Audi Q3 Review, Specification, Features, Price And Launch Date

Audi About:

Audi AG (German: [ˈʔaʊ̯diː ʔaːˈgeː]  is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles. Audi is a member of the Volkswagen Group and has its roots in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide. The origins of the company are complex, going back to the early 20th century and the initial enterprises (Horch and the Audiwerke) founded by engineer August Horch; and two other manufacturers (DKW and Wanderer), leading to the foundation of Auto Union in 1932.

The modern era of Audi essentially began in the 1960s when the Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen from Daimler-Benz. After relaunching the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series, Volkswagen merged Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke in 1969, thus creating the present day form of the company.

The company name is based on the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. “Horch”, meaning “listen” in German, becomes “Audi” in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create Audi’s predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi’s slogan is Vorsprung Durch Technik, meaning “Advancement through Technology”. However, Audi USA had used the slogan “Truth in Engineering” from 2007 to 2016, and have not used the slogan since 2016.  Audi, along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, is among the best-selling luxury automobile brands in the world.

Audi Q3 Review

The Audio Q3 SUV marks the beginning of the German carmaker’s SUV line up in India and was launched in the subcontinent back in 2012. The Q3 received its mid-life facelift in 2015 and has been updated again in 2017 before the arrival of the all-new Audi Q3 in 2018. The Audi Q3 has been one of the highest selling models for the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer in India.

The Audi Q3 gets the typical Audi looks with the large hexagonal grille taking centre-stage with the chrome four-ring logo. The headlamps are styled like the A4 sedan and are now LED units with signature LED daytime running lamps. Amongst the entry-level premium luxury SUVs, the Q3 is the largest in its segment and the size is accentuated by the tall stance slightly flared wheel arches. The tail design is sleek with the elongated tail lamps are the minimal contours.

The interior is plush and is upholstered in leather. The panoramic sunroof is now standard along with three-zone climate control and an electric power steering. The Audi Q3 seats five and the light coloured cabin is spacious. The Q3 offers loads of boot space and the flat loading lip is convenient. The dashboard is functional and the design has been kept simple. It gets a waterfall centre console with the display screen for the infotainment system that is operated through the fob or the steering mounted controls. For safety, it has six airbags and an electronic stability program that uses traction control, ABS and EBD in sync to ensure that the car stays in control.

Under the hood of the Audi Q3, you have the tried and tested 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that pumps out 180bhp of power for the all-wheel-drive models while it pumps out 150bhp for the 2WD cars. Both the setup come mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0-litre diesel engines have been revised post and deliver 16.84kmpl of fuel economy as certified by the ARAI.

The Audi Q3 competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLA, the BMW X1 and the Mini Countryman amongst compact luxury SUVs.

Technical Specification Of Audi Q3

QUICK FACTS
Variant Name Audi Q3 35TDI Quattro Premium Plus
Fuel Type Diesel
Ex-showroom Price (Delhi) INR 38.38 lakh
On-Road Price (Delhi) INR 42.50 lakh (Approx.)
Engine Displacement 1968 cc
No. of Gears 7
Transmission Type Automatic
Mileage (ARAI) 15.17 kmpl
Body Type SUV
Current Status Available
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Description 4, DOHC inline diesel engine with common rail injection and exhaust gas turbocharging
Maximum Power 185 PS @ 3500-4000 rpm
Maximum Torque 380 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm
Gearbox 7-Speed Automatic
No. of Cylinders 4
Drivetrain AWD
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Top Speed (KMPH) 212
0-100 kmph 8.20 seconds
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4385 mm
Overall Width 1831 mm
Overall Height 1608 mm
Wheelbase 2603 mm
Kerb Weight 1660 kg
Turning Radius 5.9 metres
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space 460 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Front Suspension McPherson spring strut type axle with lower wishbones and aluminium subframe
Rear Suspension 4-link rear axle with separate spring/damper arrangement
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 215 / 65 R16
Rear Tyre 215 / 65 R16
Alloy Wheels
 Yes
Tubeless Tyres
 Yes
Tyre Size R16
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Ashtray
 Yes
Steering Adjustment (Rake)
 Yes
Steering Mounted Controls
 Yes
Power Outlet Yes (1 12V Power Outlet)
Rear AC Vents
 Yes
Remote Fuel Filler
 Yes
Vanity mirror Yes (Driver & Co-Driver)
Steering Adjustment (Reach)
 Yes
Air Conditioner Dual Zone Climate Control
Boot-mounted Umbrella Yes (Internal with Remote)
Power Steering Yes (Electromechanical Tilt & Telescopic Power Steering)
Rear Defogger
 Yes
Rear Washer & Wiper
 Yes
Cruise Control
 Yes
Rain Sensing Wipers
 Yes
Power Windows Yes (Front & Rear)
Remote Boot Release  Yes
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Bumpers
 Yes
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Both Side Electric
Headlight Washer
 Yes
Tinted Glass
 Yes
Full LED Headlamps
 Yes
INTERIOR FEATURES
Leather Steering and Gear knob
 Yes
Cigarette Lighter
 Yes
Sunroof
 Yes
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Rear Seat Belts 3
Airbags 6 Dual-Stage Airbags
Seatbelt Reminder
 Yes
Parking Sensors Yes (Rear Parking Sensors)
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
 Yes
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
 Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
 Yes
Traction Control
 Yes
Brake Assist
 Yes
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer
 Yes
Child-Protection Door Locks
 Yes
Central Locking Remote
INSTRUMENTATION
Average Fuel Consumption
 Yes
Trip Distance 2
Digital Clock
 Yes
Average Speed
 Yes
Door Ajar Warning
 Yes
Low Fuel Warning
 Yes
Distance to Empty
 Yes
Tachometer
 Yes
LIGHTING
Xenon Headlamps
 Yes
Front Fog Lights
 Yes
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights)
 Yes
LED Tail light
 Yes
Darkness Sensing Headlamps
 Yes
ORVM Turn Indicators
 Yes
INFOTAINMENT
Music System 2 Din Dash Integrated
Number of Speakers 6
AUX Compatibility
 Yes
MP3 Playback
 Yes
USB Compatibility
 Yes
AM/FM Radio
 Yes
CD Player
 Yes
Roof Antenna
 Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Yes (Phone & Audio Streaming)
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest Yes (Driver)
Front Seat Back Pockets
 Yes
Leather Seats Yes
Rear Headrest (Adjustable)
 Yes
Lumbar Support Yes (Driver Only)
Folding Rear Seats
 Yes
Rear Centre Armrest With Cup Holder
Driver Seat Adjustment Electric
Front Headrest (Adjustable)

Source: carwale, And wikipedia.org.

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