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Porsche new 718 Cayman ready for launch

Assembly of the new Porsche 718 Cayman is underway in Germany with the comprehensively redeveloped mid-engine sport coupé now boasting more power, increased torque, a higher top speed and a stylish redesign. Ahead of its arrival, the new entry-level model for Porsche is being produced at the brand’s historic headquarters in Zuffenhausen.

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NAMA boss proffers remedy for auto industry

It is my conviction the government is well aware of the positive and multiplier effects a vibrant auto sector can have on the economy. I believe they are figuring out how to assume ownership of the programme started by the previous administration and how to improve on it. This has taken the better part of one year without a formal engagement of the association of automotive manufacturers.

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Cross section of participants during a peace advocacy visit to Dadin Kowa Muslim Community, in Jos on Wednesday (30/5/12). NAN Photos

FRSC boss expresses solidarity with Muslims as Ramadan begins

Following the announcement on Sunday by the Sultan of Sokoto and President of the Nigeria Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Saad Abubakar 111 of the sighting of the moon of Ramadan in several locations in Nigeria and commencement of the Ramadan fast on Monday, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has expressed solidarity with the Muslims across the country, saying his staff would be on duty to assist in effective traffic management during the one month spiritual activity.

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Kia sales up by 3.4% in May

Kia Motors Corporation has announced that its May 2016 global sales figures (export sales, domestic sales and sales from overseas plants) for passenger cars, recreational vehicles (RVs) and commercial vehicles, recorded a total of 261,269 units sold. This figure represents a 3.4% year-on-year increase compared to the same month of 2015.

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Fuel price: Are SUVs disappearing from the roads?

The increase in fuel pump price from N86.50k to N145 may have led to the gradual withdrawal of most big Sport Utility Vehicles, SUV from Nigerian roads, and drop in sales of such vehicles. Vanguard Motoring investigation revealed that most owners of such vehicles now drive them occasionally to save fuel, while some have put theirs up for sale. It is a common sight to see most SUVs with ‘for sale’ pasted on their glasses even when they are being driven on the road. Before the increase in fuel pump price, use of SUVs was the trend but with the high cost of fuel, people are beginning to think twice before putting the vehicles on the road on a daily basis.

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How tyres can affect your fuel efficiency

When was the last time you checked your tyre pressure yourself? This is one very important aspect of the automobile that is often overlooked even when I should always be on your priority checklist as a car owner. Beside safety, your tyres are everything when it comes to your vehicle, and gas mileage is no exception. The rolling resistance of your vehicle has a direct effect on your fuel economy. The type of tyre you use has a direct effect on your fuel economy. Some tyres are better than others; some have less rolling resistance. You might spend more for better tyres, but in the end, you will likely come out on top based on your fuel savings alone.

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Toyota brand leads at LCCI award

Toyota Nigeria Limited, TNL, has dedicated its latest award by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, to its loyal customers across the country. Toyota won the ‘High Standard in Automobile Service award” at the event and was the only automobile company recognised at the ceremony. The annual LCCI award was attended by high networth individuals from the corporate world, who converged at the Muson Centre, Lagos, to grace the occasion. According to LCCI the award was instituted to recognise deserving sectors of the economy and 19 awards were presented to different organisations for standing out in their various sectors.

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Coscharis rewards 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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FG launches 283 operation vehicle for FRSC

President Muhammadu Bu-hari has commended the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC for the commitment it has shown to road safety campaigns, saying his administration will remain committed to supporting it to achieve optimal performance. The President stated this on Monday while commissioning the 283 operational vehicles procured for FRSC by the Federal Government to boost its operational activities. The vehicles comprised Peugeot, Nissan, and Innoson brands,all supplied by motor companies that have assembly plants in the country.

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Nissan grabs 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have signed a Basic Agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers. Nissan will take a 34% equity stake in MMC for 237 billion yen. The strategic alliance will extend an existing partnership between Nissan and MMC, under which the two companies have jointly collaborated for the past five years.

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