So it seems that there is another SUV from Ghana, joining the ranks of the Kenyan-built Mobius, a simple yet very effective vehicle. Oh! Did we mention the Laraki Fulgura of Morocco? That was an awesome performance car! Today, we look at the Ghanian Kantanka SUV, a car that looks, and rides good! Its a good feeling when you spot a homemade vehicle among all the other foreign brands. The streets of Accra are jammed with Toyota, Nissan, Honda, BMWs and many more and the good thing is that now, there will be a more common, locally named car; the Kantanka SUV.
Founded by Apostle Kwadwo Safo, the company that he runs with his son who by the way was a commercial pilot at 18 years of age, believe it or not, the cars are assembled by7 a team of about 20 youngsters who have no formal training in building cars, most of them being junior and senior high school leavers. Cars are not the only item that Kantanka produces; there are more items (story for another day).
While we do not want to delve into what is best for Africa and what is not, the truth is that the Kantanka SUV is in a class of its own. It is a good looker too. With features like
- Power steering
- 5 speed transmission leather seats
- Central lock remote systems sound system and radio
- Power radios
- Anti-lock braking
- Power side mirrors
- Air con and others
You can see why this car wins the hearts of many people who get a ride in it.
Upon request, the Kantanka SUV can be customized to suit your preferences. In addition, you can also request for the security combinations below like
- Fingerprint recognition where you can start the automobile using your fingerprints
- The special vest ignition technology, whereby a special vest can be used to start the vehicle by pressing a button on the vest. This vest can be made of material of your choice.
- The Kantanka royal staff ignition where you can point your special staff at the car to start it
- The Kantanka gold watch starter – start the car by pointing your gold watch at it
- The Kantanka human voice technology where the car speaks to the driver and other occupants of the vehicle. It also speaks to other road users and pedestrians when in reverse mode. This is so to avoid accidents.
However, the owner can turn off all these features and resume the normal key system.
As the Kantanka Automobile Company that is based in Gomoa Mpota, Ghana, awaits approval of its products from The Ghana Standards Authority, it seems there is more to look forward to in Africa’s homegrown automobile industry considering the achievements in Uganda’s Kiira, Kenya’s Mobius and even Nigeria has its own car.