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Bakkie to the future: Nissan Navara is just what SA needs

Lifestyle

Bakkie to the future: Nissan Navara is just what SA needs

The latest PRO-2X affirms the many benefits afforded by the pick-up genre

Motoring editor, reporter and presenter

It is no secret that SA consumers love their pick-ups. From single-cab specimens with a workhorse orientation, to high-end, fully-kitted powerhouse double-cabs with six-cylinder motors, the spectrum is wide.

In between those are milder offerings geared towards the buyer who wants a balance. A vehicle that can handle tough commercial applications, while offering a level of sophistication and comfort in which the family can bask on a leisurely Sunday drive.

The appeal of a pick-up as a daily vehicle is alluring, when you consider what the average driver has to navigate in our country. From potholes that become craters overnight, to errant minibus taxi operators and wayward Volkswagen Polo Vivo drivers, it is a jungle out there...

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