2020 Top 10 Hatchbacks for Indian Families!

Over the past decades, the hatchback car segment has become one of the most important segments in the Indian car market and has received a remarkable growing speed in the market share. More and more consumers are interested in the practical and stylish hatchbacks. Based on that situation, here is a list of the top ten best hatchbacks in India comparing on the basis of on-road price, safety, exterior, interior, ride quality, specifications & features, ground clearance, dimensions, colours etc. just for your reference.

 

1. Maruti Suzuki Baleno (₹ 5.29 to ₹8.49 Lakhs)

 

The most shining highlights of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno are its fresh design and high-quality safety features. It scores a 3-star rating in the safety test launched by EURONCAP. As for its exterior, the Baleno is equipped with Body-Coloured ORVMs, bumpers, and door handles, plus with LED rear combination lamps. Moreover, the Baleno has upmarket all-black upholstery in its interior with many convenient features loaded: Apple CarPlay Smartphone connectivity and Bluetooth connectivity.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno Main Technical Specifications

Engine:

  • 1.2L VVT petrol engine
  • 1.3L diesel engine DDiS 190

Mileage:

  • 21.4 to 27.39 kmpl

Displacement:

  • 1197cc
  • 1248cc

 Transmission:

  • 5-speed MT/CVT
  • 5-speed MT

 Max Power & Max Torque

  • 83 bhp @ 6000 rpm @ 115 Nm @ 4000 rpm
  • 74 bhp @ 4000 rpm @ 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm

Seating Capacity: 5

Fuel Tank Capacity: 37 L

Dimensions: 3995mm* 1745mm* 1500mm

Ground Clearance: 170 mm

 

2. Maruti Suzuki Swift (₹ 5.73 Lakhs to ₹ 10.25 Lakhs)

As the “2019 Indian car of the year”, the Maruti Suzuki Swiftt has always been one of the best-selling hatchbacks in the Indian market. Its exterior covers the highlights of the floating roof and precision-cut alloy wheels. As for its interior, Swift is loaded with a modern SmartPlay infotainment system. Besides, the Swift is also loaded with standard safety features: Dual Front Airbags, ABS, EBD, and a Solid Heartect Platform. No wonder the Swift can score a standard 3-star rating in the safety test launched by Euro NCAP.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Main Technical Specifications

Engine:

  • 1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
  • 1248cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type:

  • 1.2 L VVT Engine
  • DDiS 190 Engine

Mileage:

  • 22 to 28.4 kmpl

Transmission: MT / AMT

Max Power & Max Torque:

  • 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm @ 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm
  • 74 bhp @ 4000 rpm @ 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm

Seating Capacity: 5

Dimensions: 3840mm* 1735mm* 1530mm

 

3. Hyundai Elite i20 (₹ 6.45 Lakhs to ₹ 10.73Lakhs)

The Hyundai Elite i20 offers 12 variants with both petrol and diesel versions available. With the DRLs and the Projector Headlamps, the exterior of Hyundai Elite i20 looks quite styling. Besides, you will have a dual-tone beige and black interior. There are plenty of features for your driving comfort and convenience loaded on board, such as Smartphone Connectivity with Apple CarPlay, Aux and USB Ports, and Adjustable Driver Seat, etc. Moreover, the Hyundai Elite i20 scored a 3-star rating in the safety test launched by the Global NCAP. You can also check the comparisonbetween Elite i20 and the Swift.

