Looking back: These are all the sports car introduced to India in 2016
We already did mention in some of our earlier articles that there is no doubt in the fact that the year 2016 has been one eventful year for the Indian auto industry. We have seen plenty of launches from different manufacturers but what shocked the world were manufacturers like Aston Martin, Lamborghini introducing their newest supercars and sports cars just few days after their launch in the global markets which quite clearly explains that India has now also become an important market for these sports cars.
Now there are couple of interesting supercars and exotic cars launched last year including some special edition cars as well. We have provided all the details of these sports cars launched back in 2016 below.
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2017 Audi Q8 Concept
Finally after a long wait Audi has decided to unveil the Q8 concept SUV at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) which will begin after few weeks. This will obviously be positioned above their current flagship Q7 SUV and will also be more premium than the existing vehicle. Although the concept has not been officially unveiled yet but the Audi officials did reveal some interesting facts about the vehicle which will be showcased at the auto show.
The reports also states that not only this new upcoming vehicle Q8 concept will be bigger than the Q7 but will be a Coupe styled Crossover which will compete directly with other Coupe Crossovers from BMW, Mercedes and Range Rover.
We were able to collect all the information available at this moment abou this soon to be unveiled Concept and provide you with all the details.
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2017 Audi RS3
Audi is all set to unveil the new and updated 2017 RS3 at the 2016 Paris Motor show. Now as you all are quite aware of the fact that the that the RS3 is the sportier and more dynamic variant of the A3 compact sedan, it not only features sharper design but also houses a huge 5 cylinder 400 Hp engine under its hood. What is even more interesting is also the fact that this is the only compact sedan to carry the prestigious RS logo.
The new and powerful sedan is obviously launching in the markets of USA and there is a fair chance of it reaching the Indian shores as well. Although we do have one powerful compact sedan already in our market in the form of Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG which has been dominating the segment alone because quite honestly no other car of its segment has such a big heart to take on the already existing beast. Now although it still remains a big question whether this new sedan from Audi will be able to take on its biggest rival which already attracted quite a lot of attention in the Indian market.
If we talk about the RS3 sedan in particular offcourse! This sedan looks sharp, has a four wheel drive and a powerful engine under its hood and also lighter body weight. There is no doubt that this thing can be called a pocket rocket.
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2016 Audi Q3 Dynamic Edition
Audi has launched a limited edition Q3 in India just before the festive season and it’s called Q3 Dynamic Edition. The production of this SUV will be limited to just 101 units. This new limited edition SUV as you already have guessed is based on the Q3 which is already for sale in the Indian market and gets slew of cosmetic changes over the standard variant.
Audi introduced the new generation Q3 in India last year and we all know that this definitely is their best selling SUV in the Indian market. The new compact SUV has received quite a number of changes in terms of exterior styling and interior while there is not much of a change under its hood though. Since its introduction back in 2011 this compact SUV gathered quite a bit success just like some of its other bigger Q series cousins.
The Q3 Dynamic Edition received some additional features which makes things even more exciting while under its hood it gets the same 2.0 Litre TDI diesel unit which is paired to 7 speed automatic transmission.
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Audi Launches New Generation A4 1.4 Litre 30 TFSI In India
Audi has launched the new A4 in India today; this is the fifth generation sedan which replaced its predecessor. Audi has decided to introduce only the 30TFSI petrol variant initially. The A4 is introduced in two trims, the premium plus grade is priced at INR 38.1 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) while the Technology grade is priced at INR. 41.20 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
The 30 TFSI unit gets the 1.4 Litre, 4 cylinder petrol mill under its hood. This engine is capable of producing about 148 Bhp of peak power 250 NM of torque. This particular engine is paired to a 7 speed S tronic gearbox which comes as standard. Although there is no diesel engine offered under the hood as of now but Audi will introduce the 2.0 Liter TDI diesel unit at a later stage.
The new generation A4 underpins MLB architecture which has helped in shedding plenty of weight and a s a result the new sedan is actually lighter by almost 120 Kilograms than its predecessor. The overall length of the sedan has also increased by almost 25 mm while the wheelbase also increased by 12 mm, what else is also impressive is the fact that the new A4 is also wider by 16 mm. All the change in the overall dimension also means that the sedan now gets more interior room.
New Cars Launching In The Month Of September 2016
The month of September is definitely crucial for many Automakers because this is just one month before the festive season starts here. So most of the automakers look for volumes in this particular month that is also the reason why they try to launch some exclusive products top attract customers.
Today we have decided to make a list of all those cars which are launching this month in India and we are pretty sure that you all will definitely be impressed to view the list.
