African automaker introduced the first modelSeptember 17, 2019
Cross hatch Prim8 will be an analogue of the Renault Sandero Stepway
Founded in 2011, South African company Mureza Auto introduced its first model. The Prim8 cross-hatch prototype was shown at Automechanika Johannesburg. The debut of the production version is scheduled before the end of this month.
In its ideology, the Mureza Prim8 or Primate is similar to the Renault Sandero Stepway. First, the hatchbacks will be assembled using coarse-grained assembly at a plant in Rosslyn, then at a factory in Zimbabwe and the former Hyundai site in Botswana. Prim8 plans to equip 1.3 and 1.5 liter gasoline engines, a manual gearbox and a CVT.
Mureza Auto’s sponsors are UAE investors, as well as Iranian SAIPA Group. The company produces both its own line and collects Korean cars under license. In addition, SAIPA collaborates with the Malaysian Proton.
The richest cross-hatch configurations will be equipped with air conditioning, parking sensors, a rearview camera, navigation, a multimedia system with a seven-inch screen and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat. According to the manufacturer, he will try to keep the price within 180-200 thousand rand.
The plans of the Mureza Auto even have a pickup truck. The Tusker model will be presented in versions with a double or single cab and with a “coupe” body. The range of pickup power plants will include a gasoline and diesel engine, as well as a hybrid system based on a diesel engine. Later, Mureza will show the concept of a crossover that is equally suitable for moving around the city and outings.
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