More the merrier

There's a wider choice for those looking to buy a hatchback

The battle of the hatches just got a lot more intense with the recent arrival of the Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo in the B-segment of the market. While the Polo is priced at Rs. 5.10 lakh (base 1.2-litre petrol version; on-road, Mumbai), the Figo's base 1.2-litre petrol LXI version costs Rs. 4.12 lakh.

The entry-level Polo includes features such as an anti-theft immobiliser, central locking, steering wheel adjustment, front power windows and full wheel covers. The entry-level Figo comes with body-coloured bumpers, air conditioner, power steering, cup holders and a remote fuel filler opener.

Moving to the top-end variants, the Figo 1.2 petrol Titanium and Polo 1.2 petrol Highline boasts many features. As for pricing, Figo costs Rs. 5.20 lakh and Polo Rs. 6.68 lakh.