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World’s Largest Toyota Plant at 30

After three decades of groundbreaking, world’s largest Toyota plant situated in Kentucky, United States, proves that age is only a number… It started with an announcement in December 1985. Today it is a bustling operation that employs 8,000 people, sprawls 169 football fields (that’s just the building!) and represents a $6 billion (and growing) investment. When Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda announced Scott County, Ky. ...

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JAC IEV6S, The Prince Charming of Electric Cars

Mid May, JAC unveiled to the media IEV6S Chinese first pure-electric SUV, IEV6S. From the reactions of over 200 customers and journalists, who interacted with the charming-looking vehicle, the electric SUV could be first car ever to be named Prince Charming, writes FRANCES MATILDA Described by a customer as the most beautiful pure-electric vehicle ever made,  IEV6S SUV benefited from ...

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10 Reasons Why Vans Are Making a Comeback – Ford

The van has been the preferred vehicle for artisans since the 1950s. Plumbers, electricians, and the likes use vans to transport their tools and goods. And when families move home, they call “The Man with a Van”. Africa’s vast distances and rough roads demand durability and toughness. In South Africa, if you need something moved, you would generally ask a ...

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Dramatic Side of Lagos Yamaha Showroom and Assembly Plant Opening

By FEMI OWOEYE (Editor-in-chief, Motoring World International) Last Friday’s opening of Yamaha assembly plant and showroom was grand indeed. It was not just because the Executive governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode arrived at 10AM prompt, which was unusual in this part of the world. Neither was it because the event attracted the Charge de Affairs of Japanese embassy ...

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Reaction of Nigerian Automakers to Imported Vehicles Purchased By the Nigerian Senate (Full Text)

Full text of  statement by the Nigerian Automotive Manufacturers Association(NAMA) in reaction to N3.9b Senate vehicle imports during a press briefing held at the Golden Tulip, Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday 28th April 2016. Successive governments in Nigeria have been battling to move our economy forward, employing different strategies and ploys to energize our docile state and create value to ...

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How to Own Brand New car With About N300,000

By: FRANK BOYEDE In Nigeria of today, you can now save up as low as N250, 000, walk to a brand new car showroom and drive home a new car, popularly referred to in Nigeria as “tear rubber”. Most Nigerian auto marketers and assemblers now have what is known as auto finance scheme. This is meant to assist motorists to ...

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Ford Mustang at 52: The Making of Automotive Icon

What is today known as Ford’s global Mustang day, as marked on April 17th, is nothing shot of celebration of restoration and reinvention, writes FRANK BOYEDE There are many automotive icons today. But none is comparable with the legendary Ford Mustang. It was destined to become an idol and be positioned almost like the very first Model T, by the ...

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