Auto Market in Antigua: The Top 4 Leading Car Brands


When planning to buy a new or used car, one of the first things to think about is the make and model. Most people will search cars by brand online before they even consider their prices and affordability. Well, this is the trend in most if not all parts of the world, and Antigua is no exception.

Over the years, the country’s population has been on the rise, which, in addition to its rapidly developing road infrastructure, only means one thing: the demand for motor vehicles in Antigua has significantly increased. But one would wonder, what are some of the most popular cars on this island and why?

1. Toyota 

If statistical sales data is anything to go by, Toyota is inarguably the world’s most popular car brand. As revealed by the data coordinated by Compare the Market, Toyota overtook BMW as the most searched car brand in 2020. The beauty about this popular car brand from Japan is that there are countless makes to choose from, with new models coming out each year. From sedans to saloons, hatchbacks, mini-SUVs, vans, and big tracks, there is something for every Antiguan in a Toyota.

Some of the most popular makes of this brand in Antigua include Toyota Axio, Probox, Corolla, Allion, and Vitz, just to name a few. Most models are available in both 2WD and four-wheel-drive versions, so you can choose the one that meets your specific needs depending on your intended purpose. Being an Island, Antigua also has easy access to new and used Toyotas from Japan all year round.

2. Suzuki 

Suzuki is also quite popular in Antigua and Barbuda. Thanks to brands like Suzuki Jimny, it is even more popular for people who drive more along roadways where you are likely to encounter many potholes. Nonetheless, the driving rules are a bit strict in Antigua, especially when it comes to speed limits. This is why most imports of Suzuki are in MPH. The brand also offers a versatile collection of makes and models you can choose from to suit your individual needs. For those looking for a family car, one thing to note is that Suzuki has a rich SUV heritage to uphold. Apart from the Jimny; the Suzuki Swift, SCross, Vitara, Ciaz, and Baleno are also quite common.

3. Nissan 

Over the years, Nissan has managed to acquire tremendous market share in many countries across the globe. It is yet another brand with a Japanese origin; Nissan offers a wide range of vehicle models that aspiring Antiguan drivers can choose from. Nissan Sentra is quite common but if you’d rather go with something flashy for a fulfilling island experience, the Nissan Skyline can be a great pick. Other popular makes include Nissan:

  • Almera
  • Wingroad
  • X-Trail
  • Avventura
  • Serena
  • Note

4. Ford 

Ford is perhaps the most popular brand for Antiguans who love rough-terrain adventures on the island. As in most other countries around the world, the iconic Ford Ranger is an unbeatable champ for dependable performance in off-road drives. The company also offers a range of SUVs and crossovers, including the Ford Ecosport, Escape, Expedition, Everest, and Bronco Sport. The Ford Figo is specifically preferred by road users who want to explore the city.

Antiguans love their islands as much as their visitors. Looking at what the locals are driving will give you information as to the terrain of the island. The above are some of the most popular vehicle brands you will come across when looking to buy a car in Antigua.

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