Check out powerful Nigerian-made vehicle “IYI Celebrity” introduced by Alex Ephraim


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You have to see this new locally-made car that was produced by a team of Nigerian engineers boasting that the car has low fuel consumption and CO2 emission.

It has often been a well-known fact that Nigeria is blessed with incredibly talented and innovative minds; this has been proven again with the “IYI Celebrity” – a locally-made vehicle recently unveiled by a Nigerian company. The concept and design are reportedly proprietary to the Nigerian engineers and completely original.


Meet “IYI Celebrity” – a locally-made vehicle designed and manufactured by a team of talented Nigerian engineers

According to reports, this indigenous vehicle was completely built with materials that were sourced locally here in Nigeria. The “IYI Celebrity” vehicle was reportedly unveiled by the renowned Europe-trained Nigerian auto engineer, Alex Ephraim Akwiwu, and his indigenous engineer counterparts. The Nigerian-made car was launched at the popular Jeoana Akwiwu Automobile Shop in Owerri, Imo State and it sure caught a lot of attention.

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During the unveiling of the IYI Celebrity, Alex Ephraim reportedly mentioned that his auto company actually began the journey of local vehicle production in 2011 and has since employed advanced technology to achieve this great feat.

He noted that the company initially launched its very first vehicle in 2016 with the model name “IYI Combatant” and later in 2017 released an upgraded version of the same car. So, this new “IYI Celebrity” according to Alex Ephraim, is simply a more friendly version of the company’s older models.

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Below is a short video clip containing footage of the “IYI Celebrity” car being test-driven on a bad Nigerian road to showcase its ruggedness;

  A Team OF Nigerian Engineers Builds A New Car called IYI Celebrity with Local Sourced Materials

Alex Ephraim and his team of engineers also claim that this IYI Celebrity car is fitted with a 1.8-litre engine that boasts of minimal CO2 emission and low fuel consumption.

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