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    Soon to be launched Brandt BRV was on display at the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo in Nasrec the last 3 days. The sales person informed us that the vehicle passed all required SABS regulations and should become available from June/July this year. Can now also be financed.

    I was a visitor to the show and am not associated with the brand in any way. First time I saw this in the metal - this is a beast. The grey model (Club cab) on show has good ground clearance and is quite high. Wearing boots I'm bit over 6 foot, but the inside top of the door frame was still higher than my head (grey version).

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    Comes in regular and club-cab type model for now. Double cab in the pipe line.

    The outside is robust, no soft curves or sensual lines. Hard wearing sheet metal with coating on the load bin. Inside is more utilitarian, and the dash board is basic. Huge cabin and loads of headroom for tall people. The seats are very comfortable and a step above regular bakkie seats. Pricing displayed in this post is for the grey model.

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    i don't know how many takers they will have at that price, it looks like an evolved Nomad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster View Post
    i don't know how many takers they will have at that price, it looks like an evolved Nomad.
    Actually looks a lot like a Defender to me!

    Plus it is 4x4. At that price, what other 4x4 club-cab bakkie can you get? And this is a GENUINE QUESTION - I am totally out of touch with new vehicle prices!

    Edit: And it has a Cummins engine, NOGAL!!!
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    At that price you can buy 2 x 2011 wrangler CRDs and have one for spares just in case...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by EttiennedK View Post
    Actually looks a lot like a Defender to me!

    Plus it is 4x4. At that price, what other 4x4 club-cab bakkie can you get? And this is a GENUINE QUESTION - I am totally out of touch with new vehicle prices!

    Edit: And it has a Cummins engine, NOGAL!!!
    Spec sheets on their website indicates all models as 4x2.

    I like the shape though - my first thought was that it looks like a Defender as well.
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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    I believe they built here in Bloem..I have seen then around here for quite some time.I guess they been testing them.They actually look beter in real life than the pics make out.The price however is steep

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    Quote Originally Posted by EttiennedK View Post
    Actually looks a lot like a Defender to me!

    Plus it is 4x4. At that price, what other 4x4 club-cab bakkie can you get? And this is a GENUINE QUESTION - I am totally out of touch with new vehicle prices!

    Edit: And it has a Cummins engine, NOGAL!!!
    The Nissan NP300 DC 4x4 comes to mind. They were going at incredible prices very recently. A lot of the Chinese DC bakkies in 4x4 also comes to mind, some of them also with Cummins I believe.

    Most of the above mentioned also has far more mod-cons and safety features than this. I'd imagine they wouldn't be able to go where this can go perhaps, but with a tyre upgrade and maybe suspension lift or some such you migh come close.

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    Please could someone from Bloem go test drive that thing for us....
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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    Quote Originally Posted by EttiennedK View Post
    Edit: And it has a Cummins engine, NOGAL!!!
    Didn't help Foton much... And they were cheaper.
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    serious question.

    who is the target market?
    why would you want that instead of a "normal" bakkie?

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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    How stupid is that side step.

    Calling that a bakkie is a bit of a long shot.

    Light truck is more descriptive.
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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    Another serious question - why is the front shock absorber tilted backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocin View Post
    serious question.

    who is the target market?
    why would you want that instead of a "normal" bakkie?

    Looks like a hardcore workhorse in the metal. So I would guess hard applications in the mining / farming / commercial industries

    I would be interested to see a test on this vehicle's off-road ability

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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    What 4x4 system do they use?

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    They are expecting oil leaks - have a drip tray underneath it already.....
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    Will there ever be a safety rating for these bakkies? If so, will it be Euro NCAP based?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dikdaan View Post
    They are expecting oil leaks - have a drip tray underneath it already.....
    It is usually a legal requirement to have any vehicle at an indoor public venue. Also their floors are carpeted and the venues preference to have the oil pan.

    Also curious about that front suspension setup and what 4x4 system that using.

    Saying that it meets SABS standards is like saying you got 50% for mathematics literacy.

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    Default Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    There is something very appealing about this vehicle.... Not the price

    But I like it, judging from these pictures


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    How stupid is that side step.

    Calling that a bakkie is a bit of a long shot.

    Light truck is more descriptive.
    Agreed - That side step seriaaaaasly compromises its ground clearance.

    Looking at how the 33" tires look in comparison to the body, it does look as if it might scare off taxis in peak hour traffic...
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