Algeria is gearing up to join the ranks of car-producing countries. In contrast to other North African countries such as Egypt and Morocco, only commercial vehicles now are built in Algeria.
The state-owned SNVI produces trucks and buses mainly destined for the Algerian market.
However, the local car market has enjoyed strong growth in recent years, making the country more attractive to global car makers. Last year 424,972 cars and light-commercial vehicles were sold