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New cars are becoming increasingly expensive here in South Africa, but the good news is there are still a few brands that offer a fair amount of choice and affordability.

We compiled a list of car brands that have at least five models in their line-up that cost less than R400,000.

Suzuki was the clear winner with ten cars on offer – including hatchbacks, crossovers, sedans, and an MPV.

Toyota came in second with seven vehicles, meaning all five of Toyota’s cheapest cars made it onto the list, as did the ever-popular Corolla Cross and Hilux models.

Finally, in third place, are Renault and Hyundai – each of whom has five cars on offer.

Both brands offer a range of hatchbacks and crossovers that you can buy for less than our listed cut-off price.

This includes small hatchbacks like the Kwid and Atos – both of which can be purchased for less than R200,000.

Another comparison is between the Duster and Creta, representing good entry-level options for those interested in the crossover vehicle category.

The cars

Below are four car brands in South Africa that have at least five different models for sale under R400,000.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and there are other brands that have fewer than five vehicle ranges that also fall within the price bracket.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


Suzuki – 10 models

S-Presso – R156,900

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Celerio – R174,900

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Swift – R189,900

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Dzire – R189,900

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Ignis – R204,900

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Baleno – R227,900

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Ertiga – R247,900

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Ciaz – R251,900

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Vitara Brezza – R255,900

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Jimny – R326,900

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Toyota – 7 models

Agya – R192,300

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Starlet – R225,200

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Rumion – R258,000

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Urban Cruiser – R272,200

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Corolla Quest – R298,400

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Hilux – R313,300

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Corolla Cross – R360,400

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Hyundai – 5 models

Atos – R183,500

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Grand i10 – R204,900

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Venue – R266,500

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i20 – R285,900

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Creta – R395,500

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Renault – 5 models

Kwid – R170,400

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Triber – R193,400

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Kiger – R204,900

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Clio – R309,900

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Duster – R342,900

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