IYI Celebrity: Team of engineers construct an entirely African-made car

IYI Celebrity: Team of engineers construct an entirely African-made car

- Another 'Made in Africa' vehicle called the IYI Celebrity has been built in Nigeria by a team of engineers headed by Alex Exphraim Akwiwu

- Alex said that though his company built the first car in 2016, the idea to start local production of vehicles was conceived in 2011

- The new car from the company's stable boasts low fuel consumption and CO2 emission, making it environmentally friendly to an extent

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Nigerians keep showing that the country is blessed with amazing human resources. A team of engineers led by Alex Ephraim Akwiwu has produced a car called IYI Celebrity, with locally-sourced materials.

The company, Ephraim and Jeoana Akwiwu Auto Shop, launched the car in Owerri, the capital of Imo state, Auto Josh reports.

It should be noted that Alex was trained in Europe as an automobile engineer. He is also the CEO of the company that built the IYI Celebrity.

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According to the same media, the CEO said that the plan to go into local production of vehicles began in 2011, an idea which was later made possible with the application of advanced technology in motor production and maintenance.

In 2016, the company produced its first vehicle named IYI Combatant with a new version of the car released a year after in 2017.

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When commenting on the new version of the vehicle, Engineer Alex said: “This is a friendlier version than the “Combatant” which was produced in 2017.

“Furthermore, its aggressive aesthetic and exhaust was made in consideration of the kind of road or terrain it was meant to ply on.”

The engine and transmission of the new vehicle are reportedly at the rear side and it is powered by 1.8 litre engine with economical fuel consumption and low C02 emission.

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A collage showing IYI Celebrity. Photo source: Auto Josh

A collage showing IYI Celebrity. Photo source: Auto Josh
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that many Nigerians could not stop talking after the video after another vehicle made in Nigeria went viral online.

Called the Nord Tank, Ajayi Oluwatobi, the CEO of the manufacturing company, talked about the automobile.

In his tweet on Tuesday, August 18, he said that the vehicle was specially built for Africans. In the short clip, the camera panned around it to give people a tour of its exterior view.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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