Saudi King Unveils the Kingdom’s First Homegrown Car


Saudi King Abdullah unveiled his country's first domestically manufactured car on Monday.

The all-terrain “Ghazal 1″ was designed over two years by student engineers at the King Saud University in Riyadh in cooperation with a number of companies, help including Mercedes, Motorola and Magna Canada. Engineers designed the 15.7 by 6.2 foot vehicle to match Saudi Arabia’s harsh desert environment. They named it after a speedy desert deer.

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