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Those days are gone when you needed at least Rs 10 lakhs to buy an automatic car in India. Now-a-days, you can get an automatic option in the entry-level cars in India, all the credit goes to automated manual transmission (AMT) technology. Maruti Suzuki Celerio was the first car in India in the budget of Rs 6 lakh which was equipped with AMT. And now there are plenty of the options available in the Indian market.
Here is a list of 5 best AMT or automatic cars available in India under Rs 6 lakh:
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
The Celerio is the model which brought automatics to the masses with its AMT gearbox. Nearly 4 lakh units of Maruti Suzuki Celerio has been sold so far in India since its launch. Powered by the K10 engine, the Celerio AMT's 1-litre motor churns out 67 bhp and 90 Nm. It gets a fuel economy of 23.1 kmpl. Prices for the Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT range from Rs 4.97 lakh to Rs 5.40 lakh (ex-showroom).
Under Rs 6 lakh budget, the Tata Tiago AMT is the most powerful automatic car one can get in India. The 1.2-litre engine produces 84 bhp and 114 Nm of torque with a fuel economy of 23.8 kmpl. It gets a 5-speed automatic version of the standard manual gearbox. Tata Tiago also a lot of space in the rear seat and also a large boot. The prices of Tata Tiago range Rs 5.04 lakh to Rs 5.63 lakh.
The Renault Kwid AMT is only available with the 1-litre engine option which produces 67 bhp of peak power and 91 Nm of peak torque. It offers a fuel economy of 24.04 kmpl. The Renault Kwid is the most spacious car as compared to others in the segment. A touchscreen infotainment setup with inbuilt navigation, rear seats get a flip down centre arm rest are amongst the other features Renault Kwid carry. It also has a massive bootspace of 300 litres. Prices for the Renault Kwid AMT range from Rs 4.35 lakh to Rs 4.63 lakh (ex-showroom).
In the affordable AMT cars list, the Hyundai Santro is the newest entrant. The car is powered by a 1.1-litre engine and is mated to a 5-speed AMT. The engine mills out 68 bhp of peak power 99 Nm of peak torque. It offers a fuel economy of 20.3 kmpl. The Santro AMT is available in two variants and is priced from Rs 5.18 lakh to Rs 5.46 lakh (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 gets 1-litre engine which produces 67 bhp of peak power and 90 Nm of peak torque powers. It offers a fuel economy of 24.07 kmpl. The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is priced from Rs 3.45 lakh to Rs 4.45 lakh (ex-showroom).