Shark Tank India’s Ghazal Alagha and Varun Alagh have bought a new Audi e-Tron electric SUV. They have opted for the Catalunya Red Metallic colour and 55 Sportback version which is the top-end trim of the e-Tron. It costs Rs. 1.19 Crores ex-showroom. However, the Instagram post does say “#ad” which means Audi must have offered some benefits to the new owners.
On Instagram, Ghazal wrote “Innovation is the key to sustainability. My Audi e-tron allows me to experience comfort while building a better and more sustainable future. It’s all-electric and my safe drive companion in this new era.”
Another post said, “Progress is a result of small, proactive actions. Starting my journey to a more sustainable future with the Audi e-tron. After all, we are here to leave a better world for our children. I am continuously working towards making that change. What about you?”
e-Tron has gained a lot of popularity among celebrities. Recently, famous Telugu actor Mahesh Babu bought an e-Tron finished in deep blue colour. Famous Indian cricketer, Virat Kohli also got a blue coloured e-Tron. Moreover, he also got an e-Tron GT RS which is an electric sports car. The first batch of the e-Tron and e-Tron GT is already sold out.
The e-Tron is sold in three variants. There is 50, 55 and Sportback 55. The e-Tron 50 is priced at Rs. 1.01 Crores ex-showroom and the e-Tron 55 is priced at Rs. 1.17 Crores ex-showroom. The Sportback 55 is the most expensive one because it gets a coupe-like sloping roofline design which makes it look sportier. It is priced at Rs. 1.19 Crores ex-showroom.
The main rivals of the e-Tron are Mercedes-Benz EQC, BMW iX and Jaguar I-Pace. All the variants of the e-Tron come with an all-wheel drive setup. This means that there is an electric motor in the front as well as the rear.
The e-Tron is offered in two battery pack options. There is a 71 kWh battery pack and a more powerful 95 kWh battery. The 71 kWh battery pack produces a max power output of 312 PS and a peak torque output of 540 Nm. It supports DC fast-charging up to 120 kW and has a claimed WLTP driving range of 264-379 km.
Then there is the 95 kWh battery pack. It produces a max power output of 360 PS and a peak torque output of 561 Nm. If you use the boost mode then the power and torque are bumped up to 408 PS and 664 Nm. This battery pack supports DC fast-charging up to 150 kW and you can fully charge the vehicle in 8.5 hours using the 11 kW AC home charger. The 95 kWh battery pack has a WLTP claimed driving range of 359-484 km.
Being an Audi, it comes with a lot of tech. There is a fully digital instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system with haptic feedback, LED headlamps with Matrix technology, B&O 3D premium sound system, soft-close doors, heads-up display, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and much more.