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In South Africa’s harsh economic climate, it’s a challenge for any motorist to buy a new car. This article will show you some of the most affordable new cars in South Africa in 2023. Prices are based as of January 2023 and occur in order of increasing cost.1
In 2020, Suzuki launched its perky, updated S-Presso in South Africa. It’s perfect for those looking to buy their first car. The S-Presso has a 1.0-litre engine generating 49 kW of power and 89 Nm of torque via a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automated manual transmission. Depending on the model, fuel consumption varies between 4.4 – 4.6 litres/100 km. 1
First introduced to South Africa in 2018, the entry-level Mahindra KUV100 Nxt 1.2 G80 K2+ achieves well against its competitors. The car has a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine delivering a power output of 61 kW and torque at 115 Nm using a 5-speed manual gearbox. For safety, the Mahindra has two airbags and ABS brakes with EBD. Its average fuel consumption is 5.9 litres/100 km. 1
The Celerio’s 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine provides 49 kW power and 89 Nm torque and connects to a 5-speed transmission or a 5-speed automatic guise. The entry-level Celerio 1.0 GA starts from R178,900, followed by the next level Celerio 1.0 GL at R198,900, and the automatic version at R213,900. Fuel efficiency stands at 4.2 litres/100 km for the 1.0 GL auto, while it is 4.4 litres/100 km for the remaining models. 1
The Renault Kwid’s popularity makes it the country’s best-selling Renault model. It has a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine producing 50 kW of power and 91 Nm of torque. Besides a 5-speed manual gearbox for all models, the more sophisticated Kwid Zen and top-of-the-range Kwid Climber have automated manual transmission. The range begins with the Kwid 1.0 Life at R189,999, followed by the Kwid Zen selling from R190,999. Finally, the Kwid Climber starts at R201,999. Notable is that the Kwid’s safety features now include two airbags and ABS brakes. All Kwid models consume petrol at 4.9 litres/100 km. 1
The Suzuki Swift is one of the best-selling cars in South Africa, as the sales charts clearly show. This is no surprise, because of its great price and the excellent value it provides in the budget car segment. It generates power at 61 kW and torque at 113 Nm with its 1,2-litre petrol engine that connects with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automated manual transmission. Petrol consumption of all models is 4.9 litres/100 km, except for the 1.4T Sport and the 1.4T Sport auto being at 6.1 litres/100 km. 1
The above article aims to describe the cheapest car on sale in South Africa in 2023. 1
If you’ve decided to buy one of the above-mentioned new cars with bank finance, you are legally required to buy comprehensive car insurance. Contact us at PMD and benefit from our world-class client service while we inform you about our affordable car insurance. It includes comprehensive car insurance and customised car insurance with fixed premiums* and reducing excess*. You can insure your car with our comprehensive car insurance and customised car insurance plans if it’s not older than 15 years. But our third-party PLUS car insurance covers vehicles of any age. T’s and C’s apply.
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