Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Audi India’s line-up 2011-12

Audi has released their line-up for the period 2011-12. The start of the year saw the launch of the iconic Ironman’s car- Audi R8 in its V10 avatar. Audi-India already seen around 14 bookings for the mighty beast and now plans to bring the Spyder version as well. 

Then came February and Audi dropped another bombshell from its portfolio by bringing in the flagship saloon – Audi A8. Coupled with gorgeous looks and gadgetry, this luxury car is sure to give a tough fight to Mercedes S Class. 

The next to come is the Audi Q5, a 2.0 TDI diesel mill in March, which will be priced at Rs 42 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai. 

In June,  the Audi A7 sportsback will hit the Indian streets. This will create a whole new segment for itself. It is expected in both the 3.0 TFSI as well as 3.0 TDI engine options and will be priced at round about Rs 65 to 70 lakhs. 

In Diwali, you will see another major launch– The  Audi A6 Saloon. Audi has designed  it with a very eye catching new A6 with oodles of street presence. The company will offer three engine options starting from 2.8 TSI petrol and then moving to the 3.0 TFSI petrol and finally the 3.0 TDI quattro. The prices will be in the range of Rs 37-48 lakhs. 

Early 2012 will see the launch of the baby SUV- Audi Q3. Audi’s Q3 will be the first challenger for BMW’s X1 because rival Mercedes’s GLC is still in a very nascent stage of its development and will only be ready by 2013. 

Audi is also planning the Audi RS5 coupe for India. Audi India MD Michael Perschke says that he hopes to sell 30 to 50 units of this grand tourer in India in its very first year. However, the company has not finalised its plans and is looking for some feedback from the market. 

So thats the new from Audi India. Do watch this space for more updates.

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