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|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|14.25||17.32||138.13bhp @ 4200rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|2.0 TDI quattro base grade
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|12.0||15.73||174.33bhp @ 4200rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|2.0 TDI quattro high grade
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|12.0||15.73||174.33bhp @ 4200rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
November 7, 2014: Audi has revealed the 2015 Q3 facelift ahead of its public debut sometime early next year. This new model has retained the overall design of the current model but features a new face and updated rear along with new shoes. Mechanically, the vehicle sports uprated engine meeting Euro 6 norms. Moreover, recently this manufacturer has added a new top-end variant in this SUV line-up for the Indian market. Launched at INR 38.40 Lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), the Dynamic version now comes with several cosmetic updates, including new 17' inch 5 spoke ‘Trias’ design alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, a full chrome front grille and clear lens LED tail lights. The car gets three new body color options - Florett Silver, Mythos Black and Monsoon Grey. The top-end trim also comes equipped with the Drive Select system, that allows the driver to adjust the suspension in three different setups, namely, Comfort, Dynamic and Auto. Although, the engine line-up remains identical, as it offers the same 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, and a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.
Audi Q3 is regarded as the most desirable sports utility vehicle ever designed by the German automobile giant. The automaker has introduced this vehicle in India way back to target the young customers and auto enthusiasts. In its journey from its inception, it has received quite a few technical updates and cosmetic overhauls, which made it even desirable. Recently the car maker has also introduced a brand new trim in its series, which is christened as 'Dynamic'. This latest trim is also fitted with a diesel engine as standard under the hood. It is also blessed with a few advanced aspects like an advanced drive select, a panoramic sunroof and dynamic comfort suspension. This trim is also bestowed with clear lens tail lamps along with off-road styling package, and a sturdy set of 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels, which enhances its dynamic appeal. At the same time, it gets exclusive aspects like high gloss package, walnut brown inlays and a leather wrapped steering wheel. The manufacturer has also introduced this SUV with three new exterior paint options like Florett Silver, Monsoon Grey and Mythos Black that allows buyers to personalize its exteriors. Currently, this sports utility vehicle is available with diesel engine option only that produces power in two states of tunes. Its entry level S Edition is equipped with a slightly less powerful version, wile the other trims have been fitted with powerful motor that churns out a power of 174.33bhp along with a hammering torque of 380Nm. This highly efficient SUV model is integrated with several innovative features like 'Sport' air conditioning system, along with a driver information system, a cruise control and rear parking assistance. On the other hand, its top end Premium Plus variants have much advanced features including the parking aid plus that makes it quite simple to park the vehicle. The main attraction of this vehicle is its attractive body structure that is skilfully sculptured with several hallmark styling aspects like LED DRLs, a hexagonal shaped radiator grille and rugged bumpers. Coming to the insides, this vehicle has an exceptionally spacious internal cabin with ample head along with shoulder space that provides lavish seating to at least five occupants. On the other hand, the manufacturer has given utmost importance to the protective aspects by incorporating safety features like active head restraints, airbags, traction control system and side-on collision protection system. Apart from the newly launched Dynamic trim, its remaining variants are being offered with an optional off-road styling package. It contains styling features like chrome radiator grille, rugged bumpers and a stainless steel under-body kit. This SUV is positioned against the likes of BMW X3, Mercedes Benz ML Class and Volvo XC60 in the Indian automobile bazaar.
