New and Used Ford Cars for Sale in Nigeria
The Ford Motor Company is the oldest American automobile manufacturer and has been in operation for over a century. Founded by Henry Ford in 1903, it is the second largest automaker in United States after General Motors, and had an all-time high of selling over 2.4 million vehicles worldwide. A innovative company, Ford has identified fast rising brands worldwide, which has made the company invest in other automobile companies around the world, with partial ownership of some which include; Auto Alliance Thailand, Blue Diamond Trucks, Jiangling Motors, Aston Martin and Mazda. The American car maker targets all market segments in the automobile industry, thus produces passenger cars, commercial trucks and special purpose vehicles, amongst others. At the present time, it covers almost all regional markets around the globe including Sub-Saharan Africa, including Nigeria. In Nigeria, the Coscharis Group is the authorized distributor of Ford vehicles in Nigeria, and has led them to establishing a Ford manufacturing plant in Lagos, Nigeria. Although the Ford brand is an American brand, quite a number of Nigerians have come to adopt the brand, including the Nigerian Police Force, which utilises them in their Rapid Response Squad.
Ford Performance and Technology
For a company which manufactured the first moving assembly line under the leadership of Henry Ford, you would expect nothing less than vehicles with high performance and technologies. Over the years, the Ford motor company has introduced some of the most innovative and pioneering technologies in all these years.
In recent years, Ford is currently using various four, six, and eight cylinder engines in its vehicles, with the latest four-cylinder technologies including Ford EcoBoost and Ford Power Stroke engines. Similarly, the V6 technologies range across Ford Taunus, Ford Mondeo, Ford Duratec, Ford Ecotorq, Ford AJD and Ford EcoBoost engines. The V8 technologies currently in production are Ford Modular, Ford Triton and Ford AJD. In addition, the manufacturer also produces Triton V10 engine, specifically designed for commercial vehicles.
Furthermore, Ford presented a new automobile design technology in 2005 and named it as Ford Kinetic Design. Based on the ‘Energy in Motion’ theme, Kinetic Design features large trapezoidal grille and stretched back headlights.
Recently, Ford introduced the next generation voice-activated telematics system called SYNC 3 with new design, interface and features. SYNC 3 delivers high speed performance, enhanced voice recognition, new apps, Siri seamless integration, simple music access and automatic updates over Wi-Fi.
Popular Ford Models in Nigeria
Ford is rendering a variety of hatchbacks, sedans, crossovers, SUVs, trucks and minivans for Sub-Saharan African markets including Nigeria. Here are some of the most acclaimed Ford models in the country, which cross over the brand new units, foreign used (tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) vehicles.
- Ford Edge – The Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that Ford Motors Co. only began its production in 2006 and has since became very popular in North American as well as other foreign markets. Interested customers can buy used or tokunbo Ford Edge at prices between ₦2.8 million and ₦6.5 million.
- Ford Galaxy –The Ford Galaxy is known to a big multi-purpose vehicle which was released by Ford Motor Company in 1995. Three generation models have been launched so far with the latest generation introduced in 2006. Used or tokunbo Ford Galaxy cars are being sold at a price between ₦550K and ₦1.5 million.
- Ford Explorer – The Ford Explorer was first launched as a midsize SUV in 1990, while the fifth generation was introduced as a full-size crossover in 2011. Recently, this compact utility vehicle received a facelift for the 2016 model year. In Nigeria, used or tokunbo Explorer is priced between ₦850K and ₦8 million.
- Ford Escape – The Ford Escape is a compact crossover vehicle that was manufactured with a smooth handling driving ability in different trim levels such as SE and Titanium models. A Nig used or tokunbo Ford Escape is sold between ₦1.2 million and ₦3 million.
There are also other Ford vehicles making ways into the Nigerian car market such as the Ford F-Series, Ford Focus, Ford Transit, Ford Windstar, Ford Mondeo, Ford Expedition and Ford Ranger.
Availability of Ford in Nigeria
You can easily find a brand new as well as foreign used (tokunbo) or Nigerian used (Registered) Ford vehicle for sale in Nigeria. The new cars are made available by Coscharis Motors - which is the official distributor of the Ford brand in Nigeria, amongst other brands, and with the high demand of Ford vehicles, they help meet the demand. There is also a network of independent automobile dealers who make Ford vehicles available for sale in the country, and are spread over the five (5) geopolitical zones. With reference to location, interested buyers can find both new and used (Tokunbo and Nigerian used) Ford vehicles for sale by trusted dealers in the following regions and areas;
Authorised dealer of the Ford brand in Nigeria
Authorised distributor of the Ford brand in Nigeria is none other than Coscharis Motors. Established in the late 1980s, the Coscharis Motors group has seen an expansion in terms of locations, brands and customers. With a strong presence in Nigeria, the Coscharis Motors company has 26 branches nationwide, with growing presence in three African countries; Ghana, Gabon and Cote D’ Ivoire. Coscharis motors in a bid to make Ford brand of vehicles accessible to Nigerians have started assembling Ford brand of vehicles in their local assembling plants, and kick-started it with the 2015 Ford Ranger.
For a whole new vehicle searching experience, be sure to visit the leading online vehicle marketplace in Nigeria, Carmudi and explore listings of Ford brand of vehicles available across Nigeria.