See how Jeep Cherokee-based Innoson IVM G12 military trucks are manufactured at its massive factory in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Nnewi-based Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) is one of Africa’s biggest automakers. According to the automaker, sixty percent (60%) of the car parts are produced locally; while parts like the engine is sourced from Japan, China, and Germany.
The Nigerian indigenous car maker
currently manufactures sedans; luxury SUVs; small buses; luxury buses; pickup trucks; ambulances and military trucks.
A recent visit to its massive factory in Nnewi, Anambra State, captured how the automaker manufactures its IVM G12 Military Trucks.
Shot entirely at the Nnewi factory, this short clip gives us a never-before-seen perspective on the assembly process of millitary truck.
Unlike its fast-selling buses, which
are manufactured at its new automated bus manufacturing plant, the automaker still utilise manual method to make the IVM G12.
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) is currently making plans to set up automated plants to assist in churning out more of the millitary trucks at a faster rate.
Innoson IVM G12 Military Trucks
The Jeep Cherokee-based Innoson IVM G12 Utility Vehicle is a Nigerian version of the multi-purpose U.S. Military Humvee.
The Utility Vehicle has been hailed by Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen T.Y. Buratai because of its ability to do well in tough terrains in the North.
The 1/2 or 3/4 ton High Multi-Purpose Vehicle is available in 4-door vehicles with open top, 4-door vehicles with hard top and a 2-door pickup.
Some of them can carry up to 8 men, including the driver. These vehicles have 500 kg or 750 kg payload capacity, depending on the version.
It has a trailer hitch that allows it to tow light trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 500kg.
Lightly armored versions of the IVM G12 is also available. The vehicle is fitted with a front-mounted self-recovery winch.
Powering the IVM G12 is a Nissan-sourced 140 hp 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine. This engine can start within 10-20 seconds at -30°C, or 30-45 seconds at -40°C.
The IVM-G12 has a 85-litre main fuel tank and a 18-litre auxiliary tank that allows a maximum range is 1,000 km.
The Innoson IVM G12 Military Trucks is currently being used by the Nigerian Army as a troop and cargo transport, command vehicle and reconnaissance vehicle.
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