High quality black colored leather upholstery and walnut dark brown inlays on dashboard, central console and door panels give a plush look to the cabin compartment. Its cockpit is furnished with 'Sports' seats, which have electrical adjustment for height, seat angle, fore/aft and backrest angle. They also feature 4-way lumbar support, which further enhances the comfort. Apart from the entry level trim, its other trims have electrically adjustable front seats, wherein the driver's seat has a memory function. The leather wrapped steering wheel has 4-spokes and is mounted with control switches for audio, Bluetooth and cruise control function. The instrument cluster has an integrated color screen along with two round shaped meters, which displays informatics like speedometer, fuel consumption, tachometer, external temperature, trip-meter, date several other notification lamps for keeping the driver up to date. The rear seat has split foldable function that helps in increasing the boot volume of car. Its front door panels have armrests featuring illuminated control switches for adjustment of all four power windows. While the central console is integrated with ergonomically positioned switches for various comfort functions of this sports utility vehicle including Drive select, there are a lot of chrome inserts given inside, which adds to its elegance. The company has also given it a number of utility based aspects, which are storage package including glove box, front seat back pockets, front and rear center armrest with storage compartment, storage box under driver's seat and a sun glass holder, cup and bottle holders, a rear parcel shelf, door map pockets, remote fuel lid opener and many other such aspects.
It is integrated with a 3-Zone deluxe automatic AC unit with sunlight-dependent control system. It electronically regulates the air temperature, rate of air flow and distribution to keep the ambiance pleasant. It also has separate temperature control for driver and front co-passenger and its controls are given on digital display. The company has given it an advanced music interface surround sound along with 14-speakers including center speaker in the dashboard and sub-woofer in rear parcel shelf. It also has voice control technology and an additional arrow display in the driver information system with 8 passive speakers, total output 80 watts, radio with triple tuner. It is equipped with phase diversity, hard drive, MP3 player and compatible for WMA, AAC and MPEG-4. This is also integrated with an advanced cruise control with brake intervention system that maintains the set speed constant, while dealing with obstructions ahead. This series is also incorporated with parking system plus, which provides excellent assistance while parking. It features a rear view camera with display provided on MMI screen. It also offers acoustic warning signals for both front and rear, which adds to the convenience. The most important feature of this saloon is its Drive Select function featuring five different modes like efficiency, auto, dynamic, comfort and individual. Its pre-sense basic helps in networking the different vehicle systems that enables driving situations to be categorized and actions to be implemented for preventing occupants. It has features like auto release function, front center armrest, electromechanical power steering with tilt and telescopic adjustment, electrical sun blind for rear windscreen and storage package.
Its rear cabin has a total shoulder space of 1432mm and a headroom of 990mm. While the cockpit has a head and shoulder space of 1043mm and 1465mm respectively. It also has a huge 540 litre boot space, which can be extended further by folding the third row seat in 40:20:20 split ratio. It is also fitted with a huge 75 litre fuel tank, which is quite good for longer journeys.
Petrol ones can attain a top speed of approximately 222 Kmph, while breaching a 100 kmph speed mark in just 7.1 seconds from a scratch. Both oil-burners have been mated with a sophisticated 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission gearbox, which helps in delivering a decent acceleration and pick up. Its 1968cc powered cylinder can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph from a standstill in just 9.0 seconds and can attain a top speed of 200 Kmph. While, the 2967cc TDI mill takes only about 6.5 seconds to break the 100 Kmph speed barrier from a standstill and can go up to a maximum speed of 225 Kmph, which is rather incredible for the occupants sitting inside.
Its 2.0-litre TDI power-train that has common rail fuel injection technology and can displace 1968cc. It can churn out 174.3bhp at 4200rpm and yields a pounding torque of 380Nm between 1750 to 2500rpm. While 3.0-litre power plant has six cylinders and 24-valves. It also has a turbocharger, which generates 241.4bhp of power between 4500 to 6200rpm and develops 580Nm of commanding torque at 1400 to 3250rpm. Both have been mated with a seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission gearbox that works in collaboration with quattro technology. The petrol option is equipped with a robust 2.0-litre TFSI mill that comes with a displacement capacity of 1984cc. This direct injection based petrol motor comprises of 4-cylinders, and 16-valves. It also has a turbocharger and valvelift system, which enables it to pump out a maximum power of 221.3bhp between 4500 to 6200rpm in combination with a commanding torque output of 350Nm in the range of 1500 to 4500rpm. This motor is coupled with an advanced 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission gearbox, which transmits torque output to all four wheels by means of quattro technology.
Both the diesel motors have been incorporated with an advanced common rail based direct injection fuel supply system. Its V6 power-train has the ability to produce a mileage of 10.8 Kmpl within the city and 13.22 Kmpl on the highways. Whereas the 1968cc in-line oil-burner can produce a maximum mileage of 14.16 kmpl (on expressways), which goes down to a minimum of 10.6 Kmpl (on city roads). Its petrol ones have been equipped with a TFSI based drive-train that is integrated with a direct fuel injection technology, which enhances its mileage. It enables the vehicle to produce a minimum mileage of 8.35 Kmpl on city roads, while delivering a maximum of 11.81 Kmpl on the bigger roads.
Its TFSI mill has valvelift system and a turbocharger as well. It can generate 221.3bhp of power at 4500-6200rpm and yields 350Nm of hammering torque in the range of 1500 to 4500rpm, which is rather remarkable for Indian road conditions. The 2.0-litre turbocharged motor enables the vehicle to pump out a maximum power of 174.3bhp at 4200rpm in combination with a commanding torque of 380Nm in the range of 1750 to 2500rpm. While, the 3.0-litre mill can belt out a mammoth power of 241.4bhp at 4000-4500rpm along with a peak torque output of 580Nm between 1400 to 3200rpm.
1. Blessed with Panaromic view.
2. Overall appearance is very elegant.
3. Seating is very spacious.
4. Impressive performance.
5. All-wheel drive system is an advantage.
1. Only top end trim is offered with Navigation system.
2. Authorized service stations needs to increase.
3. Low ground clearance.
4. Exterior package can be given as a standard feature.
5. Base variant lacks rear view camera.