Audi has officially launched the 2015 Q3 Facelift in India today. Seen with very prominent cosmetic changes (read as new LEDs), it continues to be powered by same engine as seen on the outgoing Q3 SUV, which was launched in India in 2012.
The 2015 Audi Q3 Facelift receives a 2.0 liter TDI, four cylinder diesel engine in two tunes. The entry level variant gets the 140 PS variant with 6 speed manual transmission and front wheel drive, while other variants get 180 PS variant with Quattro all wheel drive technology. This engine is mated to a seven speed S Tronic gearbox.
2015 Audi Q3 Facelift boasts of an Audi signature grille called the ‘3D effect single frame grille’ with matte finished chrome plates, a new headlamp cluster and new LED headlamps while it sits on 10” 10 spoke alloy wheels. At the rear end a few changes are evident though basic design remains largely unchanged.
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Interiors of 2015 Audi Q3 Facelift receive new aluminum finish cladding as against wooden ones seen in its earlier counterpart while chrome accents are also evident. The inclusion of an updated MMI infotainment system allows users to opt between Comfort, Dynamic and Auto model while other features include two SD card slots, 20GB hard drive storage capacity and a new steering wheel.
BMW X1, Volvo V40 Cross Country and Mercedes Benz GLA with find stiff competition with the launch of 2015 Audi Q3 Facelift.
Audi Q3 facelift price and variants
Audi Q3 S 30 TDI – 140 PS 6MT FWD – Rs 28.99 lakhs
Audi Q3 Premium 35 TDI – 180 PS Quattro AWD – Rs 33.99 lakhs
Audi Q3 Premium Plus 35 TDI – 180 PS Quattro AWD – Rs 37.50 lakhs
All cars are powered by 2.0l 4 cylinder TDI. Prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi and Mumbai.