Beforehand often called the Rangga, IMV 0 Idea and the Hilux Champ, our sources have confirmed that this new club-cab package deal is about to reach within the South African market with the rebirthed iconic Stallion nameplate.
Touted because the modern-day answer to utilitarian mobility, CAR Journal can affirm that this compact bakkie from Toyota will probably be arriving in South Africa from 2024. Following its official introduction on the Japan Mobility Present a couple of weeks in the past, the geometric Land Cruiser 70 Collection-inspired mannequin has been seen sporting a number of completely different names whereas present process testing in world markets exterior of Japan. Rangga, IMV 0 (Worldwide Multi-Objective Car 0) and Hilux Champ are a few of the titles bestowed upon the bakkie however in South Africa, it’ll rebirth the long-lasting Stallion nameplate and avoid the Champ title which was previously held by Nissan’s equally legendary 1400.
With no frills and a configurable load mattress, the unique idea designation of Worldwide Multi-Objective Car 0 is anticipated to retain an awesome degree of customizability relying on purchaser wants. Reiterating the no-frills proposition, this utilitarian companion will slot in beneath the Hilux with business sources claiming it’ll begin from $10 000. If that is true and it might be offered for the same worth in South Africa, it equates to simply underneath R190 000 which might imply it rivals the Suzuki Tremendous Carry 1.2 at R177 900, JAC X100 1.2 single cab dropside at R199 900 and the Mahindra Bolero 2.5Di single cab Maxitruck Plus at R204 999.
No affirmation on powertrains has been supplied by Toyota however the anticipated Stallion is anticipated to debut with the entry-level 2,0-litre 2,0-litre four-cylinder petrol motor paired to a 5-speed handbook transmission. There are rumours that the boxy bakkie will even be fitted with 2,4-litre diesel unit though that is all pure hypothesis.
The joint engineering mission between Daihatsu and Toyota (TDEM) has the physique on body bakkie measure 5 300 mm in size, 1 785 mm in width, and 1 740 mm in peak. Whereas the usual cab accommodates two occupants, a number of configurations shared by Toyota seem able to seating further passengers. For comparability, a current-generation double-cab Hilux measures round 5 300 mm in size, 1 855 mm in width and 1 815 mm in peak relying on the mannequin.
Anticipated to take nations within the World South by storm, this may increasingly very effectively be the answer for the growing South African market.