CFAO Motors Kenya on Thursday, March 30 announced a partnership with Metal Equipment Co. Ltd which will be the authorised conversion partner for the new improved Safari Landcruiser 79.
Deputy Managing Director of CFAO Motors Joshua Anya said the partnership is in line with their commitment to improving the quality and reducing the cost of ownership of vehicles.
"We are excited to partner with Metal Equipment Co. Ltd to offer high-quality converted vehicles to the safari market segment," Mr. Anya stated.
Metal Equipment Co. Ltd has met the global standards for conversion, and as a result, a locally converted Safari Landcruiser 79 will be offered with a warranty from the original vehicle manufacturer. This is due to the lighter design of the body with no alteration to the base of the vehicle.
The engineers from CFAO Motors and Metal Equipment Co. Ltd managed to fabricate the body cage and fitted it with fibreglass thus reducing the gross weight by about 800kgs.
Tests have shown improved fuel savings by up to 47 percent compared to conventional Safari Landcruiser 79 in the market. Further, a huge reduction in wear and tear on brake pads and suspension.
"We are honoured to be the authorized conversion partner for CFAO Motors and Toyota Motors Corporation. We share the same values of quality, safety, and reliability with CFAO Motors and look forward to maintaining this trend throughout the partnership," said Dhanraj Matharu, Director of Metal Equipment Co. Ltd.
The new improved Safari Landcruiser 79 has a lower total cost of ownership, better payload, and a roomy interior. Safari and Tour companies in Kenya will benefit from this development.