It is well-known that buying a new sedan car can be an expensive exercise but what if your budget is below R165k, what are your options? You would have to compromise somewhat in terms of quality and features in the low-end of the new car market. Therefore, in this article, we will take a closer look at the cheapest new passenger cars money can buy in South Africa. (Pricing is accurate as of June 2021)
Chery Qq3 0.8 Te
|Brand new Chery QQ3||R59,900.|
The Chery QQ is a city car that has been produced by the Chinese manufacturer, Chery, since May 2003. In 2006, they created a QQ-branded product line that included the original QQ (later rebadged as a QQ3).
This portal car is affordable and one of the cheapest cars in South Africa. The good thing is that this car would not be a burden on the finance of an average income earner., even to its maintenance cost.
The Chery QQ3 is and has always been a small car. It is a budget city runabout designed to get you from point A to point B and while you can fit four adults in the cabin, it will be very tight if you squeeze in a fifth. Chery has added a few modern features, but the vehicle’s architecture remains quite old when compared to its rivals. The luggage area is capable of consuming only 190 litres, which is not a lot.
Renault Kwid Expression
|Brand new Renault KWID expression||R154,900|
The New Renault KWID expression is an SUV-Inspired hatchback that is available in Expression and upper-level Dynamique trims. It is an innovative and affordable vehicle and is positioned as the entry point into Renault’s product line-up.
It overturns established entry segment design cues because of its robust, stylish exterior plus a modern and welcoming interior with generous cabin space as well as features and fitments normally unattainable in its class.
The KWID has slightly sculpted sides that provide a fluid, dynamic touch, with the rectangular forms of the black cladding and flared wheel arches a further pointer to its SUV breeding while also affording additional protection. The large windows ensure good visibility for the driver.
|Brand new Hyundai i10||R174,900|
The Hyundai i10 may be a small car, but it makes a huge impression on anyone who sees it. It features a striking new design and plenty of space, it is also full of cutting-edge technology and safety equipment.
The i10 is available in 4 trims levels which are the SE, SE Connect, Premium and sporty N Line.
The i10’s dynamic look catches the eye in an instant. Its expressive style is like nothing else in its class. A palette of 10 exterior colour options is available with the option of choosing either a red or black two-tone roof on Premium models. Each model also offers intricate wheel designs to reinforce its sophisticated appearance. A 48KW car with other excellent specifications for the price of R174,900 is a good choice.
Mahindra KUV 100
|Brand new KUV100||R214,999|
The KUV100 comes as a good choice for someone wanting a spacious cabin and still wants the car to be as compact as a hatchback. The recent update also adds some new features and much-needed styling upgrades to the overall package of this micro-SUV. The Mahindra KUV 100 is highly recommended for those looking for medium-priced vehicles that have great features.
Nissan Micra Active
|Brand new Nissan Micra Active||R159,900|
The present generation of the Nissan Micra Active has sporty looks, innovative technology and smart features along with a honeycomb front grille that includes a larger air dam now placed across the lower part of the bumper. The side view looks decent and has 1165/70 R15 sized tubeless radial tyres. The rear looks sportier with a spoiler on the roof, LED taillights and rear wipers.
The interior of the Micra Active looks premium with an all-black piano finish theme. The dash also features a piano-black central console. The cabin is spacious and there is the adequate head, shoulder, legroom for all the occupants. The upholstery is of good quality and feels premium. The central console houses a refined audio system with USB/Aux-in/hands-free Bluetooth along with a remote control, four-speaker and roof antenna.
For the comfort and convenience features, Nissan equipped the Micra with steering wheel audio with hands-free control, tilt steering, rear power window, the key with push-button start, tachometer, drive computer front power window with driver-side auto—up and anti-pinch.
The model is powered by a 1.2L DOHC 12 valve 3-cylinder petrol engine which produces 68Ps of power and a peak torque of 104and comes mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. With R159,900, one can get the Nissan Micra Active. The good thing is that it comes with a 3-year/90,000 km service plan or a 6-year/150,000 km warranty.
Chevrolet Spark 1.2l Curve
|Brand new Chevrolet Spark||R137,600|
The exciting and responsive Chevrolet Spark lets you handle turns and tight parking spots when you are driving around town looking for adventure. It also offers what you need to stay connected through technological features and has a spectrum of bold exterior colour choices to perfectly suit your style.
This amazing Spark from Chevrolet almost comes as a gift, judging from its great design and price. Its 60kW power is on the high side and it comes well designed and equipped with many advantages like the safety packs. The price is R137,600, which makes it one of the cheapest cars that you can get around.
Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2L GL
|Brand new Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2L GL||R134,900|
The Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2L GL is one of the cheapest cars in South Africa. Its low maintenance is an added advantage for those looking for average cars. Other things that mark it out from many vehicles include its three-cylinder, 1.2-litre engine. It equally comes in three different levels, which are the GL, selling for R124,900, the GLX, selling for R134,900, and the GLS, selling for R144,900. They are all on the list of cheap cars in South Africa. The Mitsubishi Mirage is a range produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi from 1978 to 2003 and again since 2012.
Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GA
|Brand new Suzuki Celerio||R173,900|
The Suzuki Celerio is “The Extra Large Small Car”. This agile hatchback boasts an impressive amount of cabin space. This model is also budget-conscious with the added bonus of superior comfort. No matter where you want to go, the Celerio can handle open highways and narrow avenues, offering a uniquely enjoyable travel experience to passengers and drivers.
Durability is one of the features of Suzuki products, and this Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GA is not an exception. It is unthinkable for many that such a car of high capability is sold for R173,900.
|Brand new Kia Picanto||R176,995|
The Kia Picanto is a city car that is produced by the South Korean manufacturer, Kia. It has been in production since 2004. Kia manufacturing company has taken care of medium income earners in the country. It is one of the cheapest new cars in South Africa, and Kia Picanto sells for R176,995. So, you can think about this car, buy it, and enjoy your ride.
|Brand new Baic D20||R149,990|
The Baic D20 boasts a great design. This has been incorporated into every aspect of this stylish vehicle. The exquisite, deceptively simple interior design creates a warm, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere for the owner and their passengers and there is plenty of space for your accessories too. The D20 boasts numerous standard features to ensure comfort while driving.
The Baic D20 hatch 1.3 is considered to be the cheapest brand new car in South Africa as the price is mouth-watering. The 75kW power feature distinguishes it from other vehicles at that price range. This makes it the right choice for people who need a fast car at an affordable price. Save R149,990 to make this car yours.
Buying Guide For Affordable Sedans In South Africa
Sedans are good cars. They are a more efficient way to transport four or five passengers, even though SUVs sometimes offer more passenger capacity. The following is a list of buying guides for affordable sedans in South Africa;
- Seating: Almost all sedans can accommodate at least four passengers comfortably. Naturally, larger models include lots more head and legroom, especially for the rear-seat passengers.
- Engines and Fuel Economy: Four-cylinder engines are generally more fuel-efficient than V6 engines, and some of the latest four-cylinder sedans balance fuel efficiency and power very well. Recently, many manufacturers have tried to combine turbocharging with four-cylinder engines to aid efficiency and acceleration. Hybrid systems are now prevalent in nearly every segment—even on luxury models.
- Cargo Size: Trunk sizes vary widely by model. Some can accommodate a week’s worth of groceries with room still left. Others have weird shapes and high lift-overs that limit their usefulness. Over the past several years, some manufacturers have come out with four-door hatchback designs. This body style comes with a split rear seat design, so one part can be folded for cargo while still allowing someone to sit in the other part.
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