- #WhatsNext campaign celebrates and supports Saudi women’s achievements
- Hyundai appoints three Saudi-based female thought leaders as brand ambassadors
- Hyundai creates various customer experience programs and products targeting Saudi women
The ‘#WhatsNext’ campaign celebrates Saudi women’s past achievements and supports their future feats, whilst aligning with Hyundai’s vision to create freedom in mobility. The main campaign film (https://youtu.be/pRdXIrdEZJw) communicates Hyundai’s message of support to Saudi female drivers, through a narrative that follows a Saudi woman as she pursues her dream career as a fashion designer, movie director, teacher and track athlete. The film went live on August 1.
As part of the campaign, Hyundai is collaborating with three Saudi-based influencers: entrepreneur Bayan Linjawi, radio presenter Shadia Abdulaziz, and fashion designer Reem Faisal. All three were invited to attend a workshop at Hyundai’s headquarters in Seoul last month, which included a visit to the ‘Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang’ and a ‘Let’s Drive’ driving tutorial for beginners. These ambassadors will share their Hyundai experiences with other Saudi women, whilst also attending several other Hyundai events, including new car launches and driving school programs.
There are several societal changes occurring due to the previous ban lift, and Saudi women are welcoming these changes with open arms. I look forward to seeing the numerous roles that women will play in our future society, now that they can drive their own vehicles.
In order to provide more test-driving experiences for female drivers, the carmaker is also in the process of increasing the number of available test-drive vehicles, developing a test-drive app, and operating female-only driving tutorial sessions. Furthermore, six female-only lounges with staff support are in operation to facilitate easy access to Hyundai’s services.
To respect Saudi Arabian cultural sensitivities, which include keeping women’s physical exposure to a minimum, all locally-sold cars will also have pre-installed front door sun shades. In an industry first Hyundai has also invented and installed an Abaya detector system, so drivers do not have to worry about their traditional attire getting caught in the car doors.
We designed our campaign based on the unlimited potential that is being introduced to Saudi women, now that they have freedom in mobility. Hyundai Motor will continue its support for not only Saudi women, but all millennial women throughout the world, who are becoming one of our most important main consumers.