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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.
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.
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.
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.