Best Automatic cars in India below Rs 5 lakh: Maruti Suzuki Alto, Renault Kwid and more

Best and affordable automatic cars in India: This July treat yourself with a new car with an automatic gearbox. With the increase in traffic, affordable small cars are now equipped with AMT gearboxes. Maruti Suzuki Alto, Renault and other cars you can buy which will cost you less than Rs 5 lakh.

By: | Updated: July 4, 2018 6:16 PM
Affordable automatic cars: Datsun redi-GO vs Maruti Alto vs Renault Kwid Affordable automatic cars: Datsun redi-GO vs Maruti Alto vs Renault Kwid



With the increase in urbanisation across India, the spending power of the Indian middle class has gone up that has resulted in the rise in the car sales across the country. However, the rise in car sales has overtaken the infrastructure development in the country as a result top Indian cities are suffering major traffic jams and the time spent inside the car by the owners is just going up. The increase in road traffic has also seen an upward trend in terms of the sales of automatic cars in India. For a new young buyer, convenience is a priority and cars with automatic gearbox offers a comforting drive in traffic.

Now, With Automatic-Manual transmission coming in, the mileage offered by automatic cars is almost same as the ones on the cars with manual transmission. India being a price sensitive market, even the entry-level cars are now being offered with the automatic gearbox and here are the top cars with automatic transmission that will cost you less than Rs 5 lakh.

Also read: Difference between Automatic vs Manual vs CVT gearbox: Which one should your next car have?

1. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10:

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Affordable automatic cars in IndiaMaruti Suzuki Alto K10

India's top-selling car, Maruti Suzuki Alto got a powerful 1.0L engine and the company's auto-gear shift technology in 2014 and is one the most sold automatic car in the country as well. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is sold through Maruti's Arena channel of dealerships. Both the manual and AGS version of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 offer a fuel efficiency of 24.07 kmpl. Maruti Suzuki Alto has become a household name and was the second car after Celerio to get an AMT gearbox. The automatic version of the Alto car is available in the VXI variant and costs Rs 4.18 lakh (Ex-Delhi).

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 specification:

Power67hp @6000rpm
Torque90nm @3500rpm
TransmissionAuto Gear Shift
PriceRs 4,18,979

2. Renault Kwid:

Renault KwidRenault Kwid

Renault Kwid has been the most successful car for Renault India in the recent times and the small car loaded with features became a popular buy in both urban and rural markets. Its SUV type styling and fuel efficiency made the car a hit and with the launch of the 1L engine on the Kwid the company also introduced the AMT gearbox on the Renault Kwid. The Renault Kwid AMT gets a rotary dial below the A/C controllers instead of gearshift to change gears. Renault Kwid AMT has been priced at Rs 3.87 lakh and now is available with Avengers edition that is priced at Rs 4.64 lakh (Ex-Delhi).

Renault Kwid AMT India price

Power67hp @5500rpm
Torque91nm @4250rpm
Transmission5 speed AMT
PriceRs 3,87,900

3. Datsun Redi-GO AMT:

Datsun extended warranty no limit on km Peace of MindDatsun Redi-Go

Datsun redi-GO AMT was launched in India earlier this year at a price of Rs 3.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The said model is about Rs 22,000 more expensive than the standard model. Datsun redi-GO AMT sources power from a 1.0-litre petrol engine that is good for churning out 68 bhp of power and 91 Nm of torque. The car gets dual driving modes and a rush hour mode for an improved driving experience to offer convenience in city traffic. The Datsun redi-GO AMT challenges the likes of Renault Kwid AMT and Maruti Alto K10 AGS.

Datsun Redi-Go technical specifications:

Power67hp @5500rpm
Torque91nm @4250rpm
Transmission5 Speed AMT
PriceRs 405868

4. Tata Nano AMT:

Best automatic cars in India, Tata nano, Ratan TataTata Nano

Ratan Tata's dream car project, Tata Nano got new wings with the introduction of Nano GenX edition which also features an AMT gearbox. The Nano is indeed the most affordable automatic car one can buy in India. While the car can be a good option if you are looking for a pocket-friendly AMT offering, the sales of Tata Nano have not been going in a positive direction since long. The production of Tata Nano is at all time low indicating that the company might soon phase out Nano. The Tata Nano AMT is currently available at the dealerships in India at a price of Rs 3.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Tata Nano GenX

Power37.4hp @5500rpm
Torque51nm @4000rpm
PriceRs 334768


If your budget allows you to go over Rs 5 lakh then you also have the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Tata Tiago which are also available with AMT gearbox.

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