Which car is ruling Nigerian auto market at present? A product from Toyota or Volkswagen? You're all wrong! Check out the post below for your answer!
Every year, a whole bunch of new models find their way into the Nigerian market, and our people love them all. But still, there are some that truly stand out and have won a solid ground in the Nigerians' heart.
Wait no more! Below is the list of 15 best-loved vehicles in Nigeria over the year collected by Naijauto.com. Their names appear here not only because they are fuel-efficient or durable, some models are mentioned simply because they're loved, and one cannot rationalize love, can you? Also, some are listed here because they frequent the roads of Nigeria more than other models.
Number 1: Range Rover Sports
This one easily tops the list and is one of the most dreamt of cars in Nigeria, partly because it is owned by many celebrities here. It is hard to say what a Range Rover has to offer to the status of the owner, but I heard that it make you look a little bit "extra", and thus it was the icon for many you Nigerians. Aside from its elegant and simplistic design, the social status that comes with it makes the car most desirable in the eyes of the Nigerians.
The social status that comes with Range Rover Sports makes the car most desirable in the eyes of the Nigerians
Number 2: Toyota Camry
You certainly will encounter at least one Toyota Camry on Nigerian roads. It is understandable since statistics show that its sales are the largest on the market right now. Most people start with this car because it's cheap and it provides just enough of everything for a typical car owner. Also, the maintenance of the car is easy and cheap as there are countless numbers of auto garages that offer service and spare parts for this car.
The Volkswagen Golf is a small little car that frequents all kind of roads and small lanes. It's small and cheap and multipurpose so it can be used for any occasion. Since the debut of this car to the market, it has given the lower-income and middle-income a chance to have a car of their own. During the time it has been here, the design is slowly changed and it has become much more elegant. Some wealthy people even buy it for the collecting purpose.
Toyota Corolla has great design and can satisfy the basic needs of anyone
Number 6: Honda Accord
This car is probably the only vehicle that can rival the Toyota Camry in the sense of its popularity. In fact, it is rated higher than the Camry but is less popular since the maintenance cost is higher. Honda Accordis seen being used by people from many social classes.
Honda Accord is seen being used by people from many social classes
Number 7: Toyota Avalon
Toyota Avalon is a classic model of Toyota. While it's not as famous as the Corolla or the brother Camry but it still gained good popularity over the year. Its interior is enough for any individual no matter how tall or big he or she is.
You might be surprised to see an American car on this list. Even though the car consumes quite a lot of fuel IMO, and its price is on the high side, Ford Explorer still made its way to the Nigerians heart. Partly because there's plenty of room inside as well as its endurance and strength.
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This one is preferred by the middle-aged in Nigeria who likes SUV style but cannot afford a big one. If there's an analogy for it, it's similar to the Sports Utility version of the Toyota Camry. Having said that, a new Toyota Highlander still cost millions of Naira.
Toyota Highlander, an SUV for middle-income households
Number 10: Toyota Sienna
Toyota Sienna is the most popular minivan in Nigeria. It's like the Camry of the minivan segment and is ideal for large families and also by transport companies. Similar to the Toyota Highlander, this is for the people who cannot afford a Sports Utility version.
This is designed particularly for drivers who are not really fond of Ford's large vehicles
Number 13: Mercedes-Benz G Class
I'm a bit surprised that many people I know say that this car is ugly. It doesn't have many curves like other vehicles and rather has an intimidating look. Due to the price, G-Wagon is most used by wealthy business and celebrities. Some describe it as a mini house because of its convenience and its stability while driving.
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Number 14: Lexus RX350
Lexus has been a great name in Nigeria, particularly the Lexus RX 350 model. Although it just slight differs from the RX330, its sales are much higher, partly due to its special design, even though the price tag is not really comfortable, around twelve million Naira.
Prado is favored mostly by top-ranking politicians and governors, especially the dark colored. It is very rugged and has a relatively high top speed. Maybe that is why Toyota Prado is also loved by the rich in Nigerians. Besides, it's one of the most expensive cars of Toyota.