Top Hatchbacks in the Indian Market

Posted by at 29 June 2013, at 10 : 43 AM

Top Hatchbacks in the Indian Market

A hatchback is the top choice of car for an average Indian family and given the growth potential of this market, leading car manufacturers are working on several aspects of their models in this category. However, looks, power, and performance aside, most prospective buyers in this segment are supremely concerned about the safety features of a car.

Thus, auto majors in the Indian market are leaving no stone unturned to provide best in class safety features in their hatchback models and are undertaking measures to ensure that they offer a competitive price point. The pocket-friendly prices of hatchbacks, their compact size, and ease of maneuvering them to negotiate city traffic have made them the top choice of cars for an average buyer living in a metropolitan city.

If you too are planning to buy a hatchback that comes under Rs. 6 lakhs and is equipped with some of the best safety features in its class, choose from the list of cars given below. These cars have made to this list based on their competitive price point, excellent performance report, and a comprehensive range of safety features including Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), airbags, and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

Honda Brio

2013 Honda Brio blue color exterior driving on the road

This Japanese car is best known for its glitzy styling and high-power motor that offers excellent performance. It is great to look at and a joy to drive. Available at a starting price of Rs. 4.5 lakhs, this hatchback comes with several upsides such as sleek design, spacious cabin, high performance, and great mileage. Though it disappoints a little with boost space, its great packaging and impressive track record in not just Indian but international market, make it one of the top-selling hatchbacks in the country.

Ford Figo

2013 Ford Figo green color exterior car review moment shot

Ford Figo is a trendy hatchback that has taken the market by storm owing to its great looks and superlative performance. It is fun to drive on city roads as well as on highways and gets a big thumb up in price point and safety features as well. Priced at Rs. 5.02 lakhs, this hatchback offers an average of 17 kms per litre. Its eye-shaped headlamps that are placed wide apart, trendy alloy wheel design, muscular fenders, and chic front grille add to its road appeal while its blue coloured dash board and colour-blocked interiors lend it a swanky look.

Maruti Suzuki A-star

Maruti Suzuki A-star driving on the mountains road

This hatchback is one of the most competitive offerings of Maruti Suzuki in the Indian market. The compact size of this car makes it an optimal choice of nuclear Indian families. Available at an unbelievable price of just Rs. 4.51 lakhs, this car has best in class safety features including EBD, ABS with balancing control, and dual airbags. Its 1 litre engine offers a splendid average of 19 kms per litre and apart from being a powerful car in its segment; it is environment friendly as well.

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