Top 5 affordable made-in-Nigeria vehicles

01/10/2018 Same topic: How to buy cars in Nigeria
Check out the 5 best Nigerian made cars with affordable prices.

The automobile industry plays an important part in the economic activities of all countries. Moreover, it’s also appreciated as the essential sector of the global economy. Generally, industrial countries are able to apply their accessible resources and advanced technology to manufacture vehicles. That enables these countries to create much more jobs, enhance the quality of life and drive the country’s economy forward.  

Nigeria can't afford being left behind in the global pursuit of industrial enterprise and economic relevance. The country has set up numerous native automotive assembly and manufacture plants. Moreover, the government has adopted favourable laws along with tax policies to encourage the national auto industry to develop.

In 2013, the Nigerian government launched a new automobile policy which discouraged the import of entirely assembled vehicles. As the result, car manufacturers have seized the chance to launch more locally designed and assembled vehicles. Naijauto would like to bring you top five made-in-Nigeria cars you can take into consideration as follows:

1. IVM 6490 A

Innoson is the first wholly indigenous automobile company in Nigeria under the control of the international companies. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the corporation introduced its first made-in-Nigeria vehicle,  IVM 649 A, featuring state of art design and facilities. You would never think that it is the car produced in Nigeria at first glance.

IVM 6490 A

Made-in-Nigeria IVM 6490 A

IVM 649 A important specs in Nigeria

 Overal 
 Name  IVM 649 A
 Body type  SUV
 Price  N1.4million - N3.5million
 Maintenance Parameters
 Wheel Base  3025
 Seat Number  5 - 7 
 Fuel  Petrol
 Max Power 76/4200 ῀ 4600 (km/rpm)
 Tank 70 litres

 

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2. Kia Rio, Cerato and Optima

In October 2014, the auto manufacturer in Nigeria named Kia Motors Nigeria revealed its first made-in Nigeria cars, the Kia Rio, Cerato and Optima at the Eagle’s Square auto fare show in Abuja. That proofs the Nigerian government meet their commitment to the growth of the domestic auto industry in order to develop the national economy.

The Kia Optima cars come with a sleek and ultra-modern design, aggressive front fascia and dynamic sculpted backside. Besides, the talent compact Kia Rio is equipped intuitive centre fascia and supervision cluster with trip computer. What’s more, the new Cerato features the dynamism, style and performance putting your mood in the fast lane.

Kia Rio

Kia Rio is equipped intuitive centre fascia and supervision cluster with trip computer

Nigerian Kia Rio important specs

Overal   
 Name  Kia Rio
 Body type  Sedan
 Price  ₦2.601 million
    Maintenance Parameters
 Wheel Base  2570
 Fuel  Petrol
 Displacement  1,396 cc
 Max. Power  107 ps (79 kw) @ 6,300rpm
 Max. Torque  13.8 kg.m (135 N.m) @ 4,200rpm
 EBD / ABS  Yes
 6-airbag System  Yes
 Back warning system  Yes
 Auto defog system  Yes

 

Kia Optima

The Kia Optima cars come with a sleek and ultra-modern design

Nigerian Kia Optima important specs

Overal
 Name  Kia Optima
 Body type  Sedan
 Price  ₦5.085 million
    Maintenance Parameters
 Wheel Base  2570
 Fuel  Petrol
 Displacement  1,396 cc
 Max. Power  107 ps (79 kW) @ 6,300rpm
 Max. Torque  13.8 kg.m (135 N.m) @ 4,200rpm
 EBD / ABS  Yes
 6-airbag System  Yes
 Back warning system  Yes
 Auto defog system  Yes

 

 Kia Cerato

The new Cerato features the dynamism, style and performance putting your mood in the fast lane

Kia Cerato important specs in Nigeria

Overal   
 Name  Kia Cerato
 Body type  Sedan
 Price  ₦4.095 million
 Maintenance Parameters
 Wheel Base  2700
 Fuel  Petrol
 Max. Power  161 ps @ 6,500 rpm
 Max. Torque  19.8 kg·m @ 4,800 rpm
 ECS  Yes
 6-airbag System  Yes
 Front and Rear Parking Assist System  Yes

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3. Hyundai Grand i10

The Stallion Group has announced that their made-in-Nigeria Hyundai car had officially gone on sale in the country with the price of from N1.5 million to N1.9 million.

