Mikano Motors has unveiled its all-new flagship luxury Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) from its Geely Nigeria lineup, the Azkarra.
Following a highly successful pre-sale period, the launch event was mapped out to demonstrate the beauty, luxury and surprising power of the Azkarra SUV.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony in Lagos, General Manager, Mikano Motors, Ralph Haidar, said the company offers the best value for car purchases currently obtainable in Nigeria.
These include the five year/ 150,000 km warranty, mobile workshop, VIP Courtesy service, guaranteed resale value and the confidence from Mikano International’s legacy quality, after-sales prowess, assurance for peace of mind and overall, the best value for your auto investment.
Haidar, who announced a launch offer, said the special offer was to celebrate the success of the pre-sale success, which led to sales of over 100 units of Azkarra within a short period of 20 days.
Geely’s Head of Design, Shanghai- Guy Burgoyne, described the steps taken from conception to the production of the distinguished-looking Azkarra, which he described as being “sophisticated, practical, intuitive and technically precise”.
He mentioned that the Azkarra was designed with car owners in mind, identifying that ‘the consumers’ choice of cars is becoming their choice of lifestyle, rather than just a tool for transportation”.
He highlighted the accentuated headlamps, set deep into the body colour to give the Azkarra a matured look, which coveys great confidence and the exterior is designed to improve aerodynamic performance.
This refined, sleek attribute transitions to the interior with a self-assured fluidity, successfully merging sportiness and refinement. The cockpit is wrapped in lush Nappa leather, with translucent backlit wood patterns providing adjustable ambient lighting that emotively matches the driver and passenger mood.
The user interfaces as found in the Azkarra’s ‘humanised’ interior complements Geely’s innovative 48V EMS mild-hybrid system.
The performance of Azkarra’s innovative 48V EMS (Electric Motor Synergy) was described in an explainer video.
It details when in certain driving modes, the system improves the acceleration dynamics of the car, due to additional torque (+50Nm) and also provides up to 15 per cent improved fuel economy.
Overall, the EMS of the luxury Geely Azkarra provides the car with a distinctly smooth ride, more power and a substantially improved fuel economy.
The vehicle is in two models, the Azkarra Platinum Pro and the Azkarra Titanium.