South Africa’s Big Bakkie Battle is Here!

South Africa’s Big Bakkie Battle is Here!

February 22, 2020
Posted by: Estefan

As proudly South Africans, we love our bakkies, especially the good old pick-up trucks that can get us rolling in the deep safari mud without any hassle.

If a South African bakkie keeps you going within the agricultural sector or on weekend family road trips, then you’ll understand why South Africans call them, “faithful companions”.

Today, many vehicle brands are trying to produce compact trucks which mirror the body and interior quality of SUVs:

  • Seamless ride
  • High-tech infotainment systems
  • Luxury cabins
  • Power-trains of a car
  • Advanced safety features

But, which bakkie is the country’s favorite?

Here are our big bakkie players currently disrupting South Africas pick-up truck market:


Variant: 3.2 TDCi Wildtrak 4×4 automatic

Price: R596 900

Engine: 3198 cc, 5-cylinder, turbo-diesel

Power: 147 kW at 3000 rpm

Torque: 470 Nm between 1500-2750 rpm



Derivative: 2.0 BiTDI Highline 4MOTION automatic

Price: R558 200

Engine: 1968cc, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel

Power: 132 kW at 4000 rpm

Torque: 420 Nm at 1750 rpm



Variant: 300 D-TEQ LX 4×4 automatic

Price: R563 500

Engine: 2999 cc, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel

Power: 130 kW at 3600 rpm

Torque: 380 Nm between 1800-2800 rpm


Variant: 2.8 GD-6 4×4 Raider manual

Price: R529 900

Engine: 2755 cc, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel

Power: 130 kW at 3400 rpm

Torque: 420 Nm between 1400-2600 rpm

Get your hands on a modern bakkie which comprise the power, gadget and quality we appreciate in newly refined, up-and-coming cars.

Looking to sell your bakkie? At CarZar, we pay more cash for Bakkies!

Get a free estimated online value for your car from Book an inspection to receive an instant cash offer or get more for your car through our nationwide network of dealers. We’ll help get you the best price the South African market is willing to pay for yoursecond hand car!