With an asserting body structure and radiant exterior cosmetics, this SUV grabs the attention of auto enthusiasts in the first impression. Its front along with side and rear profiles have hallmark features, which enhances its dynamic appeal. Its sleek headlight cluster houses xenon plus headlamps along with the most attractive LED DRLs, which dazzles its frontage. However, its base variant gets conventional halogen based headlamps. In the center, there is a hexagonally designed radiator grille with chrome frame is fitted and is embedded with the iconic company's insignia. On the other hand, its newly launched 'Dynamic' trim gets exclusive bumpers and other off-road styling package that gives it a sporty stance from all round. This package also includes a stylish radiator grille that has vertically positioned chrome bars along with stainless steel under-body cladding and wheel arch extensions. Coming to the side facet, it has several traditional cosmetics like body colored ORVM caps along with door handles and black garnished B pillars. Its wheel arches have black fenders and are stylishly fitted sturdy set of alloy wheels that enhances its rugged stance. Beside these, it has a pair of stylish aluminum ski racks that further enhances its sporty look. The rear profile has a lustrous stance owing to its elegantly crafted back door that is done up with extensive chrome treatment. It is surrounded by an elegant taillight cluster wherein its 'Dynamic' trim gets it in clear lens design. It is powered by signature LED brake lights along with turn indicators. The rear windscreen has a concave structure and is accompanied by a spoiler featuring a high mount third brake light. Furthermore, there is a black colored protective cladding fitted underneath and is accompanied by a pair of chrome plated exhaust pipes.
This luxury sports utility vehicle is built with a total length measuring at 4385mm along with an overall width of 1831mm (excluding the outside rear view mirrors) and a decent height of 1608mm. It has a minimum ground clearance of just 170mm, whereas the wheelbase measures about 2603mm, which is quite long.
There is no doubt that the space inside this SUV is incredibly spacious that can provide comfortable accommodation to at least five passengers. The manufacturer has made use of premium leatherette material along with chrome accents that gives a regal stance to the cabin. The recently introduced model gets high-gloss black finish on its dashboard, whereas its door panels are skilfully decorated with walnut brown inlays. On the other hand, its remaining variants are blessed with black colored interior cabin featuring monometallic inlays. Its cockpit section is fitted with a skilfully designed dashboard that houses several equipments including a proficient AC unit along with an infotainment unit and a stylish instrument cluster. Its center fascia is fitted with ergonomically positioned illuminated control switches along with a gearbox console and other utility features. Furthermore, it has a 4-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel that is skilfully equipped with multi-functional control switches. Its entry and mid level variants like 'S-Edition' and 'Premium' trims have electrically adjustable driver's seat, wherein the passenger's seat has manual adjustment facility. On the other hand, its high end variants including the newly launched trim gets both the front seats with electrical adjustment facility. In addition to these, all the seats have 4-way lumbar support that further enhances the seating comfort. The manufacturer has also blessed this vehicle with an advanced driver information system featuring a 3.5-inch TFT monochrome color screen that displays all the essential information relating to this vehicle. Beside these, there are numerous utility based features provided inside the cabin like a storage package, accessory power sockets, radio remote control, LED interior light package and dual front sun visors.
With its innovative functions and amenities, this series provides an unmatched driving comfort to the occupants inside. It is currently available in several trim levels, which are bestowed with all the standard comfort features including a 4-way lumbar support for seats, reversible load floor, electromechanical parking brake, and front center armrest. Furthermore, they have a cruise control system with steering column stalked switch that certainly provides an effortless driving experience. Beside these, the automaker has incorporated a radio operated remote control with variable code along with an autolock function. It helps in opening and closing of doors including tailgate and fuel flap with just a push of a button. Its base S-Edition trim along with its mid range premium variant have been incorporated with standard features like storage compartment, leatherette seat upholstery, floor mats, LED lighting package and luggage compartment mat. At the same time, they are also equipped with electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heat insulating glass, acoustic windscreen with grey tinted strip, hill start assist function, driver information system, and voice dialogue system. On the other hand, its high end variants are blessed with aspects like a deluxe automatic air conditioning system, driver information system with color display, energy recovery system, auto release function and a sophisticated parking aid plus function. Beside these, its newly introduced Dynamic trim gets a panoramic glass roof as a standard feature, but it is available as optional for the remaining variants.
