Though automatic cars in India are no more a luxury and with increasing traffic in cities, people have started looking at automatic cars. There was a time when automatic cars didn’t have good mileage, but with the latest technological advancements, the mileage figures have gone at par with the manuals. In fact, few automatic cars have even better mileage than their manual counterparts. The first time car buyers usually have a limited budget and automatic cars under 10 lakh remain their ideal choice.
Here, we are suggesting you top 10 automatic cars in India under Rs. 10 Lakhs that’ll add great value to the money you’ll spend.
I. Best Automatic Sedan under Rs. 10 Lakhs
1. Honda Amaze
Honda Amaze is one of the best selling cars in its category. After receiving the facelift, it has become one of the favorites among the B-class car aspirants. Honda Amaze Automatic is available with both petrol and diesel engine options and both these engines receive CVT transmissions. Honda’s CVT is known for its refinement and Amaze is no less to it.
Honda Amaze automatic is the only car in its category to get paddle shifters.
Paddle shifters mated to a Honda’s engine makes your driving experience extremely enjoyable. The car has received a 4-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test, however, it still transmits road noise into the cabin that may or may not bother everyone.
|Petrol (CVT) (1.2-litre)||90PS @ 6000 RPM||110Nm @ 4800 RPM||18 KMPL|
|Diesel (CVT) (1.5-litre)||100PS @ 3600 RPM||160Nm @ 1750 RPM||21 KMPL|
2. Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Ask anybody for a piece of car advice and hear the name Maruti Dzire. This car has become the most banked-upon car in India. It has recently received a mild facelift and now it looks much close to its hatchback sibling, Swift. This car comes with petrol and diesel engines but the automatic is available only with the petrol one. Automatic cars from Maruti aren’t among the list of favorites as they aren’t meant for enthusiasm and need to be driven well within limits.
Maruti Dzire automatic is an AMT that responds to your commands quite efficiently.
If you live in a city and need a car for a daily commute and expect good mileage, you should have a look at this car.
|Maruti Suzuki Dzire||Power||Torque||Mileage|
|Petrol (1.2-litre)||89PS @ 6000 RPM||113Nm @ 4400 RPM||24.12 KMPL|
3. Hyundai Aura
Hyundai Aura is the sedan version of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Hyundai has two cars in this bracket; Aura and Xcent, however, Aura is a newer one and is equipped better than Xcent. Hyundai Aura automatic is available in both petrol and diesel fuel options. Hyundai has planted its newly developed AMT gearbox in this car to deliver impressive fuel efficiency.
Out of the three sedans we discussed here, Hyundai Aura has the best cabin insulation from road noise.
Hyundai has been making softer suspensions for their cars which makes the car more comfortable for passengers. The petrol motor is peppy and city-friendly, but a bit lazy to respond. On the other hand, the diesel engine does a good job to keep the opponents at bay.
|Petrol (1.2-liter | 4 Cylinder)||82PS @ 6000 RPM||113Nm @ 4000 RPM||19 KMPL||5-Speed AMT|
|Diesel (1.2-liter | 4 Cylinder)||74PS @ 4000 RPM||190Nm @ 1500 RPM||22 KMPL||5-Speed AMT|
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4. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is the latest entrant in the segment. It’s tall boy design and aggressive front makes it look like a mini SUV. Though the front is quite upright, the profile and rear view aren’t so impressive and may not go with everyone’s taste. It is available with a petrol engine mated to an AMT gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso 2020 has a tried and tested K-series petrol motor that ruled the roads in other Maruti cars in India like Celerio, WagonR, and Alto K-10.
This engine quite refined and rugged enough for the city and occasional highway drives.
It works very efficiently with the AMT and shifts the gears without any clatter. It’s a good car for the city commute and can be opted if the looks don’t bother you much.
|MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO||Power||Torque||Mileage||Transmission Type|
|Petrol (1.0-liter | 3 Cylinder)||67PS @ 5500 RPM||90Nm @ 3500 RPM||21.7 KMPL||5-Speed AMT|
5. Renault Kwid
Renault Kwid Automatic is an indifferent car due to its transmission mechanism. Instead of a stick or lever, it gets a rotary dial system that has 3 modes to it; Neutral, Drive, and Reverse. That’s it! It’s as easy as it seems to be. However, this transmission is not for enthusiasts. Renault Kwid has linear acceleration and may not match up your heart’s pumping speed. Bumper to bumper traffic in metro cities will be a breeze as it would keep you relaxed. Now, if you are in a hurry, you have to be relaxed with Kwid Automatic.
Renault Kwid is one of the smartest looking cars out there in the micro hatchback category.
After the facelift received in 2019, it looks much sportier and rugged. No other car in the segment gets an offset headlight and LED DRL combo wherein the headlights find its place on the bumper and indicator remain hidden behind DRLs on the bonnet line.
|Petrol (1.0-liter | 3 Cylinder)||67PS @ 5500 RPM||91NM @ 4250 RPM||24 KMPL||AMT|
6. Tata Tiago
Auto Expo 2020 brought the facelift of Tata Tiago along with its elder sibling Altroz. The Tiago now looks much better and sharper in terms of looks and borrows a lot from Altroz’s face. It has one of the plushest cabins and the quality is top-notch. Tata has worked really well on putting the things together in this car. Not just the looks, the new engines also have great dynamics.
Global NCAP has garnered this car with a 4-star crash safety rating and this makes it one of the safest Indian cars on the road.
