Monday December 22nd, 2014
Monday December 22nd, 2014
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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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economy

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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cars

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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VW Group delivers 6.52m vehicles in eight months

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Volkswagen-Amarok

+5.6 percent)* million vehicles to customers. Developments during the month of August were also positive, with the company delivering 740,500 (August 2013: 720,900; +2.7 percent)* units worldwide. “Deliveries by the Volkswagen Group developed well in the first eight months. However, the economic environment in some world markets remains tense”, Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday, and added: “The Volkswagen Group and its brands are in an excellent position to master these challenges.”

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FRSC solicits NSC support in sports devt

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has solicited the assistance of the National Sports Commission (NSC) in developing its sport activities.

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Auto giants set to show strength at 16th Abuja Motor fair

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Motoring-mercedes

With a resolve to flaunt the best and the latest technology as well as demonstrate their poise to play strongly in the emerging Nigeria automotive market as dictated by the demands of the nation’s new auto policy, reputable companies in both the domestic and global automotive industry are getting ready to showcase their stuff at the Eagle Square venue of the 16th edition of Nigeria’s flagship auto show-the Abuja International Motor Fair.

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Toyota, FG officials to meet in Germany over assembly plant

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*Toyota-Fortuner

OFFICIALS of Toyota Motor Corporation Japan and the Federal Government’s team led by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga will be meeting in Germany on Friday to discuss the possibility of setting up a Toyota assembly plant in Nigeria, under the Federal government’s new auto policy.

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Abuja Motor Fair to boost investment in auto sector

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Innoson-cars

THE annual Abuja International Motor fair scheduled to hold at the Eagles Square Abuja next month is targeted towards boosting investments in the auto sector.

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Ford renews interest in assembly plant in Nigeria

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Motoring-Ford-ranger

Contrary to the belief that Ford Motor Company was not interested in setting up an assembly plant in Nigeria under the Federal government’s new auto policy, Vanguard Motoring can reveal authoritatively that the company is renewing interest in the nation’s automotive sector with the intention of setting up a plant as soon as possible

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New Mercedes-Benz dealership opens in Enugu

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Mercedez-Benz-X-Class

Tetralog Nigeria Limited will tomorrow throw its doors open to Mercedes-Benz customers as it commissions its ultra-modern Sales and Service centre located at the high brow area of Enugu City, along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway of Enugu State.

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Jeep Cherokee SRT: Blend of power, luxury

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2014-Grand-Cherokee-Laredo-

Early this year, Weststar Associates Ltd., authorised general distributors of Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge/Ram in Nigeria, in collaboration with one of its dealers MB Automobiles Services Ltd., introduced the most powerful Jeep Grand Cherokee into the Nigeria Market.

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Coscharis Mobility counts blessing @ one with Sixt

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Coscharis-X5

Coscharis Mobility Limited, representatives of Sixt rent a car in Nigeria has concluded plans to commence operations in the heavy haulage business this month as part of its expansion programme.

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Evoque leads the way with in-car technology

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New Range-Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque has won three more awards, taking its global haul of accolades to a total of 161 in just three years.

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National Auto Policy: CVL to produce ATF, brake fluid, others, locally

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Innoson-cars

In support of the Federal Government’s new automotive policy, an indigenous company, Cambistry Ventures Ltd (CVL) has set up multi-million naira ultra modern Automotive Transmission Fluid (ATF), brake fluid and power steering plant in Ikotun, Lagos to meet with the demands of automotive manufacturers as well as existing automobiles plying our roads.

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Auto makers’ association ED, Madueke, for burial

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Motoring-copy

As the auto sector continues to mourn the Executive Director of the Nigerian Automotive Manufacturers Association (NAMA), Mr. Arthur Olisa Madueke, who died recently in Lagos, the Motor Vehicle & Miscellaneous Assembly Sectoral Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), in conjunction with the Madueke family, has unveiled a programme of funeral activities leading to the burial of the departed.

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Low-priced made-in-Nigeria Hyundai cars goes on sale

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*Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited has started phased delivery of low priced made-in-Nigeria cars assembled at the company’s plant in Lagos to its provisional dealers nationwide.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon continues success story in Nigeria

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Coscharis-X5

Jeep, the legendary off-road and sports utility vehicle maker is back again with a new addition to the Jeep Wrangler line up in Nigeria. After observing the wide acceptance of the Wrangler, Weststar Associates Ltd, the authorised general distributor of Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram in Nigeria, added the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to the family.

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TNL boss calls for support as govt revolutionises auto industry

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THE Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo has tasked Nigerian Motoring journalists to remain steadfast and more committed in reporting the sector especially at this time that the government is committed to revolutionisng the auto industry,

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FRSC to parley Rwanda on road safety management

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*Dopemu-Iyana-Ipaja road

In line with on-going drive by the Nigerian government to provide technical assistance for developing the capacity for entrenching sustainable road safety management in African, the Federal Road Safety Corps is considering partnering with the Rwandan government in its desire to further entrench safer road use within the region.

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Chinonso, computer scientist emerges Ford Odyssey winner in Nigeria

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Ford-B-Segment

A 28-year Madona University computer science graduates, Mr. Chinonso Okezuo has emerged winner of Ford Ranger Odyssey 2014 competition held in Lagos recently. Chinonso beat four other contestants including a female driver to emerge winner in the tough competition.

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Peace Mass Transit, FRSC parley on road safety

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*Scene of the accident, yesterday.

The upward spiral of accidents on Nigeria roads has been a sore point in our national life. In this report, FRANCIS IGATA writes on the efforts of Peace Mass Transit,PMT, in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corp,FRSC, to halt the burgeoning rate of accidents and instill high standard in the company’s drivers.

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Peace Mass Transit, FRSC parley on road safety

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*Scene of the accident, yesterday.

The upward spiral of accidents on Nigeria roads has been a sore point in our national life. In this report, FRANCIS IGATA writes on the efforts of Peace Mass Transit,PMT, in partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corp,FRSC, to halt the burgeoning rate of accidents and instill high standard in the company’s drivers.

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Oyeyemi reads riot act to reckless drivers

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A typical fake licence

The new Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, has read riot act to motorists on reckless driving, saying that tougher sanctions await reckless motorists who goes against the rules.

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Coscharis drops registration charges

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bmw-series

As part of its previous deliberate effort to woo users of automobile brands it represent in Nigeria, Coscharis Motors has dropped registration fee for non- customers who drives any of their vehicle brands.

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Anyim charges new FRSC boss to surpass predecessor’s achievements

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Anyim Pius Anyim

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim has charged the new Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi to strive towards surpassing the present momentum which has earned the FRSC the status of a global brand of a model of a lead on road safety management.

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Iconic Mustang set for Nigeria

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Nigeria will be among the first countries in sub-Sahara Africa to drive the all-new Ford sensational sport car, the Mustang, even ahead of South Africa.

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Ford to unveil 17 new products for Africa

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Ford-B-Segment

Ford has announced that it is set to unveil 25 exciting new vehicles in Middle East and African markets by 2016 as part of its aggressive expansion plans in its newest business unit, Middle East and Africa (MEA).

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Kia to produce cars in Nigeria by Sept

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kia-new

Kia Motors has announced that it will commence production of selected models in Nigeria by September this year. The Korean auto makers by this move, joins the likes of Nissan and others who took advantage of the Federal Government’s auto policy to set up assembly plants in the country.

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