Diesel might be the most popular fuel in India, but an automatic gearbox with petrol makes the cars interesting as Indian customers are always known for their over sensitiveness about fuel economy and diesel is undoubtedly the unmatchable fuel when it comes to better economy.
Although the mindset of Indian customers has changed with time, they have become more open toward petrol cars; but diesel still attracts them more often. On the other hand, talking about transmission, despite the automatic transmission being not so efficiently fuel saver compare to the manual has gained quite popularity in the market like rest of the world. If you have think slightest about the Indian traffic scenario, you know why automatic has so many takers than good old manual.
Now many car makers are offering petrol automatic variants, which not actually make the car affordable to the customers, but also offering the hassle free driving experience in bumper to bumper traffic. Interestingly, while some cars offer fully automatic gearbox, some even offer Automated Manual Transmission, which is not entirely automatic, neither manual. It even offers fuel efficiency like the manual. Here, we selected ten most popular petrol automatic and AMT cars available in Indian market. Let’s take a look.
Tata Nano GenX:
Tata Nano is certainly a revolutionary car. Tata Motors has introduced the next generation of the car christened as Nano GenX. The cheapest car in the world comes with an automatic gearbox to its petrol trims XMA and XTA. The 624 cc dual cylinder petrol engine comes mated to an Easy Shift automatic gearbox, delivering 38 PS peak power and 51 Nm of peak torque. The petrol automatic Nano GenX offers smooth gear changing experience, and 21.9 kmpl of fuel efficiency, which is pretty decent.
The Nano GenX XMA and XTA come with price tags of Rs. 2.83 lakh and Rs. 3.03 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi) respectively. Nano GenX sports halogen headlamps, fog lamps at exterior. While the interior sports electric assisted power steering, power window, analog and digital display at instrument console. Dimensionally, Nano GenX gets 3164 mm of length, 1750 mm of width, 1652 mm of height and a wheelbase of 2230 mm. It gets a ground clearance of 180 mm.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT:
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is a widely popular car in Indian marker. No wonder Maruti Suzuki is the pioneer of AMT technology in Indian market, and this popular model from their stable also gets an AMT in form of Auto Gear Shift. The AGS variant is available in the petrol VXI trim. The 1.0 litre 3 cylinder in-line engine gets mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission which kicks out 68 PS peak power and 90 Nm peak torque, while the ARAI certified fuel economy stands at 24.07 kmpl.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 VXI AGS gets a price tag of Rs. 4.05 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi). It sports a length of 3545 mm, 1490 mm of width, 1475 mm of height and 2360 mm of wheelbase. The ground clearance for this car is 160 mm while the boot space can afford 117 litres of luggage.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT:
Maruti Suzuki introduced the AMT technology in Indian market, while the Celerio was the first car to don the AMT gearbox, which is not an entirely automatic gearbox, yet acting like one and that too without comprising the fuel economy. The Celerio has been one of the most popular compact hatchbacks in India in recent times, and the main reason behind this is the AMT, which the Indo Japanese automaker dubbed as AGS.
The Celerio gets a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder engine which churns out 68 PS peak power and 90 Nm peak torque. It delivers 23.10 kmpl of fuel efficiency. The automatic variant of Celerio is available in a total of six petrol trims which are LXi, LXi (O), VXi, VXi (O), ZXi and ZXi (O). Price tags for these trims of Celerio range between Rs. 4.50 lakh to Rs. 5.24 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi). Dimensionally the Celerio stands with 3600 mm of length, 1600 mm of width, 1560 mm of height and 2425 mm of wheelbase along with 165 mm of ground clearance and 235 litres of boot space.
Hyundai Grand i10 AMT:
Hyundai’s popular hatchback has been serving the Indian market for quite long. We might expect a facelift version sooner or later. The Grand i10 is available with a 1.2 litre 4 cylinder in-line VTVT engine under the hood which is paired with a 4 speed automatic transmission and generates 83 PS peak power and 114 Nm peak torque. It delivers 18.9 kmpl of fuel economy.
The Hyundai Grand i10 petrol automatic is available in Asta trim only, which gets a price tag of Rs. 6.46 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi). The car sports a length of 3765 mm, 1660 mm of width, 1520 mm of height, and 2425 mm of wheelbase. The ground clearance stands at 165 mm, while the boot space offers 256 liters.
Honda Brio AT
Honda Brio petrol automatic variants are available in two different trims VX and VX (O). Powered by a 1.2 litre 4 cylinder in-line engine under the hood, which gets mated to a 5 speed automatic gearbox, which churns out 88 PS peak power and 109 Nm peak torque. This powertrain delivers a fuel economy of 16.5 kmpl.
Honda Brio petrol automatic is available at price tags Rs. 6.44 lakh and Rs. 6.91 lakh for the VX and VX (O) trims. The length of the car stands at 3610 mm, while the Brio gets 1680 mm of width, 1500 mm of height and 2345 mm of wheelbase. The ground clearance stands at 165 mm while the boot space comes with 175 litres of space.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno CVT
Maruti Suzuki Baleno petrol automatic is available in two different trims. The Delta petrol trim was available with a CVT gearbox till now and recently Maruti Suzuki has introduced an automatic gearbox to the petrol Zeta trim. The car gets a 1.2 litre engine mated to an automatic gearbox, which offers 84 PS peak power and 115 Nm peak torque. Fuel economy stands at 21.4 kmpl.
The price for the newly launched Zeta trim is Rs. 7.48 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Baleno is the premium hatchback which gets sold through the company’s premium retail network NEXA. This car gets a length of 3995 mm, 1745 mm of width, 1500 mm of height, 2520 mm of wheelbase, ground clearance of 170 mm and boot space of 170 litres.
Honda Jazz CVT
Honda launched the next generation jazz last year. The premium hatchback looks sporty in its new avatar. The Jazz petrol is available in automatic variants in S and V trims. The car gets 1.2 litre engine under the hood mated to a 5 speed automatic gearbox which churns out 90 Ps peak power and 110 Nm peak torque with a fuel economy of 19 kmpl.
Pricing for the car stands around Rs. 7 – Rs. 8 lakh. The premium hatchback comes with 3955 mm of length, 1694 mm of width, 1544 mm of height and 2530 mm of wheelbase. The ground clearance stands at 165 mm while the car also gets a boot space of 354 litres.
Ford Figo AT
Ford has gained pretty much appreciation with their next generation Figo, which launched few months ago. The compact hatchback looks sporty and appealing. The top trim of the petrol variant is Titanium, which comes available with an automatic transmission. The car is powered by a 1.5 litre Ti-VCT engine which is mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission to churn out 112 PS peak power and 136 Nm peak torque.
The car offers 17 kmpl of fuel efficiency. Pricing of the Ford Figo Titanium petrol automatic stands at around Rs. 7 lakh. Dimensionally, this sporty compact hatchback comes with 3886 mm of length, 1695 mm of width, 1525 mm of height, 2491 mm of wheelbase, 174 mm of ground clearance and 257 litres of boot space.
Nissan Micra CVT
Nissan launched their compact hatchback Micra in India with lot of expectation, but this car didn’t actually serve the desired sales figure. However, the Nissan Micra is available with a petrol automatic variant, which is available in the XL and XV trims. The car gets power from a 1.2 litre petrol engine which is mated to a 5 speed automatic gearbox, which churns out around 77 PS peak power and 104 Nm peak torque. The fuel efficiency stands at around 19.34 kmpl.
The Nissan Micra is priced at around Rs. 7.19 lakh. Length of the car is 2835 mm, while the width and height is 1665 mm and 1530 mm. The wheelbase comes with 2450 mm, and the ground clearance on offer stands at 154 mm. It also gets a boot space of 251 litres.
Ford EcoSport AT
The last in our list is a compact SUV, which is the most popular car in the segment. The EcoSport top trim Titanium is available with an automatic gearbox along with the petrol engine. The car is powered by a 1.5 litre Ti-VCT engine which gets mated to a 6 speed automatic gearbox. The car generates 112 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque with a fuel economy of 18.88 kmpl.
The Ford EcoSport Titanium is available at a price around Rs. 10 lakh. The car boasts a length of 3999 mm, while the width and height stands at 1765 mm and 1708 mm respectively. The ground clearance for this car is at 200 mm, while the boot space comes with 346 litres of space.