With growing urbanization and ever-increasing traffic, our average speeds are coming down rapidly. On an average, a car driver ends up shifting gears every few seconds. This can get irritating especially while driving back home after a long tiring day at work – not to forget the extra fatigue! Automatics are the need of the hour and thankfully, more and more manufacturers are now offering various options for such car buyers. So if you are in the market looking for an affordable and easy to drive car, here is our list of the cheapest automatic cars you can buy in India!
|Model||Price (Ex- Showroom Delhi)||Engine (in CC)||Max Power||Max Torque||Fuel Economy (ARAI Rated)|
|Tata Nano||Rs.3-3.20 Lakhs||624||38 ps||51 Nm||21.9 kmpl|
|Renault Kwid||Rs.3.85-4.31 Lakhs||999||68 ps||72 Nm||23.0 kmpl|
|Maruti Alto K10||Rs.4.06-4.12 Lakhs||998||68 ps||90 Nm||24.1 kmpl|
|Maruti Celerio||Rs.4.51-5.25 Lakhs||998||68 ps||90 Nm||23.1 kmpl|
|Maruti Wagon R||Rs.4.84-5.32 Lakhs||998||69 ps||90 Nm||20.5 kmpl|
Top 5 Cheapest Automatic Cars in India:
Price: Rs 3.0 lakh onwards
Buy it for: Value, Small yet spacious
Ignore it for: Brand value, re-sale
Commencing our list of the top 5 cheapest cars in India is the infamous Tata Nano, It not only remains the most economical car to buy in India, but its automatic version is also the most affordable. Yes, the Nano, which is the least priced car in the country, is also the cheapest automatic car in India. Tata currently offers the Nano with a 5-speed AMT gearbox in two versions of XMA and XTA. The Nano’s tiny dimensions and high seating posture make it incredibly easy to drive in traffic. It also comes with a lot of features like keyless entry, Bluetooth enabled audio system etc. In terms of value, the Nano AMT is very good. You can even get great discounts on this car.
Price: Rs 3.84 lakh onwards
Buy it for: Design, modern interiors
Ignore it for: Waiting period
The next car on our list of best automatic cars in India under a budget is the Renault KWID. 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.
Maruti Alto K10
Price: Rs 4.06 lakh onwards
Buy it for: Performance
Ignore it for: Basic interiors
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is often regarded as one of the best performing petrol cars under Rs 5 lakh. The peppy 1.0-litre engine along with a low weight of the car makes it as quick as some of the expensive mid-size hatchbacks. The AMT version too rewards you with a good drive and this can literally be driven like a grown-up go-kart in traffic! On a serious note, the Alto K10 is among the highest selling automatic cars in India. A small let down are the basic interiors at this price. However, if you want peace of mind and reliability, the Alto K10 fits the bill well.
Price: Rs 4.51 lakh onwards
Buy it for: Good interiors, modern engineering
Ignore it for: Space could have been better
The Celerio is among the top-selling affordable cars in India. It is a much more modern vehicle as compared to the Alto K10 or the Wagon R. This is totally apparent in the way it looks and drives. The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has a better ride and practical features like audio controls on the steering wheel. It also has a lot of cubby holes and a good boot size. The AMT option is also available with dual airbags and ABS which is an added advantage.
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Maruti Wagon R
Price: Rs 4.84 lakh onwards
Buy it for: Space, easy to drive
Ignore it for: Youngsters might look elsewhere!
The final car on our list of small automatic cars in India is again from the house of Maruti Suzuki. The good old Wagon R is one of the oldest selling cars in India. It sells like hotcakes and the AMT version too is in demand. It is also one of the more popular used small automatic cars for sale in India. The Wagon R gives you a no-nonsense cabin with lots of space thanks to its tall design. There are clever elements like cup holders in front of the air-con vents, hidden under-seat (co-driver) storage space and you can even order the AMT version with the Stingray design – this is now available as the Wagon R VXI+. If you can spend over 5 lakh on-road, the Wagon R automatic is highly recommended.
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