Audi has brought a very refreshing culture to the Indian Automobile Industry with its breathtaking line-up of cars which prove to be competitive among their segments. Whether it is BMW or Mercedes-Benz or any other manufacturer Audi is working hard on beating its foes and is stepping up the success ladder faster than ever.
Surprisingly the Audi Q7 and Audi Q5 inspite of their high price,got an appreciable response from the Indian customers and have done well till now and the story doesn’t end here since the brand is really busy evaluating the feasibilities of launching the Audi Q3 once it is revealed globally.
Audi Q3 Specifications
The car is speculated to be borrowing some of its components from the Golf MK6 and Golf MK5,like
- DSG ( Direct-Shift Gearbox )
- Dual Clutch Transmission
The car will be launched in three variants :-
- A 147 kW (197 hp) 2.0 FSI turbo engine
- A 171 kW (229 hp) 3.0 turbo-diesel V6
- A 210 kW (282 hp) 3.6 FSI V6
The car will be available in both Front Wheel Drive and a Quattro(On demand) four wheel drive variant.
Features that the Audi Q3 will not come with:-
- Height-adjustable suspension
- Lockable differentials or low-range gearing
The brand has started the local assembly of Audi Q5 and if the Q3 comes to India then we certainly wish to see the car getting assembled locally eventually helping us shed less money from our pockets for this beauty. The car will compete for the small SUV segment comprising of the BMW X1 and will definitely give its German foe a run for their money.
We don not wish to jump the gun and assure you of such plans from Audi but its what we expect to see in the near future. Audi’s Senior official when approached quoted,”Audi has not even launched Q3 in the overseas markets. So launching the model in the Indian market doesn’t seem to be a possibility in the next few quarters. However, over a period of time, we may consider it if there is a market potential,”
The major plans to launch the Audi Q3 and Audi A1 in the same year i.e. 2011 and has invested €300 million for a Seat site In Martorell,Spain dedicated to production of this mini suv with a capacity of nearly 80,000 units per annum. Rupert Stadler, chairman of the Board of Management at Audi AG commented,”Following in-depth consideration of all relevant factors and an extensive international comparison of various sites, we selected Martorell.We are counting on this Spanish site’s efficiency, the excellent quality of the Production department, and its highly trained staff. We will use the Group’s synergies to sharpen our competitive edge and help protect around 1,200 jobs. The decision furthermore safeguards workplaces at other Audi locations,”
Price Of Audi Q3 In India
As mentioned above the car will compete with BMW X1 and is expected to be priced between Rs 25 Lakh to Rs 32 Lakh.