The re-introduction of Suzuki auto-brand in Nigeria is the result of the partnership between CFAO Motors and Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan.
In a statement during the event, the Managing Director of CFAO Motors/CFAO Country Delegate, Mr. Thomas Pelletier, said: “the choice of the distribution of Suzuki vehicles in Nigeria is in a bid to offer Nigerians a wider range of top quality and reliable vehicles at pocket-friendly prices”.
The ceremony had in attendance several dignitaries and Nigerians celebrities. They included the Japanese ambassador to Nigeria, Kikuta Yutaka, the Executive Director, International Marketing –Suzuki Motors, Koichi Suzuki, the Chairman of CFAO, Gbenga Oyebode, etc.
In his remark, Kikuta Yutaka, the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, affirms the improvement in the Japan-Nigerian business relationship. According to him, “Japan is deeply committed to its bilateral agreements with Nigeria. The relationship was further cemented during President Mohammadu Buhari’s recent meeting with the Japanese Emperor in Japan”.
According to Adebola Ejiofor, the Sales Manager, CFAO, Suzuki Division, several Suzuki brand of vehicles are currently available in Nigeria. They include Swift, Alto, Baleno, Dzire, Ciaz and Ertiga. The Off-Road Vehicles/Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are Jimny, Vitara.
According to Ejiofor: “CFAO has now made it possible for Nigerians to own top quality cars at pocket-friendly prices. With as low as N85, 000 monthly, one can own a brand new Suzuki car.”
“The company is offering buyback and exchange of car opportunities for car owners. This is also while providing world-class after-sale services”, she emphasized.
CFAO Motors Nigeria is one of the Nigerian subsidiaries of CFAO Automotive, the largest automobile network in Africa and the French overseas territories. The company is a partner of choice for major international brands.
The official launch of Suzuki in Nigeria took place at the new Suzuki showroom at Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
See photos of the launch ceremony below.