Audi India today launched the Audi A4 2021 at a starting price of Rs 42.34 lakhs (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). This update comes with minor changes to the design and interiors for the Audi A4, which is Audi’s sedan offering in the 40 lakhs segment. This change is primarily to help the company take on the likes of Mercedes, Jaguar, Volvo and BMW.
With the facelifted 2021 Volvo S60 and the BMW long-wheelbase 3 series just around the corner, it will be interesting to see what the buyers prefer.
The A4 has been one of the best-selling luxury sedans in the Indian market and has always promised a sophisticated look and a peppy engine. The update builds on these promises and makes necessary changes in some areas. The most major change is that of a new engine since the A4 now sports a 2.0-litre petrol engine with 190 bhp of power and a peak torque of 320nm. This finally puts the 1.4-litre used in the previous version out of action. Diesel engines are however missing like always and, it seems this will be the case for most future Audi offerings.
When it comes to the styling aspect, there is a new and redesigned front grille which is more prominent than that of the previous-gen A4. This grille is flanked to its sides by stylish LED headlights. The hood (bonnet for the UK and India crowd) is sculpted in such a manner that it appears as though the car is in a stance of sorts, ready to leap into action. The sedan sits on 17-inch alloys and, towards the rear, it’s look is enhanced due to starry LED taillights.
The interior too sees a bit of change, with a new 10.1-inch main touchscreen display, paired with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit setup found on some of it’s more premium cars. The interiors feature premium quality materials and ooze a sense of spaciousness.
This is just one of the many launches that Audi has in store for 2021, including that of the E-tron, it’s electric SUV.
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