July 17, 2020, in the city of Nyahururu (Laikipia district), Kenya, the assembly line of Sagak AutoTech began operation, where the serial production of the Laikipia BJ-50 of its own design was launched.
The car is assembled on a space frame welded from a rectangular profile of a very complex shape with the sheathing patterns from steel sheet. It makes a sad impression. Actually, except for the frameless design and modern equipment of the chassis, transmission and engine, Laikipia BJ-50 is similar to the vehicle of the end of the 19th century. The design is terrible also.
The only pros of the vehicle could be the near-zero price, but 450,000 Kenyan shillings (about $4,150) is slightly more than such a product is worth. The locals did not appreciate the joke with Laikipia BJ-50. No one wanted to buy the car, and only a few cars got a chance to work as a taxi.
I can’t even imagine how they are going to compete with normal cars, but the plans are Napoleonic! They are also going to be exported throughout Africa! But the future is dark for this project. Redesign won’t help to improve Laikipia BJ-50. The designers will have to create everything from scratch again.