Benin 2010: Hilux and Prado most popular
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Relatively developed market in Benin with the Toyota Hilux and Prado in all likeliness dominating the new car sales. Other successful models include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Yaris, Mitsubishi L200 and, interestingly, the Lifan 520.
The general car landscape is very different however, with lots of Peugeots everywhere, Benin even being the reference when it comes to 1960 Peugeot 404 pick-ups, still the most common truck in the country, especially in the rural North, as shown on this interesting site. Other common models are the 1968 Peugeot 504, 1979 Peugeot 505 and 2001 Peugeot 307. Only the first gen 1994 Toyota RAV4 competes.
More street scenes and street videos with Beninese rap music below.
Here are a few interesting street videos of Cotonou, the largest city in Benin:
Cotonou Street Video 2 featuring Beninese rap!
This speculation is based on the observation of 2010 YouTube videos of the streets of Cotonou. Please get in touch if you have more info about the Beninese car market.