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Why we’re packaging 19th Abuja Motor Fair — BKG boss

The annual Abuja International Motor Fair will hold at the old Parade Ground Abuja from October 21-27, 2018. According to the Chairman of the organising committee,Mr. Ifeanyichukwu Agwu, the event which is the 19th edition, is targeted at  boosting investments in the sector, which despite the myriad challenges  is set to seriously assume its rightful place as  a key sector that drives socio-economic development. According to Agwu, “the platform of this edition has been packaged to  focus  the attention of  government on  the importance of urgently addressing the current challenges in the sector so as to use it to drive the nation’s economic diversification policy”.

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Mercedes Benz recharges with two new workhorses

DETERMINED to maintain the lead in the nation’s premium heavy duty truck segment, Mercedes Benz, represented in Nigeria by Weststar Associates Nigeria Limited, has introduced two new heavy duty trucks into the market. The Mercedes Benz Arocs and Actros tractor head. The all new Actros is a 4×2/6×4 tractor head and the most reliable and efficient truck ever built by Mercdes Benz with a reasonable price. It has consistently won  the Heavy Duty Truck  of The Year Award in Nigeria, while the Arocs range is  the construction firm’s delight as it combines power, robustness and efficiency in a unique way. Mercedes says the “Arocs can deliver everything that working life demands of it and even more.”

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Yaris, class benchmark at 20

TWO decades of existence of an automobile model calls for celebration by the auto maker. Not all models attain two decades of existence. This is because a single mistake in design of a model could lead to the exinction of the model. This is where Toyota stands out. Every Toyota model lives for many decades. Examples include the Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Land Cruiser, Highlander, Hilux and Hiace. All have spent few decades in the market without even change of name. They have improved with every successive model. The Yaris, no doubt has toed this success line. As at June 2016, over three million units of Yaris had been produced globally.

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Success nuggets of auto industry guru

Interviewing Chief Michael Ade Ojo, Founder, Elizade Group of Companies and Chairman of Toyota Nigeria Limited, is every Nigerian Motoring Journalist’s delight. Apart from being very blunt and frank about issues relating to the auto industry, Chief Ade Ojo would always give you an advice that can guide you in life if you are one of those that take words of advice from elders very seriously.

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Mercedes delivers 1.5 vehicles in 8 months

Mercedes-Benz delivered 1,512,268 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first eight months of this year, thus setting a new record (+1.1%). Never before in the company’s history were sales of 1.5 million vehicles achieved earlier in the year. Mercedes-Benz sold 155,918 (-8.5%) vehicles worldwide in August, the 30th consecutive month with global sales of more than 150,000 units due to the ongoing strong demand for cars with the three-pointed star. As expected, however, there was an impact on unit sales in August from challenges relating to vehicle availability, including model changes and delays in vehicle certification in some markets. Nevertheless, Mercedes-Benz defended in the first eight months of the year its position as the best-selling premium brand worldwide.

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All-new Kia Cerato sets new pace in class

Kia’s new Joker, the all-new Cerato will be arriving in Kia Motor showrooms across the country before the end of the year. A Kia source in Nigeria told Vanguard Motoring that the all-new Cerato will be the benchmark in its class in Nigeria when it finally arrives. Unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show in Manhattan, USA, the All-new Cerato has made a successful debut featuring its impressively enhanced exterior and interior design. Looking more dynamic and stylish, the All-new Cerato’s design has moved in a sportier direction while preserving the original design elements from predecessors.

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