India’s love for automatic cars is quite evident as over the past few years the buyers prefer AT over manual. The Automatic or AMTs (Automated manual transmission) helps to reduce the stress of driving in traffic jam and bumper to bumper traffic. Though the automatic version is costlier than the manual counterpart but it is definitely worth considering the amount of congestion one has to face in cities.
To cash it in and to make AT version more accessible to the masses, Hyundai has launched automatic transmission with mid-level Magna petrol trim at Rs. 5.92 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Hyundai has also discontinued Asta Trim and replace it with top spec Asta (O) AT trim available for Rs. 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Magna trim is paired with a 1.2l Kappa petrol engine that develops [email protected] of power and [email protected] of torque, linked to a 4-speed automatic gearbox and develops 18.9 Kmpl of ARAI certified mileage.
Being the top variant, Asta (O) goes on sale with all the bells and whistles while Magna AT misses out on some features such as parking sensors, cooled glove box, integrated audio system to name a few. Most important them of all even basic safety feature such as ABS and dual front airbags misses out.
Recently, the South Korean auto giant launched the 20th Anniversary edition of Grand i10 at Rs. 5.68 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) which comes with racy decals and some added features a 6.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system, red-black interiors. The entry level hatch Eon now gets optional driver side airbag across all the variants and has been priced 10k more over the non-airbag trim.