The best cookies on the market will always be the subject of contentious debate, with a fierce rivalry between Ford and Toyota, but the battle for the most expensive is a little more clear-cut. Here are the 5 most expensive biscuits currently available in South Africa.
The bakkie segment starts at a paltry R187 999 for the Mahindra Bolero 2.5Di Single Cab Maxitruck Plus. Filled with a large number of models with various powertrains in single and double cabs, the list reaches over a million rand. Here are the 5 most expensive buns on sale.
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Jeep Gladiator 3.6 Rubicon Double Cab – R1 299 900
The latest addition to the new biscuit market in South Africa is; 209 kW and 347 Nm Jeep Gladiator. By taking the same Wrangler recipe and applying it to a bakkie, or pickup as the Americans call it, it fills a niche market at the right price. The 3.6-liter V6 engine works exclusively with an eight-speed gearbox, which provides an average fuel consumption of 14.9 l/100 km.
Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI Double Cab Extreme 4Motion – R1 096 300
As an end-of-life product, Amarok still holds not one, but two spots on the list of most expensive cookies. The first is the Extreme 4Motion model, which produces 190 kW and 580 Nm from its V6 turbodiesel engine. The German bakkie can zip through its eight-speed gearbox before reaching a top speed of 207 km/h, before reaching that it can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, but that speed and acceleration are likely to hurt declared fuel economy of 11.4 l/100 km.
Volkswagen Amarok 3.0 V6 TDI Double Cab Highline 4Motion – R1 005 000
Similar to the above, the Highline model costs just under R100,000 less than the Extreme model, and despite the same performance, sprints to 100km/h in just 7.94 seconds.
Ford Ranger 2.0 Bi-Turbo Double Cab 4×4 Raptor Special Edition – R999 150
Like the Amarok, the remaining Ford Ranger ranks as one of the most expensive tanks available on our market. It will share a production line with the next Amarok, and its high-performance successor is likely to cost a significant amount more than its German rival. So far, the entry-level model costs just under a million rand and is powered by a turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine that produces a healthy 157kW and 500Nm, achieving a modest 10.0L/100km fuel economy.
Toyota Land Cruiser 79 4.5D-4D LX V8 Double Cab 70th Anniversary – R981 100
Here, for entirely different reasons than the high-performance models mentioned above, is the venerable Toyota Land Cruiser, which has gone through several iterations over the years. Although it’s a sub-million rand premium, the Double Cab 70th Anniversary is a special edition of the venerable Land Cruiser. Under the hood is a thirsty V8 that produces 151 kW and 430 Nm. A five-speed manual gearbox accelerates the box model to 160 km/h, and discreet driving returns 14.3 l/100 km.
Over the next few months, we imagine the new Ranger and Amarok could shake things up again.