Mobius Motors based in Nairobi have gone into the books of history as the first outlet in Kenyan to imagine and manufacture a Kenyan made car on commercial proceeds.
The idea was founded by a British Entrepreneur Joel Jackson who was troubled by ill-equipped secondhand sedan cars which would barely handle the rural roads.
He moved to Mombasa and Mobius Motors was born from a team of recruited local mechanics
Below are some facts you should know about Mobius
- The car model dubbed Mobius II would cost you about Ksh.1.3 million, a price tag equivalent to a seven year old used imported sedan car
- Mobius features a very unique but well thought logo which replicates the idea of motor sports
- The car which as SUV has been designed to handle the rough terrain, a strong ladder chassis supporting heavy loads and strong tires to rough through poor weather roads
- The first car to be launched was witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta
- Mobius II boosts of tough tires, well built body raised above the groud and a deep black and sharp colour
- The commercial production of the vehicle relies on manual labour with efficient production though at low volumes. This improves its market survival
- The company received Ksh. 2 billion investment fund to support its large scale production
- Under the support of 100 employees, the firm has already done about 50 vehicles
- In Africa, only South Africa and North Africa accounts for the large part of 9% of vehicle production from the continent on the continental productions
- The team behind Mobius II are considering venturing into cargo delivery, transport and emergency vehicles