Audi Q3, the popular sedan from the German carmaker, has received a facelift in India. Launched at a starting price of Rs 34.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the 2017 Audi Q3 receives significant design updates along with a bunch of new features. Besides this, the saloon gets a 4% more powerful 2.0 TDI quattro engine producing 184bhp. While the 2.0TDI FWD is being offered at Rs 34.20 lakh, the 2.0L TDI quattro variant costs Rs 37.20 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). The updated Q3 continues to competing with the Mercedes GLA and BMW X1.
Engine setup of the 2017 Audi Q3 includes – a 2.0 TDI quattro and 2.0-litre TDI FWD (front wheel drive). As mentioned above, the new 2.0L quattro motor now makes 184bhp, which is 4% more over the previous model. It can do 0-100kmph in just 7.9 seconds. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre TDI FWD churns out 150bhp, and accelerates 0-100kmph in 9.3 seconds. Both the engines are coupled to a 7-speed S tronic transmission. Read – Audi Q8 Makes Global Debut – Pictures & Details
Mileage figures of 2.0L Quattro and 2.0L TDI FWD stand at 15.17kmpl and 18.51kmpl respectively. Audi claims that the new Q3 offers best-in-class features with a perfect blend of technology, power and efficiency. The front design gets sharper with revised bumper and new air inlets. The saloon now gets LED headlights with signature LED DRLs, panoramic sunroof and 17-inch wheels as standard fitments.
The cabin layout is largely similar on the 2017 Audi Q3 facelift. Though, the electric adjustable front seats and Deluxe 2 Zone Automatic Air Conditioner are now standard making it more desirable than before. While the2.0 TDI quattro variant comes with sporty aluminium tangent inlays, the Audi Q3 2.0 TDI FWD gets walnut brown inlays. Read – 2017 Audi A3 Might Launch in February
Commenting on the launch of 2017 Audi Q3, Mr. Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India, said, “The Audi Q3 has been a segment leader ever since its introduction apart from being our best-selling model. The market has been evolving rapidly and we have always stayed ahead of the curve by constantly updating the Audi Q3 to enhance its appeal and make it more relevant for our customers. The new Audi Q3 is the benchmark with new engine options, attractive new features and an enviable list of standard equipment upping its desirability quotient immensely. We are confident that this will attract many more Audi fans to join the Audi family.”
“We will have overall ten launches this year and some of these models will be in new segments and will be trendsetters in the luxury car market in India. Our thrust is on fulfilling customers’ requirements 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,” he added further.