India is not just the world's second-most populous country, but it is also one of the most densely populated in terms of traffic. As more individuals in the country seek to drive their cars, the traffic has increased substantially.
While manually driven cars are undoubtedly more common, we cannot overlook the demand for automatic cars. Automatic cars are also far easier to drive, especially in India, where traffic conditions are notoriously challenging - even for the most expert drivers. Take a vacation from shifting gears and look at these fantastic and affordable automatic cars available in India now.
1. Renault Kwid
Renault KWID is the first car on the list. It is of the finest automatic cars in India on a budget, with an ARAI-rated mileage of 24 kmpl. Renault Kwid has essentially been a smashing success in India. It's the only hatchback that can compete with Maruti Alto. Due to the KWID's look, it certainly fits that category. It easily beats the Altos and Eons of this world on the road.
The Renault KWID does not have an automatic transmission (AMT) lever; instead, there is a little knob upfront that extends the available space. The inside is stylish and modern, with standout features including a digital speedometer and a touchscreen infotainment system. It's without a doubt one of the most cost-effective automatic cars on the market. The pricing is Rs 2.75-4.63 lakhs (ex-showroom).
2. Hyundai Santro
The Hyundai Santro is currently in its second generation and available in petrol and compressed natural gas (CNG) variants. This tallboy is available with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox, making it one of the most affordable automatic cars in India. Additionally, the Santro features a spacious cabin, simple controls, decent fuel efficiency, a comfortable ride, and little maintenance. The Ex-showroom price is 4.19-5.71 lakhs.
3. Datsun Redi-GO
Although Datsun is a relative newcomer to the Indian market, the Redi-GO rapidly captured the public's attention — and with good reason. The little car is surprisingly versatile. It offers an ample amount of power and comfort aimed at Indian middle-class families. The car also includes handy features, like a driver display, Bluetooth audio, hands-free music, calling, LED lighting, and airbags.
The Redi-GO has two engine options: a 0.8L petrol engine producing 54PS and 72Nm of torque or a 1.0L petrol engine producing 69PS and 91Nm of torque. Datsun offers both engines a five-speed manual transmission, but the bigger 1.0L engine is also available with a five-speed automatic transmission. The ex-showroom price is 2.71-4.37 lakhs.
4. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti Suzuki is one of India's most successful car makers, and they are always pushing the industry ahead. The affordable S-Presso is currently one of India's most popular automatic cars. The car is quite beautiful on the outside and is one of the most powerful options in its class, powered by a 1.0L petrol engine producing up to 68PS and 90Nm of torque.
S-Presso comes with a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. Maruti has now released a CNG version of the S-Presso, which features the same 1.0L petrol engine but generates 59PS and 78Nm of torque and comes only with a 5-speed manual transmission. Interior has a digital instrument cluster, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, and front power windows. Additionally, it is equipped with several useful safety features, including an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, driver-side airbags, a front seatbelt reminder, parking sensors, and a speed alert. The Ex-showroom price is 3.45-4.55 lakhs.
5. Tata Tiago
The petrol-powered Tiago comes with an optional automatic transmission rated at 23.84 kilometers per liter by the ARAI. It's a very high mileage for a car equipped with a 1.2-liter engine. The Tiago is extremely spacious and reasonably priced. Additionally, it is visually attractive and is available with either petrol and diesel engine. The Ex-showroom price is 4.4-6.67 Lakhs.
6. Maruti Suzuki Ignis
The Ignis is a cross-hatchback in the B1 class powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine. Manual and automatic transmissions are available. It is reasonably priced and relatively simple to maintain. Maruti Ignis automatic and manual versions have the same ARAI-rated mileage of 20.89 kmpl. The ex-showroom price is 4.79-7.23 lakhs.
7. Maruti Suzuki Swift
The Swift is undoubtedly one of the most popular car in the Maruti Suzuki lineup. Therefore, it's unsurprising that it also tops the list here. Equipped with a 1.2L DualJet petrol engine that produces up to 83PS and 113Nm of torque. The new model features a few look changes, a bonus for anyone considering investing in the Swift.
Optional transmissions include a five-speed manual or an automatic. Equipped with a 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system and a 4.2-inch color instrument cluster display. Additionally, the model comes with increased safety features such as rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat anchors, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, and twin front airbags. The Swift is both affordable and powerful in terms of automatic cars. The Ex-showroom price is 5.14-8.89 lakhs.
8. Maruti Suzuki Dzire
The Maruti Dzire is one of the most popular cars in the country due to its large cabin, fuel-efficient engines, comfortable ride, and low maintenance costs. As with the Swift, the Dzire is one of India's best and cheapest automatic cars. Its petrol variant has 22 kilometers per liter, while the diesel variant has a staggering 28.4 kilometers per liter. The Ex-showroom price is 5.7-9.55 lakhs.
9. Tata Nexon
Tata Nexon is one car that embodies the ideal balance of performance, beauty, and affordability in a compact package. Equipped with a 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine that generates 120 horsepower and 170 Newton meters of torque. Additionally, the Nexon is available with a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine producing 110PS and 260Nm of torque. Tata Nexon is available with either a manual or an automated six-speed transmission.
While the small SUV has a lot to offer in terms of performance, it also has a lot to give in terms of features. The Nexon features a digital instrument cluster, automatic cruise control, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution, dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and rear parking sensors. The Ex-showroom price is 6.58-11.15 lakhs.