Maruti Suzuki AMT

The Indian car market was amongst the late ones to adopt automatic cars. But the transition towards the acceptance of automatics has been quite fast. The introduction of Automated Manual Transmissions or AMT has further driven buyers to opt for them. Speaking of automatics, broadly there are 4 types of transmissions generally found.

AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) – They are manual gearboxes with sensors that automatically change gears. There is no clutch.

CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) – It is also known as a single speed transmission. CVTs have their own advantage as there is no lag generally experienced during gearshifts, hence the drive is smooth.

Automatic Transmission – The regular automatic transmission shifts gears automatically, as per the desired speed. These are more complicated systems and can bear more load than a CVT. Most automatic cars utilize this type of transmission.

Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) – This is an advanced automatic. The DCT uses two sets of automatic clutches, thus reducing the lag and providing better fuel economy. They are expensive, hence are currently not very common in affordable cars.

Let us see which are the automatic cars that cost below Rs.10 lakhs (on-road). Read on further.

1. Renault Kwid 1.0

Renault’s game changer – the Kwid also has an AMT version. This comes with the 1.0-litre engine option which has 67bhp of power. The Kwid is spacious and has a good road presence. The AMT in this car is unique as it does not have a gear lever. There is instead a gear selector knob on the dashboard. It does not have a manual mode like other AMTs.

Renault Kwid 1.0
Variants RXL RXT (O) Climber
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹4.24 lakhs ₹4.76 lakhs ₹5.03 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 24.04 km/l 24.04 km/l 24.04 km/l
Transmission AMT AMT AMT

 

2. Maruti Alto K10

Maruti Alto K10

Maruti Alto K10 comes with an AMT. Alto has been the best seller form the Indian company and offers an affordable automatic variant. Downsides of the Alto K10 are space and it also feels very basic. Performance is quite good though. Buy it only if you cannot afford anything else.

Maruti Alto K10
Variants VXi VXi Airbag
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹4.40 lakhs ₹4.51 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 24.07 km/l 24.07 km/l
Transmission AMT AMT

 

3. Maruti Wagon R

Maruti Wagon R Diesel

Maruti Wagon R is quite a favourite amongst buyers. It offers a lot of flexibilty and is a great car for city use. It is very convenient car and an automatic in this only adds to its ease of use.The Wagon R comes with an AMT. It has decent performance and a similar fuel efficiency of the manual version.

Maruti Wagon R
Variants VXI VXI (O) VXI+ (O)
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹5.30 lakhs ₹5.66 lakhs ₹5.82 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 20.5 km/l 20.5 km/l 20.5 km/l
Transmission AMT AMT AMT

 

4. Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago AMT motion

Tata’s current best seller, the Tiago also has an AMT variant. The 5-speed AMT is available only in the petrol version. This AMT unit is sourced from fiat owned Magneti Marelli, the same source for Maruti AMTs. The Tiago is a comfortable car and comes feature loaded too.

Tata Tiago
Variants XTA XZA
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹5.33 lakhs ₹5.94 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 23.84 km/l 23.84 km/l
Transmission AMT AMT

 

5. Maruti Celerio

Maruti Celerio

Another Maruti with an AMT! The high point of the Celerio is its airy cabin and slightly better feel than its lower priced siblings. Being a Maruti there is always peace of mind and the Celerio is a reliable and comfortable city car.

Maruti Celerio
Variants VXI VXI (O) ZXI (O)
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹5.39 lakhs ₹5.57 lakhs ₹5.86 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 23.1 km/l 23.1 km/l 23.1 km/l
Transmission AMT AMT AMT

 

6. Maruti Ignis

Maruti Ignis

Maruti offers the Ignis with automatics in both petrol and diesel. It comes with an AMT. This makes it a good option to consider. The Ignis is a funky looking car with modern interiors. It is a good car to use in the city and has an impressive ground clearance.

Maruti Ignis
Variants Delta (P) Zeta (P) Alpha (P) Delta (D) Zeta (D) Alpha (D)
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹6.22 lakhs ₹6.89 lakhs ₹7.81 lakhs ₹7.73 lakhs ₹8.26 lakhs ₹9.13 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 20.89 km/l 20.89 km/l 20.89 km/l 26.8 km/l 26.8 km/l 26.8 km/l
Transmission AMT AMT AMT AMT AMT AMT

 

7. Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai Grand i10 2017 front

The Grand i10 from Hyundai has an automatic variant. This is not an AMT, but a 4-speed auto transmission. The Grand i10 is a high selling car and excels in providing a premium feel, alongwith decent space and features.

Hyundai Grand i10
Variants Magna Sportz (O)
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹6.54 lakhs ₹7.68 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 17.49 km/l 17.49 km/l
Transmission 4-Speed Auto 4-Speed Auto

8. Tata Tigor

Tata Tigor electric

The Tata Tigor is the latest car to make it to the list of automatics. It offers the same 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine and AMT as the Tiago. If you want more style than the Tiago, the Tigor is a good option to consider.

