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What will Toyota’s Stallion compete against?

Industry sources say the no-nonsense appliance model will be priced from R190 000 upwards.

Sources say Toyota will revive the Stallion nameplate in 2024 to return in the form of a club-cab compact bakkie. Purposed to serve as a utilitarian workhorse, Car Magazine has identified models such as the Mahindra Bolero, that we think the Toyota Stallion will compete against once it arrives.

But before we assess the Stallion’s competition, let’s quickly recap the fundamental characteristics. The body-on-frame compact bakkie will have a slightly smaller form factor compared to the current-generation Hilux. The Stallion will be 5 300 mm long, 1 785 mm wide, and 1 740 mm tall, whereas the Hilux is 5 325 mm long, 1 900 mm wide and 1 815 mm tall.

Stallion

Image: JMS

 

No details have been released regarding what will power the Stallion, but speculation points to a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder serving as the motivator for Toyota’s upcoming compact bakkie model. Regarding price, the model is expected to be accompanied by an asking price of R190 000 upwards based on claims from industry sources and will take up the position as a no-nonsense appliance rather than a lifestyle bakkie. 

Suzuki Super Carry 1.2

Stallion

Image: Suzuki

Debuting in 1961, Suzuki’s Super Carry is on in its eleventh-generation rendition and has retained its no-nonsense, all-work design. Suzuki’s LCV is powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that is not only responsible for motivating the 850 kg rear-wheel-drive cargo carrier and whatever contents are loaded into its over two-metre-long load bay. The Suzuki Super Carry is 3 800 mm long, 1 562 mm wide and 1 883 mm tall. Additionally, the wide-eyed Super Carry has a 175 mm ground clearance and a 30-litre fuel tank. 

  • Price: R177 900
  • Engine: 1.2-litre, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder
  • Power: 59 kW @ 6 000 r/min
  • Torque: 104 N.m 3 000 r/min
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual 
  • Driven wheels: Two, rear-wheel-drive
  • Payload capacity: 750 kg 

JAC X100 1.2 single cab 

Stallion

Image: JAC

Unbeatable affordability, commendable fuel consumption and impressive load-carrying abilities are the main selling points that are promised to would-be JAC X100 buyers. In terms of its size, the JAC X100 is a significantly larger LCV than the likes of Suzuki’s Super Carry model. The X100 is 4 435 mm long, 1 560 mm wide and 1 825 mm tall. Founded on a 2 760 mm long wheelbase, the X100 does ride slightly lower than the Super Carry, which has a 175 mm ground clearance as opposed to the X100’s 171 mm ground clearance. 

  • Price: R199 900
  • Engine: 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder petrol 
  • Power: 65 kW @ 6 000 r/min
  • Torque: 115 kW 
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual 
  • Driven wheels: Two, rear-wheel-drive
  • Payload capacity: 1040 kg

Mahindra Bolero 2.5Di single cab Maxitruck Plus

Stallion

Image: Mahindra

Bearing the most eye-brow-raising styling of all the models in this list, Mahindra’s Bolero Maxitruck is characterised by its large form factor and large yet underpowered powerplant. The Bolero is the largest entrant on this list and measures 4 925 mm long, 1 700 mm wide and 1 825 mm tall. Additionally, the Boleo is founded on a 3 150 mm wheelbase and has a ground clearance of 170 mm. 

  • Price: R204 999
  • Engine: 2.5-litre, turbo-diesel, four-cylinder
  • Power: 46 kW @ 3 200
  • Torque: 195 N.m between 1 400 r/min and 2 200 r/min
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual 
  • Driven wheels: Two, rear-wheel-drive
  • Payload capacity: 1150 kg 

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