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Audi launches RS 6 Avant priced at Rs.1.35 crore

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New Delhi: German luxury car manufacturer Audi on Thursday launched the Audi RS 6 Avant priced at Rs.1.35 crore (ex-showroom New Delhi).

“The RS 6 Avant is our fourth sportscar to be launched in India this year. The RS 6 Avant will help us consolidate our leadership position in the performance car segment,” Joe King, head, Audi India was quoted in statement.

“It (RS 6 Avant) will also inspire us to continue with our commitment to bring in the right product offering at the right time for our Indian customers,” King said.

The new sports car is powered by a ‘4.0 TFSI’ twin-turbo V8 engine which displaces 3,993 cc and develops a power output of 560 hp.

The new sports car can sprint from 0 to 100 km per hour in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 305 km per hour.

The company added that the new vehicle comes with Audi ‘Cylinder on Demand’ (COD) technology that can deactivate engine cylinders in part for low fuel consumption and emission output.

Currently, the Audi model range in India includes the A3 sedan, Audi A3 cabriolet, A4 sedan, A6 sedan, A7 sportback, A8 L, Q3, Q5, Q7, S4, S6, RS 5 coupé, RS 7 Sportback, TT coupé, R8, R8 spyder, R8 V10 plus and R8 LMX.

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Maruti Suzuki India reports near 33% drop in August sales

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New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday reported a 32.7% decline in sales at 1,06,413 units in August.

The company had sold 1,58,189 units in August last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Domestic sales declined by 34.3% at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units in August 2018, it added.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 10,123 units as compared to 35,895 units in the same month last year, down 71.8%.

Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 23.9% at 54,274 units as against 71,364 cars in August last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier.

However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, rose 3.1% at 18,522 units as compared to 17,971 in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Exports in August were down by 10.8% at 9,352 units as against 10,489 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.

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