When it comes to cars that offer a perfect combination of style, class without losing the compactness, the hatchbacks bag the first position.
They are easy to drive and manoeuvre in bustling city lanes and offer just the right efficiency for a delightful drive on highways. The hatchbacks consume smaller parking spaces and are perfect for small families as well as individual usage. In the following discussion, we are going to talk about the top ten automatic hatchbacks in India that you can buy under 10 lakhs.
So, if you are planning to buy a hatchback, we recommend reading the following post to make a pick that suits your requirements in the best possible way. Furthermore, as all these cars are automatic, you can take your pick without placing much weight on being a seasoned driver.
So, here we go!
10 Automatic Hatchbacks available in India under 10 Lakhs
1. Maruti Wagon R
This blue-eyed boy of the Maruti family was first launched in 1999 and has seen revisions after utter fame among the masses. The car continues to play well in the market everywhere and is perfect for city dwellers where crowds are everywhere and parking space is limited.
Wagon R is compact and easy to maneuver. You can also buy the CNG model or the model with a manual gearbox. The automatic Wagon R comes with two engine options, namely – K12M and K10B. The K12M engine offers a better thrust for driving and the K10B offers more mileage. You can take a look at all the options at your nearest Maruti Dealer in Kerala.
Wagon R specifications overview:
- Engine1 – 1.0L 3cyl, Petrol
- Horsepower – 68
- Engine2 – 1.2L 4cyl, Petrol
- Horsepower- 83
- AMT is available in VXi 1.0, VXi (O), ZXi 1.2 trim levels.
- Starting Price: INR 5.42 lakh
2. Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift is another highly successful model from Maruti that has record sales and an impeccable following in its bag. The third-generation model comes with an AMT gearbox in three options, namely – Vxi, ZXi, and ZXi Plus Trim.
The interiors are awesome with an all-black and red-themed combination. There is a flat-bottom steering wheel with smart controls for calls and audio. Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with an integrated rear door handle and offers impressive performance with the 5-speed automatic gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Specifications Overview:
- Engine- 1.2L 4cyl, Petrol
- Horsepower- 83
- AMT is available in VXi & ZXi trim levels.
- Starting Price: INR 6.66 lakh
3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The third name in the list also belongs to Maruti and is one of the most famous hatchback models from the brand. Offering a sleek design and an attractive exterior feel, Baleno is certainly a commendable choice for families and individual use. Another amazing characteristic is the CVT or continuously variable transmission that makes the AMT experience fantastic!
You can take a test drive and feel that seamless switching yourself. The CVT model is now available in 1.2 L petrol engine as well, which is another plus!
Maruti Suzuki Baleno Specifications:
- Engine- 1.2L 4cyl, Petrol
- 83bhp of Power
- Gearbox- 5 Speed Manual & CVT gearbox, Front Wheel Drive
- CVT is available in Delta, Zeta & Alpha trim levels.
- Maruti Suzuki Baleno Price in Kerala: INR 7.83 lakh
4. Hyundai Santro
Hyundai Santro is now all revamped and is no longer the minimalistic model from the 90s. The model comes with a 5-speed AMT gearbox and has received an amazing response. The car is compact, easy to drive, and maneuver in the streets and lanes and is perfect for small families as well.
If you need a comparative nudge, then Santro, Grand i10, and Grand i10 NIOS can be weighed together. The AMT gearbox is powered by a 1.1 litre engine and the model flaunts a 20.3 kmpl average.
Hyundai Santro Specifications:
- Engine: 4-cyl, petrol
- 69 Base Horse Power
- Starting Price: INR 5.3 lakh (Price is different for the three models in AMT class.)
5. Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS
The Grand i10 NIOS comes with an all-new sporty look and streamlined exteriors that simply strike a fresh vibe in your eyes. The model with AMT is available in both, the petrol and diesel variants and offers an economical driving experience. The interiors are amazingly planned and offer enough legroom for a comfortable journey.
Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Specifications:
- Engine: 3-cylinder engine comes in 1.0 litre capacity for Petrol and 1.2 litre for diesel; 4-cylinder engine comes in 1.2 litre capacity for natural gas and 1.2 litre for petrol
- Starting Price: INR 6 lakh
6. Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago comes with a 4-star safety rating from Global NCAP. Hence, apart from being stylish, compact, and economical, the car is the safest car in the hatchback class. Furthermore, it is the most powerful car in this segment that comes with the BS6 1.2 Revotron.
It gives an enormous 86PS of power, which is again the best in the hatchback class with an AMT gearbox. Other attractive features are good audio quality that is compatible with multiple OS, such as Apple CarPlay, and Android auto.
Tata Tiago Specifications:
- Engine- 1.2L Revotron 3cyl, Petrol
- Horsepower- 86
- Gearbox- 5-Speed Manual & 5-Speed AMT, Front Wheel Drive
- AMT is available in XZ, XZ Plus, XZ Plus Dual-Tone
- Starting Price: INR 6.33 lakh
7. Toyota Glanza
Toyota Glanza is a strong competitor of Maruti Suzuki Baleno in this segment and comes with an arsenal of amazing specifications. The features are certainly lucrative and the brand also offers CVT in two variants. As the Toyota Glanza is a rebranded model of Baleno, the features are more or less similar.
- Toyota Glanza Starting Price: INR 7.64 lakh
8. Honda Jazz
The only choice in this segment from Honda is the Jazz that has a premium set of features. It comes with an awesome 7-speed paddle-shift CVT. What makes this unique is the fact that it is an original CVT developed by Honda as part of ‘Earth Dreams Technology.
This is paired with the utterly smooth 1.2 litre iVTEC engine that drives the car with a mammoth 90 BHP. The CVT petrol model offers 19 kmpl mileage and is available in three options: V, VX, and Exclusive.
- Starting Price: INR 8.65 Lakh (The prices for all the three options are different.)
9. Renault Kwid
Renault Kwid is another hatchback that offers a premium vibe and comes with 184mm high ground clearance. The new model has contemporary and experimental design elements. So, you have sleeker-looking DRLs, black wheel covers, and colored dashboard inserts. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
It offers ‘Media NAV’ infotainment, center console-mounted gear dial, and Digital Instrument cluster – so, you have a smart hatchback here!
Renault Kwid Specifications:
- Engine- 1.0L 3cyl, Petrol
- Horsepower- 68
- Torque- 91Nm
- AMT models: RXT, RXT (O), Climber, Climber (O) trim
- Starting Price: INR 4.95 lakh
10. Volkswagen Polo
This is the last name on the list that comes with a refreshed powertrain on the new edition. The new model comes with two engine options, where both of them have the same engine capacity and deliver different power outputs. The car features a 6- Speed torque converter gearbox and comes with amazing features, such as cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and voice control, etc.
Volkswagen Polo Specifications:
- Engine- 1.0L TSi, Petrol
- BHP- 109
- AMT (torque converter) variants: 1.0L Highline Plus, GT variant.
- Starting Price: INR 9.12 lakh
Now that you have the top 10 hatchbacks in India with AMT right before your eyes, what are you waiting for?
Take your picks and get-set-go!