Thursday November 27th, 2014
Thursday November 27th, 2014
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New auto policy: FG to partner used car dealers

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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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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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Toyota Prado takes major leap

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Toyota-Prado

Though a facelift, the new Land Cruisers Prado has turned out to be one of the prettiest rides in its segment. With a heritage that dates back over half a century, the Land Cruiser’s unrivalled off-road performance and durability have earned it a rock-solid reputation for reliability.

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Vario, Mercedes-Benz workhorse arrives as tow-truck

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Mercedez-Benz-X-Class

Having stamped its authority on the sales and maintenance of both Mercedes-Benz passenger and commercial vehicles in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Ltd, authorised general distributors of Mercedes-Benz products in Nigeria has introduced the new Mercedes-Benz Vario range into the market.

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Made-in-Nigeria Hyundai Grand shines at first road test

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*Hyundai Sonata

The recently unveiled made-in-Nigeria Hyundai Grand was recently put to test in Lagos by local automobile media, who test drove the car from Victoria Island through the busy roads of Apongbon in Lagos Island to Western Avenue, Ikeja, Opebi and Third Mainland Bridge.

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Toyota tops automakers in 2014’s Best Global Brands list

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*Toyota Venza

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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Elantra surpases 10m units in global sales

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Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Motor’s award winning Elantra, badged as Avante in some markets, recently sold its 10 millionth unit globally. Elantra is Hyundai’s first model, and one of only 10 cars in the history of the auto industry, to reach 10 million sales.

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Altima debuts with ambitious features

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Nissan-Sentra

The 2015 Nissan Altima continues to be a top choice among family sedans, delivering excellent fuel economy and a rare blend of comfort and agility says foremost American online resource for automotive information, Edmunds.com.

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If it is not Toyota Hiace, it is…

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toyota-hiace

‘IT can have the shape of Toyota Hiace bus. It can also look like the Toyota Hiace, but it cannot perform or last like the Toyota Hiace and can never be Toyota Hiace.”

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Toyota tops automakers in 2014’s Best Global Brands list

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New Toyota Camry

Toyota is the most valuable automotive brand on this year’s Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking—moving from number ten to number eight.

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New auto policy to create 700,000 jobs —FG

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The new government auto policy is expected to generate about 700, 000 direct and indirect jobs and boost both petrochemical and tyre sector of the nation’s economy.

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What they say about LC70 pickup

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Visitors who trooped to the Old Parade Ground, Abuja, to have a feel of the all new Toyota LandCruiser LC70 pickup during a recent test drive, gave a thumb up for the all-terrain conquering pickup.

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Stallion begins free Nissan service campaign

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Kate Henshaw's Nissan-Armad

Stallion Nissan Motors Nigeria, NMN, has announced amazing offers and value-for-money services that would enable contemporary Nissan owners take advantage of its third nationwide free service campaign with comprehensive 80-point check-up during a two-week car care clinic from 3 – 15 November, 2014.

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Elantra surpases 10m units in global sales

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Hyundai

Hyundai Motor’s award-winning Elantra, badged as Avante in some markets, recently sold its 10 millionth unit globally.

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HEFAMAA takes battle against quackery to Badagry

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The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, has taken its battle against quackery in medical practice to Badagry area of Lagos.

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Made-in-Nigeria Kia models thrills Minister

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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

KIA Motors Nigeria has unveiled three Made-in-Nigeria models at the on-going Abuja International Auto Fair, holding at Eagle Square, Abuja.

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Toyota LC 70, pickup with uncommon strength

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IT was all praises for the newly introduced Toyota Land Cruiser LC70 double cabin pickup at the Old Parade Ground Abuja recently when Toyota Nigeria Limited, TNL, presented the truck to its Abuja customers for a two-day test drive at the venue.

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Why we want to invest in Nigeria auto sector — Saipa

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SAIDA

SHAHRAM Rezapour is the Marketing Manager — Africa Region, Saipa Corporation, makers of Saipa auto brand, Iran. In a chat with Vanguard Motoring, he revealed, their plans to make Saipa a household name in Nigeria and transfer technology to Nigerians.

