Nigeria’s automotive industry achieves a new feat as locally made Kia, DFM cars get launched

NIGERIA – Dana Motors has launched locally assembled all new Kia and DFM 2020 car models at at the Abuja auto parade organised by the National Automotive Design and Development Council.

Dana said in a statement that the all-new 2020 Kia models as well as the DFM made-in-Nigeria models displayed at the fair were “breathtakingly auspicious” as they attracted the vast majority of the people at the event.

According to the auto firm, the event was aimed at showcasing the feats recorded by the nation’s auto policy for the past years.

The outing highlighted the milestones achieved by the auto policy in the production of made-in-Nigeria vehicles to the Federal Government and the general public.

“The made-in-Nigeria vehicles are testaments to the success recorded in the industry over the years to make Nigeria a self-sustaining industrialised nation with locally produced vehicles,” it stated.

Dana said the Kia and DFM vehicles had over the years remained the preferred options for car owners having been found to be cost-effective and affordable.

Keying into the Federal government’s economic diversification, Dana Motors Limited has been at the vanguard of the production of locally produced best-in-class vehicles in Nigeria.

The firm has established a multi-billion naira state-of-the-art assembly plant in Lagos, with capacity to produce technologically-advanced vehicles for both the Kia and DFM brands.

“Reinforcing the company’s unwavering commitment to the industrialisation of the Nigerian economy, Dana Motors Limited has invested heavily in the assembly plant,” Dana said in a statement.

“Our state-of-the-art technologies are arguably at par with any renowned and international plant in the world.”

Dana further revealed that its plant was on course with the production of over 13 models and respective trims cutting across its two international brands, Kia and DFM, in the country.

National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) was introduced by the federal government in 2013 with the aim of creating an enabling environment for manufacturing of Nigerian-made vehicles.

The plan hopes to turn the country into an automotive hub capable of exporting vehicles to other West African countries and beyond.

The vehicles are expected to be of international standard and be made available to ordinary Nigerians at very competitive prices since local human and material resources would be used.

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