Toyota Corolla Emerges Nigeria’s Car Of The Year

By Chijioke Okonkwo   1 month ago   256
Technology - Top Stories

…As Stallion, CFAO Motors, Cars45.com, others win big at 2019 NAJA Awards

It was a celebration galore by leading auto brands, lubricants brands in the country as the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) recently presented different categories of awards to deserving winners at the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The award night which had the representatives of the Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Aliyu Jelani and the representative of the Corp Marshal of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) as special guests was well attended by many Chief Executive Officers and other stakeholders in the nation’s automotive sector.

In the award categories for 2019, Toyota Corolla won the Car of The Year (COTY) Award beating Hyundai Tucson and GAC GS4, a Chinese brand. In the Luxury Car of The Year, Mercedes Benz S-class emerged winner ahead of BMW 7-series and Porsche Panamera, while the Luxury SUV of the Year award went to Range Rover Autobiography.

Mitsubishi L200 edged out the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger to clinch the Pick-Up 0f The Year Award while Mini Bus of the Year award went to the Toyota Hiace that competed with the Nissan Urvan and Mercedes Benz Sprinter buses.

New Auto Lubricant of the year went to Motul, just as Ondo Motor Rally smiled home with the Motor Sports of The Year Award.

Cars.45 was named as Online Auto Marketing Company of The Year; JAC, emerged the Most Improved Brand of The Year; even as Hyundai was named the Highest Selling Brand of The Year.

While Mandilas was announced as the Auto Workshop of The Year and Changan as Fastest Growing Auto Brand of The Year, the Honda Accord took home Executive Car of The Year award.

In his welcome speech, Mike Ochonma, Chairman of NAJA, said that NAJA award is the most prestigious and only recognised auto award in the country.

He advised industry stakeholders to desist from ‘negotiating’ for awards from private merchants who give auto industry awards just to prove to their principals abroad that they are doing well in the market

Emphasising that NAJA awards is the only recognised award nationally and internationally, Ochonma pointed out that the winners were arrived at, after an exhaustive, but an objective evaluation of competitors in each of the categories

He said that the award winners which was arrived at through members’ votes, will among other things, provide consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market.

In his response, managing director of Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) Kunle Ade-Ojo who received the COTY award in a presentation made by the duo of Kayode Opeifa, Executive Vice-Chairman, Presidential Task Team on Apapa Gridlock alongside Ifeanyi Agwu thanked the organisers for putting up the award and for finding the Toyota Corolla worthy for the COTY award.

Ade-Ojo promised that the company will continue to uphold the integrity which the company has been known for while contributing positively for the Nigeria Auto industry.

Also, Special recognitions were given to Bukky Ogunnusi, Advert and Public Relations Manager of Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) and Abiona Babarinde, General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group. Thomas Pelletier, Managing Director/CEO of CFAO Motors was equally given the award of Most Innovative CEO of The Year.

[NewsNaira]


Toyota



Share this article!



Login to comment and earn


Lucky Frank
1 month ago

Car of the year


(Quote) (Likes)

Corella car saves fuel


(Quote) (Likes)
Lucky Confidence
1 month ago

Toyota corolla


(Quote) (Likes)
Aminat
1 month ago

Autobiography 


(Quote) (Likes)
Njoku Amarachi
1 month ago

I cant wait


(Quote) (Likes)
Markus Philemon
1 month ago

Nigeria car of the year


(Quote) (Likes)
Juliet Chichi
1 month ago

Latest car for the year 


(Quote) (Likes)

Exactly 


(Quote) (Likes)
Duke Oviritsa
1 month ago

Toyota is trying ooo


(Quote) (Likes)
Duweni Chinedu
1 month ago

Hmmmmm

Nigeria car


(Quote) (Likes)
Edih Damian
1 month ago

Wow,i I love this car for real


(Quote) (Likes)
Edih Damian
1 month ago

toyota remaings the cery best


(Quote) (Likes)

Gojhhgf jjjionkjh nmm


(Quote) (Likes)
Prince Egba Okpa
1 month ago

Best company


(Quote) (Likes)
James Bello
1 month ago

i support it too


(Quote) (Likes)

Not surprise, its a strong vehicle


(Quote) (Likes)

Nice car it is do good 


(Quote) (Likes)
Oluwashina
1 month ago

That's my next purchase


(Quote) (Likes)
Balogun Sheriff
1 month ago

Car of the year you say??


(Quote) (Likes)
Dare Shonubi
1 month ago

Good for Toyota. They have a good market share in Nigeria.


(Quote) (Likes)


What is News₦aira Income Program(News₦IP)

  • News₦aira Income Program (News₦IP) is a system aimed at raising revenue for registered users that browse the NewsNaira Website. An online program driven by a goal of solving the financial problems among the youths, students, middle class and whoever wishes to take advantage of earning opportunity and making money online legitimately in Nigeria as it creates the channel for participants to earn residual income on weekly basis.
more

How News₦IP Works

  • News₦aira has 2 means of generating income for our members.
    News₦AP: NewsNaira Affiliate Program - With News₦AP, participants earns ₦1,000 whenever they refer anyone to join NewsNaira Income Program. There is no limit to how many people you can refer.

    News₦ARS: NewsNaira Ad Revenue Sharing - With News₦ARS, participants earns residual income bonus by reading news, commentting on articles, publishing forum posts, daily login to their NewsNaira account, and even sharing assigned sponsored post on social media.

    We share our ads revenue with you weekly when you make NewsNaira community your news and information household.
more