Cars coming to India in 2020: Hatchbacks

Team OD Updated: January 14, 2020, 12:22 PM IST

The roaring 20s are back! Although the car industry might beg to differ. But even in this depressed market, we have a massive number of launches lined up for this year. Many of these are because of the impending BSVI switchover, which will see many cars being discontinued, given how the economics of this change is difficult to justify for small diesel cars. But many carmakers are also taking this opportunity to strengthen their line-up. It's quite clear that buyers are still looking for new and exciting cars, and will happily pay for one, manufacturers have understood this and many are on an aggressive product strategy.

Here are all the new hatchbacks we think will come to India in 2020:

Maruti Suzuki


Following in the same vein as the XL6, Maruti Suzuki is thought to be working on a more upmarket version of the WagonR. This will be sold through the Nexa sales and service channel, and like the XL6, should come with a new face, an SUV-inspired look, and a stronger feature set. It should get the 1.2-litre motor from the WagonR with its 83PS and 113Nm mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT. Prices should be around Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh more than that of the WagonR, on road.
When? Mid 2020

Source: Suzuki

Ignis facelift

A few leaked images of the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ignis had appeared online recently. This retro-styled hatchback was launched in India in 2017 and is the entry-level product in the brand's Nexa line-up. The pictures show that the new Ignis gets a different bumper with bulkier faux-skidplates, a grille with chrome elements reminiscent of the Vitara Brezza and a new rear bumper. The other bits of the car remain unchanged; the head and tail lamps, and alloy wheels are all carried over. No photos are available of the interiors but we think there could be new materials and colour schemes. The engine should remain the same 1.2-litre unit.
How much?  | When? Mid 2020


Elite i20

In its third-gen, the i20 fights back with fully-digital instrumentation, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment, connected car tech and the option of the one-litre turbo petrol and 7-speed DCT, alongside a new 1.5-litre diesel. Styling is more Teutonic than Italian this time around, with a lower front end, sharper angles and creases taking the place of the current car's swooping lines.
How much? Rs 5.5-9.5 lakh | When? Mid 2020

Grand i10 Nios N-Line

Hyundai is seriously considering its N Performance models for India. It might be some time before we see the full-fledged i30 N though. But before that we expect to get our first taste of the Hyundai hot hatch through the Nios N-Line. This car has already debuted at the 2019 Frankfurt show, where it was seen with more aggressive styling bits on the outside and new interior trim, all of it accented by red highlights. The Nios N-Line also gets a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol with 99PS and 172Nm as an option.
How much? Rs 8.0-8.5 lakh | When? Late 2020

Santro BSVI

We expect Hyundai to drop the 1.1-litre motor currently seen in the Santro when the BSVI norms come into effect. The entry-level hatch could get the 1.2-litre petrol as seen on the Nios and Aura. Expect a mild price hike given this change.
How much? Rs 4.75-6.0 lakh| When? Mid 2020



Renault has stated it will move away from diesel engines in the BSVI era. The firm is still to update its line-up to BSVI regulation, so expect the popular Kwid to get this treatment soon enough. We expect both the 800cc and 1.0-litre models to be upgraded with no change really to the variants.
How much? Rs 3.0-5.10 lakh| When? Mid 2020

Tata Motors


Tata Motors will launch its new premium hatchback in India later this month. We've already driven it and came away quite impressed. The new Tata offering comes with two engine options. Both BSVI compliant. The 1.5-litre Revotorq turbo-diesel 4-cylinder is a detuned version of the one found in the Nexon and makes 90PS at 4,000rpm and 200Nm at 1,250-3,000rpm. The petrol motor is the 1.2-litre Revotron 3-cylinder petrol, as seen on the Tiago, with 86PS at 6,000rpm and 113Nm at 3,300rpm. Both come paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Tata Motors has all but confirmed a DCT version, slated for a late 2020 debut.
How much? Rs 5.0-8.0 lakh | When? Early 2020

Tiago facelift

We've seen these cars being tested on numerous occasions over the past year. The new front fascia looks to have a more pronounced grille and a humanity line above it. This is in line with the brand's Impact 2.0 design language as seen on the Harrier and the upcoming Altroz premium hatchback. Other changes will include a reprofiled head and tail lamps. Also new could be redesigned front and rear bumpers. We also expect the same BSVI compliant engines as seen on the Altroz.
How much? Rs 4.5-7.0 lakh | When? Early 2020



The Figo is available with the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Dragon petrol which offers 96PS and 120Nm. The diesel remains the unchanged 1.5-litre unit and puts out 100PS and 215Nm. These will be mated to the new 5-speed manual transmission. The 6-speed automatic option continues to be available with the 123PS 1.5 litre petrol. We expect all of these to move to BSVI emission standards with a corresponding hike in prices.
How much? Rs 4.5-7.0 lakh | When? Mid 2020


Volkswagen poloVolkswagen polo


Volkswagen has just refreshed the Polo and Vento, as it plans a replacement for those cars under the India 2.0 plan. The firm is going the petrol-only route in the BSVI era, and we think the Polo will get a new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder that has already debuted globally. This motor comes in 95PS and 115PS guises.
How much? Rs 6.0-8.0 lakh | When? Mid 2020



The Datsun's twin of the Kwid is expected to get the same BSVI upgrades as the Renault.
How much? Rs 6.0-8.0 lakh | When? Mid 2020


The Go was recently given a CVT version and received an extensive facelift the year before. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi combine has decided that the Datsun brand will continue in India, so expect the BSVI version of the 1.2-litre petrol already in this car.
How much? Rs 6.0-8.0 lakh | When? Mid 2020



The Go and Micra are closely related, so the same BSVI engine as in the Go is expected to make it into this vehicle.
How much? Rs 6.0-8.0 lakh | When? Mid 2020

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 4.89 Lakhs
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
20.89 Kmpl

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