The popularity of the automatic car is increasing in India thanks to the affordable AMT revolution in the market. Most new automatic cars are much more affordable and offer the same fuel efficiency as their manual counterparts. Here are the 10 most fuel efficient petrol AMT cars in the Indian market.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 24.07 km/l
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is the most fuel efficient petrol automatic AMT car in India that returns a high 24.07 km per litre. The Alto K10 is an entry-level offering from Maruti Suzuki is one of the best selling cars in the market. The AMT version comes powered by the 1.0-litre K10 engine that produces a maximum power of 67 Bhp and a peak torque of 90 Nm.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 24.04 km/l
Renault created ripples in the segment with the launch of the Kwid. The SUV-inspired design of the hatchback drew in a lot of customers initially. The Renault Kwid AMT is the second-best fuel efficient AMT automatic according to the ARAI ratings and is powered by a 1.0-litre engine. It generates a maximum of 67 Bhp of power and 91 Nm of peak torque. The regular variants are also available with a 0.8-litre engine.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 23.84 km/l
The Tata Tiago is the best-selling Tata product in the market right now and has a huge customer base. The Tiago is offered with both diesel and petrol engine options but the AMT automatic is only offered with the petrol engine option. The Tiago also gets ECO mode, which increases the fuel efficiency of the hatchback. It is powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Revotron engine that generates a maximum of 84 Bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 23.1 km/l
Maruti Celerio was the first car in the affordable segment to offer the AMT automatic transmission. The Celerio is a popular car in the segment and offers a lot of space in the rear when compared to the Alto. It is powered by the same 1.0-litre K10 engine that powers the Alto K10 and offers the same 67 Bhp – 90 Nm power output.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 22.5 km/l
Datsun RediGO is the funky looking version of the Datsun GO hatchback. It is targetted at the youths and gets an AMT automatic transmission as an option. The RediGO is powered by the same engine that is used in the Kwid AMT. It also has a similar power output of 67 Bhp – 91 Nm.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 22.0 km/l
The all-new Maruti Suzuki Dzire became the fastest selling car in India recently. It is the most fuel efficient petrol AMT sedan in India and returns a maximum of 22.0 km/l. The Dzire petrol and powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine that produces a maximum of 82 Bhp and 113 Nm. Interestingly, Maruti also offers AMT automatic transmission with the diesel model of the car.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 22.0 km/l
Maruti launched the all-new Swift was launched in India market earlier this year and it became the top-selling model in the domestic market. The all-new Swift shares the platform with the Dzire and has lost a lot of weight when compared to the last generation model. The Swift is powered by the same 1.2-litre engine as the Dzire and produces a similar 82 Bhp – 113 Nm.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 20.89 km/l
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is sold through the premium Nexa dealerships and is a funky looking hatchback that is focused on the youths. The Ignis gets both petrol and diesel engine options and AMT is optional with both the engine options. The petrol model is powered by the same 1.2-litre engine and produces the same 82 Bhp – 113 Nm.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 20.51 km/l
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR is one of the best-selling models for the brand since its launch. The tall-boy hatchback is popular for its roomy interiors. The WagonR will be updated sometime in the next year. The current version of the WagonR is offered with the AMT automatic transmission and is powered by the 1.0-litre K10 engine that produces a maximum of 67 Bhp – 90 Nm.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency – 17.88 km/l
Tata Nexon became the first car in the segment to offer AMT with the petrol engine option. The Nexon is extremely popular in the market and is loved for its off-beat design and the long feature list. Tata Nexon offers AMT with both the petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine of the Nexon is a 1.2-litre turbocharged unit that produces a maximum of 108 Bhp and 150 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 6-speed AMT transmission.