India is not only the second most populated country in the world, it is also one of the most highly populated in terms of traffic. As more people are looking to drive their own vehicles in the country today, the number of automobiles has significantly risen. While manually driven vehicles are definitely more commonly seen, the popularity of automatic cannot go unnoticed. Automatic cars are also a lot easier to drive, considering that the traffic conditions in India are quite difficult – even for the most skilled drivers. So, give your wrists a break from switching from one gear to the next and check out these awesome and affordable automatic cars available in India today.
The first car on our list of best automatic cars in India under a budget is the Renault KWID, which has an ARAI-rated mileage of 24 kmpl. It has practically been a runaway success for Renault in India. This is the only hatchback that gives a strong competition to the Maruti Alto twins. The reason for this is the design of this cute little hatchback – SUVs are the flavour of the season and the KWID looks like one. It easily overshadows the Altos and Eons of this world on the road. Further, the cabin design is modern and you get unique features like a touchscreen infotainment system as well as a digital speedometer. The Renault KWID does not have an AMT lever but a small knob which further increases space up front. This is definitely one of the best cheapest automatic cars out there.
The Hyundai Santro is in its second generation now and is on sale in petrol as well as CNG variants. Transmission options on this tallboy include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT, with the latter helping it become one of the cheapest automatic cars in India. The Santro also offers a spacious cabin, easy controls, decent fuel efficiency, good ride quality and easy maintenance.
Although Datsun is one of the newcomers in the Indian market, the redi-GO is a model that quickly caught the attention of the public – and for good reason. It is a compact yet surprisingly versatile vehicle. It offers a lot of power and comfort and is designed for the middle-class families in India. There are a number of useful features found in the car as well, including, a driver display, Bluetooth audio, hands-free music and calling, LED lights, airbags, and more. The redi-GO comes with two engine options – a 0.8L petrol which generates 54Ps of power and 72Nm of torque and a 1.0L petrol engine that produces 69Ps of power and 91Nm of torque. Datsun provides both engines with a 5-speed manual transmission setup, however, the larger 1.0L engine can be had with a 5-speed automatic gearbox as well.
Maruti Suzuki is one of the best-selling car manufacturers in India and they keep pushing the market to limits no one ever thought of. Today, the budget-friendly S-Presso is one of the most popular automatic cars on Indian roads. The car itself is extremely stylish to look at and is truly one of the most powerful options in the segment. The S-Presso is powered by a 1.0L petrol engine that is capable of generating up to 68Ps of power and 90Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the S-Presso comes with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic gearbox. Maruti has also released a CNG version of the S-Presso that is powered by the same 1.0L petrol engine but generates 59Ps of power and 78Nm of torque and is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission system. Inside the car, the S-Presso features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and power windows in front. The car also has some handy safety features including ABS with EBD, driver-side air bags, front seatbelt reminder, parking sensors, and sped alert.
The petrol variant of the Tiago is available with an optional AMT and has an ARAI-rated mileage of 23.84 kmpl. This is very high mileage for a car that comes with a sufficiently powerful 1.2-litre engine. The Tiago is quite spacious and is even well priced. It’s also pretty good looking and is on sale with both petrol and diesel engine options.
The Ignis is a B1-segment cross-hatch that is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine. Transmission options include manual and AMT units. The small car is well priced and is fairly easy to maintain. It is based on the HEARTECT platform and comes with a sufficient number of features in the top-spec trim. Both the automatic and manual variants of the Maruti Ignis have the same ARAI-rated mileage, which is 20.89 kmpl.
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The Swift is probably one of the most sold cars in the Maruti Suzuki lineup and it comes as no surprise that it tops our list here as well. The Swift is powered by a 1.2L DualJet petrol engine that is capable of generating up to 83Ps of power and 113Nm of torque. The updated model sports a few changes to the look of the vehicle which is an added bonus for anyone looking to invest in the Swift. In the transmission department, the Swift features a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of features, the Swift comes with a 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system along with a 4.2-inch colour display on the instrument cluster. The model also comes with better safety features such as ISOFIX child seat anchors, ABS with EBD, parking sensors on the rear, and dual airbags in the front. As far as automatic cars go, the Swift is both affordable and extremely powerful.
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The Maruti Dzire is one of the highest-selling cars in the country, which is due to the compact sedan’s spacious cabin, frugal engines, good ride quality and low cost of maintenance. Like the Swift, the Dzire is among the best and the cheapest automatic cars in India. its petrol version has a mileage of 22 kmpl, while the diesel variant offers a whopping 28.4 kmpl.
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The Maruti Vitara Brezza is among these cheapest automatic cars you can buy in India in the SUV segment. It is also the highest-selling SUV of the country. Powering the Brezza is a 1.3-litre diesel engine that produces 90 PS and 200 Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and an AMT. The Brezza has an ARAI-tested mileage of 24 kmpl.
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Tata has become a worldwide name in the automotive industry and the Indian manufacturer is looking to take their status to a whole new level with the latest lineup of vehicles. The Nexon is one such car that perfectly combines performance, aesthetics, and affordability into a compact design. The latest Nexon is powered by a 1.2L Turbocharged petrol engine that produces 120Ps of power and 170Nm of torque. The Nexon is also available with a 1.5L Turbocharged diesel engine that generates 110Ps of power and 260Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Tata Nexon comes with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic setup. While the compact SUV does have a lot to offer in terms of performance, the features cannot go unnoticed either. The Nexon comes with an all-digital instrument cluster, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, automatic cruise control, dual airbags in front, automatic air-conditioning, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors, and parking sensors in the rear.
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