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Upcoming Hatchback Cars In India- New Maruti Alto, 2018 Santro, Tiago JTP & More

We have created a list of the upcoming hatchback cars in India 2018. Well, there are not much slated to come this year, but the upcoming ones are important. In this article, we have all the prices, specs, features and more of the cars. Read ahead to know the cars in this list. 

Earlier, hatchbacks were not much preferred because of the compact size and no great comfort. Mostly sedans were preferred at that time like the Fiat, Ambassador, Esteem and more. However, over the year, this concept has evolved and now hatchbacks are much more preferred in metro cities. They are helpful in zipping through the traffic and also offer decent comfort. Hatchbacks in India, start right from 3 Lakhs and go up to Rs 10 Lakhs. They are fully loaded with premium latest features, that they now take on the sedans fiercely. We have compiled a list of the upcoming hatchback cars in India 2018 with some cars that are slated to launch this year. So here we present you the list, which you can refer to select your upcoming car.

Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Tata Tiago EV

ModelTata Tiago Electric Vehicle
Launch DateSeptember 2018
Expected PriceINR 6 Lakh to INR 9 Lakh
Engine3 AC motor
Power40 BHP
Torque200 Nm

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.

Also Read: Tata Tiago Electric to be Revealed in September

Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Hyundai Santro

hyundai-santro-2018 front

ModelHyundai Santro
Launch DateDecember 2018
Expected PriceRs 3.5 lakhs to Rs 5.5 Lakhs
Engine1.0 Litre engine and 0.8 Litre engine
Power68 BHP
Torque99 Nm

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.

Also Read: New Hyundai Santro Changes And Upgrades Complete Details

Upcoming Hatchback Cars In India 2018 – Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2018 Facelift

New Maruti Wagon R 2018 Images

ModelMaruti Suzuki WagonR
Launch DateOctober 2018
Expected PriceRs 4.5 Lakhs to Rs 6 Lakhs
Engine1.0 Litre 998 CC
Power67 BHP
Torque98 Nm

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.

Also Read: New Maruti Wagon R 2018 Price In India, Launch Date And Complete Details

Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Ford Figo Facelift

Ford Figo facelift Front profile

ModelFord Figo
Launch DateSecond Half 2018
Expected PriceRs 5 lakhs to Rs 8 Lakhs
Engine1.2 Litre Dragon Series/ 1.5 Litre Diesel
Power96 PS
Torque125 Nm

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.

Also Read: Ford Figo Facelift (Ka+) Spotted Testing In India; Revealed Completely

Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Tata Tiago JTP

tata tiago jtp and tigor jtp images

ModelTata Tiago JTP
Launch DateNovember 2018
Expected PriceRs 6.5 Lakhs
Engine1.2 Litre Turbocharged three-cylinder
Power109 BHP
Torque150 Nm


Also Read: Tata Tiago JTP and Tigor JTP Debut at Auto Expo 2018 – Images & Details

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.

Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India 2018 – Overview

ModelPriceExpected Launch
Tata Tiago EVRs 6 Lakhs to Rs 9 LakhsSeptember 2018
Hyundai SantroRs 3.5 Lakhs to Rs 5.5 LakhsDecember 2018
Maruti Suzuki Wagon RRs 4.5 Lakhs to Rs 6 LakhsOctober 2018
Ford Figo FaceliftRs 5 Lakhs to Rs 8 LakhsSecond Half 2018
Tata Tiago JTPRs 6.5 LakhsNovember 2018