Hyundai Elite i20 Main Technical Specifications

Engine Type:

  • Kappa VTVT Petrol Engine
  • U2 CRDI Diesel Engine

Displacement:

  • 1197cc
  • 1396cc

Mileage: 17 to 22 kmpl

Max Power @ Max Torque:

  • 81 bhp @ 6000 rpm @ 117 Nm @ 4000 rpm
  • 88 bhp @ 4000 rpm @ 224 Nm @ 2750 rpm

Transmission: Manual / AMT

Dimensions: 3985mm* 1734mm* 1505mm

Ground Clearance: 170 mm

Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 L

 

4. Tata Altroz (₹ 5.88 Lakhs to ₹ 10.61 Lakhs)

The premium hatchback – Tata Altroz was launched at the 2018 Auto Expo. It contains both extraordinary exterior and great interior. The Tata Motors has developed the advanced modular platform (AMP) and the Altroz was built on the basis of it. Features like floating screen with smartphone connectivity, climate control, airbags and ABS, etc. are loaded on board. Here come the main technical specifications of the Tata Altroz:

Tata Altroz Main Technical Specifications

Engine:

  • 1199cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
  • 1497cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC

Engine Type:

  • 1.2L Revotron (BS VI)
  • 1.5L Turbocharged Revotorq (BS VI)

Fuel Type

  • Petrol
  • Diesel

Max Power & Max Torque:

  • 85 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 113 Nm @ 3000 rpm
  • 89 bhp @ 4000 rpm & 200 Nm @ 1250 rpm

Transmission: Manual 5 – speed

Emission Standard: BS 6

Fuel Tank Capacity: 37 L

Seating Capacity: 5

Dimensions: 3990mm* 1755mm* 1523mm

Ground Clearance: 165 mm

 

5. Renault Kwid (₹ 3.4 Lakhs to ₹ 5.65 Lakhs)

As one of the most best-selling hatchbacks in India, the Renaulte Kwid is both suitable for city commute and highway drive. Moreover, its price range is very competitive. The bold front grille and its headlamps are the amazing part of Kwid. Plenty of features for driving comfort and convenience such as the digital instrument are loaded on board. Standard safety features are also loaded on board. This hatchback would make every penny you' ve paid worthy. However, the Renault Kwid scored a 0-star rating in the safety test launched by the ASEAN NCAP. You can also check the comparison between Kwid and Kwid Climber.

Renault Kwid Main Technical Specifications

Engine:

  • 0.8 SCe petrol engine, 3 Cylinders / 12 Valves
  • 1.0 SCe petrol engine, 3 Cylinders / 12 Valves

Displacement:

  • 799cc
  • 999cc

Transmission: Manual 5 - speed

Max Power & Max Torque:

  • 53 bhp @ 5678 rpm & 72 Nm @ 4386 rpm
  • 67 bhp @ 5500 rpm & 91 Nm @ 4250 rpm

Seating Capacity: 5

Fuel Tank Capacity: 28 L

Dimensions: 3731mm* 1579mm* 1474mm

Ground Clearance: 180 mm

 

6. Maruti Suzuki Alto (₹ 3.28 Lakhs to ₹ 4.8 Lakhs)

Maruti Suzuki Alto has adapted some upgrades in both exterior and interior. A set of new safety features are also loaded on board: 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger), ABS, EBD and Engine immobilizer, etc. The new-gen Maruti Suzuki Alto gets a brand-new front grille, a pair of refined headlamps, and an upgraded bumper. Various interior features are also loaded, such as the new air-con ducts and the Smart Play Dock with Bluetooth connectivity. However, the Maruti Suzuki Alto scored a disappointedly 0-star in the safety test launched by the Global NCAP.

Maruti Suzuki Alto Main Technical Specifications

Engine: 796cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves / Cylinder, SOHC

Engine Type: F8D

Fuel Type:

  • Petrol
  • CNG

Max Power & Max Torque:

  • 48 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm

Mileage: 22.05 to 31.59 kmpl

Emission Standard: BS 6

Fuel Tank Capacity: 35 L

Dimensions: 3445mm* 1515mm* 1475mm

Ground Clearance: 160 mm

 

7. Tata Tiago (₹ 5.15 Lakhs to ₹ 7.47 Lakhs)

Tata Tiago has become one of the most popular hatchbacks in its segment since its first introduction. It is based on the IMPACT 2.0 design ideology so you would get a brand new design of exterior and interior. The front bumper and the fog lamps are both redesigned. The Tiago now is equipped with two brand-new DRLs. But its interior doesn’t offer many upgrades, except the instrument cluster and some new features. More importantly, the Tata Tiago scored a 4-star rating in the safety test launched by the Global NCAP. You can check the best colour option and the comparison of Tiago.

