In the Indian auto market hatchbacks are not usually concerned for offering power and speed, and most of them are equipped with the small engines for offering better fuel efficiency in city driving. But from last few years with the growing economy people have started looking for expensive luxury hatchbacks loaded with high performance powerful engines. So if you are planning to buy a luxury hatchback car with high capacity engine, here is the list of top five most powerful hatchback cars available in the Indian auto market.
Volvo V40 Cross Country
Volvo V40 Cross Country is the most powerful hatchback car in this list. Its petrol variant is powered by the 1.6 Liter, 1596 cc, petrol engine which delivers 180 bhp of maximum power at 5700 rpm with a commanding torque output of 240 Nm of maximum torque at 1600 rpm. This high level of power and torque ensures excellent pick up and performance and helps vehicle to reach 0 to 100 kmph speed in just 8.5 seconds and it can touch the 210 kmph maximum speed mark.
On the other hand, Volvo V40 Cross Country is available with diesel option as well but its power output is relatively less than its petrol sibling. The diesel variant of Volvo V40 Cross Country is equipped with the 2.0 Liter, 1984 cc diesel engine which delivers maximum power output of 150 bhp at 3500 rpm with peak torque of 350 Nm at 1500~2700 rpm. The pick up, acceleration and overall performance of diesel variant is also very good and it can reach 0 to 100 kmph speed in 9.5 seconds with the top speed of 195 kmph.
Fiat Abarth 595
Second place in the list has been secured by the Italian auto maker Fiat with its Abarth 595 model. The company has recently launched its updated version which is equipped with the 1.4 Liter, 1368 cc, T-Jet petrol engine with DOHC valve configuration. The engine is integrated with advanced turbo charger which further enhances its power and torque output. It delivers maximum power of 160 bhp at 5500 rpm with the maximum torque output of 201 Nm. Though, the presence of TTC (Torque Transfer Control) further improves the torque upto 230 Nm at 3000 rpm. Pick up, acceleration and overall performance of Fiat Abarth 595 is also very good and it can cross the 100 kmph speed barrier from standstill in just 7.5 seconds while its top speed is 210 kmph.
Volvo has secured third position as well, with its V40 super hatch. Volvo V40 is available with both petrol and diesel variants. Its diesel variants are powered by the 2.0 Liter, 1984 cc diesel power mill which generates 150 bhp of maximum power at 3500 rpm with 350 Nm of maximum torque. The vehicle can reach 0 to 100 kmph speed in 9 seconds and its top speed is 200 kmph. The overall performance of the vehicle is very good and you will never feel any vibrations even at the speed of 150+ kmph. The vehicle has got very luxurious and spacious passenger cabin and it works like a stress buster once you are inside the vehicle after your hectic work hours. Though, it is a hatchback car but it carries all the qualities which any luxury sedan carries, so you can plan long rides with this vehicle without any second thought.
BMW 1 Series
BMW 1 Series hatchback comes at fourth position with is 2.0 Liter diesel engine. The vehicle is available only with 1 variant which is powered by the 2.0 Liter, 1995 cc common rail diesel engine integrated with twin power turbocharger which enhances its overall power output. It churn out 148 bhp of maximum power at 4000 rpm with the maximum torque output of 320 Nm between 1500 to 3000 rpm. The vehicle is a rear wheel drive and it comes equipped with eight speed steptronic automatic gear transmission system. The vehicle can cross 100 kmph speed, from standstill in just 8.5 seconds and it can touch maximum speed mark of 210 kmph.
Volkswagen has managed to secure fifth position with its small yet stylish super hatch Beetle. Volkswagen Beetle comes equipped with 1.4 Liter, 1395 cc, 4 Cylinder, 16 Valves petrol engine with seven speed DSG automatic transmission system. Its turbocharged stratified fuel injection system improves the overall power and torque output of the vehicle and it delivers 148 bhp of maximum power at 5000 ~ 6000 rpm with maximum torque of 200 Nm. The combination of this higher level of power and torque ensures excellent pick up and acceleration and vehicle can reach 0 to 100 kmph speed in just 7.5 seconds and it can achieve top speed of 215 kmph. The overall performance of the vehicle is very good and there is no vibration even above the speed of 150 kmph.