Automobile giant Toyota Ghana has introduced new Toyota corolla and ‘Toyota Agya’ unto the Ghanaian market stating that they currently maintain over 30% shares for the past three years.
Revealing the cars at its ultra-modern showroom on the Accra-Tema motorway, the head of sales operation, Andrew Lamptey indicated that the new cars are a testament to their dominance on the market.
Takuya Kajiura, the Managing Director of Toyota Ghana indicated in his speech that “after years of research and customer survey, I am happy to introduce this lovely car unto the Ghanaian market as a preferred vehicle of choice in the A-segment”.
According to Mr. Lamptey, there are special arrangements for anyone who want to buy a Toyota car on an installment payment basis.
This he said is a move to encourage the use of brand new cars in the country.
The new Toyota Agya comes with a 1.0 Liter engine, automatic transmission, spacious interior and maximum output (kW/pm) of 49/6000 and other latest features economically good for commercial taxi or for private use.
The Toyota Corolla new generation comes with smart technology with improve performance, safety, beauty and style in focus.
The latest car has a cruise control, seven in Multi-information display and other auxiliary functions and comes in different colours.
The head of sale operations said the plan launch of first Ghanaian assembled car in August this year has been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic but they are poised to fulfil their objective when situations normalise.
Parliament has passed the automobile bill while the president has assented to the bill banning the importation of over-age vehicles of ten years and above and salvaged ones. The bill will come into force in September this year.
This has given credence to automobile industries in the country taking action to build and assembly cars tailored to the West African sub-region.
Dealers of Volkswagen called off their scheduled launch in March when coronavirus raised its ugly heads.
Source: BusinessZone Online