Best Automatic SUV’S under 12 lakhs & Best AMT hatchbacks under 7 lakhs
Even though the car has its own underpinnings but you can’t ignore the fact that it is the cheapest automatic car availaible in the market (excluding Tata Nano). Datsun has failed in many NCAP Crash safety tests which has led to its downfall in india while certain materials of the car are also not upto the mark but with a price tag of 4.37 lakhs (ex-showroom), the car is certainly a good deal for those who want to have an AMT car but on a tight budget. The car comes with dual driving mode while it also has features like Bluetooth, power windows, remote lock key & power steering as standard.
The new santro has nothing in common from its predecessor apart from the legendary name. Santro ruled the market in the 90’s and early 2000’s while the latest next gen santro is more broader, more elegant and for sure feature loaded. Plus the reliability of Hyundai makes it a good steal at Rs 5.7 lakhs (ex-showroom price). The top end model of amt santro comes with touchsreen, start-stop, remote keys, abs and airbags which makes it value for money.
The low cost of maintainence and reliability of Maruti brand are some big factors to buy a maruti car and WagonR in its latest generation is indeed the best AMT under 7 lakhs. The new WagonR looks more elegant, less boxy, has a big touchscreen infotainment, has a smooth auto gearshift and the price of 5.91 lakhs (ex-showroom) makes it a perfect value for money, The icing on the cake will be its fuel efficiency where it claims to give more than 20 kms per litre.
i10 Magna AMT
The Hyundai i10 Nios is not only a stunning looking car but it’s the most feature loaded from this entire list of competitors. With an on road price of 6.40 lakhs, Hyundai i10 Nios is without a doubt a stealer not only in terms of its looks but also for the features it provides. Bluetooh, touchscreen infotainment, push button start stop, abs, airbags, speakers, remote keys, rear ac vents and the feature list we can just keep going on about it!
Tata Tiago AMT
If you have no problem with the brand “Tata” inside your garage, the tiago is the most feasible option. The sturdy smart car has fresh interiors unlike the typical tatas, a solid quality in terms of the metal used, has almost the same number of features as Grand i10 Nios while it surely costs a lakh cheaper than Nios.
Alto K10 AMT
Not many may agree but Alto K10 is the most sleekest and longest car in the entire list. Also K10 has its own classy looks and a price tag below 5 lakhs (ex-showroom) makes it nothing but a value for money car. Yes it lacks features compared to tiago or Nios or even Wagonr, but the legendary reliability, the low cost of maintainence and excellent fuel efficiency will make you forget about its flaws for sure.
Best SUVS’s under 12 lakhs
1 . Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. (12.46 lakhs ex-showroom)
The hottest SUV at present in Indian market has been the Brezza. With a price tag of close to 12.5 lakhs for the amt version, the brezza is for those who wish to have a proper suv’ish feeling with a proper suv driving experience. Also the best part with Brezza is, the dealers give you complete freedom to customize your car right from the color of your car to the stitch of your seats to any interior or exterior modifications.
2 . Tata Nexon- (12 lakhs ex showroom)
Tata Nexon may not look like a proper contemporary SUV but seating inside you might get a feeling of an SUV. Also the swanky interiors including a BMW style Gear Knob with different driving modes adds to the richness of the car. N
3 . Renault Captur (12.5 lakhs ex showroom)
Though this has been a failed product of Renault on paper as far as sales in concerned but can tell you without a doubt, captur is the most proper suv with the most comfortable driving experience when compared to the other names. Also it has a long list of features and being a product with poor sales, the dealers might give you a big discount or some good offers on this car.
4. Renault Duster (11.8 lakhs ex showroom)
The road presence, the off roading abilities, the experience of driving it in a highway are some of the pros of Duster which only the duster owners will be able to tell you. The rock solid duster might look old now with lots of swanky options available in the market but if you are the one looking for a long driving experience or you love taking your vehicle on long trips, then Duster is the car to go with without any second thoughts.
5. Hyundai Venue- 11.56 lakhs (ex-showroom price)
Probably the most feature loaded cars amongst the lot, Venue has not only eaten the market of Brezza and other entry level SUV’s but it has beaten its own elder brother Creta.
The stunning looking venue is easily the most stylish car in this budget and it offers all the creature comforts making it a value for money buy. More so, Venue has that typical European design curves from the rear and overall giving you that tinge of elegance and rich feel of owning it.
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