Driving around the city these days can be a painful task. Thanks to the abundance of cars on our roads, especially in big cities, where the roads are choked throughout the day. It takes a toll not just on the driver, but also on your vehicle, its gearbox and clutch. Hence, it is no wonder that automatic cars are gaining popularity. No clutch, no constant manual gear changes make the drive a lot easier and less tiresome. A few years back there weren’t many automatic hatchbacks to choose from, but if you do a bit of research now you’ll realise there’s a lot to choose from. A rise in demand and the advent of new tech, such as the AMT, have made them more accessible. Here’s a complete list of all the automatic hatchback cars in India below 7 lakhs of asking price –

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Renault Kwid AMT

Kicking off our list of automatic hatchback cars in India below 7 lakhs is the Renault Kwid AMT. The newest entrant on our list was launched in November 2016. It features a 5-speed AMT unit mated to the bigger 1.0 L petrol engine. Renault claims a mileage of 24.04 KMPL, which is second only to the Alto K10 AMT.

Price Rs. 4.26 lakh
Engine 1.0 L Petrol (67 BHP & 91 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed AMT
Mileage (Claimed) 24.04 KMPL

Also See – Renault Kwid AMT Review

Maruti Wagon R AMT

Next on our list of automatic hatchback cars in India below 7 lakhs is the Maruti Wagon R. Like other automatic hatchbacks from Maruti, the Wagon R also gets a 5-speed AMT. Powering the popular hatchback is a 1.0 L petrol engine. This combination, according to Maruti, returns 20.5 KMPL overall.

Price Rs. 4.83-5.16 lakh
Engine 1.0 L Petrol (67 BHP & 90 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed AMT
Mileage (Claimed) 20.5 KMPL

Also See – Maruti Wagon R Special Edition

Maruti Baleno

With a starting price of Rs. 6.97 lakhs, the Maruti Baleno just makes the cut to find a place on the list of automatic hatchback cars in India below 7 lakhs. Available only in the petrol trim, the Baleno features a CVT. Claimed fuel efficiency stands at 21.4 KMPL, which is the same as the standard manual variants. Maruti Baleno automatic is available in two trims – Delta and Zeta.

Price Rs. 6.97-7.58 lakh
Engine 1.2 L Petrol (83 BHP & 115 Nm)
Transmission CVT
Mileage (Claimed) 21.4 KMPL

Also See – Maruti Baleno RS

Maruti Alto K10

When the new generation Alto K10 was launched in 2015, Maruti decided to equip the car with an automatic AMT ‘box making it one of the cheapest automatic hatchbacks on sale in India. The bigger 1.0 litre K-Series engine makes it fun to drive out on the highways and the automatic transmission makes driving in the traffic an effortless task. At a claimed 24.07kmpl, the fuel efficiency is almost the same as the manual version and the AMT ‘box means that it’s only about 40,000-50,000 more than the standard car, which is pretty good value for money.

Price Rs. 4.05-4.11 lakh
Engine 1.0 L Petrol (67 BHP & 90 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed AMT
Mileage (Claimed) 24.07 KMPL

Maruti Celerio

The Celerio is the car that started the AMT revolution, bringing automatics closer to manuals in terms of price and fuel efficiency. It also made us wonder why no one else had brought in the AMT till then. The Celerio reduced the price gap from around a lakh to less than half of it making automatics considerably more accessible. The car in itself isn’t the best looking thing around and its only the AMT that makes it special. It is roomy on the inside and the interiors are well laid and unlikely to divide opinion. The ride is very comfortable and the driving experience is decent.

Price Rs. 4.50-5.25 lakh
Engine 1.0 L Petrol (67 BHP & 90 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed AMT
Mileage (Claimed) 23.1 KMPL

Also See – Maruti Celerio Long Term Review

Tata Nano GenX

The cheapest among all the automatic hatchback cars in India below 7 lakhs is the Tata Nano. Refreshed in 2015, a 5-speed AMT was added as an option to the Nano GenX lineup. It is not only the cheapest car on this list, but is the cheapest automatic one can buy in India right now. Prices start at a shade under 3 lakh Rupees. It is available in two trims – XMA and XTA.

Price Rs. 2.96-3.16 lakh
Engine 624 cc Petrol (37 BHP & 51 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed AMT
Mileage (Claimed) 21.9 KMPL

Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai was one of the first companies to launch an automatic hatchback in India when they introduced the Santro automatic, followed by the i10 automatic. The Grand i10 was launched in India to fill the gap between the i10 and the i20 and has been doing very well. Essentially the i10’s replacement in Europe, albeit with a more space in the rear, the Grand i10 does everything that is expected of it and does it very well. Its got a pleasing exterior which has been styled to suit everyone’s taste, a spacious interior which scores high on quality and comes packed to the gills with features. The 4-speed automatic transmission is mated to the familiar 1.2 litre Kappa petrol unit which is known for its peppiness.

Price Rs. 5.97-6.85 lakhs
Engine 1.2 L Petrol (81 BHP & 114 Nm)
Transmission 4-speed AT
Mileage (Claimed) 16.95 KMPL

Also See – 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift

Honda Brio

Honda‘s cheerful little hatchback hasn’t tasted as much success as its competition despite being a great car. It comes equipped with an automatic transmission, a 5-speed unit, unlike a CVT seen on most other Hondas. The Brio is a good city car thanks to its compact dimensions, comfortable, spacious interiors and a peppy engine. It has its faults, though. The unique styling might not be to everyone’s taste, and the interiors are a little low on quality. Also, at Rs. 6.82 lakh, it is a bit pricey.

Price Rs. 6.82 lakh
Engine 1.2 L Petrol (87 BHP & 109 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed AT
Mileage (Claimed) 16.5 KMPL

Nissan Micra

The Nissan Micra rounds off our list of automatic hatchback cars in India below 7 lakhs. Nissan currently sells the Micra petrol only with an automatic transmission. The 1.2 L petrol comes mated to a CVT, which Nissan claims is more fuel efficient than the manual variants. The cheapest automatic variant can be had for just Rs. 5.99 lakh (ex showroom Delhi). We spent more than three months with a Micra CVT and can vouch for its city-friendly nature and ease of use.

Price Rs. 5.99-6.80 lakh
Engine 1.2 L Petrol (76 BHP & 104 Nm)
Transmission CVT
Mileage (Claimed) 19.34 KMPL

Also See – New 2017 Nissan Micra

Automatic hatchback cars in India below 7 lakhs

Tata Nano GenX Rs. 2.96-3.16 lakh
Renault Kwid AMT Rs. 4.26 lakh
Maruti Alto K10 Rs. 4.05-4.11 lakh
Maruti Wagon R Rs. 4.83-5.16 lakh
Maruti Celerio Rs. 4.50-5.25 lakh
Maruti Baleno Rs. 6.97-7.58 lakh
Hyundai Grand i10 Rs. 5.97-6.85 lakhs
Nissan Micra Rs. 5.99-6.80 lakh
Honda Brio Rs. 6.82 lakh

Which of these automatic hatchback cars in India below 7 lakhs of asking price would you like to see in your garage? Let us know in the comments section below.