Audi, one of the leading premium luxury car manufacturer across the globe is back in the headlines once again. The much awaited launch of Audi A3 sedan is going to be soon in year 2014 and the expected price of the base 1.4 litre variant will cost approximately 24 lakh Indian rupees.
As per the company officials, Audi A3 sedan has been developed especially to target Indian, Russian and Chinese markets. The A3 sedan is an extension of the A3 hatchback with a 1.4-liter TFSI engine in the Sport trim. The 1.4-liter TFSI produces 140 HP (103 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) which enables the A3 Sedan to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.4s and a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h).
As compared with the five door A3 sportback, this Sedan is 14cm longer, 11mm wider and 9mm lower, providing 425 liters of cargo room with the seats up which represents an additional 45 liters which makes it more spacious.
Depending on trim level, the Audi A3 Sedan can have 18-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, MMI radio, Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system, sports steering wheel and full LED headlights which will be available later this year. All these features will surely target the youth of these countries.
Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India, spoke to NDTV regarding the A3 sedan’s India plans. Mr. Perschke says that the sedan would launch in the country in 2014 (we estimate it as early 2014, perhaps at the Auto Expo) as Audi India will focus on the locally assembled and cut price Q3 Sport for 2013.
When asked about the price, Mr. Perschke says that “definitely it’s (A3 Sedan’s price) going to be sub 25 lakhs, that’s for sure… Typical of Audi, it will have a juicy price”.
Let’s see when Audi A3 sedan will make its way to India but its certain that it will be good to other premium car brands like Mercedez in India. Also, by sub 25lacs price tags, we are going to see lots of Audi in India very soon.
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