Continued: 10 HOT, new hatchbacks coming in the next 12 months

Tata Tiago Sport

End 2017

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Tata is working on a hot hatch version of the Tiago and it is expected to be launched later in the year. The Tiago Sport will be powered by a 1.2 liter turbo petrol engine which will produce above 100 Bhp. The same engine is expected to be on offer on the Nexon as well. Other changes will include a body kit.

Datsun redi-Go 1.0

July 2017

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Datsun unveiled the redi-Go last year. It was only on offer with a 800 cc engine. The company will now be launching the 1.0 liter version of the same. This is the same engine that is on offer on the Kwid It produces 67 Bhp and 91 Nm. Initially it will be only available with a 5-speed manual however there will an addition of an AMT unit sometime later, similar to the one on the Kwid. The redi-Go will be launched later this month and will be offered on the top two variants.

Honda Jazz

2018

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Honda has unveiled a new variant of the Jazz in the international market, something that will be making it to India too.  The new Jazz gets LED headlamps with LED DRLs, something that has been much appreciated on the current City. The bumper and is also new and on the inside, there is a new touch screen infotainment system. We expect the same engines to be continuing on the new Jazz too.

Honda Brio

2018

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The Brio has been in the Indian market for the past 6 years now and while there was an update which came sometime last year, an all-new one is being worked on. This all-new one Brio will be a global vehicle and hence it will be designed keeping that in mind. The Brio is expected to go into production sometime early next year. The company is also working on an all-new Amaze, which too is expected sometime next year.

Mahindra KUV100

End 2017

KUV100

Mahindra is working on an update for their smallest offering, the KUV100. The vehicle was unveiled only last year, but it hasn’t managed to set the sales charts on fire. The car is not selling as well as the company would have hoped and hence there is an update being planned. The vehicle is expected to get a redesign, as the current one hasn’t appealed to a lot. We expect the same engines to continue. It shall be unveiled later in the year.