Facelifts for a sedan and an SUV, and the launch of a new EV are expected from Audi in the next year.
Audi India seems to have had a successful 2023, registering a growth of 88 percent in the first nine months of this year, posting sales of over 5,500 units. The German luxury brand filled out both ends of its portfolio during the year, bringing the Q3 Sportback, the Q8 e-tron, and the Q8 e-tron Sportback to the market. For 2024, Audi will bring at least two facelifts and an all-new EV to the country. Here’s what’s coming and when.
Disclaimer: All launch timelines and ex-showroom prices are estimates.
Audi Q8 facelift
Expected price: Rs 1.1 crore-1.4 crore
Launch: Early 2024
Engine: 3.0-litre turbo-petrol
Updates for the Audi Q8 are largely cosmetic in nature – both inside and out – and will include the addition of HD Matrix LED headlights. The same 340hp, 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol engine, 8-speed automatic and Quattro AWD system from the pre-facelift model will continue. Having driven the Q8 facelift, we can confirm that the update is a rather mild one. However, that should also help keep prices similar to the outgoing model’s Rs 1.07 crore-1.43 crore.
Audi A6 facelift
Price: Rs 60 lakh-65 lakh
Launch: Mid 2024
Engine 2.0-litre turbo-petrol
It’ll be about a year after the Audi A6 facelift was revealed for international markets that it’ll come to India. The model unveiled in May 2023 had subtle exterior tweaks, relatively minor interior changes, and a few new features. The refreshed A6’s exterior will get revised matrix LED headlights with a cleaner look for the DRLs, along with a more prominent single-frame grille, and nips and tucks for the front and rear bumpers. There’ll also be a new set of alloy wheels on offer. The current model’s 245hp, 2.0-litre mild-hybrid turbo-petrol engine and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic are expected to continue unchanged.
Audi Q6 e-tron
Price: Rs 1 crore
Launch: Late 2024
The Q6 e-tron is an all-new electric SUV based on Audi’s newly developed Premium Platform Electric (PPE), which features the latest battery and charging technology as well as the brand’s new ‘E3’ electronics architecture. Full powertrain details are yet to be revealed, but it will use an 800V architecture with a range of around 600km. Its interior will include Audi’s new infotainment tech with twin screens in a curved layout – an 11.9-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.5-inch infotainment touchscreen – and an additional 10.9-inch screen for the front passenger. Another talking point will be the Q6 e-tron’s advanced digital matrix LED headlights with a multi-pixel LED array, and its second-generation digital OLED technology. As its name suggests, the Q6 e-tron is likely to be a smaller, more affordable Audi electric SUV positioned below the Q8 e-tron.