It is no secret that SUV segment is the fastest growing car segment in the Indian auto industry. Automakers are doing their best to offer SUVs in almost every price bracket. What’s also significant is that there is a serious increase in demand for automatic cars in India. Automatic transmission usually cost higher than the manual gearbox; however, brands are trying hard to keep the costs of automatic gearboxes down. Here is a list of top 5 most affordable automatic SUVs you can drive home in India –
Tata Nexon AMT
Tata Motors’ most popular product – the Nexon is available with AMT gearbox option in petrol and diesel guise. The SUV is available in 2 engine options – a 108bhp, 1.2-litre petrol and a 108bhp, 1.5-litre diesel. A 6-speed AMT gearbox drives the power to the rear wheels. The most affordable NEXON AMT variant is the XMA, which is priced at Rs 7.93 lakh. The diesel AMT priced at Rs 8.94 lakh.
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT
India’s best-selling SUV, the Maruti Vitara Brezza is available in diesel version only. It is powered by a 1.3-litre MJD unit producing 89bhp and 200Nm. The mid-level VDi and the top-spec ZDi variants are available with AMT options. The most affordable VDi AMT unit is priced at Rs 8.69 lakh. Continue reading…
Hyundai Venue DCT
Hyundai’s newest SUV – the Venue compact SUV is available with 3 different engine options – a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.0L turbocharged petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel. Only the 1.0L engine comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox option. The most affordable S Turbo automatic is available at a price tag of Rs 9.35 lakh.
Renault Duster CVT
The Duster has been one of the most popular SUVs currently on sale in India. It is available with 2 automatic gearbox options – a CVT automatic with 1.5L petrol and AMT gearbox with 1.5L diesel. The RXS Option CVT is the most affordable automatic option, which is available at a price tag of Rs 9.99 lakh.
Mahindra XUV300 Diesel AMT
Mahindra’s newly launched sub-4 meter SUV – the XUV300 is doing pretty good business. It is available with 2 engine options – a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. The SUV comes with a 6-speed AMT option with diesel engine only. The top-end W8 and W8 Optional variants are available with AMT unit, which are priced at Rs 11.5 lakh and Rs 12.69 lakh respectively.