Akagera Motors specially engaged in a car craftsmanship has tested and brought to the Rwandan market, four new Fuso brand cars.
On Friday, Akagera Motors that is located in Akagera Business Group, put the cars on the market the car for the car, at its office in Karuruma in Gasabo District.
In the stock market, Fuso Canter has a capacity of carrying up to 4.2 tonnes, with which it may also easily travel on mountains.
The car which has been on the market for more than 50 years, cost Rwf32 million with taxes. It is unique for consuming less fuel.
There is also Fuso FI1217 that can carry a maximum of 8 tonnes.
It cost US$51 million with taxes.
This is also unique for various uses such as carrying water, milk, meat, and so on.
Akagera Motors also put on the market FJ 1823 a car that can carry a maximum of 12 tonnes.
They are unique for carrying heavy contents like beverages. It costs Rwf62.5 million.
In addition to the new Fuso brand cars, there is FJ 2528 R which can carry up to 20 tonnes and has a tipper. It costs $71.2 million, and FJ 2528C worth Rwf72.7 million including taxes.
The director of the commercial department in Akagera Motors Mr R Shivaprakash, said that many people were accustomed to buying secondhand cars but that they are now introducing new ones.
“Fuso is a good and well-known car brand to Rwandan citizen. Besides being new and good, they are cheap, comfortable and strong enough to use for over 20 years,” he said.
He added that another uniqueness of the car brands is the fact that they are made by Daimler a Belgian car manufacturer which also makes Mercedes.
Moreover, getting spare parts is easier because Akagera Motors have them.
“We will be helping customers that need a customized component, for that which we will not be able to make here, we will be using our own factory in Kenya. When we are going to bring the car, we find out what customers are looking for, so that we bring them what that are really looking for,” he said.
Since 1997, Akagera Motors has been selling cars including the ones made by Toyota, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and HINO in Japan; Mercedes Benz in Germany; Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV) in Egypt; Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. Chinese and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M & M) and Ashok Leyland in India.