Best Selling Cars In Nigeria? – Well, Nigeria ranks 32 amongst the list of countries in the world that imported cars in 2020, despite the fact that there are local car assembly plants across the country.
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Nigeria, is the first indigenous vehicle and motorcycle manufacturing plant in Nigeria. Others are mostly franchised, the likes of;
- IMC (Steyr Motors): A brand, known for assembling and manufacturing of motor vehicles in Nigeria.
- Nissan Nigeria: Nissan Nigeria specializes in the manufacturing of car brands like Almera, Sentra and Altima.
- Peugeot Nigeria: Peugeot Nigeria is a reputable vehicle manufacturing company that is based on creation of concepts on Peugeot brand of cars.
- Stallion Group of Companies: An automobile assembler and manufacturer of exclusive vehicle brands including Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen etc. – See link for more brands.
However, despite all the listed vehicle assembling plants scattered all over the region in the country, the citizens seem to prefer imported cars. Although, the reasons might be unconnected to the price of the locally made automobiles.
While Nigerians prefer imported cars, not all the cars is widely accepted in the country, there are spec that people mostly go for and also, the reason is, the consumers always want an automobile that has a resale value and quality.
Another reason is, due to lack of motorable roads in Nigeria, consumers tend to go for cars that can be easily maintained.
Consumers in Nigeria, according to study, tend to go for brands like; Toyota, Peugeot, Volkswagen, etc.
Check out list of 10 Best Selling Cars In Nigeria
1. Toyota Corolla: 2003-2008
The Corolla is a popular model in Nigeria and one of the best-selling cars in the country. Toyota has for many years, remained the favourite car of many Nigerians because of its reliability, resale value and quality.
2. Toyota Camry: 2007-2011
In terms of safety, reliability and resale value. The Toyota Camry is the favourite of many Nigerians so it has a ready market anytime.
3. Honda Accord: 2008-2012
The Honda Accord is sometimes seen as a semi-sportscar and loved by many because of this. It has its own market in Nigeria.
4. Toyota Sienna: 2004-2010
The Toyota Sienna is a family vehicle and the toast of transport companies around the country. Considered the most popular minivan in Nigeria, this vehicle is spacious, durable, easy to maintain and affordable.
5. Volkswagen Golf: 1990-2005
There was a time the Volkswagen Golf was a beautiful menace on the roads; it seemed everyone was in a race to own a Golf. Today, the car still commands decent sales for its durability and style. It is affordable and easy to maintain.
6. Toyota Highlander: 2000-2010
The Toyota Highlander has a commanding presence in Nigeria today because of its nice cabin and interior design. It also has a luxury and classy touch beats other SUVs in its class.
7. Toyota Venza: 2005-2012
The Venza is a popular feature on Nigerian roads these days. The Venza is a breath-taking Cross-back that is not so big but possesses a premium look that is both beautiful and captivating.
8. Lexus RX 350: 2004-2009
Lexus RX 350 offers a lot of standard safety technology, blissful ride and is a top-rated luxury midsize SUV. Added to these already great features is the spaciousness and strong engine.
9. Lexus ES 350: 2007-2012
ES 350 has a classy, conservative design, while also acknowledging the vehicle’s sharper angles and more defined body panel creases. It is one of the best selling Lexus in Nigeria.
10. Mercedes Benz C300: 2007-2011
For those who can’t afford the high end Mercedes models but want that touch of class that Mercedes offers. The C300 is the perfect car, the car moves well, design is top notch, comfortable and ergonomic seats. Ideal for the low end of luxury.
List compiled by: JC Ogor
Which one among the listed automobiles is your spec? Did we omit anyone that you think should be on the list? Please kindly drop your suggestions in the comment box.