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2016 Independence Day Drive With Supercars: Video
We recently celebrated India’s 70th Independence Day and to celebrate this particular day Supercars owners from Bangalore actually organised a Supercar rally. This is the latest footage that we found from the Supercar meet which happened recently in Bangalore.
This is definitely worth a watch because not only you all will get to see so many supercars at one place but also actually hear and watch them roar their engines as they start their journey in this single video. Towards the beginning of the video you can actually watch all these cars are lined up. The exotic car fleet consisted of Rolls Royce] Phantom, Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Aston Martin Vanquish, Bentley Continental, Mercedes benz G wagon PorschePorsche Boxster and perhaps many more off the camera. Yes! This is definitely a sight that you do not want to miss because you actually don’t get to see so many exotics gather at one place everyday and that also in India.
Towards the second half of the video you will actually also watch this cars set off on their journey and that is when you can clearly hear the exhaust note of all these exotic cars as well. Enjoy the video and also watch all these cars spread their wings towards the end of the video at the same time.
Audi R8 Driver Saved His Car From Crashing By An Inch At Nurburgring: Video
As you can all watch in this video, the Audi driver definitely has pulled the greatest escape of all time at the racing circuit and by racing circuit we meant not just any racing circuit but the most dangerous racing track ever known to mankind, the Nurburgring. This incident happened recently during the Nordschleife touristenfahrten session.
The Audi R8 was being driven too fast into the corners and that his when the precious car skidded of the track and went into the grass. The driver quickly realized his mistake and tried to steer in the opposite direction and as you all know that R8 is an all wheel drive sporstcar and gets Audi’s Quattro all wheel drive system, fortunately for this driver his car’s rear wheels came in contact with the ground which actually helped him from not hitting the barrier.
This situation most probably happened because while the driver realized that he was going too fast into the corner he must have panicked and hit the brakes which actually shifted the entire weight of the car towards the front wheels and made the rear wheels lose its traction. If the driver was not able to manage and steer away from the situation he definitely would have hit the side wall nose first.
Whatever may be the case this was definitely a close call for the driver and also for his car. The Audi R8 driver was actually lucky to drive away from the definite crash.
New Generation Audi A4 Launching Soon: Few Important Things That You Should Know
Quite honestly the Audi A4 was never a hugely popular car across the world thanks to its conservative body form and styling and almost negligible updates received over the years. However everything actually changed when Audi introduced the new generation A4 last year. The car is already on sale in many International markets already was also showcased at the 2016 Auto expo in India. The good news is that it will soon make its way into the Indian market and will replace the current generation car which is available for sale.
Compared to its predecessor there are actually some significant changes which can be noticed in the new sedan. The Audi A4 gets a single unit grille which actually is also noticeable in many other Audi cars including their flagship sportscar the R8. The headlamps unit too looks a lot sharper and resembles Audi family’s new face. The car looks even more aerodynamic and has drag coefficient of just 0.23 which is actually best in its class. Moreover the sedan is comparatively bigger in dimension than its predecessor as well.
Now that the car will be launched in India we have provided you some exclusive details and information about the new Audi A4.
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7 New Cars We Are Expecting To see In India Before The End Of 2016
The year 2016 has been a fairly active year for the Indian automotive industry after a not so happening 2015. We saw plenty of cars taking the centre stage from both International as well as National Auto makers at the 2016 Auto Expo. While we also have seen plenty of cars are already launched at the Indian market in the first of 2016 and even from the floors of the Auto expo as well. Some of the exciting new cars which were already launched in the Indian market includes the new hatchbacks from Tata called the Tiago, Compact Crossover from Maruti Vitara Brezza which has taken India by storm while the other offerings includes the new generation Toyota Innova Crysta which replaces the existing Innova and also Ford introducing their new generation Endeavour.
Now the above mentioned cars were meant for the mass market while the niche market segment included the entry of new Jaguar XE, Mercedes GLC, and GLE while we also saw BMW launch the new 7 series too here in India and recently Audi launching the new generation R8 V10. In the upcoming months both the Indian as well the International car makers have plenty of new surprises stored for us too.
Below provided are the list of some exciting new cars which will be launching in the Indian market in the second half of 2016
Audi R8 burnt into ashes in Mumbai
Audi R8 is a nicely crafted sports coupe. The car is also one of the fastest cars available in Indian market. The Audi R8 is available in two different variants. While one is powered by a 4.2 litre V8 engine, there is a more powerful variant which gets power from a V10 engine.
Earlier this year in February Audi launched the R8 V10 Plus, which is the most powerful R8 and fastest as well in the country. The car comes with a 2.55 crore price tag. It gets power from a 5204 cc V10 petrol engine mated to a 7 speed S-Tronic automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The car generates 602 bhp of peak power and 560 Nm of peak torque. Here is a video of the Audi R8 burnt into ashes in Mumbai.
