6 awesome SUVs you can buy for R300,000 in South Africa right now

South Korea carmaker Kia has launched the Sonet SUV in South Africa, priced from R265,000, and marking the model’s entry into the ‘burgeoning B-SUV segment’.

“The all-new Sonet puts an exclamation point on our ambition to make Kia the brand of choice for trendy urbanites,” stated Gary Scott, chief govt officer of Kia South Africa.

“The Sonet fulfils an important role in Kia’s local line-up, and is well positioned to attract a large number of customers who value design, comfort, and quality.”

The Kia automobile is obtainable with a brand new engine for the South African market. Kia’s fuel-efficient 1.5 MPI petrol engine boasts outputs of 85 kW at 6,300 rpm and 144 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. Customers have a alternative between a 6-speed guide gearbox or a repeatedly variable transmission (CVT).

The Sonet 1.5 LX Manual begins at R264,995, with the Sonet 1.5 EX CVT  priced at R305,995.

The Kia Sonet automobile falls throughout the similar value bracket as the next 5 autos at the moment for sale in the nation:

Nissan Magnite

The Magnite 1.0T Acenta MT begins at R256,999, with the  Magnite 1.0T Acenta Plus CVT beginning at R305,700.

It boasts outputs of 74 kW at 5,000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at 2,800-3,600 rpm.

Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The Vitara Brezza 1.5 GL atarts at R244,900, with the Vitara Brezza 1.5 GLX auto priced at R309,900.

It delivers outputs of 77 kW at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.

Renault Duster

The New Duster 1.6 Expression 4×2 begins from R289,900, with the New Duster 1.5 dCI Prestige EDC 4×2 priced at R374,900.

It delivers outputs of 84 kW at 5,500 rpm and 156 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue 1.0L – TGDi 3 Cylinder Petrol is priced from R301,900.

Its 6-speed DCT – Dual clutch transmission delivers outputs of 88 kW at 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm.

Haval Jolion

The Jolion 1.5T City Manual  begins at R299,900

The Chinese made automobile makes use of a 1.5-litre turbopetrol engine with energy outputs of 105 kW at 5,600 – 6,000 rpm and 210 Nm of torque at 2,000-4,4000 rpm.


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