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Chery lights up Lagos Motor Fair with Tiggo 8 Pro launch



From Left: Managing Director, Carloha Nigeria, Mr. Sola Adigun; Traditional Ruler of the Day, The Isa Omu, Adekunle Oyinloye; Dr. Edward Benson; Chief Executive Officer of Carloha Nigeria, Mr. Liang Long; and Sales and Marketing Director, Carloha Nigeria, Mr. Joseph Omokhapue,

Chery lights up Lagos Motor Fair with Tiggo 8 Pro launch

Chery’s launch of its luxury model Tiggo 8 Pro at the 18th Lagos Motor Fair literally lit up the entire arena of the exhibition.

The unveiling last Wednesday at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, along with display of other sleek cars from the automaker, added colour to this year’s auto fair that attracted international participants.

Indeed, the automotive industry witnessed a significant milestone with the grand launch of the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro.

The unveiling was graced by high-calibre personalities from various sectors of the economy, along with esteemed traditional rulers, marking a momentous occasion for the brand.

The Federal Palace Hotel provided a fitting backdrop for the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro launch, showcasing the vehicle’s sophisticated design and advanced features.

Guests at the event were treated to an exclusive first look at the SUV, which boasts a blend of luxury, performance, and cutting-edge technology.

The unveiling was graced by  top executives, industry leaders, government officials and notable figures from the business community.

Among the dignitaries are Dr. Okey Nwuke, member Board of Directors, at Access Bank; Dr. Edward Benson, Mr. Ruso Ascanio, MD Grimaldi; Dr. Adeyemi Fawole, Managing Director, Avis Nigeria Limited; Mr. Wale Fasere, MD/CEO, Fastride; Mr. Mike Ochonma, Chairman of Nigerian Automotive Journalists Association (NAJA), motoring editors across major newspapers, magazines and blogs, executive members of MTN Employee Multi-purpose Cooperative Society (MEMCOS); executive members of Exxonmobil Cooperative Society (EMCOOP), partners, other stakeholders, friends and families.

Their presence underscored the importance of the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro’s entry into the Nigerian market and the potential impact on the automotive landscape.

Also, the presence of the traditional ruler, Esa Omu, Adekunle Oyinloye, added a touch of cultural significance, prestige and recognition of Chery’s commitment to integrating with the local culture and community.

The launch event featured a series of engaging activities, including a detailed presentation on the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro’s innovative features, a live demonstration of its capabilities, and opportunities for attendees to experience the vehicle firsthand.

The launch was rounded off with a networking reception, allowing guests to discuss the implications of this new introduction and explore potential collaborations.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro to the Nigerian market,” said Mr. Sola Adigun, the Managing Director of Carloha Nigeria.

He further stated during his keynote address, “We are not just selling cars, but we are selling automobile solutions.

“We decided to go for Chery for a few reasons: Chery is the number one domestic vehicle in China, and it is present in about 80 countries of the world.

“Last year, over one million Chery was exported out of China, with about 13 million users worldwide. That is why Carloha settled for Chery. And this launch marks the rebirth of Chery in Nigeria.”

Chery Tiggo 8 Pro launch marked a significant step forward in Chery’s expansion strategy within Africa, with a promise to bring unparalleled driving experiences to Nigerian consumers.

The event’s success is a testament to the brand’s growing influence and the strong relationships Chery is building within the region.

The unveiling of Tiggo 8 Pro was done by Dr. Okey Nwuke, The Isa Omu, in the company of other dignitaries.

A PowerPoint presentation of Tiggo 8 Pro was executed by Mr. Yinka Oladipo, the National Sales Manager of Chery in Nigeria. Grace Olugbade, the longest Chery user, who has driven Chery vehicle for over 10 years in Nigeria, spoke on the resilience of the brand; a thrilling session with James, a Nigerian born-Chinese Comedian, also known as ‘Qian Duoduo’n and a energetic dance session by Star kids, all prepped up the launch event.

Many were captivated by the Carloha’s offer to customers of paying N5m within June 2024 to enjoy five per cent discount on any purchased Chery vehicles.

“Also, all Chery vehicles come with six years free service and 6 years warranty or 200,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

“Carloha also offers adequate after-sales service on all Chery vehicles in its dealership,” the firm said.



CFAO Nigeria thrills, unveils all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado



CFAO Nigeria thrills, unveils all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Toyota by CFAO has officially launched the All-New 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) into the Nigerian market.

