Only the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon model will be available in South Africa, featuring Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4x4 systems, third generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front and rear axle lockers, Track-Lok limited-slip differential, sway-bar disconnect and off-road tyres.
A specially designed front and rear bumper and grille featuring the N Line logo, side mouldings, unique 16-inch wheels, a boot spoiler and twin exhausts round off the exterior enhancements.
Thanks to its low weight and respectable engine performance figures, the Fiat 500 proved to be surprisingly nippy in town. Most importantly it returns a fuel consumption figure of just 4.8 litres per 100km when driven sensibly
The clean up efforts needed to get the factory back to production readiness were a herculean effort by a dedicated team that included three specialists from Hino motors in Japan, who had prior experience in cleaning up and putting into operation factories damaged by tsunamis in Japan.