Thursday, July 17, 2008

More European beauties take on Indian roads

John Abraham, Audi India Managing Director Mr. Benoit Tiers and Ravi Shastri at the new Audi A4 launch

Indian car enthusiast is beaming the biggest smile ever :D and this looks like just the beginning!
Last week Audi unveiled the gleaming new A4 sedan, with its distinct LED trimmed headlights in Mumbai recently. Apart from the A4 sedan, there were oodles of glam quotient added to the event with a special fashion show and celebrities like former cricketer Ravi 'Audi' Shastri and actor John Abraham gracing the occasion. Ravi shared his experiences of winning an Audi at the Cricket World Cup back in 1985 and of course admitted that he drives a Q7 now.

John Abraham in the new Audi A4

The Audi A4 buyers will be offered two powerful engines. The vigorous diesel engine 2.0 TDI priced at Rs 29 lakh and the refined petrol 3.2 FSI Quattro priced at Rs 36-lakh. Audi India commenced its business activities in 2007 and already has a set of drool-inspiring (OR super sexy) range of models – the Audi A8, Audi Q7, Audi A6, Audi A4 and Audi TT.

And now the Volkswagen Jetta is here as well. The Jetta will be assembled locally at VW's Aurangabad plant and will be available in India in three variants –

  • The 1.6L Petrol priced at Rs 12.99 lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi.
  • The 1.9L Diesel priced at Rs 14.22 lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi.
  • The 1.9L Diesel with DSG Automatic transmission Priced at 16.67 lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi.
The Volkswagen Jetta - With doors wide open for India

The Volkswagen has some serious intention of kicking a$$ of the Japanese automakers. For Rs 12.99 lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi, the Jetta is targeted at the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and sibling Skoda Laura. We'll have to wait and see how deep can the Jetta bite into the Japanese pie ;)

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