Sunday December 21st, 2014
Sunday December 21st, 2014
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Why Yaya Toure is Nissan Ambassador— Singh

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*Yaya Toure

Nissan has named Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder, Yaya Toure as its newest global brand ambassador for the 2015 African Nations Cup, AFCON, holding in Equatorial Guinea early next year.

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Coscharis bags awards in five NAJ awards categories

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Coscharis-X5

Coscharis Motors carted five awards at the recently concluded 2014 Nigeria Auto Journalists Awards, NAJA.

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Ford boosts Lagos green initiative, donates 100 trees

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As part of its continued commitment to building a better world through investments in the countries it operates in, Ford has approved an environmental grant to Nigeria to aid its environmental needs.

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Weststar slashes Jeep, Chrysler prices by N2m

  /   in Motoring 12:39 am   /   Comments

Chrysler-jeep

Weststar Associates Ltd, authorised distributor of Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram in Nigeria has kick-started a sales promotion to reward its customers across the country.

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Toyota takes comfort to next level in new Camry

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New Toyota Camry

THE Toyota Camry is one of the most popular cars in Dubai. Don’t ask me what it is being used for. You could hardly count five cars without a Toyota Camry, the popularity is unprecedented. I was forced to ask one of the drivers who took me round during a recent visit to Dubai the reason behind the Camry’s popularity, and he gave me an answer

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SCOA, MAN Truck sign deal to assemble locally

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The number of automobile companies declaring interest to set up assembly plants in Nigeria have continued to swell as renowned German truck and bus maker, MAN entered into agreement with SCOA Nigeria Plc for the assembling of MAN products in Nigeria.

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Toyota, Coscharis, Mercedes-Benz shine at NAJ Awards

  /   in Motoring 12:09 am   /   Comments

Toyota FT-86 G Sport Concept for South Africa Motor Show

Toyota Nigeria Limited, TNL emerged the all round best at the just concluded 2014 Nigeria Auto Journalists awards (NAJA) as it carted four vital awards, including the prestigious Car of The Year award, SUV of The Year, Pickup of the year and Mini Van of The Year awards. Also, Elizade Motors, one of Toyota dealers won the workshop of the year.

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New auto policy: FG to partner used car dealers

  /   in Motoring 12:11 am   /   Comments

car-park-1111

The Federal Government has announced its plan to carry along the motor vehicle dealers in its new auto policy implementation.

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Toyota tops automakers in 2014’s Best Global Brands list

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Toyota FT-86 G Sport Concept for South Africa Motor Show

Toyota is the most valuable automotive brand on this year’s Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking—moving from number ten to number eight. Although Toyota was fined US$1.2 billion by the U.S. Justice Department in March 2014 and recalled nearly 6.4 million vehicles worldwide just a few weeks later, the Japanese automaker met the crisis head on and kept the reputation of its 77-year-old brand intact. This year’s increase in sales demonstrates growth not only in the US, but also in markets like China and Europe.

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Toyota Fortuner, rugged, Sleek SUV

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one of Toyota cars

Though not as popular as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and RAV4 in Nigeria, the Toyota Fortuner is one of the most practical sport utility vehicles, SUV, from the Toyota stable. It combines the comfort of luxury sedan with the capability of SUV.

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Toyota Prado takes major leap

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Toyota-Prado

Though a facelift, the new Land Cruisers Prado has turned out to be one of the prettiest rides in its segment. With a heritage that dates back over half a century, the Land Cruiser’s unrivalled off-road performance and durability have earned it a rock-solid reputation for reliability.

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Vario, Mercedes-Benz workhorse arrives as tow-truck

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Mercedez-Benz-X-Class

Having stamped its authority on the sales and maintenance of both Mercedes-Benz passenger and commercial vehicles in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Ltd, authorised general distributors of Mercedes-Benz products in Nigeria has introduced the new Mercedes-Benz Vario range into the market.

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Made-in-Nigeria Hyundai Grand shines at first road test

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*Hyundai Sonata

The recently unveiled made-in-Nigeria Hyundai Grand was recently put to test in Lagos by local automobile media, who test drove the car from Victoria Island through the busy roads of Apongbon in Lagos Island to Western Avenue, Ikeja, Opebi and Third Mainland Bridge.

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Toyota tops automakers in 2014’s Best Global Brands list

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*Toyota Venza

Toyota is the most valuable automotive brand on this year’s Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking—moving from number ten to number eight. Although Toyota was fined US$1.2 billion by the U.S. Justice Department in March 2014 and recalled nearly 6.4 million vehicles worldwide just a few weeks later, the Japanese automaker met the crisis head on and kept the reputation of its 77-year-old brand intact. This year’s increase in sales demonstrates growth not only in the US, but also in markets like China and Europe.

