Audi commences deliveries of Q3 in Brazil ahead of India launch
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- 04:44 pm, June 04, 2012
The feature-rich Q3 is expected to make its India debut by the end of this month.
Audi’s latest big launch, the Q3 is now available in the Brazilian market with prices starting at 144.900 Brazilian Real, which roughly accounts to Rs 40 Lakh. The compact crossover is available in the Latin American market in three trim levels.
In the engine department, the Q3 is available in Brazil only with a petrol engine – a 2-litre FSI engine with over 210 PS of power. The turbocharged engine is mated to a 7 speed S Tronic gearbox that helps it hit 100kph in under 7 seconds. However, here in India we will be get the diesel-powered Q3 that will be powered by a 2-litre TDI engine also mated to a 7 speed S Tronic gearbox, putting out 175PS of power and a meaty 380Nm of torque.
As for trim levels, the entry-level Q3 comes in the form of Attraction variant which is priced at around Rs 40 lakh mark. It gets most of the creature comforts that you fancy having in a car of this size. You get bi-xenon headlamps, 17inch wheels, leather-covered seats, auto air-con and audio system with Bluetooth and electrically adjustable driver seat. In terms of safety, the Attraction variant comes with 6 airbags, ESP and a roof rack. Audi’s MMI multimedia system with navigation and voice command is optional though.
The Environment trim is priced at Rs 43 lakh and it gets everything that is standard in the base variant. The MMI system is still an optional extra. However, the Rs 3 lakh premium gets you 18inch wheels with wider rubber, panoramic sunroof, parking sensors, rain sensors and dual-zone climate control.
The top-of-the-line Ambition trim costs a rather high 179,900 Brazilian real (around Rs 48 lakh) although it’s the one with all the bells and whistles like 18inch aluminium alloy wheels, MMI system, keyless entry, high-end audio system from Bose, Auto Park with reverse camera and much more. The car also features Audi’s Drive Select, a system that allows the driver to choose from different driving modes – Dynamic, Comfort, Auto and Efficient.
The Quattro (all wheel drive) system is not an optional extra in this compact crossover and is available on all trims. Same will be the case in here; however, Audi will offer only two variants instead of three in India. The AWD system will also make this vehicle a bit more expensive than its direct rival, the BMW X1. Expect the Q3 prices to be in the range of Rs 27 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.
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First Published on 04:44 pm, June 04, 2012
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