Hyundai Roodepoort is a refreshing dealership fronted by the passionate Dealer Principal, Gary van der Berg and Sales Manager, Robert Nelson. On my recent visit to the establishment, I was met by Sales Executive, Carina Pretorius who was eager to show off the H-100 workhorse.
Standing tall, it’s evident at first glance that this entry-level bakkie has rather impressive features. The bumper combined with the headlights is expressive of a coy smile that is indicative of a “ready for action” attitude. In terms of capability, it has 58kW of power, 167Nm of torque with a towing capacity of 1250 kilograms. Moreover, it has a 1335kg payload capacity and a load area of around 4539mm².
I was pleasantly surprised with the interior as I didn’t expect such a clean and comfortable cabin from a workhorse. It is evident that Hyundai designed the interior to take care of you during your work day. The seats are comfortable and there is more than enough legroom and extra space for storage. The center console is plainly decorated with stowage compartments and an air circulation system. The driver’s seat is comfortable with a seating position perfectly aligned for you to see your gauges and as much of the road as possible.
I quite enjoyed the openness of the H-100. As a driver and a passenger, I felt safe in both seats. The windscreen and side windows are large for optimal vision. Other small conveniences include cup holders and a car-like instrument cluster.
I appreciate the effort and quality put into this vehicle. The H100 delivers a pleasant driving experience, although it does bounce a little as you drive, but that is because the loading area was empty. This vehicle is efficiently designed to adapt to its payload.
Hyundai has a list of genuine accessories you can choose from if need be. You have a choice to add a weather, fade and water-resistant canopy with a lockable rear door. You can also choose between a full door, half door or cone space to suit your loading needs. Other accessories include a bull bar and a tow bar.
It comes with a whopping 7-year/200 000km Manufacturer’s Warranty, 5-year/150 000km roadside assist and 3-year/60 000km service plan.
I loved the H-100 and would recommend it to any business in need of a reliable, value for money workhorse. For your fleeting needs, don’t hesitate to visit Hyundai Roodepoort – speak to Dealer Principal, Gary van der Berg; Sales Manager, Robert Nelson or Sales Executive, Carina Pretorius.
By Inge Stols
Editor: Kersh Moodley