The Proton Jumbuck - In A Class Of Its OwnPublished 6 October 2005
The trusty, hard working Jumbuck continues to impress motoring journalists with its looks, low cost and practicality.
The Jumbuck stands alone in its class in combining the practical features of a commercial vehicle with the comfort of a family car, with Lotus-developed suspension improving the ride and handling whether the 1.5 litre, 2-seater pick-up is laden or unladen.
Press reviews of the Jumbuck have been positive, with road test reviews focussing on the fun and driveability aspects of the vehicle, as well as the low price and high specifications.
John Fife from Professional Van & Light Truck Magazine said, "If you need a small pickup for light duties, then there really isn’t any alternative in the marketplace."
Ian Kerr who edits ‘Met on Wheels’, the motoring magazine for the Metropolitan Police Motor club said:
"After two weeks’ use of the Jumbuck I began wondering how I was going to cope without it. It had carried a variety of motorcycles to meetings and racetracks, been to the tip a few times and generally provided good all-round transport, it had just become invaluable. The only disadvantage I found was that everybody wanted to ask you about it, thanks to it’s impressive good looks, which slowed you down a bit. It is certainly more versatile and cheaper than a van and looks a lot better sitting on your drive."
Standard features of the Jumbuck include:
- Payload of up to 645kg, load capacity 800 litres
- Power-assisted steering
- Lotus-developed suspension
- Remote central locking and perimeter alarm
- Removable tailgate and back-step access
- Available with a choice of hard Truckman canopies, soft tonneau covers, load liner and styling bars
Currently the Jumbuck is available with free delivery, worth over £400, and with a choice of finance offers. When purchasing their Jumbuck through Proton Finance Ltd, customers can choose to take 0% finance or to pay for their Jumbuck with just a £1 deposit. Proton currently has 90 Jumbuck dealers throughout the UK.
|Jumbuck||1.5 GL (manual)||£5,995 + VAT and £203 OTR charges|
|Jumbuck||1.5 GS (manual)||£6,495 + VAT and £203 OTR charges|
|Jumbuck||1.5 GLS (manual)||£6,995 + VAT and £203 OTR charges|
|Jumbuck||1.5 GSX (manual)||£7,195 + VAT and £203 OTR charges|
To read our in depth road test of the Proton Jumbuck [ click here ]