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Cloaked Audis, covert CEO meeting: How VW's $5 bn Rivian bet transpired

Intense testing followed at the Palo Alto facility of how the US startup's architecture and software - controlling virtually every function - would work in the German cars

Cloaked Audis, covert CEO meeting: How VW's $5 bn Rivian bet transpired
Updated On : 27 Jun 2024 | 2:20 PM IST

Audi India to hike prices by 2% starting June 2024 amid rising input costs

The recent financial year witnessed Audi India retail 7,027 units, marking an overall growth of 33 per cent

Audi India to hike prices by 2% starting June 2024 amid rising input costs
Updated On : 26 Apr 2024 | 12:00 AM IST

EV policy to encourage production of premium electric cars: Audi official

The new electric vehicle policy unveiled by the Indian government would encourage local production of premium electric cars in the country, a senior Audi AG executive said on Tuesday. Audi AG Vice-President, Sales Overseas, Andre Konsbruck said the Indian government is taking the right steps to accelerate the adoption of EVs in the country. "The government seems to be very committed to sustainability and to the electric future," he said in an interaction here while referring to the new electric policy. Konsbruck said that India is perhaps the first market where a specific regulation is targeted towards premium cars. "So it might really accelerate the localisation of premium electric cars, which will automatically then also drive the demand," he stated. Last week, the Indian government approved an EV policy, under which import duty concessions will be given to companies setting up manufacturing units in the country with a minimum investment of USD 500 million, a move aimed at ...

EV policy to encourage production of premium electric cars: Audi official
Updated On : 19 Mar 2024 | 11:03 PM IST

Audi to drive in over 20 new models by 2025-end, says CEO Gernot Dollner

German automaker Audi plans to roll out over 20 new models by the end of 2025 across markets, Audi AG CEO Gernot Dollner said on Tuesday. The company also plans to electrify all core segments by 2027. The automaker has also lined up a capex of EUR 41 billion for the period between 2024-2028. Audi AG will invest EUR 11.5 billion in the development of ICE (internal combustion engine), PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) and other segments and EUR 29.5 billion for BEV (battery electric vehicles) and digitisation. "The Audi Q6 e-tron is the start of an extensive product initiative that we will use to rejuvenate our portfolio over the coming years," Dollner stated. He further said: "We are planning more than 20 new models in 2024 and 2025, including the presentation of the A6 e-tron in the summer of 2024 and the new generation of the A5 and Q5 as the first models on the new Premium Platform Combustion (PPC) in the second half of the year." The group is positioning itself for the fu

Audi to drive in over 20 new models by 2025-end, says CEO Gernot Dollner
Updated On : 19 Mar 2024 | 6:36 PM IST

Bullish on India; luxury car penetration expected to remain low: Audi

German auto maker Audi is bullish on India but believes that till the time high taxes rationalise to a lower level, penetration of luxury cars in the country will continue to remain low compared to South East Asian countries, according to a senior company official. Audi expects growth of the luxury car market in India to moderate to low double digits in 2024 compared to around 25 per cent in 2023. "The overall car industry is growing, as well as the luxury segment is growing. Last year was one of the biggest numbers that the industry could achieve, which is also in line with the overall growth of the country," Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon told PTI. He further said, "(India's) GDP is growing, all the parameters that you see for the growth of automotive industry is showing an upward direction. So we believe we are in the right space at a good time and it's time for India and we will continue to grow as well." Dhillon was responding to a query on how Audi is looking at India a

Bullish on India; luxury car penetration expected to remain low: Audi
Updated On : 06 Feb 2024 | 11:17 AM IST

Audi, ChargeZone inaugurate ultra-fast charging station in Mumbai

German luxury car manufacturer Audi on Thursday inaugurated an ultra-fast charging station, conceptualised and developed in collaboration with ChargeZone, in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) here. Claiming to be India's first ultra-fast charging station, it has a total capacity of 450 KW, which delivers 360 KW of power to an electric vehicle, Audi India said in a statement. Currently, Audi India has the luxury EV portfolio with six electric cars -- ?Q8 50 e-tron, Q8 55 e-tron, Q8 Sportback 50 e-tron, Q8 Sportback 55 e-tron, e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT -- in India. According to the company, this charger can charge Audi Q8 55 e-tron with a 114 KWH battery from 20 per cent to 80 per cent in just 26 minutes. "The inauguration of India's first, ultra-fast charging station by Audi India is a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive electric vehicle ecosystem for our valued customers," Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said. The company said its e-tron ...

