Thursday August 21st, 2014
Thursday August 21st, 2014
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CFAO unveils 3 new Mitsubishi models at Lagos Motor Show

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LEADING automobile marketing company in Nigeria, CFAO Motors, has launched three new Mitsubishi models into the market.

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Nigerian-born Nissan Patrol arrives

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Nissan-Naija

THIS is the first Nissan Patrol to be built in Nigeria. It rolled out from the Nissan Plant in Lagos last week and it has everything a typical Nissan Patrol, built anywhere in the world can boast of.

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TNL unveils automatic transmission Toyota Hiace

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TOYOTA Nigeria Ltd, TNL, has added the automatic transmission version of the Toyota Hiace to its lineup with the aim of capturing more share in the highly competitive mini-bus vehicle market segment in Nigeria.

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Nigerian-born Nissan Patrol arrives

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THIS is the first Nissan Patrol to be built in Nigeria. It rolled out from the Nissan Plant in Lagos last week and it has everything a typical Nissan Patrol, built anywhere in the world can boast of.

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Fashola to flag off Lagos Motor show and Auto part Expo

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LAGOS State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) will lead other dignitaries from the public and private sectors to declare open the 9th edition of the Lagos Motor Fair & 3rd Autoparts Expo Nigeria. The Fair which kicks off on Thursday, June 1st, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, will parade over 70 companies from Nigeria and abroad.

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First built in Nigeria Nissan Patrol rolls off production line

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Nissan-Naija

Nissan has become the first major manufacturer to build a car in Nigeria in response to the Federal Government’s new Automotive Policy.

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Globe Motors to assemble Higer automobiles locally

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Globe-motor

Frontline auto company, Globe Motors Holdings Nigeria Limited is to begin local assembling of automobiles to take advantage of the country’s new auto policy.

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9th Lagos Motor Fair, will be a thriller – BKG

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BKG Exhibitions, organisers of the annual Lagos Motor Fair and Auto Expo in Nigeria has promised exhibitors and visitors to the 9th edition of the fair a rewarding and bumper show.

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Hyundai gives Elantra serious facelift

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Refreshed for 2014 model year, the new Elantra receives numerous changes, including slight cosmetic modifications inside and out, a new Sport trim level with a more powerful engine, upgraded infotainment features and a quieter cabin.

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TNL recalls Hilux, Rav4, Yaris to correct faults

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Toyota Nigeria Limited has announced the recall of the 2004-2005 Hilux and the 2005-2006 Rav4 to replace a malfunctioning spiral cable.

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Volkswagen Amarok Flaunts Improved Agility, Fuel Efficiency

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Volkswagen-Amarok

THE Volkswagen Centre, renowned distributors of Volkswagen products has unveiled some of Volkswagen latest commercial vehicle range including Amarok, Caddy, Multivan, Transporter and the 30-seater Crafter bus.

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Weststar adds Mercedes Benz GL 400

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GL-400

LATEST addition to the Mercedes Benz GL family, GL-400 has arrived Weststar Associates Limited showrooms
across the country. The new GL 400 is available at Weststar showroom in superior black leather with grey fabric roof liner and shiny black exterior.

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TNL unveils $2m body and paint repair workshop

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THE Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Ltd, TNL, Mr. Chandrasheker Thampy has described the newly commissioned $2m Toyota Nigeria body and paint repair workshop as a game changer in Nigerian auto industry.

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Chanrai storms market with Mitsubishi Attrage, Space Star

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By Theodore Opara CHANRAI Nigeria Ltd, representatives of Mitsubishi Motors in Nigeria has introduced two compact cars into the market. The two cars, Space Star (hatchback) and Attrage (saloon) are equipped with a 1.2 litre petrol engine with unprecedented fuel economy. Speaking during the presentation at Chanrai Nigeria Ltd office in Victoria Island, Lagos, the

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Coscharis continues joy story with new X5

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Coscharis-X5

Coscharis Motors, representatives of BMW in Nigeria, has launched the all-new BMW X5, Sports Activity Vehicle, SAV, into the market.

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Ghana to partner Nigeria on intergration of data base

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Vehicles Queuing for Fuel in Abuja

The Republic of Ghana is on the verge of partnering with Nigeria on data base integration, bordering on the registration of vehicles and drivers on the continent, as part of collective efforts to enhance safety practices within the West African region.

