By MADUABUCHI KALU
The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon official motor partners and the Chinese biggest car manufacturing company GAC, will today at 6pm unveil to the Nigerian market, their most prized Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), the G8 Brand at the luxurious Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.
This much was disclosed to the selected media yesterday by no other person than the Chairman of GAC Motors in Africa, Chief Diana Chen at their Victoria Island office after the World Press Conference for tomorrow’s 3rd edition of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. GAC is the No1 auto manufacturing company in China.
Chief Diana Chen who is thrilled with her Nigerian title of Chief explained the reason they deemed it necessary to partner with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. According to her, a healthy society which marathon promotes makes for a healthy society which in turn brings about a healthy business environment.
“We love sports, we love business. It gives us opportunity to be a part of the Nigerian society. A healthy society makes for a healthy business.
“So our partnership with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon is a partnership that works. It is a partnership that will bring about mutual benefits to not only to Lagos, Access Bank and GAC Motors but to the larger Nigerian Society,” Chief Chen declared.
Speaking on the benefit her organization will drive by being a co-sponsor of the Lagos City Marathon, Chief Chen explained that they are not looking at short term benefit but a long term benefit.
Taking reporter round the SUV in their showroom on Victoria Island, the Marketing Manager of the company, Mr. KayodeAdejumo, who used the car’s remote control to open the vehicle from a distance and at the same time started the car from the same distance conducted reporters round the vehicle explaining the feature that distinguished G8 from other of its kind in the world.
According to him, “G8 motor is a fantastic vehicle, it has advanced flood light technology that goes up to 600 metres and 55meters wide and no car in world that has that technology. You can only get it from GAC Motors.
“There are many facilities inbuilt in the G8 that you hardly get in any other vehicle. There is no emission. This vehicles fuel efficiency is second to none. It uses just about five litres of Premium Motor Spirit in 100km and no car of it equivalent can boast of it.
“It is a seven seater, full leather it came with automatic packing and many other features that you can’ get anywhere,” Mr. Adejumo explained.