Often, we must have come across people debating on the
most available car brands or sometimes the best and
affordable cars for a start putting into consideration fuel
conservation, spare parts and mileage.
Below are the cars we can confidently confirm to our
readers that they’re the top Popular Demand Car Brands
Available In Nigeria.
You can’t take the number 1 spot away from this Brand here
in Nigeria, The founder of the popular demand is a
Japenese, Kiichiro Toyoda, in the year 1937 and the brand
has grown to become the world’s largest automobile
manufacturers. Toyota brands owns subsidiaries like the
Luxury version of Toyota, Lexus and the hip brand, Scion.
The low fuel consumption budget has got to be the key and
it’s quite easy to handle. The most popular models in the
country are Camry, Land Cruiser, Corolla, Rav 4 and lots
In second place, we’ve another brand that will always
compete with Toyota and it’s very close in rivalry to the
above. Japan always find a way to give the best to the world,
the founder Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa has
executed a very elegant and cost effective brand, it’s also
good on fuel. Notable models in the country are Pilot, Civic,
Accord, and lots more. Their presence in the country is
everlasting with a luxury subsidiary like Acura.
3. MERCEDES BENZ
If what you seek is been classy and look exceptional, our
number 3 brand should be your priority, well reserved for the
‘big guns’. Use to joke with friends on the fuel consumption
Hence, it’s durable, lterally top Nigerians are in love with this
brand and from our findings, it’s even the official car of the
President of Nigeria. This classy beast is founded by Karl
Benz and Gottlied Daimler in 1886. It’s among the highest
selling brands in Nigeria.
You don’t think we’re going to exclude this beauty from our
Top 5, do you?
Unfortunately, i’m from the 90’s and this model still brings
the good memories of the beautiful Beetle model. The
meaning of Volkswagen is the “People’s Car”. No doubt, ask
the commercial vehicle owners and the upgraded version
owners of the model. They’ve Bora, Passat and many more
piling the road daily. Founder, German Labour Front,
Founded: May 28, 1937. The Volkswagen group also possess
known brands which includes the luxurious Lamborghini,
Porsche, Skoda, Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Scania (truck
manufacturer) and many more.
Nissan is another fast growing Auto company in the country.
With the models like Maxima, Altima, Murano just to name a
few, Founded by Masujiro Hashimoto, Kenjiro Den, Rokuro
Aoyama, Meitaro Tekeuchi and Yoshisuke Aikawa in the
heart of Japan in the year 1933. It’s also the official car of
the Coach of the super eagles of Nigeria football team. No
doubt, Nigerians love Japanese automobile brand and they
have been consistent by patronizing dealers for the latest
models on a yearly basis.
Growing up in the country, this brand has been notably seen
and well recognized. Ask any Nigerian Dad, he will sit you
down and give you the breakdown of the almighty Peugeot
406.. You beauty!
Peugeot is a French cars brand, part of PSA Peugeot
Citroën. The family business that preceded the current
Peugeot company was founded in 1810. Founder: Armand
Peugeot. It’s the official car of most forces in the country,
the navy and military men notably.
Another classy classy brand known for its durability in the
country to the extent that if you ask an average Nigerian the
full meaning, he’ll answer confidently with “Be My Wife”. Of
course, he’s answering you correctly in his own
understanding but the full meaning is Bayerische Motoren
Werke which means Bavarian Motor Works in English. Some
mechanics doesn;t recommend the classy brand because
sometimes it could create a hole in the pocket when it
needs a part to be replaced.
Although, it’s known for speed, and not to disappoint in
Some weeks ago, i was forced to confess to the driver while
traveling that the car is rugged and my eyes was glued to
the Fuel Gauge just to confirm its efficiency. The result was
KIA was founded in the heart of South Korea and it’s one
one of the fastest rising brands in the car industry, if not the
FASTEST (Not in terms of speed). For its affordability, KIA is
now one of the cars mostly used for official vehicles
because of its fuel conservation as stated earlier. It has a
popular model named “Picanto”.
Just like its sister company KIA, this brand is known for
being a top car brand used officially in the country. Hyundai
which means “modernity” is known for its swift change in its
outside look and style of its automobile designs in recent
times. It’s Known as the second brand under the Hyundai
10. LAND ROVER
So far, our Top 9 list consists of the affordable, and the
pocket friendly brands but we can’t just take this one away
and it can’t be excluded from the top ten regardless of the
The Land Rover Company owned by the Indian company
Tata Motors which in turn forms the Jaguar Land Rover
(JVR) group. The Tata models widely used for transportation
are also a hit with Nigerians. Although, the brand has been
around since 1978 and they have successfully invaded the
country with iconic model, the Range Rover, it has spiked
the brand and a lot of people prefer the model and another
fact, it’s the second oldest SUV brand after JEEP.
We see this brand daily but due to it’s scarcity of spare
parts, most people prefer the surplus. the all American
power shows their own strength and they have their own
special lovers. According to reports, this brand is the 5th
highest brand sold in the world and 2nd in the United State.
Just like the above Ford, it’s also an American brand. The
two listed are the most popular brands in the country. They
sold JLR group to Tata in 2008. Chervolet nicknamed ‘Chevy’
is popular in the country from the division of the General
Motors Company, founded in 1911. The Chevrolet Camaro is
used by most celebrities in the country. The Chevrolet Aveo
and Avalanche are the popular models in the country.
Honorable mention: Mazda, Mitsubishi, Jaguar.
Of course, critics are welcome and this list is not complete
without our readers opinion.