Like mentioned above, this SUV has a roomy internal cabin featuring ample head space along with shoulder and leg room that makes seating quite comfortable for at least five passengers. Its cockpit has a head space of 1019mm along with a shoulder room of 1474mm. While the rear cabin gets total head and shoulder space of 969mm and 1426mm respectively. Beside these, its rear compartment has 490 litre boot compartment, whose storage capacity can be extended further up to 1365mm by folding the rear seat backrest.
Editor's take : The acceleration produced by the Q3 is decent and the fact that the quattro improves its acceleration wherever two-wheel drive vehicles lose grip.
The base trim S-Edition houses the less powerful 1968cc engine that is mated to a six speed manual transmission gearbox. It enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph speed mark in just 9.9 seconds and allows it to reach a top speed of 202 Kmph. While the remaining variants houses powerful motor and is coupled to a seven speed S Tronic automatic transmission gearbox. These trims can achieve a top speed of 212 Kmph. In the meantime, they can break the 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill in just 8.2 seconds.
Editor's take : The 2.0-litre diesel engine on the Q3 has good performance. The transmission shifts quickly and is even highly economical, when cruising on the highway in the top cog.
The car maker is currently offering this SUV with one diesel engine option that releases power in two different states-of-tunes. The S Edition trim is fitted with a 2.0-litre TDI engine that has common rail direct fuel injection system. It is based on double overhead camshaft valve configuration featuring 4-cylinders and a total of 16-valves. It also has a turbo charging unit that is helpful to unleash a peak power of 138.12bhp at 4200rpm and yields 320Nm of peak torque between just 1750 to 2500rpm. This power plant is mated to a six speed manual transmission gearbox that transits torque output to its front wheels. While the remaining variants are fitted with a much more powerful mill that is mated to a seven speed S Tronic automatic transmission gearbox. It collaborates with Quattro's permanent AWD system that delivers torque output to all four wheels. This engine can unleash a peak power of 174.33bhp at 4200rpm and yields a hammering torque output of 380Nm between 1750 to 2500rpm.
This SUV is currently available with a diesel engine option that has two different power outputs. Its less powerful version has the ability to give away a maximum mileage of 17.71 Kmpl on expressways. On the other hand, its powerful version can deliver a minimum mileage of 12 Kmpl on city roads, while giving away a peak mileage of 15.73 Kmpl on highways.
Its diesel motor comprises of 4-cylinder and 16-valves, which displaces 1968cc. It also has an exhaust gas turbocharging unit that enables it to unleash a power of 138.12bhp along with a pounding torque output of 320Nm. However, this engine in Premium, Premium Plus and Dynamic trims can develop a maximum power of 174.33bhp of power in combination with a hammering torque output of 380Nm.
Editor's take : The Q3 gets in dash system, Audi’s MMI, leather seats and all the frills that one expects from a luxury vehicle.
The manufacturer has blessed all the variants in this series with a sophisticated infotainment system featuring an music interface, Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and a concert radio. Beside these, they also have a single-CD player and a few connectivity options like SDHC memory card reader and AUX-In socket. Apart from these, its its Premium Plus and Dynamic trims have been blessed with an advanced sound system featuring 10 speakers along with a center speaker in dashboard and a sub-woofer. These high end trim also have a retractable 6.5-inch MMI TFT color display that supports a concert radio and is integrated with memory for 50-stations. Above all these, the manufacturer is offering its Dynamic trim with an exclusively sculptured styling package that including off-road cosmetics. This exclusive package includes rugged bumpers along with side air inlets, door trim strips and wheel arch extensions.
Editor's take : The Q3 drives like a car and even handles like one. The ride is supple and Audi has struck the correct balance between ride and handling.
