The swift move follows the official announcement on 27 September by King Salman that the country’s ban on women drivers will end in June next year. The royal order will be implemented by 24 June 2018.
The decision has immediately created a potential new market of several million, very wealthy, potential car buyers. Saudi Arabia has a population of 29 million, of whom about 20 millions are citizens.
Up until September of 2017, Saudi Arabia was unique in being the only country in the world where women were forbidden to drive motor vehicles.