10 best-selling bakkies in South Africa – with prices

The rivalry between Toyota and Ford in the pick up, or ‘bakkie’ category has continued into 2016 through their respective Hilux and Ranger editions.

Toyota leads the race at the half way point of 2016, having launched its new 2016 edition towards the end of February.

The good news for Isuzu has been the resurgence of its KB model in 2016. In the wake of a new look Ranger, launched in 2015, and the new Hilux, Isuzu will also launch a face lifted KB model this year.

BusinessTech looks at the top 10 best selling bakkies in South Africa in 2016 so far, using data supplied by Naamsa up to the end of May.

1. Toyota Hilux – 14,532

The Japanese car maker said it would celebrate a million units sold in South Africa alone, in 2015.

Toyota has a 13 models of Hilux to choose from in SA – 10 single cab, and three ‘Xtra Cab’ models, starting at R233,700 for a Hilux SC 2.0 VVTi 5MT.

The top of the range Hilux XC 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider starts from R480,800. A nudge bar and rear step accessory pack can cost in excess of R11,000.

  • Maximum Power (kW @ r/min): – 130 @ 3400.
  • Maximum Torque (Nm @ r/min): – 420 @ 1400-260.


2. Ford Ranger – 13,332

The Ranger has 33 different styling options in South Africa – starting at R195,900 for a 2.5P Chassis Cab Base 5MT 4×2 LR petrol, and going up to R597,900 for a 3.2 Wildtrak 4×4 6AT Double Cab Diesel.

On the extras front, a PDC/Camera costs R7,210, while a Steel Bull Bar (XL-PLUS) will set you back R18,000.

  • Maximum Power: 147 @ 3000
  • Maximum Torque: 470 @ 1500 – 2750


3. Isuzu KB – 4,781

Despite a late start, with only 598 units sold in January, Isuzu has come on strong, following the announced launch of its new facelift version – scheduled for the end of the third quarter or beginning of the fourth quarter of 2016.

The Isuzu KB Single Cab has a starting price of R235,000, while the Isuzu KB Double Cab starts at R344,400.

The top of the range KB 300 LX Auto 4X4 costs R563,500.

  • Maximum Power: 130 @ 3600
  • Maximum Torque: 380 @ 1800-2800

Isuzu KB 20154. Nissan NP200 – 4,591

The NP200 is popular because of its starting price – R157,900.

It offers three engine choices – an 8-valve petrol engine, 16-valve petrol engine, or a standard-setting K9K turbo diesel.

The 1.6-litre inline 4-cylinder engine features multipoint fuel injection for 64kW of power and 128Nm of load-hauling torque. And at 8.1 litres/100km, it’s fuel efficient, too.

Nissan NP 200
Nissan NP 200

5. Chevrolet Utility  – 3,732

The Chev is a very consistent performer, often inside the top 10 selling cars list. It starts at a very competitive R159,800.

The Chevrolet Utility comes in a 1.4 or 1.8 litre engine type.

  • Maximum Power: 77 @ 5400
  • Maximum Torque: 161 @ 3000
Chevrolet Utility
Chevrolet Utility – after the Corsa Utility brand was moved over by GM


6. Nissan NP300 Hardbody  – 3,590

The Hardbody is the king of loading. It has a starting price of R173,900 for a 2.0 single cab – with 8 models in the range in total.

Its top of the range  vehicle, a 2.5 TDI Hi-Rider D/Cab, starts at a price of R279,900.

The 2.0-litre petrol engine delivers 84kW and 169Nm of torque, while the 2.4-litre engine delivers 105kW and 205Nm of torque.

NP3007. Toyota LC Pickup – 1,570

Toyota’s Land Cruiser pickup is a big ‘safari vehicle’ for farm owners throughout Southern Africa.

The Land Cruiser 70 series is available in seven models: from a 79 Single Cab Diesel 4.2 litre model at R599,600 – to a 79 Double Cab Diesel 4.5 litre V8 for R706,200.

The V8 delivers 151 Kw of power and 430 Nm of torque.

Landcruiser8. Volkswagen Amarok – 1,253

The Amarok has 13 different models – six single cab offerings, starting with a 2.0 TDI 103kW Basic at R298,800, and two double cab options – starting at R468,700.

The top of the range in the series is a 2.0 BiTDI Ultimate 4MOTION Auto, which costs

It delivers 132kW of power and boasts an 8-speed automatic gearbox.


9. Mahindra Scorpio – 500

The India based company offers a number of different models in the single and double cab range.

The single cab starts at R158,768, while the double cab 4×4 is priced at R324,995.

  • Maximum Power: 88 kW @ 4000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 270 Nm @ 1600 rpm – 2800 rpm


10. Nissan Navara – app 400

The Navara has seven double cab options – starting with a 2.5dCi 4X2 XE at a cost of R376,900.

Its top of the range model is a 3.0dCi V6 4X4  priced at R686,900.

  • Maximum Power: 170 @ 3750
  • Maximum Torque: 550 @ 1750


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