SPOTLIGHT: Eight months in the Rwandan market, here’s what you need to know about the T5 EVO | The new times

The T5 EVO, which is one of the car brands of Chinese automaker Dong Feng, was chosen as the official lead car in the 17th edition of the Kigali International Peace Marathon which took place on Sunday, May 29.

The car carried one of the stewards of the annual athletics competition who observed the progress of the half-marathon race during its entire route to the finish line at the BK Arena.

Carcarbaba, a Rwandan car dealer located in Kanogo in Nyarugenge district, is the official distributor of the car from the headquarters of Dong Feng Motor Corporation in China.

The T5 EVO was manufactured by China Dong Feng Motor Group, a Chinese company.

“We have sponsored the International Peace Marathon because we believe it is the best way to interact with our valued customers through sports,” said Ernest Bugingo, Sales Supervisor at Carcarbaba.

It was the first time that a Chinese brand car appeared in similar races in Rwanda and even in Africa. With its magnificent appearance, the car was among the highlights of the marathon and is more likely to retain the lead car role in future editions of the race.

Here’s what you need to know about the car:

Maker

The T5 EVO was manufactured by China Dong Feng Motor Group, a Chinese company.

In China, Dong Feng has over 60 years of vehicle manufacturing experience. It has two new production bases for commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles, with an annual production capacity of 1 million vehicles.

The products are exported to more than 40 countries in America, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and with a very high cost, they quickly attract the attention of local consumers in the Rwanda market. .

The T5 EVO used in this competition is a brand new SUV launched by Dong Feng Motor Corporation in 2021 and hit the Rwandan market in November last year.

So far, the car’s total annual sales worldwide are close to 100,000 units.

Design

Short front and rear overhangs and a low silhouette, combined with the strong lion logo and penetrating sporty lines on the sides, is how the car’s design can be simply described.

“He’s an athlete in tights,” the T5 EVO styling director who has worked at GM, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and other companies. This is how Henning describes his design.

In addition, the T5 EVO is also equipped with a Mitsubishi 4A95TD engine with a maximum power of 197 hp. And it adopts the same Getrag 7-speed dual-clutch wet transmission as the BMW M3.

The products are exported to more than 40 countries in America, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and with a very high cost, they quickly attract the attention of local consumers in the Rwanda market. .

These are the three best-known transmission brands in the world, making the power and handling performance of the T5 EVO comparable to flagship models from other well-known brands.

According to Carcarbaba, the T5 EVOs are so special that anyone who wants to own a car should not miss their products which are quite different in terms of durability and fair prices, among other things.

The car carried one of the stewards of the annual athletics competition who observed the progress of the half-marathon race during its entire route to the finish line at the BK Arena.

“The cars work well, are durable and affordable to buy, and on top of that, it’s easy to find spare parts in case of maintenance,” Bugingo explained.

Supplier

Carcarbaba company, in its nature, conducts offline business integrating display, sales, after-sales service and maintenance.

Its car store also marks the establishment of after-sales service system and maintenance system of Dongfeng in Rwanda to improve the confidence of Rwandan consumers and the sales experience of Dongfeng Motors.

Carcarbaba, a Rwandan car dealer located in Kanogo in Nyarugenge district, is the official distributor of the car from the headquarters of Dong Feng Motor Corporation in China.

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