Best Caravan To Buy In Kenya

What is a Caravan?

A caravan, travel trailer, camper, tourer, or camper trailer is a trailer towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a tent.

Best Caravan To Buy In Kenya

  1. Toyota Alphard

The Toyota Alphard was introduced to the Japanese market in 2002 as a direct competitor to the Nissan Elgrand. Up until that point, the Nissan Elgrand was dominating the 8-seater luxury category, and its nearest competitor, the Toyota Hiace was woefully outmatched. Toyota went to the drawing board and answered with the Alphard and later its sibling the Vellfire which showed up in 2008. 

  1. Toyota Vellfire

The Toyota Vellfire is largely the same as Toyota Alphard and differences are more cosmetic than functional. We were greatly impressed by the Toyota Alphard, especially its lavish interior and we expected nothing less from its sibling. True to form, the Vellfire did not disappoint and it put on such a rousing performance that left no doubt about its claim to fame.

  1. Nissan Elgrand

Before the arrival of the Alphard and the Vellfire, the Nissan Elgrand reigned supreme in the luxury van category and the only competitors were German vans such as Mercedes Benz Viano and VW Transporter/Caravelle. Still, the Elgrand retains its top-tier luxury qualities and is one of the best in the market

  1. Toyota HiAce

The Toyota HiAce is a light commercial van that is manufactured by Toyota and sold in various markets around the world. It’s a multipurpose vehicle that is highly configurable for diverse applications such as public transport, cargo transport, and executive transport. 

  1. Nissan Caravan

The Nissan Caravan now known as the NV350 Caravan in Japan and Nissan Urvan in other markets is the closest competitor to the popular Toyota HiAce.

The dominance of the HiAce is well documented and Nissan has been working hard to change things. The release of the NV350 was seen as a big step towards achieving this but the HiAce still remains dominant.

How much is Toyota Alphard in Kenya?

Toyota Alphard price in Kenya

Model yearPrice range
2018Ksh 6,950,000
2019Ksh 8,100,000
2020Ksh 9,150,000
2021Ksh 9,500,000

How long will a petrol HiAce last?

Overall, this engine can last around 360,000 to 600,000 km if properly maintained, using the correct quality oil and fuel, and carrying out regular checks and maintenance.

How reliable is the Toyota Hiace engine?

Engine & Drivetrain

I’ve seen several examples still going strong with over 400,000 miles. The timing belt change interval is 100,000 miles. The Hiace is a front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout. This makes for a very reliable transmission and a capable towing vehicle.