Audi e-tron To Launch On 22 July; Will Be Available In Two Body Shapes

Audi e-tron To Launch On 22 July; Will Be Available In Two Body Shapes

Audi has confirmed that it will launch its first-ever EV, the e-tron, in India on July 22. It will be offered in two body types: SUV and Sportsback (coupe SUV).

 

Audi e-tron

Audi will offer the e-tron in two powertrain configurations: e-tron 50 and e-tron 55. While the e-tron SUV is likely to be offered in both configurations, the Sportback might be offered only in the e-tron 55 configuration. Here are the details of the two configurations: 

 

e-tron 50

e-tron 55

Power

313PS

360PS (Up to 408PS in Boost)

Torque

540Nm

561Nm (Up to 664Nm in Boost)

No. of Motors

Dual-motor AWD

Dual-motor AWD

Battery Pack

71kWh

95kWh

0-100kmph

6.8 seconds

5.7 seconds

Top Speed

190kmph

200kmph

Range  (WLTP claimed)

284-341km

373-441km


Talking about the features, both the SUVs will get an identical feature list. Features on offer include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, dual central touchscreens, Apple CarPlay and  Android Auto support, powered front seats, four-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate, a wireless charger and rearview cameras in place of ORVMs. 

e-tron

In terms of design, the e-tron looks quintessentially Audi. The front fascia is dominated by the signature Audi grille however, here it is used to cool down the electricals. It is flanked by LED headlamps. The side profile looks clean with flared wheel arches and the two-part shoulder line that runs only over the wheel arches. At the back, like any other modern Audi, the e-tron also gets connected tail lamps. 

Talking about the Sportback, it looks similar to the e-tron SUV but it gets a sloping coupe-like roofline at the back. The Sportback also gets more aggressive front and rear bumpers when compared to the e-tron SUV. Similarly, on the inside, both the EVs get an identical cabin with a multi-layered dashboard, 4-spoke steering and a central console dominated by two touchscreens. 

Prices of both SUVs are likely to start around Rs 1 crore. While the e-tron SUV will compete with the Mercedes Benz EQC, the e-tron Sportback will take on the Jaguar I-Pace. Tesla is also expected to make its India debut later this year with the launch of the Model 3. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Saransh Goyal

He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars.

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