Toyota is arguably the most common car in Nigeria. Whether it is a Sports Utility vehicle (SUV), sedan, pickup or a mini-bus, Toyota clearly dominates in Nigeria.
The popularity of Toyota is based on two important factor, durability and low maintenance cost.
As a matter of fact, it is very unlikely that you’ll find a car dealer in Nigeria that doesn’t sell Toyota vehicles. Any car dealer that decides not to sell Toyota vehicle is probably leaving a lot of money on the table.
Toyota is one of the automobile brands that have made the African populace its priority as a result, the company builds its cars for tropical regions like Nigeria and this is another reason why such cars are quite common in Nigeria.
If you’re on this page because you looking to join the growing list of Toyota car owners in the country, then you’re spot on.
In this post, we’ve compiled a list of the accredited Toyota dealers in the country.
Established in 1988, Kojo Motors is one of the leading distributors of Toyota vehicles in the country. The company’s head office is located in Lagos while there are branches in major cities like Abuja, Port Harcourt and Benin.
Kojo Motors offers passenger and commercial models of Toyota vehicles. These include the likes of Corolla, Avensis, Camry, Hilux and many more.
The team at Kojo Motors is known for competence and they have extensive knowledge and expertise in the subject matter of Toyota vehicles which makes them attractive to customers.
This dealer also offers superior performance in sales and service delivery which is due to their years of experience in the industry.
They also customize vehicle for specific clients without compromising standards. These include the likes of patrol vans, bullion vehicles and ambulance.
The origin of Elizade can be traced to Elizade Trading which was established as a result of the desire of a young man to start his own trading company after graduating from the university.
Chief Michael Ade Ojo founded Elizade Trading six years after leaving the university along with his late wife Mrs. Wuraola Ade Ojo.
The motor company began operations from its Ikeja office in Lagos, Nigeria before moving to a bigger place in Ogba in 1979. Prior to this, it had set up a branch in Akure in 1976.
Over the years, this vehicle dealer has grown in status and has added two more branches in Port Harcourt and Abuja to its portfolio.
In 1995, the company commissioned its corporate headquarters; The ELIZADE TOYOTA PLAZA, a 6-storey building in Lagos. The Plaza has a double showroom for vehicles’ display. One year later, Elizade partnered with R.T Briscoe, another recognized Toyota dealer in Nigeria as well as East Asiatic Company [EAC] Japan, to establish Toyota Nigeria Limited in Nigeria which is currently the sole importer and distributor of Toyota vehicles in Nigeria.
Elizade evolved from a vision, apparently made manifest through divine favours; but which Chief Ade Ojo readily accepted as a mission.
The company focuses on fully tropicalized, made-for-Nigeria Toyota vehicles which include trucks, buses, 4×4 vehicles and saloon cars. These vehicles come with a warranty from Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan.
Most people that have visited Lagos Island must have heard of a place called Mandilas. Interestingly, the origin of this Mandilas can be traced to the Mandilas Group which was established in 1940s to provide first-class products and services, used in all spheres of life
Initially, when the company began selling cars, it was synonymous with Volkswagen vehicles because they had introduced this automobile brand into the country in 1953. Eventually, Mandilas set up the Volkswagen of Nigeria assembly plant near Lagos.
Mandilas became a Toyota Dealer in 2002 and they currently have a Lagos Island Workshop which is accredited by the Toyota Quality System.
In 2011, Mandillas opened two branches, in Ilorin and Calabar. Prior to that, the group had opened 8 branches in various part of Nigeria.
Mandilas Motors has received several awards over the years. Some of these include the 2009 Most Improved Dealer Award as well as the 2010 Best Service Manager and Best Service Team
The sale of every new vehicle by Mandilas comes with a three year or 100,000km service plan. Currently, no Toyota dealer in the country offers this.
Mandilas also has a used car department which was set up to meet the increasing demands of customers.
The department is responsible for procuring and selling of fairly used certified vehicles from individuals and corporate bodies.
Prior to procurement, these used car vehicles undergo a twenty (21) point check to ensure that they are in a good working order.
Vehicles are certified by a workshop team of competent technicians and are thereafter approved as certified fairly used cars for sale to the public. Mandilas offers a limited warranty on engine, differential and gearbox.
This is another service which no other Toyota dealer in Nigeria offers, and this makes Mandilas, one of the leaders in innovation and customer service
The headquarters and Lagos Island Workshop of Mandilas is located at 35, Simpson Street. Other centres include Ebute Metta, Ibadan, Abuja, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri
RT Briscoe Nig Plc
Popularly called Briscoe, this Toyota dealer is one of the leading providers of automotive products in the country.
The company was incorporated in 1957 and has garnered a large customer base over the last 60 years. As a matter of fact, Briscoe is the pioneer dealer of Toyota Motors in Nigeria. The company is also a recognized dealer for Ford, Elgi Compressors, JCB Generators, Toyota Material Handling equipment and Real Estate in Nigeria.
Briscoe has a massive network of branches, showrooms and service centres in major cities in Nigeria. This network of branches enables the company offer excellent service at every customer touch point.
Their Toyota range include Sedans, CUVs, SUVs, Pickups, Buses and Light-duty Trucks.
Metropolitan Motors Limited
Metropolitan Motors Limited is an auto dealer located in Ikeja, Lagos that specialise in the sales of Toyota brand of cars.
The company was incorporated in 2001 and one of the accredited distributors of Toyota brand of vehicles in Nigeria.
Omoregie is another accredited Toyota dealer in the country. Their head office is located on 45, Alhaji Tokan Street, Alaka Estate in Surulere
Germaine Auto Centre
Germaine Auto Centre is also an accredited Toyota dealer. Their head office is located on 2nd Roundabout Lekki Express way, Victoria Island, Lagos.