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5 most affordable double-cab bakkies in South Africa

Bakkies are an ever-popular staple of the South African car market, as evidenced by the strong sales of models like the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger.

For those looking for a double cab, however, it can seem like an expensive route, with the more prominent options like the Hilux having a starting price of R518,800 for this body style.

We looked at the other end of the spectrum, to see what the five cheapest double cab bakkies in the country have to offer.

GWM Steed 5 2.2MPi double cab – R235,900

Starting off the list is the GWM Steed 5 with its 2.2-litre petrol engine, which provides the bakkie with 73kW and 180Nm.

In conjunction with a five-speed manual gearbox turning the rear wheels, the Steed manages a combined fuel consumption of 9.8l/100km.

A towing capacity of 1,700kg is also on the books, while the back can accommodate a load of up to 1,005kg.

Inside, the Steed features electric front windows, a cloth upholstery, manual air conditioning, and a radio with USB connectivity.

The GWM Steed 5 is offered with a 5-year/100,000km warranty and a 3-year/45,000km service plan.

Mahindra Bolero 2.5TD double cab – R251,999

Next up is the Mahindra Bolero sporting a 2.5-litre, turbo-diesel engine producing 74kW and 235Nm.

Like the Steed, the Bolero is rear-wheel drive and uses a five-speed manual transmission, which gives it an average fuel consumption of 9.5l/100km.

The Mahindra’s towing capacity is listed at 1,100kg, too, while the rear box can carry a maximum of 750kg.

Cloth seats and manual air conditioning with a heater are also included.

The Mahindra Bolero comes with a 3-year/100,000km warranty.

JAC T6 2.0VVT double cab Lux – R324,900

The JAC T6’s 2.0-litre petrol engine is capable of producing 108kW and 190Nm.

As a result, its maximum load capacity is listed at 820kg and maximum braked towing capacity at 2,000kg.

Furthermore, the JAC uses a five-speed manual transmission to deliver power to the rear wheels, returning a combined fuel rating of 8.6l/100km.

Buyers can also expect artificial leather upholstery, a multifunction steering wheel, electric windows, cruise control, manual air conditioning, and a four-speaker Bluetooth sound system.

The JAC T6 includes a 5-year/150,000km warranty and a 5-year/60,000km service plan.

Mahindra Pik Up 2.2CRDe double cab S6 – R357,999

The second Mahindra on the list, the Pik Up’s 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine is more powerful than the Bolero’s, generating 103kW and 320Nm.

This provides the Pik Up with the best official fuel consumption out of these five budget double cabs, listed at 7.9l/100km.

Power is handled by a six-speed manual gearbox, ensuring the bakkie tows up to 2,500kg while the load box will carry a further 1,095kg.

Features on the Pik Up include manual air conditioning, electric windows, front and rear charging points, cruise control, fabric upholstery, and a four-speaker sound system.

The Mahindra Pik Up comes with a 4-year/120,000km warranty and a 5-year/90,000km service plan.

GWM P-Series 2.0TD double cab SX- R397,900

Finally, we have the GWM P-Series with its 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel engine offering 120kW and 400Nm.

The generous power levels translate to a towing capacity of 2,250kg along with a loadspace capacity of 650kg.

Like the other bakkies on the list, the P-Series is also rear-wheel drive with power being delivered via a six-speed manual gearbox.

As the priciest entry on offer, the P-Series is then equipped with welcome features such as electric windows, daytime running lights, a multifunction steering wheel, manual air conditioning, a digital instrument cluster, cruise control, traction control, hill start and hill descent assist, rear parking sensors, and a four-speaker Bluetooth sound system.

The GWM P-Series is offered with a 5-year/100,000km warranty and service plan.

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