Best Hatchback Cars In India: Top 8 Hatchbacks That You Can Buy

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Which hatchback car should you buy? Are you confused which one out of the current breed of small cars suits your needs best? We bring you the list of best hatchback cars in India to make your buying decision a bit easier. We tell you price, specs, mileage and all that you need to know.

India is one of the largest markets for hatchback cars in the world. Each and every automobile manufacturer, whether Indian or international is trying to take the biggest slice of the pie of the demand for small cars in our country. Consequently, there are a huge number of options from which a buyer can choose. From the entry-level segment to the premium one, the market is full of various alternatives. Consequently, making it harder for the buyer to make the right decision. In this detailed report, we are bringing you a list of best hatchback cars in India to help you make your buying decision a little easier. We tell you the price, specifications, feature and mileage. Read Along.

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Best Hatchback Cars In India- Renault KWID

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Model Renault KWID
Price INR 2.67 Lakh to INR 4.60 Lakh
Fuel Petrol
Engine 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder/ 0.8-litre, 3-cylinder
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/ 5-Speed AMT
Mileage 23.01kMPL/ 25.17 KMPL

From the entry-level hatchback segment, our pick is the Renault KWID. This car took no time as emerging as a tough competitor to the segment leader Maruti Alto. The KWID comes with a masculine exterior profile which is quite attractive to look at. Furthermore, it comes with a segment first touchscreen infotainment system in the top-spec versions. It comes with two engine options. These are 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre petrol engine. In addition to this, buyers can also choose from the option of a 5-speed manual transmission. Or, a 5-speed AMT (automated manual transmission). Prices are also very aggressive, a factor which is quite important in this segment.

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Best Hatchback Cars In India- Tata Tiago

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Model Tata Tiago
Price INR 3.26 Lakh to INR 5.85 Lakh
Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-litre Revotron 1.05-litre Revotorq
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/AMT 5-Speed Manual/AMT
Mileage 23.84 km/l 27.28 km/l

In a segment above the KWID, one of the compact hatchbacks, our pick is the Tata Tiago. It is the first vehicle born out of Tata’s HORIZONEXT strategy and employs its IMPACT design language. It is surely one of the best looking cars that Tata has ever made. In addition to appealing exterior profile, it also offers good quality and stylish interiors. Furthermore, the feature list on this vehicle is quite impressive as well. One particular highlight is the Harmon Kardon sound system which is currently the best in the segment. The Tata Tiago comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. Also, it offers both manual and automatic (AMT) options to choose from.

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Best Hatchback Cars In India- 2018 Maruti Swift

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Model 2018 Maruti Swift
Price INR 6.34 Lakh to INR 10.69 Lakh
Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-litre K-Series 1.3-litre, DDiS
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/AMT 5-Speed Manual/AMT
Mileage 22 km/l 28.4 km/l

The Maruti Swift has always been the favourite choice for buyers looking to buy a compact premium hatchback. The first, as well as the second generation models of this car, were sold in huge numbers in India. The recently launched third generation version takes things even further. The 2018 Maruti Swift looks very good from the outside. In addition to this, it comes with an equally appealing cabin as well. In terms of features, it offers equipment is seen on cars which are a segment above it. For instance, it comes with projector headlamps and LED tail-lamps along with LED daytime running lights. The engine specifications of the new Swift remain the same as before. But thanks to its lighter frame it is quite fuel-efficient than before. Furthermore, it now comes with both the manual as well as automatic transmission options for both the fuel derivatives.

