Toyota Kenya launches fifth generation Rav4

Nairobi, Kenya, May 9, 2019… Motor vehicle distributor, Toyota Kenya has today introduced the fifth generation RAV4 in the Kenyan market. The new RobustΒ AccurateΒ Vehicle withΒ 4Β Wheel Drive (RAV4) model brings a new era of improved performance, capability and safety in the automobile industry. Speaking during the launch, Toyota Kenya Managing Director Mr. Arvinder Reel said the…

Toyota Kenya unveils a distribution deal for Suzuki models in Kenya

The Suzuki by Toyota Kenya distributorship is the second Suzuki distributor deal in the market Toyota Kenya announced a business partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation to distribute Suzuki models, making the firm the second Suzuki distributor in the country. An initial seven Suzuki models will be sold under the Suzuki by Toyota Kenya distributorship, offering…

Renault at the 2018 Paris Motor Show; 120 years of sustainable mobility for all.

Iconic French car maker Renault brought out its best attire at the just concluded the Paris Motor Show. They shipped in three key futuristic concepts that illustrated Renault’s vision of sustainable and shared mobility i.e. EZ-ULTIMO, the robot-vehicle for a premium mobility experience,   EZ-GO, the robot-vehicle for shared day-to-day urban mobility,   EZ-PRO, the…

The Total Motorshow in Kenyan Shillings!

One fine Sunday morning I was walking around the Tsavo Ballroom at the KICC with a camera & a calculator. Of course, I went there for the cars but most importantly, the figures involved with the cars. My jaw dropped at some stands but others made me go meeeeeehh…. Heck, some cars even had the…

Nissan ready to set up assembly plant in Kenya

Nissan has announced its intention to invest about USD 20 Million ( Ksh. 2 Billion) in setting up a vehicle assembly facility in Kenya. Mr. Jim Dando, Nissan South Africa’s Director of OperationsΒ said that “We’re prepared to enter Kenya as an SKD assembler,” . He further reiterated thatΒ  Nissan was keen to move quite fast.…

The New Nissan X-Trail Launches in Kenya.

For the second time now, Nissan is launching the X-Trail in Kenya. The first generation T30 and 2nd generation T31 gave way to the newer model the 3rd generation T32 which is said to have reduced consumption levels and increased power output. The crossover segment is growing thick and fast with an increasing demand in…

When Beauty & POWER meet: The RMA Instameet

I cannot begin to explain the good vibes I experienced one rainy Saturday afternoon at the RMA Instameet. Photographer Kimty Dennis and RMA Motors teamed up and organized an opportunity for the ‘young & photogenic’ to experience the cars, the showroom and the JLR brand as well. I felt so out of place at this…

Beauty and The Beasts converge at #CBAconcours2017

I have concluded that 3 things are to blame for the dwindling numbers I noticed at the 2017 CBA Concours d’Elegance. The lack of a carpooling culture, Nairobi traffic thanks to the Ngong’ Road expansion, people not wanting to hail a cab because of the intimate relationship with their cars, and… (Oh wait, it’s 4 things) The…

Land Rover, Mitsubishi popularity sinks; Kenyan Automotive Market Report.

Truth be told;Β Women lie, Men lie but Numbers don’t lie. (Why did they start with women though? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) Thing is, numbers provide a sense of direction in a lot of the things we do, have done or need to get done. Cheki Kenya – an online marketplace where Kenya’s leading car dealers, importers and private…

Mercedes-Benz launches buses made in Kenya

On the evening of the 4TH of July, I went down to the Carnivore Gardens thanks to an invite fromΒ DT Dobie, Mercedes-Benz’s Partners in Kenya. Main agenda of the night: a bus launch! I was super excited after I heard the buses are assembled locally. Me Ni Mkenya, Mkenya Mtrue!Β *stolen* πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Two buses were being…

My day at the DT Dobie showroom in Nairobi

My visit to the DT Dobie Kenya Headquarters in Nairobi got me asking β€œWhat is Life?” Have you seen yourself walking into a showroom and driving out a crispy fresh brand new car? Have you ever imagined yourself driving a motie that is the most intelligent of its kind? Have you ever asked what other…

A brand new motie for a mita?

Getting yourself a brand new car in Kenya means a lot… And i mean A LOT. Our market is used to imported models that stretch as far as 8 or even 10 years back! Renault is trying to change this narrative with a model known as the Kwid. The model is said to be built…

10 things about driving in Nairobi.

Sometimes people say driving is therapy. Hitting open roads, cruising down the highway, chill music on your radio, Bae sitting shotgun… Total bliss right? Yes, but not when everyone is trying to go everywhere in Nairobi. Here’s 10 things you need to know about driving in Nairobi. 1. It is not for the faint hearted.…

My day at SIMBA CORP ASPIRE CENTRE, Nairobi

β€œThere is more to this building than we you see from Waiyaki Way, that is just the showroom.” Says Mr. Jonathan Dos SANTOS, the brand manager at Renault Kenya who invited me to check out the cool stuff happening at the Simba Corp. Aspire Centre. Simba Corp offers a complete range of vehicles from brands…

The 2016 Toyota Hilux

So I decided to switch it up a little and take on a machine that Mr. Muraguri (a potato farmer from Central Kenya) will want to read. So my good friends at Toyota Kenya just launched the Hilux 2016 and it’s basically nothing short of spectacular. On the outside There are 9 colour options of…

The 2008 Nissan Sylphy

You’ve probably seen one of these babies in Nairobi traffic and given it a second glance (or not). The Nissan Sylphy was launched sometime in the second quarter of 2008. Also known as the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy, it is available in both 1.5 litre and 2.0 litre variants, powered by the MR20DE engine. This is…