IAB Report – Audi India starts local assembly of the A3 Sedan ahead of its launch next month

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Ahead of its market launch on August 7, Audi India has commenced assembly of the A3 Sedan at its Aurangabad plant. After the Audi A6, A4, Q5, Q7 and Q3, the A3 Sedan is the sixth model to be assembled at the plant.

Audi A3 Sedan India Assembly Line
The Audi A3 Sedan is the sixth Audi model to be assembled in India.

The car launches next month with a petrol and a diesel engine option. The diesel motor is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 143 bhp and 320 Nm of torque, and matched to a 6-speed S-Tronic gearbox. The petrol is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder TFSI producing 180 bhp and 250 Nm of torque matched to a 7-speed dual-clutch S-Tronic gearbox.

The petrol claims to achieve a mileage of 16.6 km/l, and the diesel 20.38 km/l, according to the ARAI. The A3 Sedan will also introduce Audi’s new nomenclature wherein the diesel will be called ’35 TDI’ and the petrol will be named ’40 TFSI’.

Audi A3 Sedan assembly
The A3 Sedan launches next month in India.

The A3 Sedan doesn’t have a direct competitor in India as yet. Hence, it will rival cars like the Mercedes A and B Class and BMW 1 Series.

Competitors: Mercedes CLA

Expected Price: INR 25 – 30 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Audi A3 Sedan – Image Gallery

Audi A3 Sedan assembly commencement – Press Release

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