Top 5 Japanese Used Cars For Zambia

Zambia is a land locked country sharing borders with Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique. The capital of the country is Lusaka and mainly the population which is around 17 million is concentrated around Lusaka and the Copper belt Province as they are the core economic hubs.

Likewise many African countries Zambia is also home to Japanese used vehicles as well as Japanese Brand new vehicles. Zambian tend to import used cars and used commercial vehicles from Japan as Japanese used vehicles come with affordable prices while offering great option including latest technologies, fuel economy and easy maintenance.

STC JAPAN has been exporting Japanese used vehicles across the globe for the past 20 years and has been providing its services to Zambian market also, especially catering the local used car dealers while providing special deals. As being part of the Zambian Used vehicle market we would like to highlight some of the essential information for our customers while they plan to import Japanese Used Vehicles.

The listed vehicles are in no particular order

  1. Toyota Allion

Toyota Allion is the one of the best-selling car in Zambia. Toyota Allion was launched in 2001 as a compact car replacing Toyota Carina. Its seating capacityis 5. It is almost the same as Toyota Premio and was launched in following grades, A15, A15 G, A15 G Plus, A18, A18G, A18 G Plus, A20 and A20 G Plus.It comes with basic options as listed number of airbags 2, keyless engine start, and auto headlights; retract side mirrors, Climate control, knockdown rear seats and smart Key.Toyota Allion comes with 1.5 L, 1.8 L 2.0 L Engine. The car look like sporty and the wide structure.Toyota Allion fuel consumption is approximately 18.6km/L.

Engine Specification:

Engine Capacity                                      1496cc, 1797cc, 1986cc

Engine Configuration                             4-cylinders in-line DOHC

Compression Ratio                                 10.5

Bore x Stroke                                          (75.0 x 84.7) mm

Fuel Type                                                Gasoline


2- Toyota VITZ

Toyota Vitz is considered as one of the most successful vehicle in Japanese market, with its entire model maintaining their popularity across the globe. The hatch back vehicle is a perfect option for a family looking for low maintenance car. The standard features of the car includes air conditioning, for better control and handling of the car it is fitted with traction control system, electronic brake force distribution and electronic stability program. Moreover, the entertainment features in the car includes Radio CD with 6 Speakers. It also very well priced starting from 1,000 USD

Engine Specification:

Engine Capacity                                      1.0L, 1.3L & 1.5L

Engine Configuration                             4-cylinder in-line DOHC

Compression Ratio                                 13.4

Bore x Stroke                                           (75.0 x 84.7) mm

Fuel Type                                                  Gasoline


3- Toyota Corolla Axio

Toyota Corolla Axio which is one of the most popular cars in the export category had also positioned itself strongly in the Zambian market also. For its elegant look and interior it’s considered quite economical. It comes in both hybrid (1.5 liters) and petrol (1.3 & 1.5 liters) engines. It offers all safety features and a very well contrasted interior in the basic package which contributes in making it quite popular and obtains sustainable market value. One of the most exported chassis being NZE121. Its price ranges from 3,000 USD- 15,000USD

Engine Specification:

Engine Capacity                                     1.3L, 1.5L & 1.8L

Engine Configuration                             4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC

Compression Ratio                                13.5

Bore x Stroke                                           (75 x 84.7) mm


4- Toyota Mark X

Toyota Mark X is on the luxurious side that was introduced by Toyota in 2004.Toyota Mark X come with 2.5L and 3.0L GR Series V6 engine.. The fuel consumption power 11.8KM/L. Mark X is mostly importing in Zambia for the sporty and luxurious look. The features of Mark X are 6 Airbags, traction control, Multi Media Steering, keyless engine start, auto Head lights rain sensing wipers, bluetoothinterface, remote boot release, 16 Inch Rims,side mirror indicators, Climate Comtrol, multi-zone aircon, driver’s electric seat and smart key.

Engine Specification:

Engine Capacity                                      2.5L & 3.0L

Engine Configuration                             4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC

Compression Ratio                                 13.5

Bore x Stroke                                           (75 x 84.7) mm

Fuel Type                                                  Gasoline


5- Toyota Alphard

Toyota Alphard is the luxury Vanproduced by Japanese automaker Toyota since 2002. It is available in 2 design seven seats and eight seats with petrol and hybrid engine option.Hybrid variant available since 2003. It comes with 2.4L and 3.0L engine. Variant of Toyota Alphard240/350X (8 Seater), 240S, 240Brid, 350S “C Package”, 240/350G, 350G “L Package”, Executive Lounge and Royal Lounge. 27 Sep 2011 facelift model was announced and also introduced hybrid technology in both variant Alphard and Vellfire. The Feature of the stunning minivan Number of airbags 7, Traction control, Multi-Function steering wheel, Keyless engine start, Auto headlights, Electrical retractable side mirrors, Cruise control, Electric park brake button, Navigation system, Bluetooth Interface, Smart key, Front fog lamps, Reverse sensors, Rims 16”, Side mirror indicators, Sunroof/Moonroof/Panoramic roof, Auto climate control aircon, Multi-zone aircon, Rear aircon, Reverse camera, Audio Aux/USB port, Knockdown rear seats and Leather steering wheel.

Engine Specification:

Engine Capacity                                      2,493 cc

Engine Configuration                             4-cylinder in-line 16-valve DOHC

Compression Ratio                                 13.5

Bore x Stroke                                           (90.0 x 98.0) mm

Fuel Type                                                  Gasoline/ Hybrid

We hope that we were able to guide our customers and help them in their next purchase.