10 cheapest new automatic cars for sale in South Africa today

10 – JMC Landwind 5 2,0T Lux auto – R224 995

10 cheapest new automatic cars for sale in South Africa today

The Landwind is both the largest, most powerful and most expensive car on this list. Slotting in with a price of just under a quarter of a million Rand, the Chinese crossover offers 140 kW and 250 N.m of torque from its turbocharged 2,0-litre four pot. This is sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed torque converter.

9 – Hyundai Grand i10 1,0 Motion auto – R222 500

10 cheapest new automatic cars Hyundai grand i10

Boasting the firm’s naturally aspirated 1,0-litre three-cylinder engine, the Hyundai Grand i10 1,0 Motion employs a four-speed torque converter that sends 49 kW and 94 N.m of torque to the front wheels. As per the brand’s claims, it’ll sip 5,9 L/100 km of fuel on a combined cycle.

8 – Suzuki Swift/Dzire 1,2 GL auto – R214 900

10 cheapest new automatic cars suzuki swift

Although the highest priced, this hatch and sedan pair aren’t the last Suzuki models to appear on this list. Both models sport a five-speed automated manual transmissions that sends 61 kW and 113 N.m of torque to the fronts from a naturally aspirated 1,2-litre four-cylinder engine.

7 – Datsun Go 1,2 Lux auto – R210 700

10 cheapest new automatic cars datsun go

Employing a continuous variable transmission with five steps, the Datsun Go 1,2 Lux auto produces 57 kW and 104 N.m of torque from its naturally aspirated 1,2-litre three-cylinder mill. This gives it a fuel consumption of 5,0 L/100 km on a combined cycle.

6 – Kia Picanto 1,0 Start auto – R203 995

10 cheapest new automatic cars kia picanto

The last model priced above the R200 000 mark is the Picanto which makes use of a four-speed torque converter to deliver 49 kW and 95 N.m of torque to the front wheels via a 1,0-litre three-cylinder engine. Using this, the brand claims it will sip 5,3 L/100 km on a combined cycle.

5 – Toyota Agya 1,0 Auto – R192 500

10 cheapest new automatic cars toyota agya

Interestingly, the Agya is the only Toyota and Indonesian-built car on this list. While not big on features, the Agya offers 49 kW and 89 N.m of torque from a 1,0-litre three-cylinder engine. This is delivered to the front wheels via a four-speed automated manual transmission.

4 – BAIC D20 Hatch/Sedan 1,5 Fashion auto – R189 990

10 cheapest new automatic cars baic d20

Using an old Mercedes-Benz platform the D20 hatch is propelled by a naturally aspirated 1,5-litre four-cylinder engine that sends 85 kW and 148 N.m to the front wheels using a four-speed torque converter. It is also available in sedan-guise which is offered exclusively with this transmission at a price of R209 990.

3 – Suzuki Celerio 1,0 GL auto – R185 900

10 cheapest new automatic cars suzuki celerio

With a naturally aspirated 1,0-litre three-pot petrol engine offering 50 kW and 90 N.m of torque, the Celerio employs a five-speed automated manual transmission as found in the aforementioned Swift range.

2 – Renault Kwid 1,0 Expression auto – R172 900

10 cheapest new automatic cars renault kwid

Using a 1,0-litre three-cylinder configuration with a five-speed automated manual transmission as well, the Kwid wins the hearts of many consumers thanks to its low operating costs and the very appealing one-year insurance included as standard. Power is rather similar to its main competitors at 50 kW and 91 N.m.

Suzuki S-Presso 1,0 GL+ auto – R168 900

10 cheapest new automatic cars suzuki s-presso

The lowest priced self-shifting car available in South Africa is, by the brand’s classification given its 180 mm ground clearance, a super subcompact crossover dubbed the S-Presso. Bearing the exact same drivetrain as the aforementioned Celerio, it undercuts the Kwid by a couple of thousand rand but this does not account for the year of insurance.

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