On Kenyan roads, there are some vehicles that you will never miss seeing. They're popular for a variety of reasons, including their cost and availability of spare parts. The following are five of Kenya's most popular automobiles:
This well-known station wagon is equally adored and despised. Its fans adore how practical it is, thanks to its large boot and fold-flat rear seats. The 1.5-litre VVTi engine achieves around 12 kilometers per litre, which is crucial for fuel efficiency. The Probox's ability to compete in this segment is aided by the availability of reasonably priced spare components. Currently, the market price ranges between Ksh 700,000 to Ksh 900,000.
Subaru Forester is a vehicle manufactured by Subaru.
Subaru's rally DNA, which made the firm invincible in the 1990s, is responsible for this popular crossover's appeal. This practical family crossover shares its underpinnings with the rally-bred Impreza, and it's a winning mix when combined with symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the legendary "boxer" engine. The entry-level model costs Ksh. 1.4 million, while the top-of-the-line model costs Ksh. 2.5 million.
Land Cruiser VX (Toyota Land Cruiser)
Many Kenyans consider this car to be a status symbol due to its sheer size and grandeur. The Land Cruiser has lasted 60 years because of a sturdy chassis, suspension, and a powerful V8 turbo diesel engine with 615Nm of torque. The VX is equipped with a number of comfort elements, such as pneumatic suspension and more. Between Ksh 5 million and Ksh 10 million is the price range.
BMW 3 Series (The 3 Series)
For young Kenyans, the BMW 3 series is one of the best things in life. In the compact executive sector, this perennial victor, which competes against the Mercedes C Class and the Audi A4, sets the benchmark. The 3 Series' chassis is its strong suit. It's a pleasant car to drive and has excellent highway etiquette. The well-equipped cabin includes amenities such as Dynamic Stability Control, Cross-traffic Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. With prices starting at Ksh 1.6 million, it's a surefire way to make a statement.
The Demio, also known as the Mazda 2 in other countries, has grown in popularity over time as a result of its flashy style, powerful engine, and inexpensive price, making it tough to overlook. Because it is a hatchback, it provides plenty of space, comfortable seating positions, and the ability to carry a significant amount of luggage. Its primary competitors in this segment are the Honda Jazz/Fit, Toyota Yaris/Vitz, and Volkswagen Polo. The costs range from Ksh 700,000 to Ksh 900,000.
The retail prices, maintenance costs, and class of these vehicles all play a role in their selection. Furthermore, they are well-built to resist the harsh Kenyan roads and severe weather situations.
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