By: IOL Motoring Staff
The Chinese carmakers have been around for some time, but they've yet to really conquer South Africa's vehicle market. That said, the products from that part of the world are improving constantly and some of the newer bakkies, such as the GWM Steed and Foton Tunland, are actually pretty good for the money.
Another entrant hoping for one of those “much improved” report cards is the all-new JMC Vigus, which goes on sale in SA next week through JMC's 23 local dealerships.
JMC, or Jiangling Motors, is one of China's biggest light commercial vehicle makers. The company launched its first bakkies locally over four years ago, although these were of the more rudimentary 'old Isuzu clone' variety. The Vigus, we are assured, is a more modern proposition and one of the biggest bakkies available.