The Audi is a popular automobile brand managed by the Volkswagen group of Germany. The Indian arm of the company, Audi India is looking after their business in India. Audi India has launched many luxury cars in the Indian market. The BMW and the Mercedes Benz are the direct rivals of the Audi brand. Audi Q3 is a luxury SUV launched in 2012 and updated in June 2015.
Cheapest Audi SUV in India
The Audi Q3 is the cheapest 5-seater Audi utility vehicle in India. The Q3 comes in three diesel variants. The manual variant the Q3 30 TDI S is priced Rupees 28.99 lakh. The automatic variants of the car, 35 TDI Premium and the 35 TDI Premium Plus are priced Rupees 33.99 and 37.50 lakh respectively.
The Audi Q3 has an aerodynamic body to minimise air resistance improving fuel efficiency. The front fascia has a 3D-effect single frame grille, LED head lamps, body coloured bumper with large air dams and fog lamps and daytime running LED lamps. Sculpted wheel arches, an electric sun roof, body coloured door handles, ORVMs and roof rails and stylish side skirts give the Q3 a sporty look.
The spacious cabins of the Q3 have standard features like a manual AC, leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, full folding rear seats, cruise control, electrically adjustable front seats with memory, power windows, body coloured electric ORVMs with blinkers and heat function, rain sensing wipers and a 2 Din music system with LCD display and Bluetooth connectivity. The top variants have automatic AC and reverse parking camera.
Q3 Safety Features
The Audi Q3 has many safety features. All the variants have 6 air bags, a tilt adjustable telescopic steering column, an engine immobiliser, child lock facilities and power steering. Special features like ABS, EBD, BA, ESP, Traction Control and Hill Hold assistance are provided for all the variants.
Engines and Mileages
The Audi Q3 S variant is powered by a 1968 cc engine tuned to 140 bhp and 320 NM torque. The 6-speed manual transmission variant gives mileages of 17.71 kmpl. The Power variants have 1968 cc engines tuned to 174 bhp and 380 NM torque. The 7-speed auto transmission variants give mileages of 15.77 kmpl. The car takes 8.2 sec for 0 to 100 kmph acceleration with top speeds of 212 kmph.
Facts about Audi Q3
- Length- 4388 mm, wheel base- 2603 mm, ground clearance- 170 mm
- Boot size- 470 litres
- LED brake lamps
- Front suspension- McPherson strut with coil springs and stabiliser bar, Rear suspension- 4-link suspension with springs
This stylish SUV Q3 is an affordable luxury car. Top ride quality and comfortable and safe cabins will make it popular.