German luxury car maker Audi said that it has launched a petrol variant of its sports utility vehicle Q7 in India, priced at Rs 59.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
“The Audi Q7, the high performance luxury SUV, has been one of the main contributors to our success in the Indian market... We are confident that it will further help us consolidate our leadership position in the luxury space,” Head Michael Perschke said in a statement.
The deliveries of the new car will start in January, 2011, the company said. Audi India claimed that the new Q7 with 8-speed will reach a speed of 100 km per hour in just 6.9 seconds and can attain a top speed of 245 km per hour.
The company currently offers two diesel variants of Q7 with 4.2 litre and 3.0 litre engine options. Besides, Audi India had said that it was considering introducing the luxury sedan Audi A7 and would initiate a market study for the same.
The company had said it would ramp up its output by 50 per cent at its Aurangabad facility to about 3,000 units next year. It currently assembles luxury sedans A4, A6 and sports utility vehicle Q5 in India and is expecting to produce about 2,000 units this year.
Audi India is expecting to sell about 2,700 units this year compared to 1,658 units in 2009.