Hatchback segment in India is reported to be the highest selling segment in the country. According to the report, the segment accounts to more than 50 per cent of the total market share, with Maruti Suzuki leading the passenger vehicle segment.
Hatchbacks are considered as the bread and butter for the carmakers keeping into consideration the fact that hatchbacks comprise a major share of car sales for most of the carmakers in the segment. Here is the list of five upcoming budget hatchbacks in India, that will be launched between the price range of Rs. 3.5 Lakh to Rs. 5. lakh (base model price). Go through the list of these five hatchbacks that are expected to be launched in India in 2018.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
The next generation Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of the most anticipated hatchbacks in India. It has been reported that the hatchback which will get several cosmetic changes, is likely to become the top selling hatchback in the country. In terms of sales, Swift had been the most successful model from Maruti Suzuki in India since inception. The Swift is also one of the highly successful models in the international market as well. The Swift comes with fresh new styling and gets the best-in-class features.
Tata Motors is all set to launch more premium products in the coming years. As per reports, there are several products underway which may soon make it to the Indian roads. With more than two products in the pipeline, Tata X451 (Codename) is one of the hatchbacks from the automaker that may be launched in the premium hatchback segment in the coming year. Project X451, the hatchback from Tata, is going to be the first car which will be built on automaker’s newly-developed AMP (Advanced Modular Platform). The hatchback from Tata will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20.
Carmaker Toyota has been chugging along with its compact sedan – Etios and Liva in the hatchback segment in India. it is likely that the auto giant might introduce the Toyota Yaris next year in the hatchback segment to ramp up things a bit.
Toyota Yaris had been carmaker’s one of the most successful models in the other markets. This car may get launched in the premium hatchback segment and might bring back Toyota into the league.
Datsun Redigo 1.0-litre AMT
Datsun Redigo that has been automaker’s one of the best selling models will get an updated gearbox in the coming year. The Datsun Redigo 1.0 is likely to get an AMT variant in 2018. With the introduction of the 1.0-litre engine that will come mated to an AMT gearbox, the carmaker is expecting boost in the sales in the coming year.
Renault Kwid facelift
Renault’s Kwid has been a runaway success for the automaker in India. Renault Kwid has been one of the most selling models from the automaker since its introduction more than two years ago in 2015.
Since inception, the hatchback has not received major cosmetic updates. Kwid, in terms of major updates, has only received a new engine and an AMT variant so far. It is likely that the French carmaker will introduce the facelift variant of the Kwid in the coming year.