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Ethiopia 2010: Hilux and Corolla most popular

Holland Car Awash Executive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 2010

In the busy streets of Addis Ababa, the Toyota Hilux, Corolla, Hiace, Land Cruiser and 2003 Hyundai Atos are the most popular new cars, with the Suzuki Vitara, Chery QQ and Mitsubishi L200 also worth mentioning.

Holland Car, the first Ethiopian car assembler, is starting to get noticed in the crazy Addis traffic with the Abay (a Lifan 520). However the cooperation with Lifan has been replaced with JAC in 2009, with the launches of the Tekeze (JAC Tojoy hb), Abay Executive (JAC Tojoy sedan), Awash Executive (JAC B-Class) and Shebele (JAC B-Cross).

More information about Holland Cars and Addis Ababa street scenes below.

A very good article on the Holland Car brand from Radio Netherlands Worldwide is here, the Holland Car wikipedia page is here and the official Holland Car website is here.

This speculation is based on the observation of the streets of Addis Ababa through recent YouTube videos. Please get in touch if you have any more info!

Holland Car Abay

Holland Car Abay

Addis Ababa street scene

Addis Ababa Street Scene, picture by dda1605. All Rights reserved

Addis Ababa Street Scene

Addis Ababa street scene

Toyota Corolla in Addis Ababa, February 2010

Toyota Hiace in Addis Ababa, February 2010

Info by Joska on Flickr

Pictures: www.rnw.nl, www.youtube.com, Holland Car

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