Vehicle manufacturers are always in battles for supremacy and when it comes to the numbers on the road, then finding the undisputed king is not a daunting task. To start with no manufacturer has been successful in holding the number one spot for along period of time because the competition is rather cutthroat especially due to the fact that there are always new markets to be conquered and new products to be marketed. Let us briefly look at the trends in different regions and the number one vehicle manufacturer in mattered involving the number of units on the road.
Toyota has been a household name for quite a number of decades. The Japanese vehicle manufacturer currently boasts of having a lot of units on the roads of many continents. There are many factories that have lead to the success of the manufacturer starting with variety. As opposed to the may other manufactures, Toyota understands the needs of the people and goes a mile further to ensure that these needs are met. Thus includes providing cheap fuel efficient vehicles which are what most middle class people are looking for all around the world.
Toyota has ventured in almost all avenues in the automotive industry staring from hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, Crossovers, Pickups, trucks, hybrids and luxury vehicles. This ensures that the manufacturer is covering all markets and every person interested in owning a vehicle has a wide range of options to choose from. This is what has led to the popular slogan that ‘the car in front of you is always a Toyota’.
The Vehicles In African Countries
African countries are great market avenues for vehicle manufacturers because most people are yet to purchase vehicles and are intending to make a purchase in the coming 2 to 5 years. The following is a list of a few African countries and the number of vehicles for every 1000 citizens.
- Liberia – 250
- South Africa – 200
- Tunisia – 142
- Morocco – 92
- Nigeria – 85
- Egypt – 71
- Ghana – 45
- Kenya – 30
- Tanzania – 21
- Uganda – 13
Factors Affecting the Purchase
There are many factors affecting the automotive market in Africa including the income, roads, maintenance, and use. Since most people are not earning an ample income to purchase new vehicles there are many successful secondhand dealers in Africa. The use of the vehicle also matters a great deal because in some countries cheap sedans are purchased for purposes of business such as hiring services and taxi companies.
With the numbers in Africa up for grabs for any manufacturer, Toyota still has the upper hand because this is one of those markets that require low priced vehicles. With Toyota having the ability to combine performance, luxury, fuel efficiency and an affordable price tag, the market belongs to this manufacturing giant in Africa. The African roads demand vehicles that can handle the rough terrain and this is part of the influence in the direction people take in the purchase. All in all Toyota remains the king of the road and has the highest numbers of vehicles in most roads in Africa and around the world.