Tuesday, August 4, 2020

(SOUTH AFRICA) CR6









The CR6 is our state of the art 2WD race car, a product of 10 years of R&D and an major evolution for the successful CR5. It is fully designed from the ground up to tackle the hardest races in the world like the Dakar rally, and it has gone through hundreds of hours of testing during 2017. Its aim is simply to be the best 2WD in the world.

Courtesy of Century racing

(MADAGASCAR) Mazana II.

 



The Mazana II has been in production since 2015, and is currently the only Madagascan designed-and-built car available in the world. The Mazana II uses a 1.6-liter Peugeot DV6CM diesel engine making a decent 112 horsepower, with four-wheel drive. The body is now said to be made from “Polyester-laminate fiberglass” which does sound impressive.

courtesy of Jalopnik.com and Karenjy

https://jalopnik.com/madagascars-homegrown-auto-industry-is-fascinating-1823078316

https://www.karenjy.mg/

(KENYA) Mobius II





Mobius II is designed, manufactured and sold in Kenya. Iconic design combined with modern styling and rugged performance engineering delivers an unrivaled driving experience and truly unforgettable journey.

Courtesy of Mobius Motors

https://mobiusmotors.com/

(KENYA) Hot rod built by Calvin De Souza




A hot rod define by a philosophy "built not bought" crafted by Calvin De Souza from Nairobi Kenya.

(UGANDA) Kayoola EVS




The Kayoola EVS™ is a Fully Electric Low Floor Bus specifically designed for Urban Mass Transportation. At full charge, the Kayoola EVS™ has a range of up to 300 kilometers making it capable of seamlessly handling the daily duty cycle. With a sitting capacity of up to 90 passengers, the Kayoola EVS™ is positioned to offer great returns for the bus operator while enabling the reduction in congestion on the city roads.

Courtesy of Kiira Motors Corperation

(UGANDA) Kiira EVS






The Kiira EVS is a 4-Seater Executive Vehicle built off the Kiira EV SMACK Platform fitted with a 2.0 Litre Petrol Engine, 5 Speed Automatic Transmission, and an exquisite Beige Interior Trim.

courtesy of Kiira Motors Corporation
 https://www.kiiramotors.com/

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

(SOUTH AFRICA) MUREZA




News from South Africa on the official launch of a new African car brand. 


Mureza, which describes itself as a “new African car brand”, says its first product for South Africa will debut later in September 2019.

The first model will be badged “Prim8” and will take the form of a cross-hatchback assembled initially from semi-knocked down (SKD) kits in the Automotive Supplier Park in Rosslyn, and later at the Willowvale assembly plant in Zimbabwe as well as the ex-Hyundai plant in Botswana.
 

The new model will make its debut at Automechanika Johannesburg in prototype form. The unit in question has been converted from left-hand drive to right-hand drive locally, but Mureza says the future SKD and completely knocked down (CKD) kits will be “set up for right-hand drive”.


Power for the Prim8 comes from a 1,5-litre petrol engine developing 87 kW and driving the front wheels through either a five-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The target, says the new company, is to offer the best-equipped version of the new model at “between R180 000 and R200 000”.


The specification of the top model will include keyless entry, a seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, navigation, a reversing camera, cruise control, parking sensors, air conditioning, power-adjustable driver's seat, four airbags, electronic stability control, ABS and tyre-pressure monitoring. A three-year warranty will also ship standard.

Mureza says it also plans to build a half-tonne bakkie (finally some sort of competition for the Nissan NP200?), a sedan, a small SUV and even an electric vehicle. Thereafter, the company wants to locally develop a range of one-tonne bakkies and a panel van under the “Tusker” name.


So, what do we know about Mureza? Well, the new business is backed by funders in the United Arab Emirates. It says it “initially has a joint venture” with the SAIPA Group in Iran for “platform-sharing and the supply of some of the other major components”, although adds its “ultimate objective is to design and manufacture vehicles in Africa for African drivers”.

The initial local content target is 40 percent with “significant increases in the short to medium term”, according to Tatenda Mungofa, describes as “one of a group of Africans from various countries who are driving this ambitious project”.


Mungofa says there is a void between the new vehicles and used vehicles currently sold in African countries and says this is the gap his team hopes to fill. Interestingly, Mungofa said the company was “looking to sell our various Mureza models through used vehicle outlets instead of setting up new car franchised dealerships”, before adding “online selling will be important for us, too".


