Mobius II (Made in Kenya)
Mobius II is basically Kenya’s answer to the Land Rover Defender. It features a recognizable and contemporary design which combines with rugged performance engineering, thus delivering an unparalleled driving experience and a truly memorable journey.
Built for Africa
Designed, manufactured and sold in Kenya, the Mobius II is truly built for Africa and according to the company’s website https://mobiusmotors.com/ the SUV has a robust space frame, rugged suspension and a proven engine. This enables the car to handle the rough road easily and so without a doubt, Mobius designed the vehicle with the African consumer in mind.
Form follows function
Mobius II structural element is a powerful space-frame mounted onto a longitudinal ladder chassis and linked with a sealed solid rear axle, that lowers the center of gravity. The design promotes sublime vehicle handling while still maintaining high ground clearance. The space-frame architecture provides yields added passenger protection and supports perfect weight balancing across the vehicle.
The engine and transmission systems are designed to deliver solid traction that is invaluable for driving on rough roads with heavy loads. The powertrain is thoroughly tested and calibrated around the roads and climate of Kenya. The proven engine combines 16 valves and VVT (variable valve timing) driving increased torque at lower engine speeds dispatching top-end power and fuel economy.
You cannot understate the importance of a solid suspension when driving on the volatile road terrains of Africa. Mobius II makes use of a custom developed double wishbone coil spring suspension in the front and live axle leaf spring suspension in the rear. This disposition allows for responsive vehicle performance without compromising load capacity for transporting heavier goods in the boot.
Mobius’ infotainment system integrates GPS navigation, WiFi connectivity, multimedia, USB connection, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Bluetooth 4.0 for hands free communication. A high definition touchscreen display offers seamless mirroring of any smartphone through Mirror-Link technology, maximizing access to phone data and functionality. The WiFi enabled system brings the car into the connected world.
Based on https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/ Cargo which is the entry level focuses on functionality for transportation. It is a two-door, available in black only and has a starting price of $13,000.
The Adventure model has three additional rear seats and comes with high capacity all-terrain tires, a rear mounted spare wheel and double bar front and rear bumpers. It is available in black and dark blue and price starts from $14,500.
The Adventure Plus – premier model – comes with alloy rims, an air condition system, aluminum side steps and an infotainment system with an eight inch touch screen as standard equipment. It comes in black, dark blue and light blue colors and is available at $15,500.