11 most expensive hatchbacks in South Africa – with one priced at R1.4 million

 ·25 Nov 2023

Hatchbacks have always been a popular choice among car buyers in South Africa, and the 11 most expensive models range from R825,000 to R1.4 million.

Hatchbacks are versatile vehicles that offer practicality and excellent fuel efficiency, making them ideal for city driving and everyday use.

Their compact size and agile handling make them ideal for navigating urban landscapes with ease, offering a nimble and responsive driving experience.

The sleek and aerodynamic designs of sport hatchbacks not only exude a sense of style but also contribute to fuel efficiency, a crucial consideration in today’s eco-conscious world.

The versatility of sport hatchbacks is another key factor driving their popularity. With ample cargo space and the ability to accommodate active lifestyles, these cars seamlessly transition from daily commutes to weekend adventures.

Performance is a major draw, as sport hatchbacks often boast powerful engines, delivering an exhilarating ride for those who crave a dynamic driving experience.

However, despite hatchbacks often being considered the more affordable option, this is not the case for these cars. The most expensive hatchback on the market in South Africa is the Mercedes-AMG A45 S hatch 4Matic+, starting at R1,397,793.

Assuming a payment term of 60 months (five years), at a lending rate of 11.75% and a 0% deposit, the monthly instalment amount of the Mercedes-AMG A45 S is roughly R31,012.

Experts still recommend that prospective car owners spend no more than 25% of their monthly income on vehicle finance – meaning you’d have to earn no less than R124,000 per month to afford the most expensive hatchback in the country.

According to the World Inequality database, this puts you in the top 2% of income earners in South Africa – meaning 98% of the country’s population earns less than you.

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S and the other most expensive hatchbacks in South Africa right now are listed below.

Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG Line

Hyundai i30 N

GWM Ora 03 400 GT Ultra Luxury

Toyota GR Yaris 1.6T GR-Four Rally

Toyota GR Corolla 1.6T GR-Four Circuit

Volkswagen Golf R

Renault Megane RS 300 Trophy

BMW M135i xDrive

Honda Civic Type R

Audi RS3 Sportback quattro

Mercedes-AMG A45 S hatch 4Matic+

Read: 8 new special-edition Audis launching in South Africa

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