Toyota by CFAO, an authorised distributor of all Toyota vehicle models in Nigeria, rolled the latest great SUV, in Lagos, marking the first anniversary of the company in Nigeria.

The unveiling held Friday July 19 at auto firm’s magnificent showroom on Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, was witnessed by top public and private sector stakeholders.

The All-New Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, renowned for its on-road and off-road capabilities, is one of the best-selling Toyota models in the world, with over 11.3 million units sold in more than 170 countries.

Managing Director of CFAO Mobility Nigeria, Mr. Denis Martin, said at the unveiling, “The Land Cruiser Prado represents more than just a vehicle; it’s a testament to Toyota’s enduring legacy and our vision for the future.

“As we honor our roots, we’re also pushing boundaries, much like the Prado itself—equally at home on city streets and rugged terrains.”

Martin added, “Today, we also celebrate a significant milestone—Toyota by CFAO’s first anniversary. It’s been a year of growth, learning, and creating strong partnerships with all stakeholders.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to our customers for your trust, which motivates us, and our partners, for your crucial collaboration in our success. “Moving forward, we are committed to continuous improvement for our standard of excellence, both in the vehicles we offer and the service we provide.

“As we enter our second year, we are excited about the opportunities ahead to further enhance your driving experience and strengthen our bond with the community.”

Providing insight into the new vehicle, the Managing Director of Toyota by CFAO, Mr. Boye Ajayi, said, “Today, we unveil not just one, but two extraordinary editions of the Land Cruiser Prado—the Limited Edition, also known as the First Edition, and the Adventure Edition.

“The theme of our event, ‘Back to the Roots,’ perfectly encapsulates the essence of what we are celebrating here today. The Limited Edition, with only 2,000 units produced worldwide, takes us back to our roots, commemorating the inception of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.

“It symbolises exclusivity, history, and an unwavering commitment to delivering excellence.

“Each unit is a testament to Toyota’s dedication to crafting vehicles that stand the test of time while pushing the boundaries of innovation.”

He also said, “These vehicles represent the pinnacle of luxury, performance, and versatility.

“With the new 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, T24A-FTS turbo-charged powerful gasoline (petrol) engine, the Land Cruiser Prado delivers an exhilarating driving experience, combining power and efficiency in perfect harmony.

“Its robust design, advanced technology, and off-road capabilities ensure that every journey is an adventure to remember.”

The brand partner, Mai Atafo, was on hand to provide further details about the vehicle, which captivated the invited guests and became the center of attention.

Among the notable features of the vehicle, which is already available in all Toyota by CFAO outlets in Nigeria, is the Electric Power System (EPS)—the first in the Land Cruiser family—that facilitates improved maneuverability. Additionally, the new Stabilizer Disconnect Mechanism anti-roll bar system significantly enhances the vehicle’s off-road capabilities while guaranteeing outstanding comfort.

The firm adds that its website, provides further information about the vehicle’s features.

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FG/NURTW CNG initiative; Govt promises 30,000 conversion kits at Lagos launch



From left Alhaji Najeem Usman Yasin; Comrade Kayode Agbeyangi, the Acting General Secretary and Alhaji Adekunle Mustapha (Sego)

FG/NURTW CNG initiative; Govt promises 30,000 conversion kits at Lagos launch

A total of 30,000 Compressed Natural Gas conversion kits will be distributed to commercial vehicle owners/drivers within 90 days, Chief Executive Officer/Programme Director, Presidential CNG Initiative, Mr Michael Oluwagbemi, has said.

He disclosed this at the Park-to-Park CNG Conversion Mobilisation held in Lagos on Saturday.

He added that the CNG initiative was to ensure that commercial drivers would benefit from the palliative measure for transporters.

“We have been across over 14 states. We have been to Ilorin, Ekiti, Lokoja, Aba and Port Harcourt. We have been to the South-East even to the North.

“We are confident we have built a national movement for this conversion.

“What we now need is action, and that is why we are here today. We are acting on what Mr President has said –  to roll out and roll out fast.

“We are here to put to action, our talk in the past six months. This is the time for Nigeria to use the gas.

“Nigeria should believe in this project, there might be some challenges but we should believe in it.

“This is our country. So, we need to support this programme; support Mr President. Don’t be negative, we should be positive in this,” he said.

Oluwagbemi stressed the CNG was cheaper, cleaner, safer and more reliable, adding that it had 40 per cent less steel emission and 90 per cent less pollutant in the air.

