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Audi launches new R8 V10 Plus at Rs.2.47 crore

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audiGreater Noida:German luxury car maker Audi on Wednesday launched its new R8 V10 Plus, that will have an ex-showroom price (Mumbai and Delhi) of Rs.2.47 crore.

At the 13th Auto Expo here, the company also unveiled the Audi A8 L Security that it said has been introduced with the most stringent class VR 9 ballistic protection standard.

The car major also showcased the new Audi A4, saying it will launch at least 10 new products in India this year.

“Audi India has demonstrated consistent growth in the past 8 years and we are extremely pleased with the response we have received in India. By 2020, Audi AG intends to expand its product range from the current model to 60 models,” Audi AG Head of Sales Overseas Terence Bryce Johnsson said.

“India is proving to be a promising market for the company,” he added.

Audi India head Joe King said: “We have kick started this year on an exciting note by launching the Audi R8 V10 Plus here. We also launched the secure Audi A8 L Security as well as unveiling the most successful model the A4 for the first time in India.

“We will continue to provide the best to our customers in India and will launch at least 10 new products in 2016.”

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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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