Maher Al Nabawy
Saudi car sales ‘will hit $25bn in 2013’
Jeddah, December 24, 2012
Saudi Arabia is currently the largest automotive market in the Gulf and car sales are expected to hit SR94 billion ($25 billion) in 2013, said a top official.
“Today, the Kingdom is a major market with firm restrictions on the age of imported vehicles, a rapid population growth, an increasing per capita spending power, and a robust economy,” added Maher Al Nabawy, deputy general manager of Suzuki Saudia, on the sidelines of the ongoing Saudi International Motor Show in Jeddah.
“Suzuki Saudia is closely tracking the changes in the automotive market in KSA and accordingly we are responding to the market demands. Our participation in the Jeddah Motor Show 2012 reaffirms our confidence in the robust growth of the local automotive industry.
“This year we are showcasing vehicles under four categories – SUVs, sports cars, sedans (large and medium) and small vehicles. Given that Suzuki’s SUV Grand Vitara, Jimny, Swift sports and Dzire have performed consistently well in the Saudi market, we expect another fruitful participation at this year’s motor show,” he added.
“The Suzuki Kizashi is another model that has been widely popular in Saudi Arabia, in addition to Suzuki’s other small cars Celerio and Alto, which are considered the most fuel efficient vehicles.
“With the new modifications and enhancements done by Suzuki Motors, we expect the 2013 models to be even more appealing in Saudi Arabia, and we believe this event is ideally positioned for us to introduce Suzuki’s 2013 models to this demanding market,” concluded Al Nabawy. – TradeArabia News Service