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Hatchback in India

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159 Hatchback Car models are currently available in the ACKO Drive for Hatchback Car lovers. To help you make an informed buying decision, we have brought you a list of the most popular cars in the Hatchback Cars category. Check/compare your favourite car models for price, body type, mileage, and other specifications, before buying your dream car online.
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159 Hatchback cars to explore

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/9 variants

Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Next variant

1.2 Sigma

Petrol

Manual

Available in 6 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
7.22 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/9 variants

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
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1.2 Era

Petrol

Manual

Available in 2 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
6.35 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/9 variants

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
Next variant

1.0 LXi

Petrol

Manual

Available in 3 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
5.70 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/9 variants

Maruti Suzuki Swift
Next variant

LXi

Petrol

Manual

Available in 6 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
6.89 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

Tata Tiago

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/19 variants

Tata Tiago
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XZ Plus CNG

CNG

Manual

Available in 7 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
9.06 L
Express delivery
within 8 days
Bestseller

Tata Altroz

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/33 variants

Tata Altroz
Next variant

1.2 XT

Petrol

Manual

Available in 6 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
8.77 L
Express delivery
within 8 days

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/8 variants

Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Next variant

LXi

Petrol

Manual

Available in 6 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
5.55 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

Renault Kwid

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/6 variants

Renault Kwid
Next variant

1.0 RXT AMT

Petrol

Automatic

Available in 5 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
6.55 L
Express delivery
within 8 days

Hyundai i20 N Line

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/4 variants

Hyundai i20 N Line
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N8 DCT

Petrol

Automatic

Available in 7 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
14.33 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

Toyota Glanza

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/9 variants

Toyota Glanza
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S

Petrol

Manual

Available in 5 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
8.73 L
Express delivery
within 8 days

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10

Hatchback

4 Seater

1/6 variants

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Next variant

LXi

Petrol

Manual

Available in 6 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
4.94 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

Tata Tiago NRG

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/8 variants

Tata Tiago NRG
Next variant

1.2 XT

Petrol

Manual

Available in 3 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
7.08 L
Get it by
11 Jun'24

Tata Tiago EV

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/7 variants

Tata Tiago EV
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XE Medium

Electric

Automatic

Available in 1 color

On-road price
in Delhi
8.55 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

MG Comet EV

Hatchback

4 Seater

1/8 variants

MG Comet EV
Next variant

Play

Electric

Automatic

Available in 3 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
8.18 L
Express delivery
within 11 days
Bestseller

Hyundai i20

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/8 variants

Hyundai i20
Next variant

1.2 Sportz

Petrol

Manual

Available in 8 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
9.24 L
Express delivery
within 8 days

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Hatchback

5 Seater

1/7 variants

Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Next variant

1.2 Sigma MT

Petrol

Manual

Available in 6 colors

On-road price
in Delhi
6.18 L
Express delivery
within 11 days

About Hatchback Cars

Hatchbacks are one of the most popular types of passenger cars in India. These compact and affordable cars are designed with a rear door that opens upwards to access the boot area, distinguishing them from sedans and SUVs.

Some typical characteristics of hatchback cars:

  • Compact dimensions fit for Indian roads
  • Fuel-efficient petrol, diesel, and CNG engine options
  • Easy manoeuvrability for city usage
  • Sufficient boot space for short trips
  • Affordable acquisition and maintenance
  • Value-packed features
  • Contemporary designs with Euro-inspired styling

For first-time buyers and families needing a city runabout, hatchbacks check many boxes while being easy on the pocket. No wonder hatchbacks make up the highest share of car sales in India.

History of Hatchback Cars

While early cars had rear doors to access luggage, French automakers are credited with pioneering cars tailor-made to efficiently utilise space. Models like the Citroen Traction Avant and Renault 4CV had shorter rears with upward-opening rear gates.

The 1950s saw more compact economy 'two-box designed' cars gain favour as post-war prosperity increased automobile ownership. British Motor Company's iconic Mini established the template for modern hatchbacks with its innovative transverse engine and 10 feet length.

As demand rose globally, lowering costs became crucial. The 1970s saw Japanese brands like Honda and Toyota make hatchbacks more affordable and reliable. European automakers meanwhile further enhanced driving dynamics and quality. Modern engine and production techniques have now made hatchbacks very competitive in price, efficiency and experience.

Hatchback Cars in India

Hatchbacks have dominated Indian car sales since the entry of the Maruti 800 in 1983, transforming aspirations overnight. Lower acquisition costs than sedans and frugal running empowered middle-class buyers. The opening up of the economy in the 90s witnessed an influx of modern, global OEMs, bringing more advanced models catering to preferences.

Improved disposable incomes, easier financing options, rising female ownership and congested urban spaces made hatchbacks the practical choice. Hence, over two-thirds of cars sold are hatchbacks even today. Brands roll out models with the latest trends, customised for customers to stay competitive.

The popularity of Hatchback Cars in India

Hatchbacks have consistently dominated India's car market with over 75% segment share. Their unmatched real-world practicality covering core needs explains this sustained popularity across buyer categories.

Practical Value Proposition

Packed with careful consideration given to Indian expectations - modern hatchbacks deliver the latest auto trends across styling, comfort and tech at sensible prices. Much engineering effort goes into creating appropriate compact dimensions, sufficient space and good ride quality while balancing costs through effective material choices.