Sunil Vaswani, Stallion Group Chairman said the car, which was assembled at the plant of Hyundai Motor in Lagos had affordable prices. That would stop the importation of automobile in Nigeria.

The Hyundai passenger vehicle with the price ranging from N1.5 million and N1.9 million are:

  • Hyundai Grand
  • Hyundai I10
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Hyundai IX35
  • Hyundai Elantra

The truck and bus cars are also supplied to the Nigeria market now. They include:

  • Three-ton HD65
  • Seven-ton HD 120
  • Ten-ton HD160
  • Five-ton HD78
  • 30-seater Stallion County bus
  • 28+1 seater Hyundai County bus

Hyundai Grand i10

The Hyundai passenger vehicle has the price ranging from NGN1.5 million and NGN1.9

Tokunbo Aromolaran, Managing Director of Hyundai Motors Nigeria stated that the Hyundai cars met ISO/TS 16949, the highest global automotive operating standard. Moreover, Stallion Motors dealers located in Lagos, Asaba, Warri, Abakaliki and Anambra would provide various options of cars whose price below N2 million to Nigerians.

Huyundai Grand I10 important specs in Nigeria

 Overal
 Name    Hyundai Grand I10
 Body type  Hatchback
 Price  N1.5million - N1.9million
 Maintenance Parameters
Transmission type  Manual
 Blue interior illumination  Yes
 Keyless entry  Yes
 Rear and front power windows  Yes
 Litre iRDE2 engine  Yes
 Chrome package  Yes

4. Peugeot 301

Peugeot is also one of the automobile manufacturer producing vehicles domestically, the Peugeot 301. Its plant is located in Kaduna, Nigeria. The launch of the Peugeot 301 in its factory has consolidated Nigeria's position as one of Africa's largest industrial economies. That proves that the government has performed their automobile policy well, which enables the auto industry to develop continuously.

Peugeot 301

The launch of the Peugeot 301 at its factory has consolidated Nigeria's position as one of Africa's largest industrial economies

Peugeot 301 important specs in Nigeria

 Overal 
 Name    Peugeot 301
 Body type  Sedan
 Price  N3million – N 3.5million
 Maintenance Parameters
 Seat Number  5
 Fuel Tank  50ltr
 Horse Power  115
 Torque 150/4000
 Number of Cylinders  4
 ABS  Present
 Dual Front Airbags  Yes

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5. Nissan Almera

Nissan also is the auto manufacturer benefiting from the government‘s centralized automotive policies. The firm made its Nissan Almera in Nigeria in 2015 and launched to the market in April that year. The sedan features an outstanding exterior design that differentiates itself from other vehicles in its class.

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The first made-in-Nigeria Nissan Almera cars were produced in 2011

Nissan Almera important specs in Nigeria

 Overal   
 Name  Nissan Almera
 Body type  Sedan
 Price  N2million – N3.5million
 Transmission type  Four-speed automatic
 Maintenance Parameters
 Wheel Base  2570
 Fuel  Petrol
 Dual SRS Airbags  Yes
 Back Sensor  Yes
 ABS  Yes
 EBD  Yes
 Intelligent key  Yes
 Bluetooth Dial-up connectivity  Yes
 Panic alarm  Yes
 Immobilizer  Yes

The renewed automobile policy of the government has encouraged most auto plants to build its made-in-Nigeria vehicles except for Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company. Besides, the policy also creates far more works for the youth in Nigeria.

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