Friday March 6th, 2015
Friday March 6th, 2015
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Hyundai unveils ‘Xtra Savings Offer’ for new Xcent

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*Talk of the moment, Hyundai Equus Luxury Sedan that led the Hyundai family to rake awards in Strategic Vision's Total Value recently

Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited has introduced another affordably priced B-segment Xcent saloon car currently trending in its recently announced sales offer – “Hyundai Xtra Savings Festival” that promises free maintenance package, comprehensive insurance and registration within the first year of purchase.

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MoU with WesBank aimed at affordable Nigerian made vehicles — NAC

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Davido cars to prodcuer and manager

THE Director General of the National Automotive Council Engr. Aminu Jalal has explained that the Memorandum of Understanding signed recently with WesBank of South Africa is aimed at making made in Nigeria cars affordable for the average Nigerian car user.

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Kia Sportage comes top in J. D. ranking for small SUVs

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Kia-optima

J.D. Power 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has ranked the Kia Sportage as the leader in the Small SUV category, marking the first-ever VDS award in the brand’s history

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GAC, GA6 Sedan for the elite

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GAC

On January 12, L.T. GAC MOTOR GA6, a model designed for the elite, appeared in the 2015 North International American Auto Show (NAIAS). As a flagship product among GAC MOTOR Class-B series, GA6 is highly attracted by international media since its debuted, and it sets up a new benchmark of original design and quality in current China’s auto industry today. The model is greatly significant to GAC Motor and even all Made-in-China independent brands.

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Land Rover offers most affordable Discovery Sport

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Land Rover Freelander 2

For a quarter-century the Land Rover Discovery has represented the spirit of epic adventure. It has taken the brave across the globe, as well as up, down, and along roads less travelled. As a result, some say that there’s not a lot left to be discovered… but there’s still room to expand the definition of discovery – which is why there’s a new arrival in the Discovery family.

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Kia SPORTSPACE concept to be unveiled at Geneva

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*Kia  Rio

Kia Motors Europe will unveil an innovative new concept, the Kia SPORTSPACE, at the 85th Salon International de l’Automobile in Geneva on 3 March 2015.

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Nissan recharges with two trendy SUVs

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Nissan-Pickup

Stallion NMN, the Nissan sales company in Nigeria has unveiled the third generation (T32-series) Nissan X-Trail and second generation Nissan Qashqai at a media brief in Lagos, where local automobile media later put the vehicles to test from the Stallion NMN Gbagada showroom to Victoria Island Lagos. The two new models reflect Nissan’s pedigree in the production of state of the arts SUV.

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Prestigious design award for new Kia Sorento

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*Kia  Rio

Kia Motors continues to reel in awards for its outstanding design. Now the Kia Sorento, the brand’s flagship SUV, has received the prestigious ‘iF Design Award’ for the first time.

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Nissan Qashqai with contemporary designs cues

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Nissan Patrol

Creating a car with good low-speed ride and the ability to handle rough surfaces usually involves a compromise in set-up. Not so with the new Qashqai. The second generation model is equipped with advanced double-piston shock absorbers that deliver faultless damping at both ends of the dynamic range.

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Ford dangles all-new iconic Mustang

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Motoring-Ford-jeep

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

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*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

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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

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Motoring-Ford-ranger

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

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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