- Audi E-Tron will be the company’s first all-electric SUV in India.
- The Audi E-Tron interior will feature a five-seat layout.
- It is scheduled to launch here by the end of 2019.
- The electric SUV is claimed to offer 400 km of range as per the WLTP test cycle.
- Audi E-Tron specs will comprise two electric motors.
Audi India will unveil its highly awaited electric SUV, Audi E-Tron in the country on June 27, 2019. The Audi E-Tron India unveiling will be held at an event in Mumbai. First previewed in 2018, the all-electric SUV is expected to launch in India by the end of this year. Interestingly, this would be Audi’s first electric SUV for the Indian market. Despite multiple production delays, Audi plans on launching the model on the scheduled time.
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Knowing that India is taking baby steps towards electric mobility, Audi India is hoping to capture a large chunk of the market by being one of the first car giants to offer an electric SUV. Moreover, SUVs have been high in demand since the last few years and an electric SUV could work in the company’s favour, giving it a cusp over rivals in the luxury segment.
Coming back to Audi E-Tron production delays, issues in battery supply became a major roadblock in the manufacturing. This stretched the waiting period up to six months in overseas markets. While Audi is set for the launch of its electrified SUV in India, the company is well aware of the infrastructure which needs to improve to support EVs. Hence, Audi is expecting limited demand for E-Tron initially. As for Audi E-Tron specifications, it will come with two motors including a 125kW unit at the front and a 140kW at the back. This set-up works as good as an all-wheel-drive system putting out a collective power of 408hp and 664Nm torque.
According to company claims, the Audi E-Tron can hit 0 to 100 km/h mark within 5 seconds (in fill power in boost mode) while attaining a top speed of 200km/h. Talking of the 95kWh battery pack, it can be charged through a regenerative braking system and a wall charger. Charging the E-Tron up to 80 per cent capacity takes half an hour through a DC fast charger or through a home AC current using 230V or 400V system. The five-seat Audi E-Tron electric SUV will fill the slot between Audi Q5 and Audi Q7 in the company’s line-up. As per the WLTP test cycle, the Audi E-Tron can return an impressive range of 400 km. Coming to Audi E-Tron’s price in India, it is likely to go upwards of Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom).