How to Find Best Car Prices in Saudi Arabia

In 2014, Saudi Arabia’s automotive sector broke into the top 15 markets of the world, selling 1 million units in the year. In the first quarter of 2015, it saw further growth of 6.4%, with 211,389 units of light vehicles being sold.

 

With the planned introduction of VAT in 2018, the prices of the vehicles in the country are expected to rise and it is estimated that there will be a significant rise in the number of consumers in 2017, who will be looking to buy a car before the tax is implemented.

 

If you are also one of them, follow these steps to get the best car prices in Saudi Arabia.

Research Well

First of all, you need to understand that buying a car is a big and long-term investment. It isn’t like you are to going to change it every month. So, go through all your options thoroughly, identify your needs and plan your budget. Different cars and models of those cars will have different features. Conducting thorough research will help you understand what you need and what you don’t. If any of your friends or relatives are using that particular vehicle, ask for their recommendations too.

Compare Prices

The price of the same car can differ from dealer to dealer, which most people are not aware of. Going to different sellers and talking to them over the phone may take some time but it will be well worth it if you end up saving a few bucks. If you are confused between two cars, compare their features and prices, you may find a few differences and opt for the one that gives you value for money.

Check Online

Just like smartphones and other gadgets, automobiles are also being sold at cheaper prices online. However, given that this is a much larger investment, people prefer to personally check the vehicle out at physical stores. If you have the patience to browse through the internet for a few hours, you may end up finding with the best car prices in Saudi Arabia.

Look for Deals and Offers

In the present day scenario, you don’t even have to look for offers, the company’s representative will tell you about them himself. But what you should look for are the add-ons. Go to the manufacturer’s website and see if there is any special offer or sale or even cash back offer. For example, Toyota Arabia gave its customers an additional lucrative cash back offer on the Hilux in September 2016.

 

Toyota Corolla 2016 Expert Review

Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry has seen huge growth between 2005 and 2015. The rising demand in the local market has led to an increase in interest from the government, helping the country to turn into a regional hub for automobiles.

 

According to research published by Focus2Move, light vehicles sales almost doubled from 0.4 million in 2005 to 0.9 million by the end of 2015. Car passengers account for 77.8% of the total market, with Toyota leading comfortably, with about 60 other competitors are still trying to make their mark.

 

With the launch of the 2016 Toyota Corolla, the Japanese auto maker has hit a new high. The new version is an upgrade that is known for providing a trouble-free and comfortable driving experience. Corolla has been one of the preferred options for almost four decades now due to its dependability and fuel efficiency.

What’s New in the 2016 Model?

This is the third model of the 11th global generation of the Corolla. It is a real update and the special edition model has some exterior revisions too, giving it a stylish look. It comes in three colors, with special glass-black 17-inch alloy wheels. It is far more engaging and interesting than the previous versions.

 

The interior is black with red contrast stitching and door accents, making it a perfect combination of striking elegance and sophistication. Overall, it has an athletic design that will please you.

 

The company has done its best to keep up with the latest technology and enhance the driving experience. It offers keyless ignition with the Smartkey system, while also featuring special floor mats and badges. The power moonroof and Entune Premium Audio system with navigation, as well as the app suite set the bar even higher for competitors.

Performance and Value

Toyota is known for delivering great performance machines at relatively cheaper prices and the 2016 Toyota Corolla takes the legacy forward. It comes in two different choices of 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engines. The engine fitted in the L, LE and S models is rated at 132 horsepower, while its counterpart, which comes with the LE Eco version, offers 140 horsepower and is more fuel efficient.

 

The valves are allowed to float while coasting and reduce the drag when driving at higher speeds. The price is pretty good for the value it delivers.

 

The gearbox features continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the company has tuned it well to give linear feel while accelerating at slow and moderate speeds. It takes about one second less than the previous models to clock speeds from 0 to 60 mph.

 

The infotainment interface also needs special mention. This highly user-friendly car will give you a pleasant ride in the city as well as on the highway.

