Here are some premium hatchback cars you can buy 

Here are some premium hatchback cars you can buy 

Hatchbacks are a step up from the base small car segment

Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Credit: Maruti Suzuki Photo

The hatchback segment is a pretty popular one in the Indian automobile industry. A lot of first time car buyers, who have bought small cars, often move to these hatchbacks as they move to a more premium segment.  

DH looks at a few premium hatchbacks that are available in the Indian market: 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno 


Credit: Maruti Suzuki Photo

Engine displacement: 1197 cc 

Power: 83 ps @ 6000 rpm 

Torque: 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm 

Transmission: 5MT/ CVT 

Front suspension: Macpherson strut 

Rear suspension: Torsion beam 

Front brakes: Disc 

Rear brakes: Drum 

Tyre: 185/65 R15 (steel); 195/55 R16 (alloy) 

Price: Rs 5.98 lakh (ex-showroom) 

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift 


Credit: Maruti Suzuki Photo

Engine displacement: 1197 cc 

Power: 90 ps @ 6000 rpm 

Torque: 113 Nm @ 4400 rpm 

Transmission: 5MT 

Front suspension: Macpherson strut 

Rear suspension: Torsion beam 

Front brakes: Disc 

Rear brakes: Drum 

Tyres: 165/80 R14 

Price: Rs 5.81 lakh (ex-showroom) 

 

Tata Altroz 


Credit: Tata Motors Photo

Engine displacement: 1199 cc petrol/ 1199 cc turbo petrol/ 1497 cc turbo diesel 

Power: 86 ps @ 6000 rpm/ 110 ps @ 5500 rpm/ 90 ps @ 4000 rpm 

Torque: 113 Nm @ 3300 rpm/ 140 Nm @ 1500-5500 rpm/ 200 Nm @ 1250-3000 rpm 

Transmission: 5MT 

Front suspension: Independent Macpherson dual path strut with coil spring 

Rear suspension: Twist beam with coil spring and shock absorber 

Front brakes: Disc 

Rear brakes: Drum 

Tyres: 165/80 R14 (Petrol/ Disesl XE, P/ D XM/ P XT i-Turbo); 195/55 R16 (P XT, P XM+, P XZ, P XZ i-Turbo, P XZ+i-Turbo); 185/60 R16 (D XM+, D XT, D XZ, D XZ+, P XZ+) 

Price: From Rs 5.79 lakh (ex-showroom) 

 

Hyundai i20 


Credit: Hyundai Motors India Photo

Engine displacement: 1197 cc petrol/ 998 cc turbo petrol/ 1493 cc diesel 

Power: 83 ps @ 6000 rpm (MT), 88 ps @ 6000 rpm (IVT)/ 120 ps @ 6000 rpm (DCT, iMT)/ 100 ps @ 4000 rpm 

Torque: 115 Nm @ 4200 rpm/ 172 Nm @ 1500 – 4000 rpm/ 240 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm 

Transmission: 5MT, IVT/ 7 DCT, iMT/ 6MT 

Front suspension: Macpherson strut 

Rear suspension: Coupled torsion beam axle 

Front brakes: Disc 

Rear brakes: Drum 

Tyre size: 185/65 R15 steel (Magna) 

195/55 R16 styled wheel (Sportz) 

195/55 R16 diamond cut alloy wheel (Asta, Asta (O)) 

Price: From Rs 6.85 lakh (ex-showroom) 

 

Honda Jazz 


Credit: Honda Cars India Photo

Engine displacement: 1199 cc 

Power: 90 ps @ 6000 rpm 

Torque: 110 Nm @ 4800 rpm 

Transmission: 5 MT/ 7 CVT 

Front suspension: Macpherson strut coil spring 

Rear suspension: Torsion beam axle coil spring 

Front brakes: Disc  

Rear brakes: Drum 

Tyres: 175/65 R15 

Price: From Rs 7.55 lakh (ex-showroom) 

 

Ford Figo


Credit: Ford India Photo

Engine displacement: 1194 cc petrol/ 1499 cc diesel 

Power: 96 ps @ 6500 rpm/ 100 ps @ 3750 rpm 

Torque: 119 Nm @ 4250 rpm/ 215 Nm @ 1750 – 2500 rpm 

Front suspension: Independent Macpherson 

Rear suspension: Semi-independent twist beam type 

Front brakes: Ventilated disc  

Rear brakes: Drum  

Tyres: 175/65 R14 (Ambiente P); 195/55 R15 (Titanium, Titanium Blu) 

Price: From Rs 5.82 lakh (ex-showroom) 

 

Volkswagen Polo 


Credit: Volkswagen India

Engine displacement: 999 cc/ 999 cc TSI 

Power: 75 ps @ 6200 rpm/ 110 ps @ 5000 – 5500 rpm 

Torque: 95 Nm @ 2950 – 3800 rpm/ 175 Nm @ 1750 – 4000 rpm 

Transmission: 5MT/ 6MT, AT 

Front suspension: Macpherson strut with stabiliser bar 

Rear suspension: Semi-independent trailing arm 

Front brakes: Disc 

Rear brakes: Drum 

Tyres: 175/70 R14 (Trendline), 185/60 R15 (Comfortline)/ 185/60 R15 (Comfortline TSI), 195/55 R16 (Highline Plus, GT) 

Price: From Rs. 6.16 lakh (ex-showroom) 

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