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Top 6 cheapest new cars in 2020

Looking for a new vehicle that won’t break the bank? Look no further. You won’t have to pay through the nose for these six beauties, including classic hatchbacks and some fresh new compact SUVs.

1. Suzuki Celerio

The Suzuki Celerio is the cheapest offering from the Japanese company, but that little price tag comes with a lot of value in a small, highly maneuverable package. It’s designed primarily for city living and boasts an incredible 4.7L/100kms – meaning that it’s just as cheap to run as it is to buy. It’s also bigger on the inside than you might expect from looking at it, with 254 litres of space. Shopping, luggage, sports bags, there’s room for it all.

2. Mazda 2

The Mazda 2 range is starting to get on in years, but with that age comes experience. The latest offerings from this iconic city car still have everything you’d expect from a runabout: great fuel economy, high maneuverability and a comfortable drive, but now it’s loaded with the latest and greatest in tech (depending on model) for a very reasonable price tag. Look out for the GLX Hatch for an especially frugal buy.

3. Kia Picanto

Kia’s entry level city-hatch may be affordable, but this thing is a lot of fun too. It’s got a more edgy, stylish design than most cars in its price range anda few nifty technological features too. That includes a rear-view camera, electronic stability control, autonomous emergency braking, cruise control and much more. Starting at under $20,000 this zippy city car is ridiculously good value.

4. Kia Seltos

Not every SUV comes with a huge price tag! The Kia Seltos is proof of that, presenting a cheap compact SUV that still has space for five and all their gear. The fuel economy isn’t too shabby either, with an Atkinson cycle engine that’s all about saving you dollars on fuel, not cents. It’s unique among SUVs in that it’s not just a great pick for retirees looking for a smooth ride and plenty of space for the golf clubs; with a low price point, it could be a solid pick for young first car buyers as well – especially when you remember the Sport mode available at the flick of a switch.

5. Nissan X-Trail

Sometimes all you really need in a car is lots of space for the kids, pets and cargo. The Nissan X-Trail offers plenty of it and, depending on model, seats for up to 7 people, all wrapped up in a comfortable ride with options in 4WD should you be inclined to get the wheels muddy. For maximum value for money, look out for the ST 2WD 7-seater version.

6. Suzuki Swift

It’s a classic for a reason! This little runabout continues as one of the best value cars you can get in New Zealand, even in 2020. It’s still cheap and cheerful, with great fuel economy and a decent amount of space for both passengers and cargo. It’s a hatchback, so don’t expect to fit everything and the kitchen sink in there, but it’s a fantastic choice for a first car purchase – or if you just want something cheap, simple and cute.

Check out what cars we have available right now online, or get in touch with us to find out more.

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