Kia Motors hopeful of meeting local demand
With a capacity to produce 27,000 cars per yearly , Kia Motors Nigeria has said Nigeria’s economic instability will not stop the organisation to meet local demand.
The organisation said in Lagos that it would continue to support government policy on industrialisation by producing made in Nigeria cars from its plant in Lagos.
Stakeholders in the automobile sector in the country had expressed worry that the economic instability, which crippled consumer-buying power to a record low may force investors out business.
“On the heels of the establishments of assembly plants, Kia Motors Nigeria localized the production of its cars in the country. In a move that’s reassuring and in consonance to the policy framework by the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Kia has remained committed to making Nigeria a manufacturing hub of automobiles in sub-Saharan Africa.
“The present economic challenges can be daunting, but the company remains undeterred and committed to strengthening the nation’s economy through the automobile industry. Since the inception of its plant’s operations, all Kia cars are produced locally and are manufactured to the exact standard of the brand’s global quality,” Kia’s Marketing Manager, Olawale Jimoh said.
According to him, Kia’s footprint in the country cannot be overemphasized, with showrooms spread across the states in all the regions of the nation.
Jimoh boasted that the company’s after-sales service centres remain one of the best in the industry with an exceptional service deliveries.
He lamented that the industry is one of the worst hit sectors in the current economic downturn.