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Nissan canvasses vibrant auto sector as alternative to declining oil value

STALLION NMN, manufacturers and distributors of Nissan vehicles in Nigeria has warned of impending stagnation in the country’s evolving automotive sector unless the Federal Government wholly implements the National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) and give deserving operators the latitude to function optimally. Nissan Nigeria Regional Project Director, Mr. Sorin Profir gave this warning in Lagos at a media engagement to acquaint local automobile journalists with Nissan’s achievement since 2014 and her successive plan of action.

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•(L-R) PAN Nigeria’s management team- Finance Director, Alhaji Jummat Alli; GM Sales and Marketing,  Bawo Omagbitse; G M, Human Capital, Hajia Mariam Mohammed;  French Ambassador to Nigeria, Deneys  Gever ; M D of PAN Nigeria, Ibrahim Boyi, when the Ambassador  paid a courtesy call on the M D of PAN Nigeria, in Kaduna

New date for logistics, transport and port management confab

THE maiden edition of the annual logistics, transport and port management conference being organised by DU& T Consulting, a Lagos-based consulting firm, is now to hold on March 15 and 16, 2016 instead of the earlier announced dates.The two-day conference, scheduled to hold at the Conference Hall of the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos will have as its theme, Improving Transportation, Logistics and Port Service Delivery and Effectiveness in West Africa.

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Test Drive: JAC models surpass expectation

NIGERIA, because of its huge population has stood out, over the years as a large market, and automobiles are not left out. Different automobile brands abound, but a recurring challenge has been durability and ability to withstand our environment, road condition, temperature etc. Another challenge has been that of perception for vehicles coming from Asia, especially from China, are Chinese vehicles really durable? Can they give value for money? Are they truly comfortable to drive ?

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JLR research’ll help autonomous vehicles drive like humans, not robots

Jaguar Land Rover is investing in a research project that will help future autonomous vehicles drive naturally like human drivers, rather than like robots. A fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be driven daily by employees of the London Borough of Greenwich, to establish how a range of different drivers react to real-world driving situations, including heavy traffic, busy junctions, road works and bad weather.

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Auto assemblers seek govt intervention for survival

With the down turn of the economy, the auto sector is undoubtedly one of the worst hit, as low patronage has forced many companies in the sector, especially those who have invested heavily in the setting up of auto assembly plants, to sack staff and scale down some of their operations, reports XYZ Nigeria is not new in the business of auto assembling, as government’s interest in this area can be traced back to the 70s when the Federal Government collaborated with some auto companies abroad to establish assembly plants.

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Volkswagen Centre unveils all-new Passat

The Volkswagen Centre has unveiled the much anticipated revolutionary tech-savvy eight-generation 2016 Volkswagen Passat in Nigeria. Positioned between Golf (Jetta) and Phaeton in the current Volkswagen line-up, the new Passat is significantly fitted with swank exterior, more aggressive features with exceptionally refined interior appointments. The new Passat’s exterior is characterized by sleek horizontal lines with uniquely shaped headlight units and LED headlamps that look strikingly different. This is in addition to short overhangs, long wheelbase, striking bonnet and shoulder lines with excellently shaped radiator grille and front bumper.

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Hyundai Motors, Diamond Bank Vehicle Credit scheme runs till end of Feb

Prospective patrons and fleet managers willing to access soft bank loans to procure Hyundai vehicles at discount price without necessarily undergoing bureaucratic bank charges can take advantage of Hyundai Motors Nigeria and Diamond Bank PLC ‘Dream Deal’ vehicle finance offer the management of both organizations have announced that this scheme will run till end of February 2016.

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All new Ford Explorer debuts with Enhanced Smart Technology

THE 2016 Ford Explorer is now available in left-hand drive markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing more smart technologies, improved performance and efficiency, as well as greater all-round capabilities to this popular model. As America’s top-selling sports utility vehicle (SUV) for the past 25 years – with more than 7 million sold in the United States alone – the Explorer has a formidable reputation that will reach even greater heights in its updated form.

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Oando Marketing boosts skills acquisition with Oleum Academy

IN furtherance of its commitment to consistently improve technical skills amongst auto mechanics, Oando Marketing Plc, leading petroleum Distribution Company in sub-Saharan Africa, recently graduated its second stream of 200 mechanics from its Oleum Academy, in continuation of its training programme aimed at harnessing the potentials of auto-mechanics in Nigeria. The granduants, who cut across diverse backgrounds, were awarded the Oleum Academy certificates accredited by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

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