Hatchbacks are perfect cars for the city. They are compact, easy to maneuver, return good fuel economy and are easy to park.
Keeping that in mind, carmakers too have delivered hatchbacks that are almost tailor made for customers. And this in turn, has become a very competitive market in India.
So, now coming to the question—what are the best hatchbacks available for under INR 5 lakhs?
Here are 5 hatchbacks that give you good value for those precious 5 lakh rupees spent:
1. Hyundai i10:
First option on the list is the Hyundai i10. Prices starting at INR 4.02 lakhs (ex-showroom Bangalore) and returns a fuel economy of 19.81 kpl. The vehicle has power windows, power steering, child safety locks and central locking.
The Hyundai i10 is offered with a 4-cylinder, 1.1-litre, iRDE2 petrol engine, that produces 68 bhp and 99 Nm of peak torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
2. Maruti Suzuki Celerio:
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is a good option from Maruti Suzuki. Prices start from INR 4.03 lakhs (ex-showroom Bangalore) onwards and delivers a fuel economy of 23.1 kpl. Features wise, the Celerio has power steering, air conditioning and child safety locks. The AMT version is also available for a price of INR 4.54 lakhs (ex-showroom Bangalore).
Maruti Suzuki Celerio:
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is powered by a 998 cc, 3-cylinder, K10B petrol engine that makes 67 bhp and 90 Nm of torque. Delivering the power to its front wheels is a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox.
3. Honda Brio:
The third car on the list is the Honda Brio. Prices of the Brio start at INR 4.33 lakhs (ex-showroom Bangalore) onwards. It has the same features as the Hyundai i10, but is a much better looking car comparatively and delivers a mileage of 18.9 kpl.
Power comes from a 1198 cc, 4-cylinder, SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine that delivers 87 bhp and 109 Nm of torque to the wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox.
4. Nissan Micra Active:
The Micra Active too is an option to buy under the budget of INR 5 lakhs. Prices start from INR 4.46 (ex-showroom Bangalore) lakhs. It returns a fuel economy of 19.4 kpl and has the same features as the Brio and i10.
Nissan Micra Active:
Powering the Micra Active is a 1198 cc, 3-cylinder, DOHC petrol engine that produces 67 bhp and 104 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
5. Datsun GO:
Datsun is working to improve its safety issues on the GO. This car is a good value for money car once safety has been worked on. Prices start from INR 3.12 lakhs (ex-showroom Bangalore) and the top of the line version costs INR 3.69 lakhs (ex-showroom Bangalore), with a fuel economy of 20.63 kpl.
The powerhouse of the Datsun GO is a 1198 cc, 3-cylinder, 1.2L DOHC with Dual VTVT petrol engine, churning out 67 bhp and 104 Nm of torque through a 5-speed manual gearbox.