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Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko, gets second SUV in months



Stylish Nollywood actress, Destiny Etiko, has acquired a new Lexus, a sport utility vehicle, few months after buying a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeep.

She shared photos of the new vehicle on her Facebook page with the caption; “Another brand new car grace upon grace join me and thank the lord”.

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Coscharis offers Renault customers N150,000 free service, flexible finance scheme



Coscharis Motors Plc has announced a free service voucher worth N150,000  for every Renault vehicle purchased from the company.

The auto firm is the sole representative of the Renault brand in Nigeria.

Making the announcement during the recently concluded Lagos Motor Fair, the General Manager, Renault Sales, Coscharis Motors, Sola Adigun, said, “We want to use the opportunity of our presence at this motor fair to announce to our customers and prospects that we will be offering a free service voucher worth N150,000.00 for every Renault vehicle purchased from Coscharis Motors at this motor fair and afterwards.”

According to him, the free service voucher is one of the exciting giveaways the Renault customers stand to gain from buying a Renault vehicle from Coscharis Motors Plc.

Even as Adigun said the free service voucher offer would extend beyond the just concluded motor fair to all Coscharis showrooms across the country, he gave July 30, this year as the last day for the promo.

A statement by the auto firm also said it had arranged a finance scheme from the sister company, Coscharis Mobility, for willing customers to purchase any of their preferred Renault vehicles.

It stated that Coscharis Mobility would enable the payment for the vehicle(s) to be spread over a period of time after 30 perc ent initial deposit of the principal value.

It also quoted the General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications for the Coscharis Group, Abiona Babarinde, as saying, “Currently, we are still assembling two variants of the Renault brand locally at our assembly plant in Awoyaya, Lagos, namely: Logan and Duster.

“Clearly, we have the capacity to add more variants to our local assembly line and hope that the time will soon come when the infrastructural deficit in the country will improve to give conducive business environment to investors like Coscharis that still believe in our nation, Nigeria. Then, we shall gladly increase the number of locally assembled variants and probably assemble all the variants that we market in the country.

“More importantly for us is that this gives us the opportunity to deliver value to the bigger economy in terms of job employment amongst other economic advantages with the sustenance and expansion of the local assemblies across the country.”

Coscharis, it stated, offers trade-in option to customers using a Renault vehicle and intending to exchange for a new model.

It said, “Renault was one of the brands which put up an outstanding presence at the recently concluded Lagos Motor Fair. “Five variants of the brand were put on display for visitors at the fair, including Logan and Duster, which are both assembled in Nigeria. Others are Koleos, Oroch and Kwid.”

Brand Manager of Renault at Coscharis Motors, Felix Mahan, gave some details about the models in the statement.

The Koleos

The Koleos is designed with a sense of detail and personality enhanced by its sleek appearance and athletic curves.

Behind its chic urban styling, Koleos has the DNA of a true 4X4.

The ALL MODE 4×4-i technology allows you to select the transmission mode that your vehicle will need to be equally at home on dirt, mud or sand as it is on tarmac.

Koleos comes with a range of driver assistance technologies including active emergency braking, blind spot detection system, easy trunk access and R-Link 2 media system.


Customers can choose from 1.6-Litre to 2.0Litre engine but whichever engine, it is built with a robust off-roader looks. With the superb ground clearance, the Duster is a practical and durable vehicle for the Nigerian road.

The interior of the All-new Duster reflects its generous, adventure-seeking nature. The spacious cabin is bright and reassuring.

The driver and passenger seats provide plenty of support to ensure your comfort wherever you go. The upholstery features a high-quality finish, as does the dashboard, where particular emphasis was placed on ergonomic design.

Simple and intuitive, the multimedia system Media Nav with touching screen allows you to navigate through all the different functionalities: navigation, phone, radio, Aux/USB ports and Bluetooth® connection to listen to your favorite music.

It also comes with hands free card to lock and unlock the doors from a distance as well as assist to start the air-conditioning before getting into the car.


New Renault Logan has an even more modern and dynamic design. With redesigned front and rear end panels featuring the new Renault brand light signature, New Renault Logan is a beauty to behold.

New Renault Logan has five generous seats to comfortably accommodate all your passengers. Enjoy useful and smart new storage areas, including a phone pouch and a front passenger side net pouch.

