Followed by Launched e-tron and e-tron Sportback last month, Audi India The next electric model, the e-tron GT, has been launched for India. Although the automaker has not confirmed the release schedule, the Audi e-tron GT is expected to go on sale in India in October 2021.
- Audi’s goal is to reach at least 15% of electric vehicle sales in India by 2025
- It is possible to assemble electric vehicles locally in the future
- Audi e-tron GT is expected to have two decorations, S and RS
Audi e-tron GT: What do you need to know?
This Audi e-tron GT Is a four-door coupe, with Porsche TaikangThere are two versions of e-tron GT worldwide-the normal S version and the sporty RS performance version.
The standard e-tron GT quattro is equipped with a 238-horsepower electric motor to power the front axle, and a 435-horsepower electric motor on the rear axle. The total output power of the two motors is 475hp and 630Nm. The top speed is 245kph, and 0-100kph can be realized in 4.1 seconds. Interestingly, the e-tron GT uses a 2-speed gearbox for the rear motor. The first gear of the short-speed ratio is used for acceleration, and the second gear of the long-speed ratio can achieve higher efficiency and high-speed performance.
As for the Audi RS e-tron GT, the total output power of the system has risen to 598 horsepower and 830 Newton meters due to a more powerful rear electric motor. In boost mode, the power is increased to 646 horsepower, RS e-tron GT can accelerate 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h.
Both versions of e-tron GT draw energy from an 85kWh battery pack. Audi claims that the standard e-tron GT has a cruising range of 488 kilometers and the RS e-tron GT has a cruising range of 472 kilometers.
Audi e-tron GT: design and interior
In terms of design, the e-tron GT has a four-door coupe-like posture, with a very large roofline, wide track width, shoulder width, and low hood. The single-frame grille on the Audi e-tron GT also has a new interpretation. The honeycomb pattern is painted on the same color of the car body and the surrounding is black. Other design details include LED headlights and taillights with an animation of the “door in and out” function.
Internally, the e-tron GT is equipped with a 10.1-inch touch screen infotainment system with physical buttons for climate control; unlike the newer Audi Sport with a dual touch screen layout. The central stack of the e-tron dash tilts towards the driver, and the central passage is equipped with a small shift selector switch by wire. Other features include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, connected car technology, and various driver assistance and safety systems.
Audi e-tron GT: released in India
The Audi e-tron GT is expected to be launched in India in October 2021, including regular S and RS trims. Audi is expected to price the e-tron GT higher, and the price of regular models may start from Rs 1.6 crore (ex-showroom). This means that it will be on top of India’s current luxury electric vehicle production and will be comparable to the Porsche Taycan that is expected to be launched in India in 2022.
Audi’s electric car game plan
In an interview with OurIndia after the launch of the e-tron SUV and Sportback, Balbir Singh Dhillon, head of Audi India, said: “We are starting with these cars, but you will receive news from us again this year, and even more. More e-tron,” alluding to the upcoming Audi e-tron GT.
Audi’s goal is at least 15% of sales come from electric vehicles By 2025 in India and in line with the automaker’s global strategy, Audi will launch more e-tron models in the next few years.Therefore, the German brand already has Q4 e-tron In its global product portfolio, it is also developing A6 and Q6 e-tron.
The automaker also said it would consider Locally assembled electric vehicles If it achieves the goal of electric vehicles accounting for 15% of total sales by 2025.
By the end of 2021, the Audi India model series will be fully functional
Audi hopes to reduce the anxiety of owning electric vehicles through e-tron
Balbir Singh Dhillon of Audi e-tron, building buyer confidence, etc.