In this traffic, we all would love a small car to cut through lanes and zip through the traffic. Earlier, the hatchbacks were considered as entry-level cars, but now they have grown in numbers and come as premium hatchbacks too. Planning for buying a hatchback? Take a look at the upcoming hatchback cars in India 2018.
Hatchbacks are surely making themselves premium to compete with the rich sedans and SUVs in the market. Earlier was the times, when only sedans were considered as premium cars. Hatchbacks were for people who could not afford sedans and SUVs for off-roaders or for commuting people. But as the time goes, hatchbacks are becoming more premium than ever. They are getting as powerful as a sedan with extensive feature lists. They are now categorized into premium, entry-level, compact premium and hot hatchbacks. Although, hatchbacks start right from Rs 3 Lakhs and go up to Rs 11 Lakhs. Every brand right from Maruti, Tata and Nissan to Mercedes, BMW and Toyota, all have their hatchbacks. This list contains some cars which are expected to launch in 2018. Read on to know what car would you like to have by this year-end.
Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Tata Tiago EV
|Model||Tata Tiago Electric Vehicle|
|Launch Date||September 2018|
|Expected Price||INR 6 Lakh to INR 9 Lakh|
|Engine||3 AC motor|
Finally, an affordable Electric Vehicle is going to enter the Indian markets. Tata showcased its Tiago EV at the Auto Expo 2018 and is set to hit the roads by September 2018. The EV will be powered by a 3 AC motor producing power worth 40 BHP and 200 Nm worth of torque. The top speed of the car will be around 135 KMPH with a driving range of 130 Kms. The EV can be charged in 6 hours using a standard charger. There is also an option of fast charger which charges the car to 80% in 90 minutes. It will be loaded with features like LED projector headlamps, Parking and reverse sensors, automatic climate control and ABS.
Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Hyundai Santro
|Launch Date||December 2018|
|Expected Price||Rs 3.5 lakhs to Rs 5.5 Lakhs|
|Engine||1.0 Litre engine and 0.8 Litre engine|
Finally, the locale hatchback of 2000’s is coming back to India. Recently, the new Hyundai Santro was spied testing in India. Photos show that it still carries the look of its previous version but with a bigger cabin space. Santro will be another entry-level car like Eon and would be replacing i10. The exact details specifications haven’t been announced yet but are speculated that the car will carry an 800 CC 1.0 Litre engine producing 69 PS power and 95 Nm torque. It would be mostly available in petrol variant and would give features like airbags, touch infotainment system, Halogen lamps and more.
Upcoming Hatchback Cars In India 2018 – Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2018 Facelift
|Model||Maruti Suzuki WagonR|
|Launch Date||October 2018|
|Expected Price||Rs 4.5 Lakhs to Rs 6 Lakhs|
|Engine||1.0 Litre 998 CC|
Maruti Suzuki WagonR is one of the top selling hatchbacks in India with decent pricing and spacious interiors. Currently, the third generation of Wagon R is available, which will be replaced by 4th Generation Wagon R. The tall hatchback comes with a different shape and whole lot of upgraded features. In the Japanese market, it is already available for sale. The car, when launched in India, will continue with its 1.0 Litre 998 CC engine producing 67 BHP of power and 98 Nm worth of torque. The car will be based on Maruti Suzuki’s latest HEARTECT Platform, which is used for the new Swift and Dzire. The mileage isn’t confirmed yet but is estimated to cross the figure that current Wagon R offers. The Japan version of the car comes with top end features but the status of Indian version is not yet confirmed.
Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Ford Figo Facelift
|Launch Date||Second Half 2018|
|Expected Price||Rs 5 lakhs to Rs 8 Lakhs|
|Engine||1.2 Litre Dragon Series/ 1.5 Litre Diesel|
Ford is going to launch the new Ford Figo 2018 Facelift version, which has already been launched in the European markets by the name KA+. Recent reports suggest that Ford is going to launch 4 updated models by 2019, which includes Figo and Aspire facelift. The car will be powered by a 1.2 Litre Engine from the Dragon Series. The engine will develop 96 PS worth power and 125 Nm worth torque. It will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. The Ka+ gets features like automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, a push-button start, a heated windscreen, heated front seats, automatic climate control and a powered tailgate. However, the India-bound facelift is likely to miss out on a whole lot of features offered in the European version.
Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Tata Tiago JTP
|Model||Tata Tiago JTP|
|Launch Date||November 2018|
|Expected Price||INR 5.36 Lakh to INR 8 Lakh|
|Engine||1.2 Litre Turbocharged three-cylinder|
Tata Motors recently showcased Tiago JTP at the Auto Expo 2018. JTP stands for ‘Jayem Tata Performance’ after it tied up with Coimbatore based Jayem Auto for building this. It gets an engine upgrade to 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine similar to Tata Nexon. The car will produce 109 BHP worth power and 150 Nm of peak torque, giving it a significant bump over the current output. Plus it gets sporty looks with added air intakes and classy interiors with upholstering leather seats and 8 speakers Harman Kardon audio system and more. In terms of cabin space, the car remains the same.
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