Free Press Journal
  • Audi e-tron Production Starts: Could Launch In India By 2020

    Audi will be hosting the world premiere of its first all-electric SUV, the e-tron, on 17 September 2018 in San Francisco. The production of the vehicle has already begun in the company’s CO2-neutral Brussel production facility and its deliveries are expected to begin in some markets by early 2019.

  • Audi India launches Q5 petrol variant, price starts at Rs 55.27 lakh

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Audi today launched petrol variant of its popular SUV, Q5 with price starting at Rs 55.27 lakh (ex-showroom). The new variant is powered by a 2-litre petrol engine with a total output of 252 horse power and is mated with 7-speed transmission. It has a top speed of 237 km/hr and is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/hr in 6.3 seconds, Audi India said in a statement.

  • Audi chief Rupert Stadler detained as a part of ‘Dieselgate’ scandal

    Berlin: German authorities today detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls. The move follows a search last week of Stadler’s private residence, ordered by Munich prosecutors investigating the manager on suspicion of fraud and indirect improprieties with documents.

  • Audi Hints At A Sub-Q2 SUV Called The Q1

    Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer that falls under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, is open to the idea of an SUV under the Q2, to be labeled the Q1. The carmaker is even confident of delivering the compact SUV, if need be, within a span of two or three years.

  • VW mulls fresh investments in India

    New Delhi : German auto major Volkswagen Group is evaluating various options for the Indian market, including fresh investments for a completely new product range in the country, according to a company official. The Volkswagen (VW) group has various brands including Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda — in the Indian market. On a standalone basis, VW also sells the Polo, Ameo and Vento here.

  • Audi Brings New Offers As Year Comes To End

    Under the offer called Audi Rush, the luxury carmaker is trying to lure buyers with discounted prices of certain cars and delayed EMI options. The discount of up to Rs 8.85 lakh is only available for the petrol variants of A3A4A6 and Q3.

  • Audi offers discounts of up to Rs 8.85 lakh

    New Delhi: German luxury carmaker Audi today announced discounts of up to Rs 8.85 lakh on select models as part of its year-end sales drive.

  • New Audi A7 Sportback Introduced, Gets Mild Hybrid

    Audi has introduced the latest version of the Audi A7 Sportback at an event in Ingolstadt, Germany. Boasting Audi’s new design philosophy, the coupe carries a lot of design cues and sharp edges from the series of Prologue concepts that were revealed a few years ago. The Audi A7 Sportback will initially be launched with a 3.0-litre, V6 petrol motor with a mild hybrid system. This engine generates 345PS of power and 500Nm

  • Auto firms to pass on GST cess hike to buyers

    New Delhi : Automakers such as Mahindra and Mahindra, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and JLR India are planning to pass on the increased cess on mid-sized and large cars along with SUVs, after the GST Council’s decision to raise it by up to 7 per cent. The companies said the constant changes in rates could lead to market instability and affect demand growth trends, expressing disappointment that the Council’s decision “totally

  • Cabinet clears ordinance to allow hike in GST cess on cars

    New Delhi : The Cabinet Wednesday cleared promulgation of an ordinance to increase the cess on mid-size, large cars and SUVs from current 15 per cent under the new GST regime. The proposal before the Cabinet was to hike the cess rate on these cars to 25 per cent. “The proposal of imposition of higher cess has been cleared,” a source said after the Cabinet meeting.

  • Audi recalls 850,000 diesel cars worldwide

    Frankfurt: The German auto manufacturer Audi AG announced that it will recall up to 850,000 cars with six-cylinder and eight-cylinder diesel engines worldwide except the US and Canada, to improve emissions of those cars. As a subsidiary company of Volkswagen Group, the Ingolstadt-based Audi has been involved in diesel emissions scandal and therefore decided to offer its customers “a retrofit program” for cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines, mainly including getting

  • Bhopal: Audi Q Drive on May 6-7

    BHOPAL: The sixth edition of Audi Q Drive has been organised on May 6-7 by luxury carmaker Audi at Ruchi Lifescape, Hoshangabad road from morning 10 am to 6pm. With this programme, 35 such programmes in 30 different cities will be organised by the company where people will be able to enjoy the popular Q range – Audi Q7, Audi Q5 and Audi Q3 with Quattro technology, best style, sporty look and

  • Audi A3 Facelift Launched At Rs 30.5 Lakh

    Audi India has launched the 2017 A3. It is priced at Rs 30.5 lakh for the petrol version (35 TFSI) and Rs 32.30 lakh for the diesel (35 TDI) (all prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi). It is the mid-cycle update of the sedan, which is based on the third-generation A3 hatchback (not available in India). Technically, this is the first ever update of the A3 sedan since the last two generations of its hatchback counterpart didn’t

  • Audi rolls out 8-Millionth car with Quattro Tech

    German automaker, Audi, is celebrating a special milestone that only a handful of manufacturers in the world can actually think of. Audi’s Mexican manufacturing facility recently rolled out a garnet red-coloured Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro which became Audi’s 8-millionth car to feature a quattro four-wheel-drive system.

  • 24 lakh have income above `10 lakh but 25 lakh cars bought/yr

    New Delhi : India has just 24.4 lakh tax-payers who declared an annual income of over Rs 10 lakh yet 25 lakh new cars, including 35,000 luxury cars, are being bought every year for last five years, a top official said.

  • Paris Motor Show: Audi Unveils 2017 Q5

    Audi has officially unveiled the all-new Q5 at the ongoing Paris Motor Show. The second generation of the luxury SUV, unsurprisingly, looks like a scaled-down version of Audi’s SUV flagship, the Q7.

  • Uber Offers Self-Driven Volvo XC90s To Customers

    Google, Tesla and even German carmakers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi might be taking strides in the development of autonomous cars but it’s the online transportation network company Uber that is first making this technology accessible to the public.