The growing number of cars has started taking a toll on the roads and it is becoming increasingly difficult to steer past the traffic without putting pressure on your legs. Reason being, one needs to engage the clutch constantly to drive in bumper-to-bumper traffic. An automatic transmission car is best suited for such conditions and can help you drive through the intense traffic without pressing clutch time and again.
India has traditionally been a manual transmission driven country due to the high cost of an automatic transmission. But with the changing times and evolving technologies, manufacturers are offering cost effective two-pedal technologies are people are buying them - be it the AMT gearbox or the CVT gearbox. Here's a list of top 5 automatic cars under Rs 10 lakhs!
Model - Renault Kwid
Variant - RXT 1.0 AMT (O)
Price - Rs 4.64 Lakh
It's not everyday that you get a car so good that it can rattle the roots of an established giant like Maruti Suzuki India. The Renault Kwid entry-level hatchback successfully managed to do it, toppling the business of Maruti Suzuki Alto. After launching the 800cc Kwid, Renault launched the 1.0-litre Kwid, followed by the Kwid 1.0L AMT. This particular variant - the RXT 1.0 AMT (O) offers an AMT gearbox, touchscreen navigation system and airbags for an unbelievable price of Rs 4.64 Lakhs. You can also buy a cheaper RXL variant at Rs 3.84 Lakh with the AMT gearbox.
Model - Tata Tiago
Variant - Revotron XZ AMT
Price - Rs 5.39 Lakh
Our Hatchback of the Year for 2016 is definitely one of the most refined products from the house of Tata Motors. The Tiago compact hatchback too the industry by storm, thanks to its brilliant package combined with affordable pricing. Tata sensed the anticipation of the customers for the automatic gearbox and added an AMT unit to the Tiago recently. The Revotron XZ AMT can be all yours for an ex-showroom price of Rs 5.39 Lakh, and you also get a Harman sound system, Drive Modes, Airbags and Steering mounted controls.
Model - Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Variant - ZDI AGS
Price - Rs 8.89 Lakh
India's favourite sedan is all set to get a major makeover in the coming days. While we are still waiting for the 2017 Suzuki Dzire to launch, the current gen Swift Dzire with the diesel engine and AGS gearbox makes a worthy choice for someone who is looking for a comfortable, frugal sedan with an Auto gearbox. The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire ZDI AGS returns a brilliant mileage figure of 26.5 kmpl and can be bought for Rs 8.89 Lakhs. The Dzire AMT is also available in petrol variants, namely VXI and VXi (O) for a price as low as Rs 7.14 Lakh.
Model - Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Variant - VXI AT
Price - Rs 9.03 Lakh
Yet another Maruti Suzuki product on the list, Ertiga is the only 7-seater MPV offering from the house of India's largest car manufacturer. The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VXI AT is a near-perfect car in every way possible - It's affordable at Rs 9.03 Lakh, offers 7 seats, comes with a multitude of features like touch-screen infotainment system & automatic climate control, and also offers decent mileage figure for a 7-seater vehicle. To top it all, it's supremely refined and handles just like a hatchback.
Model - Ford Ecosport
Variant - 1.5 Ti-VCT Titanium AT Black Edition
Price - Rs 9.80 Lakh
Last on our list is the India's most sold compact SUV - the Ford Ecosport. Ford launched the Ecosport back in 2013 in India and at that time, there were no real competitors to the this SUV in a country obsessed with SUVs. While Ford is all set to unveil the new Ecosport in the coming months, you can still buy the 1.5 Ti-VCT Titanium AT Black Edition if you are looking to buy an automatic compact SUV under Rs 10 lakhs (it's priced for Rs 9.80 lakh). You can also procure the Signature AT variant for Rs 9.89 Lakh.
*Note - All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.