We are sure that whenever a carmaker plans to make a new car there is a lot of brainstorming done and many minds work together to bring out a finished product in the market. But there are times when teams end up making two cars instead of one and the sedan-hatch duo. In today’s featured, we are going to have a look at all the hatchback-sedan combos which have ever existed in India. Let’s have a look at all the duos that have ever existed in India.
Maruti Suzuki Swift & Dzire
Starting our list with the most popular duo we have ever seen in India. The brand name Swift has been successful right from its first generation. Its sedan counterpart the Dzire has also been a great success in every form. Be it the first generation, the second generation or any other generation, this hatch-sedan duo has never experienced low sales. Swift still continues to be the top-selling car in India.
Honda Brio & Amaze
Although the Honda Brio is no longer present in the Indian market, it is worth a mention because the Brio-Amaze combo was one of the initial days’ hatchback sedan combos that came to India. Honda Amaze still continues to sell well in the market however, we expect Brio to make a good comeback soon. Just to remind you, the first generation of the Brio-Amaze combo looked exactly the same from their front profile.
Tata Indica & Indigo
This is where the trend started as far as I remember. There will be no wrong in calling this duo as the trendsetter. Tata introduced the Indica and the Indigo together and this trend continued till the franchise existed. Be it the Indica Vista and the Indigo Manza, the trend continued. What came next? Read on to find out!
Tata Bolt & Zest
Coming to a brand which is going places these days. Tata Motors also launched a hatchback sedan duo back in the past. We are talking about the Tata Bolt and Zest here. The duo was launched in 2015 and had a 5-year lifespan. Finally, they were discontinued in India in 2020 due to the BS6 norms.
Tata Tiago & Tigor
Well, when Tata stepped in the BS6 era, they decided not to discontinue the hatchback and sedan combo. The Tata Tiago and Tigor still continue to be here in the Indian market and now that they have got the 4-star NCAP rating, the Tiago forms the safest Indian hatchback of its segment in India. Would you prefer buying Tiago over its competitors? Let us know in the comments section below!
Hyundai Grand i10 & Xcent
The Grand i10 also came in the market as a duo where its sedan counterpart was called the Xcent. This combo was also a very successful combo of its time in terms of sales. Although the NIOS has replaced the Grand i10 in the market, the Hyundai Xcent still continues to be favourite pick among the commercial fleet owners.
Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS & Aura
The duo that has replaced the Xcent and the Grand i10 was the new face of the Grand i10 that came in by the name of Grand i10 NIOS. While the Xcent was replaced by the Aura. Hyundai Aura was miles ahead from the Xcent in terms of design and performance. With the availability of the company fitted CNG and the turbo petrol engine options, the NIOS and the Aura continue to sell in the Indian market in great numbers.
Volkswagen Polo & Vento / Ameo
This hatchback and sedan duo is so much similar that the Vento is also known as the Polo sedan in some parts of the world! Yes, you read that right. The Polo Sedan or the Vento is still here in the Indian market and continues to sell in decent numbers. Although we want VW to give this duo a facelift, it is still better than a lot of cars present in the Indian market as of now. The Ameo also forms the sub-compact sedan version of the VW Polo. But given the poor reception and sales in India, it’s better to keep it forgotten!
Skoda Fabia and Rapid
The performance automaker in India also decided to follow the trend. Although they did it for a short span of time, Indians still remember them among the great cars that ever came to the Indian market. Although Fabia was discontinued long ago, Rapid continues to be the top-seller among the compact sedans in India.
Ford Figo & Aspire
The last one on our list of hatchback and sedan duos is the Ford Figo and its sedan counterpart, the Aspire. This American hatchback and sedan duo also continues to get decent sales in the market however, we feel that they deserve much more than they currently achieve. What do you think? Are the Ford Figo and Aspire underrated in India? Do let us know in the comments section below!
These were the 10 hatchback and sedan combos that either existed or are currently on sale in the Indian market. Do you think it is a good idea to launch two cars together in the market where they are almost the same and the only difference between them being their boot!