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These 4 hatchbacks sport automatic transmission

Last updated on: November 12, 2012 13:15 IST

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This festive season witnessed several launches - both new and face-lifted cars - in probably every segment.

Besides novel inside-out of a vehicle, consumers of today desire to get hold of something 'additional', that is 'effortlessness in driving'.

To plug-in this demand of car buyers, automakers are now coming up with Automatic Transmission (AT) laden variants.

With automated gearbox there is no clutch pedal, and no hassle of gear shifting, just need to take care of accelerator, brake and steering.

However the added weigh of AT instrument results in some mileage shrink. AT is rated as one of the best remedies to tackle city traffic that follows stop-go pattern.

The excitement gets twofold when this congenial element becomes a part of compact city hatchbacks. Recently Honda launched Brio AT, which was welcomed splendidly by the young auto-freaks in India.

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Hyundai i10 AT

Although there are in all around 9 variants of petrol, (2 of dual-fuel petrol-LPG model), Hyundai has only two petrol versions in the lineup offering the services of AT.

One is the mid variant Sportz GLS priced at Rs 524,000, while the top-end Asta AT WS GLS is tagged at Rs 619,000.

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Its usual mileage, delivered through 1.2L Kappa MT engine digs out 80 PS of power and peak torque of 112 Nm and 20 kmpl, while its 4-speed automatic gearbox returns 16 kmpl.

Hyundai i10 was one of the first vehicles to start the trend of AT in hatchbacks, which was earlier considered fit only for premium badge sedans.

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Maruti A-Star AT

In order to add some glitter to the underperforming line up of Maruti A-Star, in terms of sales, the company rolled out the automatic version.

This 1.0L engine, which churns out 67 PS of max power and 90 Nm of peak torque, is smallest to get this effortless element under its mini bonnet.

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There are in all 5 variants available, while only one variant, the mid-variant Maruti A-Star VXI AT, is offered with hassle-free 4-speed auto gearbox priced at Rs 461,000.

Here the mileage delivered is of 17 kmpl, while the regular fuel efficiency is 19 kmpl, approved by ARAI.

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Maruti Ritz AT

Since it got the facelift this festive there were speculations of Maruti Ritz AT making  its way. As of now, the official page is updated with all informations, only the launch date with price is awaited.

Motorised by 1.2L petrol and 1.3L diesel motor choice, the 87 PS and 113 Nm generating petrol powertrain is the one that gets AT.

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The premium tall-boy design hatch is expected to get a price tag of around Rs 500,000-515,000.

Here, too, the mid variant Ritz petrol VXI ABS model takes the responsibility to hold the hefty AT mechanism.

The ARAI mileage of 4-speed Ritz AT is 17.1 kmpl, while all regular manual transmission models deliver an ARAI approved 18.5 kmpl.

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Honda Brio AT

The best pick among all AT competitors is Honda Brio AT hatchback. The cute hatch creates magic as its exceptional engine refinement meets higher levels of smoothness in the form of automatic gearbox.

The manual transmission 1.2L IVTEC motor with utmost power output of 88 PS and 109 Nm of top torque gives out a mileage of 19.4 kmpl, while 16.5 kmpl is registered with AT mechanism.

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Both, MT and AT fuel efficiencies are certified by ARAI. Two variants sport AT instrument, one being the mid variant S (O) AT priced at Rs 574,000 and the other is the top-end V AT priced at Rs 599,000.

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