Audi e-tron electric SUV to be launched in India on July 22, 2021
Audi AG has confirmed that it is all set to launch its all-electric e-tron SUV in India on July 22, 2021; marking the German luxury brand’s first EV launch in the fast-growing automobile market of the Asian country.
Globally, the Audi e-tron electric SUV has enjoyed a big success as it became one of best-selling EVs in Europe. After being rolled out in Europe, it sold a total of 17,641 units in the first half of last year.
In India, the Audi e-tron SUV will be available exclusively at select showrooms across the country. The German manufacturer is yet to announce the pre-bookings on the luxury electric car
The new electric model was upgraded in 2020 and now it comes embedded with a second onboard fast charger. It has a massive 71.2 kWh battery pack that is capable of storing enough electricity to support 0-100 km/h acceleration in merely 6.8 seconds. Its top speed has been pegged at 190 km/h.
The regular e-tron SUV’s driving range has been rated by EPA at 222 miles, while the Sportback trim has a driving range of 218 miles. However, none of the two trims surpasses rivals like I-Pace and the Model X Long Range, which offer ranges of 234 miles and 371 miles, respectively.
However, e-tron’s 150-kW fast charger allows it to recharge up to 80 per cent of its battery pack in less than 30 minutes. The Jaguar EV has a 100-kW DC charger that takes significantly longer time to replenish its battery pack.
The EV has two electric motors, one positioned at the front axle and another at the rear. Working together, the two motors provide electronic all-wheel drive, and produce a combined 355 horsepower and 414 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to interior, the five-seat crossover e-SUV features a cutting-edge and practical cabin, with dashboard packed with multiple high-resolution screens, including Audi-branded digital gauge cluster dubbed Virtual Cockpit. In the center, there are a couple of flush-mounted touchscreens. Behind the back row, cargo area measures 29 cubic feet, which can be expanded to 57 cubic feet by folding the seatbacks flat.
Pricing for the Audi e-tron SUV will be announced sometime next month, prior to its official launch. The all-electric vehicle will compete with rivals like new Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes-Benz EQC.