Hatchback cars are the most loved segment of the Indian market. It is the most important segment in India and many car manufacturers have tried to conquer it and have also been successful in it. Here we bring to you the Best hatchback cars that are sold in the Indian market under the 10 lakh range. The hatchback cars in this range are most popular for the safety features,luxury equipments, and a powerfull engine.
Volkswagen launched the polo in India in the year 2010. After the launch till now, Volkswagen has done many changes to the equipment and cosmetics according to competition. It also launched the Polo GT which sparked the hot hatch segment in India. The top variant Polo is equipped with rain-sensing wipers, push-button start and electrically folding wing mirrors. Volkswagen was the first manufacturer in India, which gave preference to safety and it offers front dual airbags and ABS as standard in all the variants. Powering the Volkswagen Polo is the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which is capable of producing 74bhp of power and 110Nm of torque and this engine is coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox. The Polo GT TSI is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces 103bhp of power and 175Nm of torque and is coupled with a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The 1.5-litre four cylinder turbo-diesel produces 89 bhp of power and 230 Nm of torque and is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Prices (Ex-showroom, Mumbai): Rs 5,51,800 - 9,33,700
Honda Jazz was launched in India in the year 2009 and at that it time it was the second generation Jazz globally. When it was launched the Jazz was only powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. Now Honda has launched the 3rd Gen Jazz which gets a petrol as well as the diesel engine. The new Jazz has sportier and aerodynamically prepped looks than the previous model. Honda is offering dual airbags as a standard safety feature in all the variants. The top variant Honda Jazz is equipped with front dual airbags, ABS, steering mounted controls, electrically foldable wing mirrors, rearview camera and automatic climate control with touchscreen controls. Powering the Honda Jazz is the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which produces 90 bhp of power and 110Nm of torque and is coupled with a 5-speed manual or an optional CVT automatic gearbox. It also gets new 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine which produces 100 bhp of power and 200Nm of torque and is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Prices (Ex-showroom, Mumbai): Rs 6,00,829 - 9,34,890
Elite i20 is one of the premium hatchbacks to be launched in the Indian market by the Korean manufacturer Hyundai. When the i20 was first launched in India, there was a good response from the buyer and over the years it got my tweaks and modern updates. The all-new i20 is based on the fluidic design and is known as the Elite i20 which was launched in the Indian market in the year 2013. Till now it has received many updates such as projector headlamps, DRLs and a new touchscreen infotainment system. It has also received the ICOTY (Indian Car of the year) award and is still prefered by many buyers. Powering the Hyundai Elite i20 is the same 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine and 1.4 litre CRDi diesel engine from the previous models. The petrol engine is coupled with 5-speed manual gearbox whereas, the diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. In addition to this Hyundai also added a new 1.4-litre petrol engine which is coupled with an automatic variant.
Prices (Ex-showroom, Mumbai): Rs 5,29,000 - 9,13,492
Balenos sits above the Swift is one of Maruti’s premium hatchback. This B+ segment hatchback was first unveiled back in September 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. the Baleno is manufactured in India and is available for the domestic market as well as the international market. Maruti is providing ABS with EBD and front dual airbags as standard safety features which will be available on all the variants for the Baleno. While the top variants Baleno is equipped with climate control, engine start-stop button, rear parking camera, rear parking sensors and touch screen music system with navigation. Under the hood of the Maruti-Suzuki Baleno is a 1.2-litre K-Series VVT petrol engine, which is capable of producing 83 bhp of power and 115 Nm of torque. It also gets 1.3-litre multijet diesel engine which also powers the Swift and is capable of producing 75bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque. The petrol mill is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox or an option CVT transmission, while the diesel mill is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Prices (Ex-showroom, Mumbai): Rs 5,29,176 - 8,49,249
Maruti launched the Swift back in 2005 and is the most beloved hot hatch. It received a facelift in 2014 and is the current model which is being sold. It is going to receive a new facelift and we are expecting it to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, India. The updated Swift gets cruise control, button start and keyless entry and just like the previous models, the top variants get modern features like climate control, faux leather seats, ABS and front dual airbags. Powering the Maruti-Suzuki Swift are 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 85bhp of power and 114 Nm of torque while the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel mill produces 75bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque.
Price (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai): Rs 4,83,480 - 7,46,828