Friday April 18th, 2014
Friday April 18th, 2014
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Nissan CEO meets Jonathan on Nigerian plant

  /   in Motoring 12:03 am   /   Comments

The highpoint of a sideline discussion between Mr. Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Nissan Motor Corporation and Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan at the just ended World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was on Nissans plant to start rolling out new sports utility vehicles in Nigeria by April.

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Toyota supports FRSC safety campaign with new ambulance

  /   in Motoring 12:01 am   /   Comments

From Left: FRSC Corps Legal Adviser, Mr Chidi Nwachukwu, Deputy Corps Marshal (Operations),  Boboye Oyeyemi, and FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Osita Chidoka at the Senate Public Hearing on  New Number Plate and Driver's Licence Scheme of the Commission in Abuja on Tuesday (27/3/12).

Toyota (Nigeria) Limited took another important step towards its boosting corporate social responsibility portfolio when it recently donated unit of Ambulance to the Federal Road Safety Commission. The presentation which was held at the Headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Commission Abuja was done on behalf of Toyota (Nigeria) Limited by Mr Kunle Ade- Ojo the Executive Director of the company.

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Stallion boss seeks support for new auto policy

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The Group Managing Director of Stallion Motors, Mr. Parvir Singh has commended the Guild of Motoring Correspondents for organising a credible award for the auto industry, urging them to support the new auto policy to position Nigeria among automobile resourceful countries in the world.

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Renault dusts up the Duster

  /   in Motoring 12:40 am   /   Comments

Renault-Passenger-car

Renault is not taking chances with its compact sport utility vehicle, the Duster. The French auto maker recently repackaged the Duster with all-new features, thereby raising its profile.

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Jaguar settles in Federal Palace

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The Coscharis Motors and Federal Palace Hotel has entered a deal with the new Jaguar XF. The initiative entailed a Jaguar XF courtesy car scheme with the high profile hotel to aid in transiting VIP customers to and fro the hotel for an initial three months period.

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Nigeria auto policy is attracting attention from auto makers — NAC DG

  /   in Motoring 12:02 am   /   Comments

Vehicles Queuing for Fuel in Abuja

The Director-General of the National Automotive Council, Engr. Aminu Jalal has disclosed that the council has been receiving inquiries from leading automobile manufacturing companies from across the globe since the announcement of the new auto policy by the Federal G overnment with the aim of setting up plants in Nigeria. He identified some of the auto companies as Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Kia, Tata, etc.

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LAMATA to address challenges with Lagos Connect card

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BRT bus2

LAMATA, the regulator of the BRT and BFS systems, said it was not unaware of the challenges which commuters have been experiencing with the use of the Lagos Connect Card, which was introduced in July, 2013 to improve commuters’ experience using the bus services.

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FRSC to publish state rating on safety management

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*FRSC-boss, Ositadinma-Chido

The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Osita Chidoka has said that plans have been concluded for the publication of states’ rating on road safety management as part of measures to instigate improved investment and engagement of states in the country, in road safety matters.

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Coscharis lauds Nigeria Auto Journalists Awards

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It was a glorious day for the leading auto dealer giant, Coscharis Motors at the recently held Guild of Motoring Correspondents Awards night at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos.

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Briscoe technical team sweeps Toyota, Ford certification awards

  /   in Motoring 6:25 pm   /   Comments

motorpix-ford-new

It is indeed a season of multiple successes as Toyota and Ford After-Sales staff members won different awards in categories of completion held in Nigeria and South Africa.

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Ford boosts environmental protection in Nigeria with $25,000

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Motoring-Ford-jeep

Ford Motor Company has announced winners of its 2013 Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme, the first ever private initiative of its kind in the Nigerian automobile industry.

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FRSC, DHL partner for road traffic accident reduction

  /   in Motoring 12:01 am   /   Comments

*FRSC-boss, Ositadinma-Chido

The recent joint safety awareness campaign by the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC and DHL Supply Chain at the Ojodu premsies of the Federal Road Safety Commission was part of their effort to promote safe road through responsible driving habits and safe road usage by all categories of road users in the country.

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Coscharis targets more market share with 3 Series Gran Turismo

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Coscharis Motors, sole representative of BMW brand of vehicles in Nigeria has said that the recent launch of the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo would enable it widen the BMW market share in Nigeria in the shortest possible time.

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Elizade Auto Land endorses JAC vehicles for Nigerian road after 120 years test-run

  /   in Motoring 12:23 am   /   Comments

The management of Elizade Auto Land Ltd, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of JAC vehicle range after carrying out a 120-days test-run on the various models of the vehicles which include passengers cars and truck.

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VW Golf conquers Japan

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Motoring-3

The Golf is ‘Car of the Year 2013/14’ in Japan. Thus, for the first time in the 34-year history of this prestigious award a foreign car has beaten the local competition.

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Ssangyong’s global sales exceed 14,000 units for second consecutive month

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Ssangyong Motor (CEO Lee Yoo-il), part of the USD 16.2 billion Mahindra Group, announced that the company sold a total of 14,092 units in November 2013 – 6,540 units in domestic sales and 7,552 in exports, including CKD kits. Its sales in November exceeded 14,000 units for the second consecutive month, highly increasing by 17.9% from a year earlier and by 21.6% on an accumulated basis.

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Commuters decry traffic congestion on Ikorodu-Ketu road

  /   in Motoring 6:02 pm   /   Comments

Commuters on Ikorodu Road and drivers plying the route have decried the traffic congestion being experienced daily along the Ketu-Ikorodu axis currently undergoing expansion.

