July 14, 2020
Most of us need cars to get around. With the economic downturn, we are all experiencing due to the lockdown, it may be imperative to find out more about the cheapest new passenger cars on sale in South Africa in 2020. We will take a good look at some of these cars on sale in South Africa, with actual prices valid as of January 2020.1
The Suzuki Celerio’s entry into the market was in 2015. It’s driven by a 3-cylinder, 1.0L petrol engine, generating 50kW of power and 90Nm of torque via a 5-speed manual transmission. The 5-speed automatic is also available.
This car is the second cheapest car available in South Africa and competes well against similar vehicles in its class. It has a 1.2L, 3-cylinder petrol engine with a power output of 61kW, and torque of 115Nm. It uses a 5-speed manual transmission, and from a safety point of view, it is equipped with two airbags as well as ABS brakes with EBD.
This model has grown immensely in popularity and is the most exceptional seller amongst Renault models. As a clear testimony of its demand in South Africa, the Kwid has achieved 27 700 sales since its entry in 2016. The Kwid has a 1.0L, 3-cylinder petrol engine, providing 50kW power and 91Nm torque via a 5-speed manual transmission. The Kwid Dynamique sells for R154 900. Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) derivatives are also available. Safety features include 2 airbags and ABS brakes.
China’s largest car manufacturer, BAIC, introduced the BAIC D20 hatchback to South Africa in 2017.
The hatchback has a 1.3L petrol engine that generates 75kW of power and 128 Nm of torque. The upper section of the D20 range includes a 1.5L petrol engine providing 85kW and 148Nm, via a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai has arranged for this Atos to be just below the level of the Grand 110 in the Hyundai series. The only model for sale at this stage is the 1.1 Motion, which has a long-stroke 1.1L, 4-cylinder petrol engine, with a maximum power output of 50kW and torque of 99Nm. The engine is married to a 5-speed manual transmission and powers the front wheels.
Having seen this list, you may be wondering which will be the optimal choice to buy for the long run. The cheapest one may not necessarily be the one that suits you best. However, whichever one you decide to buy, you will still need to protect it with suitable insurance cover. Perhaps consider getting affordable car insurance with PMD, which comes with unique features such as fixed premiums* and reduce to zero excess*. *T’s and C’s apply.