The re-launch of King Long buses into the Nigerian market by CFAO has been lauded by customers who have been using the buses and dealers who were at the event in Lagos recently.
A satisfied end user of the King Long buses, Mrs. Erinma Kanno, who is the proprietor of Troika Schools, Lekki, Lagos, noted that the quality of the bus is top class in all ramifications.
According to her, the King Long buses which she has been using for some years now for school runs, are “fuel-efficient, rugged, easy to maintain and most importantly, affordable”
She explained that before settling for King Long buses, she used tokunbo (second hand) buses of other brands, but got her hands burnt because of too frequent down time . When she turned to another popular brand, she added, the price was too expensive. The challenge of transporting her students from their homes to school and back was tackled when through a driver; she discovered the King Long brand.
Some of the buses in her fleet, she revealed, have covered over 200,000 kilometers and are still offering service.
A CFAO dealer, Mr. Adeleke Samuel, stated that he has been doing business with CFAO for over 10 years, and from his experience selling the King Long buses, there is always demand for the buses because they give value for money.
General Manager of CFAO Equipment, Mr. Laurent Friedrich, a division of the multinational company saddled with the responsibility of distributing the King Long brand in Nigeria, stated that his company known for distributing only quality products, settled for King Long because of its salient features.
Friederich said the bus can be used for a wide variety of purposes such as city and inter-city transportation, school bus, Church/Mosque bus, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, FMCG and cargo distribution, ambulance etc.
He added that there are plans to start local assembly of the buses in the nearest future. The Kingwin-15 Seater bus which is ideal for modern day passenger transportation comes with a 2.237 litre engine on a long wheel base , five-speed transmission and safety features such as Anti-Locking Braking System, stop lamp, seat belts on all seats, and appropriate braking system.