Botswana: Hilux and Corolla in the lead
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Toyota ‘owns’ the Batswana market with 1,958 sales and 40% market share in 2007, ahead of Nissan at 8% and VW at 5%.
Observation in the country in 2007 showed two cars clearly dominating the sales: the Toyota Corolla and Hilux. Pick-ups are very popular in Botswana, with the Isuzu KB (aka D-Max) likely to be ranked 3rd, the Opel Corsa cabbie possibly #4 and the Nissan Hardbody (aka Frontier) in 5th.
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The Toyota Camry should come in at #6, and 2nd best-selling passenger car. The main event in the Batswana car scene in 2007 was however the arrival of the new gen Toyota Land Cruiser 70, traditionally a hit with safari tours, glimpsed in the streets of Kasane (see picture below).
Pictures taken in Kasane, Botswana during my stay there in June 2007.