The Marketing Manager, Dana Motors, Wale Jimoh on Thursday, said that the company was projecting about 150 per cent increase in its car business with Nigeria’s largest car buying service Cars45.
Jimoh made the declaration at parley with the media at the company’s office, Akin Adesola, Victoria Island.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Cars45 provides one of a kind platform for used cars in Nigeria, giving a private network of buyers the fastest way to find the perfect car that fits their buyers’ needs.
While reviewing the Nigeria automobile industry, Jimoh said that the industry was growing in spite of the challenges it had been facing over the years.
He said: “We are excited about the partnership with Car45 which gave us the leverage of providing affordable cars to Nigerians through the partnership which affords them the opportunity to trade their cars even for the new ones.
“It is a platform for the buyers to get the cars verified with the goal of helping hundreds of customers to sell their cars.
“The infrastructure for commerce that allows sellers and buyers of Nigerian used cars to exchange value quickly, cheaply and with unhindered access to independent relevant information required for decision making.
“Last year’s partnership has allowed for about 300 cars to be traded, but this year, we are having a projection of about 150 per cent increase which gives us the opportunity to trade in other brand of cars different from KIA Motors.”
Jimoh said that trading in Nigerian used cars was of a more advantage than the imported used cars which the history were not known.
He said: “Aside from the well-known platform for people to access their cars before sale or purchase, our clients are sure to have confidence on the history of the cars they want to buy or sell because we provide detailed information.
“We also want to an avenue for diversity so much that people who are interested in trading in another brand can come over to do business with us.
“By this, we are expanding the horizon of automobile industry in Nigeria.”
The Operating Officer, Cars45, Jide Adamolekun, said that the company had been able to conveniently make car ownership affordable through its trade-in scheme, adding that the scheme would afford more opportunity to own cars in years to come.
He said: “The scheme has helped a lot of Nigerians to be a proud owner of vehicles. With this new scheme many will benefit more because we are opening new branches across Nigeria.”