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Swing into Action: Croton Motors Presents the Lady Captain’s Prize Golf Tournament at Ruiru Sports Club

Calling all golf enthusiasts and automotive aficionados!
Croton Motors is thrilled to announce its partnership with Ruiru Sports Club to host the highly anticipated Lady Captain’s Prize Golf Tournament on February 17th 2024.
Get ready for a day packed with excitement, camaraderie, and spirited competition as we tee off at one of Kenya’s premier golfing destinations.

Teeing Off in Style:
Against the breathtaking backdrop of Ruiru Sports Club’s scenic greens, this tournament promises an unparalleled experience. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the game, all are invited to showcase their skills on the course. With impeccably manicured fairways and challenging holes, Ruiru Sports Club provides the perfect setting for a day of golfing excellence.

Powering Passion:
As proud sponsors, Croton Motors brings its dedication to precision and performance to the forefront. Just as every swing demands skill and finesse, so too does the mastery of automotive excellence. From elegant sedans to robust SUVs, Croton Motors offers a diverse range of vehicles crafted to elevate your driving experience.

Driving Success:
Beyond the thrill of competition, the Lady Captain’s Prize Golf Tournament serves as a platform for networking, forging new connections, and strengthening existing relationships. Whether sharing stories over a round of golf or discussing business opportunities, the tournament fosters a sense of community and camaraderie among participants.

A Celebration of Sport and Spirit:
At Croton Motors, we recognize the power of sport to unite, inspire, and drive positive change. Through our collaboration with Ruiru Sports Club, we are dedicated to supporting local sports initiatives and promoting a culture of excellence on and off the course. Join us as we come together to celebrate the spirit of golf and the joy of competition.

With the Lady Captain’s Prize Golf Tournament fast approaching, excitement is building for what promises to be an unforgettable day. Whether you’re vying for the championship or simply enjoying the outdoors with friends, the Croton Motors Golf Tournament at Ruiru Sports Club offers an unparalleled experience. Don’t miss your chance to tee off in style and be part of this prestigious event. See you on the green!


Croton Motors Receives Prestigious “Dealer of the Year” Award from Toyota Tsusho Corporation

In a momentous celebration of excellence, Croton Motors has been honored with the coveted “Dealer of the Year” award by the esteemed Toyota Tsusho Corporation for the outstanding year of 2023. This recognition is not just a testament to the dealership’s dedication to quality and customer satisfaction but also a nod to its unwavering commitment to the values upheld by Toyota Tsusho.

The award, a gleaming trophy of achievement, was presented to Croton Motors in acknowledgment of its exceptional performance in the automotive industry. This accolade recognizes the dealership’s prowess in delivering top-notch service, its strategic business acumen, and its commitment to upholding the high standards set by Toyota Tsusho.

Croton Motors, known for its commitment to customer satisfaction, has consistently exemplified excellence in the automotive sector. The “Dealer of the Year” award from Toyota Tsusho is a crowning achievement, highlighting Croton Motors as a leader in the industry.

This recognition is not only a source of pride for Croton Motors but also a reflection of the hard work and dedication of its entire team. From sales consultants to service professionals, each member of the Croton Motors family has played a crucial role in achieving this remarkable feat.

The partnership between Croton Motors and Toyota Tsusho Corporation has not only been about selling cars but about creating an experience that goes beyond the transaction. It’s about building relationships, providing top-notch service, and ensuring that customers drive away not just with a vehicle but with a sense of satisfaction and trust.

As the proud recipient of the “Dealer of the Year” award, Croton Motors looks forward to another year of delivering excellence in the automotive industry. The dealership expresses sincere gratitude to Toyota Tsusho Corporation for this esteemed recognition and extends heartfelt thanks to its loyal customers for their continued support.

Croton Motors is more than a dealership; it’s a symbol of quality, reliability, and excellence in the automotive world. The “Dealer of the Year” award is not just an accolade but a reaffirmation of Croton Motors’ commitment to providing the best for its customers and driving success in the automotive sector.

