Posted Sun, 06/17/2012 - 00:35 by CarDekho Team
The money spinning Indian automobile market is home to almost all the car makers from across the globe. This lucrative market houses all the segments prevailing in the global markets and buyers have several vehicles to choose from. There have been quite a few a speculation in the past about which segment is the best and most profitable. Several automobile experts have the opinion that the hatchback segment is the best among the all of them. Indian buyers are mostly middle class people, who have a limited budget and hatchback cars fit into their budgets with ease.
The varied automobile companies have caught this pulse and have been launching many cars in this segment. More or less all the car makers in the Indian market have one or more hatchbacks on sale in their fleet. We have tried to the best of our knowledge to make a list of 5 best hatchbacks in the country, which is purely according to our opinion. No offense to any car maker if their name is not in this list formulated by us. It is not mandatory to go according to this list; you can always switch position as all of these hatchbacks are one better than the other...
To begin the list, we will start with the leading car maker from the country, Maruti India. Their celebrated hatchback, Maruti Swift has been doing incredible business since the time it has been launched. The company had launched a new face lifted version with a sleek design and exciting features, which is now their top selling vehicle. The next is from the fantastic stables of Hyundai India, which is also the second largest car maker in the country. Their fluidic hatchback Hyundai i20 has a smooth and lustrous bodyline that makes it look charming yet elegant. Then comes in the adorable, Nissan Micra with refreshing exteriors, which is doing tremendous sales for the company in the Indian market.
Volkswagen also has a popular hatchback called Polo in their stable, which has the amazing German craftsmanship all over and also in the engine and interiors. Chevrolet India is the fifth largest automobile manufacturer in the country. They have their superb hatchback called Chevrolet Beat, whose diesel version is generating fantastic sales for the company. These are the best hatchbacks according to us, but at the same time each one has some benefits and some disadvantages when compared to the others. Maruti Swift is the best seller among all these hatchbacks as it has a rock solid brand name backing it up. Apart from that, Maruti Swift Diesel is doing better than the petrol version and has long waiting periods as well. This is owing to the steep petrol hike by the Indian government recently that the Indian buyers are shifting towards diesel engine cars. While, Hyundai i20 is safe with top quality safety features, but is a little low slung and is a bit lesser on the space quotient.
Volkswagen Polo takes the cake in the space section with comfortable seats and is a class apart with a decent mileage and has smart looks. Whereas, Nissan Micra has been bestowed with one of the most performance packed engines in this segment and is quite comfortable with good overall space inside. Nissan Micra is being claimed to be better than a few sedans as well owing to its efficient and powerful engine. When Chevrolet India launched, Chevrolet Beat Diesel little did the company expect that this hatchback will become such a popular selling car in such a short span of time. This Chevrolet Beat Diesel is being acclaimed for its best in class mileage as well as for its ground clearance. This hatchback is said to have changed the fortunes of Chevrolet India and is selling like hot cakes in the market.
This hatchback is also the cheapest among the lot, while all the other hatchbacks have comparable prices. Chevrolet Beat is a little smaller than the others, but with a peppy and energetic fuel efficient engine, it steals the thunder from the other counterparts. All these hatchbacks apart from the Chevrolet beat start in the bracket of Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh and then depending on the features offered by the respective companies, the prices increase. All these hatchbacks are being offered in both petrol and diesel variants with a lot of choices in safety and comfort features.
Overall, all these hatchbacks are fitted with good quality gadgets and are equipped with engines, which are fuel efficient as well as powerful. To pick one best hatchback among this is impossible as each one of them have their own good qualities as well as their drawbacks. Depending on the requirement and the utility value let the general public decide, which among these, is the best for them.