If you are walking around the streets of Dar es Salaam, you will immediately notice that you are surrounded by Toyota braded vehicles. Toyota is the most popular brand in Tanzania and by far it dominates the car markets in the country. The core reasons for the dominance of Toyota in the Tanzanian market are the easily availability and cheap price of spare parts as well as the availability of garages that handle minor servicing and maintenance, paint as well as heavy maintenance of those vehicles.
Models such as Toyota Altezza and Toyota Mark X are very popular due to their lower price and low fuel consumption. But other challenger have popular cars on this market: Suzuki Ignis, Suzuki Swift and Nissan Bluebird
Brands such as Suzuki, Ford, Alfa Romeo etc. also have significant share in the Tanzanian market. However, due to their expensive price, high price of spare parts, uneasy access to garages of some of these brands, relatively higher fuel consumption, re-sale value, etc. they are less popular.
In recent years, many people are now turning into buying Vans. Toyota is the most popular with the Probox.
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