Hatchbacks were the top-selling segment in India before the SUVs & MPVs took over. They are easy to drive and fuel-efficient, making them a good choice for daily drives. Due to the small size, they are easy to park and fit in narrow lanes as well. So, let’s look at the 5 most affordable hatchbacks this year:
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the Alto 2022 as the Alto K10. We have seen plenty of evolutions for this little hatchback. It is the most affordable hatchback available in India and has been the first car for many.
It is powered by a 1.0-litre Dualjet petrol engine churning out 67hp & 89Nm torque with a mileage of around 24kmpl. It is available with both manual & automatic transmissions along with a price range from ₹3.99-5.83 lakhs ex-showroom.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
The second car on our list is another product by Maruti Suzuki; we all know they have a stronghold in the Indian market due to their affordable & fuel-efficient vehicles. S-Presso offers a similar set of features with a different design.
It is an alternative to the Alto if you want something with a different design. It is also powered by a 1.0-litre engine making 68hp & 90Nm torque with a fuel efficiency of around 24kmpl. It has a price range from ₹4.25-5.99 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Renault Kwid is also a popular choice among affordable hatchbacks. Kwid has a sporty design with a touch of modernity, and it is offered with two engines and a limited edition.
The smaller 800cc engine makes 54hp & 72Nm torque, while the 1.0-litre engine churns out 68hp & 91Nm torque. This hatchback offers a fuel efficiency of up to 22kmpl and a price range from ₹4.64-5.99 lakhs ex-showroom.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
The next car on our list is the Grand i10 Nios from Hyundai. We all are familiar with the original i10 and its journey throughout the years in the segment. This generation offers a suitable package of sportiness & modernity. Hyundai also launched a Corporate edition of this car with cosmetic updates.
This affordable hatchback is available with two petrol engines. The 1.2-litre engine makes 83hp & 114N torque while the 1.0-litre turbo churns out 100hp & 172Nm torque. It is also available with a CNG variant. The price range for this car is from ₹5.43-7.69 lakhs ex-showroom.
Tiago is the most affordable product from Tata’s lineup. It offers a decent package and is expected to arrive as an EV in the market. It is also one of the safest hatchbacks in India.
This affordable hatchback is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns out 83hp & 114Nm torque. The official fuel economy is around 20kmpl and is also available with a CNG version as the Tiago i-CNG. It has a price range from ₹5.22-7.67 lakhs ex-showroom.