The Indian Auto Industry is flooded with an array of cars. From SUVs to sedans, the Indian buyer has a melange of options to choose from. However, hatchbacks are the most popular among the budget-conscious Indian.
We take a look at the eminent vehicle manufacturers and the hatchbacks they produce.
Maruti Suzuki (MSIL): Undoubtedly, this organization is the leading vehicle manufacturer of the country, especially in the hatchback segment. The Swift, Wagon R, Alto, and the Celerio are the most admired products from the house of Maruti.
The Swift is one of the most fuel-efficient cars and one of hot-favourites too. Available in petrol and diesel variants, this car is preferred on city roads, as well as on highways.
The Wagon R is one of the most affordable ones in the hatch series. There have been many upgrades to the coupe since its launch, which has enhanced its stylish look.
The Alto has been ruling the Indian auto industry for quite some time. In the year 2010, the automobile giant introduced an upgraded version – the Alto K10, which is a major profit churner for the organization.
The Celerio was introduced in February 2014. It has been a game changer for MSIL. The products from the company were facing stiff competition and the Celerio helped it to regain its position. It is available in both petrol and diesel variants.
Tata Motors: The organization was established in the year 1945 and the first vehicle had the hit the Indian roads in 1954. Since then, they have been a leader in producing a range of vehicles, including hatchbacks. At present they manufacture the Indica, Vista, and Bolt.
Indica needs no introduction. It was launched in the year 1998 and since then there has been no looking back for vehicle. It is one of the most popular and one of the most reliable cars available. It was the first passenger car produced by Tata and today, it is exported to various parts of the world.
The Vista Tech is available as a limited edition. It comes in an electric blue shade and boasts of a powerful refined Quadrajet Diesel Engine that yields 75 PS of power at 4000 RPM.
The Bolt is a the latest offering from the ace vehicle manufacturer and it was launched at the Indian Auto Expo 2014. It is a part of the HorizoNext campaign of the company and doing well with the Tata fanatics.
Apart from the cars mentioned above, there is an array of other hatchbacks which are doing equally good business. These include Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo, Honda jazz, Hyundai EON, and more.