•Commends auto journalists for NAJ Awards
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.
In a post event reaction to the NAJ Awards, Mr. Pavir Singh, Group Managing Director, Stallion Motors commended the local automobile media for taking time out of their respective schedules to keep a tab on developments in the industry.
He described the local automobile industry as nascent and vibrant if cautiously explored, remarking that the new Automotive Industry Policy would chart a new course for the industry and subsequently position Nigeria among automobile resourceful countries in the world.
“The time to start is now and with you (NAJ), the Nigeria automobile industry could become the icing on the cake for investors willing to explore inherent opportunities. Also note that, Nigeria is a potent market that can support the growth of its nascent industry, Stallion Motors’ director reasoned.”
Mr. Singh however added that Stallion would continue to live up to expectations and deliver quality and added value for products and services it offers to customers in Nigeria.
Stallion Motors, renowned automobile conglomerate again retained the Multi Auto Dealership Award just as one of its subsidiaries Porsche Centre Lagos was awarded Showroom of the Year at the 2013 Nigeria Auto Journalists Award (NAJ) held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers Ikeja, Lagos.
The automobile dealership conglomerate with franchise for chain of auto brands including Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, SsangYong, Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi, Porsche and AshokLeyland had at similar shows in recent past won the coveted multi Auto-dealership award.
Stallion Motors has through its designated dealerships played key roles in the country’s automobile sector, providing quality products, sales and after sales support services to customers and fleet owners.
And very recently, the company ventured into automobile manufacturing, assembling AshokLeyland buses and trucks, having acquired the moribund VWoN plant along Lagos-Badagry Expressway, where it will soon commence local assembly of Nissan passenger cars and SUVs as well as Hyundai light trucks by spring 2014.
The company had beaten rival nominees CFAO and Coscharis to win the coveted plaque, which according to NAJ, was a demonstration of Stallion’s efficiency and resilience in the management of automobile dealerships.
Similarly, the Porsche Centre Lagos outwitted Mercedes Benz Centre to cart home the Showroom of the Year award 2013.
Presenting the awards on behalf of NAJ, Dr. Oscar Odibo, principal consultant, Newsletters Limited acknowledged the elasticity of Stallion Motors and its contribution to the country’s automobile sector, remarking that Stallion caresses the automobile industry like a colossus.