To satisfy the increasing demand of the teeming Indian hatchback segment, many car manufacturers have equipped their hatchbacks with a powerful engine to increase their products’ attraction to the customers.
Now the time when you have to pay through the nose for a premium car with a powerful engine in India has gone. Realizing that there has been an increasing interest in the hatchback segment, car automakers have brought more powerful hatchback to India. Below is a list of five hottest hatchbacks which cost under Rs 10 lakh.
Ford Freestyle is really an excellent car with regard to performance and affordable price. Launched on April 26, 2018, this vehicle offers the Indian hatchback enthusiasts another powerful and affordable alternative.
The Ford Freestyle is available with petrol and diesel motor options, both of which can produce an impressive output of power and torque. The 1.2L petrol motor can produce 94.68bhp at 6500rpm and 120Nm at 4250rpm. The 1.5L diesel unit is good for 98.63bhp at 3750rpm of max power and 215Nm at 1750 - 3000rpm of peak torque.
The Freestyle is also equipped with an impressive list of both exterior and interior features including
Front and rear fog lights
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
AT rain wiper
Electric adjustable seats with memory function
AT temperature control
The Freestyle hatchback is priced between Rs 5.23 lakh and Rs 7.93 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Ford Freestyle is the lowest priced hatchback in the list
Another representative in the list from the American automaker is the Ford Figo.
First launched in India in March 2010, the 2018 version of the Ford Figo receives power from a 1.5L petrol engine which can deliver a max power of 86.8bhp at 6300rpm and a peak torque of 112Nm at 4000rpm. The power provision duties are also undertaken by a 1.5L diesel motor. The diesel engine can churn out massive output with a max power of 99bhp@3750rpm and a peak torque of 215Nm at 1750-3000rpm.
Regarding the cosmetics, the Figo hatchback comes with a wide range of new features such as redesigned automatic headlamps, smaller fog lamps, a powered tailgate, AT windshield wipers on the exterior and a brand-new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, height and reach adjustable driving seat in the cabin.
It is priced in the range of Rs 6.18 lakh for the base variant to Rs 9.27 lakh for the top variant (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Ford Figo is another Ford representative to be enlisted in the under-10-lakh most powerful hatchbacks
Debuted at the 2016 Auto Expo and eventually introduced to the Indian auto market in March 2017, the Baleno RS is priced at Rs 8.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi.)
The hatchback gets power from a 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor with three cylinders which can deliver a max power of 102PS at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 150Nm at 1,700-4,500rpm. The Baleno RS is offered in the Alpha variant, which is packed with such interior features as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, AT temperature control and start/stop push button. It also sports some cosmetic features over the standard Baleno RS such as restyled bumpers in the front and the rear.
Maruti Baleno RS not only has a powerful engine but also a low price
Under the hood of the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is a 1.2L petrol motor which delivers 105PS against 175Nm. It is mated to a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox which sends power to the front wheel. The power-to-weight ratio of the GT TSI is 0.094PS/kg and it costs Rs 9.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The diesel variant of the Volkswagen Polo GT is also well-known for its impressive performance. The diesel motor is good for 110PS against 250Nm, which comes coupled to a five-speed MT unit. Its price stands at Rs 9.32 lakh; its power-to-weight ratio is 0.095PS/kg.
With respect to the design, the GT variants feature dual-tone grey-and-black fabric seats with contrasting stitching, GT badges and aluminium pedals.
Polo GT TSI & TDI are two of the most powerful hatchbacks under 10 lakh
Launched in India with both a diesel and petrol engine options on July 2018, the facelifted Honda Jazz is priced in the range of 7.35 - 9.29 Lakh. While the petrol motor is able to produce 88.7bhp at 6000rpm and 110Nm at 4800rpm, the diesel engine can churn out a slightly more massive output of 98.6bhp at 3600rpm and 200Nm at 1750rpm.
The feature list of the hatchback includes but not limited to
Front fog lamps
Multi-function driving wheel
Driver and passenger airbags
Front and rear power windows
Honda Jazz is a hatchback which not only has an impressive power output but also a attractive appearance
Launched in India in October 2015 the most powerful hatchback in the list is the Fiat Abarth Punto. It is available with only one 1.4 L petrol engine option which can generate 145PS of power and 212Nm of torque. The Abarth Punto can accelerate from 0-100kmph in just 8.8 seconds and has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.121PS/Kg. Totally compatible with the most powerful motor, the Abarth Punto is also the most expensive hatchback in the list with an introductory price of Rs 9.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi),
In terms of the cosmetics, the hatchback sports large 16-inch alloy wheels, Abarth decals, aluminium pedals. The hatchback also features AC vents in the rear and smart airbags which will automatically operate according to the severity of the collision.
Fiat Abarth Punto is the most expensive and most powerful hatchback in the list
Above is the list of the hottest hatchbacks in India under 10 lakh. With a powerful motor and an impressive list of features, the abovementioned hatchbacks deserve to receive some of your consideration. Hope that this article will help Indian auto buyers, especially who are fans of powerful hatchbacks choose the most suitable one for yourself.