The popularity of automatic transmission-equipped cars has been on a rise, which is not surprising if you factor in things like ever-increasing purchasing power and ever-deteriorating road conditions. And just like automatics, even SUVs have been benefitting from increased popularity. But what if we put both the above together? With this idea in mind, we have come up with a list of best automatic SUVs in India in new and used markets.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is available with an AMT for its 1.3-litre diesel engine. What this means is that you can pick up the country’s highest-selling SUV with an automatic gearshift option by paying only a tad bit extra. For the record, the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine of the Brezza outputs 90 PS and 200 Nm, which is enough to take on the everyday commute and occasional highway drives.
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The next car on our list is the Tata Nexon, which is a Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue rival and comes with an AMT option for both petrol and diesel engine options. The Nexon impresses with its powerful engine options, a feature-laden cabin and a sensible price tag, all of which makes it a high-value proposition.
The Ford EcoSport is getting a bit long in the tooth now but its petrol variant comes with a slick 6-speed automatic transmission that makes it quite a joy to pilot. Also, this SUV offers many features and a high amount of occupant safety. All this ensures that the EcoSport enjoys a fan-following even after years of being on sale.
Like the Ford EcoSport, even the Hyundai Creta is fast getting dated but its powerful petrol and diesel engines, which come with optional automatic transmissions, make the Creta one of the most capable SUVs in the segment. Another highlight of the Creta is Its cabin, which feels sufficiently premium.
The next car on our list is the Jeep Compass, which offers a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic unit with the 1.4-litre petrol option and a 9-speed torque-converter automatic with the Diesel Trailhawk variant. The latter produces a whopping 170 bhp and 350 Nm, which, along with a great off-roading hardware, makes the Compass a great buy.
The next model on our list is a favourite of many and easily the most aspirational model in its segment. The second-generation Toyota Fortuner is available with both petrol and diesel motors and an automatic transmission that makes it quite a joy to drive this SUV. The Fortuner also impresses with its macho design, great ride comfort, highly reliable powertrains and a feature-laden cabin. The Fortuner is equally popular in both new and used car markets.
The Audi Q5 is the mid-size luxury SUV that comes with bold looks, powerful 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine options and a sporty automatic transmission. What makes things even better is that the Q5 has been available in India since a long time now, which means it is fairly easy to find a good example in the used car market.
The next car on our list is the BMW X5, which is a highly luxurious and a capable off-roader that can seat up to 7 occupants in great comfort. It comes with powerful engine options that are available only with automatic transmissions. Also, with the recent facelift, it now looks hotter than ever. What’s even better is that as the X5 has been around for a while, it’s easy to find this vehicle in the used car market.
The latest Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV features a powerful 5.5-litre V8 Bi-Turbo petrol engine that offers a maximum power of 584.6PS and a peak torque of 760Nm. What makes the entire package even better is that the motor comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The SUV even offers the company’s 4MATIC All-Wheel-Drive system that helps this large, luxo-barge venture off-road and tame any tarmac, while keeping the occupants cossetted in a highly luxurious cabin. .
The Bentley Bentayga is the last car on our list of Best Automatic SUVs in India. It’s a Rolls Royce Cullinan-rival and features a powerful 4.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that comes mated to an amazing 8-speed automatic transmission. The V8 engine of this highly luxurious SUV offers a maximum power of 542 bhp and a peak torque of 770 Nm.
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