Automatic cars under 10 lakh slab has proven their mettle by providing ride comfort in bumper-to-bumper urban traffic.
The Indian car market is one of the largest in the world and the price segment between three lakh and 10 lakh (ex showroom) witnesses the most number of sales. The entry-level, sub-compact, compact models are witnessing the most demand. New-generation consumers contribute a significant percentage of sales in this segment and they are looking for more driving comfort from their car.
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One of the key elements that has played a critical role in consumers’ purchasing decision is the cars’ transmission option. In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for automatic cars due to the driving comfort they offer compared to cars equipped with a manual gearbox, especially on busy urban roads.
Selecting an affordable automatic car can be a neat task for you. Here are the top five models to choose from.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of the most popular cars in India since its inception. The car has a premium look and feel thanks to its design and on-board features. The Maruti Suzuki Swift is available with both a manual and an automatic gearbox coupled with a 1.2-litre petrol engine offering mileage from 23.2 to 23.76 kmpl. The hatchback is priced between 5.90 lakh and 8.77 lakh (ex showroom).
Tata Punch is the latest sub-compact SUV from the homegrown automaker that sits in the micro-SUV segment. Tata Punch comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that is available with both a manual and an automatic gearbox. The engine offers a mileage between 18.82 kmpl and 18.97 kmpl. Tata Punch SUV is available in a price range of 5.64 lakh and 8.98 lakh (ex showroom).
Tata Tiago literally changed the momentum of Tata Motors passenger cars in India. The hatchback competes with rivals such as Maruti Suzuki Swift and comes with stylish looks and a host of high-end features. Tiago gets its power from a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that is available with both a manual and an automatic gearbox. Tata Tiago petrol is available in a price range of 5.19 lakh and 7.64 lakh (ex showroom).
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the automaker’s bet in the premium hatchback segment. It competes with rivals such as Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20. The Baleno is sold through the Nexa store network and costs between 6.14 lakh and 9.66 lakh (ex showroom). Powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, the Baleno hatchback will receive both manual and automatic transmission options. It offers a mileage between 19.56 kmpl and 23.87 kmpl.
Nissan Magnite literally changed the game for the Japanese automaker in India with its distinctive look and premium feel. Priced between 5.76 lakh and 10.15 lakh (ex-showroom), Nissan Magnite compact SUV competes with rivals such as Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet etc. Nissan Magnite is available in 23 variants and will have a 1.0-litre engine. Transmission options for this SUV include a manual transmission and a CVT.
Date of first publication: Aug 16, 2022, 15:54 IST