The Search for Affordable Bakkies that Can Go the Distance
Everyone from small business owners and delivery companies to farmers are looking for affordable bakkies, especially given that it is possible today to spend as much as a R1 million on a top-of-the-range double cab.
Pick-up prices really seem to have gotten out of hand and today’s cash-strapped consumers demand an alternative. There has to be a way to buy a brand-new pick-up truck with a proper warranty at a reasonable price, or have we run out of alternatives in terms of the affordable bakkies still for sale on the South African market? Luckily not, thanks to JMC SA.
Our entry in the single-cab workhorse market is the Boarding, a no-nonsense, hard-working pick-up truck that is nevertheless uncommonly stylish for this segment. Its 2,8-litre turbocharged diesel engine delivers an ample 88 kW and lots of bottom-end torque – 245 N.m of it. Two models are available, namely the Standard and LX, the latter adding such luxuries as leatherette upholstery and air-conditioning. The Boarding is covered by a 3-year / 100 000-km warranty.
Vigus and Vigus 5
Competing in a higher market segment, the various Vigus derivatives are nevertheless surprisingly affordable bakkies. The Vigus is offered in a range of single- and double-cab models with varying trim lines and a choice of petrol and diesel engines, the former a naturally aspirated 2,4-litre with 95 kW and 201 N.m and the latter a turbocharged 2,4-litre unit with 88 kW and 290 N.m. Rounding out the range is the striking new Vigus 5, a double-cab bakkie that stands toe to toe with the market leaders in terms of stylish good looks but at a far more affordable price point. Its 2,4-litre turbo-diesel engine delivers a powerful 103 kW and 310 N.m and both 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains are offered. Both the Vigus and Vigus 5 are covered by a 5-year / 100 000-km warranty and 5-year / 60 000-km service plan with 24-hour roadside assistance for ultimate peace of mind.
Affordable Bakkies You Want to Drive
JMC SA proves that you can work hard and still look good doing it without having to spend a fortune on a bakkie. We even have you covered if you are looking for something even bigger, with our medium-sized Carrying truck range offering van, drop-side, single-cab, tipper, and double-cab configurations and able to carry 2,8 t. The best of all? You still only need a normal Code 08 driving licence to drive them. Is it any wonder that our range is amongst the most popular affordable bakkies in South Africa? Talk to us about the perfect model for you today.