The hatchback market in India is set to get even more crowded as all the carmakers evaluate new models for the Indian market. CarToq takes you through a photo gallery of small cars which may hit the Indian car market in the future.
Volkswagen Up/ Skoda Citigo
The Volkswagen Up looks like a downsized Polo hatchback with the VW family design cues such as angular headlamps and the typical Volkswagen front grille. The Skoda Citigo is a ‘rebadged’ version of the Volkswagen Up hatchback. Visually it will differ from the Up by having a different front design and rear styling.
The Up/Citigo is expected to be powered by a 1-litre, 3-cylinder engine that puts out around 60 bhp of power. The Up is expected to be positioned below the Polo from Volkswagen in India and may be priced in the range of Rs. 3 lakh – 5 lakh. Read more.
Maruti Suzuki Ritz facelift
The Ritz facelift will have redesigned radiator grille, refreshed headlamps and new fog lamp housing. The side profile will remain largely unchanged while at the rear, the bumper gets fake air vents. The Ritz facelift is expected to get the new 1.2-litre K-series VVT petrol motor from the new Swift and retain the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel motor. Read more.
Mahindra Verito hatch
The Verito hatchback is a surprising move by Mahindra. The Verito hatchback is expected to replicate the Verito sedan up to C-pillar with the boot section chopped off. The Verito hatchback may come with the 1.5-litre diesel motor (used in the Verito sedan) which puts out 65 Bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque. Read more.
Maruti Alto 800
The new Alto 800 will have a radical design changes. This includes a new front with a hexagonal grille and upswept headlamps, side profile that resembles A-Star and increased body height for better headroom than the current model. Changes in the rear include newly designed windshield, tail-lamp cluster and bumper with integrated number plates. Read more.
Ford Fiesta hatch
The Fiesta hatchback is a Fiesta global sedan without the boot section. It is sold in Europe and North America and has tasted success in these markets. The Fiesta hatch could slot in at about Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh and may co-exist with the Figo hatch. Read more.
Tata Nano diesel
The Nano diesel has been doing test rounds for quite a while. The Nano diesel is expected to be powered by an 800 cc, two-cylinder common rail diesel engine and expected to have a claimed mileage of 30–40 Kmpl. The price of the Nano diesel may be around Rs. 40,000 more than the Nano petrol. Read more.
Chevrolet Sail hatchback
The Sail hatchback will most likely replace the U-Va in Chevrolet’s India line up. Its styling is quite conservative. The Sail hatchback may be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol (as in Beat) and a 1.3-litre Multijet engine sourced from Fiat. The Sail hatchback may be priced in the range of Rs. 4 lakh – Rs. 6 lakh.
The A-Class is a low-set, coupe-like and radically styled hatchback and will likely be the cheapest offering among Mercedes-Benz model lineup in India. The A-Class is expected to come with a host of engine options which includes five petrol engines and five diesel engines. The A-Class may have a price range of Rs. 15 lakh – Rs. 20 lakh. Read more.
The B-Class is a low slung crossover and will be positioned as a ‘sports tourer’ in Indian market. T The India-bound B-Class is expected to have a front wheel drive layout and may be powered by a 1.8-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol engines. The B-Class will likely be priced below Rs. 25 lakh. Read more.
Chevrolet Spark 800
Chevrolet Spark 800 cc makes a lot of sense in today’s market conditions where demand for fuel-efficient, low budget small cars is high. The Spark 800 cc can also be priced cheaper than the Spark 1.0 which has a price range of Rs. 3.14 lakh – Rs. 3.97 lakh. Read more.
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