In celebrating this achievement, Croton Motors remains committed to pushing the boundaries of excellence, setting new standards, and delivering an unparalleled experience to every customer that walks through its doors. The “Dealer of the Year” award is not just a trophy; it’s a reflection of a journey marked by dedication, passion, and a relentless pursuit of automotive excellence.

Toyota Century PHEV: The Ultimate Chauffeur Car for the Next Century

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has unveiled a new Century PHEV, a chauffeur-driven car that is designed to meet the demands of the next century. The new Century PHEV is based on the concept of “The Chauffeur,” and it combines elegance, comfort, and functionality in a way that is sure to impress even the most discerning customers.

The exterior of the new Century PHEV is characterized by its stately grandeur. The body design is inspired by a loom shuttle motif, and the kichomen chamfering on the door panels gives the car a unique and dignified look. The exterior is also finished to an impeccable standard, with exquisite details such as the mirror-finish phoenix emblem.

The interior of the new Century PHEV is just as impressive as the exterior. The spacious cabin is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience for both the driver and passengers. The rear seats are fully reclining and feature a refreshment function, while the audio system has been tuned by a musical instrument manufacturing master to create a truly immersive listening experience.

The new Century PHEV is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 plug-in hybrid system that delivers both power and efficiency. The system is designed to function as a battery electric vehicle (BEV) for everyday use and as a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) for long-distance travel. This makes the new Century PHEV the ideal car for both chauffeur-driven and personal driving.

The new Century PHEV is also equipped with a number of advanced safety features, including a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, and adaptive cruise control. These features help to ensure the safety of both the driver and passengers.

The new Century PHEV is a truly luxurious and technologically advanced car that is sure to set a new standard for the chauffeur-driven car market. It is the perfect choice for those who demand the best in terms of comfort, performance, and safety.

Logos in the Automotive Industry: The Emblematic Identity of Automotive Brands

In the bustling automotive industry, logos are much more than mere symbols; they are iconic emblems that carry the essence of automotive brands. Just like a flag represents a nation, a logo represents a carmaker’s identity, heritage, and aspirations. From the distinguished emblem of Mercedes-Benz to the spirited horse of Ferrari, each logo holds a unique story and conveys a distinctive message to car enthusiasts worldwide.

Visual Brand Identity: The Power of Recognition

A logo acts as a visual ambassador for an automotive brand. It is the first point of contact with consumers, captivating attention, and fostering brand recognition. The three intersecting ellipses of Toyota symbolize unity, while the interwoven rings of Audi exude a sense of progress. These logos create a lasting impression and play a vital role in building brand awareness.

2. Historical Heritage: Linking the Past to the Present

Logos in the automotive industry often reflect the rich historical heritage of carmakers. The iconic three-pointed star of Mercedes-Benz represents the company’s commitment to innovation, engineering prowess, and luxury, tracing back to its origins in the early 1900s. Such logos connect the past to the present, reminding consumers of a brand’s long-standing reputation.

3. Embodying Brand Values: A Story in Symbols

Logos are more than just visual designs; they encapsulate a brand’s values and philosophy. The stylized “M” in Mazda’s logo represents the brand’s desire to embrace challenges and transform itself continually. Mobius Motors’ emblem, inspired by the Möbius strip, symbolizes the brand’s commitment to infinite possibilities and sustainability.

4. Evoke Emotions: Forging Emotional Bonds

Logos in the automotive industry have the power to evoke emotions. The dynamic logo of Mazda, resembling wings in motion, reflects the brand’s spirit of flight and continuous progress. The iconic Toyota logo represents the harmony between the company and its customers, forging strong emotional bonds and loyalty.

5. Distinctive Differentiation: Standing Out in the Crowd

In an intensely competitive market, logos play a vital role in setting automotive brands apart. The distinct blue emblem of BMW, with white and blue quadrants, creates a powerful statement of class and sophistication. Citroën’s striking chevron logo not only pays homage to the brand’s early engineering achievements but also stands out as a symbol of distinctive design.