There is a new 12V output in the rear for charging your devices. There’s also a 1/3-2/3* split-fold rear bench seat and a spacious boot to transport everything you need in the way that suits you. You can combine utility and pleasure for a journey you are sure to love, depending on the version.

Logan’s ground clearance level (155-164mm) enhances its capacity to cope with extremely poor road surfaces (potholes, cobbles, uneven surfaces.

The mechanics, bodywork (opening panels), air conditioning/ventilation system and passenger compartment all specially designed to cope with certain countries’ environments where dust is omnipresent. Logan has an excellent thermal comfort standard (the vehicle is designed to deal with “extremely hot” conditions.


Inside Renault Kwid, there is plenty of headroom, legroom and elbowroom for the driver plus up to four passengers.

There are ingenious storage spaces everywhere.

The Renault KWID’s class-leading boot space of 290L can be extended up to 1100L, making it the perfect partner for a long road trip.


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Elizade Autoland enlivens Nigerian market with sleek J7 launch (plus photos)



The prolonged lull in the Nigerian automobile market, especially new passenger segment has thankfully been interrupted with the unveiling of a sporty super luxury car, J7 the sleek, by Elizade Autoland.

The car, a masterpiece and product of a recent joint venture between Volkswagen and JAC Autos, was launched on Thursday in Lagos.

The unveiling was witnessed by ace comedian Ali Baba and select top nollywood artistes and corporate customers of the Elizade Autoland, including the representative of the Lagos State Government, Chief of Staff, Tayo Ayinde, and Managing Director/CEO of the Coleman Wires and Cables, George Onafowokan, who were astonished by the beauty and performance of the car.

Chairman and founder of Elizade, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo, who said he was impressed with the remarkable performance of the JAC brand in Nigeria in less than ten years, noted that the introduction of the J7 indicated that the future carss are finally here in the country.

Managing Director of Elizade Autoland, Mr Demola Ade-Ojo, recounted the interesting nine-year experience of the auto company in building confidence in the Nigerian buyers about the brand.

He noted that they were encouraged by the customers’ warm acceptance and continued improvement in the design and overall performance of the JAC models in the passenger, commercial and light duty trucks.

He also stated that after the acquisition of 75 per cent of JAC by Volkswagen, “the merger and acquisition has helped to improve the design, quality, specification and overall experience of the passenger vehicles. The first set of car models birthed from this German- Asian infusion among others is the all-new exclusive JAC J7 (the sleek).”

He also announced a N1m discount for the first 10 customers to buy the vehicle immediately after the launch.

Head of Brand and Marketing Communication at the Elizade Autoland, Mr Franklyn Okotie, gave the synopsis of the car’s features.

The J7, he said, had been designed with an abundance of trailblazing features that harnessed the latest technological breakthroughs to move riders from their take-off point to the destination in turbo-speed.

Other key and selling features of the 1.5 litre engine, according to him, are its fuel economy, yet fast-running and sleekness.

The J7 is said to present a sporty, waterfall intake grille as its unique front design and well detailed LED headlamps forming a stunning front appearance.

And the unique threading rear backlight gives the car design a wider and sporty appearance with a streamlined hatchback body. The Tail lift has an elevated height to take in bigger items when opened.

According to the auto firm, you don’t need to touch the key to open the trunk or the car doors, the censor button on your car key controls all the locking and unlocking features even while in your pocket.

The future you used to chase is now at your doorstep. Push to start your journey into a new era with just one touch on a censor button powered by an automatic ignition.

The state-of-the-art interior design is said to have been conceived for maximum comfort with quality leather seats and a dashboard that is classy and beautiful to behold.

The car seat is spacious with extended legroom and a second seat row that integrates with the trunk to provide adequate space to accommodate more luggage with a capacity of up to six suitcases at a time. The LCD cluster helps to change the display colors on the dashboard to red, gold, and blue with controls on the steering whilst the dynamic breathing and unique ambient light movesand changes colors with the rhythm of your music.

It has a unique central console in front of the car and a dynamic instrument panel that allows you to feel the modern life.

Almost every feature of the car can be operated from the entire console, with zero stress or hassle. This console also has a digital multimedia kit, compatible with android and apple devices.

Once your USB cable is plugged in, it allows you to control phone features like Maps, messaging, music, WhatsApp and many more, on the car dashboard.

The auto company declares, “You can join your Zoom calls and team work meetings on the go without touching your phone.”

