Hatchback vehicles are compact, and much more practical than the sedans are. People who need space in the rear boot of their vehicle and at the same time want to use the same vehicle for commuting people would choose a hatchback over a sedan any day, any time. Since the rear boot space in the hatchbacks are practically inside the vehicle, most of these cars offer a folding rear seat to increase the space in the rear boot.
People in India need compact dimensions to drive through jam packed streets easily, and more storage space in the boot to carry more goods – be it business inventory, or just some grocery shopping at the end of the day. This article lists the top 10 best hatchback vehicles available in the Indian market in 2016.
10. Renault Kwid
There are five different striking color options – Fiery Red, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Planet Grey and Outback Bronze. RXT (O) variant comes with a 799cc engine with 5-speed MT. The engine pulls off 53bhp maximum power and 72Nm maximum torque. Combined mileage of this vehicle is 25.17 kmpl. Price: Rs. 3.64 lac.
9. Ford Figo
The 4 cylinder Ti-VCT petrol engine is 1499cc with 6-speed automatic transmission, and the manual version has a 1498cc TDCi Diesel Engine. Average maximum power on Ford Figo is 100bhp and maximum torque is 136Nm on Petrol, 315Nm in diesel. Petrol variant offers 17kmpl mileage, and diesel offers 25.83 kmpl. Price: Rs. 7.20 lac for petrol.
8. Hyundai Elite i20
Both the diesel and petrol variants of the Hyundai Elite i20 vehicle are widely popular, but for private use the petrol variants seem better option. The 1.2L Kappa dual VTVT engine is 1197cc in displacement with 83bhp maximum power output and 115Nm maximum torque output. It has a 45 liter fuel tank for long driving range, and the combined mileage in the Elite i20 is 18.24 kmpl. Price: Rs. 7.19 lac.
7. Honda Jazz
Styling language on the Honda Jazz is as cool as the name sounds. It has an 1199cc displacement engine with 5-speed automatic transmission box, the maximum power output is 89bhp in this engine and the maximum torque is 110Nm. Combined mileage in the petrol variants is 19 kmpl, and diesel variant is 27.3 kmpl. Price: Rs. 8.07 lacs.
6. Volkswagen Polo
A total of 8 variants are available for the Volkswagen Polo in Indian market, and it has 6 different color variants. For the highest priced variants of Volkswagen Polo, one would have to spend around 9 lac rupees. GT TSI petrol engine variants comes with an 1197cc engine with 7 speed automatic transmission. Maximum power output is 104bhp with 175Nm maximum torque output. Rated mileage is 17.21 kmpl. Price: Rs. 8.98 lacs.
5. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is locally assembled, and probably one of the most popular Indian hatchbacks till date. Apart from the regular CNG variants, Wagon R comes in a factory equipped CNG model as well. The petrol engine is 998cc in displacement, with maximum power output of 67bhp. Total bootspace in rear is 180 liters with seating space for 5 people. Rated mileage is 20.51 kmpl. Price: Rs. 4.6 lacs.
4. Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes in petrol, diesel and CNG variants. The petrol model has a 998cc engine with 5-speed automatic transmission. Maximum total power this engine can pull off is 67bhp, this vehicle is front wheel drive. With 35 liters fuel tank capacity and engine with maximum 67bhp power, the rated mileage for the Celerio is 23.1 kmpl. Price: Rs. 5.06 lacs.
3. Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai Grand i10 comes in LPG models apart from all regular petrol and diesel variants. The Asta 1.2 Kappa VTVT variant comes with 1197cc engine and 4-speed automatic transmission. The rear boot has 256 liters storage and this car can seat 5 people. Rated mileage – 18.9 kmpl. Price: Rs. 6.46 lacs.
2. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Alpha 1.2 variant of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with an 1197 cc petrol engine, with 5-speet AT and maximum power 83bhp. The fuel tank can hold 37 liters of octane or petrol, and rated mileage on this vehicle is 21.4 kmpl. Price: Rs. 7.01 lacs.
1. Maruti Suzuki Swift
Not just the best hatchback in India, but the Swift is highly popular all across the world. This car is originated at Japan and has variants in production in India as well. There are petrol and diesel variants in active sales, and even a sporty model with higher engine capability. ZXI variant has an 1197cc engine with 5-speed manual transmission, and 83bhp is the maximum rated power. The fuel tank is 42 liters, and rated mileage on Swift is 20.4 kmpl. Price: Rs. 6.27 lacs.
As it appears, Maruti rules the hatchback list in Indian market – but the other numbers are prominent as well. Contact your nearest car dealer for the best price.