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Our best small cars for under R200k

Charl Grobler
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September 26, 2017

 

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Suzuki is known for being the kei car specialist. Here’s a look at our best small cars for under R200k, and what they have to offer.

Suzuki has long been on top of the compact car trend, thanks to the strict Kei (mini) Car laws in Japan. The growing congestion on the South African roads (especially in city centres), coupled with the ever increasing cost of fuel, is pushing South African motorists to follow the Kei car trend - choosing smaller, more cost efficient vehicles.

Have a look at four of our best small cars, all priced (very competitively) below R200 000

The master of small cars, here are our best small cars for a steal.

The Suzuki Celerio

Looking for a zippy set of wheels that’s still got room to sneeze in?

  • Starting price: R139 900
  • Warranty: 200 000 km / 5 years*
  • Nickname: The XL small car
  • Fuel consumption: 4.7L/KM
  • ABS
  • Dual SRS Airbags
  • Airconditioning
  • Power steering

The Celerio has been nicknamed the ‘XL small car’ because, despite its petite stature, there’s still loads of leg room for you and your passengers - so you won’t feel like a tin of sardines on a road trip. The Celerio was voted Budget Car of the Year (2017) at the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards and won Car Magazine’s Best Buy Award (2017) for cars under R160K.

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The Suzuki Swift

Who said small cars couldn’t pack a punch?

  • Starting price: R160 900
  • Warranty: 200 000 km / 5 years*
  • Fuel consumption: 5.3L/KM
  • ABS
  • EBD
  • Dual SRS Airbags
  • Airconditioning
  • Power steering
  • Winner of the 2019 cars.co.za  Budget  Car of the Year and  AutoTrader Car of the Year  in the category:   Urban Compact - Small hatch and sedan 

Meet the Swift: the car that’s both chic and sporty without breaking the bank. This little hatch is great fun to drive, and oozes with personality. The Swift is hands down one of Suzuki’s most popular models.

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The Suzuki Ignis

Ignite your senses with Suzuki’s hottest, new member of the family.

  • Starting price: R176 900
  • Warranty: 200 000 km / 5 years*
  • Fuel consumption: 5.1L/KM
  • ABS
  • EBD
  • Brake assist
  • Dual SRS Airbags
  • Airconditioning
  • Power steering
  • Central locking
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage
  • 2018 WesBank South African Car Of The Year finalist

The Ignis took South Africa by storm at its launch in June 2017. This funky crossover sports design elements from some of Suzuki’s most iconic models (including the Swift) and is sure to turn heads. The Ignis can be personalised with dual tone finishes, letting you drive a car that’s as unique as you are.

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The Suzuki Baleno (was under R 200 000 at the tiMe of publication)

Looking for comfort and style, for a reasonable price?

  • Starting price: R207 000
  • Warranty: 200 000 km / 5 years*
  • Fuel consumption: 5.4L/KM
  • ABS
  • EBD
  • Brake assist
  • Dual SRS Airbags
  • Airconditioning
  • Power steering
  • Central locking
  • Electric windows
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage
  • Alarm

You can’t fault the Baleno when it comes to comfort and style. This gorgeous hatch is packed full of cool tech (the slightly more expensive GLX comes with a 7 inch touch screen) and comes with all the bells and whistles that you can imagine. The best part about the Baleno, is its unbelievably affordable starting price - still coming in at under R200K.

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Which is your favourite Suzuki on our list?

 Experience the Suzuki way of life for yourself. Test drive your favourite model today.

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