Audi Q8 review: Audi Q8 review: Does new flagship stir emotions?

NEW DELHI: Do you know who was the first proud owner of Q8? … Virat Kohli. That reflects the kind of affluent clientele Audi’s flagship is going to serve. The new Q replaces the largely successful Q7 to take the top post in the portfolio. The Q8 is humongously large, standing just under 5 metres. The 8, however, is smaller than the 7 from all quarters. The design is a paradigm shift as well. The front houses an all-new hexagonal grille with a rightful mix of chrome, no exaggeration. Now,…

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Audi India: Audi India adopts top-down product strategy for brand shaping

NEW DELHI: Audi India has introduced five products in the last 10 months – the Audi A6, Audi Q8, Audi A8 L, Audi RS 7 Sportback and the all-new Audi RS Q8. Ahead of the rollout of Q2, a top company official said the carmaker is adopting a top-down strategy, which plays a vital role in shaping our brand positioning, hence, the focus on C and D segment cars. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, “We have successfully launched five all new products in the last 10 months –…

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Audi RS Q8: Audi RS Q8 Sportback launched in India, starts at Rs 2.07 crore

NEW DELHI: Audi drove in the new RS Q8 Sportback in India on Thursday, the price starts from Rs 2.07 crore (ex-showroom). It is the sportiest Q from the German manufacturer. RS Q8 Sportback is the most powerful SUV coupe from the Audi family. The numerous RS design details enhance the independent character of the new top model of the RS family. Powering the Audi RS Q8 Sportback is a V8 twin-turbo 4.0TFSI engine that propels the SUV from 0-100 in just 3.8 seconds. The engine can churn out a…

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honda e: Honda goes small with first all-electric car

UTSUNOMIYA: As many automakers bet on sedans and SUVs in the switch to electric vehicles (EV), Japan’s Honda Motor Co Ltd has decided smaller is better for its first-ever all-battery car. The Honda e, released in Europe earlier this month, is a compact model meant solely for city driving. That contrasts with Tesla Inc, whose Model 3 sedan dominates the battery EV market, and others such as Audi AG and Hyundai Motor Co that have focused on SUVs with long driving ranges. High battery costs have kept EVs at the…

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Audi RS Q8: Audi India to drive in RS Q8 on August 27

NEW DELHI: Audi India on Thursday dropped another teaser of the upcoming SUV, RS Q8 right before its launch on August 27. The latest teaser dropped on Twitter which shows the high-performance SUV in all its glory, also mentions the date on which the Audi RS Q8 is going to hit the roads in India. The Audi RS Q8 is coming to India almost a year after its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The right track is the one you make. #AudiRSQ8 #StayTuned #PerformanceIsAnAttitude https://t.co/j0KdVCi2Ds — Audi…

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Audi commences ‘Ready to Drive’ service campaign

NEW DELHI: Audi India on Monday commenced the new Ready to Drive service campaign with several new service initiatives and aftersales benefit. The Ready to Drive campaign is effective from August 17 to September 30. Under the new service campaign, Audi India has announced 20% savings on brake pads, brake discs and brake pad sensors and a 10% savings on Audi Genuine Accessories and merchandise including the online Audi Shop and the myAudi Connect dongle. Additionally, Audi India’s ‘Ready to Drive’ campaign announced 20% savings on extended warranty, service plans…

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Mercedes-Benz, Audi expect sales momentum to pick up in festive season

NEW DELHI: Luxury carmakers Mercedes-Benz India and Audi India expect sales to bounce back in the upcoming festive season as they look forward to gradual improvement in overall business environment over the next few months. The German automakers expect introduction of digital initiatives and financial tools, including low EMI solutions, to help them attract more buyers. “We are confident of customer demand gradually coming back by the festive season as this is the time customers want to celebrate and that in-turn drives sentiment. Our month-on-month sales trend signals towards that…

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2021 Audi S3: 2021 Audi S3 line-up unveiled

NEW DELHI: Audi has unveiled the new Audi S3 sedan and the Audi S3 Sportback. The 2021 Audi S3 and the Audi S3 Sportback mark the 4th generation of the German automaker’s iconic offering in the premium compact market segment. The new Audi S3 starts at €47,179 (Rs 41,58,479 approx.) and the Audi S3 Sportback starts at €46,302 (Rs 40,81,178 approx.). The 2021 Audi S3 line-up displays its dynamic character from the very first glance. The S3 boasts a very bold look with the signature singleframe with a large grille…

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Audi RS Q8 Sportback: Audi RS Q8 Sportback bookings commence at Rs 15 lakh

NEW DELHI: Audi on Thursday announced the commencement of bookings for the all-new Audi RS Q8 Sportback. The Audi RS Q8 Sportback can be booked with an initial amount of Rs 15 lakh. RS Q8 Sportback is the most powerful SUV coupe from the Audi family. The numerous RS design details enhance the independent character of the new top model of the RS family. Powering the Audi RS Q8 Sportback is a V8 twin turbo 4.0TFSI engine that propels the SUV from 0-100 in just 3.8 seconds. Balbir Singh Dhillon,…

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2021 Audi e-tron: Audi introduces more features, slashes cost for 2021 e-tron

NEW DELHI: The 2021 Audi e-tron SUV family has received updates and new price point for 2021 model year. New for model year 2021, the Audi e-tron model lines receive revised packaging, including attractive entry pricing with a new Premium trim level. The new e-tron now costs $65,900 or Rs 49.3 lakh (ex-showroom). The new price is $9000 or Rs 67,000 lower than the previous model’s price. The e-tron lineup also receives a number of technical spec enhancements for improved utility. Through optimized drive system hardware and software adjustments, the…

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Audi RS Q8: Audi drops teaser, RS Q8 to paves its way to India

NEW DELHI: Audi India on Saturday announced the arrival of the Audi RS Q8 in the Indian market. Audi dropped a teaser on Twitter hinting that the Indian launch of the RS Q8 might be right around the corner. The Audi RS Q8 is coming to India almost a year after its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Audi RS Q8 is powered by a 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The engine can deliver a maximum power output of 599 PS and offers a peak torque of…

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