Author Archives: Motoring World

Ford Donates Car To Training Centre

Ford Motor Company recently donated a brand new Ford Ecosport to CG-Eko LLP Training Centre, Lagos, to be used as a training tool by the centre.   The vehicle was presented, on behalf of Ford Motor Company by Mr. Abiona Babarinde, General Manager Marketing & Corporate Services, Coscharis Motors Ltd, and was received by Mr. Sunday Tanimowo, Training Manager, CG-Eko ...

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NAC, WESBANK Meet Over Made-In-Nigeria Vehicles Finance

BY: DOROTHY NEJE Moves by the Federal government to make locally made vehicles affordable to Nigerians gained further boost, as top officials of National Automotive Council (NAC) and WesBank of South Africa met in Abuja recently on the proposed roll-out of Made-In-Nigeria Vehicle Finance Scheme scheduled for later this year.   At the meeting were the Director General, National Automotive ...

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Ferrari’s Super Power Car

New Ferrari 488 GTB, which débuted at this years Geneva Motor Show, is best described as an extreme power for extreme driving , reports MATILDA FRANCES Forty years on from the unveiling of its first ever mid-rear-engined V8 model, the 308 GTB, the Prancing Horse opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history. The Ferrari 488 GTB provides track-level performance ...

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Hyundai Offers Buyers One-Year Zero-Running Cost

BY: DOROTHY NEJE To encourage more patronage for modern Hyundai cars in Nigeria, Hyundai Nigeria Limited has introduced a scheme that would assist customers to reduce the usual additional costs which follows purchase of new vehicles within the first one year. Tagged “It’s Time For Change”, the scheme offers new car buyers such mouth-watering incentives as free maintenance, free comprehensive ...

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XF: Jaguar’s Fighting Machine

Jaguar XF is certainly the model that redefined the Jaguar range, combining Jaguar’s renowned flair for style and luxury with a genius for technological innovation, providing an instinctive and rewarding driving experience that other sports saloons can only aspire to, writes Motoring World Associate Editor, DOROTHY NEJE. According to Aregbeshola Cletus, the Jaguar Landrover Brand Manager for Coscharis Motors, Lagos, ...

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Here It Is, BMW Driverless Car

German Luxury car maker, BMW has unveiled its own version of autonomous car, a modification of  BMW i3 electric city car. So intelligent is this i3 that it can identify a free space and park in it by itself, reports MATILDA FRANCES The  car, which  shall be one of BMW’s special attractions at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, holding from ...

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MY OLD COROLLA GULPS OIL

Dear Editor, I have a 1991 Toyota Corolla with 247,000 Km on it. It runs quite well and we use it for our 23 year old to learn on. The problem is that the thing burns oil like nobody’s business. We don’t want to do an expensive engine overhaul however, and would like to know what you recommend as an oil additive ...

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Marshal Beware

Along Lagos Ibadan Express road, an FRSC marshal  pulled a car over and told the man driving that he was going over 150km/ in a 100km/h zone. “I was only going 90!” the driver protested. “Not according to my radar,” the marshal replied. “Yes, I was!” the man shouted back. “No you weren’t!” the marshal said, starting to get annoyed. With that, ...

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ALL PASSENGERS TO WEAR SEATBELT -FRSC

By: DOROTHY NUEJE       All passengers in moving commercial vehicles will soon be mandated to wear seat belts, the federal Road safety Commission(FRSC) has revealed.   Addressing journalists at the commission’s speed limiter sensitization campaign held last week at the nation’s capital, Abuja, the FCT Sector Commander, Susan Ajenge, frowned at situation in which only driver and front ...

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Photospeaks

ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN!!!  This is Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, still under construction. At certain points, vehicles have to share one way. And there are “NO OVERTAKING” signs forbidden any form of overtaking at such points. But driver of this overtaking vehicle decided to disregard the rule and got face-to-face with on-coming vehicles. An accident almost occurred. He was lucky. Next time he might not. ...

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