CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission; A marvel of engineering in the automotive world. A CVT is one of the most efficient forms of automatic transmission and with its belt on a pulley system, allows for virtually infinite gear ratios which is how a CVT is able to achieve peak efficiency. Of course, there are some demerits to a CVT transmission; Most prominent being the “rubber-band effect”. So, without further ado, allow me to introduce you 10 cheapest most affordable budget CVT cars, under 10 Lakhs, you can buy in India.
Before proceeding, please note that all prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi as of 22nd May 2020.
Datsun GO (T CVT) – ₹6.51 Lakhs
Starting with the cheapest CVT car on the list; the Datsun GO in its T variant comes equipped with a 1.2L petrol engine mated to a CVT transmission. Datsun, with its entry into India, was not able to woo the Indian audience primarily because of its dated and rebadged line-up of cars. The RediGO, on the other hand, saw a fair share of success.
Datsun India recently updated the GO hatchback but that didn’t do anything for the sales. The Datsun GO T (CVT) is currently the cheapest CVT automatic car that you can buy in India.
Datsun GO+ (T CVT) – ₹6.79 Lakhs
The Datsun GO+ is basically the Datsun GO that went to the gym. The GO+ is Datsun’s attempt at introducing an affordable MPV to the Indian market. In fact, the Datsun GO+ is the cheapest MPV that you can buy in India right now. Powered by the same 1.2L petrol engine, the GO+ in its T variant is the cheapest CVT equipped MPV that you can buy at ₹6.79 Lakhs.
Honda Amaze (1.2S CVT) – ₹7.90 Lakhs
Third, on the list is the Honda Amaze sub-4-meter sedan that in its 1.2S model is the cheapest and the only existing compact sedan that is offered with a CVT in India right now. The Amaze throughout its generations has proven itself to be a worthy car and has done wonders for Honda in India. The Amaze CVT has one of the slickest CVT transmission which also finds a place in its elder brother; the Honda City.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Delta CVT) – ₹7.91 Lakhs
How can Maruti Suzuki miss out when we are talking CVT. The Baleno in its Delta Automatic variant comes equipped with the same 1.2L Suzuki Engine but, mated to a CVT gearbox. It was very clever of Maruti to introduce the Baleno premium hatchback in a CVT (not an AMT) avatar as buyers of the Baleno expected great ride quality and premium drivability (And Maruti delivered!).
Nissan Magnite (XL Turbo CVT) – ₹8.39 Lakhs
The new entrant in the Indian automotive sector that too the compact SUV market by storm. Nissan upped their sleeves and boldly launched the Magnite with a host of engine and transmission options. The Maglite XL Turbo variant is powered by a 999CC Turbocharged Petrol engine that comes mated to a manual as well as a CVT transmission.
Toyota Glanza (G CVT) – ₹8.54 Lakhs
The Baleno…we mean the Glanza is Toyota’s rebadged entry into the CVT hatchback segment. The Glanza G variant is powered by the same 1.2L naturally-aspirated petrol engine that is mated to the same CVT transmission as the Baleno. The point being the Glaza is the same as the Baleno. I might just copy-paste the entire thing.
Renault Kiger (RX Turbo CVT) – ₹8.60 Lakhs
The Kiger is what Renault envisions as the perfect compact SUV. It is to note that the Nissan Magnite and the Renault Kiger share the same features and underpinnings. The Renault Kiger RX Turbo variant is offered with the same 999CC Turbocharged Petrol Engine that powers the Magnite and has the same CVT transmission as its sibling car.
Honda Jazz (VX CVT) – ₹9.24 Lakhs
Last on the list is the Honda Jazz (or Honda Fit, as it is known in foreign markets) is one of the most expensive hatchbacks equipped with a CVT that you can buy in India right now. The Honda Jazz was recently updated with only minor cosmetic and LED lights making it on the renovation list. The Honda Jazz is powered by the 1.2L i-VTEC naturally-aspirated petrol engine (one of the smoothest) and is equipped with the same CVT transmission as the Honda Amaze.
So, this was our list of the 8 cheapest most affordable CVT cars, under 10 Lakhs, that you can buy right now. We will keep updating this list as more and more cars are introduced. Tell us your favourite car in the comment section below.