Suzuki models now sold at Toyota dealerships in Kenya

08/03/2019 - 18:21 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Months before Maruti Suzuki models reach Toyota dealerships in India, Suzuki models have made it to Toyota dealerships in Kenya, that too without rebadging.

Suzuki By Toyota Kenya Vitara Profile
Toyota Kenya sells seven Suzuki models, including the Gypsy, the production of which is said to have stopped in India recently.

Suzuki models were already available in Kenya through only a locally appointed distributor - CMC, which is now owned by Dubai’s Al-Futtaim. Last month, CMC lost the monopoly as Toyota Kenya also started selling them, under ‘Suzuki by Toyota Kenya’ banner. The company offers seven models, including the Gypsy that is nearing discontinuation in India: Alto 800, Omni Cargo, Gypsy, Swift GA, Jimny GA, Ciaz GL and Vitara GL. Below is the price list:

Starting Price (Kes)
Alto 800 8,68,000 (INR 6,09,972.65)
OMNI Cargo 9,25,000 (INR 6,50,028.46)
Gypsy 16,50,000 (INR 11,59,510.22)
Swift GA 16,00,000 (INR 11,24,373.55)
Jimny GA 27,00,000 (INR 18,97,380.36)
Ciaz GL 21,00,000 (INR 14,75,740.28)
Vitara GL 32,00,000 (INR 22,48,747.09)

For the Indian market, Suzuki and Toyota have inked a deal to share three models initially. Toyota Kirloskar Motor will source Baleno and Vitara Brezza from Maruti Suzuki and supply it Corolla. However, the shared models will have a slightly different design. Moreover, they will carry the badge of the respective brand borrowing it.

Suzuki By Toyota Kenya Swift
There are two distributors of Suzuki models in Kenya now: CMC and Toyota Kenya.

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The first of the three shared models is arriving in the second half of this calendar year - Toyota-badged Baleno, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Deputy MD N Raja has confirmed. The Toyota-badged Vitara Brezza will arrive in only 2020 or later. Maruti Suzuki’s version of the Corolla will be the second model from the partnership.

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