With the growing popularity of urban culture and prevalence of hailing cab service in the metropolitan cities of the country, Kia Motors Nigeria has entered into strategic partnership with Uber to provide lead generation software connecting riders to drivers in the area. The partnership is directly in line with the commitment to making the people become an Uber investor with an affordable state-of-the-art Kia model range.
There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigeria has remained one of the commercial hubs of Africa with an estimated population of over 150 million. As the most populous African country in the world, the need to provide a seamless means of transportation system to meet the requirements of the publics is germane and this has galvanised the strategic partnership between Kia and Uber.
Globally over 100 000 partner drivers are currently operating on Uber’s network. Uber is not only changing the way people connect with their cities, but also creating thousands of investment and work opportunities along the way. To make this a success in Nigeria, Uber is leveraging the low maintenance cost of Kia vehicle to increase the adoption of its services in the cities in which it has presence across the country.
“In a bid to provide a stress-free transportation in the country and provide investment opportunities for our teeming customers, we have deemed it necessary to partner with an internationally acclaimed technology company, Uber, which gives optimum value to customer satisfaction and a maximised return on investment for investors. The company has remained at the fore in creating a technology platform that is customer-focused” said Managing Director, Kia Motors Nigeria, Jacky Hathiramani. He further stated that “Uber’s technology continues to transform the way millions of people move around their city and our partnership with the company is to give people the best-in-class Kia model range that gives exhilarating experience to passengers on the go.”
Uber is focused on building a service for hundreds of millions of Nigerians and creating investment opportunities. Premised on this, Kia’s leadership and experience in the auto industry will be crucial in helping the technological company to meet their goals.
As a part of the deal, interested Uber investors who do not want to make an outright purchase of the vehicle can avail the offer of an accessible financial scheme powered by Access Bank that gives 10% equity contribution, competitive equated monthly instalment as low as N95,000 monthly, special pricing and flexible repayment tenure of up to 48 months.