The automotive media just can’t seem to find enough superlatives for Alfa Romeo’s highly-acclaimed new models - the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the brand’s flagship sports saloon, racked up yet another prestigious award when it was named ‘Best Sports and Performance Car’ in Britain’s annual ‘What Car?’ Car of the Year awards 2018. Judged by the expert team at ‘What Car?’, the legendary Italian brand beat off stiff competition from Audi, Mercedes, BMW and last year’s category winner Porsche, to win the 2018 award. This significant win is the latest accolade for the Giulia, which has won seven industry awards in the UK in the last 12 months alone.
The undisputed star of the 2017 Saudi International Motor Show, which takes place at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events from 17-21 December, is the all-new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT - the fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV available in the market. Its 392-cubic-inch HEMI® V8 engine delivers 475hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, with performance figures that include a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-certified quarter-mile time of 12.9 seconds and 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds. The Durango SRT also out-hauls with best-in-class towing capability of 8,600 pounds (3,901 kgs).
The high performance Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT has been honoured by readers of the influential German magazine Auto Bild Sports Cars. The powerful 468 horsepower model scooped the readers’ choice award for best import in the Vans and SUV category. It is the first time the famously knowledgeable readers of the magazine have chosen a Jeep model as a winner, underlining the huge appeal of the sports inspired premium SUV.
United Motors Company has held a special event at Al-Faisaliah Resort in Riyadh for its interest in communication and strengthening relations with the success partners in the fleet business sector of corporate and distributors.
The ceremony was attended by senior owners, heads and officials of the leading companies in the automotive sector and in the presence of senior officials of Fiat Chrysler Automobile Middle East (FCA), headed by Mr. Marco Melanie, Regional Commercial Director for the Middle East, and UMC CEO Eng. Hesham AlHussayen.
United Motors Company (UMC), the sole distributor for Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep® and Ram vehicles in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has announced a major deal with Best Rent-A-Car, who are adding the latest 2018 Chrysler 300 Limited to their fleet. Hesham A. Al Hussayen - CEO of UMC and Saad Al Mansour - Vice Chairman and MD, Best Rent-A-Car were among the attendees at a special ceremony held at UMC’s Head Office in Riyadh to celebrate the finalisation of the deal.