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THE INVESTOR
August 04, 2020
Big Reunion

Automobiles

Audi launches new A6 in S. Korea to revive sales

  • PUBLISHED :October 23, 2019 - 13:53
  • UPDATED :October 23, 2019 - 13:53
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Audi Korea on Oct. 23 launched the all-new A6 sedan in South Korea to revive sales that have been lackluster following the diesel emissions cheating scandal in 2016.

The new A6 45 TFSI quattro is equipped with a 2-liter 4-cylinder direct injection gasoline engine that produces 252 horsepower and 37.7 kilogram-force meters of torque. It comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission, the company said in a statement. 


“It marks the beginning of a new captor for Audi Korea, and we will continue to bring the most aggressive cars to customers,” Audi Korea Executive Director Jeffrey Mannering said in a press conference.

The new A6 sedan is priced at 67 million won ($57,000), and the premium version of the model costs 70 million won, the statement said. 

Audi Volkswagen Group resumed sales in Korea in early 2018 after suspending normal operations in 2016 following an emissions cheating scandal. In January this year, the carmaker again suspended sales due to its “internal approval process” for relaunching its vehicles in Korea, resuming operations in mid-May.

The German auto group sells four brands -- Audi, Volkswagen, Lamborghini and Bentley -- in Korea. Three Audi models -- A5 sedan, A6 sedan and Q7 SUV -- are available here.

By Ram Garikipati and newswires (ram@heraldcorp.com)

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