If there’s one factor South Africans love, its vehicles, and let’s be sincere, there isn’t any denying that South Africa is proudly a “bakkie” nation. We not solely use them for leisure exercise, however in addition they make up a big portion of the nation’s industrial and way of life automobiles.
China has stepped as much as the plate and brought notice of this by introducing the JMCSA Vigus 5 which was nominated as a contender for the 2020 Car of The Year competitors.
South African bakkie tastes catered for
JMC has been is South Africa for 10 years and it will appear that the JMC Chinese automakers have taken notice of South African tastes in relation to twin cabs and bakkies.
They have managed to include lots of the parts South African customers need in a automobile, together with know-how, comfort, dimension, functionality, velocity and at a aggressive worth.
Dillon Smit makes reminiscences in his Vigus 5
Professional rugby participant Dillon Smit has been a part of the JMCSA Vigus 5 household for the previous 11 months.
We requested Smit what he liked most concerning the Vigus 5:
“My Vigus 5 has taken me to stadiums and back, on road trips with my wife and to some of my favourite holiday destinations – memories I’ll cherish forever!”
The Vigus 5: Five issues to like
1. Vehicle energy. You’ve gotta love a automobile with energy. The Puma engine is the results of JMC’s profitable collaboration with Ford. Who would’ve identified! It is famend for its lengthy and trouble-free service life, together with low service prices. A keen but refined, four-cylinder, 2.4-litre turbodiesel is the default engine alternative, and, with 103 kW and 310Nm, there’ll be no ready round.
2. International impression. Although a Chinese model, JMC sources a lot of its underpinnings and components from European producers, which I feel is superior. Quality is essential in relation to components and particularly security. This means you might be getting components from Borg Warner, Getrag, Bosch, Honeywell, Valeo, ZF and Denso in a Chinese-made automobile.
3. Geared-up Interior. JMC has actually come to the occasion when it comes to the inside, which boasts a whole makeover, luxurious leather-based seats, steering wheel controls on an adjustable steering column, contact display infotainment system and cruise management,to call only a few comfort gadgets which I like and use, particularly when on my solution to observe.
4. Unified staff. Beyond the automobile, the staff at JMCSA has been extremely accommodating and so welcoming. They have been environment friendly, useful and really informative, which is necessary for anybody seeking to buy a brand new automobile.
5. Structure. The Vigus incorporates a distinctive construction, with a really distinctive entrance finish which units it aside from every other automobile. The daring grille is a standout characteristic, whereas easy, flowing flanks make sure the Vigus cuts simply by way of the air. The windscreen is steeply raked contributing to the environment friendly aerodynamics.
“The New Vigus also has a more SUV-like look and feel — it’s a style that grows on you!” stated Smit.