2018 Audi A8
Audi A8 is the flagship luxury sedan of the German auto manufacturer. Audi already confirmed a new A8 is under work. The flagship sedan of the German luxury automotive brand will surely come with a fresh appearance incorporated with some sleek design changes. Expect the interior of the car to come more luxurious and bear some more features. Apart from that, the powertrain is also expected to come more powerful and efficient compare to the outgoing model.
Recently test mule of the upcoming A8 was spotted at the Nurburgring. We also have a spyshot based rendering image, which gives us a clear idea about the upcoming luxury sedan. Visibly the car sports a new grille, more aggressive appearance.
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5 luxury SUVs with 2000 cc diesel engines banned in Delhi-NCR
Delhi and NCR is the place where most of the luxury cars can be seen in entire India. Being a diesel loving country the customers based in Delhi and NCR also love to buy diesel based luxury cars. And one more thing is, when it is about cars, we Indians love the SUVs. Now coming to our topic today the luxury SUVs in India has taken a toll recently.
The Delhi government imposed a ban on the 2000 cc and above diesel engine capacitated cars in the national capital region. Due to the large diesel engine no cars carrying 2000 cc and above diesel engines are allowed for registration in Delhi and NCR. Therefore the luxury auto manufacturers present in India has suffered a major sales decline, as this region itself comes with a large customer base for these companies. Three German luxury automaker – Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz are at the forefront of the affected automakers due to the ban in the region. Among these three auto manufacturers, Mercedes Benz has suffered the biggest blow, as the company is the best sold brand in the region, and a large number of their cars are capacitated with 2000 cc or larger diesel engines.
Here, we will take a close look at the luxury SUVs which have been affected by the diesel ban in Delhi and NCR.
Mercedes Benz GLC vs Audi Q5: Spec Comparison
Mercedes Benz has taken an aggressive strategy in its expansion and marketing plan for India. The German luxury automaker has launched several models in recent past in the country, which include both the facelift models and the fresh new models. Now the famed automaker launched the GLC luxury SUV in India on 2nd June, 2016, which marks the entry of the all new model in the country. The GLC has been derived from the GLK. The luxury SUV bears the features like GL Class, while it is premium and luxurious at interior bearing resemblances with the C Class. Therefore the nomenclature stands out as the GLC.
The new Mercedes Benz GLC is a bit longer than the C Class. The car is set to take on the rivals like Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. Incidentally, the Mercedes Benz GLC stands longer than all its competitors. The Mercedes Benz GLC sits closest to the Audi Q5 on the power and torque front.
Here we will take a look between the two cars in the spec comparison between the Mercedes Benz GLC and the Audi Q5.
Evo India was able to spot the new generation Audi A3 while it was being tested on the streets of Mumbai. The reports state that Audi will be launching the new A4 here in the month of August 2016; this is actually a part of their plan to introduce 10 new products this year.
The A4 was already displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo New Delhi; the new sedan looks quite different from the ongoing model. The A4 has gotten a lot sharper and carries Audi’s new design language. The front headlamps are completely new unit (it also gets option Matrix headlamp setup), so is the new single piece grille. Even the taillamps are all new which gives this car a new character. The new A4 uses a lot of lightweight materials in its construction which has actually reduced the overall weight of the sedan. The best thing about this new sedan is that it is longer, wider as well as taller than the existing A4.
Although there were no images or spyshots available of the interior but the new A4 gets a refreshed interior, it also gets completely new dashboard, while the steering wheel is also new. Because the new A4 is longer than the sedan it will replace soon there is more knee as well as shoulder room for the rear seat passengers. The front dashboard is also new and gets huge AC vents which runs from the center console all the way towards the front passenger side.
2018 Audi Q3
There is no doubt in the fact the Q3 is one of the most preferred compact luxury crossovers of the world. Be it its overall dimension, handling capability or the level of comfort the Q3 has been a crowd favorite. Audi recently introduced the Q2 as well which has been positioned below the Q3 and is an equally interesting vehicle. But coming back to the Q3, Audi introduced the compact Crossover back in 2011 and it went on sale in the Indian market in 2012.
In a recent image we can watch Audi already started testing what seems to appear like the second generation Q3. Although the test mule that was spotted in heavy camouflage but the reports states that the next generation Crossover appears to be bigger and longer than the current generation Q3. Although not much details are available at this moment but we have tried to gather all the information available at this moment and providing you our first impression of the next generation Q3.
