If you are a new car buyer on a budget, you may want to take a closer look at the five cheapest cars that are currently available in South Africa. The five cheapest new cars in South Africa are:
1 - Chery QQ3 0.8 TE from R79 900
The Chery QQ3 TE is powered by a three-cylinder, 0.8-litre petrol engine that develops 38kW with a maximum torque figure of 70Nm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and fuel consumption is rated at 6.8-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 156g/km. The QQ3 0.8 TE is fitted with 13-inch steel wheels and air-conditioning is available as an option. The QQ3 0.8 TE with air conditioning is priced at R84 900.
2 - Chevrolet Spark Lite from R86 200
The locally built Chevrolet Spark Lite is fitted with a 1.0-litre SOHC four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 49kW and 91Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption for the Spark Lite is rated at 5.8-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 135g/km. The Spark Lite is available with power steering, front electric windows, air-conditioning, front bucket seats and cloth upholstery. Other features include a driver airbag, collapsible steering column, fog lamps and key operated central locking.
3 - Geely LC 1.3 GS from R88 990
The Geely LC GS is powered by a 1.3-litre DOHC petrol engine that develops 63kW and 110Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.9-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 164g/km. The LC 1.3 GS comes standard with front and rear electric windows, remote central locking, electric side mirrors, air conditioning and fabric upholstery. Safety features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), a third brake light and a collapsible steering column.
4 - Tata Indica B-Line 1.4 LE from R93 995
The Tata Indica LE is fitted with a four-cylinder 1.4-litre petrol engine that produces 55kW and 110Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.4-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 168g/km. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Standard features include hydraulic power steering, collapsible steering column, tinted glass windows, fabric upholstery, front adjustable head restraints and 60/40 split rear seats.
5 - Hyundai Atos Prime 1.1 GLS from R94 900
The Hyundai Atos Prime GLS is fitted with a 1.1-litre SOHC petrol engine that develops 45kW and 87Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.2-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 147g/km. Standard features include manual air-conditioning, front electric windows, radio/CD/MP3 player, central locking, reclining rear seats, height adjustable front and rear headrests, a high-mounted brake light and front fog lights.