5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying

Wednesday 05 February 2014, 11:07 AM by

Worried about ever increasing petrol prices? Moreover is the bumper-to-bumper city traffic driving you insane? This calls for a practical and economical mode of commuting. Driving a hatchback is the new mantra for daily commuters. Hatchback cars in India are just not mere modes of transport, they are indeed Ninja's who can bail you out in narrow streets. Moving forward is a list of some of interesting hatchbacks that may excite you.

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5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying

The car stands true to its name, Swift it is! Amongst the list of hatchback cars in India, this car is one among the best seller list from the India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki. This hatchback is loaded with power packed performance and is available in Petrol and Diesel version. Comfortable cabin space, noiseless driving, decent interiors and smart exterior design, cuts this car apart from the rest. The current generation Maruti Suzuki Swift carries a 1.2 litre petrol K-series engine. The motor in this car is refined and responds well to feet-tapping on the accelerator pedal. Handling has never been a problem with Swift since its launch in early 2000's. Based on reports, Swift's cabin space has been stated to be noise-free. Interiors of the new Swift feature more-or-less a similar pattern. The interiors are fairly decent with a black theme.

5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying

Hyundai Grand i10 – Korean car-maker seems to have a gelled along with the local population. The car maker has raised the bar in the hatchback segment with its interesting line of i10 hatchbacks. The car powered by Kappa series engine is peppy and efficient. Smart interiors and elevated gear knob design makes it a good buy. The car is available in petrol version.

5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying
5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying

The Celerio shall feature a new innovative technology called as the automated manual transmission. The car is stated to deliver a better fuel efficiency and its automated manual transmission does not add a considerable weight on the car. Moreover, the new Celerio is reported to be 5 percent more efficient than a regular manual version car. Added to it, the absence of a clutch pedal makes the car even more interesting and comfortable to drive within the city where you may be stuck for hours in a stop-and-go traffic. Furthermore, the driver gets to shift gears in a fully automatic mode or sequentially. As per sources, the Celerio comes with a 1.0 litre, 3 cylinder K-series petrol engine that churns out amazing power output of 67 bhp at 90 Nm max torque

5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying
5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying

Change is welcome, especially when its from your favorite car, Honda Jazz. The beloved hatchback is set for relaunch during the upcoming Auto Expo event. The previous 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol car went off the production line due to rising fuel prices. This time the hatchback is also available in diesel version along with the existing petrol version. The car had been recently unveiled at the Detroit Motor show and is expected to be unveiled in India during the upcoming 2014 Auto Expo event.

5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying
5 hatchbacks in India that you may consider buying

The Polo 1.2 litre is powered by 1198cc engine that generates about 75 bhp at 5400 rpm and delivers about 110Nm of torque at 3750 rpm. The engine has been mated to a five speed gear box. The previous option for 1.6 litre variant has been discontinued by the German car-maker. Volkswagen Polo 1.2 litre features smart headlamps that flows smoothly from the front fenders to merge with slim grill. Tailgate lights look smarter, and features a third brake light mated to its sporty rear spoiler. From the inside, the hatchback gets a dual tone interior makeover. Features like tilting and telescopic adjustment function on power steering, manually adjustable side-view mirrors, front power windows, central locking, body coloured bumpers, tachometer, engine immobilizer, chrome finished door handles on the inside, prismatic rear-view mirror and tinted glasses come as standard across all Polo variant.

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