Do you need a new 7-seater vehicle to transport passengers for as little money as possible? We take a closer look at 5 of South Africa’s cheapest people movers!
If you are in the business shuttling people across town on a regular basis and have a limited budget to get the job done, then you should consider these 5 budget-busting people movers. All the vehicles on this list are capable of carrying at least 7 passengers and most of them are attractively priced below the R300k mark.
Let’s get moving…
A new-generation Ertiga arrived in South Africa recently and it represents a big improvement over the outgoing model. The third row of seats offers generous space and the interior is now available in black, featuring a new touch panel radio system.
The Ertiga is powered by a new 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine that offers 77 kW and 138 Nm of torque. The Ertiga can be had with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Passengers in the Ertiga will appreciate its good ride quality too.
The Ertiga is equipped with 2 front airbags and ABS with EBD.
Pricing for the Suzuki Ertiga is as follows:
Ertiga 1.4 GA manual R214 900
Ertiga 1.4 GL manual R239 900
Ertiga 1.4 GL automatic R254 900
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The Toyota Avanza remains a popular people moving choice and it lives up to its name as ‘A Van for ZA’. The base-model Avanza derivative is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.3-litre engine with 70 kW and 121 Nm of torque, driving the front wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox. There’s also a more powerful 1.5-litre engine on offer with 77 kW and 137 Nm of torque. This engine can be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Vehicle Stability Control is offered across the entire Avanza range. Safety features for the Avanza include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Control, Brake Assist and Traction Control.
Pricing for the Toyota Avanza is as follows:
1.3 S manual R234 100
1.3 SX manual R252 000
1.5 SX manual R259 700
1.5 SX automatic R279 600
1.5 TX manual R296 000
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The Mahindra TUV300 is a rear-wheel drive 7-seater but the fold-down, military-style (face each other) rear seats are not fitted with seatbelts. For obvious safety reasons, we advise that you don't use them to transport passengers. The TUV300 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine offering 74 kW and 240 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.
Safety features for the TUV300 include 2 front airbags and ABS with EBD.
Pricing for the Mahindra TUV300 is as follows:
TUV300 1.5 CRDe T8 - R238 999
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Honda launched its 7-seater BR-V family car in October 2016. The seats in the BR-V tumble with ease and the third row of seats are surprisingly spacious, even for adults.
The BR-V range is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre engine with 88 kW and 145 Nm of torque on offer. Buyers can also choose between a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission.
The BR-V is fitted with 2 airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist.
Pricing for the Honda BR-V is as follows:
1.5 Trend Manual R253 700
1.5 Comfort Manual R268 500
1.5 Comfort CVT R284 700
1.5 Elegance Manual R289 700
1.5 Elegance CVT R305 900
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Volkswagen Caddy 1.6 Crew Bus
The Volkswagen Caddy 1.6 Crew Bus can be had in 5 or 7-seat configuration. A 1.6-litre engine produces 81 kW and 155 Nm of torque and a 5-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard.
Safety features include 2 airbags as standard as well as ABS and traction control.
Pricing for the Volkswagen Caddy 1.6 Crew Bus 7-seater is as follows:
1.6 Caddy Crew Bus 7-seater R284 500
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