May 17, 2021
Any news about buying something cheaper during this financially challenging pandemic in South Africa is good news. Read on and discover what are some of the cheapest new cars under R165 000 on sale in South Africa in 2021. Prices are as of April 2021, which are for illustrative purposes only. Please check with your nearest dealerships for the latest vehicle prices.1
The new S-Presso was launched into the South African market in 2020. This nippy hatchback suits those buying a car for the first time. Except for the top-of-the-range S-Presso 1.0 Edition costing R173 000, the rest of the range is below the R165 000 ceiling price. The S-Presso has a 1-litre petrol engine providing a power output of 50 kW and 90 Nm torque via a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automated manual gearbox.
BAIC is one of the largest car manufacturers in China. Its D20 hatchback arrived on South African shores in 2017. It is equipped with a 1.3-litre petrol engine providing 75 kW of power and 128 Nm of torque via either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. The remainder of the D20 range has a 1.5-litre engine with outputs of 85 kW and 148 Nm. The D20 1.3 Comfort is the cheapest at R149 990.
Launched onto the South African market in 2015, the Celerio 1.0 GL was awarded the Budget Car champion in the 2016 iteration of the cars.co.za Consumer Awards. The Celerio has a 3-cylinder, 1-litre petrol engine providing a power output of 50 kW and 90 Nm of torque, married to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 5-speed automatic guise is also available. Of the entire range, the Celerio 1.0 GS is the only one below the R165 000 ceiling price, selling at R153 900.
This entry-level car has a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine providing a power output of 61 kW and 115 Nm of torque via a 5-speed manual gearbox. For safety, it has 2 airbags and ABS brakes with EBD.
All new cars bought in South Africa and financed by a bank are legally required to be covered with comprehensive car insurance.
You have just bought a new Suzuki S-Presso. Two great advantages accompany the affordable comprehensive car insurance product with PMD. The first is their fixed* premiums benefit (*Ts and Cs apply), while the other is an excess that reduces to zero*. You are covered for up to R1 million for any third-party accidents. The S-Presso’s full retail value remains untouched in the face of any hijacking, fire, theft, disaster, accident, and write-off claims. 24-hour roadside assistance and towing service are there to greet you should your S-Presso break down on the road. Even the weather or road conditions are not an issue as the new S-Presso is covered for both hail and glass damage.
This article should only be considered for information purposes only as car insurance is not straightforward. Please obtain professional advice from a certified financial advisor if you want to purchase car insurance.
If you have set your eyes on buying the new Suzuki S-Presso or any of these affordable cars listed above, contact PMD for more information on affordable comprehensive car insurance.
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