There was a time when people used to buy things just to effectuate their necessity, but with passage the time, things have changed. The meaning of necessity has become different. People do things for their pleasure, interest, show off, and a lot more, and this is why they always go for the options, which satisfy all their requirements, but in a budget-friendly manner.


The similar mindset can be seen for the autos. However, this is the niche where people think twice before heading towards it. But, in India, where every next person tries to impose their theory on factors regarding mileage, performance, price, etc. on every other person, it starts generating a storm of questions in our mind. Well, then it becomes a terrible job to ride a car under own knowledge.

Instead of making your mind restless by those suggestions, just look at the section below, you will find the best hatchback cars with their specifications. Interested people may take a close look to these top hatchback cars in India that offer the best interior and quality features.

Here is the list of Top Ten Best Hatchbacks in India

1. Maruti Baleno

We all have witnessed the great success of Maruti Suzuki in India for its Alto 800 and Swift hatchback and now, the Baleno that was launched during the festive season in last year is the matter of great success to the company. It is available in four versions and seven color options. With the popularity of automatic variant among the buyers, the automaker has also come up with an option for AMT, but only with a single petrol engine unit.


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Engine Type Petrol Diesel
Displacement 1197 cc 1248 cc
Max Power 83.1bhp@6000rpm 74bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque 115Nm@4000rpm 190Nm@2000rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 5 Speed MT
City/Highway Mileage 17.8 kmpl / 21.4 kmpl 22.59 kmpl / 27.39 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 5.36 – 8.45 Lakhs INR 6.51 – 8.5 Lakhs
Top Speed 150 kmph 160 Kmph
Acceleration(0-100) 13 Seconds 15 Seconds

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2. Hyundai Elite i20

One of the most preferred brands in the Indian auto market, Hyundai has got a charmer named Elite i20, which is certainly a perfect combination of style, comfort, and fair performance. With top-notch interior quality and striking looks, the premium hatchback has a diversified list of features like projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment device, etc. Due to the aggressive styling, the car is admired by a large number of Indian car enthusiasts.


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Engine Type Petrol Petrol
Displacement 1197 cc 1396 cc
Max Power 81.83bhp@6000rpm 88.73bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque 114.7Nm@4000rpm 219.7Nm@1500-2750rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 6 Speed MT
City/Highway Mileage 13.3 kmpl / 18.6 kmpl 18.4 kmpl / 22.54kmpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 5.7 – 7.7 Lakhs INR 6.9 – 9.0 Lakhs
Top Speed 170 kmph 180 Kmph
Acceleration(0-100) 13.2 Seconds 11.9 Seconds

3. Tata Tiago

After years of effort and experience, Tata has come out with a nice design under the moniker of Tiago. Based on an all-new platform, Tiago comprises with all the basic as well as best in class features. It offers you to choose among the 16 trim levels that are powered by 2 engine option and a single manual transmission, while an AMT version is also on the launch card in the near future.


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Engine Type Petrol Diesel
Displacement 1199 cc 1047 cc
Max Power 84bhp@6000rpm 69bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque 114Nm@3500rpm 140Nm@1800-3000rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 5 Speed MT
City/Highway Mileage 19.24 kmpl / 23.84 kmpl 23.28 kmpl / 27.28 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 3.26 – 5.44 Lakhs INR 4.05 – 5.85 Lakhs

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4. Maruti Suzuki Swift

The new Maruti Suzuki Swift that is the third generation of the model has launched at 2018 Auto Expo. it is available in four variants of L, V, Z, and Z+, with both the petrol and diesel engines. The pricing for the base LXi petrol variant starts at INR 4.99 lakh whereas it is INR 5.99 lakh for the base diesel variant. The top-end AMT variants will make you spend INR 6.96 lakh and Rs 7.96 lakh. The power output for both the diesel and petrol variants are similar to the last model. Altogether, the company is offering this new 2018 Swift with a 5-speed automatic transmission option.

Suzuki Swift

Engine Type Petrol Diesel
Displacement 1197 cc 1248 cc
Max Power 81.80bhp@6000rpm 74bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque 113Nm@4200rpm 190Nm@2000rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 5 Speed MT
Mileage 22.0 kmpl 28.4 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 4.99 – 7.29 Lakhs INR 6.87 – 8.29 Lakhs

5. Maruti Alto 800

Recently, the automaker has launched a facelift version of its Alto 800 with some mild updates like a new bumper, high mounted headlights, fog lamps at the front, while the rear gets crystal tail-lights. New fabric on the doors and seats has also been added to the interior as well and a driver side airbag is also available as a standard attachment across all its variants.

