The list of most loved cars for the Indian market

Hatchbacks have always been a crowd favourite for obvious reasons. There is not a single manufacturer who builds budget cars for the Indian market does not have a single hatchback in their lineup. The year 2016 has been an average year for the auto manufacturers however one particular manufacturer won plenty of Indian hearts by launching one of the most anticipated hatchbacks of the year 2016 Baleno.

The Baleno hatchback was positioned above the Swift hatchback and was launched to compete with the popular Hyundai Elite i20 and the Fiat Punto Evo. The year 2017 will also bring plenty of new hatchbacks for the Indian market starting from entry level offerings to some hot hatchbacks and we can’t actually wait till the next year to provide you all the information about these exciting hatchbacks.

So below provided are the list of upcoming hatchbacks which will be launched here in 2017. This particular list includes some exciting new hatchbacks from Chevrolet, Maruti Suzuki and many more.

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CHEVROLET BEAT

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Launch Date: 2017
Price range: Rs 4-6 lakh

Chevrolet will be launching the new generation Beat hatchback in India soon. While the new-gen Beat hatchback is based on a new generation platform the Indian spec hatchback will underpin the same old but slightly modified platform. Nonetheless the hatchback will definitely get a completely new styling for sure and also a fresh new interior. The new gen Beat which is commonly known as Spark in other International market is already available for sale and there is no doubt that the new hatchback definitely looks interesting with a new face. The Indian spec hatchback is most likely to also receive the new Chevrolet’s MyLink touchscreen infotainment system. As far as the drivetrains are concerned Chevrolet is most likely to get the 1.2 Litre unit which is capable of producing about 56 Hp of peak power. While the diesel variant on the other hand will also get the 1.0 Litre three cylinder unit which will be capable of producing about 76 Bhp of peak power. The engine will be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

CHEVROLET BEAT ACTIV

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Coming: First Half 2017
Price Range : Rs 4-6 lakh

Not surprised yet? Well you will be because Chevy will actually also launch the Beat Activ Crossover which is actually a more beefed up variant of the Beat hatchback. Now this is the same Beat hatchback under the skin, the only difference is that it gets additional Black body claddings towards the lower half of the car and slightly bigger alloy wheels which gives it a more aggressive styling. As far as the interiors are concerned expect it to get the same interiors but perhaps a new set of upholstery to match the exterior theme. The Beat Activ will use the same 1.2 Litre and the 1.0 Litre powertrain under its hood which will be paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT

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Coming: Mid 2017
Price Range: Rs 5-8 lakh

The biggest and the most anticipated hatchback after the Ignis is also from the same manufacturer. The next generation Swift hatchback was already spotted testing couple of times and almost all the reports suggests that the hatchback will be launched globally towards the first half and will make it to the Indian market towards mid 2017. While on its exterior it will feature completely redesigned headlamps which will most likely also get projector technology and also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The other features towards the front will include a hexagonal shaped grille and also slightly bigger air dams. The rear profile on the other hand will feature new LED taillamps as well. Inside things will looks equally interesting with a sporty new dashboard a completely new toucshscreen infotainment system and better contoured seats a new steering wheel.

MARUTI IGNIS

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Coming: Early 2017
Price Range: Rs 5.5-8 lakh

This is definitely one of the most awaited cars of the year 2017. Reports were that the Crossover would have been launched towards the 2016 festive season in India. But due to certain circumstances Maruti decided to push back the launch. Now definitely this Crossover will be launched here in the Indian market towards the first half of 2017.

The Ignis Crossover will underpin a completely new platform, while its exterior will also get a completely new styling as well which has been inspired from some Classic Suzuki cars especially its C pillar. The interior too looks completely new and will get never seen before features. The dashboard design too will be completely new and it will also house a new toucshcsreen infotainment system which will be integrated with Apple Car play and Google Android Auto. As far as the drivetrains are concerned the Ignis will get the 1.2 Litre Petrol unit while the diesel variant will get the 1.3 Litre unit which is commonly used in some Maruti Suzuki cars as well.

MARUTI BALENO RS

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Coming: First half 2017
Price Range: Rs 8-10 lakh

Quite honestly we actually want to see how this hot hatchback concept works out for Maruti Suzuki especially when this concept of hot hatchback is still fresh for the Indian market. However Fiat was the first manufacturer in the recent years who actually reintroduced the hot hatchback concept for the Indian market then it was Volkswagen. Now Maruti too wants to walk on the same path and introduce a new hot hatchback in the form of the Baleno RS.

Expect the Baleno hatchback to receive some aggressive styling on its exterior to make it look slightly different from the standard hatchback while it will also get some premium features inside as well. While under the hood the Baleno RS will get Suzuki’s 1.0-litre, three-pot turbo-petrol engine which is capable of producing about 112 Hp of peak power. Still it is no match for the Fiat Punto Abarth or the more premium Volkswagen PoloGT but with some added body claddings and aggressive pricing this will surely win hearts for sure.

Riju Ganguly
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