A Detailed Review of the Toyota Avanza 2016

Did you know that the Toyota Avanza is also sold under the name of Xenia? Daihatsu is the company that makes Xenia in Indonesia, which also is contract assembled in Malaysia. Daihatsu also makes this mini MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) for Toyota, which is then sold under the name of Avanza.

 

The new Toyota Avanza has a strong and elegant exterior design, with equal space optimization in the interior. The design is especially made for easier maneuvering on the urban terrains of Saudi Arabia. Despite being amply spacious to carry up till seven occupants, the dimensions of 4,140 mm length, 1,660 mm width and 1,695 mm height makes the job of parking on urban tarmacs much easier. The adjustable second-row seats make the MPV much more adjustable to your requirements.

 

For the Saudi Arabian market, the Avanza is available in two variants. Take a look at all the incredible features this MPV has to offer before checking out the Avanza price list.

 

Avanza STD

This vehicle comes with a 1.5L, four-cylinder 16-Valves Dual VVTI-i engine that offers 103hp. It has a 4-speed automatic transmission and a 5-speed manual transmission drive. It is also equipped with features like ABS, EBD, Engine Immobilizer System and tilt steering. For safety, there are airbags for both the driver and the front passenger, and an included safety package. Other features include power windows and door locks, power side mirrors, keyless entry and halogen head lamps. The automobile stands tall on 14-inch steel wheels with full cap and tire size of 185/70R14. Looking at the rear view drive feature to go with the remaining facilities makes this vehicle totally worth the figure that you see on the new Avanza price list.

 

Avanza XL

This variant comes with a similar 1.5L, four-cylinder 16-Valves Dual VVTI-i engine that offers 103hp and has 4-speed automatic transmission. Again, a rear wheel drive, this model has bigger tires, with dimensions of 15 inches and tire size of 185/65R15. Its on-road presence is exceptional, with a chrome front grille, halogen headlights, front fog lamps, and front and rear mudguards. With rear sensors and rear wipers, it also offers much better parking assistance in the urban terrains. The keyless entry, steering switches, tilt steering, along with the ABS and EDB, make the whole driving experience a pleasure. The multi-information display panel, along with the 6-speaker stereo system and USB/AUX ports, make the entertainment value for the whole family much higher too.

Are Toyota Commercial Trucks Better in terms of investment?

According to an article in Trade Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s commercial trucks and vehicles market is set to grow at a CAGR of over 8% by 2020. This growth is on account of the continuing growth in the construction sector, coupled with favorable government policies. The KSA is one the largest infrastructure markets in the Middle East. According to the report, the government’s increasing focus on diversifying from oil to non-oil industries will drive an increase in the demand for light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles by 2020. Toyota is the market leader in the commercial category in the country and is estimated to remain so. The 2016 ‘Best Midsize Truck’ award winner, Hilux, is expected to lead Toyota’s commercial truck sales in Saudi Arabia.

Why will Hilux be the Market Leader?

Available in single and double cab models, the new Hilux has been developed to be a more comfortable and offer a better drive than ever before. The new development in the Hilux adds to the already existing durability, reliability and practicality features. The newer models, like Hilux DC GL 2.7 4×2, Hilux GL X 2.7 4×2, Hilux GLX2 2.7 4X2, Hilux GLX 2.7 4X2 AT and Hilux SGLX 2.7 4X2 Navi, all feature 2.7L, 4-cylinder, Petrol, VVT-I engine, with a power of 164HP and torque of 245NM. Apart from the 4×2 model, there are the Hilux GL 2.7 4X4, Hilux SGLX 2.7 4X4 AT and Hilux SGLX 2.7 4X4, which offer better off-road prowess with four-wheel driving systems to go with the powerful 2.7L engines.

 

There is also a 2.0L variant available for lighter requirements. The availability of diesel variants, with a 2.4L, 4-cylinder, Turbo Diesel engine with Toyota D-4D Technology, which is the latest in its segment, Toyota is sure to make the eighth generation of Hilux as reliable and performance-oriented as its predecessors. The new versions, apart from increasing their performance standard, have also improved on the overall design and passenger comfort. Innovative styling, blended with a modern and sophisticated look, along with a deck that can carry more load than ever before and comfortable interiors with centrally-positioned control and AC vents, sure improve the overall driving experience as well.

