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Automatic hatchbacks in India: Which one to buy?

by Abhishek Chaliha Posted on 04 Jan 2013140,324 Views10 Comments

With urban traffic getting worse by the day, an increasing number of people are switching to small cars with automatic gearboxes. We take a closer look at the options and how they stand out from each other

 

Maruti Suzuki Ritz AT

 

 

4. Maruti Suzuki Ritz VXi AT

 

The Ritz VXi AT is the latest entrant in the premium automatic hatchback segment. A recent face-lift includes 52 changes to make it more appealing.

 

Priced at Rs 6.15 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi), it costs a massive Rs 1.27 lakh more than the manual VXi AT while being specced identically.

 

It’s spacious, economical and comfortable and in VXi trim gets power steering, power windows, tachometer, rear parcel tray, manually adjustable ORVMs, remote central locking, front and rear fog lamps and ABS. 

It is powered by a 1.2-litre engine that develops 85PS of power and 113Nm of torque, mated to a four-speed torque converter auto box. According to ARAI, the Ritz AT delivers a fuel efficiency of 17.16 kmpl, which isn’t significantly low compared to the manual version that returns 18.5 kmpl. 

 

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