I was just researching cars for a friend, who was looking at a Diesel Automatic. And to my surprise, the cheapest Diesel Automatic available in India is the Hyundai Verna! At 11 Lakhs!! And the next cheapest is the Scorpio Diesel Automatic at 12+ Lakhs. Wondering why no manufacturer is contemplating an Auto Box Diesel. After the launch of the Ritz Automatic, it does make sense for manufacturers to consider a Diesel Auto in a small form as well. Ford can / should be able to do it with the Figo, and still price it below 7L. Chevy could try it with the Beat at around 6.5L. The i10 Automatic, and Maruti's response, the A-Star Automatic, do indicate that there is scope for such vehicles, since if people are ready to accept them in the Petrol avatar, then Diesel would surely be taken well by the masses. Maybe something that Fiat could look into with the Punto and the Linea???