5 Hot Hatches Under 10Lakhs
Hatchbacks are smaller cars usually intended for economical & convenient city driving around congested roads. The idea of taking a regular family hatchback and turning it into a performance car has been very popular all over the world. Indian car market has always been about fuel efficiency and Price. But slowly the trend of hot hatches is building up. The popularity of regular hatchbacks with extra power and better handling has made car makers offer models packing quite a punch under the hood. We have hatchbacks which can make the dash to a ton in less than 10 seconds which was the criteria taken into consideration while compiling this list of the 5 fastest hatchbacks in India for our readers
Fiat Abarth Punto
0-100kmph – 8.8secs Fiat launched the Abarth Punto in 2015, with a price tag of Rs 9.90 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Abarth Punto is not your next door Punto, infact it is one of the fastest accelerating hatchbacks under 10lakh INR in the country hitting the 0-100 sprint in 8.8secs. Abarth, a racing car maker founded by Italo-Austrian Carlo Abarth in 1949, has long fine-tuned Fiat cars to racing pedigree. What makes a Punto Abarth different is the engine, 1368 cc 16 valve petrol engine that pushes out 145 hp of power at 5,500 rpm with 212nm of torque. This Turbocharged engine is where its at, with a punchy mid-range the Abarth Punto can out accelerate cars with much higher retail sticker than itself. There is no automatic transmission available, there is only a 5-speed manual gearbox, which has a slight rubbery feel. On the exterior the Abarth Punto comes with the iconic Abarth Scorpio emblem decals and badging all around. The overall design of the car is further accentuated by its special 16-inch spider design alloy wheels.