Further updating its 2017 line-up, Audi India yesterday launched the face lifted 2017 Audi Q3 in India starting at Rs.34.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is Audi’s 3rd launch for the year 2017 after the A3 Cabriolet facelift and the new-generation A4 diesel, both of which went on sale in India last month. As for the new Audi Q3 facelift, the crossover-SUV comes with better designing, new features and a pair of new 2 liter TDI engines in different states of tune – 148 BHP and 181 BHP. The latter comes with Audi’s quattro system and a price tag of Rs.37.2 lakh (Both ex-showroom, Delhi).
The less powerful 2.0 liter TDI comes with FWD (front-wheel-drive) setup only and churns out a maximum of 148 BHP and develops a highest torque of 340 Nm. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed S tronic automatic gearbox that propels the car to go from 0-100 kmph in 9.3 seconds. The engine returns a fuel proficiency of 18.51 kmpl. On the other hand, the more powerful 2.0-TDI makes 181 BHP 4 per cent more than the prior mode and develops 380 Nm of top torque. This engine comes reproduced to the same 7 speed S tronic auto gearbox along with Audi’s signature quattro four-wheel-drive system. This particular model returns a mileage of 15.17 kmpl.
Talking about the new Audi-Q3, Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi, said, “The Audi Q3 has been a segment leader ever since its introduction apart from being our best-selling variant. The market has been evolving quickly and we have always stayed ahead of the curve by continually updating the Audi Q3 to enhance its appeal and make it more relevant for our customers. The new Audi Q3 is the standard with new engine options, good-looking new features and an enviable list of standard equipment upping its desirability quotient immensely. We are confident that this will attract many more Audi admirers to join the Audi.”
Audi India is giving a 17-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, LED Headlights with signature LED DRLs, Front seats with electric modification and Deluxe 2 Zone Automatic weather control , all of which comes as standard. The cabin also comes with sporty aluminum tangent inlays in the 2.0 liter TDI quattro variant, on the other hand, the 2.0 liter TDI FWD gets elegant walnut brown inlays. Other features include – hill descent assist and hill-start assist, electromechanical parking brake, , folding rear seat back, rear camera plus parking system, cruise control and front & rear center armrest. As for protection features, the Q3 facelift offers 6 airbags, ABS, and electronic stabilization program (ESP). Talking about future plans, Ansari said, “We will have overall ten launches this year and some of these models will be in new segments and will be leaders in the luxury auto marketplace in India. Our thrust is on fulfilling clients’ wants and in line with that, this is our third launch of the year after the new Audi A3 Cabriolet and the all-new Audi A4 TDI.”