11 cars you can buy for under R200,000 in South Africa right now

 ·13 Mar 2022

The new Suzuki Celerio is now available in South Africa, offering a budget-friendly compact hatch for R174,900.

The third iteration of the Celerio series has two models: the GA and GL.

The GL version has more accessories than the GA including electric door mirrors, electric windows, 15-inch alloy wheels and a Bluetooth-compatible 7-inch touchscreen.

“As our most affordable model at the time of launch in 2015, the Celerio has won many awards, including the winner of Best Budget Car categories such as Cars.co.za Consumer Awards and the CAR Magazine Top 12,” said Suzuki.

The addition of an Engine Automatic Start-Stop system and an updated engine with fuel efficiency in mind has resulted in the Celerio having an average fuel consumption of 4.2 litres per 100km.

In South Africa, this engine will deliver 49kW at 5,500rp, and 89Nm at 3,500rpm. This gives the Celerio 1.0 DualJet a theoretical output of 81 horsepower per tonne, Suzuki said.

With the introduction of the new Celerio, BusinessTech looked at other cars listed for under R200,000 in South Africa:

Toyota Agya 1.0 – from R186,700, (49kW), (89Nm).

Datsun Go 1.2 Lux – from R196,700, (50kW), (104Nm).

Kia Picanto 1.0 Start – from R193,995, (49kW), (95Nm).

Nissan NP200 1.6i – from R199,900, (64kW) (129Nm).

Suzuki S-Presso – from R152,900 (50Kw), (90Nm).

BAIC D20 – from R149,990, (75kW – 85Kw), (128Nm).

Mahindra Bolero Loader 4×2 MT – from R196,499, (74kW),,(238Nm).

Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion – from R180,900, (50kW) (99Nm).

Mahindra KUV100 1.2 G80 K2+ #DARE – Price from R176,999, (61kW), (115Nm).

Renualt Kwid 1.0 Dynamique – from R180,400, (50kW), (91Nm).

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