Hatchbacks have been in demand since the introduction of them in India, these cars are not only meant for the middle class but everyone enjoys driving them. The ability to get through small roads, easy manoeuvre and some even drive them like a broader bike, there is no limit that how you choose to drive them. Although, the current wave is of the SUVs but most bestseller always remains the hatchbacks and with even a great margin. However, this segment is purely ruled by the largest carmaker in India, Maruti Suzuki since the launch of Maruti 800. Let’s see who rules today in the hatchback segment. So, here is the list of the Top 10 Hatchbacks currently available in India.
Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of the best sellers in the Indian car market since the very launch f this car, which was back in 2005 and since then there hasn’t been a day where this cars sale has disappointed. The Swift since its launch has received 3 generation upgrades and has won many awards. The Swift as of right now is retailed at a starting price of Rs. 5.73 lakhs and goes up till Rs. 8.41 lakh and comes in only a single powertrain option of a 1.2-litre petrol engine.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the premium hatchback offered by the company which comes with all the uptrend features and design at a very affordable price of Rs. 5.97 lakh and goes up till Rs. 9.27 lakh. The car is offered only a since powertrain option of a 1.2-litre VVT petrol engine and is available in both manual and automatic transmission.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R has also never seen a dull day in its life, the car features a tallboy or rather well known as boxy design, which isn’t the most loved design and does have a rather bad aerodynamic coefficient which will make the car wobble at high speed. The car is retailed at a starting price of Rs. 4.79 lakh and goes up till Rs. 6.32 lakh and is offered in a total of two powertrain option which are BS-6 compliant 1.0-litre and the 1.2-litre petrol engine.
Maruti Suzuki Alto has been on sale since ancient dinosaur times, puns aside it has been more than 2 decades and the car doesn’t seem to disappoint, the Alto has recently received an update which gives it a BS6 compliant 800cc engine and is retailed at a starting price of Rs. 3.0 lakh and goes up till Rs. 4.61 lakh.
The best-selling Hyundai hatchback car, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios stands tall at the 5th position on our list. The i10 has been there for a long time and have received quite a good amount of demand, owing to its great design, spacious interior and very affordable price of Rs. 5.24 lakh which can go up to Rs. 8.45 lakh and comes with 1.2-litre petrol or 1.2-litre diesel option along with the option to opt for the CNG fitted variant.
Hyundai i20 recently received a generation upgrade in November 2020 and now comes with some top-end features as the car is placed in the premium hatchback segment. As is its price tag of Rs. 6.8 lakh which can go up to Rs. 11.33 lakh. The car is available in 3 engine variations – 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo Petrol engine, 1.2-litre IVT 4-cylinder kappa Petrol engine and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Diesel engine.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is a rather weird looking car, which comes in a boxy design and high ground clearance which surely not get in the good books of everyone for its design. The S-Presso is a rather new entry by the carmakers which is retailed at Rs. 3.77 lakh and goes up till Rs. 5.25 lakh. The car is offered in a single powertrain of a 1.0-litre K10B 3-cylinder Petrol Engine.
Tata Altroz is a newer entry in the Tata line-up. The car was launched at the beginning of last year and since then has been performing pretty decent in the Indian market. The car as of now retailed at a starting price of Rs. 5.92 lakh and can go up to Rs. 10.69 lakh and is available in two engine options, first being a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder revotron petrol engine and other one being a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder revotorn diesel engine.
The smaller version of the Altroz is the Tata Tiago which is retailed at a starting price tag of Rs. 4.99 lakh and can go up to Rs. 6.96 lakh. The car is powered by a 1.2-litre revotron petrol engine.
The slightly upper segment than the Maruti Suzuki Alto and S-presso, the Celerio is the premium hatchback offered by the company, which is priced at a range from Rs. 4.65 lakh and goes up till Rs. 5.90 lakh. The car comes with a single powertrain option of a 1.0-litre K10B 3-cylinder Petrol Engine.