When you hear the word bakkie, you probably think of a tough, reliable, and powerful 4x4 vehicle. In terms of brands, you probably think of Ford, Isuzu, or GWM. All of these are great brands that are dominating the market and have worked their marketing magic to be top of mind for you. But the search to find the perfect bakkie can be difficult, it’s more than just marketing. Whether you are looking for the perfect workhorse or just want to experience the thrill of riding a beast, it’s an important decision to make. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of 5 vehicles to look at to make your search easier.

1. Ford Ranger 
Who could forget this versatile and powerful beast? Deemed the toughest bakkie in the market. This magnificent creature is one of the most popular bakkies in South Africa. With a bold front grille, a 10-speed transmission, and an all-wheel-drive system, it’s easy to see why. With models available from R494 400 and many impressive safety features, this vehicle is made for adventure. 

Learn more about the Next-Gen Ford Ranger: https://www.hatfieldgroup.co.za/new-ford-models 

2. VW Amarok 
Up next, we have the powerful Amarok. Often described as the perfect work companion, this powerhouse is made for work. The Amarok has a range of powerful features, such as the 3.5-ton towing capacity on all automatic transmissions, a monster V6 engine, and all-terrain tyres. This iconic bakkie has models available from R581 900. So whatever your requirements are, this bold beast meets them effortlessly.

3. Isuzu D-Max 
This classic and bold bakkie is built to conquer any terrain. So whether you are tackling the urban jungle or the outdoors, this bakkie has your back. Featuring a bold and sleek silhouette, a 3.0 turbocharged engine, and a terrain command dial that allows you to switch between 2WD and 4WD with ease. With models starting at R362 700, this is an affordable bakkie that doesn’t compromise on quality or style. 

Learn more about the Isuzu D-Max: https://www.hatfieldgroup.co.za/new-isuzu-models 

4. Mahindra Pik Up 
The Mahindra Pik Up truly ignites your spirit for adventure. Boasting a 4-cylinder mHawk turbo-diesel engine and a 6-speed transmission that delivers an impressive 103kW and 320 Nm, this bakkie is built with performance in mind. Its features include a power steering, keyless entry, and a one-touch lane change indicator. You too can unleash your inner beast, with prices starting at R266 499. 

Learn more about the Mahindra Pik Up: https://www.hatfieldgroup.co.za/new-mahindra-models 

5. GWM P-Series 
Lastly, we have the new kid on the block, the versatile and reliable GWM P-series. This new contender features adaptive cruise control, up/downhill assist control, a 6MT transmission, and a 2.0 turbo diesel engine. It has the perfect balance of power, safety, and performance, providing you with everything you need and more. With models starting at R413 050.  

Learn more about the GWM P-Series: https://www.hatfieldgroup.co.za/new-gwm-models 

We hope this list has helped you with your search to find a bakkie that works for you. All these powerful and sleek bakkies are available at our Hatfield Motor Group dealers. Click the link below and explore our wide range of options available to you!