Throwback : Honda Presents First Produced Honda HR-V In Nigeria To NADDC In Abuja
Throwback : First produced Honda HR-V in Nigeria presented to NADDC boss Mr. Jelani Aliyu in Abuja.
The all-new Honda HR-V subcompact SUV was assembled in Nigeria at the Honda Assembly plant in Ota.
It was driven all the way from Lagos to Abuja by the MD of Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited.
The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has shared a throwback clip from 2019, which shows the moment it received the first-ever Honda HR-V assembled in Nigeria from Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited.
The all-new Honda HR-V assembled at the Honda Assembly plant in Ota was driven all the way from Lagos to Abuja by the Managing Director of Honda Automobile Western Africa Limited, Mr. Akihiro Daido.
Mr. Akihiro Daido was accompanied by the Marketing and Sales Manager, Mr. Remi Adams and other senior officers of the company.
The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) Director General, Mr. Jelani Aliyu and the Board Chairman of NADDC, Senator (Chief) Osita Izunaso, were on hand to receive the Nigerian-made subcompact SUV.
During the presentation, Mr. Remi Adams of Honda Automobile W.A. briefed the NADDC top-shots on the special features and modern technology embedded in the all-new HR-V, which comes with a 1.8 litre engine.
NADDC Board Chairman, Senator Osita Izunaso, who drove the car around the Council’s premises remarked :
“I have driven it round, all I can say is that it is a very good one, it is luxurious. It has some distinctive features which similar vehicles in its class do not have. It is a way of making available to the middle class some of the super luxury that the big boys enjoy in the big SUVs.
However, Honda needs to combine luxury with affordability. If it is good and it is affordable, then it is truly good.”
In his comments, Mr. Jelani Aliyu, who inspected some of its special features, said :
“This is Honda itself in Nigeria producing for Nigeria. We are happy Honda is producing in Nigeria a new vehicle, the same class you can find in Japan or elsewhere in the world.”
“The only way we can provide jobs for our teeming citizens is by boosting industries and supporting those local and international investors coming into Nigeria to produce.” He remarked.