Monday, December 5, 2016

Car thief caught by technology in stolen BMW

A car thief was caught trapped inside the BMW he stole.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Jaguar reveals it’s electric i-Pace concept vehicle

Following the successful launch of the i-Pace suv, Jaguar has just revealed its concept electric version of the i-pace. The vehicle features a bespoke electric architecture, matched with dramatic design. The result is a no-compromise smart, five seat sports car and a performance SUV in one. “The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.

“Our virtual reality reveal today has pushed technology boundaries as well, and captures the hi-tech essence of the concept car. We only have one concept car and it is in LA for the reveal. For the first time, VR has allowed us share it across the globe in the most immersive way possible.”
“For the first time in history, a global automotive brand has used fully immersive VR to launch their latest car,” said Ross Wheeler, Head of Automotive at Imagination. “This launch takes the individual far beyond any new car experience they would have witnessed before, allowing people across the world to connect in real time, be fully immersed within the vehicle and share live together their experience of Jaguar’s first ever electric vehicle.”

This unique and world-first ‘social VR’ reveal is believed to be the largest live and connected VR event of its type to date. Throughout the day more than 300 guests were transported into a specially created life-like virtual space, into which, two of the car’s creators, Ian Callum and Ian Hoban were projected.

From VR hubs in Los Angeles and London, groups of 66 guests including A-list stars Michelle Rodriguez, Miranda Kerr and James Corden, used HTC Vive Business Edition headsets, powered by Dell Precision workstations, to put themselves inside the concept car and interact live with other participants. Guests ‘sat’ on the concept’s virtual seats, had a 3600 view of Venice Beach as the concept was built piece by piece around them, and saw the I-PACE Concept race towards them across a virtual desert.

"This is an uncompromised electric vehicle designed from a clean sheet of paper: we’ve developed a new architecture and selected only the best technology available,” said Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, Engineering Director, Jaguar Land Rover. “The I-PACE Concept fully exploits the potential EVs can offer in space utilisation, driving pleasure and performance."

The state-of-the-art electric motors and 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack were designed in-house by Jaguar Land Rover to give the best possible performance and range for most daily journeys. Wherever you are in the world you can simply plug your car into a wall socket overnight, and have more than enough range to complete the average daily commute of around 50km.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Introducing the all-New 2017 BMW 5 series

The 7th generation iconic BMW 5 series has been unveiled with Improved Performance and Dynamics. Over 7.6 million BMW 5 Series have been sold worldwide since 1972 and since 1975 over 1 million units in the U.S. alone. The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been entirely newly developed allowing for a significant weight loss of up to 137 lbs with the use of magnesium, aluminum and high-strength steel.

Thanks to the available state of the art chassis systems including Integral Active Steering now combined with xDrive (BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system), Driver and Parking Assistance Systems and Adaptive Mode including Dynamic Damper Control, the all-new BMW 5 Series once more defines the athletic and executive design of a true sport sedan.

Featuring a new user interface (iDrive 6.0), Gesture Control, the latest generation of Head-Up Display, Remote 3D View and an improved Voice Control with natural voice input, the 2017 BMW 5 Series marks a new era of personalized connectivity. The BMW 5 Series is the most innovative BMW 5 Series to date, combining unique driving dynamics using Remote Control Parking and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems clearing the way towards semi-automated driving.

The all-new BMW 5 Series will be available at U.S. dealers in February 2017. Pricing will be announced closer to market launch.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Saturday, October 1, 2016


The world’s most powerful, fastest; most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car has the best design in the world. In its "Automotive Brand Contest", the German Design Council honours outstanding product and communication design in the automotive industry every year. 

At this year’s awards ceremony, the Bugatti Chiron was selected by the jury as the winner in the category “Exterior Premium Brand - Luxury.” This March, the Chiron celebrated its world debut in Geneva. The awards ceremony was held on the occasion of the Paris Motor Show.

