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Cfao Motors present at Farmers Expo

On a Friday like this, one ought to be heading towards Papa Joe.

We are present at the Farmers Expo R&G Events taking place at Papa Joe . It’s been an interesting day with exciting visitors at our stand where we have displayed the All-New Urban Cruiser, Land Cruiser pick-up, Corolla Cross, Hilux and Harrier from the Automark section. Trust me we got you covered.

Do not be left out on a memorable touch and feel experience you need prior making the best decision .

Remember, this event is taking place today the 9th and tomorrow 10th June 2023.

For more details, just visit our stand, our informative sales consultants are available to attend to you.


WRC Safari Rally 2023

Are you ready for high-adrenaline action?

Brace yourselves for the ultimate showcase of passion, precision, and power!

The race for consecutive victory From 22nd – 25th June 2023. #WRCSafariRally2023

Save the date!


Happy Customer: Our First Customer – Urban Cruiser

We would like to share this wonderful experience that our first customer for the All-New Urban Cruiser just graced our showroom to collect the all-new Urban Cruiser. Asked what was interesting about the vehicle, “It’s the push to start, reverse camera, superior comfort in style (as you put it), and the phone charger port compatibility”.

We thank our first Urban cruiser customer and humbly request our loyal follower to join us in congratulating the customer.

Wishing our customer happy safe rides.


Happy Customer: Our First Customer – Urban Cruiser

We would like to share this wonderful experience that our first customer for the All-New Urban Cruiser just graced our showroom to collect the all-new Urban Cruiser. Asked what was interesting about the vehicle, “It’s the push to start, reverse camera, superior comfort in style (as you put it), and the phone charger port compatibility”.

We thank our first Urban cruiser customer and humbly request our loyal follower to join us in congratulating the customer.

Wishing our customer happy safe rides.


Historic Le Mans awaits TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will be part of another chapter in Le Mans 24 Hours legend when it takes on a record Hypercar field in front of a sell-out crowd for the centenary edition of the world’s most famous endurance race on 10-11 June.

After five consecutive victories since 2018, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing targets a double hat-trick of wins against a 62-car field, including 16 Hypercars from other legendary marques such as Cadillac, Ferrari, Peugeot and Porsche. Only two other manufacturers have won for six straight years at Le Mans; Ferrari from 1960 to 1965 and Porsche from 1981 to 1987.

This year’s race is more prestigious than ever, with 300,000 fans expected for the 100th anniversary edition of an event which began back in 1923 as a showcase for the latest automotive technology and has pioneered road-relevant innovations ever since.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has made a superb start to the 2023 FIA Endurance Championship thanks to three wins from the opening three races, most recently a one-two in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. With double points on offer, the team can take a major step towards a fifth consecutive world title at Le Mans.

Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López, in the #7 GR010 HYBRID, came out on top at Spa in April. That was perfect preparation for Le Mans, where they go in search of a second victory together, following their win in 2021 at the beginning of the Hypercar era.

Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa won Le Mans a year ago in the #8 GR010 HYBRID and they go into the centenary edition as World Championship leaders after fighting back to finish second at Spa, despite starting from the back of the grid.

Sébastien is the team’s most successful driver at La Sarthe, with four victories to his name, while Kamui’s five pole positions have contributed to the team’s record-equalling six consecutive poles since 2017.

This year marks Toyota’s 25th participation at Le Mans since its debut in 1985, and its 12th with Hybrid power, highlighting its dedication to enhancing hybrid technology in endurance racing, creating ever-better cars for its customers through motorsport.

Although the GR010 HYBRID made its Le Mans debut two years ago, the car has evolved continuously since it became the first Hypercar winner and arrives in La Sarthe following further adjustments over the winter.

The high-performance Racing Hybrid powertrain, which consists of 520kW (707PS) 3.5litre engine and 200kW (272PS) electric motor, underwent changes to reduce weight and enhance reliability, exploiting the unique knowledge gained from more than a decade of experience with hybrid powertrains at Le Mans.

The 2023-specification GR010 HYBRID, which is powered by 100% renewable bio fuel, features aerodynamic adjustments and other detail changes to enhance drivability and aerodynamic consistency.

Those updates have already been validated in competition during the first three WEC races of 2023, but the latest evolution of the GR010 HYBRID will turn its first laps of the Circuit de la Sarthe on Sunday, during the traditional test day.

Official sessions begin next week with two practice sessions on Wednesday either side of first qualifying, when the fastest eight cars from each class will progress to Thursday’s 30-minute Hyperpole shoot-out, which takes place at 8pm CEST. Two further practice sessions complete the track action on Thursday.

