Hatchbacks have always been popular in India. A significant portion of Indians who are planning to buy a car for the first time are likely to purchase a hatchback. Some may also prefer to purchase second-hand cars from the hatchback segment. In either case, you would like to consider a list of affordable hatchbacks.
Here is a list of 14 hatchback cars which can be purchased for under Rs 5 lakhs.
1. Renault Kwid
Kwid 1.0 is a feature-loaded car with a fairly powerful engine. It offers impressive torque, higher power and performs well on the highway. Its distinctive styling will immediately capture eyeballs! Decent spacing, comfortable seats along with surprisingly large storage makes it a fantastic family car. The price of this car begins from Rs 2.6 lakhs onwards.
2. Tata Tiago
This stylish hatchback is available from Rs 3.2 lakh onwards. The build quality is solid. Its interiors are elegantly designed and robust. There is substantial storage along with a 242-liter boot. The excellent suspension offers fantastic riding comfort to its occupants. This car offers two driving modes, parking sensors, cooled glovebox etc.
3. Ford Figo (2015)
The stylish Ford Figo has a powerful 1.5-liter engine which is fuel-efficient as well. The vast legroom, strong air conditioner and all the other great features make it a car you cannot ignore, especially since the price begins at just Rs 4.3 lakh.
4. Wagon R
This car is a synonym for practicality and is definitely great value for money. Starting from Rs 4.2 lakh onwards, it comes with spacious interiors, thoughtful features and decent suspension.
5. Alto 800
The Alto has been India’s bestselling car for at least 15 years now. The second generation Alto 800 is the most popular first car that been re-launched to meet all the latest crash and pedestrian safety regulations.
6. Grand i10
The new generation Grand i10 comes with sporty new features and a BS6 compliant engine. This car strikes a balance between contemporary design, high-quality interiors, driver-friendly dynamics and refined motors, making it a grand success for Hyundai.
7. Alto K10
This is the cheapest automatic car which is available in India starting at a price of Rs 3.4 lakh. The power to weight ratio is 91 BHP/ton. This makes it a small pack with a big punch. It is an agile car which is easy to drive, making it a convenient city car.
This family car from Hyundai packs a lot of room in a compact form. Over the generations, it has been among one of the easiest to drive hatchbacks in its range. An ideal entry-level car for urban India.
The mileage offered by this fantastic car is about 23.1 kmpl. It is available in automatic and manual versions, where both versions are easy to drive in the city. It has excellent headroom, impressive cabin and a spacious boot. It is available from Rs 3.76 lakh onwards.
Maruti launched the latest version of Eeco in 2019 to comply with new regulations. It is priced from Rs 3.55 lakh onwards and equipped with ABD, driver side airbag, front seatbelt reminders and rear parking sensors.
This tallboy model provides fantastic headspace and is perfect for a family of four. At its price point, it comes packed with features that you do not usually expect in an entry-level hatchback. The smooth suspension makes it ideal for Indian roads.
12. Datsun Go
The fantastic design, lean taillights and a hexagonal grille make this car stand out among the hatchbacks. It comes with a fairly large interior, and the ability to switch to manual transmission in the AMT model makes for great control.
13. Honda Brio
Based on the Honda Small RS Concept, the second-generation Brio looks more mature than the chirpy first-generation model. It is larger in its form factor and hence packs in much more space for you to enjoy the ride.
14. KUV 100
This micro SUV from Mahindra is one of the more spacey hatchbacks available in India. It is an ideal car for anyone looking for a rugged but affordable compact car. Any of these models can be considered while planning to buy a second-hand car. You can rely on Tata Capital for a used car finance with their easy EMI instalments, eligibility criteria and minimum documentation.