Africa has always been buying cars manufactured from other countries for years now. Africa has a majority of cars which are used, mostly imported second hand cars from Japan. Currently, there are several car dealers like Autoworld International who are pushing the sales of Japanese second hand cars in Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia and other countries. We can also see Africans buying new cars manufactured by German, Chinese, and Indians. Though the new generation Africans have the ability and knowledge to manufacture, it was surprising to see no African stepping in to start local manufacturing of cars. Recently, few entrepreneurs have braved to enter the industry which has a lot of potential. The lucrative automobile market has many local African manufactures entering it. Here is the list of cars produced in Africa for Africa.

The Kantanka


The Kantanka is founded by Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, the founder and leader of Kristo Asafo Mission. It is made in Ghana. The Kantanka range includes mostly SUVs. Pickup trucks and saloon are designed for local African conditions. They come in various models and colors. Several Africans already own this proudly made in Ghana car.



Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd., shortened as IVM is a Nigerian vehicle manufacturer. It was founded by Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma. They are the first car manufacturers in Nigeria. Other than cars, they also manufacture luxury cars, buses, and trucks. We can see several Innoson on the road already. Innoson cars are affordable, comfortable and modern in design. They are built for Nigerian roads. These cars satisfy the needs of an average car user and come with 3 years gear, engine and axle warranty.

The Kiira EV Smack

Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) produces this electric hybrid car in Uganda. It is an invention initiated by students. Now, they have gained the Ugandan government support.


The Kiira EV Smack was built on the formerly produced Kiira EV Prototype. It is made in a way that is very cost-effective. It can run either on electricity or diesel. Africa has the potential to become one of the world’s major car producers and distributors!



Wallyscar is an off-road car manufacturer from Tunisia. It was founded in 2006 and is competing in a lucrative off-road market. It is similar to the Suzuki and Skoda segment and has a reputation for being affordable, reliable, sporty and colorful.


Laraki is a luxury car manufacturer owned by yacht designer Abdeslam Laraki. Laraki is based in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the only official luxury made sports car company in Africa, which sports look to the likes of Lamborgini. Larakis are strictly concept cars, custom-built for each customer, and were ranked among the most expensive cars in the world in 2015.

These car manufacturers are changing scenario in Africa. Africans are looking forward to local cars dominance and so are we!

Written by Top TradeFairs