What has DT Dobie been up to lately?

I was among a bunch of journos who received an invite from DT Dobie to have lunch and check out the new showroom on Uhuru Highway (next to Toyota). Rarely do I say no to such invites because CARS were involved! It has been a while since Iโ€™ve heard from the dealership so this was…

Toyota Kenya launches fifth generation Rav4

Nairobi, Kenya, May 9, 2019โ€ฆ Motor vehicle distributor, Toyota Kenya has today introduced the fifth generation RAV4 in the Kenyan market. The new Robustย Accurateย Vehicle withย 4ย 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…

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 meeeeeehhโ€ฆ. 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 Operationsย said that “Weโ€™re prepared to enter Kenya as an SKD assembler,โ€ . He further reiterated thatย  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…

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

Truth be told;ย Women lie, Men lie but Numbers donโ€™t lie. (Why did they start with women though? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) 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…

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.…