It recently emerged that the India bound Audi A3 sedan will be brought to the country via CBU route. This revelation came from Audi’s board member and global sales and marketing head, Luca de Meo, who gave this piece of information during an interview with the media. The new Audi A3 sedan India launch will happen later this year.
The upcoming A3 sedan will be the cheapest offering from the Indian subsidiary of Ingolstadt based luxury car maker. The A3 sedan has a styling that make the car look like a smaller A4, which could only be a good thing for prospective car buyers. Worth mentioning is that the designers at Audi have done a remarkable job with flawlessly integrating a boot in the A3 hatchback. The A3 sedan’s wheelbase is 2.64m long and the car has an overall length of 4.46m and width of 1.8m. The A3 sedan has a kerb weight of 1250kg and the car has a boot space of 425 litres.
- In international markets, the entry level diesel variant of the A3 Sedan is powered by a 2.0 litres TDI engine that has a max power output of 150bhp and a peak torque figure of 320Nm. The motor enables the new car to accelerate to 100kmph in 8.7 second and have a fuel economy of approx 25kmpl.
- The base petrol engine on offer is a 1.4 litres TFSI engine that has a max power output of 140bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. This variant of the car can accelerate to 100kmph in 8.4 seconds and return a fuel efficiency figure of approx 20kmpl.
- A more powerful 1.8 litres TFSI engine is also on offer. This engine produces 180bhp of max power and 250Nm of peak torque. This variant of the car can accelerate to 100kmph in 7.3 seconds and return a fuel efficiency of close to 18 kmpl. Transmission options will be a 6-speed manual or the 7-speed S-Tronic gearbox.
The car comes kitted out with Audi’s MMI system, a 7-inch screen, Adaptive cruise control, Lane change assist and Pre-sense safety.
The Audi A3 will be launched in India with a sticker price of around INR 22 lakhs for the base model.
Source – economictimes.indiatimes.com