In 2019 different automotive manufacturers released a host of car models in different categories. The cars received different reception from car buyers, with some more warmly received than others.
We at BE FORWARD have stocked and sold several of these 2019 models, and from our experience in selling these models, we ended up with several statistics, and here we take a look at one category of those statistics.
Our interest today is the 10 Most Popular Models in BE FORWARD Manufactured in 2019 for under USD 15,000. We will briefly focus on the details that make these cars what they are, and probably they are the reasons that make people buy these models over the others. Please follow through.
10th: Honda N-WGN $7,450
The exterior of the 2019 N-WGN is box-shaped. The car features boldly designed front and rear bumpers that give the car a dynamic presence matched with an exquisitely designed grille and headlights.
The interior comes in brown or black base colors, with seat covers that are in harmony with the cabin space, expressing the spacious nature and cabin comfort.
The Honda SENSING suite of advanced driver-assistive and safety technologies is now standard on the 2019 N-WGN, it features a Collision Mitigation Braking System that can detect a bicycle crossing in front of the car, it can also detect pedestrians at night even without street lights. Other features of the sensing suite include Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering, Lead Car Departure Notification, Traffic Sign Recognition, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist, False Backward Start Prevention, and Auto High Beam Headlights.
Under the hood, the N-WGN comes fitted with a naturally aspirated or turbocharged 0.7-liter (S07A) 3-cylinder petrol engine with 58 hp and 63 hp respectively. This engine is paired with an automatic or CVT transmission.
9th: Toyota HiAce Wagon $14,100
The 2019 Toyota HiAce offered in other markets (except JDM) has parted ways with its traditional flat-nosed (cab-over) design and taken the semi-bonnet/hood design to improve safety and offer better passenger comfort at the front. The 2019 HiAce is available in three variants: Commuter, Long Wheelbase (LWB), and Super Long Wheelbase (SLWB).
From the exterior, the notable difference is the bonnet design that extends on the face of the vehicle, giving the HiAce a much bigger stance on road.
Safety-wise, the HiAce has tremendously improved, with safety features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with cyclist and pedestrian detection as standard.
The 2019 HiAce is offered with two optional engines: a turbocharged 2.8-liter (1GD-FTV) 4-cylinder diesel engine with 174 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque or a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter (7GR-FKS) V6 petrol engine with 277 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. These engines are paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
8th: Honda Fit Hybrid $10,940
The 2019 Fit Hybrid is available in four trim levels starting with the base DX model, followed by the mid-spec LX, then EX, and the top-spec EX-Navi (the naming of these trims depends on the market). Standard features on the base DX model include Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Air-con. The LX trim adds a 9.0-inch infotainment display. The EX adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, rear privacy glass, sat-nav, and 16-inch alloy wheels, while the top-spec EX-Navi adds black exterior trim and a two-tone roof.
From the sides, the Fit looks tall and features an upright and conservative rear section, enhanced by a pleasant roof spoiler.
The Fit/Jazz Hybrid comes fitted with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine combined with Honda’s dual-motor i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) hybrid system with 107 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. This hybrid system has a claimed fuel consumption of 27 km/l.
7th: Nissan X-Trail $13,420
The 2019 X-Trail is a facelifted version of the third-generation model, available in S, SV, and SL trim levels. The Hybrid model is only available in SV and SL trim levels.
The interior of the 2019 X-Trail is spacious, with enough head and legroom for all passengers, except for the 7-seat model whose third-row seat has limited leg and headroom.
Notable exterior changes on this 2019 model include halogen headlights with LED DRLs and LED taillights as standard on the S, SV, and SL (non-Premium Package) trim levels. The SL Premium Package trim adds redesigned twin LED projector headlights with high-intensity discharge and LED Daytime Running Lights and redesigned LED taillights.
Under the hood, the 2019 X-Trail came fitted with a 2.0-liter (MR20DD) 4-cylinder petrol engine with 137 hp and 147 lb-ft of torque as standard or a 2.0-liter (MR20DD Hybrid) 4-cylinder petrol engine combined with a Synchronous Electric Motor with 40 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque and Lithium-Ion battery. This Hybrid system has a combined output of 177 hp.
6th: Toyota Mark X $14,350
The 2019 Mark X is only available as a sedan. It comes fully loaded with a unique chrome-plated front bumper and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Other features include LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and LED taillights.
