Top 5 affordable cars with paddle shifters in India

Kenneth John Updated: December 23, 2023, 12:10 PM IST

Automatic gearboxes are becoming increasingly popular among customers owing to their extra convenience over contemporary manuals. Enthusiasts prefer paddle shifters in automatic vehicles because of their improved driving experience and control. The paddle shifters, which are located behind the steering wheel, give the extra convenience of shifting between ratios with your fingertips without taking them from the steering wheel. Let's take a look at 5 cars that offer paddle shifters with their automatic transmissions.

Honda Amaze: Rs 8.76 lakh onwards

The HondaAmaze, Honda Cars India's most successful model after the City, receives paddle shifters with the 1.2-litre petrol engine mated with CVT. This 1.2-litre petrol engine produces up to 90PS and a maximum torque of 110 Nm.

Hyundai i20 N-Line: Rs 11.10 lakh onwards

Quite easily the sportiest car on this list is the 120 N-Line. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine in this hot hatch produces 120PS and 172Nm of torque. The standard i20 does get paddle shifters but we thought of including the N-Line on this list because of its more powerful engine.

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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga: Rs 11.28 lakh onwards

Probably the most unlikely car on this list is the Ertiga. It's still a 7-seater MPV but does offer paddle shifters behind the steering wheel for additional fun. The 1.5-litre, inline-four, naturally aspirated, petrol engine produces 103PS and 137Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

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Kia Sonet: Rs 11.99 lakh onwards

Being the only SUV on this list the Kia Sonet also offers paddle shifters in its automatic transmission variants. The sub-four-meter SUV comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit that generates 120PS and 172Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel unit that makes 116PS and 250Nm of torque. The turbo-petrol and diesel engines are mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmissions respectively.

Honda City: Rs 13.86 lakh onwards

The 2023 Honda City comes with a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated i-VTEC petrol unit producing 121PS and 145Nm of torque. This motor is paired with a CVT automatic transmission and obviously, it has paddle shifters. The City might be the most expensive of the vehicles on this list but does feature a really well-tuned engine to an excellent transmission.

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