Over the years, a whole lot of cars have found their way into the Nigerian market. Although to a fair extent they have all been patronized by Nigerian car lovers, some have enjoyed even more success. These cars that have enjoyed greater patronage over time have won the hearts of many Nigerians. This has kept them doing very well in the market.
This article contains a list of 15 most loved cars by Nigerians. Vehicles on this list did not make it because of their reliability or fuel efficiency alone. One other factor which is frequency on Nigerian roads was also put into consideration. Therefore, the cars on this list are the most frequently seen cars on Nigerian roads. They are;
Range Rover Sports
Range Rover Sports is arguably the dream car of many Nigerian celebrities. Ownership of this luxurious car is a criteria to know if a Nigerian artist has “blown”. Apart from the huge number of Nigerian celebrities that love this car, it is also love by most young Nigerians. One reason this car is loved is not because of its attributes but because of the social class attached to the owners of this vehicle.
This is the most wanted Lexus model in Nigeria at the moment. Although slightly similar to Lexus RX330, this car offers so much more. One of its special feature is its special design. A brand new Lexus RX350 can be gotten for about N12, 000,000
The Prado is mostly seen in black colours, although it also comes in ash and other colours.This is the usual official car of top ranking Nigerian government officials. This car is most likely the most expensive Toyota car used by Nigerians. The Toyota Prado is very sturdy and is fit for moving very fast in convoys.
Although it is mostly used by high ranking government officials, it is open to rich Nigerians.
Mercedes-Benz G Class
Although judged to be an ugly vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz G class is one of the most expensive vehicles that is regularly seen on Nigerian roads. Owners of this car range from rich business men to successful entertainer. This car can be tagged a mini apartment because of the comfort and balanced ride it offers.
This car is majorly used as a show of status by affluent Nigerians and can be easily upgraded.
Although this vehicle is an American car and not very fuel efficient it is loved by Nigerians. Ford explorer is one of the few American cars to completely break into the Nigerian Market. This car is very roomy in addition to possessing many attributes such as durability. As a result of its price, it is not owned by many average Nigerians.
The Camry is like a commoner on Nigerian Roads. It is so popular that it cannot be counted. At the moment, this is the highest selling car in Nigeria. This car is every young man’s first love. Usually when young men in Nigeria start earning decent incomes, the Toyota Camry is the first car they think of buying.
The Camry can be afforded by people from different classes and is very cheap to maintain.
The Corolla is Toyota’s highest selling product all over the world. Alongside the Camry and Accord, the Corolla is one of the most popular cars on Nigerian roads. It addition to having a great design, this car can be easily maintained.
The Honda Accord is the only car in Nigeria that can give the Camry a run for its money as far as patronage and popularity are concerned. Although it is rated slightly higher than the Camry, it is not as popular because of the cost of maintenance. The Accord cuts across diverse social classes and is suitable for people of all ages.
The Volkswagen Golf has rocked every part of Nigerian roads ranging from the dusty streets to the tarred roads. It is a very durable car and can be used for multipurpose activities. The introduction of this car to the market gave the low income earner a chance of owning a car. Over time this car has become more stylish and has attracted patronage from people with even very good income.
If you want a Brand new car but do not have so much, Kia Rio is the car for you. Although not sturdy and very durable, Kia Rio is loved by Nigerians. It is also the preferred car by many expats in Nigeria.
Toyota Avalon is a classy Toyota model. Although not as popular as the Camry and Corolla, the Avalon is also very successful. This Avalon has a roomy interior which makes it perfect for physically big individuals that cannot afford Sports Utility Vehicles but still want to feel comfortable in their cars.
This is an excellent car for individuals that avoid getting bulky vehicles. It is quite a break from the Ford norm of making very large cars.
The highlander is like the Sports Utility Version of the Camry. It is the most famous Toyota SUV on Nigerian roads and arguably the most famous SUV in Nigeria.
The highlander is perfect for middle aged individual that cannot afford bigger SUVs. A brand new 2017 model Highlander cost millions of Naira.
This is the most used minivan in Nigeria. It is almost as popular as the Camry. This car is ideal for large families that might not be able to afford a Sports Utility Vehicle. Apart from being used by large family, the Sienna is also used by transport companies.
The Honda pilot is most likely Honda’s most prestigious SUV in Nigeria at the moment. It has gradually bought its way into the heart of Nigerians. The Honda Pilot has many attributes which make it stand out from other vehicles.
The fact that a vehicle is on this list goes a long way to tell how successful it is in the Nigerian market. However, not being on this list does not mean a particular vehicle does not enjoy good patronage by Nigerians.