Author Archives: Motoring World

“I Hated My Old Car After First Media Test-Drive” – 2016 Toyota Motoring Journalist of the Year

Rasheed Bisiriyu of The Punch Newspaper was not in a hurry to arrive the venue of this year’s Toyota Awards Night, held last week at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. For he never dreamt he could win. But before he arrived, he was declared the winner. In this exclusive interview conducted at the occasion, Bisiriyu spoke to FEMI OWOEYE ...

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“I was Inspired by Mark Webber”, Race Driver and 2015 Nissan Playstation Gt Academy International Winner MATT SIMMONS

Australian Matt Simmons, winner of the 2015 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy International competition, has, from last week, been testing a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. The official pre-season test is important preparation for Simmons’ 2016 season, racing in the prestigious Blancpain GT Endurance Cup for the Nissan GT Academy Team RJN, defending series champions. ...

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Toyota Nigeria Recalls 900 RAV4 Vehicles

Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) has announced a safety recall of about 900 Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 vehicles sold into the Nigerian market. The company’s Mnaging Director, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo made the announcement, on Tuesday, during a press briefing held at the TNL’s headquarters, Lekki, Lagos. According to him, with the recall, Toyota is reacting to a field Service report, which ...

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Hyundai Nigeria Targets Over 20% Market Share in 2016

By: ROTIMI ASHER Despite the nation’s unpleasant economic climate, coupled with scarcity of FOREX required to procure kits for assembly plants operations, Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited has announced its resolve to slice at least 20 per cent of the nation’s automobile market share in 2016. The company’s Branch Manager, Karthik Nayak disclosed this exclusively to Motoring World International during a ...

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Ford Donates Rangers to Nigerian Automotive Training Centre

Ford Motor Company has reaffirmed its commitment to developing Nigeria’s automobile industry by donating two Ford Rangers to its dealer partner, Coscharis Motors for their Automotive Training Centre. The two vehicles will be used at Coscharis’ CG Eko LLP Automobile Training Centre in Ikeja to enhance and develop the skills of technicians in the automotive industry. “The contribution,” stressed Eugene ...

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Elizade Launches $2m JAC Auto Centre

…As it Awaits Grant of Auto Making Status from NADDC Indications emerged last week that there is no going back in plans by Chinese auto maker, JAC from embarking in auto manufacturing in Nigeria. The Managing Director of Elizade Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s representative of the auto maker, gave the assurance last week Tuesday during  launching of JAC’s ultra-modern Auto Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. ...

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Ford Makes List of 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Ford Motor Company is the only automaker named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute on Monday – a distinction that comes as ethics in business increasingly affects customers and their purchase decisions. This year’s roll call of honour, made on Monday, marks the seventh consecutive year Ethisphere Institute has named Ford a World’s Most Ethical Company. Commenting, ...

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Hyundai Elantra Returns with Vital Makeover for 2016

By: ROTIMI ASHER The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has stormed Nigeria’s auto market with ambitious styling, value proposition with improved quality reputation and fuel economy, capable of provoking arch Japanese rivals like Toyota Corolla, Nissan Sentra, Mazda 3 and Honda Civic.   As unveiled to the motoring media on Monday, the 6th generation Elantra has not only been restyled for 2016 model ...

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Motoring Writers Hold Track day Event

Members of the Guild of Motoring Writers, United Kingdom plan to leave their press cars at the office and take their own vehicles to Castle Combe race circuit for the second Guild Big Day Out on Thursday 21st April. Organized with the support of Honda (UK) Ltd, the track day event will see the Guild have exclusive use of the ...

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