Cheapest Automatic Cars in India [Top 5]

Cars equipped with automatic transmissions have constantly been gaining popularity over the past few years. The advent of the AMT technology has made automatic cars more accessible to the masses and has also led to new model launches from various manufacturers. The convenience offered by automatic cars is unmatched, especially in today’s start-stop traffic involving constant gear changes, which can take a heavy toll not only on the driver but the vehicle as well. Currently, in India, an automatic hatchback can be had for less than Rs. 3 lakh and there are around five options to choose from within a budget of Rs. 6 lakh. Read on to find out which are the cheapest automatic cars in India currently on sale. Starting from the cheapest…


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Cheapest Automatic Cars in India with Price, Specifications

Tata Nano GenX

The updated Tata Nano, in GenX guise, comes with an optional AMT gearbox. This 5-speed unit sourced from Magneti Marelli enhances the Nano’s appeal as a cheap and cheerful city runabout. The Tata Nano is powered by 624cc petrol motor which produces 31 bhp and 57 Nm torque and has a claimed mileage of 21.9 kmpl. The updated Nano also comes with an openable rear hatch and better styling. However, low levels of quality and an underwhelming driving experience mark it down. A starting price of just under 3 lakhs puts the Nano at the top of our list of the cheapest automatic cars in India.


PriceRs. 2.92-3.12 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Engine624cc (31 bhp & 57 Nm)
Transmission5-speed AMT
Overall Mileage21.9 kmpl

Maruti Alto K10

The Alto K10 was the second car from Maruti to get the AMT treatment after the Celerio. At around 50,000 Rupees more than the standard manual car, the automatic version is pretty good value for money. And at a claimed fuel efficiency rating of 24.07 kmpl it isn’t very expensive to run either. The trouble with the Alto K10 is the exterior styling, which is not as attractive as the previous gen model and being an entry-level hatchback, the equipment list isn’t very impressive either. At a starting price of Rs. 4.05 lakh, the Alto K10 comes in at number 2 on our list of the Cheapest Automatic Cars in India.


PriceRs. 4.05-4.11 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Engine 1.0 litre (67 bhp & 90 Nm)
Transmission 5-speed AMT
Overall Mileage24.07 kmpl

Renault Kwid Easy-R AMT

Renault India showcased an AMT equipped variant of the popular Kwid hatchback at the Auto Expo in February 2016. This 5-speed AMT has been mated to the new 1.0 L SCe petrol engine, which made its debut in August this year. It is available only in the top end RxT(O) trim priced at Rs. 4.25 lakh (ex showroom Delhi). Here’s our review of the Renault Kwid AMT


Estimated PriceRs. 4.25 lakh
Engine 1.0 L Petrol
Transmission 5-speed AMT
Overall Mileage 24.03 KMPL


Maruti Celerio

Next on our list of the cheapest automatic cars in India is the Celerio. Maruti Suzuki was responsible for introducing the AMT tech in India via the Celerio hatchback. At a premium of around 50,000 Rupees, the Celerio made automatics more accessible to the masses who no longer had to shell around a lakh or so extra for the added convenience. The Celerio is slightly is bigger than the Alto K10 and comes with more features as well. While the styling might not be the most attractive, it is a decent looking car which will find acceptance among a very broad spectrum of buyers. A starting price of Rs. 4.50 lakh helps the Celerio to third spot on our list of the cheapest automatic cars in India.

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PriceRs. 4.50-5.24 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Engine1.0 litre (67 bhp & 90 Nm)
Transmission5-speed AMT
Overall Mileage23.1 kmpl

Maruti Wagon R AMT

Last year, Maruti decided to expand its range of AMT equipped vehicles by launching the Wagon R AMT. It is the same transmission as the Celerio mated to the 1.0 L K-Series petrol engine. The Wagon R has been a strong seller for MSIL since its launch and the addition of an AMT ‘box has helped enhance the car’s appeal. Powering the Wagon R is a 1.0 L petrol motor that puts out 67 bhp of max. power and a peak torque of 90 Nm. Mileage is rated at 20.5 kpl. A starting price of Rs. 4.83 lakhs puts it on fourth spot on our list of the cheapest automatic cars in India.

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PriceRs. 4.83-5.18 lakh
Engine1.0 litre (67 bhp & 90 Nm)
Transmission5-speed AMT
Overall Mileage 20.5 kmpl

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