At auto journalists’ awards
By Moses Akaigwe 08072100049
The highpoint of this year’s Nigerian Auto Journalists Association (NAJA) awards will be the announcement of the winner of the Car of the Year (COTY) category in which Toyota Corolla, Peugeot 301 and Nissan Almera, have been shortlisted.
The list of finalists in different categories for the 2016 edition was contained in a statement by the organising committee which also shows that the event will hold at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, November 24.
The awards will feature about 25 categories drawn from the automotive sector and ancillary sectors, including industry personalities.
The organising committee disclosed that of the parameters for determining the Car-Of-The-Year is a test-drive of the selected brands/models – a criterion which was successfully applied during last year’s awards.
Other categories are Luxury Car Of The Year, Road Safety Personality of The Year, Heavy Duty Truck of The Year, Auto Plant Of The Year, CEO Of The Year, Auto Personality Of The Year and CSR Company Of The Year,
Also include are Mini Bus Of The Year, Pick-up Of The Year, Most Safety Conscious Transport Company Of The Year, Traffic Management Agency Of The Year, Showroom Of The Year, Large SUV Of The Year, Armouring Auto Company Of The Year and Auto Industry Promoter Of The Year amongst others.
In the four-wheels categories, the selected brands and models will be assessed on affordability, cabin styling, lay-out and ergonomics. Assessment will also be carried out on nominees engineering integrity and build quality, exterior design, overall excellence, ride quality, steering and handling, technology, transmission and above all, value for money.