Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: What Sells Best In Eritrea?

Matt Gasnier
by Matt Gasnier
best selling cars around the globe what sells best in eritrea

In the last couple of weeks, we have been to Czech Republic, Israel and

In all likeliness and judging by the number of old gen models filling the streets, the Toyota Hilux should be the best selling vehicle in Eritrea.

The Toyota Corolla should follow.

Indeed around 60% of the cars in circulation in the streets of the capital Asmara are Toyotas: old gen Hilux, Corolla and Land Cruiser.

There is also a significant amount of old gen VW Beetles…

Picture by Eric Lafforgue. All rights reserved.

The taxis swarming the streets are either 2003 Kia Rio sedans…

…or 1992 Opel Vectra sedans.

And that’s pretty much all there is to say about Eritrean cars!

Come on, surely this entire article is a giant golden nugget that will make you shine during posh dinners!

And why don’t you tell me which country you’d like me to cover next week?

Thanks for listening.

Info for this article is based on recent YouTube videos of the streets of Eritrea’s capital Asmara.

Matt Gasnier, based in Sydney, Australia, runs a blog named Best Selling Cars, dedicated to counting cars all over the world.

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  • Lilpoindexter Lilpoindexter on Feb 20, 2012

    Bolivia or Paraguay

  • Lokki Lokki on Feb 22, 2012

    I vote Paraguary an interesting climate in an interesting locaction with an interesting population. My first guess is tha Mercedes is the popular car there with VW second. My third guess would be old French cars - after all it is Tierra del Feugo.

  • Vap65689119 Nice car, I think I'd rather have an SC430
  • Theflyersfan They might not be convertible friendly, but if they work on getting the last of the winter crud off of the car during the first spring wash, it's worth its weight in gold. So many of the self-serve car washes seem to have some kind of mechanical problem with one of the nozzles, or out of some chemicals - want to do that at home.
  • Bill Wade It's worked perfectly for me. Google maps is quite good and music streaming is flawless.
  • TheEndlessEnigma How much is TTAC getting from the Amazon referral links? Once again, nice ads camouflaged as an article.
  • Prabirmehta Great review! Brought back memories of my 2005 Z4 - loved it! I recently drove the 2023 Z4 and it felt similar in many ways to my 2005 (despite the much nicer and updated interior). Now your review has me rethinking whether to buy another one? :)