News discloses that Toyota Ghana has unleashed new Toyota corolla and ‘Toyota Agya’ unto the Ghanaian market.
Ghanaians are wondering if the name “Toyota Agya” is in to rival Ghana’s own automobile Kantanka which from inception names his model in local dialect.
Never in the history of Toyota have they named their cars in Ghana’s local dialect and many are amazed why they are implementing such now.
From Kantanka lovers the name won’t make them love Toyota beyond Ghana Kantanka.
Parliament has passed the automobile bill while the president has assented to the bill banning the importation of over-age vehicles of ten years and above and salvaged ones. The bill will come into force in September this year.
This has given credence to automobile industries in the country taking action to build and assembly cars tailored to the West African sub-region.
Dealers of Volkswagen called off their scheduled launch in March when coronavirus raised its ugly heads.
More about kantanka
Kantanka Automobile was established in 1994 by Emeritus Professor Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka and incorporated as Limited Liability Company in 2004 to research into the manufacturing of automotive components and their combination with other parts outsourced from component suppliers to form a complete built unit. In 1998, the first Complete Built Unit (CBU) was manufactured using over 75% of local components, locally manufactured including the engine block. By 2006, the first SUV (ONANTEFO) was manufactured.
Kantanka vehicles are manufactured or assembled in Ghana from CKD (Complete Knock Down) kits supplies.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post isn’t from Kantanka Automobile but that of the writer of this website!