10 cars you can buy for under R180,000 in South Africa right now

Toyota has launched its new Agya hatchback in South Africa starting at a price of R178,600 for the cheapest model.

It boasts a three-cylinder, fuel-injected petrol engine which produces a maximum power of 49kW at 6,000 rpm, and peak torque of 89Nm at 4,400 rpm.

The automatic variant consumes 4.9 l/100 km with an emissions figure of 115g CO2/km, and accelerates from standstill to 100km/h in 16.3 seconds. It has a top speed of 145km/h.

Other features include power steering and automatic air conditioning, while key trip information is conveyed to the driver via a multi-information display.

Despite the impressive feature set, the Agya will face stiff competition in South Africa’s budget hatchback market, which features popular models from brands including Renault and Suzuki.

There are a number of new vehicles on the market that you can still buy for under R180,000:


Suzuki S-Presso 1.0 GL – R145,900

  • Fuel consumption average – 4.9l/100km
  • Torque maximum – 90 Nm
  • Power maximum –  50 kW

BAIC D20 hatch 1.3 Comfort – R149,990

  • Fuel consumption average – 6.7l/100km
  • Torque maximum –  128 Nm
  • Power maximum –  75 kW

Mahindra KUV100 Nxt 1.2 G80 K2+ – R151,999

  • Fuel consumption average – 5.9l/100km
  • Torque maximum –   115 Nm
  • Power maximum –   61 kW

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GA – R153,900

  • Fuel consumption average – 4.7l/100km
  • Torque maximum –  90  Nm
  • Power maximum –  50 kW

Renault Kwid 1.0 Expression – R162,900

  • Fuel consumption average – 4.7l/100km
  • Torque maximum – 91 Nm
  • Power maximum – 50 kW

Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion – R169,500

  • Fuel consumption average – 5.7 l/100km
  • Torque maximum –  99 Nm
  • Power maximum – 50 kW

Suzuki Swift 1.2 GA – R176,900

  • Fuel consumption average – 4.9l/100km
  • Torque maximum – 113 Nm
  • Power maximum – 61 kW

Datsun Go 1.2 Mid – R177,200

  • Fuel consumption average – 5.5l/100km
  • Torque maximum –  104 Nm
  • Power maximum – 55 kW

Toyota Agya 1.0 – R178,600

  • Fuel consumption average – 4.8l/100km
  • Torque maximum – 89 Nm
  • Power maximum –  49 kW

Suzuki DZire 1.2 GA – R178,900

  • Fuel consumption average – 4.9l/100km
  • Torque maximum – 113 Nm
  • Power maximum – 61 kW

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10 cars you can buy for under R180,000 in South Africa right now