Here are top 5 automatic cars which are offered with automatic gearbox options under Rs 8 lakh - Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Tata Tiago, Maruti WagonR and Honda Amaze
The automatic transmissions have now started gaining popularity among the new buyers around India. If you are pure driving enthusiast, you may always prefer manual cars, but driving a manual transmission vehicle in city traffic is quite challenging. Carmakers have now started offering automatic gearbox options with their entry-level models because of their rising demand and also to offer a convenient driving experience to the buyer. Here are the top 5 cars one can buy in India under Rs 8 lakh price bracket.
Maruti Dzire is the top-selling sub-4-meter sedan in the Indian market. It is offered with Maruti’s AMT gearbox. The AMT unit comprises hydraulic actuators, which shift gears via a convention planetary gear system, thereby offering the convenience of an automatic transmission with the affordability of a manual. It is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which puts out power and torque outputs of 90 PS and 113 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT. The AMT trim of Maruti Dzire starts at Rs 7.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Honda Amaze is the direct rival of Maruti Dzire and is also the most affordable car in the automaker’s stable. Honda offers to Amaze with a CVT, which is a more refined version AMT transmission offered by Maruti Suzuki. Honda Amaze is offered with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine. The former develops 90 PS of power and 110 Nm of peak torque, while the latter develops 100 PS and 200 Nm of twisting force. The diesel CVT trim of the car churns out slightly less power and torque outputs of 80 PS and 160 Nm. The Honda Amaze CVT trim is offered at a starting price of Rs 7.81 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
3) Maruti Wagon R
Maruti Wagon R is among the most popular hatchbacks offered by the carmaker in the Indian market. The car is popular among the buyers for its compact design and spacious cabin. Mechanically, the Maruti WagonR is propelled by 1.0-litre petrol and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The former is capable of shredding out 68bhp of power, while the latter develops a power output of 83bhp. Prices for the AMT trims of the 1.0-litre version starts at Rs 5.43 lakh, while the 1.2-litre with an AMT start at Rs 5.66 lakh.
4) Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is one of the popular names in its segment. It directly competes with the likes of Maruti Swift. It is quite popular among the young buyers for its modern looks, feature-loaded cabin and laudable engine options. The hatchback is offered with a petrol and diesel engine. But, the choice of AMT gearbox is only offered with the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine that produces 82bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque. The prices of the AMT-equipped Grand i10 Nios starts at Rs 6.51 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry-level Magna trim and goes all the way up to Rs 7.76 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec Asta variant.
Tata Tiago is the most affordable car offered by the automaker in the Indian market. It rivals with the likes of Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Santro. It gets propelled by a 1.2-litre three-pot, gasoline mill, which develops power and torque outputs of 84bhp and 113 Nm. Transmission duties are done by a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed MT gearbox options. The prices of the Tata Tiago AMT trim starts from Rs 6.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).