New and Used Volkswagen Cars for Sale in Nigeria
Volkswagen Motors Co. is a German multinational vehicle manufacturer with its corporate headquarters situated in the Wolfsburg in Lower Saxony in Germany. Volkswagen is in fact the highest selling brand of the Volkswagen conglomerate which is the biggest German automaker and the second biggest automaker in the world. Volkswagen is one of the oldest automobile brands to come out of Germany with the origins of its first commercial holdings dating back to 1937. Volkswagen has three cars in the top 10 list of best-selling cars of all time, which are; the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Passat. With these three cars, Volkswagen has the most cars of any automobile manufacturer in the lists that are still being manufactured. Volkswagen ranks first in spending the most money of any automaker on research and development as of 2011. In Nigeria, the most popular model of the Volkswagen brand would be the Volkswagen Beetle, better known by its given nickname “Ijapa” which is translated to Tortoise in English language. The popularity of the Volkswagen Beetle ushered in the popularity of the entire Volkswagen brand, and years down the line, with newer models of Volkswagen vehicles available, the Volkswagen brand is a top selling brand in Nigeria.
For people who are looking to purchase Volkswagen brand of vehicles in Nigeria, the most convenient and trusted way to begin your search would be through Nigeria’s number one online vehicle marketplace, Carmudi.
Volkswagen Performance and Technology
Volkswagen moved from military vehicle manufacturing to automobile production after the Second World War and as such was technologically very advanced as compared to its competitors when it entered the business. Volkswagen was one of the first companies to use a completely die-cast aluminum engine in order to reduce weight and gain fuel efficiency. New Volkswagen vehicles are coming equipped with six speed automatic transmission which shifts seamlessly between manual and automatic without having the need to stop the vehicle. Volkswagen is also one of the very few companies to introduce dusk sensors in its vehicles which automatically switches on and offs tail lights with the change in ambient brightness. With this high performance and technological advancement, the Volkswagen brand supersedes quite a number of vehicle brands in its category.
Popular Volkswagen Models in Nigeria
Amongst the myriad range of models that Volkswagen has produced over the years, three models stand out in terms of visibility and popularity in Nigeria; the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Passat and Volkswagen Jetta and the Volkswagen Sharan.
- Volkswagen Golf: The Volkswagen Golf is a compact car introduced by Volkswagen in 1974 as a replacement for the Volkswagen Beetle. It won the World Car of the Year in 2009 and 2013. The Volkswagen Golf 2014 has also been ranked #1 in Affordable Small Cars and Affordable Compact Cars.
- Volkswagen Passat: The Volkswagen Passat is a large family car introduced by Volkswagen in 1973. The Volkswagen Passat offers a great German alternative to customers looking for a large family car in the highly competitive market section.
- Volkswagen Jetta: Volkswagen Jetta is a mid-size sedan that was first introduced by the German Automaker Volkswagen in 1979 and has until now released six different generation models with the latest generation beginning from 2011.
- Volkswagen Sharan: Volkswagen Sharan is a MPV vehicle type released by Volkswagen in 1995. This MPV is built with a seven seater capacity and has two generation models currently in the different car markets.
Volkswagen is very popular vehicle brand, which has other models that are well known in Nigeria, such as; the Volkswagen Touareg, Volkswagen Transporter and Volkswagen Vento.
Availability of Volkswagen in Nigeria
For over three decades, Volkswagen vehicles have always been available in Nigeria. Initially assembled in Nigeria, there was a break in the assembling plants, but not with the importations. And even with the Volkswagen AG group giving authorisation to Stallion motors group to handle the affairs, quite a number of foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used Volkswagen vehicles are still being imported into the country. Find below a drop down of the available Volkswagen vehicles in different geopolitical zones.
Authorised dealer of the Volkswagen brand in Nigeria
The Stallion Motors Group are the authorised dealers of the Volkswagen brand in Nigeria. They are responsible for the importation and sales of a wide variety of brand new Volkswagen cars in the country, and recently have set up an assembling plant where they have initiated the assembling of a few highly rated Volkswagen vehicles. With a network which cuts across many popular cities in Nigeria such as; Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Calabar, Enugu, Ibadan and Kano, they ensure they meet the sales, service and spare parts of Volkswagen drivers nationwide.