German carmaker Audi has launched the petrol powered variant of its SUV- the Q7 in India at Rs. 67,76,000 (ex-showroom). Under the hood of the 40 TFSI variant is a 2.0 TFSI engine churns out 185kW (252hp) and 370 Nm of torque effectively accelerating 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.9 seconds.
“Our flagship SUV Audi Q7 had been the only product in its segment in India when it was launched. A popular choice of bollywood celebrities and big industrialists, the Audi Q7 lead the way for the luxury SUV segment in India. With the introduction of the Audi Q7 40 TFSI quattro, we are now offering customers an exciting line up of their preferred SUV to choose from and own their favorite Audi. This marks the debut of the first-ever luxury SUV in its segment in India and reigning segment leader with a petrol engine, This is the year of ‘Audi Reloaded’ for us. ‘Audi Reloaded’ just doesn’t mean new products or new touch points but it signifies a nimbleness to tweak the strategy as per the market demand. We have taken a strategic decision to increase our petrol mix and started off the process with the launch of the Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI in March this year. We do have some other surprises planned for this year,” said Mr. Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India.
Specs of the Audi Q7 40 TFSI
- 2.0 TFSI quattro engine
- Eight-speed tiptronic transmission
- Power output of 185kW (252hp) @5000 to 6000 rpm
- 370 Nm of torque @1600-34500 rpm
- Accelerates 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds with top speed of 233 kmph
- Fuel efficiency of 11.68 Kmpl (ARAI certified)
Aesthetically, the car remains the same and the changes come only in the form of this new engine! Stay tuned to Exhibit Auto for more such news and updates from the Indian Automotive industry!