In an official statement, Audi confirmed the pricing of their upcoming hybrid plug-in vehicle, the Audi A3 e-tron.
Close on the lines of many other hybrid vehicles, the Audi A3 will have a base price of $38,825. The manufacturer confirmed the news and added that the pricing will include shipping costs which is good news for the buyers in the United States.
In an attempt to entice the customers and make them buy electric cars, big brands of the world introduced the concept of hybrid cars. The major hurdle that companies faced is a fully electric car doesn’t have any recharge point on the expressway and roads. It intimidated the buyers who were skeptical about purchasing such vehicles, because they are not reliable. With hybrid cars that run on both gasoline and electricity, the issue has almost been sorted out.
The A3 E-Tron is one such vehicle which has been conveniently sized and is much easier to drive than the conventional sedans from Audi. It is also expected to deliver better mileage, powered by a 1.4-liter engine gasoline engine. It offers 204 horsepower and 258 pounds feet of torque. The engine is connected with a 75kW electric motor which is powered by an 8.8 kilowatt lithium ion battery.
Audi has adopted a new design where the battery pack is mounted below the rear seat. The design ensures that you don’t have to compromise on trunk space, especially in a car that is designed for families and daily commuters. While the company confirmed that it will be an economical vehicle, they didn’t reveal the actual figures of the mileage it offers on gas and electricity.
However, the manufacturer did elaborate some of the unique features found in the vehicle. Three different modes are integrated into the car – a hybrid mode to use battery and gas as required by environment, an electric mode and a hold battery mode which ensures there is battery power left for an emergency situation.
On a conventional 120 volt home power source, users have to recharge the battery for eight hours while a 240 volt charging station is sold separately which cuts the charging time by half to just four hours.
The base model of the Audi A3 is priced at $38, 825 while the Premium Plus is at $42,925 and the Prestige pack will set you back by $47, 725.