The next-generation Audi A4 has been spotted testing in India, for the first time. Internally called B9, the new A4 is expected to be globally unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, this September.
While the Audi A4 has always featured a no-nonsense look and conservative styling, the new A4 is expected to get sharper lines and an evolutionary look for the front fascia. Though the overall design is pretty similar to the one in the current model, the new A4 will be marginally bigger and more spacious inside.
The new A4 is built around Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform which should help the sedan shed over 100 kilograms. We can expect the new A4 to retain the current crop of petrol and diesel engines, though they might be tuned to improve the performance and efficiency numbers. Reports suggest that Audi will also offer a new plug-in hybrid variant of the car, powered by the 2.0-litre TFSI engine mated to a 95 horsepower electric motor.
It is quite a surprise that the German manufacturer has already started testing the premium sedan on the Indian soil, as the new A4 is yet to make its global debut. We can expect Audi to significantly improve the A4 in terms of performance, dynamics as well as its luxury quotient, to keep up with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series and its newest rival – the Jaguar XE.