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CFAO Motors Re-Introduces Suzuki Vehicles in Nigeria

Frontline auto distributor, CFAO Motors has commenced distribution of Suzuki vehicles in Nigeria in a bid to offer its customers a wider range of affordable cars. Managing Director of CFAO Motors/CFAO Country Delegate, Mr. Thomas Pelletier stated that his company took over the Suzuki car franchise to complement the range of models distributed by the company and to satisfy the ...

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Plug-in Hybrids: More Models but No Future, Research Findings

Something strange is happening. Car manufacturers are issuing a flood of plug-in hybrid cars. You are spoiled for choice with Mini, BMW, Skoda, Volvo, Porsche, Mercedes and others joining in.  The fundamentals are all against them. Those offering the most desirable pure electric cars – those with the longest range and three times the resale value – have long waiting lists but they will catch up. No ...

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FORD Recalls Over 1.2 Million Explorer over Rear Suspension Issue

…Says Drivers Face Increasing Risk of a Crash ANNIE ALLEN Ford has issued a safety recall on select 2011-17 Ford Explorer vehicles. According to the auto maker, in a statement released on Wednesday, June 12, vehicles that are exposed to frequent full rear suspension articulation (jounce and rebound) may experience a fractured rear suspension toe link. It explained: “A fracture of ...

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Nissan Effects Senior Management Changes In Africa

Nissan has effected senior management changes in Africa. As announced in a media statement on Monday, the move was aimed at driving sustainable growth across the continent. “With a growing middle class,” it explained, “and rapidly increasing demand, Africa is seen as the last frontier for global automakers.” Mike Whitfield, currently managing director of Nissan South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, ...

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Mercedes-Benz Sells Over 195,000 Vehicles Worldwide

Mercedes-Benz sold 195,690 vehicles worldwide in May (-1.3%). The sales success of the new A-Class and the new CLA Coupé,which was launched in Europe in May, had a positive effect last month. In a highly competitive market environment worldwide, the new compact-car models in particular generated sales momentum in many key markets. Nonetheless, ongoing model changes in the highest-volume SUV ...

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Challenges of Nigeria’s Auto Industry

BY: TOKUNBOH AROMOLARAN The federal government has a long-term view of developing this industry. But certain government departments like the ministry of finance, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Custom Service (NCS) don’t see this same long-term vision. They see just a short revenue scope. They wonder what the government hope to achieve by giving local automobile assembly plants ...

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Abia Govt Releases N6bn for Completion of Road Projects

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has approved the release of N6 billion for the completion of ongoing road projects within the first 100 days of his second term in office. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Onyebuchi Ememanka, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Monday. It ...

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Toyota, Subaru Collaborate to make Battery Electric SUV

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Subaru Corporation (Subaru) has concluded plans to jointly develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for midsize and large passenger vehicles and to jointly develop a C-segment-class BEV SUV model for sale under each company’s own brand. According to the automakers in a joint statement, by combining their respective strengths, such as the ...

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