Diesel automatic cars in India

Despite the increasing demand for cars equipped with automatic transmissions, there is no diesel automatic car available for the buyer below Rs. 10 lakhs! Here is a list of all AT diesel sedans in India. (Updated Dec 2012)

Hyundai Fluidic Verna 1.6 CRDi SX (O) AT

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Fuel Efficiency: 22 kmpl

Delhi Price: Rs.11.26 lakh / Rs. 10.12 lakh (EX AT ) New*

Engine & performance

The Verna 1.6 SX (O) AT has a 1,582 cc, 4-cylinder heart that is mated to a 4-speed autobox. It makes 126 bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and 260 Nm of torque between 1,900-2,750 rpm. The Verna is a front wheel drive vehicle which is feature rich comfortable and attractive looking as well.

Features

In terms of features the Verna has plenty of kit to boast of. You get an AC with climate control, 4 power windows, adjustable seats, central locking, parking sensors, power steering, tilt steering, tachometer, rear defogger, 2 powered ORVMs, a digital fuel indicator, ABS, EBD and 6 airbags (only single airbag in the EX automatic variant). You also get an Ipod Dock, steering mounted audio controls and a single CD music system with 4 Speakers.

Chevrolet Cruze

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Fuel efficiency: 14 kmpl

Delhi Price: Rs.15.67 lakh

Engine & performance

The Chevrolet Cruze is the most powerful diesel in its segment. It has a 1,998 cc, 4-cylinder motor that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and makes 164 bhp of power at 3,800 rpm and 380 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. It is a complete pleasure to drive the Cruze as the peak torque comes in at just 2,000 rpm and once you hit the 4,000 rpm mark the Cruze is a monster unleashed.

Features

Along with all that power and performance the Cruze has decent kit as well. It has an AC with climate control, 4 power windows, adjustable seats, central locking, parking sensors, cruise control, power steering, tilt steering, telescopic steering and tachometer, a rear defogger, 2 ORVMs, dual trip meter, low fuel warning lamp and a remote operated fuel tank lid. In terms of safety features you get ABS, EBD and 2 airbags, while features like an Ipod dock, steering mounted audio controls, single CD Music system
with 6 speakers, push button start, keyless entry and a door/trunk ajar warning make it very owner friendly.

Hyundai Elantra 1.6 CRDi SX AT

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Fuel efficiency: 18 km/l

Delhi Price:   Rs.15.85 lakh

Engine & performance

The Hyundai Elantra is powered by a 1,582 cc motor that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This 4 cylinder motor produces 126 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 264 Nm of peak torque at 1900-2750 rpm. The Hyundai Elantra is an up-market vehicle and feels very good to drive. You will likely spend most of your time in the back seat of the Elantra and that’s a good thing because the rear seats of the Elantra have ample head and legroom.

Features

In terms of features the Elantra comes kitted with an AC with rear AC vent , all four power windows, rear armrest, central locking, parking sensors, cruise control, power steering, tilt steering, telescopic steering, rear defogger, 2  ORVM’s. You also get safety features like ABS, EBD, ESP and 6 airbags. Entertainment is taken care of by a single CD music system, Ipod dock, steering mounted audio controls along with 4 speakers.

Skoda Laura

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Fuel Efficiency: 18 kmpl

Delhi Price: Rs.15.84 lakh to Rs.19.15 lakh

The Laura has three automatic variants: the Laura Ambition 2.0 TDI CR AT, Elegance 2.0 TDI CR AT and the L K2.0 TDI AT.

Engine

The Laura boasts of a 1,968 cc diesel motor which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This 4 cylinder engine makes 140 bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and 320 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm.  The Laura is fun to drive car, peppy and responsive with decent handling and on-road manners.

Features

The Laura comes with features like AC with climate control, 4 power windows, adjustable seats, central locking, rear AC, parking sensors, cruise control, power steering, tilt steering, telescopic steering, tachometer, 2 ORVMs and Xenon lights. Safety features include all round disc brakes, ABS, EBD, ESP and 6 Airbags. You also get an Ipod dock, steering mounted audio controls and a multi CD music system.

Volkswagen Passat

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Fuel efficiency: 15 kmpl

Delhi Price: Rs.25.28 lakh & Rs.27.26 lakh

The Passat has three variants of which two are automatics: Comfortline and the Highline.

Engine

The Passat has a 1,968 cc motor that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This 4 cylinder motor makes 168 bhp of power at 4,200 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. The engine is smooth and silent while the gear box is easy to use and slots in nicely.

Features

The Passat comes with features like AC with climate control, 4 power windows, adjustable seats, central locking, rear AC,rear arm rest, power steering, tilt steering, telescopic steering, tachometer, 2 ORVMs and Push button start. Safety features include all round disc brakes, ABS, EBD, ESP and 6 Airbags. You also get a multi CD music system.

Skoda Superb 2.0 Ambition AT

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Fuel efficiency: 17 kmpl

 Delhi Price:   Rs. 22.56 lakh

Engine & performance

The Superb is a 6-speed automatic which hides a 1,968 cc motor under its hood. This 4 cylinder engine makes 140 bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and 316 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. The Superb has very comfortable drive and can really move if you put the pedal to the metal.

Features

The Superb is features rich and comes loaded with features like AC with climate control, 4 power windows, adjustable seats, central locking, rear AC, parking sensors, cruise control, power steering, tilt steering, telescopic steering, tachometer, 2 ORVMs and Xenon lights. Safety features include all round disc brakes, ABS, EBD, ESP and 8 Airbags. You also get an Ipod dock, steering mounted audio controls and a multi CD music system.

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDI AT Highline

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Fuel efficiency: 17 kmpl

 Delhi Price: Rs.18.90 lakh

Engine & performance

The Jetta has a 1968 cc engine that is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It makes 138 bhp of power at 4,200 rpm and 320 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,500 rpm. It is a solidly built vehicle which inspires confidence and feels luxurious.

Features

In term of features the Jetta offers: AC with climate control, 4 power windows, adjustable seats , central locking, parking sensors, cruise control, power steering, tilt steering, telescopic steering, tachometer, 2 outside rear view mirror and xenon lights. You also get ABS, EBD, ESP, 8 airbags, Ipod dock, audio control in steering and a multi CD music system with 8 speakers.

Further reading

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