The Toyota vitz is a five door subcompact car that was manufactured by Toyota from 1999 to 2019. This car is famous in Kenya for its fuel efficiency, small size and sleek shape which makes it suitable for the taxi business. This hatchback is available in a three door and five door option but the most popular one is the five door option.
A brand new Toyota vitz retails for about 950,000 kenyan shillings while a used one retails for a minimum of 400k to a maximum of 800k. This means that this is one of the cars with the highest resale values in Kenya. Below are some alternatives for those who would not want to own the Toyota vitz.
1. Nissan Note.
The Nissan note is a subcompact five door hatchback that has been in production since 2004. Even though this car looks good, i would not recommend it for someone who is looking for a reliable car. You can get a Nissan Note for as low as 560,000 kenyan shillings.
2. Mazda Demio.
The Mazda demio is highly ranked in Kenya. This is because it has proven to be very reliable, cheap to maintain and run and also. Very stylish. Despite some criticism from kenyans at first, this car has proved to be one of the best alternatives to the Toyota Vitz. A Mazda Demio costs an average of 840,000 kenyan shillings.
3. Suzuki swift.
The Suzuki swift is a subcompact car produced by Suzuki since 2004. This car is built for the city and is spacious, stylish and very comfortable. This car is very economical as it has a very low fuel consumption rate of 20km/L. You can get a brand new Suzuki swift for just 900,000 kenyan shillings.
4. Honda fit.
The Honda fit is a supermini five door car that has been in production since 2001. This car comes with a combination of value and quality. This car is ideal for long journeys as it will save you tons of money when it comes to fuel. You can get a used Honda fit for as low as 520,000 kenyan shillings.
5. Nissan march.
The Nissan March is a supermini car that has been in production since 1982 and previous sold as the Datsun Micra. This car is small, reliable and very frugal on fuel with an efficiency of 18-23km/L. This car has a price tag of 900,000 kenyan shillings.
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