Audi has made it clear that it will be launching a new product at regular intervals throughout the year in India. This is the strategy that Audi wants to implement in our market, going forward. They have decided to go product offensive in 2021. The commencement of their plans has already begun with the new A4. Although the A4 received a facelift back in 2019, it was discontinued after the implementation of the BS6norms, as is the case with many other products in our market. But now Audi has decided to launch an all-new A4 for India. Let us take a look at what has changed!
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2021 Audi A4 – Exterior
Keeping in line with the automaker’s DNA and tradition, the new A4 gets sharp creases all-around. The modern design of the Audi family including new LED DRLs and full-LED headlamps are the new additions to the front. Along with that, the chrome-framed grille and bonnet line is the new design language as in the international models as well. The front and the rear bumpers have also been redone. The rear also carries the brand’s latest design theme wherein the LED tail lamps are connected by a chrome belt. To be honest, the new 17-inch alloys look a bit too simple for an otherwise good looking premium sedan.
2021 Audi A4 – Interior
The interior of the Audi A4 includes Beige Leatherette Upholstery, Ambient Cabin Lighting, Leather-wrapped Steering Multi-purpose Steering Wheel and a 4-way Lumbar Support for the front seats. Other big changes include the new 10.1-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System, Full-Digtial Cockpit Instrument Cluster, 3-zone Climate Control, Audi Sound System and all-four Disc brakes. What is interesting to know is that there is are no dual-touchscreens like the other Audis. Some do prefer the physical buttons instead of the screens to control some basic functions like temperature control.
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2021 Audi A4 – Engine and Transmission
The new Audi A4 comes with a new 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 190hp and 320Nm, mated to a 7-speed Dual-clutch gearbox. The claimed 0-100kmph comes in 7.3 secs. This is a new engine as compared to the 1.4-litre petrol in the outgoing model. This will definitely improve the driving dynamics of the A4. However, there are no diesel engine options on offer.
2021 Audi A4 – Prices and Rivals
The new Audi A4 comes in two trim options: Premium Plus and Technology. The Premium Plus costs Rs 42.34 lakh and the fully-loaded Technology spec costs Rs 46.67 lakh, ex-showroom. Traditionally, the Audi A4 is pitted against the Mercedes C-Class, BMW 3-Series and Jaguar XE. However, Volvo has already shown its S60 variant due for launch in a couple of months’ time. It will be exciting to find out who comes out on top in this premium luxury sedan segment.