The Automotive Brand Contest is held annually by the German Design Council. As the only impartial design competition for automobile brands, it has rapidly established itself as one of the world’s most important competitions in the industry. The German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for communications and know-how transfer in the design field. 

The association currently has more than 230 members. The German Design Council was established in 1953 at the initiative of the German Bundestag to strengthen the design competence of German industry.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Coscharis Motors and Chisco Transport partner to offer customer loyalty reward

Coscharis Motors Limited and Chisco Transport Limited have teamed up to enhance customer  experience by rewarding travelers on the Chisco platform as announced at a joint media briefing held recently in Lagos. The Rides & Rewards Quarterly Promo comes with a Brand new Morris Garages (MG) 3 series car as star prize give away and several consolation prizes worth millions of Naira. The promo is structured to run every quarter to reward frequent travellers and it is exclusive to online bookings strictly for those that patronise Chisco transport vehicles.

While addressing the media partners at the briefing, Mr. Abiona Babarinde, General Manager Marketing & Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group said Coscharis is proud to identify with Chisco for trailing the blaze on the digitalization of the road transport industry in Nigeria. Abiona noted, “Coscharis is a value driven organization and as such, we find a brand fit in any organization which takes the offering of value added goods and services to its customers seriously. This is what Chisco transport Ltd has demonstrated by creating this digital platform for its customers to initialize and conclude their road transport bookings online, thus our decision to partner with them to further delight their customers.”
L-R: Director, Assets Management, Chisco Group, Mr. Obinna Anyaegbu; General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group, Mr. Abiona Babarinde; and Executive Director,, Mr. Ikenna Onuorah, during the presentation of MG car by Coscharis Motors at the launch of Chisco 'Rides and Rewards' quarterly promo in Lagos recently.
He went on, “We are equally proud that Chisco has chosen one of our great brands we represent in Nigeria, the MG3 as the star prize for their loyalty reward promo. The MG which is the acronym for Morris Garages, is a British brand which has been around since 1924 and Coscharis Motors is the exclusive franchise owner in Nigeria. The MG3 is regarded as a supermini car and like the rest of its siblings in the MG range, it is respected around the world for its sleek designs, world class performance and ICT savvy. There is no doubt that the eventual winner of this promo will go home with an automobile machine to be proud of.”

On his part, the Director, Assets Management, Chisco Group, Mr. Obinna Anyaegbu said, “As a brand we are spurred to tow this direction, knowing that digitisation is cutting across all layers of our society to the extent that virtually every action we take today has a digital approach to it.

“As one of the industry giants, our strategic focus is to develop and drive an integrated transportation system that is digitally holistic in design and functionalities to promote contactless ticketing, improve operational efficiency, and create better experiences for our customers.” He added, “Our choice of partners - Coscharis Motors, Zenith Bank, Interswitch, TECNO Mobile- is inspired by their techie savvy and compatibility at pioneering the next-generation vehicles, transport systems solutions, and smart mobility services that comes with the future today.”

Friday, June 10, 2016

2017 Mercedes Benz G550 4x4

New for the 2017 model year, the Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4 will join Mercedes-Benz family of SUVs in the United States. The 4x4 is the most capable G-Class ever, boasting innovative portal axles, three locking differentials, a ground clearance of more than 17" and a 4.0L Biturbo V8. The G550 4x4 will be available in US dealerships beginning in early 2017.

Since development of the G-Class began in 1972, the military--turned-passenger- vehicle has been hand-built in Graz, Austria. The name Gelaendewagen translates literally to "off road vehicle." Since 1979, more than 250,000 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the globe.

In the United States, the G550 4x4 joins the already-robust G-Class lineup, which features the 416 hp G550, the 563 hp AMG G63, and the 621 hp AMG G65, notably featuring a 6.0-liter V12 Biturbo engine producing a massive 738 lb-ft of torque.

