Small bakkies are becoming mightily impressive - and not just in terms of what they can carry. However at 800kg, which is the largest payload capacity in the segment, the Nissan NP200 is not exactly found wanting.
Where South Africa’s most popular sub-tonne bakkie could improve is the looks. In plain, workhorse white, the vehicle has a distinct commercial look about it and it comes as no surprise that many small business owners have chosen the NP200 as their vehicle of choice.
The thing is, we spend most of our time sitting inside the bakkie, so that’s where we really need the car to shine. And in an age of constant connectivity, what we really care about is safely making a handsfree call over Bluetooth. And a USB port would be nice.
Thankfully all these concerns have been addressed with the Limited Edition Nissan NP200 Stealth. Based on the NP200 which sells incredibly well in South Africa, the Stealth has the same 1.6 engine, the same impressive load capacity and the same 6 year/150 000km warranty of any other NP200, but it looks really, really cool.
Customised body paint, wheels and decals separate it from any other NP200 on the road, and for the same price as the normal NP200 1.6 S, Nissan will throw in a huge list of extras, all of which are featured in our video.
But we thought at that price, perhaps owning this little bakkie is in some ways better than owning a small car. Which we’ve tried our best to demonstrate…
If you are interested in purchasing a Nissan NP200 Stealth, click here: