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Toyota Nigeria Limited to introduce three hybrid electric cars



Toyota Nigeria Limited to introduce three hybrid electric cars

Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) has announced plans to introduce three hybrid electric cars in Nigeria over the next three years to support the government’s green deal initiative.

TNL Managing Director Kunle Ade-Ojo revealed this during the first-ever Toyota Motor Show organized by TNL.

By the end of this year, TNL will launch its first hybrid electric vehicle, the Toyota Cross. Next year, the RAV4 hybrid will follow, and by late next year or early 2026, the Land Cruiser Prado hybrid will be available. This initiative highlights TNL’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

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Additionally, TNL plans to support the Federal Government’s campaign for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered car conversions. Ade-Ojo mentioned that TNL is finalizing partnerships to use its network of workshops for these conversions.

Reflecting on the automotive market, Ade-Ojo noted that Nigeria sold about 10,000 new cars last year, with Toyota accounting for around 1,500 units. This year, the projection is 15,000 new car sales, with Toyota aiming to double its performance.

The three-day Toyota Motor Show, held from June 27-29 in Lekki, featured car displays, new product launches, special after-sale packages, test drives, and interactive sessions. The event was designed to offer an experience similar to international auto fairs, with dedicated sections for Body and Paint, Spare Parts, and Service areas.

An international test-drive arena allowed customers to experience the cars firsthand. TNL executives, including Ade-Ojo, provided details about the vehicles and offered after-sales advisory services. Corporate customers, top government officials, and influential CEOs were given personal tours by Ade-Ojo.

“This show is for all Toyota customers and other Nigerians interested in buying Toyota cars. It allows us to focus on our customers’ needs, showcasing our range of vehicles and highlighting our after-sale services, spare parts availability, and other value-adding services,” Ade-Ojo said.

The event also featured the unveiling of two new models: the Toyota Belta and Rumion. Customers appreciated the one-on-one interactions and free car diagnostics offered during the show. “It was a wonderful outing. The after-sale area has been of major interest to customers, and the free diagnosis has been well received,” Ade-Ojo concluded.

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