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Top 10 Most Affordable Cars With Paddle Shifters

We all love the convenience of an automatic but hate to give up the control that manual transmissions provide. Paddle Shifters are a technology that helps regain that sense of control all the while keeping the convenience of an automatic readily available at a flick. If you’re in the market for an automatic vehicle with paddle shifter technology but have a slightly lighter wallet then look no further, as this article will help you with the top 10 most affordable cars with paddle shifters!

Note: All vehicle variants mentioned along with the price will be in their automatic avatars only!

1) Honda Amaze 

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
VX CVT PetrolRs 9.29 lakh
VX CVT DieselRs 11.39 lakh

The Honda Amaze is a stellar compact sedan and a great choice for both first-time and longstanding car users. The smooth CVT gearbox makes light work of the city traffic, and overall eases your entire driving experience, making the Amaze one of the easiest vehicles to drive.

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The 1.2L petrol engine of the Honda Amaze is supremely refined and offers great mileage, but with linear power delivery, it lacks that much-needed oomph. For those looking for additional power, the 1.5L diesel engine is a fantastic alternative but quite pricey in comparison.

2) Honda Jazz

Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
V CVT PetrolRs 9.06 lakh
VX CVT PetrolRs 9.59 lakh
ZX CVT PetrolRs 10.21 lakh

The Honda Jazz is the premium hatchback of the automaker and quite a sleeper of the segment. Offered with a 1.2L petrol engine paired with that infamously smooth Honda CVT, the Jazz is one of the best city-worthy cars. Coming with a host of premium features including our beloved sunroof, it is one of the most feature-packed offerings in its segment. However, it is slightly expensive in comparison to its rivals and so it fails to prop up significant sales.

3) 2022 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Facelift

Top 10 most affordable cars with paddle shifters
Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
VXI AutomaticRs 10.99 lakh
ZXI AutomaticRs 12.09 lakh
ZXI+ AutomaticRs 12.79 lakh

We weren’t kidding in our articles about paddle shifters when we said that they are getting much more mainstream. Yes, the highest-selling MPV of the country, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, in its latest facelift avatar comes with a new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox which brings paddle shifters to it, making it one of the most affordable family cars to come with such technolgy.

Powered with a sole 1.5L K15C Petrol engine, the Ertiga also gets mild-hybrid technology which gives it the highest fuel efficiency in the segment.

The MPV also comes equipped with a factory-fitted CNG kit, but that is only available with manual transmission.

4) Hyundai i20 N-Line

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Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
N8 DCTRs 11.87 lakh

The N-Line variants of cars by Hyundai are an attempt to provide a sportier touch to their existing lineup. The Hyundai i20 N-Line is the first of that vision, with changes to suspension, steering, exhaust sounds, and visual overhauls like redesigned bumpers with red highlights outside, red inserts in the interior, aluminum pedals, and paddle shifters all of which significantly up the sporty appeal both in looks and in actual driving dynamics.

The 1.0L turbo petrol engine offers both compelling performance and great fuel efficiency as well. Although at a significant premium, it is the perfect blend of speed and sophisticated technology, flawlessly filling a power vacuum that the Volkswagen Polo left by its departure.

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5) 2022 Hyundai Venue Facelift

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Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
S (O) DCTRs 10.97 lakh
SX (O) DCTRs 12.57 lakh

The Hyundai Venue is a longstanding champion of the C-SUV segment, and it’s very recent facelift has made it even more of a compelling offer. With a newer front fascia, revised connected taillamps, updated interior tech like ambient noise, powered driver seats, all-digital MID, in-built air-purifier, wireless charger, multiple drive modes, and the addition of paddle shifters with the DCT automatic gearbox make the Venue much more premium and up-market. 

6) Kia Sonet 

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Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
HTX Turbo-Petrol DCTRs 11.39 lakh
HTX Diesel-AT Rs 11.99 lakh
GTX+ Turbo-Petrol DCTRs 13.09 lakh
GTX+ Diesel-AT Rs 13.69 lakh

Ever since its debut, the Kia Sonet has been a highly-lived product. So much so that it became one of the highest-selling sub-4m SUVs. All this love is worthwhile, with an imposing exterior design and class-leading features like a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, all digital drivers display, ambient lighting, ventilated seats, wireless charging, and a sunroof towards the interior. Along with all these vanities, it also boasted the widest variety of engine options (similar to its Hyundai cousin the Venue) with a diesel engine, petrol, and turbo petrol engine. 

The paddle shifters are only available in the automatic variants of the 1.0L turbo-petrol and 1.5L diesel engines.

7) 2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Facelift

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Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
Zeta AutomaticRs 12.79 lakh
Alpha AutomaticRs 13.79 lakh
Alpha+ AutomaticRs 14.39 lakh

The Nexa sister of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, the XL6, also received a facelift right alongside its Arena twin, with subtle exterior overhaul to the grille and alloy wheel, more premium touches inside like ventilated seats, 360-degree parking camera, 4 airbags as standard, new SmartPlay Pro infotainment system. Under the hood, it recieves an updated 1.5L K15C petrol engine, paired with a new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox which also comes with paddle shifters.

8) Honda City 5th Generation

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Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
V CVT PetrolRs 12.86 lakh
VX CVT PetrolRs 14.22 lakh
ZX CVT PetrolRs 15.21 lakh

The Honda City has been a staple name in the mid-size sedan segment, known for its comfort, convenience and exemplery smooth drive at a contemporary price. The CVT automatic gearbox comes equipped with paddle shifters, and is paired with a 1.5L petrol engine.

Honda also offers the City with a 1.5L diesel engine.

Also Read: Honda City e:HEV (Hybrid) Accessories Detailed

9) Hyundai Verna

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Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
SX (O) TurboRs 14.36 lakh

The Verna is an incredibly popular mid-size sedan, popular for its zippy performance, stylish appeal, and wide array of features on offer. The paddle shifters are offered only with the turbo petrol engine with the DCT transmission.

10) Skoda Slavia 

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Variant Price (Ex-Showroom New-Delhi)
Ambition ATRs 13.89 lakh
Style ATRs 15.79 lakh
Style DSGRs 18.39 lakh

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Following the success of the Kushaq, Skoda launched the Slavia in the Indian market, that only upping the trust in Skoda’s name but all the while reviving the sedan culture in the country. The 1.0L TSI and 1.5L TSI engines absolutely decimate in terms of performance and with premium features like a 10-inch touchscreen, connected car technology, sunroof, and ventilated seats, the Slavia is both fast and well equipped, making you feel your money’s worth.

The locally manufactured 1.0L TSI engine comes equipped with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converted automatic gearbox, whereas the CBU imported 1.5L TSI engine gets the company’s infamous 7-speed DSG gearbox instead of a torque converter unit. Both these automatic units come equipped with paddle shifters.

Aside from the above-mentioned models, many other cars like Volkswagen Taigun, Virtus, Skoda Kushaq, Hyundai Creta, Alcazar, Kia Seltos, etc., also come with paddle shifters, priced under Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom).