Toyota Corolla Is Named ‘Car of the Year 2019’ by Nigeria Auto Journalists

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By Justina Okpanku

Toyota Corolla has emerged the ‘Car of the Year 2019’. Corolla coast home with the title after beaten Hyundai Tucson and GAC GS4 which slugged it out with them.  It wasn’t the first  time for Toyota Corolla  having clinched the  same award by  Nigerian Automotive  Journalists Association (NAJA) Awards  in 2017.   In addition, Toyota  Hiace  won  the ‘Mini Bus of the Year’  award category while TNL  dealer,  Mandilas Motors Limited, was  also recognised  for  having the best ’Auto Workshop of the Year.’

The Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL), Mr. Kunle Ade Ojo was on ground to receive the Car of the Year 2019’ award at the prestigious event held at  Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Tuesday.

Ade Ojo who expressed surprise thanked NAJA for the honour and also congratulated other award recipients including Pick-Up of the Year: Mitsubishi L200; Most Improved Brand of the Year: JAC, and Luxury SUV of the Year’

Others were Range Rover Autobiography; Executive Car of the Year: Honda Accord; Luxury Car of the Year: Meredes-Benz S-Class, Auto Assembly Plant of the Year: Stallion VON and New Lubricant of the Year: MOTUL.

Nigeria auto awards which is held annually and recognised in every part of the world is  said to be adjudged by industry stakeholders as the only respected and most-valued industry event in the country that involves all the motoring journalists in Nigeria drawn from the print, electronic and online media in the voting process.

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