Kia Motors Nigeria unveiled its made-in-Nigeria vehicles at the just concluded Abuja International Auto Fair in Abuja, delivering to its brand slogan of “The Power to Surprise”. Fulfilling the promise made to the Nigerian enthusiasts and patrons that made-in-Nigeria KIA will be available before the end of the year, KIA Motors Nigeria delivered through the platform of the Abuja International Auto Fair.
The made-in-Nigeria KIA vehicles, which include the Rio, Cerato and Optima, were unveiled by the Honourable Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide, (representing the Vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo) who also had a test drive of the made-in-Nigeria Optima at an open-to-the-public unveiling at the Eagle Square during the Abuja Motor Fair opening ceremony.
Ministers are generally chauffeured everywhere they go, so it was both spontaneous and auspicious when Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide stepped into the red made-in-Nigeria Optima and took a test drive within the Eagle Square in the company of the Chief Commercial Officer of KIA Motors Nigeria, Mr. Sandeep Malhotra, along with the Managing Director of BKG Exhibitions, Mr. Ifeanyi Agu and the Deputy Director of the National Automotive Council, Mr. P. B. Salau (representing the Director General of the National Automotive council).
At the unveiling, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide expressed her delight and congratulated KIA Motors Nigeria for the made-in-Nigeria cars, stating that they are “Very, Very good cars” and also adjudged Kia Rio as “the People’s Car”.
The stylish compact Rio, Optima and Cerato with thoroughly contemporary and distinctive styling, coupled with maximum versatility and cutting-edge safety and convenience features are truly innovative cars created keeping in mind the demands of modern living, while also adding a dash of spice to life. Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide remarked that the made-in-Nigeria KIA brands are elegant and are at the vanguard of the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan. She further stated that the impressive stride of KIA Motors Nigeria in producing its made-in-Nigeria vehicles will earn the company a lion’s share in the country.