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May 21

Commercial Vehicle

About bakkie

Bakkies or bakkies are light and mid-duty vehicles with an open rear bay and an enclosed driver’s cabin to the front. Used mainly for utilitarian purposes by traders in the early 1900’s, bakkie trucks were bare and simple in design and came with modest amenities. It was in the 1950’s that consumers started purchasing bakkie trucks for lifestyle needs, where automobile manufacturers began to design bakkies to be more consumer oriented with air conditioning, glass-windows and 3-speed transmission.

Bakkies today, are designed with both, the power to perform as well as modern comforts to keep up with the needs of serving as a primary vehicle for many car buyers. Instead of the conventional single-cabin, bakkies now feature double-cabins with more seating space and plush interiors depending on the make and trim of the vehicle you are purchasing. More seating does mean less space for your goods in the rear bay, not a big sacrifice if you are buying your bakkie for personal use. You also get to choose between light, mid-sized, full-sized and heavy-duty bakkies choosing in accordance with the power you desire from your bakkie. Full-sized and heavy-duty bakkies also offer 4 X 4 drive for better performance.

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