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Niger 2010: Toyota king, Corolla should rule

Extremely limited car market in Niger with new cars virtually absent of the streets of the capital Niamey. With only 800km of paved road in this 1.3 million km2 country, road travel is a challenge.

80% of cars in the streets are Toyota (old gen Corolla, Starlet, Hilux and Hiace), the rest being 1990’s Mercedes. In all likeliness the Toyota Corolla should be the best selling car in Niger ahead of the Toyota Hilux, but we’re talking about a market of no more than a few hundreds new cars per year.

Street scenes and street videos below.

Niamey street scene video 1

Niamey street scene video 2

Street Scenes in Niamey, Niger 2009-2010

Pictures: top picture taken in Botswana in 2007 during my stay there. Others: www.flickr.com. www.youtube.com

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