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Isuzu Ranked Kenya’s Best Vehicle Assembler

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Isuzu Ranked Kenya’s Best Vehicle Assembler

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A report by Kenya Motor Industry Association indicates that Isuzu East Africa maintained the lead in the country, escalating its unit output by 922 to assemble 2,323 Isuzu trucks, buses, and sedans. 

 Isuzu East Africa sold more than 4,300 vehicles in six months to June 2021.

Further, the report revealed high increased total sales by 80 percent.

 Therefore, more than 2,400 vehicles sold in the first half of 2020.

Toyota Kenya Limited came second with a total of 856 Toyotas and Hino brands produced.

 Additionally, the ranking has placed Simba Corp in the third position.

 The company produced 834 units at its Mombasa-based Associated Vehicle Assemblers plant. Mitsubishi, Mahindra, and Malaysian brand Proton are all products of the Simba Corp vehicle dealer.

Moreover, about 20 models of buses, trucks, pick-ups, and passenger cars are produced by local assemblers.

 The cars are the Peugeot 3008 (SUV) and 508 (sedan).

Commercial vehicles like pick-ups, buses, and trucks are bought by government departments and businesses undertaking various economic activities such as transport, security, construction, and trade.

KMIA while releasing the report, said new car sales in Kenya jumped by 35 percent in the first half of this year buoyed by the lifting of some COVID-19 lockdown measures.

The Association noted that the first-half figures were boosted by the fulfillment of customer orders placed last year.

The orders had been withheld by supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Kenya assembles most vehicles for the local market, with few exports to the regional markets.