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.
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.
|Engine||4.0-litre, V8 turbo-petrol|
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.
|Engine||6.8-litre, V12 turbo-petrol|