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Kenya is capable of driving the Safari Rally back onto the WRC, Todt

Todt was received by Kenya Motorsports Federation (KMSF) President Phineas Kimathi upon his arrival on Monday for the 2 days visit. Kenya is competent of driving the Safari Rally back onto the World Rally Championship, says International Automobile Federation (FIA) President, Jean Todt. He further added organizers in Kenya should meet all the guidelines as provided by the FIA. “I am your friend but you must deliver. I would want a good.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st March 2018

Volkswagen in Kenya to Double Production

 German automaker Volkswagen is hoping to double production and also to present another model in Kenya. VW’s South Africa chief Thomas Schaefer told President Uhuru Kenyatta at a meeting that “the firm was exploring producing a second model in Kenya, possibly a hatchback – small SUV – while doubling production of the VW Polo Vivo to at least 300 vehicles,”    Developing the automotive industry is.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th January 2018

Double Decker Buses Come to Ethiopia

 Ethiopia will have Double-Decker buses to be used for public transport for the first time. The 50 buses which were ordered by the Addis Ababa City Administration will have 80 seated passengers and up to 60 standing. They are assembled in Bishoftu by the Metals and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC). The buses are three meters high and eight meters long.   The design of the high capacity buses, which promise opportunities for local.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Uber in Kenya along with AAK to promote safe driving

 Uber has proposed a series of Safety information sessions for partner drivers across Middle-East and Africa, partnering with Road Safety experts and Police representatives, to plan and offer Safety tips for drivers and also give them an opportunity to talk about personal and road safety challenges with topic specialists. Uber in Kenya, collaborating with Automotive Association of Kenya (AAK) has proposed a series of 30 Driver’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Mobius Motors to launch a new Robust SUV in the African market

The Kenyan car manufacturer, Mobius Motors, is looking to present an affordable but powerful and classy SUV for the African market. The Mobius II is set to be on the road by next year. Orders are being accepted by the company. This model is aiming to be an upgrade of the inaugural car released in 2014.   Will it pave the way for a new homegrown car industry?   Mobius Motors was founded in 2009 by British entrepreneur Joel.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 20th November 2017

New Distribution Deal Signed Between Subaru and Kingsway

 This new agreement will provide genuine parts and services to all things Subaru at all outlets of Kingsway Tyres Services Centres in the major cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Thika and Kericho.   The agreement will see Kingsway Tyres Service Centres sell and stock original Subaru parts and provide warranties as per Subaru’s Global terms and conditions. Kingsway will also be expected to provide vehicle servicing on behalf of Subaru.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th October 2017

Kenya Remains Uber's Second Largest Market in Africa

 There are 363,000 active Uber users in Kenya according to the newest statistics released by the company to mark its fourth year on the African continent.   South Africa is supposedly, Uber’s main market in Africa with an estimated 969,000 active users, while Kenya remains a distant second.   The data also revealed that there are 5,000 drivers in Kenya and 12,000 in South Africa, currently on Uber’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 4th October 2017

Ambitious Kigamboni project now underway in Dar-es-Salaam

An Automotive Dealer based in Dar-es-Salaam has agreed to move all their showrooms from different parts of the city to a new common ground, Kigamboni. Kigamboni is expected to be the new hub of Automobile showrooms in the city. This was all done on the request of regional commissioner Mr. Paul Makonda. However, the local car dealers remain anxious about the completion pf this new undertaking by the city and have asked for a more speedy.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 28th September 2017

Kansai Plascon acquires Sadolin Paints Kenya in a deal worth over $100m

 Kansai Paint is a global company with major operations in Japan, China, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Its product offering covers the decorative, industrial, protective coatings and automotive segment. It has research and development facilities in Japan, India and South Africa.   Speaking during a press briefing, Kansai Plascon Kenya Managing Director Jamil Virjee  said: “We are thrilled at this acquisition..... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th September 2017

VW SA mobilises team to drive sales elsewhere in Africa

 Thomas Schaefer, the chairman and managing director of Volkswagen Group South Africa, said a team was established last month that would go from country to country to assess opportunities.   The establishment of the team follows Volkswagen South Africa earlier this year assuming responsibility for developing and networking 49 states to form the new sub-Saharan Africa region in the Volkswagen Group as part of a rationalisation.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th September 2017

Simba Corp to acquire full control of vehicle assembler

 Simba Corporation is set to take full ownership of Mombasa-based Associated Vehicle Assemblers (AVA) after it received regulatory approval to acquire the stake held by Marshalls East Africa.   The AVA is currently owned on a 50/50 basis by Simba and Marshalls.   In a press statement, Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) said it had granted Simba conditional approval to “acquire control” of the vehicle assembly.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th September 2017

Market competition for commercial vehicles intensifies

 Rising urbanisation is encouraging unprecedented infrastructural developments in Africa, especially across the construction and oil and gas sectors. Frost and Sullivan report that this is strengthening the regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers. Asian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Dongfeng, Sinotruk, Tata and Ashok Leyland have started making rapid inroads.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th September 2017



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