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Kitwe Loxea Business Breakfast

We are thrilled to announce that CFAO Motors Zambia Limited recently hosted a successful Loxea Business Breakfast at the beautiful Garden Court hotel in Kitwe on Wednesday 23 August 2023. 

At CFAO Motors Zambia Limited, we aim to provide our corporate customers with the best solutions for their vehicle needs. That’s why we introduced Loxea Lease, a unique offering that enables our esteemed clients to obtain top-of-the-line models through long-term rentals. By opting for Loxea Lease, businesses can divert their funds towards operational expenses and enjoy the benefits of having reliable vehicles without the burden of Capital Expenses.

During the business breakfast, we had the pleasure to welcome a diverse group of invited guests from various industries. It was an opportunity for attendees to gather and learn more about the advantages and features of Loxea Lease. Moreover, we showcased the stunning Land Cruiser 300, a flagship model by Toyota, allowing guests to have an up-close and personal experience with this exceptional vehicle.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the customers who took the time to attend our Loxea Business Breakfast. Your presence made the event even more special, and we appreciate your support in making this event a success.

For those seeking more details on Loxea Lease or looking to explore this incredible opportunity, please do not hesitate to call us at 0969 220110. Our dedicated team will be more than happy to assist you and provide the information you need.

Thank you once again to all our valued customers for joining us at the Loxea Business Breakfast. We look forward to serving you and meeting all your vehicle requirements in the future!

CFAO Motors sponsorship on the ongoing Zambia Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (ZCILT) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Livingstone

CFAO Motors is proud to sponsor the ongoing Zambia Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (ZCILT) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Livingstone. The AGM, taking place at the Chrismar Hotel from 17th to 18th August 2023, provides CFAO Motors with the opportunity to present the company and showcase the products and services to the delegates attending the event.

During the AGM, CFAO Motors made a compelling presentation introducing the company and highlighting the range of innovative products and services on offer. The company’s focus is on providing superior automotive solutions to professionals within the logistics and transport industry.

As part of the sponsorship, CFAO Motors has set up an impressive display featuring the popular Toyota Hilux, Corolla Cross, and a pre-owned Vitz from the Automark brand. This enables delegates to have a hands-on experience with the vehicles and explore their features in detail. Additionally, CFAO Motors has arranged test drives of the showcased vehicles, allowing delegates to assess their performance on the road.

CFAO Motors is committed to delivering top-quality products and services to the logistics and transport industry. By sponsoring the ZCILT AGM and actively engaging with industry professionals, CFAO Motors aims to build lasting relationships and contribute to the growth and development of the sector.

As the conference progresses, CFAO Motors is excited to connect with delegates, address their inquiries, and tailor their offerings to industry-specific needs. The company’s sponsorship demonstrates their dedication to providing reliable and efficient vehicles that meet the varied requirements of professionals in the logistics and transport industry.

CFAO Motors is honored to be a part of the ZCILT AGM and looks forward to supporting the ongoing success and development of the industry in Zambia.

To book your test drive at the event, you may call our sales consultants on duty; Raymond on 0974 869283 and Maxwell on 0977 768240.

Zambia Medical Association Scientific Conference in Livingstone

CFAO Motors is proud to be attending the Zambia Medical Association Scientific Conference in Livingstone, taking place at the Avani Hotel. As part of our presence at the conference, we have showcased our latest models, including the Corolla Cross, Hilux, and a Pre Owned Vitz from our Automark Brand. 

Our vehicles have been a big hit among the attending medical professionals, who have shown great interest in experiencing the exceptional features and performances of these vehicles. To cater to their enthusiasm, we are offering test drives of the Corolla Cross, Hilux, and Pre-Owned Vitz during the conference.

We understand the busy and demanding lives of Medical Doctors, and our vehicles have been designed to provide comfort, reliability, and innovative technology. With spacious interiors, advanced safety features, and impressive fuel efficiency, our vehicles are the perfect companions for their professional and personal needs.

We are excited to engage with the medical community at the conference and provide them with the opportunity to test drive our vehicles. We look forward to their feedback and hope to forge lasting relationships with the healthcare professionals of Zambia.

For more information you may call our consultants Raymond on 0974 869283 and Maxwell on 0977 768240.

95th Agricultural and Commercial – 1st Prize, Best Motor Trader

Cfao Motors Zambia Limited attended the just 95th Agricultural and Commercial Show which took place from 2nd to 7th August 2023 at the Lusaka show grounds under the theme, “Inclusive Economic Transformation”.  

We interpreted the theme with what was displayed on our stand and communicated about our products and services to various customers with different needs. Economic transformation can only be realized by including everyone and CFAO Motors does that by being an equal employment opportunity organization and providing goods and services for various economic categories. With the aforementioned, We had products for both brand-new cars and good second hand, parts and services from the after sales section.

Indeed, our stand was a “One-Stop-Shop” which was represented by the popular Toyota models such as the Land Cruiser 300, Land Cruiser pick-up, Hilux and Harrier and Vitz from the Automark segment just to mention a few. 

We are excited to share with you that the Agriculture and Commercial Show Society of Zambia Judges understood and appreciated how we communicated and interpreted the theme, and thus awarded CFAO Motors the 1st Prize award for being the Best Motor Trader, 2023.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Society for putting up this show, the Judges for their impeccable work and everyone that came through our stand and took time to learn more on how we are contributing to transforming the economy in this ever-changing environment. 

Private Sector Unites To Support Road Safety Efforts in Zambia

Geneva, 7 July 2023

A “Private Sector Road Safety Coalition” has been launched today in Zambia. Coordinated by the International Road Federation (IRF), this initiative in Zambia builds upon the successful launches of private sector coalitions in Tanzania, Pakistan, and Morocco and is a significant step towards fostering road safety awareness, collaboration and action among leading private sector companies in each country and region.

Aligned with the recommendations of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, the initiative is rooted in the belief that road crashes are largely preventable and road safety is a shared responsibility. The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2021-2030) has been set up to address the alarming rise in road traffic injuries and fatalities, which have become a pressing public health issue globally. Recognising the urgent need for coordinated efforts, and thanks to the support of the TotalEnergies Foundation, the Private Sector Road Safety Coalitions take an active role in supporting this global effort by working towards the shared goal of creating safer roads and saving thousands of lives.

All founding members of the Zambian coalition – BHL Group, CFAO Mobility, Goldstar Freight, Juba Transport, TotalEnergies Maketing Zambia – share a deep conviction that every single life lost on our roads is an intolerable loss, and are committed to collaborate in order to reduce the number and severity of road crashes. Driven by this unwavering belief, the coalition has embraced a shared set of values and principles, encapsulated in the “Coalition Charter”. This comprehensive document outlines their collective dedication to reducing road fatalities and injuries in Zambia, providing a clear framework for concerted action and collaboration among all stakeholders involved.

“The launch of a Private Sector Road Safety Coalition in Zambia is a significant milestone in the Federation’s global mission to increase safety on roads. By bringing together public and private stakeholders under a shared vision, we can drive tangible change and make roads safer for everyone. This initiative, aligned with the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, reflects our unwavering commitment to facilitate action and impact that can save lives and underscores the power of collaboration in achieving lasting results” commented IRF Director General, Susanna Zammataro, at the launch of the coalition.

“TotalEnergies marketing Zambia is proud to have initiated this work with the International Road Federation and delighted to witness the launch of the Private Sector Road Safety Coalition in Zambia. I would like to thank our partner for this initiative, I have no doubt that many other companies will join the Road safety coalition. Through this initiative, our aim is to bring together the private sector’s collective strength and expertise to drive positive change. Together, we can build a safer and more sustainable future for Zambia, ensuring that every journey is a safe one” commented Caroline Royer, Managing Director at TotalEnergies Marketing Zambia.

The Zambia coalition is open to other private sector organisations in Zambia willing to contribute to creating a safer road environment for all. By leveraging the power of collective action, Zambia can play a vital role in the global movement to reduce road crashes and save lives.

For more information, please contact the International Road Federation at info@irfnet.ch.


Cfao at the Polo Cross Open

We are excited to share with you that Cfao Motors Zambia Limited was one of the sponsors at the Zambia Polo Cross Open, which kicked off on 7th and ended on the 9th July 2023.

It was amazing to witness physical, mental, emotional awareness, perseverance and horsemanship skills, but also the zeal to remain resilient.

Visitors and supporters where kept alert, while checking out our popular Toyota Hilux, the tough tested Land Cruiser pick up, the first ever SUV from the Corolla family- Cross, the all-new Urban Cruiser and the Wish from our Automark segment.

Heroes Day Public Holidays

Dear Esteemed Customers,

Please be informed that all Cfao Motors Zambia Limited branches will be closed during the Unity and Heroes Day Public Holidays

• 3rd July , Gazetted Public Holiday Heroes Day

• 4th July, Gazetted Public Holiday Unity Day

Wishing you and your families a happy holiday.

For further information, call us on +260971 268000.

Thank you for your continued business support.

By Management.


A study conducted by the Zambia Institute of Policy Analysis and Research revealed that the used car market in Zambia is estimated at 50,000 registrations in a year. With an average age of the vehicle at importation estimated at 13 years and growing. These used cars also have a lower roadworthiness life span when compared new cars , estimated at an average of 8 years lower than a new car.

