Best Automatic SUVs under 10 lakhs to buy in 2016

Best Automatic SUVs under 10 lakhs to buy in 2016

Are you planning to buy an automatic SUV under 10 lakh rupees? This article shall help you decide the best out of many automatic SUVs present in the market. Now a days, more people are going with cars that come with automatic gearbox or AMT variants because of the ease which it offers while driving in traffic conditions as it doesn’t require one to use clutch or change gears again and again.

We list 5 popular automatic SUVs that are available under 10 lakh rupees in India. The SUVs listed below includes diesel and petrol variants with Automatic as well as AMT gearbox. (Read: Difference between AMT cars and automatic cars) Majority of them here are compact SUVs with AMTs.


Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta Production Capacity Increased

Since its launch in July last year, Creta has received tremendously positive response. The South Korean auto giant, Hyundai is the only auto manufacturer that offers fully automatic with a diesel engine in this price point. Hyundai Creta gets an 1.6-litre diesel engine that churns out 125bhp of power and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. There is also news that Hyundai will be introducing the Automatic variants even for the petrol variants as well as lower-end diesel trims.

Ford Ecosport


Ford EcoSport is the leader in Indian compact SUV segment. EcoSport is the only car that is offered in petrol and dual-clutch automatic variant in the compact SUV segment. The 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine churns out a maximum power of 108bhp and is mated to a six-speed dual clutch transmission.

Read: New Ford Ecosport Review (1.5 litre Diesel Titanium Trim)

Mahindra TUV300

Mahindra TUV300 Front View

Mahindra which is the top selling SUV manufacturer in the country introduced the AMT option with the new TUV300. TUV300 gets a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine which is capable of producing 80bhp of power. TUV300’s engine is mated to a five-speed AMT. The TUV300 can be one of the hot choices which you can consider.

Read our review on Mahindra TUV300.

Renault Duster

2016 Renault Duster Exterior

Very recently, French automaker, Renault has introduced the facelift version of Duster SUV. The Renault Duster SUV gets an 1.5-litre diesel engine which produces 108bhp of power and is available in six-speed AMT gearbox.

Renault recently introduced a 2016 Duster facelift

Mahindra Nuvosport

Mahindra NuvoSport SUV 1

Mahindra Nuvosport very recently entered this segment. The Nuvosport is nothing but a Quanto facelift. The car is powered by a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine and is more powerful than TUV300. NuvoSport offers 100bhp of power when compared to TUV300’s 80bhp of power. Also the NuvoSport gets an urban and youthful look.

NuvoSport was introduced early in the April. Check out the NuvoSport color variants.

We hope we have helped you out in choosing the best automatic compact SUV! Got questions? Let us know by commenting below.

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Author: Chethan Thimmappa

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