Other Commercial Trucks from Toyota

Apart from the legendary Hilux, the Japanese automobile manufacturer also has the several other commercial trucks that have their own strong legacies. Toyota Land Cruiser is one such vehicle, which is a legendary truck in the 4×4 world. With stronger power and a modern look, this is another vehicle that is sure to rule the commercial markets of Saudi Arabia.

 

Hiace is another commercial vehicle from Toyota that gives your business all the options you might look for, whether it is transporting passengers or goods. The thoughtful features and practical design make it more professional and efficient.

 

Toyota Coaster is a modern bus that is an extraordinary and efficient people mover, while the Dyna is another inclusion that will lead the way in the market in the lightweight trucks category. It is well engineered to meet the needs of businesses.

Are 4-Wheel Drive Sales Good for the Pocket?

According to an article in Arab News, the Saudi Arabian car market is estimated to hit million cars per year by 2016-2017. These numbers were between 600,000 and 820,000 in 2014. This number includes the sale of both passenger and commercial vehicles in the country. The estimated annual growth rate between 2014 and 2017 is expected at 11%, which will let the market achieve the one million mark by 2017. Because of this huge existing and affluent customer base, and moderate to high disposable income of people in the KSA, the country is most qualified to become the auto hub among all the GCC countries. Of the total sales in the nation, Toyota has been the dominant market share holder for many years now. In 2015, the Toyota Hilux was the market leader in the overall segment. And up until the first quarter of 2016, Toyota dominated the overall sales, with a share of 30.5%. The top quality 4-wheel drive (4-wd) vehicles play a big role in maintaining the market supremacy of Toyota in Saudi Arabia. Considering the desert terrains and other geographical conditions of the country, 4×4 vehicles sure seem like the better way to go rather than the conventional 2-wheel drives, since they can take care of both on and off-road needs. This is the reason why more and more 4-wds are for sale in the country.

Best 4-Wwheel Drives in Saudi Arabia

  • Toyota Land Cruiser: The Toyota Land Cruiser is a vehicle with the longest legacy in the 4×4 world. With a 4.0 L, 6-Cylinder, VVT-I engine that generates up to 228 HP, 360 Nm, this automobile is a powerhouse for both on and off-road use. The standard diesel variant is available with a 4.2 L, 6-Cylinder, Diesel engine, with 128 HP, 285 Nm. All this power goes well with the comfortable and spacious interiors and an exterior with high road presence, which makes it one of the most popular 4-wds for sale in Saudi Arabia.

 

  • Toyota Hilux: Then there is the ever dependable Hilux truck, which has long dominated sales with its superior 4×4 drive technology to go with bigger spacious carriers. With powerful 2.7L, 4 cylinders, Petrol, VVT-I engine, generating power of up to 164HP, 245NM, the Hilux truck is available in both single and double cabs. The 2.4L diesel engine variants employs the latest D-4D technology, which makes them the most efficient 4-wheel drives for sale and that too within your budget.

 

  • Toyota Hiace: With the option of transporting both passengers and goods, Hiace is the perfect partner for any business. With 7L petrol and 2.5L diesel variants, this truck is an ideal solution to all your business needs.

 

If you still have bigger commercial uses, then Toyota also offers larger commercial vehicles like the Toyota Coaster and Toyota Dyna, which can definitely take care of your needs irrespective of the dusty or rocky terrain the vehicle might need to travel.

Want to Buy a Sedan in Riyadh? Check Out Toyota Yaris 2016

Toyota has the largest market share among car manufacturers in KSA, at 35%, according to a report in Arab News in March 2016. This brand offers a wide variety of vehicle choices sold under the four modules of passenger, commercial, SUV and vans. If you are planning to buy a sedan in Riyadh, then you must consider buying a Toyota. Camry, Corolla and Yaris are three of the most preferred sedans of this automobile maker.

What’s New?

The Toyota Yaris 2016 comes in two 4-cylinder engine variants to choose from, the base 1.3 litre and high-end 1.5 litre engine. It is a front wheel drive. The engine comes mated with a 4 speed transmission automatic gearbox. Some of the high-end models also come mated with a 5-speed transmission manual gearbox.

The 1.3 litre variant is available as fleet, standard, Y and YCX trim, while the 1.5 litre variant is available in Y and YX trim. The 1.3 litre engine is capable of generating a maximum power output of 86hp and torque of 121Nm. It can go 0-100 km/hour in 14 seconds and offers top speed of 165 kph and a fuel economy of 6.5l/100 km.

The 1.5 litre variant on the other hand is capable of generating a maximum power output of 107hp and torque of 141Nm. It can go from 0-100km/hour in 11.5 seconds and offers top speed of 175 kph and a fuel economy of 7.3l/100km. This version has a fuel tank capacity of 42 litres.

The car is a 5-seater sedan with a trunk capacity of 476 litres. Some of the standard features in the Toyota Yaris sedan include power steering, manual windows, manual A/C, fabric seats, radio, USB support, as well as CD and AUX support with 2 speakers. The sedan boasts steels wheels and halogen lamps.

The sports version has been enhanced a bit more with audio controls for steering wheel, leather steering wheel, sportier seats, analogue dashboard meter and a body kit with spoiler. The 15-inch alloy wheels also add to its sportier exterior.

Safety features on the Yaris include front driver and passenger airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system), brake assist and electronic brake force distribution. The 2016 Yaris sedan stands out amongst its competitors because of its cabin space and better fuel economy. If you are planning to buy a sedan in Riyadh, then you must test drive the Toyota Yaris 2016. It is sure to enchant you.

How to Find the Best Prices for Trucks

Saudi Arabia is a country dominated by deserts and rocky terrains. Except for in the major cities, the land and roads are pretty uneven and rough. So, buying a vehicle in such conditions will be unlike buying one elsewhere. The best travel companions in the country are considered to be SUVs, pickup trucks or other bigger vehicles that are built with off-road features in mind. Unfortunately, for expats in the country, owning a pickup truck or any type of carriage vehicle is not an option as the law doesn’t permit this. So, they will have to stick to hatchbacks and sedans or even the larger SUVs, if they have a family of more than five members.

For those who can own trucks in the country, there are various factors to be kept in mind while buying a truck. Finding the best prices for trucks is one of them.

Factors to consider while buying a truck

Toyota has lot of options to choose from when it comes to trucks and other large vehicles. The new version of the legendary Hilux, with single cab and double cab is one of them.

The Toyota Hiace range has got it covered if you need to transport passengers or goods in a multi-seat bus. And if you need to go even bigger, there is the Toyota Coaster, which is a modern bus that has evolved to be an extraordinarily efficient people mover.

Considering the best prices for trucks, Toyota is the one that gives the best value for money deals. With the features included in these bigger carriers, they are the best bet for a comfortable and safe journey on and off road in Saudi Arabia.

Here are some more factors to keep in mind while making a purchase:

  • Taking the terrain into account, a 4×4 is one feature to look for and the Toyota Hilux, Land Cruiser, etc, come with this feature and that to at value for money prices.
  • Also consider the availability of spare parts when considering the price because that can add to the maintenance cost of the vehicle.
  • Any vehicle that is going to be driven frequently or for long hauls should be durable. Therefore, check the reputation of the brand and model before making a choice.
  • For those who want to finance their car payments, checking the options available for loans and the repayment schedule should be the first thing to do. Base you choice of vehicle on affordable repayment options.
  • Another important factor to consider is the resale value. When you plan to change your vehicle, your current automobile should fetch the best resale value. The same is true if you are buying a pre-owned truck. When it is your turn to sell it, the resale value should be worthwhile for you. One brand that is known for its resale value is Toyota. The trucks last longer and fetch a good price in the resale market.