Datsun redi-GO to Maruti Ignis - Best Hatchback Cars with AMT under 6 lakhs

by Vivaan Khatri | 24/08/2020
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A hatchback is the best option for commuting around the city. When accompanied by an ATM, it makes for an even better package. Here is the list of best hatchback cars with AMT under 6 lakhs

A hatchback is a go-to option for first-time car buyers with a budget. And the majority of the customers in this segment are willing to pay about 5-6 lakh for a new hatchback. Within the 5-6 lakh price bracket, you can get a host of choices in the entry-level hatchback market. Many manufacturers even go all out by offering the AMT options for their hatchback in the 6-lakh price range. Here, we will give you the top best Best Hatchback Cars with AMT under 6 lakhs-

Datsun redi-GO to Maruti Ignis - Best Hatchback Cars with AMT under 6 lakhs

1. Datsun rediGO

Datsun redi-Go is a great option for an entry-level hatchback with an affordable automatic gearbox option of just 4-4.12 lakh. Besides the 0.8-litre petrol engine that goes solely with manual transmission, the rediGO draws power from a 1-litre petrol engine. And the larger engine which is good for 67bhp and 91Nm will come with a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The option of AMT will make the rediGo ideal companion for the bumper-to-bumper traffic. Datsun rediGO is not only affordable at the purchasing stage, but it is also a cheap car to run on with an incredible fuel efficiency. 

Datsun redi-GO to Maruti Ignis - Best Hatchback Cars with AMT under 6 lakhs

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2. Renault KWID

Renault Kwid gets one of the most appealing packages that you can find in the hatchback segment for under 6 lakh. The Renault Kwid shares the same petrol engine with Datsun redi-Go, which is the 1-litre engine. So the two models share the same output of 67bhp and 91Nm. As far as the transmission goes, the AMT Kwid is also mated with a 5-speed automatic gearbox. A rotary knob is added to take the gearshifting duty.

However, the AMT option is only offered on the top variants RXT and Climber. They are priced at 4.33 Lakh and 4.63 Lakh, respectively. To look on the bright side, the top variant will give you the bells and whistles like touchscreen infotainment system, power window, power steering, navigation, leather steering wheel, driver airbags. 

Renault KWID silver color front and side look

3. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso 

Maruti S-Presso is one of the best-selling cars in the entry-level segment. Under the hood, the S-Presso is packed with a 1.0-litre K-series motor that is able to churn out 68PS of peak power and 90Nm of peak torque. Besides the manual gearbox option, the K-Series motor can be even paired with a 5-speed AMT. And the best part is that whether it is manual or automatic, the S-presso can manage to offer a a great mileage. With a light steering and clutch, along with a compact size, it is no wonder why people opt for this car when it comes to finding an easy-to-drive car for city commute.

Datsun redi-GO to Maruti Ignis - Best Hatchback Cars with AMT under 6 lakhs

4. Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago no longer comes with the diesel option but is still available in the petrol-AMT combo. What this means is that while it's no longer the only car in the segment to feature a diesel engine, you can still choose the 1.2-litre automatic petrol variant to benefit from the convenience that the AMT brings in without affecting the mileage of the vehicle. This unit delivers 84bhp and 114Nm, which makes it the most powerful engine in its class. And this powertrain is claimed to return the ARAI mileage of 23.84kmpl. City driving would command more fuel, leaving the mileage to reduce to around 15-16kmpl. The strength of the Tata Tiago is not only the affordable price but also the strong build quality and high material quality.  

Tata Tiago AMT on road

Tata Tiago AMT is a good car for city commutes

5. Hyundai Santro

The latest Hyundai Santro is the reborn version of the first car of Hyundai to be introduced in India. Besides the spacious and high-quality cabin and mature driving nature, Hyundai Santro also offers the convenience of a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The AMT option is available on the Santro Magna and Santro Sportz, the top-of-the-line variants. The 1.1-litre, 4-cylinder petrol could churn out 69PS of power and 99Nm of torque. The mileage of this powertrain rates at 20.3kmpl. Hyundai Santro is a well-rounded car which excels in every aspect, from the interior quality, engine refinement and efficiency.

Hyundai Santro front fascia

Hyundai Santro is the new star of the hatchback segment

6. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Even though its look is not to everyone’s liking, Maruti Wagon R scores high on the practicality. That’s why it remains to be one of the best selling hatchbacks in India. It comes with a surprisingly good interior room and good ingress/egress. What’s more, the Wagon R is available with both manual and automatic gearbox options for both its engine variants - 1.0-litre petrol and 1.2-litre petrol. The AMT option is a reasonably responsive unit that offers the convenience of an automatic without affecting the mileage. 

Datsun redi-GO to Maruti Ignis - Best Hatchback Cars with AMT under 6 lakhs

7. Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Before the blooming of AMT gearbox in our car industry, the Celerio was the first to set the trend. Its 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine kicks off 68PS of peak power and 90Nm of maximum torque. The claimed mileage stands at 23.1kmpl. The automatic gearbox is offered on a wide range of trims, from the VXI, VXI (O), ZXI and ZXI (O).

Celerio and Celerio orange front look

While the Celerio is a hatchback, the Celerio Cross is the cross-hatch version of the original Celerio. The cross version gets some essential twist exteriorly and interiorly to make it look sportier and off-roading, for example, the black-cladding plastic, flared wheel arch, and black alloy wheel. Under the hood, it deploys the same engine from the Celerio.

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Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Review: Images, Specs, and Prices

8. Maruti Suzuki Ignis

The recent Maruti Suzuki Ignis draws power from a 1.2-litre petrol engine. This motor could pull out 83PS and 113Nm, which is higher than that of the previous version. It is also above the average line in its class with regard to its high engine output. The petrol engine is mated with either a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Ignis is claimed to return 20.89kmpl. On the top of that, Maruti Ignis is a feature-rich car with fully-packed safety and comfort feature list including dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Support and Navigation and automatic climate control.

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