SUV is one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian automobile market. While manual gearboxes in SUVs provide better mileage, the craze for automatic SUVs is steadily increasing due to the ease of driving and better drive experience. Let us see the top 5 automatic SUVs that are affordable to buy.
First in the list of top SUVs in India is the Kiger from the French carmaker Renault. Kiger is a sub 4 metre SUV that has been launched recently. It is one of the most affordable SUV with a starting price of less than ₹5.45 Lakhs. It offers a 5-speed AMT gearbox and the 1.0 Litre petrol engine provides a power of 72 bhp & the turbocharged petrol engine provides 98 bhp of power.
The Japanese carmaker’s Magnite is an affordable SUV that shares the platform with Renault Kiger. It shares a similar 1 Litre petrol engine. The automatic gearbox that employs a continuously variable transmission system is easy to operate and provides great drive comfort. With a starting price of ₹8.39 Lakhs, it is fast growing in the market.
Another Japanese car maker in the list is the Suzuki Vitara Brezza. With a more powerful 1.5 Litre petrol engine, it provides a smoother and more powerful driving comfort. With 105 bhp, and a starting price of ₹9.87 Lakhs for the AMT variant, Vitara Brezza is riding the wave due to the general appeal and acceptability of the Maruti Suzuki brand.
Toyota Urban Cruiser
Probably the latest Japanese brand to join this segment of the market is Toyota with its Urban Cruiser model. While the Etios Cross crossover model didn’t pick up, the Urban Cruiser will get a good welcome in the market. Mainly due to the fact that it is in fact a rebadged Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Yes, Toyota is rebadging the Maruti Suzuki models and selling them under the Toyota brand. While the move in itself can be questionable, the future of the model is to be seen whether the market will pay a premium for a rebadged Vitara Brezza.
Tata Nexon is one of the safest cars in the Indian automobile market today. Further it is the only car that provides an option with all fuels. While Vitara Brezza offers Petrol, Diesel and CNG versions, Tata Nexon provides petrol, diesel and even electric variant. It comes with 1.2 Litre turbo charged petrol engine, 1.5 litre petrol engine, 1.5 L diesel engine and even a full electric powertrain. With a starting price of 8.7 Lakhs for the automatic version, it is an SUV that provides premium feel and affordable pricing.