The JMC Vigus is a bakkie that has made its name in the school of hard knocks – and it is all the better for it.
Launched locally in 2014, the Vigus has notched up steady sales, earning a reputation for being tough and dependable, yet user-friendly and comfortable in daily use, claims JMC.
The version on sale locally is the second-generation Vigus. It is also available in China (where it is built), Australia, Chile and Uruguay, as well as a number of other markets.
The word, Vigus, is derived from vigour, which embraces endurance, vitality, strength and the ability to endure… so it’s the perfect name for a light commercial vehicle which boasts these properties, says the automaker.
The range starts from R201 880, and the most affordable double cab priced at R282 880.
For R348 990, adventurous types can get behind the wheel of a four-wheel-drive double cab with a modern, 2.4-litre common rail turbodiesel engine and generous comfort and convenience equipment. It has a 225mm of ground clearance and 290Nm of torque, adding to its off-road credentials.
Move up to the SLX flagship and you get a touch-screen and reverse parking sensors. It retains the same drivetrain, which means fuel consumption in the order of just 8.0-litres/100 km, says the automaker.
Irrespective of trim level or engine (a 2.4 petrol is also available), the JMC Vigus double cab is sold with a 5-year or 100 000km warranty and a 5-yr or 60 000km service plan.
A total of seven derivatives make up the Vigus range and irrespective of engine type, trim level of body style, it is a smart choice for those after a bakkie that does it all with a little extra vigour.