Day by day the number of cars, two-wheelers on the roads is increasing. Due to the increasing number of vehicles in the thousands, traffic jams have become common now. Driving is troublesome for some people because of traffic jams. In such a situation, automatic cars have become the first choice of most people. Because of this, most companies are now launching AMTs, CVTs and even torque converter automatics in the range of Rs 7 to 10 lakhs (AMT cars under 10 lakh rupees). Today we will give you information about all types of automatic cars (cheapest AMT cars) being sold in India in the range of Rs 7 to 10 lakhs. So let’s have a look…
Maruti Suzuki Swift (Maruti Suzuki Swift)
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by a 90hp, 1.2-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine mated to a 5-speed AMT gearbox. While the AMT is nothing special, putting it in manual mode makes for a peppy engine and agile handling that makes driving better. Except for the base trim of the Swift, the AMT gearbox is available in all the other trims. Its price is between 7.14 to 8.53 lakh rupees. It is equipped with a lot of equipment and also has the feature of auto engine start/stop.
The Volkswagen Polo also gets a 110hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and a six-speed torque converter. Though it doesn’t have the seven-speed DSG features of the BS4 Polo, its new six-speed AT is also quite fast. There is also a manual mode but no paddle shifters. The gearbox also gets a sport mode. While stirring keeps the engine on a boil. The Polo AT range of Comfortline, Highline Plus and GT trims are priced between Rs 8.70 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh. The newly launched matte version is also available with a 6-speed AT gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Maruti Suzuki Baleno)
Baleno is the only car from Maruti in which CVT gearbox has been given. Currently, the Baleno is sold in India with 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 90hp, 1.2-litre mild-hybrid petrol engines. However, the CVT automatic on the Baleno is only available with the non-hybrid engine model. The Baleno doesn’t have a manual mode for the CVT, but it does get a low mode for more torque. Except for the base trim of the Baleno, all the rest have been given a CVT gearbox. Its price is between Rs 8.06 lakh to Rs 9.45 lakh.
The Toyota Glanza has been launched with 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 90hp, 1.2-litre mild hybrid petrol engines. The CVT gearbox is only offered with the non-hybrid engine. Its price is between Rs 8.69 lakh to Rs 9.45 lakh.
The Honda Jazz is sold with a 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine and a CVT automatic unit. The Honda Jazz is the only hatchback in this segment to get a CVT gearbox with paddle shifters and also gets a Sport mode. Its mileage is 17.1 kpl. Honda is offering CVT gearboxes on all three variants of the Jazz – V, VX and ZX. The car is priced between Rs 8.74 lakh to Rs 9.89 lakh.
Hyundai i20 (Hyundai i20)
Only the petrol engined version of the Hyundai i20 is sold with an automatic gearbox. The 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine is available with a CVT gearbox. Whereas the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol is available with a seven-speed DCT gearbox with prices starting at Rs 10.74 lakh. The price of petrol-CVT is between Rs. 8.77 lakh to Rs. 10.3 lakh. The petrol-CVT is currently available on the Sportz and Asta trims. The i20 CVT gets a sunroof, connected car tech and a large digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen.
Hyundai Aura (Hyundai Aura)
The Hyundai Aura is sold in three engine variants – 1.0 turbo-petrol, 1.2 petrol and 1.2 diesel. Two variants of 1.2 Petrol and 1.2 Diesel are available with AMT gearbox. The S and SX Plus trims are priced between Rs 7.28 lakh and Rs 8.22 lakh for the petrol-AMT variant, while the diesel-AMT is priced between Rs 8.41 lakh and Rs 9.36 lakh. In the diesel-AMT variant, the Hyundai Aura mileage is 25.4 kpl. The diesel-AMT variant of the Hyundai Aura is currently the most fuel efficient car in India.
The Honda Amaze is available in two engine options – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-diesel. Both the variants are available with CVT automatic gearbox. Its petrol-CVT variants also come with paddle shifters. The Amaze petrol-CVT variant is priced between Rs 8.06 lakh-9.05 lakh, while the diesel-CVT is available only on the top-spec VX trim, which costs Rs 11.15 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire (Maruti Suzuki Dzire)
The highlight of the Maruti Suzuki DZire is its 90hp, 1.2-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine that gives a mileage of 24.12kpl when paired with a 5-speed AMT gearbox. Maruti Suzuki Dzire is currently the best selling fuel efficient petrol car in India. Excluding the base trim, the DZire AMT is priced between Rs 7.64 lakh and Rs 9.08 lakh. Like the Swift, the DZire also gets Auto Engine Start/Stop feature which increases its fuel efficiency.
The Kiger is available with both a five-speed AMT and a CVT automatic gearbox. The five-speed AMT is powered by a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine, while the CVT variant gets a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The AMT variant of the Kiger is priced between Rs 7.04 lakh to Rs 8.61 lakh, and is the most affordable automatic compact SUV in India. At the same time, the price of CVT variants is between 9 lakh and 10 lakh rupees.
The AMT gearbox in the Kiger is very slow and jerky at low speeds, but as the speed increases, its jerks reduce. Its CVT gearbox is extremely smooth and consistent. The Kiger doesn’t get a manual mode with a CVT gearbox, but it does get an L or a low mode for maximum torque to drive in hills.
The only automatic gearbox option on the Magnite is a CVT mated to a 100hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The top-spec XL and XV trims of the Magnite CVT are priced between Rs 8.51 lakhs to Rs 9.89 lakhs. The petrol-CVT powertrain in this range is the best car in the range. There is no manual mode on the gearbox, but there is a sport mode as well.
The Tata Nexon is mated to a six-speed AMT gearbox with both a 120hp, 1.2-litre petrol and a 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine. There are around 20 different versions of the Nexon AMT in petrol and diesel variants. The Nexon AMT price ranges from Rs 8.89 lakh to Rs 13.23 lakh. The biggest highlight of the Nexon is its 5-star Global NCAP rating and features like sunroof, connected car tech, semi-digital instrument cluster.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza (Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza)
The Vitara Brezza is powered by a 105hp, 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine. As claimed by ARAI, the automatic version gives a mileage of 18.76kpl, which is 1.73kpl more than the manual. The prices of the Brezza automatic range between Rs 9.87 lakh and Rs 11.10 lakh, excluding the base trim.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Maruti Suzuki Ertiga)
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is powered by a 105hp, 1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid engine and a four-speed torque converter automatic gearbox inspired by the Ciaz and Brezza. The Ertiga’s automatic range is priced between Rs 9.96 lakh and Rs 10.69 lakh in the mid-spec VXi and ZXi trims. The automatic variant of the Ertiga is not available in the top-spec ZXi+ trim. Apart from this, some features like leather wrapped steering wheel, rear-view camera are also missing in the automatic variant.