The automaker has fitted all its four wheels with highly efficient disc brakes, which are further accompanied by superior brake calipers. It is also incorporated with an advanced anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution that collaborated with emergency brake assist function to improve this braking mechanism. Furthermore, programs like electronic stability control, along with traction control and anti slip regulation are also installed in this SUV to improve the vehicle's agility and traction. In terms of suspension, the front axle is coupled to a robust McPherson spring strut system, which is further loaded with lower wishbones and aluminum sub frames. At the same time, its rear axle is mated to a 4-link suspension that is equipped with separate spring arrangement and sub frames. The manufacturer has also blessed this vehicle with a highly responsive electromechanical power assisted steering system that is integrated with a speed dependent control system. It is based on a maintenance free rack and pinion mechanism, which makes it good at providing precise response and thereby, it minimizes the efforts required by the driver.
Editor's take : The Q3 comes loaded with various features like ABS, airbags, ESP and this being a quattro, it generally doesn’t run out of traction on a road.
This SUV is blessed with numerous advanced protective aspects, which are essential for minimizing the risk of injury to its passengers. This vehicle has a reinforced body structure featuring aspects like bending-resistant impact beams, pillars and sills, which absorbs the accidental impact and reduces the damage. The car maker has also incorporated aspects like 3-point inertia seat belts for all seats along with seat belt reminder function and child-proof locks. Its cabin has as many as six airbags, which reduces the possibility of injury in case of an accident. Beside these, it also has several other safety features like ABS with EBD, integrated head restraint system, wheel-selective torque distribution, first aid kit with warning triangle, tyre pressure monitoring system and an advanced electronic vehicle engine immobilization.
Its base and mid range variants are blessed with a sturdy set of stylish 16-inch lightweight alloy wheels, which are embraced with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 215/65 R16. However, its remaining variants are blessed with 17-inch, 10 spoke design, cast aluminum alloy wheels, which enhances its sporty appeal. These stylish rims are covered with terrain capable radial tubeless tyres of size 235/55 R17, which eventually offers an exceptional grip on any road conditions.
1. Advanced safety and comfort features adds to its advantage.
2. Quattro technology improves the overall driving experience.
3. Spacious internal cabin space with excellent seating comfort.
4. 'S Line' exterior package gives it a sporty appearance.
5. Powerful engine performance and acceleration is its big plus point.
1. Low ground clearance is a big drawback.
2. Price range is not in an affordable range.
3. Fuel economy can be improved a bit.
4. S-Edition trim can be blessed with more comfort features.
5. Panoramic glass roof can be given as a standard for all variants.
|S Edition |
|27,83,000||29,26,000||29,26,003||28,56,000||29,80,340||28,56,000||28,68,000||Get On Road Price|
|2.0 TDI quattro base grade |
|34,12,000||36,77,000||35,87,323||34,96,000||36,49,140||34,96,000||35,14,000||Get On Road Price|
|2.0 TDI quattro high grade |
|38,59,000||39,88,000||40,57,292||39,51,000||40,70,275||39,51,000||39,72,000||Get On Road Price|
The Four Ring automaker has revealed the facelifted 2015 Audi Q3 ahead of its public debut scheduled somewhere early next year. Q3 - the entry level luxury SUV is one of the most successful models in Audi’s lineup worldwide.
German car maker Audi has introduced a new top-of-the-line variant of its Q3 SUV in the Indian market. Launched at INR 38.40 Lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), the Q3 Dynamic gets some cosmetic enhancements including new 17' inch 5 spoke ‘Trias’ design alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, a full chrome front grille and clear lens LED tail lights. Offered in three new body color options - Florett Silver, Mythos Black and Monsoon Grey, the top-end Q3 also comes equipped with the Audi Drive Select system, that allows the driver to adjust the suspension in three different setups, namely; Comfort, Dynamic and Auto.
Audi India, continued its journey on the path of success by selling more than 10,000 units in a single financial year thereby becoming the first luxury manufacturer to do so. Moreover, the manufacturer also achieved its best-ever monthly sales figure of 1404 units in March 2014 and best-ever quarterly sales of 2740 units from January to March, while the FY14 (2013-14) ends with a boom, as the Ingolstadt based manufacturer retailed a total of 10126 units.