19 August, 2014
Hopping around town in DFSK still far under R100 000
- Geely Loadhopper still priced at R92 990
- Halfton-pickup with 600kg capacity
- Fuel running cost around R1/km
Geely's gutsy LOADHOPPER range of small pick-ups survived the
exchange rate onslaught with a handful of these run-arounds still
available at rock bottom prices.
Based at R92 990 (including VAT) the DFSK Loadhopper offers
unrivalled value for money for a no-nonsense light commercial with a
load capacity much higher than its specified half-ton capacity.
Boasting a load box of 2m by 1.3m, the Loadhopper with 13" wheels can
easily handle a payload of 600 kg. Because of the classification of
light commercial vehicles in South Africa, this bakkie is classified as a
"The Loadhopper packs a heavy punch when it comes to work load," says
Devon Nassif, Sales and Dealer Development Manager of the Dacar Motor
Corporation, importers and distributors of Geely passenger and DFSK
light commercial vehicles.
"Our many loyal customers operating this gutsy little bakkie refer to
it as a 'trailer with its own engine'. It really is the ideal vehicle
for anything from garden rubble and miniloads to collections, deliveries
and general transport of basically anything."
The 1,3-litre single-cab offers an added financial advantage - the
price includes VAT, which can be claimed back from Sars at a rate of 14%
if used for business purposes.
"This means in essence the Loadhopper 1.3 costs a mere R81 570," says Nassif.
The Loadhopper comes with a 12 months/60 000km warranty.
"Service parts are really affordable, which means running costs are
kept at a minimum because of low maintenance costs," concludes Nassif.
As far as performance is concerned, the Loadhopper 1.3 averages a fuel consumption of only 8,2?/100km.