German luxury carmaker Audi began bookings for its all-electric SUVs, e-tron and e-tron Sportback in India. The SUVs will be launched on July 22.
According to a release, each of these SUVs can be booked with an initial booking amount of INR 5 lakhs either online through the company’s website or at the nearest Audi India dealership.
Balbir Singh Dhillon, head of Audi India, said, “The future is electric and we are thrilled to open bookings for not one but two electric SUVs – the Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Sportback in India. The e-tron is not just one product but a brand in itself and we will launch several new models under this brand.”
Audi had earlier planned to launch the e-tron by the end of the last year but altered its plan in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The e-tron and e-tron Sportback get a dual-motor setup that produces 300 kW/408 HP with a 95kWh battery. These are capable of accelerating from 0-100kmph in 5.7 seconds and have a range WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) of 359 to 484 km.
According to the luxury automaker, both vehicles can be charged with an 11kW AC home charger in 8.5 hours and come with a four-zone air conditioner as standard. These are equipped with progressive steering, adaptive air suspension and an electric all-wheel-drive system, which provides for optimal traction, handling and driving comfort in all driving situations.