Audi has given the A4 a minor refresh in its design, and it now comes with an enlarged standard equipment list, though there are no mechanical changes. The facelift for the fifth-generation A4 (the pre-facelift model sells in India) is expected to arrive in India some time in 2019.
Design-based changes include slightly sharper features, bigger side skirts and a new grille design. The top-spec S variant gets a more prominent rear diffuser and larger 19-inch alloy wheels, though lower trims stick with 17-inch or 18-inch wheels. A new Turbo Blue colour is expected to be exclusively available with cars in Black Edition specification.
Standard kit has increased across the range. All trims also now get a 7-inch infotainment screen and satellite navigation as standard. The entry-level variant now comes with a multi-function steering wheel and electric-folding mirrors while the Sport models feature four-way lumbar adjustment for the front seats and auto-folding door mirrors. S line and Black Edition models add high beam assist headlamps to this list.
The current A4 that retails in India is priced between Rs 41.47 lakh and Rs 46.94 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and rivals the likes of the BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-class (whose facelift is scheduled to arrive in October this year) and the Volvo S60 (the next-gen model is expected in 2019).
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