Indian car buying customers value their money’s worth in terms of the size of the car. So if you offer a big SUV looking vehicle at a higher price there s a higher chance of it being appreciated over small cars with performance engines costing the same amount. This is why manufacturers hesitate to offer hot hatches in India. Here are 5 such hot hatches which we don’t get in India.

Toyota GR Yaris

The Yaris that we get in India is a sedan but internationally there is a hatchback version of the car. The GR is the hot hatch variant of the Yaris hatchback. Like most of the affordable hot hatches in this list, this also features a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine. This is one of the most powerful 3 cylinder engines out there. This car makes 256 bhp of power and 266 Nm of torque. It has a top speed of 230 km/h. All this power is put down to the road using a clever all-wheel-drive system that can change the power ratio to each wheel to maximise traction.

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Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic was discontinued in India recently and so there is no chance we are seeing the Type R in India. Although the Civic was a sedan the Type R is considered among hot hatches because of its change in design and powerful engine. This car has a 2.0-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This makes about 300 bhp and 295 Nm of torque. This car competes with the Mercedes A35 AMG.

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Mercedes A 45 S AMG

This car comes with a 2.0-litre 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. It makes 421 bhp of power and 500 Nm of torque. Being a Mercedes, the interior is also quite plush and comfortable. There is loads of space. They are also offered with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R MO1 spec tyres. With 4MATIC the shuffling and transfer of power is great too.

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The VW Golf is one of those hot hatches which has been eagerly awaited by Indian car enthusiasts for gears. The Golf GTI has a 2.0-litre engine which makes 228bhp and 258 Nm of torque. This car could replace the Polo GTI which was earlier available in India.

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Hyundai i20 N

In India, we get the Hyundai i20 and there are rumors of the N-line to come soon. The Hyundai i20 N is a performance variant and the N-line that is supposed to come to India will share only the design with it. It gets a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine making about 201 bhp of power. It gets a performance braking system and the also has a limited-slip differential. This car competes with the Ford Focus ST and VW Golf GTI in the European markets.

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