Hyundai has launched a new version of its H100 Bakkie, giving it fresher looks and a new engine.
The 1.3 ton H100 Bakkie is aimed at business operators in need of a versatile, reliable vehicle for their daily operations.
Hyundai has reworked the nose of the H100 to give it a new look. The headlights are redesigned with a dark charcoal trim surrounding the actual lamp. The nose panel between the headlights that tilts open to provide access to the engine coolant and window washer reservoirs now forms a unit with the rest of the front bodywork.
A new front bumper with a wide, upward lifted black insert, gives the H100 a new face. The new exterior mirrors are much bigger and shaped for maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
An air conditioner can be ordered as optional equipment.
A redesigned steering wheel that can tilt up and down gives a fresh appearance from the driver's viewpoint. Map pockets in the door-panels and a glovebox offer additional storage space.
The trunk of the H100 is only 745mm high for more convenient loading and unloading of cargo. Up to 1.3 tons of cargo can be loaded - an exercise that can be made even easier by dropping one, two or all three of the flat cargo area's latching side panels.
Added side security for cargo retention comes in the form of robust sidewall latches, and foldaway long-load retention pegs on the protection bar between the cargo area and the cabin help keep ladders, pipes, wood and other lengthy loads firmly in place.
The new 2607cc naturally aspirated four-cylinder diesel engine that was picked as the power source for the upgraded H100 Bakkie delivers 58kW at 3800rpm and a maximum torque of 167Nm at 2200rpm. The 2.6 l engine in the H100 features an overhead camshaft.
Included in the H100 Bakkie's is a five-year or 150 000km warranty and three-year or 60 000km service plan, as well as five-year or 150 000km Roadside Assistance.