best automatic car to buy in india

Today, we review the Best Automatic Car To Buy In India. India is infamous for its traffic congestion. In cities like Delhi and Mumbai, the volume of cars on the road during peak work hours is intense, and as a result one has to drive in bumper to bumper traffic. In such conditions, constantly depressing and letting go of the clutch pedal may be a chore for some.

To counter this, cars with automatic transmissions have gained momentum because they minimise the driving fatigue in slow traffic. This has been further facilitated by the fast growing adaptation of the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) by car manufacturers. AMT while not the most advanced gearbox, has brought automatic transmissions into hatchbacks and thus within the budget many people. Below are the top 5 automatic cars you can buy if you are sick of operating the clutch during traffic.

Best Automatic Car To Buy In India

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

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The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is a solid value for money proposition from the country’s largest car-maker. Buying and maintaining the Celerio is very easy on the wallet. For an automatic, the fuel economy figures are solid too. However, it’s not the most contemporary car in its class and the AMT, while fine for the price, feels unrefined.

Engine: 998cc, in-line three-cylinder petrol

Gearbox: 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission

Mileage: 23.1 km/l

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Maruti Suzuki Celerio Prices:

Maruti Suzuki Celerio LXi AMT: Rs. 4.52 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Celerio LXi (O) AMT: Rs. 4.72 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Celerio VXi AMT: Rs. 4.82 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Celerio LXi (O) AMT: Rs. 5.02 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZXi AMT:  Rs. 5.12 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZXi AMT:  Rs. 5.25 lakh

Hyundai Grand i10

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If a well-built hatchback is your priority, then the Hyundai Grand i10 perfectly fits the bill. The Grand i10 boasts a spacious cabin with class leading build quality. The 1.2 litre kappa engine is refined and very easy to drive.  The automatic transmission on this car is an old school 4-speed unit, thus fuel economy is nowhere the best.

Engine: 1197cc, inline-four cylinder petrol

Gearbox: 4-speed torque converter Automatic

Mileage: 17.49 km/l

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Hyundai Grand i10 Prices:

Hyundai Grand i10 Magna AT: Rs. 5.99 lakh

Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz (O) AT: Rs. 6.83 lakh

Renault Kwid AMT

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The Renault Kwid is a stylish hatchback with a unique SUV inspired design. Not only does it look great on the outside, its interior is pretty feature packed with segment first goodies like a touch-screen infotainment system. Engine has good grunt too, and it’s one of the cheapest automatic cars in India. However, with Renault, after sales support will not be as good as Maruti or Hyundai.

Engine: 999cc, in-line 3-cylinder petrol

Gearbox: 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission

Mileage: 25.10 km/l

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Renault Kwid AMT Prices

Renault Kwid RXT 1.0 AMT: Rs. 4.00 lakh

Renault Kwid RXT 1.0 AMT (Airbag): Rs. 4.64 lakh

Renault Kwid Climber 1.0 AMT: Rs. 4.60 lakh

Volkswagen Ameo AMT

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The Volkswagen Ameo AMT is the most competitively priced VW one can buy in India. it features the typical Volkswagen solid build quality and a torquey 1.5 litre TDi diesel engine. It also has a reasonably sized boot. However, being a compact sedan, its design is a bit awkward and Volkswagen cars are notorious for their high maintenance costs.

Engine: 1498cc, in-line 4-cylinder diesel

Gearbox: 5-speed Automated Manual Transmission

Mileage: 21.73 km/l

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Volkswagen Ameo AMT Prices:

Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Comfortline AMT: Rs. 8.78 lakh

Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 Highline AMT: Rs. 9.62 lakh

 Ford EcoSport AT

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The Ford EcoSport is the most expensive car on this list. It is also the one with the most power. EcoSport comes with a 1.5 litre petrol engine mated to an advanced 6-speed Dual Clutch automatic transmission. Driving dynamics of this Ford are top notch. However, EcoSport’s cabin space and boot capacity are the smallest among its rivals.

Engine: 1499cc, in-line 4-cylinder petrol

Gearbox: 6-speed Dual Clutch Automatic

Mileage: 15.60 km/l

Ford EcoSport AT Prices:

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Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Titanium: Rs. 9.80 lakh

Ford EcoSport 1.5 Ti VCT AT Signeture: 9.89 lakh

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