In line with its commitment to the development of the automobile industry in Nigeria, Leading SUV automobile company, GAC Motors on Tuesday unveiled its ultra-modern G-Style showroom in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The showroom which has several sections such as a motor exhibition stand, express maintenance, general repair and four-wheel alignment is the second GAC G-Style showroom in Nigeria after the Lagos debut in 2022.
Among the cars on display is the brand-new GS8, a premium SUV created with the intent of meeting the high luxury requirements of business leaders on a budget. With its luxurious cabin space covered in Alcantara and leather of the highest quality, geometric face design, roaring Euro 6 engine power and diversified luxury interior and exterior upgrade, the GS8 is a masterpiece in design with a flair of Chinese elements to meet European standards.
Chief Diana Chen, Chairman of GAC Motor in her remarks said the company believes in long-term investments, especially in Nigeria, which is an important market for “our Africa expansion plans, especially in West Africa where we have identified opportunities of developing a collaborative automotive industry hub amongst the countries in the region.”
“As a frontier for the fortune global 500 Company of the automobile industry, Africa has become very important for the sustainability of GAC Motors. We are therefore accelerating our growth strategy on the continent by playing a pioneering and leading role in the development of the automotive industry,” she said.
According to Chen, GAC Motor investments in Nigeria have recorded significant milestones such as the establishment of a world-class automobile assembly plant in Lagos and facilitating the successful operation of the first private taxi project, LAGRIDE, a joint venture partnership with the Lagos state government with a pilot fleet of 1,000 units of brand new sport utility vehicles (SUVs). She stated that the e-hailing taxi scheme has changed the overall appearance of the public transportation system in Lagos state and also provided job opportunities for the youths.
Chen said as part of its corporate social responsibility, GAC Motor will continue to partner with and support the sports industry, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the creative industry despite the current economic challenges facing the country.
She listed poor automobile policy, lack of adequate power supply and insecurity as some of the challenges faced by GAC in its operations in Nigeria.
Earlier in his remarks, Chairman of NFF, Ibrahim Gusau who led a delegation of super eagles players to the event said the federation is pleased with its partnership with the automobile giant.
“The three-year-old partnership between the NFF and GAC Motor is in two forms. First, they support us with funds to manage our national teams and they also provide vehicles for our key officers. It is a very good partnership that we are committed to. They are supporting us immensely to ensure that the Super Falcons have a good showing in the forthcoming Female World Cup in Australia. I want to ensure you that we will do everything possible to improve this partnership,” he said.
Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Guangzhou, GAC Motor, the fifth-largest automobile manufacturer in China began operations in Nigeria in 2014.