Wow another BIG PLUS for Nigeria! Check out the first Toyota Vehicle made in Nigeria. The vehicle a Toyota Hiace bus was unveiled in Lagos on Monday, March 21, by Toyota Nigeria.
According to Daily Mail, the Hiace bus was assembled locally at a vehicle assembly plant in Lagos.
Speaking during the unveiling, "Kunle Ade-Ojo, the managing director of Toyota Nigeria, informed that the new Hiace was assembled in the company’s plant in Lagos, built with 30,000-unit production capacity every year."
According to him, the Hiace was assembled as a test case as the firm looks forward to a mass production in coming months.
This breakthrough is coming just after two and a half years after the announcement of the Automotive Industry Development Plan by Nigeria’s federal government, which raised the import duty on cars from 22 per cent to 70 per cent in order to discourage vehicle importation.