Best automatic hatchback cars in India for Rs 8 lakh

28th Jun 2018 3:02 pm

Want a petrol automatic hatchback within a budget of Rs 8 lakh? Here are your best options.

1. Maruti Suzuki Baleno     8/10

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

A smooth CVT gearbox mated to a peppy 1.2-litre petrol engine mean you are guaranteed a stress-free driving experience in the Maruti Suzuki Baleno automatic. And it’s big on efficiency too. The cabin is spacious and Maruti has done well to offer three variants so you don’t lose out on features if you have the budget for a top-spec car. The mediocre cabin plastics do drag things down though.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno automatic prices:
1.2 Delta AT                                                                                   Rs 7.21 lakh
1.2 Zeta AT                                                                                    Rs 7.81 lakh
1.2 Alpha AT                                                                                  Rs 8.52 lakh

2. Hyundai i20     8/10

Hyundai i20

Hyundai’s new i20 automatic is not only much more affordable than the old one but is also far more efficient. The 1.2-litre petrol engine-CVT combo works well in the hustle and bustle of town but overall performance isn’t quite the best. As ever, the high quality cabin is a highlight but it’s a pity there’s such a big variation in features and prices for the two versions on sale.

Hyundai i20 automatic prices:
1.2 AT Magna Executive                                                          Rs 7.09 lakh
1.2 AT Asta                                                                                  Rs 8.22 lakh

3. Honda Jazz    8/10

Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz is big on space, big on practicality and, in this automatic form, big on convenience too. Performance is good, gear shifts are smooth and the option to shift via paddleshifters is also something keen drivers will like. The Jazz, however, is not as well-equipped as similar-sized rivals and is a bit pricey for what it gets you.

Honda Jazz automatic prices:
S AT                                                                                                 Rs 7.78 lakh
V AT                                                                                                 Rs 8.55 lakh

4. Maruti Suzuki Swift    8/10

Maruti Suzuki Swift

A 5-speed AMT brings the much wanted convenience of an automatic to the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The gearbox isn’t the smoothest around but, for average city use, it works well enough. What will also make owners more forgiving of the AMT’s traits is the car’s excellent fuel economy. There’s no top-spec variant of the Swift auto as yet, but all said, this is a good choice for the money.

Maruti Suzuki Swift automatic prices:
1.2 K12 VXI AMT                                                             Rs 6.34 lakh
1.2 K12 ZXI AMT                                                             Rs 6.96 lakh

 

5. Hyundai Grand i10     8/10

Hyundai Grand i10

The well-rounded Hyundai Grand i10 is a great city car to begin with. A four-speed automatic makes the already-likeable Hyundai even more user-friendly. Updates last year brought with it improvements to the ride quality, as well as more features including a touchscreen infotainment system making the small Hyundai more complete than before. What marks the Grand i10 auto down is its average fuel economy.

Hyundai Grand i10 automatic prices:
1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT 4-Speed Automatic Magna                  Rs 6.28 lakh
1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT 4-Speed Automatic Sportz(O)              Rs 6.94 lakh

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