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Ford Odyssey Contest: How Lady Liane beat male contestants

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Liane Van Dyk winner 2015 Ford Odyssey competition

The ovation was so loud at the Event Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, when the winner of the 2015 Ford Odyssey was announced. This was probably because the winner was a female, a 23 years old lady, who dared to excel where men could not. It reminded me of the Gulder Ultimate Search in Nigeria where ladies have strived to wrestle the crown with their male counterparts for many years in vain. At a time, I had wished that the Nigerian Breweries, organisers of the Gulder Ultimate Search could ‘rig’ the title for the female participants just to make the difference.

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Hyundai Grand Sante Fe redefines SUV segment

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The newly-introduced Hyundai Grand Santa Fe is no doubt one of the most attractive crossover around given the enormous make over the South Korean automaker has carried out on the sport utility vehicle. Emerging from a total makeover, the new Grand Santa Fe, according to Hyundai Motor Company, replaces its predecessor, Vera Cruz, but essentially remains the same SUV, except that it fulfills the criteria for a typical 6-seater SUV commonly referred to as ‘Captain’s Chair.’

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Leventis unveils Foton light duty trucks

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Leventis Motors a division of AG Leventis Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to the provision of quality automobiles and services to its customers in Nigeria. Nikos Giannousas, Leventis Motors Head of Commercial Vehicles Sales and Network Development, stated this at the unveiling of new Foton Light duty trucks in Lagos recently.

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Sweeping redesign adds refinement, zest to 2015 Camry

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2015 Toyota Camry model.

Barely three years after its introduction, Toyota Motor Company has given the Camry a makeover, thereby maintaining its leading position in its class. The Camry competes in the same segment with the Honda Accord, Nissan Teana and Volkswagen Passat in Nigeria but the refreshment has given it lift. The redesign has given the Camry a complete look both inside and outside as nearly 2000 new parts were completely changed from the 2014 Toyota Camry model.

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Nissan honours Stallion for outstanding performance

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Nissan Jeep

A multinational conglomerate, Stallion Group, has won the 2015 Nissan Global National Sales Company Award for its outstanding performance in Nigeria. The award recognises Nissan’s growth in the Nigerian market, while reinforcing its growing industrial footprint.

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Izzy brings new dimension to auto parts sourcing

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To offer vehicle owners who crave quality – affordable auto spare parts, Izzy Parts has entered into the Nigerian market with the unveiling of its domain www.IzzyParts.com in Lagos on August 21. Headquartered in the US, Izzy Parts is an online auto parts marketplace that allows African consumers to access high quality products from several original parts manufacturers around the globe.

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All new Jaguar XE takes performance, luxury to next level

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Jaguar XE

Time was when Mercedes-Benz was the lone player in the Nigerian luxury car market. Then came BMW and later Audi. Now the Jaguar brand has joined the league, leaving Nigerians with wider options in this car segment.

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OXL, Mandilas offer free vehicle valuation and diagnostic services

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From left David Edwards MD, Mandilas; Lola Masha Country Manager, OLX and Stephen Gladwin, GM Mandilas

“This collaboration with Mandilas validates the effectiveness of OLX as a platform with a wide range of vehicles where buyers can find great car deals and trade with trusted sellers.” Masha further explained that the partnership will offer eligible users who post their cars for sale on the OLX site, an opportunity to have their cars screened and evaluated for free.

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Mercedes-Benz expands SUV line-up in Nigeria with GLA

  /   in Motoring, News 12:30 am   /   Comments

Mercedes Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle, SUV, customers have been given a wider option of choice in Nigeria as the German company’s representatives in the country, Weststar Associates, adds yet another models to its lineup in this segment. The new addition to the Mercedes-Benz family, the GLA, is a compact sport utility vehicle with fascinating design, and array of luxury features to benchmark its class.

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Ford goes further with Coscharis

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Mr. Jeff Nemeth, President/CEO Ford Sub-Sahara Africa with Dr. Cosmas Maduka, President Coscharis Group at the Ford Go Further event in South Africa.

“We are committed to supporting Nigeria’s developing automotive industry and economy together with Coscharis and are looking forward to being active in the community new assembly operations, even on a smaller scale like this one, have very positive ripple effect in the local economy and workforce.

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Boulos renews commitment to FG’s auto policy

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Leading importer and assembler of motorcycle, power bikes, tricycles and low tonage delívery trucks in Nigeria, Boulos Enterprises Ltd, has renewed its commitment to the Federal Government’s industrialisation efforts by offering products and services that are durable but yet very affordable.

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NAC commends Coscharis over Ford partnership

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“We are quite happy that Ford is joining others to set up plant in Nigeria through partnership with Coscharis Motors, a reputable Nigerian car marketing company and we are confident that the government would continue to give support to the policy to enable Nigeria reap the full benefit as an automobile manufacturing country.

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Mobile waterless car wash debuts

  /   in Motoring, News 12:51 am   /   Comments

The car washing machines.

“The Green Machine uses waterless carwash products that lift the dirt from the vehicle by a process of emulsification; meaning that the spray breaks down the dirt into molecules, surrounds and coats the dirt molecules, lifting them off the surface,” explained the Chief Executive Officer of Green Machine Nigeria, Kemi Koyejo. This method, she said, results in longer lifespan of the car paint and prevents corossion of the body.

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US shows interest in Nigeria’s auto policy

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From right— Mr. Luqman Mamudu, Director, Policy & Planning; Mr. Alan Tousignant, US Counsellor for Economic Affairs; Engr. Aminu Jalal, DG NAC, and Mr. Joel Kopp, Economic Officer, in NAC DG’s Office.

As a follow-up to the recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States of America, USA, officials of the Economic Affairs Department of US Embassy in Nigeria visited the headquarters of National Automotive Council, NAC, in Abuja recently to make enquiries on the Nigerian Automotive Industry Development Plan, NAIDP, with a view to informing the investment decision of American government and its business community.

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Kia restates commitment to auto industry

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•Kia Sorento, assembled in Nigeria, assembled in Nigeria

According to him, “for the industry to be revolutionalised and contribute immensely to the country’s internally generated revenue, government needs to stay true to the new auto policy and clamp down on the unchecked influx of imported used cars. The Chief Commercial Officer, who disclosed that the company is currently producing nine new Kia models at its plant in Lagos, noted that the company was yet to break even with its investment as the demand for new cars in Nigeria was relatively low compared to pre-owned vehicles.

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VIP unveils Mahindra two-wheelers

  /   in Motoring, News 11:12 pm   /   Comments

VIP Merchandise Enterprises Ltd, representatives of Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd in Nigeria, has launched the Mahindra range of motorcycles in the Nigeria. The launch was attended by Mahindra officials from India, captains of industries, the Indian High Commission and some traditional rulers. Speaking at the occasion, Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd Head of Exports, Mr. Sandeep Kumar Singh, noted that the Mahindra Two Wheelers were made for Nigeria and African.

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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

  /   in Motoring 9:38 pm   /   Comments

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

  /   in Motoring, Technology 12:53 am   /   Comments

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

  /   in Motoring 12:12 am   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Motoring, News 6:15 pm   /   Comments

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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

  /   in Motoring, News 12:47 am   /   Comments

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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