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Top Ten African Car Brands

Africa's auto industry has not seen a a lot of development despite a favourable demand environment. These ten African auto makers are however contributing significantly to the growth of the industry by producing cars that rub shoulders with the creme de la creme of the auto world.The cars they produce are used all around the world.

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Advanced Automotive Design (AAD).

Advanced Automotive Design (AAD).

#Shaka Nyunya
Headquarters:Pretoria, South Africa
Years Active:1995 - present
Key People: Bryan Glover, Rhys Edwards
Car Models: Shaka Nyunya (1997- present), Shaka Giotto (since 2000)

South Africa can boast of a number of automakers; among them, AAD based in Pretoria, South Africa. Founded in 1995 by two automotive enthusiasts Bryan Glover and Rhys Edwards, AAD unveiled the Shaka Nyunya, a concept car similar to the Plymouth Prowler in 1997 at the South Florida International Auto Show. Now the car is exclusively built by orders.

TOP 10 AFRICAN CAR BRANDS

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Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC)

Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC)

#KiiraCars, #CarsfromUganda

Headquarters:Kampala, Uganda
Years Active: 2012 - present
Key Organisations: Makarere University, Government of Uganda
Car Models: Kiira E.V Sedan and Kiira Kayoola Solar bus

KMC was founded as a result of a collaboration between the Makariri University, Uganda's ministry of trade and industry and the office of Uganda's president. Over 70 million USD has already been invested in the company as of November 2014. Commercial production is expected to commence in 2018.

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Kantanka Automobile Company (Kantanka)

Kantanka Automobile Company (Kantanka)

#kantanka cars, #cars from Ghana
Headquarters: Cape Coast, Ghana
Years Active: 2014- Present
Key People:Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo
Car Models: Kantanka Onantefo, Kantanka Otumfour, Kantanka Obrempong

Founded by Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo in the late 90s, the company only produced exhibition cars. It was not until May 2014, after they built an assembly plant that they started producing cars on a large scale for sale. The Kantanka Automobile Company is located in the central region of Ghana.

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Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (IVM)

Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (IVM)

IVM G5

Headquarters: Anambra State,Nigeria
Years Active:1981- present
Key people:Innocent Chukwuma

Car Models: IVM Umu (sedan), IVM Uzo(Mini Van), IVM Fox(hatch back)

Located in the Anambra State of Nigeria; IVM is one of africa's leading automobile and bus manufacturers. It was founded by Chief Innocent Chukwumah in 1997. 70% of their car Parts are produced locally whiles the rest are imported from China, Japan and Germany.

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Wallys Car Tunisia

Wallys Car Tunisia

#wallyscar, #tunisianCars
Headquarters: La Marsa ,Tunisia
Years Active:2007- present
Key People:Zied Guiga

Zied Guiga founded Wallys Car in 2007 in La Marsa, Tunisia. The company now sells over 600 units annually in places like Morocco, Qatar, France, Panama and Spain

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Bailey Edwards Car

Bailey Edwards Car

#Baileyedwards, #southAfricancars
Headquarters: Benoni Africa
Years Active: 2002-Present
Key People: Peter Bailey, Greg Bailey
Car Models: Bailey V2, Bailey GT1, Bailey 917

The Bailey Edwards Car company based in Benoni, South Africa is a popular sports car company in South Africa. They build sports cars for track racing and also for the road.

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Saroukh-El-Jamahiriya

Saroukh-El-Jamahiriya

#Libyanrocket #Gaddafi's car
Headquarters: Tripoli,Libya
Years Active:1999-present
Key People: Muammar -Al- Gaddafi’

This fierce - looking libyan car is Muammar Gaddafi’s awesome creation. Named “Saroukh el-Jamahiriya”, which means “Libyan Rocket”, the car was designed by Gaddafi and is depicted as a progressive model ever, said to be the most secure auto on the planet. The car is intended to take after a rocket shape from its front and rear and is fueled by a 3-liter V6 motor which conveys a maximum power of 230 horsepower. It is 17 feet long and around six feet wide. The car was unveiled after an African Union meeting in 2009, held in Tripoli and organized by Gaddafi.
The Libyan Rocket vehicles includes numerous airbags, has collapsible bumpers that aides during an accident, and an electronic protection framework. The Car can go several miles on a flat tire, an element that could prove to be useful while driving in the vast Libyan desert. Other security elements incorporate a gadget to remove the fuel supply to stay away from flame if there should be an accident. PRETTY COOL HUH?

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Birkin Cars

Birkin Cars

#BirkincarsSouthAfrica
Headquarters: Durban, South Africa
Years Active:1982- present
Key People:John Watson
Car Models: S3 roadster

The Birkin Cars Company was formed in 1982 by John Watson, an automotive enthusiast in Durban, South Africa. He unveiled the first Birkin Car at the 1983 South African Grand Prix. Birkin cars are now sold in dealerships in the U.S.A, Japan and across Europe as either a turnkey car or as a DIY kit to be assembled by the buyer.

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Perana Performance Group

Perana Performance Group

#PeranaSouthAfrica
Perana Performance Group
Headquarters: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Years Active: 2007- present
Car Models: Perana GT Zagato, Perana Z-One
In addition to Basil Green Motors, Perana Performance Group based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is the second manufacturer that uses the Perana brand. Over 10 pre-production models have been completed. Among them are the Perana GT Zagato and the Perana Z-One

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LARAKI MOTORS

LARAKI MOTORS

#LarakiMotors
Headquarters: Casablanca, Morocco
Years Active: 1999 - present
Key People: Abdeslam Laraki, Peter Tutsa
Car Models: Laraki Epitome, Laraki Borac, Laraki Fulgara

Laraki is a Moroccan auto company based in Casablanca with the intention to develop and sell luxurious high-end sports cars. Founded by Abdeslam Laraki a Moroccan designer who designs luxury yachts. One look at the car and one will see how he has successfully integrated his luxury design ideas into the car. The‎ 2013 Laraki Epitome comes with a 6.5l V8 engines that takes it to a top speed of ‎175 mph\ 280kph (Est.). It will set you back a cool $2million if u wish to own one.