India tops in Audi Q7 sales
India has become an important market for Audi. The Q series SUV\'s which Audi manufactures, have been selling good volumes in India. The Q7 is among Audi\'s top ten selling SUV models worldwide.
New Delhi: India has become an important market for Audi. The Q series SUV's which Audi manufactures, have been selling good volumes in India. The Q7 is among Audi's top ten selling SUV models worldwide.
Considering this statistic, the new Audi Q7 is a very important for the company. The new car has been launched in India in two variants, the Premium Plus, priced at Rs 72 lakhs and the Technology variant Rs 77.5 lakhs (Ex Showroom Delhi).
This car like the earlier car will be assembled in Audi's Aurangabad plant. The car comes with a 45 TDI (3.0 TDI) engine, which churns out 249 hp (183 kW) of power and 600 Nm of torque that is fitted to an eight speed automatic gear box. It is capable of accelerating from 0 - 100 kmph in 7.1 seconds. Audi also claims that this is the most fuel efficient car in its class and can do 14.75 kmpl.
"India is a land of Quattro, and SUVs owing to their high degree of functionality are the preferred choice of mobility here. The all-new Audi Q7 encapsulates the cutting edge technology that is at the very heart of Audi brand. It is an efficient and sporty superlative offering, with even better dynamics than its predecessor", said Joe King, Head, Audi India.
The new-generation Audi Q7 shares a lot with its old model, but has become sharper than before with an all-new single piece grille, Matrix LED head-lamps, all-new bumpers, rectangular LED tail-lamps and new LED tail-lamp cluster.
When asked about plans for 2016, King said, "We have the Auto Expo coming up, so you could hear something there."
King feels the key to Audi's strategy is in connection with the youth in India. Looking at Audi's new showrooms in smaller cities, we can see an aggressive expansion plan. Just this week, Audi opened a showroom in Rajkot, its fourth outlet in Gujarat, which already has 500 customers in the city.