Automatic cars are in demand now. While people previously believed that they weren’t efficient enough and were very costly to buy and maintain, the trend is now changing. With technology advancing and people now wanting ease of commuting, automatics are the way forward. Here are 25 automatic cars that you can get below Rs 10 lakh.
The Nano is the cheapest car in the country to get an automatic transmission. Power comes from a 624 cc engine that produces 38 Bhp and 51 Nm. The automatic is an AMT. It is offered in two variants, the XMA and the XTA. Prices start at Rs 3 lakh for the XMA variant.
Renault Kwid 1.0
The Kwid is the latest small car to get the automatic transmission. This one is offered on the larger 1.0 liter engine which produces 67 Bhp and 91 Nm. The one is also an AMT and is only on offer on the top of the line RxT(O) trim with driver’s side airbag as standard. Price for this variant is Rs 4.32 lakhs.
Maruti Alto K10
The K10 is the cheapest Maruti to get an automatic unit. This is only offered on the 1.0 liter K series engine. The AMT is offered only on the top of the line VXi and VXi (airbag) variant and prices start at Rs 4.07 lakhs. The K10 produces 67 Bhp and 90 Nm.
Maruti Wagon R
The practical man’s choice, the Wagon R also comes with an AMT option. Since the Wagon R comes with the same engine as that on the Alto K10, this one is offered with the AMT unit as well. The AMT is only on offer on the top of the line VXi variant onwards and pricing for the same starts at Rs 4.85 lakhs.
The Celerio was the car with which the AMT made its debut in India. Christened the AGS by Maruti, the Celerio was very well recognised for having the AMT. Maruti offers the AMT on all variants of the Celerio, making it a good value proposition for all those looking at this vehicle. The Celerio is powered by the same 1.0 liter engine that does duty on the K10 and the Wagon R and produces 67 Bhp and 90 Nm. Prices start from Rs 4.52 lakhs.
The Ignis is Maruti’s most funky car and is a car that was recently launched by the company. Maruti pulled a trump card with the Ignis by offering it with an automatic transmission on both the petrol and diesel avatar. The autobox is an AMT unit. They are offered on the Delta and Zeta variants. Prices for the petrol start at Rs 5.74 lakhs where as that for the diesel start at Rs 6.94 lakhs. While the petrol engine is the 1.2 liter unit from the Swift, the diesel one is India’s much loved 1.3 liter unit which powers a lot of other cars too.
Maruti’s premium offering, the Baleno is also offered with an automatic gearbox. Unlike the AMT on the Ignis, this one gets a CVT and is only offered on the petrol version. Power comes from the same 1.2 unit which produces 83 Bhp and 115 Nm. It comes in the Delta and Zeta trim levels and prices start at Rs 7.05 lakhs.
Maruti Swift Dzire
The Dzire is the only Maruti to offer an AMT as well as a conventional torque converter. While the diesel gets the AMT, the petrol version gets an old school 4-speed slush box. Prices for the petrol one start at Rs 6.87 lakhs where as that for the diesel is Rs 8.58 lakhs. While the petrol is offered in the mid VXi trim the diesel is offered on the top ZDi trim.
The Ertiga is the only MPV below the 10 lakh mark to offer an automatic gearbox. It is only offered on the petrol powered version and only on the VXi trim level. The engine in question is the 1.4 liter unit which produces 94 Bhp and 130 Nm. The engine is mated to an old school 4-speed torque converter. Prices start at Rs 8.59 lakhs for the same.
The Ciaz is a game changing vehicle for Maruti and one that actually set a trend. The reason being it single handedly gave the Honda City sleepless nights, something no other car managed for such a long period of time. The Ciaz comes with an automatic in the petrol guise only, similar to what is offered on the Ertiga. So the 1.4 liter engine is mated to a 4-speed torque converter.
Tata’s compact sedan, the Zest was the first one to get an automatic variant in diesel. The 1.3 liter engine is mated to an AMT and is available in two trim levels, the XMA and the XTA. Prices start at Rs 7.81 lakhs for the same.
Hyundai Grand i10 and Xcent
The Grand i10 and the Xcent share the engine and transmission, and hence they have been clubbed. The auto version is only on offer in the petrol engine, which is the 1.2 liter Kappa engine. The engine produces 81 Bhp and 114 Nm and is mated to a 4-speed torque converter. While the Grand was launched just yesterday at a starting price of Rs 5.99 lakhs, the Xcent has been around for some time. The Xcent auto is only available on a single variant, the S which is priced at Rs 6.89 lakhs.