These are the 16 cheapest cars for sale in South Africa right now

 ·6 Aug 2018

Despite a VAT hike, and increase in ad valorem excise duty, and CO2 emissions taxes in April, Chinese motoring company Chery, has managed to keep the price for its entry level QQ3 0.8 TE, below R100,000.

For the rest however, prices in the level entry market have increased substantially over the past 18 – 24 months, the the second cheapest car almost R30,000 more expensive than the Chery.

South Africa’s total new vehicle sales were up by 2.6% year-on-year in July, with 47,881 units sold versus 46,671 in the corresponding month last year.

Data published by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) showed that the passenger vehicle segment, which contributed 67% of all new vehicle sales in July, was up 4.3% year-on-year with 32,108 units sold.

BusinessTech looks at the top 16 cheapest cars on the market in South Africa. Renault and Suzuki feature prominently  on the list, having pushed out several models targeted at the affordable market in recent months, rivaling an influx of models from Asia.

Rank Vehicle kW Priced from
1 Chery QQ3 0.8 TE 38 kW R99 995
2 Renault Kwid Expression 50 kW R128 900
3 Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GA 50 kW R136 900
4 Datsun Go 50 kW R137 200
5 Kia Picanto 49 kW R139 495
6 Baic D20 hatch 1.3 75 kW R149 990
7 Mahindra KUV 100 57 kW R156 995
8 Hyundai i10 48 kW R159 900
9 Suzuki Swift 61 kW R159 900
10 Tata Bolt 1.2 Turbo 66 kW R159 995
11 Honda Brio 1.2 Trend 65 kW R160 900
12 Toyota Aygo 53 kW R166 800
13 Nissan Micra Active 56 kW R169 200
14 VW Up 55 kW R171 200
15 Renault Sandero 66 kW R171 900
16 Suzuki Ignis 61 kW R173 900


Suzuki Celerio

Renault Kwid

Datsun Go

Kia Picanto

Baic D20 hatch 1.3

Mahindra KUV 100

Hyundai i10

Tata Bolt 1.2 Turbo

Suzuki Swift

Toyota Aygo


Honda Brio

Nissan Micra Active

Vw up

Renault Sandero

Suzuki Ignis

Read: Top 10 best cars for first-time buyers in South Africa

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