Further updating its 2017 line-up, Audi India today launched the facelifted 2017 Audi Q3 in the country starting at Rs 34.2 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is Audi's third launch for the year 2017 after the A3 Cabriolet facelift and the new-gen 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 styling, new features and a pair of new 2.0 litre TDI engines in different states of tune - 138 bhp and 174 bhp. The latter comes with Audi's quattro system and a price tag of Rs 37.2 lakh (Both ex-showroom, Delhi)
Expanding the petrol line-up for the domestic market, the 2017 Audi Q3 SUV has been launched with the 1.4 litre TFSI petrol engine priced at Rs 32.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new petrol version of the SUV joins the 2017 Q3 2.0 litre TDI diesel that was introduced in the country few weeks ago and comes with a subtle facelift and several upgrades for the new model year. Unlike the 2017 Q3 diesel, which is available in both Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Quattro options, the new petrol version is only offered in the FWD setup.
Audi Q3 Exterior
A large hexagonal radiator grille sits in front flanked by the LED headlamps. Move to the side and you will notice the rising beltline stretched across the length of the SUV, flared wheel arches and 17 inch alloy rims.
Audi Q3 Interior
Changes made inside are superficial, keeping the basic design layout intact and adding more equipment. However, the minor tweaks made inside make the cabin look more upmarket than the previous version.
Audi Q3 Engine Specifications & Transmission
Audi Q3 is available with a choice of 2.0 litre, four cylinder TDI diesel unit producing power in two states of tune. The 138bhp, 320Nm version is offered on the base variant and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox transmitting drive to front wheels. The 174bhp, 380Nm comes paired to the seven-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission directing power to all four wheels.
Audi Q3 Performance & Mileage
The 2.0-TDI diesel variant claims to deliver 18.51km/l and quattro all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. This particular model returns a mileage of 15.17 kmpl.
Audi Q3 Accessories & Infotainment
Inside the cabin, Q3 packs-in driver information system with 8.89cm TFT monochrome display, Bluetooth interface, Audi sound system, voice dialogue system, 2 SD-card slots, new phone-pad and MMI navigation Plus among various others.
Audi Q3 Safety & Security
Safety equipment includes six-airbags, hill descent control, child proof locks, electronic differential lock, electronic stabilization control, anti-lock-braking system to name a few.
Audi Q3 Comfort & Convenience
Audi has equipped an array of comfort features in the Q3, here are some of the vital fitments-climate control, deluxe automatic air conditioner with sun position, multi-function steering wheel with gear shift paddles, power adjusting & power folding heated ORVMs with automatic glare action on driver’s side etc.
Audi Q3 Wheels & Tyres
Q3 SUV comes with a choice between 16 inch forged aluminium alloy wheels in 7-arm design and 17 inch cast aluminium alloy wheels in 5V spoke design.
Audi Q3 Competition
Audi Q3 competes with rivals such as BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and other entry level premium models falling in the same price band.