South Africa’s cheapest cars are in high demand since the country’s consumers face a bleak economic future. In the past ten years, buying a new automobile in South Africa has rarely been as advantageous as it is right now, according to new statistics from consumer credit reporting firm TransUnion.The newest Vehicle Price Index (VPI) from the group, which serves as a gauge of the inflation rate for new cars, continued its downward trend from the previous year in the fourth quarter of 2021, falling from 9.6% in Q4 2020 to 2% in Q4 2021.TransUnion said that despite shifting customer demand and supply, the price of used cars continued to rise during the same time period, with the used vehicle index rising from 2.9% to 7%.
BAIC D20 Hatch 1.3 Comfort
The most affordable automobile in South Africa is the D 20. In April 2017, the BAIC D20 compact hatchback and sedan line debuted in South Africa. The Models have a starting price of R149,990 and go up to R209,990, since BAIC and Mercedes-Benz have a technology sharing agreement, the D20 borrows the Smart ForFour chassis and the B-exterior Class’s design.
Founded in 1958, BAIC Group is one of China’s four largest automotive groups, with multiple business interests, the main of which are vehicle manufacturing, automobile R&D, parts manufacture, auto service and trade, education, investment, and finance. A four-cylinder, naturally aspirated, 1.3-liter gasoline engine with four pistons powers the D20 Hatch 1.3 Comfort and generates 128 Nm of torque in addition to 75 kW of power. A manual transmission is used to transmit this to the front wheels. 6.8 L/100 km is a bit high for a tiny hatchback, according to BAIC, which also claims to use less fuel than that. This amount will translate into a range of 661 kilometers when using a 45-liter gasoline tank.
One of the four largest automotive groups in China was founded in 1958 and has a variety of commercial interests, the most important of which are car production, automotive R&D, parts manufacturing, auto service and commerce, education, investing, and financing.In 2016, BAIC Group sold 2.847 million automobiles in more than 80 nations. In more than 20 nations, BAIC has expanded its production facilities and assembly lines for electric, commercial, and passenger vehicles. Since 1984, Jeep, Daimler, and Hyundai have been partners in a number of joint ventures formed by BAIC. In order to create a variety of its own brands as well as joint venture brands like Beijing Hyundai, Beijing Benz, and Changhe Suzuki, BAIC has completely established its technological and styling power through these partnerships and acquisitions.
Although the D20‘s specs are somewhat modest, it does include standard conveniences like air conditioning, a CD player, a four-speaker sound system, electronic windows, and electric side mirrors. ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, and ISOFIX child seat mounts are all included in the safety features. The D20 comes with a five-year/120 000 km warranty but no service plan. There are many features in the D20 range that will keep you and your passengers safe. You can feel safe while driving thanks to standard equipment like ABS, EBD, the ISO-FIX restraint system, and automatic door locks with speed sensors. The car has 1.3 and 1.5 petrol engines, with 75kW and 85kW of power offered in turn by the variants. These are paired with 5-speed manual transmissions, although a 4-speed automatic transmission is also an option for the 1.5 Fashion. The performance of these fuel-efficient engines is quick, and driving is enjoyable.
You were born to stand out! The D20 Hatch is fun, zippy & stylish. Find your perfect match in the 1.3 Comfort Manual, 1.5 Comfort Manual, 1.5 Manual Fashion or the 1.5 Auto Fashion! #D20Hatch #BAICSA #D20 #BAIC #hatchback #hatch #urbancar #citycar pic.twitter.com/ubHnGLc9f5
— BAIC South Africa (@baic_sa) November 17, 2020
D20 Hatch 1.3M/T (Comfort) – R149 990
D20 Hatch 1.5M/T (Comfort) – R169 990
D20 Hatch 1.5M/T (Fashion) – R179 990
D20 Hatch 1.5A/T (Fashion) – R189 990
D20 Sedan 1.5A/T (Fashion) – R209 990
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