As part of its ambitious international growth strategy, GAC Motor has delivered 150 GA3S cars to the Nigerian police force in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja. The cars were purchased and donated by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation.

GAC says it is the second time that the company has delivered cars to Nigerian police, after an initial order from the Lagos police department in 2015. It says the bulk order is 'further recognition of GAC Motor's growth in the African market, and affirmation of the excellent quality and high safety standards of its vehicles'.

"GAC Motor has successfully brought a variety of signature models to Nigeria, gaining bulk purchase orders from local governments for showing its quality and positive brand image. This latest cooperation will accelerate our further development in the Nigerian market," said Yu Jun, President of GAC Motor.

The Nigerian say the GA3S model's style, design and 'customised smart safety features can be adapted to the complex requirements of police cars'.

GAC says its cars for Africa are specifically adjusted to meet the 'requirements of performing on bumpy and muddy roads, such as by adding higher chassis to improve passing clearance'.

Milestones for GAC Motor in African market

  • Opened the first dealer shop in Nigeria in December 2014, and a second two years later.
  • In 2016, GAC Motor established a SKD (semi knocked-down) factory in Nigeria, becoming the first Chinese auto brand to have parts assembled locally.
  • In 2017, the Nasarawa State government made a bulk purchase of GS8s, GS4s and GA3Ss as official reception vehicles.
  • In February 2018, GAC Motor's 'signature model' GS8 was launched in Nigeria.

GAC says Nigeria is one of the most important markets in GAC Motor's growth strategy for Africa, which includes developing its local management team, the release of localised versions of its top models, and a factory on the ground that enables the automaker to achieve continuous breakthroughs in the market.

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