How much it costs to drive 100 km after December’s petrol price drop

South African motorists saw  one of its biggest ever petrol price drops on Wednesday, with the price for both grades – 93 and 95 of petrol – dropping by R1.84 per litre.

Diesel also fell by R1.45 and R1.47, and illuminating paraffin by R1.33.

The price cuts will have come as a relief for consumers after prices climbed to record-highs of R17.08 in November.

Fuel November official December official
95 Petrol R17.08 R15.24
93 Petrol R16.86 R15.02
0.05% Diesel (wholesale) R16.13 R14.68

With a number of motorists now gearing up for long trips away over the December holidays, BusinessTech looked at how much it will now cost you to travel 100km on South Africa’s roads based on Naamsa’s latest list of bestselling vehicles for November 2018.

The prices for 95 and 93 petrol were used for comparison purposes, although the manufacturer may have a specific fuel recommendation.


Volkswagen Polo sedan 1.4 Trendline – R209,500

  • Average fuel consumption: 5.9l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R89.91/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R88.61/100km

Volkswagen Polo sedan 1.5TDI Comfortline – R 279,900

  • Average fuel consumption: 4.9l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (diesel): R71.93/100km


Volkswagen Polo Vivo hatch 1.4 Trendline – R185,900

  • Average fuel consumption: 5.7l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R86.86/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R85.61/100km


Ford Figo sedan 1.5 Ambiente – R188,900

  • Average fuel consumption: 5.7l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R86.86/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R85.61/100km


Ford Fiesta 1.0T Trend – R269,900

  • Average fuel consumption: 4.3l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R65.53/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R64.58/100km


Toyota Fortuner 2.7 auto – R468,200

  • Average fuel consumption: 10.5l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R160.20/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R157.71/100km

Toyota Fortuner 2.4GD-6 – R486,500

  • Average fuel consumption: 7.0l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (diesel): R102.76/100km


Toyota Corolla Quest 1.6 – R218,500

  • Average fuel consumption: 6.6l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R100.58/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R99.13/100km


Renault Kwid 1.0 Expression –  R130,900

  • Average fuel consumption: 4.7l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R71.62/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R70.59/100km


Toyota Yaris 1.5 Xi – R235,400

  • Average fuel consumption: 5.9l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R89.91/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R88.62/100km


Toyota Etios hatch 1.5 Xi – R172,700

  • Average fuel consumption: 6.0l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R91.44/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R90.12/100km


Hyundai Grand i10 1.0 Motion – R162,900

  • Average fuel consumption: 5.4l/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (95 petrol): R82.29/100km
  • Average fuel consumption (93 petrol): R81.10/100km


Read: Here is the official petrol price for December

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