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Audi SQ7 Launch Around 2016 Diwali
According to a recent report Audi is all set to bring the high performance variant of the their new generation Q7 in India during this year Diwali. Dubbed as the SQ7 the newest entrant will sit on top of the Audi lineup and will also be priced well above the standard Q7 which is already available in our market.
The highlight of the upcoming Audi SQ7 is definitely its new and developed drivetrain. This happens to be the first production car in history which comes fitted with a an electric supercharger (Electric Powered Compressor [EPC] and a 48 Volt subsystem. This system helps the 4.0 Litre V8 TDi unit which is also assisted by three separate chargers out of which one is an electric unit, while the other two are gas turbochargers which are positioned inside the ‘V’ of the engine. All this system helps improve the responsiveness of the engine at lower speeds. The result of all those technology helps the Q7 SUV to sprint from 0-100km/h mark in 4.8 seconds while the top speed is being restricted at 250 kph mark.
The SQ7 VB motor is able to make 435 Hp and an impressive 900 NM of torque. The SQ7 also uses electro-mechanical active roll bars which extracts its power from the 48-volt electrical system.
Audi is evaluating the Q2 for India
Audi is surely a major luxury player in Indian market. The German automaker is evaluating the prospect of an affordable luxury SUV in the country. Indian customers are generally very much price sensitive. Now a days, the demand for luxury cars have been increasing. Therefore an affordable model from luxury brand like Audi will surely attract many customers.
In an attempt to attract the price sensitive first time luxury car buyers Audi is planning to launch the Q2 in Indian market, although the newly launched SUV will come in a long wheelbase variant in the Indian market, which is a Chinese spec model. Once launched, the 2017 Audi Q2 will mark the entry of the brand’s most affordable model in the country.
The 2017 Audi Q2 was first unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This is also the smallest model in the Q lineup. The baby SUV is being showcased at the ongoing 2016 Beijing Motor Show also. Inspired by the Volkswagen’s hatchback family this car boasts several Audi technologies and features. The German brand is considering a long wheelbase variant for the Indian market, as the Audi Q2 comes with very little legroom for the rear occupants, which can be a no go point for Indian buyers.
Based on the Audi MQB platform this car will be built in India locally, which will significantly reduce the price in the market. The power source for this car will be a 1.4 litre TFSI petrol engine, which will be accompanied by a 2.0 litre diesel engine as well. The Q2 will be offered in both FWD and AWD Quattro variants. The car will directly compete against BMW 1 Series and Mercedes Benz A Class models. India’s most affordable Audi SUV will bear a price tag around INR. 25 lakhs.
Audi SQ7 imported to India, launch imminent
Audi Q7 is the flagship SUV from the German automaker. The new generation of Audi Q7 is already present in Indian market. Now the German luxury automaker seems to be ready to launch the sporty version of the Q7, known as Audi SQ7 in the country. Recently the German automaker imported a SQ7 from Slovakia to India via Mumbai Airport on 21st April, which indicates that the car has been imported for homologation and it will be launched soon in the country.
Based on the latest generation of Audi Q7the sporty SQ7 gets a 4.0 litre V8 TDI engine equipped with three turbochargers. This engine under the hood which gets mated to an 8 speed Tiptronic transmission which will generate 435 hp of peak power and massive 900 Nm of peak torque. The car gets Audi’s famous Quattro AWD system. This car has capability to reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph.
Design wise the car looks similar to the standard version of Q7, while the SQ7 badge distinguishes the car from the rest of the lot. Once launched, the Audi SQ7 will compete against the Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG, BMW X6M and Range Rover SVR. In India the car will sport a higher price tag compare to the normal Q7. In that case the Audi SQ7 will sport a price tag around INR. 1 crore.
2017 Audi TT RS
We knew that this was coming and finally it’s here; now don’t get too confused we are talking about the new Audi TT RS Coupe which was recently unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Auto show. Unlike its competition this car means business and it has been built for performance and performance alone. The Audi TT RS promises to pack lot of punch from its all new 2.5 Liter, aluminum five-cylinder engine and the rumors are that it has left behind the Porsche Cayman 718 also.
The power and performance figures surely look impressive on paper while it also gets the Quattro all wheel drive system which helps in utilizing all that power by providing maximum traction on any surface. To match with all that extra power Audi has also improved the overall appearance of that car as well. As a result this sweet little thing looks sharp now on the outside and the story does not end here, infact Audi has added plenty of new features as well in this new car. To begin with the new TT RS gets Matrix OLED technology in the rear lights for the first time. The car is also lightweight while it is also built around a sporty chassis to make sure that this small car handles brilliantly. Just like the exterior there is some significant amount of change made inside this car.
When all that power under the hood goes hand to hand with a lightweight chassis and a Quattro all wheel drive system things surely does not appear boring at all.
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