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Assembler thrills enthusiasts as govt promises support for local assembled vehicles

By Benjamin Alade
23 July 2021   |   4:01 am
Lovers of the Renault brand were thrilled to see a show of locally assembled vehicles when Coscharis Motors Plc showcased two automobile models amongst others during the 15th Lagos Motor Fair in Lagos recently.


Lovers of the Renault brand were thrilled to see a show of locally assembled vehicles when Coscharis Motors Plc showcased two automobile models amongst others during the 15th Lagos Motor Fair in Lagos recently.

This is coming even as the Nigeria Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) assured stakeholders in the industry of government’s support towards the growth of locally assembled vehicles.

Speaking at the fair, General Manager, Marketing and Communications, Coscharis Group, Abiona Babarinde, said: “If you recall in July 2019, we formally announced our partnership with the Renault Group to represent their auto brands in Nigeria. We equally showcased our ultra-modern Semi-Knocked-Down assembly plant located in Lagos.

“As of today, we are excited to say that Coscharis Motors has since been rolling out two name plates of the Renault Brand, namely Logan and Duster, from the assembly plant,” he said.

These two locally assembled nameplates, according to Abiona, are among the five models that include Renault Kwid, Renault Koleos and Renault Oroch respectively on display here today under the Renault brand.”

Commenting on the locally assembled vehicles, Director General, NADDC, Dr. Jelani Aliyu, expressed excitement to see Coscharis Motors assemble Renault vehicles in Nigeria.

Aliyu said the NADDC and other relevant agencies of government are willing to support players in this regard.

He commended and congratulated the leadership and entire Coscharis team and their Renault partners for this great feat and assured the company of government’s support towards the growth of local assembling of more Renault models in its plant.

Besides, Coscharis Motors equally used the fair to intimate the market on its ongoing ‘giveaway’ promotion for any purchase of the Kwid and Koleos that attracts a free Abro Generator, five per cent discount, free insurance, free vehicle registration and free vehicle service for the first two services. This is coupled with the ease of purchase through flexible finance schemes from Coscharis Mobility, Polaris Bank and other upcoming finance institutions that are finance partners to Coscharis Motors.

The Koleos
The Koleos is designed with a sense of detail and personality enhanced by its sleek appearance and athletic curves.

Behind its chic urban styling, Koleos has the DNA of a true 4X4. The ‘all mode’ 4×4-i technology allows you to select the transmission mode that your vehicle will need to be equally at home on dirt, mud or sand as it is on tarmac.

Koleos comes with a range of driver assistance technologies including active emergency braking, blind spot detection system, easy trunk access and R-Link 2 media system.

Enthusiasts can choose from 1.6-Litre to 2.0Litre engines but whichever engine, it is built with a robust off-roader looks. With the superb ground clearance, the Duster is a practical and durable vehicle for the Nigerian road.

The interior of the All-new Duster reflects its generous, adventure-seeking nature. The spacious cabin is bright and reassuring. The driver and passenger seats provide plenty of support to ensure your comfort wherever you go. The upholstery features a high-quality finish, as does the dashboard, where particular emphasis was placed on ergonomic design.

Simple and intuitive, the multimedia system Media Nav with a touch screen allows you to navigate through all the different functionalities: navigation, phone, radio, Aux/USB ports and Bluetooth connection to listen to your favourite music.

It also comes with a hands free card to lock and unlock the doors from a distance as well as assist to start the air-conditioning before getting into the car.

New Logan has an even more modern and dynamic design. With redesigned front and rear end panels featuring the new Renault brand light signature, New Renault Logan is a beauty to behold.

It has five generous seats to comfortably accommodate all your passengers. Enjoy useful and smart new storage areas, including a phone pouch and a front passenger side net pouch. There’s a new 12 V output in the rear for charging your devices. There’s also a 1/3-2/3 split-fold rear bench seat and a spacious boot to transport everything you need in the way that suits you. Combine utility and pleasure for a journey you’re sure to love. Depending on the version.

Logan’s ground clearance level (155-164mm) enhances its capacity to cope with extremely poor road surfaces (potholes, cobbles, uneven surfaces. The mechanics, bodywork (opening panels), air conditioning/ventilation system and passenger compartment all specially designed to cope with certain countries’ environments where dust is omnipresent. Logan has an excellent thermal comfort standard (the vehicle is designed to deal with “extremely hot” conditions.

Inside the Renault Kwid, there’s plenty of headroom, legroom and elbowroom for the driver plus up to four passengers. There are ingenious storage spaces everywhere.

The Renault KWID’s class-leading boot space of 290L can be extended up to 1100L, making it the perfect partner for a long road trip.

Customers can also personalise their vehicle with a pack connect that offers you the possibility to integrate a black front grille with a chrome embellisher, a chrome ring around the fog lamps and a black pearl colour for side mirrors.

The auto assembler also offers trade-in options for customers to upgrade to newer models by trading in their current vehicles.

However, Babarinde assured of the company’s aftersales commitment stating, “Coscharis is fully equipped to handle all after-sales – services and repairs timeously with the original spare parts. We are continually confident to simply delight our customers with the Renault brand as the exclusive franchise owner in Nigeria.”