Lockdown is seeing people all over the world tighten their budget. Yet, you still need a stylish, affordable set of wheels to do the essentials, right?

If you want a great new car with financing that doesn’t break the bank, try these 3 that we’ve selected from a Cars.co.za top 5. They all cost under* R3k per month.


We’ve arranged these from cheap to cheapest. Enjoy the journey down to number 1!


  1. Hyundai Atos 1.1 Motion


Starts at: R159 900

Specs:  This is a reintroduction. 2019 saw this Indian-built Atos re-offered to SA. Its 1.1-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine offers 50 kW and 99 Nm of torque which is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Perks:  614 km fuel range and accelerates at 0 – 100 km/h in 14.4 seconds.

Useful: Manual transmission.

Find out more here.


  1. Renault KWID 1.0 Expression


Starts at: R144 900

Specs: This totally overhauled Renault KWID has the same 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine as its predecessor. It offers 50 kW and 91 Nm of torque.

Perks:  In addition to an improved look, it is also equipped with ABS and dual airbags now.

Useful: Buyers can choose between a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) across all 3 derivatives including Expression, Dynamique and the range-topping KWID Climber.

See all its specs .


  1. Suzuki Celerio 1.0 GA / GL


Starts at:  R144 900

Specs: It boasts a 1.0-litre petrol engine with 50 kW and 90 Nm of torque mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Perks: It has an amply sized load bay (235 litres which expands to 1 034 litres if you lay the back seat flat.

Useful: This car won the former Cars.co.za Consumer Awards  in the budget car category 2017/2018.

Read a full review here .


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* Over 72 months, no deposit, no residual and interest rate at 10%.


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