Audi e-tron GT electric vehicle to launch in India on September 22

Audi e-tron GT is likely to be the most expensive electric vehicle available to Indian customers at the time of its launch.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 10 Sep 2021, 11:54 AM
Audi e-tron GT will compete against its fellow siblings as well as direct rivals such as EQC from Mercedes and Jaguar i-Pace.
Audi e-tron GT will compete against its fellow siblings as well as direct rivals such as EQC from Mercedes and Jaguar i-Pace.
Audi e-tron GT will compete against its fellow siblings as well as direct rivals such as EQC from Mercedes and Jaguar i-Pace.
Audi e-tron GT will compete against its fellow siblings as well as direct rivals such as EQC from Mercedes and Jaguar i-Pace.

Audi India announced on Friday that it will launch its e-tron GT electric vehicle - third, after e-tron and e-tron Sportback here, on September 22. Looking at further expanding its battery-powered offerings in India, Audi is betting big on e-tron GT to strike a chord with performance-oriented drivers looking for electric power.

Bookings for Audi e-tron GT were opened earlier this week at 10 lakh. The electric performance car will be the third to go up against the likes of Mercedes EQC and Jaguar i-Pace in the Indian car market, and likely to sit well above its siblings and rivals in the price bracket. Globally, the e-tron GT is offered in two trims - standard Quattro model and RS e-tron GT.

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Audi is likely to also bring in the high-performance e-tron GT RS to India.
Audi is likely to also bring in the high-performance e-tron GT RS to India.
Audi is likely to also bring in the high-performance e-tron GT RS to India.
Audi is likely to also bring in the high-performance e-tron GT RS to India.

The international model of e-tron GT comes equipped with an an 85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers charge to an electric motor. The standard model churns out 469hp of power while the RS variant develops 590hp. The standard four-door coupe EV is claimed to have a driving range of 487km on a single charge while the RS trim is claimed to have 471 km of range. on full charge. These figures are as per the European WLTP cycle.

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But when it comes to performance, the e-tron GT may well be hard to catch up to. The EV powers to 100 kmph in 4.1 seconds while the RS version, quite obviously, is even quicker - at 3.3 seconds. Co-developed by Audi and Porsche, the EV weighs in ar around 2,300 kilos.

The cabin of the car has a 10.1-inch main infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch driver display. Expected a number of new-age features to come with the top-of-the-line EV from Audi in India.

In the international markets, e-tron GT competes against the likes of Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan EV, among others.

First Published Date: 10 Sep 2021, 11:45 AM IST
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