2021 Audi e-tron EV SUV spied in India ahead of launch
The Audi e-tron is the first all-electric SUV from the German carmaker and later, we also saw the Sportback derivative of the same that will also be launched here in India. Audi e-tron should be the first all-electric SUV in India to offer two battery pack options - 71 kWh (e-tron 50) and 95 kWh (e-tron 55) while the Sportback will only be offered with the latter.
The exteriors of the e-tron are reminiscent of other Audi SUVs with a large single-frame grille and LED headlights taking the front. Audi e-tron also offers the option of cameras in place of conventional ORVMs but the unit spied wears conventional wing mirrors. On the inside, the e-tron offers the new-age Audi layout and boasts a slew of features. Twin MMI touchscreens take the centre stage and other features like ambient lighting, wireless charging, four-zone climate control, virtual cockpit, panoramic sunroof etc have been offered. Read our review of the Audi e-tron here.
Powering the e-tron 55 is a 95 kWh battery pack which is coupled with dual motor Quattro AWD. The overall power output stands at 360PS (408PS with boost) and torque output is 561 Nm. The e-tron 55 does 0-100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds whereas the top whack is limited to 200 km/h. Audi claims the total range of up to 441 km on a single charge, certified by the WLTP cycle. Audi India will set up charging points to its dealerships and also bundle a home charger with the SUV. The e-tron range is expected to start from Rs 1 crore whereas the e-tron 55 and Sportback models will be priced at a premium. The Audi e-tron competes with the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the recently launched Jaguar I-Pace.
Text by Amit Saraswat
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