“Definitely, there is an advantage to use CNG for the environment. We are already flaring gas. What we are saying is that instead of flaring gas, we use it for the growth of the economy,” he said.

The Lagos State Government was represented by Hon. Sola Giwa, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Transportation.

He commended the FG and NURTW partnership on the initiative and for choosing Lagos as the launch site.

A former Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Kayode Opeifa, said the provision of conversion kits by the Federal Government was in keeping to its promise of easing the effects of fuel price increase for transporters.

He said 150 beneficiaries would collect voucher for conversion which they would take to any approved installation centre.

He added that they would refill gas at N250 per kilogramme.

“This will, in turn, increase pocket savings, reduce transport fare and prices of commodities,” he said.

Speaking at the event, Alhaji Najeem Usman Yasin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of NURTW, commended President Bola Tinubu for initiating the project.

He said the project, once fully functional, would significantly reduce transportation costs for the citizens.

Mr Najeem Yasin, a former National President, Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), said that the initiative would positively affect the lives of transporters in the country.

“Today, we are here to launch the programme officially. We started in Kaduna, and today, we are here, in Lagos.

“We appreciate the President of Nigeria for trying to assist transport workers throughout the nation.

“With the CNG, prices of commercial vehicles should come down, and this will affect all sectors of the economy,” he said.

He said that NURTW was involved in the project to make sure it would go round.

“The whole 36 states would get this free conversion kits, and we assure Mr President that the aim would be actuslised,” he said.

Yasin assured that the Federal Government and NURTW would work tirelessly to ensure the successful implementation of this project.

He noted that with this launch, Nigeria had joined the ranks of nations leading the charge in sustainable energy solutions.

Other dignitaries in attendance are Alhaji Aliyu Issa Ore, Acting President of NURTW; Alhaji Tajudeen Agbede, Chairman of the defunct National Caretaker Committee; Alhaji Akeem Adeosun, Ogun State Chairman; Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, Zonal Chairman of the South West Zone; and Alhaji Adekunle Mustapha (Sego).

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Winning Chery Tiggo 2 Pro a dream come true, says Carloha/ILOTBET winner



Winning Chery Tiggo 2 Pro a dream come true, says Carloha/ILOTBET winner


Mr. Samuel Nneke, a football fan and enthusiastic participant in a recent Carloha/ILOTBET predict and win promo, has received a brand new Chery Tiggo 2 Pro, a car known for its modern design, advanced technology, and exceptional performance.
He was presented with the car as the winner of the grand prize in the predict and win competition.
The prize-giving event held on Thursday at the Carloha Nigeria showroom in Lagos, was a celebration of sportsmanship, innovation, and the collaboration between Chery Nigeria and ILOTBET.
Nneke, obviously elated, expressed his gratitude to both Carloha Nigeria and ILOTBET for the precious car gift and the unforgettable experience.
He said, “Winning the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro is a dream come true, and I am incredibly thankful to Chery and ILOTBET for this amazing opportunity.”
Carloha Nigeria, esteemed importer and franchise holder of Chery vehicles in Nigeria, and ILOTBET, a leading sports betting platform, had partnered in the predict and win promo during the recently concluded EURO 2024 Championship.
Apart from the overall winner, a number of other participants also received fabulous consolation prizes at the ceremony.
Speaking at the event, the Sales and Marketing Director of Carloha Nigeria, Joseph Omokhapue, expressed his delight at the successful partnership with ILOTBET and the enthusiastic response from participants.
“We are thrilled to see the excitement this promo has generated among football fans in Nigeria.
“The Chery Tiggo 2 Pro symbolises our commitment to quality and innovation, and we are proud to partner with ILOTBET on the promo.”
Senior Manager of ILOTBET, Mr. Stephen Ogundipe, highlighted the importance of rewarding loyal customers and fostering a sense of community.
He said, “During the tournament, we offered free predictions, which saw many of our users sharing a prize pool for their correct predictions. “Additionally, our betting rebate incentive led to the winning of Tiggo 2 Pro, proudly sponsored by Chery. I want to say a big congratulations to the winner.”.
After the handover of the keys to Nneke, there was a test drive of the Chery Tiggo 2 Pro.
Also all guests were treated to refreshments and entertainment to make it a memorable occasion.
Carloha described noted, “The event exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship and the excitement of football, bringing our community closer together, and both Chery and ILOTBET are looking up to fruitful collaborations in the future.”

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