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British car Grenadier to retail from Sh14m
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British car Grenadier to retail from Sh14m

British car brand Grenadier, which resembles the classic Land Rover Defender, has $122,000 (Sh14.1 million) as its indicative price inclusive of all taxes according to the local dealer. INEOS Automotive, part of British billionaire Sir James Ratcliffe’s business interests, appointed Wooton Automotive to distribute the newly developed car in Kenya. Prices in South Africa will be slightly cheaper compared to Kenya, with a five-seat station wagon retailing from R1.4 million (Sh10.6 million). The prices will vary depending on the customization of the 4x4 utility vehicles and could top the Sh16 million mark for high-end diesel models. In South Africa, customers can make reservations for R10,000 (Sh75,000) while securing a customized build costs R40,000 (Sh300,000). INEOS Automot...
The Toyota Corolla Cross: A Good Buy For Starters
Buyer Guide, New Cars, SUVs

The Toyota Corolla Cross: A Good Buy For Starters

For starters, the Corolla Cross is a crossover model for the Corolla series from the traditional sedan to a new compact SUV. With the Corolla more popular as a sedan, the Corolla Cross brings out some key elements of an SUV, that being, strength and functionality. The more important highlight, nonetheless, is that the Corolla Cross has been built based on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. It uses a new torsion-beam suspension design that has been developed to offer a “stable, cushioned ride”, enabling the Corolla Cross to achieve high-quality performance, a comfortable ride, and outstanding quietness. The SUV market is driven by a burgeoning middle- class population whose customer preference is for a more versatile model encompassing comfort, QDR (quality durability an...