Kantanka, Innoson and Kiira are three African pioneering auto makers that show promise for bringing their cars and trucks to market in 2015.  Innoson, already has cars on the road and models available for purchase, according to its website.

Kantanka, Ghana

The Kantanka is a car that was conceived, designed and made in Ghana. This brand is probably the most promising of all the cars made in Africa right now. The Kantanka Automobile Company has announced that its cars will hit the streets in January pending go-ahead by the Ghana Standards Authority.

The brains behind the car, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, is founder and owner of the Kantanka Group of Companies. Kwakwo has been described as naturally gifted, a genius, an inventor and a philanthropist. He has no formal or sophisticated technical background. He imagines, dreams and creates at will.

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Innoson, Nigeria

On their website Innoson says, “We are the premiere private vehicle manufacturing company in Nigeria. Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company was commissioned by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

Chief Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma is the founder and developer at Innoson, a Nigerian homegrown car company. Some of their models are already on the road and you can purchase one if you so wish.

The Innoson is already enjoying local buyers believing in local products.

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Kiira, Uganda

This is a car developed in Uganda by Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC). Origionally the KIIRA was developed by students. This car is a hybrid — it combine the benefits of gasoline engines and electric motors and can be configured to obtain different objectives, such as improved fuel economy, increased power, or additional auxiliary power for electronic devices and power tools, according to Mojabuzz.

When it retails, it will set you back $30,000 USD.

The success of these cars depends on the uptake by Africans and to some extent the ability of the developers to drum up capital. The Kiira needs $300 million USD.

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These Cars Were designed and Made in Africa by Africans, Which One Will You Be Driving?

Source: MyAfrica.

Uganda’s hybrid car launched in KenyaUganda just went ahead of Kenya by inventing the maiden hybrid vehicle in East Africa!

Kiira EV SMART  produced by Kiira Motors Corporation is the name of Uganda’s new car . According to it’s manufacturers it will be the region’s first sedan hybrid electronic vehicle to be developed.

For  Uganda to launch  the car at Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Thursday, it confirms that Nairobi is the regional financial hub.

“The reason why we are having a high profile launch is to attract investors from East African region.

“We are looking for collaboration because it’s an expensive venture. We are looking at $300 million assembly line in Jinja.

“This vehicle is a prototype and we expect to go to mass production by 2018,” managing director, Africa Talentbank.com Ltd Miriam Mukasa said. The unveiling was  followed by a test drive at the KICC grounds.

Ms Mukasa who is the coordinator of the launching has already estimated the cost of the vehicle at $30,000 (Sh2.6 million) when it is released into the market… For more click here

Great achievement Kiira Motors!