Toyota targets 3,000 sales, plans electric vehicles

The Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Ltd (TNL) Mr Kunle Ade-Ojo, has disclosed that Toyota is targeting to sell 3,000 vehicles in Nigeria this year, double of what it sold in 2023.

He disclosed this at the just- concluded maiden edition of Toyota Motor Show organised by Toyota Nigeria Ltd in Lagos.

According to him, Toyota accounted for the sale of 1,500 vehicles out of the 10,000 vehicles sold in the country in 2023, adding that the company plans to double the figure in 2024 out of the 15,000 unit projection of vehicles to be sold in the country.

Ade-Ojo also announced that the company plans to roll out these electric vehicle models in the country in the next three years as part of its support for the government green deal initiative.

He gave the Toyota hybrid electric vehicles coming to Nigeria soon as the Corolla Cross, RAV4 and Land Cruiser Prado.

Ade-Ojo said: “By the end of this year, we’ll be introducing our first hybrid electric vehicle, Toyota Cross. Next year, we’ll introduce the RAV4 hybrid. And late next year or early 2026, we would be bringing in the Land Cruiser Prado hybrid. “On their response to government’s call for Compressed National Gas support, he said: TNL would be lending its big network of workshops to support the Federal Government’s campaign for the use of Compressed Natural Gas-powered vehicles through conversion.

“We are almost concluding arrangements with different partners to use our network of workshops for vehicles conversion to CNG-powered,” he said.

The exclusive motor show was loaded with a number of activities such as vehicles display, two new Toyota products launch, special after-sale packages, test drives and and engaging interactions.

The three-day event (June 27-29) held at The Podium, Lekki, under a setting and ambience akin to international auto fairs in Europe and America, showed a novel way to gain customers’ confidence.

The cozy roomy space also accommodated the Body and Paint Section, the Spare Parts cubicle and the Service area.

Outside the hall but within the event centre fully decorated for the Toyota show was an international test-drive arena for customers willing to have a feel of any of the cars.

Apart from the TNL MD Ade-Ojo, other executives of TNL were on ground giving details of each of the vehicles displayed as well as after-sales advisory.