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Local autoshow to keep petrol heads glued to the screen

Local autoshow to keep petrol heads glued to the screen

Fashioned after some of the world’s leading car shows, the NamAuto show is the first of its kind in Namibia and will air on NBC TV as from 15 February, featuring various dealers with their latest offerings, expert advice on cars, among others.

NamAuto this week launched the show at the Windhoek Go-Karting and Entertainment centre. The show is made possible with corporate sponsorship from Standard Bank. The show will also feature a go-karting component.

“The NamAuto show will be the first of its kind in Namibia, we believe that this is a good initiative as it will provide various dealers and stakeholders the platform to show off the top class products that they have and it is also exposure for the vast range of cars on the market,” NamAuto’s General Manager, Niel van Vuuren, said during the launch.

NamAuto is one of Namibia’s leading online platform to buy new and used vehicles, and get bank financing, insurance quotes or parts & accessories.

Van Vuuren said he was very pleased with the response they received from the dealers who were all eager to participate in the car show; to cater for the overwhelming support and participation in the show; the numbers of episodes were increased to a total of 15.

“We are honoured to have Standard Bank as one of our corporate sponsors because they are one of the biggest stakeholders in the automotive industry. The bank always provides us with quality service and ensures that both dealers and consumers get the best deal,” he added.

“At Standard Bank we have committed ourselves to forging strong partnerships within the automotive industry, especially in this challenging economic environment where we have seen new vehicle sales decline. We are therefore proud to be a part of the NamAuto show as it will contribute positively to the industry by providing dealers and other stakeholders a platform to showcase their products and bring them closer to the people,” Standard Bank’s Vehicle and Asset Finance New Business Manager, Magreth Mengo, said.

Mengo added that she was optimistic that the programme would not only aid in driving sales, but also educate local consumers on the products that are available in their markets and where to find them.

Caption: NamAuto show kicks off on 15 February this year.


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