First Kia Rio Made-in-Nigeria for ONLY 1.98M

Minister of State, FCT, Mrs. Olajumoke Akinjide, takes a Test Drive, deemed KIA Rio the “Peoples car”.

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KIA motors Nigeria unveiled its Made-in-Nigeria vehicles at the ongoing Abuja International Auto Fair at the Eagle Square in Abuja in a grand style, 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 to its promise through platform of The Abuja International Auto Fair, it’s Made-in-Nigeria vehicles.

The Made-in-Nigeria KIA vehicles, which included the Rio, Cerato and Optima were unveiled by the Honorable 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 in the Eagle Square during the Abuja Motor fair opening ceremony on Thursday, 23rd October 2014.

Sitting ministers are generally chauffeured pretty much everywhere, 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”.

Upon exiting the car after the test drive, the Minister said “Wow, Beautiful ride, Very smooth…..this is a Great Car” and she was thrilled with admiration for the KIA SOUL by saying the model is “incredibly built to compliment the youth and the women”. The flagship model of Kia, The Quoris also caught the flair of the minister when she was shown around the luxury sedan by Mr. Sandeep Malhotra. Other dignitaries at the event also took a spin of the made-in-Nigeria KIA vehicles.

The stylish compact Rio, Cerato and Optima 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 The President Mr 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.

KIA staying true to its commitments offers full style and curvaceous elegance that perfectly captures the glamour of the present. KIA’s stylish, award-winning cars are engineered and designed to be an expression of individuality. Loaded with smart technologies, generous levels of convenience and safety equipment, they are as dependable and practical as they are desirable and distinctive.

As an impeccable force in the automobile industry in Nigeria and the number one Korean brand in the country, KIA offers the best in world class vehicles that have always exceeded the expectations of customers and provide the best value for money. The core strength of the KIA vehicles is the undeniable satisfaction customers get from buying the brand.