With constant traffic engulfing cities and towns alike, driving has become a big hassle. But with automatic transmission by your side, you can sail through the traffic while being absolutely relaxed. And with automatics now being more affordable than ever before, here are 7 automatic cars you can enjoy for a budget of under 5 lakhs.
The tall boy hatch from the house of Datsun; the Redi-Go coffers a classic tall-boy bodyline along with a modern touch that makes the hatchback look contemporary. Powered by a 1-litre petrol unit, the Redi-Go returns 69PS of power with 91Nm of torque, mated to an optional 5-speed AMT in addition to the manual. For a price falling between Rs 3.97 lakh to Rs 4.95 lakhs (Ex-Showroom), the Redi-Go is convenient and affordable and brand new!
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Pre-Owned Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
One of the best-selling cars of 2022, the Alto K10 brings in a lot over the Alto. With evolutionary looks, better features and a 1-litre Dual Jet petrol engine (67PS and 89Nm) paired with a five-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed AMT. The biggest advantage of the K10 is its exceptional mileage which can go up to 24.90 kmpl even with AMT. Available well under the 5 lakh mark in the pre-owned market, the K10 is truly practical.
Pre-Owned Hyundai Grand i10
For those who aren’t into entry-level hatchbacks and want the best in terms of performance, affordability, automatic comfort and peace of mind, the Hyundai Grand i10 comes as a great option. Available in the pre-owned market for Rs. 4 to 5 Lakhs, the 2013 to 2016 models of the Grand i10 offer great automatic performance mated with a 1.2-litre petrol engine (79 PS/112 NM)
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Pre-Owned Renault Kwid
One of the best-looking entry-level hatchbacks, the Kwid is a superstar in the pre-owned market. Offered with a 1-litre petrol mill (68PS and 91Nm), the Kwid is easily available in the used car market for under 5 lakhs and can be had in models ranging from 2015 to even 2020 if you know where to look.
Pre-Owned Maruti Suzuki Swift
If you have what it takes to find a gem, you can even enjoy a pre-owned Maruti Suzuki Swift in its automatic glory, powered by Maruti’s 1.2-litre petrol engine; the Swift (2015 to 2018) can be had for under 5 lakhs from the pre-owned market. If you are lucky, you can even find the diesel AMT of the Swift up for grabs.
Pre-Owned Wagon R 1.0
Another tall boy on our list, everything about the WagonR makes it desirable. In its pre-owned glory, the WagonR 1.0 AMT can be one of the most practical automatics for traffic-stuck city runs. Powered by a 1.0-litre engine, the WagonR 1.0 models from 2014 to 2018 can be had from the pre-owned market for under 5 lakhs.
The city-centric EV that has already received close to 10,000 bookings, the PMV Ease-E is the most affordable EV in India. Powered by a 48-volt battery paired with a single electric motor making 13.6PS and 50Nm, the two-seater EV offers three range figures: 120km, 160km and 200km, and it has a top speed of 70kmph, enough for the city. Running purely on automatic transmission, if you think about it, the Ease-E is indeed easy to drive. Priced at Rs.4.79 Lakh (Ex-Showroom), the PMV Ease-E is worth considering.
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