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Top 10 Most Used Car Brands in Africa



African countries demand largely on car importation as there are only a handful of car manufacturers on the continent.

Car sales in Africa are influenced by various factors, such as economic conditions, consumer preferences, fuel prices, and credit availability.

In 2022, African motorists purchased around 790,100 passenger cars. This is a slight increase from 2021, when the sales volume was 776,800.

Meanwhile, forex has affected importation of cars especially in countries like Nigeria. Following the hike in the exchange rate for cargo clearance at the seaports and the increase in tariff on imported cars by a terminal operator, Ports & Terminal Multipurpose Limited, there was about 70 per cent drop in the sale of second-hand imported cars in Nigeria.

The top 10 most used car brands in Africa are:

  1. Toyota
  2. Volkswagen
  3. Nissan
  4. Hyundai
  5. Ford
  6. Isuzu
  7. Suzuki
  8. Honda
  9. Mazda
  10. Mercedes-Benz

This list is based on a combination of factors, including sales data, expert opinions, and consumer surveys. Toyota is the most popular used car brand in Africa by far, with a significant market share. Volkswagen is also very popular, particularly in South Africa and other countries in the southern region. Nissan, Hyundai, and Ford are also popular choices, as they offer a wide range of affordable and reliable vehicles.Other factors that contribute to the popularity of used cars in Africa include:

  • The high cost of new cars
  • The lack of access to financing for new cars
  • The poor quality of roads in many African countries, which makes it necessary to have a sturdy vehicle
  • The availability of spare parts and mechanics for used cars

It is important to note that the specific popularity of each brand may vary depending on the country or region. For example, Mercedes-Benz is more popular in North Africa than in other parts of the continent.Here are some of the most popular used car models in Africa:

  • Toyota Hilux
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota Prado
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Nissan Sunny
  • Nissan Altima
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Ford Ranger
  • Ford Explorer

When buying a used car in Africa, it is important to have the vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic. This will help to identify any potential problems and ensure that you are getting a good value for your money.


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