The reason for the increased demand for automatic vehicles is our ever-increasing traffic. To meet this demand, all automakers are selling vehicles with automatic transmissions. Even the low-cost entry-level models have automatic transmissions. If you want to buy an automatic car, you have a lot of options, which may leave you confused. So, here is a list of cars to consider if you want a budget-friendly car with a hassle-free AMT option.
1. Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Maruti Suzuki revolutionised India’s entry-level automatic car segment by introducing the AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) to the masses. The Maruti Celerio is powered by a 1-litre petrol engine with an AMT transmission. It is one of the market’s best entry-level automatic hatchbacks, and Maruti Suzuki’s dependable and extensive service network makes it an excellent choice for first-time car buyers. In terms of basic features, this Hatchback includes ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Automatic Headlamps, Central Locking, EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), 2 Airbags for safety, and an Infotainment system. The AMT version is priced at Rs 7.00 lakh (ex-showroom).
2. Maruti Suzuki Swift
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is a mid-size hatchback vehicle that seats five people. The car is available in 11 different configurations and nine different colours. The automatic versions of the Maruti Suzuki Swift are priced between 7.32 Lakh and 8.85 Lakh. The vehicle has a premium appearance and numerous features such as an auto gear shift, cruise control, LED headlamps, two airbags, ABS with EBD, and more.
3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The second is the 2022 Baleno, Maruti’s premium hatchback. It is equipped with an AGS, (Auto Gear Shift Transmission), beginning with the Delta variant. In higher variants, the car includes Features such as a 360-degree camera, HUD Display, Automatic Climate Control & many more. Talking about the pricing, the automatic variant of the 2022 Baleno starts at Rs. 8.88 lakh (ex-showroom).
4. Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago has a stylish appearance and a solid design. The vehicle is available with both automatic and manual transmissions. The automatic base variant costs 6.55 lakh (ex-showroom), while the high-end automatic model costs 7.47 lakh (ex-showroom). This vehicle is suitable for a group of five people. Tata Tiago is one of the safest cars in the segment, with 4-star NCAP ratings.
5. Tata Punch
On paper, the Tata Punch receives a 5-star NCAP rating, indicating that it is a safe and secure vehicle. It is a 5-seater SUV available in eight different colours. There are a total of 18 variants available with both manual and automatic transmissions. The price of the automatic variant of the car ranges from 7.30 Lakh to 9.49 Lakh (ex-showroom). The car has a 366-liter boot for luggage. It comes standard with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, advanced connectivity, cruise control, a rear-view parking camera, and other features.
6. Hyundai i20
Hyundai’s all-new i20 has a 1.2 Kappa petrol engine with Dual VTVT and an Intelligent Variable Transmission or IVT, while its 1.0 Turbo GDi petrol engine has a 7 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission or a 7 DCT. It also has a digital cluster with a TFT Multi-Information display. Overall, if you’re looking for a reliable automatic hatchback, this one is a perfect match that comes with everything.
7. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) that is available in both petrol and diesel fuel. It has a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and 1.2-litre CRDI diesel engine. The 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine produces 83 PS and 113.75 Nm of torque, while the 1.2-litre CRDI diesel engine produces 75 PS.
8. Nissan Magnite
The Nissan Magnite features the segment’s first sleek Bi-Projector LED Headlamps and LED Light Guide. L-shaped Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) and LED fog lamps are available. It also claims to have the best turning radius in its class at 5m. The X-TRONIC CVT, Cruise Control, and 360-degree Around View Monitor are the real talking points. Its ‘Tech Pack,’ which is optional, includes a wireless charger, air purifier, ambient mood lighting, puddle lamps, and high-end speakers.
9. Renault Kiger
The Renault Kiger is available in four trims: RXE, RXL, RXT, and RXZ, and has two engine options: 1-litre Energy and 1-litre Turbo, each with two pedal options. Depending on the model and engine, it comes with both AMT and CVT & the best part is that this car has all of the necessary features that one looks for.
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