The team will spend Friday rebuilding and preparing its cars before the 91st running of the Le Mans 24 Hours begins on Saturday 10 June at 4pm CEST. It concludes 24 hours later when another page will be added to the illustrious history of endurance racing’s most prestigious event.

Kamui Kobayashi (Team Principal and driver, car #7):

“Le Mans is the highlight of our season and the race we want to win most of all. The team in Higashi-Fuji and Cologne, plus all our suppliers and partners, work intensely for a whole year with a big focus on this race. Thank you to everyone, including our colleagues at Toyota Motor Corporation and Gazoo Racing Company whose support is so important to us, for their huge effort to start the WEC season with three wins. This puts us in a strong position but the first three races don’t count for anything at Le Mans. We need to start from the beginning and prepare our car perfectly, find the best set-ups and once again show our great team spirit because our competition is getting stronger all the time. Le Mans can create many surprises, so we will be prepared for everything. The 100th anniversary of this great race, with so many fans there to enjoy it, will be a very special occasion and we cannot wait to be part of it.”

Mike Conway (Driver, car #7):

“Le Mans is the big one, the race everyone wants to win. I feel like the #7 car has been on top of our game there for the past few years but too many times something has happened and we’ve missed out. But that’s the nature of Le Mans; it’s a very difficult race to win. This year I think we have all the ingredients in place to challenge for the win again, and I know we are capable of fighting at the front. It’s going to be a huge challenge for the whole team; it’s always a tough, exhausting week, but we know the job ahead of us. This team knows how to win Le Mans and we are determined to bring it home again.”

José María López (Driver, car #7):

“I have been looking forward to this Le Mans for a long time and it is a pleasure to be part of this team taking part in such an historic event. I love the race, and I love the track too. Driving our GR010 HYBRID at Le Mans is an amazing experience; you can really feel that our car was built for this track. It’s exciting to hear there will be 300,000 fans at the race and I can understand why because it will be unique. Not only is it the centenary race, but some of the biggest manufacturers are competing against each other. We are pushing hard to be at the front; the target is always to win.”

Sébastien Buemi (Driver, car #8):

“It is always exciting to compete at Le Mans, with its atmosphere and history, but this year it is even more special. Le Mans is the ultimate test of endurance, and it’s an honour to be a part of this unique edition. This will be my 12th time there with the team. We have been on a great journey together and experienced so many emotions, particularly at Le Mans where it all began together back in 2012. Back then, I couldn’t have dreamed of winning the race four times and being part of this story for so long. We will need all our experience to meet a strong challenge this year, but I am confident we will be ready.”

Brendon Hartley (Driver, car #8):

“It’s going to be a really special occasion and it’s a big honour to be on the grid for the 100th anniversary of Le Mans, especially when you look back at the history of this race. Le Mans is always a huge challenge and that’s truer than ever this year with so many Hypercars. Even though we started the season with three wins, we have seen the new teams are getting to grips with their cars and, like us, I am sure they have put a huge effort into Le Mans. So we expect a big fight, with no margin for error. It’s going to be a great spectacle for the fans, but a lot of hard work for the teams and drivers. I can’t wait.”

Ryo Hirakawa (Driver, car #8):

“Le Mans last year was incredible; to win was a dream come true. It was an intense week, flat-out on the track and off it, and I put so much energy into doing my best, it was not easy. Now I have been in the team, driving alongside Sébastien and Brendon, for another year, everything feels more comfortable. I know what to expect at Le Mans and how to prepare myself so I will be in even better shape this year. We have proven that our car is competitive, and the team has so much experience now in endurance racing. We are quite confident, but we will keep pushing and always improving our car.”

 

source:https://toyotagazooracing.com/


All-New Urban Cruiser Launch: Your Moves, Your Rules

The All-New Toyota Urban Cruiser is within our midst.

Indeed, innovation is our goal, and we aim at meeting and exceeding your ever-changing needs in this competitive well-informed environment.

We are excited to announce that on the 31st of May 2023 , we launched the beautiful Urban Cruiser which is bigger and bolder with a 1.5-liter engine, ultra-instagrammable exterior design, and chrome grille with a striking 16/17-inch alloys just to mention a few. The event took place at Taj Pamodzi Hotel where our ladies showed up looking amazing during the Launch of The All-New Urban Cruiser with the theme: Your Moves, Your Rules, and had an awesome touch and feel experience. 

