We’ve got our hands on a totally undisguised spy pic of the Audi A4 saloon being tested in Mumbai sent by our alert reader Suraj Raut.
The facelifted A4 is a key rival to the recently revealed, sixth-generation BMW 3-series and the recently-updated Mercedes-Benz C-class. The reworked A4 gains a host of detailed styling and changes to its interior – all of which are aimed at setting it apart from the current model. Among the visual tweaks is a subtly altered front-end exterior styling which features more curvaceous headlamps assemblies with reworked LED running lamps now appear as a continuous band. There will also be Xenon main beam projector-style headlamps on higher variants.
Other changes include greater contouring to the bonnet, a new six-corner single-frame grille – which is painted grey on four-cylinder models and black on six-cylinders – as well as a re-rofiled bumper carrying trapezoidal shaped fog lamps. At the rear, there are new tail lamps with altered LED graphics and a new bumper.
Inside, Audi has attempted to provide the face-lifted A4 with higher perceived quality and greater ease of use. This is achieved through a new steering wheel design, higher quality dashboard and centre console trim applications, detailed design changes to the switchgear( something Autocar India had often been critical of) and alterations to the optional MMI (multi-media interface). Engine options will be carried over from the current car and you can expect the updated A4 to be on sale by middle of this year.
Checkout the new Audi A4 official image gallery