6. Global Impact: Beyond Language Barriers

Logos transcend language barriers, making them a universal language of branding. Whether it’s the Toyota emblem seen on vehicles worldwide or the instantly recognizable Mercedes-Benz star, these logos are understood and recognized by car enthusiasts across the globe.


In the ever-evolving world of automotive design, logos hold an unparalleled significance. Beyond being just artistic symbols, logos are emblematic identities that narrate stories of innovation, heritage, and values. They forge emotional connections, instill trust, and create lasting impressions in the hearts of car enthusiasts. In the automotive industry, logos are not just visuals; they are the driving force behind a brand’s journey towards success and legacy. At Croton Motors, we celebrate the power of logos in shaping our identity and fostering a strong connection with our valued customers.

How to Clear Your Car at the Port of Mombasa


After much anticipation, your car has finally arrived at the port of Mombasa. You may have some questions about what happens next, which we have tried to answer here:

Do I require a clearing agent to help me clear my car at the port of Mombasa?

Yes, you do. It is not possible to clear a car at the port of Mombasa as an individual. This is because clearing agents are empowered by the KRA (Kenya Revenue Authority) to conduct this process. They undergo specific training which allows them to access the online Simba Tradex System which requires specific credentials. You will find a list of qualified clearing agents from the KRA website.

What documents are required to clear a car at the port of Mombasa?

To clear your car at the port of Mombasa, your clearing agent will require the following documents:

  •  KRA PIN
  • National ID
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Inspection Certificate
  • Export Certificate
  • Translated Export Certificate (where the original is not in English)
  • If the vehicle will be registered under a company, the company PIN and Certificate of Incorporation
  • NTSA TIMS account

How long does customs clearance take at the port of Mombasa?

It takes about 10 working days to clear a car from the port of Mombasa,  barring any unforeseen delays. On occasion, there have been delays with the KRA and NTSA online systems and other delays occasioned by shortage of physical number plates.

What happens when my car arrives at the port of Mombasa?

When your car is offloaded from the vessel, it is driven to a pre-determined CFS (container freight station). This is where it will be stored in the duration that it is in the port. A few days before the car arrives at the port  or when it arrives, the clearing agent logs into the KRA system and submits an Import Declaration Form (IDF). This is a document declaring that a certain car has been imported into the country. They are then able to generate an entry sheet which shows the amount of taxes to be paid to KRA.

How do I pay the import duty for my car?

The entry sheet allows you to pay KRA taxes. As an individual, you can pay the taxes directly at any bank by presenting the entry sheet and the money. Please ensure that you are issued with an original receipt which will be needed as proof of payment.

Alternatively, your import agent/ clearing agent can pay the taxes on your behalf, as per your agreement.

How do I get a number plate for my imported car?

Your clearing agent in Mombasa will help you with registration, upon which NTSA will allocate you a number plate. For this process to take place, you will be required to create an account with NTSA. The clearing agent will then access this account and apply for registration. When the registration is successful, your car details, including the new number plate will now reflect on your account. The NTSA will issue you with the latest number plate available. The agent will then collect the physical plates on your behalf and fix them on the car.

How much does it cost to clear a car at the port of Mombasa?

The amount of money you pay to clear your car from the port of Mombasa will vary with the size of the car and other factors. There are  fixed and non-fixed charges such as port charges, shipping fee, clearing fee, processing fee, registration fee, radiation fee, marine Levy and import duty. You could also incur extra transport costs depending on how you plan to transport your car from Mombasa to your location.

How can I get a reliable clearing agent in Mombasa?

All (legitimate) clearing agents at the port of Mombasa are trained and licensed by KRA. You can easily confirm whether you are dealing with a legitimate agent on the KRA website where they are listed. As with any industry beware that there may be some rogue elements, and due diligence is recommended.

Do you need help to clear your car from the port of Mombasa?

Are you importing a vehicle from Japan or the UK and you need the services of a clearing agent in Mombasa? Do you need help transporting your car from Mombasa to your destination? We can help! Email info@crotonmotors.com or call 0723676784 for more information.