Audi Q3 Overview
One of Audi’s highest selling vehicles has got an update. The 2017 Audi Q3 was recently introduced, and now it even gets a 1.4-litre petrol engine. This is the first Audi Q vehicle to get a petrol engine, at least in India. The price of the petrol engine is INR 36 lakhs (on-road, New Delhi). The changes are majorly limited to the addition of new variants and some minor changes too. As the luxury compact SUV are one of the highest selling options, the German luxury automaker has introduced the Q3 with a lesser powerful version of the 2.0-litre diesel engine. There are some more changes in this variant too. Read further to know more about the 2017 Audi Q3 Price in India, Specifications, Variants and other details. Audi Q3 price range in India is between 33,40,000/-to 42,25,000/, check for detail pricing of Audi Q3 in Carzprice
Audi Q3 Design
You would have to be a hardcore Audi geek to spot the difference between the 2017 facelift and the 2015 version. We’ll save you the trouble — there are just two. The front bumper has been redesigned, with the faux air inlet being slightly larger than before. Secondly, there’s an added dose of cladding that gives it a typical rough-roader look.else remains identical to the outgoing version. But, that’s not a bad thing. The all-LED headlamps look slick, and the daytime running lamps grab attention. The dynamic turn indicator (LEDs blink sequentially in the direction of the turn) is a cool party piece too. What we particularly like are the loud colours the Q3 is offered with. The Aqua Blue and Bright Red shades you see in the pictures look stunning and suit the youthful nature of the Q3 quite well. We recommend skipping the subtle black, white and silver and look at these instead — they transform the little SUV into a head turner.
The Q3 is unmistakably Audi in its design. Aesthetically, it might not have the flair of a GLA, but with its crisp lines and upright stance, it is definitely likeable. To put it simply, the little Audi looks more like a scaled-down SUV than a blown-up hatchback.Measuring in at 4388mm x 1831mm x 1608mm (l x w x h), the Q3 isn’t the longest or tallest in its class, neither has the largest wheelbase. The BMW X1 is a full 51mm longer (and 10mm taller), while the Mercedes-Benz GLA has a 96mm longer wheelbase. The Audi is the widest car of the lot, measuring 10mm wider than the BMW and 27mm wider than the Mercedes.
Audi Q3 Cabin
The facelifted Audi Q3 retains the same layout for the dashboard and the cabin is very similar to the model it replaces. There are subtle changes though like the instrument cluster gets a colour screen in between the dials that displays crucial information like phone call and navigation. The MMI system has also been updated and in the Technology trim, features a 20 GB hard drive storage, two SD card slots and satellite navigation. Audi has also added a mobile phone holder with a charger in the front centre arm rest, that also gets a booster which uses the car’s antenna to amplify signal, thereby saving your smartphone’s crucial battery from draining fast.
Audi has replaced the wood inserts on the dashboard, door and centre console with 3D aluminium inlays that looks sporty while the car now uses chrome accents for that premium feel in the cabin. One can opt between all black interiors or the airy beige and black option. The Audi Q3 now gets a rear-view camera (with dynamic guidelines) for all trims and there is also a large panoramic sunroof. Space inside the cabin is good enough to seat four people as the transmission hump is big enough to hinder a third person at the rear while headroom is good and boot space is class leading. The Q3 comes with rear AC vents which although isn’t a big feature, isn’t offered by its rivals.
Audi Q3 Performance
The Q3 comes with a 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 184bhp of power and comes mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. There is no change in power rating but the badge now reads as 35 TDI. The power on the Q3 was always sufficient, but now driving has become a lot more fun as the Q3 now comes with standard paddle shifts on the higher variants. Press the accelerator and there is always sufficient power to pull, and the dual-clutch box as always is highly responsive. It shifts into the top cog while cruising at about 75-80 km/hr.
Audi Q3 Rideing
Audi hasn’t altered the suspension of the Q3 and it rides and handles the same as before, there is nothing to complain about though. That’s because the baby Q has always carried a good balance of ride and handling, taking bad roads in its stride with confidence while also being sharp through corners. The Q3 is the only car which can carry the SUV tag with pride in its segment as it comes with the quattro all-wheel drive system, making it quite capable off-road. We took our test model through some off-road sections and it didn’t bat an eyelid. The steering is light at low speeds which is a boon in the city while at high speeds, the feedback could have been better. Braking performance is excellent and the Pirelli tyres offer very good grip.
Audi Q3 Safety
The Q3 features a total of six airbags that are standard across the range. Also standard are anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. Other safety tech includes electronic stability program (ESP), hill-descent control and traction control (ASR). The top-spec Technology variant additionally features a rear parking camera over the standard rear parking sensors.View offers on Audi Cars from Audi dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Audi Q3 Price
Audi Q3 Ex-Showroom Price in India ranges from 33,40,000/- (Q3 30 TFSI Premium AT FWD) to 42,25,000/- (Q3 35 TDI Quattro Technology). Get best offers for Audi Q3 from Audi Dealers in India
Audi Q3 Verdict
A lot of optional kit is now standard across the range, costs for which are included in the asking price. To answer our first question, no – the Audi Q3’s gaps have not be plugged. The only noteworthy upgrade is the new petrol motor.The petrol Q3 serves as a nice stepping stone into the world of Audi, as it remains a sensible all-rounder that gives you a healthy blend of familiarity, good quality, space for four and some snob value.The petrol Q3 serves as a nice stepping stone into the world of Audi, as it remains a sensible all-rounder that gives you a healthy blend of familiarity, good quality, space for four and some snob value. Yes, the engine isn’t too much fun to drive, but we always have the diesel all-wheel drive version to make up for it.