Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback launched in India, prices cheaper than Mercedes-Benz EQC- Technology News, Firstpost


Audi India has announced the prices of our market’s first fully electronic offering – the e-tron SUV. Introduced for the first time in India a few years ago, the Audi e-tron has finally gone on sale, with the entry-level Audi e-tron 50 priced at 99.99 law, the higher-end Audi e-tron 55 priced at SEK 1.16. and the cheeky Audi e-tron Sportback 55 coupe-SUV, priced at SEK 1.17 (all prices on display, showroom). The original Audi e-tron is below the entry-level versions of both its competitors – the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Jaguar I-Pace – priced at SEK 1.04 and SEK 1.06, respectively.

The Audi e-tron Sportback (left) costs approximately 1.5 rubles more than the standard e-tron 55. Photo: Audi India

The Audi e-tron Sportback (left) costs approximately 1.5 rubles more than the standard e-tron 55. Photo: Audi India

The Audi e-tron SUV utilizes the Volkswagen Group’s MEB architecture, a significantly revamped version of the MLB chassis that only supports the long wheelbase of the Audi Q5 used in China. The e-tron is available in both standard and Sportback coupe SUV versions, the former is available in two versions – e-tron 50 (71 kWh lithium-ion battery, two electric motors producing a combined 310 hp and 540 Nm, quattro) four-wheel drive) and e -tron 55 (95 kWh battery, twin engine installation producing 408 hp and 664 Nm, quattro four-wheel drive). Meanwhile, the e-tron Sportback is only available in the form of the higher 55 model.

All Audi e-tron models come standard with matrix LED lighting, four-zone air conditioning and adaptive air suspension. The e-tron is available in eight color options, while the e-tron Sportback allows buyers to choose from nine color options.

Owners of the Audi e-tron can use the download options at Audi dealerships free of charge from the end of 2021. Photo: Audi India

Owners of the Audi e-tron can use the download options at Audi dealerships free of charge from the end of 2021. Photo: Audi India

There are three ways to charge the Audi e-throne. One option is to use an 11 kWh AC charger, which takes 8.5 hours to fully charge the SUV. The optional 22 kWh quick charger is also an option for the customer who fills the car in 4.5 hours. In addition, the e-tron can be charged with a 150 kWh DC charger, which charges 80 percent of the SUV range in just 30 minutes.

Audi India will supply two chargers to all e-tron buyers. The company has also set up DC fast chargers for selected outlets across the country that e-tron owners can use for free until the end of 2021.

The Audi e-tron competes with the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Jaguar I-Pace.  Photo: Audi India

The Audi e-tron competes with the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Jaguar I-Pace. Photo: Audi India

In line with its curated ownership packages, Audi India offers a range of services ranging from two years to five years. There is also a standard two-year warranty and an eight-year or 160,000-kilometer battery warranty (whichever comes first).

Extended warranty options will be available for two + two years or two + three years, it added.

Audi India also offers a repurchase option where customers are guaranteed a “lucrative repurchase price for up to three years from the date of purchase when they decide to upgrade or sell their Audi e-tron 50, Audi e-tron 55 and Audi e-tron Sportback 55 in the future”. The company also announced that it will offer five-year roadside support to its e-tron and e-tron Sportback owners.

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