Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro, the most recent addition to the highly successful luxury SUV in India. The new Audi Q5 2.0 TDI q is priced at INR 3,905,000 (ex-showroom Maharashtra). Deliveries to customers will begin in April 2011.
“We are confident that the addition of the powerful 2.0 TDI q engine to the Audi Q5 range in India will strengthen and sustain our leadership position in the luxury SUV segment. The all new Audi Q5 2.0 TDI q, resonates higher efficiency and dynamic performance with its new engine and refreshed array of characteristics, that reflect our core brand essence of „Vorsprung durch Technik‟,” said Michael Perschke, Head – Audi India.
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The Audi Q5 2.0 TDI q with 125kW / 170 hp reaches a maximum torque of 350 Nm @ 1,750 rpm and develops its power evenly, leading to a fascinating driving experience. It is equipped with the dynamic 7–speed automatic S tronic transmission, which is impressive for its short, sporty shift times and smooth gearshift across the entire spread between the shortest and the longest ratios. 2/3
The Audi Q5 range is also powered by a petrol engine – the 2.0 TFSI q and a diesel engine – the 3.0 TDI q. The new 2.0 TDI q engine would be available as CKD.
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Audi India sold 3003 cars in 2010, exceeding targets yet again to achieve record growth of 81%. “This encouraging performance reinforces the increased aspiration for technical finesse and progressive sophistication among luxury automotive customers in India. Audi India will continue to expand its product line up and deliver path breaking and award winning cars to cater to this rising need,” added Michael Perschke.
Audi India is also focused at strengthening its dealer network across India. This year, the brand with the four rings has already opened showrooms in Delhi and Chennai with Ludhiana to follow soon. Last year, the company inaugurated showrooms in Mumbai West, Kolkata, Jaipur and Bengaluru.
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The Audi model range in India includes Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A8, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi TT, the super sports car Audi R8 and the recently launched Audi R8 Spyder available across the country: in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai West and Pune. Further developments include Surat, Mumbai South, Coimbatore, Indore, Lucknow and Delhi West.