A small luxury crossover SUV developed by Audi is called the Audi Q3. The Q3 went into production in 2011 and sports a front engine positioned transversely. The second-generation Audi Q3’s base Premium Plus trim retails for Rs 44.89 lakh, while the top-of-the-line Technology trim costs Rs 50.39 lakh, both ex-showroom in India. The new Q3 Delivery will begin at the end of the year.
After an absence of more than two years, the Q3, along with the Q5 and Q7 SUVs, was reintroduced in India as part of the changeover to the BS6 emission standards. The second-generation Q3 made its international debut in July 2018.
- The new Q3 is offered in the Premium Plus and Technology trim levels.
- Bookings for Rs. 2 lakh have already begun.
- Later this year, deliveries will start.
The headquarters of the German luxury vehicle company Audi is located in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. As a division of Volkswagen Group, Audi manufactures automobiles in nine manufacturing plants worldwide.
August Horch (1868–1951), a mechanical engineer, developed the first businesses (Horch and the Audiwerke) and two additional manufacturers (DKW and Wanderer), which together formed the convoluted history of the corporation that would eventually give rise to Auto Union in 1932. After the Audi name was revived in 1965 with the release of the Audi F103 series, Volkswagen purchased Auto Union from Daimler-Benz in the 1960s, ushering in the current Audi era. In 1969, Volkswagen combined Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke to become the firm as it is known today.
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First generation (Typ 8U; 2011)
2007 Audi Cross Coupé quattro concept car
It was a concept car created by Julian Hoenig in 2006 with a Liquid Silver body color, 20-inch wheels, a fabric folding roof, an electrically controlled hood, a 4-cylinder 2.0 TDI engine rated at 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp), and 400 Nm (295.02 lb-ft), a diesel particulate filter and Bluetec emission control system, a Quattro permanent four-wheel drive system with
The car was introduced in April 2007 at the Shanghai Motor Show.
first release Audi Q3 (2011-)
Audi Q3 (pre-facelift)
The vehicle is built on the same Volkswagen Group A (PQ46) platform as the compact SUV Volkswagen Tiguan and the Volkswagen Passat B6. The Q3 sits above the subcompact crossover SUV from Audi, the Q2. The Q3 is positioned as more of a lifestyle/sports vehicle in comparison to the mid-size luxury crossover SUV Q7 and compact luxury crossover SUV Q5, which are more focused on family practicality and off-road capability. Following board approval in the second half of 2007, design and development got underway. 2009 saw the selection of Julian Hoenig’s design for manufacturing and freezing.
The Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3, and Skoda Yeti are just a few of the vehicles built on the PQ35 platform that share parts, transmissions, and engines with the Q3.
Among the two trim levels offered by the second-generation Audi Q3, Premium Plus is the cheapest, and Technology is the most expensive. It is an ex-showroom price in India for both models. By the end of this year, deliveries for the upcoming Q3 will begin.
After an absence of more than two years, the Q3, along with the Q5 and Q7 SUVs, was reintroduced in India as part of the changeover to the BS6 emission standards. In July of 2018, the second-generation Audi Q3 made its global debut
New Audi q3: Sole 2.0 petrol available
For the Audi Q3, there is only one 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 190 horsepower and 320 Nm that is offered in India. The engine comes equipped with an all-wheel drive system and a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Like its predecessor, the new Q3 does not offer a diesel engine option. Audi states that the sprint to 100 kph takes 7.3 seconds.
The same engine is also available on the bigger Q5 and a variety of other SUVs made by the VW Group, including the Skoda Kodiaq and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Actually, the Q3 is built on the MQB platform from the VW Group, which also underpins the Tiguan, Kodiaq, and other models.
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Approximately 100,000 Audi Q3 vehicles will be produced annually at the SEAT factory in Martorell, Spain, according to an announcement made by Audi on 2011-06-07 In 1998, the manufacturing facility was named the “Best Factory of the VW Group in the First Quarter.” On 2011-07-13, Spanish Prince Felipe inaugurated the Martorell plant, marking the start of production there.
Audi builds the Q3 in Changchun, China at a FAW-Volkswagen plant in a joint venture with its partner FAW. Production started there in 2013. The Changchun-made Q3 debuted on the market in April 2013.
New Audi Q3 exterior and inside
The new Q3 features a slightly longer length, wider breadth, and a longer wheelbase than the current model, making it a larger SUV overall. Regarding the looks of the new Audi Q3, it was evident that the larger Audi Q7 served as inspiration. With thinner LED headlamps, a big octagonal grille, and sharp bumper creases, it has a much more streamlined appearance compared to the preceding model’s softer curves. The 18-inch alloy wheels that come standard on the India-spec Q3 are available in five exterior paint colors: Pulse Orange, Glacier White, Chronos Grey, Mythos Black, and Navarra Blue.
Additionally, the interior receives a total design makeover. The new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system is now integrated into the dashboard, unlike the outgoing Q3’s free-floating infotainment screen, according to Audi, who claims that space is significantly enhanced over the outgoing model. Additionally, the dashboard and door pads include decorative aluminum inserts to add contrast. Thankfully, Audi has kept the traditional dials and buttons for the climate control system, unlike its pricier vehicles.
A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, two-zone climate control, park assist with a reverse camera, 30-colour ambient lighting, six airbags, and other standout features are just a few of Q3’s highlights. Click here for a thorough list of every feature offered on each trim. Okapi Brown and Pearl Beige are the two interior color choices for the Q3 built for India. Its boot has a 530-liter capacity.
New Audi Q3: warranties and competitors
Early this month, reservations for the third quarter began at Rs 2 lakh. For the first 500 buyers, Audi includes a 3-year/50,000km service plan in addition to a 5-year extended warranty on the Q3. The Q3 is still in competition with vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz GLA ($44.90 lakh), BMW X1 ($41.50 lakh–$43.50 lakh), Mini Countryman ($42 lakh–$46 lakh), and Volvo XC40 (Rs 44.50 lakh).