Automatic gearboxes are becoming more and more popular among customers these days due to their added convenience over manual gearboxes. But sometimes, people wish to manually shift gears in automatic transmissions as well. This is where paddle shifters come into play. These paddle shifters are located behind the steering wheel and make gearshifts a lot sportier-yet-convenient while driving. Earlier, this feature was only available on expensive cars but it is now becoming common in affordable cars as well. In today’s article will have a look at the cheapest cars with paddle shifters available in India.
The Honda Amaze is the cheapest car that comes with paddle shifters. The Amaze is also the most affordable car from Honda. This compact sedan comes with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options, both mated to manual as well as CVT gearboxes. However, only the petrol-CVT combination gets the paddle shifters. Paddle shifters are available in the V and VX models. Amaze starts offering paddle shifters starts from Rs 9.92 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
The Jazz is a crossover hatchback manufactured by Honda. The Jazz comes only with petrol engine options. It gets manual and CVT gearbox options, the latter offering paddle shifters. The pricing of the paddle shifter variant starts from Rs 10.20 lakh and goes to Rs 11.50 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
The Sonet got some added features within a year of its launch. Paddle shifters are one of the added features. The Sonet comes with petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre petrol engine comes mated to a manual gearbox. The 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine comes mated to iMT and DCT gearboxes. The 1.5-litre diesel engine comes mated to a manual and a torque converter gearbox. Sonet offers paddle shifters on all its automatic variants. The pricing of the paddle shifter variant starts from Rs 12.60 lakh and goes to Rs 15.90 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
The EcoSport was the first compact SUV in the Indian car market. It remains popular due to its rugged design and powerful engines. The EcoSport comes with 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine comes mated to a manual and a torque converter gearbox, while the diesel engine is only offered with a manual gearbox option. Paddle shifters are available in the top-spec Titanium+ 1.5L Ti-VCT AT variant. The pricing of this variant is Rs 13.52 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
The Honda City was one of the first mass-market cars to come with paddle shifters in India. The City comes with a petrol and diesel engine. The petrol engine comes with a manual and a CVT gearbox, whereas the diesel unit is only available with a manual. All the petrol-CVT variants come with paddle shifters. Honda City starts offering paddle shifters from Rs 14.58 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
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