The vehicle comes with  150,000km or five-year warranty as well as after-sale support service, made easy with the availbility of workshop/genuine spare parts in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan and Port Harcourt as well as other parts of the country made possible through Elizade Autoland’s Know Your User strategy.

These after-sale support details were given at a post-launch press conference addressed by Okotie, Biola Odukomaiya and Biju Varghase, general manager sales (passenger vehicle fleet), GM service and technical assurance, respectively.


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Cosharis celebrates Ford Bronco launch at Lagos motor fair



 The 16th Lagos motor fair may have come and gone; like the previous editions, events and issues arising from the show will dominate discussions in the nation’s auto industry for weeks.

One event that stood out throughout the six-day fair (May 30 – June 4) was the unveiling of an all-new Ford Bronco by the Coscharis Motors, the representative of Ford Motor Company in Nigeria.

That the launch was held during the opening ceremony of the motor fair was indicative of the enormous respect the model commands and this indeed added glamour to the event.

The Bronco is Ford’s all-new outdoor brand featuring ‘Built Wild’ 4×4 adventure vehicles.

An agile, sports-oriented off-road 4×4, Ford Bronco has been described as a completely new line of sport-utility vehicle.

Speaking during the launch, General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group, Abiona Babarinde, said, “The Bronco has come home to stay in Nigeria. Given the adventurous nature of our people and the challenging topography of some of our communities, the Bronco will soon become a must-have for everyone who can afford it.

“The Bronco is engineered to deliver thrilling and confident off-road experience, building on the DNA of the original 1966 Bronco and its racing heritage. It gets even better with ingenious new updatable technologies and adventure-ready attributes created for today’s outdoor enthusiasts.”

The Bronco is said to come loaded with a lot of off-road safety and comfort features and has been engineered to take its riders to epic places, with capability to deliver confidence on any type of terrain.

This much was said by the Deputy General Manager, Ford Sales, Coscharis Motors, Justin Ngini, noting that the Bronco offers “value for money as it comes packed with a 2.7L Ecoboost Engine, 10 speed Automatic Transmission, 17 Inches Black Gloss-Painted Aluminium Wheels, Sound Deadening Headliner, 6 Speaker Sound System, SYNC4, navigation system, leather trims, and many other comfort and safety features to help you navigate through any kind of terrain your journey throws at you.”

Ngini also promised that Coscharis Motors would deliver an exciting customer experience to any enthusiast buying a Bronco from the company.

He said, “As the exclusive Ford dealers in Nigeria our OEM trained sales and aftersales teams are poised to delivering a world-class customer experience to our Bronco, and by extension, all other Ford brand customers the country.”

The company, according to Ngini, is accessible to all its customers as it has presence in the six geopolitical zones of the country.

He added, “Coscharis also offers trade-in opportunities for customers who wish to exchange their old Ford vehicles for a new Bronco or any other Ford variant.

“We can also help to arrange finance options for interested customers who want to buy now and spread payment over a period of up to five years.”

The Bronco was not the only Ford brand on display at the motor fair. It had the Ranger (pick up), whose 4×2 single cabin currently has a one million naira discount offering, and the Figo, a sedan car offering one million naira discount for fleet purchase of a minimum five units, were also on display.

The Explorer and EcoSport were other variants of Ford on display.

More features of Bronco

The Bronco family is said to deliver on the Built Wild principles for ultimate off-road performance. For instance, the vehicle’s confidence to go over any terrain (G.O.A.T.) is provided by standard 4×4 and an exclusive drive mode system, plus unique Bronco-variant architectures with class-leading levels of capability and suspension technology

With its built-wild innovative design, the Bronco is seen as the future of off-roading, delivering off-road ingenuity, new design innovations, heritage-inspired DNA and  new levels of personalization that can flatter the novice and challenge the expert adventure seeker.

Ford recalls that the original Bronco was nicknamed G.O.A.T. by the Ford President, Donald Frey,  who championed both Mustang and Bronco nameplates and challenged engineering teams to deliver “go anywhere roadability.”

Early Broncos had a rugged body-on-frame design with short front and rear overhangs, high ground clearance and a short wheelbase for maximum off-road capability.

Bronco’s toughness and agility at high speed enabled racers like Rod Hall and Larry Minor to capture an overall win at the gruelling 1969 Baja 1000 – a victory no other production 4×4 has replicated in 50 years.

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