First locally Made Toyota Vehicle Unveiled in Lagos

Reports made it clear that Toyota Nigeria has achieved a breakthrough in Nigeria by unveiling of its first locally-assembled vehicle in Lagos.

Toyota Nigeria last year hinted of its plan to establish a vehicle assembly plant in the country to join Nissan, Ford, Kia, Peugeot and a host of other auto firms already assembling vehicles locally.

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The Managing Director, Toyota Nigeria, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo, said the new Hiace was assembled in the company’s plant in Lagos, built with 30,000-unit production capacity every year.

The vehicle, he said, was assembled as a test case, adding that the organisation would soon begin its mass production.

This is coming about two and a half years after the announcement of the Automotive Industry Development Plan by the Federal Government, which raised the import duty on cars from 22 per cent to 70 per cent in order to discourage vehicle importation.


16 thoughts on “First locally Made Toyota Vehicle Unveiled in Lagos

  1. Not made in Nigeria but assembled in Nigeria
    How many parts were made locally?
    If we still import all the parts, then we are still far from the promised land
    Efforts should be made towards producing some parts locally, maybe starting with the plastic parts


  2. Good and Giant stride Development.
    New Target should be Set for 40% Local content by 2020.
    We hope Energy (Electricity) will be provided to sustain this Developments.


  3. What jide said is right, but we need to start it from somewhere, gradual gradually we shall add more to produce parts, congratulations Nigeria, am happy for that new development from TNL, more employment and more technologies, TOYOTA NIG LTD, KUNLE ADEOJO, congratulation once more


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