A new car is one that is still in its manufacturer’s original condition with no sale recorded or a certificate of ownership issued (title or log book).
Although typically, new vehicles should have zero mileage, it is possible for them to have some mileage if have been driven for any legal or demonstration purposes.
There are many reasons why you may consider buying a new car as opposed to a used one including warranties, sale and after-sales services, flexible financing options, buy-back guarantees, and so on.
In Kenya, new cars are sold by authorized car retailers and dealerships. Therefore, if you are looking for a new car to buy here are some of the leading new car dealerships.
Toyota Kenya Limited
Toyota Kenya Limited is the exclusive distributor of Toyota and Hino vehicles. They also distribute Case IH brands and offer servicing and spare parts.
Its headquarter is located on Uhuru highway/Lusaka Road junction, opposite Nyayo Stadium and they have branches in Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa, and Lodwar. Additionally, you will get regional dealers in Nanyuki, Nyeri, Meru, Kitale, Kakamega, Naivasha, Voi, Malindi, Kericho, and Nakuru.
Some of the new Toyota vehicles available include Prado, Corolla, Hilux Single Cab, Hilux Double Cab, Ambulance, Hiace, Avanza, Land Cruiser 79 and VX, Fortuner and Rav 4.
If you are interested in any of these cars, you can see their contacts.
Subaru enthusiasts can get Subaru Forester, Outback, Legacy, XV, Impreza, and WRX-STI from Subaru Kenya who is the exclusive distributor of these vehicles and original spare parts. They also offer servicing, road assistance and have a body shop.
Their headquarter is along Athi River Rd, in Industrial Area, Nairobi. Their Postal address 46129 – 00100 GPO NAIROBI, Tel: (+254)20 6652266/7/8 Or(+254)20 6651500/1, Cell: 0733 333 686, 0722 203 782 and E-mail: email@example.com
If you need to buy a Subaru car, they have a showroom and service center on Mombasa Road at Subaru Kenya premises opposite Vitafoam whose contact details are Tel: +254772335318, +254705111200, +254786333686 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
They also have branches in Mombasa and Kisumu as well as several stockists and service centers in Nairobi. You will also get parts and servicing in Nakuru, Voi, Nanyuki, Eldoret, Meru, Kericho, Kakamega and Kitale, Naivasha, Nyeri and Even in Uganda.
CMC Motors Group
The CMC group are the exclusive distributors of Suzuki, Mazda, and Ford vehicles in East Africa with sister companies in Uganda and Tanzania.
They also distribute Eicher, Man and UD busses and trucks both light and heavy commercial besides offering after sales services, spare parts, and a body shop.
CMC Motors Group has franchise location in Nairobi, Eldoret, Kisumu, Kitale, Meru, Mombasa, Nakuru and Nanyuki in Kenya. The CMC’s Group headquarter is at Bruce McKenzie House, Lusaka Rd, Nairobi and telephone number is 020 650255.
Isuzu East Africa initially General Motors
Initially known as General Motors East Africa or GM, its name changed after Isuzu acquired a controlling state to Isuzu East Africa and effectively, general motor pulled their Chevrolet franchise.
According to Isuzu.co.jp, this company is involved in “CKD kits-based assembly and sales of Isuzu trucks and buses, import and sales of Isuzu pickup trucks, parts supply, and after-sales servicing.”
If you would like to buy any of their vehicles, the company is located on Enterprise Road and its postal address and telephone numbers are 30527-00100, Nairobi, Kenya and +254-703-013-300 respectively.
DT Dobie was established in Kenya in 1949 as a Mercedes-Benz franchise serving east Africa. Over time they have been awarded sole Nissan passenger and light vehicle franchise in Kenya followed by Jeep franchise, and Volkswagen (VW) light commercial and passenger franchise.
Today, DT Dobie are authorized distributors of GWM Wingle 5 Single Cab and Double Cab Pickups, Hyundai Light Duty Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Passenger (cars), trucks and busses. They also offer car servicing, genuine parts.
Their head office is at Lusaka Road, Industrial Area. To contact them, DT Dobie’s postal address is 30160 – 00100 Nairobi, Tel.:- +(254) 020 7604000 / 0711 057 000 and Email:- email@example.com. They also have the Mombasa, University Way Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu branches and a spare parts shop in Eldoret.
Simba Corporation is an authorized dealer of Fuso (trucks, buses, vans, and heavy duty construction), Mahindra Rise (such as Scorpio Pik-Up Single and Double cab, Genio Single Cab, Belero Single, and Double Cab, Xylo MPV and New Age XUV500).
Also, they are distributors of Mitsubishi Lancer, Eclipse Cross, L200 double cab, Pajero, ASX among other types.
Finally, you will also get the SAME tractors and Renault passenger vehicles such as Logan, Kadjar, Kwid, Sandero Stepway, Duster, Koleos, and Megane Sedane as well as commercial vehicles such as Kangaroo Express.
Besides motor vehicle sales, they also offer spare parts, vehicle servicing, leasing services, as well as tracking and monitoring solution.
Their head office is along Mombasa Road, Opp. Panari Hotel, Nairobi and their telephone is +254 703046000.
They also have a presence at Aspire Center in Westland Nairobi Tel: +254 703046800/1 or you can contact them through their customer service phone numbers +254 703046111, +254 202966111 and email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Inchcape Kenya Limited – Jaguar Land Rover
They are the authorized Land Rover and Jaguar vehicle dealers and are part of the Tata Motors. Their showroom and parts are available at INCHCAPE KENYA LIMITED, Jaguar Land Rover Centre, Oracle Tower Westlands Nairobi including servicing for Jaguar vehicles. Their telephone is +254 (0) 730 191 000 and email:-enquiriesKe@inchcape.com.
However, Land Rover servicing occurs at INCHCAPE KENYA LIMITED, Enterprise Road (Opposite Jomo Kenyatta Foundation. Their Telephone is +254 (0) 714 110 110, +254 (0) 730 190 000 and email:- enquiriesKe@inchcape.com.
Mobius Motors in Kenya
These are locally made new cars sold in Kenya. Mobius was founded by Joel Jackson with an intention to build vehicles in Africa meant for Africa in 2011.
In 2015 the first generation of Mobius II was launched, and you can get it at their showroom located at Sameer Business Park, Block C, along Mombasa Road, Nairobi, Kenya or contact them via 0800-MOBIUS (0800-662487).
Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers
Another place where you can buy new cars in Kenya is at Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers situated on Garissa Road in Thika.
Besides building bodies, some of the vehicles they distribute include “Ashok Leyland trucks, Hino Trucks and Buses, Nissan trucks, Hyundai Trucks, HB Trucks, Trailers and Semi-Trailers, and MAN Trucks and Buses.” Notes Tuko.co.ke
If you are interested in any of these brands, you can reach them Tel:- +254 (20) 3540309 or +254 (733) 636091 or send your email to email@example.com.
Others include companies that assemble new vehicles in Kenya, and they include Agro Manufacturing (light and heavy tracks), Banbros (buses) Crater Automobiles (trucks), MSPV Armored Vehicles, and Milestone Cars ASV (armored vehicles).