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New Vehicle Models for 2017 (with Pictures)

FEMI OWOEYE Motoring World International can authoritatively declare that over 200 new cars have been rolled out for the New Year. Some are expected to be assembled in Nigeria. But lovers of certain premium brands, which are not yet assembled in the country, are most likely to find them at showrooms of their franchise dealers before the end of the ...

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2016: Five Most Significant Events in Nigerian Auto Sector

Though about the quietest year ever for Nigerian auto industry, 2016 witnessed momentous developments in the nation’s struggling auto sector… MATILDA FRANCES The just concluded year was tumultuous for the Nigerian auto industry. At a point, a sizeable number of stakeholders were at a dilemma as to President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy direction as it concerned the Nigerian auto policy. Although ...

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Auto Sector in 2016: More Tears than Cheers

FEMI OWOEYE For the Nigerian auto industry, motoring public and motoring world, the just concluded year 2016 was filled with pains and tears and little to cheer till the world almost chorused HAPPY NEW YEAR, writes FEMI OWOEYE Towards the tail end of 2016, an ugly human angle of motoring was in the news, eliciting a brain waving question: “What ...

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How Well Do You Remember Your First Car?

AUSTIN COLLINS Most motorists remember theirs so fondly that they can even recall its number plate – no matter how old they are. In fact, nostalgic over 65s have better memories than people 20 years younger when it comes to remembering the number plate on their first car. And it also turns out that men are more likely than women ...

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Investigation: Stinking Rots in Nigerian Ports

Following Nigerian government’s recent car import restriction order, Motoring World’s investigation unravels massive wall of corruption still surrounding import and clearing via the sea ports, which, unless crushed, might defeat all measures being put in place to sanitize the system, FEMI OWOEYE reports Genuine car importers are worried over Nigerian government’s recent import restriction order, because of the age-long corrupt process built in to ...

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Set Safer Driving New Year Resolution

Beware the 28% of motorists looking at their phone, not the road, warns Exchange and Mart. Christmas and New Year season is the perfect time for drivers to commit to keeping their eyes firmly focused on the road, not their mobile phone. This is the warning from Exchange and Mart, after 28% of motorists it surveyed admitted to using their ...

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Book Review:Stile Ducati, A Visual History of Ducati Design

Proud to celebrate its 90th anniversary together with its fans, Ducati has decided to make this milestone a memorable one with a volume containing a photographic record of the company’s history, illustrating that attention to style and design for which Ducati has always been so renowned. “Stile Ducati. A visual history of Ducati Design” published by Skira (Milan – Italy, ...

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Best in Class Cars Of 2016

In 2016, Euro NCAP tested 18 new passenger cars and four heavy quadricycles. Out of the lots, the body rated only three as best in class, including  Toyota Prius as best in the ‘Large Family Car’ category; Hyundai Ioniq in the ‘Small Family Car’ category; and the VW Tiguan as the best ‘Small Off-Roader’. This year, EuroNCAP introduced some significant changes to its ...

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2016 Nigeria Car-of-the-Year: How the Winner Emerged

FEMI OWOEYE Road to emergence of 2016’s car of the year was rough and controversial. Peugeot 301’s surfacing as final winner happened at the last minute, about 72 hours to the event. Certain critics, including some motoring writers, believe that, unlike 2015’s edition won by Kia Rio, this year’s award was free but unfair. However, some event watchers suppose that ...

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Top Categories at NAJA Awards

On 24th November, 2016, the Nigerian Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) held the much-anticipated auto award show at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Mercedes-Benz emerged winner of two distinct awards;Luxury Car of the Year (Mercedes-Benz S-class)and Heavy Duty Truck of the Year (Mercedes-Benz Actros). “We keep winning! We really appreciate this recognition and promise to continue offering our absolute ...

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