BARELY three months after Nissan makers have showcased their made-in-Nigeria motors, Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited has started phased delivery of low priced made-in-Nigeria cars assembled at the
company’s plant in Lagos to its provisional dealers nationwide.
This is coming barely three months after Stallion Group
owners of the multivehicle plant roll-out made-in-Nigeria
Nissan range of vehicles in April.
The Chairman of Stallion Group, Mr. Sunil Vaswani who
broke the news recently said the new vehicles “will be
affordably priced” in other to give Nigerians a break from the
stranglehold of wholesale vehicle importers.
Some of the deliveries in the passenger car segment are
Hyundai i10, Grand, Elantra and iX35 SUV, while the 10-ton
HD160; seven-ton HD 120; five-ton HD78 and three-ton HD65
constitute vehicles in the light commercial vehicle segment
and 28+1 seater Hyundai County bus and 30-seater Stallion
County are in the commuter bus category.
Hyundai Motors Nigeria has hitherto announced starting
price of between NGN1.5m and NGN1.9m for the i10 and
Grand models respectively, having announced in July it was
commencing phased production of affordably priced Hyundai
Hyundai Motors Nigeria plant Managing Director, Tokunbo
Aromolaran has said the vehicles are built to the world’s
highest automotive operating standard – ISO/TS 16949.
The ISO/TS 16949 is the highest automotive operating
standard in the world and its benefits include improved
quality processes with streaming supply chains that leads to
better overall product, Mr. Aromalaran explained.
He said: “We are glad to inform Nigerians that we have
delivered on our promise to make available affordably priced
vehicles – thanks to strong-willed President Goodluck Ebele
Jonathan and the indefatigable supervisory roles of the
Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment headed by
Dr. Olusegun Aganga.”
The first phase delivery establishes a system of record for
the complete vehicle program which will gradually be
expanded to meet the ever-increasing demands for functional
vehicle in Nigeria, the plant director said.
He enjoined: “Prospective customers to walk into any of our
dealership showrooms nationwide to buy value-driven made-
in-Nigeria Hyundai certified vehicles.”
Hyundai i10, Grand, Elantra and iX35 SUV are elegantly
crafted functional cars with eye-popping styling, good fuel
economy with fantastic driving experience and modest
starting price for every desiring buyer.
Mr. Parvir Singh, Group Managing Director (sale, marketing
and Dealer Development) Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited
who received the made-in-Nigeria vehicles on behalf of
provisional dealers described the accomplishment as a
milestone in the history of Nigeria’s evolving automotive
industry, urging customers to take advantage of the
discounted price to patronize certified made-in-Nigeria