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Peugeot 301 Is Named The Car Of The Year In Nigeria

The Peugeot 301 has beaten other car models like the Toyota Corolla and Nissan Almera to bag the 'Car of the year' award in Nigeria for 2016.

The Peugeot 301 which is assembled in Kaduna by PAN Nigeria Limited polled the majority vote in both the on-line contest and the voting by Auto journalists, for the award that was organised by Nigeria Auto Journalists Association at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, last week.

The Acting Commissioner for Transportation Lagos State, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, while presenting the award to the Managing Director of PAN Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Boyi,   commended the management of PAN for producing a world class car like the 301 and the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association for putting the event together.

In other categories, the Mercedes Benz S-class emerged Luxury Car of the Year, over the BMW7 Series and Jaguar XJ as the mighty Toyota Prado bagged the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) of the year and the 'Pick up of the year' went to the Ford Ranger. No other model  than the Toyota Hiace was more befitting for the 'Mini Bus of the year' award, while the Heavy Truck of the Year was won by Mercedes Actros. 

Luxury car of the year

Sports Utility Vehicle of the Year
Pick Up of the Year

Globe Hyundai and Jet Van Mercedes were joint winners in the 'Outstanding new entrant of the year' category, just as God is Good Motors walked away with the 'Most Safety Conscious Transport Company of the Year'. The Nissan show room, Victoria Island, Lagos won the 'Show Room of the Year' while Pirelli was named the 'Tyre Brand of the year'. Chisco Transport was recognized as the West Africa Coast Transport Company of the Year, while Yamaha was voted Motorcycle brand of the year. 

In the personalities category, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was awarded Road Safety Personality of the Year; the President of Coscharis group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka got the Auto Personality of the year award, just as the Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Limited was selected as the CEO of the year. The late Executive Director of Nigeria Auto Manufacturers Association (NAMA), Mr. Arthur Madueke, was given a post humous award for its contributions to the auto industry.

Kudos to all the winners, they all deserved it.

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