In the used car market, information concerning the fitness and history of the vehicles being sold is usually inadequate. This means that many buyers may unknowingly buy an un-roadworthy vehicle or one that is statutory non-compliant. This has implications on both value for money and public safety.

It is for this reason, that Automark has embarked on Quality Education Campaign aimed at educating the public on what to look out for when buying a used car. This guide is available free of charge at the following link: AUTOMARK PURCHASE GUIDE alternatively, a hard copy may be collected from any of the Automark outlets at Toyota Nangwenya, Toyota Cairo, Copperbelt Toyota, Toyota Livingstone and Toyota Solwezi. For any additional information you may contact us on +260 971 268 000 or email contact-toyota-zambia@cfao.com

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing second in Le Mans thriller

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s winning streak at the Le Mans 24 Hours came to a valiant end after an epic day-long battle for an historic victory in the centenary edition of the legendary French race.

After five consecutive Le Mans wins, the World Champions took on the challenge of a record 16-car Hypercar field featuring competitors from Cadillac, Ferrari, Peugeot and Porsche. A sell-out 325,000 crowd witnessed an exceptionally close contest featuring drama and excitement until the very end.

Last year’s winners Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa, in the #8 GR010 HYBRID, saw off all competitors bar one. After 24 relentless hours of racing, the #8 crossed the line in second place, 1min 21.793secs behind the winning #51 Ferrari.

Only one GR010 HYBRID reached the chequered flag at the end of 342 laps. The #7 of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López saw their victory hopes dashed through no fault of their own, by an accident after eight hours. Kamui was at the wheel when his car was hit from behind, causing terminal damage.

Both GR010 HYBRIDs had been at the front from the beginning when Sébastien led the early stages after starting third, with Mike fighting for the podium positions from fifth on the grid.

An exciting battle ignited immediately with spectacular wheel-to-wheel racing among the top 10 through the opening hours. Two rain showers added to the drama and positions changed as frequently as the conditions, with the GR010 HYBRIDs staying in contention during the first third of the race.

At that point, the #7 led the charge from second but their race ended at Tertre Rouge. Approaching a slow zone, where a maximum 80km/h speed applies and overtaking is forbidden, Kamui slowed to avoid passing another car and was hit from behind by two lapped cars. The impact caused driveshaft, tyre and bodywork damage meaning the car could not return to the pits.

In a show of team spirit and determination, the #7 crew of mechanics and engineers put that disappointment aside and immediately joined forces with their #8 counterparts to strengthen the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing challenge.

After the #94 Peugeot and #50 Ferrari dropped back, the #8 fought a titanic battle with the #51 Ferrari, initially leading in the early morning until it dropped to second when pitting to fix a damaged front splitter and right rear tyre puncture.

The leading pair kept up a relentless pace as the momentum swung back and forth. After 20 hours of racing, only three seconds separated the two leaders and there was no respite in the closing stages.

When Ryo took over with two hours to go following an impressive quadruple stint from Brendon, he was 16secs behind. He set about closing the gap but moments later the #8 went off at Arnage, hitting the barriers and damaging the front and rear bodywork. The #8 retained second place despite losing three minutes.

After those repairs, Ryo returned to the track but the contest with the leading Ferrari was over, with the priority now on reaching the chequered flag safely in a second place which, despite the disappointment, extends their drivers’ World Championship lead to 25 points.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s advantage in the manufacturers’ World Championship has been cut to 18 points over Ferrari, with three races remaining. The next race, the 6 Hours of Monza, takes place in four weeks, on 9 July.

Kamui Kobayashi (Team Principal and driver, car #7):

“Unfortunately, the centenary Le Mans was not our race. We had bad luck on car #7 when I was driving. It’s hard to believe what happened. During a slow zone procedure, a car ahead braked and I reacted to avoid a penalty, but I was hit from behind. It damaged the car and there was no solution to get back to the garage. That was tough for us because I think we had done a strong job up to then. Car #8 fought as hard as possible until the end and finished second. As a team we did everything we could, we got the maximum performance from the car and the drivers gave everything. We really fought hard to win this centenary Le Mans and everyone enjoyed working together to try to get the victory. We need to come back stronger; that’s how we deal with disappointments. Thank you to everyone who has supported. We will fight again together soon.”

Mike Conway (Driver, car #7):

“Car #8 drove a great race, they gave 100% and that’s all you can ask for. Thanks to the whole team for doing a stellar job all week. Unfortunately, it was a short race for our car. We were hanging in there in the difficult conditions, we didn’t make any mistakes and stayed in the fight. Maybe we were not the quickest, but we were doing our job. It’s a pity we got taken out in those circumstances but there were so many incidents in those slow zones. That’s just the way it went for us here, sadly. It’s a dent in the World Championship chances but we will try to win some races before the season ends. We move on to the next race.”