Tata Tiago Main Technical Specifications

Engine: 1199cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type: Revotron 1.2 L BS 6 engine

Fuel Type: Petrol

Max Power & Max Torque: 84 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 113 Nm @ 3300 rpm

Drivetrain: FWD

Transmission: Manual 5 - speed

Emission Standard: BS 6

Fuel Tank Capacity: 35 L

Dimensions: 3765mm* 1677mm* 1535mm

Ground Clearance: 170 mm

 

8. Maruti Suzuki WagonR (₹ 4.9 Lakhs to ₹ 6.55 Lakhs)

The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is one of the best-selling hatchbacks. There are many highlights, such as the spacious cabin with plenty of head room and knee room. Besides, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR is also quite well-loaded in features: Integrated (in-dash) Music System, Touch-screen Display, and Rear Parking Sensors, etc. However, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R only scored a 2-star rating in the safety test launched by the Global NCAP.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Main Technical Specifications

Engine:

  • 1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder
  • 998cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder

Engine Type:

  • K12M
  • K10B

Fuel Type:

  • Petrol
  • CNG

Max Power & Max Torque:

  • 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm
  • 67 bhp @ 5500 rpm & 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm

Mileage: 20.52 to 32.52 kmpl

Transmission: Manual / AMT

Emission Standard: BS 6

Fuel Tank Capacity: 32 L

Dimensions: 3655mm* 1620mm* 1675mm

Ground Clearance: 165 mm

 

9. Maruti Suzuki Celerio (₹ 4.85 Lakhs to ₹ 6.09 Lakhs)

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio was first introduced in February 2014 and has now become one of the most important entry-level models in the Indian market. Its exterior has all the elements of Maruti Suzuki' s design language. The curved mesh front grille and the sharp headlamps contribute to its brand-new fascia. As for its interior, it is very well-loaded with the black and beige upholstery. Besides, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio scored a 3-star rating in the safety test launched by the Euro NCAP.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Main Technical Specifications

Engine: 998cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type: K10B

Fuel Type:

  • CNG
  • Petrol

Max Power & Max Torque:

  • 59bhp @ 6000 rpm & 78 Nm @ 3500 rpm
  • 67 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 90 Nm @ 3500 rpm

Mileage: 23.1 to 31.79 kmpl

Transmission: Manual / AMT

Emission Standard: BS 6

Fuel Tank Capacity:

  • 60 L
  • 35 L

Dimensions:3695mm* 1600mm* 1560mm

Ground Clearance: 165 mm

 

10. Maruti Suzuki Ignis (₹ 5.47 Lakhs to ₹ 8.12 Lakhs)

The whole look of Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a compact hatchback. The new design of Ignis shows a sense of modernization. Maruti Suzuki Ignis has a quite untraditional layout and design. Although the price positioning of Ignis is low, the materials used inside the Ignis looks quite premium. Ignis is only equipped with standard safety features: 2 Airbags, Middle rear three-point seatbelt and Child Seat Anchor Points, etc. It scored a 3-star rating in the safety test launched by the Euro NCAP. You can also check the comparison between Ignis and other cars.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Main Technical Specifications

Engine: 1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Max Power & Max Torque: 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm & 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm

Fuel Type: Petrol

Mileage: 20.29 kmpl

Transmission: Manual / AMT

Fuel Tank Capacity: 32 L

Dimensions: 3700mm* 1690mm* 1595mm

Ground Clearance: 180 mm

 

Verdict

All those hatchbacks above are good vehicles for both city commute and weekend journey. They are both suitable for the daily family use for most Indian buyers. You can make your own choice according to their different parameters and the various performances.

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