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Honda Motor : Unveils New Models in Kenya

Japanese car maker Honda Motors has unveiled new-generation high-end vehicles in the country in a bid to tap into the increasingly expanding new motor vehicle market. The vehicles include the new generation of Honda Accord 2014 and Honda Ballade 2014, targeted at buyers of the high and middle class. The new Accord's distinctiveness is in its look as it is longer and wider and more spacious than its predecessor. "Despite the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 14th November 2014

Vehicle assemblers hit record in August

August recorded the highest number of vehicles assembled locally in a single month for over more than five and a half years, signalling a growing appetite for new vehicles. Provisional data show 879 vehicles were assembled in the month, upholding a trend likely to see 2014 as the strongest year for new motor vehicle dealers. Industry players say demand is mainly being driven by counties buying fleets, school buses and focus on high capacity.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st October 2014

Sumitomo to invest in South Africa tire operations

DURBAN, South Africa—Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd. has launched about a $101 million investment plan, mainly to bolster its original equipment tire supply capabilities in the region.   Focused on the company’s South Africa manufacturing plant in Ladysmith, the plan includes initiating local production of the Sumitomo Tires' brand, range extensions and quality enhancements to the Dunlop brand.   The investment.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 25th October 2014

Mobius Motors to Introduce Rugged Vehicle in Kenya

Mobius Motors is preparing to launch its first production vehicle in Kenya known as the Mobius II, a vehicle designed for the rugged roads of Africa. The automaker is funding the initiative after raising financing from Richard Parsons and Ronald Lauder's Pan-African Investment Company (PIC). The investment will help Mobius complete its first production run of 50 Mobius II vehicles, and has scheduled production of the Mobius III for.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 17th October 2014

Mercedes revs up battle for top spot in Kenya luxury car market

Kenya: Franchise managers have moved the race for a share of Kenya’s luxury car market a notch higher with increased investment and marketing. The franchise holders for Porshe — Multiple Group, which comprises Multiple Hauliers and RT East Africa — stoked the latest round of activity in the industry when they opened a showroom for the German automaker along Mombasa Road in Nairobi. Not willing to be left behind, DT Dobie, the.... Read more »

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