Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:26 pm
By Daniels Ekugo
Weststar Associates Limited, (Authorized General Distributors of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram in Nigeria) has confirmed the arrival of the much-anticipated Italian brand – FIAT in Nigeria. Plans are already in motion to officially launch the first model to return – the ‘FIAT Tipo’. This makes Weststar also the authorized distributor for FIAT and FIAT Professional automobiles in the country.
FIAT is majorly known as automakers of luxurious high performance sports cars such as Ferrari and Maserati. In October, 2014, Fiat and Chrysler Group of automobiles formed a merger to become FIAT Chrysler Automobiles. This new alliance paved way for access to newer technologies and advanced engineering solutions. In 2016, Ferrari was signed off as a separate entity in order for FCA to focus more on manufacturing city cars.
This same Italian heritage is seen in the FIAT Tipo, with its unique features such as versatility, large interior space and compact exterior dimensions. The name – Tipo is a celebrated designation that FIAT has used many times during it’s over one century of history. The Tipo is one of the models to carry the coveted name of which nearly two million were produced from 1988 to 1995 and which was first awarded “Car of the Year” in 1989.
“We are thrilled about this development as Nigerians can now enjoy real value for their money. The FIAT Tipo fits perfectly in its segment and will be officially presented before the month ends. The Tipo offers high appeal as it comes with a vast variety of standard options. Its Italian heritage promises comfort, quality and versatility. With the FIAT Tipo, you do not need much to get a lot. Thus, it serves as a wonderful option for Nigerians even as we have already put in place, an excellent maintenance culture offered by our aftersales team” – Stavros Diamantidis, General Manager, FCA group, Weststar Associates Limited.
The four-door sedan version of the FIAT Tipo is one of the first models which will be exclusively available at Weststar Associates Limited, Authorized General Distributors of Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT and FIAT professional in Nigeria.