Friday May 29th, 2015
Friday May 29th, 2015
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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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Ford Ranger Odyssey Africa challenge entries extended

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Ford Ranger Odyssey

The Ford Motor Company, in association with its accredited dealer in Nigeria, Coscharis Motors, has announced a new closing date for the Call for Entry into the 2015 edition of its action-packed Ranger Odyssey Africa Challenge, themed “Brain Vs Brawn”. The third edition of the annual Ranger Odyssey will see a total of 20 contestants navigating through the extremely challenging north-western region of Namibia on a 12-day expedition that will push each person to the limit.

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New benchmark Mercedes-Benz CLA arrives

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Motor-mercedez

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a car that does not confuse midrange with mediocrity. Its powerful design underscores the sporty side of the Mercedes-Benz brands. This is how chairman of the board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz cars, Dieter Zetsche, described the new Mercedes-Benz CLA which joined the Mercedes-Benz family in Nigeria recently.

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Kia, Access Bank partner on auto finance scheme

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L-R: The Executive Director, Personal Banking Division, Access Bank, Victor Etuokwu; The C.E.O., Kia Motors Nigeria, Jacky Hathiramani; and the Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking Lagos Mainland Zone, Access Bank, Uche Madu at the signing ceremony of Access Kia promo launch.

More often than not, customers are presented with wide range of options for financing a car or securing an auto loan which makes it difficult to choose a tailor made scheme that perfectly fit their aspirations. This auto finance scheme is tailored to suit customers’ needs with manageable monthly repayments and is best suited for individuals, organizations, corporate bodies and institutions to avail a convenient and easy access to finance options making it easy to drive away their brand new Kia.

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Nissan targets 13% market share

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“We intend to increase our market share to 13% during the current financial year, driven mainly by sales in the pickup segment,” Whitfield added. Also in his speech, Mr Jim Dando, General Manager, Sub-Sahara Region, Nissan South Africa – Africa Region South applauded Nigeria’s new automotive policy saying: “This policy will form the basis on which major manufacturers will invest in manufacturing plants and local equipment manufacturing.”

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Sultan of Sokoto tasks FRSC on road safety

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From Left: FRSC Corps Legal Adviser, Mr Chidi Nwachukwu, FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi, and Ex FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Osita Chidoka at the Senate Public Hearing on  New Number Plate and Driver's Licence Scheme of the Commission in Abuja on Tuesday (27/3/12).

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar111 has charged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to sustain its current campaigns against road carnage in the country, stressing that road safety is a collective responsibility. The Sultan who gave the charge over the weekend while receiving the Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi in his Palace, assured that his own convey will continue to move within the stipulated speed limits to serve as an example to others.

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Toyota, Nissan recall 6.5 mn cars globally over exploding airbag fears

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NissanJona3

Japanese auto giants Toyota and Nissan on Wednesday said they were recalling 6.5 million vehicles globally in the latest chapter of an exploding airbag crisis linked to several deaths.

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Dana unveil made in Nigeria all-new Kia Sorento

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Dana Motors Ltd, representative of Kia Motors in Nigeria has unveiled the latest edition of the all-new Kia Sorento sport utility vehicle at the just concluded Lagos Motor show. The new Sorento was assembled at Dana assembly plant in Lagos with world-class features. Presenting the all-new Sorento to the Motoring Press, the Chief Operating Officer, Dana Motor, Mr. Sandeep Malhotra noted that for over a decade, Kia brand has remained the leading Korean brand in Nigeria, offering best in class cutting-edge technology at affordable price.

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Hyundai, FCMB launch customer-friendly bonanza

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Some of the Hyundai passenger-car range listed in the ‘Power of 2’ promo with varied equal monthly instalments (EMI) starting with Grand Xcent’s N55, 527 are Sonata, Elantra, Azera, iX35, SantaFe, Accent, Veloster, i20 and i10. Mr. Nadkarni said Hyundai is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond adding that the Korean automaker offers top-quality best sellers that have won internationally acclaimed reputation.

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Land Rover Discovery Sport, class leader — Maduka

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The President of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, has described the all new Land Rover Discovery Sport as a class leader and a ‘Catcher’ for customers. Dr. Maduka, who spoke to the press during the unveiling of the Land Rover Discovery Sport at the Oriental Hotel ,could not hide his excitement over the new Land Rover Discovery, which he also described as a wonderful piece of art.

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Discovery Sport settles in Nigeria

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Coscharis Mo-tors has unveiled the all-new Land Rover Discovery Sport into the Nigerian market. At a well attended launch at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, the president of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka highlighted the qualities of the all new Discovery Sport. According to him, following up on the heels of the successful introduction of the design direction of the Range Rover model range, the Discovery Sport is equipped with a similar range of class-leading designs, technologies, innovations and safety features, all of which has led to the Discovery Sport being awarded with a Five Star Euro NCAP rating.

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7.3m Hyundai Sonata sold globally in 30 years

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Fuel Scarcity— Motorists queuing for fuel in Abuja, yesterday

Hyundai is celebrating the 30th anniversary for the iconic Sonata mid-size sedan. The Sonata made its debut in 1985 in Korea, playing a pivotal role in Hyundai’s growth and reputation. With more than 7.3 million Sonata models sold since its introduction, Sonata has become a family sedan loved by customers all around the world.

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Chinese envoy thumbs up for CIG on GAC cars

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GAC

The GAC brand of automobiles, distributed in Nigeria by CIG Motors has been described as high quality automobiles, which can stand the test of time anywhere in the world.

