The Design Edition is positioned between the Premium Plus and Technology trims for both SUVs.
Shortly after the dieselgate scandal broke in September 2015, VW hired Jones Day and advisory firm Deloitte to investigate the circumstances of its wrongdoing and who was responsible.
Rupert Stadler was arrested on suspicion interfering with the continuing investigations in the diesel gate case.
Audi India head Rahil Ansari said, "In line with our petrol strategy, we clearly want to increase the contribution of petrol variants in our total sales and with the launch of the Audi Q5 45 TFSI, our entire Q range is now available with petrol options."
Cognata said its simulation platform virtually recreates real-world cities, provides a range of testing scenarios, including traffic models that simulate realistic conditions, prior to physical roadway tests of autonomous vehicles.
Hyundai hopes that the move will create greater demand for vehicles such as its ix35 model and bring down costs to make the technology profitable.
"The supervisory board of Audi AG has decided to transfer the duties of the board of management chairman (chief executive) to Abraham Schot on a temporary basis with immediate effect," the firm said in a statement, confirming earlier media reports.
Rupert Stadler has been under fire from the media, politicians and VW's powerful trade unions for his handling of the scandal, but he survived a major management reshuffle announced in August thanks to backing from the Piech and Porsche families that control Europe's biggest automaker.
Volkswagen Group will name later on Monday an interim leader for its premium Audi brand after the unit's Chief Executive Rupert Stadler was arrested, a person familiar with the matter said.
Munich prosecutors said Rupert Stadler was being detained due to fears he might hinder an ongoing investigation into the scandal, plunging Volkswagen (VW) into a leadership crisis.
The Munich public prosecutor's office said it is now probing 20 suspects, and that it had on Monday searched the apartment of Stadler and one other current board member.
Volkswagen's Audi unit says it has discovered new engine software irregularities in some of its diesel models and has halted deliveries of those cars to dealers.
Audi is recalling about 1.2 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the electric coolant pumps can overeat and possibly cause a fire. The recall covers the 2013 to 2016 A4, the 2013 to 2017 A5, the 2012 to 2015 A6, and the Q5 SUV from 2013 to 2017. All have 2-Liter turbocharged engines.
"The imposition of customs duty in the Budget has adversely impacted sales as average prices of the cars have increased by 3.8 percent," head of Audi India, Rahil Ansari said.
The price across the entire model range will be increased by up to 4 per cent owing to the hike in the customs duty announced in the Union Budget, Audi India said in a statement.
The offer price for a comprehensive service package of five years or 1 lakh kilometres is Rs 2,25,000 for A3 model, while for Audi A4, the price is Rs 2,57,000.
No current members of the Audi board are in prosecutors' sights, the investigators said.
"With a lighter body, a while new design language and a host of new infotainment and innovative features, the all new Audi Q5 us the best vehicle available for our customers who want to enjoy driving whether it is on or off the road," Audi India Head Rahil Ansari told reporters here.
The Volkswagen (VW) group has various brands including — Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda — in the Indian market. On a standalone basis, VW also sells a range of models including Polo, Ameo and Vento in the Indian market.
Powerful labour union IG Metall said workers at Audi's main plant in Ingolstadt in Bavaria downed tools during the night shift and BMW staff at three factories in Dingolfing, Landshut and Regensburg were to follow suit on Friday.
Privately held Bosch did not disclose financial terms for the deal, expected to close by the end of March, subject to regulatory approvals.
German luxury carmaker Audi on Wednesday reported 2 percent increase in its total sales in India at 7,876 units.
The recall covers certain A6 and A7 cars from the 2012 through 2014 model years.
Steps to reduce costs by 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion), cut red tape and deepen ties with fellow Volkswagen-owned brand Porsche are "gradually increasing our financial and organisational leeway for the strategic realignment," chief executive Rupert Stadler told reporters.
The US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board approved the fix for 3-liter diesel engines in 2013-2016 models of the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne and the 2015 Audi Q7.