Top 10 Hatchback Cars In India (Image: Collage - Maruti Suzuki S-Cross & Renault Triber) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Planning to buy a car, mainly hatchback? Then, it is a good time to look forward to. Indian auto sector already has a number of hatchbacks including Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Maruti Suzuki Alto, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Renault Triber, Hyundai Santro, and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, among others. Due to the cut-throat competition, various automakers keep bringing hatchback cars back to back. News Nation you the in-depth details of the 10 hatchback cars which can be considered for buying.
Image: Renault Kwid facelift - File Photo
The 2019 Renault Kwid facelift comes equipped with 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre three-cylinder units. Both the engine options aree available with a choice of a five-speed manual gearbox or an AMT. While the smaller three-cylinder petrol engine churns out 53 bhp at 5678 rpm and develop 72 Nm of peak torque at 4386 rpm, the bigger 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine produces 67 bhp at 5500 rpm. The engines are BS4 compliant and the shift to BS6 is likely to happen very soon. In addition to an all-new Zanskar Blue colour, the 2019 Renault Kwid facelift is available in five colour options i.e. Fiery Red, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue. The price of 2019 Renault Kwid facelift in India has been set at Rs 2.83 lakh to Rs 4.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol was recently launched with BS6 compliant engine. However, the diesel variant is yet to come with BS6 compliant engine. The BS6 compliant Maruti Suzuki Swift is priced in the range of Rs 5.14 lakh to Rs 8.89 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by the same updated BS6 compliant 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine that is tuned to churn out 83 bhp and 115 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional AMT or Auto Gear Shift (AGS) unit. In terms of design and features, Swift remains unchanged with no changes.
Currently, Maruti Suzuki Alto is available in two variants i.e. Alto 800 and Alto K10. The Alto 800 is priced between Rs 2.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 4.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). On the other hand, the Alto K10 is available in the range of Rs 3.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 4.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Maruti Suzuki India had launched the Alto 800 facelift in April 2019. It comes with a BS6-compliant, 3-cylinder, 0.8-litre engine that develops 48 hp and 69 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Whereas, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is powered by a BS4-compliant, 1.0-litre, K10B engine that produces 68 hp and 90 Nm of torque. Apart from the standard 5-speed manual gearbox, there is also a 5-speed automatic transmission on offer. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 also comes in CNG variant. Maruti Suzuki Alto gets standard safety features like driver airbag, ABS (anti-lock braking system) and EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), reverse parking sensor, speed alert system and driver and co-driver seat belt reminder.
Image: Maruti Suzuki Baleno - File Photo
Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes equipped with a three engine options i.e. 1.2-litre VVT petrol, 1.3-litre DDiS diesel and an all-new 1.2-litre Dual Jet, Dual VVT smart hybrid petrol. The 1.2-litre VVT petrol motor makes 83 hp and 113 Nm of torque, while the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel churns out 75 hp and 190 Nm of torque. The 1.2-litre Dual Jet, Dual VVT smart hybrid petrol engine is produces 90 hp and 113 Nm of torque. All the three engines are mated to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox. Importantly, there is an option for a CVT with the 1.2-litre VVT petrol mill. On the other hand, there is also a Baleno RS variant, powered by a 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre Boosterjet DITC petrol engine. The engine produces 102 hp and 150 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Baleno diesel range is priced between Rs 6.73 lakh and Rs 8.73 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Baleno RS costs Rs 8.88 lakh.
Image: Tata Tiago - File Photo
Tata Tiago’s petrol engine comes with 1,199cc in an in-line three layout and produces 86PS at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 3,300rpm. The hatchback is offered with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard and an optional AMT. On the other hand, the Revotorq 1.3L (diesel) engine delivers optimum power of 70 PS with the highest torque in the segment - 140 Nm at 3000 RPM. Tata Tiago is equipped with a gear shift recommendation feature that enables you to experience a smooth and efficient drive. Tata Tiago is priced between 4.60 lakh to 5.50 lakh.
Image: Maruti Suzuki S-Presso - File Photo
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, the all-new mini-SUV, was launched in India on September 30, 2019. The price of the all-new S-Presso in India starts at Rs 3.69 lakh (ex-showroom India) and goes up to Rs 4.91 lakh (ex-showroom India). The car has strong visual connect with the form, design and detailing of the Vitara Brezza. Maruti S-Presso comes equipped with a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre three-cylinder K-Series petrol engine that will produce 67 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an AMT option as well. The S-Presso is offered in four key variants including Standard, LXI, VXI, and VXI+. The four variants further have 10 options based on trims and transmission choices. The variants are Standard, Standard (O), LXI, LXI (O), VXI, VXI (O), VXI+, VXI AGS, VXI (O) AGS, and VXI+ AGS.
Image: Renault Triber - File Photo
Powering the Triber is the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine that belts out 71 bhp and 96 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission as standard and tips the scale at 947 kg. It also has a push-button start, USB charging at the front, 12V charges for second and third-row passengers, reverse camera, cooled glove box, climate control, separate air-condition control for rear passengers and keyless entry. The compact seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle Triber is priced between Rs 4.95 lakh and Rs 6.49 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Petrol was recently launched with BS6 compliant engine. However, the diesel variant is yet to come with BS6 compliant engine. The BS6 compliant Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is priced in the range of Rs 5.10 lakh to Rs 5.91 lakh (all ex-showroom, Delhi). Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is powered by the same updated BS6 compliant 1.2-litre K12B petrol engine that is tuned to churn out 83 bhp and 115 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional AMT or Auto Gear Shift (AGS) unit. In terms of design and features, Wagon R the car remains unchanged with no changes.
Image: Grand i10 Nios - File Photo
The Grand i10 Nios comes equipped with one petrol and one diesel engine option. The 1.2-litre petrol churns out 82 bhp and 114 Nm. It comes mated a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.2 litre diesel produces 74 bhp and 190 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Both trims are available in the 5-speed automatic transmission (AMT) as well. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is available in six colours - Fiery Red, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Aqua Teal and Alpha Blue. Also, there are dual-tone options available as well but only with the Polar white and the Aqua Teal colours and both get a black roof. It is priced between Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Ford Figo facelift is offered with a 1.2-litre three cylinder TiVCT petrol engine that churns out 94 bhp and develops 120 Nm of peak torque. On the diesel front, Ford Figo facelift gets 1.5 litre TDCi engine that belts out 99 bhp and 215 Nm of torque. Both these engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. Ford Figo facelift is also offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission which is paired to a 1.5-litre petrol engine that develops massive power of 121 bhp. There are three variants of Ford Figo facelift including Ambiente, Titanium and Blue. The price for the Ford Figo facelift starts at Rs 5.15 lakh and goes up to 7.74 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).