The interior is adorned with a red and black (two-tone black-red) Alcantara and leather theme with red contrast stitching on the gear lever, steering wheel, and doors.
Under the hood, the 2019 Mark X comes fitted with a 2.5-liter (4GR-FSE) V6 petrol engine with 200 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
5th: Honda Vezel $14,100
The 2019 HR-V is a two-row, five-seat car. Unlike most cars, the second-row seat of the Vezel is more spacious, providing enough legroom than the front seats, which are narrow, and taller passengers may find legroom limited.
The 2019 Vezel has a 453-liter boot with rear seats in place and 1026 liters with the rear seats folded down. The Vezel also features Honda’s Magic seat system which has the option of configuring the lower part of the rear seat to accommodate long items.
Under the hood, the 2019 base model came fitted with a regular 1.5-liter (L15Z) 4-cylinder petrol engine with 118 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid model came fitted with a 1.5-liter petrol engine integrated with an electric motor for a combined output of 130 hp. These engines were paired with either a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, or 7-speed DCT transmission.
4th: Suzuki Swift $8,590
In 2019 the Swift was facelifted for the 2020 model year. The funkier style and boxier design are still there, with notable exterior changes including redesigned headlights and taillights, a redesigned radiator grille, a dual-tone color option, and new alloy wheels.
Inside, the car came fitted with a 7.0-inch touchscreen placed in the center console.
With all the updates, one thing that the Suzuki guys maintained in this car is keeping it small, affordable, and fun to drive.
Under the hood, the 2019 Swift came fitted with a retuned 1.2-liter engine integrated with a 12-volt mild-hybrid powertrain. This engine was paired with either a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic transmission. This model also came with the option of a Suzuki branded ALLGRIP all-wheel-drive system.
3rd: Renault Samsung Twizy $2,472
Renault Twizy is a small electric car (quadricycle) with dimensions of just 1.2 meters wide and 2.3 meters long.
The Twizy is a two-seater with a basic interior. Doors and side windows are not standard.
The Twizy is not an all-weather car as it lacks doors and side windows on the basic version, but even versions with doors and windows, don’t provide as much protection against the weather as it does not have a heater for colder days.
When the Twizy is fully charged it can travel up to 80 kilometers on warmer days and 50 kilometers on colder days. It takes about three and a half hours to fully charge the Twizy on a household socket.
The Twizy weighs 450kg and is powered by a 17hp electric motor. It has a top speed of 80 kph which is enough for urban driving. The Twizy has forward and reverse gears that are activated by large buttons found on the dashboard.
2nd: Toyota Hilux $13,900
In 2019, the HiLux received a midlife facelift. Exterior alterations included reviewed LED headlights and taillights, reviewed front turn signals, and redesigned 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. There were also special editions of the Hilux for different including the Revo Rocco or Rocco sold in Thailand and Malaysian markets and the Z “Black Rally Edition” special edition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hilux sold in the UK.
Interior features on the 2019 Hilux include a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, two 12V sockets, a USB port, and a household power socket placed on the center console.
The 2019 Hilux came fitted with a turbocharged 2.4-liter (2GD-FTV) 4-cylinder diesel engine with 148 hp and 265 lb-ft. This engine is mated with a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.
1st: Honda Fit $8,240
The 2019 Fit is available in four trim levels: the base SE/LX model, the mid-spec SR/Sport, the EX, and the top-spec EX-L/Style. Standard features on the 2019 Fit include adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam headlights, a 5.0-inch display, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, USB port, and automatic air-con. The SR/Sport trim adds a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo, an extra USB port, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and alloy wheels. The EX adds a moonroof, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, satellite radio, sat-nav, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, rear privacy glass, and 16-inch alloy wheels, while the top-spec EX-L/Style adds leather upholstery, heated side mirrors, HD Radio, Navigation, a two-tone roof, and black exterior trim.
Safety-wise the EX and EX-L/Style come with Honda’s active safety system with features such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights, and blind-spot camera.
The Fit/Jazz comes fitted with 1.3-liter petrol for the JDM model or 1.5-liter petrol-hybrid power, for the European market. The 1.5-liter e:HEV utilizes Honda’s dual-motor i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) hybrid system.
We have taken a look at 10 of our most popular models manufactured in 2019. They all deservedly qualify to be on the top 10 list, but there are also plenty more good cars on our stock that come close to these featured models on our list. These cars were populated by you our customers that chose to buy these models over the others, but we also agree that these are great choices.
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Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya