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Talking to Economic Times, Audi’s board member and global sales and marketing head, Luca de Meo, has provided some new information on the Audi A3 sedan that is to launch in India this year. Showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Audi A3 sedan has been earmarked for a mid-2014 launch. The company’s newly appointed head Joe King, expects it to become India’s best selling luxury car, hinting...

The entry-level luxury car market has boomed ever since the Mercedes B-Class made its debut in 2012. With the A-Class soon following, the German brand had its first mover advantage. BMW and Volvo quickly followed with the 1 Series and the V40 Cross Country respectively. However, the segment has attracted attention and a list of launches are scheduled in the particularly meaty Rs 20 – Rs 30 lakh...

The VW Group had its annual press conference in Germany last week. Apart from announcing sales and profits for the past year, the Group outlined its future and investment plans. The VW Group brands will launch 100 models in 2014 and 2015. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, announced that this year and next year, the VW Group brands (comprising...

The 2014 Audi A8 facelift was unveiled in September last year at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, following which sales of the luxury sedan commenced in Europe. The refreshed A8 will launch in India in the next few months. The facelifted A8 had a secret unveiling at the 2014 Auto Expo last month, where the car was shown backstage to its clientele. Select dealers of Audi India have also commenced bookings...

In a move to reduce CO2 emissions even further and to comply with future European legislation, Audi have confirmed that they will launch plug-in hybrid variants on the next generation models of the Audi A6, A8 and Q7. Like the Audi A3 e-tron, the marketing for the plug-in A6, A8 and Q7 is similar: Electric in the city and hybrid on the highways. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management...

Audi unveiled the all new TT coupe at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show last week. At a preview event, we got a chance to speak to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management of Audi AG and head of Audi’s Technical Development, about the brand’s plans for 2014 and 2015. The current Audi A6, introduced in 2011, will receive its first update this year. Apart from the new TT, Audi will not...

Audi will expand its crossover lineup starting 2016 which is when the base Q1 is announced for a launch. Speaking to Indian Autos Blog at the VW Group Night held on the eve of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management of Audi AG and head of Audi’s Technical Development, confirmed plans to introduce a range-topping Q8 model by the end of this decade. Audi...

Audi has revealed the next generation Audi TT at the Geneva Motor Show. The 2015 TT is powered by two engines – a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI petrol engine that makes 230 hp and peak torque of 370 Nm between 1,600-4,300 rpm and a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine that delivers 184 hp and peak torque of 380 Nm – featuring start/stop system as standard. While the diesel...