Audi is launching the e-Tron GT in India at Rs 1.80 crore price (ex-showroom, India). The Audi e-Tron GT SUV is the third all-electric Audi model in the country in two variants after the introduction of the e-Tron twins (SUV and Sportback). Deliveries will start in January 2022 for the new e-Tron GT.
- Standard and RS variants are available
- Standard is up to 500km; RS is 481km (WLTP cycle)
- Features adaptive air suspension, ceramic carbon brake, and other functions
Audi E-Tron GT SUV: outside and inside
The e-Tron GT closely resembles that of 2018’s first e-Tron GT concept. The 4-door cup has a very inclined rooftop, a wide path, a wide shoulder line, and a low cap. A new interpretation is also given of the single-frame grille of Audi on the e-Tron GT in order to paint the honeycomb grille in the color of the body with a black surround. Instead of cooling, the main purpose of the grille is to hide a number of sensors that the aid system uses. Signature Audi LED headlights and taillights with animations “going and leaving home” are also part of the package.
Inside, the dashboard of e-Tron GT is focused on the driver, tilting the central stack towards the pilot. The GT electron uses traditional physical buttons for climate control, unlike some new Audis with dual-screen set-up.
RS e-Tron GT comes with an RS design that includes a sports steering wheel with alkaline padding, Nappa Leather padding on some panels, and Express Red and/or Steel Gray seat belts.
Features of Audi e-Tron GT:
The Audi e-Tron GT has an infotainment 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch cluster of digital instruments, connected car technology, a gear-switch selector, a Bang, and Olufsen 3D sound system with 16 speakers, air-conditioning in 3 areas and air-conditioning, adaptive air suspensive device, an active spoiler rear, carbohydrates, a matrix LED headlight and 20-inch alloy systems.
The security device consists of 9 airbags, ESC, a 360-degree parking camera, and several driver assistance systems like Lane Departure Warning. Airbags are available.
Audi e-Tron GT SUV: details of the powertrain
The Standard GT Quattro e-Tron features a 238hp front axle electric motor and a 435hp rear axle engine. The combined total of both motors is 475hp and 630Nm and the power boost mode is as high as 530hp. The highest speed is 245kph and reachable in 4.1sec with 0-100kph.
As regards the Audi RS e-Tron GT, thanks to a more powerful rear electric motor the total system output rise to 598hp and 830Nm of torque. Power increases up to 646hps in boost mode and the RS e-Tron GT can deliver a 3.3 sec time of 0-100kph and a top velocity of 250kph.
The rear motor has a 2-speed transmission, with a short first acceleration gear and a long second gear to increase efficiency and high speed. The battery is a 93kWh unit, with the standard e-Tron GT being covered up to 500km and the RS e-Tron GT is covered by the WLTP cycle by 481 km.
These two models can charge up to 22kW AC, which battery takes from 5% to 80% within 9 hours and 30 minutes, and DC quick charges up to 270kW, from 5% to 80% within 22 1⁄2 minutes.
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Audi e-tron GT SUV: rivals
The Audi e-Tron GT is set above current Indian luxurious vehicle crops, including Mercedes-Benz Eqc and the Jaguar I-Pace, with prices starting from Rs 1.80 crore. The e-Tron GT is, however, subject to competition from the Taycan Porsche, which is expected to start in India in 2022 “as read and reported by www.autocarindia.com”.