There is no doubt that Audi and Mercedes Benz are competing for top spot in India. While sales figures of Q1 2014 placed Audi on top, industry is still awaiting Q2 sales figures as neither of them have revealed numbers yet.
Slated to be officially launching in India on August 7, 2014, Audi A3 sedan enters production. Audi A3 sedan will be offered with both petrol and diesel engines, eager to cater to the demands of Indian buyers in the luxury segment while securing Audi’s market share and intensifying their leaderships position in India.
Audi India modified their Q5 SUV to use as an assisting vehicle for newly introduced road side assistance with Audi Service Mobile. This endeavour is to take sales and service to customers one step ahead and offer on the spot assistance in the event of a breakdown.
First impression of Audi A3 sedan for India – It has got it all, the vibrancy, sportiness and power. Audi India will launch their new A3 sedan in India on August 7, and thus enter a segment which is yet to be explored in India. Here is a run-down on official techspecs for Indian variant, including mileage figures and photos from media drive in Udaipur.
Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India expects that announcements made by the Finance Minister lead to improving economic sentiment, which as a result would benefit Indian automobile industry in the long run.
A conference hosted by New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Bridgestone Corporation revealed Audi A3 as 2014 World Car of the Year. Previously Audi has won 7 times. These include 2005 World Car of the Year title, 3 World Performance Car titles in 2010, 2008 and 2007, and 2 World Car Design of the Year titles in 2008 and 2007. Audi A3 premium compact sedan triumphed an initial entry list of 24 global cars, a shortlist of 12 and 3 finalists. This year’s finalists were BMW 4 Series, Mazda 3 and Audi A3.
With plans to expand its network to 40 dealerships by the end of 2014, Audi Udaipur was opened today. This is Audi’s 2nd dealership in Rajasthan, the first being in Jaipur. Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India and Mr. Aditya Kasliwal, Managing Director, Audi Udaipur and Audi Jaipur (Kamal Autotech Pvt. Ltd.) were present at the inauguration.
While 2014 Auto Expo has done its best to infuse a positive sentiment and generate interest in the car market, when it comes to sales, there’s a lot to be attained yet. The start of 2014 certainly gives Volkswagen Group India something to think about.