Are you in the market to buy your next small-hatchback and primarily want an automatic gearbox? Looking at the traffic conditions in most metro cities, purchasing an automatic gearbox does make sense for ease of driving. So we at TopGear Magazine India are here to help you by listing the top 5 hatchbacks sold with an automatic gearbox in India and wouldn’t cause a dent in your wallet.
Rs 4.89 Lakhs to Rs 5.48 Lakhs (ex-showroom, India)
The Renault Kwid is the first option for buyers looking to opt for an automatic hatchback without wanting to shell out big bucks. The Kwid is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine making 68bhp and 91Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The automatic gearbox is available on the RXL, Neotech RXL, RXT(O) and Climber (O).
Rs 4.90 Lakhs to 5.06 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Maruti Suzuki has the most automatic gearboxes to choose from, the first being the S-Presso. It is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 69bhp and 91Nm torque, mated to a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The S-Presso offers the automatic gearbox on the VXI, VXI (O) and VXI Plus variants.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Rs 6.44 Lakhs to Rs 6.76 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
The second offering from Maruti Suzuki is the Celerio. It has a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, is mated to a 5-speed AMT automatic gearbox and produces a power figure of 68bhp and has a torque figure of 90Nm. The variants that offer the automatic gearbox on the Celerio are the VXi, VXi (O), ZXi and ZXi (O).
Rs 6.55 Lakhs to Rs 7.40 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
The third cheap automatic hatchback from Maruti Suzuki is the WagonR. The 5-speed AMT gearbox is offered on two engines. A 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine making 69bhp and 91Nm and a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine 83bhp and 113Nm are on offer. The automatic gearbox is offered on the VXI 1.0, VXI (O) 1.0, VXI 1.2 and ZXI 1.2 variants of the Wagon R.
Rs 6.68 Lakhs to Rs 7.51 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
The Hyundai Santro is the most expensive automatic hatchback on offer on this list. It is powered by a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which is mated to a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The 1.1-litre engine produces 68bhp and 101Nm of torque. The automatic transmission is only available on the Magna Sportz and Astra variants of the Santro.