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Ford, Toyota and Amarok- The bakkie- South Africa

Analysed 2015 and 2016 Hilux and Ranger models in three different mileage categories: zero to 100 000 km, 100 000 to 200 000 km and over 200 000 km. The Hilux outperforms the Ranger in all three categories.

In the zero to 100 000 km category, the Hilux retains 73% of its original price while the Ranger sells for 69% of its original price. In the 100 000 to 200 000 km category, the Hilux retains 62% of its original price while the Ranger sells for 56% of its original price. In the over 200 000 km category, the Hilux sells of 68% of its original price while the Ranger delivers a 53% return. 

Since the Volkswagen Group and Ford announced plans to enter “a strategic alliance” back in June 2018, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the possibility that the next-generation versions of the Amarok and Ranger bakkies could share a platform.

The Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok are two widely respected pickups for combining workhorse practicality with passenger car comfort. We pitch the two flagship models, the Ranger Wildtrak and Amarok Highline, together in this head to head.

30 000 Hilux and Ranger derivatives were sold in South Africa last year (36 422 and 32 811 to be exact). Buyers are spoilt for choice in South Africa, meaning that these bakkies are both terrific buys - because purchasers certainly can go elsewhere. However, the Hilux outperforms the Ranger in the resale stakes for a number of reasons.

The Ranger has been widely praised - both by members of the motoring media and by the buying public in this country. But Toyota's long-standing legacy and reputation will be difficult - if not impossible - to usurp in the near future.

For and Toyota will always be in competition but watch out for the Volkswagen Amarok- it will become a 3 way test very soon.  Much more need to be done and tested before we can decide-  The Wheel 


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