A pickup truck or a Bakkie (as it is so-called in South Africa) is one of the most practical vehicles to own. Due to the availability of ample space, it is ideal for transportation purposes and for going to adventure trips with friends and family. Many people prefer to own a bakkie over SUVs owing to its versatility and the immense travelling comfort it offers.
A few decades back, the pickup trucks were simply ‘workhorses’ that were built to haul. Over the years, they have undergone great changes. The modern pickup trucks available today look good, possess all the latest comforts, and better hauling and towing abilities. They undergo difficult road tests before they are sold, and they are pushed to their limits of speed and handling. Many city dwellers in Africa prefer to use bakkies for travelling to remote areas like the Moremi Game Reserve, the Central Kalahari in Botswana, or the Kaokoveld and Khaudom Game Reserve in Namibia, as they fare much better than the SUVs in such locations.
Hotwire Namibia is a well-known online car showroom that features the most exhaustive catalog of new and used cars, bikes, boats and commercial vehicles for sale in Namibia. Catering to the growing demand for bakkies, the company offers the following types of these hardy vehicles:
- Bakkie Club Cab
- Bakkies – Double Cab
- Bakkies – Extended Cab
- Bakkies – Single Cab
Some of the important makes offered by the company include – Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok, Mitsubishi Colt Rodeo, Isuzu, Chevrolet Silverado, Fiat Strada and more.
While the Toyota Hilux Double Cab is robust and affordable, having enough space for 4-5 passengers, and for any amount of luggage and equipment, the Toyota Landcruiser is considered the champion under the most favorite 4x4s, but costing almost as much as a modest house. Volkswagen Amarok is also known for its effortless off-road abilities, and its fuel efficiency. All these automobiles set new standards in the pick-up category in respect to load capacity, interior room, comfort, and ergonomics.
With all the first-rate features that modern bakkies have to offer, these vehicles have become the hot favorites amongst individuals and businesses alike. The best models when packed with quality certifications and price benefits by companies like Hotwire, add to the satisfaction of customers.