Following in the footsteps of the AMG G63 6x6 (not available in the US market), the G550 4x4 utilizes the series-model G-Class platform as the starting point for an advanced off-road machine featuring advanced portal axles and aggressive body styling.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Sunday, May 29, 2016


Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato have unveiled their latest creation, the Vanquish Zagato Concept at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa, Lake Como Italy. The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration that stretches back over five decades, pairing Aston Martin's acclaimed sporting, dynamic and material qualities with Zagato's signature design language. 

From the iconic DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 through to the V12 Vantage Zagato of 2011, every collaboration has accentuated key aspects of Aston Martin's design journey and brought them together with Zagato's own race-inspired design language. The result is a group of four sports cars that represent some of Aston Martin's most avant-garde expressions.

The Vanquish Zagato Concept’s glasshouse wraps around the bodywork like a visor, enhancing its aggressive stance. A new evolution of the classic side strake runs from wheel arch to door just like the new DB11 and a detail originally showcased on the celebratory CC-100. 

A sharp crease on the rear wheel arch transforms into the rear flanks, where it meets the cascading roofline. Inside, the Vanquish Zagato Concept embodies the fine tradition of Aston Martin craftsmanship, replete with many singular touches. Herringbone carbon fibre is paired with shadow and anodized bronze and aniline leather to give the facia, vents and rotary dials a rich material quality.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Vans are back

The Ford Transit, one of the best-selling vans in the world, has been in constant production since 1965 and is now available in SA in several new and exciting configurations with added features. If you are looking for space, The Ford Transit Van has 15.1 cubic meters of cargo space in the back. That’s 15,100 litres or the space to pack in 629 grocery shopping bags. The Ford Transit Custom Sport, which is available with all the same driving technology found in a luxury sedan. From Ford’s hands-free SYNC®2 entertainment centre, lane-keeping alert, parking sensors, cruise control, rear-view camera, and electronic stability control, the Ford Transit Custom Sport could be the new ride for your family.

Listed below are 10 unique custom Ford Vans

1.    The Limo
Stretch limousines are out of date. So Chicago-based Windy City Limousines converted their Ford Transit into a plush ride equipped to carry 13 passengers in luxury and style – with a wooden floor, black leather couch-style seating and two flat-screen televisions.

2.    The Snowboarder
This shred-ready Ford Transit is modified with a custom boot dryer, snowboard rack, tuning bench and portable DJ booth to make snowboarding even more fun for its riders. “It’s an absolute dream of a creative hub that we can do anything out of,” says So-Gnar CEO Pat Milbery.

3.    The Artist
The first Ford Transit buyer in the United States, ZL Feng, is an art professor and skilled artist who uses his van to transport his art to museums, galleries, art shows and art buyers’ homes.

4.    The Coffee Shop
What better way to bring the people coffee than with a stylish mobile coffee shop. The Grateful Grail mobile coffee shop cruises around Baltimore, visiting local music festivals and events. Brothers and Grateful Grail owners Brian and David Seward customized the van themselves.

5.    The Surfer Dude
Champion surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his Surfers Healing team use a Ford Transit to transport surfboards, beach gear and life jackets as they introduce kids with autism to surfing.

 6.    The Caterer
Catering and vans go hand in hand. The jumbo Ford Transit van, used by Park Place Caterers in Ford HQ’s back yard, is customized with a liftgate and inverter to power a refrigerator and hotbox – delivering deliciousness to the local community.

7.    The Animal Rescuer
Shultz’s Guest House uses its Ford Transit to transport orphaned dogs – sometimes from several states away – to a private farm in Dedham, USA, where they are safe from being euthanized until permanent homes are found for them.

 8.    The Food Truck
Everyone’s favourite kind of van. The Spread’s Ford Transit is a mobile deli – serving breakfast and lunch sandwiches, wraps and fresh-baked bagels.

