UD Trucks enjoyed another positive year across the MEENA region.

Against the backdrop of extremely challenging"...

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Lines appointed as GM for Audi operations in Saudi Arabia
January 27, 2020

JEDDAH — Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Audi cars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has appointed Neil Lines as General Manager for the Audi brand.

Lines brings with him a wealth of experience, success and knowledge in the automotive industry. During his successful career of over 24 years, Lines has held senior management roles working for leading automotive giants, including Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and BMW. He"...

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Al-Talayi Bridgestone strategic partner for the National Auto Award 2020 in Saudi Arabia
January 26, 2020

JEDDAH — Al-Talayi Company Limited, the sole agent of Bridgestone tires in Saudi Arabia, announced that it has become a strategic partner for the National Auto Award in Saudi Arabia, which is considered a key step for the automotive sector to learn about the market trends and those who are interested in it. PR Arabia, the agency specialized in the automotive sector, announced the renewal of its initiative, the eighth edition of the “National Auto Award"...

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MG sponsors mid-year live concerts in Saudi Arabia
January 22, 2020

JEDDAH — Taajeer Group, the exclusive dealer for MG cars in Saudi Arabia, participates in midterm live concerts and its accompanying functions as “Diamond Sponsor”, showcasing the latest MG 2020 models, where a number of Arab elite singers participated in the concert that started with the beloved Egyptian singer Tamer Hosni, followed by an amazing joint night had included the Lebanese singer Myriam Fares and the Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred,"...

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GAC Motor launches GN8 in Saudi Arabia
January 22, 2020

GAC Motor's flagship MPV GN8 was launched in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during an event participated by a delegation from the Guangzhou Municipal Government.

Over 300 guests from the Chinese Embassy in Saudi Arabia, the Guangzhou Municipal Government and outstanding enterprises from Guangzhou, international and"...

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TJT announces Hino participation in Dakar Rally 2020
January 13, 2020

JEDDAH — An extravagant event was organized by Tsusho Jamjoom Company last January 2 in Crowne Plaza Jeddah hotel where it was officially announced Hino’s participation in first ever Dakar Rally under the name of Team Sugawara in Saudi Arabia.

Tsutomo Mori, CEO of Tsusho Jamjoom Trading Company, welcomed the customers and Teruhito Sugawara, Director of the Hino Sugawara Team.

He said Hino started its participation in the Dakar"...

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Mitsubishi upbeat on KSA growth as reforms gather pace
January 13, 2020

DUBAI: Japanese financiers are taking a cautiously optimistic view of the Middle East, despite recent geopolitical stresses, and believe Saudi Arabia, in particular, is set for a year of financial and economic outperformance, with a revived privatization plan as the centerpiece.
Mitsubishi UFG Financial Group (MUFG), one of the country’s biggest investment institutions and a major player on the international financial scene, recently told investors: “Saudi"...

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Wanted: 20,000 Saudi taxi drivers (women especially welcome)
January 9, 2020

MAKKAH: Saudi transport chiefs have launched a campaign to recruit 20,000 Saudi drivers to replace expatriates working for Uber, Careem and the Kingdom’s other taxi-app services.

The number of Saudis driving taxis had risen from 100,000 to more than 600,000 since 2016, and the sector was now ready for Saudization, Majed Al-Zahrani of the Public Transport Authority (PTA) told Arab"...

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