Audi has launched their 1st Electric car model with the e-tron range in India today. The all electric SUV will be available as the Audi e-tron 50 priced at Rs. 99.99 Lakh, Audi e-tron 55 at Rs. 1.16 Crore and the e-tron Sportback 55 priced at Rs. 1.17 Crore.
Audi is giving customers a complimentary wall box AC charger in addition to the 11kW charger that comes standard with the car which is a segment-first offering. You also get Standard warranty of 2 years and High Voltage Battery warranty of 8 years or 160,000 KM whichever is earlier along with extended warranty across a period of 2+2 years or 2+3 years. Early bird customers can avail of complimentary charging through 2021 at any Audi India dealership that is equipped with the charging facility. Audi plans to install over 100 chargers across 75 key cities in the country.
The e-tron is available in Catalunya Red, Floret Silver, Mythos Black, Glacier White, Galaxy Blue, Navarra Blue, Siam Beige, Typhoon Grey while the e-tron Sportback gets an extra shade that of Plasma Blue body color options. On the interiors you can choose from Okapi Brown, Black and Mother of Pear Beige options.
The Audi e-tron 55 comes powered with a 71 kWh lithium-ion battery which makes 230hp of power and 540Nm of torque with a range of 264 to 379kms. Meanwhile the e-tron 55 and the Sportback 55 come with a 95kWh lithium-ion battery that makes 408hp and hits out 664Nm of torque with a range of 359 to 484kms. All the three e-trons comes with Audi’s patented quattro all wheel drive system. The e-tron 55 and e-tron 55 Sportback can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds, while the e-tron 50 does the same in 6.8 seconds.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “Today is a big day for us as we launch the e-tron brand in India. Under the e-tron brand – we are launching not one, but three electric SUVs that begin our electrification journey. The Audi e-tron 50, the Audi e-tron 55, and the Audi e-tron Sportback 55 are the perfect confluence of luxury, zero emissions, performance and everyday usability. With the three offerings, we have a proposition for every type of EV customer in the small but growing luxury SUV space. To ease the transition to electric mobility – we are offering several benefits and packages including after-sales, charging and ownership. To take it a step forward, we are also offering a best-in-class 3 year buyback. This is just the start of Audi India’s electric journey and you will hear from us very, very shortly on our next EV offering. Globally, the Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback continue to be the top-selling electric SUVs. There is a clear road map towards sustainable mobility and as Audi India; we are committed to developing an EV ecosystem. We have agreements in place that cover aspects, right from setting up charging infrastructure to end-of-life battery recycling. The future is electric and Audi India is ready for it.”
The Audi e-tron comes with tons of features loaded to it for comfort and safety. You get adaptive air suspension that can be adjusted for ride height, Audi drive select, 8 airbags, illuminated seat buckles, digital matrix LED headlights, panoramic glass roof, gesture controlled boot opening, 12.2 inches touchscreen system and digital instrument cluster screen, head-up display, 16 speaker 705W Bang & Olufsen audio system, wireless charging, ambient lighting, air purifier, 4-zone climate control, 360 degree camera, red brake callipers,