Source: The Economic Times
NEW DELHI: German premier car maker Audi on Thursday announced the launch of its latest sports utility vehicle (SUV) Audi Q7, which will be Audi Q5 SUV
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The three variants of the car, which will be available in 11 colours, will cost Rs 55.2 lakh, Rs 53.4 lakh and Rs 29.9 lakh in showrooms in Maharashtra.
"Audi India achieved remarkable growth in the first eight months of 2009 by selling 1,128 cars (62 percent growth). With the launch of new Audi Q7, we expect to sell upwards of 1,500 cars," said Audi India managing director Benoit Tiers. |
"If I can get good production (of cars) from Germany, then we should be able to sell about 1,700-1,800 cars this year," he added.
The company also plans to expand its dealership from 12 to 18 by 2010-2011.
Audi currently has dealerships in Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Kochi.
"We plan to expand to Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur and Coimbatore soon," Tiers said.
The Audi Q7 has a number of new features like voice control, which enables the driver to operate a cellphone or music system by just calling out the name of a song or a phone number.
It also has adaptable headlights that switch on or off according to the moves of the car, showing the path ahead.
With up to seven seats, the Audi Q7 boasts of luggage space of about 2,035 litres