Automotive industry in Kenya

The Automotive industry in Kenya is primarily involved in the assembly, retail and distribution of motor vehicles. There are a number of motor vehicle dealers operating in the country, with the most established being:[1]

Major Retailers

Major Assemblers

Future Assemblers

Local Car Companies

Mobius Motors Logo

Kenya is currently attempting to completely build its own cars. After building its first car in the late 80's the Nyayo Car, Kenya is having a shot at the industry with Mobius Motors which was founded in 2009.


The established dealers face intense competition from imported second-hand vehicles, mainly from Japan and United Arab Emirates. Another issue that arises is that there is more demand for second-hand vehicles rather than new ones because Kenya is generally a low-income country. Thus, Mobius Motors was established to provide low cost cars at about KES. 523,000 (US$6000).

Timeline of the Kenyan car industry

External links


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