Audi India to Launch its New A3 Premium Saloon in India in August 2014
Apr 18 14
Audi India is launching its new A3 premium saloon in India in August 2014. The model features LED headlamps, fabric upholstery and higher trim levels, with LED head lights on the outside and leather upholstery. The vehicle will be available with a 1.8 litre TFSI petrol engine that delivers 180PS and 250Nm of torque and a 2.0 litre diesel engine that delivers 152 PS and 320 Nm.
Audi Introduces the All-New Audi A3 TDI Sportback
Apr 16 14
Audi announced that it has introduced all-new Audi A3 TDI Sportback set to arrive in the U.S. in the summer of 2015. The A3 TDI Sportback is the latest model to join the newly launched Audi A3 family and the expanded model lineup of Audi TDI models. It will make its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 16, 2014. The A3 TDI Sportback is a premium, compact hatchback that pairs fuel efficiency and coupe-like looks with the utility of a crossover. Its quality engineering and advanced features offer ideal performance and functionality along with advanced technology and driving dynamics. The A3 TDI Sportback will join the newly launched all new A3 family, which will be introduced over the next 18 months the Audi A3 Sedan, Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel sedan, the high-performance S3 Sedan and the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric hybrid. These vehicles are redefining the standards of the entry level premium market with new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger Audi sedans. In addition to advanced technology, the Audi A3 TDI Sportback will offer the consumer the fuel efficiency of the iconic Audi TDI clean diesel powertrain. This will include a 150 horsepower 2.0 TDI clean diesel mated to the standard 6-speed S tronic transmission. This transmission provides the driver immense shifting flexibility and driving pleasure with smooth, dynamic acceleration and virtually no interruption to the power flow. The company has now answered with two sportback options, the A3 e-tron PHEV and the newly announced A3 TDI. When these two models reach the market next year the company will have a compelling green narrative in the versatile sportback packaging. One choice for eco-conscious drivers facing a typical American commute, another for those with longer daily hauls who require the superb range TDI offers. The A3 marks the first time that an A-segment vehicle will offer available features including MMI technology, the company drive select, 4G LTE connectivity and Bang & Olufsen audio. The new A3 family will feature the most advanced version of Audi connect, including picture navigation, read-aloud news headlines, Facebook and Twitter alerts, access to more than 7,000 Web radio stations, personalized RSS news feeds and more. Audi has been at the forefront of clean diesel since the introduction of Audi TDI technology in the U.S. in 2009. Since then, more than 37,500 Audi TDI vehicles have been sold in the U.S., delivering an average of 30% better fuel economy and range than their gasoline counterparts. Continuing the brand's commitment to clean diesel technology and innovative solutions that help improve efficiency and driving dynamics, the company has made a dramatic expansion of TDI technology in the U.S., with five 2014 models available including the A6, A7, A8 L, Q5, and Q7. Audi TDI technology provides drivers with fewer trips to the pump, excellent performance and lower CO2 emissions than comparable gasoline vehicles (based on EPA estimates). In 2014, Audi of America will introduce the all-new A3 TDI sedan in the U.S.
Audi AG to Launch New Fourth Quarter at Beijing Auto Show
Apr 11 14
Audi AG announced that it is launching its new TT-inspired crossover concept previewing the new Fourth Quarter at the 2014 Beijing auto show, scheduled for later this month. The model is to compete with similar offerings from BMW and Porsche. It will share design cues with the Allroad estate unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January. The vehicle features a prominent six-corner single-frame grille, trapezoidal shaped headlamps with complex LED internal graphics, a clamshell style hood, prominent wheel arch flares, a heavily curved roof line, high waistline and shallow glasshouse. It is equipped with a plug-in-petrol electric hybrid engine that includes a transversely mounted, turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder combustion engine and a pair of electric motors.