Automatic gearboxes have gained popularity among buyers due to the comfort they offer, especially in heavy city traffic. While most luxury cars now come with automatic transmissions, an increasing number of affordable models are also offering automatic options. However, it’s worth noting that there are currently no cars priced under Rs 5 lakh that come with an automatic gearbox.
Here is a list of cars and SUVs, both ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) and EV (Electric Vehicle), with automatic gearboxes priced under Rs 10 lakh:
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
- Price: Rs 5.61 lakh – 5.90 lakh
- The Alto K10 offers a 5-speed AMT gearbox in the higher-spec VXI and VXI+ trims. While the AMT may feel a bit slow compared to a manual, it works well in traffic. Despite some compromises in terms of space and affordability, the Alto K10 remains a practical and cost-effective choice.
MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO K10 SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 998cc, 3cyl, petrol 67hp 89Nm 5-speed AMT
Maruti Suzuki S Presso
- Price: Rs 5.77 lakh – 6.06 lakh
- Similar to the Alto K10, the S Presso features a 5-speed AMT in the top two trims – VXI (O) and VXI+. It responds well to throttle inputs and offers a roomy cabin, making it an easy-to-drive and well-equipped option.
MARUTI SUZUKI S PRESSO SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 998cc, 3cyls, petrol 67hp 89Nm 5-speed AMT
- Price: Rs 6.13 lakh – 6.33 lakh
- The Renault Kwid comes with an AMT option on the top-spec RXT and Climber trims. The AMT’s performance is acceptable in city traffic, with mild ‘head nod’ typical of AMTs. It works best with part-throttle inputs but may not respond well to sudden changes in throttle.
RENAULT KWID SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 999cc, 3cyls, petrol 68hp 91Nm 5-speed AMT
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
- Price: Rs 6.39 lakh – 7.15 lakh
- Maruti Suzuki offers a 5-speed AMT on the Celerio in the VXI, ZXI, and ZXI+ trims. The AMT’s gearshifts are generally smooth, and it even allows manual gear shifting via the gear lever. The Celerio remains a practical and easy-to-drive city car.
MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 998cc, 3cyl, petrol 67hp 89Nm 5-speed AMT
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
- Price: Rs 6.55 lakh – 7.31 lakh
- The Wagon R offers two engine options, a 1.0-liter petrol, and a 1.2-liter petrol, both available with a 5-speed AMT. It is known for its practicality and spaciousness, making it a top choice for urban buyers.
MARUTI SUZUKI WAGON R SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 998cc, 3cyls, petrol 67hp 98Nm 5-speed AMT 1197cc, 4cyls, petrol 90hp 113Nm 5-speed AMT
- Price: Rs 6.95 lakh – 7.70 lakh
- Tata Motors offers an automatic gearbox with the petrol engine on the Tiago and Tiago NRG, available in two trims. The Tiago’s 5-speed AMT performs well in traffic, but it can be a bit jerky at crawling speeds.
TATA TIAGO SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 1199cc, 3cyls, petrol 86hp 113Nm 5-speed AMT
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
- Price: Rs 7.28 lakh – 8.51 lakh
- Hyundai offers a 5-speed AMT on the Grand i10 Nios in four trims. The AMT has a slight ‘head nod’ during the transition from first to second gear but smoothens out afterward. It is a sensible family hatchback suitable for city driving.
HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 1197cc, 4cyls, petrol 83hp 114Nm 5-speed AMT
Maruti Suzuki Swift
- Price: Rs 7.50 lakh – 8.89 lakh
- The Swift comes with a 5-speed AMT gearbox available on the VXI, ZXI, and ZXI+ trims. The AMT works well in city conditions, and the Swift retains its fun-to-drive characteristics while remaining practical for daily use.
MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 1197cc, 4cyls, petrol 90hp 113Nm 5-speed AMT
- Price: Rs 7.98 lakh – 9.98 lakh
- The MG Comet is an electric vehicle (EV) available in three trims with a single-speed automatic gearbox. It is designed for urban commuting and stands out with its unique appeal.
MG COMET SPECS Motor Battery Power Torque Gearbox Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor 17.3kWh 42hp 110Nm 1-speed automatic
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
- Price: Rs 8.00 lakh – 9.88 lakh
- The Baleno offers a 5-speed AMT in three trims. Despite some hesitation between gears, the second-gen Baleno offers improved ride and handling, interior quality, safety, and equipment.
MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 1197cc, 4cyls, petrol 90hp 113Nm 5-speed AMT
- Price: Rs 8.25 lakh – 10 lakh
- Based on the Baleno, the Glanza features a 5-speed AMT in three trims. The AMT prioritizes efficiency, and it may pause and hunt for gears in denser traffic.
TOYOTA GLANZA SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 1197cc, 4cyls, petrol 90hp 113Nm 5-speed AMT
- Price: Rs 8.55 lakh – 10.56 lakh
- The Altroz stands out as the only car on this list to offer a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (DCA) on six trims. It responds well to throttle inputs and offers a practical family car with a spacious cabin.
TATA ALTROZ SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 1199cc, 3cyls, petrol 88hp 115Nm 6-speed dual-clutch automatic
Tata Tiago EV
- Price: Rs 8.69 lakh – 12.04 lakh
- The Tiago EV is another electric vehicle (EV) on the list, offering a single-speed automatic gearbox with two battery pack options. It delivers a mature driving experience suitable for urban use.
TATA TIAGO EV SPECS Motor Battery Power Torque Gearbox Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor 19.2kWh 61hp 110Nm 1-speed automatic Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor 24kWh 75hp 114Nm 1-speed automatic
- Price: Rs 9.11 lakh – 11.73 lakh
- The Hyundai i20 offers a choice of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (DCT) or a CVT, depending on the engine. The DCT enhances performance and efficiency and is available on specific trims.
HYUNDAI I20 SPECS Engine Power Torque Gearbox 1197cc, 4cyls, petrol 88hp 115Nm CVT 998cc, 3cyls, turbo-petrol 120hp 172Nm 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
This comprehensive list covers a range of automatic options under Rs 10 lakh, catering to various preferences and needs in the Indian market.