Hatchbacks contribute to almost half the sales of cars in the Indian auto industry. The segment is growing further as we have experienced interesting new variations in 2015. The Renault Kwid has spiced up the entry-level space while there were quite a few entrants in the performance and premium hatchback space as well including the Fiat Abarth Punto, Abarth 595 and MINI Cooper S. The hatchbacks that really pumped up 2015 were the Honda Jazz, Maruti Baleno and Ford Figo. While the Jazz and Figo get a generational change, the Baleno is an all-new car from Maruti which is gathering tremendous attention. We have prepared a list for the new hatch launches in 2016, which doesn’t seem to be as action packed as 2015 but still there are a few cars to look forward to.

Upcoming Hatchbacks In India In 2016

Bajaj RE60 Production Model
Already on sale globally, the Qute will see an India launch finally

Bajaj Qute
Expected Price: Rs. 1 lakh
Launch: Mid 2016
What to expect: An affordable quadricycle for both private and public transport.

Datsun redi-GO Auto Expo India
The Kwid’s close cousin which could change Nissan’s fate in India

Datsun Redi-GO
Expected Price: Rs. 3 lakhs
Launch: Early 2016
What to expect: Stylish yet affordable hatchback with a 799cc engine borrowing mechanicals from the Renault Kwid.

2015 Suzuki Alto Kei Car
The Japanese Alto to help pass new safety norms

Maruti Alto JDM
Expected Price: Rs. 2-3 lakhs
Launch: Late 2016
What to expect: Entry level variant of the Alto powered by a 658cc petrol engine delivering 38 km/l.

2015 Maruti Baleno Sales
More powerful diesel engine to do justice to the Baleno

Maruti Baleno 90 PS Diesel
Expected Price: Rs. 8.50 lakhs
Launch: Mid 2016
What to expect: New diesel engine option producing 90 PS and 200 Nm with SHVS technology.

2016 Mercedes A45 AMG Facelift
GLA45’s sibling which packs in some serious performance

Mercedes A45 AMG
Expected Price: Rs. 60 lakhs
Launch: Late 2016
What to expect: 376 BHP and 475 Nm of AMG madness with 0-100 km/hr timing of 4.2 seconds.

2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible
Wind in your hair + retro cool = Cooper Convertible

MINI Cooper Convertible
Expected Price: Rs. 35 lakhs
Launch: Early 2016
What to expect: Go-kart like driving feel with the wind in the hair feeling.

MINI Clubman Side
A MINI which is actually no so mini

MINI Clubman
Expected Price: Rs. 32 lakhs
Launch: Late 2016
What to expect: Biggest MINI ever offering practicality with a station wagon inspired design.

Tata Zica Test Drive Review
The Zica is all set to change the perception of Tata Motors

Tata Zica
Expected Price: Rs. 3.20-5.20 lakhs
Launch: January 2016
What to expect: Fresh new Tata design language, compact and fuel efficient engines and well equipped cabin.

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Imported
The Volkswagen Polo GTI will be the hottest car for enthusiasts

Volkswagen Polo GTI
Expected Price: Rs. 18 lakhs
Launch: March 2016
What to expect: Super hot hatch with 1.8-litre TSI 189 BHP engine and 0-100 km/hr sprint under 7 seconds.

All price estimates are ex-showroom, Delhi and are indicative only (actual price may vary).