It was indeed an exceptional event organized to appreciate women as they make their moves with their own rules. Interestingly, a red-carpet runway was laid down for our few local celebrities, who graced the event to celebrate with us courtesy of our Zambian local celebrity faydesigns 

We would like to thank everyone that came through to join us and introduce the new addition to the Toyota Family.

Thank you, ladies. Your Moves, Your Rules.


Cfao Motors Scopes 1st Prize Motor Vehicle Category, 3rd Prize Best Stand Design

The CAMINEX 2023 Copperbelt trade expo ended today with great tidings. Yes, we are excited to share that Cfao Motors Zambia Limited has been awarded the best exhibitor in the Motor Vehicle Category and further awarded 3rd best stand design, conformity to the theme and interpretation, staff uniformity and availability among all exhibitors.

Cfao Management and staff extends gratitude to the organizers of this years expo and looking forward to showcasing our products and innovations next year.

Congratulations to all who took part in this expo, for we are all winners.


Cfao Motors Zambia Limited Exhibiting At CAMINEX in Kitwe

Cfao Motors (Zambia) Limited is currently taking part in Africa’s Premier COPPERBELT MINING, INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL TRADE EXPO (CAMINEX). The show will run from 30th of May to the 1st of June 2023 at the Kitwe Show grounds, under the theme – “Copperbelt: Re-ignite, Rebuild, Renew!” Together, let’s unite to inspire and innovate Zambia’s vibrant Copperbelt region.

We are encouraging all visitors to pass through our stand where we will be displaying the Land Cruiser 300, Land Cruiser pick -up, Hilux, Corolla Cross, Hino 300, the famous Road Side Assist Hilux single cab and the RAV4 from the Automark section.

Our Sales consultants are available to share information regarding models on display, special offers and how accessible the Road Side Assist is to the public.

Visit our stand and be assured of great deals and amazing new offers.


CFAO Motors Zambia Celebrates Success of Graduate Trainee Program with Employment of 7 Talented Individuals in one day

On 15th May 2023, CFAO Motors Zambia Limited, a leading automotive company in Zambia, is delighted to announce the successful completion of its 2021 Toyota Graduate Trainee Program, which has resulted in the employment of seven exceptional individuals who recently graduated from university.

The two-year Graduate Trainee Program was launched by, at that time, Toyota Zambia with the objective of nurturing and developing young Zambian talent in the automotive industry. The program provided a unique opportunity for recent graduates to gain practical experience, enhance their skills, and prepare them for a rewarding career in the dynamic automotive sector.

Over the past two years, the trainees underwent comprehensive training and were exposed to various facets of the automotive industry, including sales, finance, human resources, marketing, customer service, operations, and after-sales service. They received mentorship from industry experts and had the chance to work alongside professionals within CFAO Motors Zambia Limited.

Following an intensive evaluation process, CFAO Motors Zambia Limited is pleased to announce the permanent employment of the following talented individuals who have successfully completed the Graduate Trainee Program:

    1. Michael Mumbi
    2. Bornface Mwanza
    3. Mubanga Mulenga
    4. Peter Tembo
    5. Twaambo Chibilika
    6. Namwaze Lubinga
    7. Billy Simfukwe
    8. Sibongile Mulilo

These individuals have demonstrated exceptional dedication, enthusiasm, and a commitment to excellence throughout their training period. CFAO Motors Zambia Limited is confident that their knowledge, skills, and fresh perspectives will contribute significantly to the growth and success of the company.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael, Bornface, Mubanga, Peter, Twaambo, Namwaze and Billy to our team,” said Mr. Thaddeus Lubinga, Group HR Manager of CFAO Motors Zambia. “Throughout their time in the Graduate Trainee Program, they have displayed tremendous potential, a strong work ethic, and a passion for the automotive industry. We are confident that their unique perspectives and fresh ideas will be instrumental in driving our company forward.”

CFAO Motors Zambia Limited remains committed to investing in young talent and will continue to provide comprehensive training and development opportunities to further enhance the skills of its workforce. The company firmly believes in the power of nurturing young professionals and creating a pipeline of skilled individuals who will contribute to the growth and development of the automotive industry in Zambia.

About CFAO Motors Zambia: CFAO Motors Zambia Limited is a leading automotive company operating in Zambia, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Ford, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Hino and other brands. With a commitment to providing high-quality products and services, the company represents globally renowned automobile brands and offers a wide range of vehicles, spare parts, and after-sales services across Zambia. CFAO Motors Zambia Limited is dedicated to fostering innovation, delivering exceptional customer experiences, and contributing to the development Zambia and the Zambian people.


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