The Indian market, no doubt has got many hatchbacks. Especially, in the metro cities, there’s so much congestion that people prefer driving hatchbacks which are easy to handle and easy to park! You can fit a hatchback in any parking space which is obviously not possible for a sedan or an SUV. In today’s featured, we are going to have a look at the top 10 hatchbacks which continue to dominate the Indian roads despite the competition! By this, we mean that this list will have the hatchbacks which are there on the road in huge numbers. We continue to see them on the roads even after the manufacturer has discontinued them long ago!
Maruti Suzuki Alto
It has been almost 21 years since this hatch was launched in India. We know it continues to sell in the market by the name of Alto800 but here, we are talking about the OG Alto. Yes, we still spot many of them on the roads in perfect working condition. No doubt, Maruti Alto 800 continues to sell in the market really well, the previous-generation Alto is also found in abundant amounts on the roads. FYI, spares for this car are also available very easily in the market. Don’t hesitate from buying it if you get a really good deal.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Another evergreen car from the Indian market. The online cab booking platforms have definitely helped it to sell in outstanding amounts, but WagonR sold like anything even before these apps existed. Considering its 2021, no doubt you will find many WagonRs with the yellow number plates but you can still spot some old-gen tallboys in considerable amounts on the roads. Therefore, it is there on our list of hatchbacks which dominate the Indian roads.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
The limitless hatchback! Maruti Suzuki Swift is another one from MSIL’s lineup which has been successful in India ever since it was launched. No generation of the Maruti Swift has been a failure and the current generation continues to top the sales charts continuously. However, Swift remains among the hatchbacks which dominate the Indian roads because we still continue to see each and every generation of this hatch on the roads.
Hyundai Santro Xing
Another iconic hatch that the Indian market has experienced! If you go to the used car market, you will get so many options for the Hyundai Santro that they will actually confuse you and make the choice difficult. Talking about the roads, Santro Xing continues to run on the Indian roads in abundance and its spare parts are also readily available.
The enthusiasts’ hatch. Well, you may not be able to guess how old a Polo is by just looking at it because it has not received a significant update in its lifetime till now. Volkswagen Polo, is one of the most common choices among car enthusiasts still continues to sell in the name of performance and output. If you are a true car lover, cosmetic upgrades surely won’t matter, right? Polo continues to sell extremely well right from 2010 when it arrived in India. We believe it deserves to! What do you think? Polo is undoubtedly one of the hatchbacks with the best road presence in India.
Another hatchback which still continues to rule the road after years of discontinuation. If you go to the used car market, you will find the Chevrolet Beat in abundant amounts and believe us, it is not at all a bad decision to invest in this machine. Be it the petrol or the diesel version, Beat is an absolute value for money car and will not fail to impress you in any manner. Beat is also among the hatchbacks which dominate the Indian roads because you will still find a considerable number of Chevrolet Beats in good condition ruling the roads.
The latest-gen Hyundai i20 is in talks for being overpriced but the older variants of the same car are still there on the roads in considerable numbers. Be it the first-gen or the second-gen i20, you will find them all on the roads in appreciable amounts. Do let us know in the comments section below what you think of the latest generation of this premium hatch from the Korean automaker.
India’s first indigenous car! Although its trend is now gone in Delhi/NCR we still have some good pieces running through the town. Talking of other cities in India, the Tata Indica is definitely seen in good numbers on the roads. Tata Indica is truly a gem and is definitely worth mentioning in our list of hatchbacks with best road presence in India. While Tata has brought the Safari brand name back, we highly await the arrival of Tata Indica in the Indian market once again! What are your thoughts on this?
Toyota Etios Liva
Remember when Toyota used to develop their “own” hatchbacks? We still get to live those good old days again when we see the Toyota Etios Liva on the roads. Technology sharing is the new trend for developing affordable hatchbacks with Toyota. The Etios Liva is still present on the roads in a great number. It was available in 12 variants which made the users get a huge variety and choose better. If you are planning to buy a good used car, the Liva can be your consideration for sure!
Although the current version of this hatch is struggling to survive in the country, the older gen model of the Ford Figo did extremely well in its era. You could easily spot Ford Figo on the roads and could realise Ford was developing a good reputation among hatchback users. The Ford Figo in the picture above did well in the Indian market but we guess something went wrong with the current generation. What do you think?
These were the top 10 hatchbacks in India which continue to dominate the roads and stand strong against the current competition. Be it a discontinued model or a hatch that is still here in the market, some of these rule the road forever. Share this article with all those who own any of these vehicles and let them have a moment of celebration because its not a daily thing where people appreciate true gems which existed in the market!