Are you looking for the most affordable automatic double-cab bakkies available in South Africa? Take a look at this list…
The automatic trend is easily understood when you consider that many double-cab bakkies are used for leisure purposes and are often put to use in built-up urban areas where automatic transmissions make driving easier and less stressful. More than this, towing and venturing into the wild with an automatic transmission is so much easier too, making it a sensible purchase for those with active lifestyles.
Considering the popularity of automatic double-cab bakkies, we have compiled a list of the 5 cheapest double-cab bakkies currently on sale in South Africa. Prices are accurate as of March 2021. Here they are…
1. Mahindra Pik Up 2.2 CRDe S11 Automatic - R389 999
The Mahindra Pik Up S11 4x4 is pictured here.
The S11 Pik Up is the cheapest automatic double cab bakkie in South Africa. Mahindra introduced a new range-topping S11 Pik Up in South Africa in 2020 and it's offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission! Mahindra's tried and tested 2.2-litre turbodiesel does duty under the bonnet with 103 kW and 320 Nm of torque and together with the automatic transmission, a fuel consumption figure of 7.9 L/100km is claimed. The S11 4x4 Pik Up automatic is priced from R421 999.
2. GWM P Series 2.0TD SX Automatic - R404 900
GWM's long-awaited P Series has finally arrived on local soil with both single- and double-cab body shapes on offer. The cheapest automatic double cab P Series is listed at R404 900. The P Series range is powered by a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine that offers 120 kW and 400 Nm and is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 9.4 L/100km. If you are looking for 4x4 traction, you will have to opt for the P Series DLX 4x4 automatic priced at R434 900.
We will be publishing a video review and written review of the new P Series soon, so stay tuned!
3. Ford Ranger 2.2 Hi-Rider XL 4x2 Auto – R441 000
The Ranger 2.2 Hi-Rider XL automatic is currently the third-cheapest automatic double-cab model on offer in South Africa. Its 2.2-litre turbodiesel offers 118 kW and 385 Nm of torque, powering the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Ford claims a fuel consumption figure of 7.6 L/100km. For those looking for 4x4 capability, the XL 4x4 automatic is priced from R537 400.
4. Isuzu D-Max 250 Hi-Ride Auto - R480 400
Last year, Isuzu bolstered its local D-Max offering with a 5-speed automatic transmission that's now offered in conjunction with its 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine. This engine offers 100 kW and 320 Nm of torque and carries a claimed fuel consumption figure of 8.1 L/100km.
5. Toyota Hilux 2.4GD-6 Raider Auto - R531 600
The 2.4GD-6 Raider automatic double cab is priced from R531 600 and is powered by a 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine with 110 kW and 400 Nm of torque and mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Toyota claims a fuel consumption figure of 7.3 L/100km. If you are looking for 4x4 capability then the Hilux 2.4GD-6 4x4 Raider automatic comes in at a price of R551 700.