Bakkies are so standard in South Africa that on common, one in each 5 new vehicles offered is a bakkie. And whereas R1-million double cabs may not be in everybody’s attain, there are many extra reasonably priced choices accessible on Mzansi’s checklist of most cost-effective bakkies.
The bakkie market is differentiated by three physique shapes, single, prolonged and double cab. We have compiled a listing of the three most reasonably priced ones in every form.
While there are lots of gamers within the single and double cabs segments, solely the present massive three – Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu D-Max – have what has been termed a “cab and a half”.
For our three lists of most cost-effective bakkies we have now not thought-about essentially the most reasonably priced gentle business automobile accessible in South African – the R159 900 Suzuki Super Carry 1.2 – as it’s extra of slightly truck than it’s a bakkie.
We have additionally not included choices reminiscent of chassis cabs or bakkies with purely commercially oriented loadbox configurations in our lists of most cost-effective bakkies. We strictly caught to choices with customary canopy-ready loadboxes geared up with conventional bakkie tailgates.
SA’s most cost-effective bakkies – single cabs
R206 000 – Nissan NP200 1.6i Base + Safety
The half-tonner phase was as soon as a hotly contested area that together with a bunch of gamers within the type of the Ford Bantam, Mazda Rustler, Volkswagen Caddy, Nissan 1400, Corsa/Chevrolet Utility, Fiat Strada and Proton Arena.
Now all that is still is the Nissan NP200, which is definitely nearer to a one-tonner than a half-tonner because it gives a payload of 800kg.
It is powered by a Renault-sourced four-cylinder, 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 64 kW of energy and 128 Nm of torque which is distributed to the entrance wheels by way of five-speeds guide transmission.
Nissan claims gas consumption to be 8.1 L/100 km, whereas it has a rated braked towing capability of 650 kg and unbraked towing capability of 580 kg.
It options security spec within the type of two airbags and ABS with EBD plus energy steering, however the cabin is naked bones with no air-conditioner or radio.
It comes customary with a six-year/150 000 km guarantee, however no service plan.
R213 999 – Mahindra Bolero 2.5TD
This mannequin, formally named the Single Cab 4×2 by the Indian carmaker, has three cheaper siblings, however we didn’t take into account the R181 999 Maxitruck Plus, R201 999 Loader and R207 999 Dropside for our checklist of most cost-effective bakkies in single cab guise for the explanations said above.
The Bolero will get its energy from a 2.5-litre turbodiesel mill which sends 74 kW/238 Nm to the rear wheels by way of five-speed automated gearbox. Mahindra claims that it’ll sip 9.5 litres of diesel for each 100 km.
Its rated payload capability is 1 100 kg, with its towing capability being 750 kg.
The Bolero Single Cab comes customary with air-conditioner and energy steering, however no radio.
It is roofed by a three-year/100 000 km guarantee and doesn’t include a regular service plan.
R215 900 – GWM Steed 5 2.2MPi Workhorse
Much just like the discontinued Nissan NP300, the GWM Steed 5, albeit in double cab guise, was closely criticised for attaining a zero-star security ranking in a Global NCAP crash check initiated by AA South Africa’s #SaferCarsForAfrica initiative in December 2020.
The rear-wheel pushed Steed 5 attracts its energy from a 73 kW/190 Nm petrol engine which is mated to a five-speed guide gearbox. Its claimed gas consumption is 9.9 L/100 km.
This bakkie doesn’t include ABS with EBD, airbags and electrical home windows. It does nevertheless have an air-conditioner and radio.
Its payload and towing capability should not indicated on GWM’s web site.
SA’s most cost-effective bakkies – double cabs
R235 900 – GWM Steed 5 2.2MPi double cab
Great Wall Motors tops our checklist of most cost-effective bakkies in double cab guise by greater than R16k.
Like the only cab, the four-seater model of the Steed 5 is powered by a 73 kW/190 Nm petrol engine which is mated to a five-speed guide gearbox. Claimed gas consumption is barely extra at 10.2 L/100 km.
It comes with aircon, radio and entrance electrical home windows, however not ABS with EBD and airbags.
It’s loadbox size of 1 380mm is 900mm shorter than that of its single cab sibling.
R251 999 – Mahindra Bolero 2.5TD double cab
The most reasonably priced double cab providing within the Indian carmaker’s steady options virtually precisely the identical checklist of specs, with the distinction being a four-seater cabin and loadbox which is 800 mm shorter in size at 1 460 mm.
R260 900 – GWM Steed 5 2.2MPi double cab SX
The higher specced model of the Steed 5 four-seater contains ABS with EBD, twin entrance airbags, electrical home windows within the rear, adjustable steering column and 15-inch alloy wheels.
The powertrain stays unchanged from its single cab sibling.
SA’s most cost-effective prolonged cabs
R412 800 – Ford Ranger 2.2TDCi SuperCab Hi-Rider
The most reasonably priced prolonged cab bakkie on our checklist of most cost-effective bakkies is powered by an 88 kW/285 Nm 2.2-litre turbodiesel mill mated to a five-speed guide gearbox which sends the twist to the rear wheels. Ford claims that it’ll sip 8.2 L of diesel for each 100 km.
The SuperCab base mannequin has a payload of 1 045kg and braked towing capability of 1 500 kg.
Safety spec embrace ABS with EBD and twin airbags, whereas a radio is customary and aircon non-obligatory.
The bakkie is roofed by a four-year/120 000 km guarantee and no service plan.
R433 600 – Isuzu D-Max 1.9TD Extended cab
The new Isuzu in 1.9-litre turbodiesel guise sends 110 kW of energy and 350 Nm of torque to the rear wheels by way of five-speed guide transmission. Claimed gas consumption is a really spectacular 7.1 L/100 km.
This D-Max has a payload of 1 195 kg and braked towing capability of two 100 kg.
Being the latest of the present crop of Mzansi’s massive three bakkies, it comes customary with a powerful set of security specs together with digital stability management, trailer sway management, brake help system, twin airbags and ABS with EBD.
It comes customary with radio and aircon, however requires elbow grease to wind down the home windows.
The D-Max is roofed by a five-year/120 000 km guarantee and is inclusive of a five-year/90 000 km service plan.
R448 500 – Isuzu D-Max 1.9TD Extended cab L
This model is barely higher specced than the bottom mannequin. It comes with steering wheel audio controls, 4 audio system as a substitute of two, distant management central locking, keyless entry, speed-sensitive door lock, illuminated entry and electrical home windows.
The powertrain and load-carrying talents stays unchanged.
For extra data on the Isuzu D-Max, click on right here.