Tata Tiago AMT is an efficient motor and is available only in petrol. It has amazing ride and handling, and the engine under the hood is robust and efficient. You may take some time to adjust to it if you have been driving a Japanese or South Korean vehicle till now. Else, you’ll love the drive quality.
|TATA TIAGO||Power||Torque||Mileage||Transmission Type|
|Petrol (1.2-liter | 3 Cylinder)||84PS @ 6000 RPM||113Nm @ 3300 RPM||23.8 KMPL||AMT|
7. Maruti Suzuki Baleno / Toyota Glanza
It is said that if you failed to score in a test, might be the time wasn’t right. This has happened with Maruti Suzuki Baleno that launched back in 2006 as a sedan and got nothing but a tough competition. The current-gen Maruti Baleno can be seen quite often. Nexa Baleno gets a CVT with a petrol engine. The brand is no more producing any diesel vehicles in its plant as the Fiat-sourced 1.3-liter multijet diesel engine, often abbreviated as the “National Engine” is no more now after BS6 implementation. The CVT unit is quite smooth and works the duty well.
The engine and CVT duo works effortlessly and enhances your overall drive experience.
Toyota Glanza is a rebadged Maruti Baleno and has nothing different than a few cosmetic touchups. It also gets the same engine and transmission that does duties for Baleno. As a part of a deal between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki, they’ll be exchanging few products to expand their portfolio.
|MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO / TOYOTA GLANZA||Power||Torque||Mileage||Transmission Type|
|Petrol (1.2-liter | 4 Cylinder)||82PS @ 6000 RPm||115Nm @ 4000 RPM||19.56 KMPL||CVT|
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8. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Maruti Vitara Brezza took birth at the 2016 Auto Expo with the 1.3-liter diesel engine and later got an AMT automatic. With no diesel engines being utilized at Maruti’s plant, Vitara Brezza petrol took the lead and entered the world carrying a slightly different face. The new Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol automatic gets its engine and transmission from Maruti Ertiga.
The 4-speed torque converter does duty efficiently, though the refinement isn’t at par with the competition. The longer gear shifts might bother you while driving on the open roads.
Maruti Vitara Brezza was a well-packaged car when launched in 2016. In the current scenario, when the competition has connected cars, dual-zone climate controls, sunroof, and cruise control, Maruti planned the new Vitara Brezza with practicality in mind over the latest gadgets.
|MARUTI SUZUKI VITARA BREZZA||Power||Torque||Mileage||Transmission Type|
|Petrol (1.5-liter | 4 Cylinder)||103PS @ 6000 RPM||138PS @ 4400 RPM||18.76 KMPL||4-Speed Torque Converter|
9. Ford Ecosport
The current time isn’t allowing me to recommend this car as it is about to receive a new life, the Ford Ecosport subcompact SUV has always been an enthusiast’s delight. The torque converter unit mated to the aggressive petrol engine is not as fuel-efficient as its competitors but that gets made up with robust performance.
To add more thrill to it, this compact Ford SUV also gets paddle shifters.
Ford is known to produce robust engines and vehicles and Ecosport is no less than that. The now-discontinued 1.0-liter Ecoboost engine won the best engine of the year 6 times in a row. The only reason, it’s no more in India is the stricter emission norms from the government (BS6).
|FORD ECOSPORT||Power||Torque||Mileage||Transmission Type|
|Petrol (1.5 liter | 3 Cylinder)||121 BHP @ 6500 RPM||149Nm @ 4500 RPM||14.7 KMPL||6- Speed Torque Converter|
10. Tata Nexon
The safest Indian SUV, Tata Nexon has a habit of catching eyeballs. It is the only SUV in its class to get an EV sibling as well. It is available with efficient petrol and robust diesel engines mated to AMT. Apart from Tata Nexon AMT, Tata is using the AMT gearbox for other small cars as well including Nano and Tiago. The gearbox is sleek and almost clutter-free.
Tata Nexon is an epitome of safety.
Time and again it has proven its strength in the real-time scenario and saved its occupant’s life. While being so robust, this car has the latest tech enveloped inside as well. Let’s see if Tata brings the connected car tech as well to the Nexon in the future.
|TATA NEXON||Power||Torque||Mileage||Transmission Type|
|Petrol (1.2-liter | 3 cylinder)||118PS @ 5500 RPM||170PS @ 1750 RPM||17 KMPL||6 Speed AMT|
|Diesel (15-liter | 4 Cylinder)||108PS @ 4000 RPM||260Nm @ 1500 RPM||21 KMPL||6 Speed AMT|
11. Hyundai Venue
The Baby Creta stands apart from the competition due to the technology it gets. The only car in its segment to get connected car technology.
It comes with a DCT automatic transmission mated to a turbocharged petrol engine which is phenomenal for its class.
It gets the plush cabin and sophisticated exterior to deal with people’s ever-changing taste. Hyundai Venue is also available with another petrol and a diesel engine to suffice the needs.
Hyundai Venue DCT SUV is a power-packed machine that runs on a wheel size that appears to be bigger for the vehicle in proportion. It also gets the offset font with headlights mounted on the bumper and indicators mounted on the bonnet line. Being the latest one in the league, it takes away a big chunk of sales with it.
|HYUNDAI VENUE||Power||Torque||Mileage||Transmission Type|
|Petrol (1.0-liter | Turbo | 3 cylinder)||120PS @ 6000 RPM||172Nm @ 1500 RPM||18.5 KMPL||7-Speed DCT|
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If you are planning to buy an automatic car in 2020, get these cars test-driven first and observe which car suits you best in terms of driving dynamics, comfort and performance. If you have any queries related to your future car buying needs, comment your query below and we’ll surely assist you on the same.