Bakkies are a proudly South African vehicle and they are as much a part of life in South Africa as braais and boerewors. These multipurpose vehicles are used for a wide range of activities such as transporting families or moving heavy loads. If you are looking for bakkies for sale it pays to know which manufacturers have the best reputation. The top sellers include the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Isuzu KB.
Top selling bakkies in South Africa
The Toyota Hilux bakkie has dominated the South African market with its rugged good looks and practical accessories since the first model was manufactured in 1969. Since then it has been upgraded to keep up to date with the latest technology. It has remained one of the best sellers year after year. This vehicle is perfect for traversing South Africa’s rugged terrain and it is also suitable for buyers who are looking for a workhorse. The Toyota Hilux is available as a Single Cap, Xtra Cab or Double cab. Second hand bakkies offer a cost effective option for buyers who are on a budget.
The Ford Ranger
The durable and stylish Ford Ranger gained recognition in 2013 when it received the International Pick-Up Award. This vehicle is renowned for both it’s off and on road capabilities. It has excellent safety features such as 4-wheel ABS, airbags and a tire pressure monitor. The Ford Ranger’s powerful engine and 4×4 drive makes this vehicle a suitable choice for outdoor enthusiasts while its large load bed makes it a good workhorse. Body styles include the single cab or double cab and both models have a durable interior made from strong plastics.
Another top contender is the Isuzu KB with features such as air conditioning and cruise control making it a comfortable vehicle to drive. Buyers can choose between a 4×2 or 4×4 drive. The Isuzu KB is renowned for its towing capabilities and it can handle a full day of work. However, drawbacks to this model are a lack of off-road-specific ABS braking and there is also no hill descent control.
If you are looking for bakkies for sale, or second hand bakkies, visit the King of Local Classifieds, Junk Mail.
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