Saturday September 20th, 2014
Saturday September 20th, 2014
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Toyota, FG officials to meet in Germany over assembly plant

  /   in Motoring 12:08 am   /   Comments

*Toyota-Fortuner

OFFICIALS of Toyota Motor Corporation Japan and the Federal Government’s team led by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga will be meeting in Germany on Friday to discuss the possibility of setting up a Toyota assembly plant in Nigeria, under the Federal government’s new auto policy.

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Abuja Motor Fair to boost investment in auto sector

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Innoson-cars

THE annual Abuja International Motor fair scheduled to hold at the Eagles Square Abuja next month is targeted towards boosting investments in the auto sector.

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Ford renews interest in assembly plant in Nigeria

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Motoring-Ford-ranger

Contrary to the belief that Ford Motor Company was not interested in setting up an assembly plant in Nigeria under the Federal government’s new auto policy, Vanguard Motoring can reveal authoritatively that the company is renewing interest in the nation’s automotive sector with the intention of setting up a plant as soon as possible

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New Mercedes-Benz dealership opens in Enugu

  /   in Motoring 9:20 pm   /   Comments

Mercedez-Benz-X-Class

Tetralog Nigeria Limited will tomorrow throw its doors open to Mercedes-Benz customers as it commissions its ultra-modern Sales and Service centre located at the high brow area of Enugu City, along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway of Enugu State.

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Jeep Cherokee SRT: Blend of power, luxury

  /   in Motoring 1:00 am   /   Comments

2014-Grand-Cherokee-Laredo-

Early this year, Weststar Associates Ltd., authorised general distributors of Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram in Nigeria, in collaboration with one of its dealers MB Automobiles Services Ltd., introduced the most powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee into the Nigeria Market.

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Coscharis Mobility counts blessing @ one with Sixt

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Coscharis-X5

Coscharis Mobility Limited, representatives of Sixt rent a car in Nigeria has concluded plans to commence operations in the heavy haulage business this month as part of its expansion programme.

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Evoque leads the way with in-car technology

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New Range-Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque has won three more awards, taking its global haul of accolades to a total of 161 in just three years.

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National Auto Policy: CVL to produce ATF, brake fluid, others, locally

  /   in Motoring 12:17 am   /   Comments

Innoson-cars

In support of the Federal Government’s new automotive policy, an indigenous company, Cambistry Ventures Ltd (CVL) has set up multi-million naira ultra modern Automotive Transmission Fluid (ATF), brake fluid and power steering plant in Ikotun, Lagos to meet with the demands of automotive manufacturers as well as existing automobiles plying our roads.

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Auto makers’ association ED, Madueke, for burial

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Motoring-copy

As the auto sector continues to mourn the Executive Director of the Nigerian Automotive Manufacturers Association (NAMA), Mr. Arthur Olisa Madueke, who died recently in Lagos, the Motor Vehicle & Miscellaneous Assembly Sectoral Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), in conjunction with the Madueke family, has unveiled a programme of funeral activities leading to the burial of the departed.

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Low-priced made-in-Nigeria Hyundai cars goes on sale

  /   in Motoring 12:47 am   /   Comments

*Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited has started phased delivery of low priced made-in-Nigeria cars assembled at the company’s plant in Lagos to its provisional dealers nationwide.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon continues success story in Nigeria

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Coscharis-X5

Jeep, the legendary off-road and sports utility vehicle maker is back again with a new addition to the Jeep Wrangler line up in Nigeria. After observing the wide acceptance of the Wrangler, Weststar Associates Ltd, the authorised general distributor of Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram in Nigeria, added the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to the family.

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TNL boss calls for support as govt revolutionises auto industry

  /   in Motoring 7:11 pm   /   Comments

THE Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo has tasked Nigerian Motoring journalists to remain steadfast and more committed in reporting the sector especially at this time that the government is committed to revolutionisng the auto industry,

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FRSC to parley Rwanda on road safety management

  /   in Motoring 12:46 am   /   Comments

*Dopemu-Iyana-Ipaja road

In line with on-going drive by the Nigerian government to provide technical assistance for developing the capacity for entrenching sustainable road safety management in African, the Federal Road Safety Corps is considering partnering with the Rwandan government in its desire to further entrench safer road use within the region.

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Chinonso, computer scientist emerges Ford Odyssey winner in Nigeria

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Ford-B-Segment

A 28-year Madona University computer science graduates, Mr. Chinonso Okezuo has emerged winner of Ford Ranger Odyssey 2014 competition held in Lagos recently. Chinonso beat four other contestants including a female driver to emerge winner in the tough competition.

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Peace Mass Transit, FRSC parley on road safety

  /   in Motoring 12:54 am   /   Comments

*Scene of the accident, yesterday.

The upward spiral of accidents on Nigeria roads has been a sore point in our national life. In this report, FRANCIS IGATA writes on the efforts of Peace Mass Transit,PMT, in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corp,FRSC, to halt the burgeoning rate of accidents and instill high standard in the company’s drivers.

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Peace Mass Transit, FRSC parley on road safety

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*Scene of the accident, yesterday.

