5 Best CVT Cars In India: From Maruti Baleno To Honda City

by Mohammed Burman | 07/05/2020
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This article is going to provide you with a list of five best CVT cars in India. Read on to discover our list of five best CVT cars in India.

CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) or stepless transmission or shiftless transmission is an automatic gearbox which is able to seamlessly alter through many ranges of effective gear ratios. This is different from other types of gearbox which come with a fixed number of gear ratios. Nowadays, there are many modern cars coming with this new type of transmission. Below is a list of five best CVT cars in India.

5 Best CVT Cars In India: From Maruti Baleno To Honda City

Honda Amaze CVT

  • Price: INR 7.71 lakh - INR 9.54 lakh *

The Honda Amaze CVT is among the best-looking CVT cars in India. It is replete with numerous convenience features which include a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, height-adjustable driver seat, keyless entry, air conditioner and heater, rear defogger, etc. The cabin also offers amber legroom for you to relax during a long drive. The CVT gearbox is only offered on the petrol version of the Honda Amaze which receives its power from a BS6 1.2-litre petrol motor with 90 PS against 110 Nm. The current-gen Honda Amaze rivals the Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Dzire, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and the newly-launched Hyundai Aura.

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Nissan Micra CVT

  • Price: INR 6.62 lakh - INR 7.81 lakh *

The Nissan Micra CVT is only offered with a petrol engine option which is a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder unit which can generate 77 PS against 104 Nm. The ARAI-certified fuel mileage of the car stands at 19.15 kmpl. The Nissan Micra is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and BA as standard features across all the variants. Other outstanding features of the vehicle include automatic headlights, auto wipers, powered and foldable ORVMs, LED taillights, rear parking camera with sensors, a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, start push button and automatic temperature control. In the Indian auto market, the Nissan Micra competes against the Maruti Ignis, Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10.

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Maruti Baleno CVT

  • Price: INR 7.76 lakh - INR 8.96 lakh *

Being a large hatchback, the Maruti Baleno is one of the most reasonably-priced CVT cars in India. It borrows many front features from the Maruti Swift. Nevertheless, the uniqueness of the car lies in its side profile and rear. In its segment, the Baleno’s road stance is among the best ones. It also has an amber cabin with high-quality materials, many top-notch features, sufficient thigh support and legroom, which ensures a comfortable journey for both the driver and the passengers. The CVT gearbox is only offered on the Delta, Zeta and Alpha trims of the Baleno. The Baleno CVT receives its power from a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre naturally aspirated gasoline burner which can generate 84 PS against 115 Nm. The claimed fuel mileage of the vehicle is 19.56 kmpl. The Maruti Baleno CVT is retarded by disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. ABS with EBD is available across all the variants.

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Toyota Yaris CVT

  • Price: INR 9.46 lakh - INR 12.94 lakh *

The Toyota Yaris keeps under its hood only a 1.5-litre gasoline burner which can deliver 108 PS against 140 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed MT/CVT. The CVT version offers paddle shifters. Toyota models are well-known for the great safety level; the Toyota Yaris is not an exception. It is equipped with seven airbags as well as ABS with EBD. Other noteworthy features of the Toyota Yaris include projector headlights, LED DRLs, LED taillights, 7-inch touchscreen, electrically-adjustable driver seat and temperature control.

toyota yaris front


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Honda City CVT

  • Price: INR 12.01 lakh - INR 14.31 lakh *

The Honda City is currently offered with only a BSVI-compliant 1.5-litre gasoline burner which is good for 119 PS against 145 Nm and is paired with a 5-speed MT or CVT unit with the latter being available in the V, VX and ZX grades. The claimed fuel mileage for the Honda City CVT is 18 kmpl. The Honda City CVT is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, autocruise, automatic temperature control and paddle shifters. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors are provided as standard safety features across all the variants. The Honda City takes on the likes of the Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. The fifth-gen Honda City is expected to be launched in India soon.

honda city front three quarters


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Above is a list of five best CVT cars in India arranged in the order from the least expensive one to the most expensive one. If you are a fan of this convenience feature, we hope that this article can help you find your ideal car.

Frequently asked question

  1. Which are the best CVT under-INR-8-lakh cars in India?
    The best under-INR-8-lakh cars with a CVT in India include the Nissan Micra CVT, Maruti Baleno CVT, Hyundai Elite i20 CVT, Honda Jazz CVT, Honda Amaze CVT, Nissan Sunny CVT, Toyota Yaris CVT and Renault Duster. CVT.

  2. AMT and CVT, which is better?
    A CVT engine is operated at a favourable speed all the time which helps churn out the most decent fuel mileage. A CVT gearbox also has infinite gear ratio and is smoother than AMT. Therefore, it can be concluded that a CVT transmission is better than an AMT one.

  3. Is a CVT car good for hill climbing?
    Each type of automatic transmission has its own levels of appropriateness for the hilly terrains. AMTs and poorly matched CVTs should be avoided. A solid torque converter or a CVT paired with a strong motor will be a good option.

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