How much it costs to fill up South Africa’s best-selling bakkies – Ranger vs Hilux vs Isuzu and more

The bakkie market has seen an influx of new entrants and models in the first half of the year, at a time when petrol prices continue to soar to new highs.

Ford, for example, is set to release its next generation of the popular Ranger soon, while the new Volkswagen Amarok will also be revealed in 2022. Jeep has also entered the bakkie market with its new Gladiator Rubicon at a hefty R1.26 million price tag. In the bakkies launch month, Jeep sold an impressive 55 units.

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) reported domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini-buses at 8,877 units during June 2022 – down 20.8% from the 11,206 units sold a year ago.

Ford Ranger was the best-selling bakkie in June 2022, making it the second month in a row for the US brand made locally.

The Ranger sold 1,601 units, ahead of Toyota Hilux, which dipped below 1,000 units. Toyota has seen a significant decrease in domestic sales from 1,368 units in May.

Naamsa reported the following models as being the top sellers for June:

  1. Ford Ranger – 1,601 units
  2. Isuzu D-Max – 1,280 units
  3. Nissan NP200 – 1,249 units
  4. Toyota Hilux – 969 units
  5. Mahindra Pik Up – 615 units
  6. Nissan Navara – 554 units
  7. GWM P-Series – 382 units
  8. Toyota Land Cruiser 79 – 297 units
  9. GWM Steed – 277 units
  10. Volkswagen Amarok – 184 units

Fuel prices

Given their size, weight, engine size and design, bakkies are often less fuel efficient than their sedan and hatchbacks brothers and sisters. The majority of bakkies listed by Naamsa have tanks around 80 litres, making it common practice to fork out more than R2,000 to fill a tank.

Across the country, inland prices for different variants of fuel reflect at pumps like so:

Inland June official July official July
95 Petrol R24.17 R26.74
93 Petrol R23.94 R26.31
0.05% diesel (wholesale) R23.09 R25.40
0.005% diesel (wholesale) R23.23 R25.53
Illuminating Paraffin R18.20 R19.86

Below is a table that details how much it roughly costs to fill a tank of various sizes inland this July:

Tank size 93 unleaded 95 unleaded 0.05% diesel
45 litres R1 183 R1 203 R 1 143
60 litres R1 578 R1 604 R1 524
80 litres R2 104 R2 139 R2 032

BusinessTech looked at how much it costs to fill up South Africa’s best-selling bakkies:

Note: For petrol configurations, the price of 95 unleaded is used while for diesel engines the price of 0.05% is taken into account.


Ford Ranger

  • From R340,400
  • 6.5l/100km
  • 80l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R2,032

 


Isuzu D-Max

  • From R498,900
  • 7.9l/100km
  • 80l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R2,032

 


Nissan NP200 

  • From R210,500
  • 8.1l/100km
  • 50l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R1,270


Toyota Hilux 

  • From R326,300
  • 7.1l/100km
  • 80l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R2,032 (diesel) or R2,139 (petrol)


Mahindra Pik Up 

  • From R357,999
  • 7.9l/100km
  • 80l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R2,032


Nissan Navara 

  • From R341,500
  • 7.2/100km
  • 80l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R2,032 (diesel) or R2,139 (petrol)


GWM P-Series 

  • From R421,900
  • 9.8l/100km
  • 80l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R2,032


Toyota Land Cruiser 79

  • From R678,800
  • 14.4l/100km
  • 90l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R2,286


GWM Steed

  • From R356,900
  • From 7.9l/100km
  • 70l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R1,778


Volkswagen Amarok

  • From R764,500
  • 8.2l/100km
  • 80l tank size
  • To fill its tank up from empty: R2,032


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