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XGMA brand ‘ll make used construction equipment unattractive — Richbon boss

  /   in Motoring 12:53 am   /   Comments

The Chairman/CEO of Richbon Group, Chief C. J. Chike Mounagolu, has said that the introduction of the XGMA range of construction equipment by his company will end patronage of used construction equipment in the country.

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Luxury bus owners committed to safe, smooth Yuletide trips — ALBON

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Long distance luxury bus operators in the country have assured members of the public and intending passengers to various destinations this Christmas season, that they are committed to ensuring safe and hitch-free trips.

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Weststar unveils all new Mercedes Benz Sprinter

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MOTO

Weststar Associates Ltd, authorised general distributors of Mercedes Benz in Nigeria has launched the all-new Mercedes Benz Sprinter into the market.

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All-new Macan takes Porsche into new territory

  /   in Motoring 12:20 am   /   Comments

Macan

Porsche’s tireless dedication to innovation and evolution has spawned a new level for the brand which builds on its heritage of luxury performance sports cars. The all-new Macan signifies Porsche’s pioneering steps into the compact SUV segment and is poised to set new standards in the field of driving dynamics and enjoyment, both on and off road. The Macan deploys the typical sporty handling characteristics which have become synonymous with Porsche. Featuring exceptional acceleration, vast engine power, extreme agility and optimum steering precision, the Macan is set to rewrite the rulebook on outstanding sporting comfort and everyday usability.

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Richbon to unveil XGMA construction equipment

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Richbon Nigeria Ltd, a leading automobile and construction equipment distributor in Nigeria, is set to launch the XGMA brand of construction equipment into the market. The product Launch scheduled for December 5, 2013, at the company’s corporate headquarters on Oshodi Apapa Expressway, Lagos is expected to attract crème de la crème in the construction and mining industry in Nigeria.

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Coscharis makes Ford ownership, maintenance affordable

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Coscharis Motors, a foremost automobile dealer and representatives of Ford Motor Corporation in Nigeria, has announced the expansion of the Extended Service Plan (ESP) sales promotion by adding Ford Ranger (Pickup) to the list of vehicles that qualify for the package. The package offers free service for 4 years or 120,000 kilometres whichever comes first, to its existing and prospective customers on certain variants of the Ford brand purchased from any Coscharis Motors showrooms nation-wide.

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Toyota forecasts $16.9bn net profit

  /   in Motoring 12:40 am   /   Comments

*Toyota-Fortuner

The world’s biggest carmaker, Toyota, has raised its profit forecast as the yen’s weakness and cost-cutting measures helped lift its earnings.

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Mercedes-Benz’s truck brands built with Nigeria in mind – Weststar

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Not many know that trucks are usually built to operating conditions of countries where they are to be used. Usually trucks are built with fuel quality, road quality, climate condition and other factors in mind by the manufacturers. And this is where Mercedes-Benz has proved itself as the leading brand in truck production.

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Porsche rounds up the year with three new models

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Porsche will today unveil a total of three new models at automotive trade fairs in Los Angeles (USA), Tokyo (Japan) and Guangzhou (China). The highlight of this marathon of trade fair appearances will be Porsche’s entry into a completely new vehicle segment. The world premiere of the Macan at the Los Angeles Auto Show signals the official start of the new compact SUV.

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FRSC, ExxonMobil, NNPC renew seatbelt campaign

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and ExxonMobil with its joint venture partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), recently launched a new public awareness campaign on road safety. Part of the focus of the campaign is aimed at enforcing seatbelt usage and other regulations on Nigeria’s roads. The campaign has become necessary if Nigeria is to meet its target of reducing motor vehicular accidents and deaths. It is a known fact that some Nigerians are still averse to the use of the car seat belt. This is quite disturbing. The need for sustained enlightenment and enforcement of road safety cannot be overemphasized.

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Toyota outpaces GM, Volkswagen in sales

  /   in Motoring 12:50 am   /   Comments

one of Toyota cars

Toyota Motor Corporation is poised to end the year as the fastest selling auto brand again. The Japanese automaker sold 7.41 million vehicles through the third quarter and is on track to deliver more vehicles this year than General Motors and Volkswagen which sold 7.25 million and 7.03 million vehicles respectively during the same period.

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Dana takes Renault franchise from CFAO

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Renault-Passenger-car

DANA Group of Companies has finally taken the Renault passenger car franchise in Nigeria, with a promise to make customer satisfaction a priority. Renault Passenger car franchise was until last year under the CFAO group in Nigeria.

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Kia’s ranking soars on top 100 brands list

  /   in Motoring 12:52 am   /   Comments

*Kia  Rio

Kia Motors Corporation has increased its brand value by 15% over the past year to reach the 83rd position on the exclusive list of ‘Top 100 Best Global Brands,’ according to a 2013 study released recently by Interbrand, the world’s largest brand consultancy agency.

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Ford Focus maintains position as best-selling nameplate

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Though not very popular in the Nigerian market, the Ford Focus, the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world in 2012, retains the title for the first half of 2013, according to a statement by Ford Motor Company.

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LAMATA boss tasks African countries on transport authorities

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The Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, Dr. Dayo Mobereola has challenged African countries to set up transport authorities to drive the transport vision for their cities as more cities in the continent become more urbanised. Dr. Mobereola while speaking to a five-man delegation from Uganda on a two-day study visit to LAMATA to understand the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and its sustenance for over five years, said apart from having a political champion, there was the need for governments to set up the transport institution and put together the technical personnel before implementing the system.

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