The increasing popularity of used cars is rapidly growing due to the pandemic, it is not just because there is a slow production in the latest models but also the affordability it offers along with its excellent condition and reliability. So it’s not a surprise if it becomes highly in demand in the following years.
Now, let us talk about the Top 10 Most Popular Cars in DRC.
Toyota Hiace Van (Van)
The Toyota HiAce Van is a light commercial vehicle with a three, four, and five-door layout that was first manufactured in 1967 by Toyota. It comes with a spacious cabin that can carry passengers and cargo, great fuel efficiency, and impressive reliability that surely fit a large family and can also be used for business purposes. It comes fitted with features like SRS airbags, power windows, power steering, air conditioning, engine immobilizer, anti-theft alarm system, crash sensor, and an anti-lock braking system. The HiAce Van is powered by a 2.0L 1TR-FE straight-4 petrol engine, 2.7L 2TR-FE straight-4 petrol engine, 2.5L 2KD-FTV Low Version Intercooled / Non – Intercooled D-4D straight-4 diesel engine, and 3.0L 1KD-FTV Intercooled VN Turbo D-4D straight-4 diesel engine attached to a four-speed automatic, five-speed manual, or six-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota Harrier (SUV)
The Toyota Harrier is available in a compact mid-size crossover SUV that was first marketed in 1997 up to the present by Toyota. It has a front-engine, front-wheel-drive / front-engine, four-wheel-drive layout with some advanced features like SRS airbags, an anti-lock braking system, power steering, and Toyota’s Pre-Collision System with a pre-collision system, lane departure assist, automatic high beam, and adaptive cruise control. The Toyota Harrier is equipped with a 2.0L 3ZR-FAE straight-4 petrol engine with 149 hp at 6100 rpm, and torque 193 Nm at 3800 rpm powered by Super CVT-i with 7-speed simulation; and a 2.5L 2AR-FXE straight-4 engine for a hybrid model with eCVT transmission.
Toyota RAV4 (SUV)
The Toyota RAV4 is a compact SUV that was first launched in 1994 by Toyota and is available in a five-door layout with five successive generations. It comes equipped with some notable standard features including SRS airbags, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 16-inch alloys wheels, a spacious interior with enough room head, and legroom, traction control, and a lane departure warning. The Toyota RAV4 is fitted with a 2.4L 2AZ-FE straight-4 engine with power and torque of 166 hp at 6300 rpm, 224 Nm at 4000 rpm; and a 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 engine with power and torque of 268 hp at 6200 rpm, 333 Nm at 4700 rpm powered by five-speed/ six-speed manual, four/five/six/seven-speed automatic, or CVT transmission.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (SUV)
The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV is available in three and five-door layout with a four-wheel-drivetrain that was first introduced in 1990 by Toyota. It is known for its impressive reliability, spacious cabin and cargo space as well as its off-road capabilities, and fuel efficiency. It also offers standard features including SRS airbags, side airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, automatic air-conditioning, power steering, power windows, power door locks, brake assist, and front fog lights. The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado comes fitted with a 2.7L 2TR-FE straight-4 petrol engine with 163 PS at 5200 rpm, and a 4.0L 1GR-FE V6 petrol engine with 276 PS at 5600 rpm powered by a four-speed or five-speed automatic transmission.
Toyota Probox Van (Van)
The Toyota Probox is a five-door van and wagon that was first produced in 2002 by Toyota with a front-wheel / four-wheel drivetrain. It comes fitted with standard features which include SRS airbags, an anti-lock braking system, brake assist, vehicle stability control, traction control, power mirrors, power windows, power steering, and air conditioning. The Toyota Probox is powered by a 1.5L 1NZ-FE straight-4 petrol engine with 80 kW at 6000 rpm, and a 1.3L 1NR-FE straight-4 petrol engine with 70 kW at 6000 rpm attached to a four-speed automatic or CVT transmission.
Toyota Alphard (Mini Van)
The Toyota Alphard minivan was first introduced in 2002 with a five-door layout and can accommodate eight passengers. It is available in a front-wheel / four-wheel-drivetrain and is currently in its third generation which offers plenty of features, functions, great fuel efficiency, and reliability. It includes features like SRS airbags, climate control, smart entry and push start system, cruise control, power door locks, power steering, power windows, and air conditioning. The Toyota Alphard comes with a 2.5L 2AR-FE straight-4 petrol engine with 182 PS at 6000 rpm, and a 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 petrol engine with 280 PS at 6200 rpm mated to a CVT and six-speed ATF U660E automatic gearbox.
Toyota Noah (Mini Van)
The Toyota Noah is available in a five-door minivan with a front-wheel / four-wheel drive layout that was first released in November 2001. It can accommodate seven / eight passengers with enough head and legroom which is fit to use for business purposes or family use. It also includes features like automatic high beams, power windows, power steering, power door locks, sliding doors, an anti-lock braking system, and Noah Panoramic Live Sound System with eight speakers as well as a 10-inch infotainment display. The Toyota Noah comes fitted with a 2.0L 3ZR-FAE Valvematic straight-4 petrol engine with 152 PS (112 kW), and a 1.8L 2ZR-FXE straight-4 petrol hybrid engine powered by a 5JM AC synchronous motor and e-CVT.
Toyota Crown (Sedan)
The Toyota Crown sedan is a four-door executive car that was first introduced in 1955 by Toyota. It is a four-wheel / rear-wheel-drive vehicle with fifteen generations under its nameplate. It offers some notable standard features including SRS airbags, vehicle stability control, traction control, air conditioning, power windows, power steering, power locks, cruise control, brake assist, and an anti-lock braking system. The Toyota Crown sedan comes equipped with a 2.0L 8AR-FTS straight-4 turbocharged petrol engine with 235 PS (173 kW), 2.5L 4GR-FSE V6 engine with 203 PS (149 kW), and 3.5L 2GR-FSE V6 engine with 315 PS (232 kW) attached to a six-speed automatic or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Mitsubishi Canter (Truck)
The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter is a two-door light-duty commercial truck with an all-wheel-drive layout that was first produced in 1963 by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and is now in its eighth generation. It comes with standard features including driver and passenger airbags, Xenon headlights, air conditioning, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, and a brake override system. The Canter truck comes with 3.0L 4P10-T2 with 96 kW at 3500 rpm, 3.0L 4P10-T4 with 110 kW at 2840 – 3500 rpm, and 3.0L 4P10-T6 with 129 kW at 2860 – 3500 rpm powered by a six-speed Duonic dual-clutch transmission or a five-speed manual transmission.
Nissan X-trail (SUV)
The Nissan X-trail is available in a five-door crossover SUV body style, a front-wheel-drive / four-wheel-drivetrain that was first manufactured in 2000 by Nissan. It is one of the most popular SUVs in the market due to its reliability, fuel efficiency, practicality, and off-road abilities. It also comes with standard features including SRS airbags, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, power windows, audio system, six speakers, satellite navigation, and an anti-lock braking system. The Nissan X-trail is fitted with a 1.3L HR13DDT straight-4 turbocharged petrol engine, 1.6L MR16DDT straight-4 turbocharged petrol engine, 2.0L MR20DD straight-4 petrol engine, 2.5L QR25DE straight-4 petrol engine, 1.6L R9M straight-4 diesel engine, 1.7L R9N straight-4 diesel engine, and 2.0L M9R straight-4 diesel engine attached to a CVT, six-speed manual, or seven-speed DCT transmission.
Used cars are often always in a good condition before they sell to the market and with good features, qualities, and affordability, it becomes popular among buyers. Though it doesn’t have the latest features or lack certain systems, it is still known as one of the in-demand products in the automotive sector. For more information please visit the BE FORWARD store.
Written by: Esther Abranilla