Mikano, Toyota, CFAO, GAC, Others Take Centre Stage At NAJA Awards

Participants at the last Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Awards held February 9, 2023, at Oriental hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.


February11, (THEWILL)– Toyota Nigeria Limited, CFAO Motors, GAC, Mercedes Benz and JAC are amongst different vehicle brand names that took house awards at the2022edition of the Nigeria Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) Awards held at Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

Other leading winners at the 11 th NAJA Awards are Lanre Shittu Motors, R.T. Briscoe, Elizade Autoland, Innoson, Stallion Motors, Cosharis, Jet Systems Limited and Autochek.

Over thirty awards were given up different classifications.

The occasion, which was participated in by crucial stakeholders in the Nigerian automobile market, consisting of an agent from the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, saw the GAC GS4 take house the desired ‘Car of the Year’ crown, beating Suzuki S-Presso and Geely Coolray in an acutely objected to race.

Also, Mercedes Benz brand name marketed by Weststar Associates Ltd in Nigeria, became the ‘Luxury Brand of the Year’, beating BMW and Porsche, while Toyota Land Cruiser became the ‘SUV of the Year’ and Range Rover (Autobiography) clinched the ‘Luxury SUV of the Year’ prize, respectively.

Also at the well-attended award night, Toyota Hilux became the ‘Pickup of the Year’, beating Mitsubishi L200 and Ford Range. Toyota likewise won the ‘Minibus-of-the-Year’ award.

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The ‘Chinese Bus of the Year’ award went to Foton View C2 being dealt with in Nigeria by Kewalram Nigeria.

Suzuki S-Presso chose the ‘Budget Car of the Year’, and JAC J7 went house with the ‘Outstanding Auto Design Vehicle of the Year’.

Lanre Shittu’s JAC truck plant was adjudged the ‘Truck plant of the Year’; it likewise won the ‘Large Truck of the Year’, while Innoson Motors bagged the ‘Assembly Plant of the Year’ award.

Mikano’s display room on Victoria Island, Lagos won the ‘Showroom of the Year’, while Stallion’s Bajaj was stated the ‘Three-wheeler of the Year’. The company was likewise called ‘Multi-brand Assembler of the Year’.

Jet System got the ‘Electric Auto Company of the Year’; Micking emerged ‘Oil Brand of the Year’; Nord won the ‘Best Innovative Auto Company’ award; and Autochek was commemorated as ‘Best in Online Auto Finance and Marketing’.

The duo of R.T. Briscoe and Mandilas Motors were honoured as the ‘Most Resilient Auto Companies’, while Dangote’s Peugeot got the ‘Most Resilient Auto Brand’, and GUO Transport became the ‘Transport Company of the Year’.

As part of their contributions to the advancement of Nigeria’s automobile market, Seyi Onajide, MD of RT Briscoe and Kunle Jaiyesimi, DMD of CFAO Motors were honoured with the ‘Auto Personality of the Year’ awards.

Also, the late Chairman of Globe Motors, Willie Anumudu, and the Late Vice President of Coscharis Group, Mrs. Charity Maduka, were provided posthumous awards for supporting the development of Nigeria’s car market.

Earlier in his remarks, Chairman of NAJA, Mike Ochonma, stated the awards identified the outstanding efficiency of vehicle brand names, plants and characters developing worth in the sector based upon the requirements consisting of brand name worth, market management and service technique versus their peers in the previous year under evaluation.

He stated all winners were chosen for their outstanding efficiency in Nigeria’s car market in spite of a difficult macro-economic environment in the previous year under evaluation.

Commenting on the award, DMD, CFAO Motors, Jaiyesimi, applauded NAJA for its consistency throughout the years, keeping in mind that the acknowledgment by NAJA was a sign that fantastic work does not go undetected.

Speaking on the award for CFAO, Jaiyesimi stated, “It is pleasing that our several years of dedication and conscious service, with our customers’ requirements at heart, are still yielding excellent outcomes.

” We are deeply honoured to get this award. To be acknowledged by NAJA, an umbrella body for car reporters in Nigeria, is a satisfying accomplishment for us. This award has to do with specifying our function towards developing worth for our workers, clients, investors, neighborhoods and the society at big.”


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