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Chevrolet’s best selling car cruze reincarnates

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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

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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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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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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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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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