Showroom car sales drop in 2019

Unveiling of the new Mercedes Benz Vito passenger van at the DT Dobie showroom in Nairobi. Dealers are grappling with a tough business environment. FILE PHOTO | NMG

What you need to know:

  • Data shows that dealers including Isuzu East Africa and Toyota Kenya had sold 12,030 units in the 11 months ended November.
  • Isuzu, the country’s biggest dealer, was among the few companies to record sales growth in the 11 months ended November.

Sales of new motor vehicles for the year ending this month are projected to drop by at least 8.5 percent compared to 2018, marking it harder for the industry to reclaim its previous sales peak.


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