José María López (Driver, car #7):

“That was another disappointing Le Mans for our car. I can look back and be happy with my stint because when I got in the car, we were at the bottom of the top 10 and I came back to the pits in third. I needed to manage the risk on slicks in the rain, I was just surviving. It was a tough race; we tried everything. What happened wasn’t Kamui’s fault because he did everything correctly. It is disappointing of course but we all stayed at the track to give our support to the #8 car. They gave it their all and made us proud. Again, Le Mans teaches us that we need to be there until the end because you never know what can happen. I am looking forward to coming back.”

Sébastien Buemi (Driver, car #8):

“It was a tough race. At some point it was not easy just to stay on track due to the changing conditions early in the race. We didn’t have the ultimate pace to win but we gave it our best shot and we pushed them all the way. Ferrari were faster than us, so we had to push very hard to stay with them and that meant taking no margin. We tried everything to win so we have no regrets. Congratulations to Ferrari for their victory. They were very impressive from qualifying onwards. Now we will look towards the World Championship and work hard to come back stronger in the next races.”

Brendon Hartley (Driver, car #8):

“I’m feeling a lot of emotions right now. We gave it our all and we had nothing left. We didn’t have the outright performance, but we were still there, putting pressure on Ferrari all the way through. For a moment it was getting exciting at the end when the conditions came back to us a bit and we started to close the gap. Ryo was in the most difficult situation. He was told to do go full risk and try to close the gap so there’s no blame. Right now, it feels like we came so close but were so far away. Big congratulations to Ferrari. They were quicker, and they didn’t make mistakes, so well done to them.”

Ryo Hirakawa (Driver, car #8):

“First of all thanks to Sébastien and Brendon for their hard work and big effort. Thank you also for the team who did a fantastic job all week, and to all our supporters for their encouragement. It was very hard to challenge Ferrari but we never gave up hope and we tried everything to win Le Mans again. We need to analyse this race and find areas to improve. Personally, I will learn from my mistake and come back stronger. There are three races remaining in the season so we will focus on the World Championship, that’s all we can do right now.”

Le Mans 24 Hours – Result

1st #51 Ferrari AF Corse (Pier Guidi/Calado/Giovinazzi) 342 laps
2nd #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing +1min 21.793secs
3rd #2 Cadillac Racing (Bamber/Lynn/Westbrook) +1 laps
4th #3 Cadillac Racing (Bourdais/Van der Zande/Dixon) +2 laps
5th #50 Ferrari AF Corse (Fuoco/Molina/Nielsen) +5 laps
6th #708 Glickenhaus (Dumas/Briscoe/Pla) +7 laps

CFAO Motors Zambia Embraces Sustainability: Going Green with Digital Product Documents

CFAO Motors Zambia Limited, a leading automotive company in Zambia, exclusive distributor for Toyota Motor Corporation for Zambia, committed to environmental conservation, is proud to announce its transition towards a greener approach in the way it conducts business. As part of its ongoing commitment to reduce paper waste and promote eco-conscious practices, CFAO Motors Zambia Limited will no longer print Toyota product brochures, catalogues, and specification sheets. Instead, the company will offer its valued customers the opportunity to conveniently access and download documents by scanning QR codes, prominently displayed within its showrooms and exhibited vehicles.

By adopting “Go Green” initiative, CFAO Motors Zambia Limited aims to achieve two significant objectives: the preservation of our planet’s precious resources and providing an enhanced experience for its customers. This progressive move will not only contribute to saving countless trees but will also revolutionize how customers interact with product information, bringing about a host of benefits.

One of the key advantages of this digital transformation is the superior impression of colors and details that customer will experience on their screens vs the print. By viewing the product documents electronically, customers can now gain a more accurate representation of the vehicles’ vibrant colors and intricate features. This technology-driven approach ensures that customers can get better impression based on a more immersive and lifelike representation of their desired vehicles.

Additionally, the digitization of product documents will enable customers to effortlessly share their purchase ideas and seek valuable second opinions from friends and family. With just a few taps, customers can easily share digital copies of brochures, catalogues, and specification sheets via various digital communication platforms. This seamless sharing capability empowers customers to make informed decisions while fostering a sense of community and collective decision-making. Also, booking a test drive, probably the most important step in making the right purchase decision, would be just a click away, even from the comfort of the home.

CFAO Motors Zambia firmly believes that this transition to digital product documents is a significant step towards a more sustainable future and an improved customer experience. By going green and embracing innovative technologies, the company is proud to pave the way for a more eco-friendly automotive industry while empowering its customers with greater convenience and engagement.

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