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Audi opens booking for the e-Tron SUV and Sportback models in India. The booking amount is set at Rs 5 lakh and can be made at the brand's website or dealerships across India. The e-Tron is launching In India on July 22.
The company will launch the electric SUV next month, while the Sportback model will arrive at a later date. Both models feature the same underpinnings albeit with a different design. Audi is expected to price the e-Tron at around Rs 1 crore, ex-showroom.
Range, Specification & Performance
The e-Tron is powered by two electric motors with a 125kW unit placed on the front axle and a 140kW motor place on the rear axle. They produce a combined power output of 408bhp of power and 664Nm of torque. The power is sent to all-four-wheel using the brand's 'Quattro' system.
Electric motors are paired to a 95kWh Lithium-ion battery, which offers a range of 448 kilometres on a single charge (claimed). Charge times for the battery pack is rated at 30 minutes from 0 to 80 per cent using a DC fast charger.
Audi will also be offering the e-Tron with an onboard 11kW AC charger, which can charge the battery pack from 0 to 80 per cent in 8.5 hours.
The electric SUV can accelerate from standstill to 100kmph in 5.7seconds in Sports mode, and continue to reach a top speed of 200kmph. It also features different power modes and regenerative braking to enhance the driving range.
Exterior Design, Interiors & Features
Despite the SUV stance, the exterior design of the e-Tron features a slipper design to reduce drag. The flaps open only to provide cooling, which otherwise remains closed.
Other exterior features:
- Matrix LED headlamps
- LED DRLs
- LED bar on boot-lid
- LED taillamps
- 20-inch alloy wheels
The interiors of the Audi e-Tron feature three screens for the instrument cluster, infotainment and operation of seat function and climate control. For an enhanced in-car entertainment experience, the SUV is offered with a premium Bang & Olufsen audio system.
Other interior features:
- Four-zone climate control
- Connected technology
- Panoramic sunroof
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Steering wheel with mounted controls
- Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
Audi has equipped the e-Tron with a ton of safety equipment including Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and a Park Assist function.
- Multiple airbags
- Brake Assist
- Electronic Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Blind Spot Monitor
Mr Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, "The future is electric and we are thrilled to open bookings for not one but two electric SUVs - the Audi e-Tron and the Audi e-Tron Sportback in India. The e-Tron is not just one product but a brand in itself and we will launch several new models under this brand.
With progress comes evolution; and the Audi e-Tron and the Audi e-Tron Sportback are the pinnacle of that evolution. These are not just any other cars, these are the beginning of a new era - the era of electric. These are cars from the future, for the future."
Thoughts About The Audi e-Tron SUV & Sportback Bookings Begin In India
The e-Tron is the most anticipated electric vehicle launches in India. The company has begun accepting bookings ahead of launch next month. The e-Tron will rival the like of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, Jaguar I-Pace and the upcoming Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Tesla Model 3.
The Audi e-Tron was first showcased in India back in 2019. The electric SUV was expected to be launched last year. However, the launch was delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Watch our first impression video of the upcoming luxury electric SUV.