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No less than half the cars in circulation in Bamako, Mali’s capital and biggest city, are old Mercedes imported from Europe: mainly 1980’s Mercedes 190 & 220/230 and 1990’s Mercedes C Class.
As far as new cars are concerned, the Toyota Hilux should lead the Malian rankings yet another African country to fall under its spell. The Suzuki Grand Vitara, Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Camry, Corolla & Prado are also popular, and the Great Wall Hover is also making its mark in Mali.
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Street scene in Bamako, Mali