Audi, ChargeZone inaugurate ultra-fast charging station in Mumbai
Updated On : 14 Dec 2023 | 2:34 PM IST

Maruti, Mahindra, Audi extend support to customers in cyclone-hit areas

Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra and luxury car maker Audi have extended support to customers in cyclone and flood affected regions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. In a statement, Maruti Suzuki India said it has collaborated with its dealer partners and made several arrangements at its workshops. As soon as the news about the cyclone 'Michaung' was reported, the company proactively sent out 7 lakh SMS alerts containing precautionary steps to its customers to ensure that even before the cyclone hits, customers could take precautionary measures to safeguard their cars against potential damage, it said in a statement. The company said it mobilised 46 tow trucks from neighbouring cities and activated 34 roadside assistance vehicles for quick response, augmented spare parts inventory for ready availability, and collaborated with insurance firms for faster claim processing and settlement. Mahindra & Mahindra said it has initiated complimentary roadside assistance, no-cost .

Maruti, Mahindra, Audi extend support to customers in cyclone-hit areas
Updated On : 06 Dec 2023 | 1:04 PM IST

Audi India raises prices of vehicles by 2% from Jan 1 on rising input costs

Audi India registered an 88 per cent growth and has retailed 5,530 units in the first nine months of this year

Audi India raises prices of vehicles by 2% from Jan 1 on rising input costs
Updated On : 27 Nov 2023 | 2:44 PM IST

Audi India to hike prices of vehicles by up to 2% from January 2024

German luxury car maker Audi on Monday said it will hike prices of its vehicles in India by up to 2 per cent from January next year citing rising input and operational costs. The price hike will be effective from January 1, 2024 and will be across the model range, Audi India said in a statement. "Due to rising supply-chain-related input and operational costs, we have effected a price correction across our model range, maintaining the brand's premium price positioning," Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon said in a statement. He further said, "the price correction aims to ensure sustainable growth for Audi India and our dealer partners, and we will ensure that the price hike's impact is as minimal as possible for customers." Audi India sells a range of vehicles from Q3 SUV to sports car RSQ8 priced between Rs 42.77 lakh and Rs 2.22 crore.

Audi India to hike prices of vehicles by up to 2% from January 2024
Updated On : 27 Nov 2023 | 12:20 PM IST

Rolling in luxury: Top-end carmakers spin wheels of bespoke experience

From drifting and slaloming on sheets of ice to bending laws of motorsport physics, auto majors curate thrills beyond the road

Rolling in luxury: Top-end carmakers spin wheels of bespoke experience
Updated On : 12 Oct 2023 | 11:39 PM IST

Audi India reports 88% growth in sale, beats 2022 sales in first 9 months

The third quarter (July-September) was particularly strong for the company, contributing 37 per cent of the total sales for the year

Audi India reports 88% growth in sale, beats 2022 sales in first 9 months
Updated On : 04 Oct 2023 | 5:30 PM IST

Audi reports 88% increase in retail sales at 5,530 units in Jan-Sept

German luxury carmaker Audi on Wednesday reported an 88 per cent year-on-year growth in retail sales at 5,530 units in January-September period this year in India. Audi India had retailed 2,947 units in the same period last year. The launch of the new Q8 e-tron, Q8 Sportback e-tron, Q3 and Q3 Sportback coupled with continued demand for other models like the A4, A6 and Q5 has led to positive growth, the automaker said in a statement. "Our SUVs have witnessed a growth of 187 per cent. With the upcoming festive season, we are expecting this growth to continue on the back of sustained demand," Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon noted. Robust sales performance owing to strong demand, expansion in the luxury car segment, evolving demographics and favourable economic conditions are leading to growth, he added. "We are on a growth path -- sustainable, profitable business is our strategy and we expect to close the year with high double-digit growth," Dhillon stated.

