The Affordable Workhorse

Living in South Africa, we are all familiar with our term for a compact pick-up truck – a bakkie. A host of automotive manufacturers around the world have been selling bakkies to markets in countries with booming industrial sectors, including South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. Companies such as Holden, the Australian GM division, Chevrolet, and BMW created their own luxury versions of the pick-up truck, with the rear of the vehicle configurable with a canopy and other accessories.

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