Here are 4 new cars on sale right now for under R3 000 per month over 72 months.
If you are looking for a new car priced under R162 000 and can afford to pay up to R3 000 per month over 72 months (6 years) then this list is for you.
As a minimum safety requirement, we have only included vehicles that feature a minimum of 2 airbags and ABS as standard, which conforms to the safety requirements for our #CarsAwards Entry Level category. The monthly repayment of R3 000 is calculated over 72 months with no deposit, no residual and the interest rate set at 10%.
The cars on this list are ordered from the cheapest to the most expensive and prices are correct as of April 2021.
1. Suzuki S-Presso - From R145 900
The new Suzuki S-Presso came to market just as South Africa went into lockdown in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic but the S-Presso is currently the cheapest car on sale in South Africa with pricing starting at R145 900. More so, higher specification derivatives such as the S-Presso GL+ and S-Presso 1.0 S-Edition are priced at R150 900 and R159 900 respectively. The S-Presso is powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre petrol engine with 50 kW and 90 Nm of torque and is offered with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automated manual transmission.
Estimated monthly repayments are from R2 793 over 72 months.
2. BAIC D20 1.3 Comfort – From R149 990
The untested, Chinese-built BAIC D20 arrived in South Africa in 2017 and this particular derivative is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.3-litre petrol engine with 75 kW and 128 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard.
Monthly repayments for the BAIC D20 1.3 Comfort over 72 months is estimated at R2 779.
3. Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GA – From R153 900
The former Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank budget car category winner is a great choice in this segment and the facelifted version is more attractive than before. It's powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine with 50 kW and 90 Nm of torque mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Celerio's biggest drawcard is its space offering with a sizable load bay (with a claimed capacity of 235 litres), which expands to 1 034 litres with the rear seatback folded flat. The Celerio GA is sparsely specced, but the GL derivative represents good value in this segment.
If you opt for the base Celerio GA, your monthly repayment over 72 months will be approximately R2 851.
Read our review of the Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GL
4. Mahindra KUV100 NXT K2+ – From R154 999
Mahindra updated its KUV100 NXT range in South Africa in 2018. The entry-level K2+ derivative, which costs R154 999, is powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine with 61 kW and 115 Nm of torque and mated with a 5-speed manual transmission. With the new entry-level version, Mahindra is clearly targeting high-volume cars such as the Renault Kwid and Datsun Go but the Indian firm offers good safety specification, for which they deserve a round of applause.
Monthly repayments for the Mahindra KUV100 NXT K2+ is estimated at R2 871 over 72 months.
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