Are you tired of using the gear lever to shift gears? Do you want something sportier but don’t have the funds to buy a fancy sports car? Carmakers have listened to your concerns and developed gear shifters, sometimes known as paddle shifters, behind the steering wheel. You no longer need to take your hands off the steering wheel to alter gears; simply use the paddle shifters. Here’s a list of ten Paddle shift cars in India. Please keep in mind that all of the pricing shown below are ex-showroom and in Delhi.
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Paddle Shift Cars in India
Honda Amaze (CVT)
The Japanese automaker is regarded for producing some of the greatest vehicles in the market. The Honda Amaze is a subcompact automobile from Honda. With paddle shifters, it is the first automobile in its class. The Honda Amaze comes with two engine options: a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available with the engines. Only the petrol CVT versions of the V and VX variants have paddle shifters. The V model, which has a petrol engine and a CVT, costs roughly 8,34,000 (ex-showroom), while the VX variant costs around 8,75,900. (ex-showroom).
Hyundai Verna (DCT)
With the unveiling of the all-new Hyundai Verna 2020, the sedan received an update. It comes with a 7-speed DCT transmission and the company’s favourite 1.0-litre Kappa Turbo GDI Petrol engine. The sedan’s greatest feature is the turbo variant’s paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. The Hyundai Verna turbo model will set you back Rs.13,84,900 (ex-showroom). However, this function is not available on the other two normally aspirated engines.
Honda City (CVT)
The Honda City, India’s most popular car, has paddle shifters. The Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that may be combined with either a manual or a 7-speed CVT transmission. Paddle shifters are standard on CVT models. The paddle shifters are available on the V, VX, and ZX trims. The versions will cost you rs.12,01,000, rs.13,12,000, and rs.14,31,000, respectively. The Honda City’s paddle shifters are the first in the class.
Hyundai Creta (DCT)
Hyundai debuted the all-new 2020 Creta at the 2020 Auto Show. This tiny SUV is the segment’s first to include paddle shifters. The SX and SX are variations with paddle shifters (O). In both models, a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine is standard. The 7-speed DCT gearbox is in use. The SX model will set you back rs.16,16,000, while the SX(O) will set you back rs.14,000 more. The costs are shown as “ex-showroom.”
Honda Civic (CVT)
Honda’s Civic is a premium sedan that is popular among India’s upper crust. The Honda Civic is powered by a 1.8-litre SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine with a CVT gearbox. All of the models come with paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. V, VX, and ZX are the three varieties available. V costs 17,93,000 rupees, VX costs 19,44,900 money, and ZX costs 21,24,900 money.
1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines are available. The Titanium with automatic gearbox is the model with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. To purchase one, you’ll need to save up around Rs.11,43,000 in cash. Ecosport is a popular subcompact SUV in India, having been the country’s first subcompact SUV.
Volkswagen T-Roc (DSG)
The SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre TSI EVO engine with Active Cylinder Technology (ACT), which produces 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of peak torque. The transmission is a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission. Paddle shift gears are included. This SUV has a starting price of Rs.19,90,000.
Skoda Karoq (DSG)
This SUV was just introduced by Skoda. A 1.5-litre TSI engine is coupled to a 7-speed DCT in the Karoq. It also comes with paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel, allowing you to enjoy the excitement of the powerful engine. With a starting price of INR 24,99,000, the pricing is on the upper end. The high price is attributable to Skoda’s decision to introduce the Karoq to our shores via the CBU method.
Skoda Octavia RS245 (DSG)
The Octavia RS 245 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 245hp and 370Nm of peak torque. It’s mated to a DSG 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel for control. You’ll need to pay more than 36 lakhs
So these are the automobiles with paddle shifters that are currently on sale in India. How do you feel about the paddle shifters? Is it necessary, or is it one of the many useless features that automakers include in their vehicles? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.