The Indian automobile market, as a whole, has seen astronomical growth in sales of automatic gearbox options. This has become the convenience factor that everyone, at the moment, seems to want in this day and age. Automatic transmission can be a boon in the growing traffic conditions of our cities. The hassle-free operation of gearshifts is exactly what people are looking for to counter such scenarios. In the automatic transmission options, CVT is supposedly the one with the smoothest and the most fuel-efficient. All the other options can be either fuel-efficient (like the AMT) at the cost of refinement or sporty (like DCT) at the cost of fuel efficiency. Therefore, a CVT is an ideal balance between the two and the operation is quite jerk-free. We have prepared the list of vehicles under Rs 10 lakh with CVT transmissions.
The most affordable compact SUV in the country is an all-rounder when it comes to various aspects. This includes a peppy turbocharged engine, manual and automatic gearboxes and all the modern comfort and tech features. The aggressive prices of the Kiger have made customers get attracted to the Kiger, even if they had planned to buy vehicles from other segments. It gets a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petro engine making 72hp and 96Nm and a powerful 1.0-litre turbo petrol making 100hp and 152 Nm. The transmission options include a 5-speed manual, 5-speed AMT and a CVT. The prices of the Renault Kiger range between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 9.72 lakh, ex-showroom.
The badge-engineered cousin of the Kiger, the Nissan Magnite was the first compact SUV to start the trend of affordable SUVs in India at the end of last year. At the same time, there are all the necessary comforts and conveniences to make you feel pampered. It also comes with the same powertrain as the Kiger which includes 1.0-litre naturally aspirated and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 72 hp and 96 Nm and 100 hp and 152 Nm respectively. The transmission options include a manual, AMT or a CVT automatic. The prices range between Rs 5.49 lakh and Rs 9.89 lakh, ex-showroom.
The new-gen i20 has shaken the segment again with its best-in-segment features and a plethora of engine and gearbox combinations. It is also substantially expensive in its turbo automatic variant. But the CVT automatic transmission of the i20 does fall under Rs 10 lakh. The CVT variant comes paired with the 1.2-litre petrol engine making 82 hp and 113 Nm. The prices of the i20 range between Rs 6.79 lakh and Rs 11.32 lakh, ex-showroom.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
One of the most favourite cars in the country, Maruti Suzuki Baleno also comes with a CVT automatic gearbox option. Being a Maruti Suzuki, it balances all the aspects quite well, including mileage, performance, features and connectivity. The Baleno comes with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.2-litre petrol hybrid making 82 hp and 89 hp respectively and 113 Nm. The prices of the Baleno start at Rs 5.90 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 9.10 lakh, ex-showroom.
Honda has always been known for making some of the best CVTs around for a long time now. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the highest-selling sedan from Honda features the CVT option. The Amaze comes with 1.2-litre petrol making 89 hp and 110 Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel making 79 hp and 160 Nm. The prices for the Amaze range between Rs 6.22 lakh and Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom.
The badge-engineered version of the Baleno also comes equipped with a CVT transmission. Since it shares almost everything with the Baleno, it also comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine making 82 hp and 113 Nm along with the option of a mild hybrid variant making 88 hp and offering a bit higher mileage. The prices of the Toyota Glanza range between Rs 7.18 lakh to Rs 9.10 lakh, ex-showroom.
The premium hatchback from Honda also comes equipped with the CVT automatic transmission. It has not been as popular as some of its rivals but is still a worthy option if you are looking to buy something other than the regular products in the segment. Jazz comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine making 88 hp and 110 Nm. The Jazz costs between Rs 7.55 lakh and Rs 9.79 lakh, ex-showroom.
Datsun Go/Go Plus
The not-so-famous hatchback from Datsun also features a CVT automatic option in its lineup. The Datsun comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine making 67 hp and 104 Nm or 76 hp (with CVT). The Datso Go ranges between Rs 4.02 lakh and Rs 6.51 lakh, ex-showroom. The Go Plus ranges between Rs 4.25 lakh and Rs 6.99 lakh, ex-showroom.