5 Best Hatchbacks Launching In India In 2022

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With the first-ever hatchback in India, Maruti 800 launched in the year 1983, hatchbacks have evolved over time to remain as one of India’s favorite cars. Hatchbacks are the most sought-after cars in India than Sedans and SUVs. Micro, medium, and compact hatchbacks can easily be found in the country. With impressive fuel efficiency, competitive pricing, great design, and aesthetics, hatchbacks are here to stay.

The pandemic has made us feel very unsafe in using public transport and according to a recent poll, 74% of the country believes that car ownership is important in the present and future scenario. With an impressive array of hatchbacks to choose from, confidently go ahead and own your new hatchback now!

Below is a list of the 5 best hatchbacks to look out for in the year 2022, in India.

Maruti Wagon-R EV

WagonR EV is Maruti’s fiercest warrior in the segment of Electric Vehicles. The electric variant of this Japanese model has already been released in Japan since 2017. The testing of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV in India has been happening for quite a while now and is expected to be unveiled in 2022. The car is valued at approximately 10 lakhs per unit and is expected to be the most affordable electric car in India. Some of the expected features of the Maruti Wagon – R(EV) include alloy wheels, LED lighting at the front & rear, climate control, etc. Even though the specifications are yet to be revealed, the car is expected to offer a range of 200 km on a single charge. Maruti’s another famed car, the Maruti Wagon R is one of the most popular choices in the state of Kerala, and the Maruti Wagon- R price in Kerala starts from about 5.18 lakhs.

Tata Tiago EV

Tata is all set to vie in the electric automobile industry with the launch of Tiago EV. The success of Tiago as one of the best hatchbacks in India had propelled the rise of Tiago EV. Tiago EV is expected to resemble its regular fuelled power versions in all features except for the electric charging set up, battery-powered mechanism, and a host of blue accents on the exterior. The car is expected to have specifications that include a 30 kW electric motor, 216 Ah battery pack, a top speed of 100 kmph, and a 130 km range among others. Tata Tiago EV is valued at a price of approximately 14 lakhs and is set to compete with the likes of Mahindra’s XUV300 and the future Maruti Baleno models.


MG Motors has been in the Indian market for only around 4 years and has a fairly decent number of sales to its credit. The cars of MG have become a very popular choice all over the world and are budget-friendly with no comprises on comfort & safety. The company gives a 7-year warranty on cars and offers one of the best value hatchbacks in the market. The highlighting features of the car are in its innovative technology coupled with internet connectivity offering exciting on-road features for its consumers. MG3 is valued at 6 lakhs and is expected to be launched in the mid of 2022. The engine specifications are 106PS with a five-speed manual transmission.

Maruti Swift Hybrid

An impressive addition to the very popular Maruti Swift range, the Maruti Swift hybrid is a greener and safer option for the environment. The new Swift Hybrid is expected to pack an electric motor coupled with a 1.2-liter petrol engine and a battery pack. The petrol engine is expected to have the feature of being able to charge the inbuilt battery with both the power systems relying on each other. The Maruti Swift Hybrid comes with a five-speed automatic manual transmission and also paddle shifters. The car is expected to have additional features like ventilated front seats, cruise control, among others compared to the standard Swift range. Maruti Swift Hybrid is valued at a price range of approximately 10 lakhs and is expected to be a popular choice in the hatchback segment.

Maruti Baleno

Baleno, the leading vehicle of the popular Nexa range will be given a fresh look in the year 2022. With the focus on change in the aesthetics primarily, the mechanical and functional features are set to remain the same. The front and back end design is expected to have a major overhaul. Baleno’s interactive interface will have an upgrade to a brighter & larger screen along with minor design changes to the AC vents. The price of the car is expected to be around 12 lakhs with the release scheduled tentatively for the first quarter of 2022.

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