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Coscharis begins work on $55m CKD plant in Lekki

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LEADING automobile distributor in Nigeria, Coscharis Motors, has commenced construction of $55 million auto assembly plant in Lekki, Lagos, for the production of Jiangsu Joylong and MG brands. The plant is for Complete Knock Down parts, CKD.

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Lube giants set to clash at Lagos Motor Show

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In readiness for the 9th Lagos Motor Fair/3rd Auto Parts Expo, the indigenous companies are not left out as all the big names in the lubricant sector have all declared their interests to participate in this year’s event, leveraging on the outstanding success recorded in the 2013 edition and the build up to the 2014 edition.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee: Never been this good

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee has never been this good. Though the Grand Cherokee has a pedigree as master of all terrain, it has never offered as much power, luxury, capability, safety as the 2014 model.

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Lagos Internatonal Motor show holds May

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The 2014 edition of Lagos International Motor Show will hold from the 1st to 7th of May at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Announcing the date at his Yaba, Lagos office, the managing director, Fashintex Nigeria Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Agwu said that preparations are in top gear to host a memorable show come May 1 to 7, 2014.

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Ford redefines compact car segment with Ecosport

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YOU can’t stop falling in love with the all-new Ford Ecosport. The reason is simple. The small Ford car, built on a raised platform, has a beautiful design and is sweet to drive too

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C & I Leasing launches two new vessels

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Foremost Leasing company in Nigeria, C&I Leasing Plc has added two new vessels to its fleet. The vessels, Masud Defender and Magen Defender are both 25 crew carrier boats, and built in South Africa

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Globe Motors, Higer boost Nigeria auto industry with N19.8bn

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Globe Motors Holdings Nigeria Limited has entered into partnership with Higer Bus Company of China to build a N19.8 billion ultra modern vehicle assembly plant in Lagos.

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GM boss Lauds CFAO facilities for Chevy, Isuzu

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The President and Managing Director of General Motors, Sub-Sahara Africa, Mr. Mario Spangenberg has described the CFAO Inter Motors facilities for Chevrolet and Isuzu in Lagos as outstanding, and world class.

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XGMA equipment brings succour to construction companies

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The General Manager, Richbon Nigeria Limited, representatives of XGMA brand of equipment, Mr. Edmund Okwu has disclosed that the XGMA range of construction equipment has brought succour to contractors who are looking for quality and affordable construction equipment to execute their jobs.

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Osoba, Uduaghan commend Innoson’s vehicle brand

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The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and former governor of Ogun State, Aremo Segun Osoba have commended the Innoson vehicle brand assembled in the country.

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Land Rover launches most fuel efficient, powerful Discovery

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Land Rover Freelander 2

THIS is good news for Land Rover Discovery fans in Nigeria. The Land Rover Discovery is now available with a powerful super-charged all-new V6 engine which out-performs the normally-aspirated V8 petrol engine. The new petrol engine delivers 250 kw and 450 Nm with emission of 285g/k. Improvement in fuel consumption is 12.01/100 km as against 14.11/00 km on the V8 engine.

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Evoque gets world’s first 9-speed auto transmission, refreshes for 2014

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THE Land Rover Evoque has scored yet another first by becoming the first sport utility vehicle (SUV) to be fitted with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The new transmission developed by transmission experts, ZF specially for front-transverse driveline cuts fuel and emissions to the bearest minimum.

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Nissan overtakes Toyota with Teana

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Nissan-Teana

Nissan Motor Corporation has outperformed Asia-based carmakers including Toyota Motor Corporation just as its mid-size sedan, Altima also known as Teana outsold Camry for the first time in 12 years at the end of February 2014 sales appraisa

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ABC retrains driving crew, extends sprinter service to Lekki, Owerri, PH

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OVER 400 ABC Transport drivers and attendants recently participated in a productivity and safety enhancement workshop in Calabar, Owerri, Lagos and Ewekoro (Ogun State)

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Mercedes Benz S-Class and new benchmarks

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Mercedez-Benz-X-Class

Selecting the luxury car of the year for 2013 was not a very difficult task for the Nigerian auto journalists. The S-Class simply stood out and when it was announced at the Sheraton Hotel Ikeja, the audience applauded the decision of the judges. No one faulted the judgement. And the S-class took the crown.

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Kia Optima, a sedan with rising profile

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Optima

The Kia optima is perhaps, one of the ‘craziest’ car designs from the Korean car maker. No wonder it was conferred with the most ‘Outstanding design’ award by the Nigeria Auto Journalists Awards (NAJA) in 2012 when it first arrived the Nigerian market

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