Thursday January 29th, 2015
Thursday January 29th, 2015
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Ford dangles all-new iconic Mustang

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Ford Motors representatives in Nigeria, Coscharis Ford and BriscoeFord are set to launch the all-new Ford Mustang sport car into the market. The introduction of the Mustang, one of the world’s most iconic cars into the Nigerian market is schedule for the first quarter of the year. The Mustang is a performance car designed for customers who want to standout at any gathering.

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Jaguar’s cross-over ready next year

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2012 Range Rover

Jaguar Land Rover will in 2016 add a new Jaguar model into its family. The new Jaguar, a performance crossover will be produced at the company’s plant in Solihull, UK. The new Jaguar will be known as Jaguar F-PACE.

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Macan wins more customers for Porche, as Porche delivers 189,850 cars

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*File Photo: Porshe

Audi is further expanding the biggest investment program in its history. From 2015 through 2019, the Ingolstadt-based company plans to invest 24 billion Euro, which is 2 billion Euro more than in the previous planning period. 70 percent of the investment will flow into the development of new models and technologies.

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Audi to invest 24 billion Euro in four years

  /   in Motoring 12:11 am   /   Comments

*Audi R8

Audi is further expanding the biggest investment program in its history. From 2015 through 2019, the Ingolstadt-based company plans to invest 24 billion Euro, which is 2 billion Euro more than in the previous planning period. 70 percent of the investment will flow into the development of new models and technologies.

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Sensational new film shows Range Rover sport svr prowess

  /   in Motoring 12:18 am   /   Comments

2012 Range Rover

Land Rover has released sensational footage of the Range Rover Sport SVR being put through its paces. In the dramatic film, Mike Cross, Chief Engineer Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrated the adjustability, poise and outstanding body control of the fastest and most powerful Land Rover ever produced.

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Odiboh wins Auto Journalists’ Awards 2014

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The Guild of Motoring Correspondents, the umbrella body of all Motoring Journalists in Nigeria, has named Dr. Oscar Odion Odiboh as the winner of the 2014 Nigeria Auto Journalists’ Awards, held in Lagos, recently.

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Nigeria needs workable railway to boost economy —Mbisiogu

  /   in Motoring 12:27 am   /   Comments

Abuja light rail

It is sad to know that Nigeria, with a population of over 170 million and boasting to be Africa’s number one economy has a rail network of 3,505km besides the new lines of about 1,129 km or more under construction, while South Africa, with about 50 million people has 20,192 km of railway network.

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Hyundai iX35 SUV thrills youths at Headies

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Hyundai

Hyundai Motors Nigeria has again demonstrated an uncommon magnanimity as it presented prized Hyundai iX35 Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV, to reggae and dancehall music sensation, Patoranking, winner of the Next Rated commemorative plaque at the 2014 Hip-Hop World Awards, popularly called Headies.

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Toyota Corolla, who the cap fits

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New Toyota Camry

Even Toyota competitors at the Nigeria Auto Journalists Awards, NAJA, applauded the Toyota Corolla when it was announced as the Nigeria Car of the Year.

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Most improved brand award, confirmation of Fords quality — Briscoeford

  /   in Motoring 12:14 am   /   Comments

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BriscoeFord, one of the distributors of Ford brand in Nigeria has described the crowning of Ford as the “Most Improved Auto brand by the Nigeria Auto Journalists Award” as a confirmation of Fords quality as one of the leading auto brand across the globe.

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Toyota Avensis: Japanese car with European attributes

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Toyota-avenza

The Toyota Avensis is one of the most powerful cars in its segment and winner of the 2013 Nigeria Auto Journalists Awards, NAJA, Car of the Year.

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Kia Rio award, recognition of commitment to quality, affordable cars — Malhotra

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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

The emergence of Kia Rio as Budget Car of the Year by the Nigeria Auto Journalists did not come as a surprise to many. Though the contest was between the Rio and the new Hyundai i10 Grand, the Rio carried the day for offering more at budget price. The Rio has in the last four edition of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Award been nominated for car of the year, but denied by the Toyota Siblings, Corolla ad Avensis.

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GAC Motors finally settles in Nigeria

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GAC Motors, one of the leading Chinese automobile manufacturers has demonstrated its strong resolve to compete in the Nigerian automobile market by opening an ultra-modern three S facility in Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Why Yaya Toure is Nissan Ambassador— Singh

  /   in Motoring 12:22 am   /   Comments

*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

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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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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

  /   in Motoring 12:15 am   /   Comments

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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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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