Exactly six months ago, Motor magazine reviewed the line of the ‘most popular cars’ by price in the Colombian market and when doing this review again, it found several changes, not only in terms of protagonists, but also in the range of beautiful.
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The first of them has to do with the price of the most affordable car in the national market. Six months ago he used a protagonist whose price was 42 million pesos. However, said car is no longer around. Now the most affordable starts at 52 million and that also brings a new price leader in this segment.
It will also use another protagonist in position 10 on this list with 60.2 million. Now there is a new member who has a price of one million less, closing the top with 64 million.
This means that the border was adjusted upwards, after the revulsive behavior of the dollar, the political changes and the other logistical and regulatory problems that the national market faced and now the popular car is between 52 and 64 million pesos Raising the level by 2 million for the start and 4 for the end of the list.
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On the other hand, the disappearance of some members of this Top 10 most affordable cars in Colombia was due to readjustments that forced the exchange rate and ended up ‘pushing’ other segments.
This also caused the positions of the list to be rearranged, since all the members of the current review suffered increases in their price, some more than others, and only one protagonist who was not included in the offer in the past was admitted. review for excess of ‘cars’.
** List prepared with the prices published in the edition of the Motor Magazine of December 14, 2022. In the case of the Chevrolet Joy, the official prices of the brand’s page were used.
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10. Volkswagen Journey – 64 million
This is the sedan derived from the Goal and is currently priced at 64 million pesos, 8.5 more than what it was worth 6 months ago, for its starter edition called Trendline.
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With an automatic gearbox it rises to 72 million, 10 more than in the previous list, and the Comfortline premium edition starts at 70 million for the manual and 78 million with an automatic gearbox, with an increase of 9 and 10 million respectively.
It has a 1.6-liter engine, but it is different depending on the box that accompanies it. The 1.6 with a manual gearbox gives 99HP and 143Nm of torque, while the 1.6 with an automatic gearbox gives 110HP with 155Nm of torque. It comes with front-only disc brakes, electric controls for doors, mirrors and glass, Isofix anchors and air conditioning. 480 liter trunk.
In the past Top 10 it occupied the ninth box.
9. Chevrolet joy – 59 million
Both bodies, sedan and hatchback, of this car are sold at the same price, 59 million pesos. Its engine is 1.4 liters with 97HP and 126Nm of torque with a 5-speed manual gearbox. In your team you have stability control and electronic braking distribution, Isofix anchors, LED position lights, air conditioning and electric controls for mirrors, windows and doors. Trunk 500 liters.
It was the vehicle that fell the most on the list, since it occupied box 4.
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8. Fiat Mobi Like – 59 million
This hatchback has a version at 59 million pesos, which meant a
5 million increase in the last six months. It has a 1.0-liter engine with 69.3 horsepower and a torque of 92.9Nm to which a 5-speed manual gearbox is adapted.
In its equipment it has electronic brake distribution, parking sensors, Isofi x anchors, electric controls for doors, glass and mirrors with Tild Down function, scanners, air conditioning and a 7-inch multimedia system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Trunk 235 liters. It was in row 7 in the previous measurement.
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7. Renault Logan Life – 58.8 million
The Renault sedan is sold in four versions: Life, Life+, Zen and Intens, reaching 58.8 million pesos, which meant an increase of 8.2 million pesos for the entry edition.
The Zen and Intens have the most powerful 111HP 1.6 engine and more equipment. For this vehicle, the same characteristics of the Sandero are applied in its entry editions with a 1.6-liter engine that delivers 85HP and 11Nm of torque with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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It has LED daytime running lights, manual air conditioning, electric trunk opening, Isofix anchors and electric controls for windows, doors and mirrors. Trunk 510 liters.
It occupied box 5 in the past list.
6. Volkswagen Goal – 58.5 million
The Gol, like its ‘brother’ the Voyage, starts with the Trendline edition whose price is 58.5 million pesos, with an increase of 4 million compared to the previous revision. It is also organized into three other options depending on the box and the level of equipment. For the automatic box of this entry edition, you have to go up to 65.5 million pesos and the Comfortline edition starts at 70 million and this one with automatic transmission goes up to 78 million, this meant increases of 5, 10 and 11 million, respectively .
It has a 1.6-liter engine, but it is different depending on the box that accompanies it. The 1.6 with a manual gearbox gives 99HP and 143Nm of torque, while the 1.6 with an automatic gearbox gives 110HP with 155Nm of torque. It comes with front only disc brakes, electric controls for doors, mirrors and glass, Isofi x anchors and air conditioning. 285 liter trunk. He went up one box.
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5. Renault sandero – 58.2 million
This car is sold in three versions, Life at 58.2 million pesos, with a
increase of almost 6 million in the last six months and Life+ in 62.5 million pesos, almost 5 million more.
Its engine is 1.6 liters and delivers 85HP and 131Nm of torque with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It has LED daytime running lights, manual air conditioning, electric trunk opening, Isofix anchors and electric controls for windows, doors and mirrors.
There is a Zen edition with a 111HP 1.6 engine but it is at 61.1 million pesos. Trunk 320 liters. It rose one place from the previous measurement.
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4. Kia Picanto 1.2 – 57.6 million
This is the new protagonist of the list, which is included for having a different powertrain than its most basic version. Its price is 57.6 million pesos
At present and another 5 versions are sold, depending on their transmission, equipment or sporty exterior presentation.
It has a 1.25-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 83 horsepower and 122 Nm of torque. It has equipment similar to the most equipped edition of the Picanto 1.0. 255 liter trunk.
3. Suzuki Expresso – 53.7 million
This car is sold in two versions, GA and GL, and the first starts at 53.7 million pesos, which meant an increase of 8.5 million compared to the previous Top 10. It has a 1.0-liter engine with 67 horsepower and 90Nm of torque with 5 speed manual box. In its equipment it has air conditioning, Isofix anchors and parking sensors and the front brakes are disc. Trunk 239 liters.
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He kept the same position.
2. Kia Picanto 1.0 – 52.2 million
The Kia Picanto 1.0 is organized in 2 different variants with the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine, with 66 horsepower and 95 Nm of torque, with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Its price range starts at 52.2 million pesos, which represented an increase of 10.2 million compared to the list made 6 months ago and this led it to lose the ‘crown’ as the most affordable car.
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The entry edition has in its equipment front disc brakes, manual air conditioning, reserve camera and Isofix anchorage. 255 liter trunk. It was the most affordable car in Colombia, but it dropped one position.
Renault Kwid – 52 million
It is the new ‘king of popular cars’ by price. For now it is the most affordable car in the Colombian market, according to the current list of Motor magazine (**). The Zen variant is the entry one and has two more for this small vehicle. The starting price is 52 million pesos, which represented an increase of about 7 million pesos compared to the previous Top 10 most affordable cars. The top variant reaches 59 million, also with an increase of 4.5 million.
It has a 1-liter engine with 66 horsepower and 93Nm of torque and its team organizes it into three levels, like its versions. Trunk 290 liters.
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The Suzuki Swift Sedan was the car that came out of the Top 10 of the most affordable cars in the national market because it went from having a price of 60.2 million for its entry version, currently costing 69.7 million pesos.
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