The rapid growth of many Nigerian cities has created a need for a more robust form of transportation. The old, crowded and unreliable mode of public transport is gradually giving way for ride-sharing businesses such as Uber, Bolt and OCar. This new means of transportation is less stressful, more accessible and far more reliable than many other existing means of commercial transportation.
However, in order to preserve the quality and standard associated with ride-hailing businesses across the world, there are certain cars approved and recommended by these ride-sharing services for the offer of comfort and safety.
Here are top 10 cars for Uber, Bolt, OCar and other ride-hailing services in Nigeria:
1. Toyota Corolla
Any list without a Toyota Corolla will have to be reviewed and eventually have at least one included. The Toyota Corolla is perhaps, the most preferred. It has been adopted by several companies as an official car, while a growing number of Nigerian middle class have shown their fondness for this car by openly expressing their preference for it.
The air-conditioning, ample space, sound system, and powerful engine make this car a favourite for ride-hailing business. Also, the car has a very impressive resale value history in Nigeria.
2. Hyundai Sonata
The Hyundai Sonata drives in a manner that is considered satisfactory by many car enthusiasts. The driving dynamics are spirited but not sporty. It has a solid list of standard features, numerous tech, and spacious interior and generous trunk space. It also has a great user interface.
3. Toyota Yaris (Sedan)
The small exterior of the Toyota Yaris can sometimes deceive you into thinking the car is not right for you. However, you only need to remember that a wise man once said, “don’t judge a car by its exterior.” No wise man said that, but don’t judge the Yaris by its small exterior as the interior has an incredible boss look and ample space.
It has a 1.5 litre 4 cylinder engine that puts its fuel consumption at an amazing level of efficiency. Maintenance cost is on the reasonable side and this means more earnings. It is a reliable car for Uber and Bolt businesses.
4. Honda Accord
This car is as popular as Toyota cars on Nigerian roads. It is affordable and offers an incredible driving experience. Add its durability and fuel efficiency and you will discover why Nigerians find it a fitting alternative to Toyota products. These qualities make it a great car for Uber and Bolt business in Nigeria.
5. Hyundai Elantra
The Hyundai Elantra is a great vehicle for ride-sharing businesses. It is roomy, has low maintenance and readily available parts across the country. Some models come with antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, whiplash front head restraints and full-length side curtain.
6. Toyota Avensis
The Toyota Avensis does not only give the air of an executive ride, but it also has good fuel efficiency. While some other cars in the class of the Avensis might prove difficult to maintain, this is not the case of this car. It is easy to maintain and repair cost is reasonable. It is a darling for ride-sharing businesses.
7. Hyundai Accent
You want a vehicle that guarantees your safety in case of unforeseen eventualities. This Hyundai product is one car that is rated highly on safety. It has full-length curtain airbags, standard front-seat side airbags. It is also fuel-efficient with its 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. What more do you need to experience a good ride?
8. Toyota Camry
The Camry is as famous as the Corolla. And like the Corolla, it guarantees an enjoyable ride, has plenty of safety features and has one of the best fuel economy in the market.
9. Kia Rio
This may not be the perfect car for those who are very tall, but it nevertheless has remarkable seat comfort for most body types. It comes with adequate legroom and a 1.6-litre inline-4 110 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque.
10. Honda City
The Honda City is a remarkable car for ride-sharing businesses. It has a sporty petrol engine, offers comfort and cabin space and is one of the best rides on this list. Honda’s 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel offers fantastic driveability and fuel economy.
Did you leave any car out of our list of top 10 cars for Uber, Bolt and other ride-hailing businesses in Nigeria? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below.