Five hatchbacks to grace Indian car market in 2020

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Five hatchbacks to grace Indian car market in 2020
Five hatchbacks to grace Indian car market in 2020

New Delhi : If you are planning to buy a new hatchback car in 2020 then you must know that five new hatchbacks are set to grace the Indian market and it will be worth waiting for your favorite one to get the latest features.

However, there has been a tilt towards SUV styled cars in the market in 2019, the love for hatchback has not declined much. With new additions like the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and the Toyota Glanza, the hatchback segment in India remained fresh.

As we look forward to 2020, there are several other upcoming options that will try to soothe your needs in a compact size.

Hyundai Elite i20

If reports are to be believed then Hyundai is planning a complete new and fresh look for their i20 hatchback. From the spy shots seen in various reports it is expected that the car is going to get a heavy makeover both on the outside and the inside. We expect the car to come with Hyundai’s new cascading grille, with new LED headlamps and taillights. From what we could infer, the front of the car resembles the likes of the Hyundai Elantra facelift that was launched not along ago.

It is also expected that the upcoming version of i20 is likely to get Blue link connectivity too. The car will be powered by a BS-VI compliant 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. Also new on offer would be the 1.0-litre turbo GDI petrol engine that made its debut on the Venue.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

After staying in the Indian market for over five years, Maruti Suzuki is all set to get the facelift in 2020. Like the other small-sized offerings from Maruti Suzuki, the Celerio too will use the lighter Heartect platform. The car is expected to carry the 1.0-litre, BS-VI compliant petrol engine and a CNG option.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Facelift

The Ignis hatchback has been in the Indian market for over two years now and it has managed to fetch its own kind of audiences. To increase the numbers of its lovers and fans, the company will be launching a facelift version of the car in 2020.

While the international version of the car is already out, it is expected that in the facelift version it will have similar stance.

On the front, the new Ignis comes with a new grille that was previously seen on the S-Presso micro-SUV. This is joined by the fog lamps and a new bumper design that adds to the list of all things new in the model.

The new version will be BS VI compliant and will be powered with 1.2-litre petrol engine that currently powers the Swift and Baleno. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual as well as an AMT unit.

Tata Altroz

Tata is set to come up with a premium hatchback Tata Altroz in 2020. However, it is a little late to come up with such a car, the new design and features are capable to make the car an instant choice for many.

The Altroz will be available in petrol as well as diesel options that will be compliant to the upcoming BS-VI norms from the launch.

Powering the petrol version of the car is a Revotron, 1.2 L BS6 Three Cylinder naturally aspirated engine that outputs 86 PS and 113Nm of torque. This will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel option, on the other hand, will be powered by a four-cylinder 1.5 L BS6 Revotorq engine that delivers 19 PS and 200Nm of torque. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as well.

Tata Tiago Facelift

Tata is expected to grace the Tiago with major styling tweaks and new features for the new model year. The update is expected to give the car similar design cues as the Altroz, which could include an angular nose like the Altroz. The new car will be compliant with all the upcoming crash-test and pedestrian safety norms. In addition to this, the company is also expected to drop the 1.0-litre diesel, which means only the 1.2-litre petrol engine will make its way into the new model year.