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Most affordable Suzuki in South Africa – What you get for R166,000

The cheapest Suzuki you can buy in South Africa is the S-Presso hatchback, which has a starting price of R165,900.

The S-Presso is not only the most affordable entry in the automaker’s catalogue, but it is also the cheapest new car currently on sale in the country, closely followed by another Suzuki in the form of the Celerio.

Suzuki’s entry-level car underwent a mid-life update towards the end of 2022, adding new features as standard and improving the powertrain to be more economical.

This is what you can expect when purchasing the most affordable Suzuki in South Africa.

What you get

The S-Presso is available in six specifications, but all of them share the same 1.0-litre petrol engine capable of generating 49kW and 89Nm.

There are two gearboxes to choose from – either a five-speed manual or automatic – with the manual averaging a frugal 4.6l/100km on a typical fuel cycle while the auto manages a slightly better 4.4l/100km.

The hatchback is also front-wheel drive and has a ground clearance of 180mm, and with a footprint measuring a mere 3,565mm long, 1,520mm wide, and 1,567mm high, it brings a boot capable of swallowing 239 litres of cargo.

Following its update at the end of last year, the Suzuki now comes with an expanded list of standard features including 14-inch steel wheels, electric front windows, central locking, electronically-adjustable side mirrors, a stop-start function, manual air conditioning, rear parking sensors, a multifunction steering wheel, and two speakers, though a radio will need to be installed at an additional cost.

It also sees safety fittings like ABS, electronic stability control, two front airbags, and two ISOFIX child seat mounts.

An additional R8,000 will then give you access to the GL+ trim, which adds 14-inch alloy wheels, and a 7-inch infotainment screen with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The top-end S-Edition, which costs R24,000 more than the base model, additionally throws in a reverse camera, a larger 9-inch media screen, and a styling kit with more pronounced side sills and silver bezel inserts on the front and rear bumpers.

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