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GAC GS5 crossover on the prowl

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GAC-Trumpchi-GS5

IT was perhaps an unusual test drive.

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Saipa, revelation of 2014 Abuja Motor Show

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SAIPA, the Iranian automobile brand is one of the revelations of this year’s on-going Abuja International Motor show. The Iranian auto brand which boasts only four models including pickup, sedan and hatchbacks, according to its officials,is in Nigeria to offer affordable but durable cars to the low and middle class.

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Bosch, NAC partners on replacement parts

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Renault-Passenger-car

BOSCH, a leading global supplier of technology and services, and the Nigerian government organization National Automotive Council (NAC) have agreed to set up an alliance in the automotive aftermarket sector to pave the way for the development of technical automotive skills and the establishment of anetwork of automotive workshops in Nigeria.

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‘VON Automobile can produce Nigeria’s vehicle needs’ – Stallion boss

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Parvir Singh

VON Automobile, a multivehicle assembly plant, and member of the Stallion Group has said that its facility along Lagos – Badagry Expressway can meet the country’s vehicular demand with its current production capacity of 50,000 vehicles annually.

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FG signs agreement with S/Africa bank on car finance

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WesBank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Automotive Council (NAC) of Nigeria, to offer vehicle finance to retail and corporate purchasers. The agreement aims to stimulate the sale of locally assembled vehicles in Nigeria.

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Ford projects annual global sales to increase 45 to 55 % by 2020

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Ford-B-Segment

Ford Motor Company has outlined its 2020 vision, which includes plans to substantially increase its global vehicle sales and automotive operating margin, and achieve more balanced geographic profitability.

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Hyundai Nigeria signs dealership pact with Truckmasters

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*Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited has appointed Lagos-based automobile vending and aftermarket shop – Truckmasters Nigeria Limited as one of its provisional dealers at a sign-on ceremony in Lagos, where it charged the new agent to be steadfast and extend its role beyond being a simple sales and service shop to become customers’ lifetime companion.

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Ade Ojo advises regular vehicle maintenance

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Innoson-cars

The founder of Elizade Nigeria Limited, the number one Toyota dealer in Nigeria, Chief Michael Ade Ojo, has advised customers to ensure regular maintenance of their Toyota vehicles, especially at this time when import duties and taxes on new vehicles have risen to as high as 70 per cent.

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SAIPA, SHINERAY lead debutants to Abuja Motor Fair

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Chevrolet-Cruze-Sedan

SEDANS, SUV’s, Mini Vans, buses and trucks from the stables of SAIPA Automobiles of Iran and Shineray Automobile Co. of China, will lead the pack of new entrants of automobiles that will be on display at the Eagle Square, venue of the 16th Abuja International Motor Fair holding from 22 to 30 October, 2014.

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ABUJA MOTOR FAIR: CIG Motors to sponsor first 10 buyers to China

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CIG Motors, sole representative of GAC Motors of China is poised to reward customers who purchase their vehicles at the fair ground of the forthcoming 16th Abuja International Motor Fair.

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Why Toyota dominates Nigeria roads

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Toyota-new

EVER wondered why Toyota models account for the highest number of vehicles on Nigerian roads? This is something that I have observed in the last few years.

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Auto Policy: NAC plans local content policy

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The Director General of the National Automotive Council, Engr. Aminu Jalal has disclosed that a local content policy will be launched next year to support the new auto policy in Nigeria. Engr. Jalal stated this recently during a chat with Motoring journalists at Sheraton hotel Ikeja, Lagos.

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Abuja Motor Fair, litmus test for new auto policy’ — BKG

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AS preparations for the hosting of the 16th edition of the Abuja International auto show gets to an advanced stage, the platform of the annual event has been described as a litmus test to the shape of things in the industry with the current paradigm shift in the sector.

According to Ifeanyichukwu Agwu, the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the event; “the automobile is undoubtedly the primary yardstick of success for any auto exhibition. This means auto enterprises showcasing at any exhibition must ensure visibility and wholeness/completeness, and not leaving anything to chance”.

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