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According to several senior Hyundai India employees, an automatic transmission will be offered on the Hyundai Grand i10 diesel. The transmission in question would be a four-speed automatic unit and prices could range from INR 7.5 to INR 9.5 lakhs. This will make the Grand i10 the most affordable diesel automatic car in the country.

Hyundai Grand i10 gear shifter

The Grand i10 is currently available only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

These are the claims made by Motoring magazine on its Facebook page today.

Hyundai India can be credited with launching the most affordable diesel automatic car in the past as well. The previous generation Verna diesel (post facelift model) came with a 4-speed automatic gearbox and even the current Verna diesel sports a 4-speed AT. In fact, the Verna diesel EX AT is currently the most affordable diesel automatic car money can buy at INR 10.34 lakhs (ex-Showroom, New Delhi), after which comes the Mahindra Scorpio VLX AT priced at 11.73 lakhs (ex-Showroom, New Delhi).

Motoring reports that the 1.1-liter U2 three-cylinder diesel engine would continue producing 69 bhp and 15.6 kgm of torque. There is no mention as to the number of variants the auto transmission would be offered in, though we estimate at least two variants to feature this auto box.

Hyundai Verna

The Hyundai Verna is currently the most affordable diesel automatic car in the country.

The Grand i10 petrol is also available only with a 5-speed manual transmission currently, and the 4-speed auto box will be introduced in November. Sales of the Grand i10 diesel automatic is expected to commence in late November or early December.

[Source – BS Motoring]

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  • Aravind

    Finally a diesel Automatic hatch.. Hyundai understood the market well. There will be many takers for this. I bought i10 Auto couple of years back and would have bought this (even if it is 2 lakhs more) if this was available at that time.

    Traffic is increasing like hell in all big cities and naturally people will opt for automatics for less stressful driving.

    But I was in tier-2 cities, I would have opted for Manual though.

  • http://eightydots.wordpress.com Tarun

    Ah! Finally the industry wakes up to sensibility. A diesel automatic hatch! But they better do something about that diesel motor. It is a properly slow car with mundane amounts of acceleration.

  • $@!

    Wow!

    Hyundai is raring to go. All GUNS Loaded.

  • MaN

    Would like to see Ecosport TDCi with DSG automatic…..hope Ford will put a thought on it and will deliver successfully for the present and future needs. I wonder why is European market which is an automatic priority continent is also not pushing Ford for that.

  • Jishnu S V

    Diesel automatic is a good idea. I have an i10 AT and its expensive to run (fuel cost) compared to my Figo TDCi. But in the city with hours of traffic jam i10 is more comfortable. I would love to buy an automatic diesel Grand i10.