Need an alternative affordable bakkie? JMC updates the Vigus with renewed vigour

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.

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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.

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