Tata Tigor
Variants XTA XZA
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹6.30 lakhs ₹7.04 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 20.3 km/l 20.3 km/l
Transmission AMT AMT

9. Nissan Micra

New Nissan Micra 2017

 

The Nissan Micra is also a very good value package. It uses a CVT gearbox. The Micra offers excellent performance and is affordable too. You can get a good deal these days as the car is not exactly selling in high numbers. The only downside of this car is not a very efficient after sales network.

Nissan Micra
Variants XL XV
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹6.59 lakhs ₹7.81 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 19.3 km/l 19.3 km/l
Transmission CVT CVT

10. Honda Brio

New Honda Brio 2016 front shot

Honda Brio is preferred by quite a few urban buyers who look for a small hatchback with good performance and driveability. The Brio has very good handling as well. It comes with a traditional 5-speed automatic transmission. The Brio is due for an update and a new version is expected in 2018.

Honda Brio
Variants VX
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹7.50 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 16.5 km/l
Transmission 5-speed Auto

11. Maruti Dzire

New Maruti DZire 2017 frontish

The New Dzire has taken the market by storm. Its a brilliant all-round package and offers many options within its line-up. Another car apart from Ignis to offer automatics in both petrol and diesel. This gives the Dzire great flexibility to sell. The petrol is a 1.2-litre engine with 85bhp of power whereas the diesel is a 1.3-litre unit with 75bhp of power.

Maruti Dzire
Variants VXI (P) ZXI (P) ZXI + (P) VDI (D) ZDI (D) ZDI+ (D)
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹7.50 lakhs ₹8.33 lakhs ₹9.30 lakhs ₹8.76 lakhs ₹9.60 lakhs ₹10.59 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 22.0 km/l 22.0 km/l 22.0 km/l 28.4 km/l 28.4 km/l 28.4 km/l
Transmission AMT AMT AMT AMT AMT AMT

12. Maruti Baleno

Maruti Baleno

The Baleno has gone on to becoming the best selling premium hatchbacks in the country. It is light and quick. It is fuel efficient also. The Baleno comes with a CVT, which is quite zippy. While it is a spacious and feature loaded car, the downsides of the Baleno are a flimsy build and not-so comfortable rear seats.

Maruti Baleno
Variants Delta Zeta Alpha
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹7.82 lakhs ₹8.49 lakhs ₹9.27 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 21.4 km/l 21.4 km/l 21.4 km/l
Transmission CVT CVT CVT

 

13. Hyundai Xcent

Hyundai XCent 2017 front

The Xcent uses the same engine and transmission of the Grand i10. This is a 1.2-litre Kappa unit with a 4-speed automatic unit. There is no automatic in the diesel variant. The Xcent is a good option to the Dzire if you look for better comfort and overall build quality.

Hyundai Xcent
Variants S
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹7.97 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 16.1 km/l
Transmission 4-Speed Auto

 

14. Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz 2016

Honda Jazz is a good option when buying an automatic. The car drives well and has oodles of space. It offers a lot of flexibility. The Jazz comes with a CVT unit and drives very smooth. The engine is a 1.2-litre petrol unit with 89 bhp of power

Honda Jazz
Variants S V Privilege
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹8.46 lakhs ₹9.29 lakhs ₹9.34 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 19.0 km/l 19.0 km/l 19.0 km/l
Transmission CVT CVT CVT

 

15. Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze Privilege Edition dashboard

The Amaze comes with a 1.2-litre engine that is borrowed from the Jazz. It has 90bhp of power and comes with a CVT. This makes a smooth car to drive. The Amaze offers great rear legroom and is also due for an upgrade next year.

Honda Amaze
Variants S S (O) VX
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹8.19 lakhs ₹8.32 lakhs ₹9.27 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 18.1 km/l 18.1 km/l 18.1 km/l
Transmission CVT CVT CVT

 

16. Ford Figo

The Ford Figo is one the most value for money automatics that you can buy. This is because unlike few other brands the automatic variant offers good number of features as well. The Figo uses a 6-speed Dual Clutch mechanism, coupled to a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 115bhp of power. This is a great performer and packs in a very good ride and handling package as well.

Ford Figo
Variants Titanium
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹8.65 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 17.0 km/l
Transmission 6-Speed DCT

 

17. Maruti Ertiga

New Maruti Ertiga front

The only affordable MPV to offer an automatic is the Maruti Ertiga. The Ertiga comes with a 4-speed automatic gearbox mated to a 1.4-litre petrol engine that makes 94bhp of power. It is a good option for a large family for city use.

Maruti Ertiga
Variants VXI
Price (on-road, Delhi) ₹9.54 lakhs
Mileage (ARAI) 17.0 km/l
Transmission 4-Speed Auto

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