Audi e-Tron is the manufacturer's first ever pure electric car that will soon make its way to India. The design of the Audi e-Tron is quite similar to the brand's Q series of SUVs which is a good thing in our opinion. The reason being, you get a sharper styling along with all the stunning visuals that you would expect typically from an Audi. The Audi e-Tron will come with two electric motors, one mounted on each axle. While the motor on the front is good for churning out 168hp power, the one on the rear sheds out 188hp. That said, the combined power output is 356hp. The peak torque output is rated at 561 and in the boost mode, the power output is further increased to 410hp. Audi e-Tron has a claimed top speed of 200 km while the electric SUV can cover a total distance of 400 km per single full charge. The Audi e-Tron gets a 95 kWh lithium ion battery pack and the company will be offering an 11 kW wall charger with the e-Tron that claims to charge the battery completely in 8 and a half hours. The Audi e-Tron will head to the market in India sometime this year, possibly by November. The brand will announce the price of the vehicle then only and we expect the e-Tron to be launched at a price of over Rs 1 crore.
Kia Motors India is all set to launch its first offering for India - the Seltos. The Kia Seltos will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options both of which will be BS-VI compliant. The cabin of the Kia Seltos will features a massive 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that should support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The vehicle will get features like mood lighting, automatic climate control, heads up display, 8-speaker Bose sound system and more. The upcoming Kia Seltos will go up against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier in the segment. The Seltos is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 11 lakh to Rs 17 lakh.
Renault has confirmed that its upcoming Keid-based MPV will be called the Triber. The vehicle has now been spied testing multiple times and its launch is slated for the second half of 2019. The upcoming Renault Triber MPV will come based on a modified version of the CMF-A platform that underpins the Kwid. Thanks to the mandatory safety norms, the Triber will come with features like ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, driver seatbelt reminder and speed alert system. The Renault Triber is expected to get power from a retuned version of the Kwid's 1.0-litre petrol motor. The upcoming Renault Triber is expected to be launched in the Indian market in the price range of Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom) and will have no direct competition that will make its positioning certainly unique. More details on the Triber expected to be revealed soon, so keep watching this space.
Tata Altroz has been revealed recently and the hatchback looks appealing in design, to say the least. The car was first showcased as the 45X concept at the Auto Expo 2018. The upcoming Tata Altroz will be launched in India with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that will be good for developing respective power and torque outputs of 100 bhp and 140 Nm. The other option will be a 1.5-litre diesel that will produce 108 bhp of power and 260 Nm of torque. That said, the Altroz might be the most powerful diesel car in the segment. The Altroz will challenge the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno in the segment.