The upward spiral of accidents on Nigeria roads has been a sore point in our national life. In this report, FRANCIS IGATA writes on the efforts of Peace Mass Transit,PMT, in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corp,FRSC, to halt the burgeoning rate of accidents and instill high standard in the company’s drivers.

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Oyeyemi reads riot act to reckless drivers

  /   in Motoring 12:53 am   /   Comments

A typical fake licence

The new Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, has read riot act to motorists on reckless driving, saying that tougher sanctions await reckless motorists who goes against the rules.

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Coscharis drops registration charges

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bmw-series

As part of its previous deliberate effort to woo users of automobile brands it represent in Nigeria, Coscharis Motors has dropped registration fee for non- customers who drives any of their vehicle brands.

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Anyim charges new FRSC boss to surpass predecessor’s achievements

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Anyim Pius Anyim

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim has charged the new Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi to strive towards surpassing the present momentum which has earned the FRSC the status of a global brand of a model of a lead on road safety management.

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Iconic Mustang set for Nigeria

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Nigeria will be among the first countries in sub-Sahara Africa to drive the all-new Ford sensational sport car, the Mustang, even ahead of South Africa.

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Ford to unveil 17 new products for Africa

  /   in Motoring 8:28 pm   /   Comments

Ford-B-Segment

Ford has announced that it is set to unveil 25 exciting new vehicles in Middle East and African markets by 2016 as part of its aggressive expansion plans in its newest business unit, Middle East and Africa (MEA).

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Kia to produce cars in Nigeria by Sept

  /   in Motoring 12:58 am   /   Comments

kia-new

Kia Motors has announced that it will commence production of selected models in Nigeria by September this year. The Korean auto makers by this move, joins the likes of Nissan and others who took advantage of the Federal Government’s auto policy to set up assembly plants in the country.

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NAC trains 1,000 mechanics in Abuja

  /   in Motoring 12:03 am   /   Comments

motor-auto

Apparently preparing mechanics across the country on how to repair and fix modern day vehicles, the National Automotive Council, NAC has trained 1,000 mechanics selected from the six-geo political zones.

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PAN Chairman asks FG to monitor auto policy implementation

  /   in Motoring 12:25 am   /   Comments

motor1

THE Chairman of PAN Nigeria Ltd, Alhaji Munir Ja’afar, has called on the Federal government to jealously monitor the implementation of the national automotive policy to ensure its success.

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Can Isuzu D-Max regain its position in Nigeria?

  /   in Motoring 12:32 am   /   Comments

D-Max-new

Can the Isuzu D-Max regain its number one spot in Nigeria? This is the question many Motoring Journalists and Transporters are asking. But only time will tell. Many years ago, the Isuzu Tiger, as the D-Max pick-up was then known was the toast of many transporters and banks who used it as bullion vans and

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Macan SUV takes centre stage at Porsche Centre

  /   in Motoring 12:30 am   /   Comments

porsche-macan-suv

THE world’s first sports car in the compact SUV segment, the Macan, was last week unveiled to an excited audience during an exclusive event at Porsche Centre Lagos. The introduction marks Porsche’s pioneering move into a new segment, following in the footsteps of the brand‘s most successful model in the luxury SUV range, the Cayenne.

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Renault inaugurates new dealership, promises to overhaul Nigeria economy

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LEGENDARY European automaker Renault yesterday announced fresh intention to key into the Federal Government transformation agenda with the aim of overhauling Nigeria to a globally recognized manufacturing hub from an oil dependent economy.

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Carmax Nigeria launches autoguard

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IN an effort to make car repairs and maintenance seamless for organizations and individual vehicle owners, Carmax Autocare Centre, a leading Autocare company in Nigeria has introduced CARMAX AUTOGUARD to the automobile market. The product according to the company will make it easier for car owners and organizations to manage the maintenance and repair cost of their cars all year round.

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Koncept Auto Centre targets more market share with Izuzu

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KONCEPT Autocentre Limited, a subsidiary of the Kewalram Chanrai Group, is poised to capture more market share for the Izuzu vehicles.

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Behold Nigeria’s solar-powered race car

  /   in Motoring 8:39 pm   /   Comments

9jaBOLT-Solar-Car-Project

IN continuation of the relentless pursuit for technological innovation, relevance and advancement, a group of Nigerian engineers, technologists and scientists have designed a state-of-the-art, concept solar car that will put Nigeria on the talking point of technology and innovation globally.

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Ford redefines B-Segment with Ecosport

  /   in Motoring 12:12 am   /   Comments

Ford-B-Segment

THE all-new Ford Ecosport which went on sale in Nigeria recently is one of the most powerful cars in the B-segment. The compact sport utility vehicle combines the versatility of Sport Utility vehicle with small car fuel efficiency. It offers attractive smart features like no other in its segment.

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Mercedes-Benz makes statement with Sprinter coach

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Mercedes-Benz-Sprinter-coac

MUCH has already been said about the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which has found its place in the Nigerian commercial sector- thanks to the authorised General Distributors of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Ltd.

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