What is CVT?

CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission. It’s a type of automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of gear ratios, as opposed to traditional automatic transmissions that use a fixed set of gears.

CVTs use a system of belts and pulleys to transfer power between the engine and the wheels. The width of the belts and the position of the pulleys can be adjusted continuously to provide an optimal gear ratio for any given driving situation. This allows for smooth and efficient acceleration, as the engine can operate at its most efficient RPM range for any given speed.

A CVT transmission car in India is popular for its smooth driving experience. Those who expect their cars to get better fuel efficiency can opt for the CVT transmission. Want to know about the CVT transmission cars in India in 2023? Here we have the list of the cars.

1. Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

The Hyundai i20 is one of the cheapest CVT transmission cars in India in 2023. Hyundai i20 comes loaded with a lot of features making it the most premium hatchback in its segment. A lot of features like a 10.25-inches touchscreen, sunroof, and connected car technology are available with the i20. Having an i20 CVT has an edge because it will deliver better fuel efficiency than the DCT variants.

Hyundai i20 CVT Specifications 

Engine 1.2-liter MPI petrol engine
power87 BHP
torque115 Nm
transmissionCVT Transmission
Mileage claimed 20 km/l
Price (on -road, Gurgaon)Rs. 8.19 lakhs - Rs 12.40 lakhs

2. Honda Amaze

Image source: Honda India

Honda currently has only two sedans on sale that includes the City and the Amaze. Those who want something convenient to drive in the cities can get the Amaze. Honda Amaze is currently the only car that comes with a CVT transmission and that too on a budget.

Honda Amaze CVT Specifications 

Engine1.2-liter i-VTEC petrol engine
Power89 BHP
Torque110 NM
Mileage claimed 18 km/l
Price (on-road, Gurgaon)Rs 8.01 lakhs - Rs 10.40 lakhs

3. Nissan Magnite

Image source: Nissan India

Nissan Magnite is the best-selling car from the Nissan brand in India. This car is one of the most fun-to-drive CVT transmission cars in India in 2023. The car comes with a lot of features as per the price. A 1-liter turbo petrol engine has a reservation in the Magnite to ensure a better power-to-weight ratio. Nissan’s CVT cars are not only for convenience but also for car enthusiasts.

Nissan Magnite CVT Specifications 

Engine1-liter turbo petrol engine
Power 99 BHP
Torque 152 Nm
Transmission CVT
Mileage 17 km/l
Price (on-road, Gurgaon)Rs 11.61 lakhs - Rs 12.40 lakhs


CVT transmission Cars under 20 lakhs in India in 2023

1. MG Astor

Image Source: Morris Garages India

Anyone who is looking for a car that’s smooth to drive can get the Astor CVT. It’s a car that’s not only about fuel efficiency but also about getting the driving experience. The power delivery is on the smooth side and it doesn’t feel underpowered. Morris Garages offer Astor with steering modes that can even help in the alteration of the steering wheel. This SUV comes with a 1.5-liter Naturally Aspirated petrol engine that has adequate power for driving in the cities. Don’t rev the car hard as Astor CVT will generate some noise inside the cabin.

MG Astor CVT Specifications 

Engine1.5-liter NA engine
Power 108 BHP
Torque 144 Nm
Transmission CVT
Mileage claimed 15 km/l
Price ( on-road, Gurgaon)Rs 15.64 lakhs - Rs 19.30 lakhs

2. Toyota Hyryder

Toyota Urban Cruiser

If there is any car that’s great in space and feels smooth while driving then the Toyota Hyryder is a no-nonsense premium SUV in India. Just drive the car once and it will never feel noisier while turning on the ignition of the car. There is great refinement on offer and also the CVT transmission offers a very smooth driving experience. The Hyryder doesn’t feel jerky at all because of the smooth gearshifts of the CVT gearbox.

Toyota Hyryder Strong Hybrid specifications 

Engine 1.5-liter 3-cylinder Petrol engine with Strong Hybrid
Power91 HP
Torque 122 nm
Transmission E-CVT
Fuel efficiency 27 km/l
PriceRs 17.61 lakhs -Rs 21.92 lakhs

3. Kia Seltos CVT

Image source: Kia India

The Kia Seltos comes with a CVT transmission with the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine on offer. Those who need something practical can get an SUV with a CVT transmission. Kia has made the SUV badass by design due to which looks are another reason to consider the Seltos. Indian car buyers prefer something that’s fuel efficient and that’s where Seltos CVT makes a lot of sense.

Kia Seltos CVT Specifications 

Engine1.5-liter NA petrol engine
Power115 BHP
Torque144 Nm
Mileage Claimed17 Km/l
Price (on-road, Gurgaon)Rs18.18 lakhs

4. Hyundai Verna

cvt transmission cars in 2023
Image Source: Hyundai India

Hyundai launched the Verna currently in the Indian market with both the turbocharged and the non-turbocharged variants. The non-turbo variant of the Verna comes with both a 6-speed manual as well a CVT transmission. Those who need a practical sedan with some overload of premium features can get the new Hyundai Verna. There is no doubt that the CVT has a great driving experience on offer.

Hyundai Verna CVT Specifications 

Engine1.5-liter NA engine
Power115 BHP
Torque144 Nm
Claimed mileage20 km/l
Price ( on-road, Gurgaon)Rs .16.57 lakhs -Rs 18.21 lakhs

Luxury Cars with a CVT transmission in 2023

CVT transmission cars in 2023

Both Toyota and Lexus offer their premium cars with a CVT transmission. Automakers are well known for reliable products. Currently, Lexus’s ES300h is an example of a luxury car that comes with an E-CVT transmission. Lexus and Toyota don’t use DCT transmissions on their cars in India so their premium products offer an uncompromised driving experience. A DCT sometimes feels jerky but that’s not the case with CVT transmissions as they are very much suitable for luxury cars and family cars.

Is it worth owning a CVT transmission car in India?

The answer is a yes if the priority is fuel efficiency and a smooth driving experience. A CVT transmission doesn’t have any gears and also it is engineered in a simple manner. Other transmissions use gears which is not the car with CVTs. There are fewer chances of wear and tear in a CVT gearbox. Just don’t buy a CVT if running is on highways as CVTs are not suitable for overtaking.


Hoping that the post was helpful for you if you are looking for an upcoming car with a CVT transmission. Do let us know what’s your opinion on the CVT transmission cars in India.

Also read: Hyundai Verna 2023 review 


  • Abhiraj Jit

    Abhiraj Jit Singh Gandhi,a car lover by heart and a law student by profession who loves anything on four wheels. Automobile has Been my love since my dad got me a Turbocharged Ford Ecosport and that pulled me towards research on the latest cars and launches.


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