The R350,000 price bracket is one of the most popular segments in the South African market, which translates into a large variety of cars on offer.
Using TopAuto Car Prices, we found several great vehicles that you can buy for R350,000 – and listed them below.
VW Polo 1.0TSI Comfortline R-Line
The VW Polo is an extremely popular hatchback in South Africa, and the R-Line design pack does well to complement its looks.
This particular model is the Comfortline specification, which provides you with a 6.5-inch touch display on the dash, a leather multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, all-round electric windows, and a manual air-conditioning system.
This is in addition to the R-Line design additions such as enhanced wheels, bumpers, and interior badging.
Under the hood lies a 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol motor that produces 70kW and 175Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Combined fuel consumption is rated at 5.4l/100km, 0-100km/h acceleration at 10.8 seconds, and top speed comes in at 187km/h.
The VW Polo 1.0TSI Comfortline R-Line has a South African price of R345,400 – which includes a 3-year/120,000km warranty and a 3-year/45,000km service plan.
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Active
The Active trim for the Mazda CX-3 provides good value for money, as it offers cruise control, all-round electric windows, Bluetooth, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and a sizeable infotainment display as standard.
Its design is also quite stylish – it sits on 16-inch alloy wheels and every customer can choose between nine exterior colours when ordering their SUV.
At the front, Mazda placed a 2.0-litre, naturally-aspirated engine that produces 115kW and 206Nm, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Combined fuel consumption is rated at 6.9l/100km, 0-100km/h acceleration at 9.3 seconds, and top speed comes in at 202km/h.
The Mazda CX-3 2.0 Active has a South African price of R346,700 – which includes a 3-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, service plan, and roadside assistance.
Hyundai Venue 1.0T Fluid Limited Edition
The Hyundai Venue was one of the best-selling names for the brand in 2020, and it’s not hard to see why.
The infotainment display on the dashboard supports smartphone mirroring in addition to Bluetooth connectivity, there is rear-view camera with PDC fitted as standard, cruise control is adjusted through a multifunction steering wheel, and this specification even features a glove box cooler.
From both the inside and outside the Venue looks modern, and decent output from the engine provides sufficient power in most situations.
The engine is a 1.0-litre, turbocharged motor that generates 88kW and 172Nm, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Combined fuel consumption is rated at 6.5l/100km, 0-100km/h acceleration takes 11.3 seconds, and top speed comes in at 183km/h.
The Hyundai 1.0T Fluid Limited Edition has a South African price of R347,500.
This includes a 5-year/150,000km manufacturer warranty with an additional 2-year/50,000km powertrain warranty, a 3-year/45,000km service plan, and 7-year/150,000km roadside assistance.
Peugeot 208 1.2T GT Line Auto
The 208 badge has been around for a while, and now that the Peugeot brand is part of the Stellantis group, after-sales service will be a key selling point.
This particular model sports the GT Line package, which dresses up the inside with half-leather seats and sporty details; while the outside receives LED lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and black mirror caps.
For comfort, Peugeot added a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, bi-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and a leather multifunction steering wheel.
Up front there is a 1.2-litre, turbocharged engine that produces 81kW and 205Nm, with a 6-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.
Combined fuel consumption is rated at 4.5l/100km, 0-100km/h acceleration takes 9.8 seconds, and top speed comes in at 190km/h.
The Peugeot 208 1.2T GT Line Auto has a South African price of R347,900 – which includes a 5-year/100,000km manufacturer’s warranty, a 3-year/60,000km service plan, and 5-year/100,000km roadside assistance.
JAC T6 1.9TDi DC Lux
JAC is a Chinese brand that has gained a lot of traction in South Africa since 2017, and now has over 50 dealerships nationwide.
The T6 is their most affordable bakkie, and this particular model is the 1.9-litre turbo-diesel variant.
It delivers 100kW of power and 320Nm of torque, and sends drive to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.
Combined fuel consumption is rated at 8.0l/100km, the maximum payload capacity is 900kg, and top speed comes in at 150km/h.
Amenities then include all-round electric windows, rear parking sensors, an infotainment display that supports Bluetooth, and a multifunction steering wheel.
The JAC T6 1.9TDi DC Lux has a South African price of R349,900, which includes a 5-year/150,000km warranty.