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Small cars with automatic transmissions

Gone are the days when automatic gearbox options were only made for big cars…

Automatic car sales have increased by 48% between 2014 and 2018, according to Naamsa. So while traffic congestion is becoming increasingly unbearable, we all want a less-stressful way to combat the mundane experience of delayed commuting!
Gone are the days when automatic gearbox options were only available on up-market and premium cars. Now, there are a range of automatic options available in the smaller car segment.

Ford Figo 1.5 Trend Hatch

From R207 900 

Ford updated its entry-level hatch in the middle of last year (2018) to offer a more modern, refined appearance to our local market. The latest model has fresh styling, and equipment upgrades, while the automatic option features Ford’s new 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine. The automatic option is available on the 1.5-litre Trend Hatch version.

You can read more about the Ford Figo here.

Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL AMT

From: 191 900 

As if it wasn’t popular enough, the Suzuki Swift now comes with more space, more efficiency, more convenience and better fuel consumption. And it’s all still very affordable, even with an automatic transmission. The AMT model is available on the Swift’s range-topping GL version.

You can read more about the new Suzuki Swift here.

Hyundai Grand i10 1.0 Motion

From R185 900 

Hyundai revised its Grand i10 range in the first half of 2018 (February) to offer more options for more buyers. The 1.0 Grand i10 Motion is available with a 4-speed automatic gearbox, but if you’re looking for something with a bit more spec, there is also the 1.0 Grand i10 Fluid version with a 5-speed automatic gearbox.

Read more about the new Grand i10 here.

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI

From: R292 200 

It is on the more pricier side of the automatic options, however this Volkswagen Polo comes with a 7-speed DSG gearbox that is as smooth and responsive as ever! It is mated to 1.0-litre TSI engine that offers 71kW of power, with an incredibly low fuel consumption claimed at 4,7-litres/100km.

Renault KWID 1.0 Dynamique AMT

From R153 500 

As one of the cheapest two-peddle options in the new small car segment, the Renault KWID AMT model is available in its top-specced trim model. Mechanically, the AMT gearbox operates much the same as a manual gearbox, but it is operated by the driver via electric controls (similar to how you operate an automatic vehicle). So you have the convenience and ease of an automatic gearbox, with the benefits of a manual gearbox.

Read more here.

[PRICING WAS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION. Sales of vehicles are offered by respective manufacturers and financial institutions, and not through Women On Wheels]

 

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