9.    The Pet Stylist
Wag ’n Tails Mobile Conversions in Granger, USA, converts Ford Transit vans into fully self-contained mobile pet grooming studios, complete with full-size tubs, hydro-massage shampoo systems, grooming tables, blow dryers, vacuums and fridges.

10.  The Mobility Van
Eighty-six-year-old Forrest Baker explores the Pacific Northwest with the help of his specially modified Ford Transit, which includes a lift for his off-road wheelchair, high-visibility lights and bull guard. “Without a doubt, this is the finest purpose-built vehicle I have ever had the pleasure of owning,” Baker wrote to his Ford dealership where he has been a loyal customer for more than 45 years.

 Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Coscharis Motors Introduces Ford Brands, introduces robust after sales package

Coscharis Motors, a foremost automobile dealer and representatives of Ford Motor Corporation in Nigeria, recently introduced the 2016 edition of three Ford brands namely; Ford Explorer, Ford Figo, and the Ford Ranger, into the Nigerian market. 

Coscharis Motors also unveiled it's Ford Protect package (in replacement to the ESP - Extended Service Plan) on all Ford variants purchased in any of Coscharis Motors offices within Nigeria. The package offers free service for 4 years or 120,000 kilometres whichever comes first, to its existing and prospective customers on all variants of the Ford brand purchased from any Coscharis Motors showrooms nation-wide. Customers will also enjoy; Free oil change, Free tyre rotation, Free brake pads, Free wiper blades, Free belts and hoses and Free shocks. 

L - R: Fabian Anuforo, Fleet Sales Manager, Ford, Coscharis Motors; Abiona Babarinde, General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Services, Coscharis Group; Vasant Rele, General Manager, After sales, Ford, Coscharis Motors during the media parley to officially unveil the 2016 new models of Fird vehicles and Ford Protect Campaign at Coscharis Ford Showroom in Lagos recently.

The General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Services, Mr. Abiona Babarinde explained that the Ford Protect scheme is in line with the vision Henry Ford had over 100 years ago, which seeks to make automobiles available and affordable to all mankind. Another reason for the offer is our desire to take over our customers’ worries about vehicle maintenance and free their minds so that they can focus more on the accomplishment of their primary objectives in business and leisure.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

VW unveils T-Prime Concept

The T-Prime Concept GTE, officially unveiled at Auto China 2016 in Beijing on Monday, is a premium off-roader with a hybrid powertrain and, according to Volkswagen, a car that not only gives a first clear idea of the company's next flagship, but of the direction in which the entire industry is moving.

Demand for SUVs and crossovers has never been greater and this demand is something that consumers in all markets around the world have in common. The crossover has usurped the compact hatchback as Europe's favorite car, SUVs are outperforming everything except for pickups in the US, and, according to VW's stats, the appetite for full-size comfort-focused SUVs is expected to grow some 18% over the next six years in China.

Unlike a number of recent VW SUV concepts, this one looks almost production ready and a worthy visual successor to the Touareg, right down to its impressive plug-in hybrid powertrain.
It's capable of outputting a combined 375hp, of running for 50km on battery power alone and of hitting 100km/h in 6 seconds. However, it also offers a potential NEDC cycle fuel economy of 87mpg.

The interior is also a very digital affair, with touch screens, voice commands and gestures; "this type of human-machine interface could become the norm in the top segment. Progress is immediately apparent here, because the real automobile is melding with the virtual world that is so real today," said Dr. Frank Welsch, VW's head of Technical Development.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Ford Ranger Owners Drive Smarter with 10 functional Drive-assist features

For more than 20 years, the Ranger has proven to be one of Ford’s most popular pickups across the globe, providing thousands of customers with Built Ford Tough capabilities. Having gone through a comprehensive global development programme, the Ranger is built in Africa, designed from the ground up with African conditions and consumers in mind.

