The 2016 Audi A4 was caught testing in India for the first time showing the German automaker’s commitment towards the Indian market.
With the new generation Mercedes C-Class and the recently facelifted BMW 3-Series in the market, the Audi A4 has aged gracefully and is now headed towards the next generation set for unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. Now, ahead of the official unveil, the next generation Audi A4 was recently caught testing in India for the first time. Certainly showing, the Ingolstadt based automaker’s commitment towards the Indian market, the test mule wore heavy camouflage but managed to showcase a great deal about the upcoming sedan.
The 2016 Audi A4 gets sharper and dynamic new headlights with LED DRLs and turn indicators; while there is a new single frame hexagonal grille currently seen across Audi’s newly launched products including the R8 and TT. Retaining a similar silhouette from the outgoing version, the rear features a sharp profile and will get angular LED tail lamps on the sedan. There is also a contoured bumper with the lower section finished in brushed silver between the dual exhausts.
On the inside, the 2016 A4 gets a completely redesigned dashboard with a clutter free appearance and has seen a tremendous improvement over the existing version. The sedan gets a chunky new gearknob from the new generation Q7 while there will be a host of new features and tech on offer. In terms of powertrain, the new generation Audi A4 will be retaining the 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre diesel engines under the hood; whereas the 1.8-litre TFSI petrol motor will be replaced by the 2.0-litre TFSI unit. The next generation A4 will hit the Indian market in the first half of 2016 and can be showcased at the Auto Expo.