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Fashola to flag off 10th Lagos Motor Show, auto parts expo, Thursday

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Fashola

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, of Lagos State is expected to lead other dignitaries from the public and private sectors to declare open the 10th edition of the Lagos Motor Fair & 4th Autoparts Expo Nigeria. The Fair which kicks off on Thursday, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, will parade over 100 companies from Nigeria and abroad.

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GAC plans assembly plant in Lagos

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GAC Trumpchi GS5

Guangzhou Automobile Company, GAC, is at the verge of opening an assembly plant on Victoria Island, Lagos. According to a statement made available to the press, a preliminary inspection was carried out on March 19, at the proposed assembly plant.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith special edition ready for order

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the new Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ edition, which debuted on April 1st at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and is now available to order for Rolls-Royce customers in NIGERIA for a limited time.

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Organisers of Lagos Motor show search for oldest car

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old-car

Owners of motorable and driveable automobiles that are over 35 years old, have a unique opportunity of showcasing the cars at the forthcoming 10th Lagos Motor Fair. Announcing this as one of the special features of the event the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Agwu, said that this will attract special recognition and reward from both the organizers as well as the owners/manufacturers of the brands of such classic vehicles.

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Be defensive, considerate on wheels, FRSC boss tells drivers

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From Left: FRSC Corps Legal Adviser, Mr Chidi Nwachukwu, FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi, and Ex FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Osita Chidoka at the Senate Public Hearing on  New Number Plate and Driver's Licence Scheme of the Commission in Abuja on Tuesday (27/3/12).

The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has admonished Nigerians to hold tight to the spirit of peace and safer road culture during the Easter celebration and beyond. In his Easter message, Corps Marshal Oyeyemi stressed the need for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, enjoining them to be defensive and considerate to other road users while driving during the period, adding that it is through such virtues that the much desired national stability can be sustained.

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4008, Peugeot’s gift to 4×4 world

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4008

Peugeot 4008 sport utility, vehicle. This is an unusual Peugeot. The renowned French car maker is not known for making sport utility vehicles (SUVs). It is a master, when it comes to the production of sedans and estates. But as the saying goes, necessity is the mother of inventions, Peugeot has taken advantage of the current trend in the automobile industry whereby sport utility vehicles have become the way forward to launch itself into the SUV category

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PAN presents new generation Peugeot cars through test drive

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Peugeot

THE Managing Director of PAN Nigeria Ltd, Mr. Ibrahim Boyi, has explained that the recent Media Test Drive by his company is aimed at presenting the new generation Peugeot vehicles to the press and Nigerian public.

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Three years old Araoluwa wins Kia Rio at St. Saviours School FunDay

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Miss Araoluwa Edun (centre) winner of Kia Rio at St. Saviour's School FunDay flanked by her family members and the Kia team.

Kia Motors Nigeria’s collaborative stride to boost primary educational development weaved into its organisational social responsibility has continued to wax stronger in recent times. The company’s sponsorship of the 2015 St Saviours School Funday was hinged on its relentless efforts to partner with educational institutions to further strengthen the foundational learning of the future leaders in a peacefully unified society.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Race car for circuit, everyday driving

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Porsche Panamera, sports car for four

With the unveiling of the new 911 GT3 RS, Porsche is once again breaking down the boundaries of possibility, redefining what it means to create a car at the cutting edge of motorsport technology, which is suitable for everyday driving.

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GAC GS5 SUV makes serious in-road

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GAC Trumpchi GS5

GAC Motor’s Trumpchi GS5 is one of the most talked about compact sport utility vehicles, SUVs, in the country at the moment.

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Nissan improves five spots in 2015 JD ranking

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Nissan jumps ahead of the industry average in annual dependability study of three-year-old vehicles with new reporting model 2012 Murano ranked most dependable in Midsize SUV class.

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Porsche announces management changes

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Porsche 911

Porsche AG has announced management changes in the sports car manufacturer’s important sales regions and subsidiaries.

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Ford named among 2015 world’s most ethical companies

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Ford Motor Company has been named on the Ethisphere Institute’s 2015 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies.

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Coscharis delights lovers with bmw 3, 5 series at Epe Resort

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Mr Cosmas Maduka

Coscharis Motors, in partnership with Epe Resort, added more spice to all lovers and customers lodged in the resort during the valentine weekend in the outskirt of Lagos.

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GA3, new definition of compact sedan

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GA3

Barely one year after its entry into the Nigerian market, Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Limited (GAC MOTOR), has made impact on the Nigerian auto market with the unveiling of charming models being appreciated by auto enthusiasts.

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At last, Stallion Motors brings in Infiniti brand

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stallion-infiniti

STALLION Motors, authorised Nissan sales company in Nigeria has completed plans to launch the Infiniti car brand into the Nigerian market. Infiniti is Nissan Motor Company’s luxury car brand and competes with premium brand like Mercedes, BMW and Lexus.

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Race car for circuit, everyday driving

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GA3

With the unveiling of the new 911 GT3 RS, Porsche is once again breaking down the boundaries of possibility, redefining what it means to create a car at the cutting edge of motorsport technology which is suitable for everyday driving. Celebrating its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show and with exceptional on-track capabilities, the 911 GT3 has once again cemented its status as the benchmark in its class – straight from launch.

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Nissan improves five spots in 2015 J.D. ranking

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Nissan-Sentra

Nissan jumps ahead of the industry average in annual dependability study of three-year-old vehicles with new reporting model 2012 Murano ranked most dependable in Midsize SUV class. Altima, Frontier, LEAF all among top three models in their segments.

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Nissan woos customers with new 3S facility in Victoria Island

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Nissan Patrol

Stallion NMN, authorised Nissan sales company has inaugurated another multimillion billion naira 3S (sales, spares and service) facility in highbrow Victoria Island –Lagos to provide one-stop shopping convenience to customers.

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