2018 has been an exciting year for the grey import market as certain car models are now available for Kenyans to acquire easily. People need to plan to import cars before the end of the year because there are amazing deals coming this festive season.
Here are some of the top cars that you may want to consider to buy during this festive season:
Cost: Ksh. 500-950,000
Rivals: Toyota Vitz, Mazda Demio, Honda Fit
This compact hatch from Germany is loved by many due to its premium look and feel, generous equipment offering and punchy TSi engines. Buyers have a choice of diesel- or petrol-powered version as well as a feisty GTi version for those who desire performance.
Cost: Ksh. 1.3-1.4 million
Rivals: Volkswagen Passat, Honda Accord, Mazda 6
Subaru’s iconic Legacy saloon continues to impress. The new generation FB engines, larger cabins and enhanced ergonomics make the legacy one of the most sought-after saloons in Kenya.
Its key advantage is that it is a symmetrical all-wheel-drive system that ensures grip in all surface is achieved.
Cost; Ksh. 2.8-3 million
Rivals; Lexus GS, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF
The E-Class is Mercedes definition of flying business class on wheels. Premium materials line the cabin, powerful engines and plenty of technology makes this the most adored executive saloon in Kenya. Topside of this E-Class is the ride and handling are quite subtle and surefooted. it’s an all-rounder athlete.
Cost: Ksh. 1.2k -1.3 Million
Rivals: Honda HRV, Hyundai Tucson
This soft-roader curved a niche of its own, becoming the best-selling crossover in Europe. Its frog-faced font profile gives it a unique quirky look and is loved by the younger generation. Based on the Renault-Nissan CMF platform, its powered by a choice of 1.6-litre petrol or a punchy 1.5- litre turbo-diesel unit, paired to a 6-speed CVT or manual gearbox.
Cost: Ksh. 2.8-3 million
Rivals: Toyota RAV4, Nissan X-Trail, Subaru Forester
Honda’s best-selling SUV has a huge following, due to Honda’s bulletproof reliability and quality. The new CRV spots a new intelligent all-wheel-drive system that engages only when it detects loss of grip.
The introduction of the 2.4-litre i-VTEC engine will definitely appeal to those who seek a spirited drive.
Premium Midsize SUV
Cost: Ksh. 3-4 million
Rivals: BMW X5, Volkswagen Touareg
Lexus upped their SUV game with the RX series, making it a technology haven and enhanced its premium offering. It comes with a potent V6 petrol engine plus an electric motor on the RX450H to boost performance.
Inside soft leather on the seats, a premium Mark Levinson audio will surely blow you away with its rich sound. Lexus also added pre-safe technology that helps in accident avoidance as well as keeping the occupants safe if all hell breaks loose.
Premium Large SUV
Cost: Ksh. 5.5-6.7 million
Rivals: Lexus LX 570, Mercedes GLS, Nissan Patrol
The Range Rover is the epitome of bespoke English luxury, backed by over 70 years of legendary off-road capability. Powered by very capable engines, the V8 pulls away effortlessly and the interior comfort literally isolates one from the rest of the world.
The introduction of Terrain Response 2 system monitors the road ahead and adjust torque levels applied in each wheel, softens the suspension and dampens the throttle. A beast to behold.
Plan to import cars before the end of the year at amazing prices. The deals are too sweet. You can view cars available for import here.