There are hatchbacks, and then, there are hot-hatches!
As we are thoroughly informed, the Indian market is a price-sensitive market and therefore, an enormous bulk of individuals cannot afford high-end sports cars. For the same reason, acquiring a coupé or an eye-catching sedan is not everybody’s cup of tea. Although, it can be claimed that when it comes to cars; Indian patrons possess great taste, especially the younger generation who seek well-designed cars with a sportier vibe and mighty engines. Keeping in mind the desires of such consumers, several car manufacturers in India have introduced many hot-hatches.
In case you are wondering what are hot-hatches, they are basically hatchback cars that offer a sportier and aggressive design with a pretty powerful engine. In the following paragraphs, we have listed some of the best and affordable hot-hatches one can pick up in India.
Volkswagen Polo- Within INR 10 lakh, this is the best hot-hatch one can purchase in India. The Volkswagen Polo is powered by a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The first engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox whereas the second variant is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The power figure of the Polo ranges between 75bhp and 105bhp depending on the variant picked up by a purchaser.
Hyundai i20- In India, the Hyundai i20 is available in three variants such as the Sports, Asta, and Magna. The base variant of the hot hatchback begins at INR 6.85 lakh and goes up to INR 11.34 lakh for the top of the trim model. The car is available in several engine variants coupled with numerous automatic and manual transmission settings.
Tata Altroz- One of the best-looking cars from Tata Motors, the Altroz is available with three different power trains such as a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol. In total, there are 17 variants of the Tata Altroz and therefore, one can pick up from a wide variety of engine, fuel type and transmission combinations. The Altroz begins at INR 5.79 lakh in the country and goes up to 9.55 lakh for the top of the trim model.
Fiat Abarth Punto– In one way, the Fiat Abarth Punto is the first authentic hot-hatch of the Indian market because of its sporty quotient. Not to forget, Fiat did extremely well by powering the car with a 1.3-litre engine. However, the 5-speed gearbox and lesser multimedia features inside the cabin spoiled the Punto’s reputation. However, in the performance department; none of the about mentioned cars can match the Punto.