Are you looking to buy a new car anytime soon? But pretty much confused whether to buy a manual or CVT or automatic car? If your answer is yes, then don’t worry as we have got you covered. Today, in this article we are going to cover what exactly is a CVT car and then we will review the best CVT cars that are available now in India.
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What is a CVT car?
CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission. This a type of automatic transmission that can change very easily in a large spectrum of different gear ratios. This allows a CVT car to maintain a certain angular velocity (often the most efficient angular velocity of the car engine ) even when the speed of the vehicle varies widely. Some CVT systems even offer to maintain a fixed angular velocity of the engine shaft that offers maximum power instead of maximum efficiency.
This means that you do not have to change your gear every now and then as the case is for a manual car. You only need to shift the gear shaft ones and you are good to go. Yea it is true that you need not even do that in an automatic car but the prices of automatic ones are pretty much higher than a CVT and for a budget-minded buyer, that’s not at all worth it.
Best CVT cars in India
Below we have listed the top CVT cars that are present in the Indian market.
New Nissan Micra XL CVT Automatic
The new Nissan Micra, the latest from the Japanese automobile giants, is another masterclass. It is an ideal blend or price, style and power.
The Nissan Micra has a curvy design that runs throughout the body. The amazing front grille and premium chrome accent give it a trendy and sporting look. The interior is also designed brilliantly and the touch of orange here and there in the interior makes it look irresistible. The whole car looks small and compact but there is enough head, leg space and boot space.
The car is stuffed with intelligent features. For example, the headlamps have an ambient light sensor and turn on automatically when it gets dark, the wipes can sense rain and operate automatically, the headlight of the car follows you as you park the car and go, the AC turns on automatically when you enter the car and plenty more. Also, many features such as Bluetooth, audio control are mounted right on the steering wheel which allows controlling everything without ever have to move your hands from the steering.
The car is powered by a 1.5 litre Nissan engine which delivers a smooth and efficient performance. The car also comes with Nissan’s Pure Drive technology making it an eco-friendly vehicle with minimum emission and maximum efficiency.
The Nissan Micra range starts at Rs. 6,09,500 only.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is another stunner in this list. The moment you set your eyes on the Baleno, you are sure to be amazed by its mesmerizing design and looks. The car has a very dynamic and sporty look with brilliant curves flowing through the whole chassis.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is all about spaciousness. The vehicle, despite its compact looks, has arguably the best in class cabin space. The boot space is also spacious enough to fit all your luggage.
The instrument panel in the Maruti Suzuki is designed in such a way that you can get maximum cabin space. The whole control panel has an innovative blue lighting which makes it look absolutely stunning. Like the Nissan Micra, you also get an automated air-conditioning system in this car. The best thing about the Baleno is that it can pair seamlessly with your iPhone or Android device using mobile apps and you can control lots of its internal features right from your mobile.
You have two different options when it comes about the engine. You can either choose a K12C multipoint injection 4 cylinder engine or a K10C DITC direct injection 3 cylinder engine. Both the engine have a perfect combination of power and efficiency.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno price starts at Rs. 7,09,514 at Nexa Delhi.
Toyota Corolla Altis CVT
The Corolla Altis by Toyota is one of the highest selling cars of the Japanese automobile giants and a glimpse of it is enough to let you know why. It is not your regular hatchback but it is a prime sedan. The trademark sedan design of Toyota is reflected in every aspect of this car.
Much like the exterior, the interiors of this car is also all about luxury and class. The distinctive pale yellow colour and premium seat covers make every journey a pleasant experience. The rear seats are reclining, which makes even really long road trips possible. The cabin is also very spacious and there is ample leg space for every rear passenger.
There are tons of features built into the Toyota Corolla Atlis. There is a touch-screen monitor in front to help you with audio controls. This panel also helps to provide GPS based navigation system. The car also features Toyota’s trademark Nanoe technology which keeps the cabin air always fresh. Also, you get a rain sensing automatic wiper and a cruise control mode that let the driver set a fixed pace ensuring less driver fatigue. You also get rear charging ports which are essential for today’s digital world.
The Toyota Corolla Atlis is power by a robust 2ZR-FE gasoline engine. The engine has 4 cylinders and one of the most efficient engines in its class. The fuel is inserted in the engine via an electrical fuel injection system allowing the engine to provide a maximum output of 103 kW at 6300 revolutions per minute.
At Delhi, the CVT version of the Corolla Atlis starts at INR 17.88 Lacs only.
Honda City V CVT
The Honda City has been around in the market for a while and it is one of the highest selling mid-range SUVs in India. Since its initial launch it has seen many upgrades and with each upgrade, it has only gotten better and better. And as it is common with most of the sedans, the exterior of the Honda City looks absolutely premium and stunning.
The interior also looks spacious and luxury. Two armrests are available in the front and the back. Both armrests have cup holders and the front one even has a storage unit under it. There are also 6 airbags in the car ensuring drivers and passengers are safe even in case of an accident.
The Honda DIGIPAD is another interesting feature in this vehicle. The display can seamlessly connect to your smartphone and can even display various social media options in its tiny display. The DIGIPAD is also the control panel of all music and navigation systems of the car.
A 1.5L i-VTEC engine powers the Honda City CVT edition. The engine delivers more power than the regular 1.5L i-DTEC engine but does not compromise with milage. The engine can generate up to an impressive 119 ps power.
The Honda city V CVT starts from Rs. 11,72,808 in Delhi.
Honda Amaze VX CVT
As the name suggests, the Honda Amaze is simply amazing. The car has a total sporty look while keeping essentials of a hatchback intact. Even the antenna is designed to look like a shark fin to give it a cool look.
There are many control options integrated into the steering wheel of the vehicle. The Honda DIGIPAD is also present in this car and offers all the features that are available on the Honda City
There are numerous parking assistance systems available in the Honda Amaze. There is a rear parking sensor that can estimate the distance between the car and an obstacle. Also, there is a small camera fixed at the back which lets you see what is behind you while parking your car.
The Honda Amaze comes with an option to choose between an i-VTEC or an i-DTEC engine. The i-DTEC engine is pretty similar to the one used in manual transition Honda City but the i-VTEC engine has a capacity of only 1.2 litres compared to the 1.5-litre engine of the Honda City CVT.
CVT transition cars are still a pretty new concept here in India but with each passing second, more and more people are switching to CVT or automatic transition cars. And from our discussion, we have a clear understanding that the few cars that have a CVT transition system in India are among the very best in the overall car industry. So, if you want to switch to a CVT car, this might be the ideal time to do so. Do not waste any more time thinking and deciding. Rush and bring your dream car home asap.