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Image gallery: Affordable hot hatchback track test in India

03 Jun 2016 / 0
Hot Hatch Track Test Coimbatore Vbox (1)

Each car was rigged with the Video VBOX by Racelogic

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Our friends from Zen Microsystems hooked us up with the Video VBOX to ensure accurate lap times and a host of other information

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That’s the petrol car grid

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We standardised the test by using Mobil 1 oil in all cars. We chose the oil for its performance and the protection that it offers

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Hot Hatch Track Test JK Tyre Coimbatore  (24)

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We used control JK Tyres to ensure a level playing field

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The Fiat Punto Abarth gets new JK Tyre Vectra boots

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The Honda Jazz petrol has a well balanced chassis thanks to the centrally positioned fuel-tank

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The Hyundai i20’s handling was an eyeopener

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The Maruti Suzuki Baleno feels the most connected when compared to the others and changes direction really well

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The Honda Jazz is a full two seconds quicker than its petrol sibling

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Despite smaller and narrower tyres than the rest, the Figo diesel grips surprisingly well

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The Jazz It offers the best brake feel among all the hatchbacks here, and one can brake much later before entering the corner

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The Punto Abarth produces 145PS and 212Nm of torque making it the most powerful car available in India under Rs 10 lakh by far

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The traction control system in the Figo petrol is way too intrusive even when turned off. It’s a great chassis and could have been better if the system turned off completely

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Since the car displayed more body roll than expected, Aditya Patel found that the Punto Abarth responded better to an aggressive turn-in

 

 

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There’s more body roll in the Volkswagen Polo than expected, but it isn’t unstable at any point. The steering is quite direct and gets heavier as you load it too

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The TSI motor revs quick and the twin-clutch transmission shifts rapidly too. The car is 10-15kmph faster down the straight when compared to the naturally aspirated petrols. However, before entering a corner, the transmission refuses to give you those important downshifts

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Images by Suresh Narayanan and Anis Shaikh

 

Also read: 

Affordable hot hatchback comprehensive track test report

 



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