L-R : Managing Director/ Country Delegate, CFAO Nigeria, Mr. Thomas Pelletier; Japanese Ambassador, Amb. Kikuta Yutaka; Chairman CFAO Nigeria Plc, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode; and Executive Director, International Marketing, Suzuki Motor, Mr. Koichi Suzuki…at the launch of Suzuki state-of-the-art showroom and Suzuki brand by CFAO Motors on Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday.
Suzuki cars have been formally launched into the Nigerian market by CFAO Motors during the opening of the new Suzuki showroom on Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Amongst the guests in attendance were the Japanese Ambassador, Amb. Kikuta Yutaka; Chairman CFAO Nigeria Plc, Mr. Gbenga Oyebode; Managing Director/ Country Delegate, CFAO Nigeria, Mr. Thomas Pelletier; Executive Director International Marketing, Suzuki Motor, Mr. Koichi Suzuki.
The highlight of the event was the announcement of the new Suzuki offer of financing starting from just N85,000 per month with an option to trade-in old cars subject to terms and conditions. In addition during the first year, the customer does not pay for petrol or service.
CFAO is a pioneer in automotive distribution and has been in Nigeria for 117 years. CFAO Motors is the distributor of the Suzuki brand in 26 African countries with dedicated sales and aftersales support.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Thomas Pelletier stated: “Our partner, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan is renowned for the production of top quality and reliable vehicles which are widely trusted for durability and competitive prices.
“As is traditional with CFAO, we have already trained technicians with the support of the manufacturer and we have made provision for sufficient genuine spare parts at the right price.”
The Suzuki models available in Nigeria are city cars: Alto®, Dzire®, Swift®, Baleno®, Ciaz®, and Ertiga®. The Off-Road Vehicles/Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are Jimny® and Vitara®.
CFAO is a key player in specialized distribution in Africa and the French overseas territories and a partner of choice for major international brands. The Group is a market leader in automotive and pharmaceutical distribution and continues to grow in consumer goods, new technology, and energy solutions. CFAO has a direct presence in 36 African countries and provides a gateway to 49 of the 54 countries that make up the African continent. The Group is also active in seven French overseas territories and in Asia. CFAO employs more than 15,000 people.
CFAO is a subsidiary of the Toyota Tsusho Group (Japan). Toyota Tsusho Group opened a representative office in South Africa in 1964 and incorporated subsidiary Toyota Tsusho Africa in 1999. This entity was added to the CFAO Group in 2017.