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How much insurance payments are on the new Suzuki Grand Vitara

Motorists wishing to take home the new Suzuki Grand Vitara can expect to pay at least R1,400 per month on insurance, according to research done by TopAuto.

The crossover is available in five specifications with prices starting at R339,900 for the base model, up to R529,900 for the range-topping hybrid unit.

The new Suzuki comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, daytime running lights, cruise control, a reverse camera, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and start, automatic climate control, hill assist, a leather multifunction steering wheel, and a 7-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Those who fancy the higher-spec GLX can also expect a 360-degree camera, a heads-up display, a bigger 9-inch media centre, leatherette upholstery, a wireless phone charger, paddle shifters, and ambient cabin lighting.

All five cars then make use of the same 1.5-litre, petrol engine with 77kW and 138Nm, but the non-hybrid versions are front-wheel drive and average 6.0l/100km regardless of whether the five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox is chosen.

The more economical hybrid, meanwhile, has an integrated starter motor, an additional 12V lithium-ion battery, a six-speed auto, and an all-wheel-drive layout, which drops the consumption down to 5.6l/100km.

Insurance costs

We used Hippo’s car insurance quote tool to find out what the monthly premiums on the new Suzuki would be.

The calculations were based on an individual living in a metropolitan area like Johannesburg with no claims history who would be able to store their car in a locked garage at night.

Unfortunately, Hippo did not list the hybrid model as an option, so the next most expensive unit used for the comparison is the automatic GLX which costs R417,900.

Below, you’ll find the nine insurance quotes for the cheapest and second most expensive entries in the Grand Vitara line-up, as provided by Hippo:

Insurer GL manual monthly premiums GLX automatic monthly premiums
King Price R1,388.05 R1,794.69
Budget R1,640.27 R2,032.65
Auto & General R1,711.39 R2,133.88
1st for Women R1,724.48 R2,152.29
Dial Direct R1,729.21 R2,152.72
Virseker R1,766.70 R2,218.40
Old Mutual R1,802.73 R1,945.99
Iwyze R1,804.31 R2,011.99
Pineapple R1,836.38 R2,012.24

Note that car insurance is heavily dependent on factors like your age, location, and claims history, meaning your premiums could be higher or lower than this depending on your circumstances.

Hippo also detailed the excess for each insurer, which are as follows:

Insurer Excess claim
Iwyze R5,850
Old Mutual R5,850
Pineapple R5,850
King Price R6,500
1st for Women R7,950
Auto & General R7,950
Dial Direct R7,950
Virseker R7,950
Budget R8,150

An excess is the amount that you are required to pay as a client when you are involved in a car accident and make a claim to your insurer.

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