In India people prefer to use small cars for daily use mainly because of their manoeuvrability in the cities and the affordable prices. Nearly 50% of the vehicles sold per month are hatchbacks in the Indian market. Brands like the Maruti Suzuki, the Hyundai, the Tata, the Renault, the Datsun, the Ford, the Chevrolet, the Honda have affordable hatchbacks in their portfolio.
Maruti Suzuki Alto
The most popular affordable hatchback in India is the Maruti Suzuki Alto with monthly sales figures of over 25,000 units per month. The Alto 800 comes in 5 petrol and one CNG variants priced Rupees 2.57 to 3.69 lakh. The car gives mileages of 22.74 kmpl. The Alto K10 priced Rupees 3.20 to 4.02 lakh has 5 petrol and 1 CNG variant. One petrol variant has AMT type transmission.
Other Maruti hatchbacks
The Wagon R comes in 7 petrol and 1 CNG variants priced Rupees 3.71 to 5.06 lakh and the Wagon R Stingray priced Rupees 4.22 to 5.28 lakh with 5 petrol variants. Both have 2 numbers each AMT models. The Celerio priced Rupees 3.97 to 5.78 lakh has 14 petrol (6 AMT) and 6 diesel variants. The Ritz has 5 petrol and 4 diesel variants priced Rupees 4.45 to 6.45 lakh. The second bestselling hatchback the Swift comes in 7 petrol and 6 diesel variants priced Rupees 4.65 to 7.29 lakh.
The Tata Nano GenX is the cheapest hatchback in India priced Rupees 2.0 to 2.93 lakh with 5 petrol variants, two having AMT transmission. The Tata Bolt comes in 4 petrol and 4 diesel variants priced Rupees 4.45 to 7.0 lakh. The Vista Tech has 4 diesel variants priced Rupees 5.01 to 6.19 lakh.
The cheapest Hyundai car the Eon priced Rupees 3.1 to 4.24 lakh has 7 petrol and 2 LPG variants. The bestselling Hyundai car the Grand i10 comes in 6 petrol, 1 LPG and 5 diesel variants priced Rupees 4.69 to 6.74 lakh with 1 AT variant. The i10 comes in 1 LPG and 4 petrol variants priced Rupees 4.2 to 5.01 lakh. The Elite i20 is priced Rupees 5.36 to 8.30 lakh.
The Datsun GO is priced Rupees 3.23 to 4.04 lakh for its 6 petrol variants. The Chevrolet Beat is priced Rupees 4.24 to 6.32 lakh for its 4 petrol and 4 diesel variants. The Honda Brio priced Rupees 4.25 to 6.83 lakh for its 8 petrol variants. Top Brio variant has touch screen control and GPS facility. Other affordable hatchbacks include Ford Figo priced Rupees 4.3 to 7.41 lakh, the Nissan Micra Active priced Rupees 4.48 to 5.02 lakh and the Mahindra electric car e2o priced Rupees 5.96 to 7.17 lakh.