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Kia siblings sweep autopacific awards

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Four models from Kia Motors America (KMA) were recognized as segment winners of the 2015 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), including the Quoris luxury sedan, which ranked at the top of the Luxury Car category and won AutoPacific’s coveted President’s Award, given to the vehicle that achieves the highest-ever overall VSA score.

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We’re automobile dealership of choice, says Admiralty Motors boss

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The Managing Director of Admiralty Motors Ltd, an upcoming automobile marketing company with head office in Lekki, Lagos, Mary-Ann Chukwueke, has described the company as an automobile dealership of choice for many Nigerians, given their quality of service and products.

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Adventure of a lifetime begins for 20 Ranger Odyssey contestants

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It’s billed as the adventure of a lifetime, a true life-changing experience. For 20 contestants from South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, it’s Ranger Odyssey 2015 – 12 days of simply amazing 4×4 endurance and action through north-western Namibia’s most spectacular and rugged regions, which kicks off on 23 July in Windhoek.

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Jaguar Land Rover customers to enjoy 5-year warranty

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Jaguar Land Rover in partnership with Coscharis Motors have announced a five-year warranty or 150,000km, whichever comes first on all Jaguar Land Rover customers for any purchases from July 1, 2015. The objective of this new package according to Coscharis Motors is to provide their valued customers with additional peace of mind motoring for up to five years.

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Honda sets new Guinness world records for fuel efficiency

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Honda has set a new Guinness world records title for ‘Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars),’ recording an average 2.82 liters per 100km (100.31mpg) over 13,498km (8,387 miles), in a 25 day drive across all 24 EU contiguous countries.

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FRSC to impound trucks, prosecute drivers over unlatched containers

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Illegal parking of trailers along the Apple Junction along Okota Festac road Lagos.PHOTO;BY AKEEM SALAU

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has warned that it will soon start impounding articulated vehicles and prosecuting truck drivers over improper container-laden articulated vehicles on Nigerian roads.

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Toyota recalls 625,000 Prius cars, other hybrids globally

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Toyota on Wednesday recalled 625,000 hybrid vehicles globally, mostly the Prius model favoured by the eco-conscious including Hollywood celebrities, over a defect that can bring the car to an unexpected stop.

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Most powerful, luxurious Range Rover arrives

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Luxurious Range Rover

The most powerful and luxurious Range Rover model yet, the Range Rover SVAutobiography, is now available for order at Land Rover dealerships in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Kia siblings sweep autopacific awards

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KIA Quoris

Four models from Kia Motors America (KMA) were recognized as segment winners of the 2015 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), including the Quoris luxury sedan, which ranked at the top of the Luxury Car category and won AutoPacific’s coveted President’s Award, given to the vehicle that achieves the highest-ever overall VSA score.

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CFAO launches all new Mitsubishi L200 pickup

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CFAO Motors Nigeria Limited, leading distributor of Mitsubishi brand in Nigeria, has launched the all-new Mitsubishi L200 one-ton pickup truck into Nigeria market. The unveiling of the all new L200 pickup took place at theAbuja Sheraton Hotel, last Tuesday.

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Honda begins production of Accord sedans in Nigeria – CEO

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Honda Motor Co’s says it has begun the building of cars in Nigeria by retooling part of its factory that previously made motorcycles.

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Chevrolet’s best selling car cruze reincarnates

  /   in Motoring, News 12:57 am   /   Comments

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“The 2016 Cruze builds on a very successful program that introduced Chevrolet to new customers the world over,” said Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America. “We retained all the attributes that made the original Cruze a hit around the globe and built on them to make this car more sophisticated, more fun and more Chevrolet.”

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Ford returns to Le Mans with all-new Ford GT

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The Ford GT race car will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – referred to by many as the Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency – starting next year. Revealed today at the famous circuit in Le Mans, France, Ford GT will compete in the Le Mans GT Endurance class for professional teams and drivers (LM GTE Pro).

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Two-millionth Defender, one-of-a-kind

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A unique vehicle has been built to commemorate the UK production of the two-millionth Series Land Rover and Defender. With a bespoke design and an all-star cast of special guests helping to complete the momentous build, ‘Defender 2 000 000’ has been created to be a fitting tribute to almost seven decades of Land Rover production in the Solihull plant, UK. Those who were part of the build now have a very special Defender moment they can celebrate for years to come.

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All-new BMW X6 SAV Coupe hits market

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Coscharis Motors has unveiled the all new BMW X6 Sport Activity vehicle SAV into the market. The BMW X6, the world’s first Sport Activity Coupe was unveiled to the admiration of BMW customers in Nigeria at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos on Sunday.

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Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost wins 8th Engine ‘Oscar’ in 4 Years

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Ford EcoSports benefitted from the EcoBoost engine.

A tiny petrol engine, which drivers across Europe have taken to their hearts for its excellent fuel efficiency and impressive performance, has received an eighth award in four years at the 2015 International Engine of the Year Awards. For the fourth consecutive year, the Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost was named “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre.”

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Kia boss tasks FG on auto industry development

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Jacky Hathiramani, CEO,  Kia Motors Nigeria

In view of the growing concern by stakeholder on the sustainability and possible review of the auto policy, the Chief Executive Officer of Kia Motors Nigeria, Mr. Jacky Hathiramani has called on the Federal Government to address the key issues and lingering challenges militating against the development of Nigerian automobile industry.

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All-new S-Class Coupe: Beyond expectations

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S-Class Coupe

When Mercedes-Benz unveiled the concept S-Class Coupe at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, it was the cynosure of all eyes at the fair. Journalists, visitors and even Mercedes-Benz competitors trooped into the Mercedes-Benz hall to catch a glimpse of this car which became talk of the fair.

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Luxury Hiace version storms market

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Inside the Luxury Toyota Hiace

Toyota Nigeria Ltd, TNL, has added the luxury version of the Toyota Hiace bus to its line up in Nigeria. The new Hiace luxury bus which joined the Toyota family in Nigeria recently is a ten seater vehicle and is available in high roof grand cabin, with full option. According to a Toyota Nigeria source, the new luxury Hiace version was launched to offer customers a wider option of choice to meet their demands.

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Wildtrak Ranger with smart technologies hits markets

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“The new Wildtrak takes the Ford Ranger to the next level with an aggressive exterior, a premium, sporty, interior, the latest Driver Assist Technologies and capabilities that ensure it’s up for any adventure,” said Trevor Worthington, vice president, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific. “Building on the bolder, smarter and more refined new Ranger, the new Wildtrak is a perfect fit for customers who want to combine genuine 4×4 capability with stand-out styling and premium features.”

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Corps Marshal reads riot act to tanker drivers over crashes

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From left: Deputy Corps Marshal, Charles Theophilus; Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah during a visit to the FRSC headquarters by the Chief of Army Staff.

WORRIED by the rising cases of road traffic crashes involving petroleum tankers in parts of the country, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has directed strict enforcement of safety standards on petroleum tankers, while urging the operators to comply with the provisions of Road Transport Safety Standardisation Scheme (RTSSS).

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Auto policy: PAN migrates from SKD to CKD

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Managing Director PAN Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Ibrahim Boyi (left) with PSA Vice President, Middle East and Africa?, Mr. Jean Christophe Quarmed during the CKD agreement signing at Paris recently.

“The auto policy had provided a strong incentive to re-open industrial production for Peugeot vehicles after many years of in-activity, and attract the full support of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) partners, Automobile Peugeot (AP) France. This partnership has created a new window of opportunity for employment and re-engagement of dis-engaged workers and also resuscitate the businesses of the largely moribund local component manufacturers”

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Boulos parleys dealers on 4-stroke Suzuki outboard engine

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CONFERENCE: From left, Chairman, Robert Ndubueze Ugbaja, General Manager,  Julian Hardy, Stanley Evans, General Sales and Marketing Manager, Charles Kyte, General Aftersales Manager at the dealers conference in Lagos recently.

Determined to give its customers nationwide the best of services, Boulos Enterprises Ltd, distributors of Suzuki products in Nigeria has organised a one-day parley with its dealers nationwide. The parley which took place at Boulus premises in Ikeja, Lagos recently was attended by Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, representatives and local dealers in Suzuki outboard Motors in the country.

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Lighter, more economical, faster: The new 911 GT3 R

  /   in Motoring, News 12:20 am   /   Comments

911 GT3 R

Adapted from its road-going sibling but in a race track-formatted model, the 911 GT3 R features the distinctive double-bubble roof, and a wheelbase which has been lengthened by 8.3 centimetres. This ensures a more balanced weight distribution and more predictable handling particularly in fast corners. These important racing attributes are further enhanced through the application of lightweight solutions for the body, add-on parts and suspension, optimizing the car’s centre of gravity.

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Mercedes Benz S-Class as segment benchmark

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Mercedes Benz S-Class

With its four dealership and wide network across the country, the German auto maker has continued to remain very strong in this segment for many decades with every successful model change, but the current model of S-Class has widened the gap between it and its contenders in the high-end segment offering world class features, which has endared it to its customers in Nigeria.

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Corps Marshal reads riot act to tanker drivers over crashes

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From left: Deputy Corps Marshal, Charles Theophilus; Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah during a visit to the FRSC headquarters by the Chief of Army Staff.

“This attitude must change henceforth, as we would no longer tolerate disobedience to safety rules and regulations and would promptly punish anyone that commits offences capable of compromising safety of other road users,” he warns.

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Auto policy: PAN migrates from SKD to CKD

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Managing Director PAN Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Ibrahim Boyi (left) with PSA Vice President, middle East and Africa?, Mr. Jean Christophe Quarmed during the CKD agreement signing at Paris recently.

PAN Nigeria Limited has concluded arrangements to commence CKD production of Peugeot 301 in earnest. This historic feat was attained recently when the Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Ibrahim Boyi and the PSA Group Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Jean-Christophe Quemard, signed a technical agreement that will allow PAN Nigeria to migrate from SKD (Semi-Knocked down) to CKD (complete knocked down) production.

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Hyundai, Access Bank launch Buy Now, Pay Later Finance

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From left: Mr. Victor Etuokwu, Executive Director, Personal Banking, Access Bank PLC, Mr. Parvir Singh, Managing Director, Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited with Amaechi Okobi, Group Head, Strategic Brand Management, Access Bank PLC at the signing of MOU for Hyundai-Access ‘Buy now, Pay Later’ auto finance at the Hyundai Motors Nigeria corporate office Victoria Island, Lagos.

Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited in collaboration with the Access Bank Group have new vehicle finance scheme that could help prospecting customers to procure affordably priced brand new Hyundai vehicles and commence payment after three months. Headlined ‘Buy now, pay later’, the initiative aims at encouraging patrons to buy new Hyundai vehicles instead of used cars.

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Mercedes-Benz reveals new naming

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Mercedes-Benz ML to be known as GLE class.

German luxury automobile brand, Mercedes-Benz has put in place a new naming system for its complete model range. The brand has changed recognised car models and introduced a range of new names, which started towards the end of 2014. The brand that is constantly producing new vehicles, believes that this is the right time to go ahead and reorganise, due to plans in the near future.

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Chinonso, three others for Ford Ranger Odyssey contest in Namibia

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L-R: Justin Ngini, Assistant General Manager, Ford, Coscharis Motors; Ugochukwu Onuiri, Winner; Moyosore Fawole, 1st Runner-Up; John Amadi, 2nd Runner-Up; Abiona Babarinde, General Manager Marketing & Corporate Services, Coscharis Motors; during the 2015 Ranger Odyssey In-Market Competition organized by Coscharis Motors recently.

Four Nigerians, all males, have qualified to represent the country at the 2015 Ford Ranger Odyssey contest, scheduled to hold in Namibia next month. The Nigerian representatives include Ugochukwu Onuiri who came first in the contest, Moyosore Fawole and John Amadi who came second and third respectively at the keenly contested event held at Coscharis Motors racing ground Awoyaya, Lekki, Lagos.

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We’re committed to quality service delivery — TNL boss

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Toyota Hilux

THE Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kunle Ade Ojo has reiterated the company’s resolve to quality service delivery to its customers in Nigeria. The Managing Director while speaking at the company’s annual award at the Civic Centre recently, said the recent worldwide recall by Toyota corporation is being given the desired attention in Nigeria, as owners of the offered models will soon be called to bring the vehicles for correction of the problem.

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Briscoe Academy, Highbury College UK graduate automobile technicians

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From left: Segun Ogunsola, GM Finance; Femi Eguaikhide, GM BriscoeFord and Briscoe Academy Board Member; Peter Janman from Highbury College; Seyi Onajide, MD/CEO R.T. Briscoe Nig PLC; Martins Porter from Highbury College and Femi Esan, Head BriscoeToyota After Sales and the graduating students of Briscoe Academy in a group photograph

Concerned by the dearth of well trained and skillful workforce among automobile dealers in country RT Briscoe, dealers in Ford and Toyota brands in Nigeria has trained the first set of automobile technicians under the auspices of the Briscoe Academy. Recently, out of about 24 applicants that were selected for the months long intensive online and face to face training programme under the tutelage of the UK-based Highbury College mechanical and engineering department, a total of 18 qualified Nigerians including a female were presented with Certificates of course completion.

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