The Ranger – one of the toughest, smartest and most capable pick-ups in the market - is packed with driver assist features aimed at providing customers with improved utility, comfort and convenience. Here are ten examples of driver assist features that see the Ranger delivering smart solutions to Ford customers, features that ensure that driving through the streets of Lagos is a breeze. Here are the various features available in the different models clearly explained:

SYNC®2 connectivity system.   The voice-activated SYNC®2 system helps drivers stay connected and in control. It features a full colour multifunctional display for easy menu navigation.
 The Trailer Sway Control.  This feature is part of the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) system and uses information from its sensors – such as yaw, acceleration and steering angle. If swaying is detected without appropriate driver input, the Ranger is designed to react accordingly to correct the instability.
Adaptive Load Control.  Smart technology that assists you confidently to keep loads under control by providing vehicle stability.
Hill Descent Control.  Brakes are automatically applied, as needed, to slow the vehicle to a set speed without the driver needing to touch the pedal. Speed can be adjusted through the accelerator and the Cruise Control buttons on the steering wheel. The feature works in both forward and reverse.
Hill Launch Control.  Hill launch control helps the driver pull away on steep climbs.
Front and Rear Park Assist.  This feature uses sensors to detect obstacles and provide audible warnings when the vehicle approaches obstructions at low speeds, such as when parking. A rear-view camera gives a clear view behind the vehicle, giving greater confidence when parking and hitching up a trailer.
Individual tyre pressure monitoring system. Individual monitors show air pressure readings for each tyre and alerts the driver when an individual tyre is low.
Rollover Mitigation.  This feature closely monitors the vehicle's speed, lateral acceleration, yaw motion and steering angle, and will identify potentially dangerous driving conditions that would lead to the vehicle rolling over.  Rollover mitigation intervenes by controlling the vehicle’s speed and restoring stability.
Cruise Control.  This feature automatically controls the speed of the Ranger and ensures it keeps a steady speed as set by the driver.

Emergency Brake Assist.  The provision of additional pressure to the brake system to increase braking force when you apply the brakes quickly in an emergency situation.

With all these driver assist features, there can be no doubt that Ford’s tough Ranger is equipped and ready for Nigerian roads– offering style, comfort and the best driving possible.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bentley launches new GT Speed and Black Edition

Bentley unveils today the revised Continental GT Speed, raising the bar even further in terms of exclusivity and performance making it the fastest production Bentley ever, with a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h). A Black Edition model joins the speed family. Performance is improved bringing even greater acceleration performance. As a result, the 0-60 mph sprint time has dropped to just 3.9 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 secs). The Black Edition also features contrast colours to the front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser in four different shades: Hallmark, Beluga, St James’ Red and a new shade, Cyber Yellow. Customers can also choose to colour-match the door mirrors as a final exterior accent.

It takes 110 hours to handcraft each and every Continental GT at the Bentley factory in Crewe, Cheshire. The upgraded W12 engine applied to all Continental GT Speed models is entirely assembled by 30 dedicated Bentley colleagues over 12½ hours. Meanwhile, the sumptuous and technically complex unique interiors are handcrafted by the experts in Bentley’s Leather and Trim workshop. Each hide is carefully checked by hand and eye before being stitched, shaped and finished entirely by hand, rivalling the quality of the finest furniture and precise tolerances of jewelry and watch craftsmanship.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover Heritage renamed Jaguar Land Rover Classic

Jaguar Land Rover recently announced the renaming of its Heritage business to Jaguar Land Rover Classic. The re-branded division will continue to provide cars, services, parts and experiences for Classic Jaguar and Land Rovers and their owners. Jaguar Land Rover Classic can now accommodate full restorations of classic vehicles at its UK sites, as well as providing a repair and maintenance service for customers. Jaguar Classic will continue to use the historic Browns Lane facility, where the six continuation Lightweight E-types were built and a newly developed Land Rover Classic workshop at Solihull for the restoration of Land Rovers. Fully factory restored Jaguars and Land Rovers are now also available for purchase.

