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Innoson explores SUVs, security vehicles options


 Fast moving local automobile maker, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Limited, has expanded its product portfolios with its latest entry into the market with range of purpose-built pick-up vehicles and a new model Sport Utility Vehicle. These include IVM light truck for the armed forces/security agencies and IVM G5 SUV for motoring luxury, respectively.

This move, BusinessDay learnt is part of a strategy to widen its product offering and consolidate on the successes so far recorded by its buses and commercial vehicles.

Also known as IVM (Trop) Carrier, the pick-up was designed to help security operatives in discharging their duties without hindrances by the challenges that usually go with their usually tough tasks. It has inbuilt security-related devices and accessories, like revolving lights and sirens for effective performance.

Introducing the specially built pick-up to some private security providers at the Nnewi plant in Anambra state, Innocent Chukwuma, chairman of Innoson Group, disclosed that apart from being produced with top quality components, the vehicle has been tested in different harsh motoring conditions to confirm “its ruggedness, suitability for the armed and law enforcement agencies and durability.”

He assured users of reliable after-sales service back-up, adding that it would be a good buy for customers, considering that it is also “very competitively priced, and therefore, very affordable.” According to him, the five-seater light truck is driven by a powerful engine which is important for emergency security duties.

The SUV flaunts adequate room, styling and functionality which popular sport-utility vehicles are known for IVM G5 was introduced as having what it takes to meet the expectations of SUV lovers seeking comfort and performance without having to empty their bank accounts. It is classy, luxurious and pleasurable.

With the latest state-of-the-art features as standard, IVM G5 is well equipped to make driving a huge fun” It also said: “Indeed, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company has come of age. Our activities are definitely in accordance with government’s ambition of boosting genuine development in the auto industry in Nigeria.

“As a privately-owned indigenous auto manufacturing company, we have on our stable a long list of products, including city and inter-city buses, like IVM 500 IVM 6540, 6600, IVM 6800, and IVM 6601, as well as garbage/waste compactor trucks. These vehicles are produced in different shapes and sizes depending on the customer’s specifications.”