Four years after Stallion Motors, a leading and reliable name in the auto business in Nigeria introduced the Changan brand into the local market, its acceptability has continued to soar.
This may not be unconnected to the fact that the Changan brand which is one of the top four automakers in China, stands for building durable and safe products. In fact, this is boldly emphasized via the name of the company as “Chang” meaning Lasting and “an” meaning safety.
Nigeria auto patrons have also been having good deals as the quality brand is being distributed by a company with a solid pedigree in auto the business, offering nationwide network and reliable after-sales services, in terms of maintenance and genuine spare parts.
No surprise as the Brand Head of Changan in Nigeria, Vijay Sing Sengar is very confident about what the vehicles can offer as he said: “The range of vehicles are built with utmost safety features in mind including adaptive cruise control, rear-end collision warning systems and intelligent speed limit identification covering all changes on the journey.”
As a testimony of acceptability in the Nigerian market, Stallion Motors has recorded “four years of almost zero complaints and great customer satisfaction record.”
In order to maintain and continuously improve safety in the Ikotun, Lagos auto plant, where the vehicles are assembled, it is a mandatory requirement for all staff to wear a mask, maintain social distancing and comply with all safety procedures. These measures are applied by all personnel in production lines, service training workshops and other units.
Hence, vehicles rolled out from this facility are not just subjected to all the safety procedures required for auto assembling, but are also made to fully comply with all environmental and health standards.
Changan CS 95
The brand manager added that “Changan Nigeria, an automotive brand very popular among the Nigerian market, has stepped up to the occasion and are 100% action-oriented, continuing to instil product confidence and safety among consumers.”
He also stated that the range of Changan vehicles sold in Nigeria has been specially tropicalised to withstand the tough roads and climatic conditions.
Changan, which in four years has enjoyed patronage both from the public and private sectors as well as individual buNigeriamyers, is available in Stallion showrooms in different models of sedans and SUVs.
Interestingly, Stallion Motors recently launched a portal – www.stallionafricar.com, which makes it very easy for customers to appreciate all available models in the showroom from the comfort of their homes and offices.
Through the portal, customers can book a test drive, look at the detailed features of all the models, chat with a relationship manager and even get a quote and make outright purchases.
The available Changan SUVs are – CS 95 coming with a 2.0-litre engine and six-speed automatic transmission, delivering power at an intimidating 171ps@5000 rpm. The turbocharged engine produces more power with better fuel efficiency. With a panoramic sunroof, front and rear bumper radar probe, double exhaust and LED headlamps, it is seen as one of the most pocket-friendly family SUVs in the Nigerian market today.
Then comes the CS 75, an SUV with a powerful turbocharged, fuel-efficient 1.8-litre engine, with 6-speed automatic transmission. It is a very pragmatic vehicle that can easily be adapted to different uses.
Changan CS 55 has a 1.5-litre engine coupled with a 6-speed auto transmission; while the CS 35 is being powered by a 1.6-litre engine and 4-speed auto transmission. Though the CS 55 has a 1.5-litre engine, it is turbocharged and very fuel-efficient.
In order to complement the brand range for the local market, the sedans are the Eado and Alsvin V3 with the 1.6-litre engine, 6-speed gearbox; and 1.5-litre engine with 5-speed transmission respectively.
Changan Alsvin V3
Changan, with a reputation of being China’s second most popular car brand, has grown to be recognized in different parts of the world with millions of vehicles sold worldwide.
For over 25 years, Stallion has worked closely with its auto OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) partners to develop the industry and bring global best practices and unique brand experience to customers in Nigeria.