Safety, durability and the ability to serve various passenger transportation purposes, have been identified as some of the unique selling points of the King Long buses re-launched into the Nigerian market recently by CFAO Equipment, a division of CFAO Motors Nigeria Limited.
Highlighting the characteristics that enable King Long buses stand out the General Manager of CFAO Equipment, Mr. Laurent Friedrich, assured guests at the re-introduction ceremony in Lagos, that the vehicles are durable and suitable for use on Nigerian roads because of their performance-enhancing features.
Mr. Friederich said the buses can be used for a wide variety of purposes, such as city- and inter-city operation, school runs, shuttle services to church/mosque, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) deliveries, cargo distribution, and as an ambulance, etc.
The Kingwin-15 Seater bus which is ideal for modern day passenger transportation comes with a 2.237 litre petrol engine on a long wheel base, 5-speed transmission and safety features, such as Anti-Locking Braking System, stop lamp, seat belts on all seats, and appropriate braking system.
The functional equipment of the bus include front fog lamp, rear view mirror, rear stepped bumper, speed limit device, among others. It also comes with a CD+MP3 player, front and rear air conditioning system among others.
The Kingwin cargo van also boasts a long wheel base with a high mount stop lamp, tyre size of 195/70/R15, 2.237 litre engine, and other standard features applicable to the 15-seater bus. It also comes with a generous 7.6 cubic meter space.
Following the re-launch, King Long buses now enjoy a more comprehensive after-sales back-up at all CFAO Motors branches nationwide, including a warranty of two years or 60,000 kilometres.
Meanwhile, the re-launch of King Long buses into the Nigerian market by CFAO has been lauded by customers who have been using the buses and dealers who were at the event in Lagos.
A satisfied user and proprietor of Troika Schools, Lekki, Lagos, Mrs. Erinma Kanno, disclosed that the quality of the vehicle is top class in all ramifications.
According to her, the buses which she has been using for some years now for school runs, are “fuel efficient, rugged, easy to maintain and importantly, affordable”.
She explained that before settling for King Long buses, she used tokunbo (second hand) buses of other brands, but got her hands burnt because of too frequent down time. When she turned to another popular brand, she added, the price was too expensive.
The challenge of transporting her school’s students from their homes to school and back, was tackled when, through a driver, she discovered the King Long brand. Some of the buses on her fleet, she revealed, have covered over 200,000 kilometers and are still rendering reliable service.
A CFAO dealer, Mr. Adeleke Samuel, stated that he has been doing business with CFAO for over 10 years, and from his experience selling the King Long brand, there is always demand for the buses because it gives value for money.