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Best Hatchback Cars In India- Maruti Ignis

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Model Maruti Ignis
Price INR 4.66 Lakh to INR 8.12 Lakh
Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-litre K-Series 1.3-litre, DDiS
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/AMT 5-Speed Manual/AMT
Mileage 20.89 km/l 26.8 km/l

Another hatchback in the premium compact space is the Maruti Ignis. Not this vehicle is designed keeping in mind younger buyers who want to have a vehicle for their personal use. The Ignis comes with a very radical exterior profile. Furthermore, similar aesthetics exist on the inside of the car as well. It comes with Suzuki’s lightweight HEARTECT platform and the same engine which power the current generation, Maruti Swift. This translates into a car which offers an enjoyable driving experience. The Maruti Ignis is available in both petrol and diesel derivatives. Also, it comes with both manual and automatic gearbox options. The best variant of the Ignis to choose is the petrol manual if you want to have an engaging drive.

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Best Hatchback Cars In India- Hyundai Grand i10

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Model Hyundai Grand i10
Price INR 4.70 Lakh to INR 7.43 Lakh
Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-litre Kappa 1.2-litre, CRDi
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/4-Speed Auto 5-Speed Manual
Mileage 18.9 km/l 24 km/l

If you are in the market for a compact premium hatchback and want nothing from Maruti’s stables, the Hyundai Grand i10 is the best choice for you. The Grand i10, like other Hyundai cars, comes with a premium alternative in its segment. The design is conventional Hyundai with the hatchback getting a slightly aggressive fascia with the recent mid-life update. But the biggest USP of the Grand i10 is its premium cabin. The quality of the materials used is at par with vehicles in several segments above. Furthermore, it is quite decently loaded in terms of features as well. It also comes in both petrol and diesel alternatives. In addition to the manual gearbox, the Grand i10 comes with a proper torque converter automatic unit which is smoother to operate than the AMT available on the competition.

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Best Hatchback Cars In India- Maruti Baleno

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Model Maruti Baleno
Price INR 5.36 Lakh to INR 8.50 Lakh
Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-litre K-Series 1.3-litre, DDiS
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/CVT 5-Speed Manual
Mileage 21.4 km/l 27.39 km/l

In the premium segment, the current leader is the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. This car took the market by storm when it was first launched. Even still, the demand is such that this car attracts a huge waiting period. The Baleno offers the best of Maruti Suzuki. It is their flagship hatchback in India. The design is very modern and stylish. Furthermore, it comes with good quality interiors and a decent feature list as well. Available in both petrol and diesel alternatives, the Baleno is priced very aggressively. Furthermore, it comes with a CVT automatic gearbox with the petrol derivative.

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Best Hatchback Cars In India-  Hyundai Elite i20

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Model 2018 Hyundai Elite i20
Price INR 5.35 Lakh to INR 9.16 Lakh
Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT 1.4-litre U2 CRDi
Transmission 5-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Mileage 18.6 km/l 22.54 km/l

The alternative to the Maruti Baleno is the Hyundai Elite i20. Now, in comparison, the i20 offers a slightly better premium experience than the Maruti Baleno. It has better quality interiors. Furthermore, the operational buttons on the steering wheel and the doors feel good to touch. In the Baleno however, they are a direct lift from the older generation Swift and hence feel a tad out-of-place. The Hyundai i20 has just received its mid-life facelift. With this, it comes with features like rear-air-con vents, rear central arm-rest and 6-airbags on the top spec version. None of these features is available on the Maruti Baleno.

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Best Hatchback Cars In India- Honda Jazz

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Model Honda Jazz
Price INR 5.99 Lakh to INR 9.32 Lakh
Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.2-litre i-VTEC 1.5-litre i-DTEC
Transmission 5-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Mileage 18.7 km/l 27.3 km/l

If you are in the market for a spacious and highly premium hatchback, look no further than the Honda Jazz. In its segment, it offers the best in class interior space. Furthermore, it comes with ‘ Magic Seats’ at the rear which help a number of configurations for the seats. This increases the utility of the Honda Jazz multiple folds. Yes, the Jazz scores a little less when it comes to features in comparison to its rivals. For instance, it does not come with projector headlamps or LED daytime running lights. However, it does get all the basic equipment kit which includes a touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera and automatic climate control.

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