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India's best selling hatchbacks

April 16, 2014 16:47 IST

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Last seven months have witnessed a boom in the auto industry and some of the newcomers have created buzz in the market.

The latest entrant in the form of Hyundai Grand i10 has set Korean manufacturer’s sales chart on fire.

But as usual Maruti once again proved its mettle and grabbed the top four spots (Alto, Swift, Swift Dzire, WagonR) on the sales register.

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Image: Hyundai Grand i10.
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Interestingly, Hyundai Grand i10 is the next game changer in the B2 segment and would be giving tight competition to all-time hit Swift hatchback.

The same Grand i10 has other rivals in the form of Honda Brio, Ford Figo, and other cars.

Let’s have a quick look on their sales, discounts their makers are offering, and some of the differences between these cars.

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Image: Maruti Swift.
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Sales

Maruti Suzuki Swift, the top-notch hatchback from Maruti, has been selling like hotcakes as ever.

From September 2013 to March-2014 the hatchback recorded a total sales 126,198 units which is outstanding despite the severe competition.

Hyundai Grand i10 which is emerging as a strong contender in the B2 segment registered 70,942 units in the same period of time.

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Image: Hyundai Grand i10.
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Ford Figo, the only hatch from Ford which is entering into its second generation, recorded slow sales totalling only 18,350 units for the corresponding period.

Looking at the sales of Maruti Swift hatchback, it seems that it is marginally affected by the sales figures of Hyundai Grand i10, but Grand i10 has got all the potential to give a severe blow in the near future.

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Image: Ford Figo.
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Price and features

Maruti Suzuki Swift base LXI petrol variant is priced at Rs 442,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and top variant is priced at Rs 565,000 while the diesel base variant starts at Rs 545,000 and the top in the line VDI BSIV is priced at Rs 578,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Image: Maruti Swift.
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Swift hatchback boasts of top-class features which provide ultimate comfort like automatic AC, steering mounted audio controls, multimedia stereo system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, front and rear powered windows and spacious seating arrangement.

The car will receive another facelift in the festive season which would take this car to the next level.

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Image: Maruti Swift interior.
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Hyundai Grand i10 price starts at Rs 428,000 for the base Era petrol model while the top end variant Asta Optional costs Rs 583,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

The diesel powered Grand i10 price on the other hand, starts at Rs 515,000 and goes up to Rs 632,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Image: Hyundai Grand i10.
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The features includes stereo system with Bluetooth, Aux-In input and 1GB storage for music, start/stop functionality and rear AC vents, etc.

Grand i10, which was given the 'Car of the year 2014' award has certainly strengthened Hyundai’s position in the market back again and its future seems to be promising.

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Image: Hyundai Grand i10 interior,
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Ford Figo, the sole top-notch offering in hatchback form from Ford is decently priced in India.

The base LXI petrol variant starts at a price of Rs 386,000 while the top end petrol Titanium variant is priced at Rs 517,000.

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The diesel base variant of Figo starts at Rs 481,000 while the top Titanium model in the diesel line-up is priced at Rs 599,000.

Features includes speed sensing audio unit, AC with heater that comes standard, Bluetooth audio streaming and phone interface and safety features like front passengers airbags and ABS with EBD, etc.

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Image: Ford Figo interior.
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Discounts

Maruti Suzuki Swift, the hot favourite among the car enthusiasts is being offered with heavy discounts ranging from Rs 19,000 - Rs 25,0000.

Hyundai Grand i10 which is a new car in the segment is not offered with any concessions while Ford Motors India are offering lucrative discounts on Figo ranging from Rs 30,000 - Rs 40,000 thousands depending upon the variant. Besides this, Ford is also offering tempting discounts on its range of accessories.

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Image: Maruti Swift.
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The above three cars are competitively priced while in terms of performance and features, Ford Figo seems to be losing the ground in the segment. Lets hope Figo’s next updated version could do some magic in the Indian car bazaar.

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