• The list details five of the most expensive bakkies currently for sale on the Autotrader dealer classifieds.
• A Ford F150 Raptor, Dodge RAM 1500 and Volkswagen Amarok 3.0-litre V6 make up some of the options.
• A whopping R3.6-million is the most expensive bakkie currently listed.
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Just like biltong and koeksisters with coffee on a cold morning, South Africans love their bakkies just as much, with the local line-up boasting some stellar examples.
Toyota's best-selling Hilux leads the line-up, while Ford's Ranger and Isuzu's D-Max are some options that form part of the chasing pack. The arrival of new contenders from Renault and Peugeot will undoubtedly add a bit of variety once they launch locally.
The Volkswagen Amarok V6 currently holds the title of the most powerful bakkie in the country with figures of 190kW and 580Nm, garnering a price tag of just under a million rand at R996 000.
R3.6-million for a bakkie?
Along with SUVs, bakkies have become one of the most lucrative segments in recent years. Many prospective customers are not afraid to spend big, even in the current volatile economic climate.
On the Autotrader dealer classifieds, there are many eye-watering examples up for sale that surpasses supercar price tags - one listing exceeds the R3-million mark.
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By comparison, the Porsche Taycan goes for R2.2-million and Audi RS 7 Sportback for R2.1-million, for example, and those are some of the most exclusive performance models currently on show.
Some of the bakkies advertised - like the Ford F150 Raptor and Dodge RAM - was not available to buy through a dealership locally. Both offerings boast low mileage and still in pristine condition inside and out, which gives dealerships the leeway to ask for such a hefty price tag.
It remains to be seen how long these bakkies will be advertised because the itch of driving a bakkie no one else has can pique the inner child of any motoring and bakkie enthusiast.
For those in the market for a pre-owned bakkie and with plenty of cash to splash, these options currently listed on the Autotrader classifieds boast supercar price tags: