Mzansi Reacts To “R150/pm or R4 700” Car, But Is It Really That Cheap?
Mzansi’s newly found “R150/pm or R4 700” car has topped trends on the microblogging site as many wish to put their hands on the ‘cheapest’ car in Mzansi as of now.
The car is called Bajaj Qute, a four-wheeler. However, on paper, it does not qualify to be a car.
Bajaj says it falls in an all-new category called quadricycle because it has all the characteristics of a three-wheeler as well as a car.
It is produced and owned by India’s Bajaj Auto company.
One social media user ignited the trend with claims that the car costs R4 700 ($40) or R150 per month in instalments.
Many believe these claims, if true, are in a lifetime opportunity to own a motorcycle in South Africa.
Also considering the skyrocketing price of fuel in the country, the car is a better alternative since it is a fuel saver.
Bajaj Qute has a 0.6 engine capacity and can do 36 kilometres with just a litre of petrol. Its top speed is 70kmph and can carry four passengers at a time, including the driver.
Videos are trending online as many rushes to buy the car.
South Africa. 😌 😢 😭 😂 pic.twitter.com/WMzqYfRcDx
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) April 15, 2021
In one viral video, a man who just bought a white Bajaj Qute can be seen inspecting it and the person taking the video commending him for buying the cheapest car.
But is it really the cheapest car in South Africa right now? And is its price really R4 700?
Well, despite many social media posts suggesting so, a number of recognized car dealers in South Africa are selling a brand new Bajaj Qute at R60 000 – R75 00.
— MYG 1729 (@Sbu_RSM) April 15, 2021
That means the social media hype is all fake.
See some reactions below;
Honestly speaking, in a country high of unemployment and poverty this car should be easily considered without being bashed inorder for our youth to get on their feet and utilize it for errands, meeting, interviews and commute to work or other places
— LTGirlBehindTheDream (@LethaboShandu) April 15, 2021
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