Maruti Alto 800

Engine Type Petrol
Displacement  799cc
 Max Power 47.3bhp@6000rpm
 Max Torque 69Nm@3500rpm
 Transmission  5 Speed MT
 City/Highway Mileage 20.3 kmpl / 24.7 kmpl
 Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi) INR 2.6– 3.9 Lakhs
 Top Speed  140 kmph
Acceleration(0-100)  19 Seconds

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6. Renault Kwid

Unveiled first at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Kwid is the first model to be based on the Nissan-Renault Alliance CMF-A platform. The SUV-inspired design with high ground clearance makes it different from the others in the segment. As the youngsters are looking for the best music system, the automaker also offers you a state-of-the-art modern 18-inch touchscreen MediaNAV multimedia system along with two speakers. Moreover, an AMT version is also expected to be launched soon in the Indian market with the 1.0-litre motor.

Renault Kwid

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Engine Type Petrol
Displacement  799cc
 Max Power  53.3bhp@5678rpm
 Max Torque  72Nm@4386rpm
 Transmission  5 Speed MT
 City/Highway Mileage  22.89 kmpl / 25.17 kmpl
 Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)  INR 2.7 – 3.8 Lakhs
 Top Speed  135 kmph
Acceleration(0-100)  16 Seconds

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7. Grand i10

One of the most selling hatchbacks in India, the Hyundai Grand i10 has been revived inside out for 2018 model year. Pricing for this updated model falls in INR 4.56-7.31 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi). Available in 12 variants, the new Grand i10 received redesigned front and rear bumpers, LED DRLs in Sportz (O) and Asta variants and new 14-inch alloys for the Sportz (O) AT and Asta variants only.

Hyundai Grand i10

Inside, the cabin rear parking camera with 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mirror Link, smartphone navigation and more are new additives. Powering comes from 1.2-litre diesel and petrol engines which churns out 75PS/190Nm and 83PS/114Nm respectively. Transmission options are a 5-speed manual gearbox for diesel and 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission for the petrol unit.

Engine Type Petrol Diesel
Displacement 1197 cc  1186cc
Max Power 81.86bhp@6000rpm 73.97bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque 113.75nm@4000rpm 190.24nm@1750-2250rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 5 Speed MT
Mileage 18.9 kmpl 24.0 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 4.6 – 6.86 Lakhs INR 5.76 – 7.38 Lakhs

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8. Alto K10

The Alto K10 is a powerful hatchback in small car segment from Maruti Suzuki. Available in three variants of LX, LXi, and VXi, the hatch falls in the price range of INR 3.33 lakh and INR 4.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The K10 offers features for occupants comfort and conveniences like air conditioning, front power windows, power steering, central locking and double-din audio system as standard. The driver’s airbag is also standard fitment and starts from the base LX trim. It is powered by the 1.0-litre K-series motor that with transmission options like a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT(available for only top-end VXi variant), churns out 68PS/90Nm. The ARAI claimed mileage is 24.07kmpl for both the transmission options.

Alto K10

Engine Type Petrol CNG
Displacement 998 cc 998 cc
Max Power 67.1bhp@6000rpm 58.2bhp@6000rpm
Max Torque 90Nm@3500rpm 78Nm@3500rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 5 Speed MT
Mileage 24.07 kmpl 32.26 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 3.3 – 4.15 Lakhs INR 4.09 – 4.15 Lakhs

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9. Maruti Suzuki Celerio

The Maruti Celerio facelift was introduced in Indian lineup in October 2017 at an introductory price sticker of INR 4.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This updated Celerio is available in 12 variants including 10 petrol and 2 CNG trims. At the skin, the Celerio facelift received a sporty mesh grille, fresh fog lamps, redesigned front and rear bumpers while moving inside the cabin, there is a new dual-tone black-and-greige theme. In addition to this, a perfect amalgamation of silver accents and door trim fabric design adds an spice to the hatch’s interior. The company offers driver’s airbag as standard fitment while the cutting edge ABS feature along with passenger airbags are offered as optional extras on all variants.
The 1.0-litre, 3 cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual or an auto gear shift (AGS) transmission pumps out 68PS/90Nm.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Engine Type Petrol CNG
Displacement 998 cc 998 cc
Max Power 67.04bhp@6000rpm 58.33bhp@6000rpm
Max Torque 90Nm@3500rpm 78Nm@3500rpm
Transmission 5 Speed MT 5 Speed MT
 Mileage 23.1 kmpl 31.79 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 4.2 – 5.38 Lakhs INR  5.15 – 5.3 Lakhs

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 10. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0 is one of the most selling hatchbacks from the automaker. Depending upon engine options- it has three variants-the diesel, petrol and CNG. also, its combination with manual and AMT transmission offers 12 variants for buyers. The pricing for the base LXi manual transmission variant starts at INR 4.29 lakhs and goes up to INR 5.49 lakhs for the VXi+ AMT(O) variant. Apparently, the new car with bold stance has aggressive appeal while inside the cabin, it is spacious and comfortable for the occupants. Underneath the hood, a new K10B series engine that is a three-cylinder 998cc powerplant churns out 67Bhp at 6200rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3500rpm. The top end Wagon R model comes with ABS and Airbags. Whereas, the VXi variant is specially equipped with dual SRS airbags to safeguard the occupants during the collision.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon r