8 months with a Renault Clio

Top Car's Wayne Batty says goodbye to his Renault Clio. It’s not a soppy farewell but the little 'automatique' did its maker proud.

Kia's trendy family pick

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post experiences the upcoming Cerato.

Keen pricing for new Charade

2007-09-24 09:00
Daihatsu is again taking aim at affordable motoring in South Africa with the launch of its all-new Charade.

It is available as two models: the 'Celeb' and the 'Classic'.

Daihatsu says with this new Charade it continues to offer one of the most affordable automatic cars South Africa.

Both models come with Air-conditioning, a service plan, 3-year warranty and plenty of space for driver, passengers (front and rear) and for small items.

The Celeb comes with further dual airbags, ABS brakes, integrated factory Radio CD player, central locking, electric windows and electric mirrors - a full house.

Daihatsu is also committed to creating eco-friendly vehicles. With approximately 70% of the plastics in the vehicle being recyclable and the use of standardised material for plastics, the new Charade is a champion in the cause for a cleaner earth.

The Charade has great fuel economy too with an average consumption of 4.4 litres per 100 km.

The Charade cabin is wider and longer than before, creating the overall interior spaciousness of cars a class above.

In fact, the rear passenger seats are 935mm from the front passenger seats, which compares with much bigger like the BMW 7 Series (at 960mm).

The doors open nearly to a right angle and combine with slightly higher seating positions.

Class-leading safety features include dual airbags, front seat belts with pre-tensioner and force limiter and ABS brakes.

Under the bonnet is a 998-cc 3-cylinder engine. This engine develops 51kW and 94Nm.

Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox though the Classic is also available with an automatic transmission.


  • Classic - R86 900
  • Classic Auto - R97 900
  • Celeb - R95 900
  • Inside Wheels24

    Take a virtual tour of the McLaren 570S in SA

    Want to experience what it's like to be behind the wheel of a 419kW sports car? Take a virtual tour of the McLaren 570S in our interactive Snapchat video filmed in SA.

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.