Observing the immensely increasing traffic conditions in India, has made the genre of automatic cars widely appreciated. Regarding the fact that most people have that weird ideology that automatic cars are expensive and out of a common man's budget. Automatic cars are hassle free and highly recommendable for the current road conditions in India. In the past owning an automatic vehicle was a luxury, but as times have changed the thoughts of people have changed presently. Having an automatic car lets the driver change gears by itself and reliefs the driver from tension. As there are many foreign car makes that have entered into the Indian automotive market, there is a wide range of selection. Choosing from an ocean of brands is hard, but is harder is choosing 1 car from the wide variants under the brand. To make this process less harder, quote your budget and start the process for hunting a new car in your budget and other requirements. Following are some of the cars that have been quoted affordable and most importantly reliable by users.
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI
The Volkswagen Polo GT is a supermini car produced by the German manufacturer Volkswagen since 1975. The Polo was introduced in India in 2009 and since then Volkswagen has had some aggressive sales done by its product. The car has received a few awards in a few categories, regarding its driving experince, accessories and user friendly experince. At the heart of the vehicle is a 1.2 TSI engine, which the company claims to denote to maximum power, minimum consumption. It dominates with a 105PS and 175Nm torque. It even boasts of a 7-speed dual-shift gearbox transmission. The automatic transmission and smooth gear handling in this refined piece of technology promises an exhilarating performance and unforgettable drive. There is also a second engine variant, a 1.5 litre TDI engine. A 5-speed gearbox, 105PS and 250Nm torque. When your car has power this formidable. There are some standard safety equipment's, some trending entertainment loaded in the car to make you have a good driving experince. The price for this car starts from ₹4.99-6.07Lakhs.
Skoda uses the downsized 1.6 litre motor from the current car albeit with a reduced bore of around 2.5mm, which brings the displacement down to 1498cc. This updated engine produces the same 103hp and 25.5Kg of torque despite 100cc lower capacity. The Rapid diesel comes with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. This is the same dry dual clutch plate transmission that does duty in the Polo GT TSI and the Volkswagen Vento auto. Packed with power and distinctively elegant in its looks, the Skoda Rapid is as much a thrill to observe as it is to drive. Chiseled curves and remoulded body lines blend in effortlessly with black design elements, making the Skoda Rapid gracious and charming from all angles. The interiors of the Skoda Rapid have been thoughtfully put together to give the perfect space between space and comfort. Entertainment settings are standard and are the trending innovations in the market. Prices range from ₹6,99,000 – 10,02,100Lakhs.
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI AT Elegance Plus Petrol - ₹10.4Lakhs
Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI AT Elegance Plus Black Package Petrol - ₹10.5Lakhs
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI AT Elegance Plus Diesel - ₹11.7Lakhs
Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI AT Elegance Plus Black Package Diesel - ₹11.9Lakhs
Toyota Corolla Altis
Being the 11th generation of the Corolla series by Toyota, there have been some important changes each time a new vehicle of the series is introduced. With a revolutionary new design and an enviable luxury, rest assured of an experince that surpasses all expectations. From the rear of the wheel of the automatic 1.8, the refined engine has a character that's more relaxed than rushed and the power delivery is smooth and predictable. In fact, it carries over the same motors as its predecessor and in the same state of tune too. There's the 138hp, 1.8 litre petrol engine and an 87hp 1.4 litre diesel mill. The petrol motor is mated to either a six-speed manual box or a 7-speed step-CVT automatic, while the diesel is a 6-speed manual gearbox. Regarding this new series belonging to the Corolla family by Toyota, there are new trending entertainment and safety features that are loaded into this vehicle, which makes it promising and has maintained the vehicle to be in the good books of onlookers. Prices of the Corolla Altis starts at ₹16Lakhs.
This vehicle is a premium sedan which comes equipped with several decent features, spacious cabin, refined engine and styling. Available in only diesel trim, the Cruze has both a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox. Its 2.0 litre VCDi diesel engine produces a massive 1637.7hp. Classy, elegant and comfortable interiors. Safety features of latest technology is equipped in the car. A rigid Safety Cage with reinforced tubular bars is provided to ensure maximum protection to passengers. Equipped with 4 airbags, the Cruze has the highest measure of airbag safety in case of high impact collision. ABS is standard. Overall its a muscular stiff-body exteriors and bold lines that complement the symmetry of the Cruze merge perfectly with its undiluted power, under the hood, to make it a truly powerful vehicle. The price of this vehicle starts from ₹16.16 – 16.79Lakhs.
