The launch of Fiat Abarth Punto has elevated the hot hatchback segment in terms of power offered and the car has become the most powerful hatchback in the country in an affordable price range.

 We have compiled top five affordable hot hatchbacks you can choose from:

1. Fiat Abarth Punto (145bhp)

The hatchback on the throne is the just launched Fiat Abarth Punto. The Abarth is powered by 1.4-litre T-JET turbocharged petrol engine that develops 145bhp and 200Nm of torque mated to five speed manual transmission. The hot hatch runs from 0 to 100kmph in 8.8 seconds and comes with impressive fuel efficiency of 16.3kmpl. The car is priced at Rs 9.95 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi

2. Ford Figo 1.5-Petrol (110bhp)

Ford Figo steps down to the second spot with the launch of Abarth Punto. The 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine in the new Figo develops 110bhp at 6300rpm and 136Nm of torque at 4250rpm mated to six speed dual clutch transmission. The car returns ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 17kmpl and is priced at Rs 6.91 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

2015 Ford Figo
2015 Ford FigoFord Media

3. Volkswagen Polo GT TSI/TDI (104bhp)

The Volkswagen Polo twin comes in third position. The Polo GT TSI was powered by 1.2 TSI petrol engine developing 104bhp at 5,000rpm and 175Nm of torque in the range of 1500-4100rpm mated to seven speed DSG gearbox. The 1.5-litre Polo GT TDI diesel variant also develops 104bhp at 4400rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1500-2500rpm mated to 5 speed manual transmission. The twins are priced at Rs 8.47 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.

4. Honda Jazz diesel (98.6bhp)

Honda's premium hatchback the Jazz in diesel avatar is powered by the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine that develops 98.6bhp at 3600rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm. The engine is mated to six-speed manual transmission. The Jazz diesel range starts at Rs 7.18 lakh and goes up till Rs 8.63 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.

Honda Jazz
Honda JazzHonda Cars India

5. Fiat Punto Evo 93PS Sport (91.7bhp)

Another Fiat car entering the list is the regular Punto Evo with 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine. The 1248cc engine develops 91.7bhp at 4000rpm and 209Nm of torque at 2000rpm mated to five-speed manual transmission. The car returns 20.5kmpl and priced at Rs 7.71 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.