Nigeria: Latest automotive news & analysis


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Russian market to pick up in 2017 - EY

12 May 2016 | Simon Warburton

Russian analysts say domestic sales will continue to fall this year, but expect the situation to improve in 2017, when demand is forecast to pick up.


Uber and Kia combine for driver deals in Lagos

2 Sep 2015 | Dave Leggett

E-hailing taxi company Uber is reportedly negotiating cheaper deals for new vehicles with Kia to boost its number of drivers fivefold in the Nigerian city of Lagos.


Ford to assemble Ranger pick-ups in Nigeria

11 Aug 2015 | Dave Leggett

Ford is to assemble its Ranger pick-up model with a local partner in Nigeria starting from the fourth quarter of this year.


Volkswagen re-opens Lagos plant

14 Jul 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has re-opened its factory in Lagos, Nigeria, two decades after halting operations there.


Stallion to assemble VW cars and trucks in Nigeria

16 Dec 2014 | Graeme Roberts

Local importer/distributor Stallion will assemble Volkswagen vehicles at its plant in Nigeria in 2015.


Nissan starts vehicle assembly at Lagos plant

29 Apr 2014 | Dave Leggett

Nissan has become the first major manufacturer to assemble a car in Nigeria in response to the government's "Nigeria Automotive Policy".


Kia plans Nigeria assembly plant

26 Feb 2014 | Dave Leggett

Local distributor Dana Motors has reached an agreement with Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) South Korea for the construction of an assembly plant in Nigeria. At present, Dana Motors is the only distributor of KIA Motors in the country.


Nissan MoU to start vehicle assembly in Nigeria

9 Oct 2013 | Dave Leggett

Nissan and West African conglomerate Stallion Group have announced their intention to jointly launch vehicle assembly in Nigeria.


Porsche targets Nigeria's growing elite

20 Mar 2012 | Chris Wright

Nigeria's super rich are no strangers to conspicuous consumption, and there's no better way to flaunt your wealth than by buying a brand new European sports car, according to a news agency report.


Ashok Leyland bus assembly to commence

29 Nov 2011 | Glenn Brooks

VON Automobiles Nigeria says it will roll-out the first batch of locally-built Ashok Leyland commuter buses in December.



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