Automatic cars, known for effortless driving, are gaining popularity among urban buyers. Earlier, the majority of the customers opting for automatic cars were luxury car or SUV buyers. The automotive industry saw a positive trend of people opting for automatic transmissions even in cars like the Hyundai i10 and i20, Maruti A-star and Dzire, Honda City and Volkswagen Vento. Around 20 per cent of customers who traditionally preferred manual gearboxes are now opting for automatics. The shift in favour of automatics is gradual but clear.
Automatic transmission cars have only two pedals, brake and throttle, and the lack of impending gear changes reduces driving stress or effort by 60 per cent. Congested city roads and heavy traffic can be nearly stress-free when driving an automatic. Rising traffic density and the stop-and-go commuting is affecting customer choice. Read more
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