It was AMT gearboxes that popularised automatic transmission cars in India. Today, most car makers have a share in AMT car market. Right from small cars, AMT gearboxes are these days present in SUVs too. The AMT cars have quickly become popular among the middleclass due to their ease of driving in city traffic, fuel efficiency of a manual gearbox and low maintenance. Here we are presenting you five automatic cars that cost you less than Rs 5 lakh.
Redi-GO is one of the cheapest AMT cars available in India today. Stylish look is the highlight of redi-GO. Its compactness comes in handy in cities. Redi-GO is described as a mini-crossover due its tall body stance, high ground clearance and an aggressive face. There are not many hatchbacks here that offers 185 mm of ground clearance. The 999 cc petrol engine is good enough for 68 bhp of power. It has two automatic variants. Fuel efficiency is rated at 22.5 km. It has a price tag of Rs 3.96 lakh to Rs 4.04 lakh.
Alto K10 AGS
Alto K10 AGS is the cheapest AMT car from the Maruti stable. The reliability of Maruti is the USP of the car. It is also the most sold small car in India. With good mileage and low maintenance cost, Alto K10 AGS is best suited for city use. The 998 cc KB10 engine puts out 68 ps of power and 90 Nm of torque. The AMT gearbox is offered only with the VXI variant. Maruti claims a mileage of 24.07 km. Ex-Showroom price is Rs 4.37 lakh.
Renault Kwid AMT
Renault's most popular car in India is the Kwid. The selling point of Kwid is its attractive look so much so that its owns the moniker of the most stylish car in the small car segment. The model with the AMT gearbox has a 1-litre engine. While other cars have gear levers, Kwid doesn't have one. Instead, it has a small knob on the dashboard to select drive modes. It has peak power of 68 ps, 91 Nm torque and fuel efficiency of 24.04 litre. Ex-showroom price begins from Rs 4 lakh and goes up to Rs 4.75 lakh.
Celerio was the first car to be launched with an AMT gearbox. And, it also enjoys the status of one of the most sold AMT cars in India. Main attractions include high mileage, low service charges and superior features. The facelift with a new look and features helped in increasing the popularity of the vehicle. The 998 cc engine in Celerio has an output of 68 ps power and 90 Nm torque. Celerio has four models with AMT. Claimed fuel efficiency is 23.1 km. Ex-showroom price is from Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 5.57 lakh.
Wagon R AMT
Wagon R is one of the most popular cars of Maruti. Launched as a tall boy, it had facelifts in 2003 and 2010. In terms of features, drive and travel pleasure, Wagon R is the best car in its segment. The three-cylinder 998 cc engine belts out 68 ps of power. It is available in variants such as R VXI AMT, VXI Plus Amit, VXI Optional AMT and VXI Plus Optional AMT. Fuel efficiency is rated at 20.51 km. Ex-showroom price begins from Rs 4.96 lakh and goes up to Rs 5.59 lakh.