Carmaker's vehicle pass road test in Nigeria

Zahav Automobile Company's range of cars have passed their road test in flying colours.

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Zahav Automobile Company's range of cars have passed their road test in flying colours.

Recently, some locally assembled Chinese engineered vehicles fulfilled all the performance, road handling, fuel efficiency and adaptability tests during a guided media tour of the plant at Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos.

Vanguard reports that a 1.5litre Baic S3 DVVT, 1.5litre Baic M20 (aka Kembo), the1.5 tonne Mitsubishi engine powered Foton Tunland pick-up, 1.6litre Changan EADO executive sedan, and Foton View CS2 (18-seater bus) were some of the models put to test.

Zahav's Quality Assurance Manager, Kavi Kumar, spoke on the brand, vehicles and the plant.

“Zahav was conceived to cater for value line automobile brands such as Foton, Jinbei, Baic and Changan brand of vehicles.

The Changan sedan was designed by Italian Carminati Stefano and currently produces 2.8 million cars per annum to rank among foremost selling vehicles in China while the BAIC Group, who recently acquired Swedish SAAB technology for styling and power-train is rated No. 5 largest automotive groups in China.

The Zahav plant engages 45 indigenous technicians and experts in one shift to produce competitively priced vehicles that are priced 20% cheaper that its Korean rivals.

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