Audi Q3 & Q3 Sportback production begins in India

The SUVs may get pricier this month.


Audi has started the production of the Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback at the SAVWIPL plant in Aurangabad, India. Audi Q3 was launched in India last year at a starting price of Rs 44.89 lakh. The Q3 Sportback was added to the lineup in February this year with a price tag of Rs 51.43 lakh. Prices for both SUVs are expected to rise this month.

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Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback: Audi commences production in India

Announcing the commencement of local production of the two SUVs, Audi said, “..the VW Group reiterates its commitment to Make in India and continues to enhance its product offering to meet the ever evolving needs of the discerning Indian luxury customer.”

Even though the two models have begun local production, there has been no change in their price so far. Earlier, the automaker announced a price hike of 1.6% that is set to kick in this month. Some Audi models will get their prices hiked by 2.4%.

Audi Q3: Design, Engine, and Variant details
Audi Q3

Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback share the same powertrain. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine produces a maximum power of 190hp and 320Nm peak torque. This engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox that channels the power to all four wheels. The SUVs can go from 0-100kmph in 7.3 seconds. The Q3 lineup does not get an option of a diesel engine.

Audi Q3 Sportback: Everything you need to know
Audi Q3 Sportback

The Sportback variant of the Q3 comes with certain cosmetic changes that set it apart from the rest of the lineup. The Sportback features a sloping roofline which gives it a coupe-like look. The air intake vents have been redesigned to a triangular shape and the slatted pattern on the front hexagonal grille has been replaced by a honeycomb pattern. In terms of dimensions, the Audi Q3 Sportback is 36mm longer, 6mm narrower, and 49mm shorter than the Q3. The Sportback variant stands at 4,518 x 1,843 x 1,558mm.

Audi Q3 Sportback: Everything you need to know

Both SUVs share the same interior layout and features. The Q3 lineup receives a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an all-digital instrument cluster, a 10-speaker audio system, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, climate control, and more.

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Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback are available in five colour options: Pulse Orange, Glacier White, Chronos Grey, Mythos Black, and Navarra Blue. Both SUVs rival Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1 and Volvo XC40 in India.

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