As proudly South Africans, we love our bakkies, especially the good old pick-up trucks that can get us rolling in the deep safari mud without any hassle.
If a South African bakkie keeps you going within the agricultural sector or on weekend family road trips, then you’ll understand why South Africans call them, “faithful companions”.
Today, many vehicle brands are trying to produce compact trucks which mirror the body and interior quality of SUVs:
- Seamless ride
- High-tech infotainment systems
- Luxury cabins
- Power-trains of a car
- Advanced safety features
But, which bakkie is the country’s favorite?
Here are our big bakkie players currently disrupting South Africas pick-up truck market:
1. FORD RANGER
Variant: 3.2 TDCi Wildtrak 4×4 automatic
Price: R596 900
Engine: 3198 cc, 5-cylinder, turbo-diesel
Power: 147 kW at 3000 rpm
Torque: 470 Nm between 1500-2750 rpm
2. VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK
Derivative: 2.0 BiTDI Highline 4MOTION automatic
Price: R558 200
Engine: 1968cc, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel
Power: 132 kW at 4000 rpm
Torque: 420 Nm at 1750 rpm
3. ISUZU KB
Variant: 300 D-TEQ LX 4×4 automatic
Price: R563 500
Engine: 2999 cc, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel
Power: 130 kW at 3600 rpm
Torque: 380 Nm between 1800-2800 rpm
4. TOYOTA HILUX
Variant: 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider manual
Price: R529 900
Engine: 2755 cc, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel
Power: 130 kW at 3400 rpm
Torque: 420 Nm between 1400-2600 rpm
Get your hands on a modern bakkie which comprise the power, gadget and quality we appreciate in newly refined, up-and-coming cars.
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