Tim Hannig, Director, Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “Renaming the rapidly growing global business to Jaguar Land Rover Classic best reflects the division’s overall capabilities in providing the best cars, services, parts and experiences for our customers. We aim to build an even more successful future by celebrating and nurturing Jaguar and Land Rover’s past.”

Jaguar Land Rover Classic Parts supplies genuine parts for models whose range has been out of production for over a decade. The parts catalogue has over 30,000 individual and guaranteed parts, available to order from Jaguar Land Rover’s global retail network. Specialist technical advisors have extensive product knowledge and selected parts are available to order on the day for collection at local retailers.

In addition to cars, services and parts, the Classic business also offers customers the opportunity to experience a selection of Jaguar and Land Rover’s most iconic models with Classic Drives. This is complemented by the second season of the Jaguar Classic Challenge race series for pre-1966 Jaguar models, which commences on 2 May 2016 at Donington Race Circuit in the UK.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ford Motors makes list of World most Ethical companies

Ford Motor Company is the only automaker named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by Ethisphere Institute today – a distinction that comes as ethics in business increasingly affects customers and their purchase decisions. “This honor celebrates our employees who are committed to doing the right things and making the right choices,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “Ethics and corporate citizenship are the foundation of what drives us to make people’s lives better.” This marks the seventh consecutive year Ethisphere Institute has named Ford a World’s Most Ethical Company.

Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, honors companies with top ratings in five categories – ethics and compliance, corporate citizenship and responsibilities, culture of ethics, governance and leadership and reputation. For decades, Ford has recognized the importance of strong corporate citizenship and how that ties to success and building the company’s reputation. More than half of respondents to the 2016 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient said they learn more about a company before deciding to do business with them. More than one-third decided not to do business with a company if they perceive the business has a negative reputation.

“Ford understands that trust is the cornerstone of everything it does, and their commitment to being an active part of a global community helps explain why they are the only automaker Ethisphere has recognized every year since 2010,” said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer. “Being honored for the seventh time is no small achievement. Congratulations to everyone at Ford for being recognized.”

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COSCHARIS BMW offers Exclusive Valentine getaway and service perks

Coscharis BMW has a reputation for customer loyalty and in view of this is offering juicy perks during the valentine season commencing from February 5 to March 1, 2016 to fetes all BMW customers and prospects who buy within this period to a 2 nights stay at the Prestigious EPE Resort in Lagos.

According to the General Manager, Marketing, Coscharis Motors, Abiona Babarinde; “we are offering every buyer of BMW 6 Series from Coscharis Motors a two Night stay for two at the prestigious EPE Resort from February 5 to March 1, 2016”.

“Customers will also enjoy a 1 year free service, free insurance and free registration for BMW car purchases made within the love month period and while stock lasts”, said the Coscharis BMW National Sales Manager, Joe Omokhapue. 

Coscharis Motors has the sole franchise for BMW brands in Nigeria and consequently, boasts first class showrooms and well-equipped after-sales facilities nationwide for all BMW models. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Coscharis Jaguar offers Valentine Promo

Coscharis Jaguar has commenced the celebration of love with its customers through the 'Get Love Struck' promo for all Jaguar buyers from February 5 to February 29, 2016 nationwide. The Valentine promo is intended to show its love commitment to customers and prospects.

According to the Group Managing Director, Coscharis Motors, Josiah Samuel, “our love token includes Free Insurance, Free One Year Service Plan, Free Registration and free weekend demo. We are further celebrating this love with accommodation for two in the King Room at the Federal Palace Hotel; Buffet breakfast for two, access to Federal Palace Hotel’s exclusive Pool Club and 2 x $50 Federal Palace Casino non-redeemable gaming vouchers”.

These fabulous offers are opened to all buyers of any of our Jaguar variants within the month of love commencing from February 5, 2016. Similarly, we are willing to convert these fantastic offers to discounts on the cars.

