Now that you’ve decided to buy a new hatchback, congratulations! Hatchbacks are some of the most comfortable cars that are on the Indian roads, and are cost effective, while being heavy on the features. Hatchbacks are reasonably priced, and are extremely fuel efficient. Plus, with the cool designs that are available now, these cars look really swanky and fancy.

Read ahead to know about the best hatchbacks on the Indian roads currently, that can be bought for prices as low as Rs. 7 lacs.

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  1. Renault Kwid

Renault cars are known for their luxurious facilities, and the new Kwid is no different. There are eight variants, six colours, and two engines to choose from. The car has LED DRLs, contrast coloured ORVMs, split headlamp setup, and a new front bumper design. With regard to the interiors, the new model has an eight inch touchscreen, with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and voice control. There are reverse parking camera sensors with guidelines installed as well. 

From a safety perspective, the Kwid has dual airbags, ABS and EBD, speed alert, and seat belt alerts for the driver, and front seat passenger. There are two petrol engines- a 0.8 litre, and a 1.0 litre, that have a three cylinder petrol model. There is an option of a 5 speed manual gearbox, or an automatic transmission.

This great car is power packed with features, and can be purchased for starting rates as low as Rs. 4.11 lacs ex showroom.

  1. Volkswagen Polo

The best selling car from the German giant Volkswagen, Polo is available in four variants, and has been revamped with a new front bumper, GT grille, swanky alloy wheels, LED tail lights, and halogen headlights. There is a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, voice control, cruise control, and rain sensing wipers. There are four colours to choose from – Flashy Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel, and Sunset Red.

With regard to safety features, the Polo has airbags, ABS, EBD, seat belt warnings, and speed alerts. The car has two engines- a 1 litre TSI petrol engine, and a 1 litre MPI petrol engine, which produces different torque. The manual transmission has a 6 speed gearbox, and there is the option of automatic transmission too.

The Polo can be purchased for rates as low as Rs. 6.36 lacs ex showroom.

  1. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is a car that has been on the Indian roads for the last 2 decades, and is still as popular as ever. The car comes in three variants, and has six colours to choose from. The exterior has same coloured bumpers, electronically adjustable ORVMs, front fog lights, rear wiper and washer, and steel wheels. Internally, the car has a seven inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, power windows, and controls mounted on the steering wheels. 

From a safety angle, there are dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, speed alert, seat belt warning, and speed sensing, automatic door locks. There are two petrol engine options – a 1.0 litre and a 1.2 litre.There is a 5 speed manual gearbox, and automatic transmission option available. 

The great car is very reasonably priced, and can be purchased for as low as Rs. 4.93 lacs ex showroom.

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  1. Tata Altroz

Tata cars are known for their premium safety, and the Altroz has been awarded a five star rating from G-NCAP. The premium hatchback is available in five colours – Harbour Blue, Avenue White, Downtown Red, High Street Gold, and Midtown Grey. The car has 165 mm ground clearance, and a roomy boot, with a space of 345 litre. There are integrated DRLs, fog lights, and dual headlights. Some variants of the car will also come with 16 inch alloy wheels. The Altroz car has a seven inch infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

With regard to vehicle safety, there are features like cruise control, automatic climate control, reverse camera, parking sensors, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, voice control, and dual airbags. There is also ABS with EBD, and corner stability control. There is the option of three engines – 1.2 litre petrol, 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol, and 1.5 litre diesel. All options have 5 speed manual transmission. 

This great car is well priced, and prices start from Rs. 5.89 lacs ex showroom.

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  1. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is a great hatchback from the Korean company, which is known for its comfortable luxury. The vehicle has five variants, and is available in five single colours, and three dual tone colours. The Grand i10 Nios has boomerang shaped DRLs, projector fog lamps, and LED headlights, along with 15 inch alloy wheels and a large front grille. The car has an eight inch infotainment system with touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

The i10 has plenty of features like wireless charging, USB ports, voice control, power outlets, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, and Bluetooth connectivity. 

The vehicle has dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt warning, and speed alerts. The Grand i10 Nios has 1.2 litre petrol and diesel engines, with either automatic transmission or a 5 speed manual gearbox. There is also a bi-fuel engine option that Hyundai offers – a 1.2 litre petrol engine with a CNG kit.

This amazing car from Hyundai is great value for money, and can be bought for Rs. 5.28 lac ex showroom.

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  1. Datsun GO

Datsun GO was introduced in 2020, and is available in five variants, with six colour options like Amber Orange, Ruby Red, Opal White, Bronze Grey, Vivid Blue, and Crystal Silver to choose from. The car has LED DRLs, 14 inch alloy wheels, halogen tail lights and headlights, and electronically adjustable ORVMs. There is a seven inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with cruise control, rear parking sensors and cameras, and power windows.

The Datsun GO is considered to be a safe car, and comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, speed alert system, and seat belt reminder beeping. The car has a 1.2 litre petrol engine, and comes with either a 5 speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission.

The car is well priced, and can be in your garage for rates as low as Rs. 4.03 lac ex showroom.

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  1. Maruti Suzuki Celerio

The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio was launched on 10th November 2021, and is available in four variants. There are six colours to choose from- Speedy Blue, Fire Red, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Arctic White, and Caffeine Brown. The car has had a facelift, and comes with new front and rear bumpers, new headlamps, fog lights, new 15 inch alloy wheels, blacked-out B pillars, and new tail lights. The car has electronically adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators, and rear washer and wipers.

The Celerio has a new infotainment system that supports all kinds of SmartPlay, height adjustable driver seat, keyless entry, start stop engine button, steering mounted controls, and power windows. There are new safety features like dual airbags, speed alert system, reverse parking sensors with cameras, ABS with EBD, rear defogger, seat belt reminder, and speed alert. 

The car has a 1.0 litre petrol engine, and can be bought in a 5 speed manual transmission, or automatic transmission. 

This great car can be bought for Rs. 4.99 lac ex showroom.

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There are some great hatchbacks that can be purchased for under Rs. 7 lacs that have great features, and provide not only an excellent driving experience, but also an unforgettable riding one. Go ahead, buy your new baby, it will be the best thing you’ll ever do!