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The “4x4s” you can buy for R550,000

The BAIC B40 Plus is the newest 4×4 on the market, coming in at a South African starting price of R549,500.

This might sound steep for a relatively new brand on the local scene, but the B40 Plus brings plenty of off-road-focused equipment as standard.

At the bottom of the range, the SUV is fitted with a 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel engine that generates 110kW and 350Nm, connected to a six-speed manual transmission.

In addition, it puts power down through a permanent four-wheel-drive system with a central transfer case and rear differential lock.

While the B40 Plus’s 210mm of ground clearance is not a market-leading figure, it does boast a relatively aggressive approach angle (37°), break-over angle (23°), and departure angle (31°) to bolster its off-road performance.

A rugged-looking interior, LED lights, reclining rear seats, removable hardtop roof, and red tow hooks fitted to every model then make this new competitor a competent 4×4 with a well-rounded equipment list.

The market

There are many four-wheel-drive SUVs and bakkies in South Africa, but not many sell for less than R550,000.

For the purposes of giving you your money’s worth in this article, we looked at 4×4 and all-wheel-drive vehicles which can be considered competitors to the B40 Plus.

Below, we list these SUVs and bakkies.

Click on the underlined prices to visit TopAuto Car Prices for more information.


Mahindra Scorpio 2.2CRDe 4WD S11 Adventure

  • PriceR416,999
  • Power – 103kW/320Nm
  • Ground clearance – 165mm

Subaru Forester 2.0i

  • PriceR486,000
  • Power – 115kW/196Nm
  • Ground clearance – 220mm

Haval H6 2.0T 4WD Super Luxury

  • PriceR514,900
  • Power – 150kW/320Nm
  • Ground clearance – 170mm

Nissan X-Trail 2.5 4×4 Acenta

  • PriceR523,900
  • Power – 126kW/233Nm
  • Ground clearance – 209mm

Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4 GLS

  • Price R549,995
  • Power – 123kW/222Nm
  • Ground clearance – 190mm

JMC Vigus 2.4TDCi Double Cab 4×4 LX

  • PriceR374,900
  • Power – 103kW/310Nm
  • Ground clearance – 225mm

JAC T8 1.9TDi Double Cab 4WD Lux

  • PriceR452,400
  • Power – 100kW/320Nm
  • Ground clearance – 210mm

Isuzu D-Max 250 Double Cab 4×4 Hi-Ride

  • PriceR533,500
  • Power – 100kW/320Nm
  • Ground clearance – 225mm

Ford Ranger 2.2TDCi Double Cab 4×4 XL

  • PriceR541,200
  • Power – 118kW/385Nm
  • Ground clearance – 237mm

Mahindra Pik Up 2.2CRDe Double Cab 4×4 S11 Karoo Dusk

  • PriceR549,999
  • Power – 103kW/320Nm
  • Ground clearance – 210mm


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