2015 Audi Q3 Facelift to be launched in India on June 18
- by Cyrus Dhabhar
- Jun 4, 2015
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Audi will launch the new and facelifted version of the Q3 on June 18, 2015. The new Q3 compact SUV will be available with both a petrol and diesel engine and will go up against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the BMW X1 and the Mini Countryman
Audi will launch the 2015 version of the Audi Q3 in India on June 18, 2015. The new launch comes almost 3 years after the launch of the original Q3 which single handedly turned around Audi's fortunes. The new Audi Q3 will get a facelifted exterior, a slightly updated interior along with more powerful enignes. The new Audi Q3 will be priced at around Rs 30 lakhs and will go up against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Mini Countryman and the BMW X1.
On the exterior front, the Audi Q3 will get mild updates mainly to its frontal fascia. The hexagonal grille is now painted black and gets a matte silver or chrome surround which fuses seamlessly into the new LED headlamps that will be optional in India. In profile and at the back the refreshed Audi Q3 isn’t very different from the outgoing model. In fact, the only noticeable changes at the back are the new LED tail lamps and the slightly reworked bumpers. The facelifted Audi Q3 might be offered in new brighter colors too including a yellow and an electric blue.
Most of the interiors on the facelifted Audi Q3 will remain unchanged too but will get an all black treatment as compared to the older black-beige combination. The centre console and the instrument cluster will be carried forward from the outgoing model but the new Audi Q3 will get an all-new steering wheel with gloss black accents on it too make it sportier. Sport seats will come standard from Sportline variant upwards.
The 2015 Audi Q3 will sport a 2.0-litre TDI unit. The new 2.0-litre engine will essentially be an updated and slightly more powerful as well as cleaner version of the currently available one. At 184PS the 2015 Audi Q3 pumps 7PS more than the outgoing model, while the torque rating remains the same at 380Nm. This engine comes mated to a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox as well as the 6-Speed manual transmission. There will also be both Quattro all-wheel-drive and a front-wheel-drive version of the car, which will go on sale.