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GIIAS 2017: Top 10 hatchbacks showcased

August 13, 2017, 04:56 PM IST by Nikhil Puthran
GIIAS 2017: Top 10 hatchbacks showcased

Hatchbacks are quite popular in the Indian as well as the Indonesian market and have come out in full force at the GIIAS. This time around, we see the ten hatchbacks which stole limelight at the ongoing 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). The platform was optimally utilised by global car manufacturers to showcase their innovative technologies and product lineup.

Suzuki Baleno 1.4

The India made Suzuki Baleno has marked its presence in the international market with a launch in at the GIIAS 2017 by Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS). The Suzuki Baleno for Indonesian market gets a 1,373cc K14B four-cylinder cylinder engine that generates 91bhp of power and 130Nm of torque. The engine can be had with a five-speed manual or a CVT. 

Suzuki Ignis G-Urban

Joining the Baleno is the Suzuki Ignis G-Urban concept. It comes loaded with features like black plastic bumper cladding across the lower portion and silver garnish on the bumper. Additionally, it also gets LED-powered strips flanking the ‘S’ logo, two-tone plastic cladding on the side skirt, 16-inch 5 twin-spoke alloy rims, a larger rear spoiler, and an upgraded rear bumper. The standard Ignis in Indonesia is offered with a 1.2-itre 4-cylinder K-Series petrol engine that generates 82bhp of power and 113Nm of torque. Five-speed Auto Gear Shift is limited to top-spec variant, while the rest get five-speed manual transmission.    

Suzuki Ignis S-Urban

On display, alongside the G-Urban was the Ignis S-Urban Concept which is an off-road iteration of the bug eyed hatchback. The vehicle gets more aggressive cosmetic detailing in form of plastic cladding and skid plate. It sits on wide custom wide-road tyres and has an air scoop on the hood. In addition there are also sporty roof rails, while the rear gets a new bumper and a diffuser. It is powered by 1.2-itre 4-cylinder K-Series petrol engine that generates 82bhp of power and 113Nm of torque. Five-speed Auto Gear Shift is limited to top-spec variant, while the rest get a five-speed manual transmission.

Datsun Go LIVE

Datsun Go LIVE, as the name suggests, is a livelier version of the GO hatchback sold in Indonesia and India. The Go LIVE unveiled at the GIIAS 2017 featured sharper headlamps and taillights. The vehicle gets sporty bumpers, a large grille, 17-inch alloy wheels and sporty side skirts. The GO hatchback gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates 67bhp of power and 104Nm of torque.  The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

Hyundai Grand i10X

The India-made Grand i10X facelift has been showcased at the GIIAS 2017. Based on the new Grand i10 in India, the Grand i10X gets a black-plastic panel with a faux skid plate and red accents, black-plastic wheel arches, black-plastic side skirts with red highlights and a black plastic rear bumper with faux dual exhaust outlets and silver bumper garnish. The 14-inch two-tone alloy wheel is exclusive to the i10X. Mechanically, the Grand i10X is powered by 1.25-litre Kappa petrol engine that generates 86bhp of power and 120Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic options.

Honda Jazz RS Sport

Honda unveiled the Jazz RS at the GIIAS 2017 which gets red, black and grey stripes which runs across the sides of the car as well as the roof. The new theme comes as part of Honda’s sports theme for the event. The vehicle gets sporty bumpers along with the RS badging on the grille and the boot lid along with sporty interior combinations. Motivation comes in the form of a 1.5 L SOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 118bhp of power. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a CVT.

Renault Kwid Limited edition

Renault has showcased the Kwid Limited Edition at the GIIAS 2017. The Limited Edition trim additionally comes with a body kit that includes bolder black plastic cladding, LED DRLs above the foglamps, chrome garnish on the grille, 14-inch dual tone alloy rims, side moulding and rear parking sensors. Mechanically, it gets the India-spec 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine mate to five-speed manual that generates 67bhp of power at 5,500rpm and 91Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm.

Renault Kwid Extreme concept

As the name suggests, the Kwid Extreme Concept gets an aggressive body style. The front gets sporty bumpers grey inserts and red highlights complete with a splitter and sharp bumper extensions. The rear also gets red highlights and air intakes on the sides. Interestingly, the vehicle sits on low profile tyres and gets red ORVM casing.

Hyundai i20 Sport

The Hyundai i20 Sport is basically a sportier version of the i20 hatchback sold in India. To give it a sporty appeal, the vehicle gets silver faux diffusers, larger roof spoiler, DRLs across the fog lamps and multi spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, contrasting red bumper, side skirts and a black vinyl finish across the doors. It also gets an all-black interior. Mechanically, it continues to be powered by a 1.4-litre Gamma VTVT four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 98bhp and 130Nm of torque. The vehicle is available in five-speed manual and four-speed automatic options.   

Volkswagen Beetle 60th Merdeka edition

The Volkswagen Beetle 60th Merdeka edition is based on the on the Herbie from the movie ‘The Love Bug’. Apart from its unveiling at the GIIAS 2017, the vehice has also been launched in Malaysia. Available in pure white and white silver colours the Merdeka Edition features blue and red stripes and large racing numbers (60 instead of the Herbie’s 53). The vehicle gets halogen headlights and 16-inch Whirl alloy wheels as standard. Mechanically, it is powered by a 1.2-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 103bhp of power and 175Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a seven-speed dry dual-clutch transmission.

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