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
0-100kmph – 10secs
JTP stands for Jayem Tata Performance, Tiago JTP is the first product from the Joint venture between Jayem Auto and Tata Motors. The New Tiago JTP carries the Nexon’s 1.2liter turbocharged petrol unit under the hood. In addition to that Jayem Auto has tweaked the engine and added performance bits upping the power output to 114hp with 150nm which is 29hp over the standard Tiago. The gearbox is Tiago’s 5speed unit but again Jayem Auto has changed gear ratios for faster acceleration. The Suspension setup has also been tweaked the JTP sits lower than the standard Tiago. The end result is a 0-100kmph timing of 10secs (claimed by Tata). Tata has launched the Tiago JTP for Rs 6.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). That's a good Rs 1.2 lakh over the standard Tiago petrol's XZ trim. But look at it from the Hot Hatch perspective and suddenly it makes sense.