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Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by AutoReportNG: 3:50pm On Apr 17
Africa is a great continent, a land of opportunities for those who have insight into making great achievements and growth. All over the world, nations rush to Africa to tap from their wealth, riches, human capital, and skills it has.

Cars are part of human life. They help in our day to day life and make our mobility easier and faster. Africa is being considered as one of the biggest buyers when it comes to cares in the world. To curtail this spending, governments are setting up laws that will force car makers to invest in their countries and this can be seen in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Tunisia and Kenya where carmakers set up local assembly plants are given get tax holidays up to 10 years and duty exemptions.

Nigeria has Innoson as a local car maker, such can be said of Ghana and Kenya as well. AutoReportNG takes a look at Kenya auto industry especially at Mobius Motors, Kenya.

Introduction
Mobius motors Kenya began in Mombasa, Kenya as an automaker. The firm later shifted its main operations in designing, manufacturing, and selling of vehicles to Nairobi Kenya. Mobius motors Nairobi Kenya integrates off-the-shelf parts to build durable cars. Mobius motors have continually gained massive popularity across Africa in the recent past.

Mobius Motors is widely known for its versatile design in Mobius II. This vehicle model was primarily unleashed as a design strategy to meet African consumer needs on common roads, rough terrains, average income, and typical loading. The latter factors greatly influenced the design of Mobius II, a celebrated car model. The overall design of Mobius II takes after SUV with sufficient capabilities of maneuvering in rural roads. The car sells at a price equivalent to that of a used sedan.



Mobius was founded in 2011 by Joel Jackson to build a vehicle in Africa, for Africa. The first-generation Mobius II was launched in Kenya in 2015. Mobius continues to provide end-to-end customer support and has applied early product feedback into the development of the next-generation Mobius II, launching in 2019.

A Look At The Design

Mobius vehicles are designed in Africa, for Africa. From product concept to aftercare, delightful customer experience is central. Mobius has developed vehicles uniquely suited to the demands of the Kenyan consumer. The new Mobius II has been ruggedized for challenging rural road terrain and simplified to reduce unnecessary cost and weight. Mobius is a design-driven company and our values underpin all of our products.

Manufacturing

Mobius vehicles are manufactured in a purpose-built production facility in Nairobi. The highly trained Mobius production team builds each vehicle with the same level of care and attention our customers expect; from the body shop area where the space-frame is manufactured, through to paint shop and then onto the general assembly and final line inspections. Mobius utilizes internationally recognized quality controls throughout the production line to build each vehicle to world-class lean manufacturing standards.

Features of Mobius Cars

- Load capacity of 500KG an equivalent of 1,100 lb.
- Tubular steel frame to cut on cost and expenses incurred on repair
- 35 cm ground clearance
- Inexpensive and comes with proven components

Mobius Motors require a deposit of KEs. 50,000 that's about 177,760 naira when placing an order for Mobius II. The amount is recoverable if the buyer opts out of the contract for any form of reason.

These are some of the images from the factory










Credits:
Reuters, Mobius Motors, CNN, Tuko Kenya


Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/04/a-look-at-kenyas-indigenous-car-maker.html

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by AutoReportNG: 3:51pm On Apr 17
Africa... Greatness

See more amazing pictures of the factory and more here

https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/04/a-look-at-kenyas-indigenous-car-maker.html

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Harrymig1(m): 3:54pm On Apr 17
The government should support innoson or at the least make the economy business friendly

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by eagleeye2: 3:54pm On Apr 17
how much?

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by sirusX(m): 3:54pm On Apr 17
Not looking bad....kudos to them

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Warship: 3:55pm On Apr 17
These are the 4 great pure black African nations.

1) Biafra.

2) Ghana.

3) Kenyan.

4) Rwanda.

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by mightyhaze: 3:55pm On Apr 17
Not bad for a young industry..proudly African

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Daviddson(m): 4:03pm On Apr 17
It's Africa that's still tied to the apron strings of the West. Asian countries have long broken off and are now independent in terms of manufacturing. Japanese use their Toyota and even export millions to Europe and US. The Koreans have Hyundai and Kai. Indians have Tata Motors. Etc.

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by 4llerbuntu(m): 4:32pm On Apr 17
looks like its hand built. body panel gaps all over the place.

whats wrong with using glass windows?

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by AutoReportNG: 4:54pm On Apr 17
4llerbuntu:
looks like its hand built. body panel gaps all over the place.

whats wrong with using glass windows?

Mobius is of two types... We have the Mobius 1 and Mobius 2, the 2 looks like an SUV

For the handbuilt, we have no idea

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Nairalandmentor(m): 6:30pm On Apr 17
Nice built.
Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Hienna(m): 6:30pm On Apr 17
Confirm!!!
Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by MaiGemu: 6:31pm On Apr 17
cool
Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Angelawhite(m): 6:31pm On Apr 17
We shall get there. But the shape of that SUV looks precolonial . Like the kinda ones NATGEO wild use for their adventures

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by grandstar(m): 6:34pm On Apr 17
Not appreciated.

The captive market is too small to make a globally competitive car. Also, I'm sure won't be of the highest quality neither will it be technological up to date.

Due to the lack of economies of scale, the car will cost more than similar models.

All this protectionism has simply denied the average Kenyan the opportunity of buying cheaper and more sophisticated cars.

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Biodun1929(m): 6:35pm On Apr 17
It looks great. But why does the logo look like Renault's logo?

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by IjebuWarrior: 6:37pm On Apr 17
Warship:
There are the 4 great pure black African nations.

1) Biafra.

2) Ghana.

3) Kenyan.

4) Rwanda.

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by colestephan86: 6:39pm On Apr 17
Warship:
There are the 4 great pure black African nations.

1) Biafra.

2) Ghana.

3) Kenyan.

4) Rwanda.
Lol, please wake up.

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Houseofglam7(f): 6:39pm On Apr 17
Ofcourse
And the giant of Africa is comatose undecided

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by pat077: 6:39pm On Apr 17
We need to start from somewhere
Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by AGideon(m): 6:39pm On Apr 17
INNOSON takes the Lead.

Igbo Amaka.

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by immhotep: 6:41pm On Apr 17
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E pain am grin

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Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by peeps4u: 6:42pm On Apr 17
Waw

Ban this lowlife, lalasticlala
Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by Marineetyon(m): 6:42pm On Apr 17
Let them come to Nigeria na
Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by omega2128(m): 6:42pm On Apr 17
good
Re: Mobius Motors: A Look At Kenya's Indigenous Car Maker - Photos by caesarsconcept(m): 6:43pm On Apr 17
I’m not impressed grin

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