5 Of The Most Powerful Budget Hatchbacks You Can Buy Under 10 Lakh
Check our the list of powerful hatchback well within your budget which can give you the thrill of driving
Hatchbacks were never meant to be powerful they were made to carry a 4 or 5 person from one place to another without much of hustle in bumper to bumper City traffic where space is limited. They are also meant to be fuel efficient and economical at the same time. However, in recent years the idea of hatchback seems to be changing people have now moved on from their humble Maruti 800 and budget hatchback concept and eager to embrace something new. As a result of all that we have seen plenty of new small cars with powerful engines under the hood recently.
Below provided is the list of 5 of the most powerful budget hatchbacks available in the Indian market.
The Abarth Punto occupies the top spot o our countdown; it was launched not so long ago by one of the most renowned car makers of the world. The Abarth Punto is powered by a 1.4-litre T-JET turbocharged petrol engine which is capable of producing about 145bhp and 200Nm of torque. The engine is paired to five-speed manual transmission. The performance reports state that the hatchback is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in just 8.8 seconds.
The Fiat Abarth Punto hatchback also happens to be the most expensive hatchback in our list, and it will set you back INR. 9.95 lakh (ex-Delhi).
|Type||4-cyl, in-line, 1368cc DOHC turbo-petrol|
|Power||143 bhp at 5500 rpm|
|Torque||212 Nm at 2000-4000rpm|
Ford Figo proudly occupies our second spot on our countdown of the five of the most powerful budget hatchbacks of our Country. Its 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine produces an impressive 110 Bhp of peak power at 6, 300 rpm and 136 Nm of peak torque at 4, 250 rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed dual clutch transmission. The engine is powerful but at the same time also promises to return impressive overall fuel efficiency figures of 17 kmpl. The Ford Figo Petrol 1.5 Ti-VCT is priced at INR. 7.44 Lakhs ex-showroom.
|Max Power||110 bhp @ 6300 RPM|
|Max Torque||136 Nm @ 4250 RPM|
|Mileage (ARAI)||17 kmpl|
When we are mentioning about some of the most powerful hatchbacks available in the Indian market then how can we miss the Polo GT TSI. The GT TSI is powered by a 1.2 Litre petrol unit which is capable of producing an impressive 104 bhp of peak power at 5,000rpm and 175Nm of torque in between 1500-4100 rpm. This engine paired to a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The diesel variant, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.5 Litre TDI motor which churns out about 104bhp of peak power at 4400rpm and 250Nm of peak torque at 1500-2500 rpm. This engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is priced at INR. 9.22 Lakhs ex-showroom while the GT TDI is priced at INR. 9.46 Lakhs ex, showroom.
|Engine||1.2 litre 4 cylinder|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Transmission||7 speed DSG|
|Maximum power||110 Bhp @ 6, 300 rpm|
|Maximum torque||136 @ 4, 250 rpm|
The Baleno RS is the newest entrant in the block; Maruti introduced the sportier variant of the Baleno in the form of Baleno RS. The Baleno RS gets a slightly different styling than the standard Baleno hatchback, but it is also powered by an entirely new 1.0 Litre, three cylinder, Boosterjet turbo-petrol engine which is capable of producing about 102 Hp of peak power and 150 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a -speed manual gearbox. Although the power figures might look less on paper, this car surely can go fast. The new 1.0 Litre unit also promises to return an impressive overall fuel efficiency figures of 21.1 kmpl.
The Maruti Baleno RS is priced at INR. 8. 69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which is actually about 1.4 lakhs more than the standard Baleno Petrol Hatchback.
|Engine||1.0 litre Boosterjet direct injection turbo|
|Maximum power||102 bhp @ 5500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||150 Nm @ 2000-3500 rpm|
The last car in our countdown is definitely the Honda Jazz diesel variant. The petrol variant of the Jazz hatchback gets the 1.2 Litre unit which is capable of producing about 87 Bhp of peak power and 110 Nm of torque. The diesel variant, on the other hand, is powered by the popular 1.5 Litre i-DTEC engine that develops 98.6bhp at 3600rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm. This engine is paired to the six-speed manual transmission. The3 1.5 Litre unit is also the same engine which does duty on some popular cars like the City and the Amaze sedan. This engine promises to return an impressive overall fuel efficiency of 27.3 kmpl.
The Jazz diesel prices start at INR. 8.03 Lakhs ex-showroom onward.
|Max Power||98 bhp @ 3600 RPM|
|Max Torque||200 Nm @ 1750 RPM|
|Mileage (ARAI)||27.3 kmpl|