2017 Audi Q3 Launched; Priced From Rs 34.20 Lakh

Gets more powerful diesel motor, updated transmission, new FWD AT variant and new features


MY 2017 Audi Q3





Audi India has updated the Q3 compact-SUV for MY 2017. This follows the launch of the new A4 diesel and the A3 Convertible facelift. Audi plans to launch a total of 10 cars in 2017.

The Audi Q3 is now available in two variants - the 2.0 TDI FWD priced at Rs 34.20 lakh and the 2.0 TDI quattro priced at Rs 37.20 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Both the models are powered by the same 2.0-litre, turbocharged, 4-cylinder motor paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. 




MY 2017 Audi Q3





In terms of design, the changes on the outside are limited to the front bumper. The air inlets now get a black surround, which complements the black lower cladding. The new Q3 is now offered with all-LED headlamps as standard. Also offered as standard are 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels shod with 235/55 R17 tyres. 

Inside, changes are limited to the inlays - the Q3 2.0 TDI FWD gets walnut brown ones, while the Q3 2.0 TDI quattro gets aluminium ones. Equipment such as electric adjustment for the front seats, a panoramic sunroof and 2-zone automatic air conditioning is offered as standard.




MY 2017 Audi Q3





The MMI system has not been modified in the new Q3. The 6.5-inch infotainment display remains the same while the multimedia system is Bluetooth/SD card compatible with 20GB of inbuilt storage.

The 2.0-litre, turbocharged, 4-cylinder motor remains the only power source for the Q3 - but it has been tweaked for more power and torque. The transmission option is now limited to the 7-speed S tronic dual clutch. The 6-speed manual available on the pre-facelift S edition variant has been discontinued. Drivers can use paddle-shifters placed behind the steering wheel to change gears.

The 2.0-litre TDI develops 150PS of maximum power and 340Nm of peak torque in the FWD variant. This is 10PS/20Nm more than the 2.0 TDI that powered the pre-facelift Q3 S edition. Available only with the 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, the 2.0 TDI FWD can accelerate from 0-100kmph in 9.3 seconds and has an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 18.51kmpl.




MY 2017 Audi Q3





On the other hand, the Q3 quattro variant is powered by the same 2.0-litre TDI but in a different state of tune. It develops 184PS of maximum power and 380Nm of peak torque. Compared to the pre-facelift Q3, the motor in the new develops 7PS more power. Paired to the 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, the 2.0 TDI quattro accelerates from 0-100kmph in 7.9 seconds and has an ARAI-certified mileage of 15.17kmpl.

Driver convenience features on offer include a colour multi-information display for the driver in the instrument console, hill-start assist, hill descent control and cruise control. Standard safety systems on offer include rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, ESC and 6-airbags.

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