HYUNDAI Commercial Vehicles, a division of Hyundai Automotive South Africa, has enhanced this popular H100 bakkie in its line-up with fresher looks and a new engine, while maintaining the many other features and attributes that have already made it a prime choice among many small and even large business operators.
The 1.3-ton H100 bakkie is aimed at business operators in need of a versatile, reliable vehicle for their daily operations. It’s tough and versatile to meet almost every challenge, but also elegant enough to be a real image-enhancing asset, no matter how big or small your business is.
The Hyundai Motor Company’s Commercial Vehicle division has reworked the nose of the H100 to give it a new look. The headlights are different with a dark charcoal trim surrounding the actual lamp, and the nose panel between the headlights tilts open to give convenient access to the engine coolant and window washer reservoirs, which now form a unit with the rest of the front bodywork.
A new front bumper with a wide, upward lifted black insert gives the H100 a friendly, “smiley face.” The exterior rearview mirrors are much bigger and they are shaped for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The mirrors with their panoramic rear view are also a useful and meaningful safety enhancement, especially when parking.
The cabin of the H100 is still a comfortable, roomy environment with carefully and ergonomically laid out dial controls on the attractive centre console for the all-round air ventilation. An air conditioner can be ordered as optional equipment.
A redesigned steering wheel that can tilt up and down gives a fresh appearance from the driver’s viewpoint. The instrument cluster is comprehensive, easy to read and in full vision of the driver. Map pockets in the door panels and a glove box offer ample storage space.
The trunk of the H100 is only 745mm high for more convenient loading and unloading of cargo. Up to 1.3-ton of cargo can be loaded – an exercise that can be made even easier by dropping one, two or all three of the flat cargo area’s latching side panels.
The tailgate bolt serves to keep your cargo on the truck rather than the road. Added side security for cargo retention comes in the form of robust sidewall latches and foldaway long load retention pegs on the protection bar between the cargo area and the cabin help keep ladders, pipes, wood and all other longer loads firmly in place.
The naturally aspirated four-cylinder diesel engine that was picked as the power source for the upgraded H100 bakkie delivers 58kW and its maximum torque is 167Nm.
Included in the H100 bakkie’s most competitive price is the Hyundai Automotive SA’s five-year/150 000km warranty and three-year/60 000km service plan, as well as a five-year/150 000km Roadside Assistance plan.