Thursday, 6 November 2014

Kia takes Nigeria-made vehicles to motor show.

Kia Motors Nigeria has unveiled its made-in-Nigeria vehicles at the 2014 Abuja International Auto Fair.

This, it said, was a fulfilment of the promise made to Nigerians that made-in-Nigeria Kia vehicles would be available before the end of the year.

The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide, representing Vice President Namadi Sambo, unveiled the new Kia vehicles, which included the Rio, Cerato and Optima.

Kia Cerato

The minister also had a test drive of the made-in-Nigeria Optima at an open-to-the-public unveiling in the Eagle Square.

She stepped into the Optima and had a drive within the Eagle Square in the company with the Chief Commercial Officer of Kia Motors Nigeria, Mr. Sandeep Malhotra, along with the Managing Director of BKG Exhibitions, Mr. Ifeanyi Agu, and the Deputy Director of the National Automotive Council, Mr. P. B. Salau.

Akinjide expressed delight at the unveiling of the Nigerian Kia cars and congratulated Kia Nigeria for the feat.

She described the new vehicles as “the people’s cars”.
Kia Optima

She also said that the made-in-Nigeria vehicles were elegant and noted that the initiative was in line with the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The minister commented on her experience of the test drive, saying, “It’s a beautiful ride and very smooth. This is a great car. It is incredibly built to complement the youth and the women.”
Culled from The Punch.