2016 Audi A4 to launch in India around August - Report

10/05/2016 - 12:50 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

2.0L TDI reportedly getting a 6MT in addition to 7DCT.

According to a report on Autocar India, the 2016 Audi A4 will have its Indian launch sometime in August this year. Audi India is reportedly bringing the launch date forward as stock of the outgoing A4 is selling out faster than anticipated.

2016 Audi A4 front three quarters left at Auto Expo 2016
The 2016 A4 is based on the MLB Evo platform and is up to 120 kg lighter than the older model.

For the Indian market, the staple variant of the 2016 A4 will be powered by the 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel engine, although Audi could launch an entry-level 6-speed manual transmission with this engine in addition to a 7-speed S-Tronic gearbox. The manual variant will target corporate buyers primarily.

With negative sentiments surrounding large diesel engines, Audi will also launch the 2016 A4 in a petrol variant. The petrol engine range, interestingly, could include the 1.4-liter TFSI apart from a more powerful 2.0-liter TFSI unit.

2016 Audi A4 allroad quattro dashboard at the Geneva Motor Show Live
A manual transmission equipped A4 would target corporate buyers and those with chauffeurs.

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When launched, the 2016 A4 will be assembled at Audi India's Aurangabad plant from CKD kits. For the first time, the 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine will also be assembled in India, though the diesel engine assembly is reported to start only next year.

Rivals: Mercedes C Class, BWM 3 Series, Volvo S60, Jaguar XE
Expected Price: From INR 40 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Expected Release Date: August 2016

[Source - AutocarIndia]

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