Planning to buy a new car? We have compiled a list of cars which are expected to arrive/launch in India by the end of this year
2016 Audi A3
Audi revealed a mid-life facelift of its entry level sedan, A3 earlier this year. The changes in the new A3 include a tweak in the headlight design, larger radiator grille, new bumpers along with minor updates to the interior. In addition to the Xenon lights as standard, the new A3 will also feature matrix LED lights as an option. But the main change lies under the hood as the A3 facelift will come with an option of two new petrol engines – 1.0- and 2.0-litre TFSI motors. While the former makes 115PS/200Nm, the latter generates an impressive 190PS/320Nm. The two diesel produce 150PS/340Nm and 184PS/380Nm respectively.
2016 Audi A4
Audi showcased the new generation A4 at the 2015 Frankfurt Show followed by its reveal at the 2016 Auto Expo in India. The new generation Audi A4 now sits on the MLB platform and uses a hybrid steel and aluminium chassis. It gets Audiâ€™s new design language which has made the lights sleeker, grille larger as well as increased the sharpness of the overall profile. The engine options that will be offered in the new generation A4 when it arrives in India include a 2.0-litre TDI (148PS) and a 1.8-litre TSI motors both mated to the 7-speed DSG gearbox, a first on a Front Wheel Drive Audi.
Audi will be getting its monstrous SQ7 in India later this year. The Audi SQ7 is powered by an all-new 4.0-litre V8 diesel engine with two exhaust-gas turbochargers that makes 435PS of power and 900Nm of torque. The new turbocharging technology is designed to reduce turbo lag. Â The engine is mated to an updated eight-speed tiptronic transmission. Audi claims the SQ7 can accelerate from 0-100kmph in 4.8 seconds and attain a top speed of 250kmph. The SQ7 gets a more aggressive design compared to the standard SUV and comes in a sportier paint job as well. In terms of features, there is an option of a 23 speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system or a 19 speaker Bose surround sound system.