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Porsche begins 2018 with most successful first quarter ever

It’s been a successful start to the year: In the first quarter of 2018, Porsche AG delivered around 63,500 vehicles worldwide, equivalent to an increase of six per cent compared with the previous year. This represents the most successful first quarter in the sports car manufacturer’s history. The USA, Europe and the company’s home market in Germany were the main drivers of growth, as well as the Panamera and 911 model lines. The US market recorded the largest overall growth, with deliveries increasing by 10 per cent to around 14,000 vehicles. In terms of the specific models, the Panamera introduced in 2017 achieved the largest percentage growth with an increase of around 200 per cent. The development of the hybrid segment has been especially positive: In Europe, more than 60 per cent of the Panamera models handed over to customers during the first quarter were hybrid versions. 

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Polish explorer takes Nissan LEAF across SSA in first EV expedition

Renowned Polish explorer Arkady Pawel Fiedler, who in February, inaugurated the first ever Electric Vehicle (EV) expedition with the world’s most popular electric vehicle – Nissan LEAF car from Cape Town, South Africa via West Africa to Europe was received in Nigeria by officials of Stallion NMN and Nissan South Africa in Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Mandilas sweeps Toyota awards

By Theodore Opara MANDILAS Enterprises, foremost automotive marketing company in Nigeria has proved its years of experience in the nation’s auto industry when it scooped virtually all awards at the Toyota Awards held recently in Lagos.Mandilas emerged winner in ten categories of the award and first runner-up in two categories and second runner-up in one
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Range Rover Velar dethrones Jaguar F-Pace as world’s most Beautiful Car

The Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. The Range Rover Velar took the tittle from Jaguar F-Pace which won the award last year. Interestingly, both cars are from the Jaguar-Land Rover family.Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar offers a unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity.

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2018 Lagos Motor Fair, parts expo aim at reviving auto sector — BKG boss

By Theodore Opara The organisers of the an-nual Lagos International Motor Fair & Autoparts Expo Nigeria have disclosed that the fair is aimed at reviving activities in the automotive sector with the objective of showcasing the capacities and potentials of this important sector of the economy. According to the Managing Director, BKG Exhibitions Limited, Mr.
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All-new Hyundai Accent features latest evolution of Hyundai design language

Hyundai has officially launched the fifth generation of its popular Accent small car in Africa and Middle East markets, building on the strengths of previous models with Hyundai’s latest design and engineering innovations while also maintaining Accent’s unbeatable value proposition for buyers. Highlights of the new model include a completely new exterior design and comfortable high-tech interior. More efficient powertrains deliver an outstanding combination of performance and fuel economy, with a choice of 1.4-liter or 1.6-liter engines, including a diesel available in some markets, matched to a six-speed transmission in either manual or automatic.

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Michelin Nigeria strengthens relationship with dealers

Michelin Tyre Services Nigeria has reiterated its resolve to strengthen its relationship with dealers nationwide in order to ensure smooth delivery of quality tyres and services to its teeming customers.The company made this known recently at the Michelin Stakeholders’ Dinner Night with Michelin management staff and dealers at Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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