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Most Popular Cars in Africa

by Fahad Saleem

Due to the rapid urbanization in many parts of Africa, the demand for vehicles has risen. People prefer to own private vehicles instead of using public transportation for moving in and around cities. The biggest new car market in Africa is in South Africa. The most popular car type in Africa is the pickup trucks. Here are the most popular cars in Africa.

Volkswagen Polo

The car has been designed to bring you a vehicle with an appeal at every curve. It has the new generation TSI engine with start-stop technology and regenerative braking. The vehicle can achieve maximum torque even at its lowest speed, giving you confidence at the core. The eco function lets driver select their desired engine settings. It has an App-Connect feature and Active Info Display. On average 2800 Volkswagen Polo is sold monthly.


Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest

There is no other car in this segment or any other that is more popular than the Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest. Almost 2000 vehicles in this segment are sold monthly. These cars have been declared as the bestselling passenger cars overall. The latest version is all new 2.0-liter hybrid Powertrain with the removal of diesel engines.

Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Fortuner has a phenomenal sales success in Africa. This most popular car in Africa has a leap from styling to performance. It has eight models with sleeker and wider stance design. Toyota’s build quality and durability are immediately apparent in this vehicle. The overall interior is very impressive with soft-touch materials covering major areas passengers will touch. In the first half of 2018, 6700 Toyota Fortuner was sold.

Toyota Hilux

This is one of the most popular cars in Africa and one of the most iconic vehicles across the globe. It is as tough as ever. The new version has an automatic gearbox instead of a manual transmission. It runs smoothly at low speeds and isn’t too jerky. It has a 2.4-liter diesel engine which gives you better fuel economy. Almost 20,000 Toyota Hilux were sold in the first half of 2018.

Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger is very appealing to lifestyle and business users. It is a huge pickup full of a lot of kits in top-spec variants like a safety kit. The vehicle has a decent off-road. It has a huge range of models to choose from. The Ford Ranger has auto start-stop, electric power-assisted steering, and efficient fuel economy. In the first six months of 2018, 15000 Ford Ranger has been sold.

Isuzu KB

The Isuzu KB is one of the most popular cars in Africa. The car gives good travel comfort for long distance ride and an excellent option for a cheaper vehicle. In the first half of 2018, 7500 vehicles have been sold. The car is quite tough and capable with a five-speed automatic transmission and a 3-liter engine. It is loaded with tons of modern technology such as Wi-Fi connectivity, touch-screen satellite navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming, reverse camera, and smartphone features.

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