Precisely tuned to maximize the dynamic performance of the Elantra, the 6-speed H-matic Automatic Transmission delivers perfectly timed gearshifts without any loss in power and momentum. All this to make your driving experince more pleasurable and relaxing. The sleek profile reduces forward air flow resistance and rear spoiler effect for improved fuel economy and driving stability. Silica tyres improve wet skid performance and reduces rolling resistance, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency. A real motorsport feature, aluminum pedals are available for both manual and automatic transmissions. When you are traveling, you encounter obstacles and adverse situations that can take you by surprise. Elantra comes equipped with many safety features designed to keep out of these situations. The Elantra is as technologically advanced as much it is visually enthralling. The supervision cluster in the Elantra offers enhanced clarity and readability. The price starts from ₹14.13 – 17.94Lakhs.
Hyundai Elantra SX AT Petrol - ₹16.8
Hyundai Elantra CRDi SX AT Diesel - ₹18.3
The City is available with a newly developed CVT that is part of Honda's Earth Dreams Technology. Honda claims its new CVT is more responsive and fuel efficient than the previous-gen CVT or the 5-speed AT. In fact, the official word is that its more efficient than even the manual variant. Powered by an updated 1.5 litre I-VTEC petrol motor churning out 117hp and 145Nm, the City AT takes off in a rather surprising manner. The initial hesitation and jerkiness of a typical dual-clutch CVT has been sorted with the use of a torque converter, which results in prompt acceleration from the word go. With voluminous cabin space, a legroom that matches the higher segments and a huge boot space its a car packaged for comfort. Ample amount of entertainment features in this vehicle. Safety isn't ignored and lives up to the quality of Honda. Prices range from ₹7 – 12Lakhs.
Honda City iVTEC CVT SV Petrol - ₹9.9Lakhs
Honda City iVTEC CVT VX Petrol - ₹11.6Lakhs
Volkswagen Vento DSG
DSG is a groundbreaking two-in-one concept where twin electronically controlled shafts manage gear selection, always anticipating your next shift. The DSG is a system composed of two common transmissions, with two clutches for two input shafts. When driving in particular gear, the electronics automatically pre-select the next upper/lower gears depending on the engine load. Therefore, shifting between gears happens instantly and in absence of loss of engine power during gear change, gives it a seamless character. This reduces noise levels and provides for smooth gearshifts. There are many exciting entertainment and safety innovations added to this car, making it a class sedan. Prices for this vehicle start at ₹7.85 – 11.87Lakhs.
Volkswagen Vento 1.2 TSI Comfortline AT Petrol - ₹10.0Lakhs
Volkswagen Vento 1.2 TSI Highline AT Petrol - ₹10.8Lakhs
Volkswagen Vento 1.5 TDI Comfortline AT Diesel - ₹11.3Lakhs
Volkswagen Vento 1.5 TDI Highline AT Diesel - ₹12.1Lakhs
The automatic version is available in two variants 2WD and 4WD. With the inclusion of the two new automatic variant, the Mahindra Scorpio comes in eight trims. Powering the Mahindra Scorpio automatic is the 120PS/280Nm making the 2.2 litre diesel engine. It now comes mated to a 6-speed auto transmission. The 6-speed automatic also comes with two modes for the 4WD a winter and normal mode. The Scorpio is a very capable machine and the addition of the automatic transmission, as it has proved earlier in its past versions. Its rugged looks and some off-roading capabilities make it a perfect vehicle choice for both urban and rural roads. Fully automatic temperature control, height adjuster on driver side, power windows on driver-door and a host of other exciting new features make the drive in the Scorpio more pleasurable. Prices for this mighty Indian made beast starts at ₹8.5 – 14.5Lakhs.
Mahindra Scorpio S10 AT 2WD Diesel - ₹13.2Lakhs
Mahindra Scorpio S10 AT 4WD Diesel - ₹14.5Lakhs
A good line-up of vehicles, that should be suiting your expectations.
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