Audi India has launched the 2015 Q3 facelift in the country, at prices starting from Rs. 28.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The car is available in choice of 3 variants namely Q3 S, Q3 premium and Q3 premium plus, and comes with exterior and interior changes along with improved equipment.
Audi Q3 Facelift Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- Q3 S – Rs 28.99 lakh
- Q3 Premium – Rs 33.99 lakh
- Q3 Premium Plus – Rs 37.50 lakh
In terms of styling, the front fascia has been revised and gets new chrome single frame grille, prominent bumper with large air vents and smaller ‘all-weather’ headlamps. LED daytime running lights and foglamps are provided. On the rear, dynamic turn indicators and mildly tweaked taillamps can be seen. The Alloys have been redesigned as well. The 2015 Q3 is available in 3 new colours- Red, Blue and Brown.
Overall design of the cabin remains similar to outgoing Q3, however the wooden inlays have been replaced by textured aluminim finish. Mild use of chrome can also be seen.The interior is available in all-black and black-beige dual tone colour schemes.
The feature list has been expanded, and the Q3 facelift gets an updated instrument cluster, new MMI system with Navigation, rear view camera, panoramic sun roof, Audi sound system with 20 GB internal storage and two SD card slots, paddle shifters and a complex mobile pad( which helps to keep the battery of your phone last longer, by using the car antenna for signal reception).
Under the hood, The base Q3 S model is powered by a 2.0 Liter, 4 cylinder TDI diesel engine producing 140 BHP of power. This mill is mated to a 6-speed manual gear box sending power to the front wheels. The premium models are both powered by the same diesel unit, which is however tuned higher to produce 177 HP at 4200 RPM and 380 Nm of peak torque between 1750-2500 RPM. This engine is coupled to a 7-speed S-tronic dual clutch automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels via the manufacturer’s signature Quattro system.
Performance and Efficiency : The Audi Q3 facelift is capable of doing 0-100 kmph in 8.2 seconds and has a top speed of 212 kmph. The ARAI certified mileage figure is 15.73 km/l.
Competitors : Mercedes-Benz GLA , BMW X1