Japanese cars remain popular locally as statistics show that over 70 percent registered for the first time during the last quarter of 2018 were from Japan.
Figures released by Statistics Botswana (SB) this week indicate that most of the registered vehicles during the fourth quarter of 2018 were from Japan, accounting for 72.9 percent of registrations done during the period.
However, out of this 72.9 percent of cars from Japan, almost 100 percent were used cars.
Coming second in terms of vehicles brought from outside the country and registered are vehicles from South Africa.
Vehicles from South Africa accounted for 16.2 percent of cars registered for the first time during the last quarter of last year, with majority of the being brand new cars.
The same figures from SB show that Toyota remains the most preferred passenger model locally, with a total of 6, 036 of Toyota vehicles registered during the period under review.