What is an Automatic Car?
Automatic transmissions change gears for you automatically based on driving conditions, meaning you never have to think about which gear to use. If you drive a manual transmission, you choose which gear to use and when to shift.
Automatic Cars In South Africa
Proton Saga 1.3 Premium – R244,900.
Nissan Magnite 1.0 Visia EZ-Shift – R243,900.
Kia Picanto 1.0 Start auto – R241,995.
Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL auto – R240,900.
Toyota Vitz 1.0 XR auto – R239,900.
Suzuki DZire 1.2 GL auto – R239,900.
How much is the cheapest automatic car in South Africa?
Touching down in South Africa in March 2020 – yes, mere days ahead of the start of lockdown – Suzuki’s quirky little S-Presso is still the cheapest car on the local market.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that at R168 900, the five-speed AMT version is also the country’s least-expensive two-pedal vehicle.
What percentage of cars are automatic in South Africa?
It added 2 more percentage points in 2021 and a further 3 in 2022 (when the scale was teetering at 48:52), before finally reaching a turning point over the opening 9 months of 2023.
So far this year (up to the end of September), 51% of light vehicles sold in SA were fitted with an automatic cog-swapper.
Do automatic cars consume more?
However, the difference in fuel efficiency between manual and automatic cars is relatively small. Automatic cars can be more fuel-efficient than manual cars if the automatic transmission has advanced features such as stop-start technology and adaptive cruise control.