In India, hatchbacks are widely popular. The ultimate family car, they are a cost and space effective model in much demand, especially given the space constraints in a modern metropolitan. Here are some of the most powerful hatchback options in the market in 2019.

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI

With a seven-speed dual–shift gearbox and an in-line four-cylinder, 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine, the Volkswagen Polo GT is top of the line. Producing 103 PS of power and 175 Nm torque, this engine is touted to be the most powerful petrol engine in a Polo in the country.  It is also incredibly fuel-efficient, at 17.2 kilometre per litre for a 45-litre tank.

Tata Tiago JTP

The Tata Tiago JTP, the latest in the Tata Tiago line, has a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It delivers a power of 114 PS and 154 Nm torque with a five-speed manual transmission. This car has the potential to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in under 10 seconds and is ideal for racing along highways.

Hyundai I20 Active Diesel

Hyundai’s I20 has undergone a significant makeover this year, making it more powerful than ever. A 1.4-litre engine that produces 90 PS power and 224 Nm Torque in a six-speed transmission, the Hyundai I20 is a great car to drive. It has a certified mileage of 21.19 kilometres per litre, making it incredibly fuel-efficient. It is a great car for the urban dweller and offers a variety of interior and hardware features that make it a very desirable option.

Maruti Baleno RS

Maruti is known for making top-of-the-line hatchbacks that are great for families. The RS edition of the Maruti Baleno has a 1 litre, three-cylinder Booster jet petrol engine that generates 102 PS of max power and 150 Nm of peak torque. It has a five-speed manual transmission, offering higher power boosts. With a mileage of 21.2 kilometres per litre, this makes the Maruti Baleno RS a serious contender in the market.

Ford Freestyle Diesel

The 1.5-litre diesel motor with a five-speed manual transmission of the Ford Freestyle produces a power of 100 PS and 215 Nm torque. It offers a smooth ride, features a stylish body. It also comes with a variety of attractive features like the touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and a push-button engine start.

The sleek, efficient style of the hatchback is what has made it India’s favourite car type. These cars well into what little space our urban landscape allows and are efficient and powerful. While owning a car in India is essential today, not everyone may be able to afford top hatchbacks. If you’re short on funds, you can buy second-hand cars to make your favourite hatchback your own.

Tata Capital offers affordable used car finance in the form of second-hand car loans and used car loans. With attractive interest rates and easy repayment options, you can buy used cars with Tata Capital’s used car loans in India.