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3 cars from Suzuki, Renault, and Hyundai you can buy new for under R170,000

Buying a new car for under R170,000 in 2020 may sound like a difficult task – and it is.

At this price point options for South African drivers are limited, and they will discover brands they are likely to have never heard of before while searching in the budget range.

However, Suzuki, Renault, and Hyundai – well-known brands in the motoring segment – all offer new cars which are not only wallet-friendly, but include a range of features as standard.

The cars on offer are all small hatchbacks with little engines, good fuel economy, and decent warranties for peace of mind.

These cars are the:

  • Suzuki S-Presso 1.0GL – R145,900
  • Renault Kwid 1.0 Expression – R162,900
  • Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion – R169,500

To find out what these budget rides offer, we compared them below.


Suzuki S-Presso 1.0GL – R145,900

  • 2-year/30,000km service plan
  • 5-year/200,000km warranty
  • 1.0-litre petrol engine
  • Seating for 5 people

The Suzuki S-Presso 1.0GL packs a 5-speed manual transmission and a small engine which puts out 50kW and 90Nm of torque.

It has a claimed fuel-consumption figure of 4.9-litres per 100km and weighs in at only 1,170kg.

Included features are electric windows at the front, central locking, an air conditioner, and 7-inch touchscreen which controls the media centre.

ABS with EBD, parking sensors, dual front airbags, and an immobiliser are also included.


Renault Kwid 1.0 Ultra Expression – R162,900

  • 2-year service plan
  • 5-year/100,000km warranty
  • 1.0-litre petrol engine
  • Seating for 5 people

The Renault Kwid Ultra Expression features a 5-speed manual gearbox which has been paired to an engine that produces 50kW and 91Nm of torque.

Its claimed fuel consumption figure is 4.7-litres per 100km and the vehicle weighs in at 1,168kg.

Renault has included dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and a digital instrument cluster as standard.

Air conditioning, front electric windows, and Bluetooth connectivity are also included with the car.


Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion – R169,500

  • 1-year/15,000km service plan
  • 5-year/150,000km warranty
  • 1.1-litre petrol engine
  • Seating for 5 people

The Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion is powered by a 4-cylinder engine which puts out 50kW and 99Nm of torque. This is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.

It has a claimed fuel consumption figure of 5.7-litres per 100km and boasts a top speed of 155km/h.

Standard features on the car include front electric windows, an air conditioner, infotainment system, and a digital clock.

On the safety front, Hyundai has fitted ABS with EBD, central locking, and driver and passenger airbags.

Hyundai Atos

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