Audi's much awaited baby SUV, the Q3 is finally here in India with bookings to start from April end and deliveries in May. The Q3 promises to bring in Q5/Q7 quality at a relatively affordable package.
The Q3 will initially be launched with a 2.0-litre TDI engine producing 176PS of power mated to a 7-speed S-tronic box, with the 2.0-litre TFSI scheduled for later this year.
Audi will also be providing optional paddle-shifters on the steering wheel as well. Standard features include daytime running lamps with LEDs, quattro and Start Stop system. The options list will include a panoramic sunroof amongst others.
The compact SUV measures 4.39 metres in length, 1.83 metres wide and 1.60 metres high. The boot space is 460 litres with the split seats in place. Tumbling the rear seats will increase storage space to 1365 litres.
There will be a single fully loaded variant and while Audi India is reluctant to reveal the prices, we expect the Q3 to be priced around Rs 28-32 lakh. While it's priced significantly higher than the X1, Audi aims to straddle the gap between the Bimmer and Range Rover Evoque.
Audi is initially expected to bring in the Q3 via the CBU route with CKD operations to start at a later date.