Audi reports 88% increase in retail sales at 5,530 units in Jan-Sept
Updated On : 04 Oct 2023 | 3:42 PM IST

Lower tax on imported EVs will help test India market: Audi official

Dhillon said that the India arm is in talks with the German parent to initiate assembling "some" of its electric cars locally, but declined to provide details on timeline or potential models

Lower tax on imported EVs will help test India market: Audi official
Updated On : 15 Sep 2023 | 11:28 PM IST

Audi to Merc, German carmakers drive luxury vehicle sales into high gear

2023 likely to be a record year for luxury car sales

Audi to Merc, German carmakers drive luxury vehicle sales into high gear
Updated On : 15 Aug 2023 | 10:09 PM IST

Audi India begins bookings for new Q8 e-tron, Q8 Sportback e-tron

German luxury carmaker Audi on Thursday said it has commenced bookings for the new Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron in India. The newest addition to the electric range, the Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron feature a new design language, features, increased battery capacity, driving range and improved driving dynamics. Available in two body types -- SUV and Sportback, the model comes with a range of up to 600kms on a single charge. "We are just a few days away from the launch of the Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron our newest electric vehicles. These cars were launched globally only a few months ago and we could not be more excited to bring these to India within the same global cycle," Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon said in a statement. The company is bringing the very best for customers -- a new design, increased battery capacity, enhanced range that is best-in-segment and a lot more features, he added. The new Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron can be booked with an init

Audi India begins bookings for new Q8 e-tron, Q8 Sportback e-tron
Updated On : 10 Aug 2023 | 6:08 PM IST

Audi to launch electric SUV Q8 e-tron with 95 kW battery in August

German luxury carmaker Audi will launch electric SUV Q8 e-tron in India next month to strengthen its electric vehicle portfolio in the country, according to a senior company official. The company will launch its Q8 e-tron on August 18, in two body types -- Q8 e-tron SUV and Q8 e-tron Sportback -- with a 114kW battery offering more range as compared to the existing e-tron that has a 95 kW battery. "We are basically strengthening our (electric vehicle) product portfolio and (bringing) what is available globally also for our customers in India," Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon told PTI. Whatever makes a positive business case, he said, "We want to bring in India, and with the Q8 e-tron we want to strengthen our (EV) portfolio with what is the latest available across Audi's offering." Dhillon said the Q8 e-tron is being launched in India in the same cycle where globally it is being launched, underlining the significance of the Indian market. "So, we are very positively looking ..

Audi to launch electric SUV Q8 e-tron with 95 kW battery in August
Updated On : 06 Jul 2023 | 2:48 PM IST

Audi sales nearly double in H1 of CY2023 on surge in premium car demand

Pre-owned business grows 53% YoY; company starts initiative for EV owners that gves them acccess to multiple electric partners on a single app

Audi sales nearly double in H1 of CY2023 on surge in premium car demand
Updated On : 03 Jul 2023 | 3:52 PM IST

Audi India posts 97% jump in sales at 3,474 units in first half of 2023

German luxury car manufacturer Audi on Monday reported a 97 per cent jump in retail sales in India at 3,474 units in the first half of 2023, as compared to the same period last year. The company had sold 1,765 units in the January to June period in 2022, Audi India said in a statement. "Our performance in the first half of the year, despite supply challenges and rising input costs has laid the foundation for a successful second half of the year," Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon said. He further said, "our volume models Audi Q3, Audi Q3 Sportback, Audi Q5, Audi A4 and Audi A6 are seeing strong demand. Our top-of-the-line cars Audi Q7, Audi Q8, Audi A8 L, Audi S5 Sportback, Audi RS5 Sportback, Audi RS Q8 and Audi RS e-tron GT are also growing in healthy numbers." The company said its pre-owned car business 'Audi Approved: plus' grew by 53 per cent in the first six months of 2023 and will continue to expand it further in the country. "Currently operating with 23 Audi Approved: p

Audi India posts 97% jump in sales at 3,474 units in first half of 2023
Updated On : 03 Jul 2023 | 12:38 PM IST

Audi ex-boss first VW board member to be sentenced over dieselgate

The ex-boss was fined €1.1 million ($1.20 million), which will go to the state treasury and non-governmental organisations, the court said

Audi ex-boss first VW board member to be sentenced over dieselgate
Updated On : 28 Jun 2023 | 12:10 AM IST

Audi ex-boss becomes 1st top manager sentenced for fraud in diesel scandal

The ex-boss was fined 1.1 million euros ($1.20 million), which will go to the state treasury and non-governmental organisations, the court said

Audi ex-boss becomes 1st top manager sentenced for fraud in diesel scandal
Updated On : 27 Jun 2023 | 1:27 PM IST