Priority on Fuel Economy

Mileage awareness means lightweight construction and powertrain efficiency receives focus. Results are ARAI-certified figures crossing 20 km/l and real-world economy staying respectable. Low friction engines and combustion management optimise costs without affecting zippy drivability.

Peace of Mind Ownership

Reasonable maintenance bills ensure a low total cost of ownership compared to sedans and SUVs. The easy availability of service parts across India through extensive hatchback dealer networks has kept vehicles running smoothly for years.

Different Types of Hatchback Cars

Hatchbacks in India fall under the following categories based on shape, size and positioning:

  • Entry Level Hatchbacks: Small, most affordable like the Maruti Alto 
  • Mainstream Hatchbacks: Highest selling segment, including Maruti Swift
  • Premium Hatchbacks: Sophisticated and lavishly equipped Maruti Baleno
  • Crossover Hatchbacks: Mixed road-biased hatchbacks, e.g. Renault Kwid

Popular Hatchback Cars in India

Customers are spoiled for choice when evaluating the most popular hatchback models:

  • Maruti Alto: India's best-selling car over two decades exceeding legacy
  • Maruti Wagon R: Family favourite for spacious, frugal and practical nature
  • Maruti Swift: Segment-defining hatchback with sporty flair
  • Tata Tiago: Feature-packed model holding its own
  • Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: Sophisticated moderate hatchback grade
  • Maruti Baleno: Revolutionised premium hatchbacks as an aspirational choice
  • Hyundai i20: A premium hatchback loaded with features.
  • Tata Altroz: A sporty-looking hatchback with impressive driving dynamics.

Upcoming Hatchback Cars in India

2024 promises more options in this space with interesting models lined up:

Volkswagen Polo 2024

The next generation of Volkswagen's Polo premium hatchback is expected in 2024. An all-new exterior design and upgraded interior will target young urban buyers.

Maruti Swift 2024

India's favorite hatchback, Swift, will receive its 4th extensive upgrade likely in 2024. Exterior changes, new features and powertrain enhancements are on the cards.

Tata Altroz Racer

A performance-focused hot hatch version of the Altroz hatchback is under development. It will feature sportier looks and a higher state of tune, delivering over 120hp.

Maruti Swift Hybrid

A mild-hybrid variant of the Maruti Swift was revealed at Auto Expo 2023. Expected to deliver 10% better fuel efficiency along with added performance.

Maruti Wagon R Electric

An all-electric version of the popular tallboy Wagon R hatchback is slated between 2024 and 2025. Promises practical range for daily urban commuting needs.

Hatchback Car Options

For buyers comparing multiple models, some segmentation of choices:

Hatchback Cars by Brand

  • Maruti Suzuki: Dominates hatchbacks with Alto, Celerio, Wagon R, Swift, Baleno
  • Hyundai: Breadth of range from Grand i10 Nios to i20
  • Tata: Resurgence led by well-engineered models Tiago and Altroz
  • Renault: Known for unique value products like Kwid and Triber

Hatchback Cars by Budget

  • Hatchbacks Under Rs. 5 Lakhs: Choices like Alto, Tiago and Kwid
  • Hatchbacks Under Rs. 10 Lakhs: Covers most mainstream models

Hatchback Cars by Fuel Type

Petrol Engines

Petrol engines in hatchbacks use gasoline as fuel. They have spark plugs that ignite a petrol-air mixture within combustion chambers to generate power. Petrol engines provide smooth driveability and allow free revving. They are also lighter, less complex and cheaper to maintain than diesel engines.

Diesel Engines

Diesel hatchbacks have compression ignition engines where intense heat generated by compression within cylinders ignites injected diesel fuel. Diesel engines offer strong torque delivery, translating into brisk acceleration. However, stricter emission norms have made them quite expensive and are now limiting their options.

CNG Engines

In dedicated CNG hatchbacks like Maruti Wagon R S-CNG, the petrol engine is tweaked to run on compressed natural gas as a primary fuel instead of gasoline. CNG offers running costs that are 40% to 50% lower than petrol. A gaseous nature means lesser corrosion and oil contamination issues as well.

Hatchback Cars by Transmission

Automatic Transmission

Modern automatic hatchbacks like the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Tata Tiago, Maruti Ignis, and even Renault Kwid use automated manual transmission (AMT) for clutchless convenience. More premium models feature conventional torque converter automatics that smoothly change gears without any driver input. Automatics optimise the hatchback ownership experience amidst crowded cities.

Manual Transmission

Most budget-focused hatchbacks still use the traditional manual gearbox with a 5-speed transmission. Manual shifting allows enthusiastic driving by controlling gear changes as per rev range. Brands tune it for optimum efficiency. Manuals have lower acquisition costs but need some effort in stop-go traffic.

Top 5 Hatchback

ModelPrice
Maruti Suzuki BalenoRs. 7.22 L - 10.71 L
Hyundai Grand i10 NiosRs. 6.35 L - 9.53 L
Maruti Suzuki Wagon RRs. 5.70 L - 7.73 L
Maruti Suzuki SwiftRs. 6.89 L - 10.06 L
Tata TiagoRs. 5.76 L - 9.63 L