Our list of top 5 hatchbacks in India that retail for less than INR 5 Lakhs
Hatchbacks have always been the largest contributors to the total sales in our country’s automobile market. Studies show that almost 56 percent of total cars that are sold in our country are hatchbacks! Thanks to prices that are mostly lower than similarly powerful SUVs/sedans, compact size that is a boon in the traffic-infested streets of our metros and their high practicality, hatchbacks are going to rule the sales charts, at least for some years to come. Here, at CarBlogIndia, we have decided to prepare a list of hatchback cars on sale in India, that as per us, are the best buys for those with a budget of under INR 5 lakhs. Check out our list of Top 5 hatchbacks in India under 5 lakhs.
Rank #5 – Volkswagen Polo Trendline 1.2 Petrol
The Polo Trendline, which is the base variant of the popular German hatchback, is on the fifth place in our list here. This is the cheapest model in the German carmaker’s model line-up for India and comes equipped with a 1.2-litre MPI petrol motor that belts out a maximum power of 74 bhp @ 5400 rpm and a peak torque of 110 Nm @ 3750 rpm. The VW Polo Trendline Petrol has an ARAI-rated fuel economy of 16.5 km/l. Even though a base model, this car comes equipped with features such as – Height-adjustment for the driver’s seat, Tilt and Telescopic adjustment for the electronic power steering, Central locking and rear fog lamps. With a retail price of close to INR 4.99 Lakhs, the car offers a decent petrol engine, a stylish exterior and a comfortable interior.
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Rank #4 – Hyundai Elite i20 Era 1.2 Petrol
At the fourth place in our list is the Hyundai Elite i20 Era 1.2 Petrol. This is the cheapest variant in the Elite i20 line-up for India and comes equipped with a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, normally aspirated Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol engine that belts out a peak power of 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a max torque of 115 Nm @ 4000 rpm. It boasts of an ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 18.6 km/. Even for the base trim, this car comes with features such as folding rear seat, internally adjustable ORVMs, power steering, power windows, driver seatbelt reminder, central locking, child safety lock, etc. With contemporary looks, frugal petrol engine and the trust that comes associated with a Hyundai, this model, at an ex-showroom price of roughly INR 4.90 Lakhs, makes for a good buy!
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Rank #3 – Chevrolet Beat PS 1.0 Diesel
The Chevrolet Beat PS 1.0 D is the only diesel-powered model in our list here and finds itself on the third spot here on our list. The Beat is basically the current generation Spark and for Indian market, comes with both a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre diesel engine. This diesel motor displaces 936cc and outputs a maximum power of 58 bhp @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 150 Nm @ 1750 rpm. But the talking point here is this car’s ARAI-certified fuel mileage, which, at 25.44 km/l, makes it one of the most fuel efficient cars to be on sale in India. Features for this model include a digital tachometer, power outlet, internally adjustable ORVMs and Power Steering. At INR 4.78 Lakhs, the Beat PS is really among the most sensible choices in its segment.
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Rank #2 – Honda Brio
Sitting at the second place in our list here is the cheeky li’l Honda Brio, which is the cheapest model in Honda Cars India’s product line-up for our country. Powered by an i-VTEC equipped 1198 cc petrol engine, this car enjoys a maximum power of 87 bhp at 6000 rpm, along with peak torque of 109 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. The car has an ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 19.4 km/l. For less than INR 5 lakhs, you can choose from almost all variants of the Brio, except for the VX MT/AT. It comes with features such as an integrated audio system with MP3/FM/USB?AUX, power windows, central locking, rear parcel tray, rear defogger, seatbelt reminder for the driver’s seat, et al.
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Rank #1 – Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz 1.2 Petrol
At the top of our list is the Hyundai Grand i10. Basically, the Grand i10 is the second generation of the i10 compact car and this model, which is being sold alongside the last gen i10, has been quick in becoming highly successful in the very competitive small car market. For less than INR 5 lakhs, you can get yourself a brand new Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz 1.2 petrol. This model is powered by a variable valve tech equipped 1.2-litre engine that belts out a maximum power of 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 114 Nm @ 4000 rpm. This car has an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 18.9 km/l. Features on offer include – power windows, electric adjustment for the ORVMs, rear AC vents and a 2-DIN Integrated Audio player with 1 GB of internal storage! With an airy interior, an efficient engine, a long list of features and Hyundai’s trustworthy after-sales service, the Hyundai Grand i10 surely deserves the top spot on our list of Top 5 hatchbacks in India under 5 lakhs!
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So, on which of these models in our list of top 5 hatchbacks in India under 5 lakhs are you planning to put your money on? Do let us know by commenting below.