Automatic transmission cars tend to command a premium over their manual counterparts, requiring an additional investment of around 50 to 60 thousand rupees.
However, the allure of automatic vehicles lies in their seamless gear changes, making them ideal for navigating congested city streets without the hassle of manual gear shifts.
Here, we present a list of the five most cost-effective automatic cars available in the country.
1. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Leading the pack is the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, reigning as the most economical automatic transmission car in India. This model offers both a 5-speed manual and an automatic (AGS) gearbox paired with the 1.0-liter NA petrol engine. The price tag for its automatic variant starts at Rs. 5.59 lakhs, reflecting ex-showroom pricing.
2. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Sharing mechanical kinship with the Alto K10, the Maruti S-Presso features identical offerings. It provides a 1.0-liter NA petrol engine with the choice of a 5-speed manual or automatic (AGS) transmission. The entry point for its automatic variant stands at Rs. 5.76 lakhs, representative of ex-showroom costs.
3. Renault Kwid
Previously available with a 0.8-liter petrol engine, the Renault Kwid has evolved and now solely offers the 1.0-liter petrol engine paired with an automatic transmission.
This update has driven the cost of its automatic variant, starting at Rs. 6.12 lakhs, with ex-showroom pricing intact.
4. Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Diverse in its offerings, the WagonR comes equipped with two engine options – the 1.0-liter and 1.2-liter petrol engines. Both these engines can be mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The automatic variants of WagonR present a starting point at Rs. 6.55 lakhs (ex-showroom).
5. Tata Tiago
Representing Tata’s contribution to affordability, the Tata Tiago is the most economical offering from the brand.
Its 1.2-liter NA petrol engine is coupled with the option of a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. The cost entry for its automatic variants is pegged at Rs. 6.92 lakh (ex-showroom).
In the pursuit of enhanced driving ease and convenience, these economical automatic cars provide a gateway to automatic transmission technology without straining your budget.