Audi being away from the Indian market for almost a year and now Audi A4 has made a comeback in a facelifted appearance. Audi has introduced the new A4 facelift in India with a price starting from Rs. 42.34 lakh (ex-showroom price). Earlier, Audi had given A4 a facelift in late 2019 before completely quitting it in 2020 as we adopted the BS6 norms. This is the second facelift for the current-generation Audi A4 but it is more extensive than before. The design has been revised enough and there are more features inside and there is a basic change as well under the hood.
The Audi A4 facelift is available in two trims in India which are Premium Plus with a price tag of Rs. 42.34 lakh and Technology with a price of Rs. 46.67 lakh. In terms of design, the new Audi A4 facelift comes with the latest iteration of Audi of the hexagonal single-frame grille surrounded by new LED headlamps with LED DRLs on either side. The front bumper too has been revived with new fog lamp housings and there are redesigned tail lamps with a re-worked bumper at the back. The new Audi A4 looks pretty much sportier and hunkered down than the outgoing car.
Also, the interiors of the Audi A4 too have been decorated adequately. Though it does not come with the dual-screen setup for the infotainment system and climate controls seen on newer and bigger Audis such as A6, A8L and Q8 but it features a new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with latest MMI user interface of Audi. It also has Audi’s virtual cockpit system along with configurable interior lighting and some other new features as well. However, the overall design remains more or less similar.
The Audi A4 facelift is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TFSI petrol engine under the hood in India. This engine gives 190hp and is a considerable upgrade over the 150hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine which powered the pre-facelift A4. The engine comes paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox with power being sent to the front wheels. Audi claims the A4 can run from 0-100kph in just 7.3 seconds and there will be no diesel engine on offer since the brand will now purely focus only on petrol and electrified models.
With the release of the A4 facelift, Audi has started their product offensive strategy for 2021 and now we will see a new product from the company every other month. Audi will also be bringing back several other cars this year either as facelifts or as all-new models including A3, Q3, Q5 and Q7. As for the A4, it will continue its competition with the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Jaguar XE. It will also see competition from the likes of the new Volvo S60 which will be launching in March and the upcoming 3 Series Grand Limousine which will be launching by January end.