Luxury car maker Audi India on Tuesday launched a new version of its sports utility vehicle Q5, priced at Rs.35.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), lower than the existing range.

The new version, powered by a 2.0 litre engine, will hit the roads from October.

“The Audi Q5 2.0 TDI q is perfectly equipped to further strengthen our leadership position in the luxury SUV segment. As the Audi Q5 already has a broad fan base in India, this attractive price will now make this premium experience accessible to a wider customer base,” Audi India Head Michael Perschke said in a statement.

The existing versions of the Q5 are available between Rs.39.06 lakh and Rs.45.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra).

“With the opportunity that India presents, we are confident of achieving our retail sales target of 5,000 cars by the end of 2011,” Mr. Perschke said.

The company had sold 3,003 units in 2010. It has already crossed the last year's figure in the first seven months of 2011. — PTI