Inflation, the violent mugger is raiding everyone in the world and when the decision is about buying a new car, then considering a hot hatch is a wise idea. After all, these compact hatches do not leave a hole in your pocket and neither do they compromise on any comfort and safety. Moreover, the feel will be very superior when your hot hatch will pass by the traffic leaving a glorified Mustang behind. So let's take a brief look of all hatch options available in town.
Fantasizing everyone comes the hatchback Mirage with badge of Mitsubishi and price range of PhP 533,000 - PhP 683,000. This car has kept the name of its makers by delivering best on every front then may it be safety, looks or performance. The dimensions are carved perfectly so that interiors become spacious to accommodate five passengers and their luggage. Under the hood resides a 1.2 L engine which in combination with CVT or 5-speed MT deliver 78 PS and 100 Nm. The car can be a good companion for long journeys with safety features in place and mileage record of 20 km/l.
Brio, the brave hatch can be a perfect choice to maintain peace of mind and heart as the car has stylish looks and ample features to ensure safety and comfort. The output figures are impressive with 1.3-L i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine which when mated with a 5-speed manual or AT delivers 100 PS and 13 kg-m. The throttle responses are swift and the rides are joyous with a fuel economy of 12.8 kmpl. Falling in the price range of PhP 609,000 to PhP 729,000, this car has given power to many dreams.
With eye-catching exteriors, modest interiors, and easy rides, this car has all to make it a true Japanese brand car. The Celerio 2015 is equipped with a 1.0-litre engine with an option of 5-speed manual and CVT transmission that generate 68 PS and 90 Nm. The fuel economy reads as 20 kmpl and the price range is PhP 507,000 – PhP 542,000. Guess, is this enough to bring a smile? If not, then the safety features count include dual airbags, side impact beams, and impact absorbing body built.
Popularly known as cute chevy, the car chirp with youthful design and cheerful accents. The interiors are lush and safety is appropriate where the only job left is for you to enjoy a carefree ride. Two engine options, the two engine options 1.0-litre delivering 68 PS and 93 Nm and 1.2-litre generating 81 PS and 110 Nm are there in the combination of both AT and MT transmission options. The price starts from PhP 548,888 and ends on PhP 598,888 as per the variant.
Bringing new possibilities and opening new routes, come Hyundai i10 which is modern yet practical. The car has become a common sight in the race of hatch because of being able to fulfill different expectations of people. The performance is satisfactory with 1.1-litre engine and 4-speed AT that deliver 69 PS and 99 Nm with fuel economy of 17 kmpl. The safety is reliable and interiors are smart. Further, the starting price tag of PhP 545,000 make it a special fun on wheels.