Toys R Us – Where each of these double cabs possesses gadgetry and standard specification that will more than please an owner at the price point, Bakkie Shootout gave our panel the privileged opportunity to compare like for like as well as the higher and lower end of the spectrum. It enabled us to ascertain the standouts in what is becoming an increasingly high-tech sector.
In that regard, the GWM P-Series in Luxury Tourer spec claims top honours with a dizzying array of gadgets for the asking price. Yes, some are of questionable utility – like its three-way adjustable steering sensitivity – and who can say for certain how reliable these electronics will be in the long run? Nevertheless, 360-degree view camera, seven-inch instrument cluster, blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, active lane-keeping, traffic-sign recognition, cross-traffic alert and wireless phone charging puts into sharp relief the relatively meagre list of gadgets and toys on offer in some of South Africa’s favourite double cabs.