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Leventis Motors Stirs Haulage Sector With Five New FOTON Truck Brands


cd4a73f9-5fa7-4b59-aef8-b44de910e720-largeLEVENTIS Motors, a division of A.G. Leventis (Nigeria) Plc, the certified assembler for FOTON vehicles and exclusive distributor of FOTON light duty trucks in the country, has revolutionalised Nigeria’s haulage industry with the launch of five new FOTON truck brands.

Speaking at the launch, which took place on Thursday in Lagos amidst huge presence of industry stakeholders, the Country Director of the company, Mr. Giannousas Nikos assured Nigerians who intend to patronize the products that they would get best value, noting that “FOTON is committed to keeping its promises.”

The newly unveiled trucks were BJ 1020 (one ton); BJ 1039 (1.5 ton); BJ 1049 (3.5 ton); BJ 1069 (five ton); and BJ 1151 (eight ton).

According to Nikos, FOTON has retained the number one position in Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturing sector for 11 consecutive years, stressing that the newly launched truck brands were built to meet the yearnings of Nigerians.

He said: “We see today’s launch of our new truck brands as a partners event. This is because it is customary for us to relate with our customers like partners. To this end, we must keep all our promises because we want a win-win situation between us and our partners.”

The company’s Brand Manager, FOTON, Mr. Temitope Falode, who unveiled the vehicles said he was happy to be introducing the trucks to industry stakeholders because “I have been into auto sales for many years and have seen so many brands but there is none that has thrilled me like FOTON”.

He said the BJ 1020 brand will offer users the benefits of High Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), improved engine technology, long vehicle base and high pay load which would translate into higher earnings, while the BJ 1039 brand comes with the benefits of longer wheel base, less fuel consumption and good ground clearance.

He explained further that the BJ 1049 brand also has the benefits of high GVW, improved technology and a high fuel tank capacity of 120 litres, while the BJ 1069 boasts high GVW, longer wheel base and Diaphragm Spring Clutch, among other features. He explained that the diaphragm prevents oil or grease from entering the clutch.

He said the BJ 1151 brand also has a longer wheel base and has a Cummins engine, which makes it reliable and dependable.

Falode added that FOTON vehicles assembled and sold by Leventis Motors were built for Nigerian roads and equipped with fuel filters, water separator, and smaller bumper for higher ground clearance, adding that the company offers and guarantees full technical assistance for all products sold including warranty, driver training and mechanic training.

Head of After Sales, Mr. Chris Thornton, in his presentation, said that Leventis Motors is known for sales of reputable and genuine auto products, noting that the company has had the privilege of maintaining trucks for Nigerian companies such as Nigerian Bottling Company Limited.

He said the company now has branches in Apapa Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Benin and Ibadan and urged players in the haulage industry to take advantage of the launch of the new truck brands to add to their fleet.

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