Customers will still benefit the 5 year Warranty or 150,000km whichever comes first. This is in the continuing quest to offer buyers peace of mind and confidence that they are driving a high-quality product. With this extended warranty we further enhance the ownership experience that comes with our premium products.

 “Our customers desire the very best love gift that epitomizes style, luxury, prestige, performance and peace of mind; we want to assure them that they can enjoy all these from our Jaguar variants,” said Abiona Babarinde, General Manager Marketing at Coscharis Motors. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Ford Figo is swift, comfy and safe

The all-new Ford Figo is an exciting new compact car characterized by a striking, elegant design that sets it apart from competitors. The eye-catching styling is derived from Ford’s Kinetic 2.0 design language, as seen on the likes of the new Ford Fusion and Focus. The sophisticated and stylish exterior of the all-new Figo is matched by a modern interior that delivers an extraordinary experience for a compact car. All-new Figo is available with three responsive, reliable and economical engines, including 1.2 and 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engines, as well as a 1.5 diesel.

Intelligent and careful space management creates a surprisingly roomy cabin emphasizing quality, comfort and convenience.  High levels of craftsmanship are evident throughout the cabin, with colours and materials carefully selected by Ford designers to create a refined and premium environment. In the front, class-leading legroom gives the front passenger space to stretch out, while enabling even taller drivers to achieve the ideal driving position. Rear-seat passengers will appreciate the all-new Figo’s exceptional roominess that allows three adults to sit side-by-side with plenty of head and shoulder room.

Technologically endowed, the Ford Figo also boasts of an Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), which provides lighter steering effort at low speeds – for parking and in-city manoeuvring – and heavier, more precise feel at high speeds for greater stability and confidence on highways.
Body trims include; Ambiente, Trend and Titanium which all vary from levels of extras such as Power front and rear windows with one-touch function for the driver and child locks for the rear windows, drive-away locking function and comprehensive dashboard instrumentation that includes a rev counter and gearshift indicator, a 60/40 split rear seat, chromed headlamp bezels, electronic climate control and SYNC® with Bluetooth and Voice Activation.

For added safety, a total of six airbags are fitted, comprising driver and front passenger, as well as side and curtain airbags. ESP with Hill Launch Assist is exclusive to the Titanium PowerShift models. The driver’s seat benefits from four-way adjustment for improved comfort. Remote-operated central locking is standard, linked to the MyKey functionality.

Tosan Aduayi, a motoring journalist since 1994, is the founder and publisher of Trendy Africa Magazine and has reported on Motoring with trademark columns (Roadrunner, Carliners). He is also the founder of Flowtran global.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Last of the Land Rover Defender

Land Rover celebrated 68 years of history as the last of the current Defenders was produced at its famous Solihull production facility. To mark the occasion Land Rover invited more than 700 current and former Solihull employees involved in the production of Series Land Rover and Defender vehicles to see and drive some of the most important vehicles from its history, including the first pre-production ‘Huey’ Series I as well as the last vehicle off the production line, a Defender 90 Heritage Soft Top.

The Defender Celebration in Solihull saw more than 25 unique vehicles from Land Rover’s history come together in a procession around the Solihull plant, featuring the final current Defender vehicle off the line. More than two million Series Land Rovers and Defenders have been built in Solihull, UK since 1948. 

What began as simply a line drawing in the sand has gone on to become one of the world’s most iconic 4x4s, earning the accolade of being the most versatile vehicle on the planet, capable of taking owners to the places other vehicles couldn’t reach. In 2015, a unique milestone Defender – the ‘Defender 2 000 000’ sold for a record £400 000 (more than R9-million) – a far cry from the original £450 the first Land Rover sold for at the 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show.

“Today we celebrate what generations of men and women have done since the outline for the Land Rover was originally drawn in the sand,” said Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover”.

Tosan Aduayi is the founder of Trendy Africa Magazine and has been an Auto columnist since 1994