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Mahindra Commenced vehicle assembling in Kenya

Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has started assembling two of its small commercial trucks in Kenya, becoming the latest global carmaker to start operations in East Africa's richest economy.Mahindra's entry follows that of French carmaker Peugeot SA and Germany's Volkswagen AG, both of which announced resumption of local assembly in 2017 and 2016 respectively, after decades-long absences.The interest in the local new vehicle market by.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th October 2020

Proton Dispatched Its First Batch of Proton Saga to Kenya

PROTON Holdings Bhd steps into Kenyan market by sending the first batch of cars to the republic.The cars, totalling 30 units of Proton Saga, were shipped as completely knocked down (CKD) kits and will be assembled by Simba Corp, a diversified conglomerate with a long history of sales and assembly experience in the automotive industry.Proton deputy CEO Datuk Radzaif Mohamed said “While strengthening Proton’s domestic position is critical to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th October 2020

Future Boost for Domestic Automobile Assemblers in Ethiopia

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's leadership said to take unprecedented measures in formulating conducive business climate for automotive industry thereby enhancing the capacity of domestic car assembling firms and putting the import substitution strategy in a good shape.Speaking to The Ethiopian Herald, Founding CEO and Managing-Director of a local automotive firm, Marathon Motor Engineering, Melkamu Assefa said that Premier Abiy has taken viable.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th October 2020

Kenyan New Car Sales Recover After Ease in Covid-19 Curbs

Sales of new motor vehicles have incorporated recovering from the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic following the reopening of the economy starting July.Travel restrictions and the panic induced by the disease saw orders plummet to a low of 568 units in May.Sales have, however, increased steadily to reach 1,044 units in August and nearly matched the peak of 1,049 units in February.Data from the Kenya Motor Industry Association (KMI).... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st October 2020

Proton Holdings, the Malaysian Car Maker Enters Kenyan Market

In a welcome boost to Kenya’s industrialization and job formation pillar under the “Big Four” agenda, the carmaker released shipments totaling 30 units of CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits.The vehicles will be massed by Simba Corporation (SimbaCorp), a diversified Kenyan conglomerate with a long history in the car sales and assembly industry. The consignment was flagged off by Kenya’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Francis Ndegwa.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 7th September 2020

Kenya has Great Potential to Become East African Auto Industry Hub

The automotive industry is recognized as an important contributor to Kenya’s manufacturing pillar under the Big Four agenda, which is anchored in Vision 2030, Kenya’s long-term development blueprint in which industrialization and economic transformation are crucial goals. This backdrop highly controlled the development of the National Automotive Policy by the Industrialisation ministry in 2019. Not many are aware of the history of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 28th August 2020

Ethiopian Government Launches Locally-Assembled Electric Car

Ethiopia has unveiled a locally-assembled electric car from Marathon Motor, a joint venture between Korean auto giant Hyundai and Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie.Mr Haile delivered the vehicle to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed."As we Transform Ethiopia's greening and climate-resilient aspirations into concrete actions through the Green Legacy initiative and Sheger and Entoto Parks, this morning I received the first electric car fully.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 10th August 2020

After Three-Year Gap Isuzu Steps Back In Tanzania

Isuzu East Africa has declared its return to the Tanzanian market after three years. In the event, it also disclosed its local distributor. The automotive assembler said in a statement that the return aimed at expanding its footprint in the region.The global automotive firm appointed a subsidiary of the Egyptian firm Al Mansour Auto EA (Tanzania) Ltd - a globally esteemed company - as its authorised distributor in the region with effect from.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 10th August 2020

Portugal Auto Firm Eyes Kenyan Base for Cheap Cars Factory

Portugal-based auto-dealer is in conversation with a Kenyan assembler to initiate local production of low-cost Hyundai and Renault brands for sale across East Africa.Salvador Caetano Group said, it is in discussion with unnamed local assembler as it wants to enjoy the tax benefit that comes with assembling cars in Kenya.Kenya Vehicle Manufacturer and Associated Vehicle Assemblers have been assembling locally for top brands like Mitsubishi,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st July 2020

Drivelectric Kenya Geares Up For Driving of Electric Vehicle in Kenya

A subsidiary of Knights Energy Kenya, Drivelectric Kenya, is offering Kenyans a platform to switch to electromobility.Driveelectric Kenya’s set of services is tailored to take away the risks (both financial and technological) for its customers, who like in most parts of the world are new to the world of electric vehicles.Driveelectric caters EV Consultancy, fleet analysis services, charging station installation services, and also provides.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 20th July 2020

Nissan to Launch 7 New Models in Africa to Enhance Growth

Nissan Motor Co aims to launch seven new models in Africa over the next two years, company executives said last month, as the Japanese automaker seeks to focus on high-growth markets to try to weather the impact of the COVID-19 situation. The company released a plan last month to cut the number of models it makes globally and improve efficiency after the pandemic brought about its first annual loss in 11 years.Shinkichi Izumi, managing.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 15th July 2020

Mahindra launches locally assembled Scorpio pick-up vehicle in Kenya

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) through a partnership with Simba Corporation, which is a prominent commercial organization in Kenya, dealing in motor vehicle sales and service, recently declared the launch of its locally assembled Scorpio pick-up vehicle in Kenya. M&M mentioned in a statement that the introduction of locally assembled pick-ups that are custom built for the Kenyan terrain, is a solid step forward in this journey. This.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th March 2020



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