JAC Pick-Up gaining entry in Nigeria, says Ade Ojo
It was an evening of glitz and razzmatazz right last week in front of the Landmark Event Centre beachfront in Victoria Island, Lagos at which event, JAC Autoland, franchise owners of the JAC model line-up of passenger vehicles prevented the JAC Pick-up utility vehicles for a rest-drive for the invited audience.
While the test-drive with motoring journalists and other, individual and fleet customers lasted, Demola Ade-Ojo, managing director of Elizade Autoland, (distributor of JAC passenger and light truck vehicles in Nigeria), gave four reasons why the JAC T6 pick up is fast gaining grounds in Nigeria. According to Ade-Ojo, the four reasons why buyers now go for the T6 are Value for money, technology, luxury and price.
Built with the latest Toyota Hilux chassis and body technology, bird-net structure body with light weight, the vehicle’s high-tensile steel sheets is above 50%, anti-collision intensity bar inside the door, C-NCAP 4-Star collision test, ABS/EBD applied etc.
T6 also features 7 inch touch screen, four speakers, multi-function steering, Bluetooth, leather seats, electric 4×4, 4×2. Its turbo charged engine also delivers efficient fuel economy. Eco-friendly and highly efficient power powertrain of T6 has also been a major boost for the Pick-up.
The impressive JAC logo and extremely chroming grille, muscular and sportive streamline, body colour front bumper as standard, hawk-eye modelling halogen combined lamps and LED turn light are some other impressive attributes of the Pick up.
It comes big as it is same size as the new Hilux, high bed chassis with greater passing ability and high body size, coming with a minimum ground clearance of 207mm and bigger tyres of 245/65R17.
Ade-Ojo stated that the Elizade brand, with its pedigree in the successful distributorship of Toyota vehicles in Nigeria, has the wherewithal to make the JAC brand a household name.
According to him, Elizade will not venture into the distributorship of JAC if it was not sure of its quality, comfort and durability, as more and more Nigerians are now patronizing the brand.
He recalled that just as the Elizade brand nurtured Toyota in the Nigerian market, Elizade Autoland is steadily spreading the JAC brand, even as he also said his company subjected JAC to thorough road tests on Nigerian roads for about three years.
Other models of the JAC on the Nigerian market are the J4, S2, S3, S5, S7 and Sunray mini bus. The light trucks are X5, L40 and the N-Series. Major patronage of the JAC has come from individuals, companies and fleet buyers.