As transport costs continuously increase, more and more Australians are looking for cheap transportation options. Many prefer taking the bus or train, while others opt to buy their own cars for convenience. In Australia, there are a lot of best budget hatchbacks to choose from. In this article, take a look at the different hatchback models available:
1. Volkswagen Golf
This offers a range of updates. For instance, there are new wheel designs available, plus its bumpers and lights were slightly reshaped. From 92kW in the 1.4-litre engine, VW Golf now has a 110kW in the 1.5-litre engine for the base versions.
2. Holden Astra Sedan
This smaller model comes with a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, while the hatch has a 1.6-litre turbo. You can expect lower prices than the Astra R hatch’s as sedan isn’t exactly a popular model as a hatchback.
3. Mazda CX-5
With the CX-5, consumers can expect reduced cabin noise, compared to reviews from the CX-9. It offers the same engines, though there are improvements in outputs and efficiency. Base versions may be offered for less than $30,000.
4. Toyota C-HR
This is a five-door Coupe-High Rider that can be at par with models such as Mazda CX-3 or the Mitsubishi ASX. With its adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency standard, it is predicted that the starting price will reach $25,000.
5. Kia Rio
This is another five-door hatchback that comes with a 1.4-litre engine as well as a bigger, better-looking interior. Other versions also come with a six-speed automatic and a four-cog auto.
6. Hyundai small SUV
This may be a small model in the Hyundai family but it is said to be bigger than Mazda CX-3, and it is based on the i30 platform. It also comes with new styles, more powerful engines, as well as a set of safety features.
7. Honda Civic hatch
Versions comes with 1.8-litre engines as well as the turbo 1.5-litre. Other features include a pair of exhausts at the big rear diffuser. It also offers an underbody aero kit.
8. Ford EcoSport
The starting price of the current model reaches a bit over $21,000. The EcoSport comes with a tyre repair kit and overhauled interior that makes it an attractive choice for young consumers.
9. Jeep Compass
Its exterior styling is based on the Grand Cherokee while the interior is similar to that of the modern Jeep. Versions include a two- and all-wheel drive.
10. Subaru XV
At about $28,000, the Subaru XV carries similar specifications of the new small sedan. It also matches the annual services of the sedan, as replacement to the six-month intervals.
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