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5 silent killers car owners take for granted

silent killers

By KAlmost every day in Nigeria, the media is awash with stories of road accidents leading to deaths of many or sometimes inflict temporary/ permanent injuries on car occupants. Autofactorng, an e-commerce retail company into sales of auto-parts has highlighted 5 silent killers car owners take for granted.

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Bentley

Bentley Benatayga gets STARTech Midas touch

It is no longer news that Bentley has started building Sport Utility Vehicles, SUV, what is news today is that the powerful SUV from Bentley, the Bentayga has been given a special touch by STARTech for the first time. The new Bentley Bentayga sets new standards in the luxury SUV market and is thus the perfect basis for individual customization that fulfills customer requests to a tee. The first refined variant of the British all-wheel-drive car in the world comes from STARTech, renounced for car make over across the world. Sportier and more elegant.

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*Jaguar XKR-S

Iconic Jaguar F-Pace settles in Nigeria

The President of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmos Maduka has described the all new Jaguar F-Pace Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV as iconic vehicle, that would boost the company’s market share. Dr. Maduka who spoke at the unveiling of the first ever Jaguar SUV at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos on Friday, said that though Jaguar has been making luxury Sedans and Sports cars in the past, the arrival of the Jaguar F-Pace shows that Jaguar is master of the trade.

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Coscharis woos customers with Ford Protect Package

Determined to make ownership of Ford brand of vehicles more rewarding and stress-free, Coscharis Motors, foremost Ford dealer in Nigeria, has introduced an incentive known as Ford Protect Package, FPP, for its customers. The company also officially introduced the 2016 models of the Ford Explorer, Figo and Ranger pick-up. The Ford Protect Package replaced the Extended Service Plan, ESP, and covers all Ford vehicles purchased from Coscharis Motors.

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•Mr. Tokunbo Aromalaran, NAMA Chairman

NAMA boss proffers remedy for auto industry

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari led-government came in barely three years after the National Automotive Industry Development Plan, NAIDP was approved by government and no sooner the policy document was launched than the Original Equipment Manufacturers OEMs, swung into action with a rush of investments into the sector. The policy seeks to revive domestic production of automobile, using local human and natural resources with a view to enhancing the industry’s contribution to the country’s GDP. the Impact of the policy on the automotive segment has, in fact, been tremendous. It is short of spectacular.

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toyota-hiace

Why Toyota Hiace dominates its class

FOR close to three decades, the Toyota Hiace commuter has ruled its segment despite stiff competition from its Japanese rival, the Nissan Urvan and many Chinese models. Toyota Hiace for this long, has been cloned, especially by the Chinese auto makers but none had matched its quality, safety, comfort, reliability and overall performance. Brand by brand, the Hiace accounts for the highest number of buses on Nigerian roads in its segment. Though, there are many versions of the look-alike Hiace models but they are from different makers.

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

We won’t reverse new auto policy- FG

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah has disclosed that the Federal Government has no intention of reversing the national auto policy started by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2013. The Minister who made this known at a one-day stakeholders’ forum on the Nigerian Automobile Industry recently in Lagos said that the government would rather improve on what it met on the ground by taking the contributions of the stakeholders in the auto sector.

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Mercedes Benz AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz records improved sales

Mercedes-Benz has reported a remarkable increase in sales this May with unit sales increasing by 12.9% to 170,625 vehicles. In the period of January through May, 818,175 vehicles were delivered to customers (+12.3%), more than ever before in the first five months of the year. The auto maker achieved record unit sales in Europe and the Asia-Pacific last month. Mercedes-Benz was the market leader in the USA, Japan, Canada, Australia and Taiwan in May.

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Kia-kojo

Kia: The rising profile of a brand

Who would have thought that Kia, the once lowly rated Korean automobile brand could rule the automobile world in 2016. Who could have imagined Kia as the first non-premium brand to top the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, IQS, ranking in 27 years. And who could have imagined Kia Rio as the ‘Car of the Year’ in Nigeria in 2015. These were some of the questions agitating the minds of many auto freaks since last week when the brand was rank number one in the United States auto industry for initial quality by J.D. Power. To many, it was a surprise, but the fact remains that Kia in the last 20 years had worked hard for this.

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FRSC boss cautions construction firms on warning signs

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has applauded the Federal Government for resumption of work on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and other major roads across the country following the recent mobilization of contractors, assuring that the Corps is determined to ensure that safety measures are observed at the construction areas through adequate warning signs and effective traffic management.

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Spare tyre with concealed 8.8 kg of canabis

What is the lifespan of a tyre (2)

Environmental conditions like exposure to sunlight and coastal climates, as well as poor storage and infrequent use, accelerates the aging process. In ideal conditions, a tyre may have a life expectancy that exceeds ten years from its date of manufacture. However, such conditions are rare. Aging may not exhibit any external indications and, since there is no non-destructive test to assess the serviceability of a tyre, even an inspection carried out by a tyre expert may not reveal the extent of any deterioration.”

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