- The South African economy is not in great shape at the moment, interest rates are rising, as are the price of fuel, and many consumers are looking for more for their money.
- We take a look at the five cheapest cars on sale in South Africa with prices starting just below R150,000
- The brands on our list come from China, India, Japan and France with two Suzuki models in the top five
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There may never have been a time when consumers sought affordable private transport as rising interest rates and fuel prices ripped holes in South Africans’ wallets.
Whether you are a first time buyer or are upgrading from a larger car to something more affordable, we have a comprehensive list of the most affordable new cars for sale in South Africa.
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1. BAIC D20 – R149 990
Mzansi’s most affordable new car is from the Chinese brand BAIC and is called the D20. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 1.3-liter with 75kW and 128Nm mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
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Standard safety features include ABS, EBD, ISO-FIX restraint system and automatic door locks with speed sensors, SchedulesLive reports.
2. Suzuki S-Presso-R156 900
The small Japanese hatchback is powered by a smaller non-turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine that sports 50kW and 90N.m sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.
Niceties include rear parking sensors and front power windows. The Suzuki S-Presso comes standard with a two-year or 30,000 km service plan.
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3. Mahindra KUV100 Nxt 1.2 G80 K2+ – R162 999
India’s entry has been on sale for several years locally, and while it’s not as popular as some of the other cars, it’s packed with value.
It’s powered by a 61kW, 115Nm naturally aspirated 1.2-litre that powers the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The Indian hatchback has dual front airbags, ABS and EBD and comes with a three-year or 100,000 km service plan.
4.Renault Kwid 1.0 Expression-R170 400
By far the most popular car on the list, the Renault Kwid has 50kW and 90N.m from its 1.0-litre petrol engine connected to a five-speed manual transmission, quick pic reports.
It has a few bells and whistles such as Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and dual front airbags. ABS and EBD are standard, along with a warranty.
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5.Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GA-R174 900
The new member of the list, In brief News test drove the latest generation Celerio at its local launch in Johannesburg earlier this year and came away impressed with the small Japanese hatchback.
Power is derived from a high-revving 1.0-litre engine with claimed outputs of 49 kW and 89 Nm and its claimed fuel consumption is less than 4.5 liters per 100 km. Convenient when you take into account the high price of fuel.
Pay attention to the air conditioning and parking sensors as well as the two airbags in the front and the ABS and EBD on the safety front.
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Volkswagen will present its latest SUV T in South Africa in the form of the Taigo from June 2022, In brief News reports.
The compact SUV is built in Pamplona, Spain, and will locally join the T-Cross and T-Roc in the German automaker’s A0 SUV segment.
Only one engine will be offered locally, a 1.0-litre TSI engine with 85 kW and 200 Nm mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission. VW claims a fuel consumption of 5.4 liters per 100 km and says the Taigo can hit 100 km/h in 11.3 seconds.
Source: News in Brief