6 of the Cheapest Cars in South Africa for 2021

6 of the Cheapest Cars in South Africa for 2021

After a particularly tough year, 2021 promises to be a better one – especially for South Africans thinking of investing in a new car.

Here are six cars in South Africa priced below R170,000.

Hyundai Atos Motion – R169,500

hyundai atos motion

Source: CarMag

Hyundai’s mini-SUV is sporty, solidly built and big on connectivity. The 1.1 L four-cylinder engine generates a top speed of 155 kph.

Average fuel consumption is a respectable 5.7 L per 100 km. Key safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and central locking.

The Atos Motion is compact but not short on internal space. It’s fitted with a touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple Carplay. Front electric windows and air con are included.

Renault Kwid – R162,900

renault kwid

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The Renault Kwid has funky, youthful styling. It has generous safety features and a Smart Control Efficiency engine capable of maintaining a low fuel efficiency of 4.7 L per 100 km.

The Kwid is available in four models, starting with the entry-level 1.0 Expression.

All have the look, feel and driveability of a baby SUV but with a price tag that cash-strapped South Africans will find slightly more appealing.

Suzuki Celerio – R153,900

suzuki celerio

Source: CarMag

The Suzuki Celerio is a nippy around-town car that’s fun to drive and cheap to run. Despite its modest size, there’s plenty of leg room – back and front.

The back seat easily accommodates three passengers.

The five-door Celerio comes in three trims, starting with the 1.0GA. A 35 L fuel tank has a range of around 740 km, while the 4.7 L per 100 km fuel consumption is pleasingly low. Air con, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and power steering are standard.

Mahindra KUV100 NXT – R151,999

mahindra kuv100

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The KUV100 NXT may be a compact crossover but it has the styling and attitude of a much larger car. According to the manufacturer, this vehicle is its idea of a “kool” next-generation utility vehicle. By all accounts, it is.

There are three models to choose from. All are available in petrol and diesel variants. The entry-level K2 is powered by a 1.2 L three-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission.

Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, collapsible steering, child safety locks, automatic hazard warnings and speed-sensing automatic door locks are part of the package across the range.

BAIC D20 – R149,990

baic d20

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The Chinese-built hatchback is known for its zippy performance and good fuel efficiency. The base model has a 1.3 L petrol engine.

It’s available with five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission.

The D20 is the most utilitarian of the six cheapest cars in South Africa. As a result, the safety features are better than average but the styling is a bit dated, especially for young, first-time buyers.

Suzuki S-Presso – R145,900

suzuki s presso

Source: CarMag

Suzuki has come up with a quirky little hatchback that’s surprisingly well equipped considering its rock-bottom price.

The entry-level GL is one of five models. It features a 1.0 L three-cylinder engine, paired with either a five-speed manual or automated manual transmission.

The S-Presso is a compact and user-friendly vehicle that’s ideal for the urban environment. It has a touchscreen infotainment system, electric front windows, remote control locking, air con and rear park distance control.

What we offer at Pawn My Car

At Pawn My Car, we don’t sell cars (or have any commercial interest in promoting particular car makes or models).

However, if you own a vehicle – whether it’s among the cheapest cars in South Africa or a more expensive model – we may be able to assist with a loan.

With Pawn My Car, you can use a car, bakkie, truck or boat that’s in your name to secure an asset-based loan. This process is quick and easy, with no delays or laborious paperwork.

For more information, contact us on 0861 112 866 or simply complete and submit our online application form.

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