Audi able to launch its Q5 SUV subsequent month, expects acceleration in gross sales

Audi will launch its Q5 SUV in November and it’ll open reserving for it within the subsequent couple of weeks.Audi India head Balbir Singh Dhillon knowledgeable that the corporate has been ready for a very long time to launch the domestically produced Q5 SUV.

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HT Auto Desk

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03 Oct 2021, 15:13 PM

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Audi is all set to launch its all-new Q5 sport utility car (SUV) in India subsequent month and with this transfer, the automaker is aiming to extend its gross sales development within the nation, PTI reported. Bookings for the upcoming SUV which is among the model’s quantity drivers will open within the subsequent couple of weeks.

Audi India head Balbir Singh Dhillon mentioned that the model has been ready for a very long time to launch the domestically produced Q5 SUV and it will occur in November. “Up to now we’re doing extraordinarily nicely despite the truth that a few of our quantity fashions like Q vary are usually not there in full energy,” he informed PTI. Audi suspended gross sales of its fashionable SUVs Q3, Q5 and the Q7 final yr when India moved to BS 6 emission norms because the German automaker additionally determined to cease providing diesel engine choices within the nation.

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Dhillon added that with the subsequent launch the corporate is assured that it’ll carry a optimistic acceleration within the model’s development. “We at the moment are wanting ahead in direction of the subsequent part of our development and I am fairly assured that will even come earlier than later. The Q5 is one among our most profitable fashions from the time that we’ve got been in India,” he mentioned.

Final yr, Audi India bought about 1,639 items, nevertheless, this yr within the first eight months, it has witnessed a rise in its gross sales by 115 per cent. Dhillon shared that the automaker is anticipating that this quantity will solely go up with the upcoming Q5 and different fashions that it has deliberate.

The report additionally conveyed that the pandemic delayed the homologation of the brand new autos for compliance with Indian laws. “Homologation is an extended course of that takes time and the pandemic additionally didn’t assist. So the time bought stretched…Usually homologation occurs in about 9 months however due to the pandemic it bought delayed,” he mentioned.

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The brand new Q5 SUV would be the ninth product launch for Audi India, together with 5 electrical vehicles, this yr. Bullish on the corporate’s EV plans, Dhillon additionally shared that Audi has delivered its promise of bringing the best variety of electrical autos to the nation. “No different producer even within the quantity phase has introduced in 5 electrical vehicles. Our promise of 5 electrical vehicles in India is fulfilled and now we’ll fulfil our promise of continuous our vehicles with petrol technique,” he added.

First Printed Date: 03 Oct 2021, 14:59 PM IST

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