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Biggest double-cab bakkies and SUVs you can buy in South Africa

South Africans are quite fond of large bakkies and SUVs – just look at the country’s best-selling vehicles list.

Using TopAuto Car Prices, we looked for the biggest vehicles in these two categories – and our findings are detailed below.

GWM P-Series

The GWM P-Series 2.0TD SX packs a 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel engine that delivers 120kW and 400Nm.

This allows for a 9.4l/100km fuel consumption, a maximum cargo capacity of 650kg, and a maximum braked towing capacity of 2,250kg.

A six-speed manual transmission then sends power to the rear wheels only.

The South African starting price for the GWM P-Series range is R377,900 – which includes a 5-year/100,000km warranty and 3-year/40,000km service plan.

Specifications GWM P Series 2.0TD SX
Engine 2.0-litre turbo-diesel
Length 5,425mm
Width 1,883mm
Height 1,882mm
Kerb Weight 1,915kg

Toyota Land Cruiser 79

The Toyota Land Cruiser 79 is powered by a 4.0-litre, V6 petrol engine that generates 170kW and 360Nm – with drive handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox that sends power to all four wheels.

This allows a maximum braked towing capacity of 1,500kg, while the load box carries up to 1,005kg.

The entry-level Toyota Land Cruiser 79 4.0 V6 has a South African starting price of R714,900 – which includes a 3-year/100,000km warranty.

Specifications Toyota Land Cruiser 79 4.0 V6
Engine 4.0-litre, V6 petrol
Length 5,095mm
Width 1,870mm
Height 1,955mm
Kerb Weight 2,315kg

Ford Ranger Raptor

According to Ford, the Ranger Raptor is the “ultimate performance bakkie”.

Under the hood sits a 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel motor producing 157kW and 400Nm – along with a 10-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels.

This sees a combined fuel consumption of 8.3l/100km, a maximum cargo capacity of 607kg, and a maximum braked towing capacity of 2,500kg.

The Ford Ranger 2.0Bi-Turbo 4×4 Raptor has a South African price of R910,200 – which includes a 4-year/120,000km warranty, a 6-year/90,000km service plan, and 3-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.

Specifications Ford Ranger 2.0Bi-Turbo 4×4 Raptor
Engine 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel
Length 5,398mm
Width 2,028mm
Height 1,873mm
Kerb Weight 2,338kg

Nissan Patrol

The Nissan Patrol is the ultimate SUV from the brand, fitted with a 5.6-litre, naturally-aspirated, V8 petrol engine that produces 298kW and 560Nm.

All four wheels are driven through a seven-speed automatic transmission, and fuel is consumed at a combined rate of 14.4l/100km.

Its large body supports a cargo capacity of 1,490 litres in five-seater mode, while a maximum braked towing capacity of 3,500kg is available.

The Nissan Patrol 5.6 V8 LE 4WD has a South African price of R1,570,700 – which includes a 6-year/150,000km warranty, a 3-year/90,000km service plan, and 6-year/150,000km roadside assistance.

Specifications Nissan Patrol 5.6 V8 LE 4WD
Engine 5.6-litre, V8 petrol
Length 5,165mm
Width 1,995mm
Height 1,940mm
Kerb Weight 2,746kg

Mercedes-Maybach GLS

The Maybach GLS features a 4.0-litre, V8, twin-turbo petrol engine that generates 410kW and 730Nm, paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Combined fuel consumption is rated at 12.5l/100km, a maximum cargo capacity of 520kg is supported, and a maximum braked towing capacity of 3,500kg is on offer.

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 has a South African price of R2,939,800 – which includes a 5-year/100,000km maintenance agreement.

Specifications Mercedes-Maybach GLS600
Engine 4.0-litre, V8 turbo-petrol
Length 5,205mm
Width 2,030mm
Height 1,823mm
Kerb Weight 2,785kg

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan packs a 6.8-litre, V12, turbo-petrol engine that puts out 420kW and 850Nm.

It carries 600 litres of cargo, tows up to 3,300kg, and achieves a 15.0l/100km combined fuel consumption.

To get the South African starting price of a new Rolls-Royce Cullinan, you would need to contact the dealership personally.

Specifications Rolls-Royce Cullinan
Engine 6.8-litre, V12 turbo-petrol
Length 5,341mm
Width 2,000mm
Height 1,835mm
Kerb Weight 2,660kg


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