Thefrenzyof car manufacturers to invest in Africa has never been palpable.Renault-Nissan, Peugeot, and even some Chinese and German brands do not want to miss the development facing Africa in the purchase of cars.However, some local builders are still resisting this tsunami of investment and imports, and seeking to develop vehicles Made in Africa. Here is an overview of what is done best on the continent in automotive construction.
It’s Abdessalam Laraki, Moroccan designer, who is behind the design of this exotic car.First degree in automotive design at the Franco Sbarro School in Switzerland, he then turns to the design of sports equipment at the Art Center Europe.After a rich career naval design (yachts, luxury boats, etc.), he started the challenge in 2000 to manufacture the first Moroccan car: the Laraki Fulgura.A car for the first time presented at the car show in Geneva in 2004. The Fulgura be built in 99 numbered copies.
Following this success, Abdessalam Laraki and his team launched a second model named Borac, before returning in 2013 with gorgeous Epitome: a monster 1,200 horses will be sold around two million to nine copies only!
Turtle, African 100% recycled car
Turtle car made in Ghana, is manufactured by craftsmen who have launched the challenge to build a vehicle from scrap parts.This is a real civics lesson and inventiveness in an area heavily impacted by waste.The Turtle could be a smart alternative for people in African regions that can adopt to Transport on a budget.After being symbolically inaugurated in October 2013 by Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, the 16th king of the Ashanti, the car was then presented in Pau, France, on the sidelines of the festival of electronic cultures.
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The Innoson, a car 100% Nigerian
The Innoson is the first car launched by Nigerian businessman Innocent Chukwuma.The Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing production company produces this model with parts 100% Nigerian, hence its exclusivity.A car that will surely be talked about in the future.
Kantaka, a car that promises
Kantaka is a 4 × 4 built in Ghana and aims to become a serious competitor to European and American SUV.A car with clean lines and that has nothing to envy the famous American SUV.The success was such that the Ghana Police Service has ordered these brand new cars.
The Kiira EV SMACK
This car that comes straight from Uganda and especially Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC), developed at the base by students, will make you think of a mix between Lancia and Mazda.But behind her look “Japanese” hides a hybrid car configured for results based on energy intake.A great technological achievement for a team full of ambition.