Hatchback is the most popular car segment in India. Affordable prices, compact size make these hatchback cars the choice for crowded Indian metros. Maruti Suzuki, Tata, Hyundai, Ford are the major auto manufacture companies in India which compete to get the major share of sales which happens in Hatchback segment; Honda & Toyota are also lured by the higher consumer base of this segment and have launched new models in Hatchback segments to mark their presence. Here’s a list of top 10 hatchback cars in India under Rs 5 lakhs.
Hyundai Grand i10 :
Hyundai Grand i10 is a stylish looking, fuel efficient car from Hyundai Motors. This is the third car in the ‘i’ genre in India. After the phenomenal success of Hyundai i10, Hyundai brings in the grand version of i10 in India.
Hyundai Grand i10 is available with two engine options of petrol and diesel. Petrol engine is powered by 1.2L Kappa2 engine with power output of 80 bhp, produces the torque of 114 Nm and diesel engine is powered by 1.1L, CRDi engine with power output of 69 bhp, produces the torque of 160 Nm. Hyundai Grand i10 is priced between INR 4.35 lakhs to INR 4.95 lakhs.
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Honda has made a fresh entry in the Indian hatchback market by launching small car Honda Brio, Honda has launched Brio in September 2011. Brio is the lowest priced, affordable and stunning looking Honda car in India.
Honda Brio is powered by 1.2 litre petrol engine with displacement of 1198 cc and gives a peak power of 86.8bhp at 6000 rpm and a beating torque of 109Nm at 4500 rpm. Brio comes with 5 speed manual transmission. The price of Honda Brio starts from INR 3.99 lakhs to INR 4.94 lakhs
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Tata Indica eV2:
The eV2 is the Indica's biggest update since the V2 itself. The common-rail engine transforms the drivability and efficiency of the Indica, making it capable of pootling along with a full load even in fourth gear! The features list has also got a lot longer, but it's still an Indica on the outside.
Tata India eV2 is available in both diesel and CNG engine, IDI SOHC 1399cc, 4 cylinder Diesel engine with maximum power of 70ps @ 4000 rpm produces the torque of 140nm. CNG variant comes with engine capacity of 1193 cc, max power 56 bhp @5200 rpm produces the torque of 90 nm. The price range of Tata India eV2 is INR 3.98 lakhs to 4.87 lakhs.
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Maruti Suzuki Swift :
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is by far the most popular supermini hatchback in Indian Market. Swift is known for its contemporary styling, easy drivability and its fuel efficient yet sprightly diesel engine. The petrol variant possesses these virtues too and builds further with more safety features and creature comforts. The Swift’s high resale value makes even more popular amongst its customers.
The petrol version of Swift is available in 1.2-litre KB12 engine with displacement of 1197cc, maximum power output of 85.8bhp and 114Nm of peak torque, while the Swift diesel has 1.3-litre multijet engine, max power 74bhp and produces the torque of 190Nm. Price range of Maruti Swift is from INR 4.42 lakhs to INR 4.85 lakhs
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The Figo has been Ford’s biggest success in India. Packaging the most essential hatchback with comfort and safety features at a price tag tempting to many the Figo became a hot favorite in the hatchback category. Reduced service and spares costs along with better availability have also contributed to the Figo’s success.
Ford Figo available in both petrol and diesel engine, the 4- cylinder SOHC based 1.4-litre Duratorq diesel engine with displacement of 1399cc, 69 ps of maximum power, produces the torque of 160Nm @ 2000 rpm. 1.2-litre petrol engine with displacement of 1196 cc, max power 71ps and produces the torque of 102 nm @ 4000 rpm. The price range is between INR 3.88 lakhs to INR 4.84 lakhs
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Maruti Suzuki Ritz:
Maruti Suzuki Ritz Built on the Swift platform, the Ritz shares many components with the Swift, including its price. However, it caters to a more mature buyer with its more spacious interiors and suspension set to favour ride over handling.
Maruti Suzuki Ritz is available in petrol and diesel engine, the petrol version is a 1.2L K-12 series engine the displacement of 1197cc, produces the power of 86bhp and 113nm of peak torque, while the diesel variant is available with a 1.2-litre, K-Series 4-cylinder engine with displacement capacity of 1197cc with max power of 83.8Bhp and produces the torque of 113nm. The Ritz is priced between INR 4.28 lakhs to INR 4.83 lakhs.
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Maruti has launched its much awaited hatchback Maruti Celerio in Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Celerio is based on the Suzuki Astar concept production version and retains the aggressive design.
The Maruti Celerio is available in Petrol and CNG engine, 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder K-Series petrol engine with displacement of 998 cc, which is capable of producing the max power of 67bhp and 90nm of peak torque. The engine is five speed automatic manual transmission while the automatic transmission gets four speed options. CNG variant is available in 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder CNG engine with displacement of 998 cc, capable of producing the power of 59 bhp and 78nm of peak torque. The price range is between INR 3.78 lakhs to INR 4.80 lakhs
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Toyota Etios Liva:
The Toyota Etios Liva, in a way, is a small car that is designed by the masses – thanks to the extensive market research that Toyota went through for the small car’s development. The outcome is a product that is cheap to own and run and still comes with the rock-solid reliability of a typical Toyota. The Etios Liva is priced very well and has a long list of variants to suit your needs.
Toyota Etios Live is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. A 3NR-FE, Gasoline, 4-Cylinder 16V, DOHC petrol engine with maximum power of 80 PS and produces the torque of 104Nm. The diesel variant is offered with a 1.4litre – 4 cylinder engine with power output of 68PS, produces the torque of 170 Nm. This hatchback is available in the price range of INR 4.68 lakhs to 4.78 lakhs
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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Stingray :
Maruti Suzuki has taken forward the legacy of its Wagon R hatchback model to the next level by launching Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Stingray. The Wagon R Stingray is a complete new model with stylish exterior in a hatchback segment.
Wagon R Stingray is powered by the 1.0-litre K series petrol engine with 3 cylinders, has 998cc of displacement capacity. This engine can produce 67.1bhp of maximum power at 6200rpm, with maximum torque of about 90Nm at 3500rpm. The The price range of Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Stingray is between INR 4.02 lakhs to INR 4.57 lakhs
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Hyundai's new smallest car grabbed headlines with the incredible starting price, but to get power steering and air-con you'll have to shell out at least Rs 3.5 lakhs. It looks smashing, both inside and outside, and the interior space will pleasantly surprise you. No ABS on any of the variants to keep costs down, though a driver airbag is available on some.
Hyundai EON is available in Petrol and LPG version, the petrol engine is powered by 814cc engine, which manages to deliver maximum power output of 55.2bhp @ 5,500rpm, while the LPG+ Petrol variants is powered by 3-cylinder, 1.0-litre Kappa petrol enginewith max power of 68.05bhp, produces the torque of 94.14Nm. The price of Hyundai EON starts from INR 3.16 lakhs to INR 3.88 lakhs
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