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China’s Once Obscure Auto Brands Are Building a Loyal Following in Critical African Markets

The Haval Jolion’s jump to number two in South Africa’s SUV market is the latest indication of the growing popularity of Chinese-made vehicles in Africa. Great Wall’s P Series pickup is also now a top-five brand in SA, Africa’s largest automotive market.

The presence of Chinese brands is likely to become even more visible elsewhere on the continent with companies like Chery breaking into the Moroccan market, BYD introducing the first all-electric vehicle in Zimbabwe, and Geely launching a new SUV in Nigeria.

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