Investing in the right vehicle is one of the hardest decisions to make as an adult. And getting the best deal possible is heavily dependent on the dealership you go to. So, for a new buyer, it is really hard to navigate the car dealership scene not only in Nairobi but also in other cities and towns in the country. So, I have created a list of the Top 10 Places To Buy A Car in Kenya, mostly dealing in new vehicles.
1) DT Dobie
With branches in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, and Eldoret DT Dobie is one of the oldest and most trusted car dealerships in Kenya. They sell a wide range of vehicles including Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, GWM, and Hyundai. And have previously been distributors of Nissans and Jeeps in Kenya. The dealerships sell both new and pre-owned vehicles and also offer repair and body-shop services. Its popularity is why it is in my Top 10 Places To Buy A Car in Kenya list.
2) Toyota Kenya
Toyota fully owns and operates Toyota Kenya. And this provides a lot of benefits if you are a Kenyan buyer. Since it is easier and cheaper to obtain after-sales service and genuine spare parts compared to other brands with no dealerships in Kenya. Since Toyota is arguably the most reliable and trusted vehicle brand, this is most people’s preferred car dealership. Toyota Kenya sell’s all car brands owned by Toyota Motor Corporation, these include Toyota, Hino, Yamaha, and Suzuki.
3) Jaguar Land Rover Kenya
Jaguar Land Rover Kenya is located in Westlands on the ground floor of Oracle Tower. The company sells all the latest Land Rovers and Jaguars, from luxury SUVs to sports cars such as the Jaguar F-Type. They sell both new and “Land Rover Approved Used” vehicles. If you want to buy a Jaguar or Land Rover a visit to their showroom for a test drive should be on your itinerary.
4) Porsche Centre Nairobi
Porsche Centre Nairobi is the only dealership in Kenya where you can find the full Porsche model range all under one roof and in one showroom. Since Porsche Centre is the official Porsche Shop, genuine spare parts and servicing are also offered here. If you love sports cars and Porsches you need to visit this showroom.
5) CMC Motors
Founded in Nairobi in 1912 Cooper Motor Corporation is the oldest car importer and assembly company in Kenya. Having assembled Fords, Nissans, Iveco, Škoda’s, and Mazda’s, CMC has a really impressive resume under its belt. But other than car assembly, they also sell vehicles such as Ford, Mazda, and Suzuki. This variety is why it made it into my Top 10 Places To Buy A Car in Kenya.
6) Toyotsu Automart Kenya
Located opposite Nyayo Stadium, Toyotsu Automart is a favorite dealership among many Kenyans. They not only sell pre-owned vehicles but also offer trade-ins and upgrades if you own a Toyota and want to buy a different one. This dealership is owned by Toyota Tsusho Corporation. This a subsidiary of Toyota Group, which ensures they sell not only Toyotsu Certified used cars but also only use genuine parts for repairs. One of their other unique services is Duty-Free Car Imports for UN NGOs and diplomats.
7) Nissan Kenya
With locations in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Busia, Nakuru, Kakamega, Meru, Wajir, and Kitale, Nissan Kenya shops and service centers cover all the corners of Kenya. This ensures Nissan owners in Kenya can get repairs done anywhere in the country using only genuine parts and certified repairmen. The peace of mind alone is enough to convince anyone to buy a Nissan from their dealerships. The dealerships sell all the latest Nissan models with some being assembled in Kenya.
8) Mobius Motors Limited
Located in Sameer Business Park in Nairobi, Mobius prides itself on designing, manufacturing, and selling vehicles specifically for the African mass market. Its vehicles are manufactured in a purpose-built production facility in Nairobi. Mobius is Kenyan-owned. Therefore, their vehicles are designed and built with Kenyan roads, climate, and terrain in mind. Make sure you visit their showroom in Sameer Business Park and buy yourself a Kenyan car to support Kenyan businesses. I’m happy to have a Kenyan manufacturer in my Top 10 Places To Buy A Car in Kenya.
9) Simba Corp
Simba Corp, headquartered in Nairobi are dealers in Renault, Fuso, Mahindra, Proton, and Mitsubishi vehicles. They not only sell vehicles but also offer other services such as car maintenance, parts, and service for all car models. Simba Corp also offers fleet management services and vehicle financing services. Their assembly plant in Kenya manufactures Proton Saga vehicles for the Kenyan market.
10) Cica Motors Kenya
Located along Mombasa Road, Cica Motors Ltd is one of the CFAO Automotive subsidiaries in Kenya. Cica Motors is the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Kenya. This enables them to have access to original spare parts and manufacture trained staff. Cica Motors Kenya also offers trade-ins for old cars which is a big plus when you are planning on replacing an old vehicle.
This ends my list of Top 10 Places To Buy A Car in Kenya.
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