Asia’s biggest biennial extravaganza – Auto Expo 2018 kicked off from February 7, 2018 in Greater Noida at the India Expo mart which served the car manufacturers with an excellent platform to exhibit their future lineup. With the major focus on the EVs, the car makers also emphasized on the most lucrative space in the market which is non other than – hatchback segment. India’s leading car brand – Maruti showcased its small car concept at the motor show which is speculated to take Renault Kwid on Day 1 and rolled out the new generation Swift on Day 2. On the other, Hyundai India launched the facelifted avatar of Elite i20 at the motor show. With number of products lined up this year, 2018 will be an exciting one which could witness new highs in the rivalry. To proffer more details further, we list down top 5 hatchbacks coming to India this year. See More: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars Launching in India in 2018-19; Ertiga Crossover MPV, Ciaz Facelift, Swift RS, Vitara Brezza Petrol, WagonR MPV Also Read - New 2018 Hyundai Santro Launched in India: Prices, Features And More Here
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Hyundai Santro: Hyundai India, countrys second largest automaker is also gearing up to bring the all-new avatar of Santro. In order to regain the lost momentum in the hatchback space, the South Korean car maker will be rolling out the new Santro in the domestic market which could debut at upcoming Auto Expo in February. Expected to be launched by second half of 2018, the new version of the hatchback could be introduced in two set of engine options -0.8-litre petrol engine and 1.1-litre iRDE diesel engine. Also Read: Auto Expo 2018: New 2018 Hyundai i20 Facelift Launched in India at INR 5.35 Lakh Also Read - Toyota Yaris 2018: Price in India, Interior, Specifications, Images, Features - 5 Things to know
2017 Nissan Micra: Nissan is presently looking to go premium with its fifth generation Micra that is anticipated to hit Indian market by next year. Likely to be slotted in the price range of INR 6 – 9 lakh, the new generation Micra was also put on show recently at 2016 Paris Motor Show. For the global markets, the new Micra will be equipped with extensive range of engines options, however, India-spec Micra is likely to carry same engine options. See Also: Maruti Suzuki Cars at Auto Expo 2018: New Swift 2018, Future S Concept, e-Survivor Showcased
Tata 45X: Tata Motors, a homegrown car maker took wraps off its hatchback concept – 45X at the motor show recently. The car maker also showcased the upcoming H5X SUV which will be pitted against the likes of Hyundai Creta. Expected to launch in the country sometime next year, the new Tata 45X hatchback will take on Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz Facelift, Hyundai Elite i20 and others in the premium hatch segment. Read Also: Tata 45X (Baleno Rival): Price in India, Images, Launch Date, Specifications, Features
Ford Figo Facelift: After unveiling the Freestyle compact utility vehicle in India, Ford India gave a miss to the Auto Expo 2018. However, the American car maker is focusing on introducing the new version of its popular hatchback – Figo in the domestic market. The hatchback has been spied many times while testing on the Indian roads. See More: New Ford Aspire 2018 Facelift Spied Upclose; India Launch, Interior, Price, Features
Honda Jazz Facelift: Honda Car India unveiled three new products for the domestic market at the ongoing motor show – Amaze, Civic and CR-V. The Japanese car maker also unveiled the Honda clarity at its pavilion on the Day 1. With three products scheduled for the year 2018, the Japanese car maker could launch the facelifted avatar of its popular hatchback – Jazz in 2019. However, there is no much clarity on the same from the Japanese car maker, as per the market reports.