The market segment of feature filled large size hatchbacks in India is becoming very exciting with several new model launches planned for the next few months starting with the just launched Ritz in May, Jazz in June and the Punto and Polo soon after. If you were looking at purchasing a large sized Hatchback and puzzled with the options before you, you must have realised the need to do a lot of research to narrow down what fits your budget and your needs.
“Don’t Panic” – help is at hand. I have done the research on the key features, dimensions and specifications of the large hatchbacks available in the Indian market today for you. The focus of my comparison is primarily space,safety and features.
- Skoda Fabia 1.2 Ambiente
- Hyundai I20 Asta(O)
- Chevrolet Aveo U-VA 1.2 LT
- Hyundai Getz Prime 1.3 GLX
- Indica Vista Saffire Aura
- Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXI
- Maruti Suzuki Ritz ZXI
These are all petrols only to keep the total on road cost under 7 lakhs. Indian Manufacturers have the highest trim levels with safety features only on their petrol models. The Fabia, Getz Prime, Swift & Ritz come in diesel versions as well but are usually not as well equipped (only exception being the Fabia) as the petrol equivalents.These vehicles have a good mix of space, are fairly new on the market and come with basic safety features. (**I have included the Indica Vista in the list only because it was similar in size to the other but feature wise it doesn’t come close).
The attached PDF file has this in an easy to compare format. Do take a look and let me know if you need any additional information. Click here for the PDF file. (I am not affiliated to any of the manufacturers other than through ownership of a Getz and a Swift.)
Do also take a look at these older posts of mine to help you
- select your first car
- select the best vehicle to upgrade to
- determine if you can add specific accessories later or buy them factory installed.
Updated June 14th:
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