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Vehicle requirements in South Africa

Which car is right for you? Make sure your vehicle meets the requirements in South Africa by following the below requirements:

  • Hatchbacks will be accepted on UberGo
  • 5-door hatchbacks (minimum year 2015)
  • _4-door sedans (min year 2015) _
  • From 1 Jan 2022, ONLY sedans that are 5 years or newer (or 2017 & newer) will be eligible for UberX requests
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted to all vehicles

Uber reserves the right to update the eligibility criteria of vehicles as they relate to different products at any time, in its sole discretion and without prior notice.

Your vehicle must-haves

  • Model year 2015 or newer
  • 5-door hatchback or 4-door sedan or minivan
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage

Documentation Needed

  • Operators Card (Double disk)
  • Commercial vehicle insurance
  • Vehicle inspection can be completed at ANY Tiger Wheel and Tyre (TWT) , DEKRA
  • Operating License application process from the department of transport**(CPT & JHB)** -> More Info

Uber Comfort

To ensure that Uber Comfort gives riders the right quality and experience of a premium product (primarily extra length and comfort), we have selected the below vehicles to be eligible to be considered as Uber Comfort vehicles. Vehicles which are eligible include:

  • Toyota Corolla
  • Volkswagen Polo Sedan
  • Nissan Almera
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Hyundai Elantra

Additional requirements

  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Eligible vehicles list

Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with Uber in your city.

Vehicle options in South Africa

UberX

Most recent sedans are eligible to drive with UberX in South Africa.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door sedan in good condition
  • Sedans which are 2017 and newer
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No hatchbacks
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted

Click the link below to view popular uberX vehicles.

  • MakeModels
    ChevroletAveo, Cruze, Optra, Sonic
    HondaAccord, Ballade, Civic
    SuzukiCiaz
    FordFocus, Ikon
    MazdaMazda3, Mazda6
    NissanAlmera, Sentra, Tiida
    ToyotaCorolla, Etios
    VolkswagenJetta, Polo
    HyundaiAccent, Elantra, Sonata
    KiaCerato, Rio
    RenaultFluence

UberXL

Seat extra passengers and charge higher fares with a higher-capacity vehicle in Cape Town and Durban.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door SUV or minivan with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted

Most SUVs qualify to drive with uberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify.

  • MakeModels
    HondaMobilio
    ToyotaAvanza
    SuzukiErtiga
    NissanGrand Livina

Uber Black

Charge higher fares with a mid-tier luxury sedan in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2015 or newer
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted

Click the link below to view popular Uber Black vehicles.

  • MakeModels
    Mercedes-BenzC-Class, E-Class, S-Class
    AudiA4, A6
    BMW3-series, 5-series, 7-series

Uber Van

Drive with Uber Van in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door minivan with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 7 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • ABS, passenger and driver airbags safety features fitted and in working order
  • MakeModels
    VolkswagenKombi
    HyundaiH-1
    Mercedes-BenzViano, Vito
    OpelVivaro

UberGo

Uber Go is designed to help driver-partners by boosting rider demand. Smaller vehicles (such as hatchbacks) and older sedans will be accepted. We believe that these types of vehicles make it more affordable than ever to access and operate on the Uber app.

Additional requirements

  • Accepted vehicles:
  • 5-door hatchbacks (min year 2015)
  • 4-door sedans (min year 2015)
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

View our list of popular models.

*NO Renault Kwid, Datsun Go, GWM models will be allowed

  • MakeModels
    FordFigo (hatchback)
    VWPolo (hatchback), Polo Vivo (hatchback)
    HondaBrio
    ToyotaYaris, Etios, Etios (hatchback)
    SuzukiDzire, Celerio (hatchback)
    RenaultMegane
    KiaPicanto
    MazdaMazda3
    NissanMicra
    Hyundaii10, i20

Vehicle on-boarding guidelines

  • When Uber first launched in South Africa, our mission included creating a fair, open and inclusive process for individuals to become driver-partners and access new economic opportunities. Four years later, this commitment has not changed. However, there are some individuals who have been using their Uber Profiles in a way that harms the fair and open process and restricts others from accessing the economic opportunity that comes with being a driver-partner.

    In the spirit of fair and open access to the system, we have set out the following guidelines to limit the abuse of Uber Profiles and “slots” / “software licenses”.

    You may not sell, rent or transfer your Uber profile or “slot” / “software license”, as this is against Uber Partnership Terms and Conditions.

  • Your profile or software license will be permanently deactivated if your account is flagged for software license violation. If you believe that your account was incorrectly flagged, please visit http://t.uber.com/softwarelicense and report the matter within 14 days.

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