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

(NIGERIA) The IVIXI car project

The IVIXI car project (The Africa Ideal Vehicle)








 Defined by the creator of the concept vehicle, Adedapo Paul Akintunde. 

The whole purpose of the ivixi car is for us to grow the tech that will serve us. The project as you know, will influence all the other creative 2d/3d disciplines. As you know, the ivixi car has certain quirks about it that stem from here, but like Yoruba and broken in afrobeat music, will later be imbibed and mimicked by a global audience, as the 'quirks' they are, and will add spice to a prosaic existence. Which was what I was hitting at when I was expressing that this design isn't a Ferrari!

The ivixi car project is already being embraced by our local audience, which was the whole purpose: also like afrobeat, we don't really give a hoot whether any oyinbo or Indian or another foreigner sees it or not. It is sophisticated enough in terms of line and surface to be 21st century automotive design, but also local enough in it's functional positioning to be strictly regional, and the detailing on various iterations will underscore this fact.

I'm very careful to keep the drawings within what can be manufactured with the resources at Azuka's factory to keep the authenticity of ownership to that location: when we expand, we will have established that control by that very device of location and situational intelligence. The protection of its authenticity remains what ingredients make it an ivixi car, so punters will be quick to point out potential fakes.

Egusi soup is eaten in a soup bowl and is a 'soup'- but to its user it cannot be drank and isn't normally accompanied by any sort of bread, but that doesn't affect it's self confidence against tomato or chicken soup. Egusi is resplendent against amala, iyan, eba, semo and many other okeles. No English names for egusi soup and okeles, and no English substitutes for these amazing super foods. No need to count their calories even. 
Egusi soup is supreme. 

The vehicle type we've achieved is just like egusi soup. It isn't a jeep neither is it a sports utility vehicle. It is a car as far as egusi is a soup. It carries people from a-b just like egusi satisfies appetites. However, like egusi, it doesn't go well with bread- as in everyday operations. It is a multipurpose vehicle in that it caters for the Nigerian culture as where it's at, and thus becomes an instrument of the Nigerian advancement story. How is it so?
Apart from the obvious a-b functions, it is the Mallam store, the farmer's utility van, and the soldier's accompaniment to victory. It is the vehicle that Taoreed the welder made, so Mufutau the other welder can fix. It doesn't have any fancy surface transitions, neither can it easily be disfigured by jealousy or negligence of varying degrees.  It is tall for protection against its light weight composition, and to prevent death by going under a trailer, or being flattened by one,(gives you a few seconds to escape) but it's centre of gravity is placed very low to prevent any sort of tumbling. It will provide an additional inverter capacity to supply its owner with electricity when that scarce resource is withheld by the ogas that own it, and it will provide illumination to protect it's owner against neighborhood darkness. It also contributes massively to Nigerian advancement by being the vehicle that Taoreed has made, thus removing sole reliance from Toyota and the current Chinese suppliers, further imbuing the confidence to surge ahead and expand the production to various mutations and hybrids.
 Courtesy of 
Adedapo Paul Akintunde




Saturday, December 22, 2018

(SOUTH AFRICA) Fermel Maveric and Newgen










Fermel (Pty) Ltd is an Original Equipment  Manufacturer, headquartered from Gauteng in the Republic of South Africa. 

A 50 year old veteran of the mechanized manufacturing industry, having been established as a leading manufacturer of mechanized machinery for underground hard-rock and flameproof mining operations.

Specialist vehicles for a demanding specialized clientele. 

(EGYPT) Zahran





Amr Zahran, from Egypt, built his dream car in a matter of 5 years utilizing a variety of techniques to end up with his final result. At 28 years of age he is proud with his outcome and desires to carry on this development in future. Exterior body work and brand development has been his motivation.

Courtesy of 

http://goingdeepmag.com/2017/10/07/amr-zahran-successfully-designs-his-own-sports-car/

(EGYPT) The MINICAR







In Egypt, going through a challenging economic time, has not stopped a 35-year-old entrepreneur Ahmed Saeed el-Feki to launch his own business of building cars. A mini-car to be exact; A sustainable solution in a country that depends heavily on foreign imports to meet the countries transportation needs.

The vehicle he calls Minicar takes on the car with safety, comfort and utility in mind for ease of  mass production.  

Courtesy of 


https://www.driven.co.nz/reviews/previews/coming-to-you-from-a-cairo-village-egypt-s-first-minicar/