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Elantra surpases 10m units in global sales

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Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Motor’s award winning Elantra, badged as Avante in some markets, recently sold its 10 millionth unit globally. Elantra is Hyundai’s first model, and one of only 10 cars in the history of the auto industry, to reach 10 million sales.

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Altima debuts with ambitious features

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Nissan-Sentra

The 2015 Nissan Altima continues to be a top choice among family sedans, delivering excellent fuel economy and a rare blend of comfort and agility says foremost American online resource for automotive information, Edmunds.com.

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If it is not Toyota Hiace, it is…

  /   in Motoring 1:17 am   /   Comments

toyota-hiace

‘IT can have the shape of Toyota Hiace bus. It can also look like the Toyota Hiace, but it cannot perform or last like the Toyota Hiace and can never be Toyota Hiace.”

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Toyota tops automakers in 2014’s Best Global Brands list

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New Toyota Camry

Toyota is the most valuable automotive brand on this year’s Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking—moving from number ten to number eight.

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New auto policy to create 700,000 jobs —FG

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The new government auto policy is expected to generate about 700, 000 direct and indirect jobs and boost both petrochemical and tyre sector of the nation’s economy.

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What they say about LC70 pickup

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Visitors who trooped to the Old Parade Ground, Abuja, to have a feel of the all new Toyota LandCruiser LC70 pickup during a recent test drive, gave a thumb up for the all-terrain conquering pickup.

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Stallion begins free Nissan service campaign

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Kate Henshaw's Nissan-Armad

Stallion Nissan Motors Nigeria, NMN, has announced amazing offers and value-for-money services that would enable contemporary Nissan owners take advantage of its third nationwide free service campaign with comprehensive 80-point check-up during a two-week car care clinic from 3 – 15 November, 2014.

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Elantra surpases 10m units in global sales

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Hyundai

Hyundai Motor’s award-winning Elantra, badged as Avante in some markets, recently sold its 10 millionth unit globally.

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HEFAMAA takes battle against quackery to Badagry

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The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, has taken its battle against quackery in medical practice to Badagry area of Lagos.

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Made-in-Nigeria Kia models thrills Minister

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LEFT: The Chief Commercial Officer of Kia Motors Nigeria, Mr Sandeep Malhotra, (Right)The Managing Director of BKG Exhibitions, Mr Ifeanyi Agu, and  The Minister of State, FCT, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide at the unveiling of the Made-in-Nigeria Kia cars, Eagle Square, Abuja

KIA Motors Nigeria has unveiled three Made-in-Nigeria models at the on-going Abuja International Auto Fair, holding at Eagle Square, Abuja.

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Toyota LC 70, pickup with uncommon strength

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IT was all praises for the newly introduced Toyota Land Cruiser LC70 double cabin pickup at the Old Parade Ground Abuja recently when Toyota Nigeria Limited, TNL, presented the truck to its Abuja customers for a two-day test drive at the venue.

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Why we want to invest in Nigeria auto sector — Saipa

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SAIDA

SHAHRAM Rezapour is the Marketing Manager — Africa Region, Saipa Corporation, makers of Saipa auto brand, Iran. In a chat with Vanguard Motoring, he revealed, their plans to make Saipa a household name in Nigeria and transfer technology to Nigerians.

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GAC GS5 crossover on the prowl

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GAC-Trumpchi-GS5

IT was perhaps an unusual test drive.

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Saipa, revelation of 2014 Abuja Motor Show

  /   in Motoring 9:03 pm   /   Comments

SAIPA, the Iranian automobile brand is one of the revelations of this year’s on-going Abuja International Motor show. The Iranian auto brand which boasts only four models including pickup, sedan and hatchbacks, according to its officials,is in Nigeria to offer affordable but durable cars to the low and middle class.

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Bosch, NAC partners on replacement parts

  /   in Motoring 10:28 pm   /   Comments

Renault-Passenger-car

BOSCH, a leading global supplier of technology and services, and the Nigerian government organization National Automotive Council (NAC) have agreed to set up an alliance in the automotive aftermarket sector to pave the way for the development of technical automotive skills and the establishment of anetwork of automotive workshops in Nigeria.

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‘VON Automobile can produce Nigeria’s vehicle needs’ – Stallion boss

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Parvir Singh

VON Automobile, a multivehicle assembly plant, and member of the Stallion Group has said that its facility along Lagos – Badagry Expressway can meet the country’s vehicular demand with its current production capacity of 50,000 vehicles annually.

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FG signs agreement with S/Africa bank on car finance

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WesBank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Automotive Council (NAC) of Nigeria, to offer vehicle finance to retail and corporate purchasers. The agreement aims to stimulate the sale of locally assembled vehicles in Nigeria.

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Ford projects annual global sales to increase 45 to 55 % by 2020

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Ford-B-Segment

Ford Motor Company has outlined its 2020 vision, which includes plans